ITS (ASH) WEDNESDAY
TIME TO GET TOWNED!
Keep Haiti still in your prayers and giving!
Born February 24, 1961, Kasi Lemmons[ is an American film director and actress, notable for her films Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine and Talk to Me.
Lemmons was born Karen Lemmons in St. Louis, daughter of a poet/psychotherapist mother and a biology teacher father.
Lemmons began her professional career playing a hostage in the TV-movie "11th Victim" (1979). She then took several years off to study with The Lee Strasberg Institute, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre, NYU, UCLA and famed mime Marcel Marceau.
She returned to acting with a supporting role in Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead" (1984) Off-Broadway, and a guest spot on the detective series "Spenser: For Hire" (1985). After attending film school at the New School for Social Research in NYC, Lemmons made her entrance into features by writing, directing, shooting and editing the documentary short "Fall From Grace" (1987).
The next year, she appeared in two drastically different films: "School Daze", Spike Lee's musical study of black-on-black prejudices; and "Vampire's Kiss", a dark comedy starring Nicolas Cage as a man who may be a vampire.
Lemmons continued to appear in high-profile Hollywood films including Jonathan Demme's "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991), as Jodie Foster's FBI cadet friend; "Candyman" (1992), as Virginia Madsen's research partner; and John Woo's "Hard Target" (1993), as a cop with a heart of gold.
She received her first leading role in the mock 'rapumentary' "Fear of a Black Hat" (1994), playing sociologist Nina Blackburn, who chronicles a year in the life of controversial rap group NWH (Niggaz With Hats). Lemmons has continued to work on stage and in TV, starring in an L.A. production of "Romeo and Juliet" and in the HBO original movie "Afterburn" (1992).
1997 marked a turning point for Lemmons. Having always wanted to be a writer, she had spent several years nurturing a script about a young girl's coming of age in the South. When it came time to film "Eve's Bayou", Lemmons put herself in contention as director. She fashioned a 20-minute short, "Dr. Hugo", starring her husband actor-director Vondie Curtis Hall, as an audition piece and convinced the producers to allow her to direct her own script. The result, what Lemmons has called "an African American Southern Gothic", was a well-acted, critically praised mood piece that heralded a new and exciting voice in films.
For her second film as a director, Lemmons reunited with Samuel L Jackson on the mystery thriller "The Caveman's Valentine" (2001).
Lemmons is married to actor and director Vondie Curtis-Hall.
Hmmm, with a moustache like Salvidore Dali, we guess you gotta trust him, eh? LOL
Hundred of thousands partied last Saturday in Soulard downtown to celebrate Mardi Gras for its parade and afterparties.
The theme was “Famous Couples” and the celebration featured the weddings, floats, former St. Louis football Cardinal greats Dobler and Hanifan as marshals, and impersonators of famous couples—Elvis and Priscilla--in costume, to name a few attractions.
As far as the violations, the St. Louis Police reported 48 for being a minor in possession of alcohol, 12 for carrying a false ID, 11 for outstanding warrants varying from probation violations to theft, six for procuring alcohol for a minor, seven for peace disturbances, five for drunken driving, four for lewd conduct, two for urinating in public, one for assault, one for public exposure, one for failing to obey a police officer and one for destruction of private property.
Black history was made this week in sports when Forest Park, Ill native Olympic swimmer Michael Wright (Forest Park, Ill.) won his first career title at this years Winter Olympics in Vancouver, canada, as the USA Diving Winter National Championships wrapped up with 1-meter events on Monday. He became the first African American to garner this feat.
Also, congrats to Chitown native speeed skater Shani Davis who Davis won gold, in the 1,000-meter speed-skating race. Davis is the first black individual medalist at any Winter Games four years ago in Turin and now is the first skater ever to successfully defend a 1,000-meter Olympic title.
Oak Park , Ill native and Emmy Award winning actress Betty White is getting all kind of publicity these days especially during the Super Bowl when she starred in a Snickers commercial that showed she's game enough to get tackled and pushed into a mud puddle, one of the highlights of the commercial, But on Facebook, more than 320,000 members have joined the Facebook group “Betty White to Host ‘SNL' (please?)!” —
The Facebook group was created by member David Matthews. He reportedly wrote to “SNL ” creator Lorne Michaels once he had gained 5,000 supporters; Michaels had not replied as of this blogging.
"I'm just amazed," White said from Las Vegas, where she was honored earlier this week by the Morris Animal Foundation at the P&G Pet Care luncheon. "I would think by now that they've had such an overdose of Betty White that they'd be throwing rocks instead."
The 88 year old actress said that she wouldn’t mind doing the show but "that would depend on scheduling and all that. But who knows? You can't ever say yes or no or never—you just wait to see what happens."
White also said she had no idea how the campaign got started.
We say why not? It couldn’t hurt. Plus she’s naturally funny. Have yawl seen the hosts who have been on there in recent times? BORE-DOM.
And speaking of history in sports, Joplin Mo native Jamie McMurray won the Daytona 500 Sunday. He was the first Missourian to win the trophy and prize. He held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the beside the two NASCAR stoppages of well over two hours total to patch a pesky pothole between turns 1 and 2 of Daytona International Speedway.McMurray was overwhelmed and emotional when he spoke on his winning and it being a childhood dream come true and his struggles to make it in the sport. He said that his father had left before he won cuz of the two hour wait to fix the pothole and joked and said that his father should leave more often.
McMurray currently is on a whirlwind media tour and made appearances on Late Show with David Letterman and Live with Regis and Kelly in New York City.
He is next off to a race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
We wonder if he's going to Disneyland?
In other ILLMO sports newz, Today , Wednesday, is the first day of Spring Training for the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla. According to a report from KMOX, the surmised overflow of the public coming to check out the practice and see new baseball hitting coach Mark McGwire there has not occurred as of this blogging. Mostly the out of town media are there to flow McGwire around. He has not taken questions from reporters . He will wear his trademark number 25 jersey; no other Cardinal has worn the jersey since McGwire retired.
Last month, McGwire admitted in a statement sent to the Associated Press that he used PEDs. Even though McGwire hit 583 home runs in his career, Hall of Fame voters did not vote him into the Hall the past three years, likely because of the speculation over drug use.
Hmm, wonder why there’s no hoopla of McGwire? Maybe folk have got other things to do like—uh have a life?
The Obamas are on the March issue of Essence Magazine. In the issue, the first couple talks about how they deal with their daughters when it comes to education. This is there second time on the cover. The first was on the January issue.
The 10th annual Toy of the Year ceremonies were held this week and honored the best-selling Zhu Zhu Pets Saturday night as the top product of 2009, a huge triumph for a small business, Cepia LLC headquartered in Clayton, MO.
"This was just an incredible night," said Bruce Katz, vice president of Cepia LLC. "And it's very exciting to have the toy that every child wanted last Christmas."
The plush, interactive Zhu Zhus - one of the most affordable nominees - also captured girl toy of the year and innovative toy of the year honors.
The event took place at Chelsea Piers in NYC.
One is former Chicago Bulls superstar player and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan wants majority control of the Charlotte Bobcats from owner Bob Johnson. It was reported that Johnson is eager to sell the unprofitable club, and NBA commissioner David Stern said he expects a deal to be completed within two months.
But Jordan, who currently lives in Highland Park, Ill., has competition with former Houston Rockets executive George Postolos has made inquiries, but if that occurs it was speculate that Jordan may no longer want minority ownership of the team.
That is, all of nothing.
The other is former Los Angeles Laker superstar and business mogul Magic Johnson is in talks to buy EBONY Magazine but there has been no definitive agreement with Johnsons Publishing Company. If the deal goes through, Johnson would fold the publisher into Magic Johnson Enterprises. Its reported that ad revenue at Ebony declined 38 percent to $35.5 million last year on a 39 percent drop in ad pages, according to Publishers Information Bureau.
Well, lets hope Magic can do just that to Ebony cuz we need this mag to keep on publishin just for black history sake!
Comic/actress/talk show host and Golden Globe winner/Academy Award nominee Mo’ Nique is spreading love when she stops by ST. Louis on her Spread the Love Tour March 26 at Fox Theatre. Also on the tour are her talk show co-host Rodney Perry , Tone-X, and DJ Ant.
Tickets go on sale Feb. 20 at MetroTix outlets
Former runway model and current reality show star Kimora Lee (who is all svelte now ) participated in the kickoff of New York’s Fashion Week with The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Show by going on the runway for the charity event in honor of women’s heart disease. She wore a red satin dress from her own Kouture by Kimora;s line. Others who walked with her included actress Raven Symone, singers Estelle and Jordan Sparks and reality show star Kim Kardashian.
Grammy Award winning singer Patti LaBelle changed her role from headliner to opening act (The OJays became the headliner) last Friday at the Fox Thetare due to being under the weather. Although her voice was not 100 percent, and couldnt hit the high notes, we hear she was still on point doing her signtaure moves (doing the bird, taking off her heels) and ribbed pop diva Celine Dion saying that she paved the way for her when Dion remade her song "If You Asked Me To." (Uh RRRRRREEEEER MEOW) We hear she stayed up at the Four Seasons next to the Lumeiere Place a day before her concert to hang out with fiiends.
Singer Eddie Levert came through Jazz Spot last Friday after his show at the Fox to sign autographs of his book, "I Got Your Back" he co authored with STL native author Lylah LeFlore (who also was in attendance) . Check out pics at http://maatology.blogspot.com/2010/02/out-on-town781-kym-whitley-and-friends.html
Rocker Sammy Hagar dropped by St. Louis last Friday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill at Harrah’s. Hagar donated all the proceeds, as he always does, from his namesake restaurant to local charities. He also spent part of the day at Sigel Elementary School, stuffing food in kids’ backpacks as part of the Blessings in a Backpack program.
Three ILLIMO folk got their All Star game on in Dallas last weekend.
First up, rap mogul Nelly hosted and performed at his crunked out All Star Game after at Beamers last Saturday. The club, which was voted #1 in Dallas by urban radio listeners, was turned into "CLUB DERRTY" Also there were the ST. Lunatics among others (check out photographer King Yella pics from this party in this week's issue of the Evening Whirl ). The party had to have been crunk to the point where a Twitter source named RT @THEREALDJCLUE said, "Beamers was so crazy...nigga pulled the manhole cover off to throw up." To see the pic go to ... http://yfrog.com/1y9b5cj
In other Nelly newz involving another sporting event, according to The New York Post, St. Louis rapper was punched in the face by mistake when he attempted to break up a fight between his bodyguards and bouncers at Miami’s LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleau during Superbowl Week.
And in more Nelly newz, Nelly's Apple Bottoms clothing brand has finally selected 18-year-old model Anna Perret as "Miss Apple Bottoms 2010: The Netherlands" after participating in a fashion show that debuted the Apple Bottoms Fall/Winter 2010 collection. The 15 finalists presented the collection in front of a crowd of 1,500 onlookers, which included international celebrities, retail buyers, fans and a jury panel.
Also, rapper Chingy particpated in All Star game activities. He was part of an All-Star Bowling tourney, The USA Bowl as wall-to-wall local youth looked on . Also thurr was Allan Houston, David Tyree, Alonzo Mourning, Stephen A. Smith, Tim Carter, Chamillionaire and Fabolous . He also played ball in Joumana Kidd and NFL’s David Tyree's Celebrity Basketball Game. Other participants included Nelly, Allan Houston, Chamillionaire, Fabolous, BET 106 & Park’s Terrance and Rocsi.
In other Chingy newz, Chingy was spotted recently at Tao in Las Vegas for dinner, and then upstairs in the nightclub gave an impromptu performance on the catwalk.
Charges are dropped on Rams star running back Steven Jackson and will not be charged with domestic violence crimes, TMZ has learned. The St. Louis Ram's ex-girlfriend had alleged that Jackson beat her when she was nine months pregnant until she was "bleeding heavily."
Jackson quickly denied the claim, calling the accusation "untrue" and "especially hurtful because those who truly know me know that those actions would be out of character for me."According to TMZ, "Las Vegas police tell us there's simply not enough evidence to move forward with the case."
WE TOLD YA he wouldnt be charged. Too much doubt up front!
Bravo TV will bring six chefs from Season 1 back for a second round of “Top Chef Masters,” premiering April 7. Of the 17 other chefs three are from the ILLMO area. They are Debbie Gold of the American Restaurant in Kansas City, Tony Mantuano – Spiaggia, and Rick Tramonto – TRU, both form Chicago.
Front man Ben Folds of the popular modern-rock trio Ben Folds Five embarks on his solo tour, “Ben Folds and a Piano,” with a stop at Chaifetz Arena at Saint Louis University on April 16. Tickets go on sale Feb. 20.
Rap duo Playaz Circle will be in concert At Club Plush March 5
St. Louis native CBS news anchor Russ Mitchell is still recuperating from an ankle breakage while falling on ice on a sloped driveway of his home in Kirkwood last month. He called 911 and the St. Louis emergency and medical personnel took him to Missouri Baptist Hospital. Because Mitchell’s main residence is in New York City, doctors decided he should have his surgery there so he could get the follow-up care he would need.
He said the crew at Missouri Baptist wrapped his ankle, gave him crutches and caught a flight out of town for his surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital and then spent two days in the hospital. Mitchell anchored the “CBS Evening News” soon after but will not be able to hit the road for his new national gig for a few weeks
"I feel fine," Mitchell tells TVNewser via email. "It smarts...but my family is taking great care of me." Mitchell broke his ankle in three places after he "slipped on a patch of ice" on his driveway.
St. Louis native rockers Story of the Year released their new CD The Constant recently and is set to perform at Pageant on March 4. For their fans, those who purchase its CD at Vintage Vinyl in U City will get a rebate on their ticket.
World renowned Ladysmith Black Mombazo performed Sunday at Sheldon Concert Hall and Tuesday at University of Missouri Columbia on their national US tour.
The Shakespeare Festival St. Louis hosted The Tempest Ball 2010 Tuesday at the Palladium as a kickoff to the countdown for the group’s gala, which is scheduled for April 23, Shakespeare’s birthday, at the Palladium, 1400 Park Avenue.
St. Louis jazz diva Mae “Lady Jazz” Wheeler is the subject of a benefit concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Slam Sports Bar and Grill in Fenton. Wheeler, a staple on the local jazz scene and a Gaslight Square veteran, has been ailing in recent years.
Get more information at http://www.grandslamstl.com/.
Washington University junior Nick Yozamp won $100,000 in Jeopardy! College Championship last Friday. In December, Yozamp got the call from the show and they told him they wanted him to compete. The shows taped in early January and on Friday, February 12 millions of people across the nation watched him win the College Championship.
Yozamp actually missed the Final Jeopardy! question on that show, but he had won so much money throughout the tournament he still took the title. He said he will use the money he won to pay for medical school and he is also going to France this summer.
Several old school R&B artists were and are gettin it in in the STL.
The Stylistics, The Main Ingredient, and the Emotions are the headliners at the 70’s Soul Jam at Chaifetz Arena at 8 p.m. March 13.
Also on the bill are Ray, Goodman & Brown, and New Birth.
Former Temptations lead singer and STL native Dennis Edwards and members of his current Temptations Review act visited V.A. hospitals in St. Louis Sunday. Later that day, The Temptations Review played a free "Salute to Veterans" concert at the Fox Theatre.
Tickets were distributed through the V.A. hospitals.
R&B group Lakeside will perform at the 25th Annual Paula J Carter’s Wines and Roses Gala at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Arch Feb. 21. Put on by The 27th Ward Democratic Organization. Later this year, they will perform June 6 at the new Ambassador.
ON THE NEW SCHOOL TIP:
Nneka performed at Gramophone Saturday with Black Spade as the opening act.
St. Louis native author was in town this week to sign copies of his new book “ “Say hey to Willie Mays” at Left Bank Books. (SEE ONGOINGBITZ--BOOK BITZ FOR MORE INFO ON THE BOOK)
Did yawl know that there was a secret society going on in the STL where hockey fans hangout at the Westin Hotel on Spruce Street in downtown ST. Louis and cop autographs ofrom NHL players during the Blues home games? KMOX exposed this secret autograph ring and from what he heard this "puck club" was not pleased getting outed. We guess this Hockey Ad Hoc (get it, LOL) is upset that more folk will crowd down there and more folk being able to get autographs from hockey players. In other words, more people in competition of getting money from those John Hancocks and having to share the market. We say let them do like their heroes on the ice and fight it out. TMP!
Alive Magazine will host a Bartender of the Year Contest at Flamingo Bowl March 28. St. Louis' best bartenders are up for an online readers' vote. Vote online (alivemag.com/bartendercontest) now through March 15 and help determine which six bartenders will compete at ALIVE's 2010 Iron Bartender Contest on Sunday, March 28. Watch the city’s top bartenders’ throw down in hopes to be named “St. Louis’ Iron Bartender”. As a courtesy, please RSVP to email@example.com.
We wonder what's the update on STL native fitness boot camp trainer King James and his upcoming reality show, Hot Mess ?
Congrats to KMJM personality and TMA nominee Tammie Holland for landing a role in the hit urban stageplay The Pocketbook Monologues. The play, which is written and produced by ST. Louis native broadacst journalist Sharon McGhee is an urban response to the "Vagina Monologues," will be staged March 6 at Forest Park St. Louis Community College.
STl artist City-Ant has a new song called, "Mind on my Money." ft. M.C. & Phat Pheezy. Check out the video and more info at www.myspace.com/cityant
The International House of Pancakes on Clayton Road is back open in case you care.
Happy b-daze go out to former NBA baller and STL native Jahidi White (PICTURED) and veteran radio personality Lou Thimes Jr aka The Real JR. .
BLIND PICZ. Who were the bald guys at Winters Dream event Saturday at Exo, where one helping the sista with her boot and the other gettin his grind on (and who was the sista gettin grinded on?)?
BLIND BITZ. Which mover and shaker went into a tirade at a recent event when their set up wasnt set up properly and scorned the workers at the venue (HINT.This mover and shaker is from St. Louis, not a promoter, a female, who's first and last name initials are the same letter, and "assisted' with someone to get their "tale" told. )
PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Who got it in this week on the promotions/socialite scene? Promoter Mocha Latte and poet/spoken word artist Aireez Darychess and promoter Hella Fly Danodamano Johnson (TIE)
Mocha Latte. This repeat offender, aka the Queen of Promotions always gets it in every week as host at Karma for Friday Night Fixx and Sutra Saturdays through her promotions company, Monopoly. Addtionally, this Notice Me Award and TMA nominee has been requested to participate in two upcoming STL projects. This week, she will be intereviwed for rapper Huey's forthcoming documentary that will be produced by MTV. She also was asked by Alive Magazine to be a guest judge for its Bartender of the Year event at Flamingo Bowl (SEE ILLIMO BITZ ABOVE).
Aireez Darychuss (RIGHT). Continuing again from last week, A.D. continues to get his grind on promoting himself with his poetry tours. This week, he performed at Soul Sessions at Black Label (Tuesday) and this morning (Wednsday) he will be on the East Side to perform at Scott Air Force Base - Scott Club for its Black History Month program, and this weekend he will perform at Cafe Soul at the Loft (Friday) and Cicero's (on Sunday). SEE A.D's SPOT BELOW for more info.
Hella Fly Dano Damano Johnson (FAR RIGHT). This Berkeley , MO native hip/hop and R&B artist and newcomer on the STL promotion scene continue to get in with his promotions company Hella Fly Promotions and monthly Facebook Meet and Greets where his Facebook friends meet each other and network mainly at Escalades. Coming fresh off his Pre Superbowl Big Ass Party at Escalades, this Notice Me Award nominee for Rookie Promoter of the Year, is getting it in again this month with Facebook Meet and Greet Part 8 (the Mardis Gras Edition) and its The Coca Cola Bottle Model Pt.2 competition this Friday (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW) that will be held at Area Codes in St. Louis County. He also has music for those who are into hip-hop R&B through his website www.myspace.com/danohellaflymusic
NO CELEB-SITE this week
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National comics Arnez J., Earthquake, Sheryl Underwood, and Jay Lamont are coming to the STL with “Superstars of Comedy’ March 12,at the Chaifetz Arena
by Christopher Durang directed by Marty Stanberry
Christopher Durang turns political humor upside down with this hilarious and provocative satire about America 's "War on Terror." Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them tells the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married after a drunken night at Hooters, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father's hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Don't feel guilty about laughing hard at this new black comedy for an era of yellow, orange and red alerts.
$15 Student Rush Tickets available 10 minutes before show time.
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GLEE meets a modern day NANCY DREW & THE HARDEY BOYSas three teenagers find themselves on a fiercely funny adventurefilled with sex scandals, the Internet, and self reflection!GET YOUR TICKETS NOW For SPEECH & DEBATE!
Country stars George Strait, Reba McEntire, and Lee Ann Womack will perform Feb 18. at Scott Trade Center. Tickets are currently on sale at various outlets.
The 5th Annual St. Louis Blues Festival will take place Feb. 19 at the Chaifetz Arena. Headlining are legendary blues singer Bobby Blues Bland (PICTURED)and St. Louis native singer Shirley Brown (PICTURED). Also on the bill are Marvin Sease, Sir Charles Jones, Mel Waiters, Bobby Rush, Floyd Taylor, and Ms. Jody. This year, the show will be a contest amongst the artists (sorta like a blues version of American Idol) as the artists compete for a cash prize (10 grand \) and it will be filmed and shown in theatres in the fall. Tickets are $49.50-$59.50, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at MetroTix outlets, http://www.metrotix.com/, 314-534-1111, and at the box office. +
Heartthrob Pauly D of MTV’s hit reality show “Jersey Shore” will be at Home nightclub on Feb. 20 dee-jaying the event..
FREETIME presents Winterfresh Sat. Feb,. 20 at the City (1917 Washington) .
Mocha is counting the days to her b-day and party Feb. 27 (Party info TBA)!+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Wed Feb 17 10 11:00 AM Scott AFB, IL Venue: Scott Air Force Base - Scott Club Address: , Scott AFB, Details: Black History Program @ Scott AFB Featuring A.D.
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Yesterdays: An Evening with Billie Holiday, Reenie Upchurch,featuring Vanessa Rubin I(PICTURED) as Billie HolidayFebruary 24 - March 14
Five Guys Named Moe, Musical by Clarke Peters, featuring LouisJordan's Greatest Hits
The Ambassador NIightclub is presenting "Comedy For A Cause", FEB 19 with STL comics in battle with CHITOWN comics. St Louis comics are Arvin Mitchell & McGriff vs Chicago comics B Cole and Jay Deep with Hosts Maurice G and Princeton (Yung One) Dew. The event is scheduled to raise funds for Haiti. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Please call 314-780-9414 / 314-732-7963 or just go to The Ambassador box office for advance tickets!
MAJOR BRANDS presents 1800 SILVER TEQUILA "FUSION" @ EXO LOUNGE UNDERGROUND SOUL EDITION UPSKALE PROMOTIONS GROUP SPOKEN WORD THURDSAY FEB. 25TH. 2010 at 8 p.m. festirng poets Corey Black, Ms. Nterpretation et al. (SEE ONGOING BITZ FOR MORE ONFO)
Outback Concerts presents, comedian Ralphie May Fri., Feb 26th at Roberts Orpheum
Afriky Lolo's 7th Annual Dance Celebration, feat. Sundiata King of Mali Feb 26 & Feb 27 at the Edison Theater,near the Mallinkrodt Center at Washington Unibersity. Both shows at 8 p.m. Tickets $25. Info: 314- 935-6543 or 314- 276-1913.
Phat Pheezy will perform live at Blueberry Hill in U City Saturday, February 27, Call and get your tics free at 314 599-5402. Also at the concert, he will be talkin about his new movie TRAP IN THE HOOD and selling his CD, "Coke Hyena' lets go!! You can also CHECK out Phat Pheezy's video on youtube "My Pockets Flooded."
Mesmerizing, dazzling and exhilarating are adjectives audiences continuously use to characterize the Bosman Twins. Florida A&M musicscholars and masters of several woodwind instruments, the Emmy Award winning duo are true ambassadors of music. Whether performing as aduo or accompanying jazz greats, their renditions of jazz, R&B,funk and gospel have gained them international notoriety.Friday, February 26, and:Saturday, February 27, at the:Jazz at The BistroTwo Shows each night @ 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.Tickets: $20 - Jazz St. Louis available through MetroTixOR http://www.bosmantwins.com/
STL singer/producer and multi TMA nominee Bradd Young will headline The White Ice Event , Feb 27 at the Ambassador. Also on the bill is STl rappers Ludy and KB. A Couture Fashion Show also will take place featuring the Sexy Ice Angles.$20 GEN ADM$35 VIP Advanced$50 VIP @ the doorGet your tickets now! http://tiny.cc/N4Q0z
At The Old Rock House in Soulard will be Grammy Award winners Paula Cole (March 4 )and legendary blues artist John Lee Hooker ( March 19).
Blue Collar and Grammy Award nominated comic Ron White will perform at the Roberts Orpheum for two shows. He’ll perform at 8 p.m. March 5 and 7:30 p.m. March 6. Todd Sawyer opens.
STL boxer will fight Juan Urango on March 6 . HBO will televise.Alexander (19-0, 12 KO) won the vacant WBC strap against Junior Witter in August, and that same month. Urango (22-2-1, 17 KO) won his IBF title against Herman Ngoudjo in January 2009.
The 2010 Traffic Music Awards (TMAs) March 7. hosted by WHHL perosonality, "Traffica" TonyJ Time:Sunday, March 7, at 5:00pm at the AmbassadorPhone:3143376468Email: firstname.lastname@example.org://314hits.com/tmas
The Temporary Theatre Company presents Gutenberg! The Musical” - a goofy spoof musical about the life of Johannes Gutenberg, 15th-century inventor of the printing press. It will play the Ivory Theatre in Carondelet March 11-28.
Newbie R&B singer Laura Izibor will perform March 14 at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave. Tickets at MetroTix outlets, http://www.metrotix.com/,and by calling 314-534-1111.
JAY-Z BLUEPRINT 3 TOUR COMES TO THE SCOTTRADE CENTER FRIDAY MARCH 19TH, 2010 7PM with special guests Young Jeezy and Trey Songz.
The 5th Annual Kevin Kline Award Ceremony will be held on Monday, March 22 at 7pm at the Loretto-Hilton Theater. For ticket info go to http://www.kevinklineawards.org/