ITS WEDNESDAY--TIME TO GET TOWNED!!!
Before we get into any of the bitz, DONT FORGET to set your clocks forward one hour Sunday morning at 2 a.m. so you can sleep or party one xtra hour...and dont get embarrassed going to church late! LOL
PRAYERS still go out to Port au Prince and Chile.
NOTE: OUTTOWN will go on Spring hiatus until March 25 (Thursday) when ILLI MO BITZ moves to Thursdays. In the meantime, follow us on our OUTTOWN page on Facebook and will update OUTTOWN on any breaking itemz if needed. Also next week, we will have a feature bitz story on poet and mover and shaker Xplicit during our break.
Shelley Winters (August 18, 1920 – January 14, 2006) was an American actress who appeared in dozens of films, as well as on stage and television; her career spanned over fifty years, until her death in 2006. Winters is probably most remembered for her roles in A Place in the Sun, The Big Knife, Lolita, The Night of the Hunter, Alfie, and The Poseidon Adventure
Winters was born Shirley Schrift in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Jewish parents Rose (née Winter), a singer with The Muny, and Jonas Schrift, a designer of men's clothing. Her family moved to Brooklyn, New York when she was three years old.
Her first movie was What a Woman! (1943). Working in films (in mostly bit roles) through the 1940s, Winters first achieved stardom with her breakout performance as the victim of insane actor Ronald Colman in George Cukor's A Double Life, in 1948. She quickly ascended in Hollywood with leading roles in The Great Gatsby (1949) and Winchester 73 (1950), opposite James Stewart. But it was her performance in A Place in the Sun (1951), a departure from the sexpot image that her studio, Universal Pictures, was building up for her at the time, that first brought Winters her acclaim, earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
As the New York Times obituary noted, "A major movie presence for more than five decades, Shelley Winters turned herself into a widely-respected actress who won two Oscars." Winters originally broke into Hollywood as "the Blonde Bombshell", but quickly tired of the role's limitations. She washed off her makeup and played against type to set up Elizabeth Taylor's beauty in A Place in the Sun, still a landmark American film. As the Associated Press reported, the general public was unaware of how serious a craftswoman Winters was. "Although she was in demand as a character actress, Winters continued to study her craft. She attended Charles Laughton's Shakespeare classes and worked at the Actors Studio, both as student and teacher." She studied in the Hollywood Studio Club, sharing the same bedroom with another beginner, Marilyn Monroe.
Winters suffered a significant weight gain later in life, frequently stating that it was a marketing tool, since there were plenty of prominent normal-weight older actresses but fewer overweight ones, and her obesity would enable her to find work more easily.
And blackploitation fans remember her as playing the lesbian Mommie in the 1972 cult flick, “Cleopatra Jones.” She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1750 Vine Street, and was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame in 1992
THE BIG A&E story and STL story this week was: President Barack Obama visiting St. Louis Wednesday to continue his push for health care overhaul legislation. Mr. Obama first appeared at an invitation-only event for about 400 people at St. Charles High School.The president is expected to echo comments he made Monday in Philadelphia, where he blamed rising premiums on the insurance industry and took Republicans to task for not passing their own health care bill in previous years. Then Mr. Obama headed downtown for a fundraiser at Renaissance Grand on Washington Ave,. for U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. The President's opponents are planned gatherings of their own. A tea party group protested downtown just before the fundraiser. At the same time, Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder and Congressman Todd Akin, both Republicans held a town hall meeting at the St. Charles Convention Center to talk about how the president's health care plan would affect Missouri's budget.
And speaking of Obama;s health care bill, Cape Gierardeau, Mo. native and conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is no fan of Democrats' plans to overhaul health care.
But this week, he went so far as to say he'd leave the country for Costa Rica if the administration's proposal passes. He would leave for medical care.
Chitown talk show queen did up the Oscars first with her prime time special on ABC last Friday (which did not succeed in the ratings), being a presenter at the Oscars and having her post Oscars party special on her show. On Monday, she aired her sixth annual After-Oscars Party episode from the Kodak Theater -- site of the previous night's ceremony. Oprah talked with Sanda Bullock, Jeff Bridges, Christoph Waltz, writer George Fletcher and Mo’Nique (PICTURED)
Mo'Nique addressed why she didn't campaign for her award like other Hollywood insiders do. "Everybody kept saying, 'She won’t promote the movie,'" she explained. "I said, 'Well, do you know about this little show called Oprah Winfrey?' Because I’d done the show twice....It was just that not only am I a late-night talk show host, not only am I an actress, not only am I a stand-up comedian, I’m also a mother, I’m also a wife. So, it’s like 'Guys, we gotta make this make sense.'"
In related Oprah newz, she said after the Oscars on Sunday that she has a lot in common with Precious star and Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe. Oprah told People.com, "I saw myself in her. This whole roller coaster that happens to you when you're passionate about something -- she wasn't even thinking of being an actress; she just auditioned. And now here she is, being nominated alongside Meryl Streep, who is the greatest actress in the world, with Sean Penn reading her name. Only in America."
Sidibe wisely does not underestimate the importance of Oprah's support. When asked what it means for the talk show host to be introducing her at the ceremony, she said, "It means that I just might be a movie star."
Speaking of Oscars, the partly St. Louis filmed, “Up in the Air” starring George Clooney lost in all of its nominations.
Oak Park, Illinois native and Emmy winning actress Betty White has signed the contracts to be on an episode of
Facebook fans have been campaigning for her to do "SNL" -- an idea she called "ridiculous" just a few weeks ago -- ever since her comic turn in a Snickers ad during the Super Bowl. One Facebook page devoted to the cause has attracted half a million fans.White didn't offer any details about the "SNL" gig, and it remains unclear when she will appear -- or what it will entail.
Entertainment Weekly said she might appear on a special "Women of Comedy" episode with former "SNL" cast members Molly Shannon, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler -- but executive producer Lorne Michaels reportedly denied that.
UPDATE: Betty White will appear on SNL on May 8.
The St. Louis Cardinals’ spring season opener last week last Thursday in Jupiter, Florida against the New York Mets, did not start off with a win as the Redbirds lost 17 to 11. As of tonite, the team is 2-5, winning tonite against the Washington Nationals.
The Cards are struggling now that its star money superstars Albert Pujols (PICTURED) and Matt Holliday are on the injury list. Pujols has back stiffness. The three-time National League MVP has missed the last three games as a precaution. On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals were hit by injury again when left fielder Matt Holliday was scratched from lineup with soreness in his right rib cage.Holliday, who signed a seven-year, $120 million contract in January, will be re-examined Thursday to determine the extent of the injury. Pujols, the National League's Most Valuable Player last season when the Cardinals won the NL Central, participated in the team's morning workout Wednesday but didn't play against Washington so his back would have time to recover.
As the Cards newest batting coach, Mark McGwire is in Florida with the team, Missouri legislators have voted unanimously to take down the Mark McGwire Highway sign that has a 5-mile stretch of I-70 since 1999, the year after Big Mac hit 70 home runs. But now that McGwire has come clean about his past the Missouri Senate has decided it's time for a change, and on Monday it voted unanimously to do just that. The proposal would rename the road as the Mark Twain Highway.
Mark Twain? Can’t they do better than that?? At least name it for someone who was born in this century! How about Ozzie Smith? Wasn’t he MR ST LOUIS before Mark Mcgwire juiced his way to superstardom in St. Louis? Who do yawl think should have the Highway named after them?
In other sportz newz, ST. Louis native boxer Devon Alexander still remained undefeated as he knocked out Juan Urango Saturday in the eighth round knockout that improved his record to 20-0, with 13 knockouts. In victory, Alexander added the IBF crowned previously owned by the 29-year-old Urango (22-3-1, 17 KOs) to that of his own, and improved his status within an already, star-studded, and stacked 140-pound division.
In other sports newz,. Northern Iowa beat Wichita State in an ugly affair Sunday at the Arch Madness Fianls at Scott Trade Center. Iowa won 67-52 victory - their third conference title for the Big 12 slot. Meanwhile, Mizzou had no chance against Nebraska in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday and fell 75-60. To read more go to : http://www.kansascity.com/2010/03/10/1804157/mizzous-disappearance-not-a-solo.html#ixzz0hrPZ8t6k
In Rams newz, The Rams officially tendered strong safety Oshiomogho Atogwe last week at the lowest level possible as a restricted free agent — the right-of-first-refusal level. Should Atogwe get an outside offer from another team and the Rams decide not to match, the Rams would get no draft pick compensation.For now, the move saves the team $5.75 million. Had the Rams tendered Atogwe at any of the four other available levels — original draft pick, second-round draft pick, first-round draft pick, first- and third-round draft picks — Atogwe would have been due $6,976,000. Instead, at the right-of-first-refusal level, Atogwe gets only $1,226,000.
With his injury to his shoulder in last season, we guess 1 milli is better than no milli with a bum shoulder. Hello.
The big non sports, STL A&E story was the announcement this week that the President Casino will be closing its doors July 1. Pinnacle Entertainment who owns the boat and the Missouri Gaming Commission reached an agreement to close it when it decided that fighting Missouri regulators over the President will hurt it in other states where it also does business. Besides, they just opened River City Casino in Lemay and the Lumiere Place which is successful, so we are sure they are not hurting for departing the President.
National comics Arnez J.(ABOVE CENTER) , Earthquake (UPPER LEFT) , Sheryl Underwood (RIGHT) , and Jay Lamont (LOWER LEFT) are coming to the STL with “Superstars of Comedy’ March 12,at the Chaifetz Arena
Veteran Grammy Award winning vocal group the Fifth Dimension will be inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame on March 18 at 6164 Delmar across from the Moonrise Hotel. Three of its five members Billy Davis Jr, Lamonte McLemore and the late Ron Townson are from St. Louis. Attending the 30 minute ceremony will be McLemore and member Florence LaRue . Group member Marilyn Mcoo, who is married to Davis, will not attend along with Davis, because she recently fell and broke her hip and is currently recuperating from her injury.
Did anyone check out Dog the Bounty Hunter to stop in St. Charles? We are sure no one of a "darker hue" attended. Also, did anyone check out 2 Live Crew At Lure Nightclub last Wednesday? Was Luke with them?
STL rapper Young Ro (PICTURED LEFT) and his label Black Pearl Entertainment were the big winners at the 3rd Annual Traffic Music Awards that were held Sunday at the Ambassador. Ro picked up three awards for Male Artist, Club Song for Donk that Booty and Radio Song for “Pull it Back.” His label picked up an award for Label of the Year. The frontrunner in nominations, Bradd Young only copped two awards for Song of the Year for “Grown Man Lovin: and R&B Male Artist. Sole winners were Murphy Lee, Mocha Latte, Loose Cannon, and Aloha to name a few. The St. Lunatics were shut out of its three nominations. But the big newz story of the Traffic Music Awards that overshadowed the show was the fight that occurred midway through the event. It occurred during the presentation of Comedian of the Year when several guys in the crowd started fighting. As a result, security immediately rushed to the scene with tasers tapping knees . It wasn’t clear on how the fight got started but it was speculation that the fight started soon after host and TMA creator Tony J who had the crowed to shout out their hoods. Meanwhile, backstage at that time, Rockhouse Ent’s Orlando Pretty Boy Watson (PICTURED) was in a tousle with security who thought he instigated the initial fight in the crowd. But that was false and the security quickly apologized for their mistake.
For more on the TMAs go to http://maatology.blogspot.com/2010/03/3rd-annual-traffic-music.html
In unrelated TMA newz, former St. Lunatic member Slodown, who presented the Publication of the Year with rapper Skiddalz, made an announcement on stage that he just created his own label Reject and his first artist signed was STL female rapper Skiddalz. It is still unknown as to why Slodown left his former group, but if the title of his record label is any indication, it seemed as though he may have been kicked out.
Speaking of St. Lunatics, its lead rapper Nelly had a Sweet 16 b-day bash for his daughter Chanell (PICTURED in red at her party) that has held Feb. 27 at Chase Park Plaza. Nelly pulled all the stops we heard for his daughter that was described the party that looked like a scene from MTV. One of the guest was Ashanti, Nelly’s former girlfriend.
And speaking of Nelly, his sixth CD, “Let’s Get it: has been pushed from March to June 2010
After STL native rapper Chingy celebrates his 30th b-day this weekend (his b-day was actually Tuesday (SEE EVENTZ BELOW) he will have a casting call for a video actress for an upcoming video March 14 at I AM Boutique in U city from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Grammy Award winning comedian Steve Martin will perform as a musician when he comes to St. Louis to perform at the Roberts Orpheum Theater April 23 in support of his “The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo” CD. Tickets went on sale today March 20.
His CD won the best bluegrass album award at the Grammy ceremony earlier this year.On Sunday night, Martin hosted the Academy Awards with Alec Baldwin.
This week, it was confirmed from Miles Davis' nephew, Vince Wilburn Jr., that Kansas City, Mo, native Oscar nominated actor Don Cheadle will play Alton native and East St. Louis raised jazz legend Miles Davis in a new biopic. Vince Wilburn, Jr. also revealed Cheadle will also direct the film and Herbie Hancock will score the project. Cheadle has reportedly secured the rights to use Davis' music in the film.
Wilburn, Jr. says, "Don didn’t like the other writer that was attached to the movie, so there’s a new writer named Steven Vegelman that Don’s writing with. Once is the script is OKd by the family, then we go into production."
Sounds like Oscar will be waiting to nominate this flick fa sho.
There will be a St. Louis Talent Search that will take place March 13 at Chase Park Plaza from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The winner will get a chance to perform before Ron Mr Biggs Isley during an upcoming Mr Biggs Celebrity Bash . Info on how to enter the contest call 314.401.0010
Two St. Louis natives involved on national television have been recently featured in Alive Magazine. In the April issue, St. Louis native and Emmy nominee Jenna Fischer of the hit NBC sitcom, “The Office” is ob the cover and is featured. Just last month, Bravo TV exec and reality show reunions host Andy Cohen was featured who is also from St. Louis.
STL model.mogul and reality show star Kimora Lee reportedly said that she wants to have another boy with actor boyfriend Djimon Hounsou, now that baby Kenzo is 9 months old. The third season of her Style Network reality show Life in the Fab Lane premieres March 21.
Several national recording artist are coming AGAIN to the STL.
Grammy Award winners Jill Scott and Maxwell (who came to Scott Trade in November) will perform May 29 at Scottrade Center, according to www.livenation.om.
UPDATE: Maxwell was a guest on Tony Scott Show on Majic 104.9 Thursday. He was on the phone with Tony Scott and Tammie Holland mainly on giving his opinion on its Therapy Letter segment. He also gave a shout out to STL musicians Keyond Harold and Shadrick Mitchell who are a part of his touring band.
Grammy Award winning singer Monica will come through Karma Nighctlub as a guest for a special edition of Friday Night Fixx promoted by TMA winner Loose Cannon. The singer will be in the Lou MARCH 12TH (SEE MOCHA's CORNER BELOW)
R&B group Mint Condition will perform April 16 at the Pageant (where they performed last fall also at the Pageant)
Folk rock duo Indigo Girls will perform at the Pageant on April 25.
This month, HOT 104.1 hired a new program director Mickey J (who is replacing Boogie D) to welcome him, Loose Cannon have a party at its Friday Night Fixx: Monica Edition this Friday. ( See MOCHA’s CORNER BELOW.)
MMA Fighter/model Ashley Salazar is gettin’ into the booty game. She is competing in the March “Booty Beauty Contest" for Macho Rhino Online Mens Magazine. She is asking for her fans to vote for her. First round voting ends today. If she advances to the second round, the beginning of vote sin that round starts March 17. Round one of voting will be from March 8th-10thRound two (if you vote me through) will start on March 17th.For more info on voting, go to http://machorhino.com/?p=11357
And speaking of magazines, St. Louis Magazine has been named a finalist in the national City and Regional Magazine Association’s awards competition.The magazine was nominated in the Redesign and Community Service Project categories. There are 142 finalists representing 38 publications in the competition. The University of Missouri J-school has coordinated the contest for the magazine association for the past 14 years. More than 75 judges — including journalism professors and staff from such publications as Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Sports Illustrated and the New York Times — judged the contestants.Winners will be announced at the magazine group’s 34th Annual Conference in June in Providence, RI.
STL native playwright Marty K Casey will be on "Great Day St. Louis" Thursday at 10 a.m. on Channel 4. There, she will perform an excerpt from her role in the musical, “Menopause” that began to run at Playhouse of Westport Plaza March 9 and runs until May 8.
ADDED: Mommemakeover's Ola Hawathmeh will be on Today St. Louis Saturday at 10 a.m.
There will be a benefit concert for the ill DJ 618 Sunday March 14 at Club Casino 6830 State Street performances such as Unladylike, Ebony Eyez. Laudie, Fyre Boy. Gena, Koko Cevere, Rucka Puff, Chocolate Tai, Jus Bleezy, Lil Rock and more. It will be hosted by T-Baby
For the frist time in St. Louis, there will be a concert with female artists called DIVA'S OF THE LOU PRE-EASTER HIPHOP AND R&B CONCERT. HOSTED BY T-BABY OF OOHWEE ENT AND MZ PRADA OF ONLY IFMUSIC BY SINAMIN OF DERRTY DJ'SDOORS: 7PM SHOW: 7:30PMGEN $15 ADVANCE / @20 DOOR
STL fitness model Fred “Radric” Williams (SECOND FROM LEFT) recently filmed a TV commercial for Budweiser at ScottTrade Center. He, along with other extras (from left) Chandra Clements, Williams , Christopher Mangiore, Julie Knirr
, John Overschmidt Jeri Lynn Burks and Dwayne Bess, who was the principal actor in the commercial. The commercial will run inside the Center during sporting events.
AUDITION BITZ SPOTLIGHT
JPEK is having auditions for its upcoming play Real Life April 5 and 6 at the Space on Locust (CLICK ON BOTH PICS FOR DETAILS)
PISCERIAN B-DAZE to STL representative Tishaura Jones(PICTURED) , model Kenneth McClure and promoter Sherraine Gilliam.
OUTTOWN asks, Is it us or does STL movers and shakers King Kerry (LEFT) of Notice Me Award winning Hella Fly and Notice Me nominated Niddy (RIGHT) of Chingy's camp could pass for blood brothers, especially on the shades tip? Its so crazy that these two cats are noted for their shades and how closely they favor from it. Do yawl see the resemblance or have we missed the mark on this comparison?
BLIND BITZ. Which event had ambulance out front ready to take somoene to the hospital? (HINT. The event is covered in a recent post of OUTTOWn's involving something a woman's uses.)
PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which promoters/socialites are gettin it in this week? Promoters Mocha Latte and Ezekiel Obasi.
Why did Samuel L. Jackson make that gas face after Mo’Nique’s Oscar Speech? Why did that press agent tried to brow beat Monique on who to talk to backstage? And why are people so much up in arms that the Oscars did not give Farrah Fawcett a tribute? Why did Dangelo try and deny he likes trannies when he got caught soliciting a female police officer in West Village in NYC an area famous for tranny hookers? Why are Michael Jackson’s bodyguards trying to say MJ was a womanizer? And why is the MLK Bridge lane going west of St. Louis so narrow in between the cemented divider and the edge of the bridge?Why did Dan Rather say that Obama couldnt sell watermelons comparing that to Obama trying to get his healthcare bill passed? And why did Howard Stern and Robin Quivers say on their Sirrius radio show that Gabby Sibidie will never have a movie career cuz of her size and she already landed a weekly role in an upcoming Showtime series and has made another movie (and she got Oprah on her side. Hello???)?
August: Osage County" at the Fox Theatre in ST. Louis. It will run . through March 14
Stray Dog Theatre presents GAMMA RAYS
Stress Free Fridays...Join us this Friday, March 12, 2010 as we visit Escalade (formerly Hadley's), located at 7828 Olive Blvd in University City...there are too many amenities to type, so stop by and see what all of the buzz is...
We will be celebrating several Birthday's, so early arrrival is a must...
You will be able to watch all of the March Madness Basketball games, so do not fret!
NETWORK-SOCIALIZE-PARTY...ARE YOU READY?
See more details and RSVP on Stress Free Fridays:
SWAN @ THE FURY! @ TRIBECA BISTRO AND LOUNGE THIS FRIDAY 3/12/10!
Live Soul Funk by The Fury! 8pm to Midnight!
Music/Arts - Performance
Friday, March 12, 2010 at 8:00pm
Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 12:00am
Tribeca Bistro and Lounge
120 Chesterfield Valley Dr.
Chingy at home March 12 Home nightclub as part of the venue’s new 5 Star Fridays event., STL rapper Chingy will celebrate his b-day--THE BIG 3-0-- there with live performances.Get more information at www.myspace.com/homenightclubstl
STL dee-jay Enoch presents, "Eqhuinoch’s Bring the Spring" a 3-part underground dance spin at the Thaxton Speakeasy on Olive in downtown STL. Eqhuinoch’s the spin has the same name as a recording by turntablist/producer Enoch IS Real from his 2008 E.P. “Enochulated”. The tune, included here, features St. Louis musicians Tracy Mitchell, Lamar Harris and Marcus Leonard and will be the theme song for the event which will transpire over the next three months on the second Friday. It will be hosted by Enoch whom is a member of an alternative beat collective of deejays,artists and producers known as the Soulition. Stay tuned for the password for reduced entry.Eqhuinoch’s, March 12th, , from 10pm til 1:15am in the Speakeasy at The Thaxton Building1009 Olive Street (entrance in rear alley)Saint Louis.
Close To Famous, TitaniumGirlz Magazine & Sexy in STL TV Present: TitaniumGirlz Magazine Release Party & Model SearchARE YOU THE NEXT ONE?
Hosted by & Judged by: TITANIUMGIRLZ CEO: VANSILKCOVER MODELS: LYRIC, SEXY SASHA & NIA RILEYand Hot 104.1’s: Tony J
Celebrity Photographer: King Yella
Host of Sexy in STL TV/Model: Gbassa
Friday 3.12.10 @ Exo Lounge (3146 Locust)
Doors Open @ 10Red Carpet @ 10:30
Mood: Dj Charlie Chan
Everybody Free Til 11
PEAT & KEVIN & STAN One-week exhibition from three of the cities most talented artists. Curated by Wendi Elmore Opening Friday, March 12, , 7-10 pm.
Exhibition runs through march 20, 2010
Music will be provided by DJ Needles
The venue is The Syndicate, 915 Olive Street, 4th floor Gallery St. Louis,
Peat, Kevin & Stan is a one week exhibition organized by independent curator Wendi Elmore. Featuring the latest work of St. Louis’s own Peat Wollaeger, Kevin McCoy, and Stan Chisholm, each of these artists expands beyond their reputable mediums to enter another dimension of their artistic development. The show is on view throughout the Syndicate gallery spaces from March 12-20, 2010.+
STL naTIVE Coemdian B Phlat will perform at the St. Louis House of Comedy March 12 ansd 13. For ticket info and showtimes go to http://www.stlhouseofcomedy.com/
and by calling 314-534-1111.
Mocha hosts Sutra Saturdays at Karma
FOR MOCHA’s TALENT SPOTLIGHT GO TOhttp://maatspear.blogspot.com/2009/04/out-594-stl-tidbitz-and-more.html
If you Are female and at least 25 and have the time(max.6hrs amonth) and the extra love to spare please call us asap! 314-877-2016. Or please send me your name, address, email and cellnumber to my inbox. Thanks in advance...
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Check out Mocha Latte’s weekly column COFFEE TALK every Monday in theEvening Whirl .For more info on these items, contact Miss Latteat
Wed Mar 10
8:00 PMSt. Louis, MO US
Venue: Rhythm & Words Wednesdays @ Meshon's Bar & Grill
Address: 410 N Tucker Blvd, St. Louis, , US
Sun Mar 14
Jennings, MO US
Venue: Soul Stage @ STL's Finest Bar and Grill
Address: 8021 W Florissant Ave, , US
Details: Featuring Spoken Word Artists, 16 Bars & A.D.
Venue: Cafe' Soul @ The Loft - St. Louis MO
Address: Olive and compton St. Louis, , US
Details: Open Mic with live Band
Tue Mar 23
: Soul Sessions at the Black Label
Fri Mar 26
7:30 PMEast St. Louis, IL US
Venue: Word Therapy @ Club Paradise
Address: 812 Martin Luther King Dr, East St. Louis, IL, 62201, US
Details: Spoken Word Open Mic, hosted by A.D.: Brought to you by Enlitn Apparel & ThundaGrownd Produckshuns, Series will repeat Final Friday of every month. Free to all artists who sign up.
Vote for A.D. at this years Poetry Awards at SOUl U's website! (SEE ILLIMO BITZ ABOVE)INFO:http://www.rychusswurd.com/
BLACK REP BITZ
May 1959. A New York club is the stage for a stunning night ofmusic - the last performance of the soulful, incomparable BillieHoliday. Now critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubinportrays the legend in a nigght singing Billie's unforgettable classics including "My Man", "StrangeFruit", and "God Bless the Child".
March 24 - April 25, 2010
Nomax, whose girlfriend has left him and who is without money,finds Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe, and Little Moeemerging from his 1930s-style radio to comfort him. They sing thehit songs of songwriter and saxophonist Louis Jordan, whose newslant on jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the 1950s.
Art by Yasmina Reza
May 5 - May 23, 2010
Art concerns the cataclysmic effect on three friends,Serge, Marc,and Yvan, when Serge purchases and expensive work of abstract art-a large painting consisting of white lines on a white canvas. Asthe three men engage in an ongoing debate over the value of thepainting, emotions run high and the conflict escalates to the pointof nearly destroying a long-standing friendship.
The Me Nobody Knows, Music by Gary William Friedman, Lyrics by Will Holt
June 2 - July 2, 2010
A compelling musical based on the anthologized writings of more than200 inner city youth collected by school teacher Stephen M.Joseph. At odds with a squalid setting and a cynical,materialistic view of the world, themes of hope and renewalemerged.For more information on any of these upcoming events contactThe BlackRep Box Office at (314) 534-3807.
The 2010 PRONTO Model Casting & Cocktail PartyHosted at Mandarin Lounge, 44 Maryland PlazaSt Louis, MO 63108-1526Thursday, March 18, 20106:00 PM - 7:00 PM Casting & Rehearsal for Models & Designers Only!Not open to the public.7:00 PM Doors open to the public for Cocktails $3 Wells and $2 Domestics Drink Specials$5 Suggested Donation To RSVP or for more information, contact 314-726-3117.
STL native comic Tahir Moore is coming home from Hollywood to perform at two venues. He’s going to be at the Crocodile Lounge on Wednesday March 17th off of Goodfellow. Then on Friday, March 19, he''ll be at the Ambassador as the special guest for the Comedy Show Down. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tix are only $10 in advance and $15 @ the door.
John Mayer at Scott Trade Center March 20
Experience HendrixSaturday, Mar 20 8:00pat Grand Center: The Fabulous Fox Theatre,Price: $40-$60
SATURDAY MARCH 20TH @ KING PIN BOWL 12249 NATURAL BRIDGE
THIS WILL BE SOME MATURE FUN YAWLL FOR TICKETS OR IF U WANNA HAVE A BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH US THAT NIGHT CONTACT DANO(314-422-4806 TWAN(314)565-2015 OR jUAN (314)458-5600 ASAP
QFest - St. Louis 2010 Kickoff party
Tuesday, Mar 30 7:30p
at Grand Center: The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St Louis, MO
SWG REWIND - Spring Poetry Meet Greet and SpeakSaturday, April 3, 20108:00pm - 11:30pmThe Regional Arts Commission - Community Resource Center, 6128 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63112Street:6128 Delmar Boulevard
•APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!! • • • •SWG REWIND Just A Few Doors From Where It All Started in The Delmar Loop East. Come Unwind and Enjoy the VIBE and VOICES You Remember as We REWIND the POETRY REAL and Screen The Movie that your Ear Remembers.
Hosted by: DEREK 'D BROWN'
Music Spun by: DJ WILLPOWERAccompaniment by: THE BAND WITH NØ NAME (TBWØN)featuring- DAVID A. N. JACKSON - Percussion Ambience Etc. Voice, Poetry, SPW FLOYD BOYKIN JR. - Bass, Flute, Poetry, Spoken WordTRACY MITCHELL - Guitar, VocalsMARCUS LEONARD - Piano, KeysRODNEY THOMAS - DrumsFood Provided by:JUHARI'S CATERING -Mariquita DanielsDebut Poetry Chap Book Release by new author and SWG FAM - Ms JAZMIN WEBSTER "STUPID STUFF AND OTHER POEMS" -'Reading Enjoyment for Those who Appreciate Life.' OTHER BEAUTIFUL FACES and Familiar SPIRITS anticipated in the house - The Memphis (Florida) Crew -"Q", NAJA EMBRE • West Memphis, Arkansas' - Mikki Hooper a.k.a GRAN GRAN - $10ADVANCE ADMISSION per person may be purchased online via firstname.lastname@example.org - Subject Line: SWG REWIND TICKETS
Come Join Xplicit & The Rest of his Soul U family for the CD Listening Party.Wednesday, April 7th@ The Twisted Olive (Right Above Vintage Vinyl - In The Loop)Doors Open at 8PMSpecial Guest Performances!This Event is FREE - It's A CelebrationCD will be on sale this night!!! The Actual Release date is 4/11/10