ITS THURSDAY--A NEW DAY
TIME TO GET TOWNED!!!
Again, prayers go out to Haiti, Chile, China, and WV and to the families of civil rights activists Dorothy Height and Benjamin Hooks.
As Poetry Month comes to a close, we highlight one of the greats who was born in the ILLMO area---Langston Hughes.
James Mercer Langston Hughes, (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best-known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the Harlem Renaissance saying that "Harlem was in vogue."
Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri. While in grammar school in Lincoln, Illinois, Hughes was elected class poet. Langston was raised in Lawrence, Kansas were he spent most of childhood in Lawrence, Kansas.
During high school in Cleveland, Ohio, he wrote for the school newspaper, edited the yearbook, and began to write his first short stories, poetry, and dramatic plays. His first piece of jazz poetry, "'When Sue Wears Red", was written while he was still in high school. It was during this time that he discovered his love of books. From this early period in his life, Hughes would cite as influences on his poetry the American poets Paul Laurence Dunbar and Carl Sandburg.
First published in The Crisis in 1921, the verse that would become Hughes' signature poem, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers", appeared in his first book of poetry The Weary Blues in 1926
Hughes enrolled in Lincoln University, a historically black university in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Hughes earned a B.A. degree from Lincoln University in 1929. He then moved to New York. Except for travels to areas that included parts of the Caribbean, Hughes lived in Harlem as his primary home for the remainder of his life.
Hughes' life and work were enormously influential during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s alongside those of his contemporaries, Zora Neale Hurston, Wallace Thurman, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, Richard Bruce Nugent, and Aaron Douglas, who, collectively (with the exception of McKay), created the short-lived magazine Fire!! Devoted to Younger Negro Artists.
Thus, his poetry and fiction centered generally on insightful views of the working class lives of blacks in America, lives he portrayed as full of struggle, joy, laughter, and music.
In 1930, his first novel, Not Without Laughter, won the Harmon Gold Medal for literature.[43Hughes's first collection of short stories came in 1934 with The Ways of White Folks
Through the black publication Chicago Defender, Hughes in 1943 gave creative birth to Jesse B. Semple, often referred to and spelled Simple, the everyday black man in Harlem who offered musings on topical issues of the day.
In, 1951 his seminal work Montage of a Dream Deferred (1951) was one of of his significant works along with his signature piece, “Harlem” aka “ A Dream Deferred” which was the inspiration for Lorraine Hansberry’s "A Raisin in the Sun" a play that debuted on Broadway in 1959.
On May 22, 1967, Langston Hughes died at the age of 65. His ashes are interred beneath a floor medallion in the middle of the foyer leading to the auditorium named for him within the Arthur Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.[3
BEFORE WE GET INTO THE BIZ, YOU MIGHT WANNA PLAY THE NUMBER 424 CUZ MANY OF OUR STORIES HAS APRIL 24(424) AS A DATE OF APPEARANCE OR OCCASION AS YOU WILL SEE:
THE BIG NEWZ STORY this week WAS:
President Barack "BA--ROCK STAR" Obama made stops in the ILLIMO area for his Wall Street tour Obama made a two-day swing (Tuesday and Wednesday) through rural stretches of the American heartland this week, for his White House to Main Street tour talking up economic progress and his Wall Street regulatory efforts as he tries to energize Democratic voters.
On Wednesday, Obama made an unannounced stop for lunch Wednesday at Peggy Sue’s Cafe in Monroe City, Mo., where he talked with customers about health care and other issues. Then, a quarter mile from the ethanol plant, he was greeted by about 100 people. The crowd was a mixture of onlookers, supporters and protesters, including one who had a sign with a rifle sketched on it that said, “Try to take it away.”
A small civilized protest took place outside the civic center that included some who said they affiliated with the “Tea Party” movement.
Obama’s last visit to the city was almost two years after a campaign stop to help residents protect their town from floodwaters.
The big A&E STORY was
Actress/comic Niecy Nash and Louis Van Amstel survived another week on “Dancing with the Stars” when the deciding round aired Tuesday. For her routine, Nash decided to bring humor to her and her partner’s Argentine tango. Their score for the individual dance was 21--straight sevens. But their couple scores tied with Chad Ocho and Cheryl Burke for the lowest scores with 18 on Monday. "Comedy and food, two of my favorite things. How can you go wrong?" Nash would comment after her dance.
So, do you think she will survive another week next week?
THERE WERE THREE MAJOR ILL MO SPORTS NEWZ STORIES HAPPENING:
Last week was the NFL Draft. The St. Louis Rams picked eleven new team members. The first draft pick was Sam Bradford(PICTURED ABOVE), QB, Oklahoma, who spoke with the press last Friday at Rams Park and who’s jersey No. 8 was already generating revenue on eBay!
Second round first pick was offensive tackle Rodger Saffold (PICTURED), of Indiana;
The other picks were Mardy Gilyard, Wide Receiver fourth round; tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, of Illinois (PICTURED) fifth round; Defensive end Hall Davis, of Louisiana-Lafayette Fifth round, pick 18; Tight End Fendi Onobun, of , Houston sixth round; Defensive end Eugene Sims, ofWest Texas A&M sixth round, pick 20; Defensive back Marquis Johnson, of Alabama seventh round, pick 4; Defensive End George Selvie, of South Florida of Seventh round, pick 19; Linebacker Josh Hull, of Penn State seventh round, pick 47.
In other ILLIMO sports newz, Milwaukee Bucks general manager and former Mizzou alum b-ball coach John Hammond has won the National Basketball Association's Executive of the Year award.Hammond becomes the first Bucks executive to be so honored since the award's inception for the 1972-'73 season.
Voting is done by executives from the league's 30 teams. Hammond received 12 votes to place first, while Oklahoma City's Sam Presti was second with nine votes and Cleveland's Danny Ferry finished third with two votes. Hammond was recognized for his work in reshaping the Bucks roster. In just his second year as the team's general manager, the Bucks improved from 34 to 46 victories and reached the playoffs for the first time since 2006 ( and not to mention currently playing in the NBA Eastern Finals against the Atlanta Hawks.)
And speaking of St. Louis Rams, things are heating up on whether former Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook will sign to the Rams as RB Steven Jackson's backup. As of this blogging, it was reported by St. Louis Globe Democrat that he may wait until training camp before deciding whether to sign with a team, and that the free agent does not appear to be generating any current interest from other teams outside the Rams. It was reported earlier this week that after he met with Rams organizers in St. Louis and saw what they were offering in order to sign him, he needed time to think it (Can we say sport agent move? ) When he was in the STL, Westbrook reprtedly went through a very extensive medical examination to see he was dutible especially after the concussions as well as the knee and ankle injuries and subsequent surgeries that took him off the Philly field.
Grammy Award winning Chitown native rapper Common will be starring in his first starring role in the romantic comedy “Just Wright,” co-starring Queen Latifah. The film , which tells the story of a physical therapist falling for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury, will be released nationwide May 14.
R&B veteran and STL native Ron Isley spoke on the Steve Harvey Radio Morning Show recently about his new projects post-prison.. Isley said that he will release a new gospel album inspired by his time spent working in the jail house chapel and he plans to debut a new album for Def Jam Records. According to Isley, fans should expect a lineup of collaborations on the upcoming album (a mainstay these days for artists to have hits) . He said that he will be working with the likes of heavy hitters " Lauryn Hill, T.I., Rick Ross and legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach,
Now what we are confused on is that it was reported that Isley was released from jail in Terre Haute this month after completing a three-year and one month sentence for tax evasion. But, locally here in St. Louis , it was reported in February that he served the rest of his sentence at a halfway house in St. Louis. Plus, YOURS TRULY, saw him recording in Notifi Studios earlier this month while we were recording radio shows with Dwight Stone. SO hmmmmmmmm.
R&B singer Akon has filed a lawsuit against his former business partners alleging they used his name for a new perfume without permission. The New York Daily News reported that Akon, whose entertainment company is called Konvict Music, was recently in negotiations to create and market his own scent, only to learn that his partners went behind his back, formed Konvict Cosmetics International and began selling the fragrance Konvict without his approval. Akon is demanding the company cease production of its product, according to the lawsuit.
Stripped in STL. Did anyone see the Stripper Mobile down at the Cards game April 16? Well, it was there with strippers, poles and all as it cruised through Busch Stadium promoting porn-star Kendra Jade’s appearance at . Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in Washington Park (which also owns the mobile). Everything was fine, even with the Mayor, Francis Slay until someone who saw the mobile (A Christian lady and her six year old) complained to his office and he began to rise to another drummer.
Hmm, this sounds exactly like the hoopla that occurred after Erykah Badu filmed her controversial video, “Window Seat": in Dallas Tx, stripping naked and no one complaining until someone did and Badu got fined a misdemeanor for public conduct. So how is Slay going to handle this one? We can see it now as reps from City Hall goes to Larry Flynt’s spot to hand the owner a citation—right after they “make it rain.” LOL
Grammy Award winning soul legend Al Green and talk show veteran Bob Eubanks were part of this year's Variety charity gala “Dinner with the Stars,” last Saturday (APRIL 24) at the Chase Park Plaza. Green performed his classic hits such as "Let's Stay Together" and Eubanks emceed.
David Steward, founder and chairman of World Wide Technology and Variety president, presided over the evening. “America’s Got Talent” winner Neal E. Boyd and a group of Variety children performed.
Also last Saturday...APRIL 24
Tennis legend and Grand Slam champ John Mcenroe (PICTURED)was in town to play against another Grand slam champ Jim Courier last Saturday at The Family Arena for a one night only tennis Hall of Famers game. We don’t know what the outcome was, but we are sure McEnroe was not happy with at least one call made against him from the judges. LOL
There are several national acts coming to the Lou to perform:
80's girl group The Bangles will perform May 2 at the Pageant
Comic/actor Bobcat Goldthwait will perform at 8 p.m. May 27 at the Casino Queen.
Guitar veteran Mark Knopfler of the Dire Straits performed recently at the Fox Theatre and from reports got a standing ovation after playing a long version of the epochal Dire Straits hit "Sultans of Swing,”
WORDZ TO THE WHYZ SPOTLIGHT
Why did J Bucks Restaurant in downtown STL recently go through a name change(it’s now Joe Bucks)?
St Louis Post Schmooze’s Deb Peterson reported recently that Joe Buck, the sportscaster, former talk show host and son to the late legendary sportscaster Jack Buck, took ownership of the restaurant recently. But the question raised was is his sister, Julie, still an owner of the restaurant? J Bucks was named after Jack Buck.
Also, according to Peterson, an e-mail invitation to the venue read that the spot was at Joe Buck’s Restaurant. “Last we heard, there was a Joe Buck Showroom attached to the J. Buck’s Restaurant downtown at 1000 Clark Street, but that was it,” reported Peterson.
Peterson also reported that when the venue was called up an employee said “it was indeed now Joe Buck’s and she said that was because he was “Jack Buck’s son.” Well what does that make sister Julie Buck?”
It was discovered that the spot went through a name change in November “to distinguish it from the J. Buck’s Restaurant in Clayton.”
Hmmm. Sounds like Joe may have bought out Julie’s ownership. What yawl think?
B-day shout out to Cedric “Kyles” The Entertainer who was born April 24.
Two reality show based personalities involving health and fitness were in town in STL on the same day (April 24) supporting two different causes
First, NBC's Biggest Loser winner Ali Vincent for the March for Babies in Forest Park which raised over $1. million to help fund research and programs to help all babies in Missouri and the Metro East be born healthy. Farther west, Dr Ian of Vh1’s “Celebrity Fit Club” came to the STL to promote his Million Pound Challenge and kick off his national “Be Sickle Smart” empowerment campaign with a free public event with free screenings to educate persons with sickle cell anemia and their families at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel.
For those who got screened, Smith gave away free copies of his latest book, “Happy – Simple Steps to Get the Most out of Life,” to the first 75 people.
After 90s R&B group Troop performed at The Venue last Friday, they were spotted at Karama Nightclub getting their chill on in one of the lower VIP booths. Now the question is, did any of the crowd even know who they were cuz many there were tiny tots when their song “Spread My Wings” was a hit. LOL
There was a blackout Friday at one of St Louis most popular nightclub entertainment sections in Midtown-- Compton and Locust and Olive due to the high winds and tornadic weather that occurred earlier. Businesses affected were The Loft and the restaurant next door, BP gas Station, the traffic lights on the intersection, Karma, Exo and Fubar (where about 20 or so people waited outside ). It occurred around 10ish at nite and ended around 1130 PM. After that, the lights were back on and the party people were back inside each establishment.
104.1 personality Staci Static announced on Facebook that she was recently engaged. And we asked her in response, “So who’s the lucky guy/ Is his initials C.P.? as in local underground rapper Chip Price. LOL And we heard that she is preggo , too. Congrats.
Evening Whirl Chief Photpgrapher King Yella was recently hired as club photographer for All Out Mondays at the Ambassador.
Talk show host/model Jon Erickque of the “Jon Erickque Show” was involved in a horrible accident early Sunday while traveling on Interstate 70. He was driving in a Range Rover that belonged to his fellow talk show colleague Tedi Gage who also was in the vehicle. From the raw footage reported by KMOV, the Rover flipped over and landed on the roof. Erickque and Gage survived the crash and both went to the hospital. He was released (he even was able to tape his show later that day) but Gage had injuries to her hand and knee and was not relased until later this week.
Here is a play by play from Erickque’s Facebook Page:
“THANK YOU ALL FOR THE PRAYERS TEDI IS BANGED UP VERY BADLY I WONT KNOW ANYTHING TILL AFTER THE SHOW. YES ALL THAT AND IM STILL GOING TO WORK IN PAIN BUT IM JUST SO HAPPY TO BE ALIVE..TRUCK SPUN SEVERAL TIMES HIT THE MEDIUM FLIPPED OVER .......I/WE REALLY COULD BE DEAD RIGHT NOW GOD HAS SOMETHING FOR ME>”
“I just got out the hospital...tedi and i were in a bad accident on 70...im so fucked up but im alive. tedi the(y) keptther there but i got a show at 1 today..pray for tedi...my phone is gone will have a new one by monday inbox me numbers.”
“still cant beleive that we walked out of that accident saw it in channel 4 and all i could do was cry and thank god that i wasnt dead...thank god i had my seatbelt on...in crazy pain and very bruised up but could have been much worse the truck omg look like it it had been through a compacter thank you god.”
“lost my phone in the accident but will have a different 1 by 2morro well. ive been in a pretty serious car accident. im ok. i have a knee injury & im pretty banged up. all my nails on my left hand were broken off. :( my truck is totaled :( but thankfull 2 have made it through the accident.”
The Range Rover. To see footage of the ending result of the car in the accident go to http://www.kmov.com/video?id=92062554&sec=549692
Rapper Mz. 007, who turned it out in the talent section at Funny Sundays at Pulse Sunday(SEE OUT 822 ), will be Mz. 007 who will have a party for her first mixtape CD, “Different From the Rest.” This Thursday at T Billy Buffetts in Overland. Mo.
Africanologist, poet and drummer David A.N. Jackson has formed the monthly poetry showcase, “The Griot Speaks,” featuring established and emerging poets, spoken word artists, storytellers and musicians. It will take place 7 p.m., Fri. April 30 at the Griot Musuem of Black History, 2505 St. Louis Avenue. Admission is $5 per person and includes a self-guided tour of the Griot Museum and our special exhibit, "Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art."
Contact David Jackson e-mail at email@example.com
The swagged duo Triky and Kelly of Close to Famous are on a roll these days with their promotions company. Last weekend, the duo celebrated their 3 year anniversary starting with “Bloom” at Exo last Friday (SEE OUT 822 ) and then hit The City that Saturday at the venue's newest nite Status Saturdays where different promoters can sponsor . Added with their co promotion with Xclusive Entertainment with Fame Thursdays at Black Label, this Saturday, Close to Famous will team up with Karma Nightclub and Team Topher for the special edition of the new Sutra Saturdays with the Mayweather v Mosley fight party at Karma (SEE MOCHA’S CORNER BELOW) .
Popular promotion group Ice Entertainment will begin a weekly nite Ice Nights at Exo starting May 7 FEATURING DJ SNO ON THE 1'S & 2'S and THE RELEASE OF THE ICE STORM MIXTAPE!!
BDAZE—Happy Bday to comic Cedric The Entertainer (belated), event photographer Katherien Bish and YOURS TRULY's mother,Faye Atkins.
LOOK LIXE PICZ—We got another look alike duo here from two STL movers and shakers . We first have Night Society’s Maurice Bishop (LEFT) and Fox 2’s Rob Desir (RIGHT). Do yawl see any resemblance? We do!
photo by Carl Helenkamp
YOURS TRULY will be featured in the St Lunatics package of their recent video shoot on the "Best of the STL." that can be seen on ABC 30 this Saturday at 6 p.m. CST.
Ma'atology Productions and Momme Makeover are having auditions at Carpenter Branch Library, from noon to 4p.m. The library is located at 3309 South Grand Boulevard. Auditioners must bring a current photo and a brief bio to qualify for the Top 12 semifinalists. that will be decided as soon after the auditions and the judges' decisions are complete. Of those semfinalists, eight finalists will be chosen for the upcoming show tentatively slated for June 19 or July 3. at either the Madarin Lounge or Home Nightclub. The winner will receive bragging rights, a cash prize (TBA) and a modest gift package. For more info, call 618.719.3160 or 314.456.3936. The library's number is 314. 772.6586.
MIA FOUND Rob Kirk at Sugars Lounge last weekend according to his facebook page and the pic of him there .
MIA FOUND Carmen Currie on facebook and we think she lives in Chi-town these days.
BLIND BITZ. Who was the stylish sista chillin at Exo last Friday?
BLIND BITZ. While in the sauna at Bally’s in Clayton this week, it was overheard from a local boxer his convo about a convo he had with a "prize" boxer. He said that this "prize" boxer said to him about another "prize" boxer that he fought within the past year. Here is what the local boxer said the first mentioned "prize" boxer said to him, was saying ,
PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which promoters/socialites got it in this week? Promoters Mocha Latte and Chelsea Dawn aka Sasha Fiersome (TIE) and promoter King Kerry and comic Jessie Taylor (TIE)
Mocha Latte. The lovely Queen of Promotions is up and at em again this week with duties as resident host at Karma Nightclub for Friday’s Friday Night Fixx and Saturday’s Sutra. This Saturday in particular, she will be part of Loose Cannon’s Mayweather Fight Party going down at the venue. (SEE MOCHA'S CORNER BELOW)
Chelsea Dawn aka Sasha Fiersome. This lovely lady of Liquid Assets has been doin her team and solo thing (as well as modeling) for some time now. As the First Lady of sorts of Liquid Assets, she ahs helped with making Redd Hott Thursdays at Lure one of the hottest nites in the STL. On her own, she has helped to form 3 somes Saturdays (formerly Thank God its Saturdays) at Lure where patrons can purchase $3 drinks (beer, wells, shots) and she has ventured off in the goodz and servicez realm with the creation of a bachelorette party biz where women can use her services to create parties before their wedding nites with headquarters at Social House (formerly Layette’s Pub) (SEE the GOODz and SERVICEZ section of ONGOING BITZ-MAY 2010)
Jessie Taylor. This funny man has been getting it in on Sundays with the comic showcase Funny Sundays ever since OUTTOWN has been in existence as he always does at the newly named The Pulse (formerly Lites on Broadway). Also, on Tuesday, he has a new nite for comedy artists at the Restaurant Taylor Made (no relation to Taylor) in North County. This Friday, he is one of the STL reps in Fun E Katz’s STL Vs Series as the local comics battle comics reppin ATL at the Ambassador (SEE EVENTZ BELOW) Also he is still on the roster at Notifi Radio as a personality and he is in negotiations to film his first movie, “Love in Brazil” at location!
King Kerry. The suave brotha who’s co-creator part of the new promotions teams in the hood hustle, Hella Fly promotions, has been getting it in ever since the group won Rookie Promoter at this year’s Notice Me Awards. Just . Coming off of a benefit for the group Y.E.S. at Club 15, Kerry and the crew are gearing up for the Designer Jeans party going this Friday at Sleek (SEE EVENTZ BELOW) and this Sunday continuing with their newly formed nite with Rockhouse SEXY AS U WANNA BE SUNDAY'S" , that he co-hosts with his biz partner Dano Johnson, at Black Label. And of course mid month on Saturdays they do Facebook Kingz and Queenz Mete N Greet at Area Codes (SEE ONGOING BITZ MAY 2010). And, on Thursday, today, he just got word that he was goin to Vegas for the Mayweather v Mosley fight!
WORDZ TO THE WHYZ???????????????????????????????
Why did it feel uncomfortable seeing Oscar nominated actress Gaby Sidibe flubbing her lines when she guest starred on SNL this past Saturday (APRIL 24)? And why did they have her doing that awful cherry eating duel digital short with Andy Samberg? Why did Larry King cheat on his wife with her sister? Why did singer Chrisette Michelle shave off her hair? Why does a KFC in South Central LA have a sign in its window saying they except EBT? Why did Mo’ nique say on her talk show that her fashion icon growing up was Miss Piggy? Why is the McDonalds always packed? Why hasn’t blue eyed soul singer Joss Stone blewn up as a superstar? Why did Simon call Big Mike’s performance on American Idol this week“a bit wet?” And why did Americna Idol judge Kara assumed that contestant Aaron didn’t have sex? Why do we not care that actor Leonard “Dr Spock” Nimoy is retiring from acting? And why does local photographer Erica Brooks always calling the Tony Scott Show during the Therapy Letter segments”? LOL
Back by Popular Demand! The longest running show in St. Louis is making a return visit. Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, "Menopause The Musical" will return to The Playhouse at Westport Plaza thru May 8, 2010. The women share their ups and downs through a collection of songs from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Tickets and showtimes, call (314) 469-7529
Scott Joplin's Turn of the Century African American Neighborhood THRU May 30, 2010. 314.340.5790 for more info. Scott Joplin House, 2658 Delmar, St. Louis, MO 63103
Parties in the Park has lined up its programming for the 27th season of live music and more at Shaw Park in Clayton.The season continues on the second Wednesday of the month through August and the third Wednesday in September, on the Southwest corner of Brentwood and Forsyth boulevards. The events are free and open to the public.
ST. LOUIS, MO . . . New Line Theatre, "the Bad Boy of Musical Theatre," continues its nineteenth season of provocative, adult, alternative musical theatre with the St. Louis premiere of Andrew Lippa's rowdy, raunchy, jazz musical THE WILD PARTY, THRU-May 15, 2010, at the Washington University South Campus Theatre (formerly CBC High School), 6501 Clayton Road, just east of Big Bend. Tickets are on sale now, through Metrotix, 314-534-1111
Singer NikkoSmith will perform at his famous father Ozzie Smith's sports bar,Ozzie's located at its newest location 1511 Washington Avenue in downtown St.Louis. He will perform Thursday, April 29 at 8:00pm COME AND PARTY WITH NIKKO AND HIS BAND "RADIO HUSTLE". AS THEY PERFORM SOME OF THE HOTTEST SONGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU DANCE ALL NIGHT!!!!!!
Sometimes Do you Feel Like Just Running away From It All? Come Join Shirley Valentine On A Hysterical Adventure of A Lifetime!! A Comedy by WILLY RUSSELL GET TICKETS NOW http://www.straydogtheatre.org/ / 314-865-1995 APRIL 29 - MAY 15, 2010 Thursday - Saturday at: 8 PM (Sat. 5/15 at 2 PM & 8 PM) Tickets:$18-Students/Seniors / $20 Adults 10 PERFORMANCES AT TOWER GROVE ABBEY 2336 TENNESSEE AVE. / SAINT LOUIS, MO 63104 FEATURING: TERESA DOGGETT as Shirley Valentine Directed by: EDWARD COFFIELD http://www.straydogtheatre.org/ ====================================
SFF Time: April 30, 2010 at 5pm to May 1, 2010 at 1am
Location: Meshon's Bar & Grill
Organized By: Stress Free Fridays: Mark Anthony Jones/Mario Wayne
Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, April 30, 2010 as we visit Meshon's Bar & Grill, located at 410 N. Tucker (just south of Washington Avenue)...enjoy the awesome food (home of the best chicken wings in St. Louis), liquid libations and vibe that makes Meshon's so special...EARLY ARRIVAL IS A MUST...remember, we start promptly at 5pm!
.. The Designer Jeans Party"..hosted by the Umbrella & Hella
Start Time: Friday, April 30, 2010 at 10:00pm
End Time: Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2:00am
Location: SLEEK Ultra Lounge on the Lumiere Casino 999 North 2nd Street
The Umbrella Group & Hella Fly promotions...have joined forces to bring you "THE DESIGNER JEANS PARTY" @ SLEEK Ultra Lounge on the Lumiere Casino. Bring out your Jeans ! This is a grown & sexxy event...& Ladies you do not have to wear high end jeans...We know that every woman has @ least one pair of jeans that makes them feel sexxy! My man "Danodamano" will be on da mic hosting...also Dj Syke will be on the 1's &2's. Lawrence Bryant from Delux Magazine will be in the building taking photos! LADIES GET IN FREE UNTIL 11! When Hella & Umbrella hook up ....WE LEAN!!!!!! AND REMEMBER...WE DONT PARTY LIKE ROCK STARS....ROCK STARS PARTY LIKE US!!! (Life is Good)
Fune E Katz will present again another of its STL VS.Series.This go round its St Louis vs Atlanta Comedy Show. Friday, April 30, at 7:30pm.The next edition of St Louis Versus features St Louis vs Atlanta, Friday April 30th 2010. Featuring K Dubb, Jesse Taylor, Hot Sauce , E Griff and Drew Setzer. The Ambassador Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information call 314-780-9414
Li'erre Productions Presents Praise Party 2010 Featuring gospel artist Canton Jones, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Kennerly Temple 4250 West Kennerly Avenue Tickets $15 General Admission VIP $ 25 with Meet N Greet with Canton Jones
Nite Owl got new music going with the song, "What's Goin On." produced by DJ Sno. and on April 30 he along with the group Academy Hill (including James Critsos and Dj Sno ) will perform at Circero's on Delmar April 30
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Location: Macy's St. Louis Galleria (1550 St. Louis Galleria, St. Louis, MO 63117)
RSVP: Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'd like to invite you to the 4th annual Raise The Roof party at Mandarin- join us this Saturday May 1 as we open Mandarin's rooftop patio for the summer season. The first 100 guests will receive a Raise The Roof mixtape mixed by DJ Big D and guest will enjoy Pearl vodka drink specials all night! To guestlist for complimentary admission until 10:30pm, please email http://email@example.com. For table reservations, contact Scott at http://firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-367-4447. For more information, visit http://www.mandarinlounge.net/. We look forward to seeing you and kicking off the 2010 SYNERGY summer season!
Mocha will host FRIDAY NIGHT FIXX at Karma Nightclub.
SATURDAY NIGHT!!!! KARMA NIGHT CLUB, TEAM TOPHER&CLOSE 2 FAMOUS PRESENTS: A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE NEW SUTRA SATURDAYS...Grown n Sexy 25 and up Everyone is FREE til 11pm. MAYWEATHER VS MOSLEY MOST ANTICIPATED FIGHT YOU GOTTA BE IN THE BUILDING!! AFTER PARTY HOSTED BY MOCHA LATTE W/DJ AJ...DOORS OPEN AT 8 CALL TO RESERVE SEATING OR TO BOOK BDAY PARTY AT 625-1069
FOR MOCHA’s TALENT SPOTLIGHT GO TO http://maatspear.blogspot.com/2009/04/out-594-stl-tidbitz-and-more.html
NEW: Cool Summer Job!! Missouri needs 1000 "Outdoor Ambassdors" ages 17-24 pay is 7.25, May1 thru Sept 30th 2010. Eligible for up to 240 hrs. Call 1800-592-6020 or send an email to email@example.com or go to http://www.mo.gov/
Check out Mocha Latte’s weekly column COFFEE TALK every Monday in theEvening Whirl . For more info on these items, contact Miss Latte at 314.646.9917 or firstname.lastname@example.org +++++++
Fri Apr 30 10 08:00 PM East 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 Aireez DaRychuss
BLACK REP BITZ
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.
Missouri History Museum’s Twilight Tuesdays music series begins next week with a concert 6:30 p.m. The concerts are free. Here’s who else is performing: – May 4, El Caribe Tropical – May 11, Boogie Chyld Tribute to Michael Jackson – May 18, Anita Rosamond – May 25, Sinatra Songbook featuring the Steve Schankman Orchestra – June 1, Faith Celebration Choir – June 8, PowerPlay Band The concerts are presented on the front lawn, which is also where the Make-and-Take Activities area is located beginning at 6 p.m. Get more information at http://www.mohistory.org/.
2 Flyy ENT and Deuxxluse, Friday May 7, “be seen” at Skybox, 800 S. 3rd Street. Everybody free til 11:30 p.m. Hoste dby Young Dip.
Grammy Award nominated R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn will host his official album release party for his CD, “The Love and War Masterpiece” during a special edition of 1st Fridays, 9 p.m., Fri. May 7 at Lumen. Charlie Chan and Reminise on the 1s and 2s. VIP after party at Exo Ultra Lounge starting at 1 am. Info: http://www.1stfriday-stl.com/
2010 Grammy Award nominee R&B heavy weight Charlie Wilson and smooth jazz artist Will Downing will perform May 7 at The Fox Theatre.
Legendary basketball player Kareem Abdul Jaabar will headline the Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundations annual Illumination 10 gala on May 10 at the Chase Park Plaza in CWE to benefit the Siteman Canter Center and Wash u School of Medicine. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Grammy award-winner and native St. Louisan, Sara Sant’Ambrogio, who's the daughter of John Sant’Ambrogio, former principal cellist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, will be in her hometown on May 11 performing in “Cellofest” at The Sheldon Concert Hall.
STLrapper RukaPuff presents RukaPuff Rocka - Hood Celebrity II Mixtape Release Party @ Show Me's SoCo:Friday, May 14, 3500 Lemay Ferry Rd.EVERYONE THAT COMES THROUGH THE DOOR WILL RECEIVE A *FREE* COPY OF RUKA'S HOOD CELEBRITY PART II!! If you were present for Nick Diesel's B-Day you have to remember Ruka's performance!! He went str-8 Turkey, HAM!! Come get your free CD catch another intense performance!!! Live DJ, dancefloor, Beerpong, Darts, great food, and live Performers! The line up: - RukaPuff Rocka - Gateway Explissit - A-Town Mob - Cave ENT (Tay & Devo) - Nick Diesel & Jelly Joe TUNE IN TO PARTY ANIMAL RADIO EVERY THURSDAY TO HEAR LIVE IN STUDIO INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTISTS BEFORE THEY PERFORM!!! WWW.RIVERFRONTRADIO.COM THURSDAYS 7-9P, THEN THE AFTERPARTY!!!!! Contact Nick @ 314-456-7636 if interested in performing on future events.
2007 American idol winner and Grammy Award nominee Jordin Sparks will perform at the Pageant May 15.
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Finalists in CinemaSpoke screenplay competition will receive partial readings, one a month from April through August, with the winning script receiving a full reading at the 19th Annual SLIFF, held from Nov. 11-21, 2010. The finalists and the titles of their scripts, with the reading date: May 18: Tom Kopp’s “On Ice” June 22: Vinay and Sona Kamat’s “Juggernaut” July 27: Paul Brandon Polaski’s “Mike and the Sinister” AND Aug. 17: David Stiffler’s “The Inheritance” All readings will be held on a Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Dana Brown Rehearsal Hall/Rialto Ballroom on the fourth floor of the Centene Center for Arts & Education, 3547 Olive St. in Grand Center. The readings are free and open to the public. On each evening, the first 30 pages of a script will be read by actors, with judges offering critiques and the author responding to questions from both the judges and audience members
HOPE COUTURE VINTAGE FASHION SHOW BENEFITING
BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE OF ST. LOUIS
Thursday - May 20, 2010 - 7pm-9pm
CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
3750 Washington Blvd - 63108 @ Spring Street
- Cocktail Social
- Performance by Afriky Lolo
- Runway Show
- Silent Auction
You are invited to the Hope Couture Vintage Fashion Show. The event will feature a runway show of clothing from St. Louis Vintage boutiques that is mixed with current fashion trends. There will be a silent auction at the end of the night. All the proceeds from the event will benefit Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis. - http://www.boyshopegirlshopestl.org/
$75 - VIP seating, hors d'oeuvres, 2 drink tickets and gift bag
$50 - VIP seating, hors d'oeuvres, 1 drink tickets and gift bag
$25 - General Admission (standing room only)
To reserve your tickets go to http://bit.ly/cw2UPG
Jan Wacker at email@example.com
Promoter Big Tah is up and at em again with the bus trip excursions (last month it was the ATL) when next month his promotions company 3 WAY PROMOTIONS- PRESENTS MEMPHIS IN MAY on May 21. he is seeking a bus load of folk to party with him for 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS HITTING UP THE HOTTEST CLUBS, THE MALLS- THE RESTAURANTS- LANDMARKS, ETC.
STL native singer Lynne Fiddmont of the group Lynsey, is coming home to perform The Sheldon Concert Hall May 23 to promote her latest CD, "Lady" A Tribute to Billie Holiday. The event will take place at 4 p.m. For ticket info goto http://lynnefiddmont-efbevent.eventbrite.com/
Controversial heavy metal-hip hop group Insane Clown Posse and rap star Coolio will headline Pop’s Summer Concert May 28 in Sauget, Ill. Also on the bill are KMK, Kittie, Necro, and JCW Wrestling. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
R&B vets Ron Isley and Teena Marie will perform at The Fox Theatre in St. Louis June 5 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ St. Louis, are you ready for the 1st ever Poetry Awards Show? Due to recent resurgence of Spoken Word in the community in 2009, we thought we would take the time to acknowledge the past, present and future of Spoken Word in St. Louis. With that being said, Welcome to the 2010 Poetry Awards Show Let's ALL Come out to see who the city has voted as the BEST of the BEST in this artform we call Poetry. Saturday, June 5th @ Cardinal Ritter College Prep - Commons Area701 North Spring Ave. Red Carpet Entrance Begins at 6PM - Ceremony Starts at 7PM (Prompt) Many Performer's and Presenter's on tap! REGULAR ADMISSION is $10 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Ph: 314.827.5201 Em: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.souluonline.com/
Pop singer/songwriter Jewel will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 6 at the Sheldon Concert Hall in a solo acoustic performance
Grammy Award winning neo soul diva Erykah Badu’s “Out My Mind, Just in Time” tour is headed to the Fox Theatre June 9, according to her summer touring schedule. Janelle Monae is also on the bill. go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Jazz superstar and actor Harry Connick Jr will be at the Fox Theatre June 11 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will perform at the Chaifetz Arena at 8 p.m. June 11. Babyface is also on the bill.