Wednesday, May 26, 2010


While we are BBQing and taking the day off, let us remember those who fought not just for justice in America for for unjustices across the world , willingly and unwillingly on Monday.



The big newz in the ILLMO A&E this week is
(REUTERS) Former paint salesman Lee DeWyze was the surprise winner of "American Idol" on Wednesday, beating front-runner Crystal Bowersox on a night that saw the talent show's former champions reunite to bid farewell to Simon Cowell.
DeWyze, a 24-year-old Chicago native (Mount Prospect to be exact) , won the coveted title and a recording contract after a nationwide phone and text vote based on the contestants' performances the night before.
Both contestants auditioned in Chicago. Less than 2 percent of the votes separated them

"Idol" judges had all but anointed Bowersox the winner after her three songs on Tuesday outclassed a nervous DeWyze. But Americans made up their own minds and chose DeWyze.
"I have never been happier in my life," said a stunned DeWyze, choking back tears after the result was announced at the climax of a two-hour finale that featured performances by Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson and Joe Cocker.
"It felt like a huge weight is off my shoulders. Now that this big step is done, it's on to the next step, which is to make an album and go on tour and do all the things I've wanted to do for a long time," he told reporters later.
shy, he blossomed in later rounds of the show, and emerged as a serious threat to Bowersox after a rousing version of the Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah" last week.
His cover of U2's "Beautiful Day", his first single, was made available immediately on iTunes. His debut album, on a Sony Music Entertainment record label, will likely follow in the fall.
Bowersox, 24, said she had sensed before the show that DeWyze would take the title. "I knew Lee was going to win and people seem to be surprised by that, but I just had a feeling.
"I couldn't be happier for him...We both win. Both of us are going to have very successful careers and we're going to be friends for a long time," she told reporters backstage.
Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, St. Louis native Michael McDonald (who was almost got upstaged by Idol finalist Michael Lynch on the "Takin it to the Streets" duet they did) and Alanis Morissette were also among the guest performers on Wednesday, while Poison rocker and "Celebrity Apprentice" winner Bret Michaels played his first live gig since suffering a brain hemorrhage in April and a mini-stroke last week.

Also the return of Paula Abdul and 15 former contestants attended to bid farewell to judge Simon Cowell who was reportedly moved.
And of course the rejects who became big stars as well performed Gen. Larry Platt and William Hung.
Congrats to the ILLIMOian DeMyze. Lets hope he has a promising career. But to be quite honest, his personality is quite blah. Not exciting at all as opposed to Bowersox who was more livelier and polished. But oh well. Its going to be interesting how Idol will play next year after Cowell’s departure and his show X Factor debuts January 2011 competing with Idol. And the winner is….....guess we will find out in January.

The big newz story in the STL area this week was NFL Owners hearing out ST. Louis Rams minority owner Stan Kroenke's plans to comply with cross-ownership rules in bid to buy Rams total ownership. He had the meetings at the headquarters in Irving Texas and it was reported that Kroenke will comply by the rules but did not disclose how he would do that and just said , "I'll let (the league) do that."

Last month, he came up with the plan to sell his portion of the Rams to his billionaire Walmart heiress wife Ann , as a way to satisfy the cross-ownership rules for one person owning multi sports teams in different leagues (because he also owns the NBA's Denver Nuggets and NHL's Colorado Avalanche.)But this week he decided not to do that (smart move). It is reported that league wants Kroenke as the next Rams' owner (but what about its initial bidder Illinois biz tycoon Shahid Khan?) The NFL’s finance committee board will vote in August on its decision on Kroenke;s bid by all 32 club owners.

Hmmm. What do yawl think will happen to make them pass Kroenke? More than likely he will sell one of his teams in order to satisfy the cross ownership rule. But the question is, why are the NFL owners more adamant to have him as a owner as opposed to Shahid?

Speaking of sports teams and their supporting an interest, The St. Louis Cardinals wants to sway President Barack Obama to award St. Louis baseball legend Stan Musial the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The ball club wants fans to sign an on-line petition and take a photo with a paper cut out of Musial that can be accessed on-liine by gong on the Cards website. It was reported that Cards first base slugger Albert Pujols and actor Matthew Broderick.
The initiative was reportedly first launched Tuesday morning with a tweet from the team's official Twitter address, and in the hours that followed the Cardinals had 1,166 people sign the online petition. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the "Stand for Stan" page had 3,900 page views, according to the Cardinals.

Hmmm, we see that the Betty White—Facebook effect in the making all over again! But, we hope Muhammad Ali gets it, though No Offense, but Ali is internationally known.
And speaking of former St. Louis Cardinals, former outfielder Brian Jordan made an appearance at Busch Stadium last Friday where he talked to kids and autographed his children's book "I Told You I Can Play" . He also made a stop at Ozzie's last Saturday afternoon to autograph his book. Jordan's second children's book is coming out in June "Overcoming the Fear of the Baseball."
To see the interview he did with Fox 2 Morning Show go to,0,4699307.story

St. Louis raised actress Niecy Nash graces the cover of the June issue of Ebony Magazine where she talks about her life, her career, her new man, and her stint on this season’s Dancing with the Stars. The Cover Photo was shot by Manuello Paganelli and the cover story was written by Adrienne Samuels Gibbs.

Three more Chicago based personalities made news this week .....In Touch Magazine are claiming that Chi-town based Grammy Award winning rapper/actor Common broke up with Serena Williams.Here’s what they’re reporting: "They just grew apart." Says a friend of the musician's. The duo made a last public appearance in April at the New York premiere of “Date Night (the irony) ,” but Common was acting single on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise while promoting his film “Just Right” in Mid-May and he took his mother to the premiere of it.
Hmmm, and he was on Mo’ Nique’s talk show and she asked how was it between he and Serena and he smiled it off.


Also in the relations game, it has been reported that Rockford, Illinois native and Grammy Award winning singer Michelle Williams got a new man, baller Taj Gobson from the Chicago Bulls.
Lastly, unrelated to relations, On Sunday, Chi-town singer Brian Smith was one of two contestants voted off of BET’s gospel competition show, Sunday Best and did not make the Top 5 finalists.

And if that wasn’t enough Chi-town for ya, next month, is the world famous THE TASTE OF CHICAGO JUNE 25-27 LIVE IN CONCERT @ THE TASTE
Rob Base, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Salt-n-Pepa (PICTURED),and Bell Biv Devoe
Locally, Three way Promotions is sponsoring a bus excursion to the Taste (SEE MOCHA's CORNER BELWO)


Fresh off his appearance on the American Idol finale Wednesday and winning on the finale of Celebrity Apprentice, rocker Brett Michaels , who’s made headlines for his near deadly brain hemorrhage and just discovered hole in his heart, is scheduled to perform during the Rib Festival at Soldier’s Memorial May 28-31. He is scheduled to perform as the headliner May 29. The time slate is 11 a.m to 11 p.m. but we are banking on more closer to 9 p.m. (OMG that show will be paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacked!) Other acts performing throughout the event are Collective soul, Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat to name a few., Oh and the Motown revue for the blues people. LOL> For more info go to


Will Cape Girardeau be the next town to get a casino? That’s what reports are saying. From a KMOX report, the Missouri gaming Board recently released info that they are looking for another area to use its 13th gaming board license after the President Casino’s closing in July. After looking at tax breaks and incentives it looks as though Rush Limbaugh’s hometown has a leg up over St. Louis and Kansas City.


There are several newz bitz on concerts comin to the STL

St. Louis native and Grammy Award winning David Sanborn Trio featuring Joey DeFrancesco will perform at Jazz at the Bistro August 16-17. Tickets go on sale June 8.

Grammy Award winning pop-cum-country star Darius Rucker and country superstar Brad Paisley will perform at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheater May 29.

And speaking of concerts at Verizon, Grammy Award winning R&B singer and producer The-Dream and newbie rapper Wacka Flocka Flame were newly added to Super Jam 3, June 12..

Opera Theatre St. Louis had its spring gala anniversary celebration recently at the new Centene Corporation Plaza, the company’s headquarters. The special guest celebrity was Isaac Mizrahi (PICTURED LEFT) the director and designer for Opera Theatre’s production of “A Little Night Music.” And in attendance was Oscar nominated actress Amy Irving (PCITURED RIGHT) who will play the role of Desiree Armfeldt in Mizrahi’s production.

Laurence Maroney will make a special appearance at the Walgreen's located in Clayton on Clayton Ave and Big Bend May 29th from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. signing autographs and to promote his LM39 Foundation Charity Weekend which includes a Football Camp June 25 with Chaminade Prep High School, a 7 on 7 football matchup with local high schools June 26 and following with a Gala Banquet at the Sheraton Hotel and Celebrity Party at the 555 Building and conclude with a Celebrity B-Ball game at Herbert Hoovers Boys and Girls Club June 27.

Nephew Tommy of the Steve Harvey Morning Show will perform June 4 for Kappas Summer Kick Off Klassic Komedy Show at the Ambassador (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

St. Louisans will still have a classical music radio option once the sale of KFUO-99.1 FM by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to Gateway Creative Broadcasting goes through, and the station is switched to “Christian Contemporary” pop music. KWMU-90.7 FM, St. Louis’s National Public Radio station, has added a third channel, KWMU-3, to its output. The music – broadcast 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – is sent via satellite, from a service to which KWMU now subscribes.


THREE jazz and opera singers with ILLMO ties have been making noted performances in the STL

Jazz singer Marlena Shaw will perform her second night of her two night performance stay at Jazz at the Bistro, May 27

STL songstress Denise Thimes performs at author Ruth-Miriam Garnett discussion her book “ St. Louis as Matrix: Dubois, Garvey and early 20th Century Racial Theory” and Sunday May 30, 2010 at 2pm at the Scott Joplin House, 2658 Delmar, St. Louis, MO 63103 314.340.5790 for more info.‏


Opera Singer Marlissa Hudson headlined Lost Sessions last Friday at jazz artist Lamar Harris monthly music showcase series at Cafe Cioccolato.

STL rappers are also in the cut in the STL

Rapper Jibbs will perform at Ice ENT’s RED WHITE & BLUE EVENT: @ HOME NIGHTCLUB!!!" on Sunday, May 30

Rapper Huey will debut his newest single, “Smile and Wave” at the cellphone watch release party for Nanotech Release May 27th at 8pm presented by I AM Boutique at 700 Delmar BLVD. For more info call 314-726-2224


Speaking of Huey, he, along with rapper Murphy Lee (PICTURED) will make special appearances at the 2nd Annual Mista Couture Charity Style Contest, Sat. June 19 at Harrys Restaurant and Bar (See MA’AT BITZ BELOW)

Portia of The Bad Girls Club will be hosting this Friday’ s hosting Eye Candy Party at the Loft (SEE EVENTS BELOW)

STL TV personality Gilberto Pinella’s Spanish language tv show AHORA SAN LUIS, will broadcast in Saint Louis County via Charter Cable 992 and will be celebrating it's 10th Anniversary beginning this JUNE.

Comedian Jovan Bibbs presents - *CLASS KLOWNS* SUNDAY JUNE 6TH at The Ambassador with Matt Collins, Kevin Simpson and Willie Lynch.

Two mags are celebrating their upcoming projects.

Alive Magazine will launch its newest website June 1. To buzz on it, they are having a Lady Gaga-ALIVE ticket giveaway to her show in Juy at Scott Trade Center.


Delux Magazine June issue Release, and June 5 B-day Celebration at Ozzie's" on Saturday, June 5 at 8:00pm. Live Performance by Rockhouse artist June 5, Brad Young and Aloha. Also celebrating the release of his mix tape, Laudie on Da Track will be in the Building. Come Experience the experience Saturday June 5. At the all new Ozzie's. Action starts at 8pm and we party until the lights come on.for more information, vip and bottle service call (314)480-2912
Battle king Aye Verb will be hosting the first episode of an on line podcast showscase called Sunday Night Live that will be filmed in front of a live audience at . CICERO'S IN THE DELMAR LOOP starting at 7 p.m. On the show underground acts perform.


SPOONFUL O HONEY THEATER COMPANY presents its GRAND OPENING GALA & BENEFIT PERFORMANCE with singer/actress Lisa Harris, June 17 6:00pm - 9:00pm
At Taylor Made Lounge and Restaurant , 7217 N. Lindbergh @ HWY 270 in the Hazelwood Office Park

Congrats to Hot 104.1 personality and producer Deevine Soundz who’s a new father to a baby girl, Brookyln. He also is giving his fans of the quiet storm portion of the radio station a chance to download the show to their cell phone or computer.
He also is SUBMITting LINKS TO THE SHOWs AFTER IT RUNS, AND will send THEM TO YOUR PRIVATE EMAIL ONCE THE SHOW IS OVER. To get a glimpse of the work go to Download Link: Click here to download file E54C8E7CCE0CE92537FD7A2771532ECBDownload Link: Click here to download file

Hmm, we wonder if these tapes are what got Soundz a new baby girl? LOL

**The Stress Free Fridays 6 year anniversary celebration is June 4th...stay tuned!

Speaking of radio personalities, did yawl know that Notifi Radio personality Dwight STone were cuzzins with club owner John Burns? Yep.

Copia’s Restaurant’s re-opening on Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis has been set to June 25

We got word that poet Jai Booker was leaving the STL soon to Atlanta. We will miss you and your talent here in the STL.


Lastly, videographer Chris Phillips is having a fundraiser for his internship housing with Sony Pictures in Los Angeles. He will host a car/bike wash while folk enjoy music and drinks at Terry's Tint Shop at Natural Bridge and Fair Street on Sat., June 5th! For more info email him at

BDAZES—Photojournalist Wiley Price(PICTURED) , TV personality Laurna Goodwin, designer Chris Dinkins, and socialite Katrina Kerr. ,



photo by Carl Helenkamp

At the top of this posting, I gave a shout out to STL natve filmmaker Michael Larnell and his film "IT SOOTHES THE SOUL" Well, OUTTOWN is collaborating with Larnell on a ticket giveaway to the STL premiere of his film that will be shown at Tivoli Theatre in the Delmar loop Thurs June 3 at 7pm & Sun June 6 at 7pm. Well Larnell is giving away 3 pairs of tickets to either show and all you have to do is answer three questions.
What questions you say? Well first, you must go to his trailer, watch it at

Then answer the questions listed below:
1.What kind of alcohol bottle that Alonzo holds during one of his menegetrois?
2.What kind of food does Alonzo eats while he's talking to his mother at the table?
3.Who does Alonzo's mother say that he reminds her of?
If you are the first THREE to email me at

with the correct answers, I will reply to your email and give your name to Larnell who will put you on his list for free entry to his film

It Soothes My Soul is written and directed by Michael Larnell starring: Richard Reed, Michelle Shelton-Huff, Yasmin Gorleku, Eric Walker, Music Supervision by Albert "LA" Smith
Alonzo Williams (Richard Reed) LOVES to sleep with many women. He never turns down the opportunity. According to Alonzo, sex makes him feel good, its a stress reliever, “It Soothes His Soul”. He dates two women at his job. Bridget (Yasmin Gorleku) is a woman he falls in love with and Maxine (Michelle Shelton-Huff) is a woman he “falls out” with. Uncle Leroy (Jerome Davis) gives him knowledge and his mom Vanessa (Kathleen Walker) tells the truth. By the time Alonzo decides to settle down and be a one woman man, its to late.
Tickets for the screening can be purchased at

or at theater (on day of screening)

THe MISTA COUTURE team is seeking all gents with swagger and style for its FINAL AUDITION that will take place at Harry's Restaurant and Bar, 2144 Market Street, from noon to 4 p.m. Please bring a pic and brief bio to qualify for one of the 12 spots in the finals and your chances of winning the ultimate prize--a $2,000 makeover/grooming package at the show at Harry's Restaurant on June 19. Oh, dont forget to dress in your style! Email or call 618.719.3160 for more info.


Ma'atology and Makeover for a Cause present the 2nd Annual MISTA COUTURE STYLE CONTEST where 10 gents compete for MR COUTURE--who got style and swagga--and the grand prize of a $2000 grooming package! Hosted by Mrs. St. Louis Ola Hawatmeh(A celebrity co-host will be announced at a later date) MR COUTURE representative former ISU football star Seasmir Yearby (PICTURED) will return to to relinquish the title and it was confirmed that STL native and America's Next Top Model finalist Gabrielle Michelle (PICTURED) will be one of the judges. VIP Reception at 5 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. For more info and ticket info call 314.456.3936 or 314.686.1790

I am back on Notifi Radio weekdays (except for Mondays) on the Dwight Stone Show from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. CST . Go to!
Pick up the Evening Whirl every Monday and check out the Entertainment Section!


IN THE MIA FILE. Where is communications specialist Rebeccah Bennett?

BLIND BITZ. Which bar had a one armed woman beating people playing darts? (Hint, The spot has a diverse crowd with "all persuasions" on different nights of the week in St. Louis and the name of the venue shares the same name as a very popular "heavy handed leader" of classic comedy team.


We got another look alike from two popular STL personalities. Promoter Mocha Latte and singer Katrina Reece.

PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Promoters Mocha Latte and Nancy “Ice” Murray (TIE) and Keith Harris and Phil Assets (tie)

Mocha Latte(LEFT) . This Queen of Promotions gets it in at Karma Nightclub especially on Friday nites during Friday Night Fixx hosting and hyping up the crowd. She also gets it in hooking up folk with info and/or ticket info on upcoming events including the upcoming Latte THE TASTE OF CHICAGO JUNE 25-27 3 DAYS – And her column Coffee talk can also be seen in the weekly Evening Whirl. SEE MOCHA’s CORNER BELOW.

Nancy “Ice “Murry (RIGHT). This sista is getting it in as part of Ice Entertainment from the creation of the Ice Angels models to forming its newest venture Ice Nights every Friday at Exo (SEE ONGOING EVENTZ). This Memorial Day Weekend, her group is sponsoring the Jibbs concert at its event RED WHITE & BLUE EVENT: @ HOME NIGHTCLUB!!!" on Sunday, May 30 (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

Phil Assets (LEFT) . This gent who’s CEO of Liquid Assets is also getting it in with multiple events this week but at the same venue. His group will start it off with its popular weekly event Redd Hott Thursdays at Lure (SEE ONGOING BITZ), then on Friday, they are teaming up with ROC OUT PRODUCTIONS, THA FRESH GROUP, HELLA FLY for Friday Nights Lights’ Red Carpet Affair also at Lure (SEE EVENTS BELOW) and on Saturday teaming up with MPAC for Ego II All White Affair also at Lure. (SEE EVENTS BELOW).

Keith Harris (RIGHT) . This brotha always gets it in as CEO of Koncepts. Whether its promoting events for everyday folk to the St. Louis rams. Harrsi is pulling all the stops this weekend with three big events and at three different venue, three different days. On Thursday, his group is teaming up with Free Time for the inaugural Chocolate in the City at The Lounge (SEE EVENTZ), then, its teaming up with & EXO Lounge for the Little Blakc Dres Party on Friday (SEE EVENTZ) . Then on Sunday, they team with 1st Friday for "Smirnoff Martini & Mimosas Mid-Day Soiree” @ Mandarin Lounge (SEE EVENTZ) -

WORDZ TO THE WHYZ?????????????????????????????????????

Why was I cringing when Paula Abdul was trying to give her thanks to Simon on the American Idol finale? Why did Ellen seem a bit uncomfortable there? Why were the veteran singers on American Idol finale sounded horrible and being upstaged by the Idol winners (Mike McDonald, Barry Gibb, Daryl Hall)? Why didnt Ryan Seacrest let winner Lee DeWyze express how he felt after winning then cut him off? Why was I scared that Bret Michaels was gonna go into a brain relapse performing on the American Idol finale? Why weren't former co-team host Brian Dunkleman, winner David Cook and 2006 finalist Daughtry at the Finale? Why does
Chris Brown's new video got him sucking a ladies nipple? And why is the song called "No Bullshit?" Why in the trailers to the movie The A-team got the actors saying to the black character “I was distracted by your hair?” Why do Office Max sell potato chips and water? Why were their gun fights in the streets of Jamacia after their elections? Why are their night lights still on at the permanantly closed Mobil gas station in Clayton on? Why did janet cut off her hair? Why is Joe the Plummer on a lecture tour? And why are Wellz fargo surpoisred tehy were teh only bidder of the Coleman death house in Columbia?



The 25th Anniversary of “BLACK DANCE – USA: A Celebration in Movment”
May 26 – 30, 2010 Center of Creative Arts (COCA) – St. Louis, MO
classes offered in – Afrikan Caribbean, Dunham Technique, Hip-Hop, Praise Dance, West Afrikan,Afro Latin Carib, North Afrikan (Belly Dancing), Jazz, Line Dancing, Stilt Walking, Tap & Percussion

PLUS In concert for one night only – May 29th Edison Theater (Washington University)
Forces of Nature Dance Theater
Muntu Dance Theater
and West Indian Folk Dance Company

For tickets or more information call 314.367.3440 or visit

Wine Tasting Thursday, May 27, 20105:00pm - 8:00pm1415 South 18th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63104

Freetime & Koncepts Proudly Invites You To The New Thursdays @The City - 1917 Washington Ave. Ready for a little Chocolate in the City...Come out this Thurs. as FreeTime LLC and Koncepts LLC kickoff your Memorial Day Weekend with the Inaugural Chococlate City Thursdays at The City Ultra Lounge (1917 Washington)Complimentary Entry ALL NIGHT!!! Yes!! No Cover ALL Night!! Get there early to take advantage of free appetizers and drink samples courtesy of Gentleman Jack Daniels and Korbel Sweet Rose from 8-10Make sure also come out to help celebrate Sports Reporter Rob Desir's birthday in style!!For information on Bday parties and bottle service call 314-397-4007.Please Drink Responsibly

Sex and the City II Release Party May 28, 2010 Café Eau & Chase Park Plaza in the Central West End ALIVE Magazine and the Spirit of Women St. Luke's Hospital present the exclusive Sex and the City II Release Party hosted by ALIVE Fashion Editor Jill Manoff. Carrie On with live music, complimentary cocktails from 360 Vodka and vitaminwater zero, a fashion experience by Blush Boutique, Brown Shoe Company and A True Spa. A portion of the proceeds will go to Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club. Release party starts at 6pm and ends at midnight. Go to for ticket and more info.

Juvenile will perform May 28, AT hoME nIGHTCLUB, with Jay-E spinning.Get more information at

Friday, May 28, 2010 at 10:00pm


Soul U & The INSPOT Dessert Bar & Lounge Present "The Chocolate Room"A SOPHISTICATED evening of mingling, networking, & socializing lead by thought provoking poetry over smooth jazz grooves throughout the evening.Featuring: The Poetry of Sleepy P. (Indy), Ms Nterpretation and the Acoustic Music of Marvin Michaels & Erich Richardson.Hosted By: XplicitYour Music Conductor: DJ 76kiD mixing nothing but the finest in Soul Music & Jazz delights to match the SWEET vibe ALL evening!Doors Open at 7:30 (8PM-11PM)Dress Code: Polished CasualCover: $5Chocolate Room Specials:***$5 Wine***$20 Bottles***Half Price on ALL Chocolate Desserts & Creamy Martini SipsThe INSPOT is one ST. Louis's finest hidden gems. It boast the finest foods, drinks & desserts around...

Soul Stylz -Lifestyle & Entertainment CO.USA presents THE REMIX: Memorial Weekend//iPod Launch w. Smirnoff Vodka . Every Friday starting May 28th • 10pm – 3:00am at Sleek Ultra Lounge • 999 North 2nd St. • Saint Louis MO. Your Finest Attire is Requested. Be there. Be Sexy. Please consider bottle service and early arrival as a means to guarantee admission and a great experience. For bottle service please contact 314.574.0699 or

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.

Stress Free Fridays has invited you to the event 'STRESS FREE FRIDAYS' on Stress Free Fridays! May 28, 2010 at 5pm to May 29, 2010 at 1am
Location: Bar Napoli on Forsyth

Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, May 28, 2010 as we visit Bar Napoli, located in the heart of the Clayton Business District...the renovations and expansion of Bar Napoli are astounding...a must see! Authentic Italian cuisine, thirst-quenching drinks and ambiance makes Bar Napoli a hot venue!

***We will be celebrating the Birthday of our good friend, Michelle Yepsen...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Michelle!

Please RSVP as we will reach capacity...5pm start time!

**The Stress Free Fridays 6 year anniversary celebration is June 4th...stay tuned!

See you on Friday at Bar Napoli...ARE YOU READY?

Kickoff your Memorial Day weekend with the May Eye Candy Party, Hennessy Black VIP Launch. Hosted by Bad Girl Club's Portia. This will take place at the Loft, May 28th. Everyone is FREE before 11 wearing all black! There will be also complimentary food, and Hennessy Black for those in attendance.Who will be the Miss May Eye Candy Model 2010? The winner of the Eye Candy competition will receive $500 CA$H and a PR package from MPAC which includes: a radio interview on Hot 104.1, picture and bio on, a free photo shoot, featured on MPAC TV and a chance to be in the Eye Candy Calendar. Ladies must register before 11pm and be at least 21 years of age.Friday, May 28th at The Loft night club will be a night to remember! The DJ Cutty will be on the one’s and two’s and will keep the party rocking until 3am. It’s a party not a pageant! For birthday, booth and bottle service contact 314.324.6093 or log onto

Koncepts & EXO Lounge Proudly Invites You To The Smirnoff Vodka "Little Black Dress Party" @ Exo Ultra Lounge - 3146 Locust St.It Is A Well-Known "Rule Of Fashion" That Every Woman Should Own A Simple, Elegant Black Dress That Can Be Dressed Up Or Down Depending On The Occasion. Not Too Formal, Not Too Casual, Just Sexy! ENJOY THE PREMIUM SMIRNOFF DRINK SPECIALS Music By DJ Reminise Doors Open At 8PM. Ladies Free Admission B4 10:30PM Upscale Attire Required! For Table Reservations Contact 314-534-1500 Early Arrival Suggested! Powered By Koncepts, LLC, EXO Lounge & Smirnoff Vodka
Rib America Festival at Soldier’s Memorial Plaza a May 28-31.


Homecoming exhibition opening at RAC on Friday, May 28 from 5:30-8 p.m

EXHIBITION NAME:Homecoming: Fluxus and Visual Poetry

by Regional Native

Homecoming presents the work of four artists active in the artistic traditions of Fluxus, Intermedia and publication who each have ties to St. Louis. They are part of the "Eternal Network," an underground affiliation of artists, poets and anti-artists who deal with text, image, sound, object and performance.

The exhibition promises to both challenge viewers and encourage their interaction. Featuring works by John M. Bennett, Keith A. Buchholz, Larry Miller and Cecil Touchon. Curated by Keith A. Buchholz

DATES & TIMES:Running May 28 to July 11

Opening Reception: Friday, May 28, 5:30-8 p.m

Performances start at 7 p.m.(free and open to the public)

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, June 9, 5:30-7 p.m. Reception: 5:30 p.m. Talk: 6 p.m.Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.EXHIBITION LOCATION:The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission6128 Delmar Boulevard on The LoopSt. Louis, MO 63112(Free parking in the lot behind The Pageant; metered street parking


2010 S.L.U.M FEST ( St. Louis Underground Music Festival ) Saturday, May 29, at 2:00pm


4140 Manchester Ave.

Over 50 of the hottest Hip Hop EMCEES in STL.

Over 15-20 of the hottest Hip Hop DJ's i

A producer's BEAT BATTLE>6 of the area's hottest B-Boys/B-Girls crews going TOE to TOE in a battle/showcase>
A EMCEE FREESTYLE Contest >Live Art Displays >Hip Hop Fashion displays>Graffiti Artists?????Well, you would get probably the biggest HIP HOP festival to ever hit ST. LOUIS ...IT"S GOING DOWN!!!!!Saturday May 29, 2010....The 2010 S.L.U.M FEST ( St. Louis Underground Music Festival )..We have brought together some of the hottest hip hop artists/groups in St. Louis under one banner to celebrate and showcase this thing we call HIP HOP..

St. Matthews Lodge presents an "Evening of Jazz & Poetry" Featuring The Bosman Twins Saturday, May 29, 2010 7:00pm -Missouri History Museum - Lee Auditorium 5700 Lindell Blvd

St. Louis comedian Guy Torry has been added to the May 29 Maxwell/Jill Scott concert at Scottrade Center.


Saturday, May 29

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1900 Locust StreetCity/LADIES **FREE**FREE**FREE** WITH SUNDRESSES ON TIL 11pmAND LIKE BEFORE, (WE HAVE THE BEST V.I.P) IN TOWN!!++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The 19th Annual Saint Louis African Arts Festival - World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park • Memorial Day Weekend - Sat. May 29, Sun. May 30, Mon. May 31, 2010 • This event is FREE and Open to the Public • For more info go to:

Friday Night Fixx every Friday at Karma Nightclub

Mocha supports local artist Brisk in the Meteromix contest

With a versatile combination of lyrical prowess and a powerful delivery, Brisk successfully blends a traditional hip-hop mentality and flow with soulful insight into himself and his community. More than just a musician, Brisk seeks to be a voice for that community and hopes his music can be a tool for change and progress. However, he doesn’t forget to have some fun along the way. His high energy performances and lyrical content bridge genres and appeal to fans of all ages.

Vote for him at


Cool Summer Job!! Missouri needs 1000 "Outdoor Ambassdors" ages 17-24 pay is 7.25, thru Sept 30th 2010. Eligible for up to 240 hrs. Call 1800-592-6020 or send an email to

or go to



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

Rhythm & Words Wednesdays
2nd & 4th Wed every month
Meshon's Bar & Grill
410 N Tucker Blvd
St. Louis MO+
ThundaGrownd Thursday Variety Showcase: Final Thu. of every month
Thursday, May 27, 2010
8:30pm - 10:30pm
$5 cover Big Moe's 1072 Tower Grove St.
across from Sweetie Pie's on Manchester) St. Louis MO
Word Therapy @ Club Paradise : Open Mic
Final Friday of the month $5 cover first 10 on the sign-up list free
812 Martin Luther King Dr, East St. Louis, IL

Shop Poetry Movement LIBERATION Edition. FT. SHEA BROWN RETURN OF AHD (see attachment)
Sunday, May 30, 2010 - $10 cover
5:30pm - 10:00pm
The Jazz Spot (Inside the Old WS Hotel)

400 N. Washington Ave.
New Show coming to the STL Metro East in June.New CD "ThundaGrownd Presents, A.D. Fire & Adrenaline"
Vote for A.D. at this years Poetry Awards in June at SOUl U's website!AT

MORE INFO on Aireez Darychuss



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 renewal emerged. For more information on any of these upcoming events contactThe BlackRep Box Office at (314) 534-3807.+
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ALIVE Hot List 2010 Launch Party May 30, 2010 The Pepper Lounge (2005 Locust St) For the fourth year in a row, ALIVE is rolling out the red carpet for our 2010 Hot List winners. Mingle and mix with more than 800 trendsetters as we toast the area's most popular establishments. Expericence the best of St. Louis dining, nightlife, shopping, entertainment and more at the launch event for our Hot List “Best of St. Louis” issue. 7 pm - 9 pm Private VIP Reception, 9pm - 3am Doors open. Enjoy Miller Lite & Pearl Vodka drink specials all night long. RSVP to

ADD: The Shop Poetry Movement Presents Liberation Sunday. May 30. Wear your Red, Black, And Green. We are celebrating our freedom as individuals, as a culture, and as a movement. This is about letting loose and being who YOU want to be!There's no better way to do this than to welcome Shea Brown, The Return Of AHD. Lightning, A.D, 16 Bars, Louis Conphlictions and more.We will also have Tre' MO. (SMIII) and the Band. With DJ Epic on the 1's and 2's. Special Reggae Mix and other Jams you love.$10 at the Door
Early Bird Food&Drink Specials starting at 5:30 p.m..
Show @ 7:00 p.m.
The Jazz Spot
400 N. Washington Ave(Inside Old WS Hotel)
Weextend a special invitation to our Service Men and Women, \
Out of town visitors, and Motorcycle Clubs.Prizes and Give-a-waysContact Steve Moore III 314-337-8322Juan Hughes 314-458-5600
SYGU. TEESE PARTY kicks it off. SUNDAY MAY 30th, 2010, THE PAGEANT6161 DELMAR SAINT LOUIS MO9am-2amMust be 21 or Older to attendSoundtrack provided byDJ ReminiseDJ Stan Da ManDJ DeceptionDJ Charlie Chan Soprano GRAPHIC TEE's a MUST (but not musty - please) - you already know what happens if you don't show up dressed right...(one word starts with "t" and it rhymes with "ax").So get to shopping! Get Creative! ! PATCHES CLOTHING - and get those custom tees (wearing the same Tee as somebody else = a no no)!This year promises to be the BIGGEST TEESE EVER! +
Radio One personality Michael Baisden will be in St. Louis next month as part of his One Million Mentor Tour. He will be in the Lou, Wednesday, June 2ndat Harris-Stowe State University Dr Henry Givens Jr., Administration Building. Starting at 6 p.m. located at 3026 Laclede. For more info goto

Kappa Summer Kick-Off Klassic--June 2 thru June 6

Gospelfest, Thursday, June 3 at Friendly Temple featuring Marvin Sapp

White Party, Thursday, June 3 at Lumen

Komedy Show, Friday, June 4 at the Ambassador featuring Nephew Tommy

After Party, Friday, June 4 at the Ambassador

Kappa/All Greek Picnic, Saturday, June 5 at Forest Park

Krimson & Kream Ball,Saturday, June 5 at Renaissance Grand Hotel

Music by DJ Kut

B Free Paparazzi will celebrate its second year anniversary. To celebatre it will have another edition of SIMPLE PLEASURES 4, Friday, June 4, 2010 at 7:00p.m at Lola's located on 500 N. 14th Street in downtown ST. Louis and where everybody's VIP

The rescheduled concert of FRANKIE VALLI& THE FOUR SEASONS will be Friday, June 4 at The Fox Theatre.. All tickets purchased for the original date of February 27 will be honored for the new date of June 4.

The Memorial Day Old School Jam with SOS Band and Midnight Star is May 30 at the Ambassador


Stuntman presents Memorial Day Weekend STL v ESTL Car and Bike Show Explosion, Imperial Palace, 2143 North Grand, Sunday, May 30 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Car entry fee $20; Bike entry $15 . Hosted by Young Dip.

Koncepts & 1st Friday-STL have united to elevate the social scene and take things to the next level. This much needed indoor/outdoor event gives you multiple vibes in one setting and provides the perfect backdrop to do something you normally don’t do….kick it during the mid-day. Start your afternoon at one of the sexiest spaces and atmospheres in St. Louis , Mandarin Lounge as we kick-off a new summer series - Martini & Mimosas.


EGO II (All White Affair) Ladies Drink Free All Night MPac & Liquid Asset

Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 9:00p

Lure Nightclub

1204 Washington

Ego II (all White Affair) Ladies Drink Free All Night call (314)480-2912


Do You Social Fashion Show at Europe Club May 30Go to
for more details

It Soothes My Soul {feature film} Movie Screening

St. Louis native and filmmaker Michael Larnell presents his first indie feature film:It Soothes My Soul {feature film} movie screeningTivoli Theater,6350 Delmar In The Loop,U. City, MO,Thurs June 3, 2010 - 7pm&Sun June 6, 2010 - 7pm

Ticket Price: $7

The movie was screened in Chicago this May and received much praise and great reviews. The cast and crew with be in attendance for a discussion panel afterwards.Click on link below to view trailer. visit youtube

Freestyle Battle and Rap Competition, Friday, June 4 at Spruills (11101 North Jefferson) 10 p.m. Freestyle Finalist will compete at the America's Center Car Show June 20 . Info 618.972.6869 or 314.972.7868
The RFT MUsic Showcase of some of the nominees will take place June 5 on Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis.To see the other nominees and to choose your choices go to

Female impersonator Vicki Valentino will perform at the Fourth Annual London’s Legends Ball 4 Ravsihing in Red at Plush (formerly Blackmon;s Plaza) June 5 with Camille Simpson and Kitty Litter, For more info go to 618. 797.8752


The Ambassador will have its 1st Anniversary Celebration with Chico DeBarge, June 4, in the Klymaxx Room at the Ambassador.

Pop diva Diana Ross will perform June 6 at the Fox

Pop singer/songwriter Jewel will perform. June 6 at the Sheldon Concert Hall in a solo acoustic performance

Jazz superstar and actor Harry Connick Jr will be at the Fox Theatre June 11

Dance Crew Competition, Friday June 11, at Club Flava on Collinsville Ave. in East St. Louis. doors at 7p.m., dance crew finalsit will compete at the Americas Center Car Show June 20. Info: 618.972.7868
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will perform at the Chaifetz Arena at 8 p.m. June 11. Babyface is also on the bill.


Suite 76: DJ 76kiD Birthday Edition, Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 9:00pm, The INSPOT Dessert Bar & Lounge 5854 Delmar Blvd. University City, MO, Food and drink. FREE. ++++++++++++++++++++
Super Jam 3 takes place June 12 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, with Drake, Gucci Mane , Mario, Young Money, and Waka Flocka Flame. More artists will be announced. R&B female acts Dondria and Teairra Mari are acts newly added to Super Jam 3,Tickets at,, and by calling 800-745-3000

STL rock legend Chuck Berry will perform at 9 p.m. June 16 at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room. An opening act will be announced.The show is general admission, with very limited seating.Tickets are $30, on sale at 5 p.m. Friday at Ticketmaster outlets,, 800-745-3000, and at the venue.


Party on the Plaza at the Old Post Office Plaza , 815 Locust,wThe free, outdoor concerts are from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.Here’s the rundown:–– June 16, Jim Stevens Group– July 21, UG Project– Aug. 18, Hudson & the HooDoo Cats (August 18)– Sept. 15, GroovethangFor more information, visit

Blues man Jimmie Vaughan will perform June 18 at Beale on Broadway.
Old School Explosion with Dana Dane and Kurtis Blow will perform June 19, at the Ambassador

Dangerous Mindz Ent and Plush Kustoms present the 2nd Annual Mid West v Derrty South Dub 10 Custom Car and Bike Show Tour, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 20 at the America's Center. Ticketmaster.

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 REMAINING finalists and the titles of their scripts, with the reading date: June 22: Vinay and Sona Kamat’s “Juggernaut”July 27: Paul Brandon Polaski’s “Mike and the Sinister”


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


STL playwright MICHAEL HARPER'S stageplay, THE FIGHT FOR AMAZING LOVE). the stageplay, as well as the soundtrack , will take place Saturday, June 26 at the Ambassador for two shows for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m Tickets will are on sale now at all Metrotix locations by dialing (314) 534-1111 or online at as well as The Ambassador Box Office at 9800 Halls Ferry Road . Due to economic restraints the ticket prices have been discounted by Giants Beware Christian Entertainment to $25 VIP Ticketing and $20 General Admission Ticketing.
UPDATE: The venue has changed to the pageant 6161 Delmar! The tickets will be on sale through Ticket Master at The Pageant Box Office at (314) 726-6161.


Glitz Glamour (A Fashion Extravaganza)
Sunday, June 27, 2010
at 8:00pm

Henry Rollins will perform at 8 p.m. July 1 at the Pageant as part of his Frequent Flyer Tour.

New wave/pop act B-52s and soul singer John Legend are coming to town to headline Fair St. LouisLegend will perform July 3; B-52s will perform July 4. Both acts will perform on the Budweiser Main Stage.Here’s the 2010 Fair St. Louis schedule:July 310 a.m., 133rd Veiled Prophet Parade12 p.m., Festival and K-Town Kids Zone open3 p.m., Local bands5:30 p.m., Air show (90 minutes)8 p.m., John Legend9 p.m., FireworksJuly 411 a.m., Festival and K-Town Kids Zone open11:30 a.m., Air Show (90 minutes)1 p.m., Family act on the main stage4 p.m., Local bands5:30 p.m., Air show (90 minutes)8 p.m., The B-52s9 p.m., FireworksAll the events are free.More information is at


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