LET'S GET TOWNED!
And to the Latino community, Happy Cinco de Mayo! For those in the STL area, there will be parade on Cherokee Street between Nebraska and Iowa, Saturday May 8th from 11:00am- 9:30 packed with fun, food and fiesta!
And as always, prayers go out to all in the world who are suffering.
EDITIOR NOTE: The links on this post this week for some reason do not hyperlink so if you need to check out a video or the full story to any stories below, just copy and paste the link into the search box in your browser.
THE BIG NEWZ STORY THIS WEEK WAS:
Chi-town talk show queen/mogul Oprah Winfrey has added yet another title of her many hats: cell phone cop. Last Friday on her live telecast of her show she had via satellite Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm signed a state ban on texting while driving, effective July 1, during a broadcast of the talk-show queen's program. Telecating from Detroit's Renaissance Center, Winfrey sidekick, comedic actress Ali Wentworth hosted a Detroit rally for the Big O’s “No Phone Zone” (rallies were also held in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington.) .
Winfrey also had people on her show to take the pledge to not us etheri cell phones while driving. Go to http://www.oprah.com/packages/no-phone-zone.html
Earlier that day, Oprah mad eher rounds to targeted radio stations to plug her show including the Tom Joyner Morning Show
To hear teh show clip go to
Now, Oprah did admit that she rarely drives these days (no shocker), but we think it’s a noble effort for her to get people to pledge espcially after the freak accidents that occur with those who drive while texting as well as those who are affected by it But shouldn’t it also entail driving wile talking on the cell phone too? That’s just as problematic. Here in the STL area. Illinois has that law to not be on the cell phones PERIOD and no texters under 21 (So those over 21 can thumb away!!!).
IN unrelated Oprah newz, Ms. Winfrey and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, and Gap creative director Patrick Robinson co-chaired the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala Benefit on this past Monday night in New York.This year's theme celebrated the American woman.
In the STL area, the big newz story was rapper/mogul Nelly and his cousin Michael Johnson being murdered last week and how Nelly ripped a new one for Fox 2 News for how they handled the story by involving Nelly at an incovenient time. ABC and Channel 11 News reports this week claimed that Nelly's bodyguard was murdered. Nelly posted on Twitter that it was actually his cousin.
The slained individual was Michael Johnson.
Michael Johson was shot multiple times outside of a home last Wednesday night. St. Louis county police responded and were brought to the home located on Nola, near North Hanley, around midnight.Now under investigation, there have been no arrests in connection to the murder, but authorities are on the hunt for the suspect and obtain some type of motivation for such a fatal attack. Currently, they are retracing Johnson's movements of the last 24 hours in order to find where he was and what could have led to the shooting.
Meanwhile, Fox 2 ambushed Nelly for a comment while he was handing out scholarships for studnets at Lindenwood College and his repsonse to them was: "I dont wanna talk about it."
So, Fox 2 (and its sister network Channel 11) went with the story that Nelly's former bodyguard was shot and killed, but Nelly insisted that the guy was not his former bodyguard but his cousin.
As a result of the ambush Nelly got livid and went on Twitter to tweet several entries that he was upset at how Fox 2 handled the story of Johnson and using him to tell the story. Plus, he was pissed off at how Fox 2 tried to get a comment about his cousin;s murder while he was doing a positive act by passing out scholarships to students. As a result, Nelly said that Fox 2 was no longer invited to cover any of his events--ever again.
Wow. Well to an extent we can agree with Nelly on how he feels. But on the other hand, why would be surprised at how the media wanted to spin the story. True, it was a bit insensitive for Fox 2 to get a comment from Nelly while he was scholarshipping, but we think Nelly;s PR people shoud have handled the situation by releasing a press statement about the issue and that Nelly wanted the media to not ask questions about it.
Now it looks as though Fox 2 attacked Nelly when in actuality they were trying to get a story. We don't blame Nelly for getting upset, but to use Twitter to voice his disdain, should have been handled by , again, his PR people. Maybe a press conference to tell the media how insensitive they were and demanding an apology for the error (his cousin not his bodyguard) and how they ambushed him.
Nelly also said on his tweets that why the media didnt cover his scholarship giveaway, but when we saw the original Fox 2 report, they did add video and sound bytes of the deed to add some balance to the Johnson murder story.
As far as banning Fox 2 from covering any of his events, well, we think the Nellster should check and see if Fox 2 has any affiliations with Universal, his record label, you know--just never know these days of all the congolomerates owning some or most other entertainment brands out here. Right now Nelly is upset, and he should be, but we think he should rethink about banning Fox 2 to his events.
To see the orginal Fox 2 story go to http://stlhiphop.ning.com/profiles/blogs/nellys-relative-murderedgrammy
In unrealted Nelly newz, he was among several celebrities that hit Diddy's party at actress Eva Longoria Parker's Eve nightclub in Vegas last Saturday after the Mosely-Mayweather Fight Shane Mosely and Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s. But from reports, the crowd was so huge that management was forced to cancel the red carpet event to ensure fan safety.
Week Seven on Dancing with the Stars and actress Niecy Nash and her “jiggly parts” is still holding on as Pamela Anderson was eliminated and Nash is in the Top 5 .This week, the remaining contestants on this seasons Dancing With The Stars were split into two separate teams for the cha cha challenge. Team Madonna consisted of Nash Evan Lysacek, and Erin Andrews - came up short against Team Gaga - Pamela Anderson, Nicole Scherzinger, and Chad Ochocinco. And though Nash and DWTS partner Louie Van Amstel finished with the lowest score of the night, Nash wowed the judges and even earned a "9" for her light-footed quickstep performance .
Are Emmy Award winning Chi-town actress/talk show host Sheri Shepherd and actor/authorHill Harper become "Sheper?"
We are not sure but that's what In Touch Weekly claims. According to the mag, it began when Shepherd and Harper taped a “Nightline” segment together in March. Reportedly, Harper reminded Shepherd off-camera that she had once rejected him in the 1990s. A so-called “pal” tells the tab Shepherd didn’t recall the snub, but “apologized and accepted his invitation to dinner, and they hit it off.”
A rep for Harper says that he and Shepherd are friends but “not dating.”
So what do you think? You think were secretly dating and just bating away the media for privacy?
Though Chicago native film critic Roger Ebert lost his ability to speak after surgery for cancer, he has found a new and powerful voice online. The film critic was chosen as person of the year by the Webby Awards. The 14th annual Webbys, which celebrate Internet achievement, were announced Tuesday by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-member group of Web experts. Ebert was singled out for "raising the bar for online journalism" with his blog on the Chicago Sun-Times' website. He is also an avid Twitterer and is planning a new movie-review TV program that he says will have a strong presence online.
Read more: http://www.bnd.com/2010/05/04/1242113/roger-ebert-jim-carrey-among-webby.html#ixzz0mygdNzEK
From reports it looks as though newly drafted St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford is ready for Game day Sept 12. The No. 1 draft pick is working the ball last week at rookie camp (which ended Sunday) and the coaches are saying that "he’s very smart, got a great command of the huddle and attention to detail."
In the five practices he's had , Bradford reportedly threw hundreds of passes over about a 50-hour period (despite his surgically repaired throwing shoulder)
Offensive cooridnator Pat Shurmur said Sunday after the conclusion of the Rams' rookie minicamp. "All the reasons for drafting him were obvious. He's very smart. Got a great command of the huddle. He's got great attention to detail.
With that said, we guess the "hope" is alive.
Two major concerts were announced this week.
Singer/actress Courtney Love will perorm with her group Hole July 13 at the Pageant.
Tickets go on sale Saturday.
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. Tickets go on sale Saturday at www.livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets, and at the box office, and by calling 800-745-3000.
St. Louis native rock pioneer Chuck Berry recently made Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 40 Things to Be Excited About Music in the current issue with Black Eyed Peas on the cover. Berry comes in at No. 9 on the list, “because you can still see Chuck Berry play once a month.”
The accompanying text reads:
“On one Wednesday every month, at 9 p.m. sharp, a white Cadillac pulls into the parking lot of St. Louis’ Blueberry Hill club. Chuck Berry, 83, pulls his guitar case from the trunk and descends a deep set of stairs to the Duck Room, ready to prove yet again that rock & roll isn’t dead as long as the man most credited with inventing it is still picking and screaming.
Congrats to the King.
The St. Louis Cardinals are on a winning streak as the baseball season goes into its second month. The Cards were tested of its endurance especially after last Friday 's home game at Busch Stadium when tornadic weather hovelled over the evening game delaying the game for several hours. As a result, most of the fans left. After the sky cleared on early Saturday, The Cards resumed its game with the Reds at midnite and won 3-2.
In other sports newz, there are rumors floating that Mizzou may move form the Big 12 Conference to the Big Ten Conference next year. ESPN is reporting that long-swirling rumors about Missouri joining the Big Ten Conference are coming true, although these reports are still unconfirmed.
"Read more: http://campuscorner.kansascity.com/node/870#ixzz0mydNrmXt
Rock superstar group Pearl Jam stopped in the STL on its Midwest Tour Tuesday when the group performed at Scott Trade Center. Accoridng to Post-Dispatch Pop Critic Kevin Johnson the group was a " easily a rousing success. The guys dug deep into their lengthy catalog during the two hour-plus show, which included a dedication to Joe Buck in the form of the song “Alive,” and an early challenge from singer Eddie Vedder when he told the crowd Kansas City set the bar pretty high the previous night."++++++++++++++++++++
Speaking of musician concerts at the Scott Trade, tickets for Roger Waters: The Wall Live concert Oct. 29 go on sale at 10 a.m. May 10.
The Pat Metheny: The Orchestrion Tour will take place May 8 at Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis, www.touhill.org
Erykah Badu’s June 9 concert at the Fox Theatre was postponed last week. According to reports, the tour itself has been postponed due to technical tour production issues are requiring a delay to the tour’s start, and a rescheduling of the tour dates. Information about the new St. Louis show date and ticket availability will be made available soon.
The show had not yet gone on sale
Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, will host a fashion show this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Plaza Frontenac. An added bonus is that with a qualifying purchase of $125 or more, guests will receive a copy of the “Models Inc.,” which is a graphic novel by Marvel Comics featuring Gunn as a superhero, complimentary gifts from participating partners and be professionally photographed with Gunn on the runway. After the fashion show, the audience will get to participate in a 20 minute Q & A with Gunn. The afternoon will conclude with an after party at the event site where champagne and light appetizers will be served. Guests should call 314-432-0604 so the event organizers can get a head count of attendees. The clothes featured such brands as Juicy Couture, Kate Spade New York and Lucky Brand Jeans.
Joe Buck, Ozzie Smith, NFL Hall of Famer Roger Wehrli, Blues Captain Eric Brewer and other local celebs will play trivia Thursday night at the 6th Annual Back to School with Joe Buck Celebrity Bee. Buck, Emerson and KidSmart are teaming up with celebrities and corporations to host the evening’s trivia competition, which is based on the TV show, “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?” The questions begin at 6:30 p.m. at The Pageant on Delmar Boulevard. The event is the major fundraiser for KidSmart, which will use the money raised to provide school supplies for more than 45,000 area children. Tickets are $150.
Cirque du Soleil – Alegría took place yesterday and will run until May 13 at Chaifetz Arena at Saint Louis University. Alegría is a Cirque du Soleil classic and an internationally acclaimed production that has entertained more than 10 million people worldwide since its world premiere in Montreal in 1994. In May 2009, Alegría embarked on a new journey, performing the same mesmerizing production, but now in arenas throughout North America.
Majic 104.9 hosts Fabulous Fridays with special guest R&B group Dru Hill. Fabulous Fridays will start 5:30 p.m. and Dru Hill will perform later in the evening Friday, May 14, at The Venue, 5960 Martin Luther King Drive. FREE. Uou must be 30 + to attend this event
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The Ambassador Nightclub will have a variety of events this and next month:
The Ambassador will have its 1st Anniversary Celebration with Chico DeBarge, June 4, $15, in the Klymaxx Room. On sale at 10 a.m. today.
– Old School Explosion with Dana Dane and Kurtis Blow will perform June 19, at the Ambasador also on sale at 10 a.m. today.
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OUTTOWN EXCLUSIVE: We spotted former St. Lunatics member Slodown recruiting folk for fitness memberships at the new Club Fitness in the University City Loop on Delmar this week. We were shocked to see him, but at least we know say we actually found where he's been since, in his words, was kicked out of the group last year.
"They are shooting videos and I'm selling memberships and got a real job," he said. Hmmm, well after that he said that he was kicking off his new label this summer called Rejec and we said the name of his record label before he spat it out. But he said that he was ready to talk about why he was kicked out of the group. He gave us a tidbit of why he was kicked out while he was with a customer but we gave him our biz card for that long indepth interview. Now, he did say why he was kicked out, but we are going to savor it. All we will say is, he was booted out cuz of what he said about one of the Lunatics. Hmm. We will keep you posted.
Alpha Omega Ent. brings it to U again with the PARTY BOYZ May 16 (the night of the May Day Parade) at Club Casino, so don't miss Ur chance to FLEX and TICKETS ARE ONLY $10 I WILL REPEAT $10!!!!!!
The STL Gateway Classic Sports Foundation has teamed up with the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission and NBA players, David Lee and Larry Hughes for the Midwest Basketball Slam Jam, May 14-16. Tune in to NewsChannel 5 on Saturday May 8 at 9a.m. for more on what the Gateway Classic is working on. Details go to http://www.gatewayslamjam.com/
Two STL area people got national accolades for their work.
First, Michael Sherraden, a professor of social developement, of Washington University, was recently named to Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. A native of Manhattan, Kansas., Sherraden is the founder and director of the Center for Social Development in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Sherraden is known for his work on asset building for low-income people. In his 1991 book, “Assets and the Poor: A New American Welfare Policy,” Sherraden proposed setting up individual savings accounts for the poor, known as Individual Development Accounts or IDAs. The accounts have been adopted in federal legislation and in more than 40 states.His work also contributed to the development of the 401(k) retirement plan, which was proposed by former President Bill Clinton in 1999, and has influenced policy development in the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Canada, Indonesia and other countries.
Second, Phil Slein, artist and owner of Washington Avenue’s Slein Gallery, was commissioned for a portrait by Left Coast fashion guru Cameron Silver. from reports, Silver was in St. Louis recently for the Dada Ball at the Contemporary Art Museum and witnessed a bidding war over a Slein commission. The bid was estimated to be $6,000 and finally went to U.S. Bank’s Walker Gaffney for $8,750.
Hikaru Nakamura, the reigning U.S. Champion and the highest-rated American player, announced this week that he will move to the STL from Seattle following the U.S. Chess Championships competition that will take place May 13 to May 24. At The Chess Club on Maryland Avenue where he will host the championships . It was reported that the chess king wanted to make his “move” (pun intended) ever scene he visited the STL early last month for the Bill Wright St. Louis Open.
STL native actress Kelly Stables is on a new series on national TV. She stars in the ABC comedy “Romantically Challenged" starring Alyssa Milano. Stables plays Milano’s sassy sister. The show debuted in mid April and according to reviewers, the show got mixed reviews. The Nielsen’s ratings have been so-so. It airs Mondays right after “Dancing with the Stars.”
Contamination Films had its first film festival in St. Louis last weekend celebrating horror and sci-fi pop culture films. Celebrities who attended were “The Lost Boys” stars Billy With and Brooke McCarter (PICTURED) whose film “TheLost Boys” was one of many films screened along with seminars on both genres. Also attending was actress Dee Wallace, “(“Cujo”) , actor and producer Fred Williamson and Larry Thomas, who played the Soup Nazi on the NBC show, "Seinfeld." The convention took place at Holiday Inn Viking Southwest. Con-tamination is the creation of Dave Dyer, a Webster University graduate and lifetime St. Louis resident. Dyer owns the company Trendmasters, which works on toy lines for movies. Over the years, Dyer has become a veteran of the convention circuit.
Speaking of films, “Streetballers,” the award-winning basketball drama that was filmed in St. Louis by Matthew Krentz, has been picked up for distribution to the 50 million customers of the Warner cable system. It’s also gotten a name change–to “American Streetballers.” The movie has also gotten a DVD distribution deal and should be available through retailers on Aug. 26. In the meantime, you can buy a special-edition DVD,with behind-the-scenes extras through the movie’s Web site, www.streetballersthemovie.com.
STL native model and recent America’s Next Top Model finalist Gabrielle had a b-day party at Club 15 Sunday. We hear the crowd was nice and she took pics with fans.. Radio personality Young Dip was spotted there.
ADD: 14th Annual Denise Thimes & Friends Special Mother’s Day Concert with Chris Grasso (piano), John King (bass), Kevin Kelley (drums) and Ricky Woodard (saxophone), 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sheldon Concert Hall, $25-$40 (add $30 for dinner 3 p.m.-5 p.m.), MetroTix or 314-773-0337 Vanessa Hughes, mother of NBA star Larry Hughes and author of “Courtside Bedside,” will be in the house signing autographs and selling her book, which is about love and motherhood. The book looks at Vanessa Hughes’ life spent courtside for Larry Hughes and bedside for her other son Justin, who died of a progressive illness.
STL comic Maurice G will be one of the local stars in 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 www.metrotix.com 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.
BAD GIRL’s Club star Kendra will host her own B-DAY PARTY
May 7 at THE LOFT 3112 OLIVE ST. FOR MORE N4 CALL 314-489-8923. The event also will double as the venue's Creme Party.
Mrs St. Louis/Mom Me Makeover's Ola Hawatmeh will have swimsuit tips on May 13 on KMOV's Great Day St. Louis at 10 p.m.
The Eugene B Redmond Writrs Club will present -Da-Dum-Dun Festival, MAY 18 6 p.m., room 2083, Building B, SIUE-East St. Louis Higher Education Center, 601 J.R. Thompson Blvd., East St. Louis. Celebrates Miles Davis, Henry Dumas and Katherine Dunham. Features exhibit of photos/memorabilia from the Eugene B. Redmond Collection. Free. Sponsored by Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club, Drumvoices Revue, Black River Writers Press and SIUE.
What happenned to Sunday Morning Live on Majic 104.9 in the mornings? Has it went of the air?
Delux Magazine is holding a Top 40 Under 40 poll for STL movers and shakers for its upcoming event in August. For more info on how you can vote for whom go to
STL R&B DUO AZ_ONE will be performing Friday, May 14, 8:00pm at Club Moe's in Tower Grove. Come out and see these harmonizing young ladies as they give you one of the best perfomances that you will ever see. After the performance these young ladies will be available for autographs and signings of their CD. Meet and greet after the performance also among the audienceThis will be a nice intimate setting for you to enjoy a nice intimate and upclose performance by these young ladies.Also as a bonus there will be a Special Performance by R&B singer Mike HardawayOnly $10 to see a fantastic show.
Cardinals Auctions’ Kevie Hendrix is making a big buzz with his Shaving House Company and his YOUTUBE informercial about how men can treat ingrown hairs on their face. Made in 2008, his video has well over 100,000 hits, which has even some of the producers of the products he sells to contact him to do actual paid informercials. See for yourself on what the others have been hitting up on at
STL based Fitness model and instructor Fred "Ra'dric" Williams had a photo shoot session recently for his upcoming calendar. Pictured is one of the photos taken for it (Photo by Erica M. Brooks) Go to photographer Erica Brooks' facebook page and pick which pics he should use. Go to
Club Casino re-opened last weekend after being closed for a weeks following a Shiloh man was shot and killed inside the club in April. They are now branding its return as the "New and Improved" Club CAsino. According to http://www.stlhiphop.com, they got more lights in front of the club, but as B-Gyrl from the site said, "the killing happened inside the club." To check out the article go to http://stlhiphop.ning.com/profiles/blogs/new-amp-improved-club-casino
We just got this late, but we found out that I AM SNKY closed its sneaker shop that was located on 13th and Washington and hauled its wares in its main store I AM Boutique on Delmar.
B-DAZE TO: Singer Starchild, rapper Penelope Jones (PICTURED)and filmmaker David Conley
MIA. Where is businessman/socilaite Brian Swift ?
MIA FOUND. Brian Swift on Facebook and he is currently a resident of the ATL.
BLIND BITZ. Which female mover and shaker took YOURS TRULY off guard when they kissy kissed the cheek when we greeted each other? (Hint. This sista is the sister to another mover and shaker who was a fashionista here in the STL before she moved. The sista in question's first name begins with a consonant and ends with a vowel and is also an employee with a crew who's name is the "opposite of clean.")
PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which promoters/socialites got it in this week? Promoters Mocha Latte and Loosecannon Slim
Mocha Latte (LEFT) . No suprises here. The Queen of Promotions always gets it in every Friday and Saturday at Karma doing her hosting duties at Friday Night Fixx and Sutra Saturdays. She is also the "ticket hub" for the upcoming Plies concert next Saturday at Club Plush (SEE MOCHA'S CORNER BELOW)
Loosecannon Slim (RIGHT) This heavy hitter,and club-co-owner, who is coming off of co-promitng the Mosley-Mayweather Fight Party at his spot Karma, will get it in yet again at Karma Nightclub this weekend and in addition, his club along with Hot 104.1 are currently promoting the Plies concert coming to club Plush on the East Side next Saturday (SEE MOCHA'S CORNER BELOW) .
WORDZ TO THE WHYZ??????????????????????????????????
Why did singer Chris Brown clown on a Virginia radio station cursing out the host cuz his songs werent getting airtime? Why did the cop taze the teen at the Phillies game when he ran onto the field? Why did Fox 2 ambush Nelly for a comment about his cuzzin during his passing out of scholarship at Lindenwood College? Why are nude pics of Snoop Dig surfacing on the Internet? Why is an Indiana native teen dating his 70 year old plus grandma and both are planning to have a child? Why did talk show host Conan Obrien rip on Jay Leno on 60 Minutes? Why did someone call YOURS TRULY asking what nite porn star Cherokee was going to be at the Mansion House cuz her husband was in love with her? Why did the oil rig explosion happen? And why are surveillance cameras coming to Natural Bridge?
Check out YOURS TRULY this Saturday on The Best of the STL on ABC 30 at 6 p.m.
Got style gents? Ma'atology Productions and Momme Makeover are having an audition at Carpenter Branch Library,Saturday, May 15, from noon to 4p.m. at 3309 South Grand Boulevard. Auditioners must bring a current photo and a brief bio to qualify for the contest. The Top 12 semifinalists will be decided on soon after 4 p.m. on the day of the audition when the judges' decisions are complete. Of those semfinalists, eight finalists will be chosen for the upcoming MISTA COUTURE show tentatively slated for June 19 or July 3 at either the Mandarin Lounge or Home Nightclub (The time and venue will be decided before month's end) . The winner will receive bragging rights, a cash prize (TBA) and a modest gift package. All contestants will receive base pay. This is not an event sponsored by the St. Louis Public Library.. For more info, call 618.719.3160 (Ma'at) or 314.456.3936 (Ola) .
Pick up the Evening Whirl every Monday and check out Out and About with Ma'at in teh Entertianment Section.
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Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, May 7, 2010 as we visit the ever popular STL's Finest Bar & Grill, located at 8021-H West Florissant in the Buzz Westfall Center...
AWESOME food, drinks, DJ's and ambiance...what more could you ask for on a Friday evening after a long work week?
PLEASE RSVP...EARLY ARRIVAL IS A MUST...5pm start time!
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/
East St Louis native singer Deandre Perryman will debut his new single, “Let Me” at Fubar on Locust May 7.
2010 Grammy Award nominee R&B heavy weight Charlie Wilson and smooth jazz artist Will Downing will perform May 7 at The Fox Theatre.
CROWN VALLEY WINERY TRIP PART 2. HELLA FLY/ 3 WAY/ GRAND FINALE PROMOTIONS Saturday, May 8, 2010 11:00am - 7:30pm ST. GENEVIEVE MO HELLA FLY /3 WAY / GRAND FINALE PROMOTIONS PRESENTS THE MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND CROWN VALLEY WINERY TRIP TO ST GENEVIEVE PT.2.SATURDAY MAY 8TH WE GOT 2 BUSES THIS INCLUDES YOUR WINE TASTING A TOUR OF THE WINERY AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT...IF U MISSED IT LAST YEAR U ALREADY KNOW OR HEARD ABOUT IT.. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT DANO 314)422-4806 OR TAH 314)713-0926 OR KERRY 314)456-5976 DAMON 314)220-4376..TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW 30$ A PERSON THE BUS WILL LEAVE AT 11AM WE WILL BE BACK 7:30 THAT EVENING........ SO IF U LIKE BLACK BERRY OR MOSCATO THIS IS THE TRIP FOR YOU ITS A GROWN FOLKS THANG
The 5th Annual PRONTO Fashion Show Event, Saturday, May 8, 2010 Hosted at HoteLumiere - Downtown St. Louis 7:30 PM Reception with César Lizárraga on Acoustic Guitar 8:30 PM Fashion Show Event with Emcees Todd Furesz and Odester Saunders, and DJ Music by Carlos Suarez The show will feature up-and-coming designers from the region and U.S. Aspiring fashion designers will show case their work. This year's scholarship includes Fashion Group International and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Call today and RSVP a ticket or for more information, contact 314-726-3117. $35 early bird special or $40 at the door. PayPal payments are now accepted at http://bit.ly/bt2g4p. =
EASTBOOGIE ENT PRESENTS"BRUH MAN', '"HONEST JOHN"..and "JAY"... Saturday, May 8, 7:00pm At AINAD SHRINE TEMPLE 609 ST. LOUIS AVE. EAST ST. LOUIS, IL, LEGENDARY DJ 618 nda BOX WIT DAT MUSIC YOU LIKE!!!!THIS IS AN ADULT AFFAIR GROWN AND SEXXZZZY...NO PANTZ ONDA GROUND!!!THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY IN ADVANCE!!!!!Tickets $20 in advance / $25 @ Door..SECURITY INSIDE AND OUT!!!!!!CONTACT: ARMOND WILBOURN 618.581.0536 ROBIN BARNES 314.323.1237 MIKE HILL 618.616.9182 CHARMAINE SAVAGE 618.210.5339 EDNA WILLIAMSON 314.307.7438 and your BOYEE DWAYNE ACOFF ("DA") 808.561.6513 +
ROC OUT PRODUCTIONS PAJAMA AND LINGERIE PARTY
Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 9:00pm
THE JAZZ SPOT (OLD WS HOTEL)
400 WASHINGTON AVE
COME OUT AND PARTY WITH ROC OUT PRODUCTIONS AS WE BRING TO YOU THE PAJAMA AND LINGERIE PARTY!!!ROC OUT IS GIVING $250 TO THE BEST OUTFIT!!!DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT!!FREE CIROC SHOTS FOR THE LADIES AT MIDNIGHT!!CASH PRIZE FOR THE BEST OUT FIT!!LADIES FREE TILL 10!TO RESERVE TABLES, VIP OR BOTTLE SERVICE CONTACT ME 314 337 8222, EGO 314 456 6662, OR D SMOOTH 314 368 7647!!!! FREE WINGS FROM 9 - 11DJ FRED DEE ON THE 1'S AND 2'S
Text 625-1069 for your free birthday party at Karma...or LET ME Upgrade YOU to our Superstar birthday package which includes:food, personalized cake, bottles, eflyer, booth, guests and more for $300... LET ME HOST YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY!! We got u! 21 and up on Fridays and @25and up on Saturdays Karma Stl
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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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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
ThundaGrownd Thursday Variety Showcase: Final Thu. of every month $5 cover Big Moe's 1072 Tower Grove St. across from Sweetie Pie's on Manchester) St. Louis MO
Word Therapy @ Club Paradise : Open MicFinal Friday of the month $5 cover first 10 on the sign-up list free 812 Martin Luther King Dr, East St. Louis, IL
Vote for A.D. at this years Poetry Awards in June at SOUl U's website! http://www.rychusswurd.com/
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.
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.+
3RD ANNUAL MOTHERS DAY DINNER
Sunday, May 9, 2010
5:00pm - 9:00pm
BINIONS 5917 DELMAR
ONLY $10 LIMITED SEATING,ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY. TILAPIA,ROSEMARY CHICKEN, SHRIMP,MIXED VEGETABLES,MASH POTATOES,SALAD,DINNER ROLLS WILL BE SERVED AT THIS EVENT & ALSO LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Joe Bucks has his grand opening of his Rooftop at the downtown Joe Bucks (formerly J Bucks) May 14.FREE.
Missouri History Museum’s Twilight Tuesdays music series 6:30 p.m. The concerts are free. Here’s who else is performing: –– 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/.
FreeTime and The City presents Sex in the City 3. Saturday May 15th St. Louis sexy socialites be prepared for a special and exclusive evening just for you. Thw first two were so sexy and pack you know we had to keep the party going!!****Everybody wearing pink are FREE before and 11!****Yes fellas the ladies in pink wil...l be ready just for you. And ladies wear that pink ensemble you have been dying to get into.And don't forget **DRINK SPECIALS** will be in full effect all night long!!.....Dress Code strictly EnforcedFor Bootle Service, Bday Packages, Graduations and VIP call 314-397-4007For more info go to www.freetimestl.com
ALIVE MAG BITZ
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 www.alivemag.com for ticket and more info.
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 HotListRSVP@alivemag.com
Legendary basketball player Kareem Abdul Jabbar 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.
Escribir Desde el Corazon-"Write from the Heart"-May 15/2010 doors open @6pm, @The Way Out Club, 2525 S. Jefferson, St. Louis, MO $10 admission includes a night of poetry, art & music, Art raffles, bellydancing & burlesque. Hosted by KDHX DJ Sherri Danger, of Dangerous Curves, Far OUt Bob Putnam, & Erotic author of NEUROTICA Elva Maxine Beach
2007 American idol winner and Grammy Award nominee Jordin Sparks will perform at the Pageant May 15.
Night for the Arts Saturday, May 15, 2010
7:00pm - 11:00pm
The Event is open to the Public, and Supports Breast Cancer Awareness...Dont Miss it!
HELLA FLY PROMOTIONS / 3 WAY PROMOTIONS/ BIG SHOW........PRESENTS...........THE CLEAN ON DA INSIDE!!!! CLEAN ON DA OUTSIDE CAR SHOW...... AT AREA CODE BAR AND GRILL ON DA BACK PARKING LOT...........SATURDAY MAY 15TH.............IF U WANT TO ENTER THE CAR SHOW.......CALL DANO 314)685-0500 OR BIG SHOW (314)565-2109 ASAP................. ENTRY TIME IS FROM 8AM TILL 1PM ............SO IF YOU GOT A HELLA FLY RIDE... BIKE.....CAR ....... TRUCK........ENTER AND TAKE THE TROPHY'S HOME.................AFTER THE CAR SHOW.........HELLA FLY PROMTIONS WILL BE HAVING THE........... FACEBOOK MEET AND GREET PT.11/ BOOTY SHORTS AND WIFE BEATER EDITION................THE SEXIEST LADIE IN BOOTY SHORTS AND WIFE BEATER........WILL BE THE NEXT COCO COLA BOTTLE MODEL AND........... WIN A CASH PRIZE AND A 2 HOUR PHOTO SHOOT FROM DELUX-MAGAZINES LAWRENCE BRYANT.......
Rock the Pledge StL
Sunday, May 16, 2010
3:00pm - 7:00pm
6161 Delmar Boulevard
TEEN PARTY AT THE PAGEANT!!! As heard on Z107.7FREE general admission tickets are available!• You MUST REGISTER at: firstgiving.com/thrive • live performances by Young, Fly, and Saved and RIO • awards for teen produced videos • dance with the Lou's top Christian DJThis Hollywood style party with a purpose will celebrate you and your choice to live a life of integrity, all while having a blast and raising money to empower St. Louis teens through the Best Choice and BreakDownSTL programs!
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
- 314-692-7477 ext 26
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.
8th Annual Celebration ~ MARY MEACHUM FREEDOM CROSSING Sat. May 22, 11am-3pm, on Grand Blvd. Info: 314.602.4808 or 314.865.070
FASHION FR8 MEMORIAL DAY FASHION SHOW This event will take place May 23, 2010 from 4:00p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum 1315 Chestnut St. St. Louis MO 63103. This is a family friendly event. Admission is $10, Vendor booths are available. Please contact Fashion Fr8 at 314- 621-1253 or visit http://www.fashionfr8.com/
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/
Legendary guitarist Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers band will perform, May 26 at the Pageant.
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.
Rib America Festival at Soldier’s Memorial Plaza a May 28-31.
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
4140 Manchester Ave
Ask yourself this:What do you get when you create an event consisting of:>Over 50 of the hottest Hip Hop EMCEES in STL>Over 15-20 of the hottest Hip Hop DJ's in STL>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..
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: stlafricanartsfest.org •
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.
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!
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.
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 diva Diana Ross will perform June 6 at the Fox
Pop singer/songwriter Jewel will perform at 7:30 p.m. 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 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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.
WWE SMACKDOWN COMES TO THE LOU
June 5, 2010 7:30 PM Scottrade Center
New wave/pop act B-52s and soul singer John Legend are coming to town to headline Fair St. Louis
Legend 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:
10 a.m., 133rd Veiled Prophet Parade
12 p.m., Festival and K-Town Kids Zone open
3 p.m., Local bands
5:30 p.m., Air show (90 minutes)
8 p.m., John Legend
9 p.m., Fireworks
10 p.m., Festival closes
11 a.m., Festival and K-Town Kids Zone open
11:30 a.m., Air Show (90 minutes)
1 p.m., Family act on the main stage
4 p.m., Local bands
5:30 p.m., Air show (90 minutes)
8 p.m., The B-52s
9 p.m., Fireworks
10 p.m., Festival closes
All the events are free.
More information is at http://www.blogger.com/www.celebratestlouis.org.