YOURS TRULY, Ma'at Atkins takes a pic with Cafe Soul host and singer Tendai Morris. Check out the pics below to see what went down last Friday night at this event! (Photo by B Free Paparazzi)
Morris welcomed the crowd.
Holdin it down on the 1s and 2s that night was DJ Needles aka Nodzilla
Morris and her background singers got the show started performing "Pappa Was a Rolling Stone," "Car Wash," and "My Prerogative."
Morris and her pumps were working it! LOL
Manager JoAnn Smith takes a pic with her crew including singer Jst Bryan (right) who signed up to perform that nite.
Another shot of Morris and singers.
This attendee brought back the Sinatra style that nite.
YOURS TRULY snuck in a a pic with Smith (photo by B Free Paparazzi) .
First up was Poet Dee who performed the poignant piece, "I Have Dream."
Tiffany was up next who attempted (and we do stress attempted) to perform SWV's "Weak." She did preface before she performed that she was bit tipsy.
One of her party crew walked up toward the stage to show support,. Both were celebrating the b-day of one of their friends.
Hip hop artist K.D. was up next.
Poet Xplicit got the crowd to pay attention with his animated performances of relationship-based haiku and self promotion of his CD within his poem.
Newbie singer Anna Gross sang Anita Baker's "You Bring me Joy."
McDs R&B/soul search winner Katrina Reece performed Chrisette Michelle's "Blame it on me." she also performed after the event's intermission.
Cincinnati native Laura Wise travelled to the STL to perform that nite.
Media Troika. YOURS TRULY had a chance to take a flick with fellow photogs Kenya Vaughan of St. Louis American and Teddy Blackett of B Free Paparazzi. (Photo by Angela Brown)
Danita Mumphard blew them away with her rendition of "My Funny Valentine."
Kansas City group Banger Boiz preformed an original song, "Take it to the Floor."
Singer Jst Bryan on stage
Morris puts singer Crystal Heywood on the list to perform.
Heywood took a pic with YOURS TRULY before she got on stage.
Intermission time and boogie time.
Err one gettin it in!
....all over the spot!
Meanwhile, during the intermission, OUTCAM got in a pic of the Posts's Pop Critic Kevin Johnson, guest, Posts' Fashion Editor Debra Bass and socialite Vincent Flewelyn.
Cafe Soul co-creator Nichol Stevenson with STL native singer Lynne Fiddmont and photographer Dr. Pam Jackson. Fiddmont was in town for a concert the following nite at the Sheldon.
Meanwhile back on the floor, folk were dropping it like it was not. LOL
T and T. There's half of T and J, Miss T with singer Tiffany Fields.
The highlight as always at Cafe Soul was saxophonist Rhoda G who performed who holds the last looooooooooooooooooooong note and...
Folk throw dollaz on stage.
Morris helps pick up the ends for Rhoda.
"Can you escort me from the stage? Don't eed anyone tryin to steal my cheese." LOL
Before we left we snapped singer/guitarist Blu who performed her hilarious sng, "Bitch Didnt I Tell You." Joining her is poet Roert Dillard (pink shirt) and other singers.
NOTE: Overall the night was great (and packed). Great comaradarie and fellowship. The talent was OK. There were some hits and misses, but it was a fun time. Just wish the crowd in back could be more attentive and respctful of poets who performed (but Explict got em quiet so go figure) In the house were actor Chuck Flowers, singers Jamie Spencer (who performed later that nite), Curtis , designer Tiffany Balton, and broker Roger Macon.