Wednesday, June 9, 2010

OUT 838--ILLIMOBITZ

HELLO OUTTOWNERS!
ITS THURSDAY--
TIME TO GET TOWNED!
We continue our spotlight on African American ILLMOian music artists this month during Black Music Month with Chi-town based trio , The Emotions.


The Emotions are a Grammy Award winning American all female soul, disco, and R&B singing group. The group was formed in their current hometown of Chicago, Illinois in 1968, and originally consisted of the three Hutchinson sisters, Wanda, Pamela and Sheila, all the children of Joseph and Lillian Hutchinson.


As soon as the girls could talk, Father Joseph began teaching them music skills, and had them practice in the basement of their home on the south side of Chicago. When Sheila, the youngest, was five years old, they began singing in church choirs and were known as the Hutchinson Sunbeams.


In 1968, the girls changed their name to The Emotions, and released their first album, So I Can Love You, the following year. '

In 1971, the Emotions released Untouched, their second album, which featured hits such as "Show Me How" and "If You Think It". By 1976 and the Flowers album, they had hits "Flowers" and "I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love".

Their association with
Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire brought them their greatest success. With White's assistance, the Emotions released the albums Rejoice and Sunbeam in 1977 and 1978. Maurice White-co-produced with Clarence McDonald the single "Best Of My Love" spent five weeks at number-one on the US pop chart in 1977 (and winning a Grammy for Best R&B Duo, Group or Chorus with Vocals in 1978) . In 1978, the group collaborated with Earth, Wind & Fire on another single, "Boogie Wonderland", which was a top 10 Grammy Award winning hit in 1979. The group continued to record together during the 1980s, and were signed briefly with Motown Records at one point. they had during the disco period.


The Emotions, today released their final album in 1996. They continue to perform and make personal appearances.).

Here is a video of their biggest single, “The Best of My Love,”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svw7dgYrJj8&feature=related



Chitown made many of the newz items this week. The big A&E newz item is former Illinois Governor and reality show star Rod Blagoaveich’s corruption trial started Wednesday in Chicago. Blago is accused of trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat once he was elected into the Presidency in 2008.
Blagojevich, claims that he never stole a thing and his attorney who did the opening arguments in the trial (the same attorney who did the closing arguments in the R. Kelly trial) claims that the former governor is “broke” and surrounded himself with people that he just shouldn’t have trusted.
Blago faces 24 criminal charges, and is accused of considering taking campaign contributions from supporters of Jessie L Jackson, Jr in return for the Senate seat. If convicted, he faces 415 years in jail and $6 million in fines. Blago remains upbeat, and the Associated Press reports that he said he was excited to say “all the things I’ve been dying to tell you for the last year and a half”
In addition to Rod Blagojevich, Robert Blagojevich is also standing trial alongside his brother. He’s a Nashville area businessman who allegedly took part in the plot to sell Obama’s seat, plus shakedown a racetrack owner for a campaign contribution.

The trial could last up to four months. We will keep you informed of the breaking developments. Hmm,. What you think. You think Blago is going to face the maximum? We think not. We think Blago is going to take a plea deal for snitching on other folk a part of the corruption ring. Hmmm, but wouldn’t it be interesting with Senator Jesse Jackson and President Obama were subpoenaed to testify?


It was discovered that late Zion, Illinois native actor Gary Coleman wrote a final will and testament and named friend and former manager Dion Mial as executor of his estate, leaving Mial instructions on how he would like to be remembered, according to
The Associated Press.
A 1999 will filed in Provo, Utah, stated that Coleman wanted to be cremated and celebrated at a wake put together by people with no financial ties to the actor — people who "can look each other in the eyes and say they really cared personally for Gary Coleman." . Coleman also insisted that any press who reported on his legal, financial, health or marriage woes would not be allowed at his wake.

Coleman, who died in May after suffering a brain hemorrhage, did not name his ex-wife, Shannon Price(whom he did plan to remarry) , in the will, whom he met in 2006. Sheila Erickson, a rep for Price, told the AP that the 24-year-old former wife plans to meet with her lawyer to discuss whether she has any claim to the estate.

Funeral plans for Gary Coleman are "pending" more than a week after his death, but his parents have dropped their bid to have the actor's body returned to Chicago for burial, the man named as executor of his estate said last Saturday.

Coleman's ex-wife Shannon Price had previously announced a weekend service for Coleman, who died over a week ago after a fall at his Utah home.

Price "has absolutely no rights or authority, with regard to the disposition of Gary's remains, services, estate management," said Dion Mial, Coleman longtime friend and former manager.
"Plans for any services are pending, at this time," Mial said.

And what’s up with the pics that his ex-wife took of Coleman lifeless in a coma and life support in the hospital minutes before she pulled the plug and sold the pics to the Globe for more than $10,000. of her taking pics next to Coleman’s lifeless body in the hospital? If you haven’t seen them go to
http://mediatakeout.com/41413/disgraceful_the_gary_coleman_death_pics____his_wife_is_posing_over_his_lifeless_body.html

Just Disturbing and disgusting!

In other Chi-town newz, rap superstar Kanye West's Porsche Panamera was stolen and totaled last weekend. The luxury vehicle was reportedly taken for a joyride, but ended up crashing into a multimillion-dollar house under renovation in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 5. No one was injured during the crash. Residents of the neighborhood reportedly said they heard the crash and witnessed three men running from the vehicle once it hit the house. Kanye, who's been in Hawaii recording his new album for the past several months, wasn't around during the time of the crash. Sources say the rapper left the Porsche in the care of his cousin. The car was reported stolen.
Hmm, sounds like the joyriders may have been kindling with the cuz and knew how to wire itup. A stehy say, watch the watchers.

In unrelated Kanye news, the rap superstar celebrated his b-day Tuesday. He’s 33.




Also, Prospect, Illinois native and
American Idol winner Lee Dewyze sang the national anthem at the NBA finals game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics in Los Angeles Sunday and from critics he butchered it horribly.
Speaking to The Boston Herald before his performance Lee said:

“It’s a huge responsibility but one I’m very happy to have.”
Later this week, DeWyze has signed a contract with 19 Recordings/RCA Records. He'll start recording his debut album in the near future; the label says it's scheduled for release in the fall. (Oh and forget that he had two indy albums he recorded way before Idol which we though disqualified contestants for not being a “new” artist.)

To see the video of DewYze singing the anthem, go to


















And in the last of Chitown newz, this Monday was the premiere of the Seventh season of the NBC hit reality competition, “Last Comic Standing.” And they have a new host, Chitown native comedian/actor Craig Robinson (FAR LEFT)who’s one of the stars of the NBC hit sitcom, “The Office.” In the season opener three ILLIMO comics competed in the Los Angeles auditions. They were St. Louis native Guy Torry (MIDDLE PIC--Yes, he auditioned)and Chitown comics Lil Rel (FAR RIGHT) and Jimmy Dore. All three made it to the showcase round to perform before a live audience and to chosen by the judges to be in the semifinals. Torry and Lil Rel made it to the next round.

And for those who didn’t see Torry’s segment, they featured him at his house and how it looked after he split with his wife Monica Askew whom he divorced earlier this year(which was quite vacuous) and how he almost blew his audition as though he knew the judges were going to advance him to the showcase. That would have been embarrassing if he didn’t but luckily one of the comic judges recognized his talent and said he was better than his audition.




The big A&E stories in the STL were sports related.






First, after 16 seasons, former St. Louis Rams receiver Isaac Bruce announced his retirement at a 30 minute press conference in Rams Park on Wednesday.

Through tears and after two rousing applause moments from the crowd, Bruce said "Normally, I like to be prepared for everything. "I didn't prepare for these tears, so I didn't bring Kleenex or anything. Sixteen years was enough for me. I think a lot was done. But that second training camp practice may have played a part in it. I was ready to move on and do something else other than playing football."

The Rams will honor Bruce by retiring his No. 80 on Oct. 31 during a game against Carolina.

Bruce spent 13 of his 16 years as a ST. Louis Ram (his first year was with the Los Angeles Rams) and his final two seasons with San Francisco. He set every franchise receiving record. He's second in the NFL in career receiving yards with 15,208, tied for second in yards per catch (14.9), fifth in catches (1,024) and ninth in receiving touchdowns (91). He also helped the Rams win the Super Bowl in 2000.


It was speculated that Bruce could work with the Rams as a training camp consultant Spagnuolo may bring in Bruce as a consultant during training camp, but at the conference, Bruce said that his upcoming plans were to chill at home with his wife and baby daughter. He joked, "Right now, I'm calling myself a majority NFL owner. So don't be surprised."

"He was one of the guys, early in my career, that showed me what it meant to be an NFL player and how to work to become the best," former teammate Kurt Warner said in a statement.

In attendance of the conference were Head coach Steve Spagnuolo , ST. Louis Rams players Steven Jackson and James Laurinaitis, and former Rams player Demarco Farr .

We hear that he may go into the ministry. If he does, you know what his name will be,--Reverend Ike. LOL

Thanks for the years, Isaac.



In related Isaac Bruce newz, The Rams will provide each person who purchases a new 2010 season ticket from June 9-June 18 access on the field for the Isaac Bruce Retirement Ceremony during pre-game at the October 31 home game against the Carolina Panthers. Each person will receive one pre-game field pass per season ticket purchased (no limit per person). They will be allowed to go on the field during pre-game activities and stay on the field for the retirement ceremony. They will be notified no later than Friday, October 1st with instructions on where to pick up their pre-game field credentials the morning of the game. This offer runs until 5 pm on Friday, June 18.







The other sporting item was
the postponement (again) of the STL native boxer Corey Spinks’ fight with former “Contender” star Cornelius “K9″ Bundrage, which was scheduled for June 12, but was postponed last Wednesday, promoter Don King announced.
Spinks and Bundrage were due to meet at the Chaifetz Arena in Spinks’ hometown of St. Louis.

One of the reasons for the fight’s postponement was the event promoter Hot 104.1. recently announced its “Super Jam 3″ concert for the same day as the fight and King didn’t wantto compete with Superjam (Hmmm) that has the same urban market (double HMMM) and the boxing event was reliant on ticket sales because there was no television outlet.

Also, King is reportedly planning a higher-profile card in St. Louis on Aug. 7 on which junior welterweight Devon Alexander, of St. Louis, will defend his title against former titleholder Andreas Kotelnik on HBO.

King’s belief was that the two cards so close together would hinder ticket sales for Spinks- Bundrage in tough economic times (makes sense). It is likely that King will add Spinks-Bundrage to the Aug. 7 card, giving it three world title bouts. Light heavyweight titlist Tavoris Cloud is slated to defend his belt against former champ Glen Johnson in HBO’s co-feature. Spinks-Bundrage would not be televised domestically.

“Cory told me he has been receiving messages from his fans saying they were disappointed that they could not attend both events,” King said. “On top of that, I have now confirmed that I will be coming back to St. Louis with a world championship card in August, so it’s really not best to have two boxing events competing with each other in the same market.”
Refunds for tickets purchased for the June 12 card can be received from the original point of purchase, King said.

This is the second time the fight with Detroit’s Bundrage (29-4, 17 KOs) has been postponed. It was originally scheduled for March 26 in Las Vegas on an ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” card, but called off when the main event, a cruiserweight title bout between Steve Cunningham and Matt Godfrey, was scrapped.

Well it does makes economic sense we guess, but doesn’t boxing fans are more “grown ups” and Superjam cater to the youngsters? We are just saying. But hopefully the Spinks and Alexander bouts on August 7 will bring the hype to get the STL in the seats, cuz you knowhow STlers can get when events don’t come into fruition.
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There are several nat’l entertainers who came through and are comin to the Lou this month and beyond.






Raunchy rapper Lil Kim will be at Home nightclub at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles June 18 as part of the club’s 5 Star Fridays event.












Reality show star Toya Carter will be at Club Envy June 10.











Two legendary divas of song came through the Lou two days apart at different venues but on the same street.







First, Liza Minnelli performed at the Powell Symphony Hall last Friday with the ST. Louis Symphony Orchestra, just a few blocks north of the Fox. From reports, Minnelli was bit disjointed and aloof and from reports, “ appeared to be struggling to walk, and her breaths were heavy. She spent much of her time sitting. After opening with “Sweetest Sounds” — during which she flubbed her entrance — and “Toot, Toot, Tootsie,” she left the stage and returned moments later wearing a pantsuit. Also, she was barefoot. “I have to be honest,” Minnelli later said. “I’ve got two false hips. I’ve got a shoulder that cracks. And I just had a knee replacement.” In addition, at one point, she said, “I’ll be right back,” instructed her pianist and longtime collaborator Billy Stritch to sing and exited stage right. And later, after delivering a heartfelt speech about love, Minnelli stopped herself. “I just did the wrong introduction,” she said. “Sorry, kids.”

Hmm, sounds like someone may have been dipping into some possible libations to numb the pain? Who knows.








The following nite, We hear that Diana Ross turned it out at the Fox Theatre with her fashions (nine dress changes) and medley of hits from the Supremes to “Upside Down” (and almost forgetting some of the lyrics to some of her hits) According to the Post Pop Critic Kevin Johnson, “Sure, Ross, discreetly stumbled during her grand entrance and later obviously missed a cue, but she was still the boss. In fact, she opened her 90-minute show with the disco-flavored "The Boss," rising up from beneath the stage in a lime-colored floor-length cape, which she flung to the floor to reveal the first of several sequined evening gowns.Ross didn’t spend any real time getting to know the audience with chit-chat. Instead, she stuck to business, first with a stream of Supremes hits including "Reflections," "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "My World is Empty Without You," while various images, including vintage clips of the singing trio, flew by behind her.”

Johnson said that she dedicated her tour to the late Michael Jackson, whom she helped to mentor when he was child, then performed her hit "Missing You," which “segued, a tad awkwardly, into Jackson’s "You Are Not Alone."

She also did her finale in her jogging outfit. Only Ms Ross can get away with that!
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And Upcoming STL events:


Pop sensation Justin Bieber will perform Nov. 8 at Scottrade Center, on the second leg of his “My World” North American tour. Tickets go on sale this Saturday.

















The Magazine Playboy will celebrate its 50th anniversary at HOME Night Club June 11.The seminal magazine is going on a 50 city wide tour hosted by model Serria Tawain.













Pop legends James Taylor and Carole King are making a stop at the Scott Trade Center July 10.















Lyle Lovett and his Large Band make their debut at the Sheldon Concert Hall with a concert Aug. 2. Tickets go on sale June 26.















Country music stars Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan will share an intimate acoustic performance July 23 at Lumiere Theatre at Lumiere Place.

















Singer Jennifer Holliday, one of the original “Dreamgirls” on Broadway, will headline PrideFest’s main stage entertainment June 26 at
Tower Grove Park. On the main stage June 27, is 90s dance diva Crystal Waters.

Gospel act Mary Mary’s concert Saturday at Six Flags St. Louis was canceled this week.The Spirit of Praise Competition will take place Saturday, with church musical groups performing in front of a live audience and panel of judges.







Former Jay Leno bandmember Kevin Eubanks and his band will perform at 7 p.m. July 29 at the Casino Queen’s Sevens nightclub.


The Summer Soul Groove Tour 2010 will be headlined by 70s soul group with Rose Royce and 80s soul group Lakeside June 25 at the Ambassador.

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Disney Channel star Jordan Pruitt will perform at Fair St. Louis July 4























80s R&B singer Cherelle, Blues icon David Dee and Judge Judy Baliff Petri Bird will make appearance and/or perform at the Metro East 2010 Celebration of Men June 18-020 at various venues in the east St. Louis Senior High School . For tickets get info at 618.482.6789


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Kinloch native actress Jenifer Lewis was back in her hometown last week t to visit students at Confluence Academy’s Walnut Park campus. The Webster University graduate talked to the kids at Confluence about the value of education and she also received a star on the Kinloch Walk of Fame.
STL based rapper Jibbs released a new single, “ Big Face” on Hot 104,.1. recently. . You can peep it at http://stlhiphop.ning.com/profiles/blogs/jibbs-premiere-new-single-big
ILLMOians are tryin to get polled with various websites.


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Entertainment website Metromix recently tabulated the Hot 5 finalists from its Music Poll. The Top Five STl artists were Country artist Rickie lee Tanner(PICTURED LEFT) , Dj Kaine , OPTION/CONTROL, Man Eating Tiger and singer/songwriter Lilly Pappas (PICTURED). The finalists will perform at Foxhole June 11 and the winner based on poll votes on the site (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)
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The winners of the RFT Music Showcase Poll have been tabulated and winners will be announced in the RFT's June 17, 2010 issue.
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STL based detail shop Showroom Shine were campaigning last week for people to nominate them for the Steve Harvey Hoodie Award for Best Detail Shop by June 8 (the category was the featured that day)! As of this writing the shop was in the lead. If they win the nomination there will be a vote day for the winner in July. Showroom Shine has previously won the award for Best Detail shop in 2008 and 2009.





This week STL TV announced the channel IS MOVING TO CHANNEL 992on STL Charter Cable. (CLICK ON PIC FOR MORE INFO).












R.I.P. BITZ.


And lastly, OUTTOWN gives our deepest sympathies to former U City cop and socialite Tyrone Thompson who was shot and killed last weekend over a fatal car robbery attempt in Black jack, Mo. when two teens tried to rob him resulting in Thompson shooting and killing one and the other fleeing (who has been captured as of this blogging)
To see the story go to :

Visitation for Thompson will be Friday, June 11, at 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at William C. Harris Funeral Directors Chapel located at 9825 Halls Ferry Road in St. Louis. The Funeral will be Saturday, June 12, at 10:00 a.m. located at San Francisco Temple Church Complex, 10191 Halls Ferry Road in St. Louis, The burial will follow at St. Peters Cemetery located at 2101 Lucas & Hunt Road in Normandy.





STL--B-DAZE.·Politican Kacie Starr Triplett, former STL American fashion editor Keith Underwood, model/event promoter Ashley Salazar(PICTURED), Singer DeAndre Perryman, entertainment writer Kenya Vaugn, music producer Ronnie Notch, blogger Lisa Rose, fitness trainer Robin Cason, fitness model Fred "Ra'dric" Williams, fashion show producer Bronica Richardson, and artist Cheryl Gunnell









MA'AT BITZ



We just got newz that MR COUTURE will have a segment on Fox 2 News in the Morning starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 15!

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There will be a fundrasier for Makeover for a Cause and Mr Couture next Frdiay at Lumen. Details coming soon!

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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 manfashionshow@yahoo.com or call 618.719.3160 for more info.



WE ARE ALSO PICKING ONE GENT from the audition to be featured on the Fox 2 segment June 15!






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 and photograoher Stephen Garnett. STL native and America's Next Top Model finalist Gabrielle Michelle and Mrs. Missouri Carrei Hruza will be the judges with speical appearnces by rap stars Chingy, Murphy lee, Huey, Young Cilla and working on rapper Bun B to make an appearnce.
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

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Check me out with Dwight Stone Tuesdays thru Thursdays in Notifi Radio from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. CSt at
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Check out my entertainment write ups in the Evening Whirl every Monday!




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IN THE MIA FILE—Where is socialite and educator Tracey J Shanklin ?













TO SEE THE BLIND PICZ go on my Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/?sk=events&s=2#!/marcus.atkins




BLIND BITZ. Which national recoridng artist who's coming to St. Louis next week for a concert is getting a bad rep for "smacking up" his upfront money to feed his drug habit? (Hint. The artist is part of a "family" group who's name is also the name of a popular Fox TV show and performed earlier this year in the same venue he is going to perform.)

PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which promoters/socilaites are gettin it in this week? Model/promoter Ashley Puryear and King Kerry and Dano Johnson of Helly Fly Promotions and club owner John Burns(TIE)


Ashley Puryear. This lovely young lady is gettin it in two nights a week hosting and promoting at Sugar's Lounge on Washington Avenue with Xposure Wedensdays catering to the sexiness of women for men's pleasure. (SEE ONGOING BITZ) and on Sundays with Erotic Energy Sundays with this Sunday being THE BIKINI EDITION.
















King Kerry and Dano Johnson of Hella Fly Promotions (LEFT). This duo is on a roll these days makuing this section on multiple weeks. This Friday they continue with their newest networking event $4 Fridays at The Broadway on Hallsferry And West Florrissant(SEE ONGOING BITZ) and host their monthly Facebook Meet and Greet party with this one celebrating one year of throwing these parties. Then Sunday, theyteam up with Rockhouse for thr weekly event Sexy as You Wanna Be Sundays at the Label (SEE ONGOING BITZ).


John Burns (RIGHT). This club svengali is making newz with his elaborate and swanky new club Envy located at
13145 HALLS FERRY in Florissant. He has several days of the week as special networking happy hours including I Love Tuesdays and Beautiful Fridays and the nigght event Seducation Saturdays. This Thursday, reality show star Toya Carter of "Tiny and Toya" will be at the venue. This Friday, promotion group Stress Free Fridays will hold its weekly networking event there. Also, on Saturday nites. Burns got teh East Side on lock with his club, Plush on Centerville Avenue.


WORDZ TO THE WHYZ??????????????????????????????????????????
Why people trippin that Obama said "ass?” Why didnt someone catch the cadmium overload in the Shrek drinking gklasses before shipping 12 million out to McDonalds across the country (yet the world)? Why did someone break in folk cars during Summer Madness event at Joe Bucks last weekend? Why did Chris Rock try talkin to Kobe while he was on court during the Lakers game? Why dis Coolio shave all his hair except for two braids on the sides? Why does everyone hate the Lakers? Why did Gary Coleman's ex-wife take pics of him while on his death bed in teh hospital then sold the pics to Globe?
AT THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS--Why did the joke monologue with Adam Saddler , Chris Rock , Kevin James, Rob Schneider and David Spade seem uncomfofatble for them (especailly Chris Rock)? Why was Tom Cruise dressed like an old guy and trying to dance like a hip-hopper with J Lo? Why was the lesbian kiss between Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johnasen boring? And why was there so much cursing on the MTV Awards?


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EVENTZ BITZ THIS WEEK



EXHIBITION NAME:Homecoming: Fluxus and Visual PoetryHomecoming 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:Running THRU July 11
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Stray Dog Theatre Presents
OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder
GET TICKETS NOW
www.StrayDogTheatre.org / 314-865-1995

June 10 - 26, 2010
Thursday - Saturday at: 8 PM
(Sat. 6/26 at 2 PM & 8 PM)

Tickets:$18-Students/Seniors / $20 Adults

10 PERFORMANCES AT
TOWER GROVE ABBEY
2336 TENNESSEE AVE. / SAINT LOUIS, MO 63104


www.StrayDogTheatre.org




A Little Night Music'Opera Theatre of St. Louis
thru June 15
Where: Loretto-Hilton Center,
130 Edgar Road,
Webster Groves
314-961-0644
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Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, June 11, 2010 as we visit the all new Envy Plush Ultra Lounge, located at 13141 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant, Missouri (New Halls Ferry Road and Parker Spur, behind Church's Chicken).The venue is so awesome that you will be in awe when you enter it...visit www.envystl.com and see for yourself!Super food and drink specials await you...DJ Sir Thurl and DJ Nino will be on hand spinning all of your favorite songs...the dance floor is sure to be packed all night long...EARLY ARRIVAL IS A MUST, 5pm start time!
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The Best of St Louis All Star Comedy Competition
Friday, June 11, 2010
8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Ambassador
Come witness St Louis' hottest Comedians as they compete for a spot in the $10,000 Midwest Comedy Competition. 20+ will compete, but only 12 will advance and compete for $10,000 cash. Admission $10 advance / $15 at the door.
For Tickets or More Info
Call 314-780-9414 or 314-732-7963.
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Metromix Hot 5 Showcase at The Fox Hole Join Metromix as we showcase the Metromix Hot 5 at The Fox Hole on June 11. These talented St. Louis bands/artists will show you just why they are the Hot 5 with a performance from each artists! Fans can vote for their favorite until the show starts at 8pm. At the end of the night, the top three bands will walk away with great prizes.
Price: Free Event Phone Number: 314-444-5179
http://stlouis.metromix.com/hot5
mmxcontest@ksdk.com
Atomic Cowboy Neighborhood: The Grove 4140 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110 314-775-0775


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

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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
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Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will perform at the Chaifetz Arena at 8 p.m. June 11. Babyface is also on the bill.







RFT Award nominee DJ Needles will dee-jay at his Summer Madness series on June 11 at Joe Bucks downtown STL rooftop

9P 1000 Clark St FREEEEEEEEEE

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Central West End Taste and Art Fair
Friday, June 11, 2010 at 5:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 5:00pm
Location:
Central West End Saint Louis MO
Description
The 16th Annual CWE Taste and Art Fair.Featuring some of the best culinary offerings from these great restaurantsStraub's, The West End Grill, Bar Louie, Bar Italia, Llywelyns, Herbies, Drunken Fish, Coffee Cartel, CoCo Louco Brazil, Culpepper’s, Dressel’s , Vito’s, The Tortillaria, Sub Zero, The Pasta House, The Tenderloin Room, and dessert at Gelato Di Riso and The Cupcakery. Stroll Euclid to visit over 50 regional artists.
Music On the Straub's Main Stage
FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010
6:00PM-7:45PM Dogtown Allstars
8:15PM-10:00PM Big Bamou
SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010
11:00AM
The Northwoods12:15PM-1:45PM
HoneyVox2:30PM-3:30PM
Billy Barnett4:00PM-5:15PM
Brown Bottle Fever6:00PM-7:00PM
Murder City Players7:45PM-8:45PM
Groovethang9:00PM-10:00PM
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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. +
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Umbrella & Roc Out Presents....LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE IN THE SAME PLACE!!
Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 9:00pm
THE JAZZ SPOT......(The old WS HOTEL)
400 Washington Ave (Downtown St Louis)
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Hella Fly Promotions FACEBOOK MEET AND GREET 1 Year Anivesary!!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 8:00pm
Area Code Bar & Grill Chill Spot
10070 Natural Bridge Rd.
City/Town:
Woodson Terrace, MO

It's Been A Whole Year Yawll Since We Started The Facebook Meet And Greet Parties And Hella Fly Promotions So Its Only Right That We Call This One The 1 Year Aniversary!!!!!!....................So IF U Down With King Kerry And DanoDaMano Come Out And Have A Toast With Us For Having A whole Year Of Success!!!!!!..............Imma Need The Facebook Kingz And Queenz........Coca Cola Bottle Models......... Hella Fly Promtions Team In Full Force On............ Saturday June 12th @ Area Code Bar And Grill 10070 Natural Bridge Rd........... This Is A Party For All Gemeni..........We Got Dj Jam On The 1s & 2s And DanoDaMano On Da Mic All Night Long........... IF YOU WANNA HAVE YOUR FREE BDAY PARTY WITH HELLA FLY PLEASE CONTACT DANODAMANO 314-685-0500 OR KING KERRY 314-456-5976..
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OUTTOWN didn't get access to SUPERJAM so We wont be covering it.
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MOCHA's CORNER



Friday Night Fixx every Friday at Karma Nightclub
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ATTENTION EVERYONE...THE OFFICIAL SUPERJAM PRE-PARTY IS GOING DOWN THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT KARMA NIGHT CLUB!!! THE FIRST 50 PAIR OF LADIES THAT MEANS (LADIES COMING IN 2'S- TOGETHER) WILL GET FREE SUPERJAM TIX....THE HOTTEST CONTEST TO HIT THE CITY!!!! SUPPPEERRRJAM....THIS FRIDAY EVERYONE IS FREE AT KARMA TIL 12.LADIES DRINK FREE TIL 12!!!! WHERE DEY DO THAT AT? .... KARMA!! 3037 OLIVE...CALL TO RESERVE A BOOTH 6251069


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WAY PROMOTIONS PRESENTS THE TASTE OF CHICAGOJUNE 25-27 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS IN CHI TOWNTHE TASTE- MAGNIFICENT MILE-UNITED CENTER-SEARS TOWER- MICHIGAN AVE-CENTRAL PARK- MULTIPLE CLUBS-& RESTARAUNTSLIVE IN CONCERT @ THE TASTERob Base, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Salt-n-Pepa, Bell Biv DevoeTRIP INLCUDES:HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS- ROUND TRIP BUS RIDE- IN TOWN TRAVEL-COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST & COCKTAILS:FOR MORE INFORMATION- WWW.3WAYPROMOTION.COM OR 314-713-0926WE WILL GO HARD IN CHI TOWN- WE KICKED IT IN ATL - WE TOOK ON MEMPHIS_ CHI TOWN IS NEXT
IF YOU WANT TO DONATE CLOTHES TO HAITI , HOLLA AT MOCHA!\

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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
thinkoutside@ded.mo.gov


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Check out Mocha Latte’s weekly column COFFEE TALK every Monday in theEvening Whirl . For more info on these items, contact Miss Latte at 314.646.9917 or sgalvin26@yahoo.com
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AD’s SPOT




Rhythm & Words Wednesdays
2nd & 4th Wed every month
Meshon's Bar & Grill
410 N Tucker Blvd
St. Louis MO+
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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
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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
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.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
http://www.rychusswurd.com/




MORE INFO on Aireez Darychuss


http://www.facebook.com/rychuss


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BLACK REP BITZ


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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ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONS ART SHOW
Sunday, June 13, 2010
3:00pm - 6:00pm
THE AMBASSADOR EVENT CENTER: ROOM A
9800 HALLS FERRY
City/Town:
Saint Louis, MO
Spice up your home with the extravagant art of Abstract Expressions. Specializing in customized paints, the elite Abstract Expressions will be at The Ambassador with affordable paintings for sale. You can also schedule a consultation for tailed art to coordinate with your own home d├ęcor. Please stop by at any time… it’s FREE! Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010
Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm
THE AMBASSADOR: KLUB KLYMAXX, 9800 HALLS FERRY RD.
RAISED 9 PRODUCTIONS CELEBRATES JUNETEENTHFeaturing… THE BOSMAN TWINSCOME LISTEN TO THE SMOOTH JAZZ OF THE BOSMAN TWINSADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED... BUT TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOORADMISSION IS $15 AND INCLUDES DINNERFOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 314.869.9090

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