Thursday, June 3, 2010




First off, we must say Happy Belated B-day to the late ILLIMOian musician Miles Davis who’s b-day was May 26. He would have been 84 years old had he lived. The Alton, Illinois-born and East St. Louis, Illinois bred trumpeter died in 1991

June is Black Music Month and all of June we will celebrate the music of notable African Americans, but more specifically, music artists born/raised in the ILLIMO area who are more unsung.

This week we highlight the artistry of R&B singer David Peaston.

Born in St. Louis, David Peaston is an American R&B/gospel singer who in 1990 won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist. He is mostly known for the singles, "Two Wrongs (Don't Make it Right)" and "Can I?", the latter of which was originally recorded by Eddie Kendricks.

In the late 1980s, Peaston, a former schoolteacher, won several competitions on the Showtime at the Apollo television show, winning over the audience with a powerful rendition of "God Bless the Child".

Peaston's mother, Martha Bass, was a member of The Clara Ward Singers gospel group. His older sister is R&B/soul singer Fontella Bass. In 1993, he recorded a gospel album with Fontella and Martha Bass entitled Promises: A Family Portrait Of Faith. He also sang on Lester Bowie's The One and Only - (1982) : ECM

In 2006, David Peaston returned to music with his album, Song Book: Songs of Soul & Inspiration. The album featured eight new tracks by Peaston, as well as several of his biggest hits.
Here is a video clip of Peaston's biggets hit, "Two Wrongs."


The big newz story this past week has been the untimely passing of comedic actor Gary
Coleman who passed last week at the age of 42 after going in a coma from a fall in his house in Utah cuasing a brain hemorrhage. He was on life support during his coma. The Zion, Illinois native star was widely known for his role as the bright and sassy Arnold Jackson in the successful 80s sitcom, “Different Strokes” which lasted for eight seasons. Plagued by a series of health problems all of his life (he was born with
congenital kidney disease which halted his growth at an early age, leading to a small stature and required daily kidney dialysis.[3]

Coleman’s life after “Strokes” was more of a an asterisk of his previous success only receiving bit parts in sitcoms (“Martin”) and even going on reality TV (“Surreal Life”) and making headlines for suing his parents for stealing his money and his aggressive and violent behavior.

But Coleman will be remembered for his comedic timing and chubby cheeked, “Whatchu talking bout Willis” catchphrase. We will miss you!

Chicago talk show mogul Oprah Winfrey is seeking a talk host for her upcoming OWN cable channel, and the best part is it could be YOU.‘Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star’ is a competition where online visitors vote on 3-minute audition videos uploaded by participants explaining their vision of the perfect talk show.The winner will be decided from among the top 5 contestants with the most online votes. In addition to entering online, participating Kohl’s department stores will soon be conducting special audition days for those who wish to pitch their vision in person.Show categories include everything from Cooking, Interior Design or Fashion and even a Wildcard category for those with a more revolutionary vision.So if you too have a unique vision to share and think you have what it takes to be the next Oprah, upload your video by June 26th, 2010 to

We can just imagine all of the kooks who will enter, but then again, William Hung became a star by being awful, so, go figure!!!
Prospect , Illinois native and American Idol winner Lee DeWyze has two songs to debut on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The highest charted is his cover of U2's "Beautiful Day" which debuts at No. 24. Idol made this song his official first single after winning the Idol competition last week. His second is his rendition of the song, "Hallelujah" which debuts at No. 44.
In case you didnt know, Chicago native rapper/producer Kanye West prodcued Grammy Award noninated rapper/singer Drake's newst single, "Find Your Love" which is currently at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 6 on the Hot R&B and Hip Hop Singles Chart. Interesting that they would eventually work together such that Drake has been accused of biting Kanye's rap style when he debuted last year with "Best I Ever Had."

The big STL storiez this week were sports related.

First, St. Louis Cardinals baseball hitter coach Mark McGwire and his wife Stephanie McGwire are the new parents to triplet girls on Tuesday.

McGwire was reportedly on hand for the delivery and is not expected to return to coaching duties before Friday. Cards manager Tony La Russa received a text message from McGwire, who said the babies are "doing awesome" and that "Steph is great."

The McGwires already have two boys together since being married in 2002/ One of his sons from a previous marriage is Matt McGwire who was a bat boy with the Cards during the home run chase of 1998.

The names of the new McGwire sisters, they have yet to be determined. But all that’s needed is one more boy and they have their own version of the Brady Bunch. LOL

In other sports newz, it looks like St. Louis Rams safety O.J. Atogwe is free to sign with any NFL team. Atogwe, as of Tuesday has become an unrestricted free agent after failing to come to an agreement on a multiyear contract.
The Rams had a Tuesday deadline to sign Atogwe, who is coming off shoulder surgery that sidelined him the final four games last season. St. Louis declined to sign him to a one-year tender for $6.9 million , the player's salary for last year plus 10 per cent.
Speculation of his term with the Rams were dim since Atogwe did not participate in the
team's off-season conditioning program and has not attended organized activities.
It was reported that coach Steve Spagnuolo and Atogwe was at Rams Park last week and the two had a "good long conversation."
Spago said that they were still working at it and was hopeful and just “have to wait o see what happens in the next few days” but he also went on to say that the “team has to prepare as if he will not be back. :
Lets see here. First, the Rams refuse to pay him his pack retroactive pay, and his salary with a 10 percent increase. Second, he didn’t participate in any activities since the off season . And Third, he;s a free agent which means he can sign to any team and get the money that he wants.

I think Spago and the Rams better play on like Atogwe never existed.

On a sad note, St. Louis Police were searching for suspects Sunday night after three semi-pro football players are shot coming out of a nightclub near St. Louis University.
29-year-old Stacey Johnson was shot and killed in the incident, which occurred just before 3 a.m. Sunday.
Before the shooting witnesses say all three were enjoying an evening at a nearby nightclub called "The Loft". All three are members of the River City Eclipse football team, which plays its games at Mehlville High School.

Witnesses say one teammate was involved in an argument with a female over a piece of birthday cake. Johnson tried to defuse the situation, and was shot.
"Piece of birthday cake," Johnson's Mother, Virginia Smith, said shaking her head Sunday. "Trying to defuse the situation, that was Stacey. Stacey was a peacemaker. He wasn't a fighter. He always was trying to keep the peace with everybody."
Police say they are now on the lookout for two suspects wanted in the shooting.


On a lighter note:

ILLIMOians are being repped on national TV shows.

We slept on this but he are awake on the fact that Affton, Mo native actor John Goodman co-stars in the new HBO series "Treme," who plays
Creighton Bernette a college professor and husband to an attorney living in New Orleans and along with the rest of the residents try and pick up their lives. The series picks up three months post Hurricane Katrina. A real life resident of New Orleans, Goodman’s character was recently added to the original pilot. The show, which only started airing in April, has already been picked up for a second season, a first for a newbie series on HBO.


The other was the special tribute on the controversial animated series “The Boondocks”Sunday to late comics and TV stars the late Redd Foxx and Lawanda Page (who was born and lived in the St. Louis area respectively) in an episode called, Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy. In the episode,was able to combine a 70's tribute to: Red Foxx, Lawanda Page, Jimmie Walker, Jim Kelly and Shaw Bros., with the arrival of Stinkmeaner's posse, the Hateocracy: three elderly cranks bearing a strong resemblance to Fred Sanford, J.J. Evans, and Aunt Esther, and gunning for Grandpa. After hospitalizing a typically race-sensitive Uncle Ruckus, they come gunning for the Freeman fam, displaying an astonishing degree of martial prowess for three old-ass niggas based on beloved TV characters from the '70s.

To see the tribute go to

The STL will be and has been the spot for nat’l talent.

Oscar, Tony and Grammy award winning legend Liza Minnelli will perform at Powell Symphony Hall June 5.

We hear that health triumphant rocker Bret Michaels wowed the crowd at Rib America Festival Memorial Day Weekend at Soldier’s Memorial. To see a review go to
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The Jill Scott and Maxwell tour at Scott Trade enter Friday was satisfying according to St. Louis Post Dispatch Pop Critic Kevin Johnson who said of Maxwell’s set, “by the end of the night, memories of his last show were stronger.” Johnson alluding to the Grammy Award winning crooner’s show earlier this year at the same venue. “But it was still a solid night regardless.” As far as Scott, her set pleased many of her fans but it seemed more of a greatest hits bill rather than a promotion of her delayed latest material The Light of the Sun", which, according to Johnson, “ made her fit on the tour not necessarily timely.” To see all of Johnson’s review go to

2009 American Idol winner ” Kris Allen, is coming to Six Flags July 7.

SOS Band and Midnight Starr performed last Saturday at the Ambassador and from what Kevin Johnson wrote on his Facebook page, “
SOS Band singer Mary Davis held my hand during Tell Me If You Still Care lol...I care! SOS Band is my shit!” Wed take it Johnson liked the show. LOL

Bizzy Bone of Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony is coming to Pop's June 17.Also on the bill are Ta Smalls, K9 Squad, Unorthodox, Raw Elements, the Vibe, Ghetto Children, and J Red.


ADDED: Spinderella of Salt N Pepa fame will be the guest DJ THIS SATURDAY at The JunKyard's One Year Anniversary . 1120 N. Florissant Rd. starts at 7 p.m. For tickets and more info go to 314-521-JUNK


Rockers Fishbone will perform Thursday at the
City Museum.LucaBrasi is also on the bill.

SHOCK G aka Humpty Hump & DJ Fuze of Digital Underground will perform at Binion’s Ol Skool Showcase starting June 26 at Binions, 5917 Delmar. FOR MORE INFO. 314-721-5885


Actor Malik Yoba was at the History Museum last week for a Meet Malik Yoba: An Exclusive Invitation to Artistic Teens. He was in town to discuss his journey from Harlem to Hollywood and share industry protocol for careers in TV, movies and stage. Later on thaqt evening, local comedian Ce Ce Lovechild manage dto have dinner with the hearthrob actor .
When OUTTOWN tried to find out how that transpired and where they went. We got no answer but we take it that it was mos def a well mannered and event based function. But we can just imagine what the Yoba fans did when they saw him grubbing in public. LOL

Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award-winning songwriter/producer PJ MORTON will perform at Cafe Soul next Friday at the Loft. (SEE ONGOING BITZ FOR INFO AS WELL) . CAFE SOUL JUNE 18 FEATURING PJ MORTON IN THE SPOT LIGHT ~ #1 OPEN MIC & LIVE BAND ~ HOTTEST HOST TENDAI ~ DJ NEEDLES & CUDDY TIL 3AM ~ THE TAURUS TAKE OVER ~ CALL 314-504-7405 FOR VIP & RESERVED SEATING"

STL native national acts who will perform at this years Superjam will be Chingy and Jibbs This years summer concert will take place June 12 at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre.

Several local artists with some national exposure also will be opening up on the stage

Rapper Joka and singer Ms. Kriss will perform on the local stage at Superjam 3.


Singer Aloha will open for John Legend July 3 at Fair St. Louis

A local artist who performs on a different national stage these days is underground rapper/producer Tef Poe opens up the RickeySmiley Morning Show with his rhymes at 5 am. On a daily basis son WHHL Hot 104.1.

Three perfiorming artists from the STL area are doing their own thing on all stage levels.

First, Silky Sol is doing her thing overseas on her “Grown Ass Woman European Tour” To see pics go to

ST. Louis actress and playwright Thomasina Clarke is promoting the last week run of her production, EYE ON THE SPARROW, which ends sunday, june 6: On friday and saturday, June 4 and 5, 8pm curtain and Sunday, June 6, matinee at 2:30pm. The location is St Louis University's Xavier hall. Tickets are $12 student, senior citizen and $15 all others.


St. Louis R&B singer Coco Soul will perform a tribute to soul legend Chaka Khan at 7 p.m. this Sunday at the Grandel Theatre.The concert is presented by the St. Louis Black Rep. Tickets are $20, available now at MetroTix outlets,, 314-534-1111, and at the box office.

Last week we reported that my Notifi Radio colleague Dwight Stone (LEFT) said on air last week that clubowner John Burns (RIGHT)was his cousin. Well, he meant cousin as in brotha, ya know, not really kin(well except for the bald club. LOL) . So oops on our part on that one. And speaking of Burns, his official grand opening of his new club Envy in Norgh County on Hallsferry Road was May 28.

RFT Award nominee DJ Needles will dee-jay at his Summer Madness series starting June 4 and ends the following week on June 11 at Joe Bucks downtown STL rooftop


Three STL promotion groups will celebrate anniversaries this month.

Popular promotions group Stress Free Fridays (PICTURED LEFT are Mark Anthony Jones and Mario Wayne) will celebrate its 6th year anniversary this weekend with its weekly event June 4 at Lolas located at 500 N. 14th Street in Downtown St. Louis. They will celebrate in conjunction with B Free Paparazzi (PICTURED RIGHT are Teddy Blackett and Miata Lewis)who will celebrate its second year anniversary with Simple Pleasures 4. (SEE EVENTZ BELOW) Entertainment Line-Up:DJ 76kiD, Michael Anthony Fitzgerald, Steve Reid from the Natural Band and Neo-Soul/R&B Singer Erick Richardson...


HELLA FLY PROMOTIONS PRESENTS THE ALL NEW $4 FRIDAYS STARTING JUNE 4 AND EACH AND EVERY FRIDAY AFTER @ THE BROADWAY!! The following weekend, the duo will celebrate its one year anniversary promoting its popular monthly event The Facebook Meet And Greet Parties. The event also will double as Hella Fly promoter Dano Johnsons b-day party as well. Both occasion will take place June 12 @ Area Code Bar And Grill 10070 Natural Bridge Rd..

Two STL movers and shakers are having going away events.

STL personality and actress Maxine Big Sexy Elbert is having a b-day and going away party June 5 at the Ambassador . We hear she’s moving to the ATL to pursue her acting career. If OUTTOWN cant make your party, we just like to say congrats to you and we will miss your spirit here in the Lou.


STL videographer Chris Phillips has changed the venue for his car wash fundraiser for his Sony Pictures internship in Culver City, Calif. . It will take place This Saturday AND Sunday from 10-6 PM will be the "Send Off To Sony" car wash! Midwest Styles Salon Spa at 7358 West Florissant! Phillips will leave for his month long internship June 12.

The Black Label has changed its name to know The Label.

And lastly, in case if you were wondering about the latest on the postponement of Soul U’s 2010 Poetry Awards .on Saturday, one of its producers Soul U’s DJ 76 Kid posted this note on his Facebook Page:

Due to venue issues and last minute changes beyond our control, the 2010 Poetry Awards (on June 5th) has been postponed. We had a secondary venue in place; however, that venue would NOT have allowed us to give the same type of show that we wanted so we would rather POSTPONE than put together a HALF *** show. After all, this is the first of it's kind and we DEFinitley wanted everything to be perfect. Trust me, it was not an easy decision as we have NEVER had to push a show like this back....! At any rate, the new Show will be in September. Sorry for the LONG DELAY, but fortunately, yet unfortunately, that is the next open slot we have in our schedules. Rest Assure the Poetry Awards will happen. Dates, Times, Venue to be posted shortly. As far as voting, NOTHING has changed and everthing remains in tact. Same nominee's, same performers at the show, same presenter's, everything will flow accordingly. We just now will do it on a different date. Again, Sorry for the late notice, but we were wrestling with using this secondary venue just to make sure we had a show on June 5th, but decided against it.
If you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to call Marlo at 314.827.5201 or email


THIS JUST END. Just found out that my event MR COUTURE will be featured on a Fox Morning segment on its 9 a.m. show . Details TBA.

At the top of this posting, I gave a shout out to STL native 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 filmIt 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" SmithSynopsisAlonzo 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 12 PM 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 celebrity judges STL native and America's Next Top Model finalist Gabrielle Michelle and Mrs. Missouri Carrie Hruza 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. CLICK ON PIC FOR MORE DETAILS.

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 comedian and former STL House of Comedy owner Dee Lee?

BLIND PICZ Who is this sista wearing this Cyndi Lauper meets Rihanna get up at Lure last weekend?

BLIND BITZ. What STL mover and shaker’s spot recently closed shop because of allegedly poor management and “sniffing up” the profits? (The mover and shaker is not a promoter and was featured in a recent showcase of other “designed” artists at a private venue in downtown STL who’s name means “light” . The shop was housed at one of the malls in the St. Louis area who’s name was part of this person’s name)

PRO-MO-CIAL-ICIOUS. Which STL movers and shakers are gettin it in this week? Rap group June Fifth and actress/playwright Thomasina Clarke (TIE) and Promoters King Kerry and Dano Johnson of Hella Fly Promotions and filmmaker Michael Larnell (TIE)

June 5th. (LEFT)This hot femaqle trio is not only doing their thing musicwise with its EP, “Herstory,” they will celebrate and perform at their 3rd anniversary at Delux Magzine June issue release event at Ozzie’s this Saturday (SEE EVENTZ BELOW) and they are also mainstays as part of the Rockhous eFamily and its Sunday event with Hella Fly Promotions that goes down at The Label.

Thomasina Clarke (RIGHT). This veteran actress of local stages (mainly Unity Theatre Group) are wearing three hats this weekend—actress, director and promoter of her play, “EYE ON THE SPARROW, which runs all this weekend St Louis University's Xavier hall (SEE ILLMO BITZ ABOVE).

King Kerry and Dano Johnson(LEFT). Coming off of a memorable Meorial Day weekend full of events they co-promoted and attended (Friday Night Lights , Teese), this weekend continues with this suave duo of Hella Fly Promotions as they debut another weekly party called $4 Fridays at The Broadway 11836 West Florissant starting this Friday and of course co-promoting the Sunday Night event with Rockhouse at Label.

Michael Larnell(RIGHT) . This STL filmmaker is about is take the STL by storm with his film It SOOTHES the Soul that will premiere this weekend at The Tivoli starting June 3 (SEE MAAT BITZ ABOVE and EVENTZ BELOW)


EVENTZ ( OUTTOWN will now only just feature special eventz from Thursday thru Sunday).

EXHIBITION NAME:Homecoming: Fluxus and Visual Poetry

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
:Running THRU July 11

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

.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

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

Gospelfest, Thursday, June 3 at Friendly Temple featuring Marvin Sapp(PICTURED)

White Party, Thursday, June 3 at Lumen

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

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

It Soothes My Soul {feature film} Movie ScreeningSt. 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

B Free Paparazzi will celebrate its second year anniversary. To celebrate 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.


ITS FASHION SHOWTIME Friday, June 4, 8:00pm SHARP! doors open @ 6:00pm VIP Red Carpet walk 7:00 pm...SEXY MODELS, SEXY FASHIONS...FREE GIFTS ALL NITE! Mansion House VIP Penthouse level...NO TICKET REQUIRED....only $10 cover charge....132 N. 4th Street..(across from Blackmons Plaza)
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

Delux Magazine June issue Release, and June 5 3 year 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

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
Deadline is June 4.

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

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

On June 6,
Pop diva Diana Ross will perform at the Fox and Pop singer/songwriter Jewel will perform. at the Sheldon Concert Hall in a solo acoustic performance

Stephen Sondheim
Six performances: June 6, 9, 11, 15(matinee), 17, 19Conductor: Stephen LordStage Director: Isaac Mizrahi*Set and Costume Designer: Isaac Mizrahi*Lighting Designer: Michael Chybowski*Wig and Makeup Designer: Tom Watson
Opera Theatre's first production of a work by Stephen Sondheim features the directorial debut of famed designer Isaac Mizrahi, who will also design the sets and costumes. OTSL music director Stephen Lord will conduct..


Congrats to Mocha's daughter Sydney aka Lil Mocha who graduated recently from the 8th grade class at St. Louis Charter School. Her graduation was held at Forest Park Community College.
She wants to study to be a nurse or work in the emergency room.

Congrats Sydney!


Friday Night Fixx every Friday at Karma Nightclub

Mocha supports local artist Brisk in the Meteromix contestWith 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 Wednesdays2nd & 4th Wed every monthMeshon's Bar & Grill410 N Tucker BlvdSt. Louis MO
ThundaGrownd Thursday Variety Showcase: Final Thu. of every monthThursday, May 27, 20108:30pm - 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 MicFinal Friday of the month $5 cover first 10 on the sign-up list free812 Martin Luther King Dr, East St. Louis, IL

400 N. Washington Ave.New Show coming to the STL Metro East in June.
New CD "ThundaGrownd Presents, A.D. Fire & Adrenaline"

The Me Nobody Knows, Music by Gary William Friedman, Lyrics by Will Holt THRU 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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