Wednesday, August 11, 2010



HERES THE BIG STORIES GOIN ON THIS WEEK: The 12 jury members are still undecided on the 24 counts against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojaveich. They deliberate again today, Thursday on the 12th day of deliberating ( A decision seem like its hours away. OUTTOWN will update if necessary)

Yesterday, Wednesday the jury was deadlocked in an unanimous decision in the Dirskens Federal Building court sending a note sent to the judge: "In a situation when a jury cannot agree on a unanimous decision on given counts, what should the next step be?" The jury said its "gone beyond reasonable attempts" to reach an agreement. Judge James Zagel told the jury to keep trying... but nobody outside the courtroom knows how long that will be.

Zagel apparently did tell the jury that it was okay to agree on some charges if not all, but he wants to know specifically which counts the jury has deadlocked on.

Hmm, just like we predicted. A hung jury seem like will be the outcome.

UPDATE: As of 12 this afternoon CST, the jurors reportedly have reached agreement on just two of 24 counts against him. The judge says he'll tell them to go back and deliberate some more.
The jurors said they have not discussed 11 counts of wire fraud. They indicated they have discussed the remaining 11 counts and appear to be deadlocked on them.

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The big A&E newz story this week was also the biggest STL story when Gateway to Greatness Fight came through the Scottrade Center in St. Louis last Saturday. Over 9,000 ticketers came out to the HBO Boxing After Dark televised event as seven fights were presented (two televised). The main event, caused controversy over whether remaining champ Devon Alexander ‘The Great’ actually won the fight over former champion Ukranian Andriy Kotelnik. The 116-112 scorecards from many experts point of view did not reflect the actual 12 round fight.
Following his win Alexander went on record that “the fight was tougher than he expected and called himself his own worst critic.”

The co-main event was the IBF Light Heavyweight fight between avenging champ Tavoris Cloud and former champ Glen Johnson. Cloud won and the fight went the entire twelve rounds.
The big news occurred in biggest non-televised fight that night with the Light Juniorweight fight as Cornelius ‘K-9’ Bundrage TKOd former champ and ST Louis native Cory Spinks in the 5th round (his sixth lost) Bundrage came off punching non stop.
In attendance of the fight were boxing champs Floyd Mayweather Jr., Evander Holyfield, and members from the St. Louis Rams. And of course Don King and ring announcer Michael Lets Get Ready to Rumble Buffer.
No information on the ratings from the Gateway to Greatness fight was given as of this blogging.

Overall the fight put St Louis back on the map as a city that can host. The fights itself were exciting and thrilling but it is interesting that its headliner Devon Alexander seemed to be more of an invitee to the party and not the host if a get what we are saying. The fight wasn’t about Alexander, it was about the Don King machine coming to the STL and all the players attached to it .

In related news, Devon Alexander held up a tee shirt after his interview in the ring Saturday at Scott Trade that read, “Bradley You're Next,’ alluding to the possible fight plan to fight Tim Bradley next. According to reports, Don King could sign Bradley up by next week and another HBO televised fight that could be set for Jan, 29, 2011.

Hmm, could this be another STL event? Only time will tell.

STL native California Congresswoman Maxine Waters is set for an ethics trial but there's no date set as to when it will actually take place. In a nutshell, the House Ethics Committee in Washington D.C. is questioning her role in acquiring $12 million dollars from the Treasury Department in 2008 to help minority banks in her representative state, one being One United that was ran by her husband, former NFL star (star linebacker in the 1960s for the Cleavland Browns, Washington redskins, Baltimore Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers) and ambassador to the Bahamas(appointed by President Bill Clinton) Sidney Williams, who served as a member of the OneUnited's board of directors from 2004 to 2008. When the stock fell from One United, it was rescued by some of the monies Waters’ garnered from the Treasury Department.
In a recent interview done by political analyst Roland Martin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Waters said that she wants to go forward with the trial and hasn’t done any wrongdoing. She also said she didn’t know when the trial would start but couldn’t see it happening until after the November elections. Martin concluded that Waters wont face jail tie, but maybe a censuring ( reprimand) if proven guilty.

First ethics charges on NY Congressman Charlie Rangel now Waters, both are members of the Congressional Black Caucus, both Democrats, during a midterm year. Hmmm, Republican plot? Possibly. All we see is Waters helped minority bankers. So she was supposed to not help black bankers just because her husband was over one of the banks. Come on, the Good Ol Boys Club does it all the time helping their own in time of crises with funding on projects. But as they say, its OK for them, Not OK for “them others.”

Looks like Chicago bred superstar rapper Kanye West is about to get another chance with MTV. reports he has been booked to perform at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards Sept 12 in Los Angeles. West who has done an image makeover of sorts with his impromptu visits to Facebook and Rolling Stone headquarters spitting out lyrics to his newest songs from his upcoming CD, is going back to the event that reporters called “ Getting Kanyed” last year when West stormed the VMA stage and stole the microphone from Taylor Swift's hands after beating out Beyoncé for the Best Female Video award. The fiasco caused a near Kanye gate of his music and his removal from Lady Gaga’s fame Kills tour.
To show no hard feelings, MTV premiered his "Power" music video after "Jersey Shore." "Thank you MTV for letting for putting POWER right after your #1 show," West tweeted last week shortly before the "Power" premiere. "IFEELTHELOVE! ... and thanks for the 2nd I mean 3rd ok 4th chance!!!"
I mean, really? MTV is all about ratings and they probably hope Ye does another crash on the stage. That’s just more publicity for MTV. Feel me? Don’t get it twisted.

UPDATE: Billboard reported yesterday, that West premiered his new "See Me Now" song, featuring Beyoncé and Charlie Wilson, and revealed that his album " Dark Twisted Fantasy (formerly known as Good Ass Job)" will be released on Nov. 16 during an interview with New York radio station WQHT (Hot 97).

Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen will be inducted into the NBA Hall of fame this Friday on Springfield, Massachusetts. And he’s bringing “Batman” to give him away—his former teammate Michael Jordan, an inductee last year, hence a current inductee presents the new inductee into the club. Pippen will be inducted twice (as did Jordan) as a Chicago Bullser and as part of the historic 1992 Dream team at the Olympics . Pippen led the Bulls to six NBA titles in the 1990s.

The late Chitown native comic/actor Bernie Mac’s widow is suing the comic’s dermatologist in a wrongful death suit filed last week. She claimed that the doctor could have saved Mac if he knew how to treat her husband . According to TMZ, McCullough filed last week in a Chicago Circuit Court – and claims Dr. Rene Earles had a chance to save the comedian during a routine checkup ... but "failed to recognize and act upon abnormal vital signs and signs of respiratory failure and failed to properly diagnose Bernie with pneumonia and send the comic to the hospital ... and according to her, the mistake directly led to the funnyman's death in August 2008. Earles told the
Chicago Sun-Times it ain't his fault -- he claims Bernie had a bad allergic reaction to another doctor's injection once the comedian was hospitalized.McCullough wants at least $50,000 in damages in the wrongful death suit.

We are still grieving the death of a comedic genius who died two -years ago this week We just wonder why it took his widow two years to file?


The 81st Annual Bud Billken Parade will take place in Chicago Aug 14. The route will start

at 35th Street & (Dr. Martin Luther) King Drive and ends 51st and (Dr. Martin Luther) King Drive. The picnic takes place immediately following the parade in Washington Park at 51st Street. Considered one of the largest African American parades in the country, Bud Billiken is recognized as a day of family, fun and celebration — rain, sleet or shine. Admission is free and at the picnic, which is scheduled from 10.a. m. to 6 p.m., there will be local entertainment, food, music and giveaways. It will be televised on the Super Station WGN, ABC and cable station TV One from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. .

ST. Louis Cardinals general manager Tony LaRussa is still waiting on the baseball commissioners to issue punishment to HIM and two Cincinnati Reds players during the brawl that occurred Monday night when his team played in "The Natti."

UPDATE: Larussa got a two game suspension and fined an undiscloed amount of money (along with Reda manager Dusty Baker) for the brawl.

Cards players Chris Carpenter (UPDATE: WHO WAS FINED BUT NOT SUSPENDED)and Jason LaRue

got kicked by

Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto during a first-inning brawl that delayed the game for seven minutes.
UPDATE: Cueto was fined seven games and a fine, but the Reds camp are crying foul that he fought in self defense who reportdley first got shoved to the backstop.


La Russa also voiced support for the role played by catcher Yadier Molina(UPDATE: WHO WAS FINED BUT NOT SUUSPENDED), after challenging Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips (UPDATE: WHO WAS FINED BUT NOT SUSPENDED)after Phillips' tapped Molina's shin guards as he stepped into the box to begin the home first.

Oh and the Cards swept the Reds in its series as well.

The late Zion, Illinois native TV star
Gary Coleman's Utah home went up for sale recently. It is selling for over 300,000 but according to reports, the house needs $7,500 in repairs.
The courts administered the sale but his ex wife Shannon Price is trying to fight the sale in hopes of purchasing it herself. In June, she was reportedly evicted from the home after it was determined that she wasn't named in Coleman's legally recognized will.
Price's lawyer has told E! News that she and Coleman were
technically common-law spouses and she should be in line for his estate.

But Coleman’s estranged parents are also trying to get the house as well.
We think neither Price nor his parents should attain it. It should be shrined ala Graceland and have the city pay for the keep up. Have it as a tourist attraction.

On Monday, the season finale of NBC’s”Last Comic Standing,” took place and Benton, Illinois native Tommy Johngain had to settle for 1st runner up as winner Felipe Esparza took home the $250,000 prize. All is not lost, Johnagin will be part of the Last Comic Standing Tour and just like all other reality show competitions, the runner up usually becomes a bigger star than the actual winner.

St. Louis’ superstar rap mogul Nelly made his debut as a radio dee-jay Wednesday as he began his month long stint with Hot 104.1 temporally replacing Staci Static during the weekday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m slot while she is on maternity leave.

Nelly was chosen by the station’s program director, Mickey J who felt Nelly was the perfect fit and had the star power to keep the ratings afloat. Or in his reported words, “Someone not to replace Staci but (someone) who could continue to drive the ratings and make it interesting."
From reports, the station was in talks with Nelly late July and Static had a vote on her replacement.

Based on the first show, Nelly will play songs, talk between songs, and interview people (the first show had the station’s radio personality and comic Rickey Smiley call up).

Many people were in disbelief that he was actually on air when they called the station on Wedensday .

He did make the rado listerners aware that he wasn’t an expert and forgive him if he fouls up on ocassion while on air.

Mickey J also let it be known that Nelly won’t get too serious in the discussions nor do any self plugola of his upcoming CD “5.0” which has now been pushed back from September to November according to Nelly during one of his talk breaks on the first show.

Hmm, it should be interesting how listeners will take Nelly as a radio host. Will his stint there be more of a novelty then wear off quickly or a huge hit as big ratings getter. Based upon folks’ reaction to Nelly after OUTTOWN did a brief poll of Nelly’s performance they approved and thought he did a nice job.

In unrelated news, word out is Nelly is coming out with a fitness video.


Also making news this week is Nelly's former bandmate Slo Down , ex-member for the St. Lunatics who blasted Nelly for shady business tactics and bandmember Ali giving him an ultimatum--your wife or the group.

In a recent interview with XXL, Slo Down told the hip-hop magazine that back when the group was in its prime, Nelly took half of the earnings.

"I might fuck around and get emotional talkin' about all how that money was getting split up. Shit was crazy," he said. "Niggas was eatin' and I wasn't one of them niggas. I was snackin'… I was lunchin', having lunch every now and then, and niggas was having four course meals and aint have shit to do with shit…Whatever we did, Nelly got half of that shit and the rest of the group split [the other half] up…And when it came to splitting the money I wasn't part of the rest of the group…I ain't write no lyrics or nothing but…I brought more to the stage show, [and] to the image."

Nelly has yet to comment on Slo’ Down’s accusations.
UPDATE: Nelly responded via Twitter saying ," I wish I an make a million dollars wearing just a mask on stage. I hate ungreateful pimps. You dont write. You dont rap! You dont stay in the studio until the song is done. Still make a half million."

Hmm, guess theres two sides to every story.
Slo Down also commented on how he left the group. According to him, he was given the choice--either leave your wife or leave the group. Slo didnt reinterate too much on why the ultimatum popped off but we heard from a source that it was from word getting to Ali that SloDown's wife was snitchin to outsiders about his bandmembers' estranged first marriage to Lillian (whom he eventually divorced and is now remarried) and the wives got into a fight about it. .

Here is the video:

We knew sooner of later the mystery of Slo Down's departure in the group had to be addressed. It seemed as though after City Spud returned to the group in 2008 after his stint in prison, Slo Down was kicked to the curb and there was no explanation. Slo Down, who is currently employed at Club Fitness in the Delmar Loop selling memberships, played an integral part with the St. Lunatics. He was like a silent Flavor Flav--a hypeman on stage with a trademark brand(the mask). And after he left, the group's dynamic changed drastically. Lets hope one day all six of them will return on stage just for old time sake.


The St. Louis Council approved Grants Farm to become a national park. It is currently owned by The Busch Family and has long been a popular attraction that features a variety of animals. Congress now would have to approve takeover of the property as a national park.

Last month, Disney teen heartthrob Zac Efron was in St Louis to promote "Charlie St. Cloud," as over 2,000 screaming teens filled the parking lot of the Ronnie's Cine on South Lindbergh.

2009 American Idol runner up Adam Lambert performed before a sold out crowd last week at the Pageant and according to a review by St.Louis Post Dispatch’s Kevin Johnson, he was a hit with mostly the middle age Walmart shoppers who attended.

According to Johnson, “ Over the course of about 15 songs that mixed "For Your Entertainment" selections with covers he revitalized on "American Idol," Lambert delivered a fun, slick show that kept his fans, a curious older batch of folks, on their feet most of the night.

Save for an innocent kiss of a male band member during the Gaga-penned "Fever," there was none of the shenanigans we saw on the "American Music Awards" last year, where his more overt sexual antics on stage made headlines and cost him a job or two. Lambert's big moments, featuring that wail you either love or hate, was in full force on songs such as "Fever," "Sure Fire Winners" and "Music Again." When Lambert rocks, he rocks, and there's no holding back that theatrically trained voice."

We just find it interesting that Lambert can get away with being openly gayand expressing it on stage and his audience is made up of mostly mothers of teens who probably get punished by the same moms for having sex or doing other lascivious behavior while under their roof.

Speaking of concerts, some veteran rockers are coming to St. Louis.

John Mellencamp's "No Better Than This" tour comes to the Fox Theatre Nov. 6.


Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie will reunite for the Halloween Hootennay Oct. 7 at Family Arena.

Former Olympic gold gymnsist Cathy Rigby is currently starring in the musical "Peter Pan" at the Mansion Theatre in Branson through Aug. 15. During her stay, she also threw out the first pitch at a home Cardinals game a Busch Stadium.

Remember her in those Tampons commericals in the 1980s? LOL

NYC native Hollywood insider, Jerry Weintraub, will headline the opening of the
St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Nov. 5 at the Jewish Community Center's Staenberg Family Complex. He recently wrote his autobiography, "When I Stop Talking You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories From a Persuasive Man."

Rap sensation Wocka Flocka is scheduled to appear at the Grand Finale of Liquid Assets’ Red Hott Thursdays Aug 26 at Lure Nightclub. Tickets go on sale Aug 13.

We found out where boxing legend Ken Norton was sheduled to appear --at the Argosy Casino Music Hall Sept 25. There, Norton will speak about his historic Norton vs. Ali Trilogy that will be rebroadcast and Norton will do a blow by blow presentation during the presentation.

Now we are waiting on someone to sponsor the rebroadcast those two pot-boiler/grindhouse films he starred in in the 1970s "Mandingo" and "Drum" and get him to do a play by play on those ! LOL

Rap pioneer Kool Moe Dee


R&B singer Michel'le and rapper Yo-Yo

will be at the Ambassador Sept 3 for the Old School Class Reunion Party

The STL will have several outside concerts coming soon:

The Missouri History Museum continue sits Twilight Tuesdays Concert Series showcasig St Louis area music talent featuring two who’s garnered national success, legendary guitarist Ernie Isley (who currently lives in St Louis) and East St. Louis native singer/songwriter Phil Perry. The free concerts take place at the Museum’s front lawn starting at 630 p.m. . Here is the rundown of the shows:
-- Aug. 31, Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire
-- Sept. 7, Jeremy Davenport
-- Sept. 14, Take It to the Limit Eagles Tribute Band
-- Sept. 2, The Fabulous Motown Revue
-- Sept. 28, Phil Perry
-- Oct. 5, Ernie Isley
-- Oct. 12, PowerPlay Band
-- Oct. 19, HoneyVox
Get more information at


FoxyFest 3 will take place is Sept. 11 at Central Fields in Forest Park with national recording acts Con Funk Shun and Mel Waiters,


Local acts jazz artist Lamar Harris and R&B trio, LLC.
The festival runs from 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Vendors will be on the premises.
Free tickets are at Wingstop locations and by listening by Foxy 95.5. Advance tickets will be available online at


Jazz singer Denise Thimes write on her Facebook Page that she will be performing in OFallon Park Aug 18 starting at 6:30PM. Thimes is also coming off of a successful performace at the Litchfied Jazz Festival in Kent, Ct Aug 6 to Aug 8.

Also, Elder Gregg Haynes is celebrating 43 Years of Music at the Brotherly Love Christian Assembly, 7348 West Florissant Avenue St Louis, 4 p.m. ADMISSION FREE


Chitown native comedian George Wilburn,, who co-hosts the Michael Baisden Show, that can be heard in the STL in syndication on Foxy 95.5, filed a fair housing lawsuit recently to the Housing of Urban Development against a certain real estate after he and his wife were refused a home they wanted to purchase in Chicago.

TV news anchor Jasmine Huda is back on the local news scene just finishing a week on her her gig at KMOV TV co anchorring the Sunday news at 5:30 p.m.and 10 p.m. with Russell Kinsaul. During the week, Huda is co-anchoring the 6 p.m. newscast with Larry Conners, and reports for the 10 p.m. news slot.

Huda made big headlines earlier this year when she was let go from her anchoring at KSDK in January after she and the station couldn’t come to terms of renegotiating her contract (aka CHA-CHING). In her contract, there was a gag order where she couldn’t get rehired at another station on air for six months. Well, those six months were up after July.

She reportedly has been has been working off the air at the station for a few months on special projects such as "News 4 on the Road," and has some special reports in the can that are due to begin airing in September. In other words, she was hired by KMOV during her gag order, she just couldn’t be on air at KMOV.


Speaking of KMOV, they hired a new member of its team--STlLnative Claire Kellett, who has joined Carol Daniel and Matt Chambers on the "Great Day St. Louis" team.

KSDK is losing yet another anchor, Mike Garrity. On his Facebook page, he wrote he was moving back to New England sometime this year (details are still pending). He worked for KSDK since 2007.


As alluded to earlier in the BITZ, Hot 104.1 radio personality Staci Static is on maternity leave with her second child. She is in her ninth month and so far that is known it will be a girl and she will wed the father of her child, rapper Chip Price aka Space after her child is born.

John Parker (RIGHT)and Randy Gardner(FAR RIGHT) will be broadcasting their Internet Online sports show "Sports Mayhem-STL" program LIVE during Stress Free Fridays this Friday at The Junkyard...the show will broadcast from 6:30pm-7:30pm and can be seen on the airwaves afterwards.

The news of the Top 10 finalists in the Women In Radio competition was announced Monday and unfortunately KMJMs Tammie Holland nor the Tom Joyner Morning Show Sybil Wilkes were not one of the finalists. The competition was to find who can guest host “Regis and Kelly” while co-host Kelly Ripa went on vacation next week.

Mack TV takes over Red Hott Thursdays at LureNightclub this Thursday. They will be in the house to film a BET Pilot. They are inviting the entire STL out its going to be a movie right here in St.Louis. Doors open at 9:00, Ladies Free Until 11:00 and ladies drink free until 10:00, $5 valet for Ladies until 12.Guys free until 10Ladies if there is a line don't worry, JUMP! JUMP! for FREE!!!! with RSVP or pay only $10

NYC native and star of St Louis filmed DNR Sharon Morris on Drop Dead Diva Sharon Morris, who recently received Best Actress honors from the St. Louis Film Critics Association for her lead role in DNR, will return as Judge Stanton on Lifetime Television's Drop Dead Diva next season. And speaking of DNR, the highly acclaimed film, will be screened at the Peachtree International Film Festival at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta Aug 21.

Stray Dog Theatre Crew is embarking on its 8th season with a one night benefit extravaganza complete with a night of music, comedy, cool beverages and tasty treats. The event wil take place Aug 28 at Tower Grove Abbey. Actress and Comedienne Donna Weinsting will host Tickets: online at or call 314-865-1995


“Unlovable,” the stageplay and based off one of the world's best selling novels. Will be staged Sept 17 at 7 p.m. at Vashon High School. Unlovable is a stage play about a young girl who has been molested, abused and turned out on the streets of St. Louis and her will to survive.

The Better Family Life, Inc. is presenting its family Week this week through Aug 14.. This year the annual week of events will be held in honor of Tyrone Thompson, former Pagedale police chief, who was shot and killed during an attempted robbery on June 5. The remaining week;s events activities include On Thursday, August 12 the St. Louis Select Singles Social/Movers and Shakers Networking Event and Saturday, August 14 with the daylong Peacefest celebration at Ivory Perry Park. (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)


Congrats go out to Hella Fly Promotions, Mocha Latte, Swagga and Evening Whirl photograher Hot Rodd for winning awards at the 4th Annual Hot List Awards that were held Wedensday nite at The Venue. Hella won Promoters of the Year, Latte for Host of the Year, Swagga for Publication of the Year and Hot Rodd for Photpgrapher of the year.


We heard that the lead singer of Dr Zhivegas had left the group and formed his own group, The Dirty Muggs

STL rapper T-Man was interviewed on “Good Day AM” with host Tim Ezell on Wednesday. Singer/producer Bradd Young was on the Fox 2 news show today.

STL rapper J Dawg will have a video shoot for his song, “Boom Nang” at Escalades during the venue's Thurll Azz Thursdays . Free. Starts at 9 pm.

MC J Biggs is on a roll this week first performing on Milkshake Mondays at its Model Search at the Junkyard Bar and Grill. Then, this Saturday he will perform at Fubar’s talent search (SEE EVENTZ BELOW).

STL artist/producer Vega just released his newest music video, “Doin What you Don't.” You can watch it on VIMEO.

Former back up singer for the local group Juanita Place David Walker recently did a photo ad campaign for Brown Shoe Company where he is currently employed.

STL native singer Crystal Haywood will perform at Robbies House of Jazz Aug 20. Info 314.968.5556


STL director/music videographer Dana Christian is looking for six female models to be in a music video in the Ozarks. (GO TO ONGOING BITZ)

Congrats are in store for the next local celebrity music couple. Singer Tiffany Fields and NYC affiliated singer/producer James Glasco are planning to wed in October. More details to be announced.

OUTTOWN made an error last week stating Yani Company designer Janet Moore and her husband Jarred, had moved to Houston to set up shop for a UCME Clothig Line there. Well, Janet did move to Houston, but Jarred didnt. Janet has changed her status on her Facebok page to "single" and Jarred has a steady relationship with poet/educator Saminah Houston.

And speaking of Jarred Moore, he has a new business venture coming this fall with ( Divine Creative International) DCI Academy. You can go to his website click on educational services.. Also the full website for DCI Academy will open shortly

Thoughts and prayers go out to STL native dee-jay and drummer Enoch who recently got hit by a car while riding his bike in Atlanta where he currently resides. He was thrown 30 feet into air and had bad bruising to his head and shoulder. He was released from the hospital and is recuperating slowly. When asked about the accident he said that the car turned to him, was at fault and when asked if he were going to sue he said, "that is an understatement.” St Lousians can help out by buying a song from his website

Also, Enoch is returning to the STL to perform at the Delmar Lounge on Aug 27 with guitarist Mario Pascal and Afrcian drummers. Details will be coming up within the week.

Someone reported on Facebook recently that there was a fight that broke out in front of The Label early Monday morning. We didn’t get if the fight occurred from an altercation from inside the club then spilled over outside or the incident happened outside of The Label. Anyone who was there do you know?

Lastly, R.I.P to STL male entertainer Savion Principal who lost his battle with A.I.D.S and was laid to rest recently.

CELEB-SITE--Boxing promoter Don King and boxing superstar
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Last week was Fight Week in St. Louis culminating with the Gateway to Greatness Fight at ScottTrade Center. well, a good source had dinner with King, Mayweather and severalother trainers and members of the King camp at Carmine's inside the Drury Inn near the Arch dining on lobster and other expensive treats after midinite. But what's interesting was, our source overheard some folk in the Don King camp trying to woo Maywetaher into signing up with King on his next fight with the long overdue challenger Manny Pacquiao. King wanted to give Mayweather supposedly 20 million up front and then take home another 20 million. From what our source could see, mayweather still didnt bite and kep on eating the food he was eating.

Its reported that King is in a bidding war with rival boxing promoter Bob Arum to sign Mayweather for his next fight .

STL--BDAZE--LEOIANS WEEK3--author/columnist Jabar Asim(PICTURED), Missouri Black expo creator Tom Bailey, singer Tydis, singer Charisse Swan, model/talk show host Jon Erickque, promoter Adrian Saddler, journalist Seven Maxwell and socialite Anne Jones.


IN THE MIA FILE--Where is promoter/columnist Andrew Clark?

MIA FOUND--Andrew Clark chatting on Facebook this week. He is spending most of his time caring for his one year old newborn and deciding whether to continue working in the Wellston District this Fall as an educator.


PIC #1 Who was this guy sleeping on a stone bench last week near Lucas Park Grille in downtown St. Louis?


PIC #2 Who was the guy that wore the funky gold sneaks with red shoelaces at the Devon Alexander Documentary Watch Party at Lucas PArk Grille last Thursday?


#3 Who was the gent who wore the all pink summer suit and straw hat at the Gateway to Greatness Fight last Saturday at the Scott Trade Center?

BLIND BITZ. Which local promoter is in the running for taking over Liquid Assets' Red Hott Thursday nite in the Fall? (Hint This STL promoter is a popular socialite as well and labelled a "pretty boy". His previous promotion company's name is synonomous with "accuracy.")

PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which socialite/promoters got it in this week? Promoters Mocha Latte and Shai Clark (TIE) and activist James Clark and promoter Phil Assets (TIE).

Mocha Latte (FAR LEFT). The Queen of Promotions again makes it again in this section. Coming off attending ringside at the Gateway to Greatness fight and a fill-in gig hosting the Lyfe Jennings concert at the Ambassador that she helped to promote, Latte was one of the winners at the 4th Annual Hot List Awards held at The Venue last nite, Wednesday where she won Host of The Year. This Saturday, she continues her hosting duties at the popular Open Saturdays at The Label.

Shai Clark (LEFT). This lovely young lady has been gettin it in for a few years now promoting events through her promotions company, Chic Enterprises. This week, she helped to put on the Shhh...Fashion for a Cause show for Better Family Life Tuesday at the Loft (SEE during its Family Week this week. Also with Better Family Life her group is presenting Singles Meeting Singles event this Thursday at Renaissance St. Louis Hotel Airport (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

James Clark(RIGHT). This dapper intellectual is doing his thing as a VP of Community Outreach for Better Family Life and its Family Week activities. Coming off an appearance at the Devon Alexander Homecoming Party at City Hall, soem of the events Clark helped to put on during Family Week is the fashion show Tuesday at the Loft (SEE SHAI CLARK) and Peacefest, a free community event at Ivory Perry Memorial Park (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

Phil Assets (FAR RIGHT). As CEO of Liquid Assets, the hansdome gent continues to get it going as it prepares for the finale of its popular Red Hott Thursdays at Lure Nightclub in August (with the Wocka Flcoka appearance SEE BITZ ABOVE). Meanwhile, this week's Red Hott Thursdays will be a special one as Mack TV takes over to film a BET-TV Pilot. Also at Lure, there will be a special Threesome Saturdays as Liquid Assets brings in Black Eyed Peas frontman/producer Will. I. AM for an appearance after his groups' concert at ScottTrade Center (SEE EVENTZ BELOW). At the same time, hsi group will hold its weekly event Select Saturdays with Delux Magazine at Ozzie's Bar and Restaurant.

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

Why was Fantasia found in a closet after her overdose? And why didn’t her PR people help spin her image as a homewrecker? Why is Prince saying the Internet is dead? Why is Levi Johnston, Sarah Palin’s daughter’s baby daddy, getting a reality show? Why does it seem NFL star and reality show star Chad Ochocinco only picked white women on her dating competition show? And why is Ocho and new teammate Terrell Owens calling themselves Batman (T.O) and Robin (Ocho) ? Why did that JetBlue attendant,deploy the inflatable chute on that plane when she had a raging moment, then drank a beer before jumping off the plane? And why were there protest signs made by protestors when the attendant went to jail? Why is he made a hero for the disgruntled worker? And why is Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels tryin to get him on to host his show? Why did Don King say “get nekkid, get nekkid, get nehkkid” to the boxers before the Weigh In was about to start at Kiener Plaza? And why wasn’t there a large turnout at the Weigh In? Why were the auxiliary press members given nosebleed to cover the fight at Scott Trade Center? Why did boxer Tavoris Cloud’s mother kept screaming out “Beat his ass!” during his fight with opponent Glen Johnson at the fight? And why did Cornelius Bundrage had to beat Cory Spinks so bad to the point of throwing him through the ropes? Why didn’t singer Trey Songz perform the National Anthem at the fight? Why are some Washington critics frowning on First lady Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain? Why didn’t Omarosa pick to date on her reality show Ray Lavender tell her that he was still married? And why does it seem there are a number of trucks getting into accidents on St Louis highways?


Better Family Life and Chic Enterprises present Singles Meeting Singles a professional networking and speed dating Thur. Aug 12, 6 p.m., at the Renaissance St. Louis Hotel Airport, 98-01 Natural Bridge, free admission and food First 100 men before 8 p.m. receive a special surprise. RSVP 314.454.0622.


Stress Free Fridays at 5:00pm, Aug 13 at The Junkyard
1120 N. Florissant Road (south of Highway 270) Ferguson, MO
.FREE FOOD (while it lasts), 2 for 1 drinks on EVERYTHING (6pm-8pm),

YMCA Metro St Louis Poetry Slam, A Pre-Equity Day event observing the 90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, Fri. Aug 13 7 p.m. with an open mic, 2711 Locust Street. For r=pre-registration to the slam email or go to


Guitar and Saxes with Gerald Albright and others Aug 13 at the Pageant 8 p.m.


Roc-a-fella ‘s new rap star J Cole will host THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS as promoted by Three Way Promotions. The party will take place Aug 13 at the Loft. HOT 104.1 FM'S DJ CUDDY WILL BE MIXING IT U ALL NIGHT LONG

Better Family Life presents Peacefest beginning at 10 a.m. at Ivory Perry Park. The event will feature local musical artists, a children’s zone, the Who’s Who in Black St. Louis Celebrity Softball Game, over 100 vendors and the St. Louis Metro Car Show, along with the health screenings and the Amnesty Project. Visit


Saturday · 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Location Fubar
3108 Locust Ave.


Pointfest is Aug 14 at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre. Twenty-nine bands are performing including national recording group Ludo.

It’s a “Class Act,” as the “Amen Stars Shine On” for Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club’s 50th anniversary. Join the all-star cast of the NBC TV series, Amen, to “Say Amen” to literacy. Meet the stars and relive those TV memories with Anna Maria Horsford, Barbara Montgomery, Roz Ryan and Deacon Frye himself, Sherman Hemsley!The doors of the TV series church re-open with exciting entertainment and delicious cuisine at 5 p.m., Saturday, August 14, at the St. Louis Airport Marriott.You can reserve your tickets by phone at (314) 382-5952, ext. 234.

Grammy Award winning group Black Eyed Peas concert at Scott Trade Center Aug 14 and Grammy Award winning singer/producer T-Pain has been added to the Aug. 14 Black Eyed Peas concert at Scottrade Center during the St. Louis stop of the Peas’ “The E.N.D. World Tour. Then Will. I. Am. will make an appearance to Lure Nightclub August 14 after the Black Eyed Peas concert at the Scott Trade Center.

ΑΦA Presents: The "MIDWEST MARCHDOWN" Divine 9 Stepshow Afterparty
Location NEO
2801 Locust St
More Info Please contact any member of Alpha Phi Alpha (Alpha Eta Chapter) for more information. Or any "SHOWTIME" representative
@ Jessica Cross: 314.223.6367
...@ Christopher Creath: 314.518.2409



Mocha is on the mic at the Label on758 S. 4th ST
in downtown St Louis
at Open Bar Saturdays


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 in theEvening Whirl .


For more info on these items, contact Miss Latte at 314.646.9917 or

Rhythm & Words Wednesdays

2nd & 4th Wed every month

Meshon's Bar & Grill

410 N Tucker Blvd


ThundaGrownd Thursday

Variety Showcase:

Final Thu. of every month

8:30pm - 10:30pm

$5 cover

Big Moe's1072 Tower Grove St.

across from Sweetie Pie's onManchester


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


New CD "ThundaGrownd Presents,A.D. Fire & Adrenaline"

MORE INFO on AireezDarychuss



Two New "Mynista" Songs Uploaded & Official "Devoted" Music Video!

This is just an invitation to an ONLINE listening & viewing session, this is NOT a physical event. Come thru the sites and be blessed!My new album "Generations" is AVAILABLE NOW!-The Official "DEVOTED" Music Video (click on the link below/Youtube):

Songs (click on the links to listen now! Lyrics will be added to my blog shortly)-"Me and Her" (Ft. Dahn B.) - - [Artist FB Page]+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Pop rockers The Goo Goo Dolls will perform at The Family Arena Aug. 18


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