Tuesday, August 24, 2010




THE BIG STORY THIS WEEK IS: Former Illinois Governor and reality show star Rod Blagojevich is currently on a media tour after his with a conviction last week on one of the 24 counts of his charges (which was lying to the FBI) and deadlocked on the other 23 counts and a retrial looming over his perfectly coiffed mane.

His recent media blitz meeting was on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where he somewhat the question. Will he or won’t he testify if retried?
Blagojevich basically dodged the question, saying only that he’d have a chance to do testify in a retrial.
Stewart made a promise if Blagojevich beats the other 23 counts: “If you get off scot-free, there’s a hug waiting for you.”

Blagojevich did not testify during his lengthy trial this summer despite promises that he would take the stand. Stewart reminded him of his promises and told him to make good on them, the AP
Blagojevich told Stewart that nine of the 12 witnesses who testified for the federal government had either admitted committing crimes or had been found guilty and were vulnerable to prosecution threats to lengthen their possible sentences.
"They charged me with political horse trading," Blagojevich said of the prosecutors. "They ought to charge themselves with crimes and throw another count of hypocrisy in there."

“The judge in the case, James Zagel, set Aug 26, today set a hearing for Aug. 26 to decide manner and timing of the retrial.
From the talk, a retrial may not start until next year.
Also, the defense team has drained a $2.8 million campaign fund, leading Blagojevich to possibly turn to public funds. and if the public treasury is tapped then the judge is bound by rules that allow for two lawyers at max.
Blago had seven.
.The two lawyers are also not likely to be Sam Adam Jr. and Sam Adam Sr., who sources say intend on filing a request to leave the case. In a private conference last week, Zagel reportedly told lawyers a quick retrial on the corruption charges wasn't likely because of the logistics of getting a new jury pool.

Last week Blagojevich, also appeared on NBC’s “Today Show." And had his own booth at the Chicago Comic Con convention in Rosemont, Ill., where he posed with superheroes and charged for autographs and photos for 50-dollars a pop.
Blago said he was sure that he would vow to make a political comeback if he is cleared in the new trial. As of today, from the jury’s decision, he would face only 5 years for lying to the FBI

So people get ready for the Blago Reality Show.

UPDATE:The judge decided to have the retrial on Jan. 4, 2011. His brother, Robert,'s charges were dropped. The elder brother of the ousted governor had been charged with four counts of attempted extortion and bribery conspiracy in connection with the case against his brother.

Congrats to Oak Park, Ill. native actress Betty White who won her fifth Prime Time Emmy Award for Best Guest Actress for her turn as "Saturday Night Live" host in teh shows finale in May. The honor came Saturday at the creative arts ceremony that is precursor to the main Aug. 29 Emmy show.White became the oldest person to win an Emmy Award at 88 years old. . Her previous honors came for classic sitcoms including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls." She did not attend Saturday's ceremony.

St. Louis native fashion mogul and reality TV star Kimora Lee Simmons is quitting her gig as creative director of design lines Baby Phat and Phat Farm which was set up by her ex-husband Russell Simmons. Her departure will be Sept. 1
The supermodel-turned-fashion designer told E! Online that she felt that the time had come to move on. She stayed on as creative director after the company, Phat Farm Fashions-- which was sold to Kellwood in 2004 as part of a massive $140-million deal and was promoted to President and Creative Director of Phat Farm fashions which included her line, Baby Phat.
But she has now quit to pursue other fashion projects.
Lee says in a statement, "It's time for me to move on and further expand my other businesses and create a new phenomenon. I adore all those who have faithfully been with me since the beginning. I'm forever dedicated to my family, fans, and customers."
But a look at
Simmons' Twitter feed suggests that she wasn't exactly gung-ho about leaving baby Phat, telling fans that parent company Kellwood "took over" and forced her out.She also tweeted that her children, who modeled for the label, are also "out with Mommy."
The diva also hinted that fans should no longer support
Baby Phat, saying, "As Ludacris would say: When I move, you move."
Though Simmons is no longer with
the label, she will continue to work on her KLS and Fabulosity brands, as well as her trendy Kouture by Kimora collection for Macy's.
In unrelated newz, her reality show Life in the Fab Line will be back this September on Style Network for a Fourth season.

So the question is did she quit or was she fired? Hmm, at any rate we are sure Simmons is not hurting and that she was paid a big phat penny for her departure and she will continue to be her fabulous self.

In more unrelated newz, Kimora and her ex Russell had a yard sale recently at their former mansion in New Jersey. The exclusive, lavish open-to-the-public tag sale boasted heavyweight designer furniture, rugs, end tables, and art pieces going for $10,000 and up. The former power couple divorced in 2009 and she is currently married to .Oscar nominated actor/model Djimon Hounsou and has a year old son, Kenzo with him..

UPDATE: The NY Post reported that Simmons was fired by higher-ups as cost-cutting measure. One anonymous insider quipped, "Kimora was going over-budget. She'd pay herself a fee to be in the ads, plus she paid her children fees to appear in ads. It costs thousands of dollars to airbrush her because she's a size 10. Plus they spent a ton of money on body doubles. They would shoot another model in the clothes, and take Kimora's head and put it on her body."Kimora somewhat addressed the rumors on Twitter tweeting, "No 1 frm my camp said tht I assure u! ya'll knw I been goin thru sum things! Damn, since when is it an issue to be a size 10? Here they go with that ish!"

Chitown native and Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter R Kelly is gearing up for a music comeback. The CD is titled Epic. The art work and tracks from the greatest hits compilation was leaked to the Net this week ‘Epic’ will contain “inspirational songs and timeless R. Kelly classics (no “Bump N grind” and “Ignition” on this one. LOL) plus 4 new unreleased songs.” It is expected to hit stores internationally on September 13 and be available on September 21st via Amazon. The World Cup 2010 anthem “Sign of a Victory” will be featured on the project under the title “Victory”.

Chitown bred Grammy Award winning rap star Kanye West
recently revealed on Twitter how busy he has been in the studio. After tweeting that "I might have to put out 5 albums this year... People want new music... I can't hold it back," it appears he has found a solution to his abundance of material.West tweeted Sunday that he plans to release a new song online every single week until Christmas. Ye wrote, "I know y'all need the music so I'm dropping 1 new song every weekend until Xmas. It may be my song it may be a new Jay[-Z} song etc..."He added that he's calling it "G.O.O.D. Fridays," after his G.O.O.D. Music label. West said, "Y'all know every Friday y'all gone have a new joint from our family. We look at the game completely different now. It's about the fans. No more holding back. That's why I dropped 'See Me Now'... It wasn't about me it was about the Summer the BBQs etc..."

Now do you see? LOL

St. Louis native singer/producer Akon was listed as one of the richest hip-hop stars according to Forbes magazine. According to the magazine, he came in the 3rd richest (at $21 million), after jay Z (at $63 million) and P Diddy ( $30 million) Following Akon were rapper Lil' Wayne ($20 million) rapper/producer Dr. Dre ( $17 million) and Drake ($10 million).

Guess he doesnt have to worry about supporting his three wives making that kind of cheddar. LOL

UPDATE: MediaTakeOut.com reported that Akon, who practices polygamy in Senegalese beliefs, is reportedly married to a fourth girl he was recently spotted with.An insider claimed that the young lady, who used to be an exotic dancer and goes by the name Unique s going around the ATL telling people that she and Akon are married.”

Chitown native and Emmy Award winning talk show host and comic Sherri Shepherd is going to be wed—on a game show that is.
The “View” will be the new host of "The Newlywed Game" when it begins its fourth season on the GSN channel in November. The GSN show, which was hosted by Carnie Wilson, will tape 65 episodes with Shepherd beginning in September. The season starts Nov. 1. Production on "The Newlywed Game" is moving from Los Angeles to New York, where Shepherd tapes ABC's "The View."

Chitown native and Grammy Award winning diva Chaka Khan is being honored at the 32nd Annual UNCF telethon, An Evening Of Stars. The show airs in syndication January 2011.

Rockwood, Ill. native and Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams is dusting off her dancing shoes after signing up to compete in U.K. talent contest "Strictly Come Dancing."

Chitown native and award winning singer/actress Jennifer Hudson has to wait more time before the murderer of her mother, brother and nephew gets his sentencing. Prime suspect William Balfour - who was charged in late 2008 - has been granted yet another continuance this week, leaving no end in sight just yet. The 29-year-old suspect has been locked up in the Cook County jail in Chicago since he was arrested on Dec.1, 2008 for the murders of Jennifer’s family members.

In unrelated newz, J Hud had a b-day party for her one-year old son David Jr. recently that had a WWE theme. The tiny tot celebrated his first birthday August 10 with a wrestling-themed party – totally paying tribute to his father, David Otunga who is a WWE wrestler.

“[My son's] birthday was a whole wrestling themed birthday. He had a wrestling ring built out of a jumping castle that had ropes on it saying ‘Raw’ on one side and ‘Smackdown’ on the other,” Jen’s fiance boasted to HollywoodLife.com exclusively at WWE’s Summerslam & Mda’s event in Hollywood August 13. “It was huge,” he added. “Adults were in it! I got him an exact replica costume that I have. I had my seamstress make the same trunks I have."

Speaking of sons, Michael Jordan’s are in the newz for partying it up, no holds barred. According to mediatakeout.com, the Willette, Illnois native sons Marcus and Jeffrey Jordan speant a night on the town in Vegas recently. Marcus Jordan took his brother Jeffrey and one of his friends to Las Vegas. And in just a few hours he spent $56,000 at 2 NIGHTCLUBS. The bill for the first club, Liquid, came out 21 STACKS. And the second, HAZE, was 35 STACKS. What did they spend the money on. A MediaTakeOut.com snitch explains, "They were surrounded by Blondes" And it gets WORSE . . . dude and his boys may have used ILLEGAL DRUGS TOO from a video that was filmed and given to Mediatakeout that showed the boys popping pills.

Hmm like Father—like son—sans the drugs.
If you all thought the Last Comic Standing Tour was coming to St. Louis—well its not. The five finalists from the show, including Benton, Illnois native Tommy Johnagin, who came in 2nd will tour the nation on a lengthy tour beginning this fall. Fifty-six dates have been confirmed from September 8 at Laxson Auditorium in Chico, CA, through February 20 at Saenger Theatre in Mobile, AL. The closest areas to St. Louis are Wauegan, Ill (Oct 8), Effingham, Ill (Nov. 13) and St.Jospeh, Mo. (Nov, 18).
In other ILLIMOIAN reality show newz, Fox has announced the 16 cooks who'll , compete -- in Season 8 of "Hell's Kitchen," arriving Sept. 22. The ILL MOIANs chosen were Emily Kutchins, Russell Kook II, and Trev McGrath, 30, all from Chicago.
The Big newz in the STL is The Rams will soon have a new owner, Columbia, Mo native and sports mogul Stan Kroenke, who already owns 40 percent of the team since its move to St. Louis in 1999. The NFL owners approved Wednesday for him to own the other 60 percent which was up for sale by Chip Rosenbloom and sister Lucia Rodriguez in 2009, heirs to late owner Georgia Frontiere in 2008 after she died.

The vote was held in the ATL Wednesday the 32 NFL club owners to approve Kroenke the vote was unanimous.
"Fifteen years ago, my family entered a partnership with Stan Kroenke and it has been a wonderful relationship," said former majority owner Chip Rosenbloom said in a statement. "Although today is an emotional day and the end of an era for our family, it is also the beginning of a new chapter in the rich history of the St. Louis Rams.

The price that Kroenke paid for the 60 percentage of the ballclubs $750 million value (which is about $450 million) , according to the Associated Press (UPDATE: Actually Kroenke only got an extra 30 percent of that 60 percent and Rosenbloom and his sister Lucia Rodriguez are now minority owners with 30 percent). The deal would be reportedly pro forma (meaning a formality) except for one matter: Kroenke also owns the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, the NBA's Denver Nuggets and other sports properties.
In order to appease the NFL owners, Kroenke had to abide by the NFL ownership rules prohibiting cross-ownership of sports franchises (Earlier this year Kroenke wanted to make his wife, who is a Walmart heiress, the beneficiary of the 60 percent in order to not violate the sport ownership rules but that did not fly) Kroenke's will transfer ownership in the Nuggets and Avalanche to his son, Josh Kroenke.

"My family looks forward to owning the Rams, Nuggets and Avalanche for years to come while being compliant with all stipulations set by the NFL. Our family remains committed to fans in St. Louis and Denver," Kroenke said in a statement in June.

It's not immediately known how he will spread team control among family members.
The league reportedly wants assurances from Kroenke "that he will not be involved in the day-to-day operations of the Nuggets and Avalanche even if family members are running those teams," the Post-Dispatch said. .

Kroenke also owns 29.9 percent of English Premier League soccer club Arsenal, as well as Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids. He also owns a lacrosse team, the Denver venue that is home for the Avalanche, Nuggets and other sports properties.

Kroenke's stake in the team gives him the right of first refusal if the majority ownership family sells (meaning, he can refuse whatever money is given to him by the current owners which are the Fronteire children) . Earlier this year, Kroenke trumped a bid by Urbana, Ill., businessman Shahid Khan to purchase the 60 percent share of the Rams, the Associated Press reports.

But the big question is, now thatKroenke is majority owner, will be make big changes while he’s in control? The charter now stands where the Rams must stay in St. Louis at least until 2015. That is the year when the lease to the Edwards Jones Dome , where they play its home games expires. The owner of the venue is the St. Louis Regional Sports Authority which is comprised of a board which reps the State and the city . So, will Kroenke keep the Rams in St. Louis? Or will the city try to woo him to stay by giving him the option to build another stadium (which means city money paying for it)? Only time will tell.

In other sports newz, newly signed Boston Celtic and Basketball star Shaquille Oneal was spotted recently having a late nite out at the Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine and hookah lounge in Bridgeton, Mo. From reports, After a day at the Country Club of St. Albans, Shaquille O'Neal had dinner in town last Monday night and then showed up about 11:30 p.m. Owner Sam David said he and his wife, Majdolin David, were about to close up when the unmistakable Shaq showed up with a party of four - three women , one being his new girlfriend, and another man.

David said. "He brought a chair into the middle of the dance floor and he put a ring on her (girlfriend's)finger."
David said he did not know the name of the woman who was with Shaq, nor of any of the others in the new Boston Celtics center's entourage.

David said Shaq and the group came in for dessert and to use the hookah pipes. He said they didn't know the Sahara served food and told him they had eaten before coming to the restaurant and lounge.
"He had a lot of fun," David said. "He was clapping and laughing. He didn't dance but the other people in his group did."
David said the group stayed until about 2:30 that particular morning and that he was so excited to have a celebrity in the club that he didn't even charge them. David has owned the Saharah for about seven months.

He added that the restaurant's cook, Majda Jaouni, and a friend, Tom Ramaha, stayed late to help serve Shaq and his friends. The Davids are partners in the restaurant with Maurice and Luna Alyatim.

Shaq was in town to participate in the 8th annual Pujols Family Foundation golf tournament. Albert and Dee Dee Pujols organize the golf tournament as a fundraiser for their foundation, which helps people with Down syndrome in the St. Louis area and people living in poverty in Pujols' native Dominican Republic.

Hmm, we wonder if they will charge a fee for the Hookah Shaq used? LOL


In other spottings, Shaq’s new teammate Paul Pierce and John Wall of the Washington Wizards were spotted at the new North 40 Club, formerly Skybox, in Laclede’s Landing recently to see the Devon Alexander Fight Aug 7.

In other sports newz, Rams rookie quarterback Sam Bradford could be in the starting lineup a few weeks ahead of schedule. First string QB A.J. Feeley experienced swelling in his right thumb last Sunday, casting doubt on his ability to play in this Thursday's preseason game at New England.

Hmm. That’s all Freeley needs. First Bradford comes in a rookie taking over, now he has to go back to his usual position as a second banana.

Bradford made his first start in three exhibitions, Thursday, in a 36-35 win overthe Patriots atteh EdwardJones Dome. He replaced A.J. Feeley in that role. Feeley missed the game with a sprained thumb.Based on the way Bradford played, he might stay in the starting lineup for a while, SN correspondent Jim Thomas reports. Bradford drove the Rams to a touchdown on their opening drive and threw two touchdown passes to rookie tight end Michael Hoomanawanui. He completed his first six passes, finished 15-of-22 for 189 yards and was sacked once. He rarely got flustered and quickly located open receivers.

Coach Steve Spag said we wasnt yet ready to make him a starter.

Huh?After the money he got paid--we are sure the Rams want Bradford playing every second he can as well as waterboy.LOL
ADDED:But bad newz occurred during the Patriots game when St. Louis Rams receiver Donnie Avery, the team’s leading receiver from a year ago injured his left knee with less than two minutes to go in the first half of Thursday night’s game when he landed wrong after going up for a pass from Sam Bradford. Rams’ head coach Steve Spagnuolo didn’t have a good outlook after the game. Weekend tests will determine its severity.

St. Louis Cardinals TV broadcaster Dan McLaughlin is facing charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated following his arrest last Monday. McLaughlin was pulled over Monday night on Interstate 64 in Chesterfield after an officer responded to a report of an erratic driver, according to various media reports in St. Louis. Police say McLaughlin refused to take a breathalyzer test. He was taken to Chesterfield police headquarters, charged, and released. McLaughlin declined comment, citing advice of legal counsel. He is the primary play-by-play announcer for Cardinals games on Fox Sports Midwest, and also for St. Louis Blues hockey broadcasts.McLaughlin returned Monday when the Cardinals opened a three-game series in Pittsburgh.

Former Mizzou player wide receiver Rams Denario Alexander was signed to the Rams this week. He ended up signing a two-year deal.

Vateran manager Lou Piniella of the Chicago Cubs retried after Sunday's loss to the Braves because of family reasons. Piniella announced his departure to the team before the game. Piniella said last month he planned to retire at the end of the season. But he missed four games in August to be with his ailing mother at their home in Tampa, Fla. Mike Quade has been named interim manager for the rest of the season. Hendry said Quade will be a candidate for the managerial opening in 2011.

St. Louis Cards star Albert Pujols is closing in on 400 home runs. He is one home run shy of the record . He homered Monday at PNC Statdium playing the Pirates. The 399th homer and National League-leading 33rd of the season, tied him with Al Kaline and Andres Galarraga for 47th place on the all-time list.. Only Stan Musial has more as a Cardinal.

Hmm, we sensed frenzy and mark McGwire type newsmaking whenPujols does hits the 400th homer whether in Pittsburgh or at home, but whoever catches it we are sure has to be escorted out by security for the abll will be valuable for the auction geeks.
UPDATE: Pujols hit his 400th career in a game against the Washington Nationals on Thursday.

Pujols became the 47th player in MLB history to do so and the third youngest player to reach the mark, behind Alex Rodriguez and Ken Griffey, Jr.But the feat was clouded by the Cards'performance and his an injury threat. Pujols hit the long ball in the 4th inning of a game that the Cards lost to the Nationals 11-10 in 13 innings. In the 11th inning, Pujols had a frightening moment when he tried to jump up on a tarp to catch a ball and twisted his ankle. After trainers checked out the injury, Pujols remained in the game.

We are sure when Pujols comes to Busch Stadium he will receive his accolades for such a feat.

Rams’ safety Oshiomogho “OJ” Atogwe issued a challenge to several football programs in St. Louis recently and the surrounding areas during the 2009 season. Football programs from the St. Louis School District, Wellston School District, Normandy School District and East St. Louis District 189 were in competition with one another for the highest team grade point average during the fall semester of the 2009-2010 school year. Following practice Monday, Oshiomogho presented Cleveland NJROTC with a check for $10,000 for winning the challenge. Normandy High School was presented with a check for $5,000 for finishing as the runner up while Clyde C. Miller Academy was presented with a $5,000 check for posting the most improved grade point average from the 2008-2009 season.

There’s no place like home—literally. The upscale Home Nightclub that was housed inside the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles closed its doors unexpectedly last Saturday nite right after a performance from pop singer Travie McCoy.

According to a press statement, the venue wasn't able to continually turn a profit, despite meeting Ameristar's standards of quality and excellence.

The club knew they were closing, it just wasn’t pubbed to the public. The club, which opened in late 2007 from seven days a week to the weekend, is now evicted and its employees reportdly are going to receive jobs elsewere at Ameristar.

It was reported that the space will be used for private and special events.

From the comments from social networks, most people agree that Home had its problems since day one. First, from reports, the club was built on $15 million, an astronomical figure and the owners spent its inception trying to trun a profit from the investment—seven days a week, 20 dollar entrance fee and a strict strict dress policy. Not to mention the attendance fees of its big names who came through such as Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashion and Amber Rose to name a few. Second, the club banked on Friday and Saturday nites to reel in the hip-hop crowd and lowering the price from 20 to 10 bucks under new management. But the acts of violence from the clientele had many gamblers complaining and leaving the club to ownder if they made a mistake by making Home an urban club. We think that Home tried to be grand in a town that is not used to the grandeur. Plus, treating the clientele like doo-doo as far as having countless secuity men in black watch over clubbers like hawks and grandfathering people even before they walk through the turnstiles did not help its image either. So, in the end, Home ends up vacant.
In realted newz, from a reliable source we found out that the Home employees' cell phones were shut off as soon as the doors shut. Hmm, so whats up with the placing of employees in new jobs at Ameristar? Why would their phones have to be shut off if they are promised new jobs there?

Speaking of the ending of clubs, looks like the owners of Lure Nightclub will have its liquor license hearing Friday at 2 p.m. in Room 208 at STL City hall on August 27th. But it could be possible that Lure may be able to keep its license if the hearing board is in favor of it after Partners, the committee against Lure, were shut down with a temporary injunction recently who tried to close the club with a petition before its hearing. \\
So do yawl think its closing? We think so.

ADDED: There also will be a decision made Friday in Jeff City on whether Missouri strip clubs have to abide by a law signed by Governor Jay Nixon that clubs must stop serving alcohol, stop teh nudity and lap dances and those clubs in existence must abide by the new law in 90 days. . A lawyer for the defendants of the club owners is hoping for a temporary injunction against the law which goes into effect Saturday. The group is seeking to overturn the laws, arguing that they violate the U.S. Constitution and that the process by which lawmakers passed them violated the state constitution.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/26/2179008/missouri-strip-club-law-goes-into.html#ixzz0xp5iMhcx

The controversial Branson concert with St. Louis rap mogul Nelly performed at last Saturday went on with no problems at the city’s Mansion Theatre. Despite a change of venue and some public opposition, the Nelly concert did go on Saturday night in Branson, it just didn't make any money.
Concert promoter Paul Dunn says about 2,800 fans saw the concert, about 200 seats shy of a sell-out. He said that the change in venue affected ticket sales. The concert was originally supposed to take place at the Grand Palace, but city leaders rejected a planned outdoor concert because of noise and parking concerns. Dunn says he would like to bring more main-stream acts like Nelly to the Branson area, but says he'll wait until construction is finished on the Grand Palace before booking any more events.


In unrelated newz, one of the two songs Nelly is currently selling on ITUNES "Just A Dream" debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Digital Sales Chart at #8 this week. The other song on sale on the downloading site is "Tippin in the Club."

UPDATE:"Just a Dream"also debuted on Billboard Hot 100 at #12,his biggest charted single since "Grillz" hitting No.1 in 2005. The other song, "Tippin"has debuted at #82 on the Billboard R&B/HipHop charts. .

ADDED: Nelly took off from his new gig at Hot 104.1yesterday to fly out to Cali to film his newest video for the hit,"Just a Dream ," out in Playa del Rey.Holding it down for Nelly on his radio show were his fellow bandmates the St.Lunatics. During the show, Nelly called in to talk about the video which he said will wrap up before weekends end. Oh and by the way,Nelly reports that he will donate his salary from his temporary radio gig to his charities.

In other STL concert newz, St. Louis native and veteran rocker Chuck Berry has been quite visible these days with notable concerts this year including the RSVP one he performed last month at Kiener Plaza to try and woo the Presidential Democratic Convention committee into bringing the event to St. Louis in 2012. In the meantime, he is headlining The Pageant’s 10th Anniversary Show Oct. 16.

Grammy Award winning R&B singer Anthony Hamilton will host an Afterparty following the Budweiser Superfest (where he is headlining) Thursday nite at Exo Nightclub.

Those who attended the Trey Songz/Monica concert at the Fox last Friday probably thought it was the best thing they’ve ever seen. coming from the female tweens and teenage dreamers who came to see Songz sing about sex. Overall, the show, from a grown persons point of view was a bit of a snoozer.
According to Kevin Johnson of the Post, “ But his headlining gig at the Fox Theatre mostly fell to pieces Friday as Songz keyed us in on the fact that sex done wrong isn't all it's cracked up to be. There's only so much pillow talking, self-caressing, audience fondling and sex-simulating, the latter in an extreme form, that an audience can be expected to take. That opening song, "I Invented Sex," sent a female fan in a frenzy so strong she leapt on stage, only for security to roughly yank her down and carry her out.”
From St. Louis America's Kenya Vaughn's report, "it's a reason why Trey Songz is third to Chris Brown and Usher (paraphrase)"

Monica, the co headliner, was reportedly the winner of the two singers as far as performances. Through several dress changes, she reportedly thanked the crowd during her 40 plus minute set for 16 years in the game right off the bat before taking the crowd through a tour of her song repertoire. A highlight was when Monica honored her mentor, Whitney Houston, first when she sang her current hit "Love All Over Me" dipped into Houston’s "You Give Good Love," then followed by Houston's "I Have Nothing."
One of her background singers was Joliet, Ill.native/Sunday Best and American Idol contestant Jermaine Sellers.

New singer Dondria opened the concert.

In related news, whats up with the newz we heard that the 16 year old who was able to jet past security at the Fox to get touchy feely on Trey Songz, was arrested for assault?

Anyone go to Chingy for Change event to benefit school kids Tuesday at Prime Bar? According to promoter Amanda McCaleb, they did numbers, but from what we heard, the numbers weren’t so great. Those who attended paid 10 dollars or a school supply item for entry to wine and dine at the venue.
Troubled rapper DMX will be in St. Louis Friday nite performing at The Imperial Palace on 2543 North Grand at 9 p.m.. Opening up will be Space De Cashtronaut.
Hope someone drives him to the venue--DMX that is LOL

There will be discounted tickets for the St. Louis Super Music Festival, taking place at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Chaifetz Arena with George Clinton, Teena Marie, Cameo and Zapp. The upper end seating, regularly $60, $50 if purchased by Aug. 27. Get tickets at MetroTix outlets,
www.metrotix.com, 314-534-1111 and at the box office.

Comedian and Martin Short, who recently lost his wife to cancer , is scheduled to perform in St. Louis at the Touhill Performing Arts Nov. 20. Short was booked a year in advance, but after current news broke about his wife, there was no word from Touhill if they will reschedule the show.

Also coming to Touhill is Grammy Award winning gospel pop singer Amy Grant Oct. 26

There will be a concert paing triubute to Kansas City legendary jazz saxophonist Ahmad Alaadeen who died Aug 15.. A concert of Alaadeen's music is planned Sept. 4 in the Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City. For more information, go to
St. Louis transport and blues artist, Big George Brock will performed at the
Independence Center's fundraiser on Aug. 22.
Several notable performers and personalities will be at the Missouri Black Expo at the America’s Center this weekend.

CNN Political analyst Roland Martin will give a lecture.

Gospel artist James Fortune will perform during the Gospel Explosion

Basketball legend Dominique Wilkins will speak at the Health Fair


Rap group GS BOYZ of Stanky Legg fame will perform



Two popular STL female singers made newz this week.


ST. Louis singer Coco Soul won the Battle for the Crown last Saturday night at Exo. Her win gave her the opening to the Budwesier Superfest at Riverport Ampitheatre Aug 26 as well as 5 grand in her pocket. She'll then compete with local winners in other cities for a $25,000 grand prize. Soul competed with St Louis singers Aloha (who came in second by one point from reports), Kenny DeShields, Crystal Haywood and Jeremy from North Carolina. .


STL singer Aloha was on Fox 2 News in the Morning with Tim Ezell last week promoting the Milk Moustache Mobile as well as sang promoting her upcoming EP that will be released on her b-day Sept 5. Aloha will also perform at St. Charles Fashion Week Aug 28 at Ameristar.


Veteran reporter Mike Owens is leaving KSDK to pursue a career in the law, at Pleban & Petruska Law after Labor Day. His last day at KSDK, where he has worked for 27 years, will be Sept. 3. He follows colleague Mike Garrity who is also leaving the station.

Also leaving the local area is Mizzou graduate and KMOV assignment reporter Erica Byfield who has taken a job at the ABC affiliate in Atlanta. She has been woth KMOV since August 2007. Her last day will be Friday.

Long-running radio station KDHX-FM (88.1) will be moving into another space come next year. They will move to Grand Center at 3524 Washington Ave. The gift was given to honor the contributions of the late Larry J. Weir, a longtime on-air personality and one of the founders of the station, as well as to provide the opportunity for organizational growth. KDHX is currently at 3504 Magnolia Ave. KDHX is reportedly launching a $4 million capital campaign to renovate the new facility specifically as a radio station, media center and 150-seat, multi-use venue. The building renovation will require approximately 18 months.


Local channel WPXS, Channel 13, made newz for changing his programming. The station which aired classic shows as "Ironside," "Kojak" and " Adam 12" changed gears to religious prgramming recently. From reprots many fans of the station called up their cable provider, Charter, to protest. Come to find out, the Daystar Television Network, which has owned WPXS since 2005, made the change, opting to broadcast its own programming on the station. WPXS is now broadcasting Daystar programming on the primary digital channel 13.1. Retro TV programming that was aired prior to the switch is being carried on secondary digital channel 13.2 on WPXS. The cable systems are carrying the primary digital channel which airs Daystar programming. The change will be permanent.
Dance St. Louis is entering its 45th season and will begin selling single tickets for events through Sept. 7. The actual season begins Oct. 8 and 9 with performances by the Houston Ballet at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.
The producers of a new show, "WiZaRD," came to St. Louis and other cities around the country recently to audition actress/singers to play the heroine, Dorothy, at the
St. Louis Galleria. No info on as of this writing who won the part.

Eighties R&B singer Alexander O Neal will perform at The Ambassador Sept 24.

Euclid Records' plans to expand into New Orleans Sept. 1 . in the Bywater Region of the city. The new store, just like the Webster Groves store, will be stocked with new and used music. The store will also feature a big emphasis on New Orleans artists.
According to the St. Louis Business Journal, The Asian owned and based Drunken Fish bar and restaurant is expanding outside of St. Louis. They will move into In the former
Bice Bistro space in the Kansas City Power & Light District, in Kansas City. Mo. In the first quarter of 2011. The ownerMunsok So is aiming to open before the Big 12 Conference basketball tournament Sok has three restaurants that already exists in the St. Louis area which are the Laclede’s Landing, the Central West End and Westport Plaza in St. Louis County.

St. Lunatics member City Spud will be celebrating his b-day publically and privately. On Saturday, he, along with DERRTY ENT's Topher, will celebrate his bday at Exo Saturday nite (promoted by Derrty ENT, MPAC and Close to Famous). Then on next Tuesday, he will have a private b-day party titled Privileged B-Day Affair party and in order to get invited, one must be on the list of the promoters of the event, CLOSE TO FAMOUS.

UPDATE: Spud said on Nelly Radio Thursday that he will release his 1st
MIXtape "TWELVE-12" today and will celebrate its release at his b-day party tonight,Friday at Exo.

TWO STL rappers made newz :

Congrats to STL rapper Vandalyzm whose New Album from “Majorz Megatron Redux” came out on ITunes recently and shot into the top 30 Hip-Hop Albums Chart.


St. Charles based rapper Chino released his video “ Fresh to Def” and to celebrate he had a red carpet celebration of it took place during the Devon Alexander Fight Aug 7 at the North 40 Club, formerly the Skybox in Laclede’s Landing. There were special appearances by Boston Celtics
Paul Pierce and Washington Wizards John Wall (As mentioned earlier in this blog) .

STL rapper Nite Owl will open for the Grammy Award winning Nappy Roots tonite,Thursday at Cicero's(SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

In other local rap newz, Atomic Cowboy held a Hip Hoppers Holiday last Saturday. Over 20 local rappers performed including Black Spade (PICTURED), Midwest Avengers, Earthworms, Scripts 'N Screwz, and Illphonics. There also was a breakdancing expo, a graffiti wall, a beat production battle and a skateboard mini ramp with a trick competition.
Rapper/producer Playboy Ro will kickoff his promotional tour for his CD, “Prodical Son: Sept 12 at the Ambassador’s Klymaxx Room at 7 p.m. He is also planning a CD listening party in early October. Location will be announced at a later date. For more info on the Sept 12 event go to

Former STL blogger and current Los Angeles native Lisa Rose told OUTTOWN this week that she just landed a role in a major TV show. She was going to let us know about it as soon as she gets the greenlight from her agent about this upcoming gig (All we know so far is its not in the Hollywood area where she resides)!
Has Soul Stylz promoter Cornell Boone moved to Kansas City. Mo? We know he’s been doing his promotion thing there for the past year expanding the Soul Stylz brand to the party network there, and his current city status on Facebook is now that city, so inquiring minds would like to know!
Anyone go to any of the events at St. Louis Black Pride last wekeend? Any celebs come through? Let us know--on the low. LOL
R&B trio XCLUSIVE WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE FUBAR Aug 31 . For more info go to

Delux Magazine will host I AM ME Collective’s Recognoscene Fashion Soiree during STL Fashion Week Sept 9 at Lola’s . The event WILL BE SHOWCASING SOME OF THE BEST PIECES OF LOCAL FASHION DESIGNERS and double as a FASHION NETWORKING SOIREE FOR DESIGNERS, MODELS, BUSINESS OWNERS, and PHOTOGRAHPHERS. And the event is free.
In unrelated newz, Delux just revealed those who were listed in the magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 List. For more info go to
Congrats to poetry promoters Soul U who will celebrate two years this coming Sunday. The group will celebrate its feat at its weekly poetry showcase Soul Stage at St. Louis Finest Bar and Grill. (SEE EVENTZ BELOW) Just recently, the poetry promotions group had a fun money in an effort to help St. Louis Poet, Keva Washington who recently lost her son due to a rare disease. And assist with funeral expenses.

Speaking of poetry, poet/spoken word artist Aireez Darychusss hosted LMNOP, a spoken word showcase held at Jesse’s Place (formerly Micky's) Wednesday, a new poetry nite at the new establishment.


Speaking of showcases Sublime ENT will present ROC THA MIC " LIVE RECORDED OPEN MIC EXPOSURE SHOWCASE"that will take place at the new Club Jesse’s on Collinsville Ave, in East St. Louis Sept 1 thru Dec1.
Alluded to two posts up, Jesse's Place on Collinsville Avenue in East St. Louis is a new club spot wheres Mickey's used to be located. And, for you old heads, before it was Mickeys it was the mens clothing store Platners. LOL

Lastly, on a sad note, St. Louis native and Denver resident movie reviewer
Reggie McDaniel died last Friday from pulmonary thrombosis after moving into a hospice in the Denver area two weeks ago. He was a staple in the Denver community with his Ebonically drenched commentary on film reviews that could be heard locally on KTRS-550 AM during the Frank O. Pinion Show (He last called in on the show last Wednesday). His trademark was reviewing movies with “Aiight Dens” instead of stars(eg. I give it three aiight dens. LOL) and the station would play the number of “aiight Dens” from his recorded voice from a conversation he had with teh station a few years back. In the Denver area, he did restaurant and celebrity interviews on 850 KOA Radio for 10 years that ended in 2008. A flair for flamboyantly colored suits, McDaniel also appeared weekly on Denver’s KWGN-TV's morning show to review the latest film releases. Funeral services will be held at My Father's House in Aurora on Saturday, Aug. 28.

STL BDAZE—LEOIANS (WEEK 2) Activist Keith Boykin Jr. (PICTURED), activist Percy Green II, rapper Young Spiffy, music promoter Vanita Applebum, model Marshawn Watson, promoter Mark Anthony Jones, promoter Quentin Womack and real estate agent Nate Johnson.


IN THE MIA FILE—Where is socialite/massage therapist Kamren Holbert?

BLIND BITZ. Which STL dee-jay was spotted buying an orange extension cord at Schnucks on Dorsett recently? (Hint. The first initials of this deejay’s first and last name are the same consonant. As a matter of fact, the second initials have a different letter but are the same. )

PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which STL promoters and socialites are getting it in this week? Promoter Leata Price Land and singer Coco Soul (TIE) and Jacque Land and actor/director Joel P.E. King (TIE)

Coco Soul (FAR LEFT) . This lovely singer just won the Battle of the Crowns competition last Saturday at Exo (SEE BITZ ABOVE) giving a opening spot at Thursday’s Budweiser Superfest at Verizon Ampitheater (See EVENTZ BELOW). Also this week she performed at the B Side event at Lola’s Wednesday and on Friday nite, the nite after the Superfest, she will perform at a private affair with her band Soul Alliance at the Aqua Bar at Lumiere Place.

Leata Price Land (LEFT) This veteran promoter is one-half of the venerable promotions group Platinum Group that are the promoters for the 18th Annual Missouri Black Expo produced by Tom Bailey. It will take place at the America’s Center in downtown St Louis Aug 27-29. Some of the notable events include The Kickoff Reception at Ballpark Hilton Hotel Friday, 8th Annual Prostate Cancer Survivors & Awareness Walk at Kiener Plaza Saturday, the Literary Corner, the MBE Music Fest on Aug 28 and the Literary Corner and Gospel Explosion Aug 29 (SEE EVENTZ BELOW) .

Jacque Land. (RIGHT)The other half of the veteran promotion team Platinum Group is the more of the socialite of the company. This week, the group is heavily promotiong the 18th Annual Missouri Black Expo that will take place at the America’s Center in downtown St Louis Aug 27-29. Some of the noted events include The Kickoff Reception at Ball park Hilton Hotel Friday, 8th Annual Prostate Cancer Survivors & Awareness Walk (in which he participates in) at Kiener Plaza Saturday, the Literary Corner, the MBE Music Fest on Aug 28 and the Literary Corner and Gospel Explosion Aug 29 (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

Joel P.E. King. (FAR RIGHT) This handsome and talented actor/director is getting much publicity this week as he launched his first heavily sponsored theater production, “Real Life,” an urban opera of street life. Coming off of a promotional interview on KPLR TV, the production’s opening night took place yesterday, Wednesday at Grandel Square Theatre and run until the Aug 29 (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

WORDZ TO THE WHYZ???????????????????????????????
Why did people trip hard when KMJM personality Tammie Holland posted the pic of Wanda Sykes and her girlfriend on her blog? Why did that young girl call the police about a baboon on the loose coming to find out it was a hoax? Why didnt Rams owners Chip Rosembloom and his sister Lucia Rodriguez sell only 30 percent of their rights to Stan Kroenke and not the whole 60 percent? Why did Internet sensation Kat Stacks cell cam Souljah Boy's hotel room where she zoomed in on the lines of Coke on top of the dresser ? Why did the cops take that 16 year old girl to jail after she rushed on stage with Trey Songz at the Fox Theatre ? Why did KPLR TV put the wrong info about Joel King's play during his interview (they put Vaughn Cultural Center instead of Grandel Theatre)? Why am I not surprised that Home Nightclub closed? Why does it look like Fantasia's suicide attempt looks like a ploy to sell her just released new CD? Why do fluffy women try and wear leggings? Why do StLians call the chinese food places' Chinamen" and teh East St. Louisians call them "Rice Houses?" Why does it seem like a lot of TV journalists in the STL area are leaving? Why is it still hard to believe that Aaliyah is gone? Why is porn star Brian Pumper trying to be a rapper? Why are the DEA trying to find people and hire those who can translate Ebonic drenched convos from drug dealers on wire taps? Why are the media making it seem like the miners in Chile who are trapped 2,000 feet underground are calm and collected? And why is Tiger Woods' ex, Elle, now saying she didnt hit Tiger with the golf club?


STL rapper Nite Owl will open for the Grammy Award winning Nappy Roots tonite,Thursday at Cicero' at the Loop8 p.m. $15 at door.


Restaurant Week through Sunday, August 29th. For more information about Downtown Restaurant Week, including a list of participating restaurants and their menus, visit downtownrestaurantweek.com.

REAL LIFE is a hip hop, pop musical where Boys in the Hood meets West Side Story, and it's happening this month at the Grandel Theater, home of the Black Rep from August 25-29th. Real Life exposes the paradigm of Urban America, the streets and it's ability to stifle growth and self-empowerment. This urban story is told through rhythmic dance and complicated melodies. Key performers include: Aarron Vickers, Wilena"Miz NV" Vaughn, and Tydis Not to mention we have dancers, Blaque Pearl, Rece Jones, Clifton Gordon and members of Matiff Dance keeping the stage hot with all kinds of moves. It's going to be ridiculously amazing, so mark you calendars email me at
jpekcreativeworks@gmail.com. PR by ABESI PR.
Showtimes are Thursday at 7 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Matinee Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Cafe Soul Pre-Party at the Budweiser Superfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - North Plaza Concert Club. Join Cafe Soul for a Pre-Party this Thursday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater from 6pm-7:30 (before the show)! Enjoy free food, beats by DJ Hustle, ticket upgrades & more.This year's Budweiser Superfest Aug. 26 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at 8 p.m. After party will be at Exo and hosted by Anthony Hamilton.

Flavas of Hip Hop at THE GRAMOPHONE
$7 IN ADVANCE http://nemesisentertainment.com/buytickets.php

Rap sensation Wocka Flocka is scheduled to appear at the Grand Finale of Liquid Assets’ Red Hott Thursdays Aug 26 at Lure Nightclub. The afterparty will be at .Bottoms Up in East Saint Louis.

Friday at 5:00pm - August 28 at Lola

500 N. 14th Street
Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, as they visit the newly expanded Lola, located at 500 N. 14th Street in Downtown St. Louis...the expansion along with the food/drinks and ambiance are absolutely amazing...we will be kicking off the weekend long birthday celebration of SFF co-creator Mark Anthony Jones...

Fri. Aug 27--The Platinum Group presents the An Evening in Black 9 p.m. Hilton ballpark come wearing in black hosted by Whodini’s Grandmaster D with Domiqiue wilkins, Roland Martin, pam Grier and others Tickets $10 $15 at the door. Info>:314- 346-4190

Actress Pam Grier

Missouri Black expo Missouri Black Expo is the largest African-American Empowerment Event in the State of Missouri...Join Pam Grier, Louis Gossett Jr., Roland Martin, Whodini, James Fortune & FIYA, Melvin Van Peebles, Paul Mooney, Doug E Fresh, Fonzworth Bentley, Dominique Wilkins, The GS Boys (they sing the Stanky Leg) at a weekend designed to empower attendees in the areas of youth development, health education and awareness and community development! A special Youth Gang Summit will be held to give our youth an opportunity to make positive choices in their lives...General Admission $6.00, Kids 6 & Under Free! Aug 28-29

For more info on schedule go to


This installment of Tastemaker MPAC is honoring SHAKI, NELLY'S WARDROBE STYLIST/ ASST. MANAGER AND THE FIRST LADY OF STARPOWER. SHAKI IS ALSO CELEBRATING HER BIRTHDAY! Ladies FREE til 11 and 2 for 1 drinks til 11! Friday, Aug 27th @ the City Ultra Lounge!
Sips in the City Happy Hour is on Friday, August 27 from 5 – 7pm at Culinaria downtown 9th and Olive St. . It benefits Gardens to Tables, a program that allows Saint Louis University dietetics faculty and students to team up with local elementary schools, chefs, area farmers and other organizations to teach children about nutrition. With your $5 donation to the charity, you will receive two complimentary drinks. We will have Stella Artoi...s, Hoegaarden and Leffe beers and wines from Menage a Trois and Apothic Red wines. In addition, there will be complimentary appetizers provided by Boars Head and Swiss American.RSVP: sipsinthecity@alivemag.com

DOCTOR GIGGLES COMEDY FEST hosted by comic Jovan Bibbs (PICTURED) at the
Ambassador Klub Klymaxx , 9800 Halls ferry Road, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
St. Louis native and current ATLian dee-jay/drummer Enoch is returning to the STL to perform at the Delmar Lounge on Aug 27 with guitarist Mario Pascal and Afrcian drummers
PRIMETIME PROMOTIONS PRESENTS BLACK & WHITE PARTY AT RED 7, 8658 SOUTH BROADWAY August 27 at 9:00pm. Music by dj stan the manHosted by S.A aka Stuart AllenLADIES FREE TILL 10:30
Saint Louis Blues Week Festival is Aug 27-28. Free, The concerts will be held on the steps of the historically significant Peabody Opera House (formerly the Kiel Opera House). For more info go to http://www.stlbluesweek.com/Bluesweek.html


August 28 · 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Saint Louis, MO

Stress Free Fridays' Mark Anthony Jones 42 nd b-day party
Saturday, Aug 28, at 7:00pm - Sunday at 1:30am
Janae's West
7555 Olive Boulevard
University City, MO
Well wisher gifts are requested
Fermata Entertainment Presents: 7th Annual Concert "Smooth Jazz with a Touch of Blues"
At the Bistro
3536 Washington Avenue Saturday August 28, 2010
7pm - 10pm
Admission $25.00
Attire: Black and GoldVIP Tables and Group Rates Available For More Info: 314-298-8818
Featuring Marvin F. Cockrell and Focus (Carl Watkins, Paul Harrison, and Sean Holland)Special Guests: Vera Bolden, LaShawn Olden, Brady Lewis, Carlos Brown Jr., Carlos Brown Sr, and Richard Wade
Hosted By: Bonita Cornute, Fox 2 News

Fashion Show Case Party
August 28 at 7:00pm -

6203 Cote Brilliante WHAMPC

This is a grown and sexy event free food and champagne a sexy chocolate fountian. tickets are only $7 designs by deanea's Fashions
Performances by neo soul artist Wildman


Fashion stylist Laton Chairs and Ms L A , present "NIGHTS OVER EGYPT RED CARPET EVENT" 40th Birthday Gala.........
7:00--8:45pm Before Dusk smooth live Harpist playing, (VIP & PRESS , Media, Red Carpet Walk only admitted) Valet Parking
9:00--2:00am After the Sunset, More of a Studio "54" kind of VIBE ! Guest list, VIP admitted free before 11:00pm
otherwise $20.00 at the door....

There will be an open Bar for all VIP's , Hors D' oeuvres, a opening production number with Dancers, and 100 goodie bags to the first 100 guest.

This event has limited space..... and will be televised . "Did I mention she's blocking off the whole block" !!!!!!
The VIP list has been filled, Thanks to all that paid $100.00 !
Tickets only first come first serve basic at the door $20.00.....

Attire Black, Royal Blue, or Gold........

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
StrayDogTheatre.org or call

The festival of the year in St. Louis AIR CONDITION SETTING, no hot sun, can't get rain on,
Some of the greatest live music ever heard, together under one roof. This not just a concert it's "tickets priced under $72..00 ON SALE AT ALL METROTIX OUTLETS & CHAIFETZ BOX OFFICE

Free Time and 1st Friday present Glow 2010
August 28 at 9:00pm – at Mike Shannon’s in downtown St. Louis
DJ Okay will spin.


Hella fly Promotions presents Facebook Meet & Greet. Aug 28 The event promotions
member DANODAMANO his shooting his first MUSIC VIDEO

10070 Natural Bridge
Got Dj Jam On Da 1s & 2s All Night Long.......And Da Flyest Host In Da City
DanoDaMano On Da Mic...............
.If U Need To Book A Free Party Call Dano 314)422-4806 Or Kerry 314)456-5976 or Antione 314)540-6951
Lou Music Fest that will take place at Forest Park Aug 28-29. Go to
http://www.loufest.com for tickets and more info.


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

NEW: If you know of anyone looking for alternative or new housing arrangements, please pass the word. . looking for a tenant for the 2nd floor unit at 7049 Dartmouth in U. City. The apartment has 2 bedrooms and a sunroom that could be used as a third bedroom. We expect the place will be available by Oct 1. The rent is ­­­$775 per month. The amount could be negotiated

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 sgalvin26@yahoo.com


LMNOP hosted by Aireez Darychuss
Doors Open at 8:00 PM
Wednesdays at
Jesse's Place
103 Collinsville Ave East Saint Louis, IL 62201
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!
http://www.wrapworldwide.com/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):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGeb2jgP5bc-Songs (click on the links to listen now! Lyrics will be added to my blog shortly)-
August 29 · 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Keiner Plaza
More Info

SoulSTAGE: 2 YR Anniversary Jam!!!!!!
Sunday Aug 29
Come & Join Us

@STL's Finest Bar & Grill
8021 W. Florissant
(Across From Target & Schnuck's)

*Doors Open at 6PM For The SoulSistah Happy Hour
Interviews, Games, Raffles, Door Prizes
*Portion of Proceeds From Raffle Will Benefit a Family For Back To School Needs

*7PM - Regular Open Mic
(If you wanna do your thing, this is your time!)

*8PM - Featured Performer's

Who's Performing?
AD, Charisma Blue, Corey Black, El Thought, Fiyah Poet, Floyd Boykins Jr., Gee Love,
Her Reflection, Kels, Lightning, Louis Conphliction, Marvin Michaels, MK Stallings,
Ms Interpretation, Poetic One, Prospect, Robia IggNhyte, X Blu Rayne....Everyone!

10PM - After Party
(Sit Back, Relax, Dance, Hang, Network, You name It - It's A Celebration!)

$5 Cover
Free ALL NIGHT When You Wear Your SoulSTAGE T-Shirt!

Hosted By: Abbey The Truth & Xplicit

Sound Control: DJ 76kiD

Come party at Social House to honor Michael Jackson's birthday Aug 29 ... and more importantly Flea and Emmy's! Sunday Industry night is going down to celebrate!
Social House
1551 s 7th
Saint Louis, MO
More Info
Free Food BuffetShot specials for Virgos all night long!Special guest bartenders and celeb appearances!ANd can't forget... Industry drink pricing all night long!
The Missouri History Museum continues its Twilight Tuesdays Concert Series showcasing St Louis area music talent is the rundown of the shows: Aug. 31, Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire Get more information at

September 2 at 6:00pm - September 5
Holiday Inn Hotel Select St. Louis-Dwtn (Conv Center)
811 N 9th STREET
Saint Louis, MO
More Info

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