Thursday, September 16, 2010




Before we get into the A&E Newz this week,YOURS TRULY,Ma'at Atkins has been on the local media publicity blitz this week. FIRST Big ups to Block DVD for submitting the 2nd Annual MISTA COUTURE Charity Style Contest for broadcast which was aired on Charter Channel 981 in St. Louis this past Tuesday. A repeat of Part one will be next Tuesday, Sept 21 at 10 p.m. on Channel 981.


Shout outs to model/talk show host Ashley Holloman (on left of pic above) for inviting YOURS TRULY, to be a guest n her show Ashley On Air Wednesday on Riverfront Radio. Also on the show was Miss USA Missouri Lesley Hunter (fourth from left) and Mrs. St. Louis Ola of Momme Makeover and Makeover for a Cause (second from left) . Pictured above are pics from the show (two by Tim Schinsky of SEE) .The standing pic is (from left) model/host Ashley Holloman, stylist/designer Ola of Makeover for a Cause , Miss USA Missouri 2009 Lesley Hunter and host Patrick Gallagher. Photo by Ma'atology. To see the video go to

THE BIG A&E NEWZ this week was Chitown based talk show mogul Oprah Winfrey’s daytime show started its 25th season Monday , her final season of her show. The news catcher for the episode was her gifting 300-strong studio audience an all-expenses eight- day paid trip to Australia. But her gesture is causing controversy because Australians will pay for the trip. Winfrey's audience clapped, cheered and some even teared up when she kicked off the 25th and last season of The Oprah Winfrey Show by announcing a free eight-day trip to Sydney, dubbed 'Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure'. But the billionaire host failed to mention that the "gift" is actually being paid for by the Australian Tourist board and the news has been met with hostile reactions in Australia.
According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the trip will cost local taxpayers more than USD 2.3 million.
Australia's Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson called the deal "a major coup", claiming he had received federal and state funding to convince Winfrey to come to Australia. And the government will contribute more than USD 1 million, "mostly in accommodation costs", according to the Sydney Daily Telegraph.
Ferguson insisted it was money well spent as it would put Australia in the spotlight, with the popular TV show watched by 40 million Americans and screened in 145 countries.

A finale will be shot in December 2011 at the Sydney Opera House (during the city’s summer), which will be renamed the 'Sydney Oprah House' for the occasion and actor John Travolta himself will be piloting the plane. The audience also each received a Motorola Smartphone.

So the Australian government gave its Tourism department a million dollars to Oprah to woo her to do her show in Australia. In return, the Australians are forced to pay for the trips Oprah gave to her studio audience in hopes that tourism improves. And how much Oprah pay? Notta.

Two ILLIMOians made highlights with their performances at this year’s MTV Music Awards.

One was Award winning St. Joseph, Mo. native Eminem who won two awards at last Sunday’s MTV Music Awards. He won Best Rap Male Video and Hip Hop Video for his No. 1 single, “Not Afraid.” He wasn't present during the award presentations due to his having to leave Nokia Theater in Los Angeles soon after his opening performance on the award show. He left to fly to NYC to perform with Jay Z for the Home to Home Tour at Yankee Stadium. But the highlight for Eminem was his opening performance of "Not Afraid" and duet with surprise guest Rihanna's on their hit duet, "Love the Way You Lie" which was, according to a music poll on MTV UK, crowned as the best of the 2010 VMAs.


The other was Chitown based award winning rapper Kanye West’s anticipated performance on the MTV Music Awards Sunday still got folk buzzin—especially on Twitter. During the debut of his new song, the self effacing, "Runaway," with Clipse member Pusha T. MTV viewers talking on Twitter topped
MTV's Twitter Tracker, generating more than 4,300 tweets a minute and making it clear his appearance was one of the biggest moments of the night. Even after the awards show ended, the Nokia Theatre crowd could be heard chanting West's name.

In unrelated Ye newz, while attending a New York Fashion Week event this week, he told New York Magazine of his upcoming epic art film, “Runaway” based on the song he performed during the finale of the MTV Music Awards.
He said, " I'm color-correcting this film I shot in Prague a couple weeks ago." (Kanye had tweeted a week ago, "I want to edit the film on a boat. Where are the good editing boats?")

West said the project is a 40-minute film-noir-style movie called "Runaway" that's based on his upcoming album, whose title he has still not revealed. (Wikipedia reported that the title is “Dark Twisted Fantasy.”)

Well one thing for sure, Ye knows how to get the crowd cheering for him by performing a song calling himself an asshole. Also, leaving all speculation and pre buzz aside at the award show that he was going to upstage Taylor Swift again, or sing with her during her ode to the 2009 mike fiasco titled “An Innocent”
Yaye for Ye.

President Barack Obama will publish an illustrated book for children on Nov. 16. The book is entitled, “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters.” It will consist of 40 pages about important American figures such as George Washington, Jackie Robinson and Georgia O'Keefe. Loren Long will illustrate. Obama will use his proceeds from sales to create a scholarship for children of disabled and fallen American soldiers.
Can we say No. 1 New York Best Seller?

Veteran Chicago film critic Roger Ebert will revive "At the Movies," the program he launched 35 years ago with the late Gene Siskel It will be produced by Ebert and his wife, Chaz, for WTTW in Chicago and air on PBS stations beginning in January 2011. Hosts of the program will be Christy Lemire, film critic for the Associated Press, and Elvis Mitchell of National Public Radio. They will be joined by contributors Kim Morgan of Los Angeles and Omar Moore of San Francisco, both film bloggers. Ebert will appear in every episode for an "Ebert's Office" segment looking at classic films. Ebert lost his voice a few years ago to thyroid cancer but recently regained the ability to speak via a computer voice simulation program.

And yes, the critics will use the traditional "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" that Ebert owns the rights to.

St. Louis based award winning rap mogul Nelly said recently that he is looking forward to a competitive match between his team and Jay-Z's New Jersey Nets. Nelly, who is part owner of the Charlotte Bobcats while Jay-Z is part owner of the New Jersey Nets, said he wouldn’t mind going one on one on the court with the rap star.
“We made the playoffs last year. I don’t know what the Nets did … I don’t think he want none of that right now!” Nelly said.
In unrelated Nelly newz, he shrugged off rumors that he and former girlfriend Grammy Award winning singer Ashanti were rekindling their relation.
Addressing a recent photo of himself and Ashanti at T.I.'s wedding earlier this summer, Nelly explained their current marital status.

On the rumors Nelly said to, “ No it's safe to say that we're two friends that went to support our friends. We're both friends of T.I and Tiny and we went down there to support them. Right now it's safe to say that I'm a couple with my '5.0' album (laughs); the person I'm dating right now is a girl by the name of '5.0' and we're planning to get married on November 16th so I'm inviting everybody to that wedding (laughs). “

In other Nelly newz, his comeback hit, “Just a Dream” is reaching closer to the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 as it moves two spots upward from No. 9 to No.7. We predicted it would peak at No. 3, so we will be watching to charts to see if we were correct. Also, his radio gig at Hot 104. 1. ended Sept 10 and his radio gig producer Jenee has now taken over as the temp host on the 3p.m. to 7 p.m. slot until permanent host Staci Static returns from her maternity leave.

Mediatakeout via STLHIPHOP reported this week of someone of anonymous status from Chicago (CHICACOEVERYWHERE) posting on YOUTUBE regarding allegations that STL native rapper Chingy is currently dating a tranny. The Youtuber speaks about these allegation as he watches Chingy’s rebuttal video from YOUtube that was posted by the rapper a year ago about tranny dating rumors. Well, on this newest video, the Youtuber shows a video of a tranny who says she is a trannie ( who this poster alleges is who Chingy is seeing) and is shown dancing on stage at a concert and poses in a pic with Chingy. The postee reportedly tries to tie in Pac, posting it on Sept 13 the anniversary of Tupac's passing saying he kept it real, and say he is doing this for hip hop.

Huh? Doing this for hip hop? What kind of sense does this makes? Showing a video of a tranny dancing and taking a pic with Chingy is trying to keep hip-hop real? How is trying to make allegations of ones sexuality keeping hip-hop real? How about focusing on the music itself? Plus, the Chicago poster doesn’t have any evidence that this tranny is seeing Chingy so the allegations are pretty explosive with no circumstantial evidence.
To see the video go to

Speaking of allegations, Chitown native and award winning singer Jennifer Hudson’s brother-in-law made some strong allegations recently that their kinfolk (Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew, his son) who got murdered in October 2008 was the result of Hudson being a member of the Free Masons and sacrificing his son to further her career.
A man who says he is Jennifer Hudson's brother-in-law and the "only" father to the deceased Julian King, Hudson's nephew, is drawing new controversy around the murder after saying he heard rumors that Hudson was a "Free Mason."
"I just got a little something I need to get off my chest cause I’ve been hearing a lot of nonsense and rumors…sometimes I don’t know what to believe, who to believe or whatever. But I’m going to just speak my mind," says King. "So basically I hear...Jennifer…is supposed to be a Free Mason. That’s what I hear. I don’t know how true it is. She supposedly has sacrificed some things in order to get where she’s at. I don’t know how true that is, I’m not saying it is, but if it is, whatever is in the dark, will come to the light."In the same breath King goes on to promote his new album, ‘Entrepreneurism.’

Hmm. So is he saying someone told him that’s the deal? Is he alleging J-Hud herself told him? But his allegations are questioned cuz he is trying to sell his own CD which is quite sleazy if you think about it.

In unrelated J Hud newz, she was back in Chicago to celebrate her 29th birthday last Sunday. That nite, , she performed at a special gospel concert at Christ Universal Temple on South Ashland, raising money to provide gifts for deserving children during the holiday season

The Toronto Film Festival took place last week and the STL was repped there: First, Oscar winning and St. Louis native director Davis Guggenheim, screened his new movie, "Waiting for Superman" is about the breakdown of the public-education system. The film opens nationwide Oct 8.
Second, STL native Jon Hamm (PICTURED), who attended the festival, had a film screened with "The Town" a bank-heist thriller co-starring and directed by Ben Affleck. The film will be released nationwide this Friday. Thirdly, Secondly, St. Louis University High graduate George Hickenlooper presented "Casino Jack" starring Kevin Spacey as lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The release date is to be announced. Also from SLU High, James Gunn presented his new comedy "Super" starring Rainn Wilson as a self-styled vigilante and Ellen Page as his sidekick. Also To be determined on the release date.


On the ILLIMOIan reality tip:

STL native fashion designer Michael Drummond advanced to the next round in Week 7 of “Project Runway” that was broadcast last Thursday on the Lifetime Network. He was in the Top Three of the remaining contestants.

UPDATE/CORRECTION : Drummond was elminated this past Thursday in Week 8. he was in the bottom two.

Rockford, Ill native Kayla (FAR LEFT) and Geneva, Ill native Lexie survived Week Two of America’s Next Top Model that aired Wednesday on the CW.
ADD: Kayla revealed on the show that she was a lesbian and hopes to become the first open lesbian to win on the show.


Lake Saint Louis native and former Mother Model Management model Jud Birza survived week one of CBS’ new season of "Survivor" that was filmed in Nicaragua and aired Wednesday.
BTW, he is dubbed the goofy beefcake guy on the show. LOL

THE BIG local STL newz was sports related.

The St. Louis Rams lost its first home game in the NFL season opening week Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals 17-13 at the Edward Jones Dome. So hopefully in Week 2 will be victorious for the team when they travel to Oakland to face the Raiders next Sunday.

In unrelated newz, the “Kiss Cam” at the Rams v Cardinals game at the Edward Jones Dome caused a stir when the kiss cam focused on two men in Arizona jerseys who grimaced in disgust. The cam reportedly stayed with the two guys with the assumption that the guys were gay. The kiss cam reaction from the crowd consisted catch of cheers and “hoot-hoots.” As a result, members of a group organized by Pride of St. Louis wants to plan an "Out at the Ballpark" afternoon at Busch stadium this Saturday, in hopes the kiss cam pans to any of the several hundred participants so they can kiss it up.

The group reportedly wants to protest what they say is discrimination at sports venues against members of the LGBT community and are not accusing the Cardinals of discriminating against gays and lesbians.

Hmm, we are bit on the fence on this protest, no pun intended. So, they are going to a sports arena in hopes to be on the Kiss Cam so they can kiss. But, the issue at hand was the Kiss Cam trying to force two men to kiss while being egged on by an audience. So what’s really protested? Just cuz the guys didn’t kiss? And what will the group’s purpose of kissing on the cam prove? So we guess they will protest if the Kiss Cam doesn’t veer to them? We are a bit puzzled on this protest.

UPDATE: The Cardinals organization was contacted on this planned protest and it is reported as saying they will not make a special effort to zoom in on any gays or lesbians on the Kiss Cam.

In other Rams newz, former St. Louis Rams Isaac Bruce and his namesake foundation will host a fundraiser at Lumiere Place Theatre, Oct 29 to thank fans for supporting him during his 16 years in the NFL, most years played with the St. Louis Rams. Current and former Rams players will attend. The Ralph Butler Band will perform at this event. In related Bruce newz, his jersey retirement ceremony will take place Oct 31 at the Edward Jones Dome during the Rams V Panthers game.

And in more Rams newz, some of the teammates hosted the 8th Annual Taste of the NFL—St. Louis at the St. Louis Foodbank this past Monday. The event, which was chaired by honorary event captain Rams player Chris Long, was a food and wine tasting extravaganza prepared by chefs from some of STL’s top restaurants where attendees sampled specialty foods, bid on unique items, and meet the chefs and Rams’ players, cheerleaders and mascot, Rampage. The event raises money for the St. Louis Sports Commission and the St. Louis Area Foodbank. To date, the event has raised over $500,000 since its inception in 2003.

Former St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz is no longer a studio commentator on the NFL Network to become the Chicago Bears’ offensive coordinator. gone from his role as a studio commentator on NFL Network, as he is the Bears' offensive coordinator. His replacement isformer St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner, who played for martz when he was a Ram. He will be an analyst on some Fox NFL telecasts as he begins his reality show gig as a dance contestant on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars.''

Another big STL story was , St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols missed Tuesday’s losing game at Wrigley Stadium with the Chicago Cubs. Manager Tony LaRussa took him out of the lineup so he could rest his arm after he received a cortisone shot in his left elbow after the Cards lost in Monday’s game with the Cards in Chicago . An MRI was taken and the diagnosis was tendinitis. Pujols, whose missed game was only his second of this season, took a couple of swings on Monday night that further affected his elbow. Felipe Lopez replaced Pujols in the first base position. Pujols, who was on a day by day observation, was back in the lineup Wednesday in the Cubs v Cards Series at Busch Stadium but the Boyz in red lost again to the Cubs as they sweep the series. .

As of Wednesday, The St. Louis Cardinals are eight games out of 1st Place (currently in 4th Place) in Wild Card NL Central Race, behind 1st Place Reds .
In unrelated newz, rumors are flying on where Cardinals manager Tony La Russa’s next ball gig will be after the 2010 Cardinals season is over. From reports, there has been talks of LaRussa to take over the Chicago Cubs’ managerial spot after longtome manager Lou Pinella retired last month, but Larussa reportedly said he was not intending or had interest in filling the position.
Well, this is the same guy who denied the Rasmus trade, so only time will tell.


It looks like the ruling in the Lure Nightclub license revoking hearing has yet to be made . This was the week that the judge in the case asked attorneys in both sides of the case to submit their arguments by Sept 13 then the judge would rule soon after that. It was reported a separate protest petition mounted by residents against the club also will get a hearing after that. In the emantime, the club is open on various nights four nights including a new night on Thursday which once held the hip-hop night, Red Hott Thursdays, and a new weekly poetry series called, “Love Jones” hosted by poet/rapper Corey Black which began last Monday.

Various national artists are coming to a STL stage.

Singer/songwriting legend Bob Dylan will perform at the Chaifetz Arena on Oct 21.

Springfield, Mo native and Oscar/Tony nominee Kathleen Turner will star in The St. Louis Repertory Company’s production High in October during the company’s 2010-2011 season.

Rock group Stone Temple Pilots at Family Arena Sept 30

St. Louis fave artist Trey Songz has been added to Grammy Award winning singer Usher’ s OMG Tour which is heading to St. Louis Nov 26 at Scott Trade Center. Songz was in the STL last month during his own Pleasure and Pain Tour with co-headliner Monica that made a pit stop at the Fox Theatre.

R&B singer El DeBarge will perform at Roberts Orpheum Oct 16.

Gospel stars Donald Lawrence, CeCe Winans and Marvin Sapp will host the church choir competition How Sweet the Sound Tour that comes to St. Louis at Scott Trade center Oct 5.


a guest appearance by Hezekiah Walker For Chi-towners, the Tour hits there Sept. 27 at United Center. It was not yet known if judge Marvin Sapp will continue with the tour after his loss of his wife from colon cancer last week.
Singer Aaron Lewis formerly of the group Staind will perform Oct. 28 at The Pageant.
Rock band Godsmack will be at the Family Arena on Oct. 20.

Pop singer Bruno Mars will be at Pops Nightclub in Sauget, Ill. On Nov 26

Pop group Lifehouse, 2009 American Idol winner Kris Allen, and singer Allysa Bernal, will perform Nov. 9 at The Pageant.

Pop singer Bonnie Tyler’s postponed concert from last month is rescheduled to tonite at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles

Comedian/actor Godfrey will perform at Comedy ETC Sept 23-25 in Fairview Heights, Ill.


Former "American Idol" finalist and St. Louisan Nikko Smith will have two parties for the release of his new single, “Speakaz Blow.” One party will be Friday at the Ambassador and on Sunday is at The Label on during Hella Fly/Rockhouse’s Sexy as you Wanna Be Sundays. The single was produced produced by the Beatstaz.

Missouri Poet Laureate David Clewell will read a long epic poem called "Jack Ruby's America," about the assassin of Lee Harvey Oswald at the Foxhole at Atomic Cowboy on Manchseter Sept 23 at 8 p.m. $7 Admission. Dancer Lola van Ella and Dave Stone Trio will accompany Clewell.

Two popular festivals will take place starting this weekend.

FIRST is The fourth annual PLAY:stl Music Festival will take place this weekend (Thursday through Saturday) in the Delmar Loop with a kickoff party took place Wednesday at Cicero's. Nine venues in the Loop area will hold live music performances from nearly a 100 artists, mostly local. Some of the venues include Cicero's, Blueberry Hill, Riddles, and the Regional Arts Commission. For more info go to

Next month is the Taste of St. Louis that will be held at Soldiers; Memorial in downtown St. Louis on Oct 1 thru Oct 3 . For more info go to

KTRS Sports personality Mike Claiborne was fired this week. His firing follows the station’s losing the broadcast of Cards games recently, that he also help to announce with Mike Shannon, back to its initial radio home, KMOX. It was reported that Claiborne had no regrets of the station’s decision. "I had a great run,'' he reportedly said "It's a business, and when I got there they had all three sports properties (Cards, Blues, Rams) and now they won't have any. I have no regrets, I understand the business.''
It was also reported that when the Cards radio broadcasts return to KMOX next April Claiborne may be hired for the broadcasts.

Local jazz singer Kim Massie pulled out of a performance last week at the Tea Party Rally Sunday. The planned performance that was booked for weeks prior said she didn’t know the event was sponsored by the STL based Tea Party Movement (one of three in the country that was rallied Sunday) . She was reported from her Facebook page that she didn’t support the politics of the group. "Please be assured that not only will you NOT see me perform at the rally, but I also do not support the efforts of the Tea Party," she wrote.

Good for her. From the report it looks as though the Movement may try and sue her for backing out saying she was booked weeks prior. But as some folk say, “not all money is good money.”


2010 Mrs. Missouri Carrie Hruza came in 12th in the Mrs. America Pageant that was held recently in Tuscan, Ariz.

SIX local artists who use the mic made newz buzz on their talents :

Singer Coco Soul is vying for the national competition in the Budweiser Battle of the Crown. She will battle with 12 other regional winners across the country for the $25,000 grand prize who won $5,000 in the regional competitions and performed as the opening act during the Budweiser Superfest with Anthony Hamilton, Jaheim, Raheem DeVaughn and Kem. (Soul performed at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre.) Soul is asking those supporters to vote for her on the competition’s website . The voting ends Sept 30.

Rapper T-Man came close but he did not advance in the finals for the MTV-U Freshmen of the Week for his video, “100,” top receive global broadcasting of their video on MTV. Voters online chose the winner. But his video did air on BET's 106 and Park recently.

Third, STL native rapper Potzee along with his UCME Ent. Group teamed up with Swagger Magazine to bring “STL Patriot” a new mixtape which features some of the hottest artists out of St. Louis!

Fourth, Underground rapper/producer Black Tyde is on the cover of the new Riverfront Times.
in a feature on his involvement with the underground hip hop movement. To peep the article go to

Fifth, Poet/author Floyd Boykin Jr (RIGHT) will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at Soul U’s 2010 STL Poetry Awards that will be held Sept 18 at legacy Books (SEE EVENTZ BELOW) and lastly, STL native rapper Playboy Ro (FAR RIGHT) will have a release party for his CD, “Prodical Son” and a b-day party Oct 2 at Ozzies on Washington Ave in downtown St. Louis. Details are upcoming. Ro will be a guest on Block radio this Saturday starting at 9 p.m. (SEE BLOCK STORY BELOW)

ADD: Former STL radio personality Shorty Da Prince is coming home to the STL to celebrate his 21st b-day. On Friday, Sept 18, he will celebrate it at teen club, Club 1212 beginning at 7: 30 p.m. Then, for the growner folk, SMG and Showtime present a b-day bash for him at The Venue in Wellston on Saturday, Sept 19 with models and bottles. He will host both parties. Currently, Prince a radio dee-jay at Hot 102.7 in Detroit.

ART Broodin in the Lou. St. Louis educator/painter Solomon Thurman (FAR LEFT) will feature an art exhibit starting Oct. 1 entitled, “Blues Style: Imaging Improvisation.” The exhibit will be held at the Chesterfield Arts at the Chesterfield Center (near Chesterfield Mall) . There will be a FREE opening reception on Oct 1 starting at 6 p.m. with live music by Kenneth Deshields. The exhibit will run until Nov. 13. For more info go to The day after his opening, his son, photographer Lance Omar Thurman, will hold a reception for the opening of his new art studio located at 1308 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis Oct 2. starting at 5 p.m. he also will exhibit his photo works on display entitled "How I Dream You.” This event is also FREE.


2009 Miss Missouri USA Lesley Hunter will be one of the go-go dancers in the Ibiza party Sept 18 at Dantes Night Club (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)


ALIVE Magazine is searching for 4 young professionals who are the "total package" — successful, stylish & sophisticated.

Ashley Holloman (FAR LEFT), Ola (LEFT)

Michael Barber and Ashler Puryear

are four of the 40 plus contestants . To see all and vote for the contestants, go to

Pop's, Archfront Media and 105.7 The Point is currently having battle contests every Sunday at Pop’s Nightclub in Sauget to find the act for its Pointfest Finals that will take place Sept 19. At 6 p.m. Hosted by Cornbread of 105.7 The Point and Lux.


STL photographer Katherine Bish will have an exhibit for some of her photos she had taken in her Oil Crisis Project Exhibition October 1, 7 p.m., at the Mad Art Gallery 2727 located at South 12th Street. The goal of the photos is to raise public awareness of the ecological damage of the BP oil spill. Money raised will help charities working with the harmed animals.


Love Jones Band with Swan will perform at JEFF RUBY'S STEAK HOUSE/RIVER CITY CASINO 777 River City Casino Blvd. Sept 17 at 9 :30 p.m. FREE entrance.


STL based videography company Block DVD has debuted theiw weekly Block Radio last Saturday on Riverfront radio from 9 p.m. til 12:30 a.m. on
STL video director Jon Alexander will direct a She Badd Video at a shoot that will take palce
@ The Riverfront this Friday starting at 5 p.m.

And lastly, congrats to promoters Tatum Polk and Erica Looney who got married in Jamaica last weekend!


STL VIRGOIAN BDAZE (WEEk 3) —Rappers Huey, King Louie and Vic Damone, veteran radio personality Bernie Hayes (PICTURED), politicians Don Calloway and Chris Carter, local filmmaker Orlando Burks, model Shanel Howard, singer Cj Conrod, poet Lightnin and promoters Stuart Allen and Lisa West

IN THE MIA FILE. Where is radio personality Kiki the 1st Lady?

BLIND BITZ. Which local media personality wore a gaudy cocktail dress at a recent annual event that looked like it was made from shredded aluminum foil? (The personality is employed at KMOV-TV and the annual event just happened last week in “ST. Louis.”

PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS—Which STL socialites/promoters are getting it in this week? The Ladies of Café Soul (Nichol Stevenson and Angela Brown) and The Men of Hella Fly Promotions (King Kerry and Dano Johnson) and Soul U (Explicit and DJ 76 Kid) (TIE)

Nichol Stevenson and Angela Brown. Coming off of co-promoting the successful Rising Icons 2nd season concert with Melanie Fiona at the Ambassador, the ladies behind the monthly showcase Café Soul is celebrating its 4th year anniversary as a promotions group/R&B showcase with a 90s Groove themed showcase featuring R&B artist Case as well as local mainstay singers who frequent the event (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

Xplicit and Dj 76 Kid(RIGHT) . OUTTOWN’s pick of Promoters of 2009, this cohesive poet and dee-jay duo will debut its newest creation, the STL Poetry Awards that will take place Sept 18 at Legacy Books (SEE EVENT BELOW) where Xplicit and Soul are nominees and as they come off of celebrating its 2 years in existence with his mainstay the weekly poetry showcase Soulstage, that is held at the STL Finest Bar and Grill, this month they are celebrating Comedy Month by spotlighting various local comedians thusfar with Young One and Kym D.

King Kerry and Dano Johnson (ABOVE RIGHT) . This swagged out promotions group continues their weekly grind starting with EBT Tuesdays at the Junkyard where their models Helly Fly Coco Cola Bottle Models meet and greet patrons as Johnson hosts. Then, on Fridays, the duo holds its $4 Fridays at The Broadway and this Sunday, a special edition of Sexy as You Wanna Be, co promoted by Rockhouse, where singer Nikko Smith will have a release party for his newest single, “Speakaz Blow” (SEE BITZ ABOVE).

WORDZ to the WHYZ at the MTV MUSIC AWARDS????????????????????????????

Why did wear paint his face black during his performance wih Nicki Minadj during the pre-show? Why is the host Chelsea Handler so annoying? And why did it seem as though MTV did more hyping their show, Jersey Shore:” with Snooki as a red carpet commentator and castmates all over the award show than anything else? Why was the girl chase scene during Justin Beiber’s performance seem contrived? And why didn’t Justn Bieber had problems trying to get up to the stage to receive his award? Why did Chelsea call Nikki Minadj assalicous? And why did Nikki Minadj looked stunned after co-presenter Katy Perry told her after accepting Eminem’s award: “here (Niiki) a man, just the way you like, nice and stiff? “ Why did that commercial showing the little white boy who’s name was Little Wayne had the actor playing the interviewer ask the boy, :So how did it feel being in jail?” Why was there a Tweet-athon—of which music artists at MTV Awards had the most tweet responses in between commercial breaks? Why was the Taylor Swift ode to the Kanye forgettable? Why did MTV bleep out all the curse words in Kanye;s finale song except for the word, “asshole?” Why did Cher wear her 1988 If I Could Turn back Time leather and lace ensem? Why didn’t Lady Gaga perform? And why did the media lay the foundation for PETA to protest Lady Gaga’s meat dress?


The Black Rep presents an African-American theatre symposium entitled “Uncovering/Discovering the Other”, Sept 14 – 17 on the campus of Washington University . Sept 15, at the Edison Theatre, a Poetry Slam On September 16 at Edison Theatre a screening of the documentary, The 25th Anniversary of the Black Rep. This event is free and open to the public.with “An Evening with Stephen McKinley Henderson”. The Symposium culminates Sept 17 in the Hotchner Studio, at with a panel discussion entitled “The Collaborative Process”. This stellar all-star panel will include Antonio Fargas and Award-winning actor/director Stephen McKinley Henderson, this year’s Tony Award Nominee for Best Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role for August Wilson’s Fences starring along with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. For more information contact Drummond K. Crenshaw, Director of Marketing/Sales at (314) 534-3807 or or Cindy Khan at Washington University Performing Arts Department at (314) 935-5858.

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis opens its new season with You Can't Take It With You at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center The play continues every day except Monday through Sunday, October 3

HotCity Theatre
When • Through Sept. 25
Where • Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand Boulevard
How much • $25, with discounts for students and at some performances
More info • 314-289-4063;

Join Stress Free Fridays at the recently opened Renee's Bar & Grill, located at 6621 Vernon in University City......5pm start time!
The PRONTO Crew Invites you to fall Welcome Back Cocktail Event
Hosted & Sponsored by: The PRONTO Committee, Capshaw Law Firm, Mid-West Entourage Entertainmentat Modesto's Tapas Bar & Restaurant - On the Hill
5257 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
When: Friday, September 17, 2010
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Meet and greet fashion designers and learn more about their new Fall line. Costs: $10 per person, includes appetizers.

The St. Louis American’s Salute to Excellence Banquet will be Sept 17 at America’s center.

R&B singer Case will perform at Cafe Soul’s 4th Anniversary Showcase with an Old School 90's Throwback theme. It will take place at the Loft Sept. 17 (CLICK ON PIC FOR ENLARGING)

Alternative rock group Cracker will perform at The Alton River Festival Sept. 17 at Alton Riverfront Amphitheater.

Based off one of the world's best selling novels. Unlovable is a stage play about a young girl who has been molested, abused and turned out on the streets of St. Louis
Location Vashon High School Auditorium
3035 Cass Avenue TWO PERFORMANCES...THE 17TH @ 7PM AND THE 18TH @ 3PM
For tickets, go to
or call 314-445-8034

Poetry Reading at the Firecracker Press Series 4
Saturday, Sept 18 · 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Firecracker Press
2838 Cherokee Street
Join us for an exciting hybrid of poetry and printing. SATURDAY September 18th we’ll host readings of two St. Louis poets, Tony Renner and Steve Schroeder. While they read we’ll be setting up and printing a broadside of their finest work on our antique presses. What’s more, you get one of these hand-printed works of art for the price of admission!ONLY $5 per person. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today.: (314) 776-7271

Saturday, Sept 18 · 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Epiphany United Church of Christ
2911 McNair
Free concert, BBQ and fun for all ages.Featured performers will include:Anointed, PraisePoint 5, Greater New Higher Heights Christian Church Choir and others. Donations will be gratefully received for Joint Neighborhood Ministry

Welcome To The 2010 STL Poetry Awards

Happening This Saturday, 9/18 @ Legacy Books & Cafe
Doors Open at 7PM and event starts shortly there after.

Hosted By: Steve Moore III (PICTURED)

$10 General Admission (Free For Nominee's)

Many Performances!
For More Details or Information:Call 314.827.5201 or Email:


The men Free TIme (Adrian Saddler, Daryl Frierson and Roy Robinson) will celebrate its 5th year as a promotions team and to celebrate they will have a concert with neo soul artist Dwele at The Hark Rock Union Station Sept 18. Saturday at 9:00pm, Up close and personal with Dwele: Limited VIP area tickets are available here: Limited VIP TABLES (seats six, includes admission for four):
The Ibiza Party for end of summer music that comes from an island known for its bangin' nightclubs. Balearic will showcase great djs, go-go dancers, and Ibiza style grooves!Saturday, September 18!Lineup includes:Noah // Essential / ElectroSTL / Suarez // Balearic / Latin HouseBryan Elliott // housego-go dancers!9 p.m
$5 cover at the door

Mocha is on the mic at the Label on 758 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 column COFFEE TALK in theEvening Whirl .

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



LMNOP hosted by Aireez DarychussDoors Open at 8:00 PMWednesdays atJesse's PlaceAddress:103 Collinsville Ave East Saint Louis, IL 62201


Rhythm & Words Wednesdays2nd & 4th Wed every monthMeshon's Bar & Grill410 N Tucker Blvd

ThundaGrownd ThursdayVariety Showcase
Final Thu. of every month
8:30pm - 10:30pm$5 cover


Big Moe's
1072 Tower Grove St
across from Sweetie Pie's

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,

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" Mu

Video (click on the link below/Youtube):

(click on the links to listen now! Lyrics will be added to my blog shortly)-

"Me and Her" (Ft. Dahn B.) -

- [Artist FB Page]
Battle of Pointfest at Pops in Sauget 6:00pm Sept 19.
The Missouri History Museum continue sits Twilight Tuesdays Concert Series showcasig St Louis area music talent. The free concerts take place at the Museum’s front lawn starting at 630 p.m. . Here is the rundown of the shows: Sept. 21, The Fabulous Motown Revue


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