Wednesday, October 20, 2010



The big newz story is President Barack Obama on the political campaign during the Nov. 2 mid term elections and using television to get the word out. Last Thursday, Obama spoke at a televised town hall meeting with 225 college students and younger voters, part of a coordinated effort by the White House and Democratic campaign officials to mobilize the youth vote. The hour long event, presented by MTV News, BET News and Country Music Television, gave Obama a forum to energize college-age voters who may have grown disillusioned with his administration.A new poll carried worrisome news for the president and his party, showing that only 44% of students approve of Obama's job performance. In May 2009 that figure was 60%. The new poll was conducted by the Associated Press and a division of Viacom's MTV networks called mtvU.The format of Thursday's meeting was meant to draw in young viewers; the moderators plucked questions from the " Twitter-verse" and called on college students from the Washington area.The president spent the bulk of the one hour town hall talking over an audience that asked him pointed and honest questions regarding such topics as The Dream Act, banning Don't Ask Don't Tell must go, school bullying, and college affordability
The highlight was when he asked about his opinion on whether being gay was a choice and he said he did not believe being gay was a choice and said “Obviously, I don’t profess to be an expert, but I don’t think it’s a choice. I think people are born with a certain makeup, and that we’re all children of God. We don’t make determinations about who we love, and that’s why I think that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is wrong.”

On Monday, it was reported that he was appearing on "Mythbusters," a television series that uses science to separate fact from fiction. Obama's appearance on the popular Discovery Channel show is part of a White House effort to highlight the importance of science, math and engineering as experts warn that low interest in these subjects among U.S. students could hurt the economy.


On Wednesday, it was reported that Obama will appear on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Oct 27, in the middle of a week of special episodes taped in Washington ahead of the November 2 mid-term elections, which will culminate on Saturday, October 30, with the talk show host's rally on the National Mall.


Chitown based Grammy Award winning rapper Kanye West continues to make newz . Last week, it was reported by Radar Online that Kanye reportedly snapped pictures of his penis and sent them to multiple women--who are now shopping the photos around to various media outlets. One image shows a nude Kanye from the chest up, wearing sunglasses and a gold chain, while the second photo shows the singer's genitals provocatively exposed from his boxer briefs. A source told the website that the pics have surfaced because Kanye "hit so many girls up on MySpace.” It was also reported that these women are trying to sell the pics to media outlets.

If this is the case, we are sure Ye is a smart man and probably wanted this to be exposed. Pun intended.

In other Ye newz, the rapper was pissed off (nothin’ shocking so far. LOL) and took his piss offness to Twitter Sunday, expressing himself about the original artwork for his new album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," was "banned in the USA!!!"
"They don't want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix!" he wrote, alongside a photo of the intended artwork – a painting of an armless, winged nude woman with a polka-dotted tail straddling a man.According to the Los Angeles Times, the cover art wasn't exactly banned, as West put it. A source close to the artist reportedly said West was strongly urged to forgo his choice of cover art, but that his label, Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam, was willing to stand behind whatever he decided to do.
The rapper, continued to tweet about the hypocrisy of the nation's conservative mentality and the stifling of his "true creativity." "In the 70s album covers had actual nudity... It's so funny that people forget that..." he wrote. "Everything has been so commercialized now."So Nirvana can have a naked human being on they cover but I can't have a PAINTING of a monster with no arms and a polka dot tail and wings."
Mass-market retailers were reportedly the reason why the rapper was forced to pull the cover art, after label execs allegedly speculated that stores such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy, which account for at least 10% of physical CD sales, would refuse to carry the album which is set to be released Nov. 22
West went on to state that his creative freedom comes before album sales."In all honesty ... I really don't be thinking about Wal-Mart when I make my music or album covers #Kanyeshrug! I wanna sell albums but not at the expense of my true creativity," he wrote.
So let's get this straight. Execs at his label are guessing it will cause a problem, but said they support his wishes. Isnt that kinda like stabbing someone then saying you will also take them to the hospital? Kind of like an open ended support. Also, Walmart aint the end all in a world in the world of I Tunes.

In other Ye newz, on Monday night in Los Angeles, he unveiled his mini film "Runaway" film for an audience that included celebs, media, and his fans at Harmony Gold Theater, to get their take on the film and from reports folk were inspired and moved.
"It was interesting. I thought he exposed a lot of things that were worth exposing. It was very different," Alex Valls told MTV News. "The whole platform is awesome: It opens up a lot of interesting dialogue, what exactly was going on, what he was exploring. It's different and it's cool. I liked it, it was unique."
"It was hands-down amazing ... very creative, very inspirational, simply amazing," Colin Witt added. "I was very impressed."
Much like earlier audiences — who described "Runaway" as "abstract" and "very loose" — many in Los Angeles noted the film's artistic and avant-garde quality. But they were quick to add that, really, what they liked best about it was that at no point did it not feel like a Kanye West project. After all, his ambition is what they admire most about him.

Also at the event, the rapper revealed that he had, at one point, contemplated taking his own life. There were times that I contemplated suicide," a reflective West told the crowd, adding that he is now certain, "I will not give up on life again."
On what drives Kanye to carry on, West said: "There's so many people that will never get the chance to have their voice heard... I do it for them.”

The film itself will premiere this Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, MTV2 and BET, and will also stream live on, and, followed by a live Q&A session on MTV.

And in more Ye newz, his chompers was even biting into the mix. During a recent appearance on the Ellen show, it was noticed he had removed his entire bottom row of teeth and had a row of
diamonds implanted in their place (Mediatakeout reported this earlier this month actually) . n an interview with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, he explained: "It's really my real teeth. It's replaced my bottom row of teeth.
"I just thought the diamonds were cooler. There's just certain stuff that rock stars are supposed to do."
It seems the hip-hop star has been considering the sparkling dental work for some time.
In July, he posted a picture of himself with what are believed to have been temporary diamond teeth before taking the plunge and in August he wrote: "Diamond teeth ... another reason to smile : ) (sic)"

So much for the “Diamonds from Sierre Leone” stance. LOL

Meanwhile the second single released from his upcoming CD, “Runaway” fell 26 spots from its debut week at No, 12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week. Maybe the debut of his film on cable outlets and network sites will catapult the single back up the charts.

Chitown based talk show mogul Oprah Winfrey surprised audience members at Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show" last Thursday by saying she’s sending them to Washington, D.C. this month where host Jon Stewart is hosting his "Rally to Restore Sanity" in politics that was mentioned earlier in this blog. She appeared via satellite Thursday on "The Daily Show" and told audience members to open red envelopes under their chairs.

Next trip she’s giving is to Heaven. LOL

St. Joseph native award winning rapper Eminem topped BET’s list of Top 15 Rappers of the 21st Century The main argument was if Eminem was black he wouldn’t have gotten the pub that he has been receiving. The show, which aired last Friday on BET, consisted of a "Hip-Hop Supreme Court" which was headed by Justice Big Tigger who judged the list of contenders .

The Court which represented all of the regions of the country, and consisted of nine select industry insiders – many of whom were raised on hip-hop: Jermaine Dupri (Producer - ATL); Chuck "Jigsaw" Creekmur (; Boy 1da (Producer);DJ Diamond Kuts (Power 99 FM - Philadelphia); DJ Greg Street (V103 - ATL); Tony Neal (CEO, Core DJs); DJ Timbuck2 (107.5 WGCI – Chicago); Chloe Hilliard (Managing Editor/Social Media Manager, Vibe Magazine - NYC); and DJ Vlad ( - NYC).
The list in consideration for the top spot came threw open nominations to BET digital followers, industry bloggers and other social influencers (our “Grand Jury”). More than 25,000 votes later, they returned a Top 15 list of rappers for consideration. Now, our “Hip-Hop Supreme Court ” is convening to vote on the final Top Ten, based on a rapper’s: flow, lyrics, subject matter, cultural impact, dough, and as needed in the arsenal of a 21st Century rapper –digital skills (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, their own website, etc.). Kanye West came in third and Nelly, who was argued by Dupri to be on the Top 10 list, came in 15th.

Here's the complete BET Rappers Top 10:
1) Eminem
2) Lil' Wayne
3) Kanye West
4) 50 Cent
5) T.I.
6) Ludacris
7) Drake
8) Young Jeezy
9) Jadakiss
10) Rick Ross
Since there's ten names above, that means five of the original fifteen didn't make the cut. They are 11)Eve, 12)Fabolous, 13)The Game, 14)Gucci Mane and 15)Nelly.
Jadakiss? Hmm.

ST. Louis native and Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and his team are striking out fast in the playoffs to the World Series as they lost to the Giants 3-1 in a Game of Seven.To force the series back to Philadelphia, the Phillies have to win Thursday in Game 5 at AT&T Park.

The big STL newz story this week is Nelly was officially inducted into the ST. Louis Walk of Fame last Friday in a surprise event that was announced just hours from taking place. The event, which was sponsored and filmed by Vevo Go , took place at Blueberry Hill in the Delmar loop in front of the venue where his star was located (that he received in 2003). A few hours before, Nelly went on WHHL 104. 1 and Q 107.7 to announce the induction ceremony and surprise performance at Blueberry Hill where over 400 folks came through.

The event then moved inside to the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill for an hour concert, where Nelly and St. Lunatics Ali, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan and City Spud joined Nelly on the Duck Room stage as they dusted off some gems and ignited new material..
To see the induction go to

In related newz, Nelly has released the artwork for his upcoming CD, “5.0” this week (PICTURED). Also, as he rides a high on his comeback single, “Just a Dream,” the video for third release from his CD , “"Move That Body" ft. T-Pain and St. Louis native singer/producer Akon. was shot at the Fight Club during his trip in the ATL for the BEZT Hip Hop Awards earlier this month. In the video are TI, Jermaine Dupri and Yo Gotti just to name a few. The song also debuts on Billboard's Hot 100 singles this week at No. 54. It’s too early in the game to predict how high it will peak but it is likely it will at least chart in the Top 20.

As far as his comeback single, ”Just a Dream” holds at No.3 for a second week in its 9th week on the Billboard Hot 100 charts this week. The song still has its bullet and has the possibilities of maybe reaching to No. 2 because last weeks; No. 1 song for the past four weeks, “Just the way You Are” by Bruno Mars fell to No. 2. The newest No. 1 song, “Like a G 6” by Far East Movement could be dethroned by Nelly, but only in a matter of a week or so we can tell what will happen. But right under Nelly is Rihanna’s blockbuster single, “”Only Girl” is at No. 4 moving fast so we will see. But we predicted “Just A Dream” would peak at No. 3 so we are still banking on that.

St. Louis Rams kicker Josh Brown is now a movie star. He made a cameo in the new Jackass movie that came in at No. 1 last weekend raking in $50 million.


Speaking of the St. Louis Rams, they won over the San Diego Chargers in a homegame at Edward Jones Dome last Sunday 20-17 giving them a 3-3 record. Lets see if they can get a win for a majority this Sunday in Tampa Bay to meet the Buccaneers.

Former Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan has put his 2007 Merceded up for bid on Ebay recently. The current price is $420,000. The description is as follows:
"You are looking at a very rare Mercedes Benz SLR 722 in mint condition. Clean 1 owner Carfax. This was the one and only Michael Jordan's 722 with title signed by him! This car is loaded with carbon fiber from the hood to the floor pans and wheel wells. Still has Mercedes Benz factory warranty till aug of 2011 or 50,000. Comes with all papers, books, keys, trickle charger, k40 radar, and SLR car cover. Owned by the one and only, Michael Jordan. The SLR 722 can go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, 200 km/h (120 mph) in 10.2 seconds and 300 km/h (190 mph) in 21.4 seconds and can reach a top speed of 337 km/h (209 mph). "

For that amount of money, Michael Jordan should be the chauffeur as well. LOL
Chicago native Internet sensation Antoine Dodson is continuing to enjoy if 15 minutes of fame as he performed on 106 and Park Wednesday. On there he performed his I-tune frenzied song, “The Bed Intruder Song.” Co-host Rosci asked him if his sister’s rapist was caught and he responded saying that he was and “just because we’re on 106 and Park don’t mean we still ain’t forgot.” Then she asked him what was next up for him because his newfound fame as a rapper wasn’t originally in the cards for him and he said that he was coming out with a part 2 of the song called, “Stupid, You So Dumb” a CD and a book.

Well, we can’t blame Dodson too much on his newfound 15 minute fame for it was the Gregory Brothers who got the YOUTUBE interview of Dodson on TV getting interviewed by the TV news about the attempted rape of his sister this summer and created the song.

Chitown native and Grammy award winning singer/producer R Kelly will open up the 2nd Annual Soul Train Awards that will be taped in Atlanta Nov 10 and aired Nov 28 on Centric TV. Meanwhile his 50s throwback single, “When A Man Loves” moves up slowly on Billboard’s Hot Hip-Hip/R&B charts moving up 3 spots to No. 25 in its eighth week on that chart.

In ILLIMO reality this week:

Former St. Louis Rams QB and city fave Kurt Warner and partner Anna Trebunskaya survive Week Six on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars". His dancing skills were compared to that of dance legend Gene Kelly. The result show was this Tuesday on ABC.

Rockford, Ill native Kayla Ferell faired much better from last week (being in the Bottom Two) and survived WEEK SEVEN on Cycle 15 of “America’s Next Top Model”. She also won the Challenge of splitting in teams of two and each team style the other person at the Grammy Museum and one of two in the winning team winning a trip to the Grammy Awards and becoming a Grammy Girl for the ceremonies Feb 13.

St. Louis native and current Venice, Calif resident model Jud "Fabio" Birza survived Week SIX of “Survivor: Nicaragua “ but unfortunately, Kansas City, Mo native Yve Rojas was sent home.. The show aired Wednesday on CBS.

Of the four ILLIMOIANS that were on this season’s Hell’s Kitchen, Trev McGrath is the only one who remains on the show surviving week 9 this week. He also won the challenge which was the contestants go to a local supermarket, where they have 15 minutes and $60 to buy ingredients for four dishes -- one each of beef, pork, lamb and chicken. Upon return, each team had 45 minutes to cook their four dishes. It aired Wednesday on Fox.

Well, the suspense is over on whether St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa was returning as manager next season, and surprisingly, it is a YES. This week, LaRussa agreeing to a 16th season as St. Louis Cardinals manager. The team reportedly announced a deal Monday that included a mutual option for the 2012 season. Financial terms were not disclosed on the new contract, finalized 15 days after the end of a season that flatlined during the last month of regular season,
"For the last 10 days or so, Tony and I have had daily dialogue," general manager John Mozeliak said. "And I'm happy to report that we're welcoming him back."

The only change was in his coaching staff.

So the Skipper is back in April yawl. We were wriong we thought he was going to get axed.

Also in sports, there is backlash brewing after the expulsion of Saint Louis University Billikens basketball stars point guard Kwamain Mitchell (LEFT) and forward Willie Reed (RIGHT)after they was no evidence found of sexual misconduct last May in the schools campus. Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce said there was "insufficient evidence for us to bring charges against the suspects at this time."
Several outlets -- including the Post-Dispatch and KSDK -- say "unnamed sources" have confirmed that Reed and Mitchell are indeed the two players who were accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old female student in a campus dorm in May. When the case went to trial for criminal charges, Judge Jennifer Joyce of the circuit attorney's office, did not see any evidence of a criem and threw the case out. However, even with no criminal charges filed, Reed and Mitchell were granted a joint hearing in mid-September and the student court concluded that Kwamain Mitchell and Willie Reed violated the rules of the school’s policy on sexual misconduct and alcohol abuse (alcohol was invloved in the case).
Reed’s father was on KMOX saying that his son said he could be reinstated if he wrote an apology to the school but refused such that it would have admitted guilt, so they will appeal the decision and has sought other schools for consideration.
It was reported that Mitchell , through his lawyer "consistently maintained that he did nothing that would warrant suspension from the University and would be surprised if Kwamain did not attempt to re-enroll at St. Louis University after January 1."

It is interesting that media have shied away from reporting the woman’s ethnicity but we are betting that she is not the same color as the basketball players.

Roscoe, Illinois native and race track star Danica Patrick will race this Saturday at Gateway International Raceway in East St. Louis.

Congrats to St. Louis native rock pioneer Chuck Berry, celebrating his 84th birthday today and still going strong. In unrelated congrats newz, KMOX personality Charlie Brennan announced on his talk show Thursday that the 100,000 dollars that was set to raise for the erection an 8-foot statue for Berry has been raised. Now the project can go forward in its construction which will be located near Fitz in the Delmar Loop . Brennan as well as Delmar Loop mogul Joe Edwards spearheaded the campaign in late 2009.

The big concert last weekend was the Mary J Blige concert held at The Fox on Saturday.

Opening was 80s R&B star El DeBarge who, from reports, did a decent, but brief set as his signature falsetto was on point. He performed classic Debarge and Switch hits and songs from his newest CD, “Second Chance.” St. Louis American writer Kenya Vaughn wrote: Nearly 35 years in the business didn’t show as DeBarge danced across the stage with the energy of someone fresh in the game and eager to take the industry by storm.

Up next was Grammy nominated R&B diva-in-training jasmine Sullivan, who has performe din St. Louis several times since her debut in 2008, was so-so as far as her eprfoamnce but her vocals were strong. Vaughn wrote: Her stage show continues to leave much to be desired. Parallel to her attempt to carve out a musical identity – despite enormous talent – Sullivan struggled to find her place on stage.”

The headliner, MS. Blige, according to Kevin Johnson’s review on, “She opened with an overture of sorts in the form of "MJB da MVP," a career retrospective song that name checks much of her past work. Blige stacked the deck early on with upbeat, dance-flavored joints and groove-oriented jams. The real meat and potatoes came with female-friendly ballads that often elicited huge sing-alongs in which Blige occasionally turned the songs over to her fans.

She's stronger than ever in all the right areas. That includes vocally, in her stage presence and the way she moves. Not much for stage patter, Blige mostly limited her comments to pre-fabricated messages of positivity. Even when she stated she wanted to say something to the crowd that wasn't a set-up, that's exactly what it was, a set-up for the show-closing "Be Without You."

The set filler act was R&b newbie Jive recording artist Miguel who currently has a Top 10 R&B song, “All I want is You” featuring rapper J Cole.

In related newz, Mary J Blige’s chorographer Anthony Burrell taught a dance class at a studio on Olive in downtown St. Louis on Olive the morning of the Fox concert He also chorepgraphs for pop divas Beyonce and Rhianna.

The Max Weinberg Big Band who was the house band for talk show host Conan OBrien and the backup for Bruce Springsteen’s The E Street Band will perform Oct 21 at the Argisy Casino in Alton, Ill.
2009 Best New Artist Grammy Award winners country band Zac Brown Band will perform at the Scott Trade Center Nov. 5

Actress Vivica A. Fox called in on The Tony Scott Show on Majic 104.9 Wednesday to talk about the stageplay “ Cheaper to Keep Her” that she co-produced with Jecareyous Johnson Productions, that will be staged at the Chaifetz Arena Oct 23. (SEE EVENTS BELOW). She also shared her opinion on the show’s Therapy Letter.

The 19th annual St. Louis International Film Festival which starts Nov. 12 will have two celebs from Hollywood attending, comedian Harry Shearer (RIGHT)and actor Stacy Keach,(FAR RIGHT) who will be given tributes and have films showcased. Shearer will discuss his multi-faceted career Nov. 12 at the Hi-Pointe. Shearer will also present his documentary "The Big Uneasy," about the engineering mishaps that exacerbated the post-Katrina flooding in his adopted hometown of New Orleans.
On Nov. 14, Keach will attend two screenings of the acclaimed boxing drama "Fat City" at Lindenwood University in St. Charles. Also on the fest schedule is Keach's new psychological drama "Imbued," and a screening of the Western "The Long Riders," in which he co-starred with his brother James who will also be in town, to screen a Hollywood romance he has directed, called "Waiting for Forever." As of this blogging, There's no word yet on whether his wife, actress Jane Seymour, will attend.

Grown Folk Comedy with J. Anthony Brown is at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Starlight Room, 8350 North Broadway. Brown is known for his work on the "Tom Joyner Show."

2005 American Idol finlaist Nikko Smith will perform at the Grand Opening of Virtual Entertainment Radio Network's new Internet station in Westport Plaza Oct 23 (SEE BITZ BELOW). Then, on Sunday, he will perform at Jazzyblu Presents Smoke E. Digglera's Smokin' Sundays in Louisville, Ky.

Alive Magazine will have its annual MEN OF STYLE EVENT CELEBRATING MEN’S FASHION NOVEMBER 4 where St. Louis personalities will model the fashions. One of them will be Project Runway 8 contender AJ Thouvenot (PICTURED). The event will take place at Saks fifth Avenue at Plaza Frontenac. RSVP to

80’s pop duo Air Supply performed an acoustic set in downtown Belleville Sunday during a weekend event for Paint the Town, an event in which she and Home Depot sponsored the painting of 65 buildings on Main Street between 17th and Oak streets. It was spearheaded by radio personality Delilah Rene who, along
with 1,200 participated.

STL Singer Ryan Givins is working on the remix to his song, :Black Women” FEATURing MURPHY LEE AND PENELOPE!!! To purchase and view the original version goto and respectively.

THE WIZARD OF OZ, will be staged at Fabulous Fox Theatre Nov 26th through 28th. Tickets are available online at

Congrats to KMOV-TV personality Virginia Kerr had a baby, a boy, recently and used Twitter to document the day of her baby’s arrival. Here are some of the comments:
“This [sic] it! I’m in labor, people!” Is that right? Pooping them out? Sounds right.
Contractions every two minutes. They broke my water. Epidural is in. No pain! #fb

“Still just hanging out.. I can’t feel a thing..last check I was dialted to a 3 but they haven’t checked since my water broke. #fb”

“Ok, wow. Gross. Time to stop tweeting and have that baby!”

“Watching the old movie Wall Street with the hubs. I feel the contractions getting stronger but not painful. Epidural is my friend.#fb”

“Nothing like having Gordon Gekko be the first voice your child hears.At a six now! Nauseated and minor pain. Can’t wait to see my little dude. Just tweeting that brings tears! #fb

Six? Sounds like someone’s ready to give birth to a meatball sub.
We r getting close! Could start pushing soon! #fb

Try White Castle. That always makes us go.
We are at a 10! Tweeting is helping me cope. Like how the camera helped me do daring things on live tv when I was a feature reporter #fb


STL stylist Ola had an event last week presenting shows from Sweet N Salty at Harry’s Bar in Midtown. In attendance was Rams player Jacob Bell. Also, in December, she teams with Alive magazine to present her OLA STYLE show room launch 18173 Edison, suite C in Chesterfield Dec. 2 To RSVP:

Now with Lure Nightclub has closed its doors, and the owners’ attorneys stopped its appeal on the city board’s decision to revoke its liquor license, the focus now is on the owners of a new club, Amnesia, moving into the space, which is set for its grand opening during Halloween weekend (and a reported soft opening Oct 23)—but a closing sign could be thrown on the door before the opening as OUTTOWN got a scoop last weekend from a source on the possibilities that the building owner, Kwame Building Group and the landlord, Sonia Brascomb, who owned clubs in the space in the past (Club Isis) may pursue the space for a club. The push is on for this to occur. We were told we would get more skinny on the method of operations for blocking the Amnesia opening, but we will see what occurs in the next week or so.

Popular promotion group Soul Stylz has returned from his brief hiatus from theSt. Louis scene with the launching of a new weekly networking series called PANDORA. Beginning Nov. 5 every Friday, the lifestyle & entertainment company will return to define what’s right about music, life, & celebration. with sounds of R&B, Neo Soul, Top 40 & Hip Hop. The debut will feature music of John Legend. It will take place at Ozzie’s on 15 and Washington. Headed by Cornell Boone, the group spent the summer promoting events in Kansas City as well as making changes in its assisting team. Gone are Jamie Spencer, Treanna Kerney and her replacement Sarah Bryant. Currently his assistant is Tobi Collis who is the VP of the group.
Virtual Entertainment Radio Network will have its Grand Opening of its new state of the art Internet Station in Westport Plaza Oct 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. .They will have performances by Nikko Smith, Outside of Normal, Military Colorguard and special guest Cardinallegend Lou Brock.

LASTLY, our thoughts and prayers go out to Fox 2 personality April Simpson who went on her Facebook Page this week to announce she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. KMJM personalityTammie Holland also announced on the Tony Scott Show on the news about Simpson, but without the specifics (she lead them to her page on the radio station's website). Holland facebooked Simpson’s response regarding the many who commented about her diagnosis stating, "I just heard from April Simpson. She says, 'WOW thanks for all the love...this is quite a shock, but everything happens for a reason. I appreciate all of your prayers :) Hey they don't have to cut my hair..that's good :)'"

Also, we lost Harlem Tap Room owner Ezell Nance recently. He was the third generation of this landmark venue, one of the oldest black family owned businesses in the Midwest established in 1946. It is located on Martin Luther King in the Ville. On Oct 24, he will receive posthumously the Humanitarian Award Oct 24 at Junkyard Bar and Grill.

STL SCORPIO-IANS BDAZE—Rock pioneer Chuck Berry , entrepreneur Michael Roberts, dee-jay DJ Kut , rapper Koko Cevere (PICTURED), hairstylist Mehkat Moore, poet Mocha Williams, Major Brands consultants Tre Williams, Kim Jordan, and Eric Noah.


IN THE MIA FILE. Where is Exo chef Willie Johnson?

We found photographer Erica brooks who we discovered took pics at the Mary J Blige concert last weekend at the Fox Theatre.

BLIND PICZ. Who was the guy with the designs cut into his hair at Kels Da Poet’s book signing Tuesday at Big Moe’s?

BLIND BITZ. Which two STL socialites were spotted having conversation and a late dinner at the City Diner last Saturday/early Sunday? (HINT. The first one is a singer, and female and goes by one name. he other is a musician and is “conscious” with his “roots” who’s first and last name’s initials begins with consonants and ends with the consonant “Y.” )

PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which promoters and socialites are getting it in this week? Monopoly Promotions’ Mocha Latte and comedian G Thang and rapper LMNOP (TIE)

Mocha Latte. No surprises here with this lively busy body. She started this week hosting Best Damned Happy Hour Period at The Label during Monday Night Football, then on Tuesday she hosted Kels Da Poet’s book signing at Big Moe’s (SEE OUT ) , plus, her voice can be heard on radio commercials on Hot 104. 1 for the Kings Magazine contest that will be held at The Loft (SEE EVENTZ BELOW) where she also will host. She will end the week hosting her popular weekly event Open Bar Saturdays at The Label.

LMNOP (RIGHT). This handsome rapper is taking over the East Side of Side of St. Louis. First with hosting an monthly open mic at Jessie’s Place now he, along with his T1 Promotions cohorts, is having a b-day bash and CD release party for “The Alphabet Man.” Not at one spot. Not two. Not three. But four spots in East St. Louis during three different nights. First at Blues 159 on Thursday, Jesse's Place on Friday,Blackmon's Plaza & Club Phoenix ( formerly JoJo's ) on Saturday/early Sunday. (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

G Thang(FAR RIGHT). This funny guy who is making strides in Hollywood currently on tour with Jecaryous roductions co starring in the stage play Cheaper to Keep Her that will staged at his homewtown Oct. 23 for two shows at Chaifetz Arena (SEE EVENTSZ BELOW)

WORDZ TO THE WHYZ??????????????????
Why did NPR fire political analyst Juan Williams for his honest perception about Muslims?Why did Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife call former Thomas aide Anita Hill asking for an apology for allegation of sexual misconduct during his hearings in 1991? Why did late gospel great Albertina Walker’s relative and a family friend fought her manager in the church over some of her possessions where her tribute took place and later got arrested? Why does it seem as though the woman who claimed sexual assault against SLU b-ball players Kwamain Mitchell and Willie Reed seemed like a set up? Why does singer Tank sound like Jamie Foxx? (or is it vice versa?) Why are people making such a big deal about Mariah Carey and Beyonce being preggo or not? Why does Usher want to have a concubine type atmosphere at his house? Why did a Republican supported TV political ad broadcast on Latino TV in California for Latinos not to vote AT ALL in the Nov. 2 midterm election because the Democrats and Obama failed to sign any new legislation on the Immigration Bill? Why is Michael Jordan selling his car on Ebay? Why are the Mean Girls (men) of Morehouse College gettin harassed and gettin folk in a frenzy with their expression to wear pearls, pumps and purses on campus ? Why are we now just getting emails on Rihanna stalking Chris Brown ? Why was there a mass crowd at the Galleria at the re-opening of the Apple store? Why did Ron Artest wore boxer briefs on Monique show? Why was T.I. crying at his parole hearing ?Why did Kanye think his CD cover wouldn’t have made a stink with retailers? Why did singer Justin Bieber allegedly hit a boy at a laser tag spot? And why is techno pop so popular right now?


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 THRU OCT 31

Photographer Lance Omar Thurman and hair stylist Everett Johnson has teamed up for the mixed media project, "How I Dream You" at Thurman's newest studio located at 1308 Washington Ave. in downtown THRU Oct 31

St. Louis educator/painter Solomon Thurman is featured in an art exhibit, “Blues Style: Imaging Improvisation.” The exhibit will be held at the Chesterfield Arts at the Chesterfield Center (near Chesterfield Mall) . The exhibit will run until Nov. 13

Shows are selling out for the highly anticipated, world premiere of High, being performed thry —November 7 at The Rep. starring Springfield, Mo native and Academy an Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner. Purchase through the online Box Office or call (314) 968-4925 !\
ILWAS presents ONE DAY TO GO , HAPPY HOUR Thursday, Oct 21 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m at Lola's, 14th and Washington. with lamar harris aka DJ Nune. Half off drink specials.

2009 Grammy nominated urban alternative artist Janelle Monae will perform at The Pageant Oct 21

Unity Theatre Ensemble presents For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, Oct. 21 – Oct. 24 at The Ivory Theatre, 7276 Michigan. For more information, visit or call 314-355-3586.

@ BLUES 159 - 834 S. Morrison Ave Collinsville,IL - Ladies Free Til 10 - $5 After All Scorpios Free - Men Just $5 - Doors Open At 9 - Live Performances By L.M.N.OP, Spaide Ripper, Corle 2 Da, Aurellius The Saint, RT-FaQ, L.G, WhiteOut/DoorWay, Plot Da Bo$$, DT & More...Show Starts Round 11:15 - DJ Mays On The 1s And 2s & Hosted By H...ypeMan Big Sno...
PART 2 OF THE BASH Will Be At JESSES'S PLACE - 103 CollinsVille Ave E. St. Louis, IL ( EVERYBODY FREE Til 11 ) Doors Open At 9 - $5 After 11p.m -
PART 3 OF THE BASH Begins At BLACKMON'S PLAZA - Sat Night ( EVERYBODY FREE Til 1am ) Hosted By DJ Oatmeal - Live Performances By L.M.N.O.P, Spaide Ripper, Aurellius The Saint, L.G, D-Mac, DT & More!!!!! AFTER-SET And PERFORMANCE By Myself At Club Phoenix ( JoJo's ) Start Right After The Show At Blackmon's ( So Round 2:30 ) - WE GOING HAM!!!!!! So Don't Miss Out!!!!! For More Details Call L.M.N.O.P 618-616-8745

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

Stress Free Fridays this Friday, October 22, as we visit The In Spot Dessert Bar & Lounge.. 5854 Delmar Boulevard, next to Metro. 5 p.m. There will be a DJ spinning all of your favorite tunes...EARLY ARRIVAL IS A MUST...5pm start time...tell a friend and bring plenty of business cards.

FreeTime is bringin the party to one of the sexiest spots in STL - The Forest Park Golf Clubhouse. Oct 22 Doors open at 9 and you know we will be kickin it til 3AM!
LADIES are FREE before 10:30pm!!LADIES are FREE before 10:30pm!!LADIES are FREE before 10:30pm!! DJ Okay will be spinnin the best of Hip Hop and R&B to keep the party moving all nite long.For VIP or FREE birthday packages...
contact or 314.348.2041. 21+ to enter. Dress to impress.

Grammy Award nominee and R&B singer Tank will perform at King Magazine’s Model Search and party at The Loft Oct 22 at the Loft. Also appearing is King model Tahiry. It will be hosted by Hosted by Mocha Latte.

Oct. 23 at 3p.m. and 8 p.m. , Je'Caryous Johnson's new comedy stage play Cheaper to Keep Her starring Vivica A. Fox and Brian McKnight, Chaifetz Arena at Saint Louis University. Call (314) 534-1111 or visit

STL native comedian Lavell Crawford (PICTURED), who was 1st runner up on "Last Comic Standing" last year, will film a comedy show at Roberts Orpheum in St. for a future television broadcast Oct 23. Tickets go on sale Friday. For ticket info go to


The Label presents Monday Night Football home of the best Damned Happy Hour Period hosted by Mocha .
NEW: Mocha Latte is hosting the Kings Party at the Loft Oct 22 (SEE EVENTZ ABOVE)
NEW: Mocha is bringing back her popular monthly poetry showcase Got Lyrics Oct 28th debuting at Harris Stowe. she is hosting an open mic with six STL star poets 16 Bars,Kels,Sir Ervin,Knowledge,Lightning and RobDillard at Harris Stowe. 7 p.m.
Mocha is on the mic at the Label on 758 S. 4th ST
in downtown St Louis at Open Bar Saturdays
For more info on these items, contact Miss Latte at 314.646.9917 or


Aireez will perform this Friday at the Platinum Soul Cafe located at 3905 North Belt West in Belleville, Ill. at 8 p.m. $2 cover


Aireez performs open mike hosted by LMNOP at Jessies Place
Doors Open at 8:00 PM
Wednesdays at
103 Collinsville Ave East Saint Louis

Rhythm & Words Wednesdays
2nd & 4th Wed every month
Meshon's Bar & Grill
410 N Tucker Blvd
ThundaGrownd ThursdayVariety Showcase
Final Thu. of every month
8:30pm - 10:30pm
$5 cover
Big Moe's1072 Tower Grove St
across from Sweetie Pie's
on Manchester
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 "ThundaGrowndPresentsA.D. Fire & Adrenaline"
MORE INFO on AireezDarychuss


Two New "Mynista" Songs Uploaded & Official "Devoted" Music Video!
This is just an invitation to an ONLINE listening & viewing session, this is NOT a physical event. Come thru the sites and be blessed!
My new album "Generations" is AVAILABLE NOW!-
The Official "DEVOTED" Music Video (click on the link below/Youtube): on the links to listen now! Lyrics will be added to my blog shortly)-
"Me and Her" (Ft. Dahn B.) - [Artist FB Page]

Award winning actor/comedian Bill Cosby will perform Oct. 24 at the Fox Theatre.

Grammy Award winning gospel pop singer Amy Grant will perform at Touhill Performing Arts Center Oct 26.


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