Wednesday, May 4, 2011

OUT 997-ILLI MO arts and ent BITZ --UPDATES AND ADDS (MAY 5-11)




Have a safe Cinco de Mayo today (and we are sure the weekend will be a continuation. LOL)!

Have a Nice Mothers Day Sunday as well.

We are 3 posts away from 1,000. Details of the GRAND PARTY to commemorate this feat will likely be in early June. Details will be given later this month. To RSVP, make a comment in the comment box on this blog.


The roasting that President Barack Obama had done on Apprentice star and possible 2012 Presidential candidate Donald Trump. It happened to become one the most entertaining nights of the year in Washington D.C., the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, took place last Saturday. 'SNL' star Seth Meyers hosted, but our nation's chief executive stole the show.

And from reports the Donald was not a happy camper of the warming up the joans.

The president didn't waste time suggesting that Trump go waste some time, investigating famous conspiracies -- neatly equating those who doubt his birthplace to those who research Roswell aliens and gripping national mysteries like 'Where are Biggie and Tupac?'

The crowd howled when the president then explained, with a straight face, the ludicrously overwrought decisions Trump made during a steak-themed 'Celebrity Apprentice' episode, and how such issues kept Obama up at night. His message was clear: The notion that hosting 'Apprentice' is comparable to running the country is pretty hilarious.

Karma is a biatch as they say and Obama is having the last laugh—literally.

Have a look at POTUS' punchlines:

In unrelated Obama newz, his and the First Lady Michelle’s historic appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show Monday almost didn’t air. Due to the timeliness of the piece (which was taped last Thursday)Oprah was contemplating during last weekend after Obama announced to the world Sunday at a press conference at the White House that Osama bin laden had been killed. But Oprah and her producers decided to run with it and flash before the show that it was pre-recorded throughout it

With the dated episode, one could not help but to find “hints” of what was to come in regards to bin laden’s demise.

Some of the quotes on the show were

First Lady told Winfrey and her audience, "[Barack] can keep his eye on the prize in the midst of some craziness. That's what makes him a special leader."

The president shared again that he would be running for a second term in 2012. Said the First Lady of their joint decision to run again, "It's an honor and its a duty. We take this responsibility very seriously -- if there are things we can continue to do and I think this president has a lot more to get done."

One of the major topics that came up during the interview was that of the controversial birth certificate debate that was recently re-launched by, among other skeptics, Donald Trump. The president said he felt "the line between entertainment and politics has been blurred," adding, "reality TV is seeping into our politics."

While the President never directly addressed Trump or others by name (he did again pull out the term "carnival barkers"), he did note that he tried to take it in stride -- "I knew I'd been born [in Hawaii], I remembered it" -- but noted Michelle was not nearly as OK with the questioning from the birthers. The president also discussed that one of his biggest regrets thus far has been not being able to change Washington's "splintered" tone, but told Winfrey he still thinks he can with more time.

Other tidbits: Barack's favorite president is Abraham Lincoln; he served as an assistant basketball coach for his daughter's team; he can't dance; Michelle has a strong bond with Elmo from her many visits to Sesame Street; misses shopping at Target; and shared her secrets to a long marriage (it's "a true partnership.")

The talk was the first time a sitting president and first lady have appeared together on the show. Obama sat for the interview hours after releasing a detailed version of his Hawaiian birth certificate in a bid to end distracting speculation, fueled by prospective Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, over whether Obama is U.S.-born.

But after it aired the issue was now of Obama giving the speech that Osama bin laden was killed.

What do yawl think? Do you think Oprah should have aired the dated episode? We think it should have been a live episode on Monday. That would have been spellbounding!


In more Oprah newz, she received the Illinois Broadcasters Association's Hall of Fame Award Tuesday at the Palmer House in Chicago(PICTURED from left Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame members Orion Samuelson, Dick Biondi, Roger Ebert and Bill Kurtis) Film critic and Chicago native Roger Ebert was among those who honored the talk show queen at the downtown Chicago hotel. Association president and CEO Dennis Lyle calls Winfrey "the epitome of broadcasting excellence." Ebert already is a member, along with late partner Gene Siskel. Winfrey came to Chicago in 1984 when she started hosting "A.M. Chicago" on WLS-TV. That show eventually became "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which will end this month after 25 years.


Chicago Bulls player Derrick Rose officially became the NBA's youngest MVP when it was announced by the NBA on Tuesday that he won and joined Michael Jordan as the only Bulls player to win the award, which was no surprise given his spectacular season and Chicago's leap to a league-leading 62 wins. Chicago’s coach Tom Thibodeau was presented with his Coach of the Year award before Game 1 against the Hawks at the United Center Monday.

As far as his ankle injury, it is fine. He participated fully in shootaround and was in the lineup for the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday when they won over the Hawks 86-73 victory in the United Center tying the series 1-1. It was speculative if whether Rose would play Wednesday when he turned his left ankle just as the Hawks captured a 103-95 victory in Game 1 on Monday. X-rays were negative, and Rose said the ankle felt fine.

Game 3 will be at the Philips Arena on Friday.

Meanwhile, before the Game 2 victory, The United Center crowd’s ­M-V-P chant resonated when NBA commissioner David Stern presented Rose with the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the league’s most valuable player.

‘‘This right here is for the city of Chicago more than anything,’’ Rose said at the center-court ceremony. ‘‘Thanks. I appreciate it. My family appreciates it. And the organization appreciates it. Thank you all, and we love you all.’’

Stern saluted Rose in a pregame news conference, saying he ‘‘couldn’t be better’’ as a role model for the NBA.

‘‘He’s the full package,’’ Stern said. ‘‘He had a family that watched out for him. He made through difficult times. He’s very valuable, not just to the league, but to his teammates and as a role model to all.’’

Role model? Oh oh here we go. Didn’t they say that about Kobe Bryant and look what happened afterwards—scandal.

Speaking of the FLOTUS, Michelle Obama has joined forces with singer Beyonce on the campaign to handle childhood obesity in America. Last week, BeyoncĂ© led a bunch of schoolkids of P.S. 161 Pedro Albizu Campos middle school in Harlem through the routine for “Move Your Body” in heels. LOL Meanwhile, Michelle did her best Bey impression to the song along with a bunch of kids to promote her LETS MOVE campaign against childhood obesity. She led students Alice Deal Middle School' in the nation's capital in The Running Man and The Dougie.

Whats next FLOTUS in a Beyonce video? LOL

A jury of 12 regular jurors and six alternates was selected this week in former Illinois Governor . and reality show star Rod Blagojevich's retrial. There is just one man among the 12 regular jurors.

Opinionmakers are sayingthat could be a good thing for Blago arguing that men don't like him.

Meanwhile, A man who worked with ex-Governor Blagojevich for years worked against him on the witness stand Wednesday.

Blagojevich's former chief-of-staff says the then-governor planned to appoint himself to President Obama's vacant senate seat in 2008 if he wasn't satisfied with what he could get in exchange for appointing someone else. He also testified the cash-strapped then-governor talked about putting his wife on a state board or securing a job for her with a company that had state contracts.

Hmm. It’s starting already STRIKE ONE on Blago.

A new Dr. Dre and Eminem track is to premiere this Friday. The song, titled 'Die Hard', is taken from Dre's forthcoming third studio album Detox, which is due to be released later this year. Fans of the St. Joseph Mo native (Em that is) will be able to catch a first listen of the track when it debuts on American TV network Showtime's Fight Camp 360°: Pacquiao vs. Mosley on May 6.

They already have a charted hit with "I Need a Doctor' which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is currently in the Top 20 on that chart. .

According to PEOPLE who attended the Coachella Festival, Rappers Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West nearly CAME TO BLOWS after Kanye’s hour long set Wiz performed early on in the day, and he brought his GIRLFRIEND Amber Rose with him. Well everything was all fine and dandy until Kanye West took to the stage later on. During his performance of the song Stronger, Ye reportedly went OUT OF HIS WAY to take a dig at Amber (who was 75 feet away from him, on the side of the stage). The original lyrics to a verse in Stronger go like this:

I’d do anything for a blonde dike. and she’ll do anything if the time’s right.

Kanye said this: I did anything for that blonde dike. And she did anything when the time’s right “

Well that didn’t sit well with Wiz, who CONFRONTED Kanye when he left the stage. Wiz just wanted to mend things but Kanye refused.

“Kanye said something to Wiz and next thing you know security and people’s entourages were everywhere pushing and shoving, it could have got real ugly.”

Wiz is denying anything happened, but come on, its Ye. He is a time bomb. If you light the wick to the dynamite, it will explode.


Oak Park, Ill native actress Betty White just released her new book, entitled "If You Ask Me...(And Of Course You Won't)" she looks at life through the lens of her time in show business. White shares her thoughts on life's most important topics with her customary humor.


ADD The 65th Annual Tony Awards were announced this week and St. Louis native actor Norbert Leo Butz, was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in "Catch Me If You Can." If he wins it will be his second Tony. He won a Tony for his 2005 performance in the musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." The ceremony will be held June 12 at the Beacon Theatre in NYC and broadcast live on CBS.

Chicago native award winning singer/actress Jennfier Hudson was a guest on Jimmy Fallon;s talk show Tuesday who talked about her career and weight loss of course and wowed the crowd with an impromptu performance of "His Eye Is On The Sparrow".

To view it go to

In other J Hud newz, she along with Ziggy Marley and other big names will all participate in Jimmy Fallon's week-long tribute to Bob Marley on his late night show next week starting May 9. Also, she along with singers Christina Aguilera and Jill Scott were some of the stars who turned out for singer Mary J. Blige's annual charity concert in New York. Blige hosted the second Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now (Ffawn) event, to raise awareness of the female empowerment organization she founded.

St. Louis native rapper Chingy was a guest on The Monique Show Wednesday where he talked about his projects including his latest CD, No Rish No Reward 13.” He also performed the first single “Superhero” To view it go to

For those who didnt see the last few minutes of The Apprentice Sunday due to POTUS Obama's announcement on TV of Osama bin laden's death, Morton, Ill native actress Marlee Matlin did not get fired (

Hope Dworaczyk was) in Week 9 of Celebrity Apprentice. The show can be seen Sundays on NBC.


We will see how Wheeling, Ill native Hailey Reinhardt does this Thursday on American Idol Results Show on Fox. If she is safe, she will be in the Top 4. This week's mentor who critiqued with record producer Jimmy Iovine was Kennet, Mo. native and Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow.

UPDATE: Reinhardt was safe. She is now in the Top 4.


This week Kanye West is on top again of the Billboard Hot 100 for a 5th nonconsecutive week with his featured rap on Katy Perry's smash hit, "E.T." His solo single, "All of the Lights" moves up tw0 spots to No. 18 in its newest peak position on that chart. On the Hip Hop/R&B charts, it falls one spot to No. 3 after holding at No,. 2 for 5 straight weeks. Jerimih falls from four spots to No. 9 on the Hot 100 with "Down On ME" with 50 cent. On the Hip-Hop/R&B charts, it falls one spot to No. 14. The song peaked at No.4 and No. 7 on the respective charts. Jerimih's featuring on rapper Lloyd Banks, "I Dont Deserve You" moves up two spots to its newest peak at No 38 on the Hip Hop/R&B charts. Rapper Lupe Fiasco holds at No 14 with his breakthrough single, "The Show Goes On" and falls three spots to No, 49 on the Hip hop/R&b charts. The second single from his former No. 1 CD "Lasers" titled, "Out of My Head," moves six spots to No. 44 on the Hip Hop/R&B charts. Dr Dre 's comeback single with Eminem, "I Need A Doctor" falls one spot to No, 17 on the Hot 100. Akon moves up from No. 96 to No. 83 with his recharted single, "Angel" which peaked at No. 56 earlier this year after falling off the chart the first time. R Kelly continues is long legs up and down and up on the Hip Hop/R&B charts with "Love Letter" moving two spots up to No. 17.


Cardinals third baseman David Freese told reporters after Sundays game against The Braves that there was not much he could do about the play that broke his hand Sunday.. Freese was hit by a pitch from Scott Linebrink in the sixth inning Sunday at Atlanta.

On Monday, the news was not good. The Cardinals put Freese, on the 15-day disabled list. The Cardinals activated infielder-outfielder Allen Craig from the DL on Monday before the start of a four-game series against the Florida Marlins.

Though his return will not come that quickly. General manager John Mozeliak said Freese would be out nine to 12 weeks. Freese and manager Tony La Russa went for the more optimistic side of the equation and are looking at him being out eight weeks. Either way, it will probably be July before Freese is playing again.


Robert Quinn was introduced in a press conference last Friday at Rams Park in St. Louis. The Rams drafted Robert Quinn of North Carolina last Thursday with the 14th pick of the NFL draft University of North Carolina pass rusher would become the first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams

ADDS: Speaking of NFL Draft Picks, several footballers from the St Louis area got drafted to the NFL. They are Former Parkway West and University of Missouri standout quarterback Blaine Gabbert was taken with the No. 10 pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Former Webster Groves star Adrian Clayborn was selected in the first round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the No. 20 pick. Clayborn was one of the nation’s top defensive ends during his collegiate career at Iowa. And, former McCluer North standout Keith Williams was selected in the sixth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Williams was a college standout at Nebraska.

As the NFL re-lockout continues, there have been talks of whether the St Louis Rams will have a home stadium to play in come next February. On Feb. 1, the lease holders of the Edward Jones Dome, home of the Rams stadium, must have in place the construction of a state of the art facility that matches up to other stadiums in the country as part of the lease agreement which is up in 2015. But as of today, the stadium lags behind as far as its new developments.

So the issue is who will pay for the renovations before the deadline or receive a stuff penalty for it by breaking the lease agreement

Reportedly, there's no dollar figure yet and no detailed talks have taken place among the group of governments that built the downtown stadium in 1995 which is managed by the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission.


The lease states that come 2015, the Dome must be a "top-tier" facility — one that's superior to three-quarters of all NFL venues.

The CVC must present The Rams Organization with a financing plan on how to make the venue among the league's best.

Or else. Hmm, well God made the world in six days and rested on the seventh,and it takes nine months for a baby to be born. So miracles can happen.


It was inevitable but The Label at the Ballpark is closing May 15 The news was reportedly announced on the nightclub's Facebook page this week. It s reason being the aftermath of the shooting and killing of an offduty cop, darryl Hall, outside of the club when he trie dto reak up a fight that hapepend on the aprking lot last month.

A closing statement from the club read: "It is with much regret to inform everybody that the Label a.k.a. Black Label will be officially closing Sun. May 15. We have had a great run and it has been a pleasure to serve all of you."

The venue, which was renovated with a VIP section upstars in 2010, opened in 2009 startuing off as The Black Label but after trademark infringment with Jack Daniels, had to change the name to The Label then it changed its name to its current Label at The Ballpark.

This was bound to happen after the hall incident. Its unfortunate that this occurred on all the ends.

Those who were expecting to see P Diddy in the STL and perform at The Pageant go to the Box Office and get your refunds because he announced last week various cities he was cancelling and St Louis was one of them. He cancelled his STL stop scheduled for May 15. Lloyd and Tyga were also on the bill. He also scratched the entire Florida leg of his tour this month as well as the May 14th show at the Midland in Kansas City. Low ticket sales is the reason for the cancellations.

We think Diddy should have done tour parties instead. LOL

Hot 104.1 Fm just announced who will perform at the fourth installment of the station's successful Superjam summer concert series.

Headlining this year is Grammy Award winning rapper/actor Ludacris

Also on the bill is rap sensation Wacka Flocka, who was scheduled last year to perform but cancelled.

Also scheduled is rapper Wiz Khalifa and singer Keri Hilson, who performed at the series in 2009.

Also scheduled are Travis Porter, Lloyd and Mindless Behavior.

STL acts also will be announced.

The concert will take place June 12 at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre.

Toad the Wet Sprocket, is performing at The Pageant June 27


A national celebrity was spotted last Saturday at the St. Louis Galleria Mall.


Singer Slim (RIGHT) of the group 112. He was gettin hisshop on up in there and he was accompanied by STL promoter Tommie Choncie (FAR RIGHT) who brought him in to town for a mini concert at Exo later that nite.

We didnt get what stores Slim hit, but we are wondering if he was recognized by anyone at the mall. ( If you saw him at the mall, give us your comments after this blog post)

NOTE: We were set for the concert that nite at Exo, but we got tired of waiting (by 30 minutes after midnite we bounced). But we heard from a substantial source who stayed that he arrived close to 1 a.m. and performed a 30 minute set and vamped. But what was up with all the hard legs that were near the front of the area that Slim performed? Where were the ladies at in the front? We also heard a guy even walked up next to Slim while he was performing to get his picture taken!! WTF????LOL

Two rap acts are coming to the Imperial palace in the Lou.

First the Ying Yang Twins will perform. Thursday and Yo Gotti will have his bday party there May 13 (after party at Club Rolex in East Boogie)

Two former Def Comedy Jam comedians are performing this month in the Lou.

They are

Bill Bellamy will perform at The funny Bone at Westport Plaza May 19-22


Comedian Melanie Comarcho will open for Martin Lawrence at his concert May 6 at the Concert Club at Scottrade Center.

Neo soul husband and wife duo Kindred the Family Soul is performing June 16 at the Old Rock House. The show is presented by Suite Soul Spot.

St. Louis native actress Ellen Kemper of the NBC sitcom, “The Office” is on the cover of Alive Magazine’s May issue with a cover story about the actress titled, "The Faces of Ellie Kemper"

Two STL artists from the new and old school are featured in this week's Riverfront Times column section B Sides.

Newcomer Emmy Award nominated music producers Foxx Startruckk and Rick the Ruler (RIGHT)are featured as they talk about working with Saturday Night Live's Adam Sandberg, the Emmy Award nomination and their upcoming
deal with Universal Republic. legendary radio personality Gentleman Jim Gates, who works at Foxy 95.5, talks about his being the first dee-jay in the country to play the rap song "Rapper's Delight, " his ratings on Foxy, and being inducted in the ST Louis Radio Hall of Fame.

St. Louis native sports broadcaster Joe Buck is back in the role of host for this year's KidSmart "Back to School with Joe Buck Celebrity Bee" on Thursday night at The Pageant. Buck will moderate the live auction and Bee with a panel of contestants that will include his sister, Julie Buck; actor and St. Louis native, Tom Gallop; Shimmy Gray-Miller, St. Louis University women's basketball coach and last year's Bee winner; Ralph Butler of the Ralph Butler Band;Heidi Glaus of KSDK (Channel 5); Barret Jackmanand David Freese of the St. Louis Blues; and the Rams' James Laurinaitis.

The tenth novel in the "Dead-End Jobs" series by author and former St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist, Elaine Viets, is out this week titled "Pumped for Murder," Viets who suffered a stroke in 2009 but has recovered and continues her work as a novelist. She will hold a book signing June 30 at the Barnes & Noble at Ladue Crossing, beginning at 6 p.m.

St. Louis native comedian and former BET Comic View personality Darius Bradford will presents - LOLA-LOLA ( Laughing Out Loud At - LOLA ) during Mothers Day Weekend. starring Michael Blackson. This Sunday & * 8 p.m


Speaking of recoveries, Fox 2 news personality April Simpson unfortunately had a set back with her malady when her brain tumor began growing back last week casing her to rego chemo for it. because of the setback, she didnt attend the Im A Survivor All Party and cancer Benefit that took place Sunday at Forest Park Golfhouse presented by Rockhouse Ent and other promoters. Simpson returned to her gig in March after a successful recovery from the first tumor that was discovered late late last year.

Here is what she posted on her facebook Page regarding the setback: Hey ya'll....just wanted to let you all know I have to go through a week of radiation next week because a part of the tumor started growing back...ughhhhh...I hate to be a bother, but I will need your prayers. Thanks so much and see you back on the air in a week :)

Our prayers are with you, April.

We were remiss to mentioned that Gospel 1600 personality and Young, Fly and Saved founder Dwight Stone is featured in the May issue of Ebony Magazine with an article written by St. Louis native and Ebony/Jet writer Margene Christian titled "From Jeezy to Jesus" talking about his changeover from worldly consumptions in the radio biz to being a Christian in the radio world.

St. Louis Post Dispatch writer Kevin Johnson, who can be seen giving his opinions about American idol on CineStars’ video podcasts, thanked his fans this week who went on his Blender blog receievng over 17,000 hits. He says the reason fo rthe high number was his posting about the pre-duties for those who wanted to attend jimmy Buffets May 3 concert.

Sexy N the STL TV host and producer Gbassa DAcousta debuted Winning Wednesdays featuring local talent at Europe Nightclub. This week Young Sio and rapper Jibbs were featured. She is also on the front cover of the May issue if the e-mag Elitism (SEE PROMOCIALICIOUS BELOW )

STL native rap group Fugi B will perform at the Sugar Shane After Party at Hard Rcok Cafe in Las Vegas on Saturday.

STL native country singer Wild Bill Young performed on Fox 2 in the Morning with Tim Ezell this week along with his band, the Outlaws,. He also promoted his performance at Wild Country in Collinsville this Thursday nite.

Shula's 347 Grill, opened last week on the street-level restaurant in the new Roberts Tower.

Loose cannon Slim is bringing back Friday Night Fixx. This time it will be held at Posh Nightclub in East St. Louis. Its debut event will have Young Jeezy performing (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

RIP BITZ. Our condolences goes out to St. Louis American sports writer Earl Austin Jr who lost his father , Earl Sr. this week. He was 69. Arrangements will take place Tuesday, May 10 at Austin Layne Renaissance Chapel (7302 West Florissant). Visitation at 10 a.m. followed by the service at noon

STL TAURUSian BDAZES—Rapper Penelope Jones, painter Daniel Hodges, Street Scape magazine editor Tom Hennagan, rapper Pancho Rukcer, promoter Will Superfresh Ross, Derrty ENt assistant Blu Bolden (PICTURED), writer./author Toriano Porter, event host Coco Hype, promoter Will Woods,and actor/film director David Conley.

PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which STL movers and shakers got it in this week on the promotions and social life tip? STLTV personality Christia Parker and Sexy N The STL TV producer G'bassa D Acosta (TIE) and promoter Phil Assets of Liquid Assets and promoter Terrence Reynolds (TIE).

Christia Parker (FAR LEFT). Coming off of doing interviews for STL TV during Delux Magazine's fashion Week at Metropolitan Square, this lovely sista is gettin it in every Monday as the host of her own show, STL Live on STL TV. She also is a fashion designer with her own line Moda Christia which focuses on 1980s styles with a twist.

G'Bassa D'Acosta. Another lovely sista on the STL scene is gettin it in every Wednesday and Fridays as the host and producer of Sexy N The STL TV (SEE OUTGOING BITZ FOR MORE INFO). This week, the model/actress who was a recipient of the Hardest Working Model Award at the Notice Me Awards a coupel of months ago, debuted her weekly music showcase Winning Wednesdays at Europe Nightclub (SEE OUTGOING BITZ) and she is currently on the front cover of the STL based e-mag Elitism where she is featured in a cover story..

Phil Assets (RIGHT). This leader of the ubiquitous Liquid Assets promotions team is continuing its mainstay at Club Amnesia with special events going on during their regular nights such as a Block Party and Cinque De Mayo with producer Laudie during Redd Hott Thursdays (SEE EVENTZ BELOW), then at Fierce Fridays is the official after party for the St Louis Music Fest and those who have Martin Lawrence tickets being welcomed as well (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW) and on Successful Saturdays they are having a Pre-Mothers Day Celebration where ladies with children get in free a with pic of tehri child(ren).

Terrence Reynolds. Last seen at the I'm A Survivor White Party and Cancer Benefit at Forest park Golfhouse, this newly slimmed brotha has every Wednesday comedy showcases with national acts at the Cottonclub in Kinloch. This weekend, he is promoting the official after party to the Martin Lawrence show where the comedian himself will be attending at Club Broadway (SEE EVENZT BELOW). On Saturday, he is bringing back his monthly Magnum XL series with

the Return of Stallion and Friends (SEE EVENTZ BELOW).


Who was the couple dancing in this pic and the brotha in the gray sweater at Exo last Saturday? And which venue is this where the bottles on the table are located?


Which mover and shaker got kicked out of a STL event recently?

HINT 1. This person is a male.

HINT 2. This person is not a promoter.

HINT 3. This person is known for "snapping off flashes" when he sees people

HINT 4. The social life crowd in St. Louis knows him by his nickname who's first name is"royal" and is shared with another person who does the same occupation.

HINT 5. The event dealt with fashion and took place last week in St. Louis.

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

Why do people think terrorism is over after Osama got killed? And why people think Osama isnt dead? Why did many journalists across the country make the mistake saying Obama was killed instead of Osama being killed? And why isnt Washington cohorts giving Obama full credit for the Osama killings? Why did Kid Rock receive an award by the NAACP? And when he received it, why did he say although he has a confederate flag, he love black people? Why are the Birthers going to appeal Obama;s birth certificate's validity ? Why does it seem bifriendly model Amber Rose is getting the best of the publicity between the riff between her current boo Wiz Khalifa and her past boo Kanye West (Is her poonany that damn jood? LOL) ? Why is there so much riff going on with the respective promoters Live Nation and Daryl Oliver for having their events Martin Lawrence show and the St Louis Music Fest on the same night at different venues? Why are St. Louis highways nothin but construction everywhere? Why is it that The Loft Nightclub continues to remain in biz after its share of violent acts in and outside of the club but fellow venues such as Club Society, Lush, Karma and now The Label haven't had the same longevity? Why are people fussin that Obama;s press conference interrupted the last minutes of the firing on The Apprentice? And why did Trump get all uptight when he was roasted by Pres Obama during the White House gala? And why was he even there? Why does Rockhouse Ent's Orlando Watson give off the look and swagger of rapper T.I. each time we see him? LOL Why did Will Ferrell shave Conan Obrien's beard on his talk show? Why was Chingy calling Monique "ma'am" when he was a guest on her show? Why does it seem as though Beyonce's new single, "Girls": is not catching on? And why did she release it at the same time as her Destiny;s Child colleague Kelly Rowland's a bonafide hit "Motivation."?


YOURS TRULY has made his debut as an entertainment writer for the monthly e-mag Elitism. My first story is on Chicago native fashion designer Chad leon. To view it go to

SNAP HONEY is set to return. We are looking at June 10 and 11 at Urban Eats on 3301 Meremac. We will give more details on times this month. You can view the 5 min vid clip at

Also, the 3rd Annual Mista Couture Style Contest is set for the Carlton Hotel in NYC June 18.


119 Crestwood Plaza Avalon Theatre Company presents John Pielmeier’s glimpse into science, faith, and even miracles, AGNES OF GOD, directed by John Contini, THRU May 8. To purchase tickets, order online (no fees involved) by visiting or call Avalon at 314-351-6482


12th Annual St. Louis Dance Festival Showcase is this

Thursday at the Edison Theatre at Wash U.

St. Louis' best dance companies will perform. They include St. Louis Ballet, Modern American Dance Company, Viva Flamenco, and Dances of India.

It starts at 7:30p Price: $20/advance, $25/door. Discounted Festival Packages: $30/2 nights, $45/3 nights.

Phone: Dances of India: (314)-997-0911

Age Suitability: All Ages

Liquid Assets presents Block Party on Washington/ Cinqo De MAyo with Laudie thsi Thursday at Club Amnesia.



Noches De Caliente (Hot Nights)






Come out and celebrate Cinco De Mayo with S&R Promotions, Elitism Magazine, and Bud Light Lime.

We’ll be at The Over/Under Bar & Grill allllll night!

911 Washington Ave

We’ve got Bud Light Lime Happy Hour Specials from 5-7:30 with Arty J on the 1s and 2s. Then at 7:30 we take happy hour to the XTREME with Margarita specials as well as Bud Light Lime specials. At 9:30 the FIESTA begins with DJ D2 on the tables.


OPEN MIC at Picasso's

Thursday, May 5 7:00p

at Picasso's Coffee House, St Charles, MO

Come down to Picasso's on Main Street in St. Charles and sign up for Open Mic hosted by Dave Cattani. Or sit back and enjoy a talented group of entertainers.


Stl Hip Hop Showcase

Thursday, May 5 7:00p

at Pop's, Sauget, IL


SFF STRESS FREE FRIDAYS at Renee's Bar & Grill

May 6, 2011 at 5pm to May 7, 2011 at 1:30am

STRESS FREE FRIDAYS Renee's Bar & Grill 6621 Vernon Avenue University City, MO 63130


Coco Soul and The B Sides Presents: LOVE JONES THE BAND FEATURING SWAN

Friday at 9:00pm - Saturday at 12:00am


500 N. 14TH ST.

Saint Louis

Martin Lawrence

Friday, May 6 8:00p

at Scottrade Center, St Louis, MO

Martin Lawrence will be at The Broadway after the show.

STl Music fest at Chaifetz with Charlie Wilson, Fantasia , Eric Benet and Envogue.

Comedian/Talk show host Rickey Smiley will host the STL Music Fest

Afterset at Club Amnesia






Grammy Award winning songstress Patti LaBelle is the headline entertainment at Variety Children's Charity of St. Louis' 2011 Dinner with the Stars Annual Fundraiser.

It'll take place May 7, 2011 at the Chase Park Plaza's Khorassan Ballroom

Grammy Award winning Gospel singer Debby Boone will return to Lindenwood's J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts' Bezemes Family Theater in St. Charles to perform May 7. She performed at the theater last year for a PBS filmed special.

NBA Playoff Party & Suga Shane vs Pacquiao Fight Party

This Saturday there is a special edition of Back Spin, it's the NBA Playoff and Fight Party. Door open at 6:30 with the Celtics and Heat game. After the game is the Pacquiao vs Mosley fight.

* LADIES FREE MARTINIS until the fight is off!


After the fight it is Back Spin, the best of the 90's. $5 drinks all night long and 25 & up.

The annual PRONTO fashion Show will be hosted at JADE Restaurant & Lounge in downtown St. Louis 910 Olive St. where designers will show case their clothing line to the community. The reception & cash bars starts at 8:00 PM and the fashion show at 9:00 PM. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $50 for VIPs. Please call (314) 402-0764 for ticket information. *The after-party at Pepper Lounge will begin at 11:30 PM. Keep your tickets stubs to enter


Saturday, May 7 · 5:00pm - 8:00pm


Denise Thimes presents,. Denise Thimes and Friends
15th Annual Mother's Day Concert
Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Featuring Llew Matthews.

A dinner buffet is also available for $35 per person. The buffet will be served in the Spiering Room from 3pm to 4:45pm. Seating is at reserved tables of 8, with open seating at each table. Customers will be seated with other parties unless they purchase the entire table.

The City of Florissant's Valley of Flowers Festival Parade will take place on Mothers Day The main streets for this parade will be rue St. Francois, to St. Ferdinand, to Washington Street, and ending at the Knights of Columus Grounds. The grand marshall will be Marquita Parker.


ADD: SHES SO FUNNY , an all female comedy showcase featuring B Phlat, Kym D and Ms Funy to name a few. It will take place at The Loft on Mothers Day. Show starts at 8 p.m. It is presented by Reggie D. Ent. For tickets contact 314.368.9057 or 678.761.7493.

Chuck Berry's will perform at The Argosy April 9.


THE MEMORIALS w/Juanita Place & The Morley's @ Old Rock House

Tuesday, May 10 · 7:30pm - 11:30pm



Mocha hosts Saturday nites at The Label for the next two weeks before they close May 15.

ADD: Mocha hosts SHES SO FUNNY , an all female comedy showcase featuring B Phlat, Kym D and Ms Funy to name a few. It will take place at The Loft on Mothers Day. Show starts at 8 p.m. It is presented by Reggie D. Ent. For tickets contact 314.368.9057 or 678.761.7493.

Mocha hosts her monthly poetry showcase Got Lyrics May 13 at Exo

Jobs!! Positions available with the National Children’s Study in St. Louis. One is a part time Community Liaison. The other is a full time nurse/phlebotomist. Perhaps you or someone you know would be interested. Please share the link below.



Mocha's column COFFEE TALK can be seen in the weekly The Evening Whirl newspaper published on Mondays.For more info on these items, contact Miss Latte at 314.646.9917



Aireez is now represented by Jackie Phillips' Where U Want 2 Be Entertainment..

Accoustic Flow at Big Moe’s May 7 at 8p.m.

Hosted by Aireez Darychuss and featuring Kenneth DeShields, TROY and Seviin Lii to name a few.


Rhythm & Words Wednesdays 2nd & 4th Wed every month Meshon's Bar & Grill 410 N Tucker Blvd


ThundaGrownd Thursday Variety Showcase Final Thu. of every month8:30pm

at Big Moe's


WORD THERAPY AT CLUB PARADISE Open Mic Final Friday of the month $5 cover first 10 on the sign-up list free 812 Martin Luther King on the East Side

New CD "ThundaGrowndPresentsA.D. Fire & Adrenaline"

Aireez DaRychuss music available online now

MORE INFO on AireezDarychuss



Black Pearl Sings!

By Frank Higgins

THRU May 15

Directed by Andrea Frye Jailed in a Texas prison, AlbertaPearl” Johnson has little hope for release and even less for reconnecting with her missing daughter. That is until Susannah Mullally, a song collector on a mission to record pieces of African-American culture, overhears Pearl singing while on a visit to the prison. Through her music, Pearl has the unexpected opportunity to earn her freedom and search for her daughter. This work harnesses race relations and the rich oral history of the African-American community to build a tale that is funny, touching, and compelling.

For tickets go to


The Montford Point Marine

By Samm-Art Williams



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