Wednesday, June 15, 2011

OUT 1014--ILLI -MO arts and ent BITZ (JUNE 16-22)




Before we get into the newz, St. Louis has lost one of its musical treasures.St Louis jazz sing singer Mae Wheeler aka Lady Jazz died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. A Memphis native, Wheeler had been a fixture in the St. Louis Jazz scene for over 50 years. She performed at any and every jazz venue in the St. Louis area as well as many across the Midwest and appeared with Pearl Bailey, Count Basie,Sonny Stitt, Mitch Miller and Arthur Prysock. She also had a philanthropic side establishing a scholarship to financially help 'C' average high school students

so they can further their creative education. She also established the Not-for-profit organization known as PAAR, Inc.(PROFESSIONAL & AMATEUR ARTISTS RECOGNIZED) booking and talent agency serving the under-represented talent in the St. Louis area.

Her last public performance was her production of Unforgettable Legends, that took place Oct. 31 at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

She was 79.


We forgot to add our BLIND PICZ in its regular spot this week so we posted it below:

Who was the bald sista spotted at Lola's last weekend?

On June 19th there will be two celebrations: They are the celebrations of the last generation of enslaved Africans in Texas discovering that slavery was abolished and were free via the Emancipation Proclamation signed into law in 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln. Also, the celebration of fathers in this country.


As we continue our celebration of Black Music Month and artists on the STL scene, we spotlight singer Silky Sol.

Gaining national acclaim as the “God Mother of Soul, R&B and Blues,” Ms. Silky Sol aka The Red Afro Queen, is a current music fixture in St. Louis performing her wild child style on the local, national and international scene . Coming from gospel roots stemming from her parents the late great gospel artist Ruby Summerville Dickson and Deacon and Minister of Music Moses Summerville , she reached beyond her gospel roots after graduating high school and moved to California working with artists and producers. Including Grammy Award winning producer Narada Michael Michael who dubbed her Silky Sol.In 2009, she released her debut CD, “A GROWN A$$ WOMAN TALKIN” and in 2010, had the opportunity to perform at various festivals in the country including the New Orleans Jazz Festival and traveled overseas on a European tour.

To see her in action go to


Emmy Award winning and Doloth, Ill native Jane Lynch was a guest on HBO's REAL TIME with BILL MAHER doing a verbatim dramatic reading of Congressman Anthony Weiner's unfortunate Facebook sextings with host Maher last week.

It is mos def hilarious and shicking even in this day and age. We wouldnt be surprised if Lynch gets some type of Emmy nod for her guest spot on this show ala Betty White on Saturday Night Live!

To check out the video go to


And speaking of Weiner, according to and sources, current Chitown native talk show queen and current TV network owner Oprah Winfrey may try and score an interview with the embattled politician and his wife for her OWN network. In related newz, Oprah has been accused of exploiting Sarah Ferguson to boost ratings of her fledgling network.Insiders believe Oprah has exploited the red-headed former British royal by making her do her own show, Finding Sarah.

“It is one thing for Oprah to offer up Dr. Phil and Suzie Orman to help the Duchess, it’s another to convince her to document the entire journey on camera,” a source told PopEater.

“You have to wonder who is helping who in this situation. Is Oprah trying to help her network get viewers by exploiting Sarah or is she genuinely trying to get the Duchess help?

Well we think its a little bit of both. Don't think Oprah isnt a shrewd business person and she's all about making sure she is a success and she isnt exempt from it.

The deliberations in the Blago Trial continues this week with no verdict as jurors sort through the evidence for the retrial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Jurors reportedly sent their first note to the judge on Tuesday. It offered no clear indication about whether they're close to a decision. The note said jurors had different numbers of pages in one transcript of an FBI wiretap recording. The judge ordered an official to collect the extra pages.

Blagojevich faces 20 counts, including allegations that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat. He testified for seven days and denied all the charges.

His first trial last year ended with a jury deadlocked on all but one count.

Also, his older brother Robert Blagojevich is hoping for the best for his kid brother.

For days, the businessman has been regularly checking the Internet for word that jurors deliberating at the corruption retrial of impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have reached a verdict.

"It's a very anxious time," he told The Associated Press on Tuesday from Nashville, Tenn. "Despite whatever little problems he and I may have personally, he's my brother. I don't want him to go to prison."

At the first trial last year, Robert, 55, sat just behind his year-younger sibling in court as a co-defendant accused of helping his brother try to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat. He was heard on several FBI wiretap recordings speaking about fundraising with his brother.

But after that trial ended with a hung jury, prosecutors dismissed all charges against Robert, in part to make the case less complex. Some jurors also said that Robert, a retired Army officer, cut a sympathetic figure and threw the focus off the impeached governor.

Robert Blagojevich reportedly said he had wanted to travel to Chicago to attend his brother's retrial — or even, possibly, to testify. His lawyers advised against it, though, saying prosecutors could theoretically attempt to recharge him.

Not going to Chicago, he said, upset him.

"I wanted to help my brother," he said. "There was just not more I could do. That's hard."

Robert Blagojevich took the stand in his own defense at the first trial, while his brother had vowed to testify — and then didn't.

We are just waiting on the movie rights and you know Hollywood is waiting for the verdict (which we think will be on half of the counts and not all 20) to begin the first draft of the script.

Grammy Award nominated Chicagoan rapper Lupe Fiasco made news recently on his controversial comments involving President Barack Obama saying he was a 'terrorist' during a recent interview.

In an interview with CBS News, Fiasco criticized US president
Barack Obama and America's view on world politics.

"In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama, and the United States of America. I'm trying to fight the terrorism that's actually causing the other forms of terrorism.'' He also said that he would not vote for Obama in the 2012 Presidential race.
The rapper says he stands by the statement he made: ''I've got nothing to clarify. It's Obama and the U.S. government," Lupe said, echoing his comments to CBS. "[It's] every president that came before him and every president that comes after him,'' Lupe told

Whoa! Lupe is going hard in the paint on this one! We don't think his fellow citizen Kanye would had said these words. Although we understand what he means in regards to Obama and his decision to have Osama bin Laden killed and what effect it would have on terrorism, but we think Lupe has caused some controversy that may effect his rising supertstar possibilities.

MEANWHILE, Lupe continued to make newz with his comments as conservative political commentator Bill O'Reilly chimed in on the rapper's comments on a recent show

The Fox News personality invited Fiasco to appear on his show, 'The O'Reilly Factor' but when he allegedly declined, O'Reilly verbalized his disdain for the Chicago MC. "Mr. Fiasco has been invited on 'The Factor' but has declined, possibly because he could not possibly defend that remark, which makes him a pinhead," he said. "Now the reason I say I wish I was named Lupe Fiasco, wouldn't it be great, 'The Fiasco Factor?' I mean, it would be tremendous."

As it turns out, Fiasco did not turn down an opportunity to appear on the show, and took to his Twitter page to clear things up. "Whoa! I got invited to the O'reilly factor and turned it down??? Thats news to me...would NEVER turn down the opp to push billys buttons!" he wrote
.O'Reilly has been known for his right-wing political views, and strong opposition to hip-hop artists, such as Fiasco's friend and fellow windy city native Kanye West, whom he crowned the "ultimate pinhead" on his 'Patriots & Pinheads' show segment.

Fiasco has come under fire for his explosive comments on President Obama, revealing in an interview that he not only doesn't vote but thinks that the commander-in-chief is a "terrorist."

Despite his controversial statements, the 29-year-old rhymer is sticking by his comments, receiving support from Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy
who openly agreed with his statements.

No word yet on when Fiasco will appear on 'The O'Reilly Factor.'

Sounds like Lupe is he is gettin' caught up in the hype.

The First Lady Michelle Obama has gone from the White House to Nickelodeon. The First Lady will appear as very special guest star on the hit Nick show, 'iCarly.'

According to
E! Online
, Obama dropped by the set Monday to film her guest spot, which she hopes will shed light on Joining Forces, a program dedicated to helping and honoring U.S. military families.

The episode revolves around Carly (played by Miranda Cosgrove) who breaks some rules in an attempt to set up a video chat with her dad, who is serving overseas. The First Lady, playing herself, hears about Carly's attempts and drops by to talk about how important it is for families and soldiers overseas to connect.

The episode airs in January.

The Tony Awards were given out Sunday in NYC and aired on CBS and one STL native was one of the big winners, Norbert Leo Butz, who won his second Tony Award career for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical in Catch Me If You Can.

While it's still early on in the week, it's looking like super hip-hop duo Bad Meets Evil (St. .Joseph, Mo native Eminem and Royce da 5'9") is heading for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart with "Hell: the Sequel.” that was released this Tuesday. Industry sources suggest the set could sell around 150,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, June 19.

In unrelated newz, Eminem got rave reviews at Bonnanoo's Music and Arts Festival 2011.Rapper Eminem stole the show at the 10th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which – despite its Australian-sounding name – took place this weekend at a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. The four-day festival traditionally features a wide array of music styles, and this year was no different with acts like Arcade Fire, Buffalo Springfield, Widespread Panic, the Black Keys, and Mumford & Sons. But in addition to Eminem, a number of other rap and hip hop acts dominated the stage this weekend, including Lil Wayne, Big Boi, Wiz Khalifa.

Eminem, dressed in long camouflage shorts and a black “Bad Meets Evil” t-shirt, paced back and forth across the stage on Saturday night, performing an hour-and-a-half set of his latest songs and greatest hits, including “Stan” and “The Real Slim Shady.” He then returned to the stage amid raucous applause for an encore performance of his megahit “Lose Yourself.” Rolling Stone pronounced his performance “a triumph,” and said he had “the energy of a prizefighter.” MTV News agreed. “This wasn’t so much a performance as it was an exercise in determination,” wrote reviewer James Montgomery, “a focused, fierce, 90-odd minutes of grit and guile.” At the end, Eminem thanked the crowd for their support. “Everybody here tonight,” he said, “I just wanna say thank you for sticking by me and not giving up on me.”

It was Eminem’s first performance of the year in support of his Grammy-winning comeback album, Recovery, released last June.

As Chicagoan rapper Kanye West celebrated his 34th bday last week and remaining high on the charts with both “E.T” and “All of the Lights:, he continues to make newz with his philanderings with various women.He has been linked to Victoria's Secret model, Kate Upton, Miss Universe Albania 2010 Angela Martini, and a mystery blonde who sent him nude pics recently and the one he was spotted with at the Cannes Film Festival. Now he has been reportedly been spotted hooking up with Mary-Kate Olsen.

The unlikely pair were spotted kissing and canoodling at West's 34th birthday at SubMercer on Wednesday, according to the New York Post’s Page Six.

Sources told the gossip colum that West invited the famous twin when he bumped into her at the Council of Fashion Designders of America awards dinner earlier that week – although he was apparently seen with leggy Victoria's Secret model Chanel Iman later that night.

His reps did not provide the newspaper with a comment.

Hmm, is it us or is Kanye's going through all these women to escape into his twisted dark fantasy.

Oak Park, Ill native and multi Emmy Award winning actress Betty White, has been doing a lot he promotion these days for the second season of her sitcom "Hot in Cleveland" that returned to TV Land Wednesday. First tour is making tincreasingly the favorite TV personality of ironic hipsters the world over, sat in for Kelly Ripa on Regis and Kelly.Then, she appeared on David Letterman's “Late Show” to deliver the Top10 list, "Betty White's Tips for Living a Long and Happy Life." That included a dig at LeBron J: "Never dwell on past mistakes." Away from the TV world, she dropped by the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Wednesday before attending a premiere event at the Rock Hall. TV Land posted a photo on its Twitter feed of White feeding a giraffe.The zoo said White had a private tour of the zoo and only stayed a short time. Still, people in Cleveland were excited about her visit.

Chicago native and award winning singer/actress Jennifer Hudson felt severe pains after performing on "Good Morning America," last week a spokesperson told Hudson was treated at the hospital for food poisoning and then released, according to Radar. She missed an appearance on the CBS Early Show because of the incident. Meanwhile, her upcoming biopic “Winnie” a love story about South African activist Nelson Mandela, played by fellow Chicagoan actor and Oscar nominee Terrence Howard, and wife Winnie is getting negative press from Winnie herself saying it was an insult that the film was made without consulting her.

She said, I have absolutely nothing against Jennifer, but I have everything against the movie itself. I was not consulted. I am still alive. I think that it is total disrespect to come to South Africa, make a movie about my struggle and call that movie some translation of a romantic life of Winnie Mandela. I think it is an insult. I don’t know what would be romantic in our struggle.”

Well as they controversy breeds success. We will see if the publicity will work for or against the film. No word on when the film will be released but we gather it will be in theaters in time for Oscar consideration.

Emmy Award nominated and Chicago native actress Marla Gibbs celebrated her 80th bday this week!

Rapper Nelly will appear in the Summer Concert Series at Universal Studios in Hollywood on Saturday.

Two of the biggest stars in the Blues received big honors at this past weekend’s Chicago Blues Festival.

Lonnie Brooks, who has made Chicago his home for a half-century, headlined the final night of the 27-year-old festival Sunday. In his honor, June 12 was proclaimed “Lonnie Brooks Day’’ in a letter from Mayor Rahm Emanuel read on stage at the Petrillo Band Shell in Grant Park.

Earlier, as Shemekia Copeland was finishing her set, she was crowned “Queen of the Blues’’ by Cookie Taylor, the daughter of Koko Taylor, who previously owned the title. Taylor died in 2009, and on Sunday night, Cookie Taylor presented Copeland with a tiara her mother once wore.

Later, Copeland, Brooks, son Wayne Baker Brooks and a host of other Blues greats took the stage for a rousing rendition of “Sweet Home Chicago’’ performed in honor of Chicago-based Alligator Records’ 40th anniversary.


Kanye West maintains his stay in the Top 5 of the Hot 100 as a featured artist Katy Perry's former No. 1 "E.T.," as it dips down a spot to No. 4. On the Hip-Hop/R&B chart his single, “All of the Lights” stays in the Top 10 falling two spots to No. 10. Lupe Fiasco falls one spot down to No. 11 holding to his bullet with his 2nd top 10 hit, “The Show Goes On.” Meanwhile his second single from Lasers “Out of My Head” featuring Trey Songz moves up 17 spots to No 70 on the Hot 100 and ascending eight spots to No. 19 on the Hip-Hop/R&B chart. On the same chart, R Kelly falls a notch to No 20 with “Love Letter”the title track from his latest CD and Jennifer Hudson moves up 11 spots to No 50 with “No One Gonna Love You,” the second single from her CD, I Remember Me.


.St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony Larussa celebrated his 5,000th game as a manager in baseball during the 8-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers lastFriday.

The 66-year-old reportedly has won 2,676 games with the Chicago White Sox, Oakland A's and the Cardinals over a 33-year career but was unable to add to that tally as his team were soundly beaten in Milwaukee.

La Russa is reportedly the second manager to reach the 5,000-game milestone but remains a long way behind Connie Mack's phenomenal 7,755 contests in charge of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Athletics.

"The old coaching adage is probably the best one of all. You never enjoy the wins like you suffer the losses," LaRussa told reporters. "So 2,000 (2,320) losses is much worse than whatever the wins are. That's just the nature of coaching."


Fans of Stan Musial will be happy to know that PBS, The Nine Network plans to rebroadcast Monday's “Charlie Rose” episode, which was pre pre-empted by pledge drive programming.

The episode features STL heralded broadcasters native Bob Costas and former Cardinals player forTim McCarver talking about the Hall of Famer and Medal of Freedom winner.

Many were upset, including KTRS personality JC Cochran who ranted on his radio show about it, that the episode was moving to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

After many complaints from STLians, The Stan Musial episode then will be rebroadcast on Monday, June 20, at 11:30 p.m., according to The Nine Network’s public relations manager, Terri Gates.

The “Charlie Rose” episode normally scheduled for the evening of June 20 will then run during its usual rebroadcast time of 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, according to the KETC website.


Legendary promoter Don King was in St. Louis Wednesday promoting his June 25 fight card featuring STL native Devon Alexander. First he appeared on KTVI Fox In the Morning" at 7 a.m. where he was interviewed by John Brown; visited with McGraw Milhaven at the Big 550 KTRS-AM on his "McGraw in the Morning" radio show; returned to FOX 2 News in the Morning for a wild hour with host Tim Ezell; stopped by "The Charlie Brennan Show" at 1120 KMOX-AM; dropped by "The Press Box" at 590 The Fan KFNS hosted by Martin Kilcoyne and Frank Cusumano (Cusumano also interviewed King for KSDK-TV sports; taped an interview with Charlie Marlow for KTVI-TV FOX 2 sports; sat for an interview with "Real World" star turned KFNS sports talk show host and columnist Ashley Feldman; and finished his day by taping a radio interview at KMJM Majic 104.9 with Tony Scott and Tammy Holland for the "Tony Scott Show."

The 4th Annual Superjam sponsored by Hot 104.1 WHHL reportedly drew more than 14,00 fans to the Verizon Ampitheater Sunday. Headlined was rapper Ludacris, it also included Wocka Flocka , Wiz Khalifa (and his “wife” Amber Rose accompanied the rapper--PICTURED photo by King Yella) Keri Hilson, Lloyd, Mindless Behavior, Yo Gotti, Travis Porter, Gena, YC and surprise guest Nelly, who performed in on Gotti and Hilson's set.From reports, Ludacris performed with a live band, Wocka Flocka mostly screamed on the mic and shaking his dreads, Khalifa , Hilson and Gotti had solid sets, ,Lloyd was engaging, Mindlessh Behavior performed twice and Travis Porter was hood hopped. Earlier on, performing were artists from St. Louis performing during the Mixtape segment including T-Man, Rockwell Knuckles, the Block Boyz, MoTre, and Shorty Da Prince with Laudie on the Track.

There were two Superjam Afterparties that had taken place and hosted by now rivals rapper Nelly and event promoter Loosecannon Slim

Nelly hosted a party with Yo Gotti at the Imperial Palace. (photo by King Yella)



(photo by King Yella)

The St. Louis Rams' have been planning to hold training camp outside of St. Louis as the NFL continues its lockout. But a team spokesman said Friday that as the lockout drags on, the chances increase that camp will wind up at the Rams' facility in Earth City for the third year in a row and the sixth of the last seven seasons. Coach Steve Spagnuolo however expressed a desire to move training camp out of town.

Rams Park had repordtlefy considered Missouri Science & Technology in Rolla and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as the camp date will fall sometime next month.

In related news, The Rams are scheduled to play the Chicago Bears in the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 7 in Canton, Ohio.


Ozzies Bar and Restaurant in downtown St. Louis closed shop last week due to a power outage.However the owners took advantage of the opportunity to reportedly retool its space and menu and will remain closed for a few more weeks.

Grammy Award nominated singer Marsha Ambrousus, who is riding high on the R&B char ts with her single, "Far Away," will host an afterparty for the Love Letter concert that she is opening for R Kelly that will be held at Exo on Friday. The party is sponsored by Close To Famous and Starpower who kicks off its Professional Summer Kickoff series at the venue.

Singer Nikka Costa will perform Aug. 16 at the Old Rock House.


Veteran pop singer B.J. Thomas will perform July 15 and16 at the Argosy Casino

Comedian Emo Phillips will perform Aug. 12 and13 at Argosy Casino.

Coming to Pop's is thrash metal group Alien Ant Farm Aug. 17.

Rapper Bone Crusha will perform at T'Baby Oohwee and Don Dace's inaugural Stop the Violence Picnic June 19 at Lincoln Park in East St Louis.

Stephen Jackson of the Charlotte Bobcats will be a celebrity judge at MPAC's next Eye Candy party June 24 at the Loft.

Comedian Pierre (FAR LEFT)will perform at STL comedian Maurice G's b-day celebration along with STL comedians Young One and Javon Bishop plus R&B singer Flirt

Saturday, June 25 at the Ambassador

Doors Open At 7:00 Showtime 8:00

Advance Gen Adm: $15 / Advance VIP $20

The late guitar maker Mel Bay, names to receive induction into the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Bay's induction will be at 11:30 a.m. June 30 at 6178 Delmar Blvd.,across from the Moonrise Hotel. Bay's son William Bay and daughter Susan Bay Banks will accept for Bay. Bay is known for publishing his instruction manual "The Orchestral Chord System for Guitar" as well as "Modern Guitar Method."

The legendary Jazz Crusaders performed last Saturday at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center.

Also last Saturday at the Powell Symphony Hall, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra paid tribute to the late King of Pop with "The Music of Michael Jackson." Michael was portrayed by singer James Delisco, who once won "The Entertainer" title on a reality show of the same name on the E! cable television network.


Dream Lover: A Salute to the Music of Bobby Darin," will ne July 15 at the Foundry Art Center, 520 North Main Center in St. Charles. The salute will feature Robert Shaw & the Stardusters Jazz Orchestra.

Former St. Louis Rams player Roland Williams' will have his Annual Weekend of Champions in support of Youth Lifeline America, which will take place June 24, 2011 through June 26, 2011 For more info go to

Last week OUTTOWN erred on the date of this upscale event: New York native and current STL resident fashion stylist Ola will have a fashion show June 23 (not June 16) at Bar Louie. One of the featured models will be current Mr. Couture representative Marshawn Watson.

Chicago native/STL based fitness guru Cason has begun a weekly segment on KPLR TV every Tuesday at 4 p.m.. Check out the first two installments at

On June 17th Young, Fly & Saved takes over the Saint Louis Dream Center.
The concert will feature some of the STL's best Kingdom Artists - Divine Truth, dancing by Christ Styles, Rik Rok, Robbie Jerome, djing by Hypeman D.Stone and Hosted by P Dub aka Pretty Willie aka Willie Mo Jr (PICTURED). The venue is located at 4324 Margaretta Avenue.Doors open up @ 6P.M. concert starts promptly at 7P.M.

M.C's Birthday Party and the release of his new single "LOW." At Sexy as You Wanna Be fathers Day Edition this Sunday at the Loft presented by Hella Fly Promotions.

Night Society along with Ninety Degree Concepts will debut a new monthly networking event the last Friday of the month at Whiz Tech Lounge and Cafe 629 Locust Ave from 7pm-1am at Whiz Tech Lounge and Cafe, at 1629 Locust Ave. in downtown Saint Louis. *Please RSVP @*


Sympathies go out to Cafe Soul co-creator Nichol Stevenson who suffered a miscarriage last week.



Richard E. Holmes, a musician and teacher in the orchestral world died June 5th of lung cancer. He served for 41 years as the principal timpanist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and over a decade as principal conductor of the Young People's Symphonic Orchestra at the Community Music School. He was 69.

STL GEMINIans BDAZEs: Jazz musicans Bosman Twins, poet/educator John Keene, radio personality/playwright Sharon McGhee,(PICTURED) , dee-jay Shawn Playboy Mix Jackson, poet Floyd Boykin Jr,. Dancer Heather Himes, rapper Deavon Hammonds and rapper Makal Cross,make up artist Jessica dana and promoters Shai Clark and Chris Creath


Check out my features on LooseCannon Slim and Melody Angel in the June issue of Elitism at

The return of my stageplay SNAP HONEY will be held at the AT&T Multipurpose Room inside of the Missouri History Museum Sat. June 25. To be on the he preview list email To watch the teaser go to

The GRAND PARTY celebrating the 1,000th post of my weekly blog OUTTOWN (as well as the upcoming six-year anniversary) will take place June 25 starting at 8:30 p.m. (no later than 9p.m.) at Bar Louie on Maryland Avenue in the Central West End in St. Louis. It will also serve as a cast party for SNAP HONEY.

The 3rd Annual MISTA COUTURE STYLE CONTEST is now slated for Sat. Aug 20 at Carlton Hotel in NYC. Details TBD.

BLIND DISHZ. Which STL socialite made this comment: "I'm photogenic but I don't like taking pictures."

HINT 1. It is a male

HINT 2. This person hangs out with promotional group LME

HINT 3. Their last name is the first name of a popular female TV character of a hit sitcom in the 1980's that was a spinoff from another popular sitcom in the 1980s.


This week we got WHHL radio personality Staci Static and Salt N Pepa's Charl Salt James

PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which STL movers and shakers are gettin it in this week? Radio personality Staci Static and promoter Mocha Latte(TIE) and The Men of Close To Famous (Triky Haley and Kelly Hall) and Loose Cannon Slim (TIE)

Staci Static. (FAR LEFT)This lively sista was holding it down with the live remote cast for her gig at WHHL FM (where she has a weekday show) at during Superjam Sunday held at Verizon Wireless Ampitheater. The recent bday celebrator also continues her hosting duties every Thursday at the Junkyard Bar and Grill and Saturdays at The Loft with a Iive remote cast.

Mocha Latte. The Queen of Promotions continues her promotion and social savvy this week as she was spotted at Superjam, hosted the debut of her Sistah Girl Tuesdays at The Loft and preps to host another one of her created events The Best Damned Ladies Night Period, the precursor to Liquid Assets' newly created Red Light Special, debuted last Saturday at Club Amnesia

Triky Haley and Kelly Hall. This duo of dapness is promoting two events of major capacity one being the debut of The Professional(along with Starmakers T Luv and Abe Perkins) at the Loft this Friday. A special edition of it will be one of the official afterparties for R Kelly's Love Letter concert at Chaifetz Arena. Hosting it will be singer Marsha Ambrosius who will perform at the concert. Then, on Sunday they along with 1st Fridays and Koncepts will have a salute to fathers on Fathers Day with a Day Party that will take place Sunday at Bar Napoli (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

Loosecannon Slim. This vet of promotions has been in the national newz lately with his beef with rapper Nelly on twitter, but this hood king rolls on as he recaptured the spotlight in the STL with well attended afterparty for Superjam with event performers Wacka Flocka and Travis Porter at Posh. It also doubled as a music video shoot for Slim single, “Back on Deck” featuring Flocka. He will continue the afterparty mode during his weekly Friday Night Fixx at Posh when R&b superstar R Kelly will make an appearance there after his concert at the Chaifetz Arena.

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

Why is Anthony Weiner receiving Twitter counseling? Why did Howard Stern hire his comic foils to heckle during Anthony Weiner's press conference? Why does the Tracy Morgan apology seemed more a PR move than sincerity? Why is the Imperial Palace still open after a recent shooting and killing of someone outside the club recently? Why is People Magazine paying Kim Kardashian $1 million for her wedding pics? Why did Hugh Hefner's fiancee ditch the Playboy tycoon? Why was Sylvester Stallone inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame? Why hasnt there been a breakout rap star to come out St Louis since Nelly and Chingy? Why is LisaRaye doing mostly all of the press for the show "Single Ladies" and not Queen Latifah? Why was Beyonce's latest CD, "4" leaked two weeks before it was to be released ? And why would Lupe Fiasco call Obama a terrorist and is now shocked his comments made headlines?


The 16th annual St. Louis Jewish Film Festival, comprising 14 narrative and documentary features, runs THRU June 16 at Plaza FrontenacFor more info on the fest, go to website of the Jewish Commnity Center

Missouri History Museum presents America I AM: The African American Imprint thru Sept 25. The African American Imprint celebrates African American contributions to our nation through artifacts, documents, multimedia, photographs and music. Designed to unite and educate Americans of all cultures, ages and backgrounds, the exhibition features more than 200 artifacts, including the doors to the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana; Alex Haley's typewriter used to write "Roots;" personal items belonging to Malcolm X; the door key from the Birmingham jail cell that held Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; sports memorabilia from Michael Jordan, Arthur Ashe and Muhammad Ali; and artifacts from legendary entertainers such as Etta James and Michael Jackson. Visitors will gain a better understanding of the indelible African American imprint on our nation. Cost: Adult: $8; Senior/Student/Military/Tour Groups: $5; Children 6-12: $5; Children 5 and younger: Free

The Resurrection Tour with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony featuring Bizzy Bone, Layzie Bone and Flesh N' Bone performing with a live band, June 16, at Pop’s






Stress Free Fridays at

The Signature Room (

9006 Overland Plaza


Comedian Carlos Mencia will perform June 17 at Comedy Etc. II in Fairview Heights.

Country singer Brad Paisley's June 17 concert will be at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.


Stomp your Feet with Chicgao DJ Marc Davis

June 17 at Lola - "Absinthe Room"

500 N. 14th Street

R Kelly will be in St. Louis to perform a stop on his "Love Letter" tour is expected at Chaifetz Arena on June 17 starting at 8 p.m.

He's touring with Keyshia Cole (PICTURED) and Marsha Ambrosius.







The 2011 Slumfest, St Louis' underground music festival will take place June 18 at the Atomic Cowboy. For more info go to or call 314.775.0775 The 2nd Annual S.L.U.M. Fest (St. Louis Underground Music) is taking place June 18 at Atomic Cowboy. A few of the 50 plus local artist performing this year are SKiddalz, Ruka Puff, J Biggs, Pancho Rucker, Big Will, Niteowl, Midwest Avengers, Nato Caliph, Ooops, Potzee, Bee, Rockwell Knuckles, Jia Davis and Tef Poe. Get more information at


Poetry slam

Saturday, June 18 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm

The Moroccan Cafe

2918 Sarah Avenue

Comedian Brad Garrett will perform two shows. June 18 at Lumiere Place Casino's Lumiere Theater

Legendary R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire will perform June 18 at the Fox Theatre.

Steve Harvey Morning Show personality Sheryl Strawberry coming to St Louis to sign her book The Strawberry Letter with a guest appearance by its co-author St Louis native writer Lylah LeFlore June 18 at Missouri Vineyards Bar and Restaurant at Lambert Airport


Close To Famous | 1st Fridays | Koncepts | S&R Promotions present

"The Day Party" - Salute to True Gentlemen on Father's Day.

Sunday 6.19.11 @ Cafe Napoli/ Bar Napoli (7754 Forsyth Blvd.)

4PM-8PM | DJ A.I | $5 Cover

* Complimentary Bud Lime, Gentlemen Jack and Admission with RSVP. Valid until 6pm.

RSVP Mandatory for VIP Admission and Drinks. Valid until 6:00pm.
Email until we reach capacity.

Rocker Ted Nugent will perform at. June 19 at Pop's.


Grammy Award nominated singer/pianist Oleta Adams will perform at Missouri History Museum June 19

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt June 21 at the Fox Theatre

Heavy metal groups Motley Crue, Poison and New York Dolls will perform June 22 at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre


Mocha hosts Sistah Girl Tuesdays at The Loft.

Mocha hosts The Best Damned Ladies Night Period every Saturday at Club Amnesia

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.



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 314.646.9917or



A,.D will one of several poets who will perform at the 2nd Annual national Poetry Awards that will take place Aug 19 and 20 in Dallas Tx.


We will perform at the Inspot Dessert Lounge 5854 Delmar Blvd June 18


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 & Adrenalin

Aireez DaRychuss music available on

MORE INFO on AireezDarychuss



he Montford Pointe Marine
THRU - June 26, 2011

by Samm-Art Williams/ Directed by Ron Himes
The day of July 10th, 1993 marks a special moment for Robert Charles Wilson. 50 years ago he enlisted to become a Marine at Montford Point. He proudly served his country in WWII at Iwo Jima and after exiting the service trained as a classical opera singer. But his only shortcoming in life was separating from his wife, Gwen, when she refused to chase his dream of becoming a famous singer. With their only son R.C. in town to celebrate the anniversary of his father’s enlistment, this day brings a wave of memories back to Robert, along with a few unexpected turns in this World Premiere theatre event.For tickets go to


Join The Black Rep for their tribute to Phoebe Snow, on Father's Day, June 19th, at 7 PM featuring vocal performances from Marsha Evans, Anita Jackson, Kim Massie, Debra Sharn, Denise Thimes, Willena Vaughn, Rochelle "Coco Soul" Walker, Dominique Milam, Alexis White & Tyler White and musicians Charles Creath, Jeff Anderson, Craig Florez, Dennis Brock, Ramon White & Keith Fowler.

Buy tickets online now by clicking here!

or by phone from The Black Rep at (314) 534-3810
and via MetroTix at (314) 534-1111



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