Thursday, June 23, 2011

OUT 1018--ILLI MO arts and ENt BITZ (JUNE 23-29)

HEY OUTTOWNERS!




ITS THAt TIME!!




TIME TO GET TOWNED!!!





This week began The First Day of Summer







BLIND BITZ


Who were the two ladies standing on both sides of the R Kelly Security Guy during R Kelly;s concert last Friday at the Chaifetz?


AS WE CELEBRATE BLACK MUSIC MONTH THIS WEEK STL STYLE we highlight group Mystic Voyage,










Mystic Voyage Mystic Voyage has been providing the St. Louis area with high quality music and entertainment since 1982. The band was originally formed to play small clubs and wedding receptions. Through the years, however, the band has found itself in demand as center attraction for hotels, casinos,corporate functions, major civic celebrations, and opening for national recording acts. Small parties or large venues are equally entertained with the same intensity and excitement. Mystic Voyage has an extensive song list of popular favorites from the 40's through the Millennium, with particular emphasis on Motown,70's, 80's, R&B, and Funk.








For more information on the band go to http://www.mysticvoyageband.com/








THE BIG A&E STORY THIS WEEK IS:












President Barack Obama delivered a televised address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, on his plan to drawdown U.S. troops in Afghanistan The U.S. military's top officer told Congress on Thursday that President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw up to 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next summer is risky but keeps the U.S. and its allies on a path toward stabilizing the country.




Obama announced Wednesday evening that the U.S. and its allies had achieved enough in Afghanistan to merit a drawdown of forces beginning this summer. Obama said 10,000 troops would come home by the end of this year, to be followed by as many as 23,000 by the end of next summer. That will leave about 68,000 U.S. troops there.




“The tide of war is receding,” said Obama, who noted that all U.S. troops will leave Iraq by the end of this year. “It’s time to focus on national building here at home.




“And even as there will be dark days ahead in Afghanistan, the light of a secure peace can be seen in the distance,” the president continued. “These long wars will come to a responsible end.”




The president said Wednesday night that intelligence recovered from computers at bin Laden's compound “shows al Qaeda under enormous strain.”







“Bin Laden expressed concern that al Qaeda has been unable to effectively replace senior terrorists that have been killed and that al Qaeda has failed in its effort to portray America as a nation at war with Islam – thereby draining more widespread support.







“Al Qaeda remains dangerous, and we must be vigilant against attacks," Obama said. "But we have put al Qaeda on a path to defeat, and we will not relent until the job is done."




Strategic indeed from the Obama camp when troop withdrawl tying perfectly with his re-relection campaign in 2012.















The tattoo artist who sued over Ed Helms' tattoo in "The Hangover Part II" has settled his lawsuit over the design, which resembles the facial ink the artist created for Mike Tyson.







Warner Bros. spokesman Paul McGuire said Monday that the movie studio and S. Victor Whitmill amicably resolved their dispute. McGuire declined to discuss the case further. In the movie, Helms' character, Stu, wakes up in a Bangkok bathtub with a facial tattoo.








Whitmill claimed the filmmakers ripped off the design that he tattooed on Tyson in 2003 in Las Vegas. Whitmill now lives near Waynesville in south-central Missouri.







The lawsuit filed in federal court in St. Louis tried to block the film's release, but a judge ruled just two days before the film's May 26 debut that it could open as scheduled.




Tyson, the former world heavyweight boxing champion, had a small role in the first "Hangover" film in 2009 and also appears in the sequel.





Whitmill received a hush-hush settlement and scurried off to Waynseville, Mo. (near Ft. Leonard Wood), where he creates indelible memories at Paradox Studios and Gallery. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]-->







It was also discovered that Whitmill copied the tattoo from another artist . So WORDZ TO THE WHYZ—why was he still given hush hush money?





















Chicago native rapper Lupe Fiasco butted heads with conservative pundit Bill O'Reilly and condemned the military actions of President Obama, once again referring to the leader of the free world as "terrorist" when he appeared on The O'Reilly Factor on Monday, June 20th. Fiasco is treading on dangerous ground, methinks.







O'Reilly aired a clip from Fiasco's track "Words I Never Said," during which he raps: "I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bullshit/Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets." Fiasco reiterated that President Obama has supported a terroristic agenda through foreign policy, as have most presidents. "If you're gonna fight terrorism, true terrorism, weaponized fear ... to me, you fight the root causes of terrorism," he said.







While Fiasco was pro the killing of Osama bin Laden, he was clear that he did not support the invasion of Afghanistan after the September 11th terror attacks. O'Reilly disagreed, declaring, "You are oversimplifying and bringing a message to people -- younger people, I pointed out, who admire you -- that is a message that is not true."










Lupe Fiasco was a guest on CBS’s “What’s Trending with Shira Lazar”, and when asked about the dearth of politically outspoken pop artists, he explained his own outlook:







In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama, in the United States of America. For me, I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s actually causing the other forms of terrorism. The root causes of the terrorism is the stuff that the U.S. government allows to happen and the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it’s easy for us because it’s really just some oil, which we can really get on our own.







Bill O’Reilly, who usually supports anyone criticizing Obama, immediately requested a debate but his initial request was rejected.







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. 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.







Fiasco finally agreed to appear on the show and defended his comments in the five-and-a-half-minute pre-taped debate.







“The statement that I made, which was, ‘I believe that the biggest terrorist, Obama and the United States of America and its foreign policy, that was what the whole context of everything was,” Lupe pointed out on the show. “And it’s really just an expression of me trying to understand critically, the society.”







O’Reilly added that the responsibility of the president is to protect the country and that Obama was doing that through “aggressive action.” He argues Fiasco is irresponsible making those comments because his fans aren’t “exactly political science PHDs,” but rather “impressionable kids.”










We think Lupe has gotten himself into a web that he wont be able to get out of especially with the huge political war for the Presidency in 2012. We can respect Lupe’s opinions, but w are aware that he knew what firestorm he was going to create with his comments not about Obama being a terrorist per se but of him questioning the actions of the country to invade Afghanistan after Sept 11. This can either help or hinder Lupe’s breakthrough year and beyond.



In unrelated Lupe newz, he is on the cover of the latest issue of Jet Magazine.




















There are allegations that talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has landed an interview with the controversial former football star OJ Simpson who supposedly confessed in jail that he killed his ex wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman out of self defense.







Despite a National Enquirer report Thursday that Simpson confessed from prison to murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman, a rep for Harpo told the Hollywood Reporter, “That’s not true.”







Winfrey has said she’s determined to get Simpson’s confession. He was acquitted in 1995 of the murders.







Speaking at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association’s annual Cable Show in Chicago last week, she said, “I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me” as the audience cheered. “And I am going to make that happen people,” she promised, admitting it was “not that lofty” a goal.







“I don’t just want the interview,” said Winfrey, who stopped production in May on her Chicago-based talk show after a 25-year run. “I want the interview on the condition that you are ready, Mr. Simpson.”







Her follow-up show, “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” will begin in January on the Oprah Winfrey Network.










Hmm, what is weird about this whole story is the alleged confession was reported by a British newspaper called the Daily Mail only. No other paper in the world had this supposed scoop.

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In unrelated Oprah newz, she was honored with the Crystal Pillar Award at the 38th Annual Emmy Awards recently for her long running talk show that ended in May after 25 years . Although she was not in attendance, a 10 minute tribute was given to the Tv mogul.














Gladys Knight came out to get things rolling, telling us “as the world knows, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” has come to an end. Oprah, you may be off the air for now but you will never ever be out of our hearts.”







Then she sang, “That’s What Friends are For,” while footage of Oprah played on screens behind her, including one of Oprah and Babs Walters in the particularly bad hair year of 1986.







Other clips featured:







*Bruce Willis with hair and a white “Miami Vice” suit







*Mel Gibson sporting flowing dirty-blond locks







*Demi Moore when her hair was short, she was a big star, and Ashton Kutcher was still in high school







*Jim Carrey licking Oprah’s hand







*Oprah lecturing Tiger Woods – presumably during his Stations of the Cross tour, after word got out he’d cheated on his wife







*Bono telling the world, “If you want to speak to America – speak to Oprah.”







Oprah protégé Dr. Oz came out and thanked her for being the Dean of Oprah University; another protégé, Dr. Phil, thanked Oprah for being so nice to his family and then named them all.







Barbara Walters was seen on tape, seeming to suggest that if the academy didn’t give her the next Crystal Pillar, she’d know what to do about it:







“Oprah we are always getting asked to present each other with awards – thank goodness. When it comes to the Emmys, I presented you with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and you presented me with my Lifetime Achievement Award. But now you are getting the Crystal Pillar Award because of your enormous contribution to daytime television…nobody deserves his award more than you -- my darling friend Oprah.”







Then they cut to Celine Dion, who was across town performing her Vegas show “Celine,” and who sang one of her standards, which she says is an Oprah fave.







This was followed by an old clip of John Travolta explaining to Oprah at her 50th birthday party that she injects spirit into our society and is a hero to mankind.







And, after this wind-up of 10-minutes -- an eternity in trophy-show time -- Oprah appears -- in a pre-taped video! She explained to us that her show – “a phenomenon that has exceeded anything and everything any of us could have imagined in our wildest dreams” -- served as a platform to enlighten, as well as entertain, her “millions of viewers around the world.”




Then she thanked her staff



























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Jurors at former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial convened again at a federal court building in Chicago Thursday to continue going through the evidence.







There's still no sign the jurors are simply choosing to take their time to be as thorough as possible or that they're struggling to reach consensus.







Blagojevich hasn't been at the courthouse during deliberations. Judge James Zagel told him he didn't have to be. But Blagojevich has to be poised to come to the courthouse on short notice once jurors indicate they have a decision.







Blagojevich took the stand for seven days at the retrial and denied all 20 counts against him. The allegations include that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.







Twelve of the 20 charges relate to allegations Blagojevich was hawking Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat to get benefits for himself.




Deliberations will resume on Monday.














Longtime soap actress and Hinsdale , Ill native Heather Tom who was named outstanding supporting actress during Sunday night’s Daytime Emmy Awards. A two-time Emmy Award winner, Tom stars as Katie Logan in the daily drama, CBS’s "The Bold and the Beautiful."




























Bad Meets Evil -- the hip-hop duo of St. Joseph, Mo. Eminem and Royce da 5'9" -- bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its "Hell: the Sequel" launches with 171,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Eminem has previously topped the chart six times as a solo act, and twice as part of D12. He last reigned when his own "Recovery" spent seven nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 last year.






















St. Louis native actor Jon Hamm received the Best Actor in a Drama award at the Critics' Choice Television Awards during a luncheon in Beverly Hills on Monday.His show “Mad men” won best drama. In related Hamm newz, he just signed a contract extension to star in another three years of the AMC series "Mad Men." He's rumored to be getting $250,000 per episode. He also has a backstage cameo in the new comedy-tour documentary "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop."
















Grammy Award winning and Chicago native singer R Kelly getting sued by his former manager, who claims he was cheated out of his commission while the singer settled accusations of sexual impropriety. Jeff Kwatinetz is seeking $1million for breach of oral contract and fraud, stemming from events in mid-2008, at the height of Kelly's child pornography trial. Kelly was acquitted on all 14 charges.




In court documents obtained by TMZ, Kwatinetz claimed he "guided Kelly through the recording of two new albums, substantial multi-million dollar tours ... a book deal, and a myriad of other appearances and events", for which he was apparently entitled to a 15% commission. Kwatinetz said he never received his full payment; Kelly's business manager purportedly said these monies "were needed for payments to avoid lawsuits and adverse publicity resulting from Kelly's [child pornography suit]".




A spokesperson for Kelly denied these accusations, criticising Kwatinetz for feeling "the need to lash out and dish what he thinks is dirt against a former client". "Mr Kwatinetz is a disgruntled former manager who apparently feels the need to try to seek retribution for his discharge," they said. "[His] complaint is a collection of half-truths, distortions, and outright fabrications."




So who do you think as been wronged? Oral contracts versus what was in writing will play a big part in the case if it goes to court.








Tickets for Sir Paul McCartney’s July 31 show atWrigley Field went on sale Monday morning and sold out within minutes, so a second show was immediately added Aug. 1.







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If you wanted to study the two very different personalities drawn to performing comedy, there was no better laboratory that the Chicago Theatre on Sunday night when Steve Martin and Martin Short performed.

























MediaTakeOut.com just got word from a very REPUTABLE SNITCH that actress Vivica Foxx just got Chicago native LisaRaye FIRED from a movie role. According to MediaTakeOut.com's insider, LisaRaye was dropped from the "Gang of Roses 2" movie project because of her ongoing beef with once upon a time BFF Ms. Vivica A. Fox. Principle photography is set for late summer 2011. Producers are moving quickly to replace LisaRaye.




What caused the FEUD between the two former friends. Well when LisaRaye was still MARRIED to former Turks And Caicos leader Michael Misick, she used to call up one of her LOVERS (a MARRIED NBA player whose name rhymes with BARRY STAYTON) from the phone at the Presidential PALACE. Her ex-hubby found out about the calls, and LisaRaye believes that it was Vivica who TOLD HIM about it.




Damn if this is true, what kind of chutzpah does Vivica got in Hollywood to get someone fired from a gig?





ILLI MO CHARTZ










Kanye West continues its stay in the Top 5 of the Hot 100 with his featuring on Katy Perry’s former No. 1 smash, “E.T.: Meanwhile his solo single, :All of the Lights; falls out of the Top 10 of the Hip-Hop /R&B charts from No. 10 to No . 6. Lupe Fiasco’s "The Show Goes On" returns to the top 10 moving up one spot to No, 10 after reaching No. 9 four weeks ago. Bad Meets Evil, the duo of rappers Eminem and Royce Da 5'9", leads 11 new titles onto the Hot 100, as "Lighters" ignites at No. 16.Jennifer Hudson;s latest single, :No One’s Gonna Love You” moves up 8 spots to No 42 on the Hip-Hop/R& B charts.







THE BIG STL STORY THIS WEEK IS:





St. Louis Cardinals superstar Albert Pujols will miss four to six weeks with a broken bone in his forearm, according to the team. After he was injured Sunday in a Kansas City game at Busch Stadium from a collision at first base. He reached for a throw, and Kansas City's Wilson Betemit crashed into the slugger's wrist. His first game he missed was Tuesday facing the Phillies for three games (They won 12-12 in Thursdays game putting the Cards back in first place).











A statue of Chuck Berry, the father of rock 'n' roll, will be installed next week, with a formal dedication ceremony scheduled for July 29. The 8-foot sculpture will be on Delmar Boulevard across from Blueberry Hill bar and restaurant





























"Show Me Something Great ... in the Show-Me State" boxing event will be June 25 at the Family Arena. Promoted by legendary boxing promoter Don King and to be televise don HBO After Dark, Three of the 20 fighters scheduled to appear are from the St. Louis region, including headliner Devon Alexander "The Great" from the Hyde Park neighborhood in north St. Louis; Ryan "The Irish Outlaw" Coyne of St. Charles, a 2001 St. Charles Football Player of the Year; and Cory Spinks from the famous Spinks fighting family of St. Louis.








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St Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford came in No 12 on Sports Illustrated Fortune 50 of Top Athletes























Actor and comedian Kevin James is scheduled to be at the St. Louis Zoo June 29 for a red-carpet premiere of his new movie, the animated "Zookeeper."The St. Louis Zoo is the only zoo in the country that is hosting a premiere on behalf of the film, a publicist for the movie said . The premiere does not include a screening of the film. Te event is at 9 a.m.















Speaking of movies, Gov. Jay Nixon recently vetoed a budget bill that would have kept the underfunded and underappreciated Missouri Film Office on life support. On June 30, the office will close it doors.











Three nationally recognized personalites were in the STL last weekend:






R Kelly brought his Love Letter Tour to the Chaifetz Arena (SEE REVEIW AT OUT 1017) with openers Keyshia cole and Marsha Ambrosius (who hosted a concert afterparty at Exo--SEE OUT 1015r)and he was spotted at the Afterparty at Posh Nightclub in East St. Louis showing up close to 4 in the morning.






Steve Harvey Morning Show radio personality Sheryl Strawberry was at the Vineyards club inside the Lambert Airport last Saturday to sign her book "Strawberry Letter" during the 13 Black Katz event "Flight Time." (SEE OUT 1016)





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Also last Saturday the group Earth, Wind and Fire performed at The Fox Theatre.













2010 American Idol winner and Prospect, Ill native peformed at the Old Rock House Monday .















And speaking of American Idol, the national show’s producers will be in St.Louis at Scottrade Center on Tuesday, June 28. Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will not appear.TV show's producers audition singers for the first cut. The American Idol judges will audition singers for second cut later in the summer.

















104.1 presents Super Jam 5 with the return of the I Am Still Music Tour with Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement and Lloyd, taking place Aug. 21 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.










Reality show star Toya Carter will host a party thrown by Fyre Boy Records Saturday at the Mansion Club in East St. Louis.

























The Man of Soul Tour with Glenn Jones and Tony Terry will be . July 15 at the Ambassador.


















Country singer Chely Wright and pop singer Kimberly Locke headline this year's Pride St. Louis Saturday and Sunday in Tower Grove Park, with a Commitment Ceremony at 3 p.m. Saturday and the Official Pride Parade at noon Sunday.










Bon Iver is performing at the Pageant on Sept. 11.










Rocker Mitch Ryder will perform at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville at 8 p.m Saturday.




















East St. Louis native director Thomas Gibson, who lives in Los Angeles, is executive producer of the new Bieber documentary "Biebermania!"
















St Louis native singer and former Ikette Robbe Montgmery had a birthday party Saturday at her house in North St. Louis as well as a taping of a documentary by videographers from Oprah Winfrey;s OWN network of her soul food establishment, Sweetie Pie’s.






St. Louis Post Dispatch’s Sylvester Brown has created a new blog called We Dream Together











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The winners of the 2011 RFT Music Showcase were announce d this week at The Firebird. Some of the winners included Teresa Jenee, DJ Needles, and Javier Mendoza.







To see the list of compete winners goto http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2011-06-23/music/2011-rft-music-awards-winners-show-recaps-photos-showcase/


















Speaking of Needles, he is bringing back



S U M M E R





M A D N E S S THE DAYPART

J Bucks Restaurant (on the rooftop)




1000 Clark St (4p to 8 p)



















MMA fighter and model Ashley Salazaar is in the finals for Playboy;s Miss Social. To vote for her go to login in to app everyday to collect and SAVE your free votes for the finals which will be on June 27th starting at 2 pm. I will message everyone the night before the finals start!

You can vote at:

http://apps.facebook.com/playboymisssocial/media/11376










Delux Magazine’s Seven Maxwell is setting to launch her new e-magazine for upscale teens called “Conceited.”




Go to http://www.conceitedlife.com/ for more info












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Big Moe;s club owner Morris Lewis will have a bday fundraiser at his establishment located at 1072 Tower Grove at Manchester June 29










Congrats to model Ashley Holloman had a baby boy last week. The father is Iwatchradio's Patrick Gallagher.










LASTLY:









Funeral services for "Lady Jazz" Mae Wheeler have been set







There will be a : Jazz Wake, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Randle and Sons Funeral Home, 4600 Natural Bridge Road, 314-381-2400







-- Viewing/Funeral, 3 p.m.-4:15 p.m. (viewing) and 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (funeral) Sunday, Great Grace Church, 3690 Pershall Rd., 314-867-1233. Repast follows in the church and on the church lawn.







There will be a -- Jazz Tribute Concert, 7 p.m. July 11, Sheldon Concert Hall, organized by the Bosman Twins, A.J. Dickerson and Dale Benz, thesheldon.org


Wheeler died last week from cancer










HAPPY STL CANCERians BDAZE—Comedian G Thang, artist manager/promoter Tony T Luv Davis Jr, comedians Maurice G.and Brie Johnson , news anchor Kelly Jackson(PICTURED), rappers Tef Poe and RCb, radio personality Silly Asz, promoter Monica Butler, photographer Lois Ingrum, actress Kine (Ginger) Brown, musician Kenneth DeShields, singer Jamie Spencer, promoter Dano Johnson, actor Steven Maurice, and socialites Corey Hill and Valarie Johnson,


MA'AT BITZ













Check out the repeat broadcast of YORS TRULYand members of the cast of , SNAP HONEY at http://iwatchradio.com/




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




http://elitismmag.com/emag/June_2011.pdf














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 snaphoney2011@gmail.com. To watch the teaser go to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O-gfF3-JRA









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
















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Which STL photograoher almost had their professional camera confiscated for taking pictures at the R Kelly Afterpoarty at Posh last Friday?















Hint.This person's first name starts with a vowel and their second name starts with a consonant











Hint 2. This person takes many pics on the East Side of St. Louis





Hint 3. This person has had their pics published in The St. Louis American.












LOOK LIXE







We got a look-alike this week: Comedian Jessie Taylor and rap mogul P Diddy
















PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which STL mover and shakers got it in this week? Promoter Mocha Latte and fashion stylist Ola (TIE) and Artist manager/promoter Tony T Luv Davis and The Men of Hella Fly Promotions (King Kerry and Dano Johnson)








Mocha Latte. Coming off her attendance of the Love Letter concert at The Chaifetz, Latte hosted her new created weekly event Sistah Girl Tuesdays at the Lift and on Saturday hosting her other created weekly weren’t The Best Damned Ladies Night Period at Club Amnesia.













Ola. This New York fashion pop icon celebrated the three-year anniversary of her Ola Style fashion brand with a fashion sow that took place at Bar Louie and an after party that featured veggie Ola Rolls at the Mandarin on Thursday.






























The Men of Hella Fly Promotions(King Kerry and Dano Johnson),. This power duo of promotions will be getting it in big time starting off with a riverboat cruise for his bday on Friday (SEE BITZ ABOVE), a Day Party at Twisted Olive (SEE EVENTZ BELOW) and of ,course its mainstay Sexy as You Wanna Be Sundays with a special bday edition with Johnson hosting.









T Luv. Coming off of co-promoting the debut networking event The Professional at Exo , this mover and shaker, and manager of Nelly, is making waves with his upcoming audtions for a locally televised talent show with Dreamcatchers that will take place Saturday and Sunday at Blueberry Hill. He is also officially celebrating his bday at two different hot spots, one at Envy (on Saturday) and the other at the Loft with fellow bday celebratee Dano Johnson at the Loft on Sexy as You Wanna be Sundays








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









Why is there reports that OJ admitted to the killings? And why is there only one paper in Britian who’s reporting this story? Why is Reggie Bush dating a Kim Kardashian impersonator? Why is there so much playa hatin goin on in St Louis? Why do most urban charted albums only garner no more than two hit singles? Why did Chris Brown call some rappers and TMZ stalkers gorillas and fags respectively? Why is Rebecca Black;s “Friday” song became the biggest viral video ever? Why did tat reporter ask Albert Pujols right after his current DL injury if the lay out will affect negotiations with the Cards next year? Why didnt Ron Isley perform on stage with R Kelly during his performing the Mr Bigg songs last Friday at The Chaifetz? Why is there claims that Jennifer Hudson had a band placed on her stomach for her to lose the weight quicker? And why didn’t Oprah attend the Daytime Emmy Awards this year?












EVENTZ THIS WEEK













Ola Style 3rd Birthday Bash







Thursday at 8:00pm - Friday at 1:00am




Location




Bar Louie St Louis & Mandarin Nighclub (CWE)




14 Maryland Plz







Guest will enjoy the latest and best fashions by Ola Style. The New York Pop Princess Fashion show will be held at Bar Louis in the Central West End at 8:30pm.

DJ Nune will set the atmosphere and guest will enjoy an intimate night with OLA STYLE.

The party continues on with an illustrious after party at Mandarin Nightclub & Ultra lounge by Lounge Concepts. Guest of the after party will enjoy a
Champagne toast provided by SJN Global. Guest will also sample the new "OLA ROLL." SanSai Japanese Restaurants will debut the Dragon's Breath Roll OLA STYLE, which is a colorful combination of avocado, spicy tuna and tempura shrimp.

The cost is $10 per person.




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STRESS FREE FRIDAYS




at Araka (www.araka.com)












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at Araka (http://www.araka.com/) at 5 p.m.







located at 131 Carondelet Plaza in Clayton




































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




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:Wild Mann] Cd release for Signs of A Gemini




Friday June 24th @ The Space (3016 Locust)




only $5 8pm live performances by Wildmann, MoTre, and @[511586760:Shareca SheaBrown Reynolds]!











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 tohttp://www.youthlifeline.org/ylamissouri/














Saturday June 25th it's Snap Honey the stage play and musical @ The Missouri History Museum $10 4pm doors open (open seating) 5 p.m show (CLOCK ON FLIER FOR MORE INFO)




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PeaceFest @ Cicero's Sat jan 25




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Denise Thimes




June 25 10:15p




at Grand Center: Jazz at the Bistro, St Louis,MO












Comedian Pierre 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
















STL native Devon Alexander and others will fight June 25 at Family Arena

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Southern Trails Wine Tour
Hosted by Elitism Magazine and the Alliance Group
June 25th-26th

If you’ve never been on a wine tour with us then you don’t want to miss this one!

Join us for a fun filled day of wine tasting, food, good music, and great spirits.

Day 1:

8:00 AM Depart West Port Plaza to Blue Sky Vineyard http://deeva.info/blueskyupgrade/

11:00 AM Arrive at Blue Sky Vineyard for wine tasting, tour & lunch

1:15 PM Next stop of the day is Rustle Hill for a tour and wine sampling.http://RustleHillWinery.com/

3:15 PM Guests have choice to go to Starview http://www.starviewvineyards.com/

5:00 PM Back to Blue Sky Vineyards to pick up everyone then Check into hotel

7:00 PM Pool Party with DJ AI (Allen Brown)


Day 2:

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

12:00 PM Depart to St. Louis

Tickets are:
For 1 Adult/King $116
For 2 Adults/King $166
For 2 Adults/Doubles $83 per person or $166 together

*****Deadline to purchase is June 11th*******

For tickets please call Joseph at 314-266-9643 or Mario at 314-640-1839 or visit us on the web at
http://elitismmag.com/stl_events.html




















Starpower presents the reality show competition auditions for Dreamcatches June 25 and 26 at Blueberry Hill. Fo rmor einfo go to http://www.dreamcatchersstl.com/











Rascal Flats will perform June 26 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheate







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UPER SMOOTH/ HELLA FLY/ 3 WAY PROMOTIONS HAS TEAM UP TO BRING THE BIGGEST EVENT OF THE SUMMER!!!

DAY & NIGHT PARTY " T-SHIRT EDITION "

EVERYONE WEAR YOUR GRAPHIC, SCREEN, AND FUNNY T-SHIRTS.

WE'RE CELEBRATING " HELLA FLY DANO DA MANO" BIRTHDAY, VICTOR NEWMAN, JESSICA TWIN STEVENSON, SO TRUE, HEAVENLY HEELS, KEISHA KIMBLE, FELICIA PENSON, N'ACENT R HARRIS, RHYTHEMaND BERTO, JOYCE WHITE, CASSAUNDRA LAWSON, JANICE HAYES TAYLOR, KELLY HAMPTON HAYDEN, TAMARA FYRE FLUFFY & MANY MORE BIRTHDAYS!

HOSTED BY SUPER EGO AND DANODAMANO

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MOCHA's CORNER



















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. https://performancemanager-sr.successfactors.com/career?company=battelle




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LOOKING FOR JOB READINESS AND TRAINING/GED MUST BE 19-21 BETTER FAMILY LIFE CAN HELP!! CALL KIP WILLIAMS 314-679-3376. THEY ARE ENROLLING NOW!! THEY HAVE SO MANY SUPPORT SERVICES:LEGAL ASSISTANCE, CRISIS INTERVENTION/COMMUNITY SERVICES OPPORTUNITIES,DAY CARE,SCHOLARSHIPS AND MORE.




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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




sgalvin26@yahoo.com




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ADs SPOT









Aireez will one of several poets who will peform at the 2nd annual National Poetry awards that



will take place Aug 19 and 20 in Dallas Tx



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




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


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

at Big Moe's



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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
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Aireez DaRychuss music available on




http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=aireez&x=11&y=21








MORE INFO on AireezDarychuss

http://www.facebook.com/rychuss

http://www.sonicbids.com/rychuss


http://music.blackplanet.com/rychuss

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BLACK REP BITZ












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 http://www.theblackrep.org/




ONGONG BITZ THIS WEEK






NIGHTLIFE/CLUBS







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 http://www.mohistory.org/node/4592



















OUTGOING(ONGOING) BITZ THIS WEEK



Its Happy Hour at Big Moes, every Wednesday at 5p.m.










THE MUSIC FIRM & TRU ICON ENT. PRESENTS "WHATEVER WEDNESDAYS" EACH AND EVERY WEDNESDAY " @ The Broadway
With DJ Nsayne on the Mix







Liquid Assets presents EVERYBODY FREE THURSDAY at ClubAmnesia







Needles brings back S U M M E R M A D N E S S
J Bucks Restaurant (on the rooftop)




1000 Clark St




Yes friends, that cool FREE summer series from 2010 has come back for another season of soulful music gatherings atop the city of St. Louis!

And from the series known as Summer Madness, we are pleased to bring you Daylight, a day groove for true music lovers from
4pm - 8pm.

Come chill, relax, sip and move somethin to the sounds of The Soulition's own Nappy DJ Needles under the sun.










Friday June 24th and The Last Friday of Every Month, Ninety Degree Concepts presents to you a night of F.U.N., or Friday Upscale Networking from 7pm-1am at Whiz Tech Lounge and Cafe, at 1629 Locust Ave. in downtown Saint Louis. We invite all business professionals to come out and enjoy complimentary drinks, great music, delectable foods, and engaging conversation with affluent St. Louis business movers & shakers.

*Please RSVP @ info@90degreeconcepts.com*













CRAZY SEXY COOL SATURDAYS"
Presents
"JUST MEET ME AT THE BAR"
COME CHECK OUT THE NEWLY REMODELDED LAVISH LOFT EVERY SATURDAY NITE ERRBODY FREE TIL MIDNIGHT

ERRBODY FREE TIL MIDNIGHT

$1 SHOTS & $5 DOLLAR DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT

DOORS OPEN @9PM 21 & OLDER

HOSTED BY HOT 104.1'S DJ CUDDY & THE LADIES MAN LIL WILLSEXY MATURE ATTIRE IS A MUST <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]-->







ARTS/MEDIA










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 athttp://www.kplr11.com/search/dispatcher.front?Query=cason&target=adv_article







AUDITIONS







CASTING CALL FOR CLICHE' MODELS, JULY 1ST @AQUA..4571 GRAVOIS ST LOUIS....WE ARE LOOKING FOR A VARIETY OF WOMEN, FOR TEAM CLICHE' MODELS & MODELS TO BE APART OF THE AGENCY, FOR FASHION SHOWS, PARTIES, EVENTS, PROMO'S & MORE, DONT MISS A AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO BE A CLICHE' MODEL. HOSTED BY Courtney Stein see you ladies there.5-7 EVENTS IN THE MAKING! DESIGNERS ARE WANTED !7-8pm FOR UPCOMING SHOWS AND EVENTS AS WELL.







American Idol Auditions June 28 at the ScottTrade Center Wristbands will be distributed from approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, June 26, until approximately 8:00 AM on Tuesday, June 28. Auditioners will not be permitted to camp out. Once auditioners obtain their wristbands, they will be asked to return to Scottrade Center by 5:00 AM on Tuesday, June 28. More info Men and women 15-28 years old as of June 26, 2011, who are eligible to work in the U.S. Some restrictions apply – please visit americanidol.com for specific information.




FOR MORE ONGOING(OUTGOING) BITZ GO TO
http://maatology.blogspot.com/2010/03/ongoing-bitz-april-week-one.html












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