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THE BIG ILLI MO A&E STORY THIS WEEK: President Barack Obama’s Midwest Economic Bus Tour this week. The new sleek black bus, dubbed the Obamabus, was a road version of Air Force One, an imposing vehicle with mixed
Talk about a tour. If this isn’t reminiscent of a rock tour, we don’t know what is. How cool is it that Obama is chauffeured around in the first bus version of Air Fore One!
In unrelated Obama newz, he will be at the memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The dedication at the national mall is happening on Sunday, August 28th in
As expected, the much publicized and hyped duo CD “Watch The Throne” with rap superstars Chicago bred Kanye West and Jay Z
In unrelated Ye newz, The Maybach: The German luxury car that got gets sliced and diced with a blowtorch and power saw in Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Spike Jonze directed video “Otis” are planning to auction the Frankenbach off for charity: The vehicle used in this video will be offered up for auction. Proceeds will be donated towards the East African drought disaster.
In more Ye newz, he was a surprise addition to a Prince concert in
When it came time to walk down the aisle, Shepherd was reportedly accompanied by her six-year-old son Jeffery, a move that had more than one meaning.
“I want Lamar to know that when my son walks me down the aisle, you’re not only getting me, but you’re getting this little boy,” Sherri explained to People magazine earlier this year. “He’s going to give me away because it’s symbolic that he’s giving me away for this man to protect me and protect him.”
Sherri and Lamar got engaged last December when he presented her with a three carat princess cut diamond, following their courtship of nearly a year.
For more details regarding the happy couple’s special day, the Style network captured the whole event with their cameras and will air the highlights as one-hour special, Wedding Fabulous: Sherri Shepherd Gets Married, on September 13.________________________________________________
Folks are talking about Rolling Stone Magazine;s recent list of the Kings of Hip Hop and placing
Speaking of polls.
NBA great and celebrity star Dennis Rodman was inducted into the Naismith Memorin NBA Hall of Fame ceremonies held in Springfield, Mass, last Friday, Rodman, who played with the Chicago Bulls from 1996-98 during the height of his flamboyant hairstyles and dress, was accompanied by coach Phil Jackson who coached Roadman during his stint in Chicago. His teary and emotional wrought speech was focused mainly on his life as a father to his children.
It seems as though
There has also been talk that J Hud supposedly has diva attitude. Rumors are circulating that after she won the Oscar, her attitude changed over night. According to insiders, she can be unapproachable, arrogant and belligerent.
Then J Hud when H.A.M. on a tweeter on Twitter recently involving her weight loss. She was taken to task by a Twitter recently for recent claims that she is a size zero, with the follower questioning her weight-loss methods: "Did you get surgery to assist in your weight loss? Or is it all weight watchers?"
In the Tweets back and forth, the user eventually told
He also attacked her fiancé (and father of
WORDZ TO THE WHYZ: Wow, why would J Hud even bother tweeting back to him.?And it’;s a him not a her that tweeted it! Snap. LOL .
As far as her career,
"It's going to The Toronto International Film Festival on September 16, I'm so excited,"
There were mixed reactions from opinionmakers regarding the decision by the committee of the Bud Billiken’s festivities to make Chicago native and R&B superstar /producer R Kelly the honorary Grand Marshall in this year’s parade that his the precursor to the beginning of school after the summer. in his hometown last weekend amid his checkered past with the now infamous child pornography charge ad his admittance that he can barely read. Nevertheless, his fans had nothing but love for the superstar who is currently healing from a removed abcess inside his throat,. Families cheered for Kelly as he waved at them while being carried on a float as his blared from a sound system.
What do you think? Do you think The R should have been part of a parade which involved children and promoting education? We say why not. No one is perfect and why should we frown up on the committee’s decision. It’s a parade, not his bedroom.
We smell a PR move goin on!
ILLI Mo REALITY
ILLI Mo REALITY
On the reality show based competition programs our STL reps are still advancing in the in their places singer Amber Bullock made the Top 3 last Sunday on BET’s Sunday Best as two singers were eliminated and fashion designer Laura Kathleen on Lifetimes Project Runway this Thursday had Immunity this week for winning the challenge last week so she automatically advanced to the next round. She is now in the Top 12 . .
THE BIG STL NEWZ STORY THIS WEEK IS:
Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder this week addressed the talk in regards to his involvement with a stripper with a round of interviews for the media.
His explanation, via the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Kinder said he saw Chapman again earlier this year when he stopped at the bar she was working at to use the bathroom. He said he ordered a glass of wine and recognized her when she asked him to pose for a photograph.
He said the photograph "took a split second." He said he did not ask Chapman to email it to him, and that he does not know how it came to be published in the Riverfront Times.
Kinder, a Cape Girardeau, Mo native, also said he's only been to the cabaret (DIAMOND in Sauget)10 times since the mid-1990s and stopped visiting after he realized it was inconsistent with his Christian upbringing.
Kinder, who is widely expected to run for governor next year, said he first visited Diamond Cabaret in Sauget after a baseball game in St. Louis when he was a state senator in the mid-1990s..
Even after the story, questions about the nature of his relationship with Tammy Chapman remain.
Left unaddressed in the article is the more serious allegation leveled in the Riverfront Times that Kinder aggressively pursued Chapman and became rough with her during private dances.
It's also unclear if Kinder was asked about whether he ever approached Chapman to move in to his
The woman, Tammy Chapman, this month told the Post-Dispatch and other media outlets that Kinder was a frequent customer and sometimes made her uncomfortable in a Sauget strip club in the mid-1990s. The Riverfront Times earlier this month published a photograph of Chapman with the lieutenant governor.
So the question now is, will this affect his candidacy to run for Governor of
The St. Louis Rams had its pre-season exhibition game Sunday at Edward Jones Dome losing to the Arizona Cardinals Opener on a 17-13 scored game. Larry Fitzgerald caught a 21-yard touchdown pass for the go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter, helping the Arizona Cardinals spoil a solid debut by No. 1 pick Sam Bradford
Steve Breaston caught seven passes for 132 yards and Tim Hightower and LaRod Stephens-Howling combined for 103 yards rushing for an offense without Beanie Wells (knee).The Rams (0-1) displayed daring on Bradford's 1-yard touchdown pass to Laurent Robinson on the final play of the half to tie it at 10. Their next game will be against the
Former Mizzou grad, and St Louis native and current Philadelphia Eagles wide receiverJeremy Maclin reported back to the practic efield this week after his recent health scare. Several tests concluded the Missouri native is not suffering from a debilitating condition. Maclin had started showing symptoms of fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, night sweats, and other symptoms in February, but has been feeling better as of late. Though the Eagles do now know what exactly caused the symptoms, major illnesses like lymphoma were ruled out after tests came back negativeHe had missed all of training camp due to the illness
The St. Louis Cards will begin a three-game series starting Friday against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field,
The former Del Taco building in Midtown will not be demolitoned but will be attarcting new businesses to the facility. The developer of the property, Rick Yackey, who owns the building and nearby Council Plaza reportedly spoke to about 15 people at the building, during an informational meeting Wednesday nite called by Alderman Marlene Davis. ,
Jeff Vines, who helped rally support for the building, said it was great to hear the building would be kept mostly intact as a new owner was found.
"We have a great opportunity to do something awesome that will become a focal point in the city," said Vines,in a recent St Louis Post story, wearing a "Save the Saucer" T-shirt.
Popular nightclub Envy got burned down Tuesday morning following the Industry Niights bartending event there.
So far, the cause of the fire has not been determined. The Florissant Valley Fire Protection District's chief said it appears the fire started inside the entryway on the side of the club facing
Authorities said the club closed at Tuesday morning, and 45 minutes later passing motorists called in the two-alarm blaze.
No one was inside, no one was hurt, but Envy is heavily damaged.
Florissant Police said Envy, which is temporarily closed, has had troubles lately. His officers respond to calls of disturbances at the nightclub so often, the city set a hearing for later this month to discuss Envy's business license. The owners of Envy are accused of failure to keep an orderly place so the city had summoned the owner to plead his case on the accusations
There is a hearing set for August 25th which could result in the business license being suspended or revoked.
Hmmm, it is quite interesting that the fire occurred soon before the owner, Phil Assets (nee-Apines) was set for a hearing on his business license. Assets just purchased the club from former owner Jon Burns a few weeks ago. This is the second instance of Assets being involved in license issues , the other indirectly involving the closing of Lure Nightclub in downtown St Louis and the owners, The Trupino family, closing it after disturbances and shootings outside the club last fall which caused the city to close it down and their renaming it Club Amnesia. Regardless soft how the fire happened, it seems a though the hearing is still going to take place and if the city rules to shut it down—well, it s already shut down from the fire. We will see what happened but if arson was the case, it doesn’t look good for the owners.
GrammY Award winning country superstar Taylor Swift (picture by RiverfrontTimes) current tour stopped in St Louis last wekened at the Scott Trade Center show. A reviewer from the RFT said:
Although Swift's constant costume changes and frequent running across a massive stage set-up found her voice occasionally breathless and a tad reedy, that voice spent most of the night belting out naïve lyrics, usually in an accent between her own and Dolly Parton's, with a surprisingly experienced fervor. And you can say what you will about her poptastic songwriting, but the 21-year-old future diva plays guitar, piano, ukulele and a pretty mean banjo.The theatrics were equally diverse.”
And Much to the surprise of the
Speaking of Nelly, the St. Louis bred rap mogul will perform Labor Day Weekend Sept 4th in a concert dubbed "Nelly" Live on The Lake (@ The Horny Toad Lake of the Ozarks. with special performances by St. Lunatics, Dolowite, Chingy, Jibbs, Gena, Nikko Smith, Dr. Zhivegas, MoTre, Via Sleep and more. Log in towww.nellyfest.com for ticket and lodging info. Get your tickets now for the largest Labor Day Concert Period!!!!! Advance tickets $35 Gen Admission $60 VIP
In related newz, Nelly will make an appearance at Big Terrence b-day party at The Broadway this Friday nite after his concert at The Pageant .
Deb Peterson of the St. Louis Post reported that actor Eric Roberts and singer/actress Nia Peeples are living in the St Louis area filming a movie in the "23 Minutes to Midnight," which is being produced by locally based Pirate Pictures Deb reported that the stars and the other cast are staying at the The Cheshire on Clayton Road in Richmnd Heights
Emmy Award winning actor/activist Michael J. Fox is one of the major headliners of
Pop/rock singer John Waite will perform at the Old Rock House Sept. 12
The Bangles and Lucinda Williams are new concerts coming to the Pageant in October . The Bangles perform Oct. 8 and Lucinda Williams Oct. 12,
According to WDAS-FM’s website, R&B singer Johnny Gill’s latest comeback may have hit a snag. He is being sued by the owner of his new record label Notifi Records after going off on Twitter. He called the owner, Ira Dewitt, a deranged nut. He says she deliberately leaked tracks from his new CD. At 45, Gill was hoping this would be his latest comeback, but many people say this was not a good career move.
Grammy Award winning St Lunatics member Murphy Lee is gearing up for his "WINE & WOMEN TOUR" STL AT THE OLD ROCKHOUSE AUG 31ST GO TO HTTP://METROTIX.COM TO BUY
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There has been some radio shakeups at Radio One’s stations Foxy 895 and more recently Hot 104.1.
This week dee-jay DJ Sno got fired and DJ Finsta’s popular weekly Sunday Home Jamz segment got cancelled. The reason for their firing has yet to be disclosed but OUTTOWN is not at liberty to disclose it as of this blogging but it has been scooped that Finsta may return at a later date. .
A week ago, Hot 104 program director Mickey J (FAR LEFT) got fired and will be replaced by Boogie D, who was originally replaced by Mickey J in 2009. In April, Foxy 95 personality Niecy Davis (who reported to Mickey J--PICTURED LEFT)) was fired after the station went to a more interactive playlist based on listener’s choices. The only remaining local personality is Megan OMG
Last week we erred that recent NFL Hall of Famer and former St Louis Rams player Marshall Faulk was on the cover of this month’s; issue of Delux. Well, much to our err, it is not Faulk on the cover but former Rams layer and Youth Line
Last weekend, there was a grand re-opening of the Ethiopian-owned
STL singer/musician Kenny Deshields filmed a music video this week for his single, “:I Love You I Do” on the J Bucks Rooftop in downtown
Lastly, Hella Fly Promotions promoter Dano Johnson is recovering well from gunshot wounds he encountered by assailants last week after leaving a nightspot. He posted the folliwng comment on his Facebook Page recently: Good Morning Don't Matter How I'm Feeling Cause I'm Still Healing... Let's Go Today I Wanna Pray 4 Anybody Going Thru Losing A Loved One..... Or Anybody Who's Lost A House Or A Place Of Business Please Pour UR Blessings On Them.....I Also Pray That I Continue To Heal Properly & Have A Great Recovery In JESUS Name Amen....Have A Blessed Day :
BLIND DISHZ. Which rising rap star may make an appearance at the 3rd Annual Mista Couture Contest this Sunday?
HINT. He just made national news on a music video involving the current “direction of rap music.”
PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which STL movers and shakers are getting it in this week? Singer Silky Sol and fashion stylist/event promoter Ola (TIE) and Missouri Black Expo founder Tom bailey and rap mogul Nelly (TIE)
Silky Sol. (FAR LEFT) This energetic sista will be one of the co-hosts of the 20th annual Missouri Black Expo (SEE EVENTZ BEOW) at the
Ola.(LEFT) This classy
Tom Bailey, (RIGHT)This gent is celebrating the 20th year of his being the CEO of the successful Missouri Black Expo that will take place at The America’s Center in downtown
Nelly. (FAR RIGHT) This rap mogul and superstar will be on site in the
WORDZ TO THE WHYZ??????????????????????????????????
Why folk split on Rolling Stone calling Eminem the King of Hp Hop? Why is will smith coming out with another album? Why did Rush Limbaugh call Obama, Or-Bameo as in Oreo? Why isn’t Holly Robinson Peete on “The Talk”:anymore? Why didn’t Ashton Kutcher reveal his investment in Internet companies when he did the story about it in Details Magazine? Why did Abercrombe and Fitch wanted The Situation to stop wearing their clothes? Why did the husband to "The Real Housewives of
MO ILLI MO EVENTZ THIS WEEK
STL LEOians B-DAZEs. Rapper Ebony Eyez Williams (PICTURED), City officer Charles Bryson, promoter Big Terrence, dee-jay Dj Enoch, actor Duane Martin Foster, promoter April Spencer, rapper/promoter J Grynd, photographer Jeffrey Wilson, singer Tiffany Glasco, journalist Byron Lee, and actor Jaron Hicks,
MEDIA NIGHT for ISSUES OF LOVE
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Stl Black Pride will host its activities at INDIGO HOTEL - COMFORT INN SUITES
4630 Lindell This Friday is The Black Pride Opening Reception & Kick-Off Party @ Indigo/Comfort Inn
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Bonita Cornute – KTVI Fox 2
Arvin Mitchell, National Comedian
Silky Sol, Soul & Blues Artist
Opening Ceremonies Drumline Drum Corp Opener
Opening Prayer with Pastor Michael Jones –
Prizes & Exhibit giveaways at MBE!
MBE Literary Corner presented by Hue-man Books and Café & Missouri Lottery:
Deborah Gregory, Toya Carter, Farrah Gray, Tanya Wright, Tony Johnson, Keli Goff, Patrick Shaffer, Sharon McGhee
St. Louis Community Credit Union presents:
"Building a Legacy: Financial Empowerment in the African-American Community"
Moderator: Carol Daniel of KMOV-TV and KMOX
Patrick Adams – Pres/CEO --
Chris Krehmeyer – Pres/CEO – Beyond Housing
Eric Madkins – Senior Housing Director, Urban League
S. Wray Clay – VP, Community Development – United Way
Young Prince (Youth Hip-Hop rapper)
p .m. Team Ex-Clusive (youth hip-hop rap artists/dancers)
MBE MUSICFEST Presented by
2011 MBE Musicfest presents Notifi Records own – Lonny Bereal
(New Single Release featuring Kelly Rowland – "FAVOR")
2011 MBE MUSIC FEST presents Legend of Hip-Hop -- Kurtis Blow!
Motre (Male R&B Group)
MaTiff Dance and Entertainment Company featuring choreography by Loreznzo "Zoey" Earl & Ebony "Blaque" Bryant
"Let's Be Heard" Music Concert presented by NAACP --
National Hip- Hop Recording Artists: Huey, Gena, Oops, Sevin Li, Little
Ambition, Inc. – Designer: Kyle Collier (
Overton Vaughn Carter Clothing Line (
featuring Aloha Mischeaux
Stage Set Up – Live Band
Tiffany Elle (Female Pop and R&B Vocalists – Live Band)
Bonita Cornute – KTVI Fox 2
Arvin Mitchell, National Comedian
Silky Sol, Soul & Blues Artist
2011 Missouri Black Expo’s City Wide Church Service hosted by:
.12:00 p.m. 2011 Missouri Black Expo’s City Wide Church Service hosted by:
Celebrity Health Speaker brought to you by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Company
National Gospel Recording Artists: Yolanda Adams!
Black Slope Music’s own National Gospel Artists – Ernest Pugh album Earnestly Yours with the hit singles “Rain on Us” and “I Need Your Glory”
Eli Lilly -- (Diabetes Presentation)
MBE Literary Corner presented by Hue-man Books and Café & Missouri Lottery:
Deborah Gregory, Toya Carter, Farrah Gray, Tanya Wright, Tony Johnson, Keli Goff, Patrick Shaffer
Genarld and Family – Live Gospel Band/Choir
Gospel Rap Artists: -- Scooda Thomas
Youth Female vocalists – Morgan Palmer
MBE Gospel Choir Explosion! Presented by Verizon How Sweet The Sound
Black Slope Music’s own National Gospel Artist – Shawn McLemore with new album
“One Percent Miracle – Any Minute Now”
5: Fashions Show at MBE featuring:
Ola Styles, Inc. presenting Mom*Me*Makeover Fashion
Sponsorship Recognition/presentation – Mr. Tom Bailey
2011 MBE MUSIC FEST presented by Missouri Lottery
Notifi Records National Recording artist -- Johnny Gill
SWAN ENFLYTE LIVE BAND (Funk, Pop, and Hip-Hop)
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Nelly's The Heart of a Champion Scholarship Fundraiser for
Katy Perry ‘sThe California Dreams Tour
Saturday, Aug 20 7:30p at Scottrade Center,
Freetime and 1st Friday present Freetimes Glow 2011
Sat Aug 20
Hot 104.1 present Superjam 5 with Far East Movement, Keri Hilson, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne at The Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre Sun Aug 21
Wednesday, Aug 24 8:00pat The Fabulous Fox Theatre FOX THEATRE IN
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