ITS THAT TIME THIS WEEK!!
TIME TO GET TOWNED!!!
This Sunday is 10 Years Later.
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Mr Couture 2012 Ryan Mitchell will make an appearance at Steve Elle's fashion show that will take place Sunday at
THIS WEEK's FEATURED DISH IS:
Jambalaya is a Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French influence. Jambalaya is traditionally made in three parts, with meats and vegetables, and is completed by adding stock and rice. It is also a close cousin to the saffron colored paella found in Spanish culture.
Here is an easy recipe for Jambalaya:
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
8 ounces kielbasa, diced
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup diced celery
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
salt and ground black pepper to taste
2 cups uncooked white rice
4 cups chicken stock
3 bay leaves
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Saute chicken and kielbasa until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Season with cayenne, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, or until onion is tender and translucent. Add rice, then stir in chicken stock and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce.A restaurant in
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THE BIG A&E STORY THIS WEEK IS:
President Obama's 35 minute jobs speech at Congress House joint session was aired Thursday for his urge for Congress to pass his Americans Jobs Act proposal and was characterized as his "Moment of Truth."
In his speech, he laid out a $450 billion plan to inject new jobs into the labor market.
According to a debate that was aired on NPR recently, Republican consultant Vinny Minchillo of Dallas-based Scott Howell & Company said:
: "I'd forgotten how good he is at it." (The "it" being campaigning.) Obama delivered not so much a presidential address, he said, but "a brilliant piece of campaign theater. This is the first salvo in the 2012 campaign," Minchillo said. "And right before our very eyes he conjured a fully-formed bad guy: Congress. And what every successful political campaign needs is a bad guy.”
So we guess Obama has now become John Wayne and Shaft mixed together.. This will be his secret weapon for re-election: J.O.B.S. Lets hope the speech rejuvenates Washington pundits and gets some jobs going because if any “tea” is spilled, then the spillers will be the blame forjobs not to be passed. A brilliant chess move we say! Besides, he at least pushed his speech up a day and didn’t interfere with the the debut of the NFL TV season with the game between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints.so at least give him that much! LOL
Here is the speech for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbT9FZAlWF8
With just over a month to go until the debut of Rosie O’Donnell’s "The Rosie Show," on the Oprah Winfrey Network, the network announced that tickets to see the show being taped live in
To request tickets to the show, which will shoot in the West Side studio that “The Oprah Winfrey Show” recently vacated, people should go Rosie.com or Oprah.com beginning at 10 a.m. Central.
“The Rosie Show,” to run nightly on OWN, will mix current events, celebrities and backstage glimpses. The tapings, sometimes two a day, three or four days a week, begin on Oct. 3, a week ahead of the Oct. 10 premiere.
In related Rosie newz, she will be the featured story for the October issue of O Magazine. In it, its editor Oprah Winfrey interviews O'Donnell, about her move from her home in New York to Chicago for O'Donnell's latest role as a talk-show host on the OWN channel and how fame has impacted her life. The October issue, which hits newsstands on Sept 13.
Well lets hope Rosie can pull it off because she is definitely out on her “own” at OWN to make some magic happen for the network!
In other Ye newz, he made newz being on two different stages last weekend. First, his protégé Kid Cudi brought brought up Ye to the stage during his set at The Call Of Duty XP at a 12 acre compound in
“It’s a switch for me I will tell you, but it’s fun and they gave me these nice young men to work with that are built like little brick houses,” White happily told FOX411’s Pop Tarts during an exclusive set visit for the shoot. “It’s challenging, but the boys are being so dear with me. It’s hard to hear the recordings, the music goes straight up into the ceiling so I can’t hear where my cues are.”
The video, sponsored by life settlement specialists The Lifeline Program, benefits the Los Angeles Zoo – and animal care has always been White’s lifelong passion.
“Music videos are not necessarily close to my heart, but animals always are. I’m always comfortable with them,” she continued. “My beloved husband, Allen Ludden, when we would have a photo shoot he would always put a dog in my lap. They would have to shoot me from the neck up, but I’d always be so relaxed.”
In unrelated Betty newz, she is vying for the possibility of picking up her 8th Emmy award for her role in “Hot In Cleveland” when the Prime Time Emmy Awards will air Sept18 on Fox.
Famed Urbana, Ill native and Chicago reared movie critic Roger Ebert is releasing his autobiography "Life Itself: A Memoir," He details college life at the University of Illinois with fondness; his love of newspapering, which began early, took him through high school and college jobs and, since 1966, work at the Chicago Sun-Times; some of his love affairs and sex life, which include the I'm-not-sure-I-really-needed-to-know story of losing his virginity to a South African prostitute and culminate with his over-the-moon marriage to attorney Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert; TV success with the Tribune's Gene Siskel and Sun-Times colleague Richard Roeper; and his struggles with booze, which ended in 1979, religion and his health. The book is set to be released Tuesday.
On related newz when asked which actor he wanted to play Ebert in a film adaptation he replied, “Philip Seymour Hoffman” who won an Oscar as another writer in 2005's Capote.
St. Louis born poet/educator Maya Angelou’s comment on the newly erected Dr King statue’ in Washington DC; and its inscription “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness..”
.According to afro.com, Angelou told The Washington Post that the paraphrased version made the civil rights leader look like an “arrogant twit.
He was anything but that. He was far too profound a man for that four-letter word to apply,” she said.
The author said the paraphrase “minimizes the man” and makes him seem like an “egotist.”
Angelou is referring to King’s 1968 eulogistic speech he delivered the night before his death on April 3 at the
speech he said: . “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice,” he told his congregation. “Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.”
Angelou, who worked and knew King, was upset that the inscription did not read verbatim.
“I think it’s rather small of folks to pick at things,” said Ed Jackson Jr, the memorial architect. “This has been going on for 14 years, and all of them have had plenty of time to add their thoughts and ideas.”
So the question arise WORDZ TO THE WHYZ: Why didn’t Dr Angelou speak up about her concerns nor made any meetings? We can see what she is saying, but as with anything with history, sometimes the facts gets changed for history sake. We think it isn’t that much of a big deal, but with her being a poet, we can understand her feelings on how words can be used for interpretation.
ILLO MO REALITY
The STL native ladies are continuing to make waves on their respective reality based competition shows. First, gospel singer Amber Bullock will have to wait next Sunday to see whether she will be the winner of Sunday Best as telephone and text votes after last Sundays show reportedly had the wrong numbers for Bullock and Hurricane Irene caused a shut down of voting or East Coast viewers. In related newz, Bullock will make an appearance on BET’s 106 and Park this Friday, Secondly, fashion designer Laura Kathleen was in the Bottom Group this week when the contestants were placed in two groups on Project Runway Thursday but she was the first of that group to be voted safe and now advances to the Top 9.
THE BIG STL STORY THIS WEEK IS:
First, The St Louis Cardinals are in the crossroads this week. In order for the team to get a Wild card spot in the playoffs, they have to win the three game series against the Atlanta Braves this weekend at Busch Stadium.
Then on Sunday, The St Louis Rams' season opener will take place at against
In related Rams newz, starting this Sunday after the Rams’ home opener, former Rams player Roland Williams will debut his weekly a remote broadcast post show at The Stadium indie Lumiere Casino every Sunday starting at Arrive early for seating.
And in more Rams newz, The Rams’ wide receiver Mark Clayton made newz recently with his new mowhawk. He did up his haor as such reportedly because of his right knee replacement and his return back to the field making a statement of his return. Clayton is backing the Rams lineup this season after being sidelined last season in October playing the Lions in
Singer and American Idol finalist Steven Tyler was spotted at
STL reared rap superstar Nelly will make an appearance at Citi Trends inside St Louis Mills Mall in Hazelwood to promote his line Appelbottoms that will be available at the store. He will be there this Saturday between 1p to
The Loading Zone, located at the
CHEA+TER'S Sports Grill & Ultrapub has opened at
Two national recording artists will perform in concert at The Chaifetz Arena on two different nights. First, Grammy Award winning Chicago native rapper Lupe Fiasco brings a collection of alternative hip-hop hits to Chaifetz Arena at Saint Louis University nationally September 29 (The New Boyz opens)and Grammy Award winning country legend Reba McEntire brings her “All the Women I Am” tour to the venue October 28 (The Band Perry, Steel Magnolia, and Edens Edge are also scheduled to open).
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Singers Marsha Ambrosius and Miguel will return to
Rapper Ace Hood will perform this
The Steve Pecaro Band, the Tony Campanella Band and Jimmy Lee Kennet will perform a tribute to late blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Nov. 26 at The Pageant.
The Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club began its fall season last week. The club, founded in 1986, is in its 25th year. A special birthday bash will be Oct. 26 at the
NYC based and STL resident Ola Hawatmeh is presenting and hosting an MTV Sweet16 Party for youngsters Isabella and Katie at Harrys Bar on 2144 Market on Sept 17 starting at 8p.m. DJ Nune will spin with guests appearances by rapper Yung Ro and MrCouture 2012 Ryan Mitchell.
Radio One radio personality Staci Static, of T Louis station WHHL, is back as host of Thursdays at the JunKyard which will return beginning this Thursday are back, baby!! Labor Day week (Thursday, September 8th) We are bringing the biggest party BACK to the Lou!
Speaking of radio personalities in the STL area Clear Channel radio personality Selena J and STL TV’s Lecia Rivies has joined as co hosts for season 9 of the Best of the STL TV. Returning are mainstays Cassandra Walker and Ivy Hartmann. Gone is Gilberto Pinella. The new season debuted this week with guest KDSK Leisa Zigman.
Rapper Shutemdown D. Lou is shooting his VIDEO SHOOT FOR hisNEW SINGLE” MR.MIAGI “SEPT.14TH AT 7PM @ THE JUNKYARD BAR AND GRILL,,FOR B.E.T. 106 N PARK
St Louis based rapper Playboy Ro will perform along with other performers at an event called AFTON at the Fubar Sept 11 at 7 pm START - 7:15 PM
ONLINE TICKETS: $9.00 available at http://www.aftonshows.com
Door Price: $12.00
STL based singer Jzanell has released her first mixtape “Who is Jzanell vol 1” through Envious Entertainment out of Chicago. For more info go to www.thisisenvious.com
" A Taste Of Couture" Runway Show from 1p to 3p this Saturday at Aim Studios/Onstage Performing Arts Alliance 383 MARIETTA ST SUITE B Atlanta, GA. MAKE-UP ARTISTS,PHOTOGRAPHERS,BODY-PAINTERS ALSO ARE WELCOMED TO COME OUT
**Female Model Requirements**
Must be 5'7 taller
Must wear white T-shirt,jeans and heels
Be ready to walk (No instruction will be given on how to walk)
Bring headshot/bodyshot picture
**Male Model Requirements**
Must be 5'9 and taller
Must wear white shirt and jeans
Bring headshot/bodyshot picture
SHOW IS SCHEDULED TO BE ON
STL based actor L.A. Williams is starring in Gitana Productions production “Inalienable Rights” that begins this week at Regional Arts Commission (SEE EVENTZ BELOW for more details).
By Popular Demand, Fun E Katz presents Funny 1st Thursday Comedy, Poetry, & Open Mic Night EVERY Thursday Comedy, Poetry, & Open Mic Night Located at the all new Twisted Olive, located at
Congrats to STL native youngster Logan Moundo who landed a national commercial for Carpet One. To see it go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymEprh8aNBc&feature=share
Which STL personality posted recently on their Facebook Page, “I’m horny.”
HINT 1. This personality is a male
HINt 2. This person is not a singer or rapper
HINT 3. This person is part of a “STL music playing clique”
HINT 4. His stage name is a play on an expensive drink.
STL event promoter Abe Givins (RIGHT) and singer/producer Dream, (FAR RIGHT)
STL VIRGOians B-DAZES. Music producer Jo Capo, singer Aloha Mischaeux, East St Louis mayor Alvin Parks, radio personality/real estate agent Mary One Johnson, singer/event host Tendai Morris (PICTURED), Tv producer Sarah Thompson, dee-jay Deevine Soundz, Africanist Ish Mima Nebt kata, and socialites Rob Kirk and Rory Robinson,
PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which STL movers and shakers are getting it in this week?Radio personality Staci Static and singer Sineta Roker (TIE) and event promoter Will Superfresh Ross and videographer Dana Christian (TIE).
Staci Static(UPPER RIGHT).This energetic sista always brings it weekdays on Hot 104 WHHL and this Thursday, her weekly hosting gig at the Junkyard Bar and Grill returned after a few weeks gone (SEE BITZ ABOVE)
Sineta Roker(BOTTOM RIGHT). This beautiful sista got it in as well staring in singer Johnny Gill's music video snippet for his upcoming Cd”Still Winning” (SEE BITZ ABOVE) Wednesday at the Mayfair Hotel (SEE BITZ ABOVE)
Will Superfresh Ross (FAR LEFT).This brotha is the administrator to the successful promotions group, The Fresh Group that put on a themed party every Friday at The City with Fresh In The City, . This Friday they have author Tonya Rush and themed party titled The Light Skinned Edition
Dana Christian.(LEFT) This brotha is a well sought out videographer for music videos for some of St Louis' hottest talents including Nelly and beyond the city. This week his talents were lensed for singer Johnny Gill's music video in an abandoned building and Mayfair Hotel Tuesday and Wednesday respectively for the St Louis based Notifi Music Label.
WORDZ TO THE WHYZ?????????????????????????
Why did it seem as though Obama's speech felt more like his reelection speech? And Why did Obama had to move his speech so the NFL season debut didn't get pre=empted? Why is there now info on a sextape between J Cole and Rihanna? And why is Jay Z just finding out about it? Why are folk making sketches on how Beyonce and Jay Z's baby will look like? Why were there so many shootings in St Louis at various nightspots overt the Labor Day weekend? Why did some NYC bank robbers post on Facebook the money they stole? Why did a Dutch woman call her ex boyfriend 65 thousand times? And is Autumn called Fall?
MO ILLI MO EVENTZ THIS WEEK
INALIENABLE RIGHTS..FROM PEARL HARBOR TO 911.
In times of crisis how do we respond to those who look like the "enemy?" Through the eyes of Toyo, the daughter of Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps and Neamet, a Muslim American we will explore how fear informs our actions as a country. Pearl Harbor and 9/11 provide the background to this provocative play.
Fri and sat shows @7:30 and sun shows @3. LOCATION: REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION in the LOOP. Info
Repertory Theatre of
opening Friday and running through Oct. 2.
Where • Browning Mainstage at the
How much • $16-$72
Anthony David Celebrating the Launch of Vanita Applebum Entertainment’s Fusicology in
Pink Carpet Fashion Show is to raise the prestige of our fashion in
5017 Gravois Rd 10pm
Performance by :
** DIRECTOR/MODELING COORDINATOR- COURTNEY STEIN
** ASST DIRECTOR/COORDINATOR-JEREMY RA'SHAUD
** BACKSTAGE COORDINATOR- EBONY
** RUNWAY COACH- LADONNA BELAIR BAKER
** LINE-UP COORDINATOR- JAMES HILL
HOLLOW WEAR AUTHENTIC APPAREL-STL & LA
M3 PROMOTIONS PRESENTS..
THE STEP YO SH#T UP!
"PRODUCERS WORKSHOP AND SHOWCASE"
DOORS OPEN @ | PRODUCTION PANEL STARTS @ |
PRODUCERS DON'T MISS THE PRODUCTION WORKSHOP!!!
FEATURING ST.LOUIS HOTTEST PRODUCERS!!
TAR BOI (TRACKBOYZ) PRODUCED:
EMENIEM, YOUNG BLOODZ, NELLY, TREY SONGZ, T.I
Chingy, Bone, Tyrese, Usher
ST LOU. HITZ produced:
Ludacris, young berg, Shawna (DTP) Bobby Valentino
RONNIE NOTCHE PRODUCED:
RIHANNA, KATIE PERY, MIMS, HAKEEM DA DREAM
SAG LIVE: PRODUCED:
NELLY, ST. LUNATIC, YO GOTTI, YUNG BERG
PANEL TOPICS INCLUDE:
*ARRANGEMENT & SEQUENCING
*TRACK PLACEMENT & LICENSING
*EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
THIS IS A EVENT YOU DONT WANNA MISS!!!
Mixtapes N Models this Sun. 9/11@ THE KLYMAXX! $100 CASH TO THE HOTTEST MIXTAPE SONG! Guest JUDGES Big Tah (3 Way Promo) Bay D (Fyre BOY RECORDS) AND GET RICH RECORDS
PLUS $100 SEXY LADY CONTEST (judged by crowd)!
EVERYBODY COME PERFORM/ NO FEE!
GUEST PERFORMANCES BY RICHIE STACKS, HOMERUN, HITCH, VANGUARD,MS.TEE, SNUG BUTTA, MR.314 and more! 5min set! Show starts@7pm and doors open@6pm!
Come and celebrate the one-year anniversary of Ghetto Blastic's Afromatic-Soulistic-Funktastic monthly known as FUNKIN RIGHT!
Nappy DJ Needles invites you to a true soul jam featuring the much-anticipated return of the mighty Rich Medina!!!
Saturday at - September 10
Needles X Nodzilla, Rich Medina, James Gates
One year deep and funkier than ever!
2011 Steve Elle Couture Collezioni Fashion Show
Sunday,, Sept 11 at
On Lindell and Kingshighway
The colleczioni will feature the latest apparel for the Steve Elle Couture Collezioni. The Steve Elle Couture Collezioni will include the Steve Elle Gold Label. The Gold Label symbolize high end product with the best quality, one of a kind, and made in one size at the Steve Elle House of Couture.The collezioni will be very timeless, wonderful, relaxing, classic, elegant, and warmth with Live music from the violinist.The collezioni will feature a red carpet entrance upon arrival. After the event is done join us in a silent auction for the 2011 Steve Elle Couture Collezioni.
Stella & Dot will be sponsoring the Steve Elle Collezioni which you can find in Vogue magazine, Bazaar magazine, Marie Clair magazine, People magazine, Style magazine, and etc.
From Channel 5 News Anthony Slaughter, will be at the Steve Elle Couture Collezioni.
For tickets email email@example.com or you may purchase at
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