Thursday, September 22, 2011

OUT 1052--ILLI MO arts and ent BITZ (SEPT 22-28)




The First Day of Autumn is Sept 23


OUTTOWN did not win the CBS Most Valuable Blogger Poll for Dining/Entertainment Blog. The winner was St. Louis On the Cheap. Thanks to all who voted for us and congrats to the winner!

MR COUTURE 2012 Ryan Mitchell will be a model in the Fashion In the City Fashion Show that will take place Sunday at The City Museum (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

Cheesecake is a dessert consisting of a topping made of soft, fresh cheese, usually on a crust or base made from biscuit (such as a graham cracker crust), pastry or sponge cake.[1] They may bebaked or unbaked. Cheesecakes are frequently sweetened with sugar and may be flavored or topped with fruit, nuts, fruit sauce and/or chocolate. Cheesecake was already a popular dish in ancient Greece before Romans adopted it with the conquest of Greece.[2] The earliest attested mention of a cheesecake is by the Greek physicianAegimus, who wrote a book on the art of making cheesecakes.

Recipe of strawberry cheesecake


  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen sweetened strawberries, thawed

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. In a blender or food processor, combine strawberries and cornstarch; cover and process until smooth. Pour into a saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Set aside 1/3 cup strawberry sauce; cool. Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce for serving. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in milk. Add lemon juice; mix well. Add eggs, beat on low just until combined. Pour half of the cream cheese mixture over crust. Drop half of the reserved strawberry mixture by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto cream cheese layer. Carefully spoon remaining cream cheese mixture over sauce. Drop remaining strawberry sauce by 1/2 teaspoonfuls on top. With a knife, cut through top layer only to swirl strawberry sauce. Bake at 300 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove side of pan. Thin chilled strawberry sauce with water if desired; serve with cheesecake. Store in the refrigerator.

A place that sells cheesecakes:

My Daddy's Cheesecake

(314) 725-9555

Richmond Heights
6451 Clayton Road
St Louis, MO


Plainfield, lll native actress Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy Award for Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for her work on Mike & Molly.

While announcing the nominees for the category, all six ladies rushed on stage and waited! Edie Falco,Tina Fey, Laura Linney, Amy Poehler and Martha Plimpton all stood and watched while their fellow nominee Melissatook the prize!

I’m from Plainfield, Ill., and I’m standing here, and it’s kind of amazing,” Melissa said as she teared up during her acceptance speech.

Also, Doloth, Ill native and Emmy host Jane Lynch, lost the Supporting Actress in A Comedy for “Glee” and Oak Park, Ill native Betty White lost in the same category for “Hot In Cleveland (the award went to Julie Bowen for her work on “Modern Family'). Lynch did get good marks on her goofy spin of her first hosting duties. Also, Kansas City native actor Don Cheadle was a presenter.

Critics are saying that McCarthy 's win was a surprise based on the strength of the other actresses in the category. They are saying that she may have won her award with the help of scene stealing comedic role in the hit film “Bridesmaids” earlier this year. It could be possible, but we think she was awarded because the show itself , one of last season's breakout comedies, was not nominated for anything else.

ADD:She will be hosting "Saturday Night Live"Oct 1


Kennett, Mo. native and multi Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow was asked to write the music and lyrics for the Broadway adaptation of the 1982 film, “Diner” recently and is working with screenwriter Barry Levinson, who wrote the original script. The musical will arrive on Broadway next year.

Chicago talk show queen and mogul Oprah Winfrey and recent Chicago resident Rosie O'Donnell unveiled the new sign for the latter's new show last Thursday at an unveiling at Harpo Studios, reports AP. It reads: "Harpo Studios. The Rosie Show. Former Home of The Oprah Winfrey Show."

"Top billing for you girl," Oprah said.

"Not as the universe decreed, but OK for the sign," replied O'Donnell.

“The Rosie Show” debuts on the OWN Network Oct 11

Kiss kiss kiss. But not enuff for Oprah's name to not be on the sign.LOL

In related Rosie newz, she has purchased a home in Chicago's prestigious Lakeview area for $2.5 million. According to, property has 6,000 square foot with five bedrooms and seven baths and was built in 2007.

In more Rosie newz, she introduced her new beau Michelle Ronds Monday night at O'Donnell's annual Rosie Theater Kids Gala in New York City.

"They met at a Starbucks a few months ago," a source tells PEOPLE. "They are adorable together and are very, very happy."

Award winning Chicago native singer/actress Jennifer Hudson Before wowed the crowd of WGCI radio listeners who won tickets for a private concert at Chicago’s Paris Club Tuesday night. The private event was part of WGCI's 'Whispers in the Dark' series that puts on private shows by big name acts at secret locations.

In unrelated J Hud newz, both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter praised her work as South African leader Winnie Mandela in the new biopic Winnie. They had less kind words, however, for the film itself, which recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Calling Winnie a "one-dimensional biopic [that] reduces important 20th century political figures to cardboard cutouts," The Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney says Jennifer's "measured performance is one of the strengths here, even if her role is more an emblem for militant tenacity than a fleshed-out character."

Variety critic Peter DeBruge writes, "Hudson makes it easy to see why Mandela would find Winnie so attractive."


Speaking of WGCI FM, Grammy Award winning singer and Chitown native R Kelly stopped by the station's Morning Riot radio show in Chicago for a rare interview recently in which he talked about his recent throat surgery, dropped the title for his next album,Black Panties, and talked about the shots Trey Songz has fired in his direction.

"It was really scary," Kellz said of his surgery. "At the end of the Love Letter Tour, towards the end, I started feeling it. I thought I had a cold, but, man, I had like a cyst as big as a golf ball on my tonsils. The doctor's though, they cut it out, they took care of me really good."

For his upcoming 11th solo LP, the Pied Piper is going to get nasty once again.

"I just did the whole Love Letter joint and everybody thinking, 'Oh that's the direction he's goin' now,' " Kelly said on the Morning Riot on Thursday. "Nah, that was a moment in time, just like 'Ignition' and 'Bump n' Grind' and all this stuff was a moment in time. Now this Black Panties album ... it's the new 12 Play."

The R didn't reveal much more about the new album, but did say that the first single, titled "10 Minutes" would be coming soon.

Despite working together on Trey's second album (R. Kelly produced "Grub On" on Trey's 2007 Trey Day), the singer has been throwing shots at the R on songs and in interviews, criticizing Kelly for hopping on current trends like using Auto-Tune instead of standing as an innovator.

Kellz shrugs it all off. "I was pretty numb. I don't feel those type of things. It's like I'm bulletproof when it comes to beef. I don't deal with beef, I love steak," he said about Trey's shots. "I know Trey Songz is a guy that if he keeps with the hits and he humbles himself a little bit more, he will definitely be one of the runners up."itl

Black Panties? Really? Wow talk about an uncreative title. Thats one thing about R Kelly. He can be extremely prolific then be very mundane when it comes to his artistry. We think the R is getting back to the smut soul because his clean cut throwback Love Letter wasn't the big smash to consumers. And its interesting Trey Songz would beef with R especially when he is vocally compared to Kelly as well as being accused of biting R Kelly's sex soul image.

Chicago native and Grammy Award winning songstress Chaka Khan won temporary custody of her 10-year-old granddaughter recently because the child's parents are drug addicts -- this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

Chaka filed a petition for appointment of guardianship last week -- claiming she has already "assumed on a day-to-day basis the role of the child's parent fulfilling both the child's physical and psychological needs for care and affection."

Chaka claims the child's mother -- who lives in the same house -- is incapable of caring for the girl because of a "heavy involvement in drugs."

Chaka's sister Tammy McCrary -- who was also awarded custody -- filed an additional statement in the petition, claiming Chaka's son "also uses and abuses drugs and other illegal substances."

The judge temporarily granted the petition for custody September 6th ... A hearing is set for October to make it permanent.

Seems like Chaka's sis' lawsuit is a bit frivilous accusing her grown son who doesnt live with the singer as a drug addict but we think Chaka will get full custody altogether.

Former Chicagoan and Chicago Bullster Michael Jordan was fined recently by the NBA for $100,000 for public comments he made last month about the lockout and one of the league's players, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed that Jordan had been fined, but said the league would not comment on the total. In an Aug. 19 interview with The Herald Sun, a newspaper in Australia, the Charlotte Bobcats owner spoke extensively about the need for revenue sharing and mentioned Milwaukee Bucks' Australian center Andrew Bogut.

That violated the league's policy that bars team owners and employees from discussing the lockout or any players during the work stoppage. The NBA sent out a league-wide memo just before the lockout began on July 1 stating that anyone who broke the rules could be fined up to $1 million.

Jordan, who along with Bucks owner Herb Kohl recently lobbied other owners to support revenue sharing, told The Herald Sun: "We need a lot of financial support throughout the league as well as revenue sharing to keep this business afloat.

Interesting that MJ was fined only 10 percent of the max fine. Wonder if NBA Commissioner David Stern had something to do with that.

In unrelated MJ newz, his golf bag because the logo on his golf bag has his six NBA championship rings he won with the Chicago Bulls.

Uh Ok.

And in more MJ newz, his newest venture is The Michael Jordan's Steakhouse. According to reviewers, the vibe is youthful and trendy (think Vegas) especially with its glass catwalk that leads across an atrium into the dining rooms. The location is prime. It's just off Michigan Ave in Chicago. by all the shops and tourist attractions.


Kinloch, Mo native actress Jenifer Lewis can be currently seen on the new drama, “The Playboy's Club” on Mondays on NBC.


Rockford, Ill native model Kayla Ferrell (FAR LEFT)was in the Bottown Two on episode two of America's Next Top Model All Stars Cycle 17 this past Wednesday on the CW. She was safe and is now in the Top 12. Meanwhile we will see if St Louis native designer Laura Kathleen will advance to the Top 7 tonite, Thursday on Project Runway on Lifetime.

UPDATE:Laura advanced to the Top 7


The St Louis Cardinals are 1 ½ games away from the Wild Card race to the playoffs after third baseman David Freese drove in five runs Wednesday with a three-run homer and a triple, beating the New York Mets 6-5 for their 12th win in 14 games. With the win, the Cardinals advance within 1 game of the Atlanta Braves in the National League wild-card race. St. Louis, has seven games left and will play the Mets today, Thursday to possibly sweep.


According to reports, The River City Casino, and Harrah's got their tax bills reduced by millions of dollars this week by the St. Louis County Board of Equalization.

The decision was based on members hearing the casinos appeal and cut Harrah's tax bill nearly $8 million and River City's over $3.5 million. The tax cut reportedly resulted into budget cuts from the county's all the way down to two local school districts. County Executive Charley Dooley, reportedly heard about the tax break at a South County town hall meeting and said he is not happy about it. However, Dooley can not influence the decisions.

Last Saturday was the Superstars of Soul concert with The Isley Brothers, El DeBarge and opener After 7 (singerKeith Sweat dropped out a week prior to the St Louis stop). There were some interesteing moments that took place during the show according to Delores Shante of the St Louis American and Kevin Johnson of the St Louis Post. Before their set, headliners Ron and Ernie Isley weregiven a resolution from Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, accompanied by Alderwoman Marlene Davis and St. Louis rapper Yung Ro, celebrating its 50 plus year career. Also, there was a surprise appearnce by R&B legend singer Dennis Edwards one of the former TemptationsMidliner El DeBarge was just OK and was bit jittery in his performance and his set was plagued with mic problems. A highlight was when his younger brother, Chico joined him on stage. Opener After 7's set was unplugged—literally when the backstage crew signalled their time was up and caused big BOOS from the crowd. We hraed that many ticketers got refunds afterthey discovered Keith Sweat was not performing but the attendance was still modest in comparison. (Pics by Carlston Edwards)

ROWN ROYAL BLACK & QREAM LIQUEUR Present: A~LIST 2011 WEEKEND Celebrity Basketball Afterparty

w. A~List: The INTRODUCTION + 18 Celeb Host
w. DJ Q + Featuring Qream Liqueur & Crown Royal Black
w. Friday, September 23rd ~ 9pm–1:30am
w. RETRO LOUNGE ~ 1518 MCGEE, Kansas City. Mo

~HOST COMMITTEE~ include singer Tank, actors Pooch Hall, Brian White, Flex Alexander,
Kyle and Chris Massey and b-ball player Michael B. Jordon

w. A~List: THE MAIN EVENT + 18 Celeb Host
w. DJ Q + featuring Qream Liqueur & Crown Royal Black
w. Saturday, September 24th ~ 9pm–3:00am


There was a homecoming concert for STL native singer Amber Boykin last Thursday at Kennerly COGIC where there was a packed house of church and family members and well wishers. (She is pictured with her daughter sitting at the front of the crowd as the church members prep for a money offering). Boykin was recently announced as the winner of Season 4 of BET's gospel competition show, “Sunday Best.” In related newz, she among others will perform at Cedric Shannon Rives Sing You Out the 4 Walls CD Release Concert Sept 30 at Gateway Area Bible Fellowship Apolistic Church (PHOTO BY Diedre Powell)

Comedian and former talk show host George Lopez will perform at the new Peabody Theater Nov 5

Rapper/actor Common will be speaking at Saint Louis University on September 22, in the Wool Ballrooms. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Rapper Bone Crusher will perform at TheJunkyard Bar and Grill tonite, Thursday.

According to Deb Peterson of the St Louis Post, Rob Silverstein (PICTURED), exec producer for the entertainment show, "Access Hollywood," and Billy Bush, the main host of "Access Hollywood."will be in St. Louis today Thursday to lobby for the new time slot for "Access Hollywood," on KTVI (Channel 2) and which, for the first time locally, will be in head-to-head competition against "Entertainment Tonight," on KMOV (Channel 4). Silverstein got his start as a cub sports producer at KMOX (1120 AM). Bush, who is also a nephew of former President George H. W. Bush and cousin of George W. Bush, is due to throw out the first pitch at the Cardinals game against the Mets on Thursday.

Food Network personality Alton Brown is coming to St. Louis at the Ethical Society of St. Louis on Sunday, Oct. 9, to talk with fans and sign copies of the latest cookbook spinoff from his "Good Eats" show.

One of the recent MacArthur "genius grant" winners is an author who grew up in Columbia, Mo. Peter Hessler, who has written three books about China and writes for the New Yorker.


St Louis native R&B singer Angela Winbush made a surprise appearance at Cafe Soul's 5th Anniversary showcase last Friday at the Loft during scheduled entertainer Chicago native and Grammy nominated singer Syleena Johnson. She was a guest of St Louis Post's Kevin Johnson. On stage she performed one of her classic hits, “Angel.”

Stylist Ola will have a Ola Style fashion show in NYC show at Cellar Bar @ Bryant Park Hotel Sept 24

Two St Louis political figures will be featured in an entertainment realm. First, State Rep Jamilah Nasheed will have a celebrity roast and bday fundraiser at the Loft Oct 9. Also, St. Louis Juvenile Court Judge Jimmie Edwards is a national finalist for People magazine's 2011 People Readers' Choice Hero campaign.

Alive Magazine will have a Project Design Meet and Greet to kick off ST Louis Fashion Week Sept 30 with a fashion show showcasing designs from Project Runway finalist and St Louis native AJ Thouvenot's line Andy J 7:30 p.m. (Info on pic)

St Louis Magazine presents Fever Fashion Show Oct 6 at Neiman Marcus Plaza Frontenac

Kim Massie is one of several acts who will perform at the Midtown Alley Street Fest Oct 1 on Locust Street. Info

Singer TERESAJENEE is one of the acts who will perform at Lola October 6th for the Lola STL Music Fest! For more information go to:

DJ Enoch presents a Global Warmth Underground music set Sept 30 at Brennan's

STL actor/director and poet Sir Ervin Williams is producing a theatrical production of “Zella” that will take place at Missouri History Museum Sept 26-28 (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

King Kerry of
Hella Fly Promotions (FAR RIGHT)and Orlando Watson of Rockhouse Entertainment (MIDDLE) are moving its weekly networking party Sexy as You Wanna Be Sundays from The Loft to Lola’s starting this Sunday. Also, it was announced this week that on Sunday Oct 9, there will be a special welcome home party for Hella Fly co-promoter Dano Johnson (LEFT) who had been convelescing in the hospital since getting shot and injured this summer during a shootout by an assailant involving he and a female inside a vehicle near the now defunct Club Envy

BLIND PICZ. Who was the guy who signed up to audition for Chrys Yvette's A DATING GAME Sunday at Twisted Olive?


Which STL artist was spotted auditioning at Twisted Olive Sunday?

HINT 1. The artist is a female

HINT 2. They auditioned for a popular singing competition

HINT 3. They are related to a famous TV personality on a national TV show

HINT 4. She goes by a first name


STL rapper/producer Playboy Ro(RIGHT)and Grammy Award nominated rapper B.O.B. (FAR RIGHT)

PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which STL mover and shakers got it in this week? Radio personality Staci Static and stylist Ola (TIE) and event promoters King Kerry and Orlando Watson and Phil Assets (TIE)

Staci Static.(FAR LEFT)

This sista is the voice that can be heard on Hot 104.1 WHHL weekdays and on Thursdays, host networking parties at Junkyard Bar and Grill with this week with a performance by rapper Bone Crusher and starting back this Saturday is her live remote cast from The Loft.

Ola. (LEFT)Coming off of coordinating an MTV styled Sweet 16 Party at Harry;s Bar, this lovely stylist and event promoter is jet setting to her hometown of NYC to showcase her OLA STYLE this Friday.

Phil Assets(RIGHT). After a no-show with Gucci Mane at Posh last Friday, he and co-promoter Loosecannon Slim subbed the event with a FREE GUCCI MANE party at Club Amnesia. This week, the CEO of Liquid Assets continues to have his networking parties at Club Amnesia every Thursday with Look at Me Now Thursdays and International Night on Sundays. This Saturday , Best Damned Ladies Night will be preempted by MOTIVATION, an after party hosted by singer Kelly Rowland after the FAME tour co-promoted with Starpower and Reggie D Ent.

King Kerry and Orlando Watson.These two swagged out brothas are promoters in their respective promotion companies Hella Fly Promotions and Rockhouse Entertainment respectively. Watson has filled in for a convelescing Dano Johnson of Hella Fly after his near fatal shooting that occurred this summer (SEE BITZ ABOVE). This Friday HellaFly resumes its $5 Fridays at The Broadway and Sunday, both groups will have a special Sexy As You Wanna Be Sundays as they welcome Johnson back from his recovery in a new spot, Lola.


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

Why was Troy Hunter killed? Why did the show “Playboy Club “debut in competition with Monday Night Football? Why did that guy on X Factor drop his pants showing his dick and ass on stage? Why was Ray J and Fabolous fighting during an after party for the Mayweather fight? Why is there a scandal already brewing on the newly crowned Miss Universe? Why did it take over 10 years for the Gateway Classic to have a double header? And why did it take so log to bring Lincoln University in the mix? AND Why was Chaz Bono last when he danced on Dance With the Stars and why did it seem more emphasis was on if he looked like a man?



STL LIBRAians BDAZEs. Event promoter Chris Clark, comedian Brandon “Hot Sauce” Glover, event promoters Maurice Hamilton and Cedric Cobb, fashion stylist Skylar Barnes, actor Kelvin Roston, poets Kels DK (PICTURED) and Desmond Wordsmith Perkins, and socialiteNicole Moore White


Grammy Award winning jazz group Take 6 will open up the new season of Jazz at The Bistro thru Sept -24

Gitana Productions presents the play “Inalienable Rights” til Sept 25 at Regional Arts Commission (SEE REVIEW at


St Louis Repertory Theater presents “Red”

by John Logan

Directed by Steven Woolf

THRU October 2

130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves



Stress Free Fridays at Sashas' on Shaw , 4069 Shaw 5pm















The East St Louis Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., cordially invites you to attend the 'Pre-Klassic' Edition of our 4th Friday Happy Hour ( 09.23.11, 6pm-9pm) at the Pasta House in Fairview Hts, IL.

Please come out and enjoy drink & appetizer specials in a festive environment with the Brothers of K A PSI. Admission $3, ladies get in FREE!

Kappa Klassic Comedy/Step Show (Sat Sept 24th) tickets will be available as well.


Gateway Classic 2011 - HBCU / Greek Alumni Reception Party

at Roberts Brothers Mayfair Hotel

Fri. Sept 23

Tickets: $15 Donation / For tickets in advance call 314-508-1065

Jazz Reception / Featuring Michael Fitzgerald / 8p-10p

Skool Dazes Party /DJ Costik (video DJ) / 10p-1a

Taste of St. Louis will take place September 23-25 Soldiers' Memorial Downtown. For more info go to

Some of the events during the Gateway Classic weekend include Comedy Show at Casino Queen feat Pierre , Damon Williams and Matt Collins two shows at 7p and 9p Tix $25 Thursday AND The Gateway Classic Game Sept 24 double header at The Edward Jones Dome.

Today Show Style Contributor Lloyd Boston, will be at Macy's St. Louis Galleria, to talk on “ 7 Ways To Wear It with Lloyd Boston! “Saturday, September 24th at 2:00 p.m. To RSVP call 866.607.4422


Singer/actor Chuck Flowers will perform a tribute to Stevie Wonder Part Two at Inspot Dessert Bar and Lounge at 8p.m. Sept 24

Back to School JamFAME Tour featuring Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland and T Pain at Verizon Wireless Ampitheater Sept 24



Miami DJ George Acosta be in St.Louis on Saturday September 24th at Europe Nightclub


Vital Voice Health Fair 12p at St Louis Science Center


Fashion at the City Sept 25at City Musuem

Sunday, September 25 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

City Museum, St Louis, MO

701 N. 15 Street

Created By

Prissy Couture

Portion of the proceeds go to the Gateway Classic Foundation.

The St. Louis-area choirs have been lined up for the How Sweet the Sound gospel choir competition, taking place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Scottrade Center. Donald Lawrence (PICTURED)will host, and CeCe Winans and Marvin Sapp are judges.

Rosanne Cash at Duck Room at Blueberry Hill

Sept 27


$20 cover

Zella, will be premiering September 26-28, 2011. Come out and support Sir Ervin Williams III. Hope to see you all there. Click the flyer for more details, or go to WWW.SIREJWTHEATER.COM to purchase tickets.



No comments:

Post a Comment