Wednesday, October 26, 2011

OUT 1065--ILLI MO arts and ent BITZ (OCT 27-NOV 2)




Have a safe Halloween Weekend!



2012 Mr Couture Ryan Mitchell will be making a appearance on Lesley On The Town this Thursday nite at 8p.m. CST on and participate in two fashion shows: The Merge Fashion Preview with Shan Keith at 3965 Park and Grand in St Louis on Friday and Jon Erickque’s HotList Invasion Fashion Show and Halloween party at the Cavalier Club in Cairo, Ill on Saturday! (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

As the year is quickly coming to an end, it’s about that time for the OUTTOWN’s Year End Tallies—and we want you to be involved. So, what was the Top Illinois/Missouri based Arts and Entertainment Story of 2011? What about the STL story of 2011? How about the Top STL Mover and Shakers Male and Female of 2011? You can make your voices heard starting Nov 1 sending your choices for the four categories by making a comment in the OUTTOWN Blogspot comment box below! Your choices will be announced during the Year End OUTTOWN Blogspot Thursday Dec 29.


President Barack Obama's West Coast trip this week included a stop at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on October 25. Obama, who was traveling to raise money for his re-election bid and to try to gain more support for his jobs bill, made his fourth appearance on Leno's show, and the second since he became president.

He first appeared on the show in 2006 and again in 2007, and then became the first sitting president to appear on "The Tonight Show" with his March 19, 2009 visit.

Obama then headed north to San Francisco for a fundraiser featuring a performance by folk rock singer-songwriter Jack Johnson. Obama also had fundraisers scheduled in Denver, all part of a three-day, three-state swing through the west.

Tuesday's fundraisers follow star-studded campaign events in Los Angeles on Monday. Obama joined actor Will Smith and basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson at a dinner at the home of producer James Lassiter. Then he mingled with Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas over canapés at the movie star couple's home just a few blocks away.

We think that our President will have a fight on his hands for re-election, but if anything, he definitely has a knack of the talk show realm. Hmm who knows, he may have a budding new career after his Presidency is over. We can see him hosting a talk show. Don't you?


Game Six of the World Series between the St. Lousi Cardinals and the Texas Rangers at Busch stadium was postponed Wednday dur to inclement weather and was rescheduled for Thursday nite and Game Seven, if needed would be played Friday nite instead of Thursday nite. St Louis Cardinals are currently trailing Rangers 3-2.

The World Series has shook up prime-time television viewing, helping Fox knock off CBS for the week. Three of the first four World Series games between Texas and St. Louis finished among the 10 most popular programs for the week, Nielsen said Tuesday. The only exception was Saturday's third game, a Cardinals blowout that coincided with the night many of Fox's young viewers are out and away from the TV.

Fox has moved ahead of CBS for the season in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic it targets. That's unusual because Fox's season usually doesn't heat up until "American Idol" comes back on the air in January.

More than 15 million people watched the Series' fourth game on Sunday night, Nielsen said. That meant baseball eclipsed football;NBC's Sunday night NFL game had a season-low 12.5 million viewers, burdened with a non-competitive game between New Orleans and Indianapolis.



In related World Series newz, St Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols made history when he hit in the ninth inning of World Series Game 3 Saturday night, three homeruns and driven in six of St. Louis' 16 runs on the night on his own.

He became only the third man in baseball history to hit three home runs in a World Series game following Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson. Also, Pujols became the only man ever to have five hits, three home runs and six RBI in a single World Series game on Saturday night in Arlington, TX. In more Pujols newz, he will have a statue unveiled in his honor on November 2.The 10-foot, 1,100-pound bronze sculpture of Pujols will be at Westport Plaza.

The public is invited to attend the unveiling statue at 11:00 a.m.


Chicago's talk show goddess Oprah Winfrey wore a red portrait neckline gown and red heels to interview Americana designer Ralph Lauren on Oct. 24 at a live benefit that raised over $7 million for Lincoln Center in NYC and the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention. Lauren discussed his life, career and commitment to anti-cancer causes at Lincoln Center in front of a sold-out crowd of arts patrons and a celebrity guest list.

Oprah initially interviewed Lauren in May on one of her final TV show episodes. But she didn't save any hard hitting q's for the second meeting, asking questions such as “How’d you get to be so darned American?” “Were you ever scared?” “What makes you most proud?”

Finally, Winfrey mused about never having seen an actual Lauren fashion show. And surprise, surprise, don't you know she got one. Lauren said, “Let me show you, Oprah" and more than 50 models walked the stage in designs from his Spring 2012 collection.

In the audience and at the post-show dinner included Jerry Seinfeld, Michael J. Fox, Matt Lauer, , Gayle King Michael J. Fox, Anderson Cooper, Deborah Roberts, Bryant and Hilary Gumbel, Martha Stewart, and Barbara Walters.

Some celebs even got to ask Lauren their own questions during the interview. Today show weather anchor Al Roker asked “Can I get a discount?" Lauren answered “Al Roker? Sure. I watch him all the time. Yes.” Williams wanted to know his favorite car. Lauren admitted, “That’s the hardest one. They are all like my children.”

St. Louis native Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live wanted the designer's opinion about people who have copied his American style. Always a class act, Lauren politely demurred, “I don’t think about them.”

In other words, a kissy kiss fest. LOL


As her husband was on the West Coast raising money for his campaign, First lady Michelle Obama returned home to Chicago Tuesday for two personal causes: improving the nation’s nutrition and helping feed her husband’s re-election campaign fund.

Speaking at a fundraising event at Plumbers Hall on the Near West Side, Obama recited a litany of President
Barack Obama’s accomplishments and urged supporters to stay strong against GOP criticism.

Earlier during her Chicago visit, Obama made a stop at City Hall for a meeting convened by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to discuss “food deserts,” areas lacking access to fresh produce and grocery stores. Then she headed to a Walgreens store on the South Side that has expanded to sell grocery staples.

In unrelated newz, Obama is coming out with a new book this Spring called “American Grown: How The White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools and Communities.

Despite rampant rumors claiming Chicago native singer/actress Jennifer Hudson has called off her wedding to fiancé David Otunga, the singer’s rep clarifies that the big day will go ahead as planned. "I can confirm that the story is not true," the rep tells E! News.

According to Star Magazine, 30-year-old Hudson "abandoned plans to walk down the aisle" due to constant bickering between her and Otunga. The tabloid claimed the couple, who got engaged in 2008, were "clashing over Jennifer's career obsession, commitment issues and reluctance to have more children."

Another inside source for the tabloid explained, "David resents that she's so consumed by work." The so-called insider went on to add, "He's been pushing for baby No. 2, but Jennifer says she's not ready and throws out a million excuses."

Earlier in October, MediaTakeOut reported that J-Hud’s wedding to David was put on hold because of legal issues. The blog quoted a source inside Hudson’s family who said, "[David] didn't want to sign a prenup, and so they put the wedding on hold."

All false, says Hudson, via her mouthpiece. As for the mystery of her wedding date, Hudson claims that just because the world doesn’t know, doesn’t mean it’s not set. "I've always had a [wedding] date!" she told In Touch Weekly last month, "I just haven't told anybody! So it's set!

We may not know the when or where, but one thing we know for sure, Hudson will look smashing in her white dress.

Hmm, we think that her PR people are putting a good spin on this matter but our gut feeling is there is trouble in paradise and don’t think the wedding is going to go forward but likely the couple will just be there for their son.

Chicago bred rap superstar Kanye West and Jay-Z–now collectively known as The Throne–are headed to Atlanta, where they’ll kick off the fall leg of their highly anticipated Watch The Throne tour. The inaugural show is on Friday night (October 28) in the city’s Phillips Arena.The much-hyped tour is in support of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s platinum-selling album Watch The Throne and they’ll remain in town long enough to perform another show on Saturday night (October 29). The Birmingham News reports that Yeezy and Hov will hit the road on Wednesday night (October 26) after 200 workers assist with packing for the trek. Tour dates will take the duo as far as Canada in late November, before wrapping up in December

Chicago native jazz legend Herbie Hancock is back on the road with his one man piano concert tour, playing his first U.S. tour as solo pianist. This Saturday he will perform near his hometown at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville and on Sunday, perform at Lied Center in Lawrence, Ks.

St Louis native rapper J Kwon is speaking out these days with a new single entitled, “Fake Baby Moma Diss - FuCk ThE BuTlErS" . The song goes in on fake baby momma who got him locked up on bogus child support charges. Its' been a year or so since J-Kwon spoke out about a DNA test that proved a child he thought was his wasn't after spending time locked up on child support charges which sent his career on a downward spiral.


Rockford, Ill native Kayla Ferrell was eliminated in a double elimination on this week’s America’s Next Top Model aired Wednesday on the CW..

In related newz, Oak Park, Ill native comedian Kathy Griffin was a guest judge on this week’s America’s Next Top Model All stars.


St Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is still in a walking boot and it appears that at least another week will pass before the St. Louis Rams quarterback gets back on the field. Bradford was not at practice this week while rehabbing from a left ankle sprain, leaving his availability in doubt for the second straight game. Backup A.J. Feeley got his first start since 2007 in a 34-7 loss at Dallas last Sunday and expects to get the call again this week against the New Orleans Saints at home atteh Edward Jones Dome this Sunday.

Bradford’s leg was placed in a cast Saturday, a day after on-field testing aggravated the injury, and the cast was taken off earlier this week. The 0-6 Rams will try to avoid risking another setback for Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft, and aren’t sure when they’ll try another round of tests.

He suffered the injury during his team's 24-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers on October 16.


Various St Louis venues had free screenings of the World Series including an outside screen at Art Hill in Forest Park and various theatres including the Tivoli in the Delmar Loop.


Nick Cannon and the crew from NBC's America's Got Talent will be back in St. Louis in March to tape an episode here. Reportedly, several hundred people auditioned and performed in front of the show's host and a bevy of producers at America's Center in the first round of auditions. In March, Cannon and the competitors will be in town with judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel.

Along with St Louis rapper Vega, two other based rappers have put their rhymes to paper in celebration of the Cardinals World Series run. First is Prince Ea (FAR LEFT)who released the song and video "Cardinal National Video (World Series Anthem / Fan POV)." In the video that was featured on FOX 2 along with his appearance Wednesday, the camera follows the die-hard Cardinal fan from his home, past the stadium, and to a local sports bar to watch the game, his team's red and white paraphernalia everywhere along the way. To see the video go to Second is, rapper Yung Ro who released has a new baseball song aimed at the Cardinals as well, titled "Time for Another One." In Yung Ro's anthem, he repeats "bring the trophy home, we gotta bring the trophy home." Ronnie Notch produced "Time for Another One."

To listen to the song go to


A new bar is about to open in downtown town St Louis called Smash Bar. It will be housed in the old building last occupied by Sugar Lounge.


Singer/actor Chris Isaak will perform Nov 17 at Family Arena

Comedian Paula Poundstone will perform Nov 12 at Sheldon Concert Hall

Season 9 Project Runway finalist Kimberly Goldson will be at Inspot this Thursday for a RSVP meet and greet.

Two prominent activists/poets Amiri Baraka (PICTURED)and Haki R. Madhubuti, headlined and helped celebrate the The Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club’s 25th birthday. Wednesday that was held at the Missouri History Museum

A couple of St. Louis-based sisters, attorney Jennifer Tyus and Dr. April Tyus, are featured in this month's issue of Black Enterprise Magazine.

Rapper FUTURE (MR. TONY MONTANA) will be LIVE PERFORMING at Liquid assets Halloween Party SUNDAY OCTOBER 30th at CLUB AMNESIA

St Louis resident Model/MMA fighter Ashley Salazar is campaigning for a spot as a ring girl for ProElite MMA! OCt 30 To Vote for Ashley Salazar to be RING GIRL go to

St Louis rapper Ruka Puff has released a new music video for the song "How I Feel" featuring rapper Kello. To peep it go to

Radio personality Mz. Janee is officially the new midday host over at Hot 104.1 FM


Actress Thomasina Clarke is now a jeans designer with Baggns Jeans. Her website is

Poet MPEROR will be competing in a kickboxing match at Halloween Fight Club, Oct 28, at Andre MMA Academy. For ticket info call 636=-24-2900

The good folks from S.Y.G.U. and LEISURE STUDIES (LOLA) have teamed up to bring "SPEAKERBOXX" Series Premiere starting Friday, October 28th (and rocking every last Friday of the Month) at Lola This month featured is the Legendary Lord Finesse.

STL based designer Shan Keith collaborates with NV Showroom Boutique for The Merge Fashion Show that will take place October 28 · 8:00pm at 3965 Park and Grand (behind Cardinal Glennon Hospital) It will be an exhibition of fashion where both entrepreneurs will preview clothes from their individual fall collections. The two have Merge'd together in efforts to introduce Shan Keith's designs being housed and available at NV Showroom Boutique!

Liquid Assets has started a new nite at Club Amnesia called G@ME Tuesdays that started Tuesday.


Jim Cain, a music impresario who was manager of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, helped run a music conservatory and helped start the Mississippi River Festival, died Thursday (Oct. 20,) from complications of throat cancer at the Charlevoix Health Care Center in St. Charles County. He was 81 and lived in St. Charles.


St. Louis American graphic artist /socialite Melvin Moore and singer Mario

BLIND PICZ. Who was the sista wearing the fancy fishnets at the Café Soul event last Friday at The Loft?

BLIND BITZ. Which STL based music act is prepping to return to the music scene?

Hint 1. This act is a group

Hint 2. This act signed a national recording contract around the same time Nelly was signed as a solo act

Hint 3. One of its members is also known as an emcee at one of St Louis popular ongoing events.

PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which STL movers and shakers got it in this week? Promoters/socialites Joann Smith and Mocha Latte (TIE) and model/socialite Ryan Mitchell and promoter/socialite Phil Assets (TIE)

JoAnn Smith (RIGHT). This tenacious sista of Keep Living Management is getting it in behind and in front of the scenes as being the public relations and manager for national bound rapper Prince Ea as he released his latest single, “Cardinal Nation” as well as appearing in the video of the same name.

Mocha Latte(FAR RIGHT). Coming off of her hosting the intermission section of Café Soul, this section mainstay is also public relations for Vega during his promotion of the Cardinals song, “Go Cards.” She also continues to get it in hosting Sistah Girl Tuesdays and hosting after static static’s live remote show on Saturdays, both at The Loft.

Ryan Mitchell. (FAR LEFT) This brotha is getting it in as he continues his promotions of his title of 2012 Mr Couture as he will be a guest on Lesley On the Town Thursday at and making an appearance at a meet and greet with Kimberly Goldson at Inspot. Then on Friday, he will model in Shan Keith’s Merge show near Cardinal Glennon Hospital (SEE BITZ ABOVE) and in Jon Erickque’s Hot List Fashion Show in Cairo , Ill on Saturday (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

Phil Assets. (LEFT)This brotha, who is also a mainstay in this section and CEO of stalwart group Liquid Assets introduced a new nite at is holding venue Club Amnesia with G@ME Tuesdays, co-promoted with Team Topher Rising Icons After party with Miguel at The Loft on Wednesday,, the continuous Look at me Thursdays at club Amnesia, a special fashion show with Nightmare on Washington Street and Guilty as Sin After Party with Team Topher at Club Amnesia, the continuous Ladies Night and a special Halloween Party with rapper Future on Sunday, both events at Club Amnesia.

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

Why did Tyler Perry cast Kim Kardashian in his upcoming movie? Why didn’t Boyz To Men member Michael McCrary didn’t join his group mates in recording their latest CD commemorating its 20th Anniversary? Why did singer Bobby Brown say that God was the blame for New edition splitting up? Why isn’t St Louis making more of a buzz on its first reality based TV show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s? Why did Jennifer Lopez start crying during a tribute to her lovers on stage recently? Why did Coke change its cans to all white with white polar bears?Why is there a serial rapist raping older women of the Delta sigma Theta sorority in Texas?Why did Cher get mad because her son Chas Bono was kicked off Dancing With the Stars? Why are they now saying Apple founder Steve Jobs reportedly died of AIDS complications? And why did the folks at Busch stadium postpone Game 6 expecting bad weather and it barely sprinkled rain?


STL SCORPIOians BDAZEs—Rappers Tony Vega and Karim, singer Leslie Johnson, models Osita O. and Ashlai Box, promoter/socialite Big Tah (PICTURED) actor Paris Crayton, artist Ramiro Rajas-Lara and photographer Brian K Young, socialite Rebecca Rodgers

Emmy Award winning actor/activist Michael J. Fox is one of the major headliners of Southeast Missouri State University's speaker series for 2011 and 2012. The university says Fox will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. His talk is titled "Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist."


Lyrical Therapy

Oct 28


University City Library

6701 Delmar BLVD



Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, October 28th as they visit the all new Blue Sky Tower Grill, located at 1034 S. Brentwood Boulevard in the University Club Tower Building across the street from The Galleria Mall..


All Black Mask Q Rade Party with the Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.,

Friday at 6:00pm

All New Club Posh Night Club

657 East Broadway (One Block up from Club Illusion)

Country superstar Reba McEntire will perform at at Chaifetz Arena Oct 28

Actor/comedian Chris Tucker will perform at The Fox Oct 28

STL singer/musician Teresa Jenee(PICTURED) along with artists Mathias and Ben Bounce, Scripts 'N Screwz, Lavelle Spitz, will perform a free concert atThe Firebird Oct 28


FRIDAY OCTOBER 28th featuring 360 Clothing, Zbailey, Achi Couture, J Marie, Sheba Couture,D.Antonio Buffy Lee and Cash Banks will entertain with a Halloween themed Fashion Show Each designer will display personally designed clothing to be modeled in conjunction with Halloween themed hair and makeup This is a must attend Fashion affair.

Brought to you by Delux, Team Topher and Liquid Assets

Following Nightmare of Fashion Team Topher and Liquid Assets Present Guilty as Sin IV



Breast Cancer Bare Chest and Babes Dating Auction Fundraiser Event

Come Join Fun and unique Breast Cancer Fundraiser Event.

There will be music,cocktails,appetizers, raffles,giveaways, gift bags and beautiful people.

Hosted By Hope Weaver

WHEN: 10/28/11 (THIS FRIDAY!!)

WHERE: The Inspot Dessert Bar 5854 Delmar Ave.

TIME: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost: Entry to event is free however donations will be taken at the door.

HOW IT WORKS: There will be several male & female participants that will have dates with them auctioned to the audience. Not all participants will auction dates, some will auction services such as personal training sessions,etc Audience members will be given paddles to place their bids. There will also be other items available for silent auction & sale.



Hip Hop Halloween, a safe, non-scary Halloween party for children, will be presented by the Black Rep on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the troupe's Monsanto Center for the Performing Arts on the fourth floor at 1717 Olive Street.


Chuck Flowers presents "OLD SKOOL/NU SKOOL JAM SESSION"

Oct 29


5854 Delmar Blvd

St. Louis, MO 63112

$8.00 COVER

w/Phillip Graves-Keys, Carlos Hughes-Drums, Eric "Snoopy" Tyler-Bass


Jon Erickque’s HotList Invasion Fashion Show and Halloween party at the Cavalier club Saturday Oct 29 in Cairo, Ill. 8p.m.

B Free Paparazzi present Saints & Sinners ’11 Saturday, October 29 at 9:00pm, 2720 Cherokee (CLICK PIC FOR INFO)


Hella Fly, Rockhouse present "THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN @ LOLA" THIS SUNDAY OCT. 30th.



Tony Award winning Billy Elliott The Musical is coming to the Fox Nov 1-13

HEY OUTTOWNERS check out ongoing stuff thats going on in St Louis at


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