Wednesday, November 2, 2011

OUT 1072--ILLI MO arts and ent BITZ (NOV 3-9)




Daylight Savings Time ends late Saturday/early Sunday on Nov. 5. So set your clocks back one hour at 2 a.m.

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HEY OUTTOWNERS, 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 at

Your choices will be announced during the Year End OUTTOWN Blogspot Thursday Dec 29.


The St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th World Series title Friday at Busch Stadium in Game Seven, beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 win . Their win was assisted greatly by St Louis native third baseman David Freese by hitting the game-winning home run in an iconic Game 6 last Thursday of the World Series, securing a Cardinals win and forced Game 7 of the World Series last Friday in arguably one of the most exciting baseball games in history. Freese also became the league’s MVP.

"This is a dream come true," Freese said. "This is why you keep battling."

Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa said the fans, cheering and supporting, helped his team to the muster the strength to comeback so many times.

"It is amazing, incredible," La Russa said. "This is for you, fans. Thank you so much."

The final two games of the World Series delivered for FOX, as Game 7 posted a 14.7/25 household rating/share with 25.4 million viewers to score as the highest-rated, most-watched game since 2004 when the Boston Red Sox broke their World Series drought, according to Nielsen. Game 7 also gave the network its highest-rated Friday night program in FOX history. Game 6 was also a dinger with a 12.7/21 fast national household rating/share with an average viewership of 21.1 million viewers for the network. Overall, the 2011 World Series on FOX averaged a 10.0/16 national household rating/share and 16.6 million viewers, for a 19% spike over last year's 8.4/14.

This was mos def good for the image of St Louis. Baseball critics are saying that Game Six was probably the best series played in MLB History, Only the Show Me State can make something like that happen!!!

In related Cardinals news, after winning the World Series MVP award, David Freese brought his trophy and his stories and appeared on the Jay Leno Show Monday night. Freese reportedly missed his morning flight out to L.A., but was able to grab another flight.

The crew on "Access Hollywood Live," featuring host Billy Bush and correspondent Kit Hoover, interviewed Freese that morning of his appearance..
He said he was rattled before his appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno. "I was more nervous for that than playing in front of 50,000 Phillies fans," he said.

He also discussed athletic supporters and why ballplayers spend time adjusting their private parts.


Freese was also a surprise guest on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show that morning, too. He was on with a couple of super Cardinals fans who got engaged during the World Series.

Here is a clip of Freese on Leno:

In related newz, as David Freese was on the West Coast taping Ellen and Leno, former St Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, fresh from stepping down as manager of the team taped an episode of “The Late Show with David Letterman”

On there he talked about his retiring form baseball.

“You know, 33 years of doing it, it’s time to give somebody else a shot at that great St. Louis job. And, you know, it got to where I was taking things personal,” he said. “We had a strategy that I took a little personally, but it was effective: The players said, ‘Just get so far ahead that you couldn’t screw it up,’ It worked, but I thought, you know, that’s not really the place I should be.”

La Russa, said he already had a job offer, of sorts.

“I actually got a job offer this afternoon, I swear ... I did, I swear. My wife and I, we started a foundation about companion animal rescue, but there's a group called Performing Animal Welfare Society just outside of Sacramento ... and they offered me a job as an elephant keeper,” he said. “I told them I'll interview. I'm all for it.”

La Russa, admitted, though, that he’s a baseball guy through and through. “I signed when I was 17 years old — that’s almost 50 years ago and it’s all I know,” he said. “I keep waiting for the phone to ring and it’s going to be a little scary if it doesn’t ring.”

Speaking of phones ... La Russa stuck to his story about the Game 5 bullpen miscommunication, which prompted him to make a dizzying array of excuses and was, he admitted, embarrassing. “I made so many excuses to cover my butt at the time that I forget which one it was.”

To see interview go to

Chicago bred rap star Kanye West and rap partner and mentor Jay Z kicked off their “Watch The Throne” tour in Atlanta Friday and the highlight was of West wearing a Givenchy Bomber Jacket & Leather Kilt and leggings onstage.

Hmm, some folk are saying Ye’s kilt looked more like a layered skirt. Only Ye could pull off gender bending in hip hop fashion. What do yawl think of his choice in dress?—pun intended. LOL

The legendary magazine, Jet turned 60 this week, with President Barack Obama on the cover. Founded by Chicago’s John H. Johnson in 1951 under the helm of his Johnson Publishing Company, which also founded Ebony magazine, Jet has always been digest-sized and published mostly in black and white until 1999.

In Jet's special issue: Rev. T.D. Jakes, Beyonce, Will Smith, Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey and Queen Latifah are part of its “Living the Dream,” which takes a look at successful African-Americans, and stories on "10 Policies that Shaped Black America," including landmark court victories like Brown Vs. Board of Ed, and the "Top 10 Sports Moments Since 1951."

,Jet will also pay tribute to some of its all-time favorite sections – including the "Top 10 Jet Beauties of the Week," the favorite Jet covers of its 60-year history and some of the best “This Week’s Top Photos.”

Jet also takes a trip down memory lane with a timeline of black
America’s diverse hairstyles.

The 60th anniversary issue is on newsstands this week. Please visit Jet magazine’s online version at

St. Louis born singer/producer Akon is scheduled to perform in China this week. The hip-hop artist is booked for three arena shows, stopping in Beijing on Friday before moving on to Shanghai and Guangzhou, but it’s not the first time he’s tried to tour China. A similar tour in 2009 was canceled because of swine-flu fears.

Asia might be seeing more of Akon in the coming year. While visiting Hyderabad, he told the Times of India that he wants to “be a part of the Bollywood scene.”

He has already worked with some of the region’s top musical acts. In 2009, he appeared in Taiwanese rapper Wilber Pan’s “Be with You,” and later that year, he included Korean pop star BoA on his song “Beautiful” and used the track on the Japanese version of his album “Freedom.”

Emmy Award nominated comedian/actor Tracy Morgan will perform at the Chicago Improv this Friday in Schamburg. Ill. Opening up will be comedian and Tom Joyner Morning Show personality Dominique.


New reality show stars and St Louis natives Robbie Montgomery and Tim Norman, owner and manager of the Sweetie Pie’s soul food chain respectively, was on The Rosie Show aired on the OWN last week talking about its critically acclaimed new reality show documentary “Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s” that is aired Saturdays on the OWN


On Monday, St Louis Cardinals manager Tony Larussa (PHOTO BY BILL GREENBLATT UPI) had a press conference at Busch Stadium to announce his retirement of baseball just three days after winning his third World Series ring. At the conference, , La Russa said that he already had his mind made up he was going to retire at the conclusion of the season, regardless of the outcome. He mentioned that he told general manager John Mozeliak in late August.

He also said that he told the players after the parade celebration Sunday evening and that "some grown men cried."

In an interesting side note KTRS Radio personality hinted at LaRussa retiring in August on his afternoon show and reiterated that premonition this week on his show saying that he got an inside report of it happening and even went off on air on fiolk who were shocked that it happened. There were many people in St Louis who didn’t like LaRussa because of his gruff personality and how he played Ozzie Smith during his debut as a Cards manager in 1996 by not starting The wizard in his final season as A Cardinal, but in the game, its all about winning, and that’s what LaRussa did—and its in the record books, not his personality.

To see the video go to


In related newz, The Cardinals organization hopes to have a new skipper hired by Thanksgiving – three weeks from now. Name sthrown out there are

Cards third-base coach Jose Oquendo, Terry Francona, who managed the Boston Red Sox to World Series titles in 2007 and 2004 (when they swept La Russa’s Cardinals), Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, Braves first-base coach (and former Cardinal) Terry Pendleton, former Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman, Cardinals coach Joe Pettini and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.

We actually want Ozzie Smith. LOL


In more related LaRusa newz, On Friday night, he will drop the ceremonial puck before the St. Louis Blues play the Vancouver Canucks. The Blues are commemorating the Cardinals' 11th World Series title with mezzanine level tickets for $11.11, and with plaza-level tickets for $29, Game 7 winner Chris Carpenter's jersey number.

There's also a buy one, get one free offer on hot dogs for fans wearing Cardinals gear.

There was a Parade and Pep Rally Sunday to celebrate the World Series win of the St . Louis Cardinals. An official crowd estimate was not immediately available for the parade down the streets of St. Louis and the celebration at Busch Stadium, but city officials expected several hundred thousand, and it was clearly that, if not more. The crowd was so large that people were parking more than two miles away, and interstate highways were jammed near downtown.

High school marching bands played along the parade route between 18th and 7th streets on Market

(Former) Manager Tony La Russa led the parade atop a beer wagon pulled by the Budweiser Clydesdales, followed by a truck carrying owner Bill DeWitt Jr. clinging to the World Series trophy.

The parade ended inside Busch Stadium, where a sold-out crowd watched the celebration. In fact, the ballpark rally sold out in 90 minutes after the Cardinals won the clincher on Friday.

At the rally, many players and organization heads spoke but the star was David Freese who, was bestowed with the keys to the City and County of St. Louis. Freese also took home a 2012 Corvette.

Hundreds of St. Louis Cardinals fans turned out for the unveiling of an Albert Pujols statue outside his restaurant Pujols 5 out in Westport Plaza.

Pujols did not mention free agency Wednesday during his speech as he stood near the 10-foot, 1,100-pound bronze likeness of himself.

Funds for the statue were provided by an anonymous donor two years ago. The sculpture was made by Harry Weber and is similar to Weber's work on Cardinals Hall of Famers outside Busch Stadium.

To see ceremony go to,0,5183280.story

We think Pujols is leaving St. Louis Cards. As a free agent now, its his ballgame of whether he wants to stay or go—and its all about the dollar bill and who has more of it. One local radio station in St Louis reported that Pujols was buying a house in Miami so don’t be surprised if he announces that he is going to the Miami (formerly Florida) Marlins.


St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina won his fourth consecutive Gold Glove award on Tuesday, making him the first National League catcher to win four straight since 1998.


The St Louis Rams won its first game of the NFL season against New Orleans 31-21 at Edward Jones Dome Sunday. Meanwhile wide receiver Steven Jackson rushed for 159 yards on 25 carries to give him his first 100-yard game of the season and 28th of his career. Jackson now ranks second in team history in 100-yard rushing performances, trailing only Eric Dickerson with 38. Jackson entered the day tied with Marshall Faulk in the category.


The football Mizzou Tigers (4-4) won its first victory this season against a ranked team (Texas A&M) in 14 years. They next play Baylor on Saturday.


In other Rams newz, Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Brandon Lloyd was picked up by the team recently.

Country singer/actress Reba McEntire and comedian/actor Chris Tucker’s concerts were sidetracked by the frenzy of the St. Louis Cardinals Games Six and Seven last Thursday at the Chaifetz Arena and Friday at the Fox Theatre respectively. Some people were in Cards gear, reportedly left to see the game on TV, some cheered when they found out the Cards were winning during and the entertainers themselves gave shout outs of the Cards’ victories during their sets. On a side note, we saw reports that Tony “Tiny ‘ Lister: the actor who played iconic character Deebo in the classic film, “Friday: made a cameo appearance on Tucker’s set riding his bike ala Deebo style.


Chris Tucker and Tiny Lister got their dinner on at Sweetie Pie’s on Manchester while they were in St Louis last week for Tucker’s concert at The Fox Friday They are pictured with Sweetie Pie’s manager Tim Norman and owner Robbie Montgomery, Also pictured is comedian London Brown who also performed with Tucker. (PHOTO BY Brandon Bernard )


Rapper Young MC was in St Louis last Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, he performed with Rob Base and Coolio at a private concert at The Pageant presented by CFM Superfreak Party and Friday, he was spotted at Rams Park with the St Louis Rams during their practice.


Teen rapper Diggy was at Cardinal Ritter High School recently. The school won the Diggy as Principal for a Day Contest. Diggy was in town for the Sxcream Tour with Mindless Behavior at The Fox.

On Tuesday, half-a-dozen people gathered at Subterranean Books in U City to set some unique world records, including "most books read aloud in a bookstore at one time." Corey Henderson and Dan Rollman of, came to University City as part of a 16-city tour to promote their new book, "The RecordSetter Book of World Records." The book features a collection of stories behind the website's outlandish records that include everything from "most giraffe tattoos on a shoulder" (four) to "most pies thrown in face by a clown in one minute" (41). One record setter was KTRS personality Josh who did “Most Jazz Hand s done in 60 seconds.”

New nightclub Lavish will have its free Grand Opening Saturday on North Jefferson in the spot where the long running club Spruills used to be housed. The owner of the club is Job Burns formerly of Envy , Plush and Society. On Nov 12, rapper Meek Mill is set to perform

Long time talk show host Regis Philbin will be at the Chaminade College Preparatory School at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts Nov. 29 as part of KMOX’s/Fontbonne U’s Book Club Series.

Country singer and “The Voice” judge Blake Shelton will perform Jan 13 at The Chaifetz Arena. Opening will be Justin Moore and Dia Frampton, who was a finalist on the first season of “The Voice.” .

Pop rockers The Fray (PICTURED), O.A.R., Colbie Caillat and Andy Grammer will perform at the Y98 Mistletoe show. Dec. 3 at the Peabody Opera House.

Singer Kenny Loggins will perform at the Four Seasons Ballroom inside the Four Seasons Hotel Nov 18.

St . Lunatics members and wine owners Murphy Lee and Kyjuan One will celebrate its one year anniversary of their Freaky Muscato brand this Sunday during Hella Fly Promotions and Rockhouse Entertainments; Sexy As You Wanna Be Sundays at Lola directly after their Black Carpet Affair at Exo..

NBA player and St Louis native Larry Hughes will make an appearance at The Rib Shack on Natural Bridge Nov 16 as part of his Foundation

Raunchy female rapper Shawnna will be performing at The Venue Nov 4 with St Louis rapper Kemo V opening.

NYC native/St Louis based stylist Ola is featured in this month’s Alive Magazine in an article featuring some of St Louis’ most influential women.


St Louis rapper Prince Ea is on the cover of the newest issue of Coast to Coast DJs Magazine.


Event host and promoter Mocha Latte is relaunching her long standing monthly spoken word showcase Got Lyrics? this Thursday at its newest spot In Spot Dessert Bar and Lounge. It was previously at Exo. The showcase will be every first Thursday of the month.

STL Hip-hop group Family Affair, singer Sineta & rapper Rockwell Knuckles will perform at the Thaxton Speakeasy Friday starting at 9 pm Djs of the night include :Dj Agile , Dj Anisto & Dj Stan The Man

Model and MMA fighter Ashley Salazaar can be seen in a new short film, “Surprise, Surprise”. It can be seen at

She is also competing in the Pro Elite Contest to be its MMA ring girl. She has made the Top-Five. To vote got to

St Louis based designer Betty Phiri Chibwe of, VuVu Stone Collection will be selling from the Awear boutique - (across from Marshalls) at the St Louis Mills mall starting Nov 12 with a Grand Opening event.


St Louis based fashion designer J Marie will have her website launch and Thanksgsgiving drive Nov 11 at Lavish Nightclub, It will be hosted by KMJM and STL TV personality Selena J.


Mack TV & The Network’s Friday Night "FETISH" will now be at Club Amnesia starting this Frdiay. It was previously at Aqua Bar.

BLIND PICZ. Who is this guy that was spotted celebrating the St Louis Cardinals victory on Washington Avenue last Friday?

BLIND DISHZ. Which STL mover and shaker was buzzed out and spotted using a construction cone as a penis and poking a female friend from behind during the St Louis Cardinals victory on Washington Avenue last Friday?

HINT 1. It is a male

HINT 2 He co-promoted events with a popular promoter in St Louis and their company named meant ”accurateness.”

HINt 3. His first and last names start with the same consonant.

LOOK LIXE. Socialite Joshua Beeks and entertainment manager Benny Medina

PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which STL mover and shakers got it in this week? Model/event promoter Ashley Salazaar and event host/promoter Mocha Latte (TIE) and The Men of Hella Fly Promotion (King Kerry and Dano Johnson) and Phil Assets (TIE)

Ashley Salazaar (RIGHT). This lovely lady is multifaceted. Model. Photographer, MMA Fighter and Actress. This week she posted up a video of a 3 minute trailer for a film she acted in called, “Surprise , Surprise” and she is in the running for Pro Elite’s MMA Fighter Ring Girl Contest (SEE BITZ ABOVE)

Mocha Latte (FAR RIGHT). The Queen of Promotions continues her reign of this section. Coming off of dispersing copies of rapper Vega’s “Go Cards” CD single to Cards fans on Washington Avenue after the cards victory, she continues her hosting duties at Sistah Girl Tuesdays at The Loft and she is bringing back her creation, the monthly spoken word showcase Showcase starting this Thursday at Inspot Dessert Lounge (SEE BITZ ABOVE) and on Saturday, she will be hosting BigTah’s b-day party at The Loft (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

The Men of Hella Fly Promotions (King Kerry and Dano Johnson).(FAR LEFT) This dynamic promotion duo is back on the upswing as they rule over the weekend coming as they host their weekly $5 Fridays at The Broadway, a b-day party for STL movers and shakers Lil Ant and Danika Big’s bday at the BSV Lounge on Saturday and its weekly Sexy as You Wanna Be party co-promoted with Rockhouse Entertainment. This weeks is a special edition with Murphy Lee and Kyjuans; celebration of its one year anniversary of its Freak Muscato brand.

Phil Assets. (LEFT) The CEO of Liquid Assets is keeping it movin in the promotions game with events at Club Amnesia with the weekly events: G@Me Tuesdays, Look at Me Thursdays, the newly housed Friday Night Fetsih with Mookie Assets, and Ladies NIght Saturdays

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

Why didn’t Conrad Murray testify? Why are those ladies now trying to say Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain harassed them 20 years later? Why did Kanye West wear a leather kilt on stage? Why did Kim Kardashian’s marriage break up? And why she claiming she didnt make any money off the television airing of her wedding? Why does it seem as though "Two and A half Men" will be cancelled after this season?Why did Chris brown tweet that pic of his Halloween costume in a green leotard and his penis fully erect? Why does it seem like only black women chew pop gum? And why are folk in St Louis feel it was all a dream that the St Louis Cardinals won the World Series?


HAPPY SCORPIOians BDAZES—Rapper Nelly(PICTURED), comedian Longhorn, jazz musician Rhoda G, dee-jay/event promoter Bishop V Luv, promoters Spud Nelson and Jerrold Jones, photographers Kevin Jordan and Jacob Owens, socialite Carri Griffin, actress Leah Stewart, and poet Tondra Mosely,

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


Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, November 4th at Studio Blu, located at 8909 Natural Bridge Road, just east of Highway 170 for a great night of NETWORKING-SOCIALIZING-PARTYING


Tru Icon Ent Promoter Spud Nelson is throwing a bday party Nov 4 at the Aqua Bar

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












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Laptop musician.singer Owl City returns to the Pageant Nov. 7.

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