Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Below are the Arts and Entertainment Stories that made an impact in St Louis with national impact in the news listed in ALPHABETICAL ORDER based on weekly BITZ reports and their order of newsworthiness according to OUTTOWN (“THE BIG STL STORY IS…”). You can vote for as many as five on the list and put your choices in the comment box below. The deadline is Dec. 21. Your and OUTTOWNs results will be posted in OUTTOWNs YEAR END TALLY LISTS during the week on DEC 26!

1.Adrienne Martin’s death investigation results show she took drugs voluntarily at boyfriend August Busch IV’s home; Busch not charged (Martin was a model in St Louis and Busch IV is a beer maven descendant in St Louis) (PICTURED)

2.Albert Pujols—Spring Training deadline to re-sign him with Cards expires; featured on 60 Minutes; sets records in regular and post games; gets a statue in his honor; becomes free agent after 2011 season

3.Del Taco closes its doors;landmark structure remains for new biz after protests

4..DJ Cut and Chaz Saunders return to St Louis radio at Radio One’s WHHL FM

5.Foxx Starstrukk sues SNL's Lonely Island for back royalties (FS is from ST Louis)

6.Johnny Gill goes on Twitter and tweets Notifi Music CEO Ira Dewitt is a “nut” after song leak; Dewitt threatens lawsuit; beef is squashed (Gill is signed to St Louis based Notifi Music;Dewitt lives in St.Louis,Mo) (PICTURED)

7.Marshall Faulk becomes the first Rams player inducted into NFL Hall of Fame (Faulk played for the St. Louis Rams; the ceremony was in Canton, Ohio during football lockout)

8.Mayor Francis Slay’s website is hacked by a Occupy St Louis supporter (PICTURED) (Slay is mayor of St .Louis)

9.Mizzou Tiger Football organization changes conferences from Big 12 to Southeastern (Mizzou, although based in Columbia, Mo has ties with St Louis sports coverages)

10.Nelly and Slim’s money beef rants on Twitter goes national (PICTURED) (Nelly is bred in St Louis; Slim is a event promoter in St.Louis)

11.Peabody Opera House holds grand opening gala; Jay Leno and Aretha Franklin entertains

12.President Barack Obama visits St Louis for Dems Fundraiser

13.Prince Ea’s “Backwards rappers” video on Youtube goes viral ; receives national exposure (Prince Ea is from St Louis)

14.Squirrel crosses home plate at Busch Stadium during Philly game; becomes a phenomenon (PICTURED)

15.St. Louis Cardinals World Series Celebration Pep rally draws hundreds of thousands downtown and at Busch Stadium

16.St. Louis Cardinals win World Series at Busch Stadium; David Freese becomes MVP (PICTURED)

17.Stan Musial receives the Medal of Freedom (Washington DC)(Musial is a legendary St Louis Cardinal)

18.Tony LaRussa retires from managing St Louis Cardinals, baseball; goes on Lettterman show in NYC(PICTURED)

19. U2's 360 Tour stop at Busch Stadium sets STL concert financial and attendance record

20.“Welcome to Sweetie Pies” becomes a hit on OWN this fall; Oprah renews for second season (the reality documentary was filmed in St. Louis at the two St Louis-based soul food restaurants)

Don't forget that you can type in your five choices in the comment box below. The deadline is Dec 21.

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