Wednesday, February 8, 2012

OUT 1100--ILLI MO BITZ (FEB.9-15)





This week we feature inventor Sarah E. Goode. She was an entrepreneur and inventor. She was the first African American woman to receive a United States patent.[1]

Goode was born in 1850 into slavery. She was freed after the American Civil War and proceeded to open a furniture store in Chicago, Illinois.[2] She noticed that those who lived in apartments in the city had very little space for beds, so she invented a folding cabinet bed and received patent for it on July 14, 1885. When the cabinet bed was folded up it looked like a desk, including spaces for writing instruments and storage.[1]


2012 Mr Couture Popular Vote Winner David Rodriguez made his promotional debut last Saturday at Ola and Tan Hollywood’s bday gala held at Copia Winery in downtown St. Louis. Here he’s pictured with two of the models who participated in the fashion show portion of the show.

St Louis real estate investor Derrick Hibbler has a new daily blog for those who are interested in info on buying a home or apartment and other tidbits in the field. It is edited by OUTTOWN.

Go to



Oak Park, Ill native and 2012 Grammy nominee Betty White made newz this week with her featured spot on the promo commercial during the Super Bowl for NBC's 'The Voice' . She hands down upstaged the show’s stars Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Cee-Lo Green who were in the 70s kung fu themed commercial, who battle each other in a hotel lobby after hearing a beautiful voice coming from one of the rooms upstairs.

The 90-year-old makes a cameo appearance in The Voice Super Bowl commercial upstaging the show’s judges

Betty White steps out of the shower revealing herself as the unknown voice. "It's about time somebody wanted me for my voice, and not my body," she says.

This makes White’s second big super bowl commercial following the Snickers commercial in 2010 which helped resurge her career.

White seems to do no wrong and her comeback continues to grow. Good for her!


In related White newz, the 90-year-old actress, who stars in the TV Land sitcom Hot In Cleveland, recorded a congratulatory message for the Super Bowl-winning New York Giants Monday after the Superbowl. In the message she warns the champs, wearing a Cleveland Browns sweater jacket that the Browns on the set of her TV show, “Hot in Cleveland” may be a challenge to him next Superbowl.

You can watch White’s video message to the Giants here below.


In more Superbowl newz, St. Louis was represented with national commercials during the most watched TV event in TV history.

Bud Light Platinum made its television ad debut during Super Bowl XLVI. Anheuser-Busch's newest brand had two 30-second ads during the first quarter of the game.


Anheuser-Busch also had two ads each for Bud Light and Budweiser. The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales was featured in one of the Budweiser ads.

Here is a list of the ads that aired:

First Quarter - "Factory" (Bud Light Platinum) - The process of creating something truly Platinum is revealed. (:30); "Work" (Bud Light Platinum) - This office is anything but conventional. (:30)

Second Quarter - "Return of the King" (Budweiser) - A town celebrates as the Clydesdales usher in a historic moment in American history. (:60)

Third Quarter - "Eternal Optimism" (Budweiser) - Highlights of American achievements throughout history, with the assurance of more to come. (:60)

Fourth Quarter - "Rescue Dog" (Bud Light) - Calling this dog's name unveils a special trick. (:60)


FLOTUS Michelle Obama continued her Let’s Move Campaign by going on several national talk shows which started with her appearance on The Tonight Show last week.

She also made an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, where she came out to an energetic dance routine with the chat show queen by her side.

After busting some moves, Obama- who's famous for showing off her toned arms - was challenged to a push up competition by her host.

She managed an impressive 25 repetitions - prompting Ellen to joke that she didn't do as many because she "didn't want to show up the first lady".

Also, talk show host Jimmy Fallon challenged First Lady Michelle Obama in a fitness competition at the White House last month to promote her initiative.

Upon Fallon's arrival, Mrs. Obama asked, "Are you ready for a little competition?"

Inside of the blue room in the White House, Obama and Fallon competed in pushups, tug of war, hula hoops and dodge ball. The score was tied, but Obama triumphed over Fallon in a potato sack race.

After Fallon was defeated, he said, "It doesn't matter if you won or lost," and the first lady replied, "It matters."

The competition between Fallon and Obama was taped Jan. 25, but aired during Fallon's talk show on Feb. 7.

We’re ready for FLOTUS’ workout tape. Can’t you just see that? LOL


Pop legend Madonna who made newz this week for her over-the-top Halftime Show on the Sunday’s Superbowl announced this week the schedule for her upcoming 2012 World Tour promoted by Live Nation. Two of her dates will be in the ILLI MO area. She will be in Kansas City, Mo at the Sprint Center on Oct. 30 and St. Louis, Mo (her first time touring in this city) at the Scott Trade Center Nov. 1.


According to the Chicago Tribune, Cape Girardeau, Mo native talk show host Rush Limbaugh weighed in on Clint Eastwood's Super Bowl ad for Chrysler, this week on his syndicated radio show deeming it "puke city" and suggesting that the actor/director got "suckered" into narrating the spot.

Limbaugh devoted a segment of his radio show to the "Halftime in America" ad, which has drawn criticism from certain conservatives who claim that the spot contains a pro-Obama message.

"A two-minute commercial is not a commercial: It's a PSA," Limbaugh opined, before tearing into the spot. The radio host suggested that the message of national unity contained in the ad was meant to benefit the Democratic party, which he believes will get "creamed" in the 2012 elections.

Limbaugh also gave Eastwood "the benefit of the doubt" -- by painting him as a dupe.

Limbaugh went on to offer his own parody of the ad, which urged listeners to "come together as one great nation and kick skinny butt back to Chicago."

Limbaugh needs to go SAT down somewhere and pick some more boogers out of his nose. LOL.


Friends and family members got together Wednesday night at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago for a love-filled goodbye to “Soul Train” creator and Chicago native Don Cornelius. There will also be memorial service for Chicago native talk show icon Don Cornelius will take place Feb13 in Los Angeles. There’s no word as of this blogging if it'll be open to the public.


Changes are coming to current Chicago resident Rosie O’Donnell’s The Rosie Show on the OWN network. The show has been struggling in the ratings, and Rosie had recently had to layoff 30 workers and move to a smaller studio. The Rosie show is dropping the game show segments and will have more intimate conversations with the guests.


Chicago native and 2012 Grammy nominee R Kelly is back with a new song called, “Share My Love” that’s been on radio this week. The song will appear on his upcoming album, “Write Me Back,” that will be coming out in May. He is also coming out with a new book about his life titled “Soul-A-Coaster” that is coming out June 12.


There will be a tribute TV special for the late Chicago native comedian Bernie Mac. when the World Premiere of "'I Ain't Scared Of You' A Tribute To Bernie Mac" debuts on COMEDY CENTRAL February 19. some of those who were interviewed for the special were Jefferson, Mo native comedian and fellow “Original Kings of Comedy” partner Cedric The Entertainer and Kansas City, Mo native actor Don Cheadle.


Speaking of “Original Kings of Comedy,” one of the comedians, radio personality and Family Feud host Steve Harvey will film his new daily talk show in Chicago in the Fall. Harvey describes the show as inspirational, uplifting and insightful. He says there will be lots of entertainment and laughs.



A few ILLI MOians got camera time and got a golden ticket on American Idol during the St. Louis auditions that aired last Thursday. They were Rochelle Lamb who sang Faith Hill's "Find Somebody New,” Reis Kloeckener, who sang Bill Withers' "Lean on Me." And the highlight--Ethan Jones who sang Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be”, told the judges that his father, a musician, was currently being treated for drug and alcohol addiction, a fact that seemed to further endear him to Tyler, himself a recovering addict. Another ILLI MOIAN Mark Ingram who auditioned while on his break at the hotel where the auditions had taken pakce and where he worked. He sang Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed." but did not get a golden ticket.



There was a temporary delay of the ticket sale of one of the St Louis Rams 2012 games when the The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission challenged the legality of The Rams’ playing one of its home games in London to play the New England Patriots at Wembley Stadium set for Oct 28. The legality came about in regards to the lease agreement made by the CVC that all home games must be played in the Edward Jones Dome, the Rams home stadium that the CVC manages.

This week, after the dispute, ticket sales for the Rams proposed London game next season have resumed again.


The CVC released a statement about working out a deal.

“The CVC and the Rams have been discussing a resolution to this issue and are trying to come up with a solution that benefits the St. Louis community and the Rams. This will require an amendment to the lease which will need to be approved by the parties when finalized.”

The proposed London games are part of a bigger discussion with the Rams over whether they will stay in St. Louis and what it will cost to fix up the Edward Jones dome to make it in the top tier of NFL stadiums.

The CVC has reportedly offered to pay just under $60 million toward $124 million in stadium improvements. It’s not clear yet whether public money will be sought. The Rams have yet to respond publicly to the CVC offer. The CVC has given The Rams a March 1 deadline to approve the initial proposal.

Hmm, interesting that the statement said that “an amendment” must be generated and approved and finalized. So does this mean that the amendment was approved? If so, doesn’t that negate the whole lease in regards to the Rams having to stay in St Louis to play their games before the 2014 lease ends? Just a thought.

In unrelated Rams newz, The St. Louis Rams reportedly hired Frank Cignetti to be their quarterbacks coach—giving Sam Bradford a QB coach a year after neglecting the position entirely and having Bradford to learn plays on his own when he joined the team in 2010. He served as the Saints' quarterbacks coach in 2000 and held the same position with the 49ers—where he mentored another number-one overall quarterback, Alex Smith—in 2007.

Late last month, former St. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo accepted a job with the New Orleans Saints to become their new defensive coordinator.

In more Rams newz, The St. Louis Rams may be close to landing their new general manager, according to Steve Wyche of the NFL Network. Owner Stan Kroenke will be weighing on the final decision soon, rounding out the team's new leadersip troika with head coach Jeff Fisher and COO Kevin Demoff.

Wyche reports that the team is down to "two or three" candidates for the position, citing a team source. They plan to parade those finalists in front of Kroenke in the coming days and have a GM hired next week sometime.

As far as who those finalists might be, that remains to be seen. Vikings personnel exec George Paton is the only candidate known to have interviewed twice since the Fisher hiring became official. Les Snead of the Falcons has interviewed twice as well, once prior to Fisher's hiring. Others to have interviewed include Tom Gamble of the 49ers and Steve Keim of the Cardinals .


American Idol auditioner and Pantoon Beach, Ill native Ethan Jones was at Mile 277 Bar and Grill in St Louis last Friday nite ,reportedly taking pictures with new fans who fell for the blond with the big smile and the sad backstory during his four minutes on national television on Americna Idol St Lousi auditions last Thursday nite. Nearby stood reportedly a security guard and his manager Johnny Holzum, leader of local band Well Hungarians, a band that Jones is a singer . The group had a gig at the nightclub that night.

There reportedly were calls that poured into Mile 277 through that day from people asking if Jones was performing with the band.The bar was filled to capacity, with people waiting hours for a table.

Wow, he got a security guard already??? LOL


Speaking of TV time on the St Louis auditions of American Idol, Fox 2 reporter Randi Naughton got some face time interviewing RandyJackson


Movie heartthrob Morris Chestnut will host a Ladies Night at The Ambassador Feb 18.


From an article in stltoday,com, The Civil Life Brewing Co. owner Jake Hafner told customers in an email recently that Missouri Beverage will begin to distribute his brewery's draft beers to St. Louis-area bars and restaurants on March 3.


Terry Baker Mulligan, a St. Louis community college teacher has written a memoir about growing up in the Sugar Hill neighborhood of Harlem in the 1950s and '60s. Her book, "Sugar Hill: Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem," is described as a "feel-good story" about Harlem when it was the epicenter of African-American culture.


Jefferson, Mo native and STL raised comedian Cedric The Entertainer is on the cover of the February issue of Delux Magazine.


The Traffic Music Awards listed its nominees recently voted on by fans and pollsters. The top nominee was rapper Yung Ro with six nominations including Song of the Year (“Candy Girl”) and Male Artist. Rapper Rocka Puff Rocka picked up five nominations including Song of The Year (“Turley Ham”). Other multiple nominees were Saint Orleans with four; Nelly, Gena and Mo Tre with three; and Prince Ea, Floyd Boykin and G! with two. Other non music categories are Educator of the Year, Politician of The Year and Business of The Year. There is a total of 41 categories that will be announced during the event’s weekend of March 2, 3 and 4 held at The Ambassador under the title Too Much Action Weekend. For more info and to vote go to


Rapper and TMA nominee Chingy drops his mixtape, "Jackpot Back," on March 6.

The first single from it is "Let It Go Get more information at


TMA nominee Murphy Lee had a listening party for his special Ladies Only mixtape at Inspot Lounge Wednesday. It will be released on Valentines Day.


Comic Darius Bradford will join singer TMA nominee Seviin Li and Murphy Lee on the monthly webcast show “Sevvin at 7” on their next show Feb. 23

Catch the live stream at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at


By popular demand, Stray Dog Theatre that is staging "Urinetown The Musical" - will add two extra shows. The additional performances will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25. For more information, visit the website or call the box office (314-865-1995).


The mainstay monthly R&B showcase Café Soul is moving shop to a new venue on Feb 17 when it will debut at The Plush. The music event was at The Loft.


Majic 104.9 personality BJ the DJ will hold his 50th bday party at The Loft on Feb 17. Everyone Fee til 11p.m.


Two STLians currently have new webshows on UMSLRADIO. They are photographer Kevin Jordan’s "The Need To Know Show". Mos Precious Henderson’s MVP Radio. For more info on these shows go to


George Strait and Martina McBride Feb. 17 • Scottrade Center


Gabriel Iglesias Feb 17 at Peabody Opera House


Air Supply two shows Feb. 17 • Lumière Place




Super Water Sympathy band to rock out St. Louis in February during national tour

The Super Water Sympathy band will play a show at Off Broadway on Feb. 21 in St. Louis, Mo. to promote its debut album, Vesper Belle.


Jane's Addiction will perform Feb. 22 at the Pageant.


Eric Roberson at Plush Feb 25


Drake LIVE March 1st at Sprint Center in Kansas City


Barry Manilow March 1-2 • Fox Theatre




Comedian Wanda Sykes is at the Peabody Opera House with a concert on March 8.


Radiohead will perform March 9 at Scottrade Center and March 11 at Sprint Center inKansas City.


NEW: Country singer Don Williams is at the Roberts Orpheum Theater with a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 14.

Read more:

Everlast is at Lumiere Place Casino's Lumiere Theater with a show on March 16.


NEW: Rapper Tyga is at the Pageant at 8 p.m. March 16.


Kelly Clarkson March 16 • Fox Theatre


Peter Frampton March 30 • Peabody Opera House



Emmy Award winning Actor William Shatner will perform his one-man show "Shatner's World: We Just Live in It" at The Peabody Opera House April 12.


Emmy nominated comedian/TV host Bill Maher will perform at The Family Arena April 15.


Emmy winning comedian Dana Carvey will headline at the 24th Annual Bob CostasBenefit for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center beginning April 21 at The Fox Theatre.


R&B group Kool and the Gang will open for rock group Van Halen at the April 29 atScottrade Center.


Pop music diva Diana Ross is set to headline this year's Dinner with the Stars on April 28 at the Peabody Opera House.

STL AQUARIANians B DAZES (FEB 5-11)—Evangelist Mary Tillman, musician Greg Haynes, singer/actress Seviin Lii, actress Willena Vauighn, communications specialist Rebecca Bennett , promoters Paris Nicole Assets and Veronica Haley

PRO-MO-CIAL-ITES Which STL mover and shakers got it in this week? (FEB 5-11)

Mocha Latte. (RIGHT) The Queen of Promotions co-hosted a Superbowl party along with five other ladies as the Black Girls Rock at Exo Sunday at Exo presented by Starpower and this Saturday she will be hyping the crowd duiring her weekly hosting gig at The Loft.

Tammie Holland (FAR RIGHT). The co-host of the weekday radio show The Tony Scott Show on Majic 104.9 will be hosting a speed dating event at Delux Magazine’s inaugural Speed Dating Happy Hour at HIROs (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)

Hella Fly Tony Vega and M.C. (FAR LEFT) This promotion duo gets it poppin weekly with its Swagger Sundays at The Inspot (SEE ONGOING BITZ LINK) and this Saturday will its pre Valentine Day party at The Twisted Olive that they are co=-promoting with The Men of Hella Fly Promotions, King Kerry and Dan Johnson (SEE EVENT BELOW)

The Men of Hella Fly Promotions(King Kerry and Dano Johnson LEFT)). This duo get it in on Sundays with Sexy as You Wanna Be Sundays at Lola with co-promoters Rockhouse Entertainment, Tuesdays with Happy Hour at BSV Lounge and $5 Fridays at The Broadway (SEE ONGOING BITZ LINK BELOW). This Saturday, they team up with Hella Fly Tony Vega and M.C. for a Pre-Valentine day party at Twisted Olive.

BLIND PICZ. Who were the bald head gents who attended the Tan Hollywood and Ola Bday Gala at Copia last Saturday?


Which STL based music artist got released from their management contract after too many ego tirades with their management?

HINT 1. This artist is a male

HINT 2. This artist is not a rapper

HINT 3. This “twang” artist will be performing this weekend and their performance is listed in EVENTZ below

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

Why were the Superbowl commercials more sex oriented this year? Why did M.I.A. flip her finger to the camera during the Haltime show? And Why did Cee-lo wear that black robe during the Halftime Show? Why did Bow wow say his arrest will help his CD sales? Why did Rokand Martin tweet those homophobic tweets on the H&M underwear ad that ran during the Superbowl and the Patriot wearing a pink suit at the game? Why did Saturday Night Live cast member Paul Brittan leave the show? Why are their so many Tom Brady haters? Why did a Giants fan get mauled by several Patriots fans when he did the Cruz salsa dance after the Superbowl in Indy?Why is Joe Jackson selling MJ perfumes at a kiosk in Vegas? And why were there so many Missourians voting Tuesday when the delegates don’t count toward the November elections?


Party Animal Radio and Smoke n Stuff are proud to present:


Friday Feb 10th @ Jefferson Warehouse

tickets available by email




Date: 02/10/2012

Time: 9pm

Lucas Park Grille

1234 Washington Ave

St. Louis MO, 63103

Price: $10 General Admission; $20 VIP

Each February, ALIVE celebrates the most influential people, organizations, and ideas shaping St. Louis. Join us at Lucas Park Grille for the Buzz List Party and meet these dynamic newsmakers, entrepreneurs, and community leaders that are making a difference in our city. Enjoy drinks from Anheuser-Busch and hors d'oeuvres from Lucas Park while mingling with the movers and shakers of St. Louis.

Presale ends at 11am on Friday, Feb. 10. General Admission tickets available at the door for $15 (cash only).


Daniel Hodges Gallery Talk & Reception-Vaughn Cultural Center- Sat. 2/11/12 2p-5p

Country Music Sensation,
Wild Bill Young in concert. At Blueberry Hill Feb 11
tickets $10.00


Westport Plaza is proud to announce the 26th Annual Missouri Winefest in the Indoor Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12, 2012 from Noon - 5:00 p.m. The entrance fee is $20.00 and the purchase directly benefits The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A limited number of VIP tables are available for purchase. Formore information on VIP tables, please call The Leukemia & LymphomaSociety directly at 314-878-0780.



Date: 02/11/2012

Chava's Mexican Restaurant

925 Geyer Ave.

St Louis MO, 63104


Category: Food & Drink |

Price: 314-771-5110

more info


"Love Songs & More"with Rod Tate in the intimate and smooth atmosphere of the "Hallsferry Inn Jazz Cafe'" restaurant. The "Hallsferry Inn Jazz Cafe'" is located at 3425 N. Lindbergh in Florissant 63033(Located 1 block North Of New Hallsferry Rd.) For more info./reservations contact the "Hallsferry Inn Jazz Cafe'" Restaurant @ (314)972-8410(Reservations are welcomed but not mandatory)

They open @ 5pm Tues.-Sat.


Afroworld Valentine's Day Celebration with jazz sounds of Ron Wilkerson & John E. Fortson , Sat., Feb 11, 2012, 3pm and 5pm FREE at Afroworld, 7276 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, MO 63121 | 314.389.5194 for more info


@ THE IN SPOT (5854 Delmar) from 9:00pm-1:30am

To Book YOUR Free BDAY Party Call Tony Vega @ (314)258-4288 or email


Promoter Mousie Royale Haley will have a Purple Bday party at Inspot Sat. Feb 11. Doors Open at 9 p.m.



Join us this Saturday for the 'VALENTINES WEEKEND' Edition of So Sexy Saturdays We welcome the city's beautiful, sophisticated & stylish.

Gentlemen, let's celebrate our Women and all the things we love about them!


Valet Parking & VIP Table reservations are available. | | 314.707.8709


Love & Laughter Tour with Kem, Babyface and Rickey Smiley

Feb. 11 • Chaifetz Arena


Rapper Wale is at the Imperial Palace Feb. 11


Eric Benet comes to the Lumiere Theatre on Saturday night –

Kim Massie, Cheryl Brown and LeAndra will perform Feb 12 at the Loft


Trey Songz "Anticipation 2our" comes to the Fox Theatre Feb. 12. Big Sean is also on the bill.


DELUX Magazine Kontrolled Kaos and Tequila Avion as we play matchmaker for Saint Louis most successful, single, sexy, and stimulating individuals!!! DELUX's 1st annual Speed Dating Happy Hour at HIRO sushi & modern japanese izakaya in the Delmar Loop. This is for a mature crowd. Enjoy Sushi, Avion Tequila & the most beautiful people St. Louis has to offer...And its Hosted My Saint Louis' own Tammy Holland!!!! Brought to you by TEQUILA Avion!!!! Avion drink specials all night and complimentary tastes from 6p-7p!!!Hiro - sushi and modern japanese izakaya, 609 Eastgate Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63130RSVP SEXYANDSINGLE@DELUX-MAG.COM


Actress Jenifer Lewis performs with the St Louis Symphony
Kinloch, Mo native Jennifer Lewis is coming home and will perform with The St Louis Symphony in celebration of Black History Month at Powell Symphony Hall on Feb 12


Talib Kweli

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

9:00pm until 11:00pm






Moscato Music produced by laudie on The Track is now ready for download. Go to AVAILABLE TODAY FOR DOWNLOAD...GOOD LOOK Guccio Gucci


Philadelphia Freeway finally headlines in Chicago..
Friday Feb 24th at Reggies Rock Club
How would you like to open for him?
10 minute slot times are now available.
Just Text the word Freeway and your stage name to my guy AwoL for all the details.
312 399 2695
or send
ur best mp3 to
*There is a huge payment opp for this show



  1. I think other web site proprietors should take this website as an model, very clean and great user genial style and design, as well as the content. You are an expert in this topic!
    Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture SPF 15 - #2 Rouge Poupre, .13 oz

  2. My brother recommended I might like this blog. He was entirely right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine just how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!
    Bogs Women's Classic Mid Tuscany Rain Boot