Wednesday, February 15, 2012

OUT 1101--ILLI MO BITZ (FEB 16-22)





Author and playwright William Wells Brown was born into slavery near Lexington, Kentucky, and came to Missouri in 1816 with his master, his mother, and brothers and sisters. He served several masters and was frequently hired out until his escape in 1834. Freed from servitude, he spent years helping others escape from slavery as part of the Underground Railroad before becoming a public speaker and writer. His play The Escape; or, A Leap for Freedom (1858) is considered the first play by an African American to be published in America.

Whitney Houston’s funeral will be this Saturday at noon ET in Newark at New Hope Baptist Church, It will not be open to the media, though one pool camera will be allowed inside the church, giving fans around the world the opportunity to watch a live feed online. It will not be televised.


The untimely passing of pop singer Whitney Houston has made international newz. On an ILL MO level, Chicagoan Jennifer Hudson was tapped to perform a last minute tribute to the fallen singer at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards (which saw its highest ratings since 1984 with 41 Million viewers) singing Houston’s signature song, “I Will Always Love You”

Though Hudson appeared nervous, her performance was almost universally praised.

Raising her hands and eyes to the ceiling, then clenching them shut to hit the big note near the end, Hudson genuinely appeared on the verge of tears.

There were reports that Hudson broke down sobbing in rehearsals, but she was able to remain composed throughout the performance.

Fellow Chicagoan Chaka Khan was slated to perform with Hudson on the tribute but backed out at the last minute (MORE INFO BELOW).

We think Hudson did an outstanding job. Her subdued performance was just what was needed as a sense of mourning for Houston.

In unrelated J Hud newz, a Cook County judge ruled this week that Chicago police acted properly when they arrested an estranged husband of singer Jennifer Hudson’s sister in connection with the murder of three family members in 2008. Attorneys for William Balfour had sought to quash his arrest and throw out evidence from a search, including a cell phone that detectives used to place Balfour near the victims’ home in the Englewood neighborhood. Balfour is scheduled to go on trial on April 9.

In more Grammy newz, two ILLI MOians copped awards at Sunday’s ceremony. Chicago bred rapper Kanye West, who was a no show, won four Grammies: Best Rap Song (“All of the Lights”) with Rihanna, Fergie and Kid Cudi, Rap Album (“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”), Best Rap/Sung Performance (“All of the Lights”) , Best Rap Duo/Group (“Otis” ) with Jay Z ; and Oak Park, Ill native Betty White won for Best Spoken Word Album (“If You Asked Me”)

Ye gave a reason as to why he didn’t attend the Grammies on Twitter when he tweeted “ want to take all the attention Im getting tonite and give it towards an angel that is no longer with us RIP Whitney.”


Grammy Award winning singer Chaka Khan, who pulled out of a Grammy tribute to Whitney Houston just an hour before the show was scheduled to begin, was on Piers Morgan’s talk show on CNN this week in regards to the Whitney Houston’s death . There, she called record producer mogul Clive Davis' decision to go ahead with his annual pre-Grammy party in the hotel where Houston’s body was still around as "insanity."

Davis, Houston's mentor, hosts his pre-Grammy party every year and Houston had traveled to Los Angeles to attend. Only hours before the party was set to begin, Houston was found dead in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hills Hilton. The party went on as scheduled in the same hotel. In fact, Houston's body was still in the hotel when the first party-goers arrived.

"I thought that was complete insanity," Khan told CNN's Piers Morgan. "And knowing Whitney I don't believe that she would've said, 'The show must go on.'"

Davis had been quoted saying Houston would've wanted the celebration to go on as planned.

"She's the kind of woman who would've said, 'stop everything! I'm not going to be there.'" said Khan. "I don't know what could motivate a person to have a party in the building where the person whose life he had influenced so enormously -- and whose life has been affected by hers. I don't understand how that party went on."

Khan herself didn't attend, saying she was "paralyzed" after hearing about Houston's death.

Meanwhile, on the same episode, Khan spoke about her most cherished memories of the late Whitney Houston -- which apparently include her, Whitney and Bobby Brown getting high on drugs together.
"They're all really good [memories]. And funny ones. There was one time, me and her and Bobby were all together in a hotel, it was actually in Florida as well. And we were up there getting high together. Talking crazy and having a really, really, really good laughing, and a really, really good time,".

New York's Power 105.1's morning show The Breakfast Club covered the comments Khan made. Host Angela Yee believes that Chaka Khan was not trying to defame Houston by any means. Yee said that Khan was a close friend of Houston's and was only keeping it real about what they did. Co-host DJ Envy however was extremely disturbed and said that "we need to respect [Whitney's] death."
Khan has been upfront and honest about drug abuse within the industry and she openly admits to having been an addict herself.

Well, its nor surprising that Chaka would say that She has been known to speak her mind no holds barred. But we thought it was quite distasteful for her to bring up a drug fest as a happy memory especially after Houston had died. So, if she felt Clive Davis was insensitive on having his party in the same hotel that Houston’s body was still cooling on ice, then she was just as insensitive talking about her drug binge with Houston especially after she called Houston her little sister.



Former Chicago native and current network owner Oprah Winfrey got in trouble Sunday for tweeting about Nielsen boxers watching OWN, reported.

"Every 1 who can please turn to OWN especially if u have a Nielsen box," she tweeted Sunday evening at the start of 'Oprah's Next Chapter' and the mega-rated Grammy telecast. She later added, "Commercial Grammy people… u can turn to OWN."

The move, which some readers have called "desperate" and "begging for viewers" received backlash from Winfrey's Twitter followers and scrutiny from Nielsen, which reports and measures viewer ratings.

Winfrey has since removed the original post and tweeted that she did so at the request of Nielsen, adding that she "intended no harm."

Because of the Twitter statement, an asterisk will be attached to OWN’s ratings at the time of day her message was sent, noting a “possible biasing effect,” a Nielsen spokesman told the New York Times.

Wow talk about Oprahgate. Is the fall starting? We don’t see anything wrong with her tweeting what she did. People have a choice to watch OWN if she tweeted it or not. Just because she tweeted it doesn’t mean folk were gonna tune in to OWN. But then again, it is Oprah whom the industry considers godlike and puts different rules for her. It was reported talk show host Jimmy Fallon did the same thing and was omitted in Nielsens ratings that particular week altogether.


In unrelated Oprah newz, she will pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston, in a two-hour special airing on Feb. 16 Oprah’s OWN network. During the tribute special, Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview, Winfrey will re-air the infamous interview between the two that took place in 2009, in which Houston publicly admits to abusing drugs. is stating that the interview to be shown was the last sit-down interview that took place between Winfrey and Houston and was originally aired during The Oprah Winfrey Show’s 24th season. In addition, Winfrey will share memories between the two.
In more Oprah newz, Oprahs’s Oscar special aired Wednesday on OWN. The two hour primetime special featured Winfrey interviewing three of this year’s most highly lauded Academy Award® nominated actors in candid, one-on-one interviews. They were two actors from the hit film “The Help” - Viola Davis (two-time Academy Award® nominee and this year's Actress in a Leading Role nominee) and Octavia Spencer (Actress in a Supporting Role nominee) about their experiences on the film; and Jonah Hill of “Moneyball” (Actor in a Supporting Role nominee) talks about his first nomination and co-starring alongside Springfield, Mo raised actor and 2012 Oscar Actor nominee Brad Pitt.

And in more Oprah newz, she and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are among those scheduled to join Lady Gaga at Harvard University this month for the launch of the singer’s Born This Way Foundation.The nonprofit is scheduled to be unveiled Feb. 29 at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education before policy makers, foundation leaders and youth.

The Blues are coming to the White House Feb 21 for the Obama’s series, "Red, White And Blues." The show will be taped FEBRUARY, 21st at the EAST ROOM OF THE WHITE HOUSE and will be hosted PRESIDENT and MRS. OBAMA. It is in recognition of BLACK HISTORY month. The evening will include program host TARAJI P. HENSON and performances by MICK JAGGER, B.B. KING, JEFF BECK, adopted Chicagoan BUDDY GUY, with BOOKER T. JONES as musical director and band leader. The show will honor the musical form that sprang from the MISSISSIPPI DELTA and flourished in the Westside of CHICAGO with deep roots in AFRICA and slavery. The performances will explore those roots and pay homage to the great figures of the Blues. It will air on PBS Feb 27

Affton , Mo native actor John Goodman is reteaming with his fellow TV wife Roseanne Barr for a new show. The actor was on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show Tuesday where he talked about working with his old sitcom friend and co-star Roseanne Barr again. News broke last week that he was in talks to join her on a new NBC comedy pilot "Downwardly Mobile.” Barr is set to play the owner of a trailer park, while Goodman is the handyman. Goodman said that their charters are not married and "who knows what'll happen over the years."
"Downwardly Mobile" is being looked at by NBC for the next fall season.

Hmmm, looks like Goodman and Barr and doing when Bill Cosby did and Phylicia Rashad reteamed for his CBS show, Cosby” in the 1990s after working on “The Cosby Show” on NBC in the 1980s. Lets hope magic strikes twice because they made a good TV couple and the show was excellent (except for the final episode when they became rich from the lottery LOL).

Chicago native and Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is still injured from his aching back but is reportedly moving. The handsome player missed his third straight game Tuesday because of lower back spasms when the Chicago Bulls beat the Sacramento Kings 121-115.

"I shouldn't have any problems in the long run," Rose said to the press after the first game when his injury surfaced. "This back pain should be behind me in a couple of days. I should be back out there in a couple days. I'm going to take my time and be smart."

Rose reportedly saw a back specialist on Monday who confirmed MRI that he has a muscular issue and must continue to rest and get therapy. He also saw a chiropractor to help the recovery.

Rose said he was relieved it wasn't worse and taking a pain-killing injection was discussed, but with his fear of needles, he wasn't about to take one.

The Bulls have home games coming up against the Boston Celtics on Thursday and the New Jersey Nets on Saturday.

To shore up the roster while Rose is out, the Bulls reportedly signed veteran Mike James from the D-League to a 10-day contract. The Bulls called James up from the Erie BayHawks in December when Rose suffered a toe injury.

A suburban Chicago mall made famous for its high-speed demise in "The Blues Brothers" movie 30 years ago is meeting its real-life end. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Wednesday that demolition has officially begun at Dixie Square Mall in south suburban Harvey. The vacant mall has been an eyesore ever since cars unceremoniously smashed through it in the iconic film.

Quinn set aside $4 million in federal disaster recovery funds for the project in 2010. Work to clear the property had previously stopped when Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sued Harvey over asbestos removal in 2005.

Ed Paesel, executive director of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, said the initial investment for the project is "critical to Harvey's future."

The 39-acre site was recently condemned over concerns about its structural stability and the presence of asbestos. The governor's office said the cleanup and demolition project will support 42 jobs, including 18 new full-time positions.

The mall, which opened in 1966, closed in 1979, then shortly thereafter was featured in "The Blues Brothers."


The St. Louis Rams hired the 41-year-old Les Snead as their general manager on Tuesday. Snead, who had been director of player personnel with the Atlanta Falcons the past three years, was reportedly the first candidate the team called, even before they hired coach Jeff Fisher.

Snead replaces Billy Devaney, who had been assistant GM with Atlanta before coming to St. Louis.

Snead, who spent the past 13 years with the Falcons, said at a recent press conference that there was no awkwardness during the interview process because he and Devaney did not discuss the job. Devaney reportedly sent a congratulatory text message along with a photograph from a beach on the Gulf Coast.


The St Louis Cardinals will begin its SpringTraining in Jupiter, Fla Feb 19 week at Roger Dean.

The following Spring Training games will air on KMOX 1120 AM:

Mon., March 5th – 11:55 a.m.– Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins
Thurs., March 8th – 11:55 a.m. – Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox
Sat., March 10th – 11:55 a.m. – Cardinals @ Miami Marlins
Sun., March 11th – 11:55 a.m. – Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals
Mon., March 12th – 11:55 a.m. – Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves
Wed., March 14th – 11:55 a.m. – Cardinals vs. Houston Astros
Sat., March 17th – 11:55 a.m. – Cardinals @ Detroit Tigers
Sun., March 18th – 11:55 a.m. – Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins
Wed., March 21st – 11:55 a.m. – Cardinals vs. New York Mets
Thurs., March 22nd – 11:55 a.m. – Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals
Sat., March 24th – 12:00 p.m. – Cardinals @ New York Mets
Sun., March 25th – 11:55 a.m. – Cardinals vs. Minnesota Twins
Wed., March 28th – 11:55 a.m. – Cardinals vs. Detroit Tigers
Fri., March 30th – 11:55 a.m. – Cardinals vs. New York Mets
Sat., March 31st – 11:55 a.m. – Cardinals @ Washington Nationals
Sun., April 1st – 11:55 a.m. – Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals

The NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday reportedly hired former baseball Cardinals executive Mark Lamping as team president. Lamping, who spent the last four years as president and CEO of MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, will be in charge of all nonfootball facets of the organization and will report directly to owner Shahid Khan. A St. Louis native, Lamping served Anheuser-Busch in a variety of capacities from 1981 to 1993. In 1994, he was named president of the Cardinals and was responsible for business and facility operations. He resigned in March 2008. (AP)

Mardis Gras will be celebrated all this weekend. The big celebration is February 17 at Mayor’s Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball in the Rotunda of St. Louis City Hall. The Parade will take place February 18 on Grand we mean the Largest Parade. Other events include
On February 18 – Bud Light Party Tent and the Landshark Music Experience and February 21 – Lumiere Place Fat Tuesday Parade?
To view all events go to

Grammy Award winning singer/producer Babyface sang an impromptu tribute to Whitney Houston on Saturday night, hours after the report of her passing, during a concert at Chaifetz Arena. Babayface who produced songs from Houston;s 1991 album, “I’m Your baby Tonight” and 1995’s “Waiting to Exhale “soundtrack, was reportedly emotional in his rendition of the song, “Exhale (Shoop)” that he wrote for her. Before he sang he said how sad he was on Houston’ s passing, how she reshaped the “Waiting to Exhale’ soundtrack to be an all female singer album than just a Houston album, and felt that he needed to something—so he sang “Exhale” while tearing up. Opener Kem reportedly had a video tribute of the singer on screen.

On a radio show on KTRS , it was discussed that Whitney Houston rarely performed in the St Louis area and the only time she performed in concert was at The Muny in September 1986 and the she had the biggest selling show that year second to the Moody Blues.

STL native screenwriter Eric Wilkenson will be filming the movie, “A Fall from Grace” this Fall in St . Louis. He got the idea for the movie, when he was walking across the old Chain of Rocks Bridge, KSDK reports. The movie is about a serial killer who preys on his victims along the banks and bridges of the Mississippi River.


STL will have some noted concerts in the upcoming months:

Grammy award winning Bonnie Raitt and Marc Cohn at Pageant May 18
New Edition’s Reunion Tour comes to the Scott Trade Center March 29. SWV opens.
Comedian Adam Corolla performs at Pageant April 20
Singers Howard Hewitt and Alyson Williams will be at The Sheldon May 6

KTRS personality Steve Cochran is back on air after a week break from a health scare. Last Tuesday he took himself off the air during a break on the show and drove himself to a hospital near his suburban Chicago home. Cochran, 50, said that he needs to start taking care of after his heart attack scare.
STL based stylist Ola was in New York Fashion Week last week at Plitz Fashion Show on Feb 11. She will also be featured in Kansas City Fashion Week starting Feb 23-26.

STL native singer Aloha was in Los Angeles last week for Grammy Awards Week. There, she recorded in a studio with Grammy Award winning producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Café Soul will have a Whitney Houston Tribute at its new venue launch at Plush Feb 17.

Liquid Assets will have its 4th Annual Notice Me Awards/
Model Appreciation Celebration on April 1. In the meantime, they are asking the public to vote for their top three choices in 30 plus categories including photographers, clothing designers, boutiques, make up artists, hair stylists, Entertainers, model groups and promotional companies. Submit your nominees in an email to:

For Fore info go to


Forever Yours Bar & Grill will celebrate its 1YEAR Anniversary/Mardi Gras Celebration at its venue in the Tower Grove located at 4227 Race Course starts at 7pm.

Playboy Ro will perform at Lights on Broadway Feb 18.

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 in Kansas City.


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

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.


Photographer Teddy BFree Blackett (PICTURED), promoter Darryl Frierson, photographer Lance Omar Thurman, actress/professor Kathy Bennett, radio show host Lesley Hunter, singer Blu Azur, photographer Marvin Glenn, public relations specialist Abesi Manyando, photographer Tim Schinsky, model King Dot Aurelius, and socialite/blogger Derrick Hibbler.

BLIND PICZ. Who was the photographer that that at Tan Hollywood and Ola’s bday bash recently at Copia?

BLIND DISHZ. Which STL TV personality demanded for payment before hosting a recent event from its producers or threatened to leave?

1.This personality is a male
2.This male can be seen in the morning on weekdays on a local station
3.This male shares the same last name with a female that is also a TV personality in the STL
4. The event took place in January in St Louis and was blogged on OUTTOWN.

PRO-MO-CIAL-ITES Which STL mover and shakers got it in on the promotions and socializing end this week (Feb 12-Feb 18)

The Women of Café Soul (Nichol Stevenson, Tendai Morris and Angela Brown RIGHT). The ladies are relaunching its successful monthly R&B showcase at Plush this Friday.(Feb 17) They will also have Chitown based singers J. Hollins & Lake Shore perform. Plus, They will also have a tribute to Whitney Houston as well. Brown is also doing her daytime gig working for Live Nation and Morris doing her monthly A 1Sundays at Quintessential (Feb 19) .

Mocha Latte (FAR RIGHT). The Queen of Promotions have been doing many promotions of her events and others including her co-promotion of Loosecannon/Hella Fly/All Out and 3 way Promotions’ Ciroc Bus party to Kansas City on Friday (Feb, 17) . On Saturday, she will be at The Loft hyping the crowd (Feb 18)

The Men of Hella Fly Promotions (King Kerry and Dano Johnson FAR LEFT). These two Kings of ‘Hood events, got it poppin Tuesday with its weekly $2 Tuesdays at BSV Lounge (Feb 14), its co-promotions with Loose cannon, All Out , Mocha Latte and 3 Way on the Ciroc Bus Party to Kansas City on Friday (Feb 17), its co-promotions with Rockhouse Entertainment and 3 Way with the Mardis Gras Masquerade party at Drunken Fish on Laclede’s Landing on Saturday (Feb 18) and co-promoting with Rockhouse with its weekly mainstay Sexy As You Wanna Be Sundays at Lola (Feb 19)

Big Tah.(LEFT) This veteran of promotions is making strides with his website promoting his and other STL promoters; events. This weekend he is co-promoting two big events : Loose Cannon’s /Hella Fly/All Out/Mocha Latte/Curco Party Bus trip to Kansas City (Feb 17) and Rockhouse/Hella Fly’s Mardis Gras Masquerade Party at Drunken Fish on the Landing on Saturday (Feb 18)

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

Why is there a pic floating around of Whitney Houston’s bath water?Why was there a split on the Houston family on where to bury Whitney? Why did Clive Davis still have his Pre Grammy party in the same hotel that Whitney’s body was still inside? And why folk are waiting to stay in the hotel room that Whitney died in? Why did Samuel J Jackson call Prez Obama the n-word when talking about he voted for the POTUS because he was black? Why did thos erug rat ladies beat up that wiatress at teh Red Lobster in Fairviw Heights, Ill becasue their food was not of their liking? And Why did Tony Bennett say at the Pre-Grammy party that cocaine should be legalized? And why did Whitney's record label temporarily jack up her music close to 80 percent of its regular price?

AT THE GRAMMYS. Why did Busta Rhymes wait until he got on camera to ask Shay to fix his tie while on the red carpet? Why did Fergie wear that see through red lingerie dress with black bra and panties? Why did Chris Brown lip synch? Why does Taylor Swift always shave a shocked expression when she gets awards and applause? Why weren’t singers Vesta and David Peaston and TV icon Don Cornelius acknowledged in the Grammy tribute to musicians who passed? Why did the Beach Boys look like they weren’t singing? And why did Brian Wilson look spooked? And why did Best New artist winner Bon Iyer seem to be embarrassed of winning?

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

Soulful Suppers at LOLA - feat. CHERI EVANS at 7:30 p.m. Feb 17

Music, Love and Power Mixtape Release Party
At Legancy Books and Café
5249 Delmar
7p.m. Feb 17


Majic 104.9 personality BJTHE DJ's 50th Bday party at Th eLoft. Everyone free before 9 p.m.

Loose Cannon CIROC BUS trip from St Louis to Kansas City FEB 17 TRANSPORTATION, HOTEL, AND VIP TO THE PARTY ALL FOR ONLY $100 FLAT!!!! CALL 3146469917

A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Black Rep. Those of you who live no where near St. Louis, as always, just consider this an update on my life.
Friday February 17 through Sunday March 4
Thursdays @ 7:00pmFridays @ 8:00pmSaturdays @ 3:00pm and 8:00pmSundays @ 3:00pm
Prices vary considerably, but there is a $10 student rush, a $20 special if you purchase tickets between noon and 2:00pm on Tuesdays through Fridays, and I can get you tickets for half price which is $23.50. For the specific information you should visit the website.

Sound Clash with Needles at J Bucks Feb 18 at 9p.m. $5 cover


Actor Morris Chestnutt Feb 18 at The Ambassador FOR TICKETS, TABLES, AND VIP CALL SUPER EGO 314-456-6662, SMOOTH 314-368-7647, or M3 PROMO 314-477-0436


The Mick Woods All Black Aquarius Bday Bash at Exo 10:30 p.m.


10:30 p.m.



ADD: Young Fly and Saved's music and poetry showcase Monday Feb 20 at the Gramaphone with Pretty Willie, Latoya Wilson, and Kenny Desheild and Hypeman D Stone on the 1s and 2s. Starts at 7p.m. For more info go to


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.



Soulition Wednesdays at Lola 9 p.m. $5

Top Shelf Wednesdays at Inspot Lounge 9 p.m.

Tasty Thursday Nights @ Jive and Wail W/DJ Deception and Arty J

An A-List Affair Fridays @ EXO (3146 Locust, St. Louis, MO)

Starting Friday, February 17th, 2012
Sounds by a LIVE VIOLINIST for the first hour and a disc jockey throughout the night.

Bottles? VIP? Info? 314.223.6367
Cafe Soul has moved to a NEW VENUE! BIGGER & BETTER!

You're all invited to Cafe Soul "The Re-Launch" Friday, Feb. 17th at the all new PLUSH STL located at 3224 Locust! 8p.m. ! Cafe Soul is bringing back the ambiance, great live sets & vibe you've been asking for!


SOUL PARTY RADIO Brings you an Incredible Event "Spoken Soul" A Tribute to Poetic Verse. Featuring National & Local Spoken Word Artists. There will be a closed set of Scheduled performers & St. Louis's Hottest Sign-up list for a Brief Open Mic! This Show will be BROADCAST LIVE on There will also be food & drink Specials. for booking info contact Seven (618)5302944 or


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


MoTres special Valentine 4 a.m. REMIX (via MoTre Angelo)




The Traffic Music Awards listed its nominees recently voted on by fans and pollsters. 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


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


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" aboutHarlem when it was the epicenter of African-American culture.


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



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