Wednesday, March 7, 2012

OUT 1108--ILLI MO BITZ (MARCH 8-14)


HEY OUTTOWNERS!

IT’s THAT TIME!!

TIME TO GET TOWNED!!!

NOTE: THIS SUNDAY IS DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME! MOVE YOUR CLOCKS ONE HOUR FORWARD AT 2 AM SUNDAY.

RIP BITZ



Last Saturday, St. Louisan Norris Stevenson died at the age of 72. He was a pioneer in Mizzou sports as he became the first African-American football player in 1957. He was picked in 1961 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, but spent the season on the team's reserve list. He went on to play for the Edmonton Eskimos and the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League.


WOMENS HISTORY MONTH BITZ

This week, we highlight Illinoisan native suffragist and journalist, Abigail Scott Duniway.

Abigail Scott Duniway (October 22, 1834 – October 11, 1915) was an American women's rights advocate, newspaper editor and writer, whose efforts were instrumental in gaining voting rights for women.

Duniway was born near Groveland, Illinois. Duniway's Captain Gray's Company; or, Crossing the Plains and Living in Oregon (1859), was the first novel to be commercially published in Oregon.[5] This and others that she wrote drew repeatedly on her experiences as a young woman on the Oregon Trail.[5]

In 1866, she moved to Albany, NY where she taught in a private school, then opened a millinery and notions shop. Angered by stories of injustice and mistreatment relayed to her by married patrons of her shop, she moved to Portland in 1871 to found The New Northwest, a weekly newspaper devoted to women's rights, including suffrage; that is, the right of women to vote and run for office. She published the first issue on May 5, 1871, and continued The New Northwest for 16 years.[2]

She wrote a booklet called My Musings after attending a convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1872. Her last novel to tell the story was From the West to the West: Across the Plains to Oregon (1905).[5]

Duniway encountered personal setbacks such as poor health, money problems, and opposition from her brother Harvey W. Scott, who also edited a Portland paper, The Oregonian. She persisted despite political opposition in the form of local resistance, the consistent failure of women's suffrage referendums on state ballots, and divisions with Eastern suffrage organizations. She and her newspaper actively supported the Sole Trader Bill and the Married Women's Property Act which, when passed, gave Oregon women the right to own and control property.

Her persistence paid off in 1912 when Oregon became the seventh state in the U.S. to pass a women's suffrage amendment.[3] Governor Oswald West asked her to write and sign the equal suffrage proclamation.[4] She was the first woman to register to vote in Multnomah County.[4]

Her last publication was Path Breaking: An Autobiographical History of the Equal Suffrage Movement in Pacific Coast States, in 1914

*Info provided by Wikipedia


THE BIG STORY THIS WEEK IS:

President Barack Obama Press held a press conference during Super Tuesday at the White House. The press conference reportedly came just hours before polls closed in 10 states deciding which Republican should face Mr. Obama in November.

At the conference, the president unveiled two housing initiatives to reduce refinancing fees for mortgage loans issued by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

Political experts are saying that the press conference was strategically held on Super Tuesday in an effort to present the president’s policies and allow voters to compare and contrast them with those of the Republican presidential candidates.

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The White House released a fact sheet outlining the president’s new housing initiatives. The fact sheet lists a 1-800 number for military service members so that they can contact the Justice Department if they feel that their home was wrongly foreclosed on by “Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, Ally, Citi, or Wells Fargo.”

When asked what would he like to say to the Republican candidates during the voting he just said, “I wish them good luck.”



Looks like the POTUS is ready to pull out his trump card on his strategy to claim his re-election! We think we haven’t seen all that Mr Obama is about to relinquish in his campaign.

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Cape Girardeau, Mo. native and controversial radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh made headlines recently when he called Georgetown University law student, Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a "prostitute” on his syndicated radio show after she said at a congressional hearing who testified in favor of President Obama's directive to insurers to pay for birth control. As a result, a plethora of protesters – particularly women – rallied against what they saw as outdated misogyny.

Also, over 30 advertisers who advertise on his show—including Sears, JCPenney, AOL, and Netflix--have pulled their support for Mr. Limbaugh's show. And, social media sites such as BoycottRush.org and Limbaugh boycott pages on Facebook and Reddit have provided readers with step-by-step instructions for how to vent their displeasure at advertisers.

Because of the hoopla, Limbaugh read a statement of apology on air but it yielded even more advertisers to pull out. Then, he went on a tirade on air blaming hip-hop for his verbal foible.

“Talk about a double standard,” Limbaugh said. “Rappers can say anything they want about women. It’s called art. And they win awards.”

Here we go again. Rush sounds like a kindergardner in some he-started-it-first BS. It also sounds like the same scenario when Whites feel that its OK to say the N-word because African Americans say it freely. So what does one do to take the blame off of oneself, you blame someone else who is either powerless or more victimized—in this case, African Americans. But it doesn’t cloud the real issue at hand: how women are seen in a man-run society (a powerless class that are seen by men as second class citizens (our Women History Month Bitz above is a great example of this) and this way of thought stems years before there were hop hop or rappers. Its part of America’s social fabric.


Rush is no fool. He knows what he is doing. He plays up topics that appeal to his audience: the right wing Obama haters. But our thing is, why now that the advertisers pull out? Rush has been saying outrageous things for years about anything and anybody that isn’t part of the ultra conservative Republican machine.


Women’s right to conceive is one of the hot button issues these days and we think Rush may not be able to recover from this one because the womens groups and big lobbyists in Washington DC to influence national policy. If anything, Rush may get a suspension, but when the fire is out and the smoke appears, we think Rush will be back doing on air.

In other Rush newz, he will be honored in his home state with a bronze bust in the Missouri Capitol. Limbaugh will be inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians, along with Dred Scott, an African American slave who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom in 1857, leading to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that slaves were "property."

Scott and Limbaugh were recently chosen for the honor by Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley, a Republican who represents Perryville, just north of Limbaugh's birthplace of Cape Girardeau.


As speaker, Tilley has unilateral control over who is chosen for the honor. Tilley has faced criticism for his choice since the Fluke comments he made.

State Democrats are urging officials to refuse placement of the bronze bust in the capitol, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

In a letter addressed to the acting commissioner of administration, lawmakers wrote:

"While it is undisputed that Mr. Limbaugh is famous, fame alone has never been considered sufficient for induction. Mr. Limbaugh's greatest distinction during his controversial career has been his penchant for divisiveness."

Tilley, however, has indicated that he will not change his mind in choosing Limbaugh, pointing out that "current members of the hall often had detractors and were not always uncontroversial or universally loved and adored."

OUTTOWN SAYS

Hmm, this is the same argument that Adolph Hitler was a great man—great as in powerful, not in character. But what is even more disturbing is that Limbaugh is being honored along with Dred Scott, a man who Limbaugh would likely would have said during Scott’s days that he should not challenge the status quo of slavery. Besides, we don’t see anything wrong with Rush’s honor. It’s a Hall of Famous Missourians not Hall of GREAT Famous Missourians. We just think he shouldn’t be honored along with Dred Scott.

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This week it was reported that TV mogul Oprah Winfrey landed an interview with Whitney Houston's daughter and other family members for a TV special that will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network March 11

"Oprah's Next Chapter" will feature an interview with 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina, Patricia Houston, who's the singer's sister-in-law and manager, as well as the singer's brother Gary..

In the interview, Bobbi Kristina shares personal memories of her mom and offer thoughts on how she wants her legendary mother to be remembered. The family will also address the rumors surrounding Houston’s death, and, Whitney’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown.

It was also reported that Bobbi Kristina did not seek money for the interview because she trusted Oprah and believed that she sincerely cared about her mother.

We are sure that Oprah was the right choice for the interview, but isn’t it a bit soon? At any rate, this episode we are sure will give Oprah’s fledgling OWN a big boost in ratings.


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Grammy Award winning rap superstar and Chicago reared Kanye West was back on the runway this week as he debuted his women’s fall/winter ready to wear collection during a fashion show for Paris Fashion Week. 'Ye offered up what many criting acs described as a Givenchy-inspired look. There were leathers, backless motorcycle jackets, inventive knee-high boots, furs and go-karts.

From reports, critics say that his newest collection was better line than his fall collection that was showcased last October. The rapper/ producer/ overall told reporters there that he was unfairly judged during the first go-round.

"I got treated unfairly by the press last time. Why would I want to do this," Kanye said to a roomful of editors after deciding to cancel a pre-show collection preview.

In attendance were Diddy, Kim Kardashian, Shyne and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour

Here’s what a New York Times writer had to say about Ye’s show:

"This show started out OK, with a series of tough-looking black leather and suede outfits based off of a motorcycle jacket. And it ended with go-karts spinning around two tracks on either side of the runway, which made Anna Wintour smile. His leather skirts had a stiff half-ruffle pointing out at the hems. Karlie Kloss wore a leather jacket that, kind of interestingly, had no back, but then there was again a preponderance of questionable fur looks, including pants that were broadtail on the front, clingy fabric on the back."

Here is what a Wall Street Journal reporter wrote:

"First the bad news: This Kanye West collection was so Givenchy-esque that it's embarrassing that Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci was an expected guest. Kanye, whatever your legal arrangement, cribbing is cribbing. Ten points off for copying the smart guy sitting next to you. Next, the good news: this Kanye collection is a massive improvement. When I asked how he managed it, Mr. West dissembled and said he'd spent a lot of time in 'libraries.' "

AND OUTTOWN SAYS:

Well, there’s one thing you can say about Ye—he has the ego to pull off anything that he does and he is extremely creative. Ye is slowly becoming the Andy Warhol of hip-hop.





Emmy Award nominated actor and St. Louis native Jon Hamm made news recently when he was in New York last week. While filming an episode of his recurring role on the show, “30 Rock,” he made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live” during host Lindsay Lohan’s monologue with the running gag that Lohan was not dependable to host the entire show and Hamm coming in as a substitute if needed (He also appeared in the Weekend Update segment playing the lost lover of Snooki played by with Bobby Moynihan). This week, he appeared on The Ellen Show where host Ellen DeGeneres asked him if he was really on SNL as a backup host in case Lindsay Lohan didn't show up in Lohan;s opening monologue or was it just a joke?

"No, it was a joke," Jon explained on Ellen's show . "Lindsay did a great job. I have a good relationship with all of the people over there and I happened to be in town and they were like, 'Would you do this thing. Could you come by?' Any chance I get to go to 30 Rock, I'm down. So, it was really fun."

In other Hamm newz, he will be an interviewed guest on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday on HBO and his show, “Mad Men” starts its new season March 25 on AMC.


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The late St. Louis native actor Vincent Price will now be featured in a new comic book series. Published by Bluewater Comics, Price will star in a four-issue mini-series called "House of Horrors," which is inspired by another series, "Vincent Price Presents."

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John H. Johnson, the founder of Ebony and Jet magazines and Johnson Publications, all headquartered in Chicago, is getting a postal stamp. It will be part of the Black Heritage Stamp series. Johnson died in 2005.

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St. Louis native rapper Chingy will be on BET’s 106 and Park this Friday premiering his latest video, “Let’s Get it” off his mixtape “Jackpot Back; that was released this week. (SEE STL NEWZ BELOW FOR MORE INFO )

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As reported in the Kanye newz above, model Karlie Kloss was in Kanye West’s fashion show during Paris Fashion Week last week. She is from Chicago and was raised in St. Louis.

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Speaking of singing competition shows, BET’s gospel singing show, “Sunday Best” will have one of its audition stops in St. Louis April 21. The audition will take place at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. Other audition cities are Dallas, Washington DC and Atlanta.


The Chicago filmed movie, “Black Butterly” which stars Chicagoan and former Ebony Fashion Fair model Richard Gallion Movie will be coming out March 13th at Block Buster, Amazon, F.Y.E, Netflix, Walmart, Target, Red Box. To check out the trailer go to http://youtu.be/QKwp-UtCgJM


ILLI MO REALITY BITZ

St. Louis native singer Angie Johnson was voted off this week on the singing competition show "The Voice." Johnson was on Cee Lo Green;s team and was eliminated her during the b Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”



THE BIG STL STORY THIS WEEK IS:

Newly hired St Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has apologized for his role in a bounty program that rewarded players for injuring opponents while he was with the New Orleans Saints. Williams was reported as calling the bounty system “a terrible mistake.”

The NFL reported last week that between 22 and 27 defensive players were involved in the program administered by Williams, with the knowledge of coach Sean Payton. Williams said, “Instead of getting caught up in it, I should have stopped it. I take full responsibility for my role. I am truly sorry.”

Well, looks like coach Jeff Fisher has something to ponder about on whether he should keep Williams on board for he selected him to join him with the Rams. If anything, Williams should be suspended for his role in the bounty program. We will see how all this play out.

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The St Louis Cardinals played its first exhibition game Monday against the Florida Marlins where they lost 4-3. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was reportedly excited to get to the first game and since he could not sleep he got up and arrived at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla, the wee hours of Monday morning. The rest of the week, the Cards lost to the NYMets (6-8 ) on Tuesday, tied with the Nationals (3-3) on Wednesday and next will play against the Red Sox (Thursday) , The Twins (Friday)and, again, The Marlins (Saturday).





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Speaking of the Cardinals, pitcher Adam Wainwright will make his return back with the team Friday since elbow surgery which sidelined him in 2010 and the entire 2011 season.

"I'm normally not a butterfly guy. I expect some butterflies," he said to AP Sunday after throwing his final batting practice session in preparation for the appearance. "There have been several real key moments in my career that I had some butterflies. This year when I pitch at Busch Stadium for the first time, there'll probably be some butterflies. We'll have to wait and see."

Wainwright threw around 30 pitches Sunday and said he approached it with the kind of intensity he usually reserves for game days during the regular season.




The Mizzou Tigers is coming into the Big 12 tournament with a 27-4 record, are ranked fifth in the nation and are seeded second in the tournament to the Kansas Jayhawks for a potential mainstay rival game for the last time before Mizzou switch to the SEC in July. The tourney is currently taking place at the Sprint Center in Kansas City that started on Wednesday and ends Saturday..

Two games separate a potential rematch between Kansas and Missouri in the Big 12 Championship Game.The Tigers must wait to see who it plays in Thursday's quarterfinals.The foe will be either #7-seed Oklahoma State (14-17 overall, 7-11 in Big 12 play) or #10-seed Texas Tech (8-22, 1-17), who play a first-round matchup Wednesday.

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Speaking of Mizzou, the school plans to reveal its new Nike uniform combination at the Spring football game April 14. The school has been promoting the date for weeks on MUTigers.com. The University of Missouri has proudly displayed a "M" on the helmets for decades.

To get a preview of the new helmets go to :


http://www.kspr.com/sports/ky3-missouri-tigers-mizzou-offers-sneakpeek-of-its-new-uniform-combination-20120306,0,5797078.htmlstory


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Former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley and Crystal City, Mo. native will be at Maryville University May 11 for a book signing for his book "The New American Story."

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Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band is tentatively scheduled for Left Bank Books Downtown on May 12 to sign his memoir "My Cross to Bear."

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Oscar and Emmy nominated actor Hal Holbrook will discuss his autobiography, "Harold" and his career March 14 for the Fontbonne/KMOX book club. The event is FREE and will be held at Chase Park Plaza. He will also appear as Mark Twain March 16 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.

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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright headlines a library fundraiser at the St. Louis County Library May 5 with her new memoir "Prague Winter."
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Andy Cohen, a St. Louis native-turned-Bravo exec, comes home May 11 with "Most Talkative." at St. Louis County Library.

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"CSI: New York" actor Hill Harper comes to Lindenwood University April 10 to discuss his book, "The Wealth Cure."

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Kandis Burress and Phaedra Parks were in St. Louis recently to speak at Vatterott/EI Insitutie’s first Speaker Series held at Lumiere Place Theatre.

To see a recap go to http://maatology.blogspot.com/2012/03/out-1105-vatterott-colleges-ei.html

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CELEBRITY SITE

Kandis Burress and Phaedra Parks were spotted at Sweetie Pie’s on Manchester a few hours prior to their speaking engagement at Lumiere Place Theatre.

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Speaking of Sweetie Pie’s, its owners Robbie Montgomery and son Tim Norman, of the OWN reality TV show “Welcome to Sweetie Pies” was featured this past Tuesday in a Master Class Series at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park. It was followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception The event was filmed for future airing on “Sweetie Pie’s” on the OWN Network.

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Singer Tank will be performing at Posh Nightclub March 22

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Pointfest 30 will take place May 19 and 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

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Rapper Yung Ro was big winner at the 5th Annual Traffic Music Awards that took place at The Ambassador this past Sunday. He swept all six of his nominated categories including Song of The Year, Club Song of The Year, Radio Song of The Year, Mixtape, Video of the Year and Male Artist. Other multiple winners were Black Pearl Entertainment (which promotes Yung Ro) with two awards (Label and Studio of the Year) and Lionness also with two (Female Artist and CD of the Year). To see all of the winners go to

http://maatology.blogspot.com/2012/03/out-1107-314-presents-5th-annual.html

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TMA winner for Videographer of The Year, Remrod’s video he filmed for Chingy will be premiered Friday on BET’s 106 and Park.

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Denise Thimes & Friends' annual Mother's Day concert will be. May 13 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Saxophonist Tom Braxton will be featured.

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St Louis native and Project Runway finalist Laura Kathleen will host Alive Magazine’s Find Your Magic contest at Macy's St. Louis Galleria 2nd floor, March 10.

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Grand Center Inc. and Brown Shoe have announced the 2012 honorees of the 10th Annual Visionary Awards, which recognizes women for their contributions to the St. Louis arts community. Some of The 2012 winners are: Lifetime Achievement: Mary Jo Bang, award-winning poet and professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis ; Successful Working Artist: Con Christeson, co-founder and managing artist of the community collaborative at Peter & Paul Community Services; Outstanding Arts Educator: Lois Ingrum, photography instructor at the St. Louis Art Museum, Ranken Tech, North St. Louis Art Council and the Public Policy Research Center at the University of Missouri - St. Louisutstanding Arts Professional: Sara Burke, choreographer, dancer, instructor, photographer, author and arts diversity consultant; founder and director of the City Studio Dance Center.; Emerging Artist: Gina Alvarez, visual artist, printmaking, ceramics and fabrics. The ceremony will be held May 16 at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

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Playwright and Performer Nilaja Sun, whose one-woman show

“NO CHILD…” is being presented by The Black Rep, opening March

16th at The Grandel Theatre, will appear at the Theatre

March 15th, where she will be interviewed by actor Antonio Fargas.

from 5:30 – 6:30pm, prior to the preview performance of NO CHILD…

that evening at 7:00pm at the Grandel Square Theatre.

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Harrah’s Casino will have its Star Models Finals show on March 25th.

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STL based visual artist Cbabi was on Sunday Morning Live on Majic 104.9 FM this past Sunday promoting his campaign on Kickstarter. For the entire year of 2012, he will paint a new image of fatherhood every day, called 365 Days with Dads” depicting "present" fathers interacting with their kids. He is asking for people to pledge monies in order to distribute prints to communities, schools and support groups.

For more info go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1047298083/365-days-with-dad?play=1&ref=search

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Photographer Lance Omar Thurman will have a photo exhibit titled

"Nostalgia" at the 10th Street Gallery in downtown St Louis March 16 .



Country singer Don Williams is at the Roberts Orpheum Theater with a concert. March 14

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

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

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Kelly Clarkson March 16 • Fox Theatre

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Rocker Daughtry comes to Peabody Opera House with a concert on May 16.

Lil Flip is at the Broadway nightclub March 16.

The concert will also serve as the single release party for Dano Damano’s “Poured Up” song.

Doors are at 9:30 p.m.

DJ Cuddy is spinning.

Call 314-685-0500 or 314-456-5976 for more information.

Hella Fly Promotions is presenting the show.

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Herbie Hancock and His Band

When March 18

Where • Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis

How much • $40-$150

More info • 314-516-4949 or touhill.org

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Nicholas Payton

When • March 28-31

Where • Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Boulevard

How much • $30-$35

More info • 314-534-1111 or metrotix.com

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New Edition’s Reunion Tour comes to the Scott Trade Center March 29. SWV opens.

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Peter Frampton March 30 • Peabody Opera House

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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.

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

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Comedian Adam Corolla performs at Pageant April 20

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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.

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

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

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Comedian Kevin Hart comes to the Concert Club at Scottrade Center with a concert on April 13.

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Actor and comedian Kevin Pollak, will perform April 14 at Lumiere Place Casino’s Lumiere Theater.

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Bowling for Soup will perform May 1 at the Old Rock House.

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Actor-comedian Aziz Ansari comes to the Pageant May 11.

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Steve Winwood is at Peabody Opera House, in concert on May 14.

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PRO-MO-CIAL-ITES (March 4-10)

Which STL promoters and socialites got it in this week?




G’Bassa D’Acosta (RIGHT). This lovely mover and shaker had a watch party Wednesday (Mar 7) for the premiere of the 2nd season of her weekly entertainment show Sexy In the STL at Hush Nightclub. The show airs on St. Louis access channels on Wednesday and on Fox 2 late Friday early Saturdays (SEE ONGLING BITZ LINK BELOW). She also was on 89.5 The Wave on DJ Jewel’s show The Jewel Box Tuesday (Mar 6) to publicize the watch party.

Mocha Latte (FAR RIGHT). The Queen of Promotions and 2012 TMA nominee will get it poppin this Saturday (March 10) hosting her weekly gig at The Loft hyping the party on the mic after WHHL FM’s live remote cast.




Jonathan Burns (FAR RIGHT). This vet promoter of JB Promotions has been getting in for a few weeks now with with big star studded hip hop concerts with Jeezy and Rick Ross. No wthe Lavish Nightclub owner is bringing in rapper T.I. this Saturday (March 10) at the Ambassador.

Chingy ( aka Howard Bailey) (LEFT) . This rapper is making noise this week as his mixtape “Jackpot Back” was released Monday(March 6) on his FullDekk Label. He promoted it on 89.5 The Wave on the same day on DJ Jewel’s show Jewel Box. He also will be on BET;s 106 and Park Friday premiering his latest video, “Let it Go”. (March 9). Later that nite, he will have his bday/mixtape party at Jumpin Jupiter (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)


BLIND DISHZ

Which STL mover and shaker was at an event recently and began breakdancing doing The Reverse Worm on the floor?

1.This person is a female.

2.This person is a radio personality.

3. This person’s last name is the same as the description of a sport a person does with a gun in the outdoors.



Why did Rush Limbaugh tried to blame his recent comments on rappers? Why now is Jermaine Jackson coming out that he and Whitney had an affair? And why wasn’t there a picture of Whitney anywhere during American Idol’s Whitney Theme? Why did Lindsay Lohan flub most of her lines during her guest spot on Saturday Night Live while reading cue cards? Why is Facebook forcing people to switch to the new Timeline? Why did Disney use the black princess from Princess and the Frog to sell watermelon candy?Why is Queen Latifah coming out with a singing contest? Why did Mike Epps daughter leak the tape of the comedian cursing her out? Why is a sex tape out on Hulk Hogan? Why is Justin Bieber’s mom writing a memoir? Why didn’t Keisha Knight Pulliam pay her previous agent their commission before signing to another agent (alledgedly)? Why does the new Brandy and Moncia song seem a bit desperate for another hit? And why is there now Mantyhose (men panty hose)?


EVENTZ THIS WEEK (MARCH 8-14)


STL PISCESians BDAZES (March 4-10)

'Rapper Chingy(PICTURED), radio personality John Carney, music promoter Daryl Oliver, singer Tiffany Elle, movie promoter James Thomas, culturialist Sandra Roberts, choreographer Mark Wilks, jeweler Angelique Joseph, and promoters Miata Lewis and David Damo Morris






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

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Comedian David Coulier will be at the Comedy Etc inside the Ramada Inn March 8-10 in Fairview Heights, Ill. For times and ticket info go to http://comedyetc.com/

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ADD: Rapper Raekwon, will perform at the Jive and Wail Dueling Piano Bar early Friday at midnight. Admission is $10.

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TIM CUNNINGHAM will perform at Jazzy Fridays at JAZZ ON BROADWAY, Fri., March 9, 8pm - 11pm, 554 East Broadway, Alton, IL 62002 | 618.465.5299 for tickets and more info.

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Rapper Chingy is celebrating his birthday with a bash at the Jumpin' Jupiter at 10 p.m. Friday. Performances are by Kodakk Tha Boss, Doughboy, NerdII Rockstarz and others.

Chingy's new mixtape "Jackpot Back" will be made available.

Attire is all black. Mar 9

Call 314-437-8026 or go to thejumpinjupiter.com for more information.

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Baseball great Cal Ripken Jr. has turned children's author; his latest is "Super-Sized Slugger." 6 p.m. Friday. at the St Louis County Library.

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IMPERIAL EVENTS PRESNETS Sophisticated Pisces Party At The City.on 19th & Washington..

Powered By Ezekeil & Karlieon...Imperial Events & Ent...

Doors Open @10pm Ladies Free Before 11 and Pisces Free All Night Long! For Booths, Bottle Service, or Birthday Package contact 314-397-7019

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

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Come help us celebrate the life of the late Damien "DD" Nash at our 5th annual charity basketball game.Riverview Gardens Senior High School, 1218 Shepley Drive, Saint Louis, 1`pm. Participants include Jeremy Maclin (Philly Eagles), William Moore & Sean Weatherspoon (ATL Falcons), TC (39th Ave Music) and many more. This is a family event and will be packed with fun and awesome giveaways! Proceeds will benefit the Damien Nash Youth Association and our community outreach programs for the youth we serve!

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JB presents T.I. will be in concert at the Ambassador March 10

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Mike Epps at Chaifetz Arena March 10

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Motown legend Smokey Robinson will headline the American Heart Association's St. Louis Heart Ball, taking place March 10 at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton.

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DJ SUPER NOVA ADDED TO ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE BLACK REP’S “BLACK REPTies;”

Tickets are still available for The Black Rep’s 35th Anniversary Season Fundraiser

“BLACK REPTies,” Saturday, March 10th, 6pm-Midnight, at “Living World,”

St. Louis Zoo. Just added to the entertainment is internationally known DJ, Super Nova. Individual tickets are $100 ($75 for Black Rep subscribers), Young Professional tickets (under 40) are $50, and there are a number of giving levels up to $10,000 Executive Producer tables. The evening will include cocktails, a buffet dinner, “Speakeasy Entertainment” and late night dancing to DJ Super Nova.

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Joffrey Ballet

When • Friday and March 10

Where • Touhill Performing Arts Center

How much • $40-$60

More info • 314-516-4949 or touhill.org

This Chicago-based and internationally acclaimed company, to appear in the Dance St. Louis series, sets a standard for dance excellence.

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Missouri Ballet Theatre

When • Friday and March 10

Where • Edison Theatre, Washington University

How much • $15-$22

More info • 314-534-1111 or metrotix.com

This recent arrival to the St. Louis dance scene presents "Concepts II," in which the dancers collaborate with musicians for an experience blending sight and sound.

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Peter Martin and Inner Circle

When • March 10

Where • Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard

How much • $15-$50

More info • 314-534-1111 or metrotix.com

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Close to Famous presents SPLURGE - Scene Saturday Special Edition Sat 3.10.12 @ The InSpot @CloseToFamous * @The_InSpot VIP/Bottle Service: 314.761.7834 / closetofamous@yahoo.com ..

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Kate Chopin also isn't around anymore, but a bust of "The Awakening" author will join those of Tennessee Williams and T.S. Eliot at 2 p.m. March 11 at the Writer's Corner, Euclid and McPherson avenues.

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A Tribute to Whitney Houston by Cheryl Brown & Friends is taking place from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. March 11 at Jazz at the Bistro.

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NOTICE ME AWARDS OFFICIAL NOMINATION PARTY

SUNDAY MARCH 11

LOLA 500 NORTH 14TH STREET

10p.m.

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"Animal Scientist" Temple Grandin talks about her work, her autism and thinking in pictures at 7 p.m. March 13 at Lindenwood University.

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A bust of Kate Chopin joins the Central West End's Writer's Corner at 2 p.m. Sunday. The sculptor, Jaye Gregory, will be there along with members of Chopin's family and possibly representatives from the Kate Chopin International Society.

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Live & Local STL

feat. Urban Chestnut Calypso IPA & Big Brother Thunder & The Master Blasters

Doors
7pm • Tasting 8pm • Show 9pm • FREE Admission • Over 21 Only

Old Rock House

1200 S. 7th Street


NEW ONGOING EVENTS

AUDITION BITZ

The Jewelinaire Fashion Show Model Casting Call

Studio Nazz

1409 Washington Avenue 5th Floor, Saint Louis, MO

MODEL REQUIREMENTS:

-casting starts at 1pm

-looking for about 42 models altogether, lest the designers overlap in the choice of models

-model for both males and females must be height and weight appropriate

-ideally however the tall and slim is preferred

-models must be at least 18 years old

-wear clothes that fit to the casting

-ladies at least 5'7 (if you can be 5'7 in heels you are welcome to try as well) wear heels that do not show your toes

-no strapless heels


MOST IMPORTANT THERE IS A CASTING FEE OF $25.00 this is to help reach the charitable size donation given to The Saint Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness

LOOKING FOR MODELS WHO KNOW HOW TO PROFESSIONALLY WORK THE RUNWAY. WALK IS LIKE UNTO NEW YORK!

$$$$THIS WILL BE A PAID PRODUCTION FOR THE MODELS CHOSEN!$$$$

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Are You Ready To Get Published???

Silk Magazine will be in the building for the launch of

Friday Night Reigns March 23rd... @The Loft 3112 Olive st.

Models selected will have the opportunity to be in

Silk magazine... Cecil Dowdell CEO/Publisher of Silk Magazine will be in the building scouting

New Models for upcoming issues of Silk Magazine.. in addition to a shoot

In Cozumel Mexico!!

NO MODELING. EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

click the link .. and let us know ur coming!

http://www.facebook.com/events/113741575420171/

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The PRONTO fashion show 2nd AUDITIONS

DATE: March 11, 2012

TIME: 1:30 - 3:30pm

VENUE: Quintessential, 149 North Main Street St. Charles, MO 63301

• No visible tattoos, No makeup

• Female Models: 5'6" or taller, bring heels

• Male Models: 5' 10" or taller

• Please bring your portfolio, resume, composite, etc.

• Availability for at least 2 rehearsal dates: March 31, April 15, April 22

For more details contact:

Amit Manocha via facebook.

Stay updated with Pronto Fashion Show announcements at www.facebook.com/prontofashionshow

HELP BITZ

Hello Everyone if you have a teen daughter or know some women who need to learn more about Sex Education make sure you bring them to Harris Stowe March 15 for the Juice Box Dairies!! 7to10pm its FREE!!!

GOODS AND SERVICES BITZ

L.A. Williams HAS A POLITICAL WEBSITE CALLED www.thecustomthinker.blogspot.com


FOR MORE ONGOING BITZ GO TO

http://maatology.blogspot.com/2010/03/ongoing-bitz-april-week-one.html

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