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No Limit, y’all ain’t ready yet. At this point, anybody with a single solitary friend from St. Louis on social media knows that Master P and his crew of No Limit soldiers rolled their tank through St. Louis and dropped an atomic bomb on stage at Chaifetz Arena Saturday night. But for the sak…

House of Soul in full swing. Nichol Stevenson should be giving herself and her crew plenty of props as the second week of House of Soul was just as cracking as the grand opening festivities the week before. I made sure I stopped through the first Café Soul I’ve attended in a couple of years …

A gut-busting birthday bash. I made my way to The Laugh Lounge once again for my boy Jessie Taylor’sannual birthday comedy bash – and once again it did not disappoint. Jessie and national comedy scene veteran Ray Grady served as the main attraction. But it was the poor gentleman who epically…

An abundance of life from Lizzo. So, for those of you with even one pinkie toe dipped into these streets understand October 2019 will go down as a month of many concerts – actually, one of the most concerts in one month that I can remember. What I’m going to do is run them down from this pas…

A night of life for and by L.I.F.E. I really didn’t get to the bottom of why Chrisette Michele wasn’t at the Pageant for a benefit concert, mainly because I was so glad that because of her absence, I was able to catch another one that I would have been even more disgusted than I was already …

Salute 32 in the books with plenty of looks. Didn’t I tell y’all life was going to be given at the St. Louis American Foundation’s 32nd Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship and Awards Gala? And because I love so much to tell y’all “I told you so,” I’m going to jump right into…

Happy Salute 32 eve! I am sitting here in foam rollers as we speak with cucumbers on both eyes in full prep mode for Saturday’s festivities at America’s Center. If I can get the swelling down from crying like a fool upon getting the tragic news about Victor Newman, I will be the baddest bell…

Salute 32 is fast approaching. If you are reading this on Thursday, you have a grand total of nine days to get your glamour game all the way together for the St. Louis American Foundation’s 32nd Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship and Awards Gala at America’s Center. If you …

Two weeks until Salute. Yes, I am hongry (yes, hongry), but I am almost to the point where I can exhale without a real fear of busting clean up out of my glorious and glamourous Salute ensemble like the Incredible Hulk or an overheated canister of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. What? Beauty is pa…

Somebody please save the children. Iknow, I know. Last week I said I would get back to starting things off on a light note. Everybody is well aware that I’m good for a kee-kee while serving a weekend rewind of what happened in these streets as far as the kicking it. But I feel like I must le…

Honorable in memoriam 5th anniversary activities. I just wanted to take a moment to issue a “job well done” to all of the people, organizations, institutions and media outlets that reflected upon the five-year anniversary of the tragic death of Michael Brown by celebrating his life and payin…

Remembering Mike Brown. I thought I would kick off this week by taking a moment to offer my sincere condolences to the family of Michael Brown as the region reflects on the five years since his death compelled a community to rise up – and the entire world to take notice. People will be gathe…

Ms. Ross is an on-time boss. I learned the hard way several years back that Diana Ross does not play when it comes to punctuality. Ms. Diana is one of the few folks that, if she had a flyer that said “show starts promptly at…” at the bottom, I would actually believe her. The tickets said 8 p…

RIP Quinton Jackson. Man, I really don’t have the words to express how much I hate kicking off Partyline with an in memoriam. And to make matters worse, it always seems like I’m saying goodbye to folks who are so young, impactful and with so much to give that are gone too soon. Such is the c…

Ain’t no party like a Tom Joyner party! I knew I was in for a party when I punched it on down to the Chaifetz Arena Saturday for the Tom Joyner One More Time Experience presented by 95.5 FM The Lou, but when I tell you that the fun exceeded my expectations – trust and believe. First off, DJ …

R&B love and showers at Fair Saint Louis. STL. R&B mainstays Johnny Gill and Keith Sweat served up soggy Stone Soul Picnic realness during the urban night of Fair Saint Louis Friday at Gateway Arch National Park. I was expecting John Legend or India.Arie’s Live on the Levee numbers a…

St. Louis rap history and roll call. Because of some deadline modifications, I had to wait a whole week to hip y’all to the magic that happened at the Missouri History Museum, thanks to DJ G Wiz and his film, “Background Check Vol. 1.” I have been going to events at the Missouri History Muse…

Go Blues!!!!! In the words of rap god Eli Porter (you have to be a truly messy throwback internet content connoisseur to get this name reference) “We da best! We did it!” The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup and St. Louis is rightfully over the moon. Now there are all types of fol…

Classic(al) Ledisi. As soon as Ledisi did that video saying she was coming to sing with the St. Louis Symphony, I have been patiently waiting with my heels kicked up anticipating the evening that she would be perched in Powell Hall giving us all our whole entire life. I knew when she strutte…

No Jaheim. No Problem. Okay, maybe there was a problem – because folks got all worked up to see him, even though he hasn’t shown up the past three times he was scheduled to come here. And Jaheim stopped exactly short of saying he wasn’t coming to the Spring Music Festival either, but the fol…

RIP to Terrell (Finger) Muhammad. I really hate starting off Partyline on such a somber note but paying my respects to Terrell Muhammad – previously known as Terrell Finger – must be done. Some knew him as a local boxing legend. Others knew him as the kind spirit who worked the Lucas-Hunt an…

A soggy May Day. Of all the years I decide that I’m going to get to the May Day Parade extra early, the rain says “ooh, me too.” I got soaked to the bone – and my stallion parade ponytail was dripping and sloppily slinging to the side. I wrung myself out as best I could and kept it moving un…

RIP to Kirk, Malik and Miss Shirley. I hate to start Partyline on a somber note, but I feel like I must bid farewell to two people I came in contact with regularly as I made my rounds on the entertainment and nightlife scene and one person who was like a mother to me. I felt the shock of  th…

The R&B Brits have arrived. So, sixty something years later, the R&B folks can finally understand how Elvis and ‘nem felt when The Beatles and The Rolling Stones hopped on the scene and shut the music industry down, thanks to Ella Mai. I’m gonna be honest. I thought the “Boo’d Up” so…

A Good girls night at the movies. The weekend began on a Wednesday for me with the girl’s night out sneak preview screening for “The Intruder” organized by my girl Mocha Latte at the Esquire. Now y’all know how I feel about working fresh off of deadline, but this evening was so worth it. Did…

An adopted St. Louis rap son. So, by now y’all know that Jeezy came to town and became the latest sold-out show for RockHouse Ent. I found it funny how folks were lowkey hating saying they don’t know how Jeezy could sell-out the Pageant when he hasn’t had a record out in a minute – implying …

Comedy clutch from a St. Louis cousin. As much as I hated to do it, I had to break my self-imposed hiatus from Helium to check out  comedian and actor Tone Bell’s “Petty for a Purpose” Tour Saturday night. And while the employees (except for Jill Lovings -who always has my back) reminded my …

STL remembers Neighborhood Nip. Before I kick right into my weekly round of disgracefulness, let me start things off with a shout out to Radio One St. Louis and their crew for the candlelight vigil moment of remembrance for fallen hip-hop change agent Nipsey Hussle Friday night outside the O…

Chingy the champ, Regular Ricky and Blah2K. Before y’all get in your feelings and accuse me of crucifying your teen crushes, understand that I am in the business of mostly facts and minimal feelings. I was excited as everyone in their mid-twenties and mid-thirties who body-rolled their way u…

The blues we could all use. I’m not gonna lie, I have the time of my life when I head over to the Chaifetz Arena for the St. Louis Blues Festival – and Friday night was absolutely no different. I have so much fun that I picked Theodus and Pokey Bear and ‘nem over R&B diva Patti LaBelle –…

An unforgettable Memory at 314 Day with Plies. When Shorty Da Prince popped up doing the “Mono” we were cookin’ with grease up in there for the 314 Day celebration going down at The Pageant as folks waited for Plies – who is on the list with Yo Gotti as one of the city’s most-beloved non-nat…

RIP Rod Pratt. I hate to get Partyline started on a somber note, but I wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t offer my condolences to the family, friends, creative community and all those connected to Rod Pratt. An entertainment industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in cities like …

Ladies night to the next level. If you had told me that turn of the millennium two-or-three-hit wonder Sammie would have a bigger crowd when he hit the Pageant Sunday night than Marsha Ambrosius and a show that featured three ‘90s favorites put together, I would have given you the side eye G…

Young Leaders was lit. I tried to tell y’all. Those who came through know that everyone at the Four Seasons last Thursday for the St. Louis American Foundation’s 9th Annual Salute to Young Leaders got their whole entire life. We were inspired to honor our ancestors by my spirit animal Rebecc…

The night of Young Leaders has arrived. The hour is upon us! That’s right – tonight we will celebrate the future (and the present) of the region by giving props to the 2019 cohort at the St. Louis American Foundation’s 9th Annual Salute to Young Leaders Networking Reception and Awards Progra…

A week away from Young Leaders. Y’all already know what it is, the urban professional networking session that highlights the achievements of individuals who have made major moves before the big 4-0 is just a few days away. Well, seven days to be exact. The St. Louis American Foundation’s 9th…

R.I.P. Rev. Demetrius Stewart. My heart aches that I have start off on such a sad note, but it wouldn’t be well with my soul if I didn’t send prayers and condolences to the family, friends, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity brothers, church members and all the lives touched by Rev. Demetrius Stewar…

The AKAs Airport takeover. The ladies of the Omicron Eta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha gave the girls a J15 to remember with their Founder’s Day set Saturday night at Lambert’s Concourse B. It was quite cute – and those sequined tops that a bunch of the pretty girls were prancing around…

Can’t let the snow stop my show. Y’all don’t know how close it was to there not being a Partyline, thanks to Snowmagedden 2019, the biological child of the snow of ’82. I don’t have to remind y’all that the whole city was shut down Friday and Saturday night – and that the highways and street…

Another Partyline time lapse. The bad news is the lag time continues because of the New Year ploppin’ down in the middle of the week and holding me back in order to make deadlines. The good news is you will finally get to hear what was hot in these streets for New Year’s Eve – and we will be…

A look back at 2018: Take 2. As promised, I would bring y’all the highs and lows (but mostly highs) with a rewind of last year. Because the holiday gave us a wonky deadline, you will have to wait until next week to find out who brought the New Year’s Eve party heat, but as a sneak preview, I…

A look back at 2018. As I sat down to sum up 2018, I had convinced myself the year was a lowkey bust as far as the nightlife and entertainment scene goes. But as I got to digging through the crates of my archives, I realized that I was dead wrong. We had plenty of wins; they just came from s…

Baby makin’ music. I knew I was in the right spot when I came through the Pageant to check out the Troop, Silk and Dru Hill show Thursday night when a woman in Jodeci boots shouted out, “I got pregnant offa ‘Freak Me!’” This woman and her man – who I found out was the one who went half on th…

Yes for Yo Gotti. I made my way to the Branded Mogul and RockHouse Ent. presentation of Yo Gotti Sunday night and like most St. Louisans, I have a special place in my heart for him, but even if I were being partial, I would say the concert was a win. I know a few of y’all felt like the show …

Y’all know by now that I typically cover the “who, girl, what and why” out here in these streets in the name of nightlife. But I feel like I need to take a moment to usher in the holiday season by showing love to two women in particular for paying it forward for Thanksgiving. I’ve mentioned …

It’s been a minute since I’ve seen Maxwell on a stage that wasn’t in an arena – and let me tell you how glad I am to have that old thing back. He hit up Stifel Theatre Thursday night with his “50 Intimate Nights Tour” and it was everything I could have hoped for and more. First of all, he ha…

The biggest hip-hop show to hit the STL in a minute made its way to Enterprise Center Saturday night in the form of Aubrey and The Migos. And I must say I got all of my life. Drake’s OVO protégé Roy Woods was first to hit the stage. I must say that I was beaming with STL pride when he went o…

The hair gods knew my freshly flat-ironed, natural hair would not survive a downpour – and allowed the rain to stop Thursday night in time for me to get my eventful weekend started. Timing my arrival perfectly, I arrived at Gentleman Jack’s premiere hip-hop event, Art, Beats & Lyrics jus…