The Newsletter (Rodney) 2013 7th semi-annual awards show: The Re Mix. Brought out a great ambiance of show and tell. With a very vocal host Yvette Hicks, assisting The Newsletter. And several tour groups from Kansas City, who traveled 4 hours down Highway 70, to show their appreciation.
King Rio photography captured the moment, while Da Elite Lounge, who were the venue host and platinum sponsor, served the beer and spirits. Of course, Da Elite Lounge of St. Peters, MO, would not have held the crowd, so the event took placed at Real World Banquet Hall, 72 55 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Louis, MO.
The evening got underway with DJ Mase and The Newsletter jazz hour, which lasted over 2 hours to the delight of the guests and honorees. There were several raffles for prizes, including a bottle of Grey Goose.
There were some memorable highs and lows,including a soul stirring performance by Entertainer of the Year-Female- Mz. Shay, who turned the party up 55 octaves. The crowd loved her as she covered 4 greatest hits.
Speaking of tour groups, Kansas City came to St. Louis to party, and that is what they did. So, of course being very well connected to The Newsletter, they got their step on. Step is a form of urban bop and hustle dancing, that started possibly in Chicago and is famous in Kansas City and part of St. Louis.
Stepp-tacular S.C., L.L.C., Pearl Light District Dance Tour Group, and Fly Divas S.C., of Kansas City stepped in front of a delighted crowd, with the former two, getting awards that evening.
The appetizers consisted of chicken wings, pasta salad, layered salad, Jamalaya, vegetable tray, and a very hungry bunch went through it in record fashion.
This is The Newsletter first event at a hall, after hosting this entertaining occasion that started at; former Club 747 downtown, March 14, 2008, former Imperial Palace, Oct. 14, 2008, former Jesse's Lounge, East St. Louis, IL, Oct 18, 2009, The Junkyard Bar & Grill, Oct 30, 2010; 2011 and Pure Ultra Lounge (formerly Junkyard), 2012.
No one knows what is expected of The Newsletter and its marketing partner Da Elite Lounge, but you best to believe it will be duly noted next year. Congratulations, to all the honoree; including Rhonika Jones of Share My Kickz Foundation, Entertainer Mz. Shay, Rapper Young K, Stress Free Fridays, Bartender Racquel Boyce, Entertainer Chuck Flowers, Sundance Riders S.C., Party Time S.C., Blues Boy Bubba and New Review Band,Da Elite Lounge and Ace's Sports Bar and Grill.