One week hence: Kick Ass Awards!

Happy to have the remaining recipients of the 4th Annual Kick Ass Awards confirmed. Celebrating with us at Duff’s on Monday, November 26th will be these 2007 winners:

* Hamiet Bluiett: renowned baritone saxophonist and co-founder of the Black Artist Group

* Center for Women in Transition: providing mentoring and support services to non-violent female offenders and their children

* Bill Christman: artist and owner of Joe’s Cafe

* The Dock Ellis Band: purveyors of classic country music

* Marti Frumhoff (posthumous): real estate agent, urban activist, and founder of the St. Louis Rehabber’s Club

* Great Rivers Environmental Law Center: providing public interest legal services to individuals and organizations working to protect and preserve Missouri’s environment

* Bernie Hayes: author, professor, radio vet and all-around great guy

* Local Harvest Grocery: South City’s hip new spot to shop and nosh

* Lyndsey Scott: artist and community activist

* Dana Smith: artist, found online at

* Jay Swoboda: project manager of EcoUrban Homes, committed to health and sustainable construction

* Josh Weinstein: jazz advocate and host of KDHX’s “All Soul, No Borders”

* And a Mystery Winner!

Don’t miss the fun. We are keeping introductions shorter this year. For more information on the event and a list of past winners, see for details.