Archives for March 2011

A Little Holiday Music

Click Here for listening. A ‘Happy Holidays’ tune if ever there was one, THE CHRISTMAS SONG was written by Robert Wells and Mel Tormé in 1945. Here I am doing a rendition of it in early December ’11, in my south city dwelling. Enjoy!

Al Ox w/Curt Landes Open the ‘Bocci Bar’ In Clayton Wed. MAR 30th

This just in. Join us tonight, Wednesday March 30th at the opening of a new Clayton establishment, The Bocci Bar.  It’s located on Central, next door to the recently opened Mosaic Market Bistro.  Frank Schmitz, (BARcelona’s chef-owner) had hoped to have the restaurant open last October (which came and went!) at that time, we heard that it would serve pastas and pizzas made in-house, and that the concept would “not be tapas.” -Or topless, or something like that!

These sort of openings are always a blast – so please join Curt and I tonight. I will be on drums & vokes, and from what I have heard – Sinatra-esque tunes will weight the play list. 6pm downbeat. -AO.

No Joke: Fri Apr 1st Candicci’s / Sat 2nd: Ruths Chris At The Arch

Welcome to my St. Louis MO home page!

To my friends in west STL County, stop by Candicci’s on Friday. Good Italian fare has been served up for decades by music-loving proprietor Bob ‘Candicci’.  Join me at his locale by Target, just off of Manchester Rd. (West Ballwin area) 100 Holloway at Manchester Road, Ballwin, MO 63011, on the northeast quadrant. Also see: ph (636) 220-8989. 6pm – 9pm.

This coming Saturday, I will be at the Hyatt – At The Arch. Got to love that catenary curve! The modern decor at Ruth’s Chris Steak House is posh, yet breezy, booth privacy curtains included (don’t be naughty)! All with a fantastic view of said stainless steel wonder. Come on down. The staff goes out of their way for the guests. (BTW, drink and appetizer specials from 4 to 6 and even a $38 complete steak dinner special at all times). Located just off the lobby of the new HYATT Hotel on Chestnut (was the Adam’s Mark). Ruth’s Chris: 315 Chestnut, MO 63102 – (314) 259-3200. 6:30pm – 10:30.

Special Event: Al Ox At The Make-A-Wish Benefit Concert

“NIGHT AFTER NIGHT: The Words & Music of Al Hammerman” is a Benefit Concert for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri. Friday, March 25, 2011, 7:30 pm, at The Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis MO.

You could say that The ‘Two Al’s’ are back in concert, at the Sheldon, featuring brand new songs from my buddy Al Hammerman, plus some of his old favorites! Enjoy the great vocal stylings of Kim Fuller, Arvell Keithley, Debby Lennon & myself, accompanied by a 12 piece orchestra. And even though my agent has again warned me about being in the same show with the cute St. Louis Muny Kids, they WILL also be making a return guest appearance! Drat!

After the show, you are invited to a complimentary Wine & Cheese Reception sponsored by none other than me! by Al Hammerman, featuring a Tiffany & Co. Raffle! Tiffany has donated three fabulous items for auction to help Make-A-Wish: For more info, please see Al’s site, here. This will be a great show!