As we noted in these pages a few months back (Ben Westhoff, "Stripping Bush," June 2), everybody's trying to get out the vote for this November's election, including Russell Simmons (pictured) and his Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. And unlike the past musical voting efforts (Rock the Vote, anyone?), this free summit might actually work (no offense, MTV fans). Instead of just talking from a platform somewheres on the coast, Simmons is taking his fifteen-point wish list and his register-to-vote message to the streets. He's here on ours with Nelly and a few others (at America's Center, 701 Convention Center Plaza) on Friday, August 20, at noon as part of the thirteenth annual Missouri... More >>>