Julian Lennon’s First Album in 15 Years Launches at The Morrison Hotel Gallery.
On Friday, June 14, 2013, The Morrison Hotel Gallery at the Sunset Marquis 1200 Alta Loma Road in West Hollywood, CA 90069 partnered with Julian Lennon to celebrate the launch of his highly anticipated and acclaimed new album, Everything Changes (Music From Another Room from 7:30 pm -10:30 pm.
The evening brought together a crowd of music, film and entertainment industry people for an exclusive gallery showing of photography byJulian Lennon and was accompanied by an open bar, with DJ Cash spotlighting Lennon’s album. A nice touch for the evening were several flat screens scattered through out the celebration, showing clips from Julian’s documentary, Through The Picture Window.
Lennon has not made a record in 15 years and officially released it on June 4, 2013. Everything Changes is a masterwork of powerfully vulnerable and sophisticatedly accessible adult pop songs.
Julian’s melding of uplifting introspection and thoughtful social commentary with refined hooks has made for a compelling six-album body of work. His debut, Valotte (Atlantic), yielded two top 10 hits-the title track and “Too Late for Goodbyes” and was nominated for a Grammy for “Best New Artist.” He went on to have #1 singles on the U.S. album rock charts. Internationally, one of his most popular songs “Saltwater” charted successfully around the world, topping in Australia for four weeks and reached #6 in the UK. In advance of its June 4th U.S. release, his latest, Everything Changes is already receiving national airplay and press plaudits nationally and internationally. The Sunday Press calls it a “revelation” and Herald Standard gushes Julian has “returned stronger and better than ever.”
Everything Changes is a stunning achievement. It’s stately and intimate, and thoughtfully paced. Lyrically, it covers romance, introspection, and humanitarian concerns with artistic concision, mixing clever wordplay with emotional directness. The poignancy and poise of Everything Changes opens the album and sets a universally spiritual tone. The beautifully crafted lead off single “Someday” features mystical Eastern melodic motifs and boasts guest vocalist Steven Tyler. It engagingly combines Julian’s lifework as a philanthropist and gifted songwriter. Here, Julian sings pristinely with earnestness the timeless message: “We’re all in it together / One love, now and forever.” Other album standouts are the mesmerizing piano pop ballad “Lookin’ 4 Luv” and the euphoric rocker “Just For You.”
Besides Steven Tyler, also guesting on the album is musician/producer Peter Vettese (Jethro Tull, Annie Lennox, Pet Shop Boys), singer-songwriter Paul Buchanan (Blue Nile), legendary songwriter Mark Spiro (Heart, Laura Branigan, Lita Ford), singer/producer/composer Tim Ellis, as well as longtime friends Gregory Darling, Justin Clayton, and Guy Pratt. Julian with Grant Ransom jointly produced the album.
A renaissance man with various passions, Julian’s photography career has seen his exhibitions presented internationally with many outstanding reviews, not only for his premiere exhibition Timeless with the Morrison Hotel Gallery in 2010 (NYC) and recently in 2013 (Los Angeles), but also for his multiple showings during Art Basel Miami. He has worked extensively with U2, his brother Sean, and photographed his friend Charlene Wittstock, exclusively for Vogue, prior to her civil wedding to Prince Albert II of Monaco. His philanthropic pursuits have been equally significant to him, with extensive charitable work through his White Feather Foundation. But the love of, and need to express himself through, music has always been a constant. Everything Changes has all the hallmarks of Julian Lennon’s acclaimed classic lifestyle music, yet glows with tender wisdom gleaned from his many life explorations.
Some of the notables in attendance to help Julian Lennon celebrate his artistic success with this new album were Steven Tyler, Q’Orianka Kilcher, Appolonia, Recording Artist Fawn, Shannon Keith, Kainoa Kilcher, Emii, Natalie Gal, Henry Diltz and others.
About The Morrison Hotel Gallery:
The Morrison Hotel® Gallery (MHG) was founded in 2001 by former record company executive Peter Blachley, music retail industry professional Richard Horowitz, and legendary music photographer Henry Diltz. In 2012, author, director and photographer Timothy White joined the team, launching an additional West Coast gallery at The Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood.
MHG is the world’s leading brand in fine art music photography representing 90 of the world’s finest music photographers and their archives. Their vast catalog of photography encompasses jazz, blues, and rock imagery spanning several generations through to today’s contemporary music artists and now includes iconic photographs in the world of sports as well. MHG has a robust online presence, featuring over 100,000 images searchable by photographer, music artist, band or concert.
With four locations including: Prince Street in SoHo; the Dream Hotel in the Meatpacking District; the Mens Market at the Americana Manhasset on Long Island; and the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, the company is at the forefront of culture. For more information please visit www.morrisonhotelgallery.com
Editor’s Note: Article published first on Examiner.com on June 16, 2013 at http://www.examiner.com/article/julian-lennon-s-first-album-15-years-launches-at-the-morrison-hotel-gallery
Turbo-Charged Party and Pop-Up Concert at Nokia Plaza in L.A. Live Turbo Opens in Theaters July 17, 2013
SNOOP DOGG, MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ AND MICHAEL PENA SURPRISE FANS WITH A TURBO-CHARGED PARTY AND SURPRISE POP-UP CONCERT AT E3 CONVENTION TO CELEBRATE UPCOMING RELEASE OF THE DREAMWORKS ANIMATED FILM ‘TURBO’ on June 12, 2013.
The pop up concert, which was a surprise, featured an original song off the TURBO soundtrack called “Let The Bass Go” from multi-platinum recording artist, actor and entertainment icon, Snoop Dogg, who also voices the character of Smoove Move in the film. Cast members Michelle Rodriguez and Michael Pena introduced Snoop Dogg to stage at Nokia Plaza in L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Hundreds of attendees from E3 gaming convention were treated to a TURBO-charged party and surprise pop-up concert with appearances from the cast of TURBO, a tricked out TURBO taco truck, Virtual GT racing simulator and the TURBO Racing League Video Game. Turbo opens July 17, 2013.
From the makers of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, TURBO (July 17) is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an underdog snail whose dreams kick into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed. But after making fast friends with a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes, Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own. So he puts his heart and shell on the line to help his pals achieve their dreams, before Turbo-charging his own impossible dream: winning the Indy 500. Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez and Samuel L. Jackson. For more information visit http://www.turbomovie.com or http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1860353
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The Most Disturbing Trailer of the Year Has Arrived “Insidious Chapter 2″ In Theaters Friday September 13, 2013
Watch The Most Disturbing Trailer of the Year Has Arrived “Insidious Chapter 2″ In Theaters Friday September 13, 2013.
The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins in INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, the terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
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Festival to take place on August 17 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park
LOS ANGELES – Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced details for the 2013 H2O Music Festival. The festival will take place on Saturday, August 17 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now.
“This year’s H2O Music Festival lineup truly acknowledges our audience’s vast array of musical tastes,” said Evan Harrison, executive vice president of Content & Entertainment, Univision Radio. “From Regional Mexican to R&B & Pop — from Hip Hop innovators to emerging pop stars, August 17 will solidify our music series as a unique and one-of-a-kind event for Hispanic America.”
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST will serve as co-headliners of the H2O Music Festival and confirmed artists include ROBERTO TAPIA, NE-YO, PRINCE ROYCE, LA SANTA CECILIA and FRANKIE J. The second co-headliner as well as additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Formed in the late 1980s, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST (ATCQ) is one of the most critically acclaimed hip-hop groups of the century. The group consists of four members: Q-tip, Phife Dog, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi. ATCQ are noted for their classic records including “Bonita Applebum” and “Can I Kick It?” as well as “Scenario,” recognized by Time Magazineas one of the ALL-TIME Top 100 Songs.
ROBERTO TAPIA is one of today’s most popular Regional Mexican artists. His recent uplifting and inspirational tracks have attracted a younger and more alternative audience than other traditional artists in his genre. Tapia’s album “El Muchacho” most recently reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums and his single, “Mirando Al Cielo,” held strong as the No. 1 Hit Single on Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks for more than 10 weeks.
Award-winning singer, composer, producer, and actor NE-YO (born Shaffer C. Smith) is a talent sought by many artists. With more than 10 million albums sold worldwide, NE-YO has also written and produced hits for a string of stars including Rihanna, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood and Celine Dion among others. His latest album “R.E.D.,” an acronym for Realizing Every Dream, was released to critical acclaim spawning hits such as lead single “Let Me Love You” and the latest “Should Be You.”
PRINCE ROYCE is “the most successful new Latin act in recent years” according to Billboard Magazine. His self-titled debut album has been certified triple platinum in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and quadruple platinum in Chile. The twenty-four year old has recorded hit songs with superstars Maná, Daddy Yankee and Thalia, and toured the U.S. with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull. Prince Royce is a three-time Latin GRAMMY nominee and has won 12 Latin Billboard awards, 13 Premio Lo Nuestro awards and 12 Premios Juventud awards. With 10 nominations, he is currently the top artist nominated for the 2013 Premios Juventud Awards Show. Royce garnered the Latin Billboard’s Songwriter of the Year Award in 2012, becoming the youngest person to receive the recognition and was recently awarded BMI’s Songwriter of the Year Award.
Latin GRAMMY nominated, alternative band LA SANTA CECILIA takes their name from the patron saint of music and is the epitome of our new bi-cultural generation — fully immersed in the modern music and art of the country many have called home since their youngest days, while adventurously fusing together a new sound that also pays homage to the rich traditions of their Mexican heritage. La Santa Cecilia consists of accordionist and requintero Jose Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez, and lead vocalist La Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak.
Multi-platinum recording artist FRANKIE J returns to the charts with his top 10 hit “No Quiero Ver Con Él” and early single “Tienes Que Creer En Mi” from his forthcoming album “Faith, Hope y Amor.” After selling more than 5 million albums and singles worldwide, Frankie’s return includes a successful tour with Jennifer Lopez & Enrique Iglesias.
The H2O Music Series celebrates Hispanics who live in a bilingual, bicultural world and includes a collection of Private Concerts and the H2O Music Festival in Los Angeles. Artists whom have participated in the Private Concert series include Carlos Vives and Enrique Iglesias with opening acts Leslie Grace, and Jessica Sanchez, respectively.
General admission tickets, as well as VIP packages, are on sale now for $39.50 and $95.00, respectively. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, by visiting Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone by calling 800-745-3000.
The official lifeline for up-to-date H2O Music Festival announcements and artist confirmations is available at H2OMusicFestival.com, on Facebook via Fb.com/H2OMusicFestival and on Twitter via @H2OMusicFest using the hashtags #h2omusicfest and #wespeakmusic.
About Univision Communications Inc.:
Univision Communications Inc., UCI is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 89% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Distrito Comedia; UVideos, the first bilingual digital network serving Hispanic America; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive, a network of products and offerings including Univision.com, which continues to be the No. 1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.
56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® to Take Place at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, Live on CBS and 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Telecast to Air Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 13, 2013) — Music’s Biggest Night®, the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, returns to Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, and will be broadcast in high-definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The eligibility year for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards is Oct. 1, 2012, to Sept. 30, 2013. Additionally, the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.
GRAMMY Week — a weeklong series of cultural events culminating with Music’s Biggest Night — will again feature celebrations of music, education and philanthropy, including GRAMMY Camp — Basic Training, the Entertainment Law Initiative® luncheon, the Producers & Engineers Wing® event, the GRAMMY Foundation®‘s Music Preservation Project, the annual MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute, the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception, and Clive Davis and The Recording Academy’s Pre-GRAMMY Gala, among other events.
The GRAMMY Awards telecast is one of television’s major broadcast events, ranking as one of the highest-rated and most-watched specials. Ratings for the GRAMMY Awards have consistently increased over the last several years, with the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards attracting 28.3 million viewers, the second largest GRAMMY audience since 1993. Music’s Biggest Night also grew its social media conversation by 47 percent, generating 24.8 million comments (based on research compiled by Bluefin, PeopleBrowsr, and Mass Relevance), the highest for any awards show.
About The Recording Academy:
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
CA Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and singer Adam Lambert honored at 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco
The San Francisco Giants, Brittney Griner and Kevin McClatchy receive Special Recognition Awards. Frank Ocean, Any Day Now, Ebony.com, Kevin Keller among award recipients at San Francisco event presented locally by Southwest Airlines.
San Francisco, Sunday, May 12, 2013 -GLAAD honored California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Grammy-nominated singer Adam Lambert, and the best in entertainment and journalism last night at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco. Mel B, Guillermo Diaz, Tamala Jones, Jinkx Monsoon, Rex Lee and Laverne Cox were among the special guests.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories of LGBT people and issues that build support for equality.
At the ceremony, filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom presented GLAAD’s Golden Gate Award to her husband,Lt. Governor of California Gavin Newsom.
In accepting the award, Newsom said, “There’s one fundamental that defines the best of this city, and the best of this organization, and that is we don’t tolerate our diversity, we truly celebrate our diversity. We highlight all those wonderful and interesting differences, but at the end of the day we unite around our common humanity. As Dr. King so eloquently said, ‘We are all bound together by a web of mutuality.’ We’re all in this together.”
Melanie Brown, a judge on America’s Got Talent and former Spice Girl, presented GLAAD’s Davidson/Valentini Award to out singer Adam Lambert. Speaking of the challenges associated with being an out entertainer, Lambert said, “We are right in the middle of two generations with two different perspectives but one common thread – love. With all the differences of opinion both within the LGBT community and elsewhere, the best we can do is to keep it real and to spread a message of acceptance. If we can inspire even one person to open their mind, or another to be who they want to be, whether they’re gay or straight, old or young, man or woman, black or white then it’s worth being objectified by the sometimes frustrating world of media sensationalism.”
Lambert continued, “Thank you to GLAAD for recognizing my efforts, because I put a lot of effort into this. I think about it a lot (it makes me crazy), but my goal is to try to represent both myself and my community proudly.”
The reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants received the Corporate Leader Award. The Giants are the first professional sports team honored by GLAAD. They were the first ever professional sports team to host an HIV/AIDS benefit game in 1994, and have generated more than $1.3 million for Bay Area HIV/AIDS education. The Giants were also the first major league sports team to record a video for the It Gets Better project, and this month will hold their 11th Annual LGBT Night Out.
Travis Fine, the writer/director of Any Day Now, accepted the award for Outstanding Film – Limited Release. Writer and artist Dan Parent accepted the award for Outstanding Comic Book for the ongoing comic book series Kevin Keller. Journalist Marc Lamont Hill accepted the award for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article for his piece “Why Aren’t We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?” which appeared on Ebony.com.
GLAAD also presented Special Recognition Awards to Kevin McClatchy, former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team who came out in a New York Times article last year, and Brittney Griner, an out basketball player and this year’s number one draft pick for the WNBA.
RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon performed for the capacity crowd. Guests included: Tamala Jones (Castle); Guillermo Diaz (Scandal); Jessica Clark (True Blood); Rex Lee (Suburgatory); Teri Polo,Sherri Saum, Peter Paige (The Fosters); Jaymes Vaughn, James Davis (The Amazing Race); Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills); Jennifer Biesty, Ryan Scott, Josie Smith-Malave (Top Chef); Laverne Cox, E.J. Bonilla (Musical Chairs); Travis Fine, Isaac Leyva (Any Day Now); Dan Parent(writer, artist Kevin Keller); Marc Lamont Hill (HuffPost Live); Prop 8 plaintiffs Jeff Zarrillo, Paul Katami, Kris Perry, Sandra Stier; LGBT advocates Karen and Eric Andresen, Shane Bitney Crone, Jennifer Tyrrell and Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler; former Pittsburgh Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy; number one WNBA draft pick Brittney Griner; GLAAD National Spokespersons Wilson Cruz and Omar Sharif, Jr.
Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Award recipients announced Saturday in San Francisco. Additional awards were presented in New York on March 16 and in Los Angeles on April 20. For a complete list of nominees and award recipients from the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, please visitglaad.org/mediaawards.
- Golden Gate Award: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom
- Davidson/Valentini Award: Adam Lambert
- Corporate Leader Award: San Francisco Giants
- Outstanding Film – Limited Release: Any Day Now (Music Box Films)
- Outstanding Music Artist: TIE: Adam Lambert, Trespassing (19 Recordings, RCA Records) andFrank Ocean, Channel Orange (Def Jam)
- Outstanding Comic Book: Kevin Keller (Archie Comics)
- Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “Why Aren’t We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?” by Marc Lamont Hill (Ebony.com)
- Outstanding Digital Journalism – Multimedia: “Edie Takes on DOMA” In the Life (ITLMedia.org)
- Outstanding Blog: Rod 2.0 (http://rodonline.typepad.com)
- Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “En el cuerpo equivocado” Noticias 19 (KUVS TV-19 [Sacramento, Calif.])
GLAAD is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org.
Photos by Judi Price/GLAAD
The Latin Recording Academy® will Host the Star-Studded Tribute at The Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday, November 20.
MIAMI (May 8, 2013) — Latin GRAMMY® winner Miguel Bosé has been named the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy®. Chosen for his philanthropic and professional accomplishments, Bosé will receive the honor at a star-studded concert and tribute gala on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The celebration will feature many songs from Bose’s catalog performed by an impressive array of notable artists and friends. A portion of the net proceeds from the gala will benefit The Latin Recording Academy’s outreach and education programs. The prestigious event will precede the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central. For breaking news and exclusive content, join The Latin Academy’s social networks as a follower on Twitter and as a fan on Facebook.
“As a truly international organization, The Latin Recording Academy looks to honor individuals who have made an extraordinary global impression on music and culture, and this year we take great pride in honoring a very talented performer and philanthropist whose immense talent and generosity have had a profound impact,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “We look forward to paying tribute to one of today’s most respected and avant-garde artists as well as a man whose selflessness has benefited many around the world.”
With a career that spans more than three decades, Spanish singer, author and actor Miguel Bosé has recorded more than 30 albums, made appearances in more than 35 films and his numerous chart-topping singles, such as “Anna,” “Salamandra,” “Te Amaré,” “Amante Bandido,” “Sevilla,” “Como Un Lobo,” “Morenamía,” and “Si Tu No Vuelves” made him an international pop star. His albums have gone on to receive certified platinum status throughout Latin America, Spain and Europe and he has garnered several awards, including a Latin GRAMMY for his 2001 album Sereno. Throughout his impressive career, Bosé has worked with a vibrant list of talented artists, including Gloria Gaynor, Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, Malú, Ricky Martin, Laura Pausini, Paulina Rubio, Alejandro Sanz, Shakira, Michael Stipe, and Julieta Venegas.
Over the years, Bosé has not only contributed monetarily to various charitable organizations but has also donated his time, talent and voice to various social projects and environmental causes. Through his Foundation Paz Sin Fronteras (Peace Without Borders), he fights for the right to live in peace and for it to recognized by the United Nations. To bring international awareness to the cause, he organized concerts with various talented artists in places such as Cúcuta (on the border between Colombia and Venezuela) and La Habana, Cuba. In 2009 he joined the CIE Foundation and became the godfather of one of its programs, Aldeas Musicales— schools in indigenous villages that provide education and teach Spanish, a trade and how to play an instrument. Bosé also organizes a grand gala in Barcelona to raise funds for the foundation Fight Against AIDS, an effort for which he was recognized with Aid For Aids’ My Hero Award. Additionally, he is dedicated to protecting marine life through various projects such as Oceana, the largest international organization that focuses on ocean conservation, and the campaign Hugh’s Fish Fight, which is dedicated to protecting dwindling fish stocks. In 2010 he received honorary Colombian citizenship for his efforts towards peace.
As the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year honoree, Bosé joins a list of past recipients that includes Plácido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Vicente Fernandez, Juan Luis Guerra, Carlos Santana, Shakira, and Caetano Veloso, among many others.
For information on purchasing tickets or tables to this year’s Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala for Miguel Bosé, please contact The Latin Recording Academy ticketing office at 310.314.8281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals.
The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community.
For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com.
Mark Harmon from NCIS, Katey Sagal, Dr. Drew on Call among 17th Annual PRISM Awards ceremony Winners
Iconic “Married…With Children” co-stars Ed O’Neill (Modern Family) and Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) honor accurate entertainment programming with on-stage reunion andPRISM Awards presentation.
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 25, 2013) – Feature films Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company) and Flight (Paramount) and television shows Go On (NBC), Elementary (CBS), Nurse Jackie (Showtime), Parenthood (NBC), American Horror Story: Asylum (FX), Homeland (Showtime),Rehab with Dr. Drew (VH1), and Days of Our Lives (NBC) were among those honored for their accuracy in portraying mental health and substance use issues at the 17th Annual PRISM Awards, presented by the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) in partnership with the FX Network.
The 17th Annual PRISM Awards, held this evening at The Beverly Hills Hotel, hosted a crowd-pleasing Married…With Children reunion. Sixteen years after the series finale, Ed O’Neill (Modern Family) presented former co-star Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) with the PRISM Award for Female Performance in a Drama Multi-Episode Storyline.
In the film categories, Flight (Paramount) received the award for Feature Film-Substance Use, while Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company) took home the PRISM for Feature Film- Mental Health. Linda Cardellini (Return) received the top honor in the Feature Film Performance category.
For Comedy Series, Nurse Jackie (Showtime) earned the award for Comedy Series Episode or Multi-Episode Storyline- Substance Use, and Go On (NBC) received the award in the Comedy Series Episode or Multi-Episode Storyline- Mental Health category.
In the Drama Series Episode categories, Chicago Fire (NBC) and Parenthood (NBC) earned awards in the Substance Use and Mental Health categories, respectively. Performance in a Drama Series Episode award went to Michael Cudlitz (Southland). The award was presented by his co-star Ben McKenzie.
Elementary (CBS) received the EIC President’s Award for its continuing, in-depth integration of substance use and recovery into its storyline and characters. This honor recognizes specific productions that incorporate these accurate health and social issues messages above and beyond single episodes or multi-episode story arcs.
In the area of Drama Multi-Episode Storylines, awards went to American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) and Homeland (Showtime) for Substance Use and Mental Health, respectively. Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) received the award for Female Performance in a Drama Multi-Episode Storyline, and the award for Male Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline went to Mark Harmon (NCIS).
Of Two Minds (Lifetime) earned an award for TV Movie or Miniseries, and documentary by the same name was awarded for Feature Film Documentary. Days of Our Lives (NBC) received the award for Daytime Drama Storyline. The Teen or Children’s Program award went to Degrassi: The Next Generation (TeenNick).
For Unscripted Non-Fiction, Rehab with Dr. Drew: Season 6 (VH1) received the top honors. The Talk Show Episode award went to Dr. Drew on Call (HLN). In the Documentary, News Magazine, or Biographical Program, Court McGee: Dead Man Fighting (ESPN) and Demi Lovato: Stay Strong(MTV) won awards in the substance use and mental health categories respectively. Macklemore’s “Starting Over” won the Music Recording award.
Additional presenters at the PRISM Awards included Emmy nominees Jean Smart (Hawaii Five-0), Mariette Hartley (Law & Order: SVU) and Sharon Lawrence (Drop Dead Diva), Tony Nominee Michele Lee, George Eads (CSI), Caterina Scorsone (Private Practice), Katie Cassidy (Arrow), Silas Weir Mitchell (Grimm), Dee Wallace, Reno Wilson (Mike and Molly), Brett Gelman and Julie White (Go On), Alison Haislip (Battleground), Lisa Guerrero (Inside Edition), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Carly Steel (TV Guide Network), Danielle Nicolette (Family Tools), Sam Witwer (Being Human), Anna Belknap (CSI: NY), Mackenzie Phillips, Dr. Drew Pinsky (Dr. Drew On Call), SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard, Mark Valley and Windell Middlebrooks (Body of Proof), Tamala Jones (Castle), Tim Kang (The Mentalist), Max Burkholder (Parenthood), Ernie Hudson (Last Resort), Nolan Gould (Modern Family), and the voice of the PRISM Awards, Shadoe Stevens.
PRISM Awards honor accurate depictions of mental health issues as well as substance use, addiction, prevention, treatment and recovery in movies, television, music, DVD, and comic book entertainment. Winners for the PRISM Awards are selected by an 80‐person Nomination Review Committee of entertainment industry professionals and technical experts from the fields of medicine, mental health, and addiction.
The 17th Annual PRISM Showcase will debut on September 14, 2013, on flagship airing partner FX Network. A complete airing schedule for additional cable networks, local broadcast stations, video on demand, and online will be announced at PRISMawards.com.
About Entertainment Industries Council:
EIC is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 by leaders within the entertainment industry to bring their power and influence to bear on communication about health and social issues. The organization is considered to be the chief pioneer of entertainment and journalism outreach and a premiere success story in the field of entertainment education. This mission relies on providing resource information to the creative community and culminates in recognition of the industry through the national television special PRISM Awards Showcase which addresses accurate portrayals of substance use issues and mental health concerns. The organization also produces the S.E.T. Awards, honoring positive and non-stereotypical portrayals of science, engineering, and technology.
For a complete list of health and social issues addressed by EIC and local projects please visit First Draft and EIC’s website. EIC’s web site is www.eiconline.org. The PRISM Awards web site iswww.prismawards.com.
SANTA MONICA (April 22, 2013) – It was a night of funk-n-soul-n-rock&roll at Monday night’s Hunnypot artist showcase at The Central SAPC 1348 14th St, in Santa Monica 90404. While touring across the country, Albuquerque based The James Douglas Show (The JDS) made a stop at the Hunnypot and brought their high-energy show to the Westside.
Best known as the gutsy Roots-esque featured house band for NBC-syndicated late night talk-show The After-After Party, hosted by Breaking Bad star Steven Michael Quezada, The JDS electrified the crowd with their performances of “Supastar” and “365” off their current album”9”, in addition to previewing unreleased music as “Vegas Hot.” One of the main highlights of their show included guest vocalist Erin Beck joining The JDS on stage to perform “Joystick” which had the audience signing along & repeating “Up, Down, Left To Right!”
In addition to The James Douglas Show, Hunnypot’s attendees were also treated to a wonderful acoustic performance by British popstar, Daniel Bedingfield. Performing old hits as “Gotta get Thru This” and “If You’re Not The One,” and new ballads as “Remember,” Bedingfield had the entire room eerily silent and entranced with his melodic voice. Also prior to Bedingfield’s performance, actor and star ABC Network’s Brothers & Sisters, Balthazar Getty, kicked off the night with a special DJ set that included music off his new album SOLARDRIVE, dropping on iTunes today.
About THE JAMES DOUGLAS SHOW (The JDS): With band members James Douglas (Vocals), Zach Fowler (Bass, Vocals), Delmone Taylor (Sax, Keys, Vocals), Jessie Martinez (Lead Guitar), Mike Cee (Keyboards, Vocals), Marco Nunez (Drums): The James Douglas Show brings a vibrant fusion of funk-n-soul-n-rock&roll to stages around the world. Gaining popularity for their high-energy performances and the unique ability to entertain audiences of literally every demographic, The JDS is hitting the road this Spring/Summer and performing songs that is sure to wow the crowd. The JDS has shared stages with scores of notable acts, including: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Keith Urban, Sammy Hagar, Chickenfoot, The Black Crowes, Bon Jovi, Los Lonely Boys and many more. They have averaged over 150 shows a year for the past decade. For news and details on The JDS tour visit www.TheJamesDouglasShow.com
Photos Credit to: Mike Windle
Red Carpet Arrivals & Complete list of The 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the JW Marriott LA Hotel
Los Angeles, Saturday, April 20, 2013 - GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 10 of this year’s 33 media categories at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented nationally by Ketel One Vodka and Wells Fargo, and locally by Delta Air Lines, at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015 on Saturday night.
The celebrities and guests gathered for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles were Jennifer Lawrence and Harvey Weinstein presented the Advocate for Change Award to former President Bill Clinton. Charlize Theron and Leonardo DiCaprio presented entertainment attorney Steve Warren with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.
The event was hosted by Drew Barrymore and featured an exclusive performance by Kelly Rowland. Additional special guests included Betty White, Chris Evans, Scott Evans, Tobey Maguire, Alex Pettyfer, Elle Fanning, Brad Goreski, Darren Criss, Logan Lerman, Mae Whitman, Eric Dane, Stephen Chbosky, Kirsten Dunst, Naya Rivera, Ali Larter, Alex Newell, Matt Bomer, Sara Ramirez, Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha, Cloris Leachman, Shannon Woodward, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Linda Perry; Kat Graham, Trevor Donovan, Chaz Bono, Maria Menounos, Kyle Richards, and Wilson Cruz, among many others!
Following is a complete list of GLAAD Media Awards presented on stage, and the individuals that accepted the awards (accepters tentative):
- Advocate for Change Award: Bill Clinton (presented by Harvey Weinstein and Jennifer Lawrence)
- Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Steve Warren (presented by Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron)
- Outstanding Film – Wide Release: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment) [accepted by: writer and director Stephen Chbosky with Logan Lerman, Johnny Simmons and Mae Whitman]
- Outstanding Comedy Series: The New Normal (NBC) [accepted by: co-creators Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler with Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha, Georgia King, Jayson Blair, NeNe Leakes]
- Outstanding Individual Episode: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Me What to Do” Raising Hope (Fox) [accepted by: show creator Greg Garcia with Cloris Leachman, Shannon Woodward]
- Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series: American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) [accepted by: show creator Ryan Murphy]
- Outstanding Daily Drama: Days of Our Lives (NBC) [accepted by: Freddie Smith]
The following is a list of other award recipients announced at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
- Outstanding Talk Show Episode: “At Home with Neil Patrick Harris, His Fiancé David Burtka, & Their Twins” Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
- Outstanding Los Angeles Theater: The Children by Michael Elyanow
- Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode: “Confirma su identidad como mujer” Showbiz (CNN en Español)
- Outstanding TV Journalism Newsmagazine: TIE: “Los transexuales buscan su identidad en medio de ignorancia y prejuicios” Encuentro (CNN en Español) and “La vida en rosa” Aquí y Ahora (Univision)
- Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Gays y padres excelentes” by Pilar Marrero (La Opinión)
Additional awards were presented in New York on March 16. The final awards will be presented in San Francisco on May 11 at the Hilton San Francisco – Union Square where Adam Lambert will receive the Davidson/Valentini Award and the San Francisco Giants will receive the Corporate Leader Award.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. GLAAD Media Award nominees were published, released or broadcast between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
More information about the upcoming GLAAD Media Awards event in San Francisco may be found athttp://www.glaad.org/
About GLAAD: GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. For more information, visit www.glaad.org.
Photos by Rodrigo Vaz/RodrigoVaz.com/LoveShots for Diversity News Magazine.