The line to the Highlands Night Club was long, from the entrance to the venue to the electric stairs. Lots of actors, actress, publicists, agents, managers, recording artists and media representatives watched history unveil at David Harrison Levi’s Pre-Grammy and Birthday Celebration to raise Cancer Awareness and benefit Toys for Tots.
“The evening was filled with Love, Fun & Excitement. David did a very Honorable thing by sharing his birthday with both Toys for Tots & Breast Cancer Awareness. Everyone there seemed really happy to come together as a Community to celebrate this ‘Joyful’ occasion.” Said Tish “Tha Dish” Roberts, Actress.
Lots of things were happening inside the highland. Many of those who wanted to get their picture taken and be interviewed walked to the patio on 3 red carpets ready to be set up, and others went to get ready for the stage performance. There was so much happening that it was hard to catch all the movements, so we will highlight some of them. David Harrison Levi opened the night by welcoming everyone and introducing recording artists to perform, while others made a line for the red carpet.
“I am honored that somebody feels the need to publicly acknowledge my efforts in supporting this great city in any way I can. Change always bothers somebody but I can’t let that stop me in my goal in helping stop run-away film productions and businesses.” Said Tony Boldi, Honorary Mayor of Hollywood. He continue “Parking is also a huge problem for the tax paying and voting citizens as well as many other issues I have openly discussed. I know it’s a long road but have the support of many and feel the need to say something with or without a title…hope this helps shed some light on the issue.”
Per Mr. Harrison, over 2100 people attended to celebrate his event at the Highlands, including over 80 media outlets representatives. The event was held from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM at The Highlands Nightclub on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd 4TH Floor Hollywood, CA 90028.
Some of the celebrities and personalities who attended the event were: Actress Tish Roberts from (“Stand In”, NBC’S hit T.V. show “Community”, “Criminal Minds Suspect Behavior”, “True Blood” and “Lie To Me” with Tim Roth) with producer /DJ Trevi, Actress Thushari Jayasekera (play role as Pinky on NBC’s Outsourced TV Show), John Carvalho, Ph.D. (Advocate for the LGBT Arts, Music and Entertainment Scene; HRC Political Action Committee; CSUDH Senator), Maria Amor (EXOTIFIT), Ernesto J. Higuera (Executive , “Gay Los Angeles”), Michael Westman (Executive , “Gay Los Angeles”), German Angel (CEO, World Video Television), Carlos Anthony (Hollywood Broker Television), Tony Boldi (Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, California), Hayavi Moradi (International DJ/Agent/Producer and Promoter), Kris Searle (Grammy Nominee Considered International Recording Artist and Four Time Los Angeles Music Award Winner), Pepper MaShay (International DIVA), Willie Ames (Los Angeles Music Award Winning Recording Artist), Rob EC (Electropop Recording Artist and Member of the Recording Academy), Michael Donahue (Movie Director), Tom Tangen (Movie Producer/Actor), Trey McCurley (Actor), Eric Rowland (Recording Artist), Justin Chase (Recording Artist), Lui Attanasi (Recording Artist), Ivan Strada (Recording Artist), Charles Anthony (Co-Producer WeHo Knights Television; Recording Artist), Collen Henderson (West Hollywood Real Estate Agent), Murray Swanby (Events Host for Planet Salon), Scotty Aspen (Fox Television), Chad Evans, Ryan Pasquelatto, Jeffrey Paine (West Hollywood Real Estate Agent), Tyrone Power (celebrity-cocoon movies), Carla Power, Ray M. Quiroga (Producer/Actor), Norma A. G. Quiroga , Michael Quiroga, Steven Woo (Co-producer, Motion Picture “The Extra”), Jimmy Dux (Model), Yessica Hernandez (Singer), Marielena Castaneda (Actress), Lucino Ortiz (Assistant to Model), Ladd Jackson, Ian Shapiro, Jon Roo, Mirella Orduno (Actress), Fernando Gonzalez (Financial Investor for movies), Miriam Ayala Cesena (Actress), Rebeca Lopez (Artist), Fernando Trujillo (Artist), Parris Harris (Fashion Designer),Travis Jourdain (Celebrity Photographer), Jeff Knight (Celebrity Photographer), The Sydney Collection, Tom Slack (Producer; Recording Artist), Eric Ronald Kandell (Fashion Model), Eric Zuley (EZ TV), Patty McCall (author of Unmasking the Pain Within, Actress/Producer), Dr. Mark Valinsky (Actor/Producer/Photographer), Stephanie Weaver (Film distributor), Justin Keisel, Stuart Guest (Recording Artist), Cher Rue (Actress) and Andre Agazaryan (Actor).
“The Grammy Awards Pre-Party at The Highlands-Kodak Theater was a success by any standard. In the words of Actor Michael Quiroga, ‘it was a great introduction to Hollywood culture!’ Indeed, security informed me on the night of the event that an incredible 2,132 people attended, which is a significant number given that most were Hollywood celebrities, political dignitaries, and entertainment industry professionals. Members of the Screen Actors Guild and Lions Club attended, as did a wealth of actors, recording artists (including members of the Grammys), movie directors and producers. The performances by DIVA Pepper MaShay and Ditch were excellent, and the “Sydney Collection” fashion show was stunning and well orchestrated by Parris Harris. I want to congratulate Tony Boldi for receiving the Honorary Mayorship of Hollywood and David Harrison Levi for putting on such an exciting, marquee red carpet event. I also want to give a special thanks to the West Hollywood LGBT community that came out in droves to attend. Finally, a special shout out is deserved for Steven Escobar and Diversity News Magazine, German Angel and World Video Television, Hollywood Broker TV, AK Photography, Celebrity Photographer Travis Jourdain, and Ernesto J. Higuera and Michael Westman, whose photographs and media coverage made the event come alive!” Said Dr. John Carvalho (Advocate for the LGBT Arts, Music and Entertainment Scene in West Hollywood, HRC PAC, CSUDH Senator).
“I believe tonight’s event at the Highlands is an excellent way that up and coming artists in the entertainment industry can meet advanced professionals and collaborate on projects that will promote and enhance their careers. The economy has hit the nation hard, and it is events like these that help to reenergize the entertainment industry and further the lives of younger artists. In addition, David Levi is promoting breast cancer awareness, which is a worthy cause we can all agree to support.” Dr. Carvalho concluded.
“My Pre-Grammy Awards Birthday Extravaganza attended by almost 2500 friends was successful in that it sent an important message throughout Facebook, MySpace, Twitter etc. that the “REAL” message of the event was raising awareness to breast cancer. Each time a lady see’s this status, it clearly sends a positive reminder to have an annual check-up – that early diagnosis & proper treatment saves lives. I have so many beautiful friends who have been diagnosed, treated & remain Stage 4 Breast Cancer Survivors but some are NOT so lucky! my mission is simple ” I want to see an END to cancer ~ I am tired & saddened by the loss of so many beautiful friends & family members ~ Early detection IS the key to saving lives! When I pass on, I would like to be remembered for the “good” I tried to do while on Earth. I ask that You don’t believe in me but believe in my cause I am so very passionate about. Cancer is killing our family & friends. It is affecting 1 out of every 8 men, women & children, globally and Awareness IS the very key to saving lives. It is with your support that keeps this MOST important message alive. We are all in this together! Life is short – be good to one another! Peace” Said David Harrison Levi – STARMAKER. Mr. Harrison concluded, “In addition we were able to collect some 600 toys & canned food items for the USMC Toys For Tots & the Los Angeles Mission – so YES It was a VERY successful event”.
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On Thursday, April 8, 2010, The Kierrah Foundation presented One Nation Under a Cause: 70’s Disco Ball at the Legendary Jewel’s Catch One located at 4067 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019 from 7 P.M. to Midnight. The event was hosted by comedian Michael Colyar.
“On behalf of The Kierrah Foundation, Parris Harris and Serving Angels Media, we would like to offer our sincere thanks for making the 70′s Disco Ball a complete success.” said Brandy Sanders, Founder. She continued, “Words alone cannot express our humble gratitude! We understand that you have a very strict schedule, however, you took the time to support The Kierrah Foundation. It was a historic and memorable night! The night could not have been so with out you!”
There were about 200 people at the event. which included celebrities, models and media representatives. People were dressed in the 70’s decade attire. The event included a fashion show coordinated by Parris Harris. Also, it featured a red carpet, and VIP lounge with complimentary drinks and a goody bag. Some of the special performances of the event were by Tap Dancing Sensations Sean and John and Brenda Lee Eager.
“I thought that the event was a lot of fun, and there was a really great turnout. The Disco Ball was in full swing, celebrating the 70′s with legends, celebrities, a fashion show, performers, red carpet, and more! The venue was really expansive, so there was a lot of room for people to mix and mingle. There were some featured vendors that had really beautiful merchandise on display, available for viewing and purchase.” said Emma Zerner, fashion model and actress.
Some of the celebrities that attended the event were Cassius Vernon Weathersby, Billy Osborne of LTD Fame, Dian Wilson, Eugenia Wright, John Prudhont, Lars Anthony Slind, Sagar Parekh, Tom Tangen, Maria Prudhont, David Harrison Levi, Teresa Wyatt, Luenell, Tony Boldi, Alana Chandler, Thushari J, Cher Rue, Emma Zerner, Fawn, Annie Mcknight, Antoinette Smith Genesis, Charyse Monet, Dee Freeman, Kymedienne Jackson, Suniil Sadarangani, Red Grant, Sam Bell and Kathleen Bradley.
“We hope that this event was as phenomenal for you as it was for us. As we grow, we hope that you will grow with us. The Kierrah Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of our young “former foster girls.” We are able to do so with your support, time and love. We thank you again for making the vision a reality.” Ms. Sanders concluded.
The event executive producers were Brandy Sanders, Parris Harris and Betrice Coleman-Sweet. The event was produced by The Kierrah Foundation and sponsored by Parris Harris, Serving Angels Media, Jewels Catch One and Amoeba Music. The media/press outlets were Diversity News, ISA Public Relations, Donald Carraway Photography, Jeff Knight Photography, Photos by Rodrigo Vaz, Nelson Shen, Mohamed Aly and The Pulse of Entertainment.
“I got involved with the Kierrah Foundation about a year ago. The Kierrah Foundation serves to help young women who have been adversely affected by being placed in the foster care system, aging out, with no place to go. Through special events like the Disco Ball, this foundation brings attention to this issue which a lot of people aren’t even aware exists; by doing this, they can help out or find a way to contribute to this worthy cause.” Ms. Zerner concluded.
About the Kierrah Foundation:
It was founded in 2004 by Brandy Sanders and her late husband Stan Sanders, The Kierrah Foundation assists young women whom have “aged-out” of the foster care system without family or friends. Their purpose is to provide material, intellectual, and emotional support to former foster girls with their transition from state care to early adulthood. For more information go to http://www.kierrahfoundation.org
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More then 1000 people were at the Pre Oscar Party and Anniversary Celebration held by David Harrison Levi. The place was full of lots of people who wanted to meet, celebrate and network with industry shakers and makers. It was hard to walk inside the venue, and the line for the red carpet was very long, but celebrities did not care about it because they wanted to be photographed and interviewed.
“The event was entertaining, and Life is an upscale, remarkable club! Great night with great friends.” said DeeDee Bigelow, Actress/Producer.
In an email dated 3-4-2010 to his Facebook friends, Davi Harrison Levi thanked all the media, photographers and all the musicians who performed on the day of the event. Some of the people that he mentioned were Stephen Baldwin, Estelle Harris (Seinfeld), Skip E. Lowe (TV Host) , Jaira Valenti, Tamara Wentworth, Cher Rue, Lee Lang and Seth Donavan. He also thanked his musical guest artists and bands: David Williams, Lyric, SpaceMonk, Natalia Flores, D ‘London, Kate Campbell, Thomas King, Larry Willard, Dian Wilson, Leona, Valerie from the Philippines, Smitty, Pepper Mashay, Wency Marjorie, MOI, Jamie Meyer, Tatiana Nicole Del Toro (from American Idol Season 8), the Adam Lasher Band, Minna Valance & Martin Gerschwitz.
“With all the events I have attended and hosted, this was the most organized and I feel the most successful. We had a great team that worked hard to put together the event, an amazing group of artists that performed live, celebrity guests, a slew of press and media, and most importantly, A large group of people that came out to support the event and the cause. I could not have been more proud of how the event went, and look forward to working with David Harrison Levi again on the carpet.” said Seth Donavan, Actor/Red Carpet Host.
The place was filled up to the max, possibly because people knew that this kind of event would enable them to make lots of connections for their carreer. Also, they wanted to hear their favorite artists performing such as MOI, SpaceMonk, Smitty, Tatiana Nicole Del Toro, the Adam Lasher Band, and the international dance diva Pepper MaShay. The red carpet talent, celebrities and media representatives were handled by Cher Rue, Jaira Valenti and Tamara Wentworth.
The event was held on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am at Life on Wilshire located at 6311 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.
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Photos courtesy of Rodrigo Vaz, Francois Palais, Daniela Hubbard & Diversity News Publications. © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.
By Tamara Wentworth, special story for Diversity News
Cher Rue, Jaira Valenti, and Tamara Wentworth hosted Jeremiah Vaughn’s 36th birthday bash and save a life charity event. The evening started off with an amazing red carpet. Many wonderful celebrities were in attendance. All were trying to get a chance at a photo with Jeremiah. Celebrities like Derek Pratt, Ashlee Keating, Iliana Fischer, CC Perkinson, Johnny V. Amanda Rushing, Dee Dee Bigelow, Suzanne Revell, and Al Burke to name a few.
Life is a very classy and elegant environment to hold a party. Everywhere you looked you could find a cluster of people mingling and making connections, while listening to some great performers. The performers of the night were pretty spectacular people. Kathy Buckley opened up the evening with a humorous stand up bit. She was very funny yelling all the people that were talking over her comedy routine. She is known most for being the very first female hearing-impaired comedienne. She just finished at Cesar’s Palace and was kind enough to support Jeremiah’s cause. Along with Kathy, came Geri Jewell. You may remember her from Deadwood and back in the day as Blair’s cousin on Facts of Life. Next a wonderful new musical artist name Lyric performed one of his new songs, “Addicted to you.” Next up, was ex playboy model and now recording artist Iliana Fischer. She performed two beautiful songs off of her newly released cd “Caliente.” After Iliana, was the awesome band “No Boundaries.” This band is unique in the fact that the members are all handicapped in some fashion. They have performed as far as China, and most of the time can be found at an Easter Seals, or Special Olympics event. MOI was the highlight of the evening. The lead singer and guitarist Moi Navarro has a voice and is not afraid to show it. He mesmerized us with his new single “Superman.”
The sponsors came out to help support the cause as well. “The Cougar and the Kitten”, CC Perkinson and Jennifer Tapiero, were on the scene looking stunningly. The owners of Plaisir, Daniel Salva and Philippe Dray, came out to see how everyone was enjoying their tasty treats. Their delectable shop can be found at 8613 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, Ca 90069. www.Plaisir-La.com
With the tasty treats, great drinks, wonderful music, and of course a good cause, who can think of a better way to spend an evening than with friends at LIFE on Wilshire located at 6311 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA. 90048. For more information visit http://www.lifeonwilshire.com. The event was held on Thursday, February 25, 2010 from 7:30 pm to 2:00 am.
Photos courtesy of Tamara Wentworth from Wentworth Public Relations. You can visit her website at http://www.wentworthpublicrelations.com/
Editor’s Note: We want to thanks Tamara Wentworth for covering the event.
Over 800 people attended the Pre Grammy Party & Birthday Extravaganza for David Harrison Levi – STARMAKER. He celebrated his birthday with friends, celebrities, musicians, personalities and sponsors.
“The event was awesome and bigger turnout then we thought” said Cher Rue, actress.
They had a red carpet and step and repeat at the pre Grammy party, which played a tribute to the “King of Rock n’ Roll” Elvis Presley. Also the event was dedicated to artists lost last year, including the King of Pop Michael Jackson, friend of David Harrison Levi – STARMAKER. The venue was pack with actors, models, actress, singers and publicists. There were also lots of media taking videos and photos of every one. The highlight of the night was Pepper MaShay who performed 3 songs.
In an email message sent on Facebook by David Harrison Levi – STARMAKER to all his friends he said:
“Thank you to my many friends worldwide & to everyone involved in the preparation & success of my birthday party & to the many talented performers. I would also like to thank Michael & Rebecca Gray at Life on Wilshire & the entire staff for making my friends feel so welcomed. Thank you to the 800+ friends who made this event a success! Thank you to all the media outlets, photographers & videographers who attended as well.” wrote David Harrison Levi – STARMAKER, celebrity and music producer.
Some of the live performers were international recording artist Smitty, Cameo Adele, Chadwick Music, SpaceMonk, new recording artist D’ London, international disco and dance diva Pepper Mashay, Jeanette Turner, Abraham McDonald, Alestar Digby, and Martin Gershwitz.
“A very special thank you to Cher Rue, Tamara Wentworth, Lydia, Jennifer & Rachel Tapiero, CC Perkinson, Mark Valinsky, Billy Bow, Monica Wild, Martina Herrar (Orange Berlin) Edward (LMG) Amyn (Jewelry on 7th SM) Eric Zuley & Devon Guzzie (WTV) I Love you all.” concluded David Harrison Levi – STARMAKER
The team event organizers were Cher Rue, Lydia, Monica Wild, Cher Rue, Eric Zuley and Seth Donavan. It was produced by Wild Eagle Entertainment & Cher Rue Productions. The event was held on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 from 8:00pm to 2:00pm at Life on Wilshire located at 6311 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA. 90048. For more information visit http://www.lifeonwilshire.com
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On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, Life on Wilshire hosted the People’s Choice Awards post celebration party to benefit BrittiCares International Foundation.
Per Gith Public Relation’s agents, the purpose of this event was to raise awareness of children living with cancer and to help them survive one smile at a time. On this night, the event sought monetary, blood, and gift card donations to help Britticares with the programs that they offer to help sick children. The Good Life R&B Sensation Donnie Athens performed live at this event.
“BrittiCares feels the mission was accomplished, because we were able to create an awareness in regards to childhood cancer, the prevalence of the disease, the high demand for blood and marrow donors, the need for financial, emotional, and uplifting support, which are all accommodated by the programs and services provided by BrittiCares International.” Said Shirell Henderson, BrittiCares International Founder.
Per Shirell Henderson, Britticares International Founder, approximately $600 dollars was raised by BrittiCares through admission fees for the evening. They were able to get some blood donor-sign ups, and new volunteers which included sponsors for BrittiCares future programs and events.
“Approximately 200 guest attended, and some of the celebrities in attendance, were Demetrious Grosse, Pamela Hasselhoff, Haley Hasselhoff, John Marshall Jones, Martin Klebba, Kaki West, Up and coming R&B Pop singer Destenee (who sang a beautiful song personally written for her best friend that passed away from Cancer).___Media Outlets, Hollywood.TV, WTV, and Diversity News.” concluded Ms. Henderson.
The event was held from 9 pm to 2 am at Life on Wilshire located at 6311 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
The event was supported and produced by W TV and Gith (GLOBAL INDEPENDENT TALENT HELP) Public Relations.
About BrittiCares International:
BrittiCares International is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to finding new and better ways to improve the quality of life for children who have been diagnosed with cancer, leukemia, and other serious blood disease. For more information about the organization, programs, and events, visit their website at http://www.britticares.org
Sources: BrittiCares.org and Gith Public Relations
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Tom Tangen, Michael Dean Shelton, Lucky Romero and other celebrities attends California Talent 1st Annual Christmas Charity Toy Drive benefiting Layers of Love.
After the Step and Repeat and red carpet was put in front of Eleven Night Club and Restaurant, stars and celebrities started to line up and take photographs with other celebrities, personalities, fans and friends.
Holidays songs were performed by Ivan Strada, Vanessa Simon, Jonathan Hernandez, Nathan Gaines, Tina Thomas and Danicar Bergancia. The event was hosted by Jeff Kraft.
“We’ve collected more than 30 toys and will be added to the boxes of toys we will be distributing to the children on Christmas Day. For sure you guys have made a difference in a child’s life this holiday season” said Francis Aquino, President and Co-Founder of Layers of Love, a non profit organization.
Some of the celebrities and personalities that attended were Kris Searle, singer and songwriter; Arnold G, International dance/pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer and performer; Michael Dean Shelton, Philanthropist; Thushari Jayasekera, actress; Tom Tangen, host and producer; Brandy Sanders, founder of the Kierrah Foundation; Cathy Lin, model; Francis Aquino, co-founder of Layers of Love, Cher Rue, actress and TV personality; Tamara Wentworth, publicist & writer; Steven Escobar, Diversity News Publications publicist and Diversity News editor and reporter; DeeDee Bigelow, actress and producer; Lucky Romero, reality celebrity and personality; Parris Harris, fashion designer, photographer, public relations and fashion/casting coordinator; and Eric Rowe, California Talent President. The singers also took time to take photos with their fans and relatives at the red carpet.
The purpose of this event was to collect unwrapped toys to benefit Layers of Love, a non profit organization. Layers of Love will distribute toys to Children Hospital LA & APLA (Aids Project Los Angeles) client’s kids. Francis Aquino, president and co-founder of Layers of Love, spoke about Layers of Love’s mission.
Eric Rowe, president of California Talent, stated that the purpose of this charity holiday event is to give back to the community.
The event was held on December 20, 2009 at Eleven Night Club and Restaurant at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 from 9pm to 11pm.
The event was sponsored by: California Talent, Eleven Night Club, Diversity News Publications and Wake Up TV. Some of the media representatives and photographers the show up were: Livejelly.com, Diversity News TV, Phashion TV and Mohamed H. Aly.
On another note last November 15, 2009, Danicar Bergancia won the first prize and she was awarded $200.00. Local Celebrity LA is a singing competition which will start on January 17, 2010 and will run for 10 weeks. The event judges are international dance/pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer and performer Arnold G; recording artist, songwriter and performer Fawn; and singer and songwriter Kris Searle. The event will be hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV. For more information visit http://www.caltalent.net/ & http://www.eleven.la/
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Also Diversity News Publications, a public relations firm based in Hollywood and parent company of Diversity News, a consumer news magazine, was one of the event sponsors and contracted for public relations services. For more information visit our parent company site: http://www.diversitynewspublications.blogspot.com Special thanks to Michael David Schultz for taking the celebrity and personality photographs