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
On Sunday, November 15, 2009 six contestants competed to win at Los Angeles Local Celebrity singing competion. The event was produced by California Talent agency and it was held from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Eleven Restaurant & Night Club in West Hollywood, CA.
The event judges were international dance/pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer and performer, Arnold G, recording artist, songwriter and performer Fawn and singer and songwriter Kris Searle.
“I feel great, it is a great experience and it shows the local community that there is talent everywhere in this city.” Said Danicar Bergancia of Long Beach, CA and the winner of LA’s Local Celebrity singing competition. She concluded “I wanted to take a chance and see if I can accomplish winning the competition and see if my talent can get me further on this industry.”
Los Angeles Local Celebrity Singing Competition contestants were Thallon Rose, Ivan Estrada, Adrian Reyes, Danicar Bergancia, Dil Reyes and Vanessa Simon. November 15, 2009 winner is Danicar Bergancia and she was selected by the majority support from audience fans.
The winner of this contest received $200.00 cash, also will have the opportunity to open up the 10 week competition starting after the New Year.
Event organizers hope to do it again and will be held auditions on 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19, 2009 from 2 pm to 4 pm outside on the Club Eleven patio. Contentants must bring a headshot or photo and must have at least 2 songs ready to sing acapella. The competition will begin on 1/17/2010 and more info will be available via the Eleven Club website and California Talent agency at http://www.eleven.la & http://www.caltalent.net