Last week to go see and meet The Queen and the Royal Court for the 51th Season of The Renaissance Faire.
It was a hot day on Mother’s day, but the crowd showed up. Plenty of Moms came to have some fun at the Renaissance Fair with their families and enjoyed what the fair had to offer. Many came from all over Los Angeles. Also some they came as far from San Diego and Ventura County. With plenty of activities, games crafts, music and performances, this event is ideal for adults and kids. The fair will be open thru the weekend of May 18th and 19th.
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire is held at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA., from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm.
On Sunday, May 19th should be special day as they will celebrate the last day of the fair and the 51st Anniversary Season carrying on the tradition closing Day Parade.
Tickets for The Renaissance Pleasure Faire are $25 for adults and $15 for children aged 5-12. Children 4 and under are always free. Adult season passes are $125 and a child’s season pass is $60. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at www.renfair.com. The sevenweek Faire is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 in the morn til 7 eventide April 6 – May 19 at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA. A Vehicle Entry fee of $10 is charged by Los Angeles County. For more information, visit www.renfair.com.
About The Renaissance Pleasure Faire:
Begun in 1963 in Agoura, near Malibu, to create “living history” for schoolchildren and their families, the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire has grown into an annual interactive playground and gallery for over 200,000 participants and guests. It has given birth to an industry nationwide and this year is more fun and exciting than ever.
This Southern California Faire has traveled a bit since Agoura. The Glen Helen Pavilion provided two different settings in Devore (in San Bernadino County) where the Faire spent many years. Shortly after the turn of the Century, the Faire moved back to Los Angeles County, to its current home at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, a United States Army Corps of Engineers’ Facility and a unit of County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation System in Irwindale, CA.
Since its inception, more than 5 million people from around the world have visited Southern California’s Renaissance Pleasure Faire, averaging approximately 20,000 each weekend. For more information visit http://www.renfair.com/socal/index.asp
Photos and article by Francois Palais from Francois Palais Photography for Diversity News Magazine.
Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine wants to thanks the management and staff at The Renaissance Pleasure Faire for giving our team the great opportunity in covering this year season.
Strict standards for protecting anonymous online commenters urged by Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Protecting the identity of someone posting an anonymous review on Yelp or any other website is crucial to protecting speakers’ First Amendment rights and the public good, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and several news organizations argued in a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the Virginia Court of Appeals.
The Reporters Committee brief in Hadeed v. Yelp calls for a heightened standard of judicial review before anonymous online commenters are identified, and urges the court to revisit a lower court’s order compelling the disclosure of an anonymous criticism of the services of Hadeed Carpet Cleaning posted on the online review site Yelp.
“By offering only a minimal discussion of First Amendment interests at state, the trial court failed to fully acknowledge the extent to which the First Amendment restricts compulsory identification of anonymous speakers on the Internet,” the brief to the Court of Appeals argued. “When faced with questions of compelled disclosure of anonymous online speakers, this Court must adopt a meaningful standard that requires a heightened showing of evidence of a valid claim and notice to the affected parties.
“This standard is essential to protect the interests in anonymous speech, which often serve the public good and contribute to a better understanding of public issues and controversies,” according to the brief, which was joined by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, Gannett Co. Inc., and The Washington Post.
“Courts around the country have established certain benchmarks that must be satisfied before compelling the disclosure of an anonymous commenter,” said Reporters Committee Executive Director Bruce D. Brown. “First, there ought to be tangible evidence that the comment was false and defamatory and, second, speakers should be notified that an action is pending. To do otherwise would be to inhibit robust debate.”
About the Reporters Committee:
Founded in 1970, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press offers free legal support to thousands of working journalists and media lawyers each year. It is a leader in the fight against persistent efforts by government officials to impede the release of public information, whether by withholding documents or threatening reporters with jail. In addition to its 24/7 Legal Defense Hotline, the Reporters Committee conducts cutting-edge legal research, publishes handbooks and guides on media law issues, files frequent friend-of-the-court legal briefs and offers challenging fellowships and internships for young lawyers and journalists. For more information, go to www.rcfp.org, or follow us on Twitter @rcfp.
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 email@example.com.
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.
FREE U.S. CITIZENSHIP Application Workshop by The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of LA on May 18th
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles (FACC-LA) and the Filipino American Service Group, Inc (FASGI) presents
FREE U.S. CITIZENSHIP (N-400) APPLICATION WORKSHOP
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
WHERE: St. Genevieve Church – Madonna Hall
14061 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402
FREE SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED:
• We will help you fill out Citizenship Application form N-400
• FREE consultation by Immigration Lawyer
• FREE application assistance
• FREE application review by a lawyer
• FREE citizenship study materials
FEE WAIVER is available, certain criteria must be met to be eligible.
Appointment is necessary.
For more details contact:
FACC-LA @ (888) 602-3280 or Jeanette @ (213) 483-9804 ext 205
Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications from The Diversity News Publications Family of Companies are proud members and media partners of The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles (FACC-LA).
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Board of Equalization Chairman, Jerome E. Horton, encourages potential charitable donors, interested in providing financial relief to the victims of the Boston Marathon and Texas fertilizer plant explosions, to beware of charity scams operating in the wake of these tragedies.
The fraudulent schemes involve a variety of tactics such as telephone solicitations as well as social media, email, and face–to–face requests for charitable donations. Individuals operating bogus charities operate by randomly contacting people by telephone to solicit money or financial information. Emails are also used to steer people to fraudulent websites to solicit funds, allegedly for the benefit of the affected victims. The fraudulent websites also mimic the sites or use names similar to legitimate charities.
Fraud also occurs when bogus organizations claim affiliation with legitimate charities to persuade members of the public to send money or provide personal financial information. Scammers are then able to use that information to steal the identities of the donors which is used to steal money that is intended for the victims.
Chairman Jerome Horton offers the following tips to help taxpayers who wish to make charitable donations to victims of the recent tragedies in Boston and Texas:
- Donate to qualified charities. Use the Exempt Organizations Select Check tool at IRS.gov to find legitimately qualified charities. Only donations to qualified charitable organizations are tax–deductible. You can also find legitimate charities on the Federal Emergency Management Agency Web site at FEMA.gov.
- Be wary of charities with similar names. Some phony charities use names that are similar to familiar or nationally known organizations. They may use names or websites that sound or closely resemble those of legitimate organizations.
- Don’t give out personal financial information. Do not give your Social Security number, credit card and bank account numbers and passwords to anyone who solicits a contribution. Scam artists use this information to steal your identity and your money.
- Don’t give or send cash. For security and tax record purposes, contribute by check or credit card or another way that provides documentation of the donation.
- Report suspected fraud. Taxpayers suspecting tax or charity–related fraud should visit IRS.gov and perform a search using the keywords “report phishing.” For more information about tax scams and schemes visit IRS.gov using the keywords “scams and schemes.”
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) furlough dates
Chairman Jerome Horton would also like to take this time to advise you that the IRS will close all of its public operations on five days through the end of August because of employee furloughs.
The IRS will be closed and almost all employees will be furloughed on May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22, and Aug. 30. As many as two additional furlough days may be imposed in August and September.
The closing will affect operations, including the IRS toll–free lines and taxpayer assistance centers. If you are conducting business with the IRS, please be advised of the aforementioned furlough dates to prevent any possible frustration.
Source: State Board of Equalization
APAIT Health Center Celebrates Mother’s Day with “Our Health, Our Power” or “Nuestra Salud, Nuestro Poder” A Free Health Fair for Women & Girls.
APAIT Health Center proudly kicks off “Our Health, Our Power” on Friday, May 10 to honor Mother’s Day. Free health check-ups and education will be provided. Participants will receive free blood pressure screenings as well as blood sugar, anemia and bone density evaluations. Women will also be given referrals to mammography services and free consultations with a medical provider. All participants will have the opportunity to schedule further follow-up care if needed. Free goodie bags will be given out while supplies last.
“As caregivers, women often put the needs of their families before themselves,” said Organizer Mayon Yen, “but we want to spread the word that women need to remember to care for themselves as well.”
APAIT Health Center promotes the good health and well-being of all women and girls because healthy women supports a healthy community. “Our Health, Our Power” women’s health fair is a positive step in improving women’s access to vital and preventive health education and services.
Community partners participating in the fair include the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Central Health Center; the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health; the American Heart Association; St. Vincent Medical Center; California Hospital Medical Center; and the Pico-Union Neighborhood Council.
“Our Health, Our Power” will happen on May 10, between 2-6pm at APAIT Health Center, 1730 W. Olympic Blvd. Free parking is available on Burlington. Pre-registration is encouraged by calling 213-553-1830.
About APAIT Health Center: APAIT Health Center has offered culturally and linguistically appropriate services to the community since 1987. APAIT Health Center provides its clients in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas with health education and risk reduction programs, housing assistance, mental health support, substance use services and primary medical care. For more information visit http://apaitonline.org/
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.
Esteban Escobar a.k.a. Steven Escobar from Diversity News Radio and Diversity News Magazine Has been Nominated for Two 2013 EOTM Awards for ‘Outstanding Internet Radio’ and ‘Outstanding Journalist.’
On Friday, April 26, 2013, Diversity News Productions producer of Diversity News Radio and part of Diversity News Publications publisher of Diversity News Magazine announced that Esteban Escobar A.K.A. Steven Escobar (Journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, accounts receivable specialist, humanitarian and philanthropist)
Hit Billboard songwriter and recording artist Fawn said, “Steven works harder than any other radio host and journalist I know. I am so happy he is being recognized for his excellence.”
The EOTM Awards takes place on Sunday, August 4, 2013 in West Hollywood at The Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Avenue, in West Hollywood, CA 90069.
About Steven Escobar:
Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is an award winning American (Journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, accounts receivable specialist and philanthropist)
Steven Escobar is the Executive Editor-In-Chief of DiversityNews Magazine. Esteban “Steven” Escobar is also the Producer, Director of Diversity News TV, the host of Diversity News Radio, on Air with Steven Escobar, the President of Diversity News Publications and he owns E.E.Enterprises, an affiliate of The Diversity News Publications Family of Companies. For more information visit his IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/
About the EOTM Awards:
The EOTM Awards is an accolade presented by the EOTM Radio & TV Network celebrating entrepreneurial achievements and performances in business, philanthropy and the arts (recordings, television, radio, and literature, film, directing and writing). The EOTM Awards Show will also present “Christopher Kennedy Lawford” to key individuals and organizations that promote human rights and social justice. For more information visit http://www.eotmawards.com to find out more about the show.
About Diversity News Radio On AIR with Steven Escobar and Diversity News Radio Top 10 Most Requested Songs with Steven Escobar: “Diversity News Radio, On AIR with Steven Escobar” is an interactive, live internet talk-radio show that focuses on singers, business leaders, actresses, actors, recording artists, music composers, authors and writers and more of all genres and mediums. The show format features live music, interviews, breaking news, gossips, announcements, confessions, events, advertisements and much more. Host Steven Escobar explores the careers, advice, writing style and personality of each guest. Callers are encouraged to call (760) 888-5783 to listen or ask questions. The stream and archives are available at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/
About Diversity News Magazine:
Diversity News Magazine purpose is to educate and inform the diverse community worldwide. It focuses on local, national and international news, entertainment, features, sports and more importantly, newsworthy items that would be of interest to our diverse cultures. For more information visit Diversity News Magazine at www.diversitynewsmagazine.com/
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Finalists Announced For “The 2013 Billboard Music Awards,” To Air Live From Las Vegas Sunday, May 19 on ABC
Taylor Swift, fun. and Maroon 5 Tie for the Lead as Contenders in 11 Award Categories, Followed by Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen and One Direction.
On Monday, April 22, 2013, Billboard announced the highly anticipated 2013 Billboard Music Awards finalists, following the year-long tracking period of March 12, 2012 to March 10, 2013, including such names as Taylor Swift, fun., Maroon 5 and One Direction. Winners will be revealed on “The 2013 Billboard Music Awards” airing live from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena SUNDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, sponsored by Chevrolet, Las Vegas and Samsung GALAXY S 4. The star-studded broadcast will be hosted by actor/comedian Tracy Morgan and executive-produced by Don Mischer. Visit
Additionally during the broadcast, Billboard will honor Prince with the coveted Billboard Icon Award, and the ingenuity of this year’s hitmakers will be celebrated with the new Milestone Award, presented by Chevrolet. Fans can vote for their favorite finalist now at
Billboard Music Awards tickets are on sale now, priced beginning at $75 for Upper Level and not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets are available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to four (4) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at
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and Billboard Events. The Billboard brand is built on its exclusive charts and unrivaled reporting on the latest news, issues and trends across all genres of music. Billboard charts and content are consumed and referenced by millions of people in more than 100 countries through a content syndication deal with global news network, and strategic relationships with other major companies around the world. In addition to North America, Billboard operates businesses in Brazil, Japan, Korea and Russia.
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