On Saturday, April 21, 2012 Diversity News Publications and A&G Entertainment Productions announced that Arnold Garcia (recording artist, songwriter, dancer, performer and music producer) aka Arnold G from A&G Entertainment Productions and Esteban Escobar (journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality and philanthropist) aka Steven Escobar to receive the 2012 International Noble Awards.
Arnold G and Steven Escobar will receive their awards at The 2012 Kundirana Concert & International Noble Awards Event benefiting World Medical Mission, a non profit organization to be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at The Celebrity Center located at 5930 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028.
“WOW getting a Humanitarian Award is something that I still cannot believe it because the is so huge. I really want to thank Ms. Lou Baron from Celestial Productions Board of Directors and Management for this recognition and I guarantee that World Medical Missions will be my next charity to raise funds and awareness.” Said Steven Escobar.
The event will feature live entertainment and awards presentation to honor leaders and talents in the community. Other 2012 International Noble Awardees are: Dr. Diana Kim Le, Lala Usis Scott, Loida Barrientos, Benny Uy, Andy Z. Edralin, Precy Uy, Boy Lizaso, Rosie Chua.
“I’m honored to receive the International Noble Award, and I’m proud to be an advocate for World Medical Mission’s support for trained medical team professionals to provide medical care to people who have been denied access to the struggling healthcare system” said Arnold G.
Steven Escobar business associates/colleagues and friends have this to say about this recognition:
“Congratulations Steven! This is an amazing accomplishment. We believe you deserve this award because of your passion and dedication in all the work that you do. I’m proud of you!”said Mary Ann Omega, Vice President Of The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles.
“The Arts and Entertainment Magazine http://www.taem.us formaly congratulates Steven Escabar and Diversity News for their great effort and on winning the International Global Award for raising awareness and raising money for AIDS/HIV.” Said Joseph J. O’Donnell, Publisher.
WHERE: Celebrity Center
5930 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028
WHEN: Sunday, April 22, 2012
MEDIA CHECK-IN @ 11:00 am
RED CARPET @ 11 :30 am to 12:55pm
MATINEE SHOW @ 1:00 pm.
GENERAL TICKETS: $10.00 at the door
The 2012 Kundirana Concert & International Noble Awards Event benefiting World Medical Mission is a production of Celestial Productions. Lou Baron, Executive Producer and is a community leader, philanthropist, and president of Celestial Productions.
Fans, Family, Friends, Colleagues of Arnold G and Steven Escobar are encouraged to come to the event and show their support.
About Esteban “Steven” Escobar:
Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is an American (journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality and philanthropist. Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online & special print consumer news magazine that is visited by more than a million visitors per month while growing each day. Esteban Steven Escobar is also Producer, Director of Diversity News TV, the host of Diversity News Radio, on Air with Steven Escobar and the President of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia and public relations firm in Hollywood, CA. Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises and an affiliate of The Diversity News Family of Companies.
Steven Escobar is also the official Hollywood and Los Angeles County Events Examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Yahoo Voices. Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities, and since 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. Also in 2011 Steven Escobar raised money and awareness for the Life Group LA and volunteered for Exotifit For Humanity. Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards 2011 and People’s Choice Fan Award 2012. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the City of Hollywood, CA. For more information visithttp://www.stevenescobar.blogspot.com/ or http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4164655/
About Arnold Garcia a.k.a Arnold G:
Arnold Garcia (aka Arnold G), a member of The Recording Academy, is a well-respected recording artist, songwriter, dancer, performer and music producer. He was raised in Camarillo, California. Arnold is the founder of A&G Entertainment Productions (AGEP) based in Hollywood, in which he has served the industry as a creator, producer and director since 2008. AGEP has been successful in signing artists with major record labels, publishing and helping enhance the music careers of undiscovered talent the opportunity to embark on a professional career path in the entertainment industry.
Arnold wants to help other artists’ development by offering stage coaching, voice coaching, branding, building a fan base and providing business education about the industry, so he launched “Local Celebrity”, “BringItOn” and “ShineOn”, programs which allow artists perform and compete for the opportunity to be mentored by a major recording artist. AGEP’s mission is to help growing musicians and artists overcome the numerous obstacles they encounter, and to assist them in developing skill sets in all areas of the industry so that these promising artists tap their potential and excel within the industry by thinking “outside the box”. For more information visit www.arnoldg.com or www.agepmusic.com
About Celestial Productions:
A Stellar Creation/Celestial Productions creates stellar events that showcase and honor leaders and talents in the community, while benefiting local non-profit organizations through the funds we raise. Celestial Productions is the proud producers of The International Noble Awards, America’s Celestial Beauties, America’s Celestial Adonises, America’s Timeless Beauties, Special Celestial, Miss International Kundirana and Lady Dame Kundirana. For more information visithttp://internationalnobleawards.wordpress.com
About World Medical Missions:
World Medical Missions is a non-profit organization which has committed the last twenty-three years into caring for the sick and impoverished people of the Philippines. The team is composed of a number of doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals, and volunteers who donate their time and services on a yearly mission to rural villages in the Philippine Islands, where they spend three weeks providing 24-hour medical care to people who have been denied access to the country’s struggling healthcare system. Knowing that entire communities whose health conditions continue to worsen have been left behind and ignored, the World Medical Missions seeks to share healing and hope.
Alex Leon, Director of Marketing & PR
World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc.
TELS: (323) 465-3945 or (213) 321-9408
Lou Baron, President
Stellar Creation/Celestial Productions
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to our clients Arnold Garcia aka Arnold G and Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar for been honored and getting this recognition.
Joseph J. O’Donnell, Publisher of The Eerie Digest to Attend Benefit Premier of: BRANDO UNAUTHORIZED
On November 9th, 2010 at The Majestic Crest Theatre 1262 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, Ca, 90024
“Brando Unauthorized”, the only feature film ever completed about the greatest actor who ever lived is” compelling and riveting ”-CSN News.
Starring: Damian Chapa, Ricco Chapa, Presly Chapa, Natasha Blasick, Fabiola Sicily…
The premiere will benefit the “P.S. I LOVE YOU FOUNDATION” which is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing at-risk children through inspirational and educational enrichment programs.
MEDIA CHECK IN: 6:00pm
RED CARPET 6:30 pm
PREMIERE 7:30 PM.
The only film ever to have been made on the greatest actor of all time, will touch only lightly on his career but dig more deep in to his child hood and his relationship with his son Christian Brando.
Damian Chapa directed and played the lead as Marlon Brando and his son Ricco Chapa as Christian Brando. . Brando’s mother was an abusive alcoholic and his father was a very promiscuous and disturbed man sometimes abusing Brando leaving him emotionally distraught.
Brando’s own life reflected a great deal of pain leaving many women behind with anger and hatred towards the Iconic movie star.
However Brando is thought of as sometimes the best actor who has ever lived. The film holds back no punches revealing Brando’s gifted but troubled career and his personal battle with the hollywood elite who by ironic circumstance gained financial control of his legacy.
Amadeus Pictures head Damian Chapa will direct and star in “Brando Unauthorized.
“It’s an intense story we carefully based the film on public domain records,” Chapa said. “Brando has always been his favorite actor-and has been wanting to play him every since Chapa found out Brando’s love for the American Indian. Chapa’s Father is Mexican American and Italian decent however his mother is partially Cherokee Indian.
Chapa states “Brando’s life was so interesting” That he even passed on a offer to play Roman Polanski again in Polanski Unauthorized 2 in order to play Marlon brando. “Polanski was a unique part for me, however Brando is so much more interesting.
Worldwide rights available for the feature ﬁlm through Amadeus Pictures.
Editor’s Note: Article republish with permission from our media partner and friend Joseph J. O’Donnell, Publisher of The Eerie Digest Magazine
Author, Educator and Celebrity Aura Imbarus Featured on The Eerie Digest Magazine For the Month of October 2010
Interview with Aura Imbarus
ED- The Eerie Digest is happy to present author Aura Imbarus to all our readers. Aura, you originally hail from Romania and moved to Los Angeles. Your book ‘Out of the Transylvania Night’ is about your epic journey from that land to ours. Tell us about your beginnings in Eastern Europe and the impact it has had on your life.
AI- I was born and raised in Transylvania, in Sibiu, a city that was named Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007, and was considered by Forbes the 8th most idyllic place to live in Europe. The architecture and the history of my homeland is more than intriguing, not necessarily due to Dracula or Vlad Dracul under his real name, but because of the Bran, Hunedoara, Peles, Rasnov, Fagaras castles and Sighisoara, Biertan, Sibiu, Brasov, medieval towns and citadels. The region of Transylvania has a rich historic heritage, from ancient fortresses and temples to medieval towns, churches and castles to renaissance and baroque palaces. Some of the castles and fortresses perished, many lie in ruins, and some have endured throughout the passing of time, witnesses of a glorious as well as turbulent history. Transylvania, which means the land beyond the forest, was first referred to in a Medieval Latin document in 1075 as ultra silvam. Surrounded by nature, legends and folktales, I grew up in a Romanian family of Greek roots, whose named was mentioned by prime ministers and famous historian in the annals of history. The Imbarus family was stripped of its properties, acres of arable land, green pastures and orchids, houses and money, their carriage transportation businesses, and order to join the Communist Party, like many other families. My Dad never yield while my uncles crossed the borders illegally, being caught and sent to Gherla, the most notorious prisons for political detainees. Our family was blacklisted for having ties with the west, Western Germany where my uncles, after a successful escape, settled down and talked against the regime on Free Europe Radio Station. Even if life during the Communist regime was harsh with rationed food, electricity and gas being monitored while the quota per family was cut down to the bare minimum, with the vision of long lines of people waiting as early as 3am to buy a litter of milk and a loaf of bread for their whole family, I was given an early education and care by my amazing grandparents and my parents. They taught me to be myself, no matter what, to believe in a brighter tomorrow and to educate myself to become “somebody.” I had their wholeheartedly support in being a rebel in the way I dressed myself, using my own creations, I dyed my hair in pink and green, and I thought and acted accordingly.
ED- Life was extremely hard there, but your dreams for a better life had a great influence on your decision to come to America. Tell us how you prepared yourself for this move, and your own future.
AI- My parents have given me the wings to fly high, and the hopes that one day my life will change. Since I was five years old, I was tutored in foreign languages, even if that was forbidden by the regime, for Romania didn’t have any ties with the western world. I was sent to ballet, volleyball, and track-and-field. I was taught how to paint and draw, and how to use my creativity in each and every small thing I did. They have given me the reason to be, to love, and to live life to the fullest. Since I was fourteen, I have been constantly telling my parents that I will end up in the country with big palm trees and never-ending blue waters and clear skies. I knew that my life will not unfold in Romania, and, one way or another, I will end up in the US. It has been my vision and my dream to live in LA. I applied for the Green Card Lottery in 1996, a targeted immigration program, and I was one of the 55,000 winners, out of a pool of 8 million applicants. My vision became reality; in 1997, on May 7, I landed in LA, the City of Angeles with two pieces of luggage and a huge American Dream ready to tackle.
ED- Tell us about your education overseas and your continuing education once you arrived here.
AI- My Romanian education was given in the most possible Spartan ways. I had fifteen subjects in high school, a tough high school entrance exam, a seven-subject test as a high school exit exam. My life depended on all of these tests in order to move on to the next level. As a student you were held back until you would pass all the tests and prove that you mastered all the grade related subjects. When I was admitted to college, it was based on a strenuous entrance exam made out of three subjects. During each winter and summer exam sessions, I would loose fifteen pounds in the all nighters, pulled one after the other. My summer reading list consisted of minimum twenty books that I would have to devour without Cliffnotes, Sparknotes, and Internet. It was brutal, but it was the best type of education I have ever encountered in my life. My BA, MA and my PhD found their equivalency in the American educational system; on top of that, I went to UCLA to receive TESOL, TEFL and CLAD credentials.
ED- You then endeavored to teach others upon graduation. Tell us about this part of your life.
AI- Teaching is the best way of learning new things or refresh your mind when is coming down to old ones. I have always loved people, and the ability to inspire others has been one of the primal focuses of my life. Teaching relies on psychology, and I had had numerous hours in this subject and in teaching methodology. The human mind is the most intricate thing that was ever created, and to be able to mold it into the final product you want to achieve is a challenging journey. I loved and love humans and their happiness is my happiness, and from there comes the desire to share by teaching and spreading knowledge, while absorbing positive energy in return. In Transylvania, I used to teach for my alma mater in Sibiu, Lucian Blaga University, while embracing journalism. Here in the US, I have been teaching for the public educational system, and I can say that it has been a remarkable journey that has given me many satisfactions.
ED- Tell us about your life style here and how it affected you and your writing.
AI- My life style was altered when I first came to the US, for I started with 400 dollars in a bank account. I worked for the hotel industry for a year, adding American experience under my belt. It was not easy to leave a house, a nice car, a great assistant professor position, a certain status that I had in Transylvania, and come here to start from square one. My rollercoaster journey has given me the facts, the tearful stories all gathered in my memoir “Out of the Transylvania Night,” which has three parts dealing with my life in Romania during the communist regime, after the fall of Ceausescu, and my life in the US, chasing the American Dream and the house with the white picket fences. Each experience was the headstone for another path, another tunnel that I really didn’t know where and how is going to end. Being away from my family has not been easy, even if our phone conversations happened daily. My emotions transpire in my rapidly-paced writing, giving away my desires, my inabilities, my internal struggles, my mistakes and regrets, my love and admiration for people I came in contact with.
ED- Your book is inspirational. Please share this, and the story in the book, with all of us.
AI- “Out of the Transylvania Night” has many layers, starting with cultural, social, mystical, and economical and, of course, last but not least, a love story. It represents the pursue of happiness and the achievement of the American Dream, the ups and downs of a fast-paced life in the city that never sleeps – Los Angeles. It deploys the coming together and the falling apart scenes of a family of immigrants who lost the vision, love, and care in the process of blending in and keeping up with the Joneses. A story of a Transylvanian Cinderella, it is also a portrayal of life’s dreams and resolutions in the New World, premonitions and déjà-vu, Transylvania’s existence and categorical life imperatives. As love furtively sneaks out when you least expect it, it also creeps in at the right time on the wings of hope. The memoir summarizes human’s desires in an ever-changing world, more demanding and strenuously competitive, where money and material possessions would, for a while, dominate my existence, only to dissipate as dreams vanish at the crack of dawn, into a more rooted and logically supported existence plagued by ethics, intelligence, charisma and sensibility. It has something for everybody and it pertains to any culture and religion, any background and financial status.
ED- Where can we find it and who is the publisher?
AI- The book’s official release date is Sept 27, but readers can already find it in Barnes and Noble and Borders stores, on line, on Amazon.com, and on my website: www.auraimbarus.com My publisher is an accomplisher writer, former university professor and administrator, Dr Bettie. B Youngs. She is the critically acclaimed author of thirty-six books translated into twenty-four languages. Dr. Youngs is a former Teacher-of-the-Year, and University Professor of Educational Administration and Management, Graduate Division. Though Bettie’s earlier work focused on education and developmental issues for youth, family and educators, in recent years she is best known for her series of poignantly written short-story books that clearly and warmly elucidate the human spirit, captivating the American psyche and winning her wide-range appeal with audiences young and old alike. Bettie is the recipient of numerous publishing awards, including having an Imprint bearing her name. She is Founder and CEO of Bettie Youngs Books Publishing Co. www.BettieYoungsBooks.com
and Founder and co-publisher of Teen Town Press, an imprint for teens.
ED- Please reveal some of the accolades that have been bestowed on this work by some of the most renowned critics in America.
AI – The main endorser of my book is Nadia Comaneci, the Olympic gold medalist who said that, “Aura’s courage shows the degree to which we are all willing to live lives centered on freedom, hope, and an authentic sense of self. Truly a love story!”
What People Are Saying about This Book . . .
Unforgettable! This book gives the pioneer spirit courage and the brave heart bravado.
—Adrian Maher, filmmaker, Discovery Channel
If you grew up hearing names like Tito, Mao, and Ceausescu but really didn’t understand their significance, read this book!
—Mark Skidmore, Paramount Pictures
A remarkable account erasing a past, but not an identity. Thought-provoking, inspirational—and comforting.
—Todd Greenfield, 20th Century Fox Studios
This book is sure to find its place in memorial literature of the world.
—Beatrice Ungar, editor-in-chief, Hermannstädter Zeitung
Out of the Transylvania Night is a compelling and spelling-binding story of a fiercely independent young woman growing up at the height of worldwide Communist power and then the rapid fall of the Iron Curtain. We must never forget what her story ultimately teaches . . .
—Sharrie Williams, author, The Maybelline Story—and the Spirited Family Dynasty behind It
Under Communism, Aura’s family lost its fortune but kept their jewels. Under capitalism, she made a fortune and lost the jewels. And then lost the fortune as well. Such is the paradox found within the pages of this amazing and unforgettable story.
—Lindy Hudis, producer, Impact Motion Pictures
We all have much to learn about freedom; certainly anyone born without it will search until they find it. This is an incredible story about pain, strength, courage, defiance, and healing.
—David Haspel, producer
Out of the Transylvania Night presents an emotional journey through both free and closed societies, revealing how freedom is also found in the self and not only the destination.
—Ilie T. Ardelean, founding chairman and president, Romanian-American Professional Network (RAPN)
Out of the Transylvania Night is an exciting and truly memorable search for personal freedom.
—Alexander R. Marmureanu, MD, president and CEO, California Heart and Lung Surgery Center, UCLA Medical Center
To remember is a tedious, hurtful process, especially if you lived what us Romanians did. Many of us prefer to forget and to erase, once for all, those humiliating memories. But, can you really annul your childhood? Aura’s capacity to remember and to dream makes this a book for all who, at one point or another, need to restart or reboot their lives—and in her case, to find a new country to call “home.”
—Daniela Crasnaru, famous Romanian poet
There are many beautiful places in the world, and I’m sure this book will put Romania on your list of “must see” countries. Aura’s story is an eye-opener about the beauty and richness of the culture and people of Romania, and I applaud her for sharing these experiences with us.
—Mike Costache, president, Miss Universe Romania Organization
Out of the Transylvania Night reveals, beyond all doubt, the power and range of an individual’s voice to be heard above the noise of dissent and the struggle to reign over oppression.
—Prof. Rajen Vurdien, PhD, Saddleback College, and former diplomat, United Nations Development Program language coordinator in China
Out of the Transylvania Night is a testament to the majesty of the human spirit to see how far we will go to triumph over oppression and adversity. We are better for the journey through this book.
AI- Yes, the book had been presented to the entertainment industry, and the negotiations are in full speed; we hope to reach a deal by the end of this year.
ED- You also have another book out for younger people. Please tell us about it.
AI- My second book, “101 Great Ways to Make the World a Totally Awesome Place – By Teens For Teens.” Today’s teens have a lot to say about how our world can be a safer, kinder, better place to be. In this book, I compiled as a high school educator extraordinaire, stories about the most stringent issue teens from around the country deal with; they share their vision for creating a better world and ideas on how we can go about it.
ED- Aura, your book is certainly inspirational and many people today should find it in their interest to read it. We wish you much luck and hope the best for you in the future. I thank you for sharing your time with us and hope that we can hear from you again in the near future.
Source and story printed with permission of Diversity News Publisher Affiliate: The Eerie Digest Magazine at http://www.eeriedigest.com/wordpress/2010/10/interview-with-aura-imbarus/
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Aura Imbarus and yes we agree with many of her fans the her book soon will become a motion picture movie. Congratulations!