On Sunday, June 26, 2011 Exotifit International by Maria Amor headed to heart downtown Los Angeles to search for Mr. and Ms. Perfect Creatures Pageant 2011. The casting call was held at Britboy Fashions Boutique located at 649 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90014 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The Mr. & Ms. Perfect Creatures Pageant 2011 is set to benefit Exotifit For Humanity, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. The Grand Finals will take place on October 28, 2011 in celebration of DARE TO BARE™ IV, an annual Halloween presentation of Exotifit International.
For candidates interested to be part of this pageant competition must be aware of the following rules & categories: For Mr. Must be a natural born male, 18 to 35 years old, Single, married, divorced, physically fit, Must have talent and not less than 5’10” in height. In the category for Ms. Must be a natural born female, 18 to 35 years old, Single, married, divorced, Physically fit, Must have talent, Not less than 5’3” in height.
“This pageant is on the hunt for the most beautiful future leaders of the world. The Perfect Creatures! Coining the word “perfect” although nobody is perfect, this competition aims to reveal the new breed of beauty kings and queens, focusing on humanitarian spirit, leadership, and excellence of the mind, body and ability.” said Maria Amor creator of Mr. and Ms. Perfect Creatures & Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant, Founder and President of Exotifit for Humanity, Founder/CEO of Exotifit International and President of MLT Enterprises.
About Mr. and Ms. Perfect Creature: Emphasizing beauty, physique, talent, leadership, and humanitarian attributes, the Mr. and Ms. Perfect Creature® (18 to 35 years old) is a personal and career development opportunity for men and women of all nations. The delegates who become part of the Mr. and Ms. Perfect Creature® gain confidence and more edge in an increasingly competitive world. The pageant gives each delegate the opportunity to grow and advance his/her personal and career growth while acting as a role model in his/her community. For more information visit http://mrandmsperfectcreature.com/
About Exotifit for Humanity: Founded in 2011, Is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization to help promote health, fitness, wellness, beauty and arts to underprivileged women, children as well the disabled. For more information visit http://exotifitforhumanity.org/ or exotifit.com
About Maria Amor: Maria Amor is an AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Certified Aerobics Intructor, DVIDA (Dance Vision International Dance Association) Certified Ballroom Dance Instructor, a Paint Artist and Entrepreneur. Maria Amor is also the Founder and President of Exotifit for Humanity, Founder/CEO of Exotifit International and President of MLT Enterprises. For more information visit http://www.exotifit.com/mariaamor.html
About Exotifit International: EXOTIFIT® is a Fitness, Wellness and Entertainment empire created by Maria Amor®. Started as a Fitness Format in August 2009, Exotifit® is quickly gaining recognition from corporate, charity and entertainment arena. Now, the corporation has branched- out into various forms of entertainment such production of international beauty pageants, cultural and arts expos and other big events. Exotifit International is responsible for the creation of DARE TO BARE®, an annual halloween event going on its 4th year this October, 2011 and the Exoti-Lady® World Pageant 2011. For more information visit http://www.exotifit.com
Photos credit to: Guillermo Proano from Memoriz4uPhotography.com
On Sunday, April 17, 2011 Maria Amor, President and CEO of Exotifit International Inc., benefiting Exotifit for Humanity announced the name of the Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011 contestants and event hosts.
Candidate Names and country representing:
Christine Ames, Ms. Exoti-lady USA
Maricris Bautista, Ms. Exoti-lady Philippines
Lucie Volotzky, Ms. Exoti-lady Canada
Marie Bogacz, Ms. Exoti-lady El Salvador
Monica Farah, Ms. Exoti-lady Hungary
Elena Berman, Ms. Exoti-lady Ukraine
Samira Chatila, Ms. Exoti-lady Iran
Sohelia Mozzafar, Ms. Exoti-lady France
Nikki Storm, Ms. Exoti-lady Washington USA
Mercy Alpert, Ms. Exoti-lady Malasia
Laura Villescaz, Ms. Exoti-Lady Mexico
Soraya Fallah, Ms. Exoti-Lady Kurdistan
The above beauty contestants will be judged on the following categories: 20% on Beauty and Style, 20% on Interview, 20% on Swimsuit and 40% on Popularity.
The pageant event is schedule for Friday, May 20, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am at The Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City, CA located at 555 Universal Terrace Parkway in Universal City, CA 91608-1001. Per event organizers their goal is to celebrate a night of beauty, style, and cultural appreciation for women of least 35 years of age and of all nationalities.
Ticket are still available $80 for VIP with dinner and $30 for regular tickets with no dinner. Parking cost is $14 for valet and $9 for self-parking, both with the appropriate validation. For more information please RSVP with Maria Amor at email@example.com or (818) 983-3602. To purchase tickets online visit http://msexoti-ladypageant.eventbrite.com/
Major sponsors who make this event possible are: Dr. Kamran Safvati of Tarzana Cosmetic & Wellness Center, Crystal Heelz, D’ Moiselle Couture, G & B Fashion, Sumtin’ Sweet Creations, Official Photos by Cesar’s Photography, Elite Team Services, Inc., Ingrid’s Café, Earl’s World, Casablanca Pro-sound & Lighting, Fashion Rock Show as Official Hair & Make-up. The event guests speakers are: Marina Berberyan, Parris Harris, Wanda Patterson and more!
Media Partners are: Diversity News Magazine, Tehran International Weekly Magazine, ModelVanity.com, Model4.us, FilAmNation.com, Manila-US Times and more!
About Exotifit for Humanity: Founded in 2011, Is a 501(c) non organization to help promote health, fitness, wellness, beauty and arts to underprivileged women, children as well the disabled. For more information visit exotifit.com
Cover photo credit to: Daniela Hubbard from PRPhotos.com
Over 300 guests, celebrities, executives, supporters, friends, and media outlet representatives attended the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) Hollywood Pre-GRAMMY Celebration Honoring Eric Zuley Benefiting American Society of Young Musicians.
This was held at the Celebrity Center on Thursday, February 10, 2011 in Hollywood, CA from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The event was hosted by comedian Johnny V.
“I feel a sense of accomplishment for all my hard work. I feel very humbled. I feel very blessed and thankful that the MMPA and the City and County of LA would think to acknowledge my hard work. I am very thankful to my fans and friends that showed up to support me. I was very amazed and humbled when I saw the support that came that night.” said Eric Zuley AKA EZ, Entrepreneur and Media Mogul.
He continued, “I would like to thank Jarvee Hutcherson, my father James Zuley, my good friends Chris Donovan, Doug Jones, Said Faraj, Camden Toy, Brian Krause, Kim Lee, Lil Jordan, Pamela Bach Hasselhoff, and Johnny V. I would like to thank my team, Derrick Hutchinson for handling all the fashion stuff, Dona the owner of Rouge Clothing, and my PR person Betrice Coleman Sweet for helping pull everything together. I would like to thank my sponsors, Tutto Italy Connections, Frank Rubio Jewelry, Elite Auto Network for providing me with the car I came in, the suit I wore and the jewelry I wore. Oh, and all my friends and supporters!”
Some of the celebrities and personalities that attended the event were Doug Jones (Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Pans Labyrinth), James Zuley (Eric’s dad), Pamela Bach Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless) Andrew Garcia (American Idol), Charm Britton (VH1), Ser’Darius Blaine (Footloose), JD Charisma (Actor,Artist), Dave Shelton(Writer, director), Bill Zucker (Writer, Director), Camden Toy (Actor, Producer), Said Faraj (Green Zone), Lil Zane (Hip Hop Artist), Odain Watson(Artist), Ranella (Artist), Brian Krause (Actor), Kim Lee (International Model, Actress), J Myles (celebrity Stylist), Phoebe Price, Lil Jordan, Ben Morrison, Prince Ali, Al Walser, Chris Donovan (Director of Golden Globe Awards), Lil Mirkk (Actor/Rapper), David Harrison Levi (Philanthropist/Personality), Dick Michaels(ASYM Chairman), Ryan Torres(Avenue Entertainment), Parris Harris and many more.
“I think it was an extraordinary turnout with some extraordinary stars for an extraordinary man” said Betrice Coleman-Sweet, Publicist. The event featured live performances from upcoming pop group Misha Rose, hip hop artist Lil Jordan, pop artist Destenee and R&B artist Rele.
Eric Zuley concluded by thanking all the media that covered his event. “All the media that showed up and supported me, most of which are personal friends thank you so much! Thank you Diversity News Magazine & Diversity News TV (Steven Escobar) long time friend, all the performers, Destenee Mckenzie, Rele Songs, Lil Jordan and others.”
There was also a fashion show coordinated by Derrick Hutchinson of Annerick Management models showcasing Rouge Clothing by Donna Melikian/Bebe, Rings designed by Frank G. Rubio from Sophisticated Stones and custom Tuxedos by Max Simonian from Tutto Italy Connections.
“Eric is a great friend has been for the past year and a half and deserved his recognition. Thanks to Diversity News, The World Monitor TV, Johhny V, Devon Guzzie, Ryan Torres, Beatrice who treated me very well from finish to start, The Actors Reporter, Doug Jones, Frank Rubio of Sophisicated Stones All The Fashion designers, All the media, and it was a great night, very well arranged. I wish I could repeat that night.” said Actor/Rapper Lil Mirkk.
Eric Zuley received a distinguished Achievement Award from The MMPA for his charitable contributions to the entertainment industry. He was also awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles County District 2 Supervisor, Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Other award recipients were Max Simonian of Tutto Italy Connections, Frank G. Rubio Jewelry Designer and The Celebrity Center. Per event organizers, they accomplished their goal of raising some money to benefit the American Society of Young Musicians.
Some of the media and photographers that covered the event were Actors Reporter (Pepper Jay & Mary Jo Gruber) , Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News TV, PR Photos photographer Allen Allen Berezovsky, Wireimage Photographer Maury Phillips, Hollywood Broker TV, NTDTV, World Monitor TV, Rock Thiz Magazine, Nelson Photo and Five Minute Photo (Travis Jourdain).
The major sponsors of the event were Bebe/Rouge Clothing, Tutto Italy Connections, Frank Rubio, Elite Auto Network, Yerevan Magazine, WTV NETWORKS and TheEZShow.com. The event producers were Jarvee Hutcherson, Eric Zuley and Derrick Hutcherson. After the event concluded, over 150 people went to celebrate with Eric Zuley at My House in Hollywood, CA.
For more information about American Society of Young Musicians (ASYM) visit http://www.asymusicians.org
Photos Courtesy and © 2011 By Allen Berezovsky, from PRPhotos.com & Star Pics Today, Nelson Shen Photos & Travis Jourdain.
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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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Shine On 2 Hollywood: A Music Showcase;”Artists Meet The Industry” Benefiting Hope 4 Children was held on July 15, 2010 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Celebrity Center in Hollywood, CA.
“Arnold G is extremely passionate about his business and, seems quite sincere in helping seasoned talent reach new heights in their careers! The powerful cast of music and film industry professionals assembled for SHINE ON 2 will certainly help set the stage for some powerful breakthrough moments!” said Pixie Monroe, Casting Director Film and Television.
The guests started to arrive 2 hours before the show and lined up to check in and get escorted to the seating area. Media/press and photographers arrived at the same time, they signed in, got their media badges, and were escorted to their assigned areas to start taking photos of the VIP’s, artists, panelists and event production team.
“I have tremendous respect for Shine On Host, Gary Spears: As a host, performer, radio personality and long-time friend. Gary’s been a dedicated friend and has served as the co-host on one of my passion projects, a radio podcast entitled; “Casting Hope” for the past several years. He’s also been cast in numerous film and television projects since leaving mainstream radio and definitely always displays a high level of energy, humor and professionalism in his works”. Ms. Monroe concluded.
Arnold G’s dancers opened the show, then host Gary Spears welcomed everyone to the event before he introduced the panelists. He showed Arnold G’s Shine On 2 message video, then he introduced the industry panelists Alex Cortez (AYRE Entertainment, Warner Brothers), Kevin McDowell (AEG & AEG Live), Allan Rich (Academy awardee, Grammy/Golden Globe nominee, music writer), Tony Sweet (radio personality at On Air With Tony Sweet, LA Talk Radio), Michael Kelly (record producer, Universal Music), Javelyn Jav (music producer, X-It Rite Records), Robby Martinez (musician, conductor, composer and performer), Asha Puthli (legendary Jazz & Soul singer & former recording artist for record labels EMI, CBS, Sony and RCA) and Arnold G (Recording artist, founder of Shine On, Bring It On, A&G Records & A&G Entertainment Productions). “I loved the event. It was two times better than Shine On 1 and if you always have an event like that one, it will be one of the best showcases ever. I was never bored. All the acts were great.” said Buddy Sampson, Publisher, The Scoop LA Newspaper. He continue “Gary Spears was excellent! He added a professional dimension to the show, like Dick Clark. Bring him back. Shine On 2 It was awesome.” The first artists introduced by host Gary Spears to Shine On in front of the panelists were Kasey Iaeger who sang (Givin’ Up On You and Can’t Give Into This), and then Zedakiah Koterba who sang (Eye Of The Tiger and You’ve Get A Friend). Brooke Williams sang (I’m Back and Turns My Mind), American boy Justin Chase performed and sang (Fireplace, Finally and Don’t Give Up), and Sail by the Stars who came from Florida sang (I Wish I May, Icebergs Are For Penguins and If My Room Were a Rocketship). “I had an amazing time hosting Shine On 2. It was my first time hosting since leaving radio 3 years ago, so I had to wear diapers! LOL=laugh out loud. Seriously, this is a wonderful grass roots event that has legs so look for more in the future!” said Radio Personality, host & actor. He added “If given the opportunity, I would host a garage sale but yes to Shine On 3! And Bring It On!” An intermission of 10 minutes was held and then Shine On 2 host Gary Spears welcomed everyone back and introduced the only Asian American to perform, Michael Walker, who sang (Cooler Than Me and We Can Do It). American Dreamz The Movie actress and singer Jael Gadsden took the stage and she sang (Drink the Water and All I need). Jarid Williams performed and sang the song requested by his fans(Can We Talk, Birthday song for the mother of one of his fans, and For All We Know); Latonius Earl returned by popular demand and he sang (Mya Song and So High); George Hodos sang (This is Love and Just A Man), and the last artist who blew the stage with her choreography and dancers was KingQueen who sang (U Make Me (LOL) and Man’s World. After each artist performed, host Gary Spears asked them some questions about their music. “I Loved the stage, loved the lightning. Everything went smooth and fast. Everyone that I met that worked on “the set” was very professional and knew what every ones name was, which means they took their time to know who is playing their venue. Also liked the fact that there was constant communication going on almost every day before the actual gig which took away a lot of stress.” said KingQueen, artist. She added “I liked every venue I have performed at. People have always been very humble to me so I don’t have a favorite place because I love every venue I play since it’s my life, it’s what I love. But my two favorites were Avalon and the one at the Celebrity Centre with Shine On 2, mostly because of the size of the stage and the sound system!” She continue “Absolutely, I saw artists I would have never seen before if it wasn’t for Shine On 2, which made me realize I have to step up even more because there is some great talent out there. And in the end of the day, watching other artists as a artist is to enjoy, watch, learn and go to improve yourself.” “The losers get fed to the crocodiles! I like to think of a host as one who is more background that forefront….remember it’s all about the talent! I’d like to see the one who gets the best score be given his/her/their concert at a local venue with industry types invited. These kids work their butts off and deserve to be heard!” concluded Mr. Spears. Per A&G Entertainment Productions, the event was sold out and there were more than 400 guests that came to support their favorite artist. Gary Spears introduced The Dance Diva that closed the show and this was Cynthia Manley. With her electric energy she performed her new single “Give” and she brought on stage all the artists including event executive producer Arnold G and non profit organization Hope 4 Children beneficiary Grace Walker. Host Gary Spears again thanked the panelists and mentioned that the Shine On 2 score sheet will be available in one week. He went ahead and thanked event supporters, Gabriel Escamilla (fashion designer) & Parris Harris (stage manager and fashion coordinator). He also thanked the venue Celebrity Center and Hope 4 Children founder Grace Walker. “It’s worthy showcase because you as a artist want to (should want to) perform everywhere from a small bar to a huge charity event.. If this is what you love then of course it’s worth there. A showcase reaches out to people that normally wouldn’t go to a club to see you perform because it’s too late, or not their thing. It’s a great way to expand your fan base.” Concluded KingQueen. Some of the talent and VIPs that attended the event were Vairon Perez, Janet Luna, Coreen Troche, Beatriz Vasquez, Ryan Ray, Alex Varden, David Harrison Levi, Dr. John Carvalho, Emily Morrow, Salvador Corona, Patrice Ryan, Monet Lu, Tom Emberson, Maria Amor, Nikki Gill, Pixie Monroe, Robin Sargent, Sonny Madera, Irene Soderberg, Dan Norris, Marco Tricca, Yari Paris, Tina Nguyen, Joseph Quinto and Stella Gomez. “I love performing I’m very comfortable doing it! I had an absolute great time performing amongst so many talented artists.” said Latonius J. Earl, Artists. He continue “The quality of performers definitely changed for the better. Everyone was on top of their game. As far as doing anything different, Nothing, except changed my outfit. I just ask God for direction and I go with the flow.” About Shine On: This is a unique grassroots music showcase, that is not your typical venue. It is specifically designed for the unsigned indie artist, band and musician with two stages where the best local unsigned indie artists are able to showcase their talents in the Hip Hop, R&B, Urban, Rock and Dance categories, in front of conference attendees and a panel of music industry experts to gain maximum exposure at a minimal cost. For more information visit http://www.agentertainmentproductions.com “I actually believe this event changed my life. I went in with the mindset that things will be different after this and surely when it was all over I noticed that Latonius as a person/ entertainer was different. I’ll never be the same. Shine On is definitely Worthy!” Mr. Earl concluded. The media and photographers that covered the event were Wake Up TV, Diversity News TV, The Scoop LA Newspaper, Diversity News Magazine, Examiner.com, Stickam TV, Celebrity Service, Asian Journal, Gimmick City, Glendale News Press (Los Angeles Times), Philippines Times, The Photographer 007, Daniela Hubbard Photography, Jeff Knight Photography, Hope 4 Children and Artisfactions. Story was proofread by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at email@example.com
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Rockin The Elements event was held at Kress Club in Hollywood on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 9:00pm to 12:00am. Open bar was held from 10 to 11pm with free drinks and sushi.
Special live performances by Fizz and Boog (former members of B2k) and the Group Nikki 16 (from Bad Boys biggest producers Slam and Making the Band on MTV).
Some of the celebrities the attended were model Derek C. Pratt, fashion coordinator Parris Harris, music producer David Harrison Levi, host VJ Michael Benz and singer Jheri Walker Jr. (American Idol Season 6).
The red carpet was held from 9:30 pm and run by Ryan W Torres from Avenue Entertainment / Management and media credentials coordinated by Eric Zuley from Gith Public Relations. The event was sponsored by Ford Fiesta.
Parris Harris, Darin Sanone and Pop Cat joined forces for the biggest Christmas party and L.A. FASHION AID 2009
Parris Harris joined forces with Darin Sanone & Pop Cat of Rage Night Club to held the biggest Christmas party ever and fundraiser for L.A. FASHION AID 2009.
Darin Sanone’s, Pop Cat IX – Christmas & Parris Harris’ L.A. *FASHION AID 2009 held, a Christmas toy and gift drive party benefiting the Kierrah Foundation.
The event was held at Rage Restaurant and Night Club, in West Hollywood, CA on Monday, December 14, 2009 from 7 pm to 2am.
For the Christmas party live performances were by Joel Evan and Queen Diva Pepper MaShay was courtesy and introduced by Ray Chatters of Next Music Group. She sang “Freeway of Love” as well “Get Soakin’ Wet. The music mix was done by Dj Tony Nuccio, DJ ME And Next Music Group.
“I like that the event was for a great cause, and it was near the holidays, so a lot of people came out”. Said Emma Zerner, Model and Actress. She added “It was a great mixture of fashion and entertainment, to keep everyone interested. The event was a lot of fun, in the fabulous neighborhood of west hollywood.”
“I modeled in the show because I love fashion, and anything for charity is worth doing” Ms. Zerner concluded.
During the fashion show VJ Michael Benz of The Martianz and Arlyn Royce took the stage to perform while models were modeling. The models also presented ART AID of Sun Behr “The Love Storm” & “The Perfections of Imperfections” & Sun Behr “Alexandria” collection. The models make up was done by Make Up Aid Maria Rivera of www.beautytechstudio.com and www.projectethos.com. The models hair was done by Hair Aid Jez Harris, Hair coordinator. The night was closed with the live performance of Javelyn Jav, a classical piano, pop ballad, alternative folk/rock and R&B singer.
Per Parris Harris, he is involved with the Kierrah Foundation for so many reasons such as “Because of the foster care system craziness. Also because Brandy Sanders needs all the help she can get. The girls are absolute beautiful and amazing survivors.” Said Parris Harris, Fashion Designer, Photographer, Public Relations and Fashion/Casting Coordinator. He added “He feels the his goal was accomplish and stated that “Yes, completely collecting toys and creating awareness about The Kierrah Foundation and there cause.” When asked why the event was combined with Darin Sanone’s and Pot Cat Christmas party he answered “The more the merry and Darin donated his night to The Kierrah Foundation and the Darin Rocks.” Mr. Harris concluded.
Parris Harris, is known as Hollywood’s Most Notorious Fashion Coordinator. Fashion Aid LA 2009 featured some of the following designers Treaz’ure Signature Designs, G Baby, Heather Petrey, African Cowboy, Blive, Carolyn Wilbourn, Punk Mail USA, Afreaka, Marina Phoenix, Tina Preston, Cow Girl Heaven, PHunk X, David Kahn, Rumple Munkeh, Arnel of Beverly Hills & Parris Harris.
Per Betrice Coleman-Sweet, The Kierrah Foundation publicist and Serving Angels Media stated that there were approximately 300 people throughout the night and about over a hundred gifts. Also some donations were made.
The Kierrah Foundation presented their 2nd Annual Parris Harris’ L.A. Fashion Aid 2009, a Toy & Gift Drive Party to collect toys for the children and gifts for their young women for the Holidays.
*Proceeds from this event will benefit The Kierrah Foundation for former foster girls and their children. Please visit website at www.kierrahfoundation.org or www.kierrahevents.org
About The Kierrah Foundation:
The Kierrah Foundation was established to help young women who have been adversely affected by being placed in the foster care system. The unique needs of these young women are underrepresented and underserved. The Kierrah Foundation is set up to be a multilevel support system for these young women who often are estranged from adult family members and must navigate the path to adulthood alone. The Foundation seeks to build their self-esteem and to squash the rampant self-doubt that makes these young women feel hopeless, disenfranchised and on the path to nowhere. The Foundation also offers women a unique opportunity to share valuable life experiences with upwardly mobile individuals who can encourage them to face the challenges ahead. For more information about The Kierrah Foundation visit: www.kierrahfoundation.org
Editor Note: Display photo Courtesy of Nelson Shen from nelson photo images at http://www.myspace.com/nelson_photo
Known as the loudest event of the year 2009 was full of fans, business sponsors and friends celebrating Rock Star B-Day Bash and Charity Phasion Show, for Tish “ThaDish” Roberts benefiting The Salvation Army. The event was held at the Hollywood Billiards on Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am.
“Yes I do feel like I was able to accomplish my goal of bringing together a really “Diverse” group of people to come and enjoy each other without any prejudges. We literally had a multi-cultured crowd with various age ranges and sexual orientations. We all networked, sang, danced and supported our community by coming together for non-profit “The Salvation Army”.” Said Tish “ThaDish” Roberts, Actress, Choreographer, Personality, Host and Model.
Around 10:15 Tish “ThaDish” Roberts welcome her fans, sponsors and friends for coming to the event. Then she introduced DJ Noj, Mr. Munk and the sponsors.
Jody Banks-“ known as The West Coast Bombshell” was the first to perform and then follow by Ben Rombouts featuring Rodney Allen Rippey, The Martianz, Barris Kennedy Overdrive, Asphalt Messiah and D.I.E.
The fashion show was held from from 11:30 pm to 12:00 am, the fashion show designers were by P.H.unk X by Parris Harris, Heather Petrey and Afreaka creations.
The Raffle was hosted by Ginger Snappz & Beverly Fairfax. The cake was cut at midnight and the birthday song was sang. DJ Mr. Monk played from midnight until the end. Event co-hosts were Beverly Fairfax, Ginger Snappz, Ken Doll Johnson and Maryjane Green.
“321 Promotions” as a promoting partner feels like the event was a total success. We had approximately 150 people at the show. I know that time are tough, but I was glad to see that “Tish Tha Dish” Roberts was able to assemble such an “eclectic and eccentric” group of people from our own Los Angles community to come and help to support the non-profit, “The Salvation Army”. Said Rita Mar.
Per event producers during the course of the entire event they had about 100-150 people. The raffle generated a total of $345.00. The Salvation Army will receive a check for $155.00. The event have over 15 different sponsors for the charity raffle.
Some of the event sponsors were Well Connected Gear, 321 Promotions, Le Dame Footwear, The 5 Signs DJ Crew, Zena Day Spa, David Kahn Jeans and Beyond Belief: Honeymoon at Burning Man the movie.
“Rock Star BirthDay Bash and Charity Phasion Show,” was produced by Classy & Sassy Par Tease in association with Punk Mail and PhasionTV.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 129 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org
About Tish “ThaDish” Roberts:
Tish “ThaDish” Roberts, is known as a one woman entertainment wrecking machine. Have been performing, choreographing, and writing for over 20 years. Her career has progressed and expanded in the fields of modeling, standup, and voice over work. Tish “ThaDish” Roberts is feature on “In Coming2Hollywood Season 2” as one of the up and coming personalities and a cast member of “Ding Dong Show” at the Comedy Store in Hollywood every Monday night. Tish “ThaDish” Roberts is the Principal/CEO of Classy & Sassy Par Tease, a company available for your parties and entertainment events needs. For more information you can email: email@example.com for prices. You can visit her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/tish.roberts1 You can add Tish “ThaDish” Roberts to your LinkedIN professional network with the above email address and follow her on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/TishThaDish
Editor Note: Diversity News Publications our parent company of Diversity News, a consumer news magazine was one of the event sponsors. DIVERSITY NEWS PUBLICATIONS is honored to feature the following photographers for their hard work. They donated some of the photos to Diversity News Publications sites and if you need to hire them please click on slide show for contact information. Special Thank you to Nelson Shen, Mohamed H. Aly and Francois Palais for the photos.
The Kierrah Foundation Celebrates The First Annual Spotlight On Sisters Awards and Fashion Show Explosion
On sunday the purple carpet was pulled out for the stars and celebrities to stop and take photographs before entering inside the Taglyan Cultural Center. The Kierrah Foundation hosted the first annual Spotlight On Sisters Awards and Fashion Show Explosion, “Honoring Women in Entertainment.” The event was held on November 8, 2009 from 5:00 pm to 12pm. at The Taglyan Cultural Center located at 1201 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA.
The event featured Purple Carpet, Awards Dinner and Ceremony, Cocktail After Party and Fashion Show Explosion.
“Spotlight on Sisters event was filled with incredible energy and enthusiasm. What Brandy Sanders does is very inspiring. I enjoyed the delicious food, the performances were dazzling and the fashion show made me want to move and get some of those outfits for myself. This is the first time I’v seen musician/dance sensation Arnold G & team perform live and he had a wonderful stage presence.” Said Thushari Jayasekera. actress/performance artist at Live Jelly Entertainment.
During the Awards Dinner and Ceremony the following awards were presented at the SPOTLIGHT ON SISTERS 2009 HONORING WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT to Rickie Byars Beckwith“Wings of Change Award,” Brenda Lee Eager“Angel of Song Award,” Treaz’ure Lee“Rainbow Angel Award,” Luenell“Kierrah’s Angel of Laughter Award,” Parker McKenna Posey“Kierrah’s Rising Angel Award,” DJ Spark“Angel of Spin Award,” Barbara Walden“Legend Award Award” Tamica Washington-Miller“Angel of Dance Award” Sandy Wee“Kierrah’s Angel Award,” and Cassius Vernon Weathersby“One Brother Award”
The awards presenters were Georgia Anne Muldrow, Stephan Muldrow, Billy Osborne, Parris Harris and Shawn Carter Peterson. The Featured Vocalists; Jesse Campbell, Mortonette Stephens & Gino Walker. The invited Celebrity guest included Keith Robinson (“Dreamgirls”), Ernest “Raj” Thomas (“What’s Happening”) & Pop/R&B Singer Tionne Williams.
The Live Entertainment music was brought by MING FREEMAN, Musical Director. A tribute was held for The Kierrah Foundation founder Stanley “Unc” Sanders who was born on April 30, 1953 and passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2009.
During the Cocktail After Party special performances were by Tim McAfee-Lewis & New Thought, Arnold G, VJ Michael Benz & Tristan Starchild of The Martianz,The Twins Sean & John. The Cocktail Party was hosted by KJLH RADIO DJ JiJi Sweet.
Some of The SPOTLIGHT ON SISTERS DESIGNERS for the Fashion Show Explosion were by Astarte Woman by Design, Carolyn Wilbouen, Linda Key, Afican Cowboy, Delise Ana, Engineered By Remy, Tina Preston, Heather Petrey, Cow Girl HeavenBlive Couture, Lily Blue and Parris Harris. Parris Harris’ Fashion Explosion featured Kierrah Star Models & Designers.
Spotlight On Sisters Awards and Fashion Show Explosion, “Honoring Women in Entertainment” proceeds benefit The Kierrah Foundation for former foster girls and their children. The Awards and Dinner event was hosted by Actress Kyla Pratt.
The event production team were: Executive Producers; Brandy Sanders & Parris Harris, Writer/Producer; Daniela Ryan, Associate Producers; Valezka Andino, Jai Bright, Betrice Coleman-Sweet and Angela Lauren, Director of Music; Ming Freeman and Fashion Director; Parris Harris.
About The Kierrah Foundation:
The Kierrah Foundation was established to help young women who have been adversely affected by being placed in the foster care system. The unique needs of these young women are underrepresented and underserved. The Kierrah Foundation is set up to be a multilevel support system for these young women who often are estranged from adult family members and must navigate the path to adulthood alone. The Foundation seeks to build their self-esteem and to squash the rampant self-doubt that makes these young women feel hopeless, disenfranchised and on the path to nowhere. The Foundation also offers women a unique opportunity to share valuable life experiences with upwardly mobile individuals who can encourage them to face the challenges ahead. For more information about The Kierrah Foundation and Spotlight On Sisters visit: http://www.kierrahfoundation.org http://www.spotlightonsisters.org
Display photo courtesy of Mohamed H. Aly. Slide show photos by Steven Escobar. © 2009 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.
Tish ThaDish Roberts Birthday Bash and Charity Phasion Show benefiting The Salvation Army in Los Angeles
Personalities and artists attending: Beverly Fairfax, Ginger Snappz, Tish “ThaDish” Roberts, Ken Doll Johnson, Maryjane Green, Heather Petrey, Sarah Cruse, DJ Munk, DJ Noj, LaShan and more.
Hollywood, CA October 25, 2009 Classy & Sassy Par Tease in association with Punk Mail & PhasionTV officially announced “Rock Star Birthday Bash and Charity Phasion Show,” for Tish “ThaDish” Roberts benefiting The Salvation Army. “One of the main purposes of this event is to serve as a reminder to all of us that, even though we may be going through tough times, there is ALWAYS someone who is suffering more that you are. We are all a community rich or poor and we are all human beings. The Salvation Army has been around for decades and has helped so many families in crisis. I believe that if it is in your financial ability to help someone less fortunate than yourself, than do it. Sometimes in life there are situations beyond your control and you just need someone to give you a hand.” Said Tish “ThaDish” Roberts, Actress, Choreographer, Personality, Host and Model.
The event will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 9pm to 2am at the Hollywood BILLIARDS 5750 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028. This event is for 21 and plus only. The Hollywood BILLIARDS telephone is (323) 4650115.
“Again with the economy the way it is, the nonprofits are really suffering. In compiling such a “Diverse” group of entertainers, artists and sponsors to celebrate my birthday, it is my intention to bring back a sense of caring and compassion for your fellow man regardless of race, sex, age, ethnicity, economic status or sexual orientation. We are all in this world together. We should all learn to love, tolerate and understand each other.” Ms. Roberts concluded.
The event main host and guest of honor is Tish “ThaDish” Roberts including co-hosts Beverly Fairfax, Ginger Snappz, Ken Doll Johnson and Maryjane Green. It features designer and fashion coordinator Parris Harris. This is a benefit to help raise needed money for THE SALVATION ARMY, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. “Rock Star BirthDay Bash and Charity Phasion Show,” is produced by Classy & Sassy Par Tease with Punk Mail.
Some of the event sponsors are: Well Connected Gear, Le Dame Footwear, The 5 Signs DJ Crew, Zena Day Spa, David Kahn Jeans and Beyond Belief: Honeymoon at Burning Man the movie.
About The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 129 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/
About Tish “ThaDish” Roberts: Tish “ThaDish” Roberts, is known as a one woman entertainment wrecking machine. Have been performing, choreographing, and writing for over 20 years. Her career has progressed and expanded in the fields of modeling, standup, and voice over work. Tish “ThaDish” Roberts is feature on “In Coming2Hollywood Season 2” as one of the up and coming personalities and a cast member of “Ding Dong Show” at the Comedy Store in Hollywood every Monday night. Tish “ThaDish” Roberts is the Principal/CEO of Classy & Sassy Par Tease, a company available for your parties and entertainment events needs. For more information you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org for prices. You can visit her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/tish.roberts1 You can add Tish “ThaDish” Roberts to your LinkedIN professional network with the above email address and follow her on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/TishThaDish
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