The line to the Highlands Night Club was long, from the entrance to the venue to the electric stairs. Lots of actors, actress, publicists, agents, managers, recording artists and media representatives watched history unveil at David Harrison Levi’s Pre-Grammy and Birthday Celebration to raise Cancer Awareness and benefit Toys for Tots.
“The evening was filled with Love, Fun & Excitement. David did a very Honorable thing by sharing his birthday with both Toys for Tots & Breast Cancer Awareness. Everyone there seemed really happy to come together as a Community to celebrate this ‘Joyful’ occasion.” Said Tish “Tha Dish” Roberts, Actress.
Lots of things were happening inside the highland. Many of those who wanted to get their picture taken and be interviewed walked to the patio on 3 red carpets ready to be set up, and others went to get ready for the stage performance. There was so much happening that it was hard to catch all the movements, so we will highlight some of them. David Harrison Levi opened the night by welcoming everyone and introducing recording artists to perform, while others made a line for the red carpet.
“I am honored that somebody feels the need to publicly acknowledge my efforts in supporting this great city in any way I can. Change always bothers somebody but I can’t let that stop me in my goal in helping stop run-away film productions and businesses.” Said Tony Boldi, Honorary Mayor of Hollywood. He continue “Parking is also a huge problem for the tax paying and voting citizens as well as many other issues I have openly discussed. I know it’s a long road but have the support of many and feel the need to say something with or without a title…hope this helps shed some light on the issue.”
Per Mr. Harrison, over 2100 people attended to celebrate his event at the Highlands, including over 80 media outlets representatives. The event was held from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM at The Highlands Nightclub on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd 4TH Floor Hollywood, CA 90028.
Some of the celebrities and personalities who attended the event were: Actress Tish Roberts from (“Stand In”, NBC’S hit T.V. show “Community”, “Criminal Minds Suspect Behavior”, “True Blood” and “Lie To Me” with Tim Roth) with producer /DJ Trevi, Actress Thushari Jayasekera (play role as Pinky on NBC’s Outsourced TV Show), John Carvalho, Ph.D. (Advocate for the LGBT Arts, Music and Entertainment Scene; HRC Political Action Committee; CSUDH Senator), Maria Amor (EXOTIFIT), Ernesto J. Higuera (Executive , “Gay Los Angeles”), Michael Westman (Executive , “Gay Los Angeles”), German Angel (CEO, World Video Television), Carlos Anthony (Hollywood Broker Television), Tony Boldi (Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, California), Hayavi Moradi (International DJ/Agent/Producer and Promoter), Kris Searle (Grammy Nominee Considered International Recording Artist and Four Time Los Angeles Music Award Winner), Pepper MaShay (International DIVA), Willie Ames (Los Angeles Music Award Winning Recording Artist), Rob EC (Electropop Recording Artist and Member of the Recording Academy), Michael Donahue (Movie Director), Tom Tangen (Movie Producer/Actor), Trey McCurley (Actor), Eric Rowland (Recording Artist), Justin Chase (Recording Artist), Lui Attanasi (Recording Artist), Ivan Strada (Recording Artist), Charles Anthony (Co-Producer WeHo Knights Television; Recording Artist), Collen Henderson (West Hollywood Real Estate Agent), Murray Swanby (Events Host for Planet Salon), Scotty Aspen (Fox Television), Chad Evans, Ryan Pasquelatto, Jeffrey Paine (West Hollywood Real Estate Agent), Tyrone Power (celebrity-cocoon movies), Carla Power, Ray M. Quiroga (Producer/Actor), Norma A. G. Quiroga , Michael Quiroga, Steven Woo (Co-producer, Motion Picture “The Extra”), Jimmy Dux (Model), Yessica Hernandez (Singer), Marielena Castaneda (Actress), Lucino Ortiz (Assistant to Model), Ladd Jackson, Ian Shapiro, Jon Roo, Mirella Orduno (Actress), Fernando Gonzalez (Financial Investor for movies), Miriam Ayala Cesena (Actress), Rebeca Lopez (Artist), Fernando Trujillo (Artist), Parris Harris (Fashion Designer),Travis Jourdain (Celebrity Photographer), Jeff Knight (Celebrity Photographer), The Sydney Collection, Tom Slack (Producer; Recording Artist), Eric Ronald Kandell (Fashion Model), Eric Zuley (EZ TV), Patty McCall (author of Unmasking the Pain Within, Actress/Producer), Dr. Mark Valinsky (Actor/Producer/Photographer), Stephanie Weaver (Film distributor), Justin Keisel, Stuart Guest (Recording Artist), Cher Rue (Actress) and Andre Agazaryan (Actor).
“The Grammy Awards Pre-Party at The Highlands-Kodak Theater was a success by any standard. In the words of Actor Michael Quiroga, ‘it was a great introduction to Hollywood culture!’ Indeed, security informed me on the night of the event that an incredible 2,132 people attended, which is a significant number given that most were Hollywood celebrities, political dignitaries, and entertainment industry professionals. Members of the Screen Actors Guild and Lions Club attended, as did a wealth of actors, recording artists (including members of the Grammys), movie directors and producers. The performances by DIVA Pepper MaShay and Ditch were excellent, and the “Sydney Collection” fashion show was stunning and well orchestrated by Parris Harris. I want to congratulate Tony Boldi for receiving the Honorary Mayorship of Hollywood and David Harrison Levi for putting on such an exciting, marquee red carpet event. I also want to give a special thanks to the West Hollywood LGBT community that came out in droves to attend. Finally, a special shout out is deserved for Steven Escobar and Diversity News Magazine, German Angel and World Video Television, Hollywood Broker TV, AK Photography, Celebrity Photographer Travis Jourdain, and Ernesto J. Higuera and Michael Westman, whose photographs and media coverage made the event come alive!” Said Dr. John Carvalho (Advocate for the LGBT Arts, Music and Entertainment Scene in West Hollywood, HRC PAC, CSUDH Senator).
“I believe tonight’s event at the Highlands is an excellent way that up and coming artists in the entertainment industry can meet advanced professionals and collaborate on projects that will promote and enhance their careers. The economy has hit the nation hard, and it is events like these that help to reenergize the entertainment industry and further the lives of younger artists. In addition, David Levi is promoting breast cancer awareness, which is a worthy cause we can all agree to support.” Dr. Carvalho concluded.
“My Pre-Grammy Awards Birthday Extravaganza attended by almost 2500 friends was successful in that it sent an important message throughout Facebook, MySpace, Twitter etc. that the “REAL” message of the event was raising awareness to breast cancer. Each time a lady see’s this status, it clearly sends a positive reminder to have an annual check-up – that early diagnosis & proper treatment saves lives. I have so many beautiful friends who have been diagnosed, treated & remain Stage 4 Breast Cancer Survivors but some are NOT so lucky! my mission is simple ” I want to see an END to cancer ~ I am tired & saddened by the loss of so many beautiful friends & family members ~ Early detection IS the key to saving lives! When I pass on, I would like to be remembered for the “good” I tried to do while on Earth. I ask that You don’t believe in me but believe in my cause I am so very passionate about. Cancer is killing our family & friends. It is affecting 1 out of every 8 men, women & children, globally and Awareness IS the very key to saving lives. It is with your support that keeps this MOST important message alive. We are all in this together! Life is short – be good to one another! Peace” Said David Harrison Levi – STARMAKER. Mr. Harrison concluded, “In addition we were able to collect some 600 toys & canned food items for the USMC Toys For Tots & the Los Angeles Mission – so YES It was a VERY successful event”.
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On April 17, 2010 Club Inspire U opened at Cobra Nightclub in North Hollywood, CA. The event was held from 6pm to 9pm. The show was introduced and opened by Kris Searle (creator of Club Inspire U and Inspire U Records), who also performed.
“I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks to you for a wonderful evening, I left uplifted and truly “Inspired”, each artist/speaker poured their heart into every word and you could feel it.” said Joyce Licorish, singer and actress. She concluded “What an amazing thing you have started. I look forward to working with you in the near future.”
Also Jesschelle, Justin Chase, Stuart Guest, Latonius Earl, Terence Jay performed. Christina Aldana, a former top 5 contestant from Local Celebrity Los Angeles 2010, was scheduled to perform but was unable to do so due to a contract commitment. As per event organizers, she will be performing at the next event.
Sarah Culberson and La Tasha Roberts (Inspirational Speakers) shared “A Princess Found”, and “Delotshewit – Life Sentence”, their stories behind their talent, life experiences and how they were inspired to continue pursuing their dreams.
Some of the celebrities and personalities who attended the event were Fawn, Joyce Licorish, Eric Rowe, John Carvalho, Tom Tangen and Andre Agazaryan.
The event was hosted by U Records and produced by Kris Seale, Rich Williams and Robert Burgener.
The event organizers announced that 20% of the proceeds from this event and any other Inspire U event go to The American Cancer Society. As per event organizers, a couple of hundred people attended the event and raised $75.20 that will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
About Club Inspire U: Created to inspire independent minds in a safe environment where no one judges you and nothing is turned away. Come here to be touched, moved, supported, and enlightened. For more information you can visit http://www.clubinspireu.com and http://www.inspireurecords.com
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Hollywood, CA — October 14, 2009 A&G Records in association with Philippine Aid Society announced Multi-talented recording artists Latonius Earl, Jezda, Kris Searle, Jael Gadsden, Fawn, Asha Puthli, Stuart Guest, Rob E C and Arnold G to perform live at “Hand in Hand Benefit Concert – Typhoon Emergency.”
“To be honest, I can’t take credit for the idea. This was Arnold G’s initiative. When he approached me about doing the concert, I was all for it because I could tell he had a heart to help the Philippines” Said Tim Troutman, Executive Director of the Philippine Aid Society.
The event will be held on Monday, October 19, 2009 from 9pm to 11pm at Rage Restaurant & Bar 8911 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069. Telephone: (310) 652-7055.
He continue “I hope it will raise awareness for the Philippines and the serious need they have there. I also hope to raise some money because every dollar raised translates directly into emergency items for the victims.”
Event will be hosted by Rana Davis, popular long time hostess and emcee in Southern California.
This is a benefit concert to help raise awareness and needed funds to help the victims of the devastating floods the occurred on September 26, 2009. The Manila metro area was pummeled by Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) which resulted in the worst flooding the Philippines has seen in over 40 years. Some are calling the storm the “Katrina of the Philippines.” Nearly 699 people have lost their lives and countless thousands have lost everything they own. To be sure, millions of Filipinos, living in one of the poorest countries in the world, were deeply affected by this tragedy in the Phillipines. All proceeds will go to the Philippine Aid Society a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The goal is to raise $100,000. That will go a long way to restoring family housing, getting medicine, food and clothing to those in direct need in the Philippines.
“Tens of Thousands of people in Manila and surrounding areas have lost everything they own. We can’t give it all back to them, but this money raised will go to help them survive and recover from this tragedy.” Concluded Troutman.
Also donations of clothing and can foods will be accepted on location, as well at: Manila Forwarder: 4323 Eagle Rock Blvd, Unit 313, Los Angeles, CA 90041 Telephone: (323) 478-1599. Cash donations are being encouraged and will be managed directly by Tim Troutman, Executive Director of the Philippine Aid Society, with offices in the United States (North Carolina) and in the Philippines (Kamuning, Quezon City).
Red carpet is schedule to start at 8:30pm. The show will start from 9pm to 11pm.
Event is free, but $10 donation is recommended for the cause.
“Hand in Hand Benefit Concert – Typhoon Emergency.” is sponsored by A&G Records, RAGE, ParrisHarris and Diversity News.
About Phillipine Aid Society:
Philippine Aid Society is a non profit organization which is organized to provide a variety of charitable services in the Philippines. They are a small organization and their management staff consists entirely of volunteers.
For more information you can visit there website at http://www.philippineaid.org/
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Note: Video courtesy of Brian LeBow from LeBow Media, shows images on the devastating floods.
Sources: A&G Records, LeBow Media, Phillipine Aid Society, Diversity News Publications, YouTube, Facebook.