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Julia Hair Holds A Sale To Celebrate Flag Day

Flag Day is an American flag celebration held on the anniversary of the official adoption of the national flag on June 14th every year. To celebrate this event, JuliaHair will hold a flag day sale from June 8th to June 14th, 2022.

The information about the event is as follows:

Sale: Orders 9+, Get Extra Off, Code: Flag40
Sale: Orders 9+, Get Extra Off, Code: Flag60
Sale: Weekend Party, Below 0 wigs

Are you ready to buy happily? Get the best and favorite hair at wholesale price to get a natural shape and unique aesthetic feeling. Seize the opportunity to save money!

Here, we will discuss some of JuliaHair’s best-selling products, such as HD lace wigs, human hair weave, lace front wigs, and u part wigs.

1. HD Lace Wig

JuliaHair HD lace wig means that the wig is made of hidden and unrecognizable front HD lace. Hd lace is famous for its ability to melt easily, creating a flawless shape. They offer HD lace wigs in various lengths, colors, and textures.

Contrary to popular belief, HD lace is thinner than Swiss lace. This allows the wig wearer to wear a lace wig whose hairline and scalp are unrecognizable.

2. Human Hair Weave

The most popular hair types are made of Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Indian hair, and Peruvian hair. Each type of human hair has different special textures and patterns, including straight hair, loose hair, natural hair, and curly hair. Human hair wigs made from human hair, such as headband wigs, bangs wigs, U-shaped wigs, and lace wigs, are not only good in quality but also natural in appearance, which is very suitable for wig lovers.

3. Hair Bundles With Closure

Hair bundles come in a variety of sizes, but the most common size is 4×4. They are used as hair clips and fixed on your natural hair to make you look natural and breathable. Closed hair bundles are mainly used for straight hair because they are easier to carry and style.

We usually need at least 2-3 bundles to style our hair, and because of its length and need, it also depends on the style. A hair bundle with a seal gives you a look and enhances your style. With proper hair care, we can wash them with warm water and remove the net from them and use proper conditioner. Just like our natural hair, it can make the hair live longer and stay with you longer.

 

 

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Who is "Edurk Black Pablo"? Let's take a closer look at the Rapper, CEO, and Entrepreneur from Flint Michigan

As the co-founder of Awol GCode Promotions, and original member of the rap group The Dayton Family, the Flint, Michigan born rapper's musical journey began when he was just ten years old.

In 1996, The Dayton Family signed a major record deal with Relativity Records. The group then dropped their debut album "FBI" in October of the same year. The album succeeded and peaked to #45 on the Billboard 200 Charts. It was the beginning of their journey to "street success". The Dayton Family then earned two Gold Albums, by being on albums from Master P’s (Down South Hustler) and 36 Mafia's (Chapter II World Domination). 

While on the road to stardom, Edurk had to serve time in prison, lost his parents a week apart from each other, and lost his brother years later. Edurk remembers how hard it was being in the music industry as an independent artist. He says there were times in Chicago when he and the group had been scammed by a "janky concert promoter" and also when group members "Bootleg, and Ghetto E" got kidnapped and attacked on 79th and Halsted. Edurk says" it was one of my worst memories he ever had growing up". He also shares about how he almost "gave up on life, but decided to move on, because God has a plan".

Since bouncing back and overcoming the trials, and tribulations of life Edurk has managed to achieve tremendous success along the way. One of his notable memories during his music journey was going on a 50 state tour with the "Insane Clown Posse". 

Currently, Edurk has released the hot new single and music video for "Tear Me Down", that features R & B singer T. Rell, and down south rapper Ziggy Zig-Zag. He also has songs currently on radio air waves (ranked as high as #60 on The Top 150 Independent charts and #161 on The Top 200 Global charts) and music videos trending on video channels worldwide.

Edurk and Awol CGode Promotions are currently on an 8 city tour with Gucci Mane's new artist "Enchanting" that started May 7th and ends in late June. 

Edurk's new single will drop July 1st, and will be produced by platinum producer ""Faided Beatz" and he and The Dayton Family will be filming their self-proclaimed street documentary titled, "Dope Dayton Ave" this Summer/Fall (produced by "Flint City Media"). 

Check out new music videos by "Edurk Black Pablo & Awol GCode Promotions, on there YouTube channel.

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Cullen Chambers Proves His Acting Prowess Again With a Powerful Role in American Siege

Cullen Chambers, the actor well-known for his multifaceted acting skills and talent, plays an important role in American Siege, an action thriller starring Bruce Wills. The film is written and directed by Edward Drake and also stars Timothy V. Murphy, Rob Gough, Johann Urb, Anna Hindman, Johnny Messner, and Janet Jones. The film was released by Vertical Entertainment on January 7, 2022.

Cullen has played many diverse roles in his long and splendid career. He has worked as a principal actor, bit player, special bit player, featured actor, stunt and photo double, hand and body parts model, and background player/actor/extra.

He has been a body-double for six Academy-Award winners and many other A-list actors. He was a photo body-double for the late Nelson Mandela for Oprah Winfrey’s “O” Magazine.

Cullen Chambers earned a reputation as a stellar author with his entertainment industry book, Award Winning Bestseller, Back To One: The Complete Movie Extras Guidebook. The book is co-authored by Elisha Choice and has illustrations by Reuven Harris.

The book covers an interesting gamut of topics aimed at helping aspiring actors make it big in the industry. The popular topics are:

  • How to act, make good money and get more work in movies, T.V. shows, soap operas, commercials, music videos, modeling, market research, print ads, audience participation, and reality shows
  • Where and how to find jobs, including over 100 extras casting agencies with free registration
  • The fastest way to get a S.A.G. card
  • Tips, tidbits, and tricks of the trade
  • How to market yourself for success
  • Special section: get your child into acting

The book also provides valuable information and advice on scams in the industry, working with agents, getting the right photos, wardrobe, résumés, working conditions, etc.

According to many experts, this book and some persistence are all an actor needs to succeed as a Hollywood extra and background performer.

Cullen Chambers has also authored the immensely popular ‘Movie Extra Work for Rocket Scientists Paperback’. It provides a simple and easy proven step-by-step plan for getting started in the industry.

It is the #1 authority in aspiring actors, background actors and movie extras casting agency information since 1986. The book has over 300,000 satisfied, loyal and motivated customers.

Cullen G. Chambers is an award-winning actor, voiceover artist, author, writer, producer, filmmaker, and new media entrepreneur with a dominating presence in the entertainment industry. Based in Los Angeles, California, his filmography spans genres like action, comedy, drama, sitcoms, and thriller. Chambers versatile character acting skills have won him roles as a lawyer, a doctor, a father, a grandpa and so on.

The amazingly talented Cullen has also worked hard at proving himself as a professional filmmaker. Over the years, he has appeared in notable films like Weaponized, Until the Day I Die (Pts 1 and 2), Mr. Pig, Ole B.R.Y.C.E, Cherry Red Kiss, Deep Impact, Hollywood Invasion, and many other films.

Cullen has also been on television shows like S.W.A.T., Scorpion, Raising Hope, The West Wing, In Living Color, Crossing Jordan, Culture Clash, AP BIO, Soul Man, and American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson. Chambers also appeared as an alien and a background actor in several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.

Cullen G. Chambers is also involved in commercials for Google, Amazon, SuperCuts, Allstate Insurance, ReMax, Budweiser, American Express, Sony, Airbnb, Fiverr, DirectTV, Domino’s Pizza, Barclays Bank, Daikin, U.S. Census Bureau, Apple, Entresto, Microsoft, A.B.C. Disney, Nintendo, U.C.L.A., Federal Express, AARP, MixPanel, National Rental Car, eXel, Daikin, Morgan & Morgan, Aetna, Farxiga and Nature’s Balance.

Cullen Chambers is an experienced entertainment veteran author/writer. He has written 18 award-winning/best-selling books. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) and The American Federation of Radio & Television Artists (A.F.T.R.A.).

About Cullen Chambers

Author Cullen Chambers has worked in over 3,000 films, T.V. shows, commercials, and video productions. He has appeared in popular movies such as Deep Impact, Pulp Fiction, Harlem Nights, Die Hard II, RoboCop II, Star Trek, and The Next Generation. He has done several T.V. shows, including Dallas, Cheers, L.A. Law, Alien Nation, Resurrection Blvd, In Living Color, and Murder She Wrote.

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14-Year old Whiz Kid, Kimeila Campbell, is gaining notoriety as the Mini Oprah for Good Reason

New York, NY – February 7, 2022 – On Sunday January 23, 2022, CEO and Founder Kimeila Campbell launched her exclusive, limited edition, and double cover YNTY Magazine. (You’re Never Too Young) at her 14th birthday celebration. The Red Carpet was held at the Glitz Elite Event Studio Jamaica Queens NY. 


Photo Credit: Karl M. Lee

Kimeila Campbell is the FIRST Kidpreneur to create a publication for other kidpreneurs and Kid influencers. The Inaugural Issue of YNTY MAGAZINE (January Issue) spotlighted kidpreneurs, celebrity stylists and a double cover of Kimeila. The response was above and beyond expectation.  During the event Kimeila signed off and presented her magazine to family, peers and kid influencers in attendance as well as honored and awarded her mentors with plaques for the support each of them have provided while pursuing her dream of entrepreneurship.

DJ Annie Red, a 14-year-old DJ from Brooklyn, NY, provided the music. She is one of the Top 5 Finalists for 2021 Kid of the Year for TIME MAGAZINE for kids. The photographer for the night is successful 17-year-old Dana (@Versatilelens), who has been in business since the age of 14. Also in attendance was 17-year-old famed designer, author, activist and influencer Egypt Ufele.

About Kimeila

Kimeila Campbell was born in Jamaica, West Indies and migrated to the USA at the age of 6 years old. Kimeila has been featured as a “Wiz Kid” and an “A” student in large news outlets, such as, The Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaica Star, Enspire Magazine, Jamaica Morning Times, Irie Radio Jam and CVM. Kimeila is slowly but surely garnering much attention and is called the “Mini Oprah.” Oprah Winfrey is Kimeila’s inspiration leading Kimeila to now pursue modeling, which she has never done before, and grace the covers of her own magazine.

About YNTY

YNTY (You’re Never Too Young) by Kimeila is a brand that aims to inspire and motivate young and upcoming entrepreneurs, influencers and public figures, (under the age of 17), to boldly go after their dreams and not limit themselves because of their age. YNTY Magazine and Apparel strives to remind it’s audience to always believe in their abilities and to remember You’re Never Too Young to make a difference.

The YNTY team worked diligently and expeditiously to meet all deadlines in time for the launch. Proud is not a strong enough word to describe this experience. History has been made, and YNTY is far beyond a magazine. YNTY is a movement that is already in motion around the world. The YNTY community of kids is growing as we speak, and this is just the beginning.

For all press inquiries please contact Yvonne Forbes at labelleladivapr@gmail.com or via 516-469-0587

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Ms. Queen of the World 2021 Alice Zulmira Cast as the Second Female Lead for the Film Arena

By contributing reporter: Carlos Walker

Alice Zulmira, Ms. Queen of the World 2021, has joined the cast of the film “Arena” as the second female lead.

Alice Zulmira, Ms. Queen of the World 2021, has been cast as the second female lead of the film Arena. The producer and director Alexander Bok announced that Alice Zulmira, a.k.a. Zulimire Palahati, has joined the cast to play this important role.

The producer and director of the film “Arena” Alexander Bok (left) announced that Alice Zulmira, a.k.a. Zulimire Palahati (right), has been cast as the second female lead of the film.

“After two months of hectic activity with hundreds of auditions, we eventually cast our second female lead,” said producer and director Alexander Bok. “Her name is Alice Zulmira, Ms. Queen of the World 2021. When the character is close to the real person, it is always easier for the actor to get the spirit.”

Photo of the film “Arena” investment signing ceremony on 11,21, 2021. From right to left: Male lead, David Arquilla; Writer/Producer/Director, Alexander Bok; Investor and Executive Producer, President of ZUN Royal Group, Raymond Chen; Actress Ana AlaDashVili; Investor and Executive Producer, President of Beijing Shinshot Media, Jonas Hu.

Arena is a psychological thriller and one of the most interesting projects happening in Hollywood right now. The story is about a young girl, the only survivor of an airplane crash. She is convinced that all the dead passengers are still alive. The movie is about the efforts of the survivor to find them.

Apart from the amazing performance of Alice Zulmira in the audition, there are other reasons why she was chosen for the role, according to the crew and director of the film.

The role demands a character with natural beauty and finesse, and according to the director, Zulmira fits the bill perfectly. She is originally from China, and her ethnicity is one of the few white minorities in the country. That’s why she has the unique exquisiteness of both Oriental and Western glamor.

Alice Zulmira is on the cover of a Chinese luxury magazine, “Elite”.

Zulmira won the Ms. Queen of the World Pageant 2021 by the sheer virtue of her beauty and amazing confidence. She has also been featured on the cover of Elite, a Chinese luxury magazine. She is the founder and CEO of AIWAA IBM. It is a brand management company that helps clients market their brands in the United States and North America.

As the champion, Alice (the second from the left) was posing with Congresswoman Grace Meng (middle), the founder Alice Lee (the third from the left) and other winners of the Queen of the World Pageants 2021.

Zulmira is also a co-founder and chief designer of a fashion brand called LAUEDEEKLY. She has worked with the famous stylist Arnold Milfort and presented eight lines of LAUEDEEKLY during the 2021 Spring-Summer New York Fashion Week. The brand has been featured in more than eighty magazines worldwide.

Zulmira is the perfect fit for this role because of her strong academics, linguistic skills, and versatility. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from the UK, studied at Syracuse University in New York, and obtained her master’s degree in Risk Management from Columbia University. Besides English, she speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean.

The director has no doubt that Zulmira fits perfectly in the character because they both have a strong sense of altruism.

Zulmira routinely and actively participates in social activities including patriotism events, poverty alleviation projects, and so on. After the pandemic surged, her social work has become more focused on participation in COVID-19 prevention. Up to now, she has donated and distributed more than 50,000 medical masks.

Alice Zulmira was attending the 911 incident anniversary in the Chinese community in NYC, mourning the victims.

“Outer beauty decays easily, but the virtue from within, such as the sense of social responsibility and the impulse to serve the people in need, never does,” Zulmira says.

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Worldwide Entertainment Consultants releases "DAUGHTER" Official Music Video

Artist Katie Belle in conjunction with Worldwide Entertainment Consultants is proud to release the official music video for ‘Daughter’ on December 6th, 2021.

Belle is an American pop artist and musician who appeared on the 17th season of American Idol. Her striking, breathy vocals and undeniable stage presence caught the attention of notables Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. 

Since American Idol, Belle’s career has progressed with a series of single releases. Her music, which can be described as upbeat, nostalgic and rejuvenating, has won the hearts of audiences, fans and critics. She has a strong presence in the US and International markets.

The music video brings to life the metaphorical lyrics of “Daughter”; which are a time capsule for salvation, solace and the redemption of a broken heart. Belle’s artistic videography team headed up by Director Joe Crognale uses the sentiments of the lyrics to create a mesmerizing adaption. As Belle’s expressive vocals play on the screen the viewer is stepped through heartbreak, revelation and “breaking the chains” that are holding her back. Belle is active in the acting scene of her hometown, Atlanta and uses her “acting chops” on this one!

Belle has received great praise and feedback on “Daughter” including this review… “Our ‘E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like’ section is dedicated to Katie Belle. I discovered this Artist while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked her musical vision. From the very first seconds, the voice of this Katie intrigued me. Interesting tone, crystalline but with nostalgic nuances as if this girl has a secret inside her that she cannot reveal to anyone. A slight hoarse makes the interpretation of her new single ‘Daughter’ very passionate and intimate.” – Chris Mariotti, Edgar Allan Poets Music Blog (Nov 29, 2021)

Belle is seen in the summer issue of Rolling Stone magazine, she was been named a Top 50 Independent Artist Watchlist for 2021 by Tunecore.

Belle is excited about her official music video for ‘Daughter’ and comments, “I have been song writing from the age of 12, most of my releases have always been songs I am a writer on. I was introduced last fall to Josquin des Pres and we ended up selecting some compositions that I fell in love with; Daughter was one of them! The first time I heard the track it gave me chill bumps. I hope my listeners will hear and see the emotion in the music video.”

Official Music Video “Daughter”: https://youtu.be/5qlHizc-BzI

Song

Songwriters: Jax, Michael Natter, Nancy Natter, Josquin Des Pres, Fabien Renoult

Producers: Josquin Des Pres, Fabien Renoult

Publishers:

Hello Jax BMI, JoNa Music Group Publishing ASCAP
JMG Publishing Worldwide BMI
(c) 2021 Worldwide Entertainment Consultants, Track Star Entertainment

Music Video

Produced by: Katie Belle Music
Performed by: Artist Katie Belle
Video Production: Joe Crognale

Find More:

Linktree: Linktr.ee/officialkatiebelle (All Access Links) Daughter Single Release

Contact:

Roxanne Stone
WorldWide Entertainment
roxannestone@consultant.com

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99Drizzy: From the Trench in Ojota, Lagos to the world with Trap Music

"Spontaneity is one of many attributes this great talent as shown as he continues his wonderful journey to conquer the world with music.”

 

99Drizzy is the latest kid on the Trap Scene from Nigeria trying to change the perspective and serving great music with a lot of swagger. The Trap artist has grown a widespread acclaim for his motivational journey as a kid from trench of Ojota in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. 

Operating in a competitive music business has not been an easy quest, which made 99Drizzy took a break to study more about the music business while also recording and tailoring his craft. He resurfaces with a new record “All she want”.

Trapfro which is a perfect blend of Afrobeats and Trap Sound is the niche genre that the talented 99Drizzy delivers.  ‘All she want’ which exemplifies his excellence and accuracy make a beautiful and poignant flow that create a new explorations of the niche genre. The theme is relatable and understandable also by the modern audience which made it a fast earning and increase its streaming numbers.

Superman is his latest offering, which his dedicated to a beautiful woman, he confesses his love and affection, also reassuring her that he would be there through the joy and pain, shield her and save the day like Superman with his creative acumen.

Trapper Iniekung Andrew Ifeanyi who goes by the stage name 99Drizzy, the 99 in his name stands for Wisdom, Intelligence and Leadership. He is currently signed to Music Executive King Uche’s imprint Sufferings & Offerings Music.

Go and check out 99Drizzy’s music and brands

Ig/Twitter/Facebook: @99drizzy

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Manolo Monterrubio DJ music producer, body building and lifestyle influencer around the world

Manolo Monterrubio is a DJ music producer, bodybuilding and lifestyle influencer.  Apart from having a unique vocal quality that can be immediately recognized as his music, he takes the audience on a journey through a world where joy and privilege balance summary and uplifting tunes.

Born on February 4 in Mexico City, Manolo infuses his love for DJing and production, ending up with quite a mixed spectrum of musical influence. He can take control of the crowd by energizing them through his worldbeat rhythms. As a DJ producer, Manolo’s style is unimpeded and powerful.

He heavily advocates his audience’s preference of music from what seems to perfectly mirror the wants and demands of his listeners. His love for music goes beyond the ambit of his unique sense of mixing tunes. His passion for all things music began when he was growing up as he used to participate in various music festivals around the world.  

He decided to focus on social networks, music, and especially the bodybuilding world when he was only 16. He was intrigued with spinning records by mixing and blending tracks. Manolo was never afraid to go too deep as his stirring musical selections and influences are his audiences’ therapy. Throughout their career, Manolo has held the torch-lit aloft by winning the Male Newcomer DJ Category and DJ World Awards 2016.

 

He also was selected in the top 10 influencers’ list at the Holy Dance of Color Festival.  Capturing his fearless vocal investment, Manolo beautifully shifts the network of abstract song craft laced with sudden structural upheavals and collisions of mutated tropes from countless sonic vocabularies that are merged with his sheer talent and listeners pleasing repertoire. As a producer, Manolo has found plenty of ways to express himself through passion, purpose, and music.

He produces music using various sound sources, from drum machines and plug-ins to modular synthesizers and electrical strings. When not mixing tracks, Manolo is an entrepreneur and can be found in the gym lifting heavyweights. He chases dreams, not people.

He is making a name for himself by remaining ahead of the music landscape with the way he plays it.  CLick here to view his Instagram Page: https://instagram.com/manolq

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UNice Hair Launches New Colored Wigs to Welcome Summer

UNice Hair, a leading human hair, lace closure, and wigs online shop has announced a wide range of new products. They include colored hair wig in virtually any color that is perfect for any occasion and wig products in almost any style imaginable that is ideal for daily use and match any fashion style.

The wig styles are available at unice.com, May 25th in Natural and Blonde with more colors in the coming weeks.UNice wigs ship in 7-10 business days and have a 30-Day Guarantee return policy.

1. Balayage highlight body wave headband wig

UNice fashion wigs highlight body wave headband wig for women: ombre color makes the customer more charming and sexy, also this middle part wigs have different inches to choose from.

Human hair with baby hair pre plucked bleached knots. Medium cap with an adjustable strap and 4 combs, durable, easy to adjust, wear comfortable.

 

UNice charming natural wavy wigs for black women,natural-looking suit for daily, party, fancy dress, celebrity or any other occasion you want, stylish design will make a new you.

UNice super look colored bob lace front wigs, gorgeous natural silky straight hair, can be dyed and curled, can be restyled as you wish. soft, tight, and comfortable, smooth and silky.

2. Colored lace part straight wig

UNice pre-colored orange ginger color lace part wig 150% density human hair wigs, middle part 4×0.75 lace wigs for women, high quality with baby hair around and natural hairline.

Straight real hair wig for women natural hairline,150% density, easy to adjust, wear comfortable. It looks more natural, you can wear it on many occasions.

Suits for your work & daily wear, vacation & party, costume & fashion show, wedding ceremony &photography, and so on.

3. Straight short bob wig

UNice recently launches a new colored wig with face-framing steaks. HIGHLIGHTED HAIR –For the lady that just wants a tad of color, the highlighted units are perfect for you. Brighten up hair with brown, honey blonde, or auburn highlights.

This ombre highlight wig has 3 different lengths to chooe:10 inches,12 inches, and 14 inches. The new arrival fashion wig is available now at unice.com for .45 (10 inches). Pay in 4 interest-free payments of .12, or 4 equal payments of .64 USD with Klarna.

UNice Hair company representative explained, “UNice Hair is currently adding more new colored hair bundles and wig products in the online shop. If customers purchase UNice products now, there is a  discount for these new products. Besides, customers can get a 15% discount on all of the frontal wigs, plus free shipping or other additional discount prices.

UNice online hair store has a robust customer support system. They have a help center tab on their website, which contains a very detailed guide on how to shop, customer services available, product help, and company information. They also have a 24/7 live chat system, Whatsapp helpline, email, and phone number.

Besides, customers can get more hairstyle ideas for different occasions. Such as birthday hair, wedding hairstyles, workout, shopping, and others.

Many people can cut money to get UNice FREE HAIR on the “UNice” App.

Download UNice App to Get More Discount!

Become PLUS VIP, Get an Extra 5% off!

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Inviting Everyone To Celebrate Julia Hair 4th Anniversary

This is the month to celebrate Julia Hair’s birth! They announced their 4th anniversary as a noble brand promoting beauty and confidence for all women around the world.

Julia hair, an original brand that focuses on designing, producing, managing, and selling human hair. With brand idea of youth, vitality, and individuality, we insist on creating high-end fashion Virgin Remy human hair bundles products and cheap human hair wigs at a reasonable price. Meanwhile, Julia advocates the lifestyle of young, fashionable and individual, and is committed to spreading beauty to women all over the world.

Julia, one of the earliest original human hair brands in China, possesses its own independent design team. They are the best wholesale hair vendors. Based on the original hairstyle, such as straight hair, body wave, curly hair, Julia constantly innovates the design of new products to cater to the personality concept “new hairstyle, new style” of customers.

2021 Julia Hair 4th Anniversary Sale is their biggest discount of the year, it will happen again from May 7th to May 14th 2021. Secretly tell you, the price will be the lowest price in the year before the Black Friday Day Sale 2021. Do you ready for the happy shopping? Get the best and favorite human hair with the wholesale price to achieve your natural look and unique beauty. Grab this chance to save money!

Julia Hair 4th Anniversary Sale Details

May 7th – May 12nd

Get 10% Off For All Products With Code BD10

May 13rd – May 14th

Get 15% Off For All Products With Code BD15

Besides, you can get a special gift for each order: Comb-kit, Black, 10 pieces/kit

If you want to know more information about Julia Hair 4th Anniversary Sale, please click here!

Big surprise: all the products also enjoy the installment System For Payment: Buy Now pay Later With Quadpay, beside, we have the new payment installment System: Pay now or Pay later with Paypal, 4  equal payments of your orders. You can pay every order into 4 installments on juliahair.com at free charge.

In Julia Hair Company, there are so many amazing steals on kits for hair weave bundles, bundles with closure, headband wigs, lace part wigs, lace front wigs, HD lace wigs, short bob wigs and non-lace wigs in any style, color and length that you are going to love and they are all on sale. 

Julia Hair 4th Anniversary Sale You Must Buy:

Affordable And Easy Wear Headband Wigs

Headband wigs give you a chic more natural look instantly. They are a whole new mood & regal at the same time, which can help you out on a ‘Bad Hair Day’ or just a day of laziness.

Curly Hair Lace Front Wigs

Curly lace front wigs for black women are a normal and usual hairstyle. You can wear this curly wig in one length or layer. A curly hair wig is gorgeous and cute suitable for most people.

Body Wave Lace Front Wigs

Body wave lace front wig is made from virgin human hair, there’s no chemical or other materials added. Moreover, it is easy to dye, perm or straight as you want.

Highlight FB30 Color Body Wave Headband Wig

Their highlight FB30 color body wave headband wigs are the hot trend in the hair world and is highly sought after among our clients as well for their human hair wigs. It’s a great way to deepen your color or freshen up your highlight and transition to a more natural look.

Best Blonde Wigs For Fashion Women

The 613 blonde hair wig is made from raw human hair collect material. It is partially machine-made and partly hand-tied to a swiss lace base material. The blonde wig is very pretty and can also be worn differently to suit your specific taste and sense of style. It is available in different sizes and lengths. 

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TiffsBass Excels In A Broad Genre Of Music From Funky Jazz To Jazz Fusion

TiffsBass, the accomplished musician who fell in love with music ever since she got her fingers going on the piano at the young age of 11, now plays a broad range of music. Apart from being a bass clinician and bass instructor, she also plays the role of a speaker for music conferences and schools, motivating students who are keen to pursue careers in music.

“My sister influenced me musically as a child. She’s the reason I started playing the piano,” says Tiffany “TiffsBass” Lloyd. “As an adult, mostly the fellow musician friends that I have influenced me because those guys all study theory, and study jazz greats. Some taught me to regularly tackle challenging tasks such as transcribing famous saxophonist solos.”

TiffsBass has to her credit popular music singles like ‘Viscosity’ and ‘Paradise’ and they are available on all platforms. Though the two albums are different, there is an element of jazz fusion running through the music consistently. Viscosity is all about funk and jazz, while Paradise has an underground jazz sound.

TiffsBass has worked with many famous artists known internationally for their body of work. They include top recording artists such as Gladys Knight, Kenny Lattimore, Todd Dulaney, Chris Woods, KeKe Wyatt, Lynn Whitfield, Maysa Leak, Avery Sunshine, Sasha Allen, Paula Champion, Yolanda Adams, Lisa Raye, and others. TiffsBass is keen to work with many other of her favorite artists in the future.

“In the future, I’d like to work with Stevie Wonder and Esperanza Spaulding, not so much as simply a background bass player but also share the stage with them as an artist,” she adds.

TiffsBass is also a much-in-demand motivational speaker and is frequently invited to speak at leading musical conferences and in schools. She says the right guidance and advice is important for every individual and can totally make or completely break the shaping of one’s future path. 

She believes some people are ready to learn and listen, even if the advice is tough. She loves to motivate and inspire students and takes time out from her busy schedule regularly to talk to them and encourage them to achieve their goals.

TiffsBass has many ‘firsts’ to her credit. She is the first black female bass guitarist to endorse the custom, handcrafted Elrick Bass Guitars. She is also the first from the United States to recommend the GRBass amps. Her most recent endorsements include Bartolini Pickups and Electronics, and LK Straps. 

For more information, visit www.tiffsbass.com.

About TiffsBass:

TiffsBass aka Tiffany Lloyd is a popular US-based musician known for her expertise in a wide genre of music. This MBA from American Intercontinental University is a member of the Grammy Award Recording Academy, Washington, D. C Chapter. She is also an acclaimed bass clinician, bass instructor, and speaker for music conferences and schools. TiffsBass has featured in many magazine, radio, and podcast interviews, and music videos as well. 

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Celebrated European Model Joanna Borov Stays On the Top Even During the Pandemic-Driven Challenging Times

Celebrated model and famous name in the European modeling world, Joanna Borov continues to rule the modeling scene even as the pandemic has adversely affected the entertainment industry. Joanna has remained busy even during these tough months by writing her first book on following a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a perfect figure. 

“I managed to make the best of 2020 despite the fact that the industry went through a difficult time because of the pandemic,” says Joanna Borov while sharing her views about her career moves. “I have got new plans and am ready to deal with the challenges in 2021. I will be working on several projects in the fashion and health industry this year.”

Joanna has a string of other major achievements to her credit. She was featured by FHM and Maxim as a model with a perfect body. She is a model and fashion influencer in Marie Claire, the reputed French-British international monthly magazine. Joanna has worked with numerous prestigious designers in the fashion industry.

Her photo session for Jimeye Designs, with photos by Isabelle Ruen, was published in the British Vogue. Style Cruze, the famous USA Fashion and Beauty Magazine, carried her photos shot in the house that belonged to Shirley Temple. She has also worked with leading Arabic designers, including Hadil Designs.

Joanna Borov has big plans for 2021. She has been invited to Dubai in October 2021 as a celebrity guest and ambassador by the prestigious organization Orion Star Awards. It is a huge event and is expected to attract top celebrities and newsmakers from the world of entertainment. 

Joanna is also expected to take part in Miami Swim Week and New York Fashion Week. She also has plans to take part in some fashion events in London and Paris.

Despite the many challenges, Joanna still made the best of 2020. She managed to do work with some leading publications and also traveled to different places. 

Modeling can be a tough profession to sustain during a pandemic, but Joanna overcame these challenges. An unfortunate hip injury made her pay more attention to her diet. As she slowed down on travel, she utilized the opportunity to work on her first book. It deals with a healthy lifestyle, keeping the body in good shape, and the importance of vitamins and nutrients. 

In the book, Joanna describes the right way to do a healthy detox, the best tricks to keep skin glowing and hair in a good condition. The book is going to be published in a few weeks. 

For more information, visit http://www.joannaborov.com/ and Joanna's Instagram account www.instagram.com/joannaborov

About Joanna Borov:

Joanna Borov is a leading model with a number of achievements to her credit. She draws her inspiration from her hardworking parents. She also gets inspired by people who want to bring a positive change to the world. Joanna devotes a lot of her time to charity. She follows a very healthy lifestyle. Joanna is also an animal lover who recently adopted an abandoned dog and is involved in charity for animals.  Joanna enjoys charity work with dogs.

Backstage Photosession with Anastasiya Sazhina makeup Reyna Khalil

 
Photographer Anastasiya Sazhina makeup Amber Rose 
 
 

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Tribe Life Studios Signs With Prodigee Records To Be Distributed Through The Orchard/Sony

Tribe Life Studios has announced the signing of a major recording and distribution deal with Prodigee Records. The CEO of Tribe Life Studios, Homiletix, and Stone Paxton, the legendary funk/soul artist and the CEO of Prodigee Records, have joined hands to create this music venture which is great news for the fans of these two amazing artists.

"We are thrilled to announce that we have signed a big recording and distribution deal with Prodigee Records," says the CEO of Tribe Life Studios, Homiletix. "We are sure that this amazing collaboration will help create some truly wonderful music for our fans in the coming years. The artists associated with us all have a brilliant track record of delivering soulful music that never fails to sway fans."

Homiletix from Ocala Florida and MULTiMiLCUZiMULTiTASK from Nashville, Tennessee, are two of the top hip-hop artists and known for their ability to thrill fans with styles that are completely different and unique. Neighborhood Watch Worldwide came together to form The Neighborhood Watch Worldwide in 2018. It is a band that has stuck to playing real hip hop music, unlike many others who have deviated from the genre and are misleading black culture.

Other artists like Roniel and I-C, both from Ocala, Florida, and Que from Fresno, California, are also part of the project.The Neighborhood Watch Worldwide is set for late February Release. Roniel project release is set late April, I-C release is set for June, and Que is set for July release. Tribe Life Studios will release a collaborative project in Early August which will keep them busy the rest of the year.

As leading icons of the Hip Hop industry, Homiletix and MULTiMiLCUZiMULTiTASK have impressive fan-following. In the past, the two have come together in the role of ghostwriters and producers to some of the top brands in the domestic as well as international music industry across multiple genres. 

Homiletix and MULTiMiLCUZiMULTiTASK have featured on Billboard many times on compilations with DJ Choice (Amada Records) and J Grid. 

A Homiletix solo project called Foreign Affairs produced by The Neighborhood Watch Worldwide was a major hit and captured the 5th spot on iTunes within just three days of its July 2020 release. 

The leading international artists involved in the project included P. Grizzy and K Dot T of Mass Destruction Entertainment out of East London and Cyba of the Hackney Borough of London. She is one of London's top female MCs. Roniel, A Tribe Life Studio artist, and JT Money, a leading Hip Hop pioneer of the South, were also involved in the project.

The news of the Tribe Life Studios and the Prodigee Records coming together has been received with enthusiasm by the Hip Hop industry. Neighborhood Watch Worldwide are waiting with bated breath for the collaboration to come out with their latest musical offerings.  

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Amazon (a love song), A Satirical Parody by Wendy Rosoff Mandatory Lockdown Inspires Creative Expression from Hollywood Actress

January 27, 2021 – LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Entertainer, writer and self-described “Amazon-oholic” Wendy Rosoff stars in her own musical parody video celebrating the joys of online shopping during a pandemic.  Amazon (a love song) is a satirical parody of Xanadu, a video that stems from two things: her love of all things 80’s and slowly going “bananas” over the past few months due to California’s mandatory lockdown.

https://youtu.be/FRP1sS_8te4

“My video Amazon is a love letter to my obsession with purchasing my entire life online during this pandemic.” Says Rosoff, “When the stay-at-home order first began, I showed some restraint, but as weeks turned to months I leaned in hard and embraced my true love, AMAZON with wide open arms.”

This Broadway veteran (Tony award-winning revival of 42nd St., A Christmas Carol, The Leading Ladies of Broadway) whose TV credits include the upcoming Rutherford Falls (Peacock), The Good Place, Veep, Fresh of the Boat, and Shameless among others, Wendy details some of the whackiest items she’s actually ordered on the beloved e-commerce site.  Additionally, Rosoff worked hard to utilize her newfound audio producing and editing skills that were essential in creating this labor love.

It is Wendy’s hope that this satirical love song set to the melody of 80’s hit Xanadu will resonate with all of those attempting to safety and sanely live their best lives from home, just one click away from anything they could possibly desire.

Wendy is also an award-winning director/choreographer represented for Film and TV: Michael Goldberg at Element Talent. m.goldberg@elementtalent.com / 310-893-1894 and for Dance and Choreography: Julie Medeiros and Lisa Coppola at Go 2 Talent Agency.Julie@go2talentagency.com 818-843-9800 Voice over requests: Julie Gudz at DDO Agency julie@ddoagency.com 323-462-8000

Rosoff is also co-host of the long running podcast West of Broadway, a Celebration of Musical Theater on the West Coast with Broadway veterans Will Armstrong & Wendy Rosoff discuss the vibrant musical theater scene on the West Coast, covering movie musicals, regional productions, national tours, and more with the cast, crew, producers, and supporters who make it all happen. If you want a lighthearted celebration of musical theater, you can find it all West of Broadway! Proud members of the Broadway Podcast Network!  The podcast is currently on hiatus due to COVID-19 but past episodes are available at https://www.westofbroadwaypodcast.com/ 

 

 

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The Rockford Collection Revolutionizes the Male Engagement Ring with Ray J

New York, NY – Women’s wedding rings have maintained their place at the pinnacle of jewelry culture. The material, cut, shape and luster of these pieces are indicative of more than beauty, they represent the bride and her life-long commitment to her husband. But the groom is also committing to his wife. Shouldn’t his ring be just as magnificent and meaningful?

This is where The Rockford Collection, a New York City-based enclave of jewelry designers, steps in. They have deliberately created a jewelry brand that caters to this overlooked portion of the market, and are already globally recognized as creators of the most unique men’s wedding bands by prestigious publications such as GQ, Esquire and Brides magazine Utilizing the most innovative technology, highest quality materials and an architectural aesthetic, they’ve successfully elevated men’s wedding rings to the status at which they should have always been. Located in the heart of NYC’s legendary Diamond District, every one-of-a-kind piece is engineered and made exclusively to order with exacting precision. Consultations are available both in-store and virtually; an indispensable tool in the Age of COVID. 

Rockford was the brand of choice for Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Cynthia Bailey’s groom, Mike Hill during what many have dubbed 2020’s Wedding of the Year. Mike chose the Franklin Comfort Fit Men’s Gold Wedding Band; a chunky, solid band of metal inlaid with diamonds down the center and a rivet-like detail along the sides. Although their list of notable clientele is long (and still growing) another of of their most notable is singer, songwriter, television personality and all-around entertainment mogul, Ray J. For the ring commemorating his marriage to Princess Love, he chose Rockford’s first, and best selling, design, the La Paz.: a two-tone gold work of art inlaid and set with diamonds. Its design is substantial, masculine and reminiscent of an industrial chain link.

This industrial, heavy-duty aesthetic tone is the cornerstone of all the pieces from their debut collection: American Legend. It’s a collection inspired by the American gold rush, not only in appearance, but in spirit. Hearkening back to a time when men risked it all to stake their claim of fortune in the gold mines, the American Legend collection symbolically encapsulates that same pioneering persona in its rings. The man attracted to the Rockford Collection’s design philosophy is, undoubtedly, one who leads with dignity, and has only the finest, most distinct tastes.

To further promote their evolution of the male wedding band (and men’s rings in general) The Rockford Collection will be hosting a Valentine’s Day giveaway for the 2021 holiday. More details to come. 

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Billboard Charting Artist/Producers Neighborhood Watch Worldwide Is Set For 2021 Release

The tale of two cities (Ocala, Florida and Nash, Tennessee) has given birth to 2 of the hip hop industry’s best in recent years. Homiletix & MultiMilCUZIMULTITASK, two artist with two totally different styles, would join forces in 2018 to form The Neighborhood Watch Worldwide. In the time in which mainstream artists are playing out of their soap opera, and misleading black culture, The Neighborhood Watch has stuck to the code of staying true to the game. The neighborhood watch has gained notoriety throughout the U.K. as Launch Pad Media Group out of London and surrounding areas. Their single “neighborhood watch” which features Lord Jamar of the legendary hip hop group Brand Nubians has brought them much success being picked up by DJ Choice for inclusion on the project ‘Cruises To Jamaica” which reached #1 on the Billboard’s Chart. 

The Neighborhood Watch Worldwide, Warfare Project is the blistering look into the mirror of America’s inner cities. With tracks like Warfare, Let Me Breathe, Rules To The Game, and Around My Way, the Neighborhood Watch Worldwide is guaranteed to take your mind and soul on a musical and lyrical journey like no other. The Warfare project features Adelle Lince from the U.K., Cyba who is from the U.K. as well. OG Auto out of Texas. A Dubz out of Connecticut, Ladi J out of Pittsburgh, and Lord Jamar of Brand Nubians. 

Well rooted in the Hip Hop Industry, this is not Homiletix, and MultiMilCUZIMULTITASK first time around. They have served as ghostwriters and producers to some of the best in the music industry domestic and internationally across multiple genres. They have reached Billboard numerous times on compilations with DJ Choice (Amada Records) and the DJ Grid. The first was Tropic House Cruise To Jamaica where the Neighborhood Watch Worldwide produced the track entitled Neighborhood Watch Worldwide (Remix) which featured Lord Jamar. The compilation included artist such as Ed Sheeran, Sean Paul, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Sean Kingston, and Wyclef. After that, the Neighborhood Watch Worldwide would hit Billboard again on a compilation entitled World Wide Hip Hop Unleashed vol.2 through DJ Choice (Amada Records) and the DJ Grid. The Neighborhood Watch Worldwide was also featured on the 50/50 project produced by DJ Choice (Amada Records) and the DJ Grid on a track they produced by the Neighborhood Watch Worldwide entitled The Journey which featured themselves and Ladi J. The 50/50 also includes notable artist such as Chris Brown, Kali Ranks, Quavo, Lauryn Hill, Twista, and C Murder. The Neighborhood Watch Worldwide has also produced tracks on Homiletix solo project entitled Foreign Affairs which reached #5 on iTunes only 3 days after its release in July 2020. The project included international artist P. Grizzy and K Dot T of Mass Destruction Entertainment out of East London, and Cyba out of the Hackney Borough of London and is one of London’s top rising female mc’s. The Project included a few stateside artist as well like Roniel, A Tribe Life Studio artist and JT Money one of the south’s Hip Hop pioneers. The industry and Hip Hop world should brace themselves for the arrival and collaboration of these two, Homiletix & MULTiMiLCUZiMULTiTASK-The Neighborhood Watch Worldwide.

Booking & Public Relations:

BTN Management Group 

(352)362-7726 

Instagram: @neighborhoodwatchworldwide

@homiletix

@multimilcuzimultitask

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Scarlett He: An Elite Rose from ZUN Royal and GYZ Group

Scarlett He (left), a 20-year-old beautiful Chinese student film actress, attended a Chinese beauty pageant recently and therefore made the pageant better known to mainstream American society. Guo Yangzi (Celia Guo, right), the famous Chinese talent trainer, first trained and guided Scarlett He for modeling & performance in NYC. Photo by Overpower Production (the same below).

Recently, a Chinese girl attended a Chinese beauty pageant and therefore made the pageant better known to American mainstream society. Her name is Scarlett He, a 20-year-old beautiful Chinese student film actress studying in New York City Now. The pageant that Scarlett recently attended was “2020 Miss International Fashion Travel Pageant Global Final”, held in Scan Francisco on December 12, 2020. Scarlett He won the “Most Popular Model Prize” and the second place of its Boston pageant division. 

The organization that made Scarlett He known to American media and general public is ZUN Royal Group, the famous intercultural communication bridge that we have reported for many times before. Currently Scarlett He is in the Actors Training program and under the representativeness of ZUN Royal. Besides training and recommending starlets, ZUN Royal also works with top-notch film producers, actors and investors in Hollywood. Meanwhile, ZUN Royal also invests in films independently.  

Scarlett He, an award-winning young model and a future super-star.

Scarlett He had a dream of being an actress since her childhood. With her dream, she enrolled in the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, now has changed to New School University, still majoring in Act for Film. There is an old saying in Chinese that "Nothing is impossible for a willing heart." Now she is heading for her dream with motivation, enthusiasm, and a heart daring to venture.

She has been awarded as:

2010 Youth Golden Frog award;

2016 Hawaii Voice 2nd runner up;

2018 Miss Hawaii Chinese Princess;

2019 Miss Universe Chinese most charming award;

2020 Urban United Association Certificate of Appreciation;

2020 ASA College Certificate of Appreciation;

2020 Boston Miss International Fashion Travel runner up;

2020 Miss International Fashion Travel most popularity award.

Scarlett He, an award-winning young model and a future super-star.

Scarlett He was first trained and nurtured by Ms. Guo Yangzi (middle) in NYC, a highly established Chinese talent trainer and event planner who founded GYZ Group in 2007. Besides her full-time course in university, Scarlett He is also a trainee in Royal Sibodear Education & Management (formerly named Qianyu Huakai Art Institute), a subsidiary of GYZ Group. The two models in the photo are: Kathy Liu (left), champion of the “2020 Miss International Fashion Travel Pageant Global Final”; Anita Liu (right), winner of the “Best Fashion Prize” of the “2020 Miss International Fashion Travel Pageant Global Final” and the third place of the Boston division of this pageant. Both models are trainees of Royal Sibodear. 

Scarlett was born in Sichuan, Chengdu, and is an absolutely “spicy cutie sweetheart” in every sense. Her father is a businessman and her mother is an independent urban woman. Her mother loves literature ever since she was a child and has read thousands of classic books. Her mother read The Gone with the Wind at the same time when Scarlett was born, because of how passionate her mother loved the protagonists, she named her the exact same name and translated into Chinese as Sijia. Scarlett’s beauty is not only limited to her fresh appearance, but also lies in her low-key behavior. In this flashy entertainment industry, she holds on to her own principles, resists the temptation and works hard to make progress. With her own efforts and persistence, she is gradually approaching her dream.

Scarlett He’s skills include but are not limited to: bilingual in English and Mandarin, understanding Cantonese, Unarmed Stage Combat, Rapier Sword Stage Combat, Horse Riding, Cartwheel, Makeup, Heels, Modeling, Rock Climbing, Certified CPR AED Heartsaver, Swimming, Latin Dance, Chinese Traditional Dance, Ballet, Piano, Ice Skating, Ski, Cooking, Ceramic, Golf, etc. 

Besides studying Act for Film at the New School University on full time basis, Scarlett He is also a trainee in Royal Sibodear Education & Management Company, which belongs to GYZ Medium Group, founded by Ms. Guo Yangzi in 2007. GYZ Group is composed of GYZ Studio, International Young Entrepreneurs Alliance, Royal Sibodear Education & Management (formerly named Qianyu Huakai Art Institute), and the online or offline entertainment platforms like “New York Entertainment” (also known as Goddess Hosts Your World Sightseeing). GYZ Group was the co-organizer of the “2020 Miss International Fashion Travel Pageant”. 

Scarlett He (the second from the left in front line), won the “Most Popular Model Prize” and the second place in the Boston pageant division of “2020 Miss International Fashion Travel Pageant”.

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The 2020 Chill wedding with Cynthia Bailey, Mike Hill and Rockford Collection

Atlanta, GA – November 19, 2020 – On October 10, 2020 Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Cynthia Bailey, married her fiancé, Mike Hill, in a lavish (yet COVID-19 appropriate) ceremony at the Governor’s Towne Club in Acworth, GA. The star-studded guest list included fellow cast mates Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss-Tucker and Eva Marcille as bridesmaids, Also in attendance were Real Housewives of Potomac personalities, Gizelle Bryant and Karen Huger.

Keeping in line with their high standards, the newlyweds decided on the Franklin Comfort Fit Men’s Gold Wedding Band for Mike, an exclusive from the Rockford Collection.  The Rockford Collection is an NYC based high-end jewelry company that caters to upscale male clientele. Their engagement and wedding rings are crafted by artisans and engineers with diamond precision paid to every detail.

They have worked with high profile clients such as Ray-J, Papoose, and have received praise from cultural standards such as GQ, Esquire and Brides magazine. With legendary poise and architectural grandeur, The Rockford Collection’s confident line of Luxury Men’s Wedding Bands is changing the game – one ring at a time.

For more information, visit: http://www.rockfordcollection.com

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Mario Bonds Inspires Millions as a Foster Parent to Four Boys in Spite of Being Totally Blind

Mario Bonds, the multitalented singer, songwriter, and motivational speaker is emerging as the inspiration source for millions. This incredibly talented artist has shown the world that a disability need not become an obstacle in the way of achieving one’s dreams and ambitions. He is a foster father to four children and takes care of them despite being completely blind in both eyes.

“I have had a tough childhood and suffered hardships of unimaginable proportions,” says Mario Bonds while recalling his early days. “I suffered abuse at various levels, was abandoned and became homeless. Yet, even during my worst times, I never lost hope and kept my spirits flying high.”

Bonds is one of nine siblings in his large family. He was born with Morning Glory Syndrome, a degenerative condition that results in loss of vision in both eyes. By the age of nine, Bonds was completely blind. To make matters worse, he lost his parents too. However, Bonds utilized his sorrows and setbacks to propel himself forward.

His passion for helping the unprivileged was evident when he recently adopted four boys. Some questions were raised about how a blind person can care for four young kids and ensure their safety and well-being. However, the judge was convinced that this single father can fully fulfill the responsibilities associated with adopting children.

Bonds holds a foster care license, and that has helped him overcome any potential hurdles in the adoption process. He is keen to serve society through active participation and sponsorship of programs and events for troubled youths.

Bonds started singing and playing the piano at age 5. He got his first professional exposure at 12 while playing the drums for his childhood church, Refuge Temple in Washington, D.C. 

Bonds mastered playing the piano and the drums and also quickly added guitar and organ to his skillset. At 14, the musically gifted Bonds got admission to the prestigious Suitland’s School for the Visual and Performing Arts. He later secured a degree in Journalism from George Mason University.

Bonds became a famous figure because of NBC Universal's run of his “Glee Project.” That success helped Bonds reveal to the world that a person with a disability can rise and meet any challenge. He has entertained and inspired millions of fans over several years. He has also worked at the Pentagon and is a popular TV host as well. Bonds was a contestant on American Idol as well. 

The singer’s single debut ‘Steel’ was released on March 17, 2018. It is a stirring, biographical power ballad that inspires those facing challenges to believe in themselves. The song makes listeners recognize themselves as made of steel, with the power to withstand tough circumstances and any form of adversity. 

‘Steel’ is on target to become a crossover modern-day anthem. The song’s soaring vocals and infectious lyrics have incredible motivational powers and deliver a jolt of inspiration to today’s world.

Bonds has a long string of achievements to his credit. He is a tech expert and offers computer guidance to companies and people. He is a proficient voice actor and poet.

Bonds has been conferred with the prestigious Imagination Award for his work with students and the performing arts. His early life and struggles have been captured aptly in "Without Sight but Full of Vision" - a moving memoir. 

Through his unforgettable music, keynotes, and live performances, Bonds has demonstrated to the world that it is possible to succeed regardless of all obstacles. All that are needed are courage, creativity, and determination to overcome adversity.  

Bonds is a performer and motivational speaker with a passion for delivering a “special surprise” to his listeners and audiences on how to overcome hardships.

Bonds has been conferred with the prestigious Imagination Award for his work with students and the performing arts. His early life and struggles have been captured aptly in "Without Sight but Full of Vision" - a moving memoir. 

Through his unforgettable music, keynotes, and live performances, Bonds has demonstrated to the world that it is possible to succeed regardless of all obstacles. All that are needed are courage, creativity, and determination to overcome adversity.  

Bonds is a performer and motivational speaker with a passion for delivering a “special surprise” to his listeners and audiences on how to overcome hardships.

This powerful speaker knows how to draw audiences in with his provoking, and inspiring, presentations, which are the perfect blend of education and entertainment. He also provides performances and keynotes in fluent Spanish. Many of his presentations conclude with an inspirational song performance. 

Bonds often speaks on the following topics:

  • Putting The Odds in Your Favor: Choosing to Overcome Adversity
  • Without Sight but Full of Vision: A Message from Mario's Childhood Memoir
  • What Disability? - Redefining What it Means to be Disabled
  • Box of Life's Chocolates: Diversity, Equal Access & Inclusion
  • From Victim to Survivor (abuse/assault): Ways to Reclaim Your Power
  • World of Assistive Technology: A Blind Man's Virtual Life

His YouTube videos can be accessed here:

Video Link : https://youtu.be/0y8P5Nd7GTM

Video Link: https://youtu.be/Xp4BA5bCxJ0

For more information, visit www.mabspeaks.com.

About:

Mario Bonds is an incredible singer, songwriter, and author. He writes and records songs that inspire and transform listeners. He is also a compelling motivational and inspirational keynote speaker and speaks on a variety of topics aimed at inspiring people. He is a living example of how people can achieve their life goals and dreams despite facing seemingly insurmountable adversities. "The Glee Project," remains his most successful creation to date, one that has inspired millions.  

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H2O Band Announces “THE MUSIC OF DARY HALL AND JOHN OATES”, The New 2021 Touring Show

Discretion Entertainment has launched another group of superbly skilled musicians this time to perform the music of Daryl Hall and John Oates. 

As always, the best musicians from across the country to honor this groups massive library of songs while respecting the songs roots.

H2O  will certainly do justice to the music and feel Hall and Oates brought to their live performances as they start touring across the. H2O will be touring starting Jan 8 2021. 

About Daryl Hall and John Oates - Over 5 decades,  the amazing talent in and around this band just continued to develop and expand. The LIVE performances over the years were just frankly incredible and our goal is to bring some of that emotion and soulful musical environment into venues across the country and to share the love and respect we have for the players and writers that were all part of and to this day are the Daryl Hall and John Oates continuing Experience. We are thrilled to bring the all star lineup that has been chosen for this live theatrical performance of the amazing library of songs made famous by Daryl Hall and John Oates. We Bring You H2O.....Live! 

Lead Vocals - Mr. Jason Ames
Drums / Vocals - Mr. John Bennett
Lead Guitar / Vocals - Mr. Frank Gonzalez Saxophone / Percussion / Vocals - Mr. Lee Gabe Guitar / Vocals- Mr. Juan Aguirrechu
Bass/ Vocals- Mr. Paul Boylson
Keyboards - Mr. Robert McCarthy 

"It is with tremendous pride and respect for all the members of the Hall and Oates project over the years that we honor them all and play the music that spoke to a vast sea of people in a way that will never be forgotten."

The members of H2o 

EMAIL / CONTACT@H2O.BAND 

PHONE / 561-788-ROCK (7625)

WEB - WWW.H2O.BAND

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Brooklyn Rising is excited to host celebrity acts

Brooklyn Rising is excited to host celebrity acts such as DMX, Teddy Riley and DJ Envy for this year's event.

New York - October 2, 2020 - It has been a tough year, and we have all had to adjust to the new normal Luckily, just because the pandemic has changed many things does not mean we cannot all come together as a community and celebrate the end of a challenging year and the start of a more hopeful one. 

It is time to start working out your New Years' Eve plans, and there is no better way to celebrate than with Brooklyn Rising. 

This exciting and fresh event will set your new year on the right foot. 

This unique event is one of innovation and new ideas.

It will feature a ball rise, which directly contrasts with the famous Times Square ball drop. 

Brooklyn Rising will symbolize positive changes, working towards a better tomorrow, bringing Brooklyn and the entire world together for one unforgettable night.There will also be fireworks, themed parties, and much more to look forward to!

It is already projected that hundreds of thousands of visitors will make their way downtown to experience Brooklyn Rising first-hand!

Entrepreneur and entertainment industry executive James Hill founded the festival but with the help of  Mondesir Media& Communication and Tara Thomas Agency “The Brooklyn Rising Vision “ is finally coming true.

As a Brooklyn local, born and raised in Bedford, Stuyvesant, Mr. Hill is passionate about bringing more opportunities to his neighborhood and celebrating everything that makes Brooklyn unique.

In his own words, "a new united Brooklyn will RAISE the ball, and our goal is to do it big, as we usher in a new era. The rising of the ball is not limited to Brooklyn, it's for the entire world". 

This year, Brooklyn Rising will be an online event that will go live on December 31, so you will be entertained from New Year's Eve to New Year's Day. 

The event is also powered by Tara Thomas Agency for Media.

The organizers are adhering to the strict COVID-19 precautions to ensure everyone's safety during the festivities.

Do not miss out on the biggest virtual event of this year. Say goodbye to 2020 and hello to the new year at Brooklyn Rising. 

Visit the link below to learn more about the event and how you can be involved!  

About the organizers: 

James Hill: 

James Hills is a 20-year old IT veteran, entrepreneur, and executive.

He has worked as an A&R for Atlantic Records' Entertainment and co-produced events such as the NBA All-Stars, among many others.

http://www.bkrising.com/

Press Release By, Tara Thomas Agency  

 

About Tara Thomas Agency

Tara Thomas is the founder and CEO of Tara Thomas Agency. 

Tara and her team worked with experts in various media-related fields to efficiently promote their talents and provide high-quality services. 

For more information, call 812-558-8882 or email tarathomas@tarathomasagency.com    

Website: https://tarathomasagency.com

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Dollarbillrec Inc. Entertainment Releases their Latest Project ‘The Southern Soul Collection’

Gemini Burke and Joe Tex2 have released their newest project, ‘The Southern Soul Collection, featuring the title – Sweet Soul Lady. They are sons of the popular and legendary singers Solomon Burke and Solomon Joe Tex, respectively. The song is released by the label Dollarbillrec Inc. Entertainment.

“We are delighted to bring to the world our latest project, ‘The Southern Soul Collection’,” says CEO Tony Starchild Adams. “You can check out all our all the latest news, photos, music and videos on our website. We will be updating the website regularly to keep our fans informed of the latest development.”

The album has been released under the label Dollarbillrec. Inc. Entertainment created and designed by CEO Tony Starchild Adams. It was released on 1 September 2020 in the genre R&B/Soul. 

Some of the popular songs by the label include Our Love by Gemini Burke in the Pop/RNB genre, Come Around by Tony Adams in the Pop/Funk/Electro dance genre, Gospel, Blues, Country and others. 

Downloads of the songs by Tony Starchild Adams, Gemini Burke, and Joe Tex2 are available on Google Play Store.com Itunes.com and Amazon.com. 

Dollarbillrec Inc. Entertainment is a full service independent record label. The studio handles all the aspects of music production, including writing, arrangements, mastering and promotion. They are also into creative movie and music video production. 

The promotion items associated with these albums can be ordered by fans using their PayPal account.

For more information, visit  https://www.dollarbillrec-inc-musical-releases.com 

About Dollarbillrec Inc. Entertainment is a label created by Tony Starchild Adams and features songs under various genres by singers Gemini Burke, Joe Tex2, and CEO Tony Adams himself. The website also features all the photos, videos, music, and the latest news from the world of music. The site is updated regularly to provide the latest information to music fans.

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Doctor Battles, a Revolutionary Esports Ecosystem, Announces Official Launch Party October 23, 2020

Doctor Battles, an esports ecosystem that rewards organizers and competitors for their engagement, this week announced after one-year in beta testing, they are officially launching their first public version of the app this September. With a launch party slated for October 23, 2020, Doctor Battles will broadcast the celebration on their website via YouTube.

Passionate about creating an engaging interface where esports organizers can create, host, and manage amazing events digitally, Doctor Battles features an advanced algorithm that helps players find the perfect teammates and more.

“We believe that the true potential of esports has yet to be realized, which is why we wanted to create an app that helps players dive even deeper into their passion,” said Bryan Ragin, Founder and Owner of Doctor Battles. “After a year of testing, we are so excited to be finally going public with our interactive concept.”

Additional Doctor Battles features include: advanced stats that are tracked on a global leaderboard system, a prize shop where players can redeem real-world prizes, a recruitment center, chat communities, and more.

Competitors only need to create one team per game category. For those wishing to join a competition, they simply need to go into the app, select a league or tournament, and click on the join button. If they do not hold a team for the platform, they will be asked to create one manually, or join an Auto Team (based on algorithm). Once done, they will be able to join the league.

Doctor Battles is available in a free and prime member package. For prime members, they can unlock some features, access a 25% discount on all products in the shop, access a 500% rate increase for winning weekly giveaways, and engage automatic VIP invites for all special events.

For more information, or to follow along for official app announcements, visit: https://doctorbattles.com/home.

Doctor Battles is available in a free and prime member package. For prime members, they can unlock some features, access a 25% discount on all products in the shop, access a 500% rate increase for winning weekly giveaways, and engage automatic VIP invites for all special events.

For more information, or to follow along for official app announcements, visit: https://doctorbattles.com/home.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/6Edt64t0I7c

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/lz_4yXz3rW0

Contacts

Doctor Battles

Bryan Ragin

+1 (347) 609-9407

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Fashion Meets Mental Health On World Mental Health Day

SECRETS UNVEILED” is a virtual fashion presentation for World Health Day.  The event will occur  on October 10, 2020 from 5pm-7pm via Youtube. It will feature 15 year old celebrity designer, Egypt Ufele, CEO of Chubiiline and Bullychasers.  The fashion show calls for a movement to shift from shame and embarrassment and address the pain within by using OUR VOICE to walk in OUR TRUTH. The true ingredients to the fashion show is to help save more lives, to remind our men and women that it is okay to express themselves and that “YOUR LIFE MATTERS”.   

This is an opportunity for the men, women, teen and child models to walk for Mental Health Awareness and for Sexual Abuse Survivors. The fact that models are walking to bring light to many who are dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders is a way to encourage others that they are not alone.  “SECRETS UNVEILED” will also pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman by presenting a Wakanda scene and photo exhibition  of children and adults who support their hero “Black Panther”.  When asked why this fashion show was so important to her, Rip The Stigma Founder Elise Antoine stated "As a two time suicide survivor and sexual abuse survivor, I want this fashion show to shine a light on those  who are struggling in silence. To encourage them and let them know  that giving up is not an option”.

Fellow designers presenting and showing  support for the event are Mary More-Shanghai Fashion,, Gwendolyn Wells-Shulmite Modest Apparel, Nora Seay-Pain In The Seam and Larry Underwood-House of Underwood. The event sponsors are Youme’s Events and 8 At The Table.

Tickets are .00 and available via Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rip-the-stigma-virtual-fashion-show-secrets-unveiled-tickets-121403720797

Please watch Rip The Stigma’s past event: https://youtu.be/4LUK4iyBz8g

About Egypt Ufele

Egypt Ufele was born and raised in Queens NY. She is 15 years old.  Egypt is a Humanitarian, Fashion Designer, a Child Prodigy, Anti-Bullying Activist, Author of two books,  a UN Youth Ambassador, CEO of Chubiiline fashion line, CEO of Bullychasers Non-Profit Organization, Host of the International Teen Summit, Motivational Speaker and a full time high school student with and “A” grade. Egypt changed the game when she overcame being bullied through creativity, intelligence and grace  by becoming the youngest designer, at the age of 10, to present an all-inclusive fashion line for NYFW. Intent on helping others to achieve their dreams, Egypt empowers  people of all ages to dream, set goals and achieve. Her gentle demeanor belies her firm resolve as she crushes the fashion industry with iconic fashion and sassy looks for children, plus-size women, men and boys. www.chubiiline.com

About Rip The Stigma

Rip The Stigma, a non-profit organization founded in 2016 by Elise I. Antoine. A grassroots movement encouraging individuals with mental health challenges to speak up and share their stories in order to peel off the stigma attached to mental health.  We provide mental health education, resources, support, and suicide prevention to individuals who are struggling with mental illness. We advocate for mental health awareness while creating a safe space in our society to share your stories and discuss suicide. https://www.ripthestigma.org

For Press inquiries please contact

Rip The Stigma via Sandra Florent  solodovepublicrelations@gmail.com

 

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Decio Announces Release of a New Beats Plus Song Co-Produced with @Allstar_LTBS

Decio Beatz, the popular El Dorado born rapper has announced the release of a new song. The song has a message for haters who don’t like the success of others and may try many things to pull them down. 

“I am delighted to announce the release of my new song that I have co-produced with @Allstar_LTBS,” says the Grind King Decio. “The song's meaning is like when you are coming up, your haters start to hate harder and may try some things you don't agree with, or things that may be life-threatening to you. Through this song, we are letting them know if it comes down to it, blood spills over respect and family.”

Decio is a rapper with a multifaceted personality as he is a promoter, producer and singer rolled into one. He also owns two successful avant-garde production houses called ‘Decio Beatz’ and ‘Grind King Executives’. Decio is the brain behind the Frawr Clothing line. 

Decio is a self-taught musician/producer and has exceptional skills in graphics design, and music promotion.  He enjoys a big reputation as a fashion expert and has launched the popular Frawr Clothing line.

The list of achievements of Decio is endless as he is also a talented graphic designer. His songs are based on real-life experiences that swing between the best and worst emotions. Since his release from the country jail some three months ago, Decio has also been perfecting his craft and aiming to establish a greater social media presence.

Decio has also released a clothing line in ties with his latest song 'Grind King Loud Pacxz'

Shop GKLP: 

https://gklp2020.kincustom.com/

For Decio Beatz:

https://pro.soundclick.com/grindkingdecio

To know more about the singer and producer and fetch information about his queued up projects, the fans can plug into his Facebook, Instagram handle.

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GrindKingDecio

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/decio_grindking

Listen Here: 

https://artstlnk.com/decio.booking


About Grind King Decio:

Decio is an El Dorado rapper, musician, producer, marketer, and entrepreneur all rolled into one. Popularly known as the Grind King, Decio is also a reputed graphic artist who knows how to design his online pages to attract his audiences. Almost all songs of the Grind King are inspired by real-life experiences involving the best and worst experiences. Decio is the proud owner of two successful avant-garde production houses called ‘Decio Beatz’ and ‘Grind King Executives’. His Frawr Clothing line is extremely popular and successful. 

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Marya Stark Launches Sapphire, A New Cinematic Concept Album

Marya Stark, the award-winning vocalist, composer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist is all set to release her latest concept album, Sapphire. It is a ten-song album that tells the story of the intimate journey to thaw the frozen heart.

Sapphire is unique because it explores the themes of Mystical Love, Mystical Love, Ecstatic Grief, Glacier Melt, and the Return of Divine Feminine Wisdom. 

Marya Stark has collaborated with producer and composer Joshua Penman of Akara to create a mystical, lush, and enveloping sound. Penman's stunning arrangements help create beautiful themes of Mystical Love, Ecstatic Grief, Glacier Melt, and the Return of Divine Feminine Wisdom and combines them all into a beautiful story arch.

When Stark’s tight choral harmonies sync with the warm and detailed backdrop shaped by Penman which includes real chamber strings, acoustic guitar, analog synths, world instruments, world percussion, and drums, it creates stunning magical music.

Marya discovered her singing skills while studying at the Arizona School For Art before entering the Chapman Music Conservatory. She has trained in classical vocal and loves myth, psyche, and sound healing. She soon started studying Music Therapy which brought about a major transformation in her.

What followed was a period of intense and prolific song-writing. Wanted to share the journey of her own coming of age, and she started collecting songs as time capsules of her human experience.

After graduating with a BA in Music Therapy, Marya dedicated her time to tasks close to her heart such as community enrichment and empowerment through music. She also worked in areas like risk youth, addiction recovery, mental health, hospice, autism, and special needs communities. She continued her studies in Medical Qigong Therapy, Relationship Health, and Womb Wisdom.  

Marya has released many albums, EPS, and singles to date and is continuing to discover the many layers of her relationship to the muses. In addition to her realm of art song and story-telling, Marya is a curator of therapeutic concept albums. In the past, she released a journey album for Recovery, as well as a children’s collection based on mindfulness and energetic awareness.

The most famous releases of Marya include ‘Remembrance’ created along with Mama Crow in 2017, and the most recent release ‘Lineage’ which was inspired by the exploration of healing of ancestral bloodlines and the deeper energetics of womb medicine. 

Marya is also offering a seven-week online immersion called ‘Courting the Muse: Sapphire Sessions’ aimed at developing voice and creative self-expression while listening to the stories that have a place in the storehouse of the unconscious self. 

About Marya Stark:

Marya Stark is an award-winning vocalist, composer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist who loves to support the creative journey of her students. She is also a renowned mentor in the art of voice and songcraft and presently leading the 'Voice of MY Womb' vocal enrichment workshops globally and online. Marya loves waterfalls and bulletproof coffee.  She is a huge fan of the Parade Of Flamingos from BBC's Planet Earth II. 

For more information, visit marya-stark.com 

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Mike Nekta: The Prime Don of Diamonds

In every industry across the globe, there are notable titans straddling the stratospheres, commanding respect by virtue of their vast experience, sheer will and deep intellect. These are men and women who have cut their teeth in the most arduous ways possible in their industry, emerging as eminent experts in their businesses, gurus to be consulted on the most precarious issues concerning their industry. In the general world of jewelries (and more particularly diamonds), one name reverberates when these listed qualities are thought of - Mike Nekta.

The son, grandson and great-grandson of accomplished jewellers, Mike Nekta is a full-blooded jeweller that understands the need to combine family heritage with more professional education, in order to lead and adapt to industry innovations. That foresight and quick grasp of innovation was what made Mike opt out of his scholarship in Baruch University, going instead for a professional course in the Gemological Institute of America (which is the Harvard of the global diamond industry), specializing in diamonds, a credential that a majority of jewelers cannot boast of. The combination of street smarts developed by active dealing in the New York City diamond district since 1997 and his formal education at the GIA, alongside his experience in importing, exporting, and manufacturing jewelries has given Mike Nekta near-superhero type powers on anything diamond. A jeweler that is not formally educated is many times at the mercy of his suppliers, a costly plight that would surely negatively affect prices for clients. With his experience and formal education, that has never been so for Mike.

At heart, Mike is a romantic, a firm believer in the special nature of engagements and the fact that nothing else screams "special" more than beautifully customized wedding rings that individually express(es) each couples' unique bond in the best form. That knowledge and desire to create more memorable and personal moments for couples drove Mike to set out to design these kinds of rings that take each individual couple into consideration, on graduation. The beautiful thing about Mike Nekta's brand is the fact that he strongly believes (and ensures) that everyone experiences this magic, whether they are rich or poor, from America or from Africa. Where some other big brand jewelers charge unfair premiums even for young lovebirds with limited resources, Mike cuts down on all of that in order to ensure that his clients are satisfied and not scammed. Although a great number of his rich clients (that request large diamond designs) are people who prefer their purchase rather not be mentioned publicly, there are some exceptions. Among his publicly known outstanding designs is the rave Shahs of Sunset, a .2 million 15 carat diamond engagement ring designed for Lilly Galichi at the request of her tycoon fiancé, Dahr Mahn. 

By 2004 (which was twenty-nine years after the Nekta family set up shop in the tri-state area), Mike introduced the Nekta Watch Collection, a unique brand that  understands the bond that men have to their watches, solidifying that bond even more with personal touches for individual men. With this, the Nekta family jewelry business completed it's shift from a small chain of resale jewelry shops to a budding professional jewelry design and sales business to be reckoned with in the tri-state area and beyond, boasting of more than 250,000 collections.

Trying to fit Mike Nekta's accomplishments in the jewelry industry in a single article would not do true justice to him and his achievements in the business, but that is what we are doing here. As an astute business man, a jewelry designer, and a diamond expert, Mike Nekta has a very tiny pool of rivals, but what puts him ahead of the herd is his dedication to telling each of his individual client's story in the best fitting way possible with his designs. That is innate and cannot be bought, and it is what makes clients keep coming back with new people, and others in the business look up to and consult Mike on the diciest issues. He is one of the foremost authorities on anything diamond, a man who believes in guiding people and protecting them from scams.

Posted in: Celebrity,Family & Parenting,Lifestyle,Retail,Shopping & Deal

Fashion House Survives Covid and a Dream Becomes Reality

On July 1st 2020, Zoonek Fashion House  burst at the seams during the Covid and was officially added to the Flying Solo roster in SoHo NYC. Geoffrey Owens, creator of Zooonek, impressed Flying Solo during Paris Fashion week when Geoff and his team were decked out in Zooonek T-shirts. Flying Solo was curious and later reached out inquiring about a Zooonek collection being included on the sales floor of their new Soho location. Zooonek was included in  their Grand Opening, This was only the beginning and  during a pandemic. Though Geoff had to temporarily close his store with an uptick in coronavirus cases, he shifted his focus to create essential goods, constructing masks for nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and essential workers 

About Zooonek

Geoffrey Owens, the founder, and designer created the brand five years ago in Virginia Beach, VA. Owens is also a barber, owner of Geboy Salon-Barber & Day Spa and a minister. Inspiration and ingenuity keeps Geoff motivated and sinuous...all through God’s grace and love. Zooonek is a unique creation based on impressions of animal prints, jungle themes and safari journeys. These journeys travel into the unknown and into the collective elements of nature.This exclusive clothing line began urban edge-streetwear and is  transitioning into classic women’s and men’s wear.

Zooonek continues to thrive during the pandemic. Recently the fashion brand was featured in Weekly Style Magazine and listed as one of the top designers to watch. Included on  the list were acclaimed designers such as Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung and Abel Honor New York. Some of Zooonek’s designs were also featured in August 2020 Harper's Bazaar China.

About Flying Solo

Flying Solo is a trendy apparel, and accessories boutique operated by a collective of local designers.   Charged  with designer boutiques, fancy chain stores and high-end art galleries; SoHo is the classed as one of the top shopping destinations and the le dernier cri lower Manhattan,  especially for out-of-towners. Known for its elegant cast-iron-facades and cobblestone streets, the neighborhood is also an atmospheric backdrop for fashionable crowds clustering at high-end restaurants and nightlife hotspots. https://flyingsolo.nyc

There is no stopping this fashion brand as Zooonek has tested the sands of time by rising to new heights even in the midst of COVID.  Zooonek is on track to becoming the next  global force in fashion.  As in states in his own words” Zooonek was fashioned especially for you… a touch of calm, soothing nature with a little bit of the wild side..”

Please follow Zooonek on Instagram @zooonekurbanedge  and on 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Zooonek1-1911490159143799/

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To the Moon and Back with Sheyene Gerardi, kicks off its first season with space, rockets and cyborgs.

The Venezuelan model and television personality is back on the TV dial in more than 100 countries. In its premiere season, the show will feature fascinating stories from Silicon Valley, including the world´s most iconic figures such as Elon Musk (SpaceX), Jeff Bezos (Blue Origin) and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook). Throughout this series, Sheyene Gerardi goes behind the scenes to uncover leading-edge technological developments taking place across the aerospace industry. ¨To the Moon and Back with Sheyene Gerardi" is available to some 600 million TV viewers globally. In the U.S., is´s available to around 45 million households in certain markets through Cable.

Sheyene Gerarardi is a model and one of Venezuela´s most beloved television icons. She beat a prediction of 3 months to live and she has been involved in many philanthropic endeavors over the course of her career. This time she addresses the issue of her social work with a mission to use visual storytelling to amplify social issues and catalize social change. "Science is inherently optimistic. I love being able to use the power of entertainment to create positive change and help audiences to take action, and digital TV allows me to do this in powerful ways.- says Sheyene.

To the Moon and Back is about Sheyene doing what she does best: communicating hopeand celebrating progress, with which she aims to educate audiences on a global level. Sheyene is also executive producing this series. 

Each segment will air Nationwide during half-hour episode to millions of television housholds distributed throughout cable television, reaching approximately 100-million subscribers via Univision, DISH Network, DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS TV, Amazon Prime and more that 600 independent rural cable systems.

 

 

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Strutting Boldly… Bold Zine Buys Strutter Magazine in Promising Acquisition

Bold Beginnings

July 27, 2020 - Beginning nearly 10 years ago, Bold Magazine, one of two crown jewel properties of Bold Holdings, LLC (formerly Bold Media, Inc.) has covered women’s sports, business, media, and fashion. Having switched solely to plus size news and information in 2014, CEO Christopher Salute showed he was ready to take the leap as a straight, white, cisgender, male in a new and highly diverse space… a leap that was not without challenges. In 2017 and 2018, Salute presented all over the country and worked with some of the nation’s leading body positivity and plus activists. Now, in 2020, Bold has expanded to own multiple magazines, a brand management company, radio shows, microblogs and more. And, he has since brought in partners and staff to continue building these magazines so that he can step back and allow strong women to continue on with the mission of fat acceptance. 

Strutter’s Evolution

Patricia DeLuca is an editor based in New York. She got her start at Time Out New York, writing the magazine's first plus-size store feature. During her career, she has helped launched lifestyle publications such as KING, Rides, and Inked Magazine. In 2015, she debuted Strutter, a website focused on plus-size news and culture. Patricia graduated from St. John's University with a degree in Journalism. Patricia DeLuca has been the owner of Strutter, a site that began as a plus sized clothing site and has evolved into a recognizable news and information site about the plus size universe. 

 

A Bold Merger

This past summer, a deal was finalized by the founder of Strutter and Bold CEO. Deluca was ecstatic at the acquisition by noting how she and Salute have looked forward to working together, “Christopher and I have been looking for a way to collaborate with each other for a while now. I admire his passion for Bold Media, and his vision to bring inclusivity to the forefront.” Deluca also confidently expressed that her publishing experience can help Bold's presence, and in turn Bold can help to bolster Strutter's presence in the plus-size community. 



For more information: 

Patricia DeLuca 

Editorial Director, Bold Holdings 

pdeluca@boldmediainc.com

www.readstrutter.com

Dr. Christopher Salute, MBA, Ph.D. 

CEO, Bold Holdings, LLC

bold@boldmediainc.com

www.boldmediainc.com 

516-697-8188

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FreedomFest to be FIRST Convention to Open in Las Vegas

June 10, 2020 (Las Vegas):  FreedomFest, billed as “the world’s largest gathering of free minds,” will hold its annual conference as scheduled on July 13-16, moving from its original venue at Paris Resort to its new home at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.  

It will be the first large, person-to-person conference in Las Vegas since the lockdown began.  

“We are determined to defend our First Amendment right as American citizens to freedom of assembly,” stated producer Mark Skousen. "We are pleased that Caesars Entertainment is hosting our conference at their premier property, Caesars Palace, and providing us the opportunity to network and socialize, as we discuss important issues regarding health, liberty and public policy.”

He added, “We expect a great turnout, despite the recent nationwide shutdown, and we are working closely with Caesars Palace to establish new protocols regarding distancing and sanitation."  

FreedomFest, now in its fourteenth year, is a popular event in Vegas, an intellectual feast held in the entertainment capital of the world. The Washington Post called it “the greatest libertarian show on earth.”  

Authors, business leaders, thought leaders, artists, professors, investment writers, and political leaders gather in Vegas every July to discuss philosophy, history, science & technology, healthy living, geo-politics, economics, religion, finance, and music and dance.  

This year’s conference will begin with an "Emergency Meeting" hosted by Steve Forbes to determine the impact of the virus scare and the shutdown on the economy, the markets, the healthcare system, the November elections, and Constitutional freedoms.  

Forbes and John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, are co-ambassadors to FreedomFest, and usually attend all 4 days.  “FreedomFest is where the best ideas and strategies are fleshed out,” Forbes has stated. “I wouldn’t miss it for the world.”   

Keynote speakers include MD and TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky, and Dave Rubin, the political talk show host and author of the bestseller, “Don’t Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Era of Unreason.”  

Past celebrity speakers have included William Shatner, George Foreman, Kevin O’Leary, George Will, Glenn Beck, Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and Representatives Justin Amash and Thomas Massie.

FreedomFest also hosted a popular debate between Steve Moore and Nobel prize economist Paul Krugman. 

Even Donald J. Trump made an appearance in 2015 that attracted a SRO crowd and major media coverage including CNN, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN.  

 FreedomFest also includes the annual Anthem Film Festival, the Pitch Tank competition of budding entrepreneurs, an exhibit hall known as “The Trade Show for Liberty,” and a 3-day investment seminar.  

FreedomFest is famous for its debates, and the most critical topic each year is formatted as a mock trial. This year the government shutdown of the economy will be prosecuted. Was the shutdown a justified reaction to the health risk, or an overreach of staggering proportions? After vigorous examination and cross-examination of the expert witnesses, the jury will decide. 

Other concerned speakers include Steve Moore, Tom Woods, Grover Norquist, Barbara Kolm, Charles Murray, Wayne Allyn Root, John Fund, Jennifer Grossman, Wolf von Laer, Michael Shermer, Lord Matt Ridley, Nick Gillespie, Matt & Terry Kibbe, Ken & Li Schoolland, and TK Coleman. 

Salem Eagle Publishing will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of producer Mark Skousen’s investment newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, with financial experts Alex Green, Doug Casey, Rob Arnott, Louis Navellier, Hilary Kramer, Peter Schiff, Jim Woods, and others.  (See more under "speakers" at www.freedomfest.com).  

Tech guru George Gilder, who is 80 years old, is coming.  "I wouldn't miss it!"  

FreedomFest is supported by many free-market think tanks and freedom organizations, including Reason, Americans for Prosperity, Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), Young Americans for Liberty, Americans for Tax Reform, Free the People, America’s Future Foundation, Young Voices, Turning Point USA, FreedomWorks, The Atlas Society, and the Ayn Rand Institute.  

For more information, go to www.freedomfest.com.  To arrange interviews, contact Valerie Durham, Executive Director, 855-850-3733 ext 101 or vdurham@freedomfest.com.

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Caesars Palace Las Vegas Reopening with a Tribute to Freedom

July 10, 2020 (Las Vegas) -- The tenth annual Anthem Film Festival moves from the Paris Casino to Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, this July 13-16. The film festival, part of the Libertarian themed FreedomFest conference, features a wide variety of films, both fictional and documentaries, exploring issues around social and political liberty.

FreedomFest founder and producer Mark Skousen explained the move: “The folks at Caesars are so excited about our plans to move ahead with FreedomFest that they upgraded us to their premier property.” Caesars, which reopened in June, plans to continue with social distancing and other COVID oriented precautions to maintain the safety of attendees.

The Anthem Film Festival will screen in Caesars’ Milano Ballroom/Theater and will feature over 25 films during its four-day run. The festival will include narratives, comedies, and documentaries from around the world with a special section devoted to movies made by Iranian filmmakers.

Anthem director Jo Ann Skousen spoke about the special emphasis on Iranian films. “A few years ago Iranian filmmakers discovered our focus on libertarian issues and began sending their works to us. Probably a third of our submissions are from the Middle East now. I feel privileged that they trust us with their message and know that we will take good care of their films.”

She also noted that there was an advantage to being part of the larger FreedomFest event. “FreedomFest provides us with a ready audience of eager viewers as well as renowned speakers to fill our post-screening panels.” 

Features of particular relevance to today’s world include Miss Virginia and Rush to Judgement.

Miss Virginia, stars Emmy® winner Uzo Aduba as a single mother who fights to save her fifteen-year-old son from the rough streets of Washington, DC. She discovers she must also battle a corrupt power structure that doesn’t want change. The film features Vanessa Williams and Matthew Modine.

On the documentary side, Rush to Judgement explores the people and issues surrounding the viral video of an encounter between a young tourist and a drum beating Native American at the Lincoln Memorial. The film includes an exclusive interview with Nick Sandmann, “the boy in the MAGA hat.”

Skousen emphasized the importance of short films that illuminate subjects from the current struggle in Hong Kong, homelessness, and World War II internment camps. Several comedies and Sci-Fi tales also made it into the program to lighten the mood. “Shorts are hot at Anthem,” she said. “Unlike other festivals where short films are screened in a pack at a distant theater, we showcase our short docs and short narratives with post-screening panels and discussions.”

Skousen also noted that this is an opportunity to enjoy the full theater experience after three months of sheltering at home. “If you’re like me,” she said, “you’ve missed sitting in a darkened theater, munching on popcorn, and entering a world and a story created by the director.” 

Find tickets and passes for Anthem Film Festival online at https://anthemfilmfestival.com/tickets/ or in person at FreedomFest from the ticket office across the hall from the Milano Ballroom at Caesars Palace. For information about FreedomFest check https://www.freedomfest.com/.

For further information contact: JoAnn Skousen, 407-620-9025, jaskousen@freedomfest.com.

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Famous European Model Joanna Borov Is All Set To Rock The Modeling World With Her Work And Upcoming Projects

Joanna Borov, the international model with a string of achievements to her name has revealed details about her important upcoming work that’s sure to catapult her into the big league of modeling. Joanna was born in Poland in a traditional and loving family but has studied and worked in various countries over the years.

Joanna  worked with Indian designers 

Joanna started her career by working as a model in Europe but various and exciting projects took her to other parts of the world. She established her position in the modeling world while living and studying in London and traveling to France and Italy on a regular basis. Her career prospects speeded up after she won the Miss Motors Formula 1 in 2018 as it was a prestigious award and provided her the exposure she wanted in Europe. 

The model has spend significant  amount of time in Asia while working and also represented her country in World Beauty Queen pageant in Korea in 2018. 

She quickly adapted to the new work and weather conditions which were completely different than in the United Kingdom, France or Italy. Designers and brands love to work with her as she is not only focused on doing her best but she’s also a very friendly and positive person.

Pia Bolte top designer from Germany loved working with Joanna, photo Dan Kennedy

Joanna has worked in South America and spent a lot of time in Argentina, one of her favorite countries. 

“Argentina has a special place in my heart! I fell in love with the country and its super friendly people. I recently started to learn Spanish and I hope to come back and do some more work in South America. I’m grateful for the opportunities that allowed me to travel and spend some time in such a beautiful places”, she adds. 

 Joanna's work in Argentina by photographer Hector Salta, production Ruben Gurnier 

Joanna participated in major events such as London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, Monaco Summer Fashion Show, and numerous beauty pageants.

The most significant awards she has won are still  World Beauty Queen Poland 2018 and Miss Motors Formula 1, which led to her being profiled in 32 magazines worldwide and 15 TV stations including ITV, BBC, and CNN. 

She  was also chosen as a judge for the Miss Film Festival International 2019 Argentina beauty pageant because of her string of achievements in various beauty contests. This also established her status as one of the top models.

Joanna describes her nomination as a judge in a major beauty pageant as a watershed career moment.

Joanna Borov backstage of Miss Film Festival with Miss Argentina Claudia Barrionuevo and models coach Pako Lozada 

According to Joanna, she is now focused on making her American dream come true. To make that happen, she has signed with LATM, a talent management company focused on representing talented professionals across the globe in major cities.  LATM is aimed at marketing Joanna in major U.S. cities including New York and Miami.

Joanna giving autographs to her fans

Joanna is excited to take part in prestigious events such as New York Fashion Week and Miami Swim Week  next year and also campaigns with different fashion and lifestyle brands like Poly & Bark and Milano Collection Wigs.

In addition to Joanna’s passion for traveling, she is  also a  huge lover of art. She graduated from University of the Arts London and was involved as a model in many art projects including one involving a famous English artist Paul Robinson. He created a painting featuring Joanna which is now up for sale at the famous Saatchi Gallery. 

Joanna says she was hugely inspired by her parents as they were very hard working. She also gets inspired by people who want to bring a positive change to the world as she also  devotes a lot of her time to charity.

Joanna lives a very healthy lifestyle .  She loves to share articles and videos with her fans and followers through her blog.

Joanna is also an animal lover who recently adopted an abandoned dog  and is involved in charity for animals.   

Joanna enjoys charity work with dogs 

For more information about Joanna and her achievements, you may visit her website      http://www.joannaborov.com/ and instagram account www.instagram.com/joannaborov. If you want to contact Joanna for any modeling/charity or other assignment, you can email her in media contact data.

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“#BURNITDOWN” Campaign, BURNOUT coming soon. Cleanse the Toxicity.

COLUMBUS, OH — As we continue to mature mentally and physically, it’s no secret that we begin to learn more about ourselves. Reflecting on our life choices becomes imminent and getting rid of patterns and mindsets that no longer serve us becomes crucial. Burning down our traumas, fears, and distractions becomes the next frontier.

it’s (i) aggressively reminds us of these truths in their new single “BURNOUT” which releases May 28th. They seek to inspire all with the power of spirituality, togetherness, and lightheartedness. Up until the release, the band started a consistent regiment of fasting, physical activity, and meditation. “One of the most unique acts in the whole country” (Chase Irwin) are now less than 10 days away from releasing their first music video of the year produced by Solitude Studios, Nightroadstudio, & directed by it’s (i) .

Jordan Johnson aka Bone Globe (producer/keyboardist/director) & Isaiah Boyd aka Unknown (rapper/singer/producer/engineer/festival entrepreneur) come together as it’s (i) to express high energy performances backed by Columbus music outlets such as Cloud City (Co owned by Isaiah Boyd), Matter (Isaiah is a Executive Producer with this company), & Tuned Up Magazine (just a few examples). Isaiah and Jordan have involved the city of Columbus by engaging local graphic designers, photographers, videographers, activists, and other musicians to cultivate the aforementioned single and upcoming album, “EGO II: Reflection”.

The duo ditch luxury cars in favor of electric scooters in their new music video.

This upcoming record lays the groundwork for a narrative the band is building called “The Story of Unknown”. The primary entity Unknown, loosely based on the band’s cofounder Isaiah, comes to Earth from a foreign plane, and is guided by the entity BETA to train his mind and body. In doing so, he ascends from his primal self “id” up to ego, superego, and eventually sits on the brink of being one with God. The story is meant to inspire society to continue to evolve our levels of self awareness, sparking social, economic, political, and environmental justice.

The story also serves to empower traumatized youth to heal and uncover their full potential. Coined by fans as “Galactic Pop”, it’s (i) want to redefine the hip hop genre. In doing so, they hope to inspire others to think independently and outside the box. In doing so, we can all start a healthy journey to healing and self-betterment.

About us:

We wish to inspire all to think openly and courageously. We value living in our own truths and self-expression. Further, we want to change the status quo of hip-hop. We want to highlight staying informed about government, healthcare, technology, and society above overindulging in luxuries, parties, and other things that don’t actually benefit people long term. Staying active in our communities over self-destructive actions will need to be the new wave if any major change is going to happen in the modern day.

An it’s (i) show typically incorporates different mediums of self expression into the events. This includes but is not limited to film, fashion, meditation, and energy healing. In doing this, we involve and promote members of the community with varying forms of expertise and build the artistic heartbeat of central Ohio. We consider our genre to be “galactic pop” - a blend of hip-hop and different genres including EDM, Pop, Rock, Alternative, Jazz, and more. We choose to incorporate different sounds into our music not just for the sake of it, but to fully embody the value of creating freely and not being shelved into one genre. We believe appealing to a demographic is more important than sticking to one sound.

it’s (i) was created by Isaiah Boyd(rapper, singer, producer, dancer) and Jordan Johnson(keyboardist, producer, creative direction) and they’ve partnered with other musicians/artists to add to the live experience. Others on our team include Armaun Payne(graphic video producer), Jason Harvell(filmmaker, director, & illustrator), DJ NuEarth Cassandra Young(project manager, dj), & Robbie Ohio (photographer, rapper)

Captured by Robbie Ohio

For booking, interviews, or other inquiries email: info@itsi.life

it’s (i) is on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music

 

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Hot New Artist From Ann Arbor Michigan

Artist "PROL'E" Drops A Really Hot Song !!!

Single “BLACK DUCK” : 

https://songwhip.com/song/prole/black-duck

BIOGRAPHY: Midwest HIP-HOP artist from Ann Arbor, Michigan goes by the name of "PROL'E". Artist "PROL'E" was born "Anthony Thompson" in Detroit, Michigan on the 13th of October, 1993. Music came naturally for "PROL'E", being blessed to have a mother who could sing and has an ear for music. Also a distant father who was known by not only local but "nationally known" rappers as well, for his good rapping and lyrics. "PROL'E" began seeking to start his career young. Pursuing the musical dream.
After trial and errors from failed record deals and broken relationships with past connections, "PROL'E" began taking his career into his own hands. "Ann Arbor" artsist "PROL'E" released a single called "ANN ARBOR" ( prod. By sneak beatz ), that started to get him some real buzz through out the city. He them signed a (W.W) distribution deal with a music distribution company (YVE). Soon after released 3-5 albums through that specific distribution company, before he decided to start releasing music on his own. "PROL'E" contributed to his first release on his own in 2016 with his single " DRILL 'EM ".

"PROL'E" not only produces, writes , records and masters his own music. He now plans, manages , markets , distributes and sales his own music with help from his wife and close friends. 

- prol'e

MUSIC / SOCIAL NETWORK LINKS:

         - SPOTIFY :https://open.spotify.com/artist/63rN9hFimQ3auk9Usj4qZ7

        - PANDORA : "prol'e" ( the profile with over 100 listeners ) 

        - ITUNES : https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/prole/360421582

        - BANDCAMP : https://improle.bandcamp.com/

        - SOUNDCLOUD : www.soundcloud.com/therealprole 

        - FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com/improle

        - TWITTER : www.twitter.com/itsprole

  ( THESE ARE A SPREAD OF A COUPLE TOP LINKS )

 " Artists and musician,  PROL'E,"

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Pop Singer Katie Belle Releases Her Latest Single ‘Love Someone’

Katie Belle, an American singer and songwriter has released her latest studio effort, ‘Love Someone’ this past Friday. The new single from the Atlanta, GA based singer is now on Spotify and all digital music platforms. 

“I am happy to announce that my latest single ‘Love Someone’ has been released,” says Katie Belle. My fans were ready for my first release of 2020! You can listen to my romantic track, on Spotify,  Apple Music, Youtube Topic right now! We have already shot the music video and plan to release this in the next couple of weeks.”

‘Love Someone’ is about being in a relationship where everything starts off magical. As the first specks of doubt appear, a couple ponders whether they should continue or break up. In a real relationship where couples hit such obstacles; sometimes they do break up. When it becomes obvious that being apart doesn’t feel right, they end up back together! This is real life and that’s what ‘Love Someone’ expresses with tender vocals floating over the music compostion. 

Music Link:

https://open.spotify.com/track/2zAdQrq9tcZk58I5vCNJIc?si=-QfE-0YdQtGuUWeG8sK_kQ 

https://soundcloud.com/iamkatiebelle/love-someone-by-katie-belle

Katie music has been influenced by her hometown and the music she heard as she was growing up.  She will tell you she is “a city girl with a country heart.” Music is always playing at her house. Her playlists include classic rock, country, jazz and adult contemporary music. Her growing popularity is often attributed by her fans to her raspy, sultry, clear, and energetic vocals. 

Katie has developed strong songwriting skills over her seven years in the industry. She originally started off in Country music. As her artist development and songwriting evolved Katie’s newer music has taken on a contemporary pop sound. Her single ‘Out Tonight’, released May 2019 is an electro-pop anthem with a melody and mood of pure summer essence. It received some amazing reviews from her fans and music lovers. The song has remained rock steady in ratings with streams exceeding 680k.

Katie has other popular releases from 2018-19 which include American Wild, Promises,  WAS, Down For You, and a handful of cover songs. All of these titles can be found on all digital streaming services. 

Interacting with her steady fan-base on social pages (Instagram/Facebook/Twitter are her favorites ) she posts funny and interesting aspects of her life including the things she does with her music! The multifaceted artist is also a model and has been featured on leading fashion runways and lifestyle magazines. She has landed some acting gigs as well. Last fall she traveled to LA to shoot a commercial for the wildly popular pizza chain, “Ameci’s”.  Katie is an avid traveler and shares her travel adventures with her fans through her blogs. You also may remember Katie and her “Gold Ticket” audition for American Idol’s Hollywood week when Luke Bryan literally fall out of his chair onto the floor with her rendition of “Golden Slumbers”. She got her gold ticket!!!

Fans can listen to Katie Belle’s ‘Love Someone’ on Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital channels online. Music lovers who love her style can click on her official website http://www.officialkatiebelle.com for photos, merchandise and social links.

‘Love Someone’ released just a week ago has already attracted positive reviews; here are a couple of them: 

“With the release of her new single titled “Love Someone”, Belle is back at it again with another hit track. Music fans of the genre are sure to love this song and is one that will surely be added to playlists for listeners to repeat the track over and over again. It is highly recommended for music lovers to give Katie Belle a listen with not only her new single, “Love Someone”, but also to give attention to her past work with other fantastic songs.” - Branden Leavell, Flyah Music Magazine. 

“The latest track is titled “Love Someone,” and it stands out as one of Katie’s most earnest and appealing songs to date. This song has a very special attitude, combining genres as diverse as pop and R&B. The resulting sound is personal and direct, but also incredibly powerful and appealing, reaching out to a broader audience.”  - ArtistRack

To know more about Katie Belle, please visit:

https://instagram.com/officialkatiebelle?igshid=1f70io6w6791f

https://www.facebook.com/katiebelleofficial/

https://twitter.com/KatieBelleGA

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Actor ARIEL ELIAZ Emerges in Universal Pictures Provocative Thriller ‘THE HUNT’ Premiering in Theaters on March 13, 2020

NEW YORK – Actor Ariel Eliaz emerges in the provocative satirical thriller THE HUNT, releasing in theaters nationwide from Universal Pictures on Friday, March 13th. Eliaz joins the project from Jason Blum (Get Out, The Purge) and Damon Lindelof (Watchmen, Lost), alongside a stellar cast that includes Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz and Emma Roberts.

(photo: Actor Ariel Eliaz emerges in new Universal Pictures thriller 'THE HUNT' releasing in US theaters nationwide on March 13, 2020)

Directed by Craig Zobel (The Leftovers), THE HUNT centers around 12 strangers who wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are or how they got there, but soon discover they’re being hunted down in a game devised by a group of elites. This sport gets derailed when one of the hunted (Gilpin), turns the tables and starts killing the hunters one by one. Gilpin runs into Eliaz along her vengeful journey.

Loosely based on the 1924 short story, The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell, THE HUNT is written by Lindelof and Nick Cuse (Watchman) and produced by Blum under his Blumhouse Productions banner.

Eliaz is excited to be part of this though-provoking film, “I thought it was a great satirical story to reflect on how divided we currently are. It’s a movie that definitely delivers a jolt, while still masterfully telling a high energy and entertaining story.”

Audiences will recognize Eliaz from his recurring role as Lior on the hit FX series, SNOWFALL, created by John Singleton. Introduced during Season 3, Lior is the trusted bodyguard for prominent gangster Avi Drexler (Alon Aboutboul). Eliaz will appear in the upcoming fourth season set for release in 2020.

Eliaz has built a solid reputation for his talents appearing in numerous TV shows, including The Deuce, The Haves and the Have Nots, MacGyver, Pose, Bull, Homeland, Gotham, Bluebloods among others. His credits also include over 30 independent films with a Best Actor win at NYC Indie Film Awards for his portrayal of The Devil in Whisky Sour. On stage, Eliaz has proven a powerhouse, receiving Best of Festival for Boiled Alive! at The Player’s Theatre in New York; and the Theatre Association of NY State (TANYS) Excellence Award for his portrayal of The Cat in Seussical the Musical.

Eliaz has become a force behind the scenes as a director, producer and creator. He teamed-up with rising director Jessica Siqueiros to establish Viscera Productions, which focuses on creating socially conscious films. Their comedy short, Pozole, won the 2019 Cinequest Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short Film and qualified for the Academy Awards.  

Eliaz also recognized that others need a helping hand, so he founded the non-profit The Cardium Project, assisting artists from low-income backgrounds get a foot hold with their acting careers. In addition, he works with kids that are locked-up at Juvenile Prisons, teaching them acting skills and creating film projects.

Eliaz is represented by Cristy Beasley at S+C Management.

For more about ARIEL ELIAZ visit: arieleliaz.com

(photo: actor Ariel Eliaz)

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Actor ASH THAPLIYAL Takes-Off Alongside Allison Janney and Viola Davis in New Amazon Original Dramedy Film ‘TROOP ZERO’

LOS ANGELES – Rising actor Ash Thapliyal is taking-off as NASA scientist Dr. Persad alongside Allison Janney, Viola Davis, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Epps and young actress Mckenna Grace in the new dramedy feature film, TROOP ZERO, premiering on Amazon Prime on January 17, 2020.

The feel-good family film comes from UK directing duo Bert & Bertie (Dance Camp) and writer Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild), and made its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

Set in rural 1977 Georgia, TROOP ZERO follows a misfit girl, who dreams of life in outer space. When a national competition offers her a chance at her dream, to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime and beyond. Thapliyal steps into the storyline as Dr. Persad, the NASA scientist assigned to travel the world curating the Golden Record.

Thapliyal was thrilled at the opportunity to play Dr. Persad, adding “The character originally had a different more American sounding name, so I assumed there was a low chance that a NASA scientist of the 70’s would be shown as an Indian. I was pleasantly surprised when I was cast, but really appreciated the directors Bert and Bertie’s willingness to think outside the box.”

TROOP ZERO first made its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and then went on to screen at several other prestigious festivals, including the Seattle International Film Festival and AFI Fest.

Originally from Mumbai, India, and now based in Houston, Texas, Thapliyal has been building a solid reputation on the indie film scene and beyond. Educated in Engineering and working in the technical field, it was just over 5 years ago that Thapliyal was looking for a major life change. At first, he turned to singing, performing as part of an Indian band for two years. Then, he went on to become a local radio presenter, while also training to be an actor. He eventually made the decision to pursue it professionally and, since then, has worked on numerous indie projects with some of the biggest names in entertainment. His most recent credits include the action-drama AmeriGeddon, the horror tale The Devil’s Candy, the family comedy A Curry on an American Plate, and an appearance on the CBS hit series NCIS: New Orleans.

Up next, Thapliyal will appear as the President of India in Melissa McCarthy’s new comedy thriller, Superintelligence, directed by Ben Falcone and debuting on the new HBO Max platform in 2020.

Fans can follow ASH THAPLIYAL on Instagram @ashthapliyal.actor

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The Female Media Mogul Behind the Exposure Brand: Launches a Smart TV Streaming App

December 16, 2019 Milwaukee, Wisconsin- Tam Lawrence, the founder of Exposure On Demand TV distribution network streaming on smart TV devices; currently on ROKU, and Amazon Fire Stick. Lawrence, has always been interested in streaming positive media for over a decade.

The owner of an avid sister media platform, Exposure Magazine. The savvy and charismatic media mogul Lawrence, who founded Exposure Magazine in 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia, she was always struck by the disconnection between how adept her generation was at understanding the importance of media and how little they knew about how to gain exposure pitching media networks.

Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba3WWAn2iWA

The problem, Lawrence thought, was especially acute across small businesses, where most small business owners are not introduced to media when opening their businesses — if they’re able to get those connection or access at all.

Exposure On Demand TV distribution network is her attempt to change that.

The company’s initial product is a programming learning platform for students. It uses family friendly programming as a traditional standard for content and through augmented reality cooking shows, authors reading, tutors teaching, experts educating, motivational speakers inspiring, and news shows making folks aware and political sitcoms breaking cycles of oppression. However, for the sake of entertainment there will be a number of celebrity red carpet affairs, award shows, NBA All Star and NFL Draft moment as Exposure On Demand TV takes you behind the scenes.

Exposure On Demand TV launched a mere five months ago and already has 6,000 users on its app. In American and Canada, it has grown through its partnership with the content creatives, networks, and entertainment companies.

The company has also scored early partnerships with national celebrities to attract kids to the platform. Exposure On Demand TV, uses TIC TOK, Facebook, IG, LinkedIn, YouNow, and Periscope to highlight and promote the network. Along with, Exposure Magazine its media partner with over 87,409+ subscribers and 2.5 million web viewers an embedding of the Exposure On Demand TV linear channel plays 24/7 on the magazine’s website.

It’s an indicator of how Exposure On Demand TV expects to make money. Lawrence says that sponsorships, brand partnerships, and advertisement opportunities will exist for companies that want to advertise in the app. And, there’s an opportunity for in-app channel purchases, she says.

“I am just excited to be able to offer content creatives a community that is welcoming and most importantly offering them a living wage. I Uber-ed the streaming business, so anyone with a cell phone capable of capturing content at a 1080 HD or 4K specification could earn ad revenue streams,” says Lawrence

The merchandising component also informs the company’s move to develop an augmented reality application as well, which the company developed after seeing the success of Netflix.
“We thought it would be a very cool thing to integrate the education system with the Tutoring Channel for Students,” says Lawrence

The Tutor TV in the app is designed to encourage users to roam free in the environment once in the app students can find tutors FREELY and on demand; whenever need be students are welcomed to learn at will. The tutors are rewarded with sponsorships, ad revenue and brand management.

Going forward, Lawrence envisions a fully realized community and storytelling platform that includes tech, experiential marketing series, podcasting live, small business storytelling, book author read alongs for children and adults, conversation series, fireside expert chats, live streaming conferences, -enabled creative content generate the content streaming on Exposure On Demand TV https://www.exposureondemand.tv

“One of the things that makes us different is that education and positive diversified content streaming has been overlooked and we’re making moves that are relevant to content creatives around the world,” says Lawrence.

To date, the company has raised a small, pre-seed investment from Aart & Kingsley LLC, after participating in the impact investor’s two-year streaming accelerator program and is currently in the process of raising its seed round, with an eye toward expanding the marketing and development of the app across all smart TV devices.

Press Release:
Aart & Kingsley LLC
Media Person: Jason Campbell
Contact: Newsdesk@rlassc.com
Phone Number: (414) 533-7239

Website
https://www.exposure-magazine.com

https://www.exposureondemand.tv

https://www.aartkingsleyllc.com

https://www.blackmediaconference.com

 

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The “Creativity is a Culture,” campaign seeks to create a living wage for content creatives: diversity and economic inclusion

Milwaukee, Wisconsin— December 16, 2019Aart & Kingsley a public and media relations agency announced its economic and diversity inclusion initiative after attaining a smart TV streaming network, Exposure On Demand TV streaming on several platforms such as ROKU, Amazon Fire Stick, iOS, Android, Google Chrome-Cast, Apple TV, Samsung TV and on the web at https://www.exposureondemand.tv the APP is currently available on ROKU and Amazon Fire Stick devices - the other platforms will launch in January 2020. Aart & Kingsley since 2012 has published a digital and print publication called, Exposure Magazine; over the past several years the publication has earned the trust of 87,409+ subscribers and 2.5 million online viewers.

“Apparently if you consider, the amplifying number of content creators on YouTube it’s pretty obvious we have an enormous number of content creatives who desire to produce content. Needless to say, content creatives are searching for ways to discover how they can make a living wage. As a result, a vast number of content creatives have been forced to close their creative studios, ultimately deferring their dreams. Although, finding a day job is not a bad thing, it does not negate [the rule of metaphysics] in which innately creatives are purposeful, and their ability be creative is evolutionary. The “Creativity is a Culture,” initiative has creatives around the world subscribing, we are projected to reach over 19,000 applicant before the end of 2019; merging onto both platforms Exposure On Demand TV-  for its [shared ad-revenues] and for those who desire to publish their own magazine, Exposure Magazine offers licensing options, said Tam Lawrence, Founder at Exposure On Demand TV & Exposure Magazine

Positive Customer Impact

Many creatives have already benefited from hosting their content on Exposure on Demand TV streaming into over 60 million households.  In January 2020, EXPOSURE ON DEMAND TV App will be finalizing its merger with eZWay Network adding on an additional 150+ channels broadening Exposure on Demand TV reach into over 600+million household earning on an average six figures. In addition, Exposure Magazine has signed with several publishers Melissa Ambers launching Exposure Business Magazine, Cedric Nettle launching Exposure Entertainment Magazine, Stacy King-Chaney launching Exposure Gospel Magazine and to come are Exposure Travel Magazine, Exposure Authors Magazine, Exposure Foodie Magazine, Exposure Fashion Magazine and newly released Exposure Men Magazine.

Exposure Magazine’s shared publishing initiative will enable licensed publishers to benefit from leveraging magazine’s current readership, brand partnerships, media sponsorships, awards, social media presences, and attendance at high profile events.

“As a new publisher licensing Exposure Magazine’s brand has been the missing piece to my business. I’ve enjoyed pitching my entertainment magazine for media coverage during film festivals, entertainment award shows and so forth,” said Cedric Nettles, Publisher of Exposure Entertainment Magazine.

 

There is still room for more creatives to participate in streaming their video content on Exposure on Demand TV distribution network. The “Creativity is a Culture,” initiative has retained non-exclusive programming with “Take It to the Stage,” produced by LG Media Group, “Laugh Trac,” produced by Vallee Blanc, “Behind the Scene,” produced by Melissa Ambers, “Let’s Kick it with The Jones Family,” produced by the Jones Family  and more will be announced in 2020. is an update driven by customer feedback and is part of Company Name’s commitment to deliver the latest product updates in one convenient installation. There is still room for more creatives to participate in streaming their video content on Exposure on Demand TV distribution network. The “Creativity is a Culture,” initiative has retained non-exclusive programming with “Take It to the Stage,” produced by LG Media Group, “Laugh Trac,” produced by Vallee Blanc, “Behind the Scene,” produced by Melissa Ambers, “Let’s Kick it with The Jones Family,” produced by the Jones Family  and more will be announced in 2020.  

For more information, press only:

PR Contact Name Tam Lawrence

Phone number (414) 533.7239

Email TL@RLASSC.COM

Website https://www.exposure-magazine.com https://www.exposureondemand.tv

 

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“Behind The Scenes” With Laurence Fishburne Examines Hydroponic Systems to Combat World Hunger

After making his television debut in 1973 in the ABC soap opera “One Life to Live,” Laurence Fishburne slowly rose to fame as he delivered impressive performances throughout the years. While known for his acting chops, Laurence Fishburne is also the host of the educational TV segment, “Behind The Scenes” with Laurence Fishburne. The program covers a wide array of subjects, from advancements in the medical field to technology developments. Experts will analyze hydroponic systems used to fight against world hunger in a new episode coming to “Behind The Scenes.”

Currently, there is a food shortage problem throughout the world. Now more than ever is there an awareness of the areas of the globe where food shortages are a huge problem thanks to the growing use of technology. From people overseas to people living down the street, hunger is an issue. Presently, 1 in 7 people are not receiving adequate nutrition. As the population grows, scientists anticipate the food shortage issue to only expand in time. Solving world hunger is not a new crisis. However, scientists are finding ways to harness technology to help alleviate this problem.

A proposed solution is the use of hydroponic systems. Hydroponic gardening yields more exceptional crops while lessening the requirements of the typical resources used in plants grown from soil. Also, this form of producing consumable goods does not need the usual land space that is necessary for traditional gardening. Lastly, this form of gardening can be of use globally despite differing climate conditions, which previously would have been a problem. Field experts will further explore these hydroponic systems in an upcoming episode of “Behind The Scenes” with Laurence Fishburne.

Carefully reviewed before broadcast, “Behind The Scenes” with Laurence Fishburne is an award-winning educational TV program.

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USA Audiences Love James Pratt

Australian Auctioneer Of The Year and Television Personality, James Pratt was a big hit with USA audiences when he recently appeared on the popular Texas podcast, Opinions and Beer.

During the podcast Pratt spoke on his success in auctioneering and acting and in particular his new upcoming film Malibu Crush, which he says is a passion project for him. "It’s crucial for people to make the most of what you have now and not procrastinate waiting for the perfect time. Something he says has helped with his auctioneering and acting success.

Pratt describes Malibu Crush as a throwback to the 80s and 90s comedies such as National Lampoons Vacation with Chevy Chase. In the film, Michael and Duey are two best friends from Pasadena on a hopeless quest to find a long-lost love now living in Sydney Australia. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take, he said when asked why he was making the film now.

During the podcast Pratt also spoke on the benefits of being Australian overseas and how you can get away with a lot more being Australian, especially if you get into some trouble. When told by host of Opinions and Beer, Adam Lee Morgan that he was only the second Australian to appear on the Texas-based show, Pratt joked, I think there is a gap sometimes when you say you’re from Australia and in another country, he said laughing, despite the fact we have 70 story skyscrapers and very modern tech cities, people overseas often think we ride Kangaroo’s to the airport and wrestle crocodiles, when they ask me about this, I tell them, "yes, I do, in return, you feed the Kangaroo for taking you to the airport.

Adam joked it’s similar being from Texas sometimes when I mention I'm from Texas people still feel it’s cowboys, beer and guns and this lawless place. 

Later on in the show Lee, Morgan commented on James being multi-talented, including winning ,The 2019 Australian Auctioneer Of The Year Award, he said  "In the US auctions for Real Estate is not such a common form of selling however you must be good because you got the attention of everyone here especially celebrities.  Pratt commented I'm very thankful for being able to hustle in different industries and keep on learning,

To listen to the full interview with James Pratt visit 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/james-pratt-interview-black-cat-baltic-porter/id1439934301?i=1000454435006

?https://opinionsandbeer.podbean.com/e/james-pratt-black-cat-baltic-porter/

 

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Vision Direct Offers Huge Discounts for Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019

Australia, November 20, 2019 — Only a few days left before the biggest sale of the year and Vision Direct is offering huge discounts on designer eyewear this Black Friday. Save up to 70% on selected frames and get 12% off site-wide on all eyewear products. The offer continues all weekend into Cyber Monday with additional offers the following week, such as 50% off on mirrored lenses and blue block lenses, to name just a few.

Save the date(s) from November 29th until December 6th to find fantastic deals on more than 200 designer brands, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Versace, LMNT, Tom Ford, Gucci and many more.  

Vision Direct’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale include these amazing discounts:

  • Up to 70% off on selected designer eyewear.
  • Save 12% site-wide on all eyewear products (not including contact lenses) with the code: BF12OFFC
  • 50% off on Blue Block Lenses, Polarized Lenses and Mirrored Lenses with the following codes: BLUEBLOCK50C, POLARIZED50C and MIRRORED50C 
  • 20% off on Arise HD Summit Lenses with the code: ARISEHD20C
  • 10% off on all our ski goggles with the code: SKIGOGGLES10C

Find out more about the best eyewear products and deals at Vision Direct this Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

All orders come with additional:

  • Free shipping
  • Free returns within 100 days
  • No minimum order value
  • Exclusive 24-month warranty

Don’t waste time standing in line. Vision Direct takes your online shopping experience to another level with the latest eyewear technology : 

  • With the 3D Virtual Try-On, you can try on your eyewear before buying it.  
  • Not sure what your prescription is? No problem! Vision Direct’s cutting edge Lens Scanner App - the first of its kind available in Australia - allows users who already have prescription eyeglasses to extract their prescription directly from their phone, anywhere and anytime. 

Whether you are buying the perfect Christmas gift, or simply treating yourself to some stylish new frames for the new year, with Vision Direct’s Black Friday and Cyber Week Deals, you are sure to find the perfect pair for you! 

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James Pratt Crowned Best in Australia

The 7th Annual Australian Real Estate Business Awards saw James Pratt win the highly prestigious, Best Auctioneer in Australia Award, The REB Awards are known as the Oscars of Real Estate within Australia and Asia, and the star-studded event attracted a sell-out of over 3000 of Australia’s best in Real Estate, Business and Entertainment.

During the ceremony held at the Star Casino Grand Ballroom in Sydney, Host, and MC of the night,  actor” Stephen Curry, announced the winner of the prestigious award by saying, This award represents the thoroughbreds of the industry. The auctioneer of the year award has always been a highly coveted award and put a spotlight on the very best with the nominations coming from across Australia. “I want to thank my team, without them I don’t deserve this award, Pratt said when accepting his award on stage. Pratt was also a finalist for the best digital presence in 2019.

Top ranked luxury broker Tanya Stawski from Sotheby’s realty in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles said, James’s reputation on the world stage is phenomenal, he really deserves this award.

Other highlights on the night included mega-franchise group Ray White taking out the award for number one network and Natalie South taking out BDM of the year.
For Pratt, his career and popularity internationally continues to skyrocket, already highly in demand by celebrity clients and the luxury elite, this award was another reminder of his skillset and hard work.

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Introducing Verita Amare Et – A Super Star of Contemporary Art

Fine Art Shippers, an international logistics company specializing in shipping art and antiques, is delighted to introduce Verita Amare Et, an undeniable star of contemporary art, who has achieved impressive results in many different areas. Verita Amare Et is a sculptor, painter, couturier, designer, biochemist, writer, singer, actress, and simply beautiful young lady proudly holding the titles of “Mrs. Russia” and “Mrs. Montenegro.” At Fine Art Shippers, we are happy to have met this amazing person and incredibly proud to share her work with the world.

With a wide network of representative offices and partners worldwide, Fine Art Shippers has a unique opportunity to work with many international artists based in different parts of the globe. We ship fine art and antiques, help organize exhibitions, install artworks of any kind, pack and crate large collections, consolidate shipments, provide art consultations, and do many other things for our clients. Fine Art Shippers also helps talented contemporary artists, both emerging and well-established, spread their artistic vision, ideas, and art around the world. One of the most interesting and inspiring artists we have ever met is Verita Amare Et who can be rightfully called a genius of our time.

Veronika Medvedeva, or as she is known worldwide Verita Amare Et, is a multimedia artist born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia in 1987. She comes from an old noble family; many exhibits dedicated to the life of Medvedeva’s ancestors are kept in the museums all over the country. Currently, the artist is working together with the Central State Archives of St. Petersburg to restore the noble status of her family.

Verita Amare Et is a natural born artist. Her passion is sculpture. The artist creates truly impressive and inspiring sculptures, many of which are in private collections worldwide. Verita Amare Et is also a very talented painter who collaborates with different publishers, creating illustrations for the most demanding authors. Besides, she is a creator of the graphic novel “Catacula” that is both funny and philosophical.

In addition to being a sculptor and painter, Verita Amare Et is a designer of exclusive couture clothing. Her collections were shown in Moscow, Odessa, and New York where they received high recognition from fashion connoisseurs. Another interesting fact about Verita Amare Et is that she has created a unique series of flavors “Aurum” that stimulate the release of pheromones and endorphins in the body, thus enhancing the attractiveness and improving well-being and mood. Her “Terra Aurum Met” laboratory, which was founded in 2008, also creates natural healing and care products made from plant extracts.

There is a lot that can be said about Verita Amare Et. She is an incredibly gifted person who has already made so many wonderful things for the world of art and people. Moreover, each year, this amazing lady continues to push the boundaries, taking her talent to new, spectacular levels. At Fine Art Shippers, we are proud to know Verita Amare Et, and we highly recommend that you learn more about her work and story.

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Introducing Tata Khachatryan – A Rising Star of Russian Cinema

Fine Art Shippers, a professional art handling and art logistics company with offices worldwide, is delighted to draw your attention to the work of Tata Khachatryan, a rising star of Russian cinema. Tata Khachatryan is a young and very talented Russian actress who has already made impressive strides in her career. She is a theater artist, actress, performer, and opera singer whose incredible charisma and energy, both on and off the stage, are undeniable. At Fine Art Shippers, we are happy and proud to know this talented Russian lady who is destined to become a star.

Fine Art Shippers has strong relationships with Russia. Our representative offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg allow us to serve many Russian artists, galleries, museums, collectors, and various institutions, providing them with an array of fine art handling and shipping services nationally and across the globe. We love to work with talented Russian people from different areas of business, and we never miss a chance to share some great artworks by contemporary artists with the world. It is also impossible not to tell about really great Russian talents who deserve to be known on an international level. One of them is the wonderful Russian actress Tata Khachatryan.

Tata Khachatryan was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on August 2, 1994. The girl’s passion for performance and incredible talent were visible to the naked eye. At the age of four, Tata was already a student of the Lyakhovitskaya Children Music School from which she graduated with honors in 2007. The same year, Tata Khachatryan entered the Children’s Theater Studio at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov, which later moved to the St. Petersburg Theater of Musical Comedy. In 2011, Tata was already playing the lead roles in the state theaters, including in the musical “Oliver Twist” by the St. Petersburg Theater of Musical Comedy where the young talent got the part of Charlotte and later Bet, and in the opera “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” by the Mariinsky Theatre where Tata got the part of Bluebeard’s eldest daughter. The latter was directed by the artistic director of English National Opera Daniel Kramer and conducted by Valery Gergiev. However, it was only the beginning of Khachatryan’s career.

In 2012, Tata Khachatryan was invited by the famous Russian actor and director Viktor Merezhko to play one of the leading roles in his TV series “Khutoryanin.” It was not the first screen acting experience in Tata’s life, but it was the one that marked the big start of her on-screen career. Since then, the talented Russian actress has appeared in many films and TV series, including “Lancet” (2017), “Major” (2018), and “The Final Test” (2018).

In 2017, Tata Khachatryan successfully graduated from the well-known Russian University of Theater Arts. The actress is now mostly starring in films, but she continues performing in theater too. Tata is a notable representative of contemporary Russian art and cinema scene, who has aspirations to work in Europe and Hollywood. At Fine Art Shippers, we wish this amazing actress creative success and the best of luck in her career endeavors!

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Actor DAJUAN JOHNSON Soars in Season 5 of Amazon Drama “BOSCH” and Emmy Consideration for ABC's "GREY'S ANATOMY"

Actor DaJuan Johnson soars as Detective Rondell Pierce in Season 5 of Amazon’s Emmy-nominated original police drama series, BOSCH, currently available for streaming. Johnson also secures For Your Emmy® Consideration as ‘Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series’ for his heart-wrenching performance as Garrett Boland on ABC’s mega-hit, GREY’S ANATOMY.

Releasing in April, Season 5 of BOSCH is based on best-selling author Michael Connelly’s 20th book in the long-running series, Two Kinds of Truth. The storyline involves a murder case from Bosch’s past being brought into question and raising issues of police misconduct — which could endanger his entire career. All the while, resident ‘boy scout’ Detective Rondell Pierce (Johnson) gets a new partner, but learns to rely on his own merits this season. Once a newbie himself, Pierce now proves he can hold his own with the big boys.

Earlier this season, Johnson brought audiences to tears emerging in a recurring role as Garrett Boland on ABC’s long-running medical drama series, GREY’S ANATOMY. In the episode “Girlfriend in a Coma,” a distraught Garrett (Johnson) agonizes over the fate of his comatose girlfriend with the fate of their future hinged on a ventilator. As Garrett endures the mental and emotional strain of watching his love take two steps toward progress and then two steps back, that a heartbreaking decision must be made. But before they remove her ventilator and end their time together, Garrett arranges to give the love of his life her wedding under the stars.

Johnson is appreciative of the Awards consideration, but more excited that this storyline has resonated so well with audiences. Johnson adds, “I’ve wanted to be on Grey’s for a very long time for many different roles, but playing Garrett was definitely the role I was supposed to play. I’m beyond humbled that this storyline and character touched so many fans!”

Johnson has built a solid reputation and resume in the industry. Earlier this month, he received accolades for his leading role in the YouTube series, The New 30, which earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for ‘Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama’. Fans will also recognize Johnson from his recurring roles on Fox’s action-thriller 24 alongside Kiefer Sutherland and ABC’s hit medical-drama Private Practice opposite Tessa Thompson. Other notable television credits include guest starring appearances on Downward Dog, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Agent Carter, Bones, Close to Home, Criminal Minds, Lincoln Heights, CSI: NY, CSI and Scrubs among others. Johnson also gained attention as a stand-out talent in the MTV bio-pic Pedro, co-starring as Sean Sasser, the supportive boyfriend to AIDS activist Pedro Zamora, who was the first HIV-positive homosexual to appear in a reality show on MTV.

Growing up in Miami, Florida, Johnson realized his passion for acting at an early age while participating in local theatre productions. After receiving dual B.A. degrees in Theatre and English Literature from the University of Florida, he continued his education at Colorado State University obtaining his masters in Higher Education. With this foundation, he moved to Los Angeles where he continues to pursue one of his greatest passions - acting.

DaJuan Johnson is represented by AKA Talent Agency and Untitled Entertainment.

Watch DAJUAN JOHNSON in GREY’S ANATOMY clip: www.DaJuanJohnson.com/FYC
For more visit: DaJuanJohnson.com
And follow on Instagram: @dajuanjohnson
Twitter: @dajuanjohnson


(DaJuan Johnson guest starring on "Grey's Anatomy" / courtesy: ABC)


(DaJuan Johnson guest starring on "Grey's Anatomy" / courtesy: ABC)


(DaJuan Johnson on-set of "Bosch" / Amazon)


(DaJuan Johnson behind-the-scenes of "Bosch" / Amazon)


(actor DaJuan Johnson)

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Accomplished Actress WENDY BRAUN Returns to Netflix Comedy ‘ATYPICAL’ Season 3 and Secures For Your Emmy® Consideration

LOS ANGELES – Actress Wendy Braun reprises her recurring role as the uptight, but well-intentioned ‘Kathy’ in the all-new Season 3 of the celebrated Netflix original series, Atypical. The role has earned Braun Emmy® For Your Consideration status for ‘Outstanding Guest Actress in A Comedy Series’ with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for her work in Season 2.

Created by Robia Rashid, this coming-of-age comedy follows Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year old on the autistic spectrum who is looking for love and independence. Introduced during the first season, Kathy (Braun) is the leader of the autism parent support group and friend to Sam’s mom, Elsa (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Throughout the second season, Kathy uses her pushy but polite ways to get “something for something” when Elsa needs to find Sam a good therapist. The 10-episode Season 3 is currently shooting and the premiere date has not been announced.

Braun has been receiving raves for her work on the show, including TV.com touting “A standout among the recurring cast is Wendy Braun.”  

“I’m grateful to be part of a show that celebrates inclusion and acceptance, proves that being normal is overrated, and continues the conversation to help break any stigma around autism. It’s so much fun to continually play a character who tries so hard to keep it all together, while things around her are falling apart,” shares Braun.  


(Wendy Braun in "Atypical" / Netflix)

Braun recently wrapped a role on the upcoming second season of the YouTube original series, Liza On Demand. She was offered the role by creators Debon ah Kaplan and Harry Elfond, after working on their previous MTV comedy series, Mary + Jane.

Coming soon, Braun stars in the indie comedy feature, Donny’s Party, as the put-together, self-absorbed matriarch of a highly dysfunctional family. Braun also emerges in a pivotal role in Vital Signs, a semi-autobiographical show created and starring Dr. Dre about his road from rapper to business mogul.

Audiences have been recognizing Braun for years from her standout performances in film and television. She appeared with Ed Helms and Tracy Morgan in the indie comedy film, The Clapper; faced-off with Ellen Pompeo on ABC’s long-standing hit drama Grey’s Anatomy; took on Danny DeVito on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia; and earned laughs with Fred Armisen in IFC’s hit, Documentary Now!

Braun has racked up over 90 film, TV and theater credits, including guest-starring roles on hit shows like The Mentalist, Bones, Criminal Minds, Castle and Navy NCIS; and recurring roles on iCarly and General Hospital, which lead to a contract role in the spin-off, General Hospital: Night Shift. Braun has more than 1000 voice-over credits, including the sexy, snarky undercover agent, Gianna Parasini in the hugely popular video game series, Mass Effect; and alongside SNL alum Bobby Moynihan in Cartoon Network’s animated comedy series, We Bare Bears.

Braun is represented by BRS / Gage Talent Agency; and manager Jason Priluck at Priluck Company.

 

Watch Wendy Braun in ‘Atypical’ For Your Emmy® Consideration: wendybraun.com/fyc

Television Academy Member Viewing Platform: http://view.televisionacademy.com


(Wendy Braun in "Atypical" / Netflix)


(Wendy Braun in "Atypical" / Netflix)


(actress Wendy Braun)


(Wendy Braun on red carpet)

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New Indie Film Organization MARK IT INDIE Launches with Special Event at Hollywood’s Historic MONTALBAN THEATRE on April 29, 2019

LOS ANGELES – The new independent film organization Mark IT Indie is set to launch with a special event at the historic MONTALBAN THEATRE in Hollywood on Monday, April 29th. The evening unites a diverse cross-section of industry professionals to inform, inspire and encourage rising filmmakers to thrive at every level in their Indie career. 

The Mark IT Indie team behind this new supportive venture are actors and filmmakers Bel Deliá, Camilla Jackson and Russell Jeffrey. Together, they are on a mission to help foster connections and new collaborations for all dedicated artists and independent filmmakers seeking to propel forward and reach the next level with their creative endeavours. 

This special one-night inaugural program consists of insightful panels and one-on-one opportunities covering several key indie filmmaking areas, including: 

  • Indie Ingenuity – Addressing the challenges from budget constraints to on-set hurdles to common mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • Creating Voice – How to find your audience, sell your brand and your film in a crowded industry while staying authentic to your voice and your art.
  • Mark it, Mark it – An in-depth examination of the technical aspects of filmmaking and practical tips to apply from start to finish.
  • Creative Chameleons – Multi-talented artists share their experiences working across roles as they create their own content and navigate their own careers.

Lending their support and perspective on what it is to be Indie by participating on these panels will include leaders from BuzzFeed, Seed and Spark, Indie Rights, Etheria Film Night, the JTC list and Spotlight PR.

Panelists also include award-winning indie film directors, creators and actors, among them are: Lin Shaye (Insidious, Room for Rent), Emma Bell (The Walking Dead, Scratch), Noree Victoria (Little, NewFilmmakers LA), Christopher Soren Kelly (The Tangle, Infinity Chamber), Jessica Graham (The Tangle), and Haley Webb (Final Destination, Joyeux Noel).

“The purpose of Mark IT Indie is to bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in your own personal journey within your own unique career. We believe all you need to flourish is the seed of your creative goals and the hunger to bring them into being.” -- Mark IT Indie Team

This inaugural special event will set the tone for future Mark IT Indie programs including a full Summit in 2020. The objective is to offer an accessible, on-going forum for the advanced indie filmmaker, as well as those who may be at a pause in their career, just starting out or the actor who wants to create. 

The Mark IT Indie team each comes with breadth of knowledge and experience in the industry. Bel Delia has been a producer in film and TV for over 20 years, starting in commercial and broadcast television, and is an actress having starred in genre films, such as The Tunnel and The Tangle. Camilla Jackson has worked across multiple fields and as a journalist for Blumhouse.com and created and starred in her own Jash/Amazon series The Milli Show. Russell Jeffrey is an actor best known for his regular work with BuzzFeed among numerous film and television roles, and as one of the producers behind significant media events such as YouTube RED’s Vidcon.

Spotlight PR is proud to support Mark IT Indie in this endeavor, delivering a like-minded objective of putting the power into every artist’s hands.

Mark IT Indie at the Montalban
Date/Time: Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6:00pm

Location: Montalban Theatre (1615 Vine St. Los Angeles, 90028)
Tickets + Information visit: http://markitindie.com
Price: general / students (discount code available on website)

For more about MARK IT INDIE visit: www.markitindie.com

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Los Angeles Skid Row Artists Explore Question: What Is Your Version of Success in New Docu-Series ‘FROM BOTTOM TO TOP’

LOS ANGELES – The new documentary series, FROM BOTTOM TO TOP, brings together Skid Row artists, emerging and celebrity artists to explore: What is your version of success?

Available now on Amazon.com, Filmmakers Bel Deliá and Annalea Fiachi are on a mission to uncover the highs and lows of being an artist. The result is an 8-episode humanitarian docu-series that delivers a new form of inspiration, uncovering words of wisdom from the heart of Skid Row.

Each ‘bite-sized’ installment showcases a lively one-on-one conversation between an emerging or celebrity artist and an artist from the non-profit The People Concern’s Studio 526, an arts program in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighbourhood available to the community and those affected by homelessness — Studio 526 is rooted in the understanding that equitable access to arts and cultural spaces is a fundamental human right for all. ­­­

FROM BOTTOM TO TOP looks beyond the art that inspires you, to the artist behind it. Whether a musician from Skid Row, an art student, an acclaimed A-List actor, an emerging director or writer, the series examines what makes us tick, what makes us human and in turn what connects us all.

Some of the featured artist pairings include:

--   Actress/Director Emma Bell (Scratch, The Walking Dead, Dallas) with Musician the late Franc Foster of Franc’s Melting Pot
--   Indie folk Singer/Songwriter Sunny War with DJ “Sir Oliver”
--   Painter/Artist Linda Leigh with Actress Jaime Slater (Daredevil)
--   Actress Alyson Reed (High School Musical) with Artist Hugo Gonzalez
--   Comedian/Actress Amy Anderson with Actress/Singer Christina C. (Urban Voices Choir, LA Poverty Department Theatre Co)
--   Artist/Filmmaker Vicki Maturo with genre Director Mike Mendez (Don’t Kill It, Masters of Horror)
--   Dancer/Choreographer Essence Florie with Painter/Artist Garrison A.
-- Artist Antonio Holguin with veteran Singer/Producer/Performer dubbed ‘The Ambassador of Soul’ Ellis Hall Jr.

Deliá began developing the project in 2016 with a specific focus, explaining “The goal is to build an awareness that homelessness is not an identity, it is not who you are, who you are is a dancer, a singer, a musician, a painter, a member of the greater community. Once we can appreciate that, we can all address the crisis of homelessness together.”

Deliá and Fiachi, artists themselves, bonded over their shared love of acting and filmmaking. Passionate about the creative arts, they ran a charity penny drive together for two years consecutive, raising funds for Studio 526’s arts program then called Lamp Arts Program back in 2013 and 2014.

FROM BOTTOM TO TOP is available for streaming on Amazon.com and Amazon Prime in the U.S. and U.K. -- direct link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QG53Y5Z/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp__kklTCbDVHM960

 For more about FROM BOTTOM TO TOP visit: www.FromBottomToTop.org

 

('From Bottom to Top' - pictured: Emma Bell and Franc Foster)

('From Bottom to Top' - pictured: Sunny War and “Sir Oliver”)

('From Bottom to Top' - pictured: Linda Leigh  and Jaime Slater)

'From Bottom to Top' Filmmakers - pictured: Bel Deliá (R) and Annalea Fiachi (L)

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rawzkyrecordsent music group

 

Born and raised in the streets of Portland Oregon when gentrification did not exist, Antonio PettyJohnBlue quickly learned how to adapt as well as survive through the trenches of a hard knock life. Being born with alcohol and drug in his system, the world already deemed Mr. PettyjohnBlue a lost cause. However that did not stop him from allowing his unique lyrics and vocal skills to be heard amongst the young crowds in inner cities across the east and west coast projects. Possessing flare and finesse, Antonio has a sound like no other. A new music called (r&p) rhythm and pleasure, but as Antonio would say, “ its just raw pism.” A lyrical poet who not only has the ability to create in your face and sometimes in your bedroom melodies, and controversial as it is, Antonio’s music style is one of a kind.

Listening to legends like Michael Jackson, Prince, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, Antonio always knew that he was destined to be a superstar just like the people he aspired to one day perform with. Antonio was raised in foster care and admits although it still bothers him to this day, the hardship he experienced has made him a stronger artist. “ My mother’s side of the family is where I developed my ability to move and serenade crowds, but my father’s musical gift as a pro is where I got my soul, rhtym and funk from.”

The now midlife,midaged artist has put all his focus and drive into being the next breakout star not only in Portland, but across the world. The 31 year old conglomerate has brought together trends in people who never thought would team up. He is a current CEO of Rawzky Records and hopes to change lives of the youth around him who suffer from the effects of gang violence and lack of role models in their communities. In addition to his newly found record company, King Rawzky is also a first year student in college studying Radio Broadcasting.

Hailing from a musical background, Antonio’s mother also was a singer. His late mother who was tragically killed as a car illegally ran a stop light. had a voice that would sound a crying baby to sleep. His Father Jake the Snake Booker, is currently performing across the country showcasing his rock and soul funkadelic talents while honing his guitar entertaining packed lounges and night clubs. Antonio’s late grandfather Venerable F Booker is a legendary scholar who was one of the first black presidents of a bank he owned in Portland Oregon since the late 1960’s. Coming from a musical background and a traditional soul and gospel, his grandfather also was a lover of music.

The friends and family of Antonio pettyjohnblue express their gratitude towards Portland’s critics, says King Rawzky. Its ironic and amazing to be loved and respected by so many. Considering the hate and jealousy that keeps Portland’s music world in the dirt. “There’s no support first of all”, says King Rawzky (Antonio). “You have to give more than you receive…if you really want a reward.” A true found talent, King Rawzky is destined to be crowned one of Portland Oregon’s best artists.

‘Life’s Metamorphosis’ Out Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Portland, Oregon – March 3, 2019 – While his name showcases his reign, it hasn’t always been so for King Rawzky. An underdog for much of his life, he’s ready to prove that he’s rising above and going beyond the expectations of his haters with an exciting 2019 planned. His first stop, SXSW in Austin, Texas this March.

With a professional musician for a father, it was inevitable that King Rawzky would inherit his talents and want to proceed with them. Comparable to the likes of Donnell Jones and K-Ci & JoJo, King Rawzky is a master of his craft. He takes listeners back to the pinnacle time for R&B – the ’90s – while still making them feel present in the here and now thanks to the alternative rock spin he puts in things. Not only does his sound resonate with fans, but also his perseverance. His childhood wasn’t always the best, but he overcame adversity and showcases that in his narrative alongside love and romance. It’s all about “constantly putting out positive energy” he says. Over the years King Rawzky has put out a plethora of albums, including 2018’s Life’s Metamorphosis.

Growing up King Rawkzy looked up to his grandfather, a successful banker and accountant. Following in his footsteps, he graduated college with a major in music and orchestration. Today, on top of creating his own music, he provides top grade vocal lessons while simultaneously focusing on his future endeavors with his animal rescue agency.

provided below.

###Contact:
King Rawzky
Antonio Blue
971-409-8170
Antoniopjblue@gmail.com

Links:
Official Site: http://www.rawzkyrecordsent.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/king_rawzky
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blue_antonio/
YouTube: https://youtu.be/Q-0Y8qqm4sU
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B00GUDGTC4?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=King%20Rawzky&index=digital-music&search-type=ss

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Filmmaker / Actress ANGELA MATEMOTJA Awarded BEST INSPIRATIONAL FEATURE for ‘ELEVATE’ at Golden State Film Festival

LOS ANGELES – Award-winning filmmaker and actress Angela Matemotja earns ‘Best Inspirational Feature’ award for her feature film debut, ELEVATE, at the 2019 Golden State Film Festival awards ceremony which took place at TCL Chinese Theatre.

Writing, directing and starring in ELEVATE, Matemotja delivers a drama of intertwining stories about people who must fight to overcome their struggles with homophobia, food addiction and racism. Matemotja shares, “Winning Best Inspirational Feature is such an honor and is in complete alignment with my mission: creating a cinematic culture of compassion, one story at a time. Thank you Peter Greene and Jon Gursha for this wonderful accolade.”

On April 20th, ELEVATE will screen as the final Official Selection at The Women’s International Film Festival San Diego. Hosted by the Women’s Museum of California, the festival provides female storytellers a platform to share their work and connect with each other amongst a uniquely supportive audience.

Matemotja shares, “I am so touched that we are the final screening and only feature film playing at this special festival. This is a true honor and I can’t wait to view and discuss ELEVATE with other women considering our film was written, produced, directed, scored and stars mostly women. This is more than I could have ever hoped for.”

The film has been gaining momentum with international audiences as well, screening most recently in South Africa on International Womens’ Day, where during a robust panel one audience member asked Matemotja: Did you know about the #MeToo movement at the time you were filming?

Earlier this year, Matemotja earned the ‘Best Director’ award at the U.K.’s LGBTQ focused Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival and the ‘Female Pioneer Award’ at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival in Los Angeles. Prior to this, the film earned an Award of Merit for Best Feature Film and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Matemotja) from the Accolade Global Film Competition.

ELEVATE delivers a drama of intertwining stories about people who must fight to overcome their struggles with homophobia, food addiction and racism. The story follows Trina, an overweight elevator switchboard operator who desperately tries to accomplish just one day of healthy eating. Overwhelmed by her abusive boss and by the trapped elevator occupants that reach out to her for help, her fitness guru provides the inspiration and escape that she craves – or does she? Ultimately, all of the occupants in this trapped world find themselves caught face-to-face with their inner demons.

The film also stars Brianna Brown (CW’S Dynasty), Kit Williamson (creator/star of award-winning and Emmy nominated LGBTQ series Eastsiders), Alexis Carra (Latina star of ABC’s Mixology) and Matemotja (Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club). To produce the film, Matemotja turned to Dele Ogundiran, who is also African, and Brown, who is the CEO of the non-profit The New Hollywood, which is dedicated to supporting socially conscious storytellers and change makers.

 

ELEVATE – The Women’s International Film Festival San Diego
Location:  79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
Date/Time: Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 7:00pm
Details: ***Q and A panel with Angela Matemotja immediately following the screening.
Tickets https://www.womensfilmfestivalsandiego.com/passes

For more about ELEVATE visit: ElevateFilm.com

(ELEVATE cast at Golden State Film Festival 2019)

(Angela Matemotja accepts 'Best Inspirational Feature' for ELEVATE at Golden State Film Festival - alongside festival Directors Jon Gursha and Peter Greene)

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Celebrated Filmmaker / Actress ANGELA MATEMOTJA Brings ‘ELEVATE’ to Golden State Film Festival at TCL Chinese Theatre

LOS ANGELES – Award-winning filmmaker and actress Angela Matemotja brings her internationally celebrated feature film ELEVATE to the iconic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood as part of the Golden State Film Festival on March 25th.

The film screens as an ‘Official Selection’ on the heels of playing in South Africa at the Rapid Lion Film Festival and on International Womens' Day last week. Matemotja earned the ‘Best Director’ award at the U.K.’s LGBTQ focused Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival and the ‘Female Pioneer Award’ at the DTLA Film Festival in Los Angeles. Prior to this, the film earned an Award of Merit for Best Feature Film and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Matemotja) from the Accolade Global Film Competition.

As writer, director and star of the film, Matemotja is now thrilled to take it to the famed Chinese Theatre for its final festival, adding “I am so grateful and excited to be screening at this incredible venue. This is the perfect place to have our final Los Angeles Film Festival screening -- this is a dream come true!”

ELEVATE delivers a drama of intertwining stories about people who must fight to overcome their struggles with homophobia, food addiction and racism. The story follows Trina, an overweight elevator switchboard operator who desperately tries to accomplish just one day of healthy eating. Overwhelmed by her abusive boss and by the trapped elevator occupants that reach out to her for help, her fitness guru provides the inspiration and escape that she craves – or does she? Ultimately, all of the occupants in this trapped world find themselves caught face-to-face with their inner demons.

The film also stars Brianna Brown (CW’S Dynasty), Kit Williamson (creator/star of award-winning and Emmy nominated LGBTQ series Eastsiders), Alexis Carra (Latina star of ABC’s Mixology) and Matemotja (Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club). To produce the film, Matemotja turned to Dele Ogundiran, who is also African, and Brown, who is the CEO of the non-profit The New Hollywood, which is dedicated to supporting socially conscious storytellers and changemakers.

As an actress, Matemotja has appeared on screens big and small. Her notable feature film credits include the role of ‘Christina’ in Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club and alongside Kevin Hart in the indie comedy film Something Like A Business. Her television roles include appearances on the CBS mega-hit comedy How I Met Your Mother, Amazon’s top cop-drama Bosch, ABC’s long-running series Castle and edgy sitcom Don’t Trust The B…, and Ryan Murphy’s modern laugher The New Normal on NBC.

Behind the camera, Matemotja earned an NAACP Award nomination for directing the stage play Sunshine For a Midnight Weary. Her first short film as writer/director, The Encounter, screened at over 30 international film festivals, earning the Grand Jury Award at the White Sands Int’l FF, Honorable Mention at Toronto CommFFest and nominations for Best Short Film at SoCal FF, SOHO FF and Long Island Int’l Film Expo. Her second short, The Untimely Concurrence, won Best LGBTQ Film at AOF FF, San Francisco Black FF and San Diego Black FF, and the Silver Screen Award for Best Short Film at the Nevada Int’l FF. In addition, her screenplay Drunk Book was awarded Best Comedy Short for the written word competition at AOF FF.

ELEVATE – Golden State Film Festival
Location: TCL Chinese Theatre (6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA)
Date/Time: Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:30pm
Details: Matemotja along with stars Brianna Brown and Alexis Carra will be in attendance along with the rest of the cast and crew.
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/golden-state-film-festival-tickets-54491730232

For more about ELEVATE visit: www.ElevateFilm.com

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Jessica Ross to Take Center Stage With Renowned Business Professionals During iTalk’s April 12th Debut at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia

Join Jen Montague, Desiree Rogers, and leaders from BET-VIACOM, Comcast, Brightside, Darkchild Entertainment etc. on Friday., April 12th from 6-9 p.m. on the rooftop of the Kimmel Center for “iTalk”. A night where pop culture, leadership content and stage drama collide. Speakers include; Desiree Rogers, former social secretary Barack Obama Administration and former CEO of Johnson Publishing overseeing Ebony & JET Magazines,Tom Spann, founding CEO Accolade Benefits Co, current CEO Brightside, Stephen Hoelper, Vice President of Product Innovation Comcast Cable, Meisha Johnson former anchor CBS Philly, Jessica Ross, Beverly Hills Actress, Publicist, TV Host, Robert T Bey, Chairman of the National Urban American Asia Trade Foundation, Andrea Agnew, Executive Director Change Acceleration Comcast Cable, Keith Donnell, President, Modern Wealth Concepts LLC. Original Music produced by The International DJ Casper, DarkChild Music Label.

The program opens on the roof of the Kimmel Center amidst a club-like night life scene. Guests will enjoy cocktails and mingling at sunset while listening to original music produced by the acclaimed International DJ Casper. As the sun sets on Philadelphia, the glass enclosed Kimmel roof top will begin to glow in various colors on all four sides, reinforcing the club-like party feel. The audience will take their seats, which are staged in non-traditional angles and positions across the rooftop dome. Attendees will experience an opening 9-minute monologue given by Sr. Producer and Creative Director Jen Montague titled “Courage” which will be delivered from the audience. Then, very strong, stark transitions involving music, sound, lighting and set moves preventing the “usual” applause, will push the show into rapid motion. Attendees will experience 9-minute iTalks, one after another, centered on Vision, Change Acceleration, Endurance-given by headliner Ms. Desiree Rogers and finally Challenge. Special effects and interruptions reinforcing the merge of pop culture, leadership and stage are continuously introduced challenging leaders to examine themselves, their purpose, their talent through a different lens. But we won’t got into detail... you’ll have to see it for yourself!

Fashion and Music infuse with iTalk. World renowned pop culture contemporary painter commissioned to paint Pope Francis in Philadelphia, Milou Perry will create artistic masterpieces for the audience to witness while on stage. Pamela Quinzi, Oscars Awards Celebrity Fashion Designer will spice up the event with her hand crafted, custom designed fashion creations.

Jessica Ross will be speaking about Change Acceleration for her iTalk. “In order to succeed in acting or any related field you have to take huge risks and make sacrifices in both your personal and professional life. From working as a publicist, I also learned how important is to build relationships with media, take control of your career, create your own success, and develop your social media presence without relying on agents or managers. I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of the debut iTalk and look forward to sharing my experiences with everyone”.

Follow Jessica Ross at https://www.instagram.com/jessicarossofficial/ .Register for iTalk at www.iTalkEvents.com

 

 

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Actress MOLLY RATERMANN Meets Grief and Trauma Starring in Dramatic Indie Feature ‘BRING ME AN AVOCADO’

SAN FRANCISCO - Actress Molly Ratermann meets grief and trauma head-on starring in the compelling dramatic indie feature, BRING ME AN AVOCADO, making its World Premiere at the CINEQUEST Film Festival on March 8, 2019.

Early on, the project was a finalist in Seed & Spark’s 2017 inaugural Hometown Heroes rally, where it was one of 5 films awarded a grant by respected filmmakers The Duplass Brothers. Now, The Mercury News touts the completed film as a world premiere that “shouldn’t be missed”.

Written and directed by Maria Mealla, this tragic story chronicles how a family and friends must cope after a horrific shooting leaves a young mother in a coma. As her sister Greece (Ratermann) and best friend Jada step in to help George maintain a sense of normalcy for his daughters, they all struggle to adapt in her absence. As time passes, everyone is forced to face their own grief and trauma in an overbearing routine that reveals the worst in all of them.

In recent years, Ratermann has established herself as an award-winning actress and filmmaker on the indie scene. She earned ‘Best Actress’ awards at the LA Film Awards, Studio City Int. Film Festival, International Independent Film Festival, Indiefest, and the Actors Awards, among others. Ratermann is a skilled actress having trained in Los Angeles and New York at Seydways Studios, Upright Citizens Brigade and Beverly Hills Playhouse.

Under her Little Hand Productions banner, this San Francisco born multi-talent has gained international attention for creating and starring in dark comedies which shed light on important social issues. The most notable is her mental health extended short film, Suicide, which earned 20 awards at over 25 festivals worldwide and was selected for Filmmaker Spotlight by ShortsTV and earned distribution on Amazon, DirecTV and other platforms throughout the U.S. and Europe. Her performance has been heralded as “organic, profound and touching” (Actors Awards) and “immediately humorous and lovable...10/10” (LA Film Awards).

Ratermann followed it up creating and starring in the daring short, Lizze Lost, which earned accolades for dealing with the complexity of unrequited gay-straight love, isolation, and a life changing cancer diagnosis. As a director, Ratermann helmed the dramedy web series, For Your Birthday, which dives into the realm of inner family matters; and the upcoming comedy-drama web series, Commune, highlighting social issues in the African-American community and flaws in the judicial system.

Molly Ratermann is represented by Scott Carlson Entertainment and Mazlea Talent Agency.

BRING ME AN AVOCADO – CINEQUEST Film Festival in San Jose, California
World Premiere: March 8th at 7:15 pm at Hammer Theatre
Additional Screenings: March 10 at 1:05 pm and March 16 at 12:15 pm at Century 20; March 17 at 10:45 am at California Theatre.
More info: https://www.cinequest.org

For more about MOLLY RATERMANN visit: www.MollyRatermann.com

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Filmmaker / Actress ANGELA MATEMOTJA Named ‘Best Director’ at London’s 2019 Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival for Debut Feature ‘ELEVATE’

LOS ANGELES – Award-winning filmmaker and actress Angela Matemotja earns ‘Best Director’ award for her feature film debut, ELEVATE, at the Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival, a new LGBTQ focused event in North London, U.K.

Writing, directing and starring in ELEVATE, Matemotja delivers a drama of intertwining stories about people who must fight to overcome their struggles with homophobia, food addiction and racism. Matemotja shares, “winning Best Director from an emerging LGBTQ festival is an honor. The fact that it screened in London really warms my heart, as I lived there years ago and fell in love with the city.”

ELEVATE will continue on the international circuit this March as an ‘Official Selection’ at Rapid Lion: The South African International Film Festival in Johannesburg. Matemotja has close ties to South Africa, as she is half South African and it was while living there that she first began developing the project. She also loosely based one character in the film ‘Sipho’ on her South African father, who also plays the role in the film. Matemotja shares, “I'm especially excited the film is screening in Johannesburg as my hope is to help ‘elevate’ the minds and hearts of anyone struggling with homophobia and racism, as these issues are so prevalent on the continent.”

Last fall, Matemotja earned the ‘Female Pioneer Award’ when ELEVATE premiered at the DTLA Film Festival in Los Angeles. Prior to this, the film earned an Award of Merit for Best Feature Film and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Angela Matemotja) from the Accolade Global Film Competition.

ELEVATE follows the story of Trina, an overweight elevator switchboard operator who desperately tries to accomplish just one day of healthy eating. Overwhelmed by her abusive boss and by the trapped elevator occupants that reach out to her for help, her fitness guru provides the inspiration and escape that she craves – or does she? Ultimately, all of the occupants in this trapped world find themselves caught face-to-face with their inner demons.

The film also stars Brianna Brown (CW’S Dynasty), Kit Williamson (creator/star of award-winning and Emmy nominated LGBTQ series Eastsiders), Alexis Carra (Latina star of ABC’s Mixology) and Matemotja (Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club). To produce the film, Matemotja turned to Dele Ogundiran, who is also African, and Brown, who is the CEO of the non-profit The New Hollywood, which is dedicated to supporting socially conscious storytellers and changemakers.

As an actress, Matemotja has appeared on screens big and small. Her notable feature film credits include the role of ‘Christina’ in Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club and alongside Kevin Hart in the indie comedy film Something Like A Business. Her television roles include appearances on the CBS mega-hit comedy How I Met Your Mother, Amazon’s top cop-drama Bosch, ABC’s long-running series Castle and edgy sitcom Don’t Trust The B…, and Ryan Murphy’s modern laugher The New Normal on NBC.

Behind the camera, Matemotja earned an NAACP Award nomination for directing the stage play Sunshine For a Midnight Weary. Her first short film as writer/director, The Encounter, screened at over 30 international film festivals, earning the Grand Jury Award at the White Sands Int’l FF, Honorable Mention at Toronto CommFFest and nominations for Best Short Film at SoCal FF, SOHO FF and Long Island Int’l Film Expo. Her second short, The Untimely Concurrence, won Best LGBTQ Film at AOF FF, San Francisco Black FF and San Diego Black FF, and the Silver Screen Award for Best Short Film at the Nevada Int’l FF. In addition, her screenplay Drunk Book was awarded Best Comedy Short for the written word competition at AOF FF.

For more about ELEVATE visit: ElevateFilm.com

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James Pratt Awarded Australia's Top 5 Under 35 In 2019

1) James Pratt
Actor and Auctioneer

James Pratt First on Australia's Top 5 Under 35
At the top of CLPR's list is talented actor and auctioneer to the stars James Pratt. Pratt had a break out year in 2018, securing International esteem as an actor, producing his own entertainment industry show, and then setting 14 new records as Australia’s number 1 auctioneer and a celebrity favourite internationally for some of the biggest stars in the world.

One of Australia’s hardest working performers, in 2018 Pratt also wrapped the filming of the feature film “On Halloween” (2019), in which he plays a lead character "Ethan Rogers." Previews of his performance are already gaining huge buzz in Hollywood. Pratt recently finished hosting Season One of “Conversation Hollywood.” He has interviewed such guests as two-time Academy Award Nominee Bruce Beresford and American actress Jessica Ross, (season one Fashion Dolls).

And in April 2018 Pratt signed a deal with Hollywood powerhouse production team The Company for his own TV show. Pratt has a slate of four film projects lined up in Hollywood for 2019.

“James has one of those rare talents that lets him appear absolutely compelling and natural in front of the camera,” said Trisanne Marin of LA Management, Pratt’s Los Angeles-based manager.

Pratt’s business career as an auctioneer has been very successful. He holds 25 records and is the auctioneer used by celebrities around the world.
Pratt was the 2018 REB Australian Auctioneer of the Year Finalist, The 2018 REI NSW Top Communication Award Finalist, and the 2018 Australian Thought Leader of the Year Finalist. He recently auctioned the palatial home of handbag designer Gabrielle Tindale, the powerwoman behind the House of Tindale, for .8 million.

Pratt’s acting success and multiple accomplishments in 2018 make him the number one pick for the 2019 Top 5 Under 35 in Australia’s Entertainment Industry list.

2) Amy Shark
Singer

Amy Shark was second.

Amy Louise Billings, known professionally as Amy Shark, also had a break out year in 2018. She cemented herself as Australia’s reigning queen of pop, taking home Album of the Year, Best Female Artist and Best Pop Release at this year's ARIA awards. She was also the most nominated music act with nine nominations on the night.
Shark who hails from the Gold Coast, also made headlines in the United States with appearances on The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, further growing her international fan base.
That’s why Shark is the pick for number two on the 2019 Top 5 Under 35 in Australia’s Entertainment Industry list.

3) Victoria Lee
Model
Victoria Lee was second.
Some models are at the top of their game, Victoria Lee is one of them. The 27-year-old walked in the historic Victoria’s Secret show in Shanghai prior to starting 2018. The event was the world-famous lingerie brand’s first-ever show in Asia. Lee then became the official model ambassador for retail giant David Jones and has excelled in this position. She was also on the cover for Elle Magazine in May of 2018 and scored the cover soon after of Marie Claire Magazine Spain in July. While Lee says her own style is constantly changing, her career hit another high in 2018.
That’s why CLPR picked Lee for the number-three spot on the 2019 Top 5 Under 35 in Australia’s Entertainment Industry list.

4) Adut Akech
Model

Adut Akech was fourth.

Child refugee turned global fashion superstar Adut Akech of Adelaide had a big 2018. Billed by Harpers Bazaar as Australia’s next supermodel, Akech won Australia’s top model at the 11th Australian Fashion Laureate awards in 2018. Karl Lagerfeld chose Akech to be the Chanel bride in the French fashion house’s July couture. And Akech starred in 33 Spring - Summer 2019 international runways, while also scoring the cover of Australian Vogue in December. Akech was born on Christmas Day, 1999, as her family made their way from war-torn South Sudan to the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Akech’s transformation from young refugee to breakout modeling star makes her CLPR's choice as number four on the 2019 Top 5 Under 35 in Australia’s Entertainment Industry list.

5) Troye Sivan
Singer, Actor

Troye Sivan was fifth.

In 2018, Troye Sivan Mellet, known professionally as Troye Sivan, first gained popularity via YouTube and in Australian talent competitions but is now a successful musician and actor who has performed alongside megastars like Ariana Grande, Russell Crowe, and Nicole Kidman. He has released two Billboard top-five albums. As an actor, Sivan portrayed the younger version of Wolverine in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He has over 6.7 million subscribers and over 100 million total views. Already a huge success despite his youth, Sivan is CLPR's pick for the number-five spot on the 2019 Top 5 Under 35 in Australia’s Entertainment Industry list.

 

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MELANIE HAYNES Delivers Holiday Fun in Lifetime’s ‘MY CHRISTMAS INN’ and Sony’s Animated ‘SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE’

LOS ANGELES -- Actress MELANIE HAYNES delivers plenty of fun this holiday season appearing in Lifetime’s TV movie, MY CHRISTMAS INN, and then in theaters with Sony’s animated Marvel feature film, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE. Haynes will head back to the small screen in 2019 when she emerges in season three of HBO’s anthology crime drama TRUE DETECTIVE.

On November 21st, Haynes joins the festivities as Ruth in the Lifetime holiday movie MY CHRISTMAS INN. The story follows Jen Taylor (Tia Mowry-Hardict), who inherits a cozy Alaskan inn and unexpectedly discovers a spark of love with small town attorney Steve Anderson (Rob Mayes). Ruth (Haynes) and her husband are regulars at the Inn who demonstrate to Jen just how fulfilling a loving relationship can be.

Then hitting theaters on December 14th, Haynes lends her voice to the Marvel Universe for the new Sony animated feature film SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE. Spider-Man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions to stop a threat to all reality. Haynes joins the action as the Logic Teacher alongside the all-star cast including Nicolas Cage, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schreiber, John Mulaney, Mahershala Ali, Lily Tomlin.

Coming in 2019, Haynes heads back to the small screen for the anticipated season three of HBO’s anthology crime drama series TRUE DETECTIVE, premiering on January 13th. The next installment tells the story of Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali), a state police detective tasked with investigating the disappearance of two young children in the Ozarks. Haynes joins the cast that also includes Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff, Ray Fisher, Sarah Gadon and Rhys Wakefield among others.

Haynes is excited by the diverse projects she’s been part of recently, adding “I love working on such a variety of projects in drama and comedy – traveling to new, beautiful locales and working with such wonderful actors, directors, and crew!  Since so much of my work has been in voice over through the years, it was especially delightful to be asked to voice a character in this ground breaking new animated Spider-Man feature film. Excelsior!"

Haynes has landed in several celebrated indie films, including as the awkward Aunt Patty in the comedy Antiquities, starring Andrew J. West, Ashley Green, Mary Steenburgen and Michaela Watkins; and as Aunt Trish in the new digital buddy road-trip comedy release Chasing the Sun. Her film roles also include Mother of Mackenzie Davis in the coming-of-age drama, A Country Called Home; as a Church-going, pyramid scheming deceitful woman in Heartland; as the charming but lonely Southern belle Cordella in the award-winning short Tender Moments; and as the no-nonsense bar owner Sissy in the indie drama The Last Mark.

Splitting her time between Los Angeles and her hometown Houston, Texas, Haynes has appeared in and voiced numerous television projects, most recently as a Southern Chef opposite Adam Conover in TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything. Her TV credits also include The Middle, Salem, A Face to Kill For, The Con, Arrest & Trial and The Daily Apple. She earned her Bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate in Theater and English at the University of Houston, and danced for several years with Patsy Swayze’s Houston Jazz Ballet Company. Haynes served on the board of SAG-AFTRA’s Houston Local Branch for 15 years and as the President for two terms. Today, Haynes continues to run her own professional voice over studio which she established back in 2002.

Melanie Haynes is represented by Aqua Talent, Caviar Enertainment, Osbrink Agency (VO), Pastorini-Bosby Talent (Houston/SE) and Stars Talent Studio (Utah).

For further information on MELANIE HAYNES visit: www.MelanieHaynes-Actress.com

photo - on set: MY CHRISTMAS INN (LtoR) Rob Mayes, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Melanie Haynes, Richard Benedict

photo - on set: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE - Melanie Haynes

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Filmmaker / Actress ANGELA MATEMOTJA Earns ‘Female Pioneer Award’ for Debut Feature Film ‘ELEVATE’ at 2018 DTLA Film Festival

LOS ANGELES – Filmmaker and actress Angela Matemotja picked up the ‘Female Pioneer Award’ for her feature film debut, ELEVATE, at the recent 10th annual DTLA Film Festival in Los Angeles.

The theme of the 2018 festival was women’s empowerment, a nod to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements launched one year ago. Writing, directing and starring in ELEVATE, Matemotja delivers a drama of intertwining stories about people who must fight to overcome their struggles with homophobia, food addiction and racism. For this, she proved an exceptional choice for the ‘Female Pioneer Award’ honor beside ‘Independent Film Pioneer Award’ winners Mira Sorvino, Rosanna Arquette and Malcolm McDowell, who all starred in prominent films at the festival.

"It’s a tremendous honor to receive such an award from DTLA Film Festival," Matemotja shares. "Karolyne Sosa did an outstanding job. Because our film touches on many social issues, I am pleased that she recognized the women's issues the film deals with as well, particularly the #MeToo aspect of our story. Our screening had a great turnout, audience was extremely receptive and what a great venue. It was such a success, I’m thrilled."

ELEVATE follows the story of Trina, an overweight elevator switchboard operator who desperately tries to accomplish just one day of healthy eating. Overwhelmed by her abusive boss and by the trapped elevator occupants that reach out to her for help, her fitness guru provides the inspiration and escape that she craves – or does she? Ultimately, all of the occupants in this trapped world find themselves caught face-to-face with their inner demons.

The film also stars Brianna Brown (CW’S Dynasty), Kit Williamson (creator/star of award-winning and Emmy nominated LGBTQ series Eastsiders), Alexis Carra (Latina star of ABC’s Mixology) and Matemotja (Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club). 

To produce, Matemotja turned to Dele Ogundiran, who is also African, and Brown, who is the CEO of the non-profit The New Hollywood, which is dedicated to supporting socially conscious storytellers and changemakers.

Leading up to its premiere, ELEVATE has already earned an award of Merit for Best Feature Film and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Angela Matemotja) from the Accolade Global Film Competition.

As an actress, Matemotja has appeared on screens big and small. Her notable feature film credits include the role of ‘Christina’ in Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club and alongside Kevin Hart in the indie comedy film Something Like A Business. Her television roles include appearances on the CBS mega-hit comedy How I Met Your Mother, Amazon’s top cop-drama Bosch, ABC’s long-running series Castle and edgy sitcom Don’t Trust The B…, and Ryan Murphy’s modern laugher The New Normal on NBC.

Behind the camera, Matemotja earned an NAACP Award nomination for directing the stage play Sunshine For a Midnight Weary. Her first short film as writer/director, The Encounter, screened at over 30 international film festivals, earning the Grand Jury Award at the White Sands Int’l FF, Honorable Mention at Toronto CommFFest and nominations for Best Short Film at SoCal FF, SOHO FF and Long Island Int’l Film Expo. Her second short, The Untimely Concurrence, won Best LGBTQ Film at AOF FF, San Francisco Black FF and San Diego Black FF, and the Silver Screen Award for Best Short Film at the Nevada Int’l FF. In addition, her screenplay Drunk Book was awarded Best Comedy Short for the written word competition at AOF FF.

For more about ELEVATE visit: ElevateFilm.com

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REN HANAMI’s Award-Winning Dramatic Short ‘LIKE LAST NIGHT’ Tests Teen Friendship After Sexual Assault

LOS ANGELES -- Filmmaker and Actress Ren Hanami has been earning awards on the festival circuit with her dramatic short film, LIKE LAST NIGHT, which tests the limits of a teenage friendship after a sexual assault. The coming-of-age film will screen next as an ‘Official Selection’ at the inaugural Golden State Film Festival in Los Angeles on August 12th and Long Beach Indie International Film Festival in late August.

LIKE LAST NIGHT follows Caroline (Carmen Hodgson) and Alex (Andrea Claux), two high school best friends with very different points of view on life, who are forced to confront what to do after one of them is raped at a party. Will the crisis tear them apart or bond them closer together?

The film earned ‘Best Coming Of Age Short’ at the 2018 Culver City Film Festival and ‘Best Short Film Supporting Actress’ for Hanami at the Silicon Beach Film Festival. In addition, the London Story First Film Festival declared: "This is a heartfelt short about a difficult topic, and is sensitively acted by the cast, including a strong performance by Director Hanami as Caroline’s mother.”

Behind the camera, Hanami has been writing and developing several original projects. She is in-development on the feature film, Ninja Mom; and the teen focused spin-off television series pilot, Fashionista Ninja. In addition, Hanami is developing the feature film she penned, Native Land, Rising Sun; a finalist in the 2018 Diverse Voices Screenplay Contest, the story follows a Japanese American girl and Native American girl who meet in the Poston Arizona Internment Camp during World War II.

Hanami is best known in Hollywood for her on-camera work. Most recently, she appeared in episodes of the acclaimed Netflix series GLOW, Showtime’s Shameless, CBS’s police-drama S.W.A.T. and TNT’s popular drama Major Crimes. She also flexed her funny side recurring as Ernie Hudson’s wife in the fan-favorite comedy, Angie Tribeca; ‘Claire’ in Santa Clarita Diet and recurring as ‘Lynn’ in the critically acclaimed HBO series Silicon Valley. Her previous television credits also include Criminal Minds, Pretty Little Liars, Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, Southland, and The Big Bang Theory among others. On the festival circuit, Hanami emerged at the Sundance Film Festival in Marianna Palka’s acclaimed bleak comedy Bitch, starring Jaime King and Jason Ritter.

A Huntington Beach, CA native, Hanami was influenced by the heritage of her Hawaiian/Japanese Mother and Scottish Father. She proudly sits as the National Chairman of the SAG-AFTRA Asian Pacific American Media Committee, which offers moral support and a forum where diverse voices can be heard.

LIKE LAST NIGHT at Golden State Film Festival
When: Sunday, August 12, 2018 – 4:00pm
Where: The Sepulveda Screening Room (1640 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Ste 104, Los Angeles, CA 90025)
Info: http://www.goldenstatefilmfestival.com

For additional information about REN HANAMI visit: www.RenWorldInc.com

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Art at the center of the "Universe"

After the resounding success on the French Riviera, the Italian artist Cesare Catania continues to amaze international critics.

Thursday 19 July 2018, during the art biennial of Saint Paul de Vence, the last sculpture of Cesare Catania, entitled "The Heart of the Earth - B Version" will be installed right at the entrance to the Provençal village. It's a sculpture of contemporary art that connects to a previous work of art in wood and acrylic made by the same artist between the years 2012 and 2015, entitled "The Heart of the Earth - A Version". The last sculpture "The Heart of the Earth - B Version" draws inspiration from the same concept of strength and energy that releases the Earth and was made of Carrara marble powder and white cement. To give even greater emphasis to the energy aspect, the artist wanted to combine the remains of a meteorite in the mixture. The origin of the latter and the historical dating of the body
from thousands of light years are controversial: the only certain data is that they are fragments belonging to the meteorite cataloged by the official bodies and by NASA as "Meteorite Gibeon", fallen in prehistoric times in the southern region of Namibia (Africa) and some pieces of which are exhibited in the most famous geology museums in the world.

In this work of art Cesare Catania wanted to concentrate all the strength of the elements considered to be of greater energetic impact: the inverted pyramide and the sphere, the marble dust coming from the Earth and the meteorite fragments coming from the Universe.

The sculpture will be installed on Thursday 19 July 2018 in the heart of Provence and in particular in the capital of world art Saint Paul de Vence, in front of the contemporary art gallery Odd Gallery.

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Vendetta Drama Feature Film ‘THE PAPER STORE’ Starring STEF DAWSON and PENN BADGLEY Streaming Wide VOD Beginning July 24, 2018

NEW YORK (July 10, 2018) – Academic cheating, romance and revenge intersect in the award-winning indie drama THE PAPER STORE starring Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games franchise), Penn Badgley (Lifetime’s upcoming series You, Gossip Girl) and Richard Kind (Inside Out, Argo). The vendetta drama is set to release across broad VOD streaming platforms, including Amazon and iTunes, beginning July 24, 2018.

THE PAPER STORE follows academic ghostwriter Annalee (Dawson), working in the shadows of a college campus until Sigurd (Badgley) hires her to author his entire graduate degree. Their working relationship evolves into a romance, until the affair turns sour and secrets start to spill. Annalee rats out Sigurd to Professor Kane (Kind), but instead of swift justice Kane has his own idea of what should happen next. Call it extortion; call it blackmail. Whatever you call it, the ugliness is just beginning.

THE PAPER STORE is based on Pew award-winner Katharine Clark Gray’s original play, 516 [five sixteen]. She produced the project with her creative partner and husband Nicholas Gray, who also directed, under their Uncompromised Creative banner. 

THE PAPER STORE received numerous awards on the festival circuit, including ‘Best Drama’ at Manhattan Film Festival, ‘Best Drama’ at Los Angeles Film Review and ‘Best Foreign Drama’ at Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. Badgley and Dawson took home ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Actress’ respectively at Oxford International Film Festival, along with a ‘Special Jury Mention’ for Badgley at the Manchester Film Festival. Besides earning awards, the film has also been resonating with audiences and for good reason. Katharine Clark Gray explains, “In addition to being a juicy revenge drama, the film also shines a light on the issues of spiraling tuition costs and student debt—issues that will ring out to anyone managing an unwieldy student loan or struggling to finance someone's higher education.”

Behind the camera, the Uncompromised team brought in as principal producers Emmy-nominated producer Jonathan Gray (HBO’s Nightingale), no relation; producer / casting legend Bonnie Timmermann (Heat, Bull Durham, Miami Vice) and producer John Grossman of Front Wheel Productions; as well as veteran cinematographer and lighting designer Richard Sands as director of photography.

About Uncompromised Creative Uncompromised Creative is Nicholas Gray and Katharine Clark Gray, a husband-and-wife team based in Brooklyn, NY. They make films, plays, and assorted web content, and provide script and production consultation services to a range of fellow creatives. Nicholas and Katie believe that compromise means each side ends up disappointed. Consensus, on the other hand, gets everyone on the same team. Because when you’re jumping a gorge, you don’t go halfway. uncompromisedcreative.com

THE PAPER STORE will be available for VOD streaming on Amazon and iTunes beginning July 24, 2018. For more about THE PAPER STORE visit: http://www.thepaperstoremovie.com

 

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80's UK Pop Star and Music Industry Veteran with Surprising Comeback!

Just like Hugh Grant in the movie 'Music and Lyrics', 80's heartthrob Mark Jones was on everyone's lips, fronting his band 'Perfect Day'. Now 30 years on, Mark is back with a bang, performing the brand new World Cup Football Anthem, 'England's in My Heart'.

Unlike Hugh Grant's character in 'Music and Lyrics', Mark Jones has since his 80's heyday been a key player in the UK music industry. As head of the legendary record label Wall of Sound, Mark has both worked alongside and released acts like Grace Jones, Basement Jaxx, Röyksopp, Propellerheads, Mogwai and Human League, only to mention a few.

Now, in support of England's trophy hunt at the World Cup in Russia, Mark Jones makes a sensational comeback as frontman and lead vocalist. The football anthem 'England's in My Heart' has all the necessary ingredients; it's an immensely catchy tune with a groovy stadium rock beat and timeless sing-along chorus. 

The official video is available here:
 


The song can be streamed and downloaded here: https://lnk.to/EnglandsinMyHeart

GO ENGLAND!

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#LISTENTOOME Movement Is A Part of 2018 Purple Purse Challenge

#LISTENTOOME Women Movement is part of 2018 Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, March 30, 2018{, #LISTENTOOME Women Movement will compete for the Grand Prize, and be a voice for millions of women all around the globe to join and participate in the challenge. #LISTENTOOME Women Movement is a powerful Voice to speak out, inspire, change and impact millions of women all across the world.

Be a part of this powerful movement and join our team at https://www.crowdrise.com/gift-of-a-helping-hand-charitable-tr-purplepurse2018 Everything goes live on Tuesday, October 2 at 12 p.m. ET and ends Wednesday, October 31 at 1:59:59 p.m. ET.

The #LISTENTOOME Movement to support sexual abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault and domestic violence and end domestic and sexual violence.
Let Your Voice Be Heard And Be Counted Among The Number Who Are Making A Change. 17,700,000 women have reported a sexual assault since 1998. Break the silence and make a difference. Be a part of History and take a stand for the girls, young women and women of our future. Join the movement and take the pledge to your voice being heard and donate. Visit our website at www.tgoahhct.org. Scroll down toward the bottom of the page and click on the link Join The Movement. Make a ,000.00 donation and be listed as a Gold sponsor on our movement page.

Cathy P Russell is proud to be working in partnership with2018 Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge and financial bringing #LISTENTOOME Women Movement to the spotlight and bringing positive light and a Voice for millions and millions of women all around the globe.

The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust welcome all States and countries to come on board and join our team and be a part of #LISTENTOOME and help us inspire women life’s all across the world. Click on this link and join our team. https://www.crowdrise.com/gift-of-a-helping-hand-charitable-tr-purplepurse2018.

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DJ Chris Dollar set to debut on New York's Hot 97, drop a new mixtape and celebrate his birthday with celebrities

Queens native DJ Chris Dollar is set to have one of the biggest weekends in his career. Starting with his celebrity Gemini birthday bash alongside "The Kingpin" Funk Flex and hosted by Hot 97 radio personality TT Torrez, this Friday, May 25th at the Orbit Night Club in New York City located at 637 west 50th Street New York, NY.

This event is expected to feature a who's who of industry heavyweights and insiders with many celebrity guests. In addition, DJ Chris Dollar will make his debut on Hot 97 this Sunday, May 27th from 6 am to 7 am part of the station's annual "All-Mix Weekend". Finally this week Dj Chris Dollar drops his new mixtape "Money, Power, Respect Volume 3" with the exclusively recorded "100 Racks" by Kaio Kane featuring Lil Baby and LouGotCash.

This is the third installment of his M.P.R. series which has been well received by both fans and industry insiders alike. "Chris' work ethic is the key to the success that he has achieved in such a short amount of time. We are far ahead of schedule but we still have more work to do to reach the goals we set for ourselves." – Adante Ace In the past few years under the tutelage of mentor & manager Adante Ace, DJ Chris Dollar has become a staple of the New York party and club scene.

Chris has appeared on the same bill with many legendary turntablists. And has gained the respect of fellow deejays such as Funk Flex, DJ SnS, Dj Envy, Dj Self, DJ Camilo, DJ Prostyle and others. His impressive achievements included hosting events throughout the United States including Puerto Rico; as well as international events in places like Mexico and parts of the Caribbean; three well received and critically acclaimed mixtapes in addition to a modest hit single "Feel it (I Love NY)" which garnered major radio airplay on New York radio stations including Power 105.1. We expect this summer to be a pivotal moment in the career of DJ Chris Dollar. With hit records, a hot party, the admiration of fans and the respect of his peers the sky is the limit for this young man.

Website: www.DJChrisDollar.com

Instagram: @DJChrisDollar

Twitter: @DJChrisDollar

Booking: DJChrisDollar@AOSEntertainment

Press: Info@LBConsultation

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Hollywood starts to go crazy for the artist Cesare Catania.

There is still eagerness and warmth on the French Riviera for the Italian artist Cesare Catania. After the amazing success obtained during the exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco during the Rolex Master Cup no more than 15 days ago, one of the most popular Italian contemporary artist Cesare Catania leaves his mark on the French Riviera and he has just been the guest of honor among one of the most sparkling evenings of the Cannes Film Festival period. Catania presented, on May 14th 2018, at the gala night on the Radisson Hotel rooftop, one of his sculptures in silicone and acrylic.

The master has repeatedly amazed the international criticism for his works and his techniques. How he mixes together substances so different from each other, like silicone and acrylic to make his sculptures, is today a mystery.

In reality, Catania presented, at the gala dinner on the rooftop of the Radisson Inn, certainly one of its sculptures in silicone and acrylic.

Nicknamed as the “The Modern Leonardo Da Vinci” by some English magazines, Cesare Catania’s paintings are a “still image” of actions and feelings, an extreme synthesis between obscurity and attention to detail. All his paintings are fascinated by modern art, from architecture, from cubism and from painting masters from the classical age, Cesare Catania’s artistic maturity is still evolving; always looking for new techniques to make the most of his inspirations, and this success says a lot about his imagination.  

Guests of the evening in the colors of white and gold, surrounded by a luxury cocktail and a breathtaking view, many VIP such as the actress Farrah Abraham and the Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat. Among the participants will be raffled off a lucky one who will take home a numbered copy and limited edition of the book called ” Genesis “, more of 450 pages with the life and works of the author with signature and dedication of the same Cesare Catania.

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Cesare Catania exhibits his art in Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival period

After the amazing success obtained during the exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco during the Rolex Master Cup no more than 10 days ago, one of the most popular Italian contemporary artist Cesare Catania leaves his mark on the French Riviera and he will soon be the guest of honor among one of the most sparkling evenings of the Cannes Film Festival period. Catania will present, on May 14th 2018, at the gala dinner on the Radisson Hotel rooftop, one of his sculptures in silicone and acrylic. The master has repeatedly amazed the international criticism for his works and his techniques. How he mixes together substances so different from each other, like silicone and acrylic to make his sculptures, is today a mystery. During the evening in the colors of white and gold, surrounded by a luxury cocktail and a breathtaking view, there will be a prize draw among the participants and the lucky winner will take home a numbered copy and limited edition of the book called "Genesis", more of 450 pages with the life and works of the author. Obviously with the autograph and a dedication by the contemporary painter and sculptor Cesare Catania. Contacts: Cesare Catania ART ingenuity works – paintings – sculptures Art Gallery: Via Del Progresso 18 – 20125 – Milan (IT) web: www.cesarecatania.eu mail: press@cesarecatania.eu IG: @art_cesarecatania

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Fyoosion Startup Launches Direct To Consumer (DTC) Business Model

Almost every company now has a presence on social media. If your company doesn’t have one, you are clearly in an ever decreasing minority.

At the same time, the power and reach of social media must be leveraged properly to get the best out of such engagements. It is a fact that while many companies use social technologies, just a few actually achieve the full potential benefit.

Engage With Your Audience More Effectively

To know about the full advantage of social technologies, you must know how to engage with the right audience in the right place. Social media engagement can be used to create more relevant and profitable relationships with customers. The reach of these services are immense and not having a presence on social media is akin to giving the race to your competitors on a platter.

Social media integration can easily increase productivity according to online marketing experts. You can increase staff efficiency by as much as 25 per cent through social media integration.

Social networks for staff members can make the workforce more dynamic and productive. It can also train them to work in an online social environment. Communicating through a social network with colleagues can provide the necessary experience for effective social media engagement and also helps you communicate better with customers.

Establish a Better Communication Platform with Business Partners

One of the least explored areas of social media integration is connecting with the network of suppliers, dealers and clients. Just a handful of companies have the technology to be entirely self-sufficient in communication systems. Social media can provide the ideal platform to communicate with other companies. It can help achieve high efficiency in business-to-business which goes way beyond with emails and calls. Social media integration such as Fyoosion can help establish cross-company private social networks.

Social media integration can be brought to any site with built-in comments feature. It can be used to initiate product reviews or add comment streams, post blogs and lots more.

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