The 6th Annual Rock Against MS

(DOWNTOWN, LOS ANGELES) – March 31st, 2018 – The Hollywood Press Corps was at the historic Los Angeles Theater for the 6th Annual Rock Against MS event. Comedians Craig Gass and Hal Sparks co-hosted a night of music, fund raising and awards.

Legendary rocker Jack Russell from Great White at the 6th Annual Rock Against MS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jack Russell from Great White rocking the Los Angeles Theatre for Rock Against MS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jack Russell. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

This special night was created to raise awareness and educate the public about multiple sclerosis, while raising money to build the first of many MS resource centers across the Nation. The goal is to build an outreach program service aptly name The ROCK HOUSE.

Juliette Lewis. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Juliette Lewis stole the show with her version of “Rolling on the River”. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Juliette Lewis rocking the Los Angeles Theater. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Craig Gass (L) and Hal Sparks (R) with Nancy B. Sayle, founder of Rock Against MS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

So many celebrities, actors and musicians came out to help raise funding and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. Photographer Marie Gregorio-Oviedo was there to capture the celebrities as they walked the red carpet and rocked the iconic Los Angeles Theater.

Visit the website for Rock Against MS here

So many celebrities came out to this iconic event to support the cause. All photos here are from photographer Marie Gregorio-Oviedo.

Comedian Hal Sparks brought his witty comments to Rock Against MS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Craig Gass from the Howard Stern Show and Sex In The City. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Drummer Jamie Hodes on the orange carpet. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Music director of Avril Lavigne, Steve Ferlazzo. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Marq Torien from Bullet Boys (L) with Tiny Biuso from TSOL and Bullet Boys (R) clowning around on the red carpet. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Keith England from the Allman Brothers Band came to Rock Against MS to bring a Southern Rock classic to the stage – Statesboro Blues. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Heavy metal legend Ira Black (R) with his fiancé, Jessica Chase (R) on the orange carpet for Rock Against MS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Publicist Lisa Woodard on the orange carpet for Rock Against MS.  Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jack Russell from Great White on the orange carpet for Rock Against MS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

 

Great White (from left to right) Dan Mcnay, Jack Russell, Dicky Fliser and Robby Lochner. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Special effects make up artist Greg Lightner on the orange carpet for Rock Against MS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Actor Cooper Huckabee (R) with guest on the orange carpet. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Robert Sarzo AKA VuDu Man at the 6th Annual Rock Against MS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Patrick Stone from Budderside on the orange carpet with Sunglasses Cat. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Actor Neko Sparks form “The X Species” and “The Woods”. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Nimi Adokiye from America’s Next Top Model is ready to rock against MS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
August Zadra (R) with wife, Michelle on the orange carpet. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Producer and Actress Mandalynn Carlson. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Ruth Connell from NCIS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo for the Hollywood Press Corps
Swiss actress Maya Stojan is ready to rock. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Gretchen Bonaduce came to perform “I Think I Love You” by the Partridge Family and raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Actor CJ Valleroy from the film Unbroken on the orange carpet. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Robert Sarzo rocking the voodoo hat. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
August Zadra, Dennis Deyoung Band. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Kiana Lye Riviera rocking her patched motorcycle jacket for Rock Against MS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

 

Actress Iris Almario from the TV series Code Black. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Walter Ino from Survivor and Ultimate Jam Night. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Actress Brooke Lewis, The “Scream Queen”. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Actress Celeste Thorson from How I Met Your Mother and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Bella ~ Wild Ride. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Musicians Institute Bass Master Derek Frank with his wife Annette. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Actress Patricia Isaac from Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Actor Garth McLean from the TV show Chicago Hope. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Lisa Linke from LOVE on Netflix. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Ace Von Johnson, lead guitarist from Faster Pussycat. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Lead singer of the heavy metal band Butcher Babies – Carla Harvey. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Lisa Margaroli from The Usual Suspects, Lou Gramm, Juliette Lewis. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Singer Lisa D. Foreman. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Katherine Castro (L) from Someday, and Caroline Williams (R). Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Marq Torien from Bullet Boys (R).Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Carla Harvey (L) with Ira Black (R). Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Erin Hawkins, “Cello”. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Phil Buckman from Fuel and Petty Cash. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Bumper from Zero 1.Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Gabe Maska from VonLust. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Howie Simon from Alcatrazz and Nelson. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Sam Daly (R) and wife.Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Marianna Palka from Good Dick, Bitch, and Glow. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Henrietta Meire from NCIS and Hello Ladies. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

 

Jon Manness, Alexander Mathias, Richard Velzen from Red Line Horns. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
AP Gemini Syndrome. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Nicki Tedesco. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Alex Guadagnoli from Addiction Crew and Electrocution. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Clarissa Jacobson from Lunch Ladies. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Shawn Duncan from Odin. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Angela Jones from Pulp Fiction. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Publicist Lisa Woodard with Nancy B. Sayle, founder of Rock Against MS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Videographer, Johnny Angel aka Brookeville Badboy, with Nancy B. Sayle, founder of Rock Against MS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jack Russell from Great White rocking the Los Angeles Theatre for Rock Against MS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jack Russell from Great White rocking the Los Angeles Theatre for Rock Against MS

Legendary rocker Jack Russell from Great White at the 6th Annual Rock Against MS

Jack Russell. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Juliette Lewis rocking the Los Angeles Theater. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Juliette Lewis rocking the Los Angeles Theater. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

Juliette Lewis stole the show with her version of “Rolling on the River”. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

 

Juliette Lewis rocking the Los Angeles Theater. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Juliette Lewis. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Craig Gass (L) and Hal Sparks (R) with Nancy B. Sayle, founder of Rock Against MS. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

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RAVENSCROFT TO RELEASE NEW EP – “REBEL” IN MARCH

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) – Popular Orange County-based band, Ravenscroft, has announced the release date for its much-anticipated EP “Rebel,” scheduled for March 25th, with the CD release party to be held at The Slidebar in Fullerton California with Killset. This is after serving its fans with some of the good music to expect from the EP. Pre-releasing two singles from the upcoming EP, fans of the band and music lovers, in general, are already being thrilled with two timeless crowd-pleasers that have a slightly nostalgic vibe. “My Dearest One” and “The Chase” is a small dose of the unique style the band is known for.

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Music has evolved over the years. However, while some music makers have come, spending relatively short span, others have established themselves as industry movers, creating hits after hits, and using their unique and genuine styles to serve fans with the best of music. One of such music makers is Ravenscroft, offering a fantastic alternative to the sounds that seem to have bored lovers of good music.

Ravenscroft has been able to position itself as the go-to band for unique music experience, giving everyone something special with their creative style that has been described as alternative rock. The band’s creativity and ingenuity are evidenced in “My Dearest One,” as the emotional song offers lovers of rock ballads and 90s alternative with a luxe musical accompaniment and moving rock vocals.

The band of four talented musicians – Ralph Buso (Vocals), Brett Gorke (Guitars), Devin Baker (Bass), and Pat Magrath (Drums), with individual backgrounds and eclectic educations has been able to present handsomely delivered the melodic alternative rock. The uniqueness of the band comes from its Melodic, Hard Hitting Rock that comes from the Soul.

Ravenscroft

With sounds inspired by the very Best of Old School and New School Hard Rock/Metal, the band offers a different type of thought-provoking music to fans across the globe. While the sounds of the band might feel very familiar, it remains very new, original, and cutting edge. “The craftsmanship and musical ingenuity of Ravenscroft is enough to leave audiences speechless. Rebel by Ravenscroft – Timeless Masterpiece ” – WARLOCK ASYLUM

The popularity and acceptance of the band are evidenced by its massive online and social media presence, with its Twitter page having more than 40k followers and the numbers increasing by the day.

The much-anticipated EP contains 6 electrifying songs, and the release of the EP on March 25th is set to be the release of powerful music sounds that will change the industry forever.

“Denomination” is a hard-hitting “brain worm” that gets stuck in your head. There are a lot of cool riffs and hooks and it’s nothing less than genius to have this as the opening of the EP. All great rock bands need a ballad and Ravenscroft has written an epic and strong song with “My Dearest One”. – Act/One Act/One Magazine ” Stand Up is an aggressive call to arms, The Chase is a white hot slice of melodic metal, one that doesn’t compromise on wonderful sonic detail and infectious groove but still falls on you like a ton of bricks and the title track is the perfect fist in the air anthem that will unite old fans and new followers alike.” – Dancing About Architecture

 

 

ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT TO PRESENT SPECIAL EDITION HONORING SLAYER

(Hollywood Press Corps) — Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running weekly show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, today announced a special-edition All Star event to honor the final tour of Slayer. The show will be held on Tuesday, March 13 with doors at 8 PM.  The event is free, first-come first-served, and will be broadcast worldwide on Heavy Metal Television.

Featured in performance will be a “who’s who” of the Heavy Metal scene including the entire band of Prong, current and former members of Danzig, Testament, Nevermore, I Am Morbid, Huntress, Trauma, Bad Wolves, Westfield Massacre, Nuclear Salvation and more.   A performers list will be found at Facebook.com/UltimateJamNight with additional players added right up until showtime.

Slayer, announced in January, plans for their final tour after nearly 40 years as a band. The creator of monster genre hits including “Raining Blood” – has a passionate and extremely loyal fan base. The night is slated to honor the band and its fans. As is its custom, Ultimate Jam Night will craft an evening of unrehearsed music with Heavy Metal stars heavily influenced by the band.  The evening will be hosted by former MTV personality and Metal musical artist Jesse Snider.

Chuck Wright at Ultimate Jam Night. Photo by Judy Pullos

Founded in 2015 by Quiet Riot’s Chuck Wright, Ultimate Jam Night is a community-oriented weekly show featuring a rotating cast of world-class artists in a completely unrehearsed format. The event covers multiple genres and is free. For more information visit

Heavy Metal Television is a streaming television network dedicated to Heavy Metal fans. Based in Arizona, the channel features a continuous stream of music content 24/7/365. Ultimate Jam  Night, the long-running weekly show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, today announced a special-edition All Star event to honor the final tour of Slayer. The show will be held on Tuesday, March 13 with doors at 8 PM.  The event is free, first-come first-served, and will be broadcast worldwide on Heavy Metal Television.

Paulie Z
photo by Judy Pullos

Featured in performance will be a “who’s who” of the Heavy Metal scene including the entire band of Prong, current and former members of Danzig, Testament, Nevermore, I Am Morbid, Huntress, Trauma, Bad Wolves, Westfield Massacre, Nuclear Salvation and more.   A performers list will be found at Facebook.com/UltimateJamNight with additional players added right up until showtime.

Slayer, announced in January, plans for their final tour after nearly 40 years as a band. The creator of monster genre hits including “Raining Blood” – has a passionate and extremely loyal fan base. The night is slated to honor the band and its fans. As is its custom, Ultimate Jam Night will craft an evening of unrehearsed music with Heavy Metal stars heavily influenced by the band.  The evening will be hosted by former MTV personality and Metal musical artist Jesse Snider.

Founded in 2015 by Quiet Riot’s Chuck Wright, Ultimate Jam Night is a community-oriented weekly show featuring a rotating cast of world-class artists in a completely unrehearsed format. The event covers multiple genres and is free. For more information visit

Heavy Metal Television is a streaming television network dedicated to Heavy Metal fans. Based in Arizona, the channel features a continuous stream of music content 24/7/365. For more information and tune-in visit

Morris Mills’ Debut Protege Album Performance Date

(LOS ANGELES) — Thirty nine years ago Prince made his debut appearance in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota at the legendary Capri Theatre.
People from all around the world will be making their pilgrimage to Minneapolis, Minnesota for Celebration week of April 19 – April 22 to celebrate the Life and Legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson.

Morris Mills

Morris Mills hails from Los Angeles, a Pied Piper of Funk & Roll and debuts his first Performance in Minneapolis promoting his New Album “Protégé.”
Embodying the breadth and depth of Prince’s inimitable sound: Morris’ live performance promises numerous funk-a-licious tracks of mos’ def’ danceable delirium! You’ll think you’ve gone to Purple Heaven with “Waste of Time”, a nod to Prince’s “When You Were Mine”, and the dysfunctional exploits of “Ghetto Black”! A supersonic distillation of crystalline bliss:
Morris Mills live in concert is not to be missed!
Where: The Capri Theatre Minneapolis , Minnesota When April 20th, 2018
Time 7:00pm
VIP Meet and Greet reception 6:00 pm
Website
Contact: 213-290-3805

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the Iranian Circle of Women’s Intercultural Network (#ICWIN) Presented International Women’s Day

This past Sunday, March 4th, the Iranian Circle of Women’s Intercultural Network (#ICWIN) proudly presented an International Women’s Day (#IWD) celebration at the Grand Ballroom at 4101 E Willow Street in Long Beach and HPC’s Vida G. was truly honored to be their event MC. This momentous event took place from 12:30-3:30pm and had many artists and activists in attendance.

Dr. Niaz Kasravi

#ICWIN was honored to have had Dr. Niaz Kasravi, a national expert and advocate on criminal justice, social justice and racial justice as the keynote speaker. Gloria Arellanes, the elder of Tongva/Los Angeles who for more than 40 years has been at the forefront of the Chicana and indigenous movements started the program.

ICWIN panel

Hanieh Jodat Barnes, Director of the Partnership of the Women’s March Foundation LA moderated a panel of candidates running for public office in Orange County including Kia Hamadanchy (Candidate from District 45) and Rachel Payne (Candidate from District 48), who are running for Congress as well as Farrah Kahn (running for Irvine City Council) and Mona Ghalbi (Volunteer/Advocate at #NextGenAmerica). Other speakers were activists Elahe Amani (Global Chair of ICWIN) and Sudi Farokhnia (Steering Committee of ICWIN).  Vida also acknowledged the work of her grandmother, suffragist, educator and poet, Ashraf Meshkati, during the event.

Elahe Amani, Gloria Arellanes and Sudi Farokhnia

 

ICWIN red carpet

The talented violinist Justina Jones who played the violin while attendees enjoyed the art gallery. The dance group of NKauj Hmoob Long Beach brought joy to the stage on this International Women’s Day. A rising star, soprano at the age of 15, Ponthea Zahraii, will took the stage.

Event MC Vida G.

ABOUT WIN AND ICWIN:
Women Intercultural Network “WIN” was established in 1995 and is a 501© (3) NGO consultative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The Iranian Circle of Women’s Intercultural Network “ICWIN” joined the circles of in 2014.

The Circle is focused on raising consciousness on issues related to Iranian women both inside Iran and in the diasporas. In addition, the Circle aims to serve as a bridge, not only connecting the Iranian women’s communities, but also is in line with the idea of intersectionality in connecting them with other women of race, color, ethnicity, social and economic standing at a global level. Tickets are available at:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3327616

All photos courtesy of Sina Sepehri of Real Image Media

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treats! Annual Oscars After Party 2018

Hollywood, CA — Sunday, March 4th — The Hollywood Press Corps has behind the scenes photos of the treats! magazine 90th Academy Awards luxurious black-tie party at the private residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO Absolut Elyx.


This exclusive event attracted over 500 guests and celebrities who came out to celebrate people in the fields of art and entertainment. treats!, an award-winning quarterly high fashion magazine founded by Steve Shaw,

Actor Scott Eastwood at treats! Annual Oscars After Party at the Private Residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx in Los Angeles

presented the Academy Awards red carpet and ceremony throughout Jonas’ house, a beautiful sprawling Hollywood Hills estate. There was a classic Hollywood photo booth for guests to take photos as a memento of the night. Guests started to arrive at 4:00 pm.

Recording artist Chanel West Coast at treats! Annual Oscars After Party

Chanel West Coast was one of the first celebrities to arrive, fresh off her MTV TRL performance joining as the award show had just got started. Absolut Elyx provided delicious signature cocktails such as the Elyx Spritz consisting of Elyx, lillet rose, and elderflower tonic. Everyone was tuned into the Oscar viewing and astonished by all the wins throughout the evening.

Jonas Tahlin, Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka

As the sun went down and the viewing party ended, the after party heated up quickly with DJ Zen and Patsy Palmer spinning tunes in the Great Gatsby Room of Jonas’ home. Celebrities started arriving around 10:00 pm. Paris Hilton arrived with her new fiancé, Chris Zylka. A year after debuting as a couple together. The now newly engaged couple sat at the corner table dancing. Ed Westwick was seen having fun with his girlfriend in a stand-out green jacket.

Actor Weston Cage and fiancé Hila  Aronian

The party went into the early hours of the next day until closing down at 2:00am, with what was yet another memorable Oscars evening. As usual, treats! served up an Oscars celebration not to be missed!

Dustin Brown

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Iranian Circle of Women’s Intercultural Network (#ICWIN) Presents International Women’s Day

This Sunday, March 4th, the Iranian Circle of Women’s Intercultural Network (#ICWIN) proudly presents an International Women’s Day (#IWD) celebration at the Grand Ballroom at 4101 E Willow Street in Long Beach. This momentous event will take place from 12:30-3:30pm and will have many artists and activists in attendance. #ICWIN is honored to have Dr. Niaz Kasravi, a national expert and advocate on criminal justice, social justice and racial justice as the keynote speaker. Gloria Arellanes, the elder of Tongva/Los Angeles who for more than 40 years has been at the forefront of the Chicana and indigenous movements will start the program. Actress and blogger, HPC’s own Vida G. (The Mindy Project, So Very Vida) will MC this event, and Hanieh Jodat Barnes, Director of the Partnership of the Women’s March Foundation LA will moderate a panel of candidates running for public office in Orange County including Kia Hamadanchy (Candidate from District 45) and Rachel Payne (Candidate from District 48), who are running for Congress as well as Farrah Kahn (running for Irvine City Council) and Mona Ghalbi (Volunteer/Advocate at #NextGenAmerica). Other speakers are activists Elahe Amani (Global Chair of ICWIN) and Sudi Farokhnia (Steering Committee of ICWIN).

ICWIN flyer

The talented violinist Justina Jones will play the violin while attendees enjoy the art gallery. The dance group of NKauj Hmoob Long Beach will bring joy to the stage on this International Women’s Day. A rising star, soprano at the age of 15, Ponthea Zahraii, will also take the stage.

ABOUT WIN AND ICWIN:
Women Intercultural Network “WIN” was established in 1995 and is a 501© (3) NGO consultative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The Iranian Circle of Women’s Intercultural Network “ICWIN” joined the circles of in 2014.

The Circle is focused on raising consciousness on issues related to Iranian women both inside Iran and in the diasporas. In addition, the Circle aims to serve as a bridge, not only connecting the Iranian women’s communities, but also is in line with the idea of intersectionality in connecting them with other women of race, color, ethnicity, social and economic standing at a global level. Tickets are available at:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3327616

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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