Classiqu’ Era aligned with non profit Artists For Trauma

On Saturday, June 1st ,Classiqu’ Era and Artists For Trauma (AFT) aligned for a Soft Launch and Trunk Show for the Classiqu’ Era Collection!  Anne Devlin, Designer of Classiqu’ Era, has independently invited close colleague, Designer Monica Leigh, to take part in the celebration of launching their amazing collections together. Classiqu’ Era was delighted to announce its alignment with Charitable Foundation Artists For Trauma at a private residence in Century City. 

Designers Monica Leigh and Anne Devlin with AFT founder and President Laura T. Sharpe

VIPs in attendance were Anne Devlin, Founder of Classiqu’ Era, Inc., Monica Leigh Rodriguez, Founder and Creative Director of Monica Leigh, Laura T. Sharpe, President and Founder of Artists for Trauma and Christina Noonan, Senior Vice President of JLL Commercial Real Estate and Artists For Trauma Board Member.

Model Virginia wearing Classiqu’ Era gown

“What a lovely day!  A high-energy soft launch celebrating two great new fashion collections, and the partnership of Classiqu Era and Artists For Trauma. I am honored to be part of such a great team of women entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, we can make a positive difference!” said Anne Devlin.

Model Jhemma with designer Monica Leigh wearing one of Monica’s designs

“What an amazing event to share with Anne Devlin of Classiqu Era and Laura Sharpe of Artists for Trauma! The alignment of these two women and these two organizations has wonderful and far reaching impact into our world. I was delighted and touched to be a welcomed part of the day sharing a creative atmosphere of Fashion design and well being. Brava!” said Monica Leigh.

Designer Anne Devlin

“From the board room to the dining room to the ballroom, it was a grand day reflecting the intelligence of mindful design toward elegantly dressing the diverse sophisticated woman!” added Laura T. Sharpe.

Actress Vida G in a custom Monica Leigh jacket

About Classiqu’ Era:

Classiqu Era is a new dress company, dedicated to providing luxury, high quality dresses and gowns for executive and social women.  In answer to the desires of women everywhere, Anne Devlin, Founder and Designer, has created elegant, sophisticated work and cocktail styles that are neither too short nor too tight, and have sleeves!  The collection is sized 2-16, and is currently sold by special order, and in private showings.

More info at:

https://www.classiquera.com/

https://m.facebook.com/

https://www.instagram.com/classiquera

About Artists For Trauma:

Artists For Trauma is dedicated to enriching the lives of civilian and military trauma survivors through artistic expression and human connection. AFT partners with local to international non-profits, trauma hospitals, businesses, & individuals to best provide creative healing environments at no cost to the trauma survivor.

https://artistsfortrauma.org

https://www.facebook.com/ArtistsforTrauma/

https://twitter.com/Artists4Trauma

https://www.instagram.com/artistsfortrauma/

About Monica Leigh:

Monica Leigh is a newly launched luxury collection. Complete with evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and unique day to evening ensembles. Monica Leigh’s pieces are available as ready to wear order size 2 to 16 or custom order made to measure. Monica harkens upon the dark to light aesthetic, ethereal in nature, rejoicing in natural curves, color, and metallic treatments. Elegant and luxurious, for the discriminating fashion icon.

More about Monica Leigh:

https://monicaleigh.com/pages/our-story

https://twitter.com/MonicaLeighLA

https://www.instagram.com/monicaleighsvx/

Event Hashtags:

#womensfashion

#womensempowerment

#womeninbusiness

#aft #artistsfortrauma #whererecoveryisanart

#classiquera

#timelessluxuryforthemodernwoman

#MonicaLeighSVX

#Luxurylifestyle

#Luxury

#Fashion

MEDIA RSVP: Please RSVP to Joe Williamson at williamsonmgmt@gmail.com

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ThrillFlix Is A Brand New Entertaining Video On Demand Platform for Independent Movies

Last September, director Johan Vandewoestijne (Rabid Grannies, Engine Trouble, recently The brides and Detention amongst many others), DoP Luc de Buck (Content Management, Digitalisation and Subtitling) and Anton Zwijsen (actor and martial artist) were wondering how to prevent middlemen from taking away revenue from their motion pictures and how to generate revenue more quickly for independent films in general, in the fast-changing landscape of film distribution. They ended up making their own Video On Demand platform for independent films and it is accessible from this very day! ThrillFlix.com brings you lots of highly entertaining movies of all genres — including classics— at a subscription cost of €6,99 per month. This service is also available in the United States.

One of the first things to be understood, is that a movie does not necessarily need a theatrical release. Independent films, the so-called “indies” or “indie films, do not get a lot of opportunities anymore in the mainstream circuits dominated by the major theatrical groups such as Kinepolis or UGC. These major groups, quoted on the stock market, choose for big time blockbusters only. Small independent films do not stand a chance and because of the lack of financial means, they are not able to mount and finance a major advertising campaign. On top of that, the DVD market is in a free fall and Samsung recently decided to stop manufacturing Blu-ray players. DVD’s will probably hold out a bit longer, but certainly not as long as VHS did.

John Vandewoestijne

Therefore, the idea arose to examine how realistic it would be to create a Video on Demand platform. Months of preparation followed to check which video hosting provider could deliver the fastest streaming, what their terms and conditions were, how the website could be connected with the payment providers, etcetera.To gather this knowledge, Luc De Buck and Anton Zwijsen performed a gigantic task. Everyone had his specific tasks in the project. Anton was responsible for PR and Marketing, Luc for Content Management and Johan for Content Acquisition and Production. With his 38 years of experience in the movie industry, Johan knows exactly where to find both recent and classic films. He is also in charge of the production of “The ThrillFlix Show”.

LucdeBuck

At this moment, content deals have been signed with SGL Entertainment (California), Zeno Pictures (Belgium), Film and Media (Belgium), Filmchest (Connecticut), Belfilm (Belgium) and talks are in progress with Troma Inc. Filmchest is an American company where a huge amount of classics from the 1940’s to the 1980’s are being kept and restored.

Anton Zwijsen

Since the word is out, independent filmmakers are already offering their films to be seen on this much needed platform. They recently made a deal with Danish filmmaker Kim Sønderholm, and signed him up for 4 films including “Tour de Force”. Talks with other companies are ongoing and filmmakers, producers and distributors are welcome to get in touch with us. ThrillFlix will also produce their own movies.

Kim Sønderholm

ThrillFlix offers all sorts of films, from comedies to westerns, from thrillers to classics and from horror to Sci- Fi. They will not show short films, arthouse, and extreme underground stuff.

The accessible territories at this moment are the Benelux, The French European territories including the overseas regions, the German speaking territories in Europe, Malta, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia and the entire African continent.

On a monthly basis a film magazine titled “The ThrillFlix Show” will be broadcasted online on ThrillFlix.com and on the ThrillFlix YouTube channel. The show will be hosted by actors Ignace Paepe, Rufus Six and Sharon Slosse.

A ThrillFlix subscription costs €6,99 per month. It is very easy to subscribe. One just has to follow the steps on https://www.ThrillFlix.com. On the catalog page, located at https://www.ThrillFlix.com/catalog, everyone can freely scroll through the films and watch all the trailers to see if ThrillFlix is for them. Everyone can try ThrillFlix for free for 7 days and the service can be cancelled at anytime.

Press Release15 May 2019 ThrillFlix.com info@thrillflix.com

            

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThrillFlix
Instagram: @ThrillFlix
Twitter: @ThrillFlix
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdZvTAhGcccxqk8vzHIDbMw

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More info at info@thrillflix.com

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Classiqu’ Era aligns with non profit Artists For Trauma

Saturday, June 1st, Classiqu’ Era and Artists For Trauma (AFT) align for a Soft Launch and Trunk Show for the Classiqu’ Era Collection!  Anne Devlin, Designer of Classiqu’ Era, has independently invited close colleague, Designer Monica Leigh, to take part in the celebration of launching their collections together. Classiqu’ Era is delighted to announce its alignment with Charitable Foundation Artists For Trauma at a private residence in Century City.

Laura T. Sharpe and Anne Devlin

VIPs expected: Anne Devlin, Founder of Classiqu’ Era, Inc., Monica Leigh Rodriguez, Founder and Creative Director of Monica Leigh, Laura T. Sharpe, President and Founder of Artists for Trauma and Christina Noonan, Artists For Trauma Board Member and Entrepreneur.

Press check-in is 11:45am, the event hours are from 1:00 to 4:00 pm with models showcasing the new unveiling of the collections from 12:30 to 3:30pm. Valet parking will be available for guests. The attire for the event is daytime cocktail.

About Classiqu’ Era:

Classiqu Era is a new dress company, dedicated to providing luxury, high quality dresses and gowns for executive and social women.  In answer to the desires of women everywhere, Anne Devlin, Founder and Designer, has created elegant, sophisticated work and cocktail styles that are neither too short nor too tight, and have sleeves!  The collection is sized 2-16, and is currently sold by special order, and in private showings.

More info at:

https://www.classiquera.com/

https://www.facebook.com/classiquera/

https://www.instagram.com/classiquera

About Artists For Trauma:

Artists For Trauma is dedicated to enriching the lives of civilian and military trauma survivors through artistic expression and human connection. AFT partners with local to international non-profits, trauma hospitals, businesses, & individuals to best provide creative healing environments at no cost to the trauma survivor.

https://artistsfortrauma.org

https://www.facebook.com/ArtistsforTrauma/

https://twitter.com/Artists4Trauma

https://www.instagram.com/artistsfortrauma/

About Monica Leigh:

Monica Leigh is a newly launched luxury collection. Complete with evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and unique day to evening ensembles. Monica Leigh’s pieces are available as ready to wear order size 2 to 16 or custom order made to measure. Monica harkens upon the dark to light aesthetic, ethereal in nature, rejoicing in natural curves, color, and metallic treatments. Elegant and luxurious, for the discriminating fashion icon.

More about Monica Leigh:

https://monicaleigh.com/pages/our-story

https://twitter.com/MonicaLeighLA

https://www.instagram.com/monicaleighsvx/

Event Hashtags:

#womensfashion

#womensempowerment

#womeninbusiness

#aft #artistsfortrauma #whererecoveryisanart

#classiquera

#timelessluxuryforthemodernwoman

#MonicaLeighSVX

#Luxurylifestyle

#Luxury

#Fashion

MEDIA RSVP: Please RSVP to Joe Williamson at williamsonmgmt@gmail.com

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Beautiful Disaster and Artists For Trauma collaboration on the “Perfectly imperfect” Campaign

On May 9th, Beautiful Disaster and Artists For Trauma will launch their much anticipated collaboration on the “Perfectly Imperfect” campaign at the bucolic Lucky Dog Ranch in Ventura, California.  Female trauma survivors’ scars will be highlighted by Glitter Artist Alex from Work of Heart to celebrate their beauty. Photography from Wise by Nicole Photography with testimonies interviewed and filmed by Concrete Pictures.


A delicious lunch will be elegantly presented by Command Performance Catering of Moorpark, California. Sponsors for the event are Artists For Trauma, Beautiful Disaster and Lucky Dog Ranch.

This day will be about supporting women who have experienced physical and emotional trauma in their lives for a beautiful day of creativity, connectivity and community.

“Beautiful disaster and Artists for Trauma align their missions to celebrate that we are all perfectly imperfect,” said Laura T. Sharpe, Founder and President of Artists for Trauma and Christina DuVarney, Beautiful Disaster Clothing Owner.

About Beautiful Disaster:

With every fiber of clothing, it is the Beautiful Disaster mission to empower the Beautifully Broken, and Perfectly Imperfect.

More info about Beautiful Disaster: https://www.bdrocks.com/

fb: https://www.facebook.com/BeautifulDisasterClothing

IG: @beautifuldisasterclothing

About Artists for Trauma (AFT):

Artists For Trauma is dedicated to enriching the lives of both civilian and military trauma survivors through artistic expression and human connection.

More info about Artists for Trauma: https://artistsfortrauma.org/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/ArtistsforTrauma/?ref=br_rs

IG: @artistsfortrauma

Event Hashtags:

#art #healing #artishealing #trauma #survivor #recovery #tbi #amputee #spinalcordinjury #adaptive #adaptiveclothing #adaptivefashion
#fashion #fridayfeelgood #tgif #bdrocks #beautifuldisasterclothing #beautifuldisaster #artistsfortrauma #aft #whererecoveryisanart

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NIWAKA FINE JEWELRY ON THE RED CARPET

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — APRIL 23RD, 2019 — The Hollywood Press Corps got a chance to visit the headquarters of the Niwaka Corporation. They are one of Japan’s top high end jewelers and are world famous for having A-List celebrities don their jewlery on Hollywood’s hottest red carpets. Each Niwaka collection is carefully hand-fashioned using the finest materials by top craftsmen. Without question, Niwaka jewelry embodies the true essence of excellence. Showcasing a smooth, flawless finish, luxurious stones and bold designs, Niwaka’s jewelry is a collection of the finest red carpet curated pieces. Niwaka hopes that their collections express the power of nature and its beauty. Looking towards the future, Niwaka will continue to grow and move forward while remaining rooted in the rich culture and traditions of Kyoto. Known as the ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto remains one of the most historically important cities in the world. Kyoto is known for its beauty and dedication to preserving arts and culture. It’s fitting that Kyoto is also the birthplace of Niwaka Fine Jewelry. The flagship store in Kyoto is elegant and striking in its simplicity. Set in a wide, open layout with a purple tone, the store is chic and impressive. The staircase in the main lobby looks like a movie set. The refined space is suited for Niwaka’s brilliant and luxurious jewelry. Each piece is a luxurious work of art. From the home office in Kyoto to Hollywood’s top red carpets, Niwaka is the jewlery of choice for today’s top celebrities. The most recent awards season saw many top stars wearing Niwaka jewelry.

HOLLYWOOD, CA Jennifer Lopez attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards wearing NIWAKA earrings (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
JLo’s NIWAKA earnings from the 91st Academy Award
Jennifer Lopez’ earrings from the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscars After Party
A NIWAKA  ring Jennifer Lopez wore at the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party. This ring is from the Yaegasumi Collection

The Niwaka Kyoto Headquarters building was designed by the Ando Tadao Architecture Research Institute headed by Ando Tadao, one of Japan’s most influential architects. The modern design seeks to blend with the harmony of Kyoto’s traditional neighborhoods.

Emile Clarke on the red carpet at the 91st Acadamey Awards. Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images
A NIWAKA bracelet from the Karahana Collection worn by Emilia Clark at the 91st Academy Awards
Renka Collection – Earrings

At the most recent Acadamy Awards, Jennifer Lopez paired the yellow gold and diamond earrings from Niwaka’s Karahana collection with earrings made from pink gold, rose quartz and diamond earings Global super star Jennifer Lopez stunned in her mirror mosaic dress by Tom Ford. Amanda Seyfried wore Niwaka’s white gold and diamond earrings from the Kyokomichi collection and a white gold and diamond bracelet from the Hanaguruma collection. Emila Clarke stunned in her Balmain gown. Emila paired Niwaka’s white gold and diamond earrings from their Renka collection with a Karahana white gold and diamond bracelete and a Suiren white gold and diamond ring.

 

 

Amanda Seyfried attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Amanda Seyfried’s earrings from the 2019 Vanity Fair party. These NIWAKA earrings are from the Kyokomichi Collection
Amanda Seyfried attends 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)
Amanda Seyfried’s NIWAKA bracelet at the Vanity Fair party from the Hanaguruma Collection

 

 

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Sister Act in Boyle Heights: Lots of Laughs & Fun

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — Boyle Heights, CA — On Friday, April 19th, the CASA 0101 Theater, TNH Productions, El Centro Del Pueblo and Riboli Family of  San Antonio Winery In Association with Behind The Mask Inc. had the opening night for SISTER ACT, the Musical. Directed by Rigo Tejeda, this Tony Award nominated show is based on the 1992 Touchstone Pictures hit film of the same name. Rigo told me that they stick to the script and don’t miss one word. Sister Act features music written by eight-time Academy Award winning composer, Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater. The Hollywood Press Corps had our top events photographer, Marie Gregorio-Oviedo at opening night.

Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield as Deloris Van Cartier . Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

This production is so much fun. The cast really seems to enjoy themeselves portraying these zanny charaters and singing their hearts out to Jesus. The jokes are funny, the cast members can sing, they can dance and its a great way to spend an evening. Director Rigo Tejeda said, “Our spirited production of SISTER ACT, the Musical, will bring joy and laughter to all who come to see the show. Our divine cast will raise the roof nightly and keep toes tapping as audiences witness nightclub singer, Deloris Van Cartier’s adventurous antics in her newfound home, a nunnery.”

Brianna Bonilla (Sister Mary Patrick) from Sister Act the Musical. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
(L to R) Matthew Noah (TJ) and Marco Infante (Curtis Jackson) . Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

Josefina López said, “This production also celebrates women, power, and sisterhood with a predominantly female cast and females in production positions as Musical Director, Choreographer, Costumer Designer and Set and Projections Designer.”

Marco Infante (of Studio City) as Curtis Jackson. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

SISTER ACT, the Musical, tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco nightclub diva, who witnesses a murder committed by her mobster boyfriend, Curtis Jackson, after which Deloris is placed in a witness protective program in a convent under the custody of the local police department. Comedy ensues as Deloris dons a nun’s habit to go undercover as “Sister Mary Clarence,” while attempting to acclimate herself into her new lifestyle in a convent. The production is a lot of fun and the actors all do a fine job of singing, telling this crazy story and creating a wonderful performance.

Samantha M. Lawrence as Sister Mary Robert. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Marco Infante  as Curtis Jackson. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

There were so many sponsors that help put this production together. CASA 0101 Theater’s sponsors include: The California Endowment, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Herb Alpert Foundation, The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and The Parsons Foundation. This production of SISTER ACT, the Musical, is sponsored, in part by the Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery; Los Angeles Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Second District; Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, 1st District; California State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, District 24; Los Angeles City Councilmember José Huizar, 14th District; CASA Fina Restaurant & Cantina; and MASA of Echo Park Bakery & Café.

Caleb Green (of Santa Ana) as Eddie Souther. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

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Under the direction of Rigo Tejeda, Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield (of Sherman Oaks) leads the cast of 20 as (Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence). The cast also includes: Beverly Crain (of Los Angeles) as Mother Superior; Samantha M. Lawrence (of Glendale) as Sister Mary Robert; Omar Mata (of El Monte) as Monsignor O’Hara; Marco Infante (of Studio City) as Curtis Jackson; Caleb Green (of Santa Ana) as Eddie Souther; Matthew Noah (of Lincoln Heights) as TJ; Jason Biyo (of Los Angeles) as Joey; Gil Garcia (of Los Angeles) as Pablo; Dorrie Braun (of Pacific Palisades) as Sister Mary Lazarus; Brianna Bonilla (of Los Angeles) as Sister Mary Patrick; Sarah Garcia (of Los Angeles) as Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours;

(L to R) Gil Garcia (Pablo) and Jason Biyo (Joey) . Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
(L to R) Omar Mata (Monsignor O”Hara) and Beverly Crfain (Mother Superior). Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

Megan Frances (of Leimert Park) as Sister Mary Theresa; Chrissi Erickson (of Leimert Park) as Tina/Nun/Homeless/Fantasy Dancer); Laura Altenor (of Los Angeles) as Michelle/Nun/Homeless/Fantasy Dancer/Deloris Van Cartier Understudy);

Brianna Bonilla as Sister Mary Patrick (Front Row left) with Samantha M. Lawrence as Sister Mary Robert. (Front row right)Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

Michael Gallardo (of Los Angeles) as Ernie/Drag Queen/Ensemble/Homeless/Cab Driver/Fantasy Dancer/Altar Boy); Alejandro Lechuga (of Los Angeles) as Cop/Reporter/Ensemble/Homeless/Fantasy Dancer/Altar Boy); Shanelle Garcia (of Los Angeles) as Nun/Hooker; Daniela Santi (of Los Angeles) as Nun/Hooker/Homeless/Bar Waitress/Fantasy Dancer/Michelle Understudy); and Leilah Telon (of South Central) as Nun/Bar Patron/Homeless/Fantasy Dancer). Sebastian Gonzalez (of Boyle Heights) serves as Rehearsal Stand In, but is not in the show.

Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield as Sister Mary Clarence. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
(L to R) Leilah Telon (Nun) and Chrissi Erickson (Nun). Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

The production team for SISTER ACT, the Musical includes:Josefina López (of Silverlake) Founding Artistic Director, CASA 0101 Theater; Rigo Tejeda (of Whittier) Director of the Musical and Founding Artistic Director, TNH Productions; Abel Alvarado (of Silverlake) Producing Artistic Director, TNH Productions; Emmanuel Deleage (of Silverlake) Show Producer and Executive Director, CASA 0101 Theater; Edward Padilla (of Boyle Heights) Show Producer, Casting Director and Board President, CASA 0101 Theater; Conrado TerrazasCross (of Echo Park) Show Executive Producer and Chief Financial Officer for TNH Productions;

Dorrie Braun as Sister Mary Lazarus. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Beverly Crain as Mother Superior. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

Felipe Agredano (of Boyle Heights) Show Producer and Government Relations Director for TNH Productions; El Centro Del Pueblo, Show Producer; Gabrielle Maldonado (of Lakewood) Music Director; Tania Possick (of Los Angeles) Choreographer; Effy Yang (of Los Angeles) Set and Projections Designer; Kevin Vasquez (of Los Angeles) Lighting Designer; Joshua Cardenas (of Los Angeles) Sound Designer;

Omar Mata (of El Monte) as Monsignor O’Hara. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield as Deloris Van Cartier. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

Marielena Covarrubias (of Whittier) Costumer Designer; Sujey Gonzalez (of Los Angeles) Wardrobe Supervisor; Angel Estrada (of Los Angeles) Prop Master; Jerry A. Blackburn (of Winnetka) Production Stage Manager; Genesis Miramontes (of Los Angeles) Production Assistant to Production Stage Manager; Andrew Ortega (of Los Angeles) Stage Manager; JP (John Paul) Torres (of Los Angeles) Assistant Stage Manager; Hiram Lopez (of Whittier) Sound Mixer; Dazhane Semus (of Los Angeles) Stagehand; Vincent A. Sanchez (of Commerce) CASA 0101 Technical Director and Facilities Manager; Mark Kraus (of Boyle Heights) CASA 0101 Theater Development Director and Anaith Indjeian (of Los Angeles) Pre-Production Photographer and CASA 0101 Theater Administrator.

Caleb Green (of Santa Ana) as Eddie Souther. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
(L to R) Mathew Noah (TJ), Marco Infante (Curtis Jackson), Gil Garcia (Pablo) and Jason Biyo (Joey) . Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

 

(L to R) Matthew Noah (TJ), Marco Infate (Curtis Jackson) . Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

 

Sister Act has a five-week run from April 19th – May 19th 2019.  The performance schedule is Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 4:00 p.m. There will be no performance on Saturday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 818.263.7684 or buy online at www.casa0101.org.  This musical is a lot of fun.  Please come out to Boyle Heights to support local theater and have a few laughs.

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Panorama City Chamber of Commerce day & Anniversary Held at the Platinum Banquet Hall

On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019, The Panorama City Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 3rd Anniversary and the 1st Year of “The Panorama City Chamber of Commerce Business Day” at the Platinum Banquet Hall, located at 8704 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City CA. 91402.

Awardee Laura T. Sharpe and Artists For Trauma Ambassador Steve Bogna

This momentous date was declared by the California State Senate by a resolution granted by the Honorable CA. State Senator Bob Hertzberg on March 15th, 2018. The resolution was presented at the Grand Opening of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce Business Center on April 2nd, 2018.

Awardee Suzi Khatami

In addition to a star studded red carpet and press interviews, this year’s celebration featured the North Valley Military Institute’s Color Guard, the National Anthem by Grammy Award Nominee Songwriting Shane, live performances, the awards ceremony and a dinner. They also honored the Officers, board members, and volunteers who made the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce such a rousing success during the past year. As a special recognition, they honored local celebrities that have truly made a difference in the San Fernando Valley and in Panorama City.

Awardee Dustin Ferguson with special guest, Celebrity Fashion Designer Vida Craddock of Designs by Vida

The Offices of U.S. Congressman Tony Cardenas, CA. State Senator Bob Hertzberg, CA. State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez attended.

Awardees Dawna Lee Heising, Vida Ghaffari and Amber Lynn
Chamber President Mejia with Awardee Dawna Lee Heising

Additional celebrities and VIPs in attendance were Saul Mejia (President of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce and GlobalTech, Motivational Speaker & Book Author), Songwriting Shane (Grammy Nominee), Matias Meza (Grammy Winning Producer) Juan Ignacio (Pop Singer), Klaudia Lua (TV Host), Philanthropist Laura T. Sharpe (Founder and CEO, Artists For Trauma), TV Personality Suzi Khatami (“Our View” show on ATV), Filmmaker Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5: The New Model currently available on Redbox), Legendary Action Star Mel Novak (Quentin Tarantino favorite Game of Death), SAG/AFTRA Actress (Who’s Jenna?), Radio Personality, Rock’N’SeXXXyU show, LA Talk Radio, Red Carpet Correspondent, Walk Against MS, Amber Lynn, Actress Dawna Lee Heising (Robowoman) and Actress Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Vida Craddock (Designs by Vida Celebrity Designer), among others were in attendance.

Awardees with Chamber President Saul Mejia

“As a lifelong resident of Panorama City, it is with great pride that I am president of our Chamber of Commerce and I get to interact and help businesses prosper in our fair city and acknowledge the many people out here for all they do for this great town, said Chamber President Mejia.

About the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce:

The Panorama City Chamber of Commerce, which was incorporated in 2016, is composed of business professionals who are civic-minded citizens. Because of the Chamber’s volunteer work and financial support, Chamber membership gives members a blanket policy of community insurance. The Chamber’s mission is a collective effort to promote the welfare of our community and make it the best community in Los Angeles to shop, live,and to make a living in. The Chamber’s main aim is to maintain a proper balance of growth, shopping convenience, work, and recreation within our community. In addition, the Chamber strives to make Panorama City the most attractive community in the area through cleanups and beautification efforts. The Chamber is proud of our civic and service groups and is confident that through our combined efforts, we shall achieve our aims and remain “The Heart Of The Valley”.

About Saul Mejia:

Saul Mejia is a seasoned TV and Radio Host, an Executive, Business Leader, International Entrepreneur, and Elected Official in Panorama City with over 20 years of experience in Leadership, Business administration, and Public Speaking.

He has vast experience in the entertainment industry, politics, and the business world. He has worked for several companies and is currently a TV and Radio Host for the Spanish TV Show “Sentido Comun” con Klaudia Lua, Additionally, he is the President of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce, the President for Global Tech, a Board Member of the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley, Member of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA), Member of BizFed (Los Angeles County Business Federation), Member of the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce and a former Elected Business Representative of the Panorama City Neighborhood Council (City of L.A.) where he also served as the Commerce Committee Chair. He has received several awards including 2 Special Congressional Recognitions and the Prestigious AMVETS Medal (American Veterans of Foreign Wars).

About Platinum Banquet Hall:

Platinum Banquet Hall has years of experience planning and staging world-class events, from weddings and large corporate parties to quinceañeras. Our dedication to making every event a moment to remember is what makes them one of the top event venues in Los Angeles.

Platinum Banquet Hall employs only the absolute finest events staff. Their event planners are professionals in the industry of planning weddings, quinceañeras, engagement parties, large corporate events, and any other event you may want to host. Each and every one of their staff brings a passion and dedication to the job that shines in everything they do. Their mission is to keep our clients happy from beginning to end.

More info about the event:
http://panoramachamber.com/

Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo and Dan Kennedy

Dustin Brown

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Laura T. Sharpe Received the Inaugural Love Your Body Award!

 

On March 31st, Los Angeles-based, show producer/entrepreneur, Karen Michelle in association with LYB Events, Destiny Candle by Karen Michelle, Mickey Fine Pharmacy and Grill, Softweb, Coco Taps, Searchlight Insurance, FabUPlus Magazine, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, Annipuf and LRM Publicity presented the “LYB Spring 2019 Fashion Show and Shopping Event” at the swanky Luxe Sunset Hotel. Laura T. Sharpe, founder and President of Artists For Trauma was bestowed with the Inaugural Love Your Body Award from Karen.

Artists For Trauma models with HPC’s Vida G
#LYBevents Spring 2019 was a one-day beauty festival that includes: celebrity red carpet with full press line, fashion show, dessert party, raffle winners announced hourly, photo activations, hair bar with flower crowns, glitter lip bar, makeup makeovers, nails bar, cosmetic and beauty treatments offered on site. Featured designers included: Karen Michelle LA, More Rockin’, Modefywear, Shop Her Closet KM, Klara Designs, Elle n’ Dee, Forage Collection, Jinza Bridal, Dilee Inc., Moonlight Serenade and Designs by Lady Justice.
Laura accepting her award from Karen
Designer Anne Devlin in one of her beautiful Classiqu era gowns
Karen (right) and a colleague

About Karen Michelle:

Karen Michelle believes that all women are beautiful and has brought this event to life to give each and every one of them the confidence they need to achieve all that they dare to dream.
More about Karen:
About Laura T. Sharpe:
Gravely injured in a tragic helicopter crash on California’s Catalina Island that killed three other passengers in 2008, Laura Sharpe suffered critical, near-fatal injuries that would change the course of her life forever. Sharpe fought her way through four weeks in a coma, endured 43 broken bones, burns over more than 40 percent of her body, multiple skin grafts, the near-loss of an eye, and the partial amputation of her foot. For more than two years after her near-death experience, Sharpe endured endless physical pain and 40 – 60 weekly hours of medical treatment and therapies.
Focusing on the future, and feeling grateful for all the love and support she was blessed to receive, Laura Sharpe embarked on a journey of re-discovery through a personal engagement with the arts. From her work with esteemed artists in the areas of photography, film, dance, sculpture and music, Sharpe was able to rise above and beyond her pain and dramatically improve the quality of her recovery through the creative interaction between herself and the artists. Compelled to help other trauma survivors find strength in their recovery, regain a sense of hope and see the beauty in life, Laura Sharpe founded Artists For Trauma.
More about Laura and AFT:
All Photos courtesy of LYB events
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Hollywood’s Top Bad Guy Jasper Cole Guest Stars in ABC’s The Rookie tonight!

Hollywood’s top bad guy, Jasper Cole, guest stars in ABC’s popular show, The Rookie, tonight at 10pm PST/9pm Central as Crackhead Fred. His larger than life career spans various mediums like stage, film, and TV and touches millions of fans around the world.

Jasper Cole

As a multi award-winning veteran character actor with over a 100 TV/film credits, Cole continues his villainous streak having co-starred in the box office smash hit film, The Purge: Anarchy as a “Homeless Man” produced by Michael Bay and Jason Blum, in Captured, as “Shelly” starring Brittany Curran and Kristin Prout and Model Home as “Walker” opposite Emmy winner Kathy Baker and Monique Gabriella Curnen.

This Athens, Georgia native also played the lead role of “Bad Cop” in the horror/thriller Savage Sistas and as “Dark Butler” in the horror film Spirits opposite Lynn Lowry as well as “Peter” in Awaken The Shadowman, starring Jean Smart. He appears as “Jacques De Leon” in the new CBS Drama, Training Day, opposite Bill Paxton. He also guest starred in American Horror Story and booked roles on Baskets and WestWorld.

Still of Jasper Cole
Still of Jasper Cole in Model Home, which is being distributed by Buffalo 88

Watch for him as “Goobler” in the series Palamino & Swissy.” He also played a “Homeless Man” opposite Tatiana Ali in the TV movie,  Second Sight. He was seen in the third season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine as “The Oolong Slayer” opposite Andy Sandberg and Andre Baugher. This prolific actor also co-starred in the  hit horror film, Hansel & Gretel as “John”, iconic actress, Dee Wallace’s son. Jasper has appeared in dozens of theatrical productions and national TV commercials and has guest starred on some of television’s top shows,including, C.S.I., MarriedWith Children, Saved By The Bell, Touched by An Angel, Party Of Five, LaFemme Nikita, Tales From The Crypt, Baywatch, Pacific Blue and Clueless. Jasper has obtained critical acclaim for his work on Michael Eisner’s Emmy Nominated series, Prom Queen, his unforgettable stint on Everybody Hates Chris and his recurring role on the ABC series, The Forgotten, starring, Christian Slater. He has also guest starred on HBO’s hit series Funny Or Die Presents and appeared regularly in various comedy sketches for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Jasper Cole on set

Film and TV audiences will also remember Jasper as “Reno”, the bad cowboy, in the award winning Showdown at Seven commercials for the popular movie website, Fandango, and he appeared in the popular national Direct TV commercials opposite Rob Lowe. You can see him worldwide as a Pirate in the 1-800-contact commercials as well. Nickelodeon fans know Jasper as “Oswald” in the final season of their hit series Victorious and he appeared in several episodes of the hit syndicated series, Outlaw Empires. Once established as Hollywood’s “bad guy”, it was a matter of time before Jasper graced the big screen. He has appeared in multiple films such as 18 Again, Alien Nation, Get Your Stuff, Friday the 13th Part VIII, and Urban Assault-Tko. This talented actor flaunted his sinister side and became an International sensation as Val Kilmer’s sidekick, “Zeke Pleshette” in the blockbuster MacGruber alongside Ryan Phillipe, Kristin Wiig and Will Forte. The film has gained cult status on DVD and TV. He also starred in Mike Bruining’s Dark Sacrifice. Cole is also the host of the nationally syndicated Radio/TV show One On One With Jasper Cole, which is currently in its’ third season.

More info at http://imdb.me/www.jaspercole.com

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

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Presyon’s West Coast Launch Party

On April 3rd, Presyon Apparel had its much anticipated red carpet launch event at the swanky W hotel in the heart of Hollywood at 6250 Hollywood Blvd.

Presyon models by the fire

Their event host was the fabulous Vida Ghaffari, award-winning actress and blogger of SoVeryVida, who is an inspiring woman and the perfect fit on the red carpet and who entertained their VIP guests with a few short segments in-between the program. “I was honored to host this esteemed event, which had a great fashion show of Presyon’s amazing styles. This launch event was the perfect combination of fitness, fashion, beauty and entertainment and it was in the center of Hollywood!,” said Ghaffari.

Presyon models on the red carpet

In addition to the red carpet, Natasha Capp of the popular Hollywood Improv was the opening with her hilarious comedy set. There was a fashion show with athletic models dressed in Presyon. Hair and makeup was by Cinema Secrets Pro. The runway director was established Hollywood makeup artist and stylist Andy Calero. There also was exotic and luxury cars (Rolls Royce, Ferrari, and McLaren) on display that added even more style to this splashy event.

Telli Swift looking fab on the red carpet!

There were countless celebrities in attendance and they honored Tactical180 charity ORG: https://www.tactical180.org/

Jaimi King of The Bachelor
Mason & Jules on the red carpet with a Presyon model

SPONSORS:

Crystal Quinn Art, Skincare 90210, International Model Castings, Polaris Marketing, Cinema Secrets Pro make-up, The Pisco club, Arilan Skincare, Bulletproof, Club Pilates Noho, W Hollywood, Beyond the Beauty and NutriVsta Pink Coconut Water.

Presyon models
Event host Vida with Andy and Wendi of Cinema Secrets

About Presyon:

Presyon is an Manhattan-based activewear line that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of both the professional and everyday athlete. Drawing its inspiration from the word pressure, the brand itself symbolizes the image of athletes who push themselves to their maximum potential. Our uniquely designed apparel gives the wearer support, comfort, mobility and fashion-forward style.

Presyon came to life when the founders realized so much of the fitness apparel available in today’s market was lacking in quality and authentic performance enhancement. The founders, everyday athletes themselves, understand the unique needs of the market and with backgrounds in the garment industry, so they know how to effectively source the best materials to bring the products that provide actual performance enhancement to market.

Although Presyon’s current perception is that of an athlete only brand, it was designed with special consideration to the needs of the everyday athlete in helping them to perform like a professional. Presyon will deliver value to its customers and support their active and happy lifestyles. This results in creating clothing that makes customers look and feel great.

More info about the line at https://www.presyon.com/

@presyon_official on IG

Photos courtesy of Bob Delgadillo/WENN and FabUPlus Magazine

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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