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The energy level at the Canyon Club in Agora Hills on Friday night was high and the 80’s vibe was strong as the crowd anxiously anticipated the arrival of Fee Waybill and “The Tubes” to hit the stage. But before the hit band of 40 years of iconic music appeared, the opening band, “Se7en Reasons Why” with front man Mick Scott took the stage, and the floor, and the bar and the rafters!
Se7en Reasons Why is a throw back band in hard-rock-80’s style that is known for heavy metal songs such as “Writing on the Wall”, “Living in the Now”, and the time appropriate song, “World Gone Mad”. Scott is an amazing performer and acrobat who draws the audience in with his piercing expressions and spontaneous gymnastics.
He is backed by a talented and eclectic group of musicians including Jason Stalk, the primary songwriter, lyricist and lead guitarist of “Se7en Reasons Why”. Hiro Goto, the band’s violin player, is a well-known composer for singer-songwriters and films. He also serves as a live sound engineer and audio technician. On the drums is the versatile performer, Michael Villiers, who is considered the backbone of the band. Break Twomey rounds out the sound with his melodic bass playing and dramatic style. Together, “Se7en Reasons Why” creates an unforgettable, unique experience for their fans and audience members.
With just enough break time to get a new cold beverage, The Tubes began to set up their equipment for their tour-through-time-and-space, back to the punk rock era of the 1980’s. The Canyon Club quickly filled with patrons and the hundred degree heat from outside began to leak into the venue itself. That didn’t stop the band and fans from rocking until their hair dripped with sweat.
The phenomenal journey through 40 years of The Tubes music began with an instrumental performance by Roger Steen on guitar, Prairie Prince at the drums, Rick Anderson on bass and David Medd on keyboard. The audience was swaying with the melody waiting patiently for the arrival of the star of the show, and master of disguises, Fee Waybill.
The audience jumped to attention and the hoots and howls began as Fee sauntered onto stage wearing a gorgeous, perfectly crafted Zoot Suit complete with hat and swagger. He opened the set with “You Never Can Tell”, followed by “Monkey Time”.
His costume changes were almost as spectacular as the tunes he was belting out. He changed from his suit to a straight jacket, to a Quaalude shirt and pill box mask, to a ball gag with a bare chest and leather pants. After many other clothing changes, his fans were nearly brought to tears as he was escorted out onto the stage in a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” style drag queen outfit complete with 24 inch heals and sexy platinum wig.
He belted out the cult classic “White Punks on Dope” and he truly mesmerized the audience. The band took over again as he once again changed his outfit.
This time he appeared in a turn-of-the-century, red and white striped, barbershop quartet-style jacket and pants and wowed the crowd with “She’s a Beauty”.
The other songs that set the crowd on fire were “Life”, which he sang with passion and clarity, and he closed the show with two fan favorites, “Saw Her” and “Talk”. The night was magical, incredibly hot and excessively memorable. Two great front men from two different bands. The Tubes rocked the house like it was still the Reagan era. It was a great night of traditional, good old-fashioned rock and roll.
It was a hot Thursday evening, July 21 on the picturesque pier in Santa Monica, where thousands of locals and visitors took to the beach and the wooden planks of the pier to relax and enjoy the summer concert series created by RH&S Concerts Presents (Rum and Humble + Spaceland Presents).
The stage is surrounded by colorful lights, giant glowing balloons, games, rides, food and beverages. It is a magnificent sight from just outside the stage as well as from the popular public beach. And the best part is, the concert is free!
The opening musician was Jackson Phillips, also known by his moniker Day Wave, a 25-year-old buzzworthy and refreshing artist who has exploded onto the DIY scene. He began as one half of electro-pop duo Carousel, a synth-heavy style. As Day Wave, Phillips creates dreamy, lo-fi, guitar-driven indie-pop and has a modest but top-quality catalogue of a five-song EP and limited run 7”. Phillips writes, produces, and performs all of his songs, and tracks each instrument himself on an old reel-to-reel.
The headliner was the post-punk UK band, The Psychedelic Furs, led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler and his bass playing brother Tim. They are considered one of the ground breaking alternative rock creators and have scored major hits such as “Love My Way”, “Pretty in Pink” and “Heaven”. In the early 80’s, with the advent of MTV, the band’s popularity caught the eyes and ears of movie mogul John Hughes. Hugh approached the band with his film built around the Furs’ hit song, “Pretty In Pink” and the Psychedelic Furs’ legacy was cemented.
The crowd was pleasantly pleased by the quirky music, the incredible weather, the spectacular visuals and the tasty food and drinks. The concert series takes place every Thursday evening of summer starting at 7:00, and is one of the best run large events in the Southern California area. Summer in Santa Monica and the Twilight Concert Series is a destination must for travelers and local music lovers alike.
Miami Beach, FL – July 15, 2016 – treats! Magazine hosted a fashion show on ice at the legendary nightclub BASEMENT at the Miami Beach Edition Hotel. BASEMENT is a state of the art nightclub that is a 21st century homage to Studio 54. This world class space has dazzling lighting, a computer balanced sound system, a bowling alley and a 2,000 square foot ice skating rink. Miami Swim Week is known for amazing parties and gatherings. This event was one of the best events of Miami Swim Week 2016. The ten bikini clad models frolicked on the ice while the Fat Jewish sipped on his vodka and pineapple cocktail. DJ Konflikt was laying down great tracks on the turntables. He kept the party going until late at night.
Among the notable attendees were Scott Eastwood, Charlotte McKinney, Sandra Kubicka, Hunter McGrady. Scott Eastwood paused to take a few photos with treats! Magazine founder Steve Shaw.
The treats! Magazine Issue 11 release party was attended by a group of gorgeous models and celebrities. The Fat Jewish, also known as Josh Ostrovsky, is a controversial digital influencer. The models and The Fat Jewish ice skated during the event.
Sicky Eyewear provided super cool sunglasses for the event. The ice skating models as well as The Fat Jewish were sporting awesome looking shades. John Hildebrand, also known as SICKY, was a professional photographer until he launched his amazing line of sunglasses. These fashionable frames are designed in Malibu and handcrafted in Japan. Sicky Eyewear’s goal is to make the highest quality eyewear on the market.
The super fit models at the event were sporting Monica Hansen swimwear. Monica Hansen is an International swimwear model and fashion designer. She has twenty years experience in the fashion industry. Monica has added her own style to her latest collection. Her line is made in Italy.
The Hollywood Press Corps recently got a chance to interview Julia Marie. Her new release “Just A Moment” is now available on Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/officialjuliamarie/just-a-moment and will be available worldwide on July 15th. Composed by Julia Marie and veteran producer Peter Rafelson. Her debut EP is set to drop this summer. Her single entitled “Just a Moment” is a pop tune that has a full sound and poetic lyrics.
HPC: Can you talk about recording your debut single “Just A Moment”?
Julia Marie: This is actually the first song that Peter and I worked on together! We started by sharing ideas and musical inspirations then spending hours sitting at the keyboard figuring out chord progressions, vibes and melodies we liked, and crafting lyric ideas.
HPC: How did you meet Peter Rafelson?
Julia Marie: I first contacted Peter because he owns and runs an awesome recording studio in LA and I wanted to learn more about recording, sound engineering, and the business side of music. When we met up we found that we had similar music inspirations and he really responded to my voice so we instantly started writing together!
HPC: Can you describe what it’s like to work in the studio?
Julia Marie: Working in the studio is a much more fast-paced process than working on my own. An idea gets translated into a recording and a completed song in the blink of an eye when you’re in the studio. It’s amazing how much you can get done with two people in a little room with an idea, a microphone, a computer and some instruments! It’s been a really interesting and new process since this is my first time co-writing and co-creating something from scratch with someone.
HPC: How long have you lived in Los Angeles?
Julia Marie: I was actually born in Los Angeles and live here most of my life!
HPC: What’s your favorite instrument?
Julia Marie: One of my absolute favorites is the sitar.
HPC: How did you become a singer?
Julia Marie: For as long as I can remember I’ve always been singing. I guess I was born this way!
HPC: You and Grammy winner Omar Akram recently attended the Chinese American Film Festival. How was your experience?
Julia Marie: We rolled up to the Ricardo Montalban Theater and there was the entire Chinese entertainment industry there! Omar Akram is a super talented guy and a pleasure to work with. It was an awesome experience to get on stage and perform for such an amazing audience and to have our performance broadcast all over China!
HPC: What’s the first concert you ever went to?
Julia Marie: My first proper show that I went to was totally epic. I was 15 and Radiohead was on their IN Rainbows tour but their show in Los Angeles was sold out so my mom and I drove all the way to the border of Mexico to catch their show in Chula Vista and it was mind blowing of course!
HPC: What is something would surprised our readers to know about you?
Julia Marie: I’m actually a car girl! I grew up around beautiful vintage cars and my name Julia was actually inspired by the Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo’s “Guilia.”
HPC: What does the word “art” mean to you?
Julia Marie: To me creation is art. I look at nature and I see art because it is Mother Nature’s creation. I believe every human is born with the ability to create with their hands, mind or imagination and to make art. It’s sort of like a spark of magic that is within each of us.
HPC: What’s next for Julia Marie?
Julia Marie: I’m going to be playing a bunch of shows in Los Angeles, releasing an illustrated video for my quircky song “Waiting on a Miracle” and an epic music video for “Here and Now.” I’ve also had two remixes released for “Just A Moment” by JL and Descent, which you can here on my soundcloud.
Award-winning actress and fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger, and HPC’s own Vida G. was the main stage MC in the Grand Ballroom of the Long Beach Convention Center at the noted Wonder Women Tech (WWT) Conference on Sunday, July 17th.
Vida is on a real roll in her acting career. She recently voiced two characters in the award-winning animated film “Lovesick Fool” created by Emmy-nominated director Dominic Polcino (“The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” and “King of the Hill”). Acclaimed actors Fred Willard, Lisa Kudrow, and JaneaneGarofalo also voiced roles in this film. This comedic powerhouse landed a great co-starring role in Mindy Kaling’s humorous and much buzzed about show “The Mindy Project.” She has also starred in Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia“. These projects cap off a number of successes for the versatile starlet. She will soon be shooting a supporting role in multi award-winning filmmaker Gregory Hatanaka’s “Darling Nikki” alongside James Duval (“Independence Day,”Donnie Darko“), Kristine DeBell(“Meatballs”), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s “Game of Death,””Black Belt Jones”) and actor/director Thomas J. Churchill (“Checkpoint,” “Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead”). She will also star in two films directed by Churchill as well as “Copperhead Creek” opposite James Van Patten (of “Saw” fame), which is a western by Rick Groat.
HOLLYWOOD, CA – (JULY 19TH, 2016) Comedian Kara with a K brought together some of her favorite L.A. Funny Ladies to the legendary Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood. The Busted Barbie show was a Hottest Mess Comedy Event that featured the hilarious Kara Kimbrough, also known as Kara with a K, the extremely funny Kela Crawford, the edgy Tracie Walker, sassy Shawn Peolfsky, and the Emcee for the night was the always happy George Blake. The performers walked the red capet and posed for photographers before starting the night of laughs. Guests dressed up as their own homemade Busted Barbie and Busted Ken Dolls and walked the Red Carpet. There were cupcakes for everybody and an awesome mix from D.J. SugaShay. Some of the guests dressed as, Diva Barbie, Grandma Barbie, Walk of Shame Barbie, and Texas Train Wreck Barbie. The evening wasn’t just about the girls. Many guys dressed up as their Favorite “Busted Ken’s.
If a comedy show and a costume party had a baby and loved Cyndi Lauper and Beyonce then this show would be it! This comedy show celebrated the Busted Barbie in all of us. These are the Barbies that didn’t make the cut in Hollywood.
The show asked some of the deeper questions like when Mia Pinchoff asked, “How long is too long to own a thong?”
The thing that stood out from these performances was the high level of professionalism. These comics are all at the top of their game. The July 19th show at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood was a great night of comedy.
It’s no mistake that the comedy was so funny. These ladies come from the ranks of top notch television projects like Comics Unleashed, TLC, MTV, VH1’s “Walk of Shame,” Funny or Die, and the 2Dumb2Tame podcast.
Kaela Crawford shared her favorite dating app – “Uber, I mean they already have a job and a car”.
Tracie Walker’s Hair may not be real but her comedy was on point. “Fool, you better be glad this hair isn’t real, cause if it was I wouldn’t be talking to you”.
Shawn Pelofsky introduced herself as the “Power Bottom Barbie”. People were laughing hard when she acted out the Season Finale of Game of Thrones.
Headlining the show, Kara with a “K”‘ proved that she “Suffers from High Self-Esteem”. Kara got the crowd roaring with a full on award show, pop-star dance parody to Beyonce. The end of her hilarious act saw her attempt the “Dirty Dancing” leap into the arms of not one, but two men who struggled to hold her. They all ended up collapsing on the stage in a pile. No one got hurt but some guests may have bruise their ribs from all the laughter that ensued.
It was such a great night of comedy at the Hollywood and Highland center. Watch for these funny ladies at future comedy shows.
Look out for the next Hottest Mess Comedy Event. Check future dates at; rebelsofcomedy.com
Motown Maurice is a jovial and personable guy who is hitting the Tinsel town scene in full force and will go far in Hollywood! Born in Brooklyn to West Indian parents, and raised in Tampa, Motown earned his degree in Broadcast Journalism from Florida A&M University (FAMU). Initially, he planned to become a reporter, but after one newsroom internship, he decided to shift gears. Following his strong entrepreneurial spirit, Motown founded his own video and photography company, which was a very successful venture.
In 2007, Motown created an interactive town-hall series that provided a consistent platform to address community issues and concerns. Each discussion focused on a specific topic and featured a panel of experts including authors, attorneys, motivational speakers, historians, politicians and more. The forum had a huge social and economic impact on thousands of lives in the Tampa Bay area. “I know how to bring people together and I have been doing that for a very, very long time,” said Motown. Like the captain of a ship, he even created jobs with (paid) stipends and fosters a strong sense of community. “Community does motivate me. It’s in my roots, being a part of the community. All of my efforts in the community in Tampa, Florida and at Florida A & M University set the foundation for all the community outreach I do now,” he added.
After two and a half years of inspiring others as a community organizer, Motown began to realize his own comedic strengths. By combining his sense of humor, charisma and leadership, he discovered his calling in the late-night arena.
By leveraging his well-established business relationships, Motown Maurice set forth with a vision, and a mission, to make Tampa the next destination for late night television. In order to complete this epic undertaking, he mobilized over fifty volunteers, maxed out four credit cards, and recruited a major sponsor. Motown then reserved multiple paid-programming slots on Friday nights to make this grassroots movement a reality. The coverage area encompassed Tampa and nine surrounding counties. On January 23, 2010, “The Motown Maurice Show” premiered in front of a live studio audience. The immediate success of the show earned him a Key to the City presented by Mayor Pam Iorio on the fourth episode.
After successfully completing a full season of the late night show, Motown realized Florida was not fertile enough for this massive undertaking. Giving up on late-night was not an option, and as a result, Motown headed west to begin an epic journey.
“I am the future of late night television and it’s only a matter of time before I claim my throne. I know where I’m going to end up and I’m also fulfilling that goal right now with the independent projects that I produce. Being a late night talk show has little to do with talking, but moreover creating a platform for people to showcase their talents and their projects. I am on a smaller scale, doing everything that a late night talk show should be doing and I enjoy sharing my platform and helping others get exposure,” said Motown.
In 2010, Motown officially relocated to Los Angeles and immediately signed with First Class Talent Agency. A few years later, he signed with McGuffin Talent Management. Trained at the well-respected Uprights Citizens Brigade, Motown was twice awarded with their highly selective diversity scholarship. He is also the founder and director of “The Quarterly Wrap Festival.” It was established in 2013 with a focus on film screenings. In 2015, the festival presented a monologue competition for up-and-coming actors with featured industry judges. This year its doors are open to a variety of acts in a series of talent showcases.
One of Motown’s most prized creations is his web series entitled “The Late Night Experiment.” It’s a semi autobiographical dramedy that follows the plight of a relentless adventurer willing to sacrifice everything in order to achieve his destiny. There are total of 6 seasons and 36 episodes. Among the satire in the new media series, there is documentary footage that discloses many personal struggles such as homelessness, rejection and a meal plan restricted to sardines and crackers.
Coast to coast, Motown continues to create and develop new material. His ideas are intelligent, humorous, quick-witted, edgy, and unpredictable. Motown Maurice embodies a strong dedication to his craft. Much of his achievements have received positive acclaim in several newspapers and magazines. His works and actions speak volumes, which has made him a respected figure with his fan base. Since there is no manuscript for becoming a successful late night talk show host, Motown Maurice continues to relentlessly trail-blaze the path towards national syndication.
All of Hollywood was a buzz, as noted actress, voice over artist and fashion blogger Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project, Jimmy Kimmel Live) just had the exclusive, jam packed launch party for her self-titled blog, www.soveryvida.com, at the glitzy W Hotel Hollywood on June 29th. Ever the media maven, Vida hosted the event in conjunction with www.theworldnetworks.com, which was founded by savvy entrepreneur LousineKaribian.
Aligning with the W was on point with Vida’s brand as she has showcased many high end events in the luxury goods market such as the Rand Review, exclusive Oscar and Emmy Gifting Suites, front row coverage of LA Fashion Week, The Film Fashion Awards and countless other high-tier, private events. “Hollywood is such an integral part of my career and I’m honored that I got the chance to collaborate with Lousine, The World Networks and the W for this event. Lousine is a real visionary and she has created such a wonderful organization that really empowers all types of entrepreneurs especially women, which is what I strive to do with my blog and in all aspects of my media career. More than anything though, I was touched by the support of so many friends and colleagues coming out to support me. Though I do go to events as a blogger, it can often be a very solitary experience as it is full of deadlines and mastering word press and constantly in a state of follow up and pursuit of what is timely and blog-worthy. So to see all my fabulous guests there for me, on a very warm night in Hollywood, with at least 6 big events going from the Paley Center, to a ZacEfron premiere, and even a Paris Hilton perfume launch, well, I’m truly excited and grateful for all of this warmth and support. I also wanted to thank the lovely ladies at the LA Fashion Magazine as well as the staff from Malin + Goetz, who stopped by as well as my amazing hair and makeup teams, Maryam from Chic Look, and Jade and her wonderful Moonstar Cosmetics and Starving Artists Project team,” said Ghaffari. Vida was dressed in a Sue Wong gown, her hair was by MaryamMotaghy of Chic Look Salon in Valley Village, CA. Vida’s head makeup artist was Jade Martinez, founder and CEO of Moonstar Cosmetics. She was assisted by makeup artists LiliaYeremyan and her sister Sher Yeremyan, who is the owner of Mazi Salon in Glendale, CA.
Numerous celebrities and attended this event such as celebrated actor Ford Austin (Bosch, Dahmer vs Gacy, Facebook Live with Ford and Vida), his wife, Emmy-winning producer Lauree Dash, Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless, Mother’s Day), Actress/Radio Personality Amber Lynn (Host ofRock’N’SeXXXy Uncensored, star of Who’s Jenna?), PejVahdat (Bones-series regular, Shameless), Larry Thomas (Seinfeld), Isaac C. Singleton Jr. (Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy), Assaf Cohen (American Sniper, Entourage), Gabriel Jarret (Real Genius), Carrie Lazar (The Magnificent Seven), Rico E. Anderson (Star Trek: Horizon, the Fosters), Kim Estes (Fresh Off the Boat, Pretty Little Liars), Cecilia Specht (Scandal, Partners), Dawna Lee Heising (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), actor/filmmaker/on-air host Tyrone Tann (Lavanderia,Blooob, Stauros Entertainment), Hoyt Richards (The Mangled, Intersection),Reatha Grey (Off Their Rockers, Betrothed), Anna Easteden (Two and a Half Men), actress/model Max Wasa (House of Manson, Playboy Playmate), actress and model Dani Sciacca (The Witch Chronicles 2), Jon Mack (Blunt Force Trauma, Saw 6), Michelle Bernard (Any Given Sunday, Grease Live!), Actress and model Miki Black (CSI: NY, Maxim,Benchwarmer), Mandy Amano (Teeth and Blood, Crank: High Voltage), Actress/model Natasha Blasick (Days of Our Lives), Musician Martin Blasick, Actress/model Lisa Cash (General Hospital, Maxim St. Patty’s Day girl), entertainment attorney Nadia Davari, and filmmaker Steven Aryamlooi (My Girlfriend’s Back, Love…& Other Four Letter Words) as well as internationally renowned fashion designer Sue Wong, HSH Rudolf KniaseMelikoff (Kingdoms of Armenia, Georgia, and Imperial Russia). Also in attendance upper echelon of style makers and influencers such as RachelMcCord of the popular McCord List, Motown Maurice and others to show their support for Vida and her thriving blog. The gift bags were full of great juices courtesy of Bai, products from Adin of California, GreenFish premium detergent and a copy of The LA Fashion Magazine, who was a media partner. Supporters for the event were Jhenyaby Melanie Gasparyan, LululemonAthletica, Dawn Christie and Sue Wong.
ABOUT VIDA GHAFFARI
Born and raised in the DC area, Vida Ghaffari comes from a long line of renowned diplomats, scholars, actors/directors, writers, and poets and knows her way around high-end fashion and glamour. Vida wants to uphold the family tradition through the arts and the media. She has been active on the Tinsel town scene as an accomplished actress, journalist, a voiceover artist, and industry insider. With her rich, smart, and sassy signature voice, Vida works steadily as a voiceover artist. Vida recently voiced two characters in the award-winning animated film “Lovesick Fool” created by Emmy-nominated director Dominic Polcino (“The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” and “King of the Hill”). Acclaimed actors Fred Willard, Lisa Kudrow, and JaneaneGarofalo also voiced roles in this film. This comedic powerhouse landed a great co-starring role in Mindy Kaling’s humorous and much buzzed about show “The Mindy Project.” She has also starred in Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia“. These projects cap off a number of successes for the versatile starlet. She will soon be shooting a supporting role in multi award-winning filmmaker Gregory Hatanaka’s “Darling Nikki” alongside James Duval (“Independence Day,”Donnie Darko“), Kristine DeBell(“Meatballs”), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s “Game of Death,””Black Belt Jones”). She will also star in “Copperhead Creek” opposite James Van Patten (of “Saw” fame), which is a western by Rick Groat. Vida is also nominated for a Best Actress award at the coveted Love International Film Festival which starts today. Vida’s multi award-winning blog was named by On Trend Magazine as a blog to watch. More info about Vida via facebook, twitter, and instagram at her handles @VidaGhaffari and @soveryvida. More info about Vida at www.soveryvida.com
ABOUT THE WORLD NETWORKS:
The World Networks is, as its name implies, an international networking group created and developed by its CEOLousineKaribian in 2011. To its immense credit, this networking group has members from nearly every country on the globe. Karibian is also the CEO and founder of The Armenian American Network (TAAN), which she started in October, 2010. After she had founded TAAN, Karibian’s contacts from different backgrounds asked her, “Could you do this for our people as well?” And so was born The World Networks organization to bridge various ethnic and geographic communities. Not only is LousineKaribian the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur, but she is also most certainly the net worker’s net worker, having built her company, The World Networks, into a truly global enterprise. She is also a terrific marketing person, as her clients will attest. More info via facebook and instagram at her handle @theworldnetworks and at www.TheWorldNetworks.com