On Thursday, November 7th, there will be a remembrance event in honor of of the year anniversary of the tragic borderline shootings and Woolsey fires by Moorpark College in collaboration with Artists For Trauma (AFT).
Numerous VIPs expected at this event such as Laura T. Sharpe, the founder of Artists for Trauma, former NFL played Keith Mitchell and others.
The event is at the Moorpark College quad at 7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021
“Artists For Trauma joins ASMC in celebrating our communities’ perseverance to the tragic 2018 Borderline mass shooting and subsequent Woolsey Fire. Our shared goal is to provide the campus community, comfort, camaraderie and fun at the collaborative Healing Arts Festival,” said Sharpe.
Hashtags for the event are #creativityconnectivitycommunity”
“It is by choice and not by chances that we change our circumstances.” Inspirational rising star Nadia Sahari believes this with all her heart. She is living it and you can too! Never give up!
Today, she’s is a world-renowned author. Her memoir “Breakaway: The Road To Freedom” hit the top 100 on Amazon and is now in its second printing. She has it adapted to a screenplay to have it filmed for the big screen. “The Bully Cat” was written by Ms. Sahari for children against bullying and not keeping silent. Her Kindle book “Be Your Own Boss” written to help those who want to start their own business of any kind, anywhere.
Nadia Sahari was a guest on many talk shows, including Oprah’s TV show as a guest panelist, three times. She loves her radio show, and her guests love being interviewed by her and have given her 5-STAR ratings and reviews. The Nadia Sahari Show created and produced by Nadia has been playing all over the world since 2010. Her guests are celebrities, actors, authors, entrepreneurs, etc. She invites guests to share their stories of success to help all the dreamers like herself, learn, get inspired, and get encouragement to keep going for the dream and not to give up. “It is by choice and not by chances that we change our circumstances.”
She has millions of downloads and plays! Now available on VIDEO!
There’s still time to donate to the indiegogo campaign of multi award-winning SAG-AFTRA actress Amber Lynn. More info here:
The Amber Lynn Autobiography IndiGoGo Campaign brings my life project to you, my fanbase by offering you amazing incentives and cool ways to interact with me and be involved in the creation of my autobiography. My book is about my life and times in the adult entertainment industry and a treatment for a screenplay has been registered with the Los Angeles Writer’s Guild. I encourage you to check out my perk store and Thank You for your support of this campaign. Amber Lynn®️.
Now enjoying a successful crossover career as a Sag-Aftra accredited mainstream actress, and radio host of the popular LATalkRadio music and entertainment show Rock’N’SeXXXy Uncensored, she continues to be of service to her peers of the adult industry as Sergeant at Arms of APAG Adult Performers Actors Guild, the first federal labor union in adult entertainment. She is one of the most prolific and well-known stars in adult entertainment history, her career began in 1982 with appearances in top gentlemen’s magazines before entering the adult movie industry and quickly rising to verified legendary status, traveling the world making films in Rome, Paris, Cannes, London and feature performing throughout Canada and the US, breaking records in both attendance and performer earnings and setting new standards in a career that has spanned more than three decades. She reigned at a time when the evolution of the adult industry was at its peak, moving from theaters to home video -turning a handful of actors overnight into household names, and achieving worldwide fame. Follow her remarkable perseverance through its current day status.
Amber Lynn created and executed the business model that has set the bar for other adult film stars in the highly lucrative “feature dance” tour circuit that all entertainers have followed on their road to success and was the undisputed top of the feature industry for more than 17 years.
The book will include real-life stories and highlights from her entire career, as well as exclusive, never before seen photographs taken on the road, on stage with famous rock bands, celebrities, sports heroes, and relationships with friends and lovers. It will include her tumultuous upbringing in Orange, California in a family of wild brothers, witnessing the death of her mother at a tender age and how this strong-willed Southern California girl overcame all odds, struggled to the top of the industry, fell from grace, faced her demons and rose through endless challenges to find her own truth and lead the life of her dreams.
This is a story of success and of rising to the challenge! This is The Amber Lynn story.
Palomino & Swissy’s screening starring Shawn Parsons (Men In Black: International, 12 Years A Slave), Briana Marin (The Leftovers, A Walk Among the Tombstones) and Eric Roberts (The Expendables, The Dark Knight) with a special appearance by Jasper Cole (ABC’s The Rookie, Training Day) is at the prestigious Austin Film Festival on Sunday October 27 at 9:45pm at the Hideout Theatre, which is located at 617 Congress Ave in Austin, Texas. This crime-drama-western TV series from Adaptive Studios is a violent romp following an outlaw power couple through the dirty outlying towns of Los Angeles as they steal a rabbit foot briefcase full of money from a drug lord within his own gang-infested, desert kingdom. It’s an empty desert of opportunities. The writers of this show are Brian Groh (CBS’ Cyber, TNT’s Major Crimes) and Julien Lasseur (Remus, Broken), with Lasseur directing.
This much buzzed about show also stars Helena Cardona (Chocolat, X-Men Apocalypse), Alexandra Grey (Empire, How to Get Away with Murder) and Bess Rous (Ghostbusters, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy).
“I’m grateful to the amazing casting director Russell Boast for offering me the cameo role of GOOBLER. It was a joy to work with such a great cast and crew with special shout outs to lead actors Briana Marin and Shawn Parsons. Kudos to writer Brian Groh and writer/director Julien Lasseur and wishing everyone a successful festival!,” said Jasper Cole.
About the Austin Film Festival:
Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers and all artists who use the language of film to tell a story.
What AFF is probably best known for around the world is its annual October Austin Film Festival & Conference.
The Film Festival & Conference was the first event of its kind to take the lead in bringing professional and amateur screenwriters (and now filmmakers) together to celebrate the role of the screenplay in filmmaking and discuss the considerable creative possibilities of writing for film and television. Equally important, the Conference brought producers, agents and screenwriters together to foster the sale of screenplays and launch long-term successful careers.
Hundreds of writers’ groups, services and festivals have followed the Conference’s model over the past ten years, reinforcing the value of its continuing mission to recognize the art of screenwriting.
Multi award-winning filmmaker Michael Moutsatsos’ film The Butcher is butchering the competition on the film festival circuit. Currently The Butcher stars legendary horror star Maria Olsen (Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief, I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu, Los Angeles Shark Attack) as the grotesque and overbearing mother of the deadly butcher. This film is in 5 festivals and counting. It’s currently screening at the Reels of the Dead festival in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Northeast Ohio Cult film festival, as well as American Horrors in Lake Geneva. The Butcher will be streamed Jan 1st and 2nd on their channel on RokuIt is a semi finalist in 5the 2 week film festival and in November at Shockfest festival in Vegas November 22nd to the 24th.
Moutsatsos has directed seven films, such as Slice, Stalkerazzi, The Exorcism of Dimitri Barker Daniels. Originally from New York, Moutsatsos got his start as an actor before he fell in love with director, producing and writing. He got his start on the great white way in such films as The Warriors (Baseball furies) Spiderman, Pearl Harbor and has appeared on Broadway in CATS.
The film is getting a lot of buzz on the festival circuit. Reels of the Dead’s organizer Stacy Pippi called the Butcher “loads of fun.”
“I’m blessed and truly humbled. It’s been an exciting ride. The audiences really had a blast with it and they get the 80’s vibe I’m going for. One distributer told me I reminded him of the Joel Spinel from Maniac. He dug the vibe,” said Moutsatsos.
He’s in pre-production on the Butcher 2, which stars Olsen as well.
Noted artist Ava Eleven manifests from her strong intuition and the emotional energy she feels all around her. She has an emotional sixth sense that is undefinable and guides her in a daily life.
She is an artist who follows her gut deriving concepts while creating based on personal and observed societal experiences. Her soul shows her the way to create without the conscience mind. The passion of portraying the EMOTION to the viewer is Ava’s addiction. Her acquired conceptual resources remain as an extracted personal experience.
The human body is her all time source of inspiration. This Godly creation cannot be replicated no matter how precise Artificial Intelligence attempts to mirror, yet society continues to strive to mimic human emotion, while erasing feeling. Her goal is to bring back feeling and emotion to the viewer. An attempt to preserve “feeling” again and combat the epidemic of a numb soul. It is a numb soul that personal and societal issues evolve. She will ‘flip a switch’ within her viewers so that they can feel again. An undeniable emotion that cannot be pushed beneath the surface. If we do not feel, we are no longer the true definition of ‘human’ but merely a mutated species incapable of living in the now. Her work is an attempt to pause the human emotional mutation. It is not simply a ‘face value’ creation, but soulful depth.
The method to which she revives these maddening emotions is a mixed media approach. She combine all forms of artistic rendering into one work. She pulls from my plethora of experiences with the primary being the female form and fashion. She creates a photograph, setting the scene for a real life capture to the smallest detail. She has no standard art academia rules in my creations, combining digital methods with raw historical pigments/mediums.She lives to break the mold and follow her heart. Ava has been formally trained with a M.F.A from The Savannah College of Art & Design, majoring in Fashion Design with a minor in Art History. While there, she was able to train with an elite group of professors and art industry icons. She has combined a true life’s experience in and outside of the art world to form Ava Eleven.
Q: Who Is Ava Eleven?
A: I am an extremely sensitive soul, with an empathetic core. I feel too much most of the time and use that energy and feeling to drive my creative process. I try to turn those emotions into a positive form of expression, releasing unwanted or overwhelming feelings. Trapped emotions equal a numb soul, I create to keep my soul vibrant and alive.
Q: Background and what inspired you to get into photography?
A: I am classically trained from a prestigious art school where I earned a full scholarship for both my BFA and MFA. I majored in Fashion Design with a minor in Art History but used full advantage of ALL media methods while doing my studies. I built my own brand and other successful brands as a student and intern for several major fashion company collaborations. I have a “jack of all trades” sort of approach that afforded me the means to pick up my camera again years later. It was the birth of my son that pushed me to use photography as a form of expression yet again. I felt as though my eye/vision had changed in ways I was not able to ‘see’ before. It was through the lens I could create quickly and effectively with the most efficient use of time.
Q: What inspires you?
A: Emotion and feeling. Even though my mantra is ‘feelings are not facts’, I use them as life ‘guides’. I believe that without feelings, there is nothing to be inspired by. No feeling, no inspiration. No inspiration, no life. No emotion, no guidance.
Q: I notice that your work has a lot of ethereal and angelic themes? How did that develop?
A: I feel that everything happens for a reason. People and circumstances come in and out of one’s life with a true intention- Self growth, life lessons, joy, pain, rationalization, pushing one to find their ultimate meaning in this life. It’s those everyday people who turn into ‘angels’ as they help one find themselves again- Find that missing piece to one’s life puzzle. My work is how I express the process I have grown through.
Q: What are your upcoming projects?
A: I am currently doing a series about a ‘numb, heartless, fame driven society’. I am planning to exhibit ‘NUMB’ at ArtBasel 2020. I’m always looking for collaborations with individuals and brands that can truly understand and “get” what my work is all about. As of now, I will continue to let my ‘gut’ guide me. It has no reason to lie and is never wrong.
More about this devoted artist and her artwork at:
Figure skating national champion, coach and entrepreneur Aidas Reklys is a man of many talents. He’s the founder of Skate Universal and created this company as skating is his passion and he wants to share it with the world. By sharing his devotion and knowledge of the sport, he hopes to improve skaters of every level in their performance, technique, understanding and love of the sport.
Originally from Lithuania, Reklys was a coach in the Chicago area for about 8 years. Now he’s in Southern California and has a thriving coaching practice here. Being a world competitor and professional coach has allowed him opportunities to travel around the world. He’s had the change to learn and share many different training techniques at seminars, camps and shows. As a personal trainer and skater, he has the unique ability to incorporate the two disciplines for the optimal benefit of the skater.
“I enjoy coaching because I love seeing young athletes progression and fighting for personal goals. It’s not only about progressing in the sport, but also the main thing of this process is that these people I train learn discipline. That is so important to succeed in sports as they need that discipline to propel themselves forward and get strong physically and mentally and to know to keep trying even if they fail,” said Reklys.
In addition to being the founder of Skate Universal, he’s also the inventor and creator of the Powertwist, for all levels of skaters, which teaches them correct positioning during jumps, landing positions and spins while also strengthening the shoulders, arms, abdominals and core muscles. This is such a powerful and helpful tool, that it even helps tennis players build explosive power and upper body control.
And if that isn’t enough, Reklys also organizes ice-related events. He brings the ice and performers for any occasion like business meetings, birthdays and weddings.
The much anticipated psychological horror film, Anyone Home (previously named Model Home), was just released by Gravitas Ventures. This film stars multi award-winning actor Jasper Cole (The Rookie), Kathy Baker (Picket Fences) and Monique Gabriela Curnen (The Dark Knight). This is the first feature film from director Patrick Cunningham from a script he wrote with producer William Day Frank.
A troubled single mother (Curnen) entertains a dangerous fantasy after she’s recruited to live in an unsold property in an empty development. Jasper plays the pivotal role of Walker, a “desert rat” who lives in an old run down RV on the out skirts of the small desert town where the film takes place. Eccentric and bizarre, he’s a voyeur who suddenly finds himself thrust into the lives of the mother and young son (Luke Ganalon) who are living in the ‘Staged House for Sale”. He goes from potential stalker to being a “victim himself”. This timely film highlights timely issues such as mental illness, suburban strife, socio-economic race relations and the real estate market crash.
“It was great to play this character because he’s not a BAD GUY per se, I chose to play the role with vulnerability and a certain kind of likability. A departure from some of the more hard core characters I’m grateful to get to play,” said Cole.
Jasper was awarded Best Screen Villain by the International Nollywood Film Festival in 2019. As a veteran character actor with over a 100 TV/film credits, Jasper 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. He will soon be seen in 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 will also be seen Guest Starring in the 2017 season of American Horror Story and booked roles on Baskets and WestWorld. Watch for him in 2019 as “Goobler” in the new series Palamino & Swissy” and he’s also appearing as “Crack Head Fred” in the new Abc Series The Rookie. 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. Jasper also co-starred in the 2013 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 Nakita, Tales From The Crypt,Baywatch,Pacific Blue and Clueless.More recently, 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 ABCseries, 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. 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 as18 Again, Alien Nation, Get Your Stuff, Friday the 13th Part VIII, and Urban Assault-Tko. Jasper 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 is gaining cult status on Dvd and TV. Jasper is also the host of the nationally syndicated Radio/TV show….One On One With Jasper Cole.
(GLENDALE) September 17, 2019 – Kevin “Brandino” Brandon celebrated his 65th birthday at Mambo’s Cafe in Glendale. Many friends, family and fellow professional musicians stopped by to visit and say Happy Birthday to Brandino.
There were so many talented musicians in attendance last night. Legendary Lap Steel guitarist Jay Leach was dining with Quentin Dennard. Jay plays for the house band on American Idol and counts his work on the John Davidson Show to be a great achievement in his career. Quentin is a professional drummer from Detroit and known for playing with the Temptations and Stanley Turrentine back in the day.
Quentin has a jazz trio available for booking through his Facebook page. LA jazz legend John Heard was with his wife Carol. John is known for his work with Pharaoh Sanders, Count Basie and George Duke. John retired from bass playing years ago and know spends his time as a sculptor. He had a photo on his iPhone of the bust of Coltrane that he made. Kenny Elliot was also at the party. Kenny is known for his work with the Lou Rawls band. Kenny has such a positive energy and always gets people into a fun mood. Brandino is a 7 time Grammy awarded, Producer, Composer, Arranger, and Bassist.Brandino has worked with Michael Jackson, Bootsy Collins, Justin Timberlake and Mary J Blige. Its great that Brandino continues to recover and play all these amazing shows. We all look forward to next years celebration!
On Thursday, September 12th, Smiles Through Cars had their much anticipated casino night launch event back east at the swanky Ferrari of Long Island at 65 S. Service Road, Plainview, NY 11803
Celebrities and VIPs Expected at fancy east coast event were: Josh Aryeh (Batman Real Account), founder and CEO of Smiles Through Cars, Tina Milosavljevic, President of Smiles Through Cars, Jen Selter (Fitness Influencer), Steph Selter (Instagram Influencer), Jill “Mama” Selter (Instagram Influencer) Angelica ( hip hop artist ), Dawn Flo (celebrity lawyer), Fat Boy (Instagram Influencer) Fatjoe (Celebrity), Don Ghermezian (CEO of American Dream Mall), and many others.
Sponsors for the event were: American Dream Mall, KBG Luxury, Silverback Development, Seventeen Productions, The Book Sweepers, Icelandic Glacial, Vivva XXX2 Tequila, D Seventeen Productions, Arilan Skincare, Reklys Active Wear, Power Twist, Impressive Autobody, Sweet Treats Etc , Millenial Plastic Surgery, Catapult Lighting, Music Flip Corp.
“I’m very passionate about the charity and I want to bring about awareness about what we do. We decided to use the casino night to bring this to the forefront and want to thank our sponsors for helping us with this event,” said Josh Aryeh, Founder and CEO of Smiles Through Cars.
“Smiles Through Cars merges the various worlds of philanthropy, exotic cars, high end luxury sponsors and superheroes, all things I am passionate about, so I had to be a part of this outstanding non-profit,” said Tina Milosavljevic, President of Smiles Through Cars.