Category Archives: Special Events

The New Experience at WEEDCon 2020

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — HOLLYWOOD — The Brandino and Momo Show rolled into WEEDCon 2020 with the New Experience. Featuring Robby Krieger from the Doors, Brandino on bass, Ed Roth on keyboard and Dale Alexander on drums. The band played to a crowd that learned about various weed products. WEEDCon Wonderland and the WEEDCon Buyers Cup is a weed industry event. It features distributors, brands, farms and dispensary buyers for two days. There was business to business networking and an education expo. Everyone was excited to see Robby Krieger and his band there. Check out the link of the Brandino and Mom Show here;


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The Holidays can be Such a Drag — A Festive Celebration with B. Åkerlund, Miranda Dickson & Absolut Elyx

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — HOLLYWOOD, CA —The Hollywood Press Corps has exlusive photos from the Christmas party at the private home of Jonas Tahlin. Jonas is the CEO of Absolut Elyx. His home was transformed into an elaborate festive wonderland scene to celebrate the start of the holiday season. This event was hosted by B. Åkerlund and Miranda Dickson. The party was to celebrate the holiday in the most extravagant setting with guests including A-list celebrities and well-known drag queens wearing the most elaborate costumes.

Party goers enjoying Absolut Elyx beverages. All photos Laurence Hudghton Photography LTD
The table was set near the chimney with care

The Hollywood Hills mansion pulled out all the stops with a number of eccentric decorations, inducing a welcome from Santa and his reindeers, Christmas carolers and real snow! Upon arrival, guests were welcomed by the Elyx Elf and offered a traditional Swedish Glögg made with Elyx and took photos in the snow on Santa’s sleigh.

 

B. Åkerlund, an esteemed stylist and costume designer, arrived wearing a spectacular red Christmas dress. She was soon joined by Fergie and Marilyn Manson, who wore a chic red trouser suit decorated in jewels.

As guests made their way inside, they were wowed by the festive feast which filled the length of the room and included cheeses, festive sweets and delicious sizzling sausages. Absolut Elyx, created a number of bespoke festival cocktails for the evening, including ‘Felix Navidad’, ‘Julemus Spritz’ and ‘Jingle Bell’, all made with Absolut Elyx and festive flavors.

Fergie and Marilyn Manson sat together in the ‘Gatsby Room’ where they were spotted chatting the night away with friends as they sipped on Elyx cocktails.

Absolut Elyx is the new definition of luxury vodka, built on the principles of quality, integrity and true craftsmanship. Every drop is made with soft winter wheat from a single estate, in Åhus, Sweden. Absolut Elyx is manually distilled in a 1921 copper rectification column, removing all impurities and resulting in the silky smooth Elyx Vodka. Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx, and his team are knowledgeable to oversee the century-old distillation process that has been passed down through generations of Swedish vodka-makers. Absolut Elyx has join forces with Water For People to drive awareness and support for long-term solutions to the global water crisis. Through their partnership, Water For People will provide one week of safe water to more than 100,000 people worldwide for every copper purchase in the Elyx Boutique. In just one year, Elyx has already provided approximately 20,000 people with access to safe water for generations to come. Discover more at ElyxBoutique.com and on Instagram @AbsolutElyx.

The Hollywood Press Corps looks forward to the next exclusive party at Jonas’ house!

Dustin Brown

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Legacy Charitable Foundation

 

The “Legacy Charitable Foundation” held its fifth annual Holiday Masquerade Ball on December 8 at The Majestic Downtown in Los Angeles.

In an effort to support “Echoes of Hope” which serves communities by helping children, youth and young adults in need by eliminating barriers and assisting them to reach their full potential, the Holiday Ball encouraged giving with this event which included, open bar, full sushi bar and catered dinner. Aside from creating awareness, the organization raises funds to bridge the gap between those in need and support the programs that help them strive.

The Legacy Charitable Foundation assists our community by promoting social welfare and supporting other non profit organizations with an emphasis on improving health research such as Alzheimer’s and cancer, homeless assistance organizations, disabled or sick youth, foster youth, education, financial literacy, low income family residences and overall well being of all people that are in need of hope. The evening climaxed with an electrifying performance by CeCe Peniston, (Best known for her hit single “Finally”) and other number one hits.

 

Attendees walking the red carpet included, CeCe Peniston who also performed later in the evening, actress Paloma Movales, actress Chanel Minnifield, Dr. Lisa Masterson of “The Doctors”, comedian Patrick Neal, Pol Atteu and Patrick Simpson of “Gown and Out in Beverly Hills” with their lovable dog “Snow White”, Celeste Thorson of “The Have and Have Nots”, Zack Levy of Legacy Foundation, Abraham Mehrian Chairman of The Legacy Foundation, Giovanna Healy Founder of “Sisters of Strength”, Jennifer Brown Legacy President, Bill Mena board member of Legacy Foundation, Gonzalo Cruz Schiavone board member and Sylvia Valdiva of The Legacy Foundation. Holiday season is a time for reflection and giving and giving they did.

The World’s Big Sleep Out Los Angeles

On a rainy night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, caring citizens and organizations alike gathered for the “World’s Big Sleep Out” in an effort to raise funds and awareness to Los Angeles and the world’s homelessness crisis. Presented by “Charity On Top”, the event also took place in 50 locations around the world. The event promotes the fight against homelessness by inviting participants to sleep outdoors for the night to express their solidarity with those experiencing having nowhere indoors to rest their heads. 

Live musical performances, food and informational booths set up by local advocates offered resources and contact information for those in need and for those wishing to contribute and raise awareness to those affected.

                       

Opportunities to donate immediately were available throughout the night via text and phone as contact numbers were viewed on big screens around the stage.

”Charity On Top” is an innovative ecosystem for individuals and companies who wish to infuse charitable giving with their lives and work and supports charities worldwide as well as local charities and initiatives, including Downtown Womens Center, Youth Emerging Stronger, West Coast Care, New Directions for Veterans, Los Angeles Mission, Union Rescue Mission, The People Concern, San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission and Everybody In powered by United Way of Greater Los Angeles. All of these organizations can be found by typing in all lower case with no spaces, followed by .org (example) westcoastcare.org

MC for the night was Sean Kingston with musical performances by Rip Tide Blues Band, Meghan Trainor, Randy Jackson All Star Band (featuring) Orianthi), Ellie Goulding, Ziggy Marley and the evening’s festivities ended with a bedtime story from Seth Green to calm the participants who were committed to and passionate enough to brave the chilly, rainy night outdoors in only sleeping bags.

“Eastsiders” Premiere

Cast members and producers of the Netflix series “Eastsiders” gathered at the Downtown Independent to premiere the fourth and final season on December 1, 2019.

Kit William’s Emmy nominated and LGBTQ series has been nominated for eight Daytime Emmy Awards and only reinforces the desire for more diversity in the world of entertainment.

“Eastsiders” won Best Ensemble at Indie Series Awards as well as 10 other Indie Series Awards in 2016.

American Music Awards pre party and gifting suite

The Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood was the location for an American Music Awards pre party on November23, 2019. Hosted by GBK Productions, appetizers and fine wine was served as celebrities from many genres were gifted high end products from vendors with an eye on Hollywood.

A full DJ set was performed by Jes Danz and dancing was not only allowed, (This was not Footloose) but encouraged. The after party spilled into the bar and pool area as the evening grew late with several live acts performing for the enthusiastic crowd.

Stars from Ozark, Days of Our Lives, American Idol, Good Girls, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, Shameless,  Entourage, Stumptown, Arrested Development, Famously Single and others attended and partied the night away with great eats in their belly, love in their hearts and a cache of gifted goodies.

All photos by Bennartz

A Remembrance Event to Commemorate the One Year Anniversary of the Tragic Borderline Shootings and Woolsey Fires

HEALING ARTS FESTIVAL – AN ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF  MOORPARK COLLEGE AND ARTISTS FOR TRAUMA COLLABORATION

On Thursday, Nov. 7, there was a remembrance event to commemorate the one year anniversary of the tragic Borderline Restaurant mass shooting and traumatic Woolsey Fire by the Associated Students of Moorpark College (ASMC) in collaboration with Artists for Trauma (AFT).

Event photo

WHO: Numerous VIPs were at this event such as Laura T. Sharpe, founder of Artists for Trauma, former NFL player and motivational speaker Keith Mitchell, Dr. Julius Sokenu, Interim President of Moorpark College, Trauma Medical Director of Ventura County Medical Center and AFT Board of Director Dr. Thomas Duncan and Mary Poitier, mother of one of the victims.

Dr. Julius Sokenu, Laura T. Sharpe, Keith Mitchell, Mary Poitier, Mary Rees, Dr. Thomas Duncan, Dr. Amanuel Gebru, Graal Diaz, PhD, Amy Towner

“Creativity. Connectivity. Community. Our team of community partners; Ventura County Medical Center, Sharpe Interior Systems, Smart Art Box, Moby Arts and Keith Mitchell along with AFT volunteer artists, intern and staff were honored to support the memorable ASMC Healing Arts Festival. The Associated Students of Moorpark College (ASMC) exemplified inspiring leadership,” said Laura T. Sharpe, Board President and CEO, Artists for Trauma.

Mural by artist Pablo Damas

“We wanted to show students that their community is here for them,” said Poon Yuwawanit, Director of Academic Affairs of the ASMC. “By coming together and creating artwork, students embraced the healing power of art and honored those we lost a year ago. We are grateful to Artists for Trauma and all of our speakers for helping make this event possible,” she added.

Vida Ghaffari and former NFL player and motivational Keith Mitchell in their tree poses
My smart art box kits were passed out to student attendees.
AFT Volunteer Artist, musician Kendra Muecke

More info about the Associated Students of Moorpark College:

https://www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/student-services/student-activities/associated-students

More about Moorpark College:

https://www.moorparkcollege.edu

More about AFT:

https://artistsfortrauma.org

Event Hashtags: #moorparkcollege #ASMC #healingartsfestival #Artistsfortrauma #AFT #whererecoveryisanart #woolseyfire #venturastrong #805strong #TOstrong #Borderlinestrong

​Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

 

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A Remembrance Event in Honor of the One Year Anniversary of the Tragic Borderline Shootings and Woolsey Fires

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.

AFT logo
NFL player Keith Mitchell

 

AFT Founder and CEO, Laura T. Sharpe

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”

RSVP: Media please email williamsonmgmt@gmail.com to cover this event.

More info about Moorpark College: https://www.moorparkcollege.edu/

More info about AFT: http://www.artistsfortrauma.org/

 

 

 

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Brandino’s Birthday at Mambo’s Cafe ~ 2019

From Left to right: Raffie Gonzalez, Brandino, Raul Gonzalez and Mima Gonzalez

(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.

Little G (L) and Brandino (R)

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!

Quentin Dennard
Hes still alive and ready to thrive!
The food at Mambo’s was great!
Dustin Brown (L) with multi instrumentalist Jay Leach (R)

 

 

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Smiles Through Cars Casino Night Launch Event

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

From left to right: Joe G. (winner of the 50′ Tv), Josh Aryeh (Founder of Smiles Through Cars, @Batman Real Account), Sam Cruz (Founder of KBG Logistics), Jonathan Torres (Smiles Through Cars, camera crew), Dylan McMahon
and Andrew Lock

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.

From left to right: Jayden Sage – Blockchain & AI Advisor, Tina Milosavljevic -President of Smiles Through Cars, Emir Jevric -Ceo of Presyon Active Apparel

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.

Melanie Ciccone (Sweet Treats Etc) and guest

“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.

Josh Aryeh with a bevy of volunteers and 2 adorable puppies

“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.

Josh Aryeh with Gabe Ciccone (Impressive Auto body)
Daniel Aryeh, Tina Milosavljevic and Dr David Shokrian (Millennial Plastic Surgery)

More info about the event: https://smilesthroughcars.com/

Dustin Brown

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