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One Nation Under A Cause: 70 Disco Ball fundraiser for The Kierrah Foundation on April 8, 2010

March 14, 2010 by  
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discoballThe Kierrah Foundation announced Friday, March 12, 2010 the will held  “One Nation Under a Cause: 70’s Disco Ball” event at the Legendary Jewel’s Catch One from 7 P.M. to Midnight.  This is a fundraiser event to benefit The Kierrah Foundation.

The event will be hosted by Kierrah’s King of Comedy, Michael Colyar (“The Princess and the Frog”, “Norbit”, “Barbershop”).

The event organizers expect on the night Kierrah’s Best Man, Shawn Carter Peterson (“Bones”,”Eli Stone”) will get the party started with the introduction to the Disco Ball festivities and Kierrah’s Angel of Laughter Luenell (“Borat”, “Californication”, “The Hustle”) will host the Legendary Gong Show along with some of her fun and zany friends. The Rockin’ DJ Lovey C will jam 70’s play all the hits all night long.


Announced as special live performances are by Songstress/Writer/Poet Aquilah Ali, Tap Dancing Sensations Sean and John, Pop/R&B Singer Trueful will serenade the ladies and the Soul and Disco Band Custom Made and added exclusive performance by Singer/Songwriter, Jesse Campbell for the Memorial Tribute montage of the 70s Legends the made their transitions from this life but will live on forever. Also a Flash to the 70’s Fashion showcase presented by “Hollywood’s Most Notorious Fashion Coordinator” Parris Harris featuring designs by African Cowboy and Carolyn Wilbourn. Also the Kierrah Foundation will feature their star models: Battina Cooper, Cynthia Jenkins, Danielle Korman, Emma Zerner (model and actress), Khadija Sy, Regge, Samantha Davis, Teresa Wyatt, Yatta Smith and Yonah Eveline.
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They will have the Soul Train Line, Best Dressed Contest, Dance Contests, Auctions, Raffles, Shopping, Games and More! People will be able to meet and greet the 70’s Legends, Celebrity & VIP Guests in the Psychedelic Shack VIP Lounge. Red Carpet Arrival, Photo and Press Opportunities will be available to approved media outlets. Also they will provide a Host Bar, Gift Bags and More.
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The invited celebrities, VIP guests and surprise 70’s legends will be: confirmed 70’s Legends; The Kierrah’s Angel of Song, Soul Singer/Songwriter Brenda Lee Eager (“Ain’t Understanding Mellow”, “Wild Women Blues”, “Grace: The Brenda Lee Eager Story”), Kierrah’s Honorary Brother, Filmmaker/Producer Cassius Vernon Weathersby (“You Got Served”, “House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute”, “D.C. Cab”).


Confirmed Celebrities & VIP Guests are: Pop and Rnb Twins 2-U-Neek, Actress/Comedienne Annie McKnight (“The Soloist”, “BET’s Comic View”), Model/Actress Antoinette Smith Genesis, Actor/Artist Arif Kinchen (“Method & Red”, “The Wash”), Actor Bill Lee Brown (“Without A Trace”, “The Shield”, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), Actress Dee Freeman (“Pretty”, “The Young and the Restless”, The Hughleys”), Singer/Entertainer Dian Wilson, PR Princess Eugenia Wright, (ISA Public Relations), Singer/Composer Fawn, Actress/Comedienne Kymedienne (“Operation Repo), Actor/Entertainer Lejon O. Stewart (“Community”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”), Actor/Dancer Sagar Parekh, Actress/Model/Pin Up Doll Stella Stewart, Celebrity Fitness Trainer Sam Bell, Singer/Songwriter/Vocal Arranger Tim McAfee Lewis, R& B Singer Tionne, Record Producer/Performer Jay King of Club Nouveau.
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The vip lounge is sponsored by Amoeba Music and media sponsor Diversity News. Their official security will be provided courtesy of Kappa Omega Omicron. The event will have a red carpet and will open it’s doors at: 7 P. M. Per organizers and publicist all media must be approved in advance and check in by: 7:30P.M.  The Red Carpet will be held at: 8:00P.M. and the show starts at 9:00P.M.
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If you want to cover the event email publicist at sweetrayolight@live.com and if you want more information about the organization visit http://kierrahfoundation.org/ or to buy tickets for the event visit http://kierrahevents.org/
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Tom Tangen, Michael Dean Shelton, Lucky Romero and other celebrities attends California Talent 1st Annual Christmas Charity Toy Drive benefiting Layers of Love.

December 27, 2009 by  
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lolAfter the Step and Repeat and red carpet was put in front of Eleven Night Club and Restaurant, stars and celebrities started to line up and take photographs with other celebrities, personalities, fans and friends.
Holidays songs were performed by Ivan Strada, Vanessa Simon, Jonathan Hernandez, Nathan Gaines, Tina Thomas and Danicar Bergancia. The event was hosted by Jeff Kraft.

“We’ve collected more than 30 toys and will be added to the boxes of toys we will be distributing to the children on Christmas Day. For sure you guys have made a difference in a child’s life this holiday season” said Francis Aquino, President and Co-Founder of Layers of Love, a non profit organization.

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Some of the celebrities and personalities that attended were Kris Searle, singer and songwriter; Arnold G, International dance/pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer and performer; Michael Dean Shelton, Philanthropist; Thushari Jayasekera, actress; Tom Tangen, host and producer; Brandy Sanders, founder of the Kierrah Foundation; Cathy Lin, model; Francis Aquino, co-founder of Layers of Love, Cher Rue, actress and TV personality; Tamara Wentworth, publicist & writer; Steven Escobar, Diversity News Publications publicist and Diversity News editor and reporter; DeeDee Bigelow, actress and producer; Lucky Romero, reality celebrity and personality; Parris Harris, fashion designer, photographer, public relations and fashion/casting coordinator; and Eric Rowe, California Talent President. The singers also took time to take photos with their fans and relatives at the red carpet.

The purpose of this event was to collect unwrapped toys to benefit Layers of Love, a non profit organization. Layers of Love will distribute toys to Children Hospital LA & APLA (Aids Project Los Angeles) client’s kids. Francis Aquino, president and co-founder of Layers of Love, spoke about Layers of Love’s mission.

Eric Rowe, president of California Talent, stated that the purpose of this charity holiday event is to give back to the community.
The event was held on December 20, 2009 at Eleven Night Club and Restaurant at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 from 9pm to 11pm.
The event was sponsored by: California Talent, Eleven Night Club, Diversity News Publications and Wake Up TV. Some of the media representatives and photographers the show up were: Livejelly.com, Diversity News TV, Phashion TV and Mohamed H. Aly.


On another note last November 15, 2009, Danicar Bergancia won the first prize and she was awarded $200.00. Local Celebrity‏ LA is a singing competition which will start on January 17, 2010 and will run for 10 weeks. The event judges are international dance/pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer and performer Arnold G; recording artist, songwriter and performer Fawn; and singer and songwriter Kris Searle. The event will be hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV. For more information visit http://www.caltalent.net/ & http://www.eleven.la/

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Editor Note: Story was proof read by Linda Krongold, our New York Correspondent Special For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com.
 Also Diversity News Publications, a public relations firm based in Hollywood and parent company of Diversity News, a consumer news magazine, was one of the event sponsors and contracted for public relations services. For more information visit our parent company site: http://www.diversitynewspublications.blogspot.com Special thanks to Michael David Schultz for taking the celebrity and personality photographs

Parris Harris, Darin Sanone and Pop Cat joined forces for the biggest Christmas party and L.A. FASHION AID 2009

December 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Featured

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Parris Harris joined forces with Darin Sanone & Pop Cat of Rage Night Club to held the biggest Christmas party ever and fundraiser for L.A. FASHION AID 2009.

Darin Sanone’s, Pop Cat IX – Christmas & Parris Harris’ L.A. *FASHION AID 2009 held, a Christmas toy and gift drive party benefiting the Kierrah Foundation.

The event was held at Rage Restaurant and Night Club, in West Hollywood, CA on Monday, December 14, 2009 from 7 pm to 2am.

For the Christmas party live performances were by Joel Evan and Queen Diva Pepper MaShay was courtesy and introduced by Ray Chatters of Next Music Group. She sang “Freeway of Love” as well “Get Soakin’ Wet. The music mix was done by Dj Tony Nuccio, DJ ME And Next Music Group.

“I like that the event was for a great cause, and it was near the holidays, so a lot of people came out”.  Said Emma Zerner, Model and Actress. She added “It was a great mixture of fashion and entertainment, to keep everyone interested. The event was a lot of fun, in the fabulous neighborhood of west hollywood.”
“I modeled in the show because I love fashion, and anything for charity is worth doing”
Ms. Zerner concluded.

During the fashion show VJ Michael Benz of The Martianz and Arlyn Royce took the stage to perform while models were modeling. The models also presented ART AID of Sun Behr “The Love Storm” & “The Perfections of Imperfections” & Sun Behr “Alexandria” collection. The models make up was done by Make Up Aid Maria Rivera of www.beautytechstudio.com and www.projectethos.com. The models hair was done by Hair Aid Jez Harris, Hair coordinator. The night was closed with the live performance of Javelyn Jav, a classical piano, pop ballad, alternative folk/rock and R&B singer.

Per Parris Harris, he is involved with the Kierrah Foundation for so many reasons such as “Because of the foster care system craziness. Also because Brandy Sanders needs all the help she can get. The girls are absolute beautiful and amazing survivors.” Said Parris Harris, Fashion Designer, Photographer, Public Relations and Fashion/Casting Coordinator. He added “He feels the his goal was accomplish and stated that “Yes, completely collecting toys and creating awareness about The Kierrah Foundation and there cause.” When asked why the event was combined with Darin Sanone’s and Pot Cat Christmas party he answered “The more the merry and Darin donated his night to The Kierrah Foundation and the Darin Rocks.” Mr. Harris concluded.


Parris Harris, is known as Hollywood’s Most Notorious Fashion Coordinator. Fashion Aid LA 2009 featured some of the following designers Treaz’ure Signature Designs, G Baby, Heather Petrey, African Cowboy, Blive, Carolyn Wilbourn, Punk Mail USA, Afreaka, Marina Phoenix, Tina Preston, Cow Girl Heaven, PHunk X, David Kahn, Rumple Munkeh, Arnel of Beverly Hills & Parris Harris.

Per Betrice Coleman-Sweet, The Kierrah Foundation publicist and Serving Angels Media stated that there were approximately 300 people throughout the night and about over a hundred gifts. Also some donations were made.

The Kierrah Foundation presented their 2nd Annual Parris Harris’ L.A. Fashion Aid 2009, a Toy & Gift Drive Party to collect toys for the children and gifts for their young women for the Holidays.

*Proceeds from this event will benefit The Kierrah Foundation for former foster girls and their children. Please visit website at www.kierrahfoundation.org or www.kierrahevents.org


About The Kierrah Foundation:
The Kierrah Foundation was established to help young women who have been adversely affected by being placed in the foster care system. The unique needs of these young women are underrepresented and underserved. The Kierrah Foundation is set up to be a multilevel support system for these young women who often are estranged from adult family members and must navigate the path to adulthood alone. The Foundation seeks to build their self-esteem and to squash the rampant self-doubt that makes these young women feel hopeless, disenfranchised and on the path to nowhere. The Foundation also offers women a unique opportunity to share valuable life experiences with upwardly mobile individuals who can encourage them to face the challenges ahead. For more information about The Kierrah Foundation visit: www.kierrahfoundation.org

Editor Note: Display photo Courtesy of Nelson Shen from nelson photo images at http://www.myspace.com/nelson_photo

The Kierrah Foundation Celebrates The First Annual Spotlight On Sisters Awards and Fashion Show Explosion

November 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Featured

brandyOn sunday the purple carpet was pulled out for the stars and celebrities to stop and take photographs before entering inside the Taglyan Cultural Center. The Kierrah Foundation hosted the first annual Spotlight On Sisters Awards and Fashion Show Explosion, “Honoring Women in Entertainment.” The event was held on November 8, 2009 from 5:00 pm to 12pm. at The Taglyan Cultural Center located at 1201 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA.

The event featured Purple Carpet, Awards Dinner and Ceremony, Cocktail After Party and Fashion Show Explosion.

“Spotlight on Sisters event was filled with incredible energy and enthusiasm. What Brandy Sanders does is very inspiring. I enjoyed the delicious food, the performances were dazzling and the fashion show made me want to move and get some of those outfits for myself. This is the first time I’v seen musician/dance sensation Arnold G & team perform live and he had a wonderful stage presence.” Said Thushari Jayasekera. actress/performance artist at Live Jelly Entertainment.

During the Awards Dinner and Ceremony the following awards were presented at the SPOTLIGHT ON SISTERS 2009 HONORING WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT to Rickie Byars Beckwith“Wings of Change Award,” Brenda Lee Eager“Angel of Song Award,” Treaz’ure Lee“Rainbow Angel Award,” Luenell“Kierrah’s Angel of Laughter Award,” Parker McKenna Posey“Kierrah’s Rising Angel Award,” DJ Spark“Angel of Spin Award,” Barbara Walden“Legend Award Award” Tamica Washington-Miller“Angel of Dance Award” Sandy Wee“Kierrah’s Angel Award,” and Cassius Vernon Weathersby“One Brother Award”

The awards presenters were Georgia Anne Muldrow, Stephan Muldrow, Billy Osborne, Parris Harris and Shawn Carter Peterson. The Featured Vocalists; Jesse Campbell, Mortonette Stephens & Gino Walker. The invited Celebrity guest included Keith Robinson (“Dreamgirls”), Ernest “Raj” Thomas (“What’s Happening”) & Pop/R&B Singer Tionne Williams.

The Live Entertainment music was brought by MING FREEMAN, Musical Director. A tribute was held for The Kierrah Foundation founder Stanley “Unc” Sanders who was born on April 30, 1953 and passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2009.

During the Cocktail After Party special performances were by Tim McAfee-Lewis & New Thought, Arnold G, VJ Michael Benz & Tristan Starchild of The Martianz,The Twins Sean & John. The Cocktail Party was hosted by KJLH RADIO DJ JiJi Sweet.

Some of The SPOTLIGHT ON SISTERS DESIGNERS for the Fashion Show Explosion were by Astarte Woman by Design, Carolyn Wilbouen, Linda Key, Afican Cowboy, Delise Ana, Engineered By Remy, Tina Preston, Heather Petrey, Cow Girl HeavenBlive Couture, Lily Blue and Parris Harris. Parris Harris’ Fashion Explosion featured Kierrah Star Models & Designers.
Spotlight On Sisters Awards and Fashion Show Explosion, “Honoring Women in Entertainment” proceeds benefit The Kierrah Foundation for former foster girls and their children. The Awards and Dinner event was hosted by Actress Kyla Pratt.

The event production team were: Executive Producers; Brandy Sanders & Parris Harris, Writer/Producer; Daniela Ryan, Associate Producers; Valezka Andino, Jai Bright, Betrice Coleman-Sweet and Angela Lauren, Director of Music; Ming Freeman and Fashion Director; Parris Harris.

About The Kierrah Foundation:
The Kierrah Foundation was established to help young women who have been adversely affected by being placed in the foster care system. The unique needs of these young women are underrepresented and underserved. The Kierrah Foundation is set up to be a multilevel support system for these young women who often are estranged from adult family members and must navigate the path to adulthood alone. The Foundation seeks to build their self-esteem and to squash the rampant self-doubt that makes these young women feel hopeless, disenfranchised and on the path to nowhere. The Foundation also offers women a unique opportunity to share valuable life experiences with upwardly mobile individuals who can encourage them to face the challenges ahead. For more information about The Kierrah Foundation and Spotlight On Sisters visit: http://www.kierrahfoundation.org http://www.spotlightonsisters.org




Display photo courtesy of Mohamed H. Aly. Slide show photos by Steven Escobar.  © 2009 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.