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Club Inspire U 3rd, Succeeds In An Evening Of Inspiration‏

July 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Events, Featured

Club Inspire U 3rdBy JR, special for Diversity News

It was a compelling evening with moving performances this past Saturday night, July 24, 2010 at the Club Inspire U 3rd Music Showcase held at Club Cobra in North Hollywood from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Vocalists, songwriters, comedians and inspirational speakers took the stage including Rosy Donovan of Local Celebrity LA 2010, Jarid Williams of Shine On 1 and 2, Gloria Bigelow, Weather, MTV’s GG Smith, Billboard Hit Recording Artist Fawn, Kenneth Thomas, Richard Virgen, Claudine B. Said, Ian Brookfield and International Singer/Songwriter Kris Searle.

“Music invokes many different emotions such as sadness, happiness, motivation, etc. Musicians and listeners can always relate to some type of music or song and more importantly making music is a creative and effective way to deal with emotional issues.” said GG Smith.
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Club Inspire U was created by Inspire U Records to create a safe haven where people feel like it’s a “home away from home” – to come to refresh, vitalize, and leave inspired.

“As soon as I could talk, I would sing. I am deeply touched by music.  The words, the emotions, the very unique and special way that songs communicate those things we cannot voice ourselves.  I am blessed with the gift to feel music for all it can be, and the gift to sing and share that same feeling with others. We are one and in music we find that universal thing that is so elusive.” said music artist Rosy Donovan.

The showcase succeeded in it’s goal to “touch, move, support and enlighten,” which is the Club Inspire U mantra.

“I can write songs that vent about problems or I can write fun songs that make me want to go out and forget my problems. I love to write songs that are controversial and touch on topics that exist, but are not discussed.” concluded Ms. Smith.

Club Inspire U Showcase is held every month and 20% of it’s proceeds go towards The American Cancer Society.  For more information go to http://www.inspireurecords.com  and http://www.clubinspireu.com

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Editor’s Note: The only problem with this kind of showcase is the they expect media oulets to pay a cover charge but they still want us to write about it. Also they need to hire a goood promoter who knows how to get more people at the venue and the artists needs to bring fans to support their performance.

Shine On 2 Hollywood Music Showcase; The Hottest Event Of The Summer, Benefits Hope 4 Children

July 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Events, Featured, FEATURES

Shine On 2 Hollywood Music Showcase "Artits Meet The Industry"The hot heat did not stop people from coming to the hottest event of the summer, “Shine On 2.”

Shine On 2 Hollywood: A Music Showcase;”Artists Meet The Industry” Benefiting Hope 4 Children was held on July 15, 2010 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Celebrity Center in Hollywood, CA.

“Arnold G is extremely passionate about his business and, seems quite sincere in helping seasoned talent reach new heights in their careers! The powerful cast of music and film industry professionals assembled for SHINE ON 2 will certainly help set the stage for some powerful breakthrough moments!” said Pixie Monroe, Casting Director Film and Television.

The guests started to arrive 2 hours before the show and lined up to check in and get escorted to the seating area. Media/press and photographers arrived at the same time, they signed in, got their media badges, and were escorted to their assigned areas to start taking photos of the VIP’s, artists, panelists and event production team.

“I have tremendous respect for Shine On Host, Gary Spears: As a host, performer, radio personality and long-time friend. Gary’s been a dedicated friend and has served as the co-host on one of my passion projects, a radio podcast entitled; “Casting Hope” for the past several years. He’s also been cast in numerous film and television projects since leaving mainstream radio and definitely always displays a high level of energy, humor and professionalism in his works”. Ms. Monroe concluded.
Arnold G’s dancers opened the show, then host Gary Spears welcomed everyone to the event before he introduced the panelists. He showed Arnold G’s Shine On 2 message video, then he introduced the industry panelists Alex Cortez (AYRE Entertainment, Warner Brothers), Kevin McDowell (AEG & AEG Live), Allan Rich (Academy awardee, Grammy/Golden Globe nominee, music writer), Tony Sweet (radio personality at On Air With Tony Sweet, LA Talk Radio), Michael Kelly (record producer, Universal Music), Javelyn Jav (music producer, X-It Rite Records), Robby Martinez (musician, conductor, composer and performer), Asha Puthli (legendary Jazz & Soul singer & former recording artist for record labels EMI, CBS, Sony and RCA) and Arnold G (Recording artist, founder of Shine On, Bring It On, A&G Records & A&G Entertainment Productions). “I loved the event. It was two times better than Shine On 1 and if you always have an event like that one, it will be one of the best showcases ever. I was never bored. All the acts were great.” said Buddy Sampson, Publisher, The Scoop LA Newspaper.  He continue “Gary Spears was excellent! He added a professional dimension to the show, like Dick Clark. Bring him back. Shine On 2 It was awesome.” The first artists introduced by host Gary Spears to Shine On in front of the panelists were Kasey Iaeger who sang (Givin’ Up On You and Can’t Give Into This), and then Zedakiah Koterba who sang (Eye Of The Tiger and You’ve Get A Friend). Brooke Williams sang (I’m Back and Turns My Mind), American boy Justin Chase performed and sang (Fireplace, Finally and Don’t Give Up), and Sail by the Stars who came from Florida sang (I Wish I May, Icebergs Are For Penguins and If My Room Were a Rocketship). “I had an amazing time hosting Shine On 2. It was my first time hosting since leaving radio 3 years ago, so I had to wear diapers! LOL=laugh out loud. Seriously, this is a wonderful grass roots event that has legs so look for more in the future!” said Radio Personality, host & actor.  He added “If given the opportunity, I would host a garage sale but yes to Shine On 3! And Bring It On!” An intermission of 10 minutes was held and then Shine On 2 host Gary Spears welcomed everyone back and introduced the only Asian American to perform, Michael Walker, who sang (Cooler Than Me and We Can Do It). American Dreamz The Movie actress and singer Jael Gadsden took the stage and she sang (Drink the Water and All I need). Jarid Williams performed and sang the song requested by his fans(Can We Talk, Birthday song for the mother of one of his fans, and For All We Know); Latonius Earl returned by popular demand and he sang (Mya Song and So High); George Hodos sang (This is Love and Just A Man), and the last artist who blew the stage with her choreography and dancers was KingQueen who sang (U Make Me (LOL) and Man’s World. After each artist performed, host Gary Spears asked them some questions about their music. macys.com 07/25/2010 “I Loved the stage, loved the lightning. Everything went smooth and fast. Everyone that I met that worked on “the set” was very professional and knew what every ones name was, which means they took their time to know who is playing their venue. Also liked the fact that there was constant communication going on almost every day before the actual gig which took away a lot of stress.” said KingQueen, artist. She added “I liked every venue I have performed at. People have always been very humble to me so I don’t have a favorite place because I love every venue I play since it’s my life, it’s what I love. But my two favorites were Avalon and the one at the Celebrity Centre with Shine On 2, mostly because of the size of the stage and the sound system!” She continue “Absolutely, I saw artists I would have never seen before if it wasn’t for Shine On 2, which made me realize I have to step up even more because there is some great talent out there. And in the end of the day, watching other artists as a artist is to enjoy, watch, learn and go to improve yourself.” “The losers get fed to the crocodiles! I like to think of a host as one who is more background that forefront….remember it’s all about the talent! I’d like to see the one who gets the best score be given his/her/their concert at a local venue with industry types invited. These kids work their butts off and deserve to be heard!” concluded Mr. Spears. Per A&G Entertainment Productions, the event was sold out and there were more than 400 guests that came to support their favorite artist. Gary Spears introduced The Dance Diva that closed the show and this was Cynthia Manley. With her electric energy she performed her new single “Give” and she brought on stage all the artists including event executive producer Arnold G and non profit organization Hope 4 Children beneficiary Grace Walker. Host Gary Spears again thanked the panelists and mentioned that the Shine On 2 score sheet will be available in one week. He went ahead and thanked event supporters, Gabriel Escamilla (fashion designer) & Parris Harris (stage manager and fashion coordinator). He also thanked the venue Celebrity Center and Hope 4 Children founder Grace Walker. “It’s worthy showcase because you as a artist want to (should want to) perform everywhere from a small bar to a huge charity event.. If this is what you love then of course it’s worth there. A showcase reaches out to people that normally wouldn’t go to a club to see you perform because it’s too late, or not their thing. It’s a great way to expand your fan base.” Concluded KingQueen. Some of the talent and VIPs that attended the event were Vairon Perez, Janet Luna, Coreen Troche, Beatriz Vasquez, Ryan Ray, Alex Varden, David Harrison Levi, Dr. John Carvalho, Emily Morrow, Salvador Corona, Patrice Ryan, Monet Lu, Tom Emberson, Maria Amor, Nikki Gill, Pixie Monroe, Robin Sargent, Sonny Madera, Irene Soderberg, Dan Norris, Marco Tricca, Yari Paris, Tina Nguyen, Joseph Quinto and Stella Gomez. “I love performing I’m very comfortable doing it! I had an absolute great time performing amongst so many talented artists.” said Latonius J. Earl, Artists.  He continue “The quality of performers definitely changed for the better. Everyone was on top of their game. As far as doing anything different, Nothing, except changed my outfit. I just ask God for direction and I go with the flow.” Napster, LLC About Shine On: This is a unique grassroots music showcase, that is not your typical venue. It is specifically designed for the unsigned indie artist, band and musician with two stages where the best local unsigned indie artists are able to showcase their talents in the Hip Hop, R&B, Urban, Rock and Dance categories, in front of conference attendees and a panel of music industry experts to gain maximum exposure at a minimal cost. For more information visit http://www.agentertainmentproductions.com Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC “I actually believe this event changed my life. I went in with the mindset that things will be different after this and surely when it was all over I noticed that Latonius as a person/ entertainer was different. I’ll never be the same. Shine On is definitely Worthy!” Mr. Earl concluded. The media and photographers that covered the event were Wake Up TV, Diversity News TV, The Scoop LA Newspaper, Diversity News Magazine, Examiner.com, Stickam TV, Celebrity Service, Asian Journal, Gimmick City, Glendale News Press (Los Angeles Times), Philippines Times, The Photographer 007, Daniela Hubbard Photography, Jeff Knight Photography, Hope 4 Children and Artisfactions. Story was proofread by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com

Photos courtesy of Bernard Hindson, The Photographer 007, Daniela Hubbard from http://www.Danielahubbard.com,  Jeff Knight of JeffKnightphotography.com & Tracy Saunders of
www.Artisfactions.com for Diversity News Publications.  For photos lincension please email: diversitynews@diversitynewspublications.com  (C) 2010 Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

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Shine On Hollywood, A Music Showcase “Artists Meet The Industry” Video

May 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, FEATURES

A&G Entertainment Productions presented SHINE ON Hollywood, music showcase “Artists Meet The Industry”. It was held on May 20, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Celebrity Center.

The artists the performed live were Latonius J. Earl, Jesschelle, Jael Gadsden, Adrian Reyes, Emily Amber, Jarid Williams, Brandy Guerra, Stefani Scovolo and QUE. Featuring Shanne Facchinello (Winner of Local Celebrity Los Angeles 2010).

The Industry Panelists were Allan Rich, Brent Harvey, Tony Sweet, Gary Spears, Irene Soderberg, Michael Kelly, Robby Martinez, Tamela D’Amico, Kevin McDowell and Arnold Garcia aka Arnold G.

Special performance by Arnold G “Give It To Me Baby” with Emily Morrow (choreographer, dancer and assistant to Allan McCormick (TV, Film and Stage Choreographer) from Le Reve Wynn Las Vegas). Arnold’s dancers: Jerrell Johnson, Beatriz Vasquez and Salvador Corona. Arnold’s & dancers Costumes designed by Gabriel Escamilla, Fashion Designer.


Part I

Hosted by Ryan Ray, of “Wake Up TV” and “Local Celebrity Los Angeles”
Video Part II

Arnold G Special Performance

Video recorded and courtesy of Wake UP TV Media. (C) 2010 Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved by their owners.