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Shane Facchinello is the winner of Local Celebrity LA 2010

March 24, 2010 by  
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localcelebritylagroupLike many things that start, they also have an end. Local Celebrity LA 2010, a singing reality competition started on 1-17-2010 and ran for eights weeks ending on March 21, 2010. People arrived earlier to be on the red carpet which was close to 50 feet long.

The grand finale was held on Sunday, March 21st at the Celebrity Centre Pavilion Theater in the heart of Hollywood, which is located at 5930 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028.

First the red carpet ran from 7pm to 8pm. Then the show started at 8pm, and it ended at 9:45pm. Later, people were invited again to take photos on the red carpet. About 200 people attended the grand finale of 2010 Local Celebrity LA, including media outlets and production staff.

” When cultural diversity meets talent, you end up having a well done competition, where skills, hard work, and creativity will have the final word.  Fascinated by the level of professionalism and dedication displayed by both organizers and contestants.” said Aura Imbarus, Ph.D., author of “Out of the Transylvania Night.”

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The top five finalist contestants were Rosy Donovan, Shane Facchinello, Leah Turner, Leandro Fossi and Christina Aldana. The show opened with a group performance by Rosy Donovan, Leah Turner, Leandro Fossi and Christina Aldana singing “I Got a Feeling,” by Black Eyed Peas.
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They showed video clips of each contestant interviewed before singing solo on the stage. The first contestant to take the stage was Rosy Donovan who performed “Nobody’s supposed to be here.” Then Shane Facchinello was second and he sang “Flying with out wings,” Leah Turner sang “Fighter,” Leandro Fossi sang “I wish it would rain” and finally Christina Aldana sang “And I am telling you.” In the middle of the show, the contestants performed duets with mentor headline singers. First Rosy Donovan with Jael Gadsden performed “Take me or leave me,” Shane Facchinello with Paul Bradley “did Love who you’re with,” Leah Turner with Justin Chase sang “You Learn,” Leandro Fossi with Rob E C performed “Never leave you again,” and Christina Aldana with Latonius Earl sang “Fire and Desire.”


After each performance, the judges and celebrity guest judge gave feedback to the contestants. 2009 Local Celebrity LA winner Denicar Bergancia did a special performance before announcing the winner of 2010 Local Celebrity LA. Denicar sang “Right as Rain.”
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All singers were brought to the stage, Ryan Ray, the emcee, explained the grand prize in detail. He also thanked the sponsors and production team staff. The judges gave their final comments and best wishes to the contestants. Ryan Ray announced the winner. Ryan gave the certificate to Denicar Bergancia and Denicar Bergancia, who presented it to the 2010 Local Celebrity LA winner.


“Local Celebrity, LA was a fun all inclusive event that accomplished exactly what I wanted to do. Los Angeles has so much talent, and providing an additional opportunity to showcase that was not only an amazing feeling, but it also allowed singers and artists who may have been overlooked in the past the chance to network, meet industry professionals and continue living their dream. All while sharing they amazing voices/talent with folks here in la and through out the country, via our live on line broadcasting”. said Eric Rowe, California Talent President.
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The Official Local Celebrity LA 2010 winner is Shane Facchinello, who was given the opportunity to make a speech. The winner sang and played the piano. His final song was “Halo” by Beyonce.
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The event judges were Arnold G; International dance/pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer and performer, Fawn; Recording artist/songwriter/Hit recording artist and performer and Kris Searle; Singer/songwriter and international recording artist/performer. Special guest judge David Harrison Levi – STARMAKER.
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He continue “While the competition was amazing from a production stand point, getting additional sponsors on board would be great. Working with our current sponsors have been amazing and I am so thankful that they all came together and helped support the production. For next season, I would love to retrain many of the past sponsors and bring on several more.. having a venue with a great sound system and educated camera crew proved to be a tremendous asset and having our finale at the Celebrity Center, in Hollywood not only showcased the talents amazing singing ability but it created one of the most fun environments for the talent the audience and our on line viewers.”
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The celebrities who attended were Allan Rich (Celebrities songwriter), Latonius Earl, Paul Bradley, Jael Gadsden, Rob E C and Justin Chase (Local Celebrity LA Headline guest artists), Aura Imbarus (Book Author), Dr. John Carvalho (CAL STATE Dominguez Hills Senator), Kristin McCoy (Actress and model), John Prudhont (Actor/producer), Maria Prudhont (Music producer/manager), Suniil Sadarangani (Actor), Asha Puthli (Artist/Singer), Javelyn Jav (R&B Singer), Ben Roman ( Artist/Singer), CC Perkinson (Actress & Entertainment Reporter), Thushari J (Actress/Host), Denicar Bergancia (2009 Local Celebrity LA, winner), Tom Tangen (Movie Producer), Anca Sola, Gabe Escamilla (Graphic/fashion designer), Rachel Escalera and Nate Gaines (Former Local Celebrity LA contestants) and Anthony Searle.
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“When a group of passionate people come together in support of a common goal, the result can be magic. In this case, that magic has a name — Local Celebrity, Los Angeles. Week after week, not only did our contestants give it their all, but so did every single member of our production team. What an honor and a privilege it was to be part of this first season!” said Ryan Ray, Host, Local Celebrity, Los Angeles

Mr. Ray concluded “Hosting the show was always a true pleasure. Though it was always sad to see the contestants go home each week, in the end, there could be only one winner.”
The invited celebrities were Pepper Mashay ( International Dance Diva/Singer), Fred Wolf (Local Celebrity LA guest judge, 19 Entertainment of American Idol), Christine Devine (News Anchor FOX Channel 11), ALEXEN (Singer), Brandy Sanders (Founder of The Kierrah Foundation), Alex Varden (Music Maestro), Sean Michaels (Singer), Radhika Chaudhari (Actress), Michael Herrera (Fashion Designer), Evgeny Afineevsky (Movie Producer), Eugenia Wright (Publicist), Richard Merrill (Beauty advisor), Michelle & Ryan Powell (Eternite Media), Noah Rappaport (Promoter/publicist), Andy Wombwell (Stickam.com), Deanna Steward (LASC Stylist – shoplasc.com), Lars Slind (Model), Ghalib Dhalla (Indulge Magazine Publisher), Shayha (from Live-A-Legacy Hollywood), Joe Bannon (Actor/martial arts grand master), Ameona Almund (Actress, model and comedian know as Miss 2006 Beverly Hills), Joel W Gonzales (Actor/rapper), Derek Pratt (Model), and Vj Michael Benz (Performer/artist & songwriter)
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The winner of 2010 season one Local Celebrity Los Angeles will receive $800, do an on line interview with TonySweetOnAir.Com & KLBC Radio, will get to perform live in Long Beach City College and at the red carpet televised worldwide Hand in Hand Benefit Concert in Hollywood, and work with one of the judges to record a song for demo use. Also, the winner will be represented by California Talent and booked for a couple of events. Judge Kris Searle will offer free to the winner of Local Celebrity Los Angeles a “special guest” spot at his new night show on Sunday April 17th in North Hollywood. Also, the winner will receive 4 hours of recording studio time with Terrace Studios, and a 60 minute facial by Richard Merrill. Eternite Media will provide 100 Duplicated CD’s with Full Color Thermal Disc Print, 100 Full Color 2 Panel (2 Sided) Printed Inserts, and 100 Slim Jewel Cases.
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“My message to inspiring talent is to believe and to surround yourself with folks who believe in you; positive energy and a positive attitude will take you to places that you could never imagine.. hard work, dedication and the willingness to get through the tough times also makes you a better more well rounded person. Next season will be bigger, better and will showcase even more amazing talent.. becoming a fan on Facebook of LocalCelebritytTV, texting celebrity to 41411 and also frequently visiting www.localcelebritytv.com will all provide info on upcoming auditions, information and how to become a potential contestant for next seasons singing competition and even some competitions that will be going on later in the year. Any sponsors that may be interested in being apart of next seasons production can always email me at eric@caltalent.net. We are currently looking for Los Angeles’ best singers and songwriters; this competition will be focusing on findings LA’s best singer songwriter. Auditions will most likely begin in June, so stay tuned…there is still much for fun to be had.” Mr. Rowe concluded.
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The event was cover by the following approved photographers and media outlets OnairWithTonySweet.com, Rodrigo Vaz Photos, Diversity News, Examiner.com, Diversity News TV, Jeff Knight Photography & CC Variety TV. Once again, the show was broadcast live at http://www.localcelebritytv.com/
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“Local Celebrity LA was a Grand Finale!  There was a multitude of sparkles, smiles, and heart throbbing performances to keep my interest through most  of the event.  The red carpet was funtabulous, due to the terrific photographers and Esteban’s calm nature.” said Creceda J. LeMaire, Creative Counselor & Consultant at Fine Art Sales.
The event was produced live by California Talent, hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV and sponsored by Diversity News Publications, Photos were by Jeff Knight Photography and Rodrigo Vaz, and clothing for the host was provided by LASC. Local Celebrity Los Angeles 2010, executive event producer; Eric Rowe and California Talent president. Arnold G, event creator/founder from A&G Records/Entertainment.
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Editor’s Note: Story was proof read 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 Rodrigo Vaz. You can contact Rodrigo at rodrigo.m.c.m.vaz@gmail.com for photos shoots. © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

Rob E C performed live at Local Celebrity Los Angeles Week 6 Semi Finals

March 3, 2010 by  
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robecUsually, the contestants or judges get interviewed first, but this week the person who got on the red carpet was Justin Chase as a sneak preview to show people who they will see perform on 3-14-2010 at Local Celebrity LA.
“It has been an experience that has enabled me to grow for sure. I am 100% fine with it ending early.” said Shane Facchinello, Local Celebrity LA contestant.

Also, the guest judge Fred Wolf from 19 Entertainment who had worked with American Idol was interviewed on the red carpet. Rob E C who was the headline guest artist was interviewed about being part of Local Celebrity LA, and he promoted his new album “Breakout.” Later the eight remaining contestants and finally the judges were interviewed on the red carpet.

“I think the Local Celebrity LA team are doing a fantastic job in having the Local Celebrity LA singing contest. It has given a platform to people to showcase their singing talent and in the process discover gems one would never hear or see. What better place than LA to start such a noble enterprise. I look forward with bated breath for the upcoming rounds. More power to Local Celebrity LA.” said Suniil Sadarangani, Actor/Producer, Bollywood To Hollywood and September Tapes.

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Rob E C performed two songs, “Heaven”, and “Right Here Waiting” almost at the end of the show. His fans showed that they liked his outstanding performance.

More than 150 people were present at the venue, which consisted of singers and fans, and also included some of the celebrities and talent courtesy of WTV. These were Eric Zuley “EZ”, Ameona Almund (Ms. Beverly Hills 2006), Derek Pratt, Joel W. Gonzales, Abby Model, Devon Guzzie and Ryan Torres. Some of the invited celebrities by EZ were Pamela Hasselhoff, Ron Whitaker, Sophie Turner, Martin Klebba, Miss California and much more. Also in attendance were Suniil Sadaranga (Bollywood To Hollywood Actor),  Eric Rowe (Local Celebrity LA producer and CA Talent president), Radhika Chaudhari (The Hunchback Actress), Adrian Reyes, GG Smith, & Nate Gaines (Former Local Celebrity LA contestants) and community leader Dr. John Carvalho (Cal State University Senator Member, Political Action Committee West Hollywood, Human Rights Campaign).

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Before eliminating the two contestants, Fawn one of the judges made the following statement: “Congratulations for making it this far, you all are very, very talented and it’s such a blessing for all of us to heard you each week”. said Fawn, Local Celebrity LA judge. She continued, “Really Amazing talent and no matter what happens, I want each keep going because you will make it if don’t give up.”

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The contestants that performed were Rosy Donovan (Beautiful Disaster: by Kelly Clarkson), Rachel Escalera (Too Little Too Late: by JoJo), Brian Miller ( Feeling Good: by Michael Buble), Leah Turner ( Never Again: Kelly Clarkson), Christina Aldana ( I Will Always Love You: by Whitney Houston), Jonathan Hernandez (Apologize: by One Republic), Shane Facchinello ( Superstition: by Stevie Wonder) and Leandro Fossi (Escape: by Enrique Iglesias). The two contestants who were eliminated at the end of the competition from the fans votes via texting and ballot from the prior event were Jonathan Hernandez and Brian Miller.
The event judges were Arnold G; International dance/pop recording artist, songwriter, dancer and performer, Fawn; Recording artist, songwriter and performer and Kris Searle; Singer, songwriter and international recording artist/performer.

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Local Celebrity Los Angeles week 6 semi finals was the judges song choice, which Brian Miller was not able to perform, but was allowed to perform another song.

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The event was held at Eleven Restaurant & Nightclub, located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd in the city of West Hollywood, CA 90069 on 2-7-2010 from 9:00 pm to 11:45 pm. The event was hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV. Local Celebrity LA was broadcast again online via http://www.localcelebritytv.com/

Also Diversity News TV & WTV covered most of the show for possible online distribution. Photos of the event were taken by RodrigoVaz.Com. WTV covered the event and interviewed some of the contestants, guest artists, and event producers on the red carpet and inside the venue.

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The event was produced by California Talent, hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV and sponsored by Diversity News Publications, Eleven Night Club Restaurant, Photos by Rodrigo Vaz and clothing for host provided by LASC.

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The next show will be held on March 14, 2010 and will present Justin Chase live in concert at the Local Celebrity Los Angeles Week 7 final, The grand finale will be on March 21, 2010 with surprises.

Editor’s Note: Story was proof read 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 Rodrigo Vaz. You can contact Rodrigo at rodrigo.m.c.m.vaz@gmail.com for photos shoots. © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

Hand in Hand Benefit Concert – Typhoon Emergency To Help The Philippines

October 15, 2009 by  
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PasHollywood, CA — October 14, 2009 A&G Records in association with Philippine Aid Society announced Multi-talented recording artists Latonius Earl, Jezda, Kris Searle, Jael Gadsden, Fawn, Asha Puthli, Stuart Guest, Rob E C and Arnold G to perform live at “Hand in Hand Benefit Concert – Typhoon Emergency.”

“To be honest, I can’t take credit for the idea. This was Arnold G’s initiative. When he approached me about doing the concert, I was all for it because I could tell he had a heart to help the Philippines” Said Tim Troutman, Executive Director of the Philippine Aid Society.
The event will be held on Monday, October 19, 2009 from 9pm to 11pm at Rage Restaurant & Bar 8911 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069. Telephone: (310) 652-7055.
He continue “I hope it will raise awareness for the Philippines and the serious need they have there. I also hope to raise some money because every dollar raised translates directly into emergency items for the victims.”
Event will be hosted by Rana Davis, popular long time hostess and emcee in Southern California.
This is a benefit concert to help raise awareness and needed funds to help the victims of the devastating floods the occurred on September 26, 2009. The Manila metro area was pummeled by Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) which resulted in the worst flooding the Philippines has seen in over 40 years. Some are calling the storm the “Katrina of the Philippines.” Nearly 699 people have lost their lives and countless thousands have lost everything they own. To be sure, millions of Filipinos, living in one of the poorest countries in the world, were deeply affected by this tragedy in the Phillipines. All proceeds will go to the Philippine Aid Society a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The goal is to raise $100,000. That will go a long way to restoring family housing, getting medicine, food and clothing to those in direct need in the Philippines.

“Tens of Thousands of people in Manila and surrounding areas have lost everything they own. We can’t give it all back to them, but this money raised will go to help them survive and recover from this tragedy.” Concluded Troutman.

Also donations of clothing and can foods will be accepted on location, as well at: Manila Forwarder: 4323 Eagle Rock Blvd, Unit 313, Los Angeles, CA 90041 Telephone: (323) 478-1599. Cash donations are being encouraged and will be managed directly by Tim Troutman, Executive Director of the Philippine Aid Society, with offices in the United States (North Carolina) and in the Philippines (Kamuning, Quezon City).

Red carpet is schedule to start at 8:30pm. The show will start from 9pm to 11pm.
Event is free, but $10 donation is recommended for the cause.
“Hand in Hand Benefit Concert – Typhoon Emergency.” is sponsored by A&G Records, RAGE, ParrisHarris and Diversity News.

About Phillipine Aid Society:
Philippine Aid Society is a non profit organization which is organized to provide a variety of charitable services in the Philippines. They are a small organization and their management staff consists entirely of volunteers.
For more information you can visit there website at http://www.philippineaid.org/
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For more information you visit web site at http://www.diversitynewspublications.com/ or follow on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/eediversitynews
Note: Video courtesy of Brian LeBow from LeBow Media, shows images on the devastating floods.

Sources: A&G Records, LeBow Media, Phillipine Aid Society, Diversity News Publications, YouTube, Facebook.