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Shane Facchinello is the winner of Local Celebrity LA 2010

March 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, FEATURES

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.

Justin Chase Performed Live at Local Celebrity Los Angeles Week 7 Finals

March 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Featured

justinchaseThe contestants, judges, fans, media and celebrities arrived early to witness and be part of history by attending the Finals and Week 7 of the Local Celebrity Los Angeles.

Around 300 people attended the event held at Eleven Restaurant & Nightclub, located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd in the city of West Hollywood, CA 90069. The show started at 10pm and lasted until 11:45 pm. It was broadcast live at http://www.localcelebritytv.com/

“I loved it-yes great show, lots of high energy and great contestants. Nice atmosphere as well, if you have not been supporting Local Celebrity L.A. You definitely have to best on the Planet.” said Joel W Gonzales, Actor/Rapper.

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Some of the celebrities and talent present were Ameona Almund (actress, model and comedian also Ms. Beverly Hills 2006 winner), Derek Pratt (model), Joel W. Gonzales (actor/rapper), Robert Boleyn (producer), Tony Sweet (On Air With Tony Sweet, online radio host), Denicar Bergancia (2009 Local Celebrity LA winner), David Harrison Levi – Star Marker (music producer), Latonius Earl (singer/performer and songwriter), Jael Gadsden (American Dreamz movie singer & songwriter), Paul Bradley (recording artist), Justin Chase (Local Celebrity LA Headline Guest Artist & performer), Reinhard Schulte (film producer), Kenneth A. Boyer, (Lifestyle Designer), Aura Imbarus (book author), Thushari J (actress/host), Asha Puthli (singer/artist), Ryan & Michelle Powell (Eternite Media), Eric Rowe (Local Celebrity LA producer and CA Talent president), Ben Roman (recording artist), Lars Slind (actor/model), Monica Wild (publicist), Adrian Reyes, Brian Miller, 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).


“The most important for me is to help these talents shine and be example to all other talents to come forward and challenge their ability in the entertainment industry, especially here in Hollywood.” said Arnold G, Creator/Judge of Local Celebrity – Los Angeles/Hollywood. He added “I have people saying ‘wow, your contestants are better singers than those people on American Idol.’ There are many reasons why some of our contestants are with us and our job is to mentor them to the highest statues in the music industry.” GoDaddy.com Hosting & Servers

The contestant eliminated at the end of the competition from fans texting votes, judges scores and voting ballots from the prior event (week 6) was Rachel Escalera.
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 Fred Wolf was back by popular demand from 19 Entertainment (American Idol).


The following media/press outlets covered the event Onairwithtonysweet.com, Jelly Noose News, Celebrity Magazine, Diversity News, Examiner.com and Diversity News TV.

“We all have dreams. I’ve learned through the process and now, it’s time give back. I look forward to your support this special event. I want them to feel it’s worth the effort. They stuck around till today. Please join us celebrate the finale and be part of an amazing result.” Mr. Arnold G concluded.

At the end of the show, the top 5 contestants finalist were interview by producers of the event. Also celebrities and talent took the opportunity to take more photos on the red carpet.

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

Per event producers, Local Celebrity Los Angeles grand finale will be held at the classy and prestigious Celebrity Centre in Hollywood, CA on March 21, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm.

Editor’s Note: Story was proof read by Songirl Sez special story for Diversity News For more information you can contact her at songirlsez_kcla@yahoo.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.

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Latonius Earl performed at Local Celebrity LA round 4th and Movie Producer Robert Boleyn ‘s Birthday Bash

February 10, 2010 by  
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coverlclLatonius Earl performed live at Local Celebrity Los Angeles round 4th and Movie Producer Robert Boleyn ‘s Birthday Bash.

It was promoted as the Green Room Carpet, but according to venue representatives, this could not be possible. They used the red carpet and step and repeat on the balcony. The judges were interviewed first by Emcee Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV and then the contestants were interviewed. After the judges finished getting interviewed, they were invited to the red carpet one by one for a photo opportunity. Then the contestants got the chance to get their photos taken on the red carpet. After all was done, celebrities and personalities were invited one by one for their photo opportunity and lastly every one took group photos.

“It was a great pleasure to attend your Local Celebrity LA last night. I liked it very much so. The setting at the club is quiet unusual, since the singers have to perform on the balcony, which creates a somewhat surreal effect. There were some truly good performers, and many moments of vocal excellence and artistic confidence. The host Ryan was most charming, and kept the whole event moving with a delightful and dynamic pace.” said Maestro Alex Varden, M.A. (vocal coach & music director).
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He continued “Judge Arnold G was very supportive and understanding, with a big heart and love for music and dance. Judge Fawn was most professional; clear, focused, detailed, strict, honest and intelligent. Judge Kris S. a very serious and knowledgeable musician, with a warm and inspiring personality, keen ear and sharp eye.”


The contestants at Local Celebrity Los Angeles performed songs from the Billboard Top 100 (years 2005 to 2010). The contestants for round 4th were Leandro Fossi, Shane Facchinello, GG Smith, Nate Gaines, Adrian Reyes, Rachel Escalera, Brian Miller, Jonathan Hernandez, Rosy Donovan and Leah Turner. Only Adrian Reyes was eliminated from the singing competition, the next person will be announce on 2-21-2010.
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The headline artist for the night was Latonius Earl who sang Mya’s and Out of Control songs; the people enjoyed his performance. 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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“The audience seemed amused and engaged, showing sincere appreciation for the competing artists, and showering them with outbursts of spontaneous cheer. I had a very good time, and I bet it was an unforgettable evening for everyone else there” concluded Mr. Varden.

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About 200 people attended the event, which 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 12:30 am. The event was hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV. Local Celebrity LA was broadcast online LIVE via http://www.localcelebritytv.com/

“Local Celebrity has been one of the best experiences I have had since moving from Chicago to Los Angeles. I think performing in front of judges and a live audience has given me the experience I need to go on to a career in pop music. I think everyone left in the competition is extremely talented and whoever wins will definitely represent L.A. well in the music world.” said Jaime Adrian Reyes, singer/artist and former Local Celebrity LA Contestant.

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Some of the media outlets and photographers at the event were Examiner.com, Photos By Francois, Diversity News TV, OnAirWithTonySweet, Diversity News Magazine and Photos By Rodrigo Vaz. Also celebrities and community leaders included Dr. John Carvalho (Cal State University Senator Member, Political Action Committee West Hollywood, Human Rights Campaign), Denicar Bergancia (2009 Local Celebrity LA winner), Javelyn Jav ( Classical piano, pop ballad, alternative folk/rock and R&B singer), Paul Bradley, Latonius Earl (Headline Guest Artist), Tom Tangen (Movie Producer), Robert Boleyn (Movie Producer), Suniil Sadarangani (Actor), Sean Michael (Singer/Songwriter), Esteban “Steven” Escobar (Local Celebrity LA publicist, Editor of Diversity News & Writer for Examiner.com), Tony A. Sweet (On Air with Tony Sweet), Michael Donahue (Movie Producer & Director), Gabe Escamilla (Graphic & Fashion Designer) and Maestro Alex Varden, M.A. (vocal coach & music director).

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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 Restaurant and Night Club, Jeffknightphotography.com and LASC.


About Local Celebrity Los Angeles:
The purpose of Local Celebrity Los Angeles is to provide another outlet for so many of our talented singers right here in Los Angeles. This competition may be for those that have been overlooked at some point in the past, or for the new singer that is looking to get started in the industry. Los Angeles has chosen past winner Denicar Bergancia who won $200.00 cash on 11-15-2009. This season’s Local Celebrity Los Angeles winner will receive $800, an on line interview, get to perform live in Long Beach City College, interview with KLBC Radio, perform at the red carpet televised worldwide Hand in Hand Benefit Concert in Hollywood, and work with one of the judges to record a demo.
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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 Frank Palacios & Rodrigo Vaz.  You can contact Frank at italiko69@msn.com or Rodrigo Vaz at rodrigo.m.c.m.vaz@gmail.com for photos shoots. © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

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