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Wake UP! Media Giving Away Cash To Help Others Follow Their Passion

September 3, 2010 by  
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On September 3, 2010 Wake Up Media announced on a press release that it will be giving a way cash & prizes, including the opportunity to win $25,000 in cash to explore and find your passion.

Many people that are old enough to work have no idea what they “want to be when they grow up”.  If they do know, often times they are so focused on maintaining their current job in order to survive, that they never explore their passion and what means the most to them.
A Los Angeles based media company is turning the power of the internet and television into an inspirational tool to motivate people to follow their dreams.

Over the next several months Wake UP! Media will be hosting the Cash for your Passion™ Sweepstakes, which will give audiences a chance to win monthly cash and prizes and also a chance to win $25,000 in cash. What’s the purpose of the sweepstakes? To engineer a wave of enthusiasm and discussion amongst the participants about what excites them the most in life; to discover what one thing they are truly passionate about and recognize ways to pursue that passion. “To empower others to live their lives to the fullest.” Said Ryan Ray, The company founder.

Wake UP! Media was founded in 2008 and is a passionate producer of inspiring and motivating content for the new millennium. From original television series to engaging new media content, all programming is designed to leave audiences feeling enlightened and empowered. Wake UP!
Media content is distributed through the web portal, Wake UP! TV, as well as through a variety of digital video networks around the world.
For more information please contact Kelly Ray at 323-387-3896 or email Kelly at Kelly@wakeupTV.com or visit http://www.wakeuptv.com
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Shine On Hollywood: A Music Showcase;”Artists Meet The Industry” A Big Success

June 5, 2010 by  
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A&G Entertainment Productions announced on Saturday, June 5, 2010 due to popular demand SHINE ON 2 Hollywood: A Music Showcase; “Artists Meet The Industry” will be held on July 15, 2010 from 5:30pm to 10:00pm at the Celebrity Center in Hollywood, CA.

Also they announced the official release of SHINE ON Hollywood: A Music Showcase; “Artists Meet The Industry” DVD available now at http://:www.agentertainmentproductions.com

“What got accomplished through ShineOn was even more than I had originally envisioned. The result was amazing!!!!! 4 out of 10 artists are now awaiting signature by various record labels. That result alone is deeply rewarding, and has me looking optimistically towards the future, and to the encore salute of ShineOn part 2 on July 15th. AGEP will continue to focus it’s effort and energy in Hollywood by creating awareness through this difference making venue. It is our intention to continue providing this incredible structure for the many artists who deserve our attention. Cheer from Hollywood!” said Arnold G, Creator, Director and Producer, ShineOn! Artists, panelists, VIP guests, fans and friends started to arrive around 6pm to witness and watch their favorite singers and to see the “Industry Panelists”. The artists, panelists and VIP guests walked to the red carpet to pose for about 14 media/press outlets who took their photos from 6pm to 6:45pm. Before the SHINE ON show started at 7pm, there was a special performance by Arnold G who song “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 were Jerrell Johnson, Beatriz Vasquez and Salvador Corona. Arnold’s & the dancers costumes were designed by Gabriel Escamilla, Fashion Designer. Then Arnold G’s video was shown stating the purpose of SHINE ON. Ryan Ray, (Wake Up TV) the host, welcomed everyone to the show, and introduced all the panelists followed by the artists to perform on stage. “I think that “Shine On” is a wonderful event for upcoming artists! It gives one the tools needed to go from being a good artist to a Great Artist! I am very honor that I could be apart of “Shine On” Arnold G has started something that could World-wide.. Anything that will enhance my talent like “Shine On” I would definitely do it again”. said “Latonius J. Earl”, Recording Artist. Also Irene Soderberg, Artist, Performer & Songwriter said “In the ever evolving music industry, more on more artists are endeavoring to be seen. Having worked in the industry for 20 years. I was delighted to Hear and meet some very talented young singers, at the Shine On! competition created and produced by Arnold G on May 20th. Arnold did an exemplary job showcasing fresh and unique talent. Bravo!” The first one to take the stage was Brandy Guerra who performed “I Will Always Love You” and “You Are Not Alone.” Emily Mullen sang “Ride The Wave,” Tell Me Baby,” and “Say.” Stefani Scovolo sang “Fallen,” “The Climb,” and “I Remember.” Jesschelle performed and sang “No One,” “Get There Somehow,” and “Legacy.” Then Adrian Jaime Reyes sang and performed “On and On, “ “Breathless,” and “You Got Me So Crazy.” Jael Gadsden sang “Dancing With A Stranger,” “All I Need,” and “Drink The Water.” Latonius Earl sang “Speecheless,” “I Believed You,” and “My Song.”
“It’s been my greatest pleasure to know Mr. Arnold G. He is most serious and ambitious artist, and his wonderfully produced showcase “Shine On! Hollywood” was a true success! I was amazed to see there such diversity of musical and vocal talent. Best wishes always!” said Maestro Alex Varden, M.A. Featured Local Celebrity LA 2010 Winner Shane Facchinello sang “Automatic,” and “Halo.” Jarid Williams sang “Superstar,” “Be So Sure,” and “A Song For You.” The last singer who closed the event for the night was QUE. “I was pleased to participate in the Shine On Showcase on May 20th and see, hear and meet some talented artists. Our organization, the Hollywood Music In Media Awards, makes it a point to support and attend such events as this one that offer opportunities for emerging artists. Kudos to Arnold G and the Shine On Showcase!” said Brent Harvey, Executive Producer of Hollywood Music in Media Awards. The show ended at 9:30 pm and guests were invited to the red carpet for photo opportunity with the artists and the panelists. Some of the artists were interviewed by Diversity News TV media representatives. Free Standard Shipping on Orders Over $100! Shop Things Remembered Personalized Gifts Now! “I think the event was inspiring. It is always great to sing on a stage and feel the exhilaration that comes from that. I felt like we were all a team that night cheering each other on as we performed our songs”. said Stefani Scovolo, Recording Artist/ Songwriter. 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. American Express Giftcards “I had an amazing time performing at the Shine On showcase. It was a great experience and I would love to do it again. “ said Adrian Reyes, Artist. 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 located 5930 Franklin Avenue., Hollywood, CA 90028. macys.com “I went into this not expecting what it ended up to be. I was blown away by most of the talent and think that Arnold G did a GREAT job putting this together. It was well organized and didn’t contain any ‘gaps’ which can lose a person’s interest real fast. Anyone who wants to see some up and coming talent needs to attend the next event! Shine On did just what the title says!” said Gary Spears, Former radio personality KISS-FM & KBIG. Turn 21 today! The Event’s Major Sponsors were: A & G Records, Wake Up TV, Diversity News Publications, Hollywood in Media Awards & Conference, On Air With Tony Sweet, Gabriel Escamilla Fashion, Stickam TV and the IRS. “It was great seeing so much young talent showcased at Shine On. It was a wonderful opportunity for young vocalists to express themselves and for an enthusiastic audience to appreciate them.” said Allan Rich, Academy Awards, Grammy and Golden Globe nominee, Songwriter & Music Composer. Partial Sponsors were: Parris Harris, Maricele Mendelson, Rodrigovaz.com, Jeffknightphotography.com, and Avenue Entertainment Management. “I was truly amazed by the unique and spectacular presentation of all the artists. It was a personal thrill for me to see what Arnold created out of nothing more than his vision to make a difference for the young, and undiscovered in Hollywood. It was a magical evening of non-stop entertainment. A true joy to witness the self expression of all involved.” said Tom Emberson, President, IRIS Distribution GoDaddy.com Hosting & Servers Media Coverage was provided by Examiner.com, The Scoop LA Magazine, The Photographer 007, ElleLeePhotography.com, Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News TV, DmImages.net, Nelson Photo Images, Francois Palais Photo Service, Artisfactions.com and Daniela Hubbard Photography. Napster, LLC The event Executive Producer & creator was Arnold Garcia. Stage manager coordinator was Parris Harris and it was broadcast live on the word wide web via Stickam TV in association with Wake Up TV. Masterbeat.com Microphone 468x60

SHINE ON Hollywood; A Music Showcase “Artists Meet The Industry” Media Coverage

May 30, 2010 by  
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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 in Hollywood, CA.

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.



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.

California Talent brings to you Local Celebrity Los Angeles, a singing competition

January 16, 2010 by  
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localcelebrityCalifornia Talent announced on a press release Friday, January 15, 2010 about LOCAL CELEBRITY LOS ANGELES, A Singing Competition

The Event Judges are 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 event will be held on 1-17-2010 at Eleven Night Club and Restaurant located 8811 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 from 9pm to 11pm.

The singing competition show will be open by: Denicar Bergancia.

The new contestants names and songs for Week: 1, is INSPIRATION

GG SMITH, Take me as I am by Mary J. Blige, DIANA VEGA, Hot and Cold by Katy Perry, RACHEL ESCALERA, How come you don’t call me by Alisha Keys, ROSY DONOVAN, Hurt by Christina Aguilera, TARA THOMAS, Hero by Mariah Carey, BRIAN MILLER, End of the Road by Boys II Men, MIKA MULKEY, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Hawaiian Style: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole or Bradduh Iz, NATE GAINES, Cherie Amor by Stevie Wonder, LEANDRO FOSSI, Someday by Rob Thomas

and SHANE FACCHINELLO, I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly.

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Per event producers 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.

The event will be Broadcast Live world wide web at http://www.localcelebritytv.com and event to be hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV.

Event is sponsored by: California Talent, Eleven Night Club, Diversity News Publications, Wake Up TV, The Star Celeb and LASC.

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Local Celebrity is a fun 10 week singing competition where 10 singers will WOW the audience and the judges for a chance to become, Local Celebrity, LA.

The winner of this season’s Local Celebrity, LA will receive $800, an on line interview with the judge. To perform live at Long Beach City College and KLBC Radio will interview the winner. To be represented by 2 agents for 1 year. The potential of working with either a record, entertainment executive, or one of the judges to cut a 1 song demo, and lastly, the title of being the first full season’s winner of Local Celebrity, LA 2010.

Sources: California Talent and Wake Up TV

Editor Note: This event is similar like American Idol. May be FOX networks reporters come to check out this event.