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Week 5 European pop singer and performer Paul Bradley performs at Local Celebrity Los Angeles

February 25, 2010 by  
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localcelebritylaweek5California Talent brought to you Local Celebrity LA week 5 and the week theme was Motown. As usual, interviews on the red carpet were done by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV of all contestants, judges, the guest artist of the night and the producers of Pooltime The Movie.

The event was promoted for over two weeks to bring in a new special guest judge, Javelyn Jav. However, due to a family emergency, she was not able to attend. But the show must go on, and event organizers gave all their moral support to Ms. Jav.
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The contestants who performed live were, Nate Gaines: Aint’ To Proud To Beg, by the Temptations, Jonathan Hernandez: Cruzin, by Smokey Robinson, Leah Turner: (who opened New Years Eve in New York and Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA for Adam Lambert) Higher Ground, by Stevie Wonder, GG Smith: Midnight Train to Georgia, by Gladys Knight and the Pipps, Christina Aldana: Natural Woman, by Aretha Franklin, Shane Facchinello: Who’s Loving You, by Michael Jackson, Rachel Escalera: Please Mr. Postman, by The Marvelettes, Rosy Donovan: Chain of Fools, by Aretha Franklin, Leandro Fossi: My Girl, by the Temptations and Brian Miller: (who auditioned in Hollywood for American Idol season 6) Dreams Girls; by The Supremes.

After all contestants finished their songs, headliner guest artist Paul Bradley took the stage and performed two songs “Still Believe,” and “Come to Me.” He made the crowd dance and sing. The venue had around 135 people. Also, cast members from Pool Time The Movie were present promoting their movie release. From February 7, 2010, the contestant with the lowest vote total, which determines the person eliminated from the competition at the end of the show, was GG Smith.
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“I believe Local Celebrity LA is a great program, it allows artist to showcase their passion for music. It gives me an opportunity to get in front of a live audience and live the dream.” said Leandro Fossi, Local Celebrity LA contestant.
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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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“I knew it would be fun and I looked forward to the challenge of having to sing a different genre every week. Of course I hope to win the competition, but more importantly I just wanted to work on what I love the most music.” Mr. Fossi concluded.
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Some of the celebrities and community leaders the attended the event included Dr. John Carvalho (Cal State University Senator Member, Political Action Committee West Hollywood, Human Rights Campaign), Paul Bradley (Headline Guest Artist), Tom Tangen (Movie Producer), Suniil Sadarangani (Bollywood To Hollywood Actor), Esteban “Steven” Escobar (Local Celebrity LA publicist, Editor of Diversity News & Writer for Examiner.com), Tony A. Sweet (Radio host, On Air with Tony Sweet), Michael Donahue (Movie Producer & Director), Eric Rowe (Local Celebrity LA producer and CA Talent president), Radhika Chaudhari (The Hunchback Actress), Tonya Noll (Pooltime The Movie editor), Jeff Hutson (Performer and Vegas headliner), Maria Garcia Spivey (Celebrity cook book), Karla Guy (Dance Your Ass Off), Stefani Scovolo (Singer/songwriter), Richard Merrill (Beauty Advisor), Junes B. Zahdi (Pooltime cast member), Adrian Reyes (Former Local Celebrity LA contestant), Mark C. Hanson (PoolTime The Movie Actor), Jeffrey Patrick Olson (PoolTime The Movie actor) and Marcus Harwell (PoolTime The Movie Actor).
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The media/press and photographer representatives present were Examiner.com, Onairwithtonysweet.com, Diversity News TV, Rodrigo Vaz Photos and Diversity News. The invited media/press were WTV, Hollywood TV, LA Times , FOX 11, Lafashionsnob.com, TheStarCeleb.com, Lookbookla.com, Livejelly.com, Phashiontv, Realtvfilms.com, Thrive News, WehoParty.com, CCVarietytv and TMZ.
The event was held on February 21, 2010 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/
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Once again 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, Photos by Rodrigo Vaz and LASC. The next event will be held on February 28, 2010 from 9pm to 11:45 pm and the song theme will be judges choice. Per event organizers on week 6 there will be double elimination and no show on March 7, 2010. The final will be held on March 14 and the finale on March 21, 2010.
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For more information about the Local Celebrity Los Angeles, please visit http://www.LocalCelebrityTV.com and http://www.WakeUpTV.com.

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.
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Local Celebrity Los Angeles, A singing competition round 2

January 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, FEATURES

localcelebritylaCalifornia Talent presented a singing competition on Sunday, January 24, 2010, week 2 of Local Celebrity Los Angeles. The second of 10 weeks and 8 returning artists were ready to perform on the stage, including 2 new singers added to the competition. First they all got interviewed on the red carpet by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV, who hosted the event. The contestants, judges with friends and their publicists were allowed to take photographs on the red carpet. The red carpet started at 9:00 pm and the show started at 9:35 pm.

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.

“Having performed at this venue (Eleven Nightclub), I know it’s no easy task to sing and to sing well in front of an audience. I thoroughly enjoyed the diverse group of talented singers who put themselves up for scrutiny. The event was well organized, well hosted, and you can’t beat a $5 cocktail!” said Ben Roman, Recording artist and entertainer.

Week 2 theme was Musical Icons and the contestants’ songs choices were BRIAN MILLER: Moondance, by Van Morrison, JASMINE LEE: At Last, by Etta James, MIKA MULKEY: I’m Going Down, by Mary J. Blige, ROSY DONOVAN: I’d Rather Go Blind, by Etta James, SHANE FACCHINELLO: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, by Stevie Wonder, RACHEL ESCALERA: La Llamada, by Selena, LEANDRO FOSSI: Against All Odds, by Phil Collins, JONATHAN HERNANDEZ: Living For the City, by Stevie Wonder, GG SMITH: I’m Every Woman: by Chaka Khan/Whitney Houston and NATE GAINES: Journey by (Steve Perry): Light. The singers were eliminated from the competition in round 2 were MIKA MULKEY and JASMINE LEE.
 “It was a pleasure to see that a number of the contestants dramatically improved their singing ability on stage tonight from their performances last week.” said Dr. John Carvalho, Cal State University Senator Member, Political Action Committee West Hollywood, Human Rights Campaign.

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Per California Talent’s event organizer and producer, 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’ past winner was 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, will get to perform live in Long Beach City College, get to 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.


The event was held at Eleven Night Club and Restaurant located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd in the city of West Hollywood, CA 90069. Local Celebrity LA was broadcast again online live via
http://www.localcelebritytv.com/. The next event will be held on 1-31-2010 and is titled Local Celebrity Los Angeles Singing Competition / Grammy after Party. It will be held from 9:00 pm to 2am at the same venue.

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, The Star Celeb, Jeffknightphotography.com and LASC. For more information about Local Celebrity Los Angeles, please visit http://www.LocalCelebrityTV.com and http://www.WakeUpTV.com



Editor 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 Jeff Knight of Jeffknightphotography.com © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.

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Local Celebrity Los Angeles 1-17 singing competition bringing talent to you.

January 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, FEATURES

localclaThe rain and the Golden Globe Awards could not stop the performers, fashion designers, models, movie and music directors, fans, media, photographers and friends of Local Celebrity Los Angeles from attending the first most promoted event of the year.

At Local Celebrity Los Angeles people saw and were able to hear Los Angeles got talent.
Another part of this event was the fashion the was worn by celebrities including the host Ryan Ray, who was wearing some pieces of LASC.

“This was a fabulous evening and I enjoyed the many talented performers who demonstrated depth and artistry in their singing abilities.” said Dr. John Carvalho, Cal State University Senator Member, Political Action Committee West Hollywood, Human Rights Campaign.

The contestants who were eliminated were Diana Vega and Tara Thomas. The event was opened by Denicar Bergancia who won first prize in this contest last November 15, 2009 and was awarded $200.00.
 “I was really pleased by the quality of the competitors. I also felt MC Ryan Ray and the judges kept the evening exciting and energized. This will be a great weekly event in West Hollywood on Sundays.” Concluded Dr. Carvalho.


The contestants names and songs for the first week were as follows. The theme was INSPIRATION.
1. GG SMITH, Take me as I am by Mary J. Blige
2. DIANA VEGA, Hot and Cold by Katy Perry
3. RACHEL ESCALERA, How come you don’t call me by Alisha Keys
4. ROSY DONOVAN, Hurt by Christina Aguilera
5. TARA THOMAS, Hero by Mariah Carey
6. BRIAN MILLER, CLOSER By Neyo
7. MIKA MULKEY, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Hawaiian Style: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole or Bradduh Iz
8. NATE GAINES, Cherie Amor by Stevie Wonder
9. LEANDRO FOSSI, Someday by Rob Thomas
10. SHANE FACCHINELLO, I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly

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The event’s 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. Hosted by: Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV

Local Celebrity Los Angeles was stream broadcasted via http://www.localcelebritytv.com. Per Wake Up TV and Local Celebrity Los Angeles host Ryan Ray, the show was viewed online 22,435 times. The website host confirmed that the show lasted about 2 hours and 30 minutes and for been the first time ever was broadcasted by Local Celebrity Los Angeles. It was ranked 4th place for the day, and 5th place for the most watched show with the total of 22,435 views on the world wide web.

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Per event organizers, there were more then 200 people who attended the event on 1-17-2010. Local Celebrity Los Angeles was held on Sunday, January 17, 2010 from 9 pm to 11:30 pm. at the Eleven Night Club and Restaurant located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

There was a red carpet for photo opportunities, and interviews from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The show started around 9:45 pm and ended close to 12:00 am. During the red carpet, contestants and judges were interviewed by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV, one of the event sponsors and the Local Celebrity master of ceremonies.

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Some of the celebrities and industry leaders who came to the event were John Carvalho, Ph.D Assistant Professor Department of Biology at Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Michael Donahue, Movie producer, Tom Tangen, Host and movie producer, Jordasche Bledsoe, Editor of The Star Celeb publication, Emma Zerner, Model, and Monique Jackson, Staffing recruiting specialist.

The event is to be held every Sundays from 9 pm to 11:30 pm until March 21, 2010. They hope to continue after that time, and will do other fun stuff to bring people to the club. They said to continue checking their Facebook account and website http://www.localcelebritytv.com

The event was produced by California Talent, hosted by Ryan Ray of Wake Up TV and sponsored by Diversity News PublicationsEleven Night Club Restaurant, The Star Celeb and LASC.

The event entrance fee was only $5.00 and there were prizes, drinks specials, giveaways and more surprises.

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Per the event organizers, Local Celebrity is a fun 10 week singing competition where 10 singers will wow the audience and the judges for a chance to become the Local Celebrity, LA.
The winner of this season’s Local Celebrity, LA will receive $800, and an on line interview with the judge. He or she will perform live at Long Beach City College, and KLBC Radio will interview the winner, who will be represented by 2 agents for 1 year. The winner has the potential of working with either a record, entertainment executive, or one of the judges to cut a 1 song demo, and lastly, achieve the title of being the first full season’s winner of Local Celebrity, LA 2010.

Some of the media representatives and photographers who attended the show were: Jeff Knight of jeffknightphotography.com, Thushari J; Diversity News TV/Livejelly.com, Alex Palomares of Diversity News, Wake Up TV, Emma Zerner, and Jordasche Bledsoe of The Star Celeb.

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Diversity News Publications, a public relations firm based in Hollywood, CA and parent company of Diversity News, a consumer news magazine, is one of the event sponsors for Local Celebrity Los Angeles and they got the exclusive of what is happen during and behind the event. Also the parent company Diversity News Publications is contracted for public relations services for Local Celebrity LA season.

Photos By Alex Palomares and Steven Escobar, Diversity News and Jeff Knight from jeffknightphotography.com  (C) 2010 By Diversity News Publications (www.diversitynewspublications.com) & E.E.Enterprises. All Rights Are Reserved.

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Editor’s 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

Special thanks to Jeff Knight of jeffknightphotography.com for contributing some royalty free exclusive photos to Steven Escobar of Diversity News Publications & writer for Examiner.com for publishing

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

January 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, FEATURES

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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About LOCAL CELEBRITY LOS ANGELES:

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.