On November 10th 2018 on a chilly North Hollywood night, I stood in front of a panel of beauty pageant judges, a moment later found myself almost choking on my tears and partially blinded by stage lights, I was in the top three! My heart pounded heavily in my plus size frame. I took a quick shallow breath and sucked in my stomach and stood up a little taller, the mic was passed to me like a baton in a marathon, or at least that is what it felt like as I raced to compose thoughts quickly enough in my head to answer the judges questions, my lips parted and I exhaled- today I reign as MISS AFRICA AMERICA 2018 for the Miss Africa America Pageant.Details
The 14th edition of the South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) will be the proud recipient of a festival grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), home of the Golden Globes. SEEfest was awarded the grant for the 2019 festival, running May 1-8 in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.Details
17th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Announces 2019 Lineup Including Opening Night Tribute to Iconic Indian Actress TABU
Lineup boasts 3 World, 2 North American, 2 U.S. and 11 Los Angeles Premieres; Films to be told in 9 languages 2019 program features an impressive roster of female and first-time filmmakers, as well as festival alumni returning with their latest projects Magazine, Entertainment LOS ANGELES, CA – The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles…Details
Rocky Dawuni, the international music star/global ambassador and humanitarian activist, releases his highly anticipated 7th studio album Beats of Zion today with Six Degrees Distribution.Details
A Mexican immigrant artist found ‘paradise’ in the West Philly punk scene. Now, he’s giving up his oddball American dream.
When a 21-year-old punk from Mexico City known as Brujo made his way to West Philadelphia in 1998, he found a thriving creative community amid the DIY music venues and improvised artist studios, and a place to live in a once-abandoned house known as Squirrel Squat.
“I found a paradise in West Philly,” he said recently. “It was like 2 a.m., and people said, ‘Brujo, do you want pizza?’ I said, ‘Really? It’s 2 a.m.’ They said, ‘Yeah! Let’s go to the dumpster!’ ”Details
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK LATINOS (ISBL) PRESENTS ITS GALA, “Afro- Latinos Journey through the Americas and Caribbean.”
“Afro- Latinos Journey through the Americas and Caribbean.” This very special Philanthropic Event “1943 Afro-Cuban Jazz Invades New York” will be held from 3:00pm to 5:00pm (dancing to follow) on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Candela La Brea, 831 South La Brea Ave. (8th Street & La Brea) Los Angeles California, 90036.Details
Rita Shukla was born in the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil, in a town called Campinas, on August 2nd, 1986.
When she was 4 years old, her mother put her in music lessons, where Rita learned how to play the keyboards, the piano, the organ, and how to make vocal sounds mimicking the sounds from the keys. Her favorite toy was a little recording device with microphone, and at that same age, she used to record herself singing the soundtracks of soap operas onto her dad’s cassettes. That would make her dad a little upset, but that’s how she started showing her passion for singing and the arts.Details
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the nation’s largest literary festival is one for the history books. It is hard to believe that this was the 23rd installment, held April 21-22 on the beautifully maintained campus of the University of Southern California.Details
Special Tribute To Beloved Bollywood Actress Sridevi Magazine, Entertainment The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) kicks of its 16th year with a special presentation of IN THE SHADOWS, starring Manoj Bajpayee in a tour de force performance as a reclusive shopkeeper who vows to rescue his young neighbor from abuse at the hands…Details