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Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 10•16




GRAMMY Live® Will Offer Exclusive Backstage, Red Carpet
And GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony® Access

New GRAMMYcam™ Places Fans In The Hands of GRAMMY Winners

Dulce Candy And Quddus Host With Reporting From Tyler Oakley And Ted Stryker

SAN FRANCISCO and SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2016) — The Recording Academy® and CBS will launch GRAMMY Live®, bringing music fans around the globe unprecedented, multiplatform access to red carpet arrivals and behind-the-scenes action leading up to and throughout The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. GRAMMY Live will begin Monday, Feb. 15 at noon PT/3 p.m. ET at and and on both the GRAMMY Live app for iOS and Android and CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and continue through the live telecast, which airs 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network.

GRAMMY Live is a unique experience that complements at-home viewing for GRAMMY Awards viewers. Bringing fans exclusive content from Music’s Biggest Night®, the comprehensive interactive platform includes:

The debut of GRAMMYcam™ — a camera placed in the base of the GRAMMY Award trophy which will offer fans the point of view from the star of the day: the GRAMMY Award itself. Winners receiving GRAMMYs® at both the GRAMMY Awards telecast and Premiere Ceremony® will be holding the GRAMMYcam, which will capture the winner’s experience from their perspective.
Live red-carpet coverage hosted by Dulce Candy and Quddus with additional reporting by special correspondents Tyler Oakley from the carpet and Ted Stryker backstage.
Multiple camera angles and exclusive live streaming from the audience, producer’s tunnel, and GRAMMY® winners backstage official portrait sessions with Danny Clinch.
The only place to view the Premiere Ceremony, where winners in more than 70 categories will be announced.
Backstage access from behind-the-scenes GRAMMY cameras.
Real-time social media trends, commentary and curated posts.
Wrap-up show immediately following the telecast, featuring a comprehensive recap of winners, performances and fashion highlights.

This year the GRAMMY Live digital experience has been completely rebuilt to deliver a state-of-the-art interactive desktop and mobile web page that combines live streams and on-demand content with real- time community engagement. Video content, polls, trivia, calls to action, social curation, group chat, and more will connect GRAMMY Live users to the 58th GRAMMY Awards like never before. “The GRAMMYs” – a companion mobile app available for iOS and Android – combines these features with additional mobile device exclusives such as a sharable content section with 58th GRAMMY emoji and the latest animated GIFs capturing highlights of Music’s Biggest Night.

“The GRAMMYs was the first awards show to offer fans live streaming companion content,” said Evan Greene, Chief Marketing Officer for The Recording Academy. “Now in our seventh year of producing GRAMMY Live, we continue to listen to what fans want, and offer exclusive access for the ultimate engagement experience.”

“GRAMMY Live gives fans a backstage pass to Music’s Biggest Night each year,” said Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Digital Media for CBS Interactive. “With multiple camera angles, backstage access and the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, it’s the perfect second-screen companion to the GRAMMY Awards telecast.”

GRAMMY Live Technology Partners
AMV Digital Media has returned for the sixth consecutive year to live stream GRAMMY Live using multiple streams of the Tremolo Player.

GRAMMY Live will once again leverage Akamai’s global distribution HD network for live streaming and video on demand to power extensive live and on-demand streaming.

All content forms will be presented to users in a new interactive engagement experience customized for GRAMMY Live by the Maestro platform.

The Recording Academy has partnered with the most progressive online companies and has leveraged the best of both open-source and proprietary technologies to deliver a cohesive, exciting and more enriching user experience for and, including Acquia, Drupal, Lullabot, and Ooyala.

About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, “like” The GRAMMYs on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

About CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 280 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is a top Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET,,,, GameSpot, and, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.

Follow CBS Interactive on Twitter: and on Facebook.

Cheat Tweet: Hit the 58th #GRAMMYs red carpet & be the 1st to see #GRAMMYcam on #GRAMMYLive ft @dulcecandy @iamQuddus @tyleroakley & @TedStryker

Photo: GRAMMY Award with GRAMMYCam in the base.

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THE LOVE BALL the Party of the Year, hosted by David Cruz from TV’s The Millionaire Matchmaker. FEBRUARY 06, 2016 8:00PM SOFITEL, BEVERLY HILLS 8555 BEVERLY BOULEVARD LOS ANGELES CA 90048

Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 08•16

THE LOVE BALL  the party of the year, hosted by David Cruz from TV’s The Millionaire Matchmaker.

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A Remarkable Night

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This is one LA party you don’t want to miss …
– Red Carpet Starts at 7 pm
– Doors opened at 8 pm
– Hosted bar until 9.30 pm
– ‘Date outfit’ Fashion show starts at 10 pm

There was matchmaking, mingling, and modeling. Great music, specialty cocktails, and booty shakin’. All in the name of LOVE. Whether you’re single or married, gay or straight, this is going to be a night to remember

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The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery presents a powerful and provocative exhibition SKIN The exhibition runs from February 7 to April 17, 2016 at LAMAG (4800 Hollywood Blvd.)

Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 05•16

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SKIN, a trailblazing exhibition that examines the work of 36 contemporary artists from established to emerging– who are expanding the ongoing dialogue about race and identity, while challenging the very definition of skin color. Debuting at Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) this February, the timely, topical and thought-provoking exhibition is designed to build a greater understanding of racial relations and breakdown negative stereotypes. With works by notable artists such as Kara Walker, Nery Gabriel Lemus and Ken Gonzalez Day, the show promises to be a visual feast with its size and scale, mixed media artworks and powerful content. The exhibition runs from February 7 to April 17, 2016 at LAMAG (4800 Hollywood Blvd.), one of LA’s most dynamic cultural destinations and the country’s last remaining municipal art gallery (visit

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presents thThe Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery presents a  powerful and provocative exhibition SKIN, addressing issues that have been increasingly prominent since President Obama’s election, which is symbolic of both strides in race relations, as well as ruptures in the “skin” that binds us. During the last year, racially-charged events in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland, Chicago, New York City, Prairie View, Charleston, Oakland, and Southern California have also revealed chasms in the issues of race and identity and have subsequently, become a growing part of the national dialogue. Artists in Los Angeles and throughout the country have been galvanized by these events and SKIN’s mission is to use art as a vehicle to bring this important conversation to the fore.

Featured Artists in the exhibition include Geordy Zodidat Alexis, James Berson, April Bey, Maura Brewer, Ben Caldwell, Audrey Chan, Christopher Christion, Holly Crawford, Ken Gonzalez Day, Fabian Debora, Cole James, Camella Kim, Zeal Harris, Malisa Humphrey, Farrah Karapetian, Ann Le, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Derrick Maddox, Michael Massenburg, Kathie Foley-Meyer, Larissa Nickel, Margaret Noble, Duane Paul, Linda Ravenswood, Megan Reed, Kaitlynn Redell, Bruce Richards, Bryan Rodriguez Cambana, Sandy Rodriguez, Daniel Rothman, Yoshie Sakai, Cauleen Smith, Gabriel Sosa, Holly Tempo, Kara Walker and Jessica Wimbley.


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Select photos taken at the After Party Soiree. The 47th NAACP Image Awards Live Feb 5th on TV One from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium

Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 04•16

Select Photos taken The 47th NAACP Image Awards Post Image Awards Party “The Gala After” took place at the House of Macau (1600 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Friday, February 5th,

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The 47th NAACP Image Awards  aired Feb, 5 on TV One from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium from 9-11p.m.


NAACP Image Awards Live Feb 5,  the most diverse awards,

NAACP Image Awards most diverse awards of this season. NAACP Image Awards will very interesting of the season 2016.NAACP Image Awards Live. as the NAACP Image Awards presentation gears up for a live telecast on Friday, its celebrity central, gathering of people and victors list seem to be the most differing of the grants show season. Other booked participants incorporate Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, Keegan-Michael Key, O’Shea Jackson Jr. also, Abraham Attah.

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One striking name on the participant rundown is Will Smith, who, alongside wife Jada Pinkett Smith, is at the focal point of the OscarsSoWhite debate. Taking after the disclosure that no on-screen characters of shading were among the 20 acting chosen people for the Academy Awards – scorning a few entertainers who’d been considered contenders, including Smith (star of “Blackout”), Idris Elba (“Beasts of No Nation”) and Michael B. Jordan (“Creed”) – the couple declared that they would not go to the Oscars function toward the end of the month in protest.The 47th NAACP Image Awards will be stick pressed with an all-begin line-up. The honors will be facilitated by Anthony Anderson. It was reported today that Terrence Jenkins and Tracey Edmonds will co-have the live celebrity lane pre-appear.

The NAACP Image Awards How To Watch Naccp Image Awards Live commends the achievement of non-white individuals in the fields of TV, music, writing and film furthermore respects people or gatherings who advance social equity through imaginative tries. Champs were voted upon by NAACP individuals and will be declared when the envelopes are opened LIVE in front of an audience amid the two-hour ritzy TV One broadcast on February 5. The all-begin lineup of participants and moderators incorporate Will Smith, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Gina Rodriguez, Kerry Washington, Morris Chestnut, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tika Sumpter, Keegan-Michael Key, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chadwick Boseman, Shameik Moore, Abraham Attah, Michael B. Jordan, Tracee Ellis Ross, Loretta Devine, Shonda Rhimes, Omari Hardwick.

The rundown proceeds with Wendy Raquel Robinson, Sanaa Lathan, RonReaco Lee, Keke Palmer, Teyonah Parris, Michael Ealy, Tom Joyner, LeToya Luckett, Ken Jeong, F. Gary Gray and then some. Thrown individuals from “Domain” – Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Gray, Grace Gealy, Trai Byers, Serayah, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Kaitlin Doubleday, Lee Daniels and Danny Strong are likewise anticipated that would go to. Also, the NAACP “Performer of the Year” will be uncovered. This unique honor is offered to a person inside of the stimulation business who has made striking progress in various activities and mediums.

The 47th NAACP Image Awards will air Feb, 5 on TV One from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium from 9-11p.m. EST (PST tape-postponed) and the one-hour pre-show will air liveE from celebrity main street from 8-9 p.m. EST (PST tape-delayed).Jonathan Butler conveyed the keynote discourse at the Mass Celebration at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City for the national occasion regarding the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Steward and others with Concerned Student 1950 at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will be respected Friday at the NAACP’s 47th Image Awards. They will get the Chairman’s Award for their activism. Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.comIndividuals at the University of Missouri-Columbia and in the Show-Me State may not be so glad, but rather the global consideration that the Concerned Student 1950 grabbed the previous fall, getting top MU authorities to leave over racial strain has justified the gathering the NAACP Chairman’s Award.

The honor will be displayed Friday in Pasadena Civic Auditorium close Los Angeles and will be show live on TV One at 8 p.m. Focal time. The grant from National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Chair Roslyn M. Brock goes to people and associations that “have utilized their unmistakable stages to be specialists of progress,” the NAACP said in a composed articulation.

Alternate beneficiaries of the Naccp Image Award Live News Update Chairman’s Award at the 47th NAACP Image Awards are Justice League NYC, the University of Mississippi NAACP College Chapter, Brittany “Bree” Newsome, Jussie Smollett, the Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant, the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III and the Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley.The NAACP Chairman’s Award is given for extraordinary accomplishment and recognized open administration. Past honorees incorporate previous U.S. Lawyer General Eric Holder Jr., U.S. Naval force Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes, U.S. Top health spokesperson Dr. Regina Benjamin, artist Aretha Franklin, then-Sen. Barack Obama, and performing artists Danny Glover and Forest Whitaker. Huge numbers of the grants this year suitably have binds to Ferguson, Mo., and the Black Lives Matter development. The NAACP clarifies that:

The Concerned Student 1950 “faced institutional aloofness and racial threatening vibe on the grounds.” It sorted out “Bigotry Lives Here” dissents on grounds that included MU graduate understudy Jonathan Butler’s appetite strike and “a significant blacklist by its football group, the Missouri Tigers, that brought about the renunciations of the University of Missouri framework president and the chancellor.” The understudy activism was motivated by the Aug. 9, 2014, police shooting and dissents that took after of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson. It offered ascend to the Black Lives Matter development and national thoughtfulness regarding the slayings of unarmed African American guys by police.

The gathering’s name is for the year the University of Missouri conceded its first dark understudy. The NAACP recompense takes note of that “the grounds activism drove by the Concerned Students 1950 Collective roused comparative dissents on school grounds the country over.” ? The Justice League NYC was established by performing artist and social equality extremist Harry Belafonte in 2005, pushing for changes in the criminal equity framework. “In April 2015, Justice League NYC drove a nine-day, 250-mile walk from New York City to Washington, D.C., to convey to Congress three government bills to end racial profiling, stop the militarization of police and interfere with the school-to-jail pipeline,” the NAACP said. “Equity League NYC keeps open weight on abnormal state city, state and government authorities, by taking part in substantive arrangement talks with partners and building power in the city with key group activation.” ? The University of Mississippi NAACP College Chapter was an impetus in the understudy drove push to expel the NAACP Image Awards Live Stream Mississippi state banner from grounds. The banner incorporates the Confederate fight banner in its upper left corner. Dialogs, revitalizes and gatherings with college heads brought about the banner’s evacuation.
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Distintive Assetts Hosting The OFFICIAL BACKSTAGE GRAMMY GIFT LOUNGE 2/11 – 2/14 Presented by Tools by Gina

Article By: Marcelle - Feb• 04•16


Gina Rivera is a well-known icon in the world of beauty. Rivera skyrocketed to success when the company she founded, Phenix Salon Suites, became the fastest growing salon suite company in the beauty industry and the only one to ever be named to Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchise List. The company, who was named twice to the list, is rapidly approaching 200 national locations with plans for international expansion.

This led to Rivera being featured on the Emmy Award winning show Undercover Boss. After receiving one of the highest Nielsen ratings ever for an episode, she was propelled into the limelight and generated a tremendous fan base inside and outside of the beauty world both domestically and internationally.
In June 2015, Rivera presented her inaugural “Colour Your Life” stage show in Las Vegas. The show is a collection of her personal stories and reflections. It’s beautifully dramatized to accentuate heartfelt adversity and success with motivational messages that cross all boundaries and extend to anyone in pursuit of a dream. Rivera, now offers the show nationally. Go to to learn about this amazing show. Attendees are sure to be inspired.

Rivera, a resident of San Diego, California, is no stranger to the camera and stage. She currently serves as the Celebrity Spokesperson in the North American market for 3 Deluxe Professional Colour, a high end hair color line out of Europe. She has filmed multiple commercials, infomercials and has been the subject of several photo shoots. She has also addressed large groups live on stage in both an artistic industry setting and a leadership business setting inclusive of scripted and impromptu formats.

Additionally, Rivera is a seasoned columnist who has been published over 150 times. She has been featured in well-known publications such as Fashion & Style, Modern Salon, the Huffington Post, Hairbrained and several others. With over 170,000 Facebook followers, her “Tip of the Week” has quickly become one of the most well-read columns on the web providing advice on how to succeed in business and life to fans and beauty enthusiast.

She continues to expand her fan base through public speaking appearances with industry groups such as the Association of Professional Hair Care, the Association of Bath & Body Works, the Association of Nail Professionals and others. She has also conducted multiple webinars addressing both the artistic and business side of beauty and fashion.


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Though we spearheaded the proliferation of award show swag and boast an impressive résumé of premiere events that ranges from the GRAMMYs and American Music Awards to Kids’ Choice and the Academy of Country Music Awards, celebrity placement is just the tip of the iceberg. We are able to use our unique access to celebrities to help our clients leverage the star power of Hollywood to better reach a local and/or national audience.

Distinctive Assets’ comprehensive marketing services are unrivaled in scope and efficacy. Our reach transcends award shows and has even organically grown to include Corporate Gifting and Event Production divisions.

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