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MetroFW Hollywood 2019 Runs September 26-October 5, 2019 7th ANNUAL METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK HOLLYWOOD KICK OFFS WITH RUNWAY SHOW AND AWARDS GALA

Article By: Marcelle - Sep• 10•19
MetroFW Hollywood 2019 Runs September 26-October 5, 2019
7th ANNUAL METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK HOLLYWOOD
KICK OFFS WITH RUNWAY SHOW AND AWARDS GALA

 

MetroFW Hollywood 2019 Runs September 26-October 5, 2019
 –METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK, (MetroFW), the most fashionable week in Hollywood, kicks off its annual festivities with a fashion show featuring unique costumes and haute couture gowns and industry fashion awards, September 26 – October 5, 2019 at Los Angeles City Hall and various locations throughout Los Angeles. MetroFW will be hosted and produced by Eduardo Khawam, fashion expert, producer and TV personality for Telemundo and Univision.

 

Metropolitan Fashion Week Los Angeles festivities begin with the Opening Night & Fashion Design Contest at The Original Farmers Market Los Angeles on Thursday, September 26, hosted by Sam Rubin, entertainment reporter for the KTLA Morning News. Inspired by Project Runway, Designers will showcase one Greek Mythology Inspired Masterpiece, couture gown or costume. The winner will have the opportunity to participate in the Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala & Fashion Awards on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Los Angeles City Hall.

 

Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala & Fashion Awards, will take place Saturday, October 5, 2019, at The Iconic Los Angeles City Hall and hosted by Eduardo Khawam, fashion expert, producer and television personality for Telemundo and KTLA, and Christine Devine, six-time Emmy® Award winning television news anchor for KTTV’s Fox 11 News. The festivities will open with a special dance number featuring Emmy nominated choreographer Dmitry Chaplin.

 

The Closing Gala & Fashion Awards will recognize outstanding contributions in costume design, fashion and more. The award categories include Costume Designer of the Year (Motion Pictures), Costume Designer of the Year (TV), Fashion Designer of the Year; Outstanding Ensemble for Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylists – TV or Motion Picture and the Metropolitan Fashion Excellence Award. In addition to the Awards ceremony the evening will include a one-of-a-kind fashion and costume show featuring masterpieces inspired by Greek Mythology and designed by over 30 National and International Fashion Designers with a special segment from Cinema Makeup School lead by three-time Oscar® winner and last year’s Metropolitan Fashion Excellence Award Winner, Ve Neill.

 

Metropolitan Fashion Week has raised over $13 million for charity by supporting a special charity each year. This year’s fashion week supports Project Imagination. Metropolitan Fashion Week will donate a Christmas Tree/Holiday Kit to selected families in need throughout the Los Angeles area.

 

Metropolitan Fashion Week is proudly sponsored by Harbor City, Cannatrac and Ziering Medical Group.

 

“Sponsoring Metropolitan Fashion Week in LA is a great fit for Ziering Medical,” shares Dr. Craig Ziering, leading authority on everything hair. “Every day in my hair restoration practice, my team is working with the talented people who work in front and behind the scenes in these exciting industries. We wish everyone a successful week and are here to make sure everyone is runway ready!”

 

“CannaTrac is humbled to have been chosen as the first-ever cannabis sponsor for this red-carpet event to bring awareness to the cannabis industry and our cashless payment solution, CannaCard,” said Thomas Gavin IV, Vice-Chairman and CEO of CannaTrac.

 

“KEY and Harborside are delighted to be partnering with such an electrifying and forward-thinking event like Metropolitan Fashion Week in Los Angeles. KEY represents a new journey, opening doors to inspired experiences and to fresh creativity, and Metropolitan Fashion Week embodies the manifestation of wild imagination. We’re honored to be a part of it!

 

METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK Los Angeles 2019 SCHEDULE:

 

OPENING NIGHT & FASHION DESIGN CONTEST at The Original Farmers Market
Thursday, September 26, 6:00 pm (Open to the Public)
CLOSING GALA & FASHION AWARDS at Los Angeles City Hall
Saturday, October 5, 2019.  7:00 pm
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ABOUT METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK:
Metropolitan Fashion Week is one of the fastest growing fashion weeks in the United States, with shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and soon, New York and Miami. Metropolitan is the only fashion week in the world that features both Fashion Designers and Costume Designers, from around the world, on one runway. Metropolitan Fashion Week has made a global impact on the fashion scene by presenting events held in dramatic, non-traditional venues that showcase not only fashion designers and costume designs, but also the most beautiful venues each city has to offer. Celebrating the world of fashion and costume designers in the categories of Avant Garde and Couture Gowns, created by international fashion and costume designers and are original “one-of-a-kind” creations. View Metropolitan Fashion Week. View #MetroFW official video reel here

 

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SUNDAY AUGUST 25TH What: 2019 LATINA Fest: Mind, Body & Soul When: Sunday, August 25, 2019 Where: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes 501 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Adjacent to Plaza Olvera a.k.a. Olvera Street)

Article By: Marcelle - Aug• 23•19

A Celebration of All Things Latina!

LATINAFest: Igniting A Spark of Unity

Event MC’s:

Fernanda Kelly, Entrepreneur/Owner of Shop Her Closet KM
and Donaji, Univision Radio DJ on KLOVE 107.5

LA Plaza De Cultura y Artes
501 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
August 25, 2019
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

LOS ANGELES, August 8, 2019 – The 2nd Annual LATINAFest, a unique outdoor event that celebrates “all things Latina,” is set to break attendance records on Sunday, August 25, 2019, from Noon to 6:00 P.M. The event is presented by LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Latin Heat Media, and LATINAFest, LLC.

After an overwhelmingly successful first edition in 2018, LATINAFest is on track to surpass last year’s attendance of 2,000 and will no doubt have a steady flow of attendees throughout the one-day festival.

LATINAFest brings together thousands of women, eager to engage and network with Latinas from a variety of industries– Entertainment, Culinary, Financial, Beauty and Spas, Entrepreneurs and more — all sharing their experiences, skills, and wisdom.

For Tickets CLICK HERE

“We are excited to have the participation of all of these amazing women,” said Bel Hernandez, President/CEO of Latin Heat Media, and co-founder of LATINAFest. “Our event is all about empowerment and we have partnered with like-minded sponsors to provide resources, but mostly a fun day for the mind, body and soul.”

LATINAFest has ignited a spark of unity in Los Angeles, the city that sits at the top of the $1.7 trillion annual Latino consumer market. Thousands of highly motivated, bilingual and bicultural Latina decision-makers from multiple generations will be ready to explore, have fun, learn and leave better armed to lead their communities through an era of continuing prosperity and activation.

“It was exciting to see how many women made lasting and meaningful connections at the first LATINAFest,” stated Naibe Reynoso, Emmy Award-winning journalist, author, and co-founder of LATINAFest. “Attendees and exhibitors alike walked away with valuable resources that they have leveraged to further grow their businesses or personal development!”

The demographics and stats reinforce the fact that Latinas are poised to play a pivotal role in two key national events coming in 2020: The U.S. Census and the election of the next President of the United States. LATINAFest will have engagement with voting registration, census polling, and the Thrivent Action Team which will prepare survival kits which will be donated to the East Los Angeles Women’s Center for their home homeless and battered women services.

“LA Plaza is pleased to serve as host venue again for the second edition of LATINFest,” said John Echeveste, CEO, LA Plaza. “This event is both a celebration and a confirmation of the many strides and accomplishments of Latinas in Los Angeles.”

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes are, once again, co-presenting LATINAFest at their beautiful facilities right in the heart of L.A.

LATINAFest 2019 SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES

? Our over 100 Latina entrepreneurial vendors will be offering everything from clothing, Jewelry, sweets, shoes, hats, cultural clothing and wares, handwriting analysis, financial information, treatments and massages.

? TALK:Latina by inspirational Latina leaders and spoken word poets. Scheduled to date are Chicana Playwright/Producer/Entrepreneur Josefina Lopez and radio host, DJ, author and journalist Lina Recaro.

? A live taping of TheTRENDTalk show with celebrity guest, one of the few Latinas in STEM, Angeles Elena Van Ryzin, and actress Shakira Barrera, who plays Yolanda (“Yo-Yo”) in Netflix’s GLOW.

? LATINAFest Cocktail Garden for refreshing spirits prepared by Ilegal Mezcal, Cerveza Xteca and wine by Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery.

? Goya Club Pop-up Workshop – Goya Foods presents a cooking demo by a celebrity Chef Cindy Rueda preparing easy summer recipes. Joining her will be actress/Goya Ambassador Shakira Barrera, who plays Yolanda (“Yo-Yo”) in Netflix’s GLOW. Pull up a chair and watch, or join, as they create one of Goya’s delicious recipes right before your very eyes.

? AARP brings the Soccer “Field” to LA Plaza and the kids (and adults too) to try their luck and compete for prizes. Then for a slower pace, there’s Chair Yoga for all adults who want to “meditate out” and “work that body” at the same time.

? LA Times En Español/Hoy will host an Affirmation Tree where attendees will have an opportunity to declare their visions for success. They will also have an opportunity to record their goals for the upcoming year. Selected recordings will be part of the LATINAFest Podcast!

? East L.A. Artist/Entrepreneur Sand One famous for her paintings of sassy women with big eyes and lashes, will be doing a live interactive painting of her iconic “dolls” on the walls of a 15 foot U-haul.

? Book Readings – Promoting literacy at all ages LATINAFest has several authors in attendance. Authors of children’s books, self-help books, a physiological thrillers who will read from their books.

? Frida Fever- The fascination with Frida continues at this festival. Honoring one of the most prolific Latinas in history is Playwright/Actress Odalys Nanin, who will pay tribute to the iconic painter by channeling a scene from her hit published play, Frida: Stroke of Passion at the festival.

? Empowerment Fashion Parade closes off the day; women of all ages, shapes and forms will parade through the venue, up to the stage, modeling clothing, jewelry, hats and accessories from LATINAFest vendors.

LATINAFest MC’s:
Former host of Univision’s Lanzate turned entrepreneur, Fernanda Kelly, now owner of Shop her Closet KM will return as a LATINAFest MC along with Donaji, Univision Radio DJ on KLVE 107.5 FM.

Other Activities: Zen Zone, Wellness demos, Make-up demos, Kid’s Corner, Cooking demos, Food tasting and so much more.

LATINAFest’s Sponsors:
Goya, AARP, LA Times En Español/HOY, CBS, Thrivent Financial, Los Angeles County Board Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, Martin EZ Stick Labels, Inland Body & Paint Center, Vallarta, Mineragua and Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery.

Partners: Balloons & Blooms, Pretty Lil Things, Sherwood Florist, JT Printing. Media Sponsors: Latin Heat Entertainment, Latin Alt 88.5/HD3 and L.A. Taco.

See the 2018 LATINAFest Recap Video: CLICK HERE (https://youtu.be/v0ELb1ZHZco)

What: 2019 LATINAFest: Mind, Body & Soul
When: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Where: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(Adjacent to Plaza Olvera a.k.a. Olvera Street)

For Tickets CLICK HERE
Kids under 12 are free
$10.00 General Admission

Follow LATINAFest on Social Media:
@LATINAFest @LAPlazaLA @TheTRENDTalkShow #LATINAfest2019
For more information about LATINAFest, please visit: www.latinafest.net

For Sponsorship opportunities, please inquire at latinafestevents@gmail.com or 323-205-6158

For volunteer opportunities, please E-mail: latinafestevents@gmail.com

For LATINAFest media inquiries, please contact:
Brenda Herrera
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brenda@TheHerreraAgency.com

For LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes media inquiries, please contact:
?Abelardo de la Peña Jr.
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
(323) 821-6898
adelapena@lapca.org

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The Valley of The Stars Gala & Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Alex Theatre, from 5:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m. The Alex Theatre is located at 216 North Brand Boulevard in Glendale.

Article By: Marcelle - Aug• 20•19

CYBILL SHEPHERD ANNOUNCED AS STAR OF THE VALLEY AWARD HONOREE FOR ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BY THE VALLEY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE

Sherman Oaks, California (August 19, 2019) – The Valley Economic Alliance in celebration of its 25th Anniversary announced award-winning Actress, Musician, Author, Producer, and Model Cybill Shepherd as the recipient

of The Star of The Valley Award for Arts & Entertainment. www.thevalley.net

The Valley of The Stars Gala & Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Alex Theatre, from 5:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m. The Alex Theatre is located at 216 North Brand Boulevard in Glendale.

Hosted by The Valley Economic Alliance, the region’s premier economic development organization, the event will celebrate leadership in arts and entertainment, business, education and humanitarianism with the “Star of the Valley” award.

Other honorees include: Morphe Cosmetics (Business), Age of Learning (Education), Mr. Mel Wilson (Humanitarian) & actor Bruce Boxleitner (Arts & Entertainment.)

Dinner will feature a plant-based menu by world renowned Chef Eddie Garza.
ABOUT

Few women in the past four decades have captured the American imagination like Actress, Musician, Author, Producer, and Model Cybill Shepherd. From wholesome beauty queen to captivating cover girl, from heartbreaking movie star to one of television’s most beloved comediennes. From naïve sex kitten to liberated, political spokeswoman, Shepherd has tackled these roles with an indomitable spirit that has made her a female icon to an entire generation.

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Shepherd was named “Model of the Year” in 1968 by Stewart Models, and has appeared on the covers of Life, Vogue, Glamour, and People, among many other publications. She made her film debut in 1971 in the highly acclaimed feature The Last Picture Show, earning a Golden Globe nomination for most promising newcomer. This led to starring roles in The Heartbreak Kid, Daisy Miller, Taxi Driver, Chances Are and Texasville, to name just a few.Shepherd has starred in a number of independent features throughout her career, the most recent of which include Listen to Your Heart, Regrets of White Camellias, Kelly & Cal, and She’s Funny That Way, which reunited her with her The Last Picture Show director Peter Bogdanovich. Her latest film saw her taking on the title role in the independent feature Rose, directed by Rod McCall.

Shepherd has starred in three television series: “The Yellow Rose”,”Moonlighting”, for which she won two Golden Globes and scored an Emmy nomination, and her self-titled show “Cybill”, which she also executive produced and earned another Golden Globe, three Emmy nominations and a SAG Award nomination. In addition, Shepherd portrayed Phyllis Kroll on the Showtime original series “The L Word” for three seasons, and co-starred as Jennifer Love Hewitt’s mother on the Lifetime series “The Client List”. Other television credits include the NBC tele-films, “Martha Stewart, Inc.” and “Martha Behind Bars” for CBS, the Hallmark Channel’s “Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith”, and guest appearances on “Law & Order: SVU”, “Psyche”, and “Hot In Cleveland”, among many others.

In 2012, Shepherd made her Broadway debut in the revival of Gore Vidal’s political masterpiece “The Best Man” alongside James Earl Jones, John Larroquette, Angela Lansbury, John Stamos and Kristin Davis. In 2008, she starred in the one woman show “Curvy Widow” in both Atlanta and San Francisco. Shepherd started singing with her church choir at age eight, and began studying voice at sixteen. She has performed sold out concerts around the world, and has recorded eleven albums, blending rock, blues, ballad and standards as well as her own compositions.

In 2000, Shepherd released her hilarious, gutsy, and insightful memoir, “Cybill Disobedience: How I Survived Beauty Pageants, Elvis, Sex, Bruce Willis, Lies, Marriage, Motherhood, Hollywood, and the Irrepressible Urge to Say What I Think”, in which she tells her remarkable story as only she can, with humor, pathos, and an insatiable lust for life.

When?

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019
PRESS CHECK IN: 4:30 p.m.
Red Carpet: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner & Awards: Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Where?

The Alex Theater
216 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, California

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ART RECEPTION AT THE HOLLYWOOD SCULPTURE GARDEN AUGUST 18H 2019 4PM – 6PM

Article By: Marcelle - Aug• 18•19

Time & Location

Aug 18, 4:00 PM – 06:00 PM
The Hollywood Sculpture Garden, 2430 Vasanta Way, Hollywood, CA 90068, USA

About the Event

Join us for an Art Reception with a guided tour of the Gallery and Garden.

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HOLLYSHORTS CLOSING NIGHT MOVIE, AWARDS & AFTER- PARTY SATURDAY AUGUST 17TH HARMONY GOLD THEATER ON SUNSET BLVD. HOLLYWOOD

Article By: Marcelle - Aug• 16•19

The film, directed by Academy Award-winner Guy Nattiv, follows Byron (Jamie Bell) as he tries to escape to a new life after being driven into a white supremacist gang, all the while questioning whether he’s capable of undoing – and repenting for – the evil he’s done.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Guy Nattiv and producer Jamie Ray Newman.

The closing night Awards Ceremony, hosted by Kevin Winston from Digital LA, will begin at 9 PM at Harmony Gold (doors open at 8 PM) with top prizes presented by our sponsors.

Following the Awards Ceremony, the closing after party will be held at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres Lobby Bar starting at 11 PM.

We are very proud to announce the 11 Finalists of our 6th Annual Screenplay Contest, part of the 15th HollyShorts Film Festival (August 8-17th, 2019).

The winners will be announced/awarded at the HollyShorts Awards Ceremony on August 17th, with the winning script receiving a $10,000 production deal courtesy of Seattle Film Summit and Abundant productions, and Final Draft software awarded to the top 3 scirpts along with the ISA award prize.

The completed shorts will screen at the Academy Qualifying 2020 HollyShorts Film Festival at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres.

2019 Screenplay Contest Finalists:

Desmond’s Not Here Anymore by Lindiwe Müller-Westernhagen

DNR by Sarah Polhaus

Fireflies by Malhaar Gupte

Impersonal by Jacquelyn Li

Leila’s Gift by Mithra Alavi

Meadow Valley Dollhouse Competition by Kristy Ellington

Sunbeams on Green Felt by Felipe V Ferufino

T A L K by Tanya Carleton Lovrics

The Astronaut by Joey Connolley

The Mirror by Joel Kohn

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THIS WONDERFUL FILM FESTIVAL

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