Archive for April, 2012

The Underground Experience Presents Author/Activist Michele L. Waters!

Join us as we discuss Life, Liberty and The Pursuit Of Equality & Justice…..

Michele L. Waters

Born and raised in Southern California, National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) Finalist Michele L. Waters exemplifies the true meaning of the words success and diligent, which she has so effortlessly been able to project through her hit novels Through the Eyes of My Mulatto Daughter and Can’t Let Go.

Broken Spirits: A Letter To My Cousin Rodney G. King, is an exclusive memoir of Rodney King’s confidant, business partner and cousin Ontresicia Averette will be published by Crystall Clear Publishing.

Averette, who stood by Rodney King through the beatings and the historical verdict that acquitted the four policemen involved in the incident, encountered her own cataclysms through gender discrimination and racism from working with NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Broken Spirits will invite readers to experience two stories of oppression and social injustice faced by cousins Averette and King. It will focus on Averette’s fight with working in corporate America and King’s fight against police brutality, which plagues inner city communities worldwide.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots, Broken Spirits: A Letter To My Cousin Rodney G. King is slated to release on Friday, April 27, 2012

Musical Artists Include: The Staple Singers, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Chrystiana Howard, Darryn Zewalk, Patti Labelle, Amarily & Channel Eight !

Broadcast # 118

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“Our films Aren’t Just Selected, They’re Chosen”

*Announcing the 7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival’s Outstanding Motion Pictures for 2012

*Opening Night Star Studded Celebration and Reception with Premiere Documentary-
Tony Curtis:Driven to Stardom –
May 3rd

*Penelope Ann Miller and Co-Stars of The Artist
Host Viewing of the Michael Curtiz Silent Classic- Moon of Israel - May 6th

*From the Producers of Europa Europa comes Wunderkinder
A Mesmerizing Holocaust drama told from a child’s point of view – May 5th-6th

*Los Angeles Premiere of Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
Consul General of Israel and Special Israeli Government Officials to Attend – May 9th

*DORFMAN – Closing Night Film of Director Bradley Leung and Writer Wendy Kout
starring Elliott Gould – May 10th

Los Angeles- The 7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) www.lajfilmfest.org presented by The Jewish Journal,  kicks off their excellent line-up of 26 films with an opening night star studded red carpet celebration and premiere of the authorized Documentary Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGgelyG1MD8 . As a boy in the streets of the Bronx, to the silver screen, Bernie Schwartz reinvented himself as a Hollywood pop idol becoming Tony Curtis. An extraordinary film about triumph and overcoming adversity.

Stars and VIPS who are in the film will participate in a discussion preceding the viewing including Theresa Russel, Mamie Van Doren, Marian Collier, Max Roeg, John Gilmore, Sally Kellerman, and Jill Vandenberg Curtis. Others invited are expected including family members and Hugh Hefner who also appears in the film. Celebrities attending include Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels, Penelope Ann Miller, Ed Lauter(The Artist), Terry Moore, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, France Nuyen, Mike Medavoy, Consul General of Israel, Sara Rue, Mayor of Beverly Hills, Robert Davi, Carol Williams, Nastassja Kinski, John Savage, Carol Lynley, Theodore Bikel, Anne Jeffreys, Chuck McCann, Maria Conchita Alonso, Bai Ling, Kym Karath, Gogi Grant, Lainie Kazan, Patty McCormick, Brian Thompson(2 Broke Girls), Cora Sue Collins, Tommy Cook, Peter Mark Richman, Jack Carter, Julie Adams(Creature Black Lagoon & with Tony Curtis in Six Bridges to Cross), Jane Kean(The Honeymooners), Lorenzo Lamas, Karen Black, Karen and Kat Kramer of the late Stanley Kramer, Elliott Gould, Rabbi/film critic, Jerry Cutler(Creative Arts Temple), John Saxon, Linda Blair, Ron Masak(Murder She Wrote), Frank Stallone and many others.  The Q & A discussions will be moderated by noted film critic Pete Hammond, (Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood, Entertainment Tonighthttp://www.tcm.com/festival/programs/480693/specialguests.html

*Thursday, May 3rd.  Media check in 6PM-Red Carpet GALA arrivals 7PM – Show begins 8PM

The 7th LAJFF has 26 films to proudly screen. Each year thousands of Angelenos from all corners of the city participate in this week long celebration of the Jewish experience through film. It includes world premieres and Los Angeles premieres of the newest, thought provoking documentaries, laugh out loud comedies, outstanding dramatic features and Oscar winning short films from multiple countries. There will be stimulating panel discussions with top filmmakers and the talent behind these dynamic films.

Further Highlights of some of this year’s Excellent Films


From Curtis to Curtiz -  LAJFF goes Silent !
The Moon of Israel (Die Sklavenkonigin) 1924 http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/the-forgotten-the-red-sea-reels
Los Angeles Premiere  Sunday May 6th  7PM  SabanTheatre, Beverly Hills
Introduction by Penelope Ann Miller, star of Oscar’s Best Picture “The Artist”
Screening for the first time in 88 years, this silent film from the early 1920′s will be accompanied by renowned Austrian pianist, Gerhard Gruber. Starring Maria Korda, this film was directed by Mihaly Kertesz(who later became known as Michael Curtiz). It was this film that brought Curtiz to the attention of the studio head Jack Warner, who invited him to Hollywood, where he began an illustrious career with classics such as “Casablanca.”
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Austria and the Temple of the Arts  in cooperating with Yiddishkayt.

Lest We Forget
Wunderkinder- Los Angeles Premiere  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3weL-EmetbE
Saturday May 5, 8PM  Laemmle’s Music Hall Beverly Hills  and Monday May 7th 7:30 pm Laemmle’s Town Center Encino
From the producers of Europa Europa comes this universal tale of child musical prodigies whose friendship overcomes barriers of religion and nationality despite the onset of war.  Followed by a Q & A with screenwriter Stephen Glantz at both screenings.

SHOAH: The Unseen Interviews  http://www.newyorker.com/arts/reviews/film/shoah_the_unseen_interviews_lanzmann
Monday, May 7, 7PM  American Jewish University
After nearly three decades, Claude Lanzmann’s 9 hour documentary, SHOAH, is still regarded as one of the greatest films ever made on the Holocaust. But how much greater is it when you realize what was left on the cutting room floor. This viewing for the first time in Los Angeles, will show some of the unseen interviews and outakes from the original 220 hours of footage.  Presented by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Q&A to follow with Holocaust scholar Michael Berenbaum and Raye Farr, Director of the Stephen Speilberg Film and Video Archive of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

It’s a Family Affair
jTeenLA FilmFest
In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Bureau of Jewish Education, LAJFF will showcase a diverse range of student films that represent the burgeoning talent of the future generations of filmmakers from throughout Southern California
Sunday May 6,  3:00pm  Laemmle’s Town Center  Encino
Teen filmmaker panel & reception to follow screening.  In partnership with the BJE

Visionaries and Luminaries
What would you sacrifice for what you believe?
The Price of Kings: Shimon Peres   – http://www.priceofkings.co.uk/the-films/shimon-peres   *North American Premiere
Tuesday May 8th 7:00pm  AMC Century City
This groundbreaking new documentary reveals the unseen side of Israel’s President and one of the world’s longest serving statesman who has been at the heart of the Middle East conflict for over seven decades. Narrated by actress Helen Bonham Carter. Panel discussion to follow with director Richard Symons, moderated by David Suissa, President of The Jewish Journal.

Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story  http://followmethemovie.com/  preceded by Cohen on the Bridge http://www.cotbfilm.com/  -  Los Angeles Premiere
Tuesday May 9th  7:30 PM Laemmle’s Music Hall, Beverly Hills
1976- the raid on Entebbe- an extraordinary victory and a tragic loss–a poignant look at how this event shaped the future of today’s Israel
Introduction by Consul General of Israel, David Siegel. Q & A with filmmaker and a very special surprise guest from Israel, moderated by Rob Eshman, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of The Jewish Journal.
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles

Woody Before Allen  http://www.woodybeforeallen.com/ to play with  Roth on Roth  on Philip Roth (Portnoy’s Complaint) Los Angeles Premiere
Introduction by actress Karen Black of Portnoy’s Complaint
Tuesday May 8th, 7:30 pm  Laemmle’s Music Hall, Beverly Hills
” 80% of success is showing up.” — Woody Allen. Those who “show up” to this special screening will see another side of the reclusive luminary.
This pair of intimate documentaries offers a surprisingly candid window into the lives of two of America’s most respected Jewish thinkers.

OSS-117: Lost in Rio   http://www.musicboxfilms.com/oss-117-lost-in-rio
Wednesday May 9th,  7:00 pm  AMC Promenade,  Woodland Hills
If you loved “The Artist”, see where it all began! A rare opportunity to see the Oscar winning French Jewish Director, Michael Hazanavicius and actor Jean Dujardin at work in this inappropriately hilarious and raunchy romp through the 60s in a James Bond meets the Pink Panther meets Austin Powers naughty, and wildly non-PG comedy.

Tikkun Olam
” And whoever saves a life, it is as if he saved an entire world”. – Mishnah
The Rescuers  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1zQgzoe5k0
Tuesday May8th, 7:30pm  Laemmle’s Town Center , Encino
Stephanie Nyombayire, a Rwandan anti-genocide activist and Sir Martin Gilbert, renowned Holocaust scholar, attempt to understand why history has a proclivity to repeat itself. On a quest to uncover potential solutions for the ongoing genocide, they learn of a handful of selfless civil servants who thwarted the Nazis and saved thousands of of lives during the Holocaust. “In partnership with Jewish World Watch and the American Jewish World Service, LAJFF is proud to present this enlightening evening. ‘Never forget’ stands for all genocide. We are all witness and must take part in healing the world.
Includes discussion with Emmy Award winning director Michael King and AJWS, JWW and USC Shoah Foundation guests.
Sponsored by Jewish World Watch & American Jewish World Service, in cooperation with USC Shoah Foundation Institute.
Closing Night
“L.A. Woman”
Dorfman  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whj0SF7k1cY starring Elliott Gould (of The Visitor) and Sara Rue (of Less than Perfect)
Discussion to follow with screenwriter Wendy Kout and cast members.
Thursday May 10th, 7:30 PM  Laemmle’s Town Center  Encino
A lucky little lady in The City of Lights…”

This yet to be released Hollywood film is a love letter to Los Angeles.  It is a tale of an under-appreciated young Jewish woman who desperately needs to reinvent her life.  A romantic comedy about 27 year old Deb Dorfman, who is uprooted from the comfort of the suburban San Fernando Valley and gets caught up in the whirlwind of a newly revitalized downtown L.A.  This one will charm you off your feet!  This will be a high demand seating showing.

For more information including schedules, venues and prices for all 26films go to the LAJFF site  www.lajfilmfest.org
FULL SCHEDULE OF FILMS  http://lajfilmfest.org/2012-schedule/

*The 7th Annual Los Angeles Film Festival in association with The Jewish Journal  May 3rd to May 10th
*Opening Night Gala :Tony Curtis:Driven to Stardom
Thursday May 3rd, 6PM Press check in 7PM arrivals 8PM Show
Writer’s Guild Theater
8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills 90211
Remaining Films at various locations citywide  see ( www.lajfilmfest.org)
*FESTIVAL INFORMATION NUMBER FOR PUBLICATION- 213-368-1661
*Tickets: $40. for Premiere Gala including wine bar, appetizers and post show desert reception
$12.00 tickets Adults $9.00 Students+ Seniors for each viewing in all venues (for publication)

Official Still Photos from films are available for publication with pre-event stories.

Tony Curtis:Driven To Stardom - Movie Poster Image attached: Hi Res available for print publications

Beverly HIlls Courier-Feature Story http://bhcourier.com/article/ArtsEntertainment/ArtsEntertainment/Jewish_Film_Fest_Kicks_Off_With_Tony_Curtis_Documentary_Screens_26_Films/87260

###For Media Credentials/pre event interviews contact:  Edward Lozzi, Pamela Moskovitz at Edward Lozzi & Associates 310-922-1200  epl@lozzipr.com


Edward Lozzi & Associates
9454 Wilshire Blvd.  Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA  90212
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310-922-1200

Wednesday 4/25/12  4pm (PST) on KCLA & Thursday 4/26/12  9am (PST)/9pm (PST) on KLED Live

The Underground Experience Presents Author/Activist Michele L. Waters!

Join us as we discuss Life, Liberty and The Pursuit Of Equality & Justice…..

Michele L. Waters

Born and raised in Southern California, National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) Finalist Michele L. Waters exemplifies the true meaning of the words success and diligent, which she has so effortlessly been able to project through her hit novels Through the Eyes of My Mulatto Daughter and Can’t Let Go.

 

Alumni of Long Beach City College where she received an A.A. in Radiology and University of La Verne where she earned her B.A. in Business Administration, Waters has had more than 10 years as an entrepreneur and more than 20 years in the healthcare industry working with renown medical facilities Cedars Sinai Hospital and Kaiser. With her husband by her side, they founded H&W Adult Residential Homes where they provided two nurturing homes for developmentally challenged adults for 10 years.

 

Aside from the homes, the dynamic duo founded Dream Makers Unlimited, Inc., a real estate investment company where they currently have an inventory of 10 investment properties. Besides her duties as a wife, mother, working full time and managing two companies, Waters escaped the tiresome, but rewarding lifestyle through writing and as a result authored her first novel Can’t Let Go in 2009 and followed with Through the Eyes of My Mulatto Daughter in 2010. Named a finalist of the INDIE Awards, Waters has also grasped the attention of Towson University where her second novel is utilized by the prestigious Dr. Walter Gill for his diversity class.

 

Misdiagnosed with MS in 2000, and after spending the first couple of years upset, depressed and living in fear with the thought of having this disease that she did not have, Waters felt that this was God’s way of motivating her to view and live life with a whole new perspective. Her personal story is one of courage, patience and faith that aided her to a path of self-determination, self-motivation and strong will. Her writing style is simple, sophisticated; yet full of suspense.

 

With Can’t Let Go and Through the Eyes of My Mulatto Daughter, Waters has proven to begin a successful track record to challenge the likes of her colleagues within the literary world. Waters states that by “God’s grace and support of family and friends, she is relentlessly inspired to never put off or not attempt to try to accomplish something based on fear.”

 

LOS ANGELES, CABroken Spirits: A Letter To My Cousin Rodney G. King, is an exclusive memoir of Rodney King’s confidant, business partner and cousin Ontresicia Averette will be published by Crystall Clear Publishing.

 

Averette, who stood by Rodney King through the beatings and the historical verdict that acquitted the four policemen involved in the incident, encountered her own cataclysms through gender discrimination and racism from working with NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

 

Broken Spirits will invite readers to experience two stories of oppression and social injustice faced by cousins Averette and King. It will focus on Averette’s fight with working in corporate America and King’s fight against police brutality, which plagues inner city communities worldwide.

 

“…I poured all of my heart and strength into protecting you from the venomous hatred spewed out from communities when you disappointed them, time and time again. I tried to help you manage your stress, and made sure you had adequate legal representation for the aftermath when you couldn’t. I stood up for you when no one else, genuinely, would…” Excerpt from Broken Spirits: A Letter To My Cousin Rodney G. King

 

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots, Broken Spirits: A Letter To My Cousin Rodney G. King is slated to release on Friday, April 27, 2012

Broken Spirits Limited Edition copies featuring the autographs of Averette and Waters will be available for pre-sales through www.crystallclearpublishing.com and www.michelelwaters.com. Should you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Nikki Richards at 424-477-2340 or nikki@ptagencyonline.com.

 

OFFICIAL BOOK SIGNING!!!!!!!!!!

April 28, 2012

5pm-7:30pm

Broken Spirits Launch Party

Zen Lounge

705 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

 

Musical Artists Include: The Staple Singers, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Chrystiana Howard, Darryn Zewalk, Patti Labelle, Amarily & Channel Eight !

 

Broadcast # 118

Wednesday 4pm – 5pm (PST) at www.KCLAFM.com  (Listen Line ) 323 461 6675

Thursday 9am – 10am (PST)/9pm – 10pm (PST) at www.KLEDLive.com

Direct Links also on website: www.UltimateUnderground.com

Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!

Michele L. Waters

Can’t Let Go

Through The Eyes Of My Mulatto Daughter

Broken Spirits

The Staple Singers

Aretha Franklin

Curtis Mayfield

Jill Scott

Erykah Badu

Chrystiana Howard

Darryn Zewalk

Patti Labelle

Amarily

Ontresicia Averette

THE BEATING!!!!!

Mr. Robert Linden & Zen Boogie!

Musical Artists Include: Al Jolson, Robert Linden & Zen Boogie!

Broadcast # 117

Air Date: 4/18/12

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Hello All You Underground Dwellers Out There!

Please Tune In Monday, April 23rd, 2012 For An Exciting & Enticing Interview With Ms. Devin Ford!

The show will air twice: 9am – 10am & 9pm – 10pm at www.KLEDLive.com (91.1 FM) or you can find the link at www.UltimateUnderground.com

We will discuss Life, Liberty & Her Film “i need a hero…”

BE THERE OR BE THERE…….LOL

Blessings,

Lacy aka Uncle Earl :O))

Musical Artists Include: Charles Locke, Chris Valenti & Nsikan

Broadcast # 116

Air Date: 4/12/12

Chris Valenti

Chris In Performance

Nsikan

Charles Locke
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Musical Artists: Various including Music Xray!

Byelwsko featuring Alex Carrena, Remy DeLaroque, Kathleen Montague, Nece & Renaissance, Larissa Ness, Mongrel The Band, Ivar (Iceland), Jean-Marc Lerigab, Alyson Williams!

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Hey Hey Hey All You Underground Dwellers!!!!!!
Please Check Out the World Premiere Of “The Underground Experience” Radio Show & “Ultimate Underground” TV Project With The Southern Star Media Group!

www.TheSouthernStar.org

 

The Underground Experience Presents Singer/Songwriter/Author Mr. Charles Locke & Actor/Comedian/Songwriter Mr. Chris Valenti!

Wednesday 4/4/12  4pm (PST) on KCLA & Thursday 4/5/12  9am (PST)/9pm (PST) on KLED Live

 

CHARLES LOCKE

Charles Locke began playing piano at the age of 12, the guitar at 14 and before graduating high school in Boston he had already written over 300 songs. And now, more than 4000 original songs later, he is still writing everyday as effortlessly as breathing. He has also written 4 books and for the last 3 years he has been writing celebrity stories every month for a magazine sold in New England and New York City.

He has played guitar and sang with Jesse Ed Davis (who played on some of John Lennon’s solo albums), Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Gene Clark from the Byrds, Spencer Davis, Buddy Miles; he sang “We are the World” on the stage with Michael Jackson live on TV at the Grammy’s and he has worked with everyone from Brittany Spears, Mariah Carey and Johnny Cash to Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

Words of wisdom. If you’re in school and they ask you to prove the law of gravity, throw the teacher out the window ((*o^)) !!! Have a great day! (unless you made other plans) … Sincerely … Charles Locke

 

CHRIS VALENTI

If you‘ve ever been frustrated by a relationship and you have a distorted, but healthy sense of humor, then Chris Valenti is the comic for you. Chris tells jokes and performs songs that ring painfully and hilariously true to anyone who has ever attempted dating.

On his new musical comedy album, LIVE EMOTIONAL WRECKAGE, released by New Wave Dynamics, Valenti shares stories of struggles, blunders, and missed opportunities we all endure. His songs tackle politics – “I Want To Be Your Intern, Female President Clinton”, technology – “Please Don’t Text Someone While I’m Making Love To You”, and he even festively released a upbeat single for Christmas for the lonely entitled “Single For Christmas.“ His live show is part music, part comedy, part therapy, and part romance as well as action, adventure, mystery and sometimes horror. A philosopher of love usually, the kind of love that did not exactly make it to that ‘happily ever after‘ place.

A hopeful romantic with a wry sense of humor, Chris has the knack for using self-deprecation and vulnerability to weave stories about the hazards and frustrations of love and attempted relationships. He‘s become the cheerful motivator for the unlucky in love, because the best cure for a broken heart is laughing at someone else‘s.

Chris is also an actor and filmmaker. Remember the Da Da Da – Sunday Afternoon Volkswagen commercial? Well that was Chris Valenti driving. He also appeared in the feature film “17 Again,“ and has written, produced, and starred in two feature films, including multi-festival award winner, “Sensitive Johnson,“ a romantic comedy about a tenderhearted musician with a premature ejaculation problem. Chris has made dozens of award winning short films for FunnyOrDie.com.

Musical Artists Include: Charles Locke, Chris Valenti & Nsikan

 

*SPECIAL NOTE*

Marishka Phillips Theatrical Preparatory Presents “Pandora’s Box” – A Singer’s Acting Workshop

In association with Maritri Garrett.

Over the course of three classes, singers will learn how to tell their stories through images. After singer choses their song, I will find three layers to drop the singer into their truth and build their fourth wall.

Beginners and Seasoned Singers are welcome!

April 9th, 11th & 13th

6PM – 9PM

Registration fee is $150 for all three classes!!!

To sign up please email me at: marishkagoddess@gmail.com

 

Broadcast # 116

Wednesday 4pm – 5pm (PST) at www.KCLAFM.com  (Listen Line ) 323 461 6675

Thursday 9am – 10am (PST)/9pm – 10pm (PST) at www.KLEDLive.com

Direct Links also on website: www.UltimateUnderground.com

Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!

Chris Valenti

Chris In Performance

Nsikan

Charles Locke
Charles In Performance

Musical Artists Include: Lee England jr., Dave Brubeck, Williams & Williams, Anthony “Tony B.” Baines, Katrina, Marvin Gaye & Kanika! 

Broadcast # 115

Air Date: 4/4 /12

 

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