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"If you believe that you achieved a huge step in your career, then you did! Don't let anyone tell you different. Celebrate your achievement today! "-The Voice
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Originally a NY native, I relocated to Los Angeles, CA in 2008 after being signed with BLOC talent agency. I strive to take risks and be more then just another choreographer, actor or dancer. I want to be different. I want to be ME! All you have in life is this moment. This second. This NOW. So why waste it playing it safe.
I encourage every dancer, actor or choreographer to embrace their inner artist and JUST LIVE. When you LIVE completely in the NOW it is an amazing experience.
My resume includes
Producing a Haiti Benfit @ Blvd3 nightclub in Hollywood, Choreographing/dancing for international pop star Armenchik @ the Nokia Theater Oct 2009, NYC Fashion Week, performing off Broadway, actor for THE LITTLE THEATER , Freestyle for The Frontline Fashion Show in NYC (Brian Friedman Line), Competition and Award Winning Choreography for numerous groups and studios. I have also received many awards & honors from several conventions and competitions.
On Winning ABDC
On April 8th, 2010
Matt "Dumbo" Nguyen, Charles Nguyen, Can Truong Nguyen, Lawrence "Law" Devera, Justin "Jet Li" Valles and Andrew-Chad Mayate were crowned champions on MTV's America's Best Dance Crew Season 5."Hearing we won was probably the most intense and amazing experience of
my life. The moment Mario called our name out, I couldn't really think
and my heart was filled with so much joy and relief. Competing
on the show was not easy. We were a crew that had our own
style and practiced in Dumbo's living room, the size of our ABDC garage.
The transition was tough. We had to adapt to the challenges, deal with
endless rehearsal hours, early daily call times and especially getting
slack from the judges. JC gave us the hardest time, but it
actually helped, because it sparked an idea to make T-shirts out on the whole "tic tic tic" business.As
of now, Poreotix is doing shows around the US with the World of Dance
Tour, where we just came back from Dallas and will be heading to New York during the end
of May. We also have future shows in Hawaii, Canada, San Diego, San Jose, San
Francisco and various other shows up and down California and we plan
to compete at the upcoming 2010 World Hip Hop International again, where
we took the US title last year. We hope everyone keeps up with
us and follows the legacy we left behind on ABDC season 5 through our
website Poreotix.com where we also sell our Poreotix T-shirts!"thanks!
-Justin "Jet Li" VallesPoreotix Crew MemberWATCH POREONTICS WEEK 1 ON YOUTUBE!WATCH POREONTICS WEEK 3 LADY GAGA PAPARAZZI ON YOUTUBE!http://poreotix.com/
GET READY FOR...
BLACK & WHITE
TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF
MAY 20TH, 2010
H WOOD NIGHTCLUB9:00pm - 2:00am
1738 NORTH ORANGE DRIVE
HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028HOSTED
ABDC JUDGE/ RECORDING ARTISTLIL MAMA
PHLEX has worked with Britney Spears, Beyonce, Missy Elliott, Rihanna, Lil Mama and Much More!Celebrity Guest List Include...
Heather Morris & The Cast of Glee
Chonique & Lissette
Michael Jackson Dancers
Tyler Nelson from MTV's Taking the Stage
Stephen Boss Twitch, Stomp The Yard 2
ABDC's: The JabbaWockeez, Poreotix, Super Crew, Beat Freaks, Quest Crew, We Are Heroes
Heavy Impact and MORE....YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!
10 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT....
Choreographer for featured artist Kimberly Cole. Check out the GET TO KNOW section!
1. I am fluent in Ballet, tap,
jazz, hip hop and pointe
2. I did ballet for over 25 yrs and co-directed my own ballet company in AZ
where I choreographed an entire full length ballet of The Nutcracker
3. I have been teaching since the age of 14 and professionally dancing since
the age of 17
4. I was a "competition kid" since the age of 5 and won every single
scholarship you can win at Tremaine Dance Conventions including a feature in
Dance Spirit Magazine where I received the "Future Star Award" at the
age of 17
5. I did some choreography in Beyonce's "Diva" video
6. My very first music video I danced in was Yin Yang Twins "Salt
7. I was 1 of the dancers in the 2003 "MTV Movie Awards" that danced
with T.A.T.U. (The female lesbian group) where we took our clothes off and
kissed a girl... (I faked my kiss. Threw my hair over my face n hugged my
8. I started out as a "crew dancer" when I moved here...... I was a
member of Culture Shock LA and Funkanometry LA
9. Back in AZ around the age of 12, my studio and Brian Friedman's studio use
to compete against each other.... (Brian did solos.... he always won hahaha)
10. I choreograph an entire piece sitting down with out mirrors then video
tape it to see if I like it.
| EXTRA BUZZ WATCH "MAKE MY HEART"MUSIC VIDEO NOW! Christina
"Not Myself Tonight"
Music Video Premiere
Choreographed by Jerry Slaughter
is Christina at her Best! She brought a Millennium twist to her "dirty" side."
WATCH CHRISTINA AGUILERA'S "NOT MYSELF TONIGHT" ON YOUTUBE!
TONI BRAXTON"MAKE MY HEART"MUSIC VIDEO PREMIEREChoreographed by Rosero McCoy
"Huge dance Video with many industry names. Its hard not watch and name people."
NAMES IN THE INDUSTRY INCLUDING: ABDC's Fanny Pak, Shorty from The Beat Freaks, Casper Smart, Pamela Jean Smith, Dejan Tubic, Duo, Reyna Banks and more!
David Moore & Bryan Tanaka's
"SUPER HOT! YOU WILL BE HOOKED!"
Episode 1: The Blue Umbrella
WATCH EPISODE 1 ON YOUTUBE!
Episode 2: UH OHH
WATCH EPISODE 2 NOW ON YOUTUBE!
JABBAWOCKEEZ VEGAS SHOW
@THE MGM GRAND
MAY 7TH - 27TH, 2010
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
A HUGE win for the dance industry,
who is finally the HEADLINER, not the back up!
MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR INDUSTRY DISH EVERY MONTH
Check out the DancePlug Interview for TIV and MEDIUM: "Night for Haiti." It came out GREAT!
CHECK OUT DANCEPLUG HAITI BENEFIT INTERVIEWS
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT DANCE DESIGNER?
A brand new program, where there is no need for the
pencil and paper.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU
TOOK CLASS AT IDA?
and MUCH MORE!http://www.idahollywood.com/
SPREAD YOUR VOICE
"I have wins every day! I wake up every day knowing that I get to
do what I love and inspire people for a living. :) A huge win
for me currently is the planning and creative process for the HUGE
cancer benefit that I produce every year called Art4life! I lost my dad
to cancer in 2005, so it is a cause that really resonates with me. It
is a show, in which we have music, dance, poetry and all forms of art.
We do a red carpet (yes... celebs DO come!), silent auction, gift bags,
etc. Each year we have raised close to ten thousand dollars for the
American Cancer Society! But more importantly, I believe that it has
help to inspire so may young artists in our community to become
proactive in making a change! It is my belief, that God (the
universe, mother earth... whatever you believe in. :)) gives us the
gifts of artistic expression for the sole purpose of using them to make
the world a better, brighter place! This event is by no means, is a one
woman show... Sure, I put the plan into motion, but it is a community of
talented, generous, and selfless people that have kept this ship afloat
for what will be 4 years! Get your tickets now!
www.art4lifela.comLots and light
"-Gina Starbuck :)Choreographer/Dancerhttp://www.youtube.com/ginastarbuck
This is COOL. I am a part of HEAVY IMPACT, and we have been
working hard and performed at the Haiti Benefit put on by Medium and
Industry Voice on April 23rd. April 30th Heavy Impact performed a
the DANCE UP! for Education at UCLA here is the clip: http://www.dailybruin.com/video/play/dance-up-for-education-organizes-event-to-promote/MAY
1st Heavy IMpact had a workshop at TM DANCE STUDIO in LA HABRA, videos
coming soon. May 2nd HEAVY IMAPCT announced the winners at
ULTIMATE BRAWL, a dance community competition out in Riverside!
ABDC Heavy Impact
"Having the opportunity to work with
Toni on "Make My Heart" was AMAZING! Not only was I one
of her featured dancers in the video, but i also got to bring along my
crew, The Waackers, and share the experience with them as well. I got a
call from Rosero, who was her choreographer, and his assistant Claude,
asking me if The Waackers would be interested in being featured in the
video. He is such of a fan of us, that he thought we would fit exactly
into what the video was all about. OF COURSE we said YES, and their we
were KILLIN IT WITH TONI! We got to share the spotlight with crews like
Fanny Pack and Strikers All-Stars and Toni's featured dancers were THE
BOMB! We wanna thank Rosero McCoy and Claude Racine for letting us live
in the experience and for appreciating our craft and hard work. They
just knew it was wouldn't be complete without myself and The WAACKERS.
"I worked on Stomp The Yard 2 as a featured dancer/actor. I
am a part of the fraternity "Theta Nu Theta" in the movie. Working on
that film was a blast!"
- Brian Linder
"I will be starting my tour season, opening for Justin
Bieber and Sean Kingston at the Mid State Fair July 21st, 2010."CHECK OUT ASHLEY GARLANDS FACEBOOK
"Hey Aliya! Just wanted to send in a win, definitely proud! Booked my first
commercial for Cartoon Network! Hella pumped- shooting tomorrow :)Yay for that win!
"Hey Aliya sending this to you... as you know i just did my show
with you for the Haiti Benefit and I had carnival last week for the
burlesque carnival and it was a great success. I really got to bring my
style and music from my city of Tampa FL on Carnivals great stage.
Currently now i am working with MS. Korea on her walks and stage
presentation for her pageant finals there after going into MS Universe.
Also i am choreographing for Lil Ms. JADAGRACE GORDY, the little 10 yr
old heart throb who had her starring role in last years feature film
"Terminator Salvation" right now we are getting ready to shoot her music
video and its been a great experience and blessing to be working with
her. Also as you know I have my classes... Mon Hip hop Fusion @ 9 and
Thurs Ghetto Stiletto @ 9.... Thanks Aliya your awesome... :)"
-Apollo Sa'DeekChoreographer/DancerWatch Apollo at Haiti Benefit"IDWT
recently choreographed & performed for Disney Teen pop star, Austin
featured on Disney TV and Radio Disney. IDWT recently
performed at the 2010 LA Music Awards
showcase and were nominated
for "Best Americana single of the year" for Lisa Lewolt's & Ellenie
Galestian's collaborative work. IDWT
also performed and
modeled at the 2010 Anaheim Comic Con and
were featured in the OC Weekly newspaper for their guest appearance."-Ellenie GalestianChoreographer/Dancer
- Francisco Thurston
"I produced a Battle of the Bands show for high school kids to be heard and to be a part of something unique and life changing here in Long Beach. All proceeds from the fundraiser goes back into free youth programs in the community for our low income inner city youth and families.
Videographer/ Musician/ Photographer
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This issue is full of excitement, including The Industry Voice & MEDIUM Haiti Benefit, Spotlight with Darrin Henson and JLO, Get To Know Kimberly Cole, Poreonix, the new ABDC champions, 10 things you DIDN'T know about Tricia Miranda and more.
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The Industry Voice & MEDIUM Live Art
"A Night For Haiti" @ Boulevard 3
On April 23rd, 2010 The Industry Voice & MEDIUM Live Art produced "A Night For Haiti" at Boulevard 3 nightclub, with some of the industry's most talented artists. The event raised over $1000 towards Haiti relief efforts for the Red Cross and was interviewed by the fabulous DancePlug, "the powerstrip to your dance career." Dance, singing, poetry and fashion collaborated for a versatile, unpredictable evening. Acts included ABDC crew, Heavy Impact, PHLEX, Jillian Myers, Gina Starbuck, Boogiezone's ENTITY, singer/ songwriter Jared Lee, Maygen Nicholson & Jillian Laub, Dejan Tubic, Pointblank LA, myself Aliya Perry, Azure Antoinette and MUCH MORE! The night was a complete success!
Check out all the DancePlug Interviews from The Industry Voice Chats with DancePlug on the CouchThe Industry Voice & MEDIUM chat with DancePlugMEDIUM talks to DancePlugJared Lee & Pointblank LA talk to DancePlugEarlier in 2010, after the audition for the Oscars, friend Maygen Nicholson and I, went for a cool down at Starbucks. We began discussing the Haiti tragedy and came up with an idea to throw a benefit. I know what your thinking! There have been so many Haiti
Benefits since the tragedy, which is why we made it our mission to produce "A Night For
Haiti" as a unique, genuine, inspirational and joyful show. The evening was a night for artists to "spread their voice" and express "art the way it should be". Thanks to several network contacts, friends and Boulevard 3 nightclub our vision became a reality.
"A Night For Haiti"
"A Night For Haiti" was incredible and expressed the best of The Industry Voice & MEDIUM Live Art. There is no way to supply a Top 5, because every artist gave their all and had a message to say. SO I MADE SURE YOU CAN JUST WATCH THE SHOW BELOW!
WATCH THE SHOW NOW AND ENJOY!Azure Antoinette -
Producer for "A Night For Haiti"
Singer/ Song Writer
- Boogiezone's Contemporary
& Jillian Laub
Producer for "A
Night For Haiti"
& The Flos Angeles Dance Company
LA - Fashion Show
Meyers & Damian "D-Moe"
Producer for "A
Night For Haiti"
ABDC's Heavy Impact
Thank you so much to everyone who
participated in the show. Kim & The Boulevard 3 staff (Matt your a lifesaver), Brownskynn Productions, Mike Ward, DJ Q, IDA, Debby Reynolds, A- Chaos and thank to you the cast of "A Night For Haiti" for giving 100% towards a memorable night. It is because of you that our vision became a reality. MUCH LOVE.
Maygen Nicholson & Aliya PerryMake sure to check out the MEDIUM..
The Industry Voice & MEDIUM Live Art
MEDIUM Live Art show
June 25th, 26th and 27th
@ 1729 East 21st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90058.
Also stay tuned New York,
because MEDIUM is coming to you soon!
And The Jennifer Lopez TourOnce I heard that Darrin Henson was choreographing for his friend Jennifer Lopez, for the upcoming World Music Awards on May 18th, 2010, I knew I needed
to hit Darrin up for an interview. I danced for Darrin back in New York a
few years ago and I can honestly say he is one of the most talented, humble and gifted people I know. His drive and passion is truly inspirational and he NEVER
He understands that in this industry, you HAVE TO BE A FIGHTER TO SURVIVE!
Most of you know Darrin Henson from his DVD sensation: "Darrin's Dance Grooves", in 2000, but Darrin has come a long way since the bubble gum world of Britney Spears and Nsync. He decided to pursue his passion for acting and has appeared in numerous lead roles in television and the big screen, including the Blockbuster smash "Stomp the Yard", where he was able to showcase
his two best attribute, dance & acting. He played five seasons as Lem Van Adams on the hit Showtime series "Soul Food", starred in the HBO film "Life Support" starring Queen Latifah and much more.On May 2nd, 2010 Darrin was sweet enough to catch up with The Industry Voice and provided the scoop on his upcoming projects.
1. Are you excited to work with Jennifer Lopez again?
"I love working with Jen! She is like clay, you can mold and shape her
and she will
transform. I am very excited to work with her on her new album.
2. What are some of the projects you have done with Jen in the past?"I choreographed and directed
her American Music Awards show" Paris Love Don't Costa Thing" which you can see on my Facebook page. I also choreographed the video "Love Don't Cost A Thing and the MTV Music Awards in Sweden "Airplane"."CHECK OUT DARRIN'S AMA CHOREOGRAPHY TO LOVE DON'T COST A THING ON YOUTUBE
3. What have you been up to since STOMP THE YARD?
filmed 6 other films. I also play a character named Raven in Takken, the largest video game in the world..check it out on www.darrinhenson.com."
4. What are your future plans for 2010?
"I will build the Ddh
brand in the acting ,dancing, dvd,choreography and directing world. So much to come!"
5. Where can your fans catch up with you?
ALWAYS ON WWW.DARRINHENSON.COM
ALSO MY NEW CONVENTION
The Nappytabs Grand Opening
5152 Lankershim BoulevardCelebrity choreographers, Tabitha & Napoleon, finally achieved their dream and on May 1st, 2010 they opened the doors for their first Nappytabs store. Hundreds of fans and consumers came threw the doors, from morning to night, to purchase the trendy, urban, sheik fashion line. Now you have the option to purchase your favorite Nappytabs sweats and t-shirts right at the counter, rather then only depending on the world wide web or searching at a promo table at numerous dance conventions.The store is very sleek and caters toward the working dancer. You can purchase a few items, chill in the lounge and even rent studio space for only $20 an hour. The studio is extremely spacious and choreographers will be able to get a lot done, especially with the help of flexible studio hours. So make sure your stop by the store this month to pick up your favorite Nappytabs clothing. The hours are 11am - 9pm Monday - Saturday!To shop online visit: nappytabs.com
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818 - 505 - 3607
Tabitha & Napoleon
GET TO KNOW.....
Who is Kimberly Cole? She is a perfectionist, a visionary, a fashionista, a singer, a songwriter, a competitive roller skater, a free spirit. Who is Kimberly Cole? She is a superstar.The CA native has opened for Katy Perry, LMFAO and Shiny Toy Guns, was featured in 2009 on the FAME soundtrack, performed at the Playboy Mansion for the big Hugh Hefner, followed after Jay Z at Coachella, the new millennium Woodstock, gained Perez Hilton's positive attention with her new hit song "Smack You", starred in ITUNES "What's Hot" and "New & Noteworthy", has Grammy Nominated Producer, Jeeve, on her team, sold out the Avalon nightclub with over 3000 fans at her ITUNES release party and has gained over 1.3 million fans on the web. Through all these accomplishments, can you believe this girl isn't even signed to a major label yet? That just proves to never judge a book by it's cover. Kimberly Cole is determined, driven, continues to gain respect from her peers and is moving through the industry much faster then any up and coming "signed" recording artist and she is doing it all on her terms.Kimberly:
"It was crazy! I have never been to Coachella before. We drove 2 hours to get
there, it took 40 minutes just to get down the street, had sound checked at 12am,
and we performed around 3:30am at Coachella Oasis, following Jay Z. We killed it
and they loved it. The energy was
insane. There were a ton of celebs and everybody became a hippie that weekend. It's like a new age Woodstock"
2. Are you signed yet?
LISTEN NOW TO KIMBERLY COLE'S HIT "SMACK YOU" ON YOUTUBE
WATCH TRICIA AND KIMBERLY COLE COLLABERATE FOR AMAZING CARNIVAL PERFORMANCE
GO BACK STAGE WITH KIMBERLY COLE @ HER RELEASE PARTY AT AVAOLON
On April 30th, 2010 I met up with Kimberly Cole and her choreographer/ image consultant, the fabulous Tricia Miranda at Jeeve's recording studio in Hollywood, CA.
These two are artistic soul mates and within one year they have become a true power couple. They trust each other completely, combine their creative genius for jaw dropping performances, have helped each other reach their full potential and have created a second family, rather then a cold, manipulative, fake business relationship. They were destined to meet in April 2009 and this is only the beginning.
1. How was performing at Coachella
for the first time?
are a lot of labels that are definitely interested, but I'm loving being
right now. I have such an amazing
team and we are doing more then a lot of signed artists. I have
William Morris agent, Penn Music Group, my publisher is pitching songs
television and film, Amanda Cee, my manager is amazing, I have Tricia (Miranda), I have
studio where I can come work with Jeeve (Grammy nominated producer who works with Santana, Tupac, Bruno Mars and more) and
a development deal with Myspace Records, where I have access to
offers. I'm so freakin lucky! Everything WE own right now and we are
doing things our way.
I would love to be signed with a major label in the future, but right
are just holding out until we get the best deal possible and when it
happen it will be organic."
3. You and Tricia seem to be a power couple together, how did this relationship come to be?
"I always talk about this, but Tricia changed my life! A year ago, (April 2009)
my music was in a great place, but I just wasn't finding my match. We contacted
CLEAR talent and received every famous choreographer you could possibly imagine
and we went through several video submissions and the second I watched Tricia's
stuff, I was obsessed and I knew she was the one. When we met and it was like we knew each other for years. I feel like I'm telling our EHarmony story. Haha. I will
do anything for Tricia and I trust her completely as my image consultant,
creative director and choreographer. She helped me discover who I am as an
artist and bring the real me to the surface."
Tricia Miranda: "It doesn't feel like working to me, everyday we go
to the studio, I am excited about it and when I'm gone on other jobs I am
creatively thinking about what I can do with her and I am inspired and excited
to get back into the studio. The main ingredient into getting stuff done
QUICKLY is when you have positive energy, a fun environment and when your whole
team loves what your doing. Anytime
she travels, we take the main four dancers: Jae Fusz, Sohey Sugihara and The Power
Mimi Saruwatari and Maki Saruwatari. Sohey is actually my assistant
choreographer and Kimmy's stand in when she want to visualize a performance. Haha. I don't think I can honestly say I have ever been
on a job where everyone gets along, likes the artist, likes the choreography
and likes the choreographer. I put everything into this girl, because it's fun and we
are all excited about this project."
Kimberly: "And it shows! Kimmy before Tricia, Kimmy after Tricia. It's almost like she
gave me the green light to be who I am. She gave me my swagger. I am not scared
anymore. She's allowed me to be who I am and I feel like I am in my own
element. I want people to know
that she is that inspiration behind everything. She is my twin. Haha.
Everything we have put together so
far has been flawless, seamless and we are attacking all our goals unbelievably
quickly. She's always thinking about where I will go in the future and how I will evolve
as an artist."
4. What are your plans for 2010?
Kimberly: "We have a lot of things coming up. We are shooting the music video for my hit song
You" with Brian Thompson, planning a summer tour in Vegas, New York,
and hopefully over seas and working on several commercial campaigns."
5. Where can fans find Kimberly
They can also purchase
numerous songs on ITUNES.
Carnival @ Avalon
Carnival on April 27th, 2010 had several interesting twists. It was a themed choreographers ball, where numerous artists expressed their Burlesque side, it fell on a TUESDAY, which is extremely rare and it contained a pre-show, where C.R.E.A.M. aka Kenya Clay & Spark Williams, showed the audience how to save the earth with a contemporary/hip hop routine. The night was for sure different and normally I would offer you a Top 5, but since the April show was unique, I decided to supply "Specialty Awards" instead.
The Super Human Strength Award goes to:
Elena Savko & Vladimir Sizov
These two were incredible and exampled the power of a strong core. The female continually balanced on the gentleman in crazy positions and never rocked once.
The Sexy Award goes to:
United Pole Artists
The trio proved that pole dancing is an ART that should always be respected. It was tasteful, artistic and sensual all in one. They consistently balanced on the pole with simply the strength of their inner thighs and would hang off effortlessly. AMAZING!
The Diva Award goes to:
John Corella feat. Shangela & Rhea
Featured in Rupaul's Drag Race
These drag queens worked the stage man and transformed the club for a split second into a full on party. I was ready for "It's Raining Men" to break out. Haha.
The Best Character Award goes to:
Who better then Shirlene to come up with fierce crew of female characters? There was the naughty maid, the sexy belly dancers and the fierce dominatrix, which was led by Ava Bernstein. I found the use of characters very artistic and entertaining.
The May Carnival on May 26th, 2010 has an amazing line up including PHLEX, Andye J, Tessandra Chavez, Dejan Tubic, Tony Czar and more. Carnival always needs the dance communities support to keep this tradition going strong.
Coachella is a 3 day event held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA. Millions of people gather in the hot desert with tents, beers, friends and even celebrity neighbors to enjoy a sleepless weekend of non stop music and arts. In 1993, Pearl Jam boycotted Ticketmaster and manifested a new age Woodstock with a turn out of 25, 000 fans. This began the craze to promote rock concerts again in the desert and 6 years later the first Coachella took place in 1999. Now the new Millennium Woodstock has become a craze and headliners like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine have entertained over 50, 000 fans each year. The April 2010 Coachella attracted at least 75,000 fans and headliners included: Jay-Z, Kimberly Cole (ARTISTS TO GET TO KNOW), Thom Yorke of Radiohead and his live band Atoms for Peace, David Guetta, Will.I.Am and more. The festival overdoses participants with music and treats spectators with numerous eye candy with interactive art and sculptures through out the camp.
World Of Dance
April 10th, 2010
The World of Dance Tour is the most industry savvy competitions around. This is not Starpower people, this is the real deal and all high profile urban dancers compete for the prize. Celebrity talents like The Jabbawockeez, Tessandra Chavez, Poreotix, Beat Freaks, and more have all participated in the tour through out the years. Noel Bajandas, a celebrity judge, expressed the competition on April 10th, 2010 and mentioned it was exciting and a pleasure to be a part of.
"Lady in Lace" @ The Highlands April 2nd, 2010
Jack Rabbit Frost aka Carey Yasis
Carey Yasis & Paulette Azizian stepped up their game on April 2nd, 2010 with their "Lady In Lace" group. From Teri Corcoran going "IN" and feeding Duo a delicious cupcake, to Paulette popping several balloons attached to her lingerie with a lit cigarette, to the ladies getting very close with Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl", the numbers were all clean, creative and sexy. Dejan Tubic and Gustavo Vargas also supplied entertaining numbers within the show.
Kimberly Cole "Smack You"
Itunes Single Release Party
@ Avalon Nightclub
April 1st, 2010
Kimberly Cole, the artist you need to "Get To Know", gathered over 3000 fans at Club Avalon to celebrate her single release of "Smack You" on ITUNES. Her performance screamed superstar and she made sure to live up to the expectations of her fans. The crowd went crazy and the humble singer
was more then appreciative.