Cake For Monarchs : Aspire To Rule

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“He who wishes to change his fate, should bring the monarch a cake.”

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With little Prince George’s birthday having just been celebrated this past month, we thought it very cheeky to be receiving a peak at this fresh new men’s luxury apparel brand – with a twist.

Sergio Munoz, men’s fashion expert and brand developer, is launching his newest venture, Cake For Monarchs. The line is based on classic garments and accessories with unique details, full of color, good taste and fun.

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Made with high quality materials from all over the world, Cake for Monarchs is a chic, innovative brand for the emerging businessman of the modern day, for those wanting to make a stylish statement with their professional image. Sergio’s love of the military, coupled with his passion for the fashion of royal monarchs through the ages has inspired the creation of Cake For Monarchs.

What we love about this at Gia On The Move: vibrant, stand out colors; totally edgy clothing for risk takers with lots of fine detailing – pipings, patches, buttons…  Guys who love to be noticed are going to love the attention-getting, yet crisp, neat, upscale, classical styling.

“The name “Cake For Monarchs” originated from my love of the English word, cake. A cake is a symbol that represents happy moments. Every time a cake is around, someone is celebrating something, whether it’s a birthday, a wedding, promotion at work, or some other joyous occasion. A cake is a gift and that is exactly what our brand is, a gift. Except this is not just any cake, this is a cake for people who feel want to feel royal, a Cake For Monarchs,” says Sergio Munoz.

The online retail store launches Fall 2015 at www.cakeformonarchs.com and in retail locations.

cake-for-monarch-emblemAbout Cake For Monarchs

Cake for Monarchs is a luxury apparel brand based on classic garments and accessories with a fun twist. The details, combined with the quality of the materials, personify the essence of the brand. Pockets, cuffs, collars, buttons, elbow patches and seams are all designed with alternating colors and different textures that bring a fresh outlook on classic statement pieces.

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“HELLʼS KITCHEN” IS NOW CASTING THE BEST IN AMERICA!

FOXʼs hit unscripted series “HELLʼS KITCHEN” is back again as Chef Gordon Ramsay looks for the BEST of the BEST to work beside him in the hottest kitchen on Earth! The nationwide casting call starts July 14, 2014 (August 11 in Los Angeles!) and weʼre in search of Americaʼs culinary elite who not only have the skills but the stamina to cook alongside the renowned, CHEF GORDON RAMSAY.

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“HELLʼS KITCHEN” will follow the chefs 24/7 through the perils of working in Chef Ramsayʼs pressure-filled restaurant, capturing the wrath, emotion and adrenaline rush that comes with cooking in a top-notch restaurant. Contestants will have to prove they have the endurance and skills to work with Chef Ramsay as they are pushed to their limits.

CASTING is searching for culinary candidates, 21 and over, who are outspoken, competitive and can stand the HEAT in one of the MOST EXCLUSIVE and TOUGHEST kitchens in the world. Applicants must be passionate, skilled at their craft and aim to become the next winner of “HELLʼS KITCHEN.”

If you think you have what it takes to smoke the competition, visit http://www.fox.com/casting.php or www.theconlincompany.com for open call locations and general casting information.
**This is a casting call with no guarantee of acceptance

Los Angeles Open Call
MONDAY, AUGUST 11th 2014
Le Cordon Bleu – Hollywood
6370 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
11:00AM-4:00PM

San Francisco Open Call
MONDAY, AUGUST 4th, 2014
350 Rhode Island St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
11:00AM-4:00PM

Laluzapalooza! Hollywood Profanity Pop

OPENING FRIDAY AUGUST 1st new works by Hueman and the other winners of La Luz de Jesus Gallery’s 2014 Laluzapalooza

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The Laluzapalooza juried group show will be featured in a five-person show along with José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros’ new Profanity Pop!

4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, California
(323) 666-7667

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Fresh from the cover of LA Weekly’s People of the Year 2014 issue, Allison Torneros, aka Hueman, has already had a very busy year: a massive solo show at Project Gallery, multiple mural commissions, video profiles, and endorsement gigs. Among her best-known works are a Nike-commissioned portrait of Kobe Bryant, a mural for P Diddy’s Revolt TV office, and “Ritual,” a 9 day, free-styled, floor-to-ceiling mural installation in a 5,000 sq foot warehouse space. Hueman was one of the first artists commissioned to paint a mural after Los Angeles lifted its street art ban in 2013, and was tapped to cover a 90 foot wall up in the Bay Area as well. This is Allison’s first feature exhibition at La Luz de Jesus, after making a massive impact in this year’s Laluzapalooza exhibition. Since street art is a medium notoriously dominated by men, Hueman is especially notable as a female breakthrough artist. She graduated from the University of California Los Angeles in 2008 with a degree in Design & Media Arts.

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Bellydance Evolution: “Alice in Wonderland” World Fusion Dance

The Magical Tale ReImagined Through Theatrical World Fusion Dance

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Step into the world of Alice in Wonderland as Bellydance Evolution brings this classic tale to life through world fusion and Middle Eastern dance. Under the artistic direction of international belly dance sensation Jillina, the cast will meld Middle Eastern dance and music, break dance, theatrical hip hop, contemporary dance, fusion and tribal dance, for a journey into wonderland. The storyline will unfold to the sounds of an original score composed by Paul Dinletir and the live beats of Ozzy Ashkenazi.

Friday, August 1 @ 8:30 p.m.
John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068

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Uniting Eastern and Western Culture with Middle Eastern,
Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tribal, and Acrobatic Dance

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Founded in 2009 by world renowned choreographer Jillina Carlano, the company presents a revolutionary approach to the whimsical and magical tale, reimagining the colorful, iconic and – dare we say – “mad” characters through the language of world fusion dance. The dance company takes a revolutionary approach to the art of belly dance, presenting theatrical dance shows with a storyline, much like a ballet. The show features a cast of 20 international artists from diverse backgrounds in Middle Eastern dance and music, break dance, theatrical hip hop, contemporary, tribal and fusion dance, each bringing their own unique vision to the production.

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Bellydance Evolution has performed to sold out crowds in over twenty different countries spanning North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The company was featured at the 2012 Mawazine festival in Morocco, where it performed for the Queen of Morocco. With the success of its residency program, Bellydance Evolution has established ensemble company members in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Bellydance Evolution’s “Alice in Wonderland” takes you on a magical journey filled with spinning mushrooms, dancing caterpillars and a charismatically acrobatic rabbit all set to an original and theatrical soundtrack. Based on Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, the performance is appropriate for all ages.

Ticket prices start at $18; discount tickets available for full-time students with ID and children 12 and under. Purchase by July 26 and save! Tickets are available at FordTheatres.org or 323 461-3673 (for non-visual media 323 GO 1-FORD). To learn about discounts for groups of 8 or more, please call 323 461-3673.

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ABOUT THE FORD THEATRES

The Ford Theatres are located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068, just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway between Hollywood Blvd and Barham Blvd in the Cahuenga Pass. The grounds open two hours before showtime for picnicking. The Ford offers a number of dining options: a variety of food and beverages is available on site and box dinners for evening events may be ordered in advance. Patrons are welcome to bring their own food and drink.

The Ford is disabled accessible. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request. On site, stacked parking costs $5 per vehicle for evening shows and $1 per vehicle for morning family shows. FREE nonstacked parking serviced by a FREE shuttle to the Ford, for evening amphitheatre performances only, is available at the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station parking lot at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga. The shuttle, which cycles every 15-20 minutes, stops in the “kiss and ride” area. Please allow an extra 30 minutes if taking the shuttle.

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This event is part of the Ford Theatres 2014 summer amphitheatre season, a multidisciplinary arts series produced by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in cooperation with Los Angeles County based arts organizations. A complete season schedule, directions to the amphitheatre and parking information can be found at FordTheatres.org.

Bellydance Evolution was created with a mission to unite Eastern and Western culture through dance and this intention is evident in the works of the company through their education and residency programs. Together, these initiatives celebrate the dynamic aesthetics of world fusion dance, culture and creativity, by sharing the joy of dance with all communities.
With the success of a residency program, Bellydance Evolution has established ensemble company members in the USA, Europe, Asia and Latin America.  In addition to this specialized performance program, principal cast members offer seminars that are open to all people in the community, giving dancers and non-dancers alike an opportunity to learn about this diverse and important cultural art form from accomplished masters in the field.

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Jillina Carlano, Founder, Executive/Artistic Director (The Queen of Hearts) is a performer, master instructor, choreographer, director and producer, Jillina has devoted her life to dance.  Jillina pulls from a strong dance background in Middle Eastern, folklore, jazz, ballet, and hip hop to create a colorful Middle Eastern fusion repertoire. She travels extensively, teaching seminars and performing in concerts worldwide.  Jillina has co-produced 12 instructional DVDs, which are now offered in five different languages and distributed by Universal Records. In the summer of 2009 and 2010, Jillina was the first American to be invited as a featured performer in the prestigious closing gala at the Ahlan Wa Sahlan festival in Egypt.  Jillina is the owner of Evolution Dance Studios, located in Universal City, California, USA.

Paul Dinletir, Music Composer, is the co-founder of and lead composer for “audiomachine”, a boutique motion picture music production house, specializing in original music and sound design for the high-end trailer market. To create his signature sound, Paul records with the world’s top orchestras and musicians in exclusive spaces such as Skywalker Ranch and Air Studios of London. He has composed exclusive music for blockbuster campaigns such as The Hobbit, Avatar, Life of Pi, Hunger Games, 300 and Snow White and the Huntsman.  In creating original scores for Bellydance Evolution, Paul composes and records an emotional, dramatic soundtrack. He works side by side with the artistic director to bring the show to life and is an integral part of the creative process.

 

The Queen Mary Art Deco Festival Turns 10

Labor Day Weekend At The Queen Mary – August 28 to September 1

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The Queen Mary, in association with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (ADSLA), celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Art Deco Festival with a robust program of activities extended to five days. Largely influenced by the architecture and design of its time, the Queen Mary is the world’s largest floating collection of Art Deco. The illustrious salons are replete with elegant woodcarvings, elaborate murals, priceless sculptures and lavish interiors, offering a matchless backdrop for a festival like no other.

The festivities begin Thursday evening with the Captain’s Strolling Art Deco Walk dollzand continue through the weekend with an expertly curated program of lectures, parties, tours and tastings.  Festivalgoers can don their best period loungewear at the Deco Derby and Pajama Jam, or sport their black-tie finest for the Grand Deco Ball.  An eclectic bazaar showcases vintage fashion, jewelry, collectibles and art as well as a vintage pop-up hair salon.  A Gatsby Soirée will offer classic libations, entertainment and lawn games.  New events include a tasting of prohibition era cocktails and the Bootlegger’s Bash featuring big band music, dancing girls and the best moonshine in the city.

modern_cocktail_soceityThe 10th celebration also honors the yearly tradition of the Queen Mary’s prestigious Starlight Club, a one-night revival of the notorious club dubbed “the most sought after reservation from South Hampton to New York.”

The Daily Lecture Series will cover topics spanning fashion, music, dancing, cultural practices and more. Prohibition’s impact on the soda fountain is explored in Farnsworth’s Art Deco & The Soda Fountain talk while Art Deco Shoes Lecture & Display delves into the birth of shoe design in the 20’s and 30’s. Society’s fascination and commitment to dance is presented in Dancing In The Jazz Age and two rival world fairs are studied in the lecture Last Art Deco World’s Fair.

mora“ADSLA is honored to co-present the 10th Annual Queen Mary Art Deco Festival. The event has grown in both attendance and popularity and we are pleased that our members and the public, many from all over the world, attend with great interest.  New events presented this year are sure to enhance the festival,” says John Thomas, President of ADSLA and Queen Mary Preservation Specialist. The ship is a fitting venue for the 10th Anniversary of the festival, representing the best of Art Deco’s elegance and splendor.

ginger_pauleyDay Passes start at just $25 and an all-inclusive weekend Grand Passport is $399. Art Deco aficionados can stay onboard for the weekend’s duration with a variety of spectacular packages.

For more information, schedule of events and full program details visit  http://www.queenmary.com/events/art-deco-festival/ or call (877) 342-0738

ABOUT THE QUEEN MARY

QueenMaryTicketLocated in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary features award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 346 staterooms.  Visit www.queenmary.com

ABOUT THE ART DECO SOCIETY OF LOS ANGELES

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (ADSLA) celebrates and preserves the architecture, design, arts, music, dance, fashion and elegance of Art Deco. The ADSLA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the education, preservation and awareness of Art Deco as a major influence on the 20th century and beyond.  Since 1983, the ADSLA has welcomed people with an interest in the many facets of Art Deco. More information at http://adsla.org/info/

 

Saycon Sengbloh: She Holler’d – We Heard!

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Something a little different this morning and straight off the summer Broadway musical “Holler If Ya Year Me” Saycon Sengbloh, released her hot new single  ŒEverything just days ago.

ŒEverything is a an up-tempo hearty rock tome  that screams retro glam with its”Vintage Pop Soul.”  The song comes roaring out of the gate as she wails with the music not unlike James Brown alongside an explosion of guitars, bass, and drums.

Most recently, the Atlanta native starred in the high-energy Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, Sengbloh enthused New York Times to say that her performance shimmers, that she is strong-voiced, and is vibrant.  She also was showcased in Tony award nominatedMotown the Musical and originated the role of Sandra Iszadore in the hottest and only Afro-beat award winning musical Fela! on Broadway produced by Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett-Smith along with Steve and Ruth Hendel.

The single is available via SoundCloud, iTunes, and CDBaby.

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Audiophile Fashion Freak Out!

Betabrand’s Latest Hoodie Breaks Sound Barrier, Crowdfunding Barrier.

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What do you wear if you are a super cool audio engineer working at a sound board all day? (This one we love! at Gia On The Move)

You probably never thought you’d be needing fashion tips to listen to your favorite music …but… mondo headphone fans, you can now rock out with your hoods up, thanks to Betabrand’s new Audio Engineer’s hoodie. The hood’s flanks are fabricated out of speaker cloth, enabling owners to wear headphones atop uber-cool hooded heads, with no fear of acoustic interference.

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The hoodie is designed by audio engineer Nic Pope, who released it on Betabrand’s crowd design platform last week.    Fans have funded it to over twice it’s goal and interest continues to spike as audiophiles flock to his invention.

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In addition to the accoustically transparent hood, music fans will appreciate a slew of details designed by Mr. Pope:

-  Twin kangaroo pockets, with headphone pass-through holes.

-  Internal pull-out wiring diagram.

-  Loop to clips your multi-tool/drum key on.

-  Cassette liner.

According to Betabrand founder Chris Lindland, “Headphones are now trending to be the size of personal pizzas.  Thanks to Nic’s invention, hood-size doesn’t have to keep pace.”

This is one of hundreds of crowd-designed concepts now featured on Betabrand.com — an apparel machine that rapidly prototypes and sells the newest design ideas from all over.

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Betabrand is an online clothing company based in San Francisco that releases new products every day and crowdsources design ideas and  photography from customers.

Since launching in 2010, Betabrand has released a host of Internet fashion hits, including Dress Pant Yoga Pants,  Executive Hoodies , Gay Jeans, Sock Insurance,  Bike to Work Pants, and Dress Pant Sweatpants.