Category: Events

Dare to Dream Music Festival Announces Vocal Contest

The Dare to Dream Music Festival, a charity event to “empower the youth in their dreams and aspirations,” is hitting the Thousand Oaks Teen Center in Thousand Oaks, California on Saturday, April 26th 2014 at 5 p.m.

The event is being organized and promoted by entertainer Sade Champagne and is slated to feature “celebrity guest hosts, performers and appearances, community and special guest performers, inspirational speakers, audience games, vendors, raffle prizes and more.”

As part of the show, there is a call for video auditions from teen and preteen vocalists, two of whom who will be selected to perform on stage during the event. Interested parties should go to for more details

According to Champagne, proceeds will be donated to the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, and raffle ticket proceeds will be donated to the Los Angeles Dream Center’s Human Trafficking Shelter.

In addition, Sade Champagne and the Teen Center will be launching their Dare To Dream Online Vocal Contest where 2 teens will win the opportunity to perform live at the festival. The festival will also be honoring entertainers and performing artists in the industry who are living their dreams while making a positive impact in the world. Some of the honorees include Disney Channel’s Drew Seeley who starred in “Another Cinderella Story” with Selena Gomez, Tanya Chisholm who starred in Nickelodeon’s hit show “Big Time Rush” and Miss Lela Brown who was a contestant on last season’s “America’s Got Talent.” The name of the festival was inspired by honoree Adam Whittington’s hit song “Dare To Dream”.

More information from their press release:

“The Thousand Oaks Teen Center provides countless teens with recreational classes, workshops, camps and many other programs dedicated to empowering and supporting the youth.The Los Angeles Dream Center’s Human Trafficking Shelter works tirelessly to rescue women and children trapped in the slave-trade throughout the county, providing them with a home, food, clothing, counseling and more. Over 80 trafficking victims have been rescued in just eight months! Sade Champagne is a professional musical artist, performer, and inspirational speaker residing in Ventura County, CA. In fall 2009 she started an entertainment production company appropriately titled Sadé Champagne Presents to create, direct and executive produce unique benefit events to help raise money, relief and awareness for non-profit organizations all over the world. Since 2009 Sade Champagne Presents has raised several thousand dollars for charities like the Destined to Live the Good Life Children’s Orphanage, BrittiCares International, People of the Second Chance, and Thousand Oaks Teen Center. She is supported by multiple Celebrity entertainers, promoted and publicized all over the US, and Sade Champagne was appointed the Official Spokeswoman for the Destined to Live the Good Life Children’s Orphanage in Zambia, Africa! She is an in-demand public speaker and performer, and continues to mentor several youth in the community.”

Admission into the festival is $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center or at the door. 

For more details contact:

Thousand Oaks Teen Center: 805-494-5156

Sade Champagne:

TheFitExpo Returns to Los Angeles January 25-26


Teens and their families seeking the motivation and inspiration to meet their fitness goals this year need look no further than TheFitExpo, which returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 11th year this weekend on January 25th and 26th.

Featuring over 400 exhibits and 20 free competitions, the West Coast’s largest and best-known fitness event is expected to host 37,000 attendees who will have the chance to meet top-tier fitness celebrities and get information, free samples and discounts from hundreds of vendors.

Some of the celebrities expected to attend:

  • Jillian Michaels (celebrity fitness expert, and wellness coach on “The Biggest Loser”)
  • Phil Heath (2 X and current Mr. Olympia Champion);
  • Jay Cutler (4x Mr. Olympia Champion);
  • Brian Shaw (World’s Strongest Man);
  • Grandmaster Walter Goode (Black Belt 10th Degree in Ninjitsu);
  • Lou Ferrigno (actor “The Incredible Hulk”, fitness trainer and retired pro bodybuilder)
  • Tito Ortiz (MMA Legend)

Some of the events and activities this year:

  • Extreme Tricking Challenge: California’s Team LoopKicks, the world famous martial arts tricking team, will host this event, performing their aesthetic blend of kicks, flips, twists and intricate groundwork.
  • Parkour/FreeRunning: Hosted by San Fernando Valley’s Tempest Freerunning Academy, Parkour is an ancient discipline, teaching participants how to flow through their environment by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing and jumping.
  • Fitness Career Center: For those seeking a job in the fitness industry.
  • TheFitExpo Jump Rope Championship
  • The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Nationals
  • IRON MAN Magazine Naturally Bodybuilding
  • Physique, Figure & Bikini Championships presented by Optimum Nutrition
  • MET-Rx Odd Haugen Strength Challenge
  • American Record Makers Olympic Weightlifting Competition
  • The Body Fortress USPLA American Cup Powerlifting Championships
  •’s BodySpace™ Spokesmodel Search
  • Free workouts demos and fitness challenges by Evolution Fitness Conference.
  • Tribute to Legends of Funk, Pop & Hip Hop: Live DJ Dance Concert where top dancers and EFC/TheFitExpo attendees join together to raise funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation of America.
  • SoCal’s Best 4 Ca$h!: offering prize money and bragging rights to the most in shape attendees at the Expo. The guys can show off the best abs or biceps and the girls can compete for the best legs or abs.
  • Attendees can test their muscles at the MAXREPS 4 CASH ATTENDEE CONTESTS.  Open to all male attendees, these four contests — pull ups, push ups, dips and curl a 65 lb. barbell the most times – boast a total purse of $4,000 cash.
  • The Healthy Living Pavilion: features a variety of seminars with leading experts discussing specific dietary programs including macrobiotic, vegetarian, vegan, Ayurveda and organic and raw diets. Live cooking presentations will serve up tips on how to shop for and cook healthy, quick and easy meals.  Bring your appetite as innovative products will be available to sample and purchase including Nut Burgers, Daiya Vegan Cheese, IPS Egg White Chips, Halo Top Creamery’s Protein-Rich Ice Cream, Perky Jerky, and much more.

When: Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26, 2014.. Show hours are Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: The Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, South Halls G, H and J.

Tickets: Adult admission tickets are $20 per day or $30 for the full weekend. Children 12 years and under are $10 per day and children under 6 are free.

Plenty of parking is available. For full information on TheFitExpo ticketing, exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities call (818) 545-0290 or visit

Downtown Burbank Car Classic – July 27, 2013

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Downtown Burbank Car Classic: A Salute To SoCal Automotive Culture

DOWNTOWN BURBANK, Calif. – The region’s most fabulous automobiles will cruise into Downtown Burbank for the 2nd annual Car Classic featuring restored and pre-1974 vehicles, exotics, hot rods and bikes on San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Angeleno Avenue, Saturday, July 27 from 3:00 to 9:00 pm. The Downtown Burbank Car Classic is free and open to the public.

In tune with Downtown Burbank’s ties to the entertainment industry, cars with a “Hollywood” twist will be in the spotlight — those appearing in film or television, or having a distinguished pedigree of celebrity ownership. Rounding off the fun will be family entertainment, music, and automotive-related vendor booths.

Sponsored by Downtown Burbank Partnership, the show will be held on four city blocks packed with retail, restaurants and eateries, and will integrate top automotive design with the upbeat vibe of Burbank’s legendary downtown shopping district.

For further information or to register a vehicle, please visit

Downtown Burbank is a mixed-use urban neighborhood spanning 34-blocks and featuring more than 300 shops, restaurants and businesses. Situated in the heart of entertainment industry, the area is renowned for its dynamic street scene, outdoor dining, and pedestrian orientation. Shopping and dining destinations include Urban Outfitters, IKEA, Barney’s Beanery, and Burbank Town Center. AMC movie screens consistently rank in the top five of theatrical circuits nationwide. The area is bounded by Verdugo Avenue, Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank Boulevard and the I-5, and contains more than 9,000 parking spaces. The District is managed by Downtown Burbank Partnership, a California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation.;

American Icon Music Tour


American Icon Music Tour

The American Icon Tour is kicking off on May 28th at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Tickets are only $10, with $20 for special VIP meet and greet tickets.


Radio for the People
Coed Band
Lauren Suthers aka “Lil L”
The Ochoa Boyz
Kenton Duty
plus a special local contest winner!

The event is sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire, and benefits the Orange County Ronald McDonald House.

Contact Lasting Legacy PR at for tickets today!

Event website:

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2nd Annual West Coast BBQ Classic

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A Delicious Day of BBQ and Music : Sixty Pit Masters From Around the Country Compete for Tastebuds and The Title of “People’s Choice” 

The Queen Mary, is pleased to present The 2nd Annual West Coast BBQ Classic, an official California-State-Certified, KCBS – Sanctioned BBQ Championship sponsored by Jack Daniel’s. Top BBQ Pit Masters from around the country will compete for thousands of dollars in prize money and the opportunity to be selected as the winner of the coveted “People’s Choice” award, including 2012 Champion All Sauced Up.  “We have nearly tripled our competitors this year” said Director of Special Events Steve Sheldon, “Our team registration sold out in record pace. We are thrilled to offer such a vast field of teams this year.”

Held at the Queen Mary Waterfront Events Park, the event features live bands, a Jack Daniel’s Back Yard Bar, Merchant Market, Kid’s Country including obstacle course and Adult Lawn Games area with giant beer pong, there will also be a special appearance by The LA King’s Ice Crew.

$10 online
$15 at the door
BBQ Tasting tickets $2 each
Parking is $10 with event validation
Tickets do not include entry to the ship or attractions.                               

Who:                     West Coasters from near and far are invited to join top pit masters from around the country at this one-day BBQ Championship featuring music by local favorites: Knyght Ryder, The Record Company and The Shoemaker Brothers.

Queen Mary West Coast BBQ Classic playlist available on Spotify. 

When:                  May 11, 2013, 11AM – 6PM

Where:                 The Queen Mary’s Waterfront Events Park

1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach

About Queen Mary

Located 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’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Glory Days tour, guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Tea Room. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 314 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.

Auditions for “Latin Flava”

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Audition Notice

Hollywood Auditions for our up coming TV Show “Latin Flava”. Hip Hop kids in the hundreds will be auditioning and fighting for the top 10 spots for the Hottest new Kids show on the Planet. We will have a celebrity panel of Judges and are expecting hundreds of kids. We are filming and interviewing kids like American Idol does, getting stories from the kids about their excitement of the show, why they love to dance, and how they are following their dreams as a dancer etc.

Celebrity Judges will be ( RED CARPET AND PRESS CHECK IN AT 4;30 pm)

Miss Lela Brown

Shane Sparks Artistic Director/ Choreographer celebrity judge on ABDC and So you Think you can Dance etc..

Alex Larson Choreographer

Anthony Bradshaw (Mr. Bradshaw)Celebrity Stylist

Jamile McGee Celebrity Choregrapher

Jamile McGee from the first season of the hit Fox series, “So You Think You Can Dance?” Jamile rose to the top of the judges hearts and millions of fans throughout the world, So You Think You Can Dance was just the beginning, since then his career has led him to choreograph and dance with artists & celebrities around the world. He’s worked with Wayne Brady, LXD, the legendary Mike Tyson, Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, Katie Perry, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Rihanna, Chris Brown, and so many more famous faces! Jamile recently choreographed an honorary performance for Chaka Khan, on BET’S UNCF Awards Show!

Major King Debbie Allen’s Tech Director..

Krystal Meraz and Christopher “Pharside” Jennings Celebrity/Dance Crew choreographers WORLD OF DANCE and more



Hip-Hop Dance Kids Auditions for “Latin Flava” TV Show Ages 8-16
Talented and Passionate About Hip Hop Dance.
Come With A 30 Second Dance Piece That You Created make sure to bring your own music.
April 18th 2013 From 5pm-10pm PM, Must Bring Parent/Guardian.
Audition Located At Millennium Dance Complex 5113 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood Ca, 91601
Casting Location: Studio 6
Bring Headshots and resume
Ages 8-16 if you are older you must look younger than your age..petite size
No crew/group auditions we are putting our own crew together individuals auditions ONLY!!