Real People, Real Stories – Shine On Hollywood Magazine
Welcome to the September and October 2014 exciting bonus issue of Shine On Hollywood Magazine (SOHM)! As the summer draws to a close and the fall season ushers in, it reminds us that change is inevitable. We are fortunate here in Hollywood to live in a place where change often times brings some new form of excitement. From the hot, sexy summers to the glamorous film awards season to the party-filled holiday season, there is always something for everyone. Moreover, the lives that have changed and shaped Hollywood have brought us glamour, fascination and excitement. This month, our focus is on “Top Music Industry Professionals.” These individuals entertain, inspire and enhance the condition of our lives and we are proud to include them in our SOHM family.
From our digital archives, we catch up with Asha Puthli. First featured in July 2012, Asha is a “world music” pioneer who is known in the jazz world for her daredevil vocals. She talks with us about her latest exciting projects.
This month’s cover story features Michael Orland, pianist, arranger and Associate Musical Director extraordinaire of American Idol. Some refer to him today as a “Star Maker” and his attitude toward work and life are inspiring. You won’t want to miss out on reading about his fascinating journey.
This issue also features Jon Mullane, an internationally acclaimed rock singer and songwriter who has an intuitive talent for writing songs that connect with his audiences across North America, Europe and Asia. This month’s issue also includes Glenn Treibitz, an accomplished composer, lyricist and playwright and the owner and President of one of the largest piano companies in the United States. Finally, we are proud to feature the multi-talented Cindy Paulos, the first female DJ to be on-air in Los Angeles who has had a remarkable life as a minister, writer, artist, composer and radio and T.V. personality.
We encourage you to “Let them be your motivation.”
SOHM remains a politics and gossip free publication with its focus on, Real People, Real Stories, from the Arts and Pop Culture Community who make a difference by giving back, and we are delighted to share their heart-felt stories with you. We will continue to provide the industry’s foremost creative meeting place with monthly showcases, news, opinions, analysis and audience feedback.
The upcoming issue a tribute to an American legendary actress who graced us with her undeniable talent and left us with unforgettable memories of her movies and TV shows, Arlene Martel. Her daughter, Avra Douglas, shares about her loving mother also known as “Tasha”. Look for exclusive interviews with fans and celebrity peers who are mourning the loss of her as a brilliant and talented woman that played roles from T’Pring in Star Trek to appearing in Uncle Willie on Broadway. Her diversified roles have indelibly stamped her memory in fans’ minds worldwide.
We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to your feedback and continued support!
Founder / Editor in Chief
Clarissa writes songs from her life experiences. This comes naturally and performing her songs is her most fulfilling self expression. Writing simple songs about complex things such as love, family, and life in general– issues that most people relate to in a form of a pop/dance/rock tune or a ballad is her own way of channeling her dynamic energy constructively. Though she exclusively performs dance pop numbers, she is also currently writing a few R&B, hiphop, and country genres. Take a listen to her songs–you can’t help singing along or just rock with it.
Clarissa has been singing since the tender age of 2. Her mother shares the story of when a next door neighbor overheard Clarissa the toddler singing the national anthem from start to finish!
Clarissa has electrifying energy that could propel a jet plane. It’s a fire that ignites and sparks her creative energy fueling her musical and dance repertoire. “Feel the passion” is her mantra. On stage is where she is most at home. The name Clarissa denotes a limitless, boundless, and fearless persona, resounding continued spiritual ‘renewal’ and of coming to terms. At any moment, Clarissa can become somewhat of a chameleon and dynamically re-invents herself.
Members: Glen Carroll – vocals, Waddy Wachtel – guitar, Kenny Aronoff – drums, Bobby Keys – saxophone, Kenny Aaronson – bass, Bernard Fowler – backing vocals
Sounds Like: The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin Official, John Lennon
Manager: Dr. Gail Mason
Brilliantly written and recorded hard-driving universal rock-n-roll. Sticky Fingers is comprised of some of the greatest music legends in roll history. The band features Glen Carroll-Vocals, Waddy Wachtel-Guitar, Bobby Keys-Saxophone, Kenny Aronoff-Drums, Kenny Aaronson-Bass, Bernard Fowler-Backing vocals and Ian McLagan on keyboards.
Sticky Fingers Australian Tour – September 2009
Glen Carroll, leader of the premier Rolling Stones tribute band “Sticky Fingers”, has entertained all over the world. He says that the Australian tour was one of the very coolest of his star-studded career.
This presentation is to acknowledge the life-changing experiences we had – with the kind help of our friend and benefactor, Australian entrepreneur Richard Bell.
Oz will forever be in our hearts as one of the greatest counties in the world…
The kindness that we were shown, the wonderful people we met, and the majestic natural wonders we encountered, all made this trip a dream come true.
Long Live Australia… CHEERS, BELLY!!!
Hailing from Tunisia, the northernmost country in Africa, emcee Ali Baba is well on his way to staking his claim in hip-hop and making his mark in the US, and the world to follow. His real name is Ali Abbou, he moved to the states at the age of 12 where his friends and family first called him Ali Baba after the main character in the famous Arabic story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The nickname stuck since then to present day being his emcee moniker. When he first moved to the US it was so he could attend the Palmer Tennis Academy in Tampa, Florida, one of the best tennis academies in the world. Once graduated from the Palmer Academy, he moved to California to attend college. As he got older, his affinity for hip-hop music grew from the rawness and realness he heard in it. It resembled the struggles that his people continue to go through to this day. Those struggles have culminated in the Tunisian revolution that is being fought by his people today. The demonstrations in his home country were precipitated by poor living conditions, high unemployment, inflation, political corruption, lack of freedom of speech and other political freedoms–all reasons that inspire hip-hop lyrics, and inspire Ali to express his point of view. He feels he can deliver a great message to the world through his music, and be able to touch people’s hearts and minds. Ali’s music is a relief for the negative in the world and a positive expression for people to hear. The ability to express his opinions and feelings is one of the main reasons why Ali first got into making music in the first place. After listening to legends such as 2Pac, Eminem, and Lil’ Wayne, a greater energy was created inside of Ali to motivate him to write more and more. That energy has propelled him to create his own style and personality that is different from any artist in the same profession. With his Moulouk Music Group in effect, Ali’s ultimate goal is to work really hard every day to improve as an artist, and deliver great music that people can enjoy and relate to. Ali Baba is conquering the forty thieves with dedication to his craft, be on the lookout for his imprint coming soon to an airwave near you hitting your ear drum.
Manager: Moncef Abbou 916-583-3444
ALI BABA: FIGHT TILL THE END MUSIC VIDEO
Worldwide phenomenon LA Velvet is a Los Angeles-based band founded in 2010 by front woman pioneer and lioness Laura V, who provides the vocals and fierce guitar-playing skills to the tracks, in addition to song writing. LA Velvet “plays their own version of modern danceable rock that conquers the charts,” described by Obliveon Magazine as a combination of a “’70s Blondie, an 80’s Kim Wilde and a 90’s Gwen Stefani and No Doubt.”
Prior to their official album release, LA Velvet already licensed songs to 18 television shows, including Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Real L Word, MTV, VH1 and OXYGEN. Severe Records and GUnit produced LA Velvet’s second album The One I Love, which they are currently on tour promoting. The band has already been nominated for multiple awards at the 2011 World Independent Music and Film Festival including awards for Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Rock Video. LA Velvet has major endorsement deals with Mineral Case Make up, Coffin Case and Jackson Guitars, who provided the hot pink Flying-V, which has become a part of Laura V’ s signature style.
LA Velvet’s self-produced debut album has sold thousands of copies worldwide, taking LA Velvet on a successful national tour in 2012, reaching out to fans as far away as Germany. Their latest album, The One I Love, was met with favorable reviews by the critics and hailed by Venture Magazine as “a chart worthy collection of sassy vocals, punchy guitar and high energy,” while Peter Amara of Escence Center Stage describes it as “a thunderous mix of indie rock and electronic influences” that effectively “enthralls and raptures the listening audience with its infectious melodies.”
LA Velvet continues to surprise its audience with a daring and innovative approach to rock music, providing a unique, customized sound mixed with sweet powerful lyrics, resulting in a sound that is fearless and original. A sound that is… LA Velvet.
LA Velvet – Here in Hollywood
The talented model, singer is more focused than ever on her career, her friends, and having the time of her life at the same time.
Leianna is many things: giddy, cheerful, intelligent, and a very sweet and sensual woman. Even though at times she finds it hard to juggle her full time job working as a personal banker, she still finds time to pursue her modeling and singing career. Even finding time to fit dates with men is at times difficult, she still seems to manage it very well.
The Hawaiian, Portuguese, Italian, and Irish princess was born and raised as a California girl. Though, she loves to be able to go back to her home in Hawaii as often as she can. Leianna started modeling exactly 2 years ago and is still amazed how much she’s grown, not just as a model or a performer but as a woman. She never in a million years ever thought she could be a model. Growing up as a very shy girl, no one ever took notice of her. Now she has never been so confident in her own skin and now she’s ready to take on the world. Her family always believed in her and never stopped believing. She aspires to have her name out there for the whole world to see, and is determined to show us her raw talent, her voice.
Young Hunned is a So Cali rapper tryna bring a sound not found on the west coast. At this time all his music and status is underground and very much unknown. So enjoy Young Hunned and his music as he tries and make a name for his self. Listen in and your sure to not be disappointed.