HERE WE ARE. YEAR NUMBER THREE!
It’s been exciting and enlightening and a year more than I could have ever imagined. The outpouring of love and support from everyone, in the United States and beyond, has been overwhelming.
In celebration of our 3rd anniversary we are featuring two amazingly talented and beautiful human beings. On our cover is Nia Sanchez. She went from living in a homeless shelter with her mother as a young girl to winning one of the most coveted and respected titles, Miss USA. Her grace and beauty are apparent but her amazing soul is what inspired us. She continues to do volunteer work in the same homeless shelter where she lived as a small child along with other charitable work she does for causes that are dear to her. We were so grateful to have had the chance to interview Nia before she handed over her crown, just days ago, to the new Miss USA, Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma. We congratulate Olivia!
This issue also features another marvelously gifted spirit, Couturier Celebrity Designer, Sonia Eté. Her extraordinary professional journey has encompassed dressing celebrities like Jennifer Stallone, Tracy Danza, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton, Coolio, designing luxury apparel, fine jewelry, embroidery, luxury leather goods, luxury pet accessories and owning a chain of fine-gems jewelry stores. In addition, understanding the need for Couture in the United States, Sonia brought French Couture education by founding the reputable Academy of Couture Art in Beverly Hills, with the mission to continue the Legend of Couture through training young creators. We hope you enjoy her insightful interview with us into the world of this extraordinary high-end fashion.
This last year was bursting with amazing stories of struggles and triumphs from successful artists in many disciplines. It’s incredible how many successful artists come from troubled childhoods. Our goal is to highlight their successes to encourage the rest of us to triumph over adversity and help the up-and-coming entertainment professionals find their way.
We have featured 24 industry professionals in the past year and have done our best to showcase celebrities you will easily recognize along with lesser known, yet equally successful entertainment personalities. They are all doing the good work and giving back to their communities.
With sadness also, we lose a loved one. Such was the case with my friend, Arlene Martel. A prolific and talented character actress known for her roles in Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, I Dream Of Jeannie and countless others on stage, screen and in film she was, above all, a kind and vibrant human being. As I spent time with her simply enjoying coffee or going to a movie together, I discovered a friend that never knew boundaries when it came to positive and encouraging words. It was a joy to honor her in our April 2015 edition.
We have also kept abreast of some of our all-time favorites, such as World-renowned artist, Cao Yong. He overcame soul-crushing adversities to become one of the most sought-after artists of our time. It has been wonderful to be able to present some of his beautiful artwork in various issues throughout this year.
We are dedicated to providing a positive, meaningful and educational experience and to inspire our readers with knowledge and information from creative, qualified industry professionals.
It has always been and will always continue to be my goal to use a variety of formats to spread the word about all the good that is happening in the entertainment industry. Not just in Hollywood, but around the world as well. We, at SOHM, feel like our readers are ready for the good news about celebrities and successful entertainment professionals and are across the globe.
We continue to present our Share Your Shine, Tell Your Story segment. If you or anyone you know is giving back to the Arts or Pop Culture Community or any great causes and would like to share your or their story with our readers, please do not hesitate to send us these important stories so we can share your shine with our readers.
Don’t forget that you can go back through these last three years and read any of the archived issues, see the stories and gain that much more insight into the entertainment and philanthropic businesses.
Lastly, I would like to take a moment to thank my staff. Their tireless efforts to bring the stories to you, the readers, make this magazine and all its parts what it is today. The interviews, entertainment reviews and all the other pieces that make up Shine On Hollywood Magazine are due to a group effort where we support, encourage and heap praise on each other for continued jobs that are exceedingly well done.
The upcoming August issue will feature an emphasis on the music industry. Look for exclusive interviews with leading industry professionals. We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to your feedback and continued support!
I am excited about our fourth year and all that is in store for us and our readers!
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