A Star Shining Night for Honor and Charity in Hollywood Dominates The Grammy Season

Events — By on February 15, 2011 at 3:24 am

(L-R)Jarvee Hutcherson, Designer Max, Owner Tutto Italy Connections, James Zuley, Eric "EZ" Zuley, Camden Toy, Pamela Bach Hasselhoff, Designer Frank Rubio, Doug Jones, Dick Michaels, Chairman MMPA, Actor Said Faraj. Photo: PR Photos, Allen Berezousky.

By Betrice Coleman-Sweet

(Hollywood, CA) February 14, 2011 -It is one of the most talked about Galas this Grammy Season. The Hollywood Pre-Grammy Benefit Kickoff unveiled on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at the amazing Celebrity Centre in Hollywood, CA. This elegant evening of noble honor was presented by the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) for the benefit of The American Society of Young Musicians, (ASYM) which is committed to the enrichment of tomorrow’s rising stars. Charismatic and very funny host Johnny V, had the audience in awe with his hilarious comedy and engaging command.

The man of the hour, Eric Zuley, arrived looking very dapper in his custom made suit from sponsors Max Simonian of Tutto Italy Connections and shining with exclusive jewels from Frank Rubio Jewelry from Frank G. Rubio. Eric received a distinguished achievement award from The MMPA for his charitable contributions to the entertainment industry by Jarvee Hutcherson, National President of the MMPA and Dick Michaels, ASYM Chairman. In addition, Mr. Zuley was presented with certificates of acknowledgment from the City and County Officials of Los Angeles which was graciously presented by dear friend Chris Donovan, Director of Golden Globes and Spirit Awards. During the show various celebrity supporters offered astounding congratulatory speeches such as Pamela Bach Hasselhoff, Doug Jones, Prince Ali, Said Faraj, Kirby Britton, and others. Everyone experienced the heartfelt words of Eric’s Dad, James Zuley as he held back tears expressing his pure joy for his son’s achievements. Eric even received a very special recorded message from E! Founder, Larry Namers, sending well wishes and big congrats!

The night was bursting with stellar performances. Rising pop group Misha Rose opened up the ceremony with sweet melodies. Hip Hop/ Golf Giant Lil Jordan was a heavy hitter on stage with his smooth lyrics and dope beats. A major highlight of the night was a slamming performance by young Pop Diva Destenee and her fabulous entourage of band members and dancers. The last performance of this evening of charitable bliss was by young R&B Artist Rele. These young recording artists have a very bright and promising future ahead of them.

There was an absolutely sensational fashion show coordinated by Derrick Hutchinson of Annerick Management with feature designs from our fabulous sponsors.

The Red Carpet was jam-packed with stars shining and cameras flashing with over 50 media outlets including PR Photos, Actors Reporter, Wireimage, NTDTV, Hollywood Broker TV and Diversity News just to name a few. Some of Hollywood’s Hottest and Brightest were in attendance such as Doug Jones (Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Pans Labyrinth), Pamela Bach Hasselhoff, Andrew Garcia (American Idol), Charm Britton (VH1), Ser’Darius Blaine (Footloose), JD Charisma (Actor,Artist), Dave Shelton (Writer, director), Bill Zucker (Writer, Director), Camden Toy (Actor, Producer), Said Faraj (Green Zone), Lil Zane (Hip Hop Artist), Odain Watson (Artist), Ranella ( Artist), Brian Krause (Actor), Kim Lee (International Model, Actress), J Myles (celebrity Stylist) and many more!!!. There were studio and record execs everywhere. Speaker/Actor Irving C. Spivak spoke a very poignant speech at the Gala. He is a rising talent that is overcoming a major obstacle and is proving that with perserverance, all can be accomplished.


Jarvee Hutcherson and Speaker/Actor Irving C. Spivak.

With a refined silent auction with rare industry items and delicious food catered by Moon Kabob with special recognition to Ralph’s for the scrumptious desserts and sponsored by Yerevan Magazine, Rouge Clothing by Donna Melikian, Bebe, Frank Rubio Jewelry, Tutto Italy Connections, WTV Networks and Glymed Plus., It was definitely without a doubt an unforgettable night in tinsel town.!!

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