Saturday, October 10, 2015
Being an pet and animal-lover, I was so happy to be a part of a special Public Service Announcement that provides information about the animal-care organization Rock & Rawhide. The PSA was written and produced by fierce comedian, actress and advice columnist Robbyne Kaamil, directed by Lovari and recorded by Dana Bryan. Included are cameos by star Pomeranian King Tut and a Poodle named Dana owned by Ruben Santana, a Husky named Balto owned by Luann Johnson and a Siamese Cat named Blue Topaz owned by Carole Linda Gonzales. The PSA theme was Everyday is a Holiday at Rock & Rawhide, since they provide toys and accessories for animals in shelters. We had a special premiere screening of the PSA at the hip and lively Rock-Bar at 185 Christopher Street in Manhattan's West Village, New York City on October 1st. The premiere featured live performances by the rock bands Timelord Smith and Slow Buildings along with The Holiday Singers, Lovari, Howie V Cher and Tony Sawicki of Urban Animals. The Red Carpet was hosted by actor, comedian and radio host Tym Moss. Rich Johnson and Leigh Anne West from The Dog Show, NY's Dog Adoption Television Show, wre also there to conduct interviews and report on the gala. Plus, there was karaoke, dancing, raffles, drink specials and lots of fun. Had a great time with co-founder Kylie Edmond and others from Rock & Rawhide.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
I had the best time ever performing and partying at a spectacular event at the prestigious BAAD! (Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance) at 2474 Westchester Avenue in The Bronx, the northernmost borough of New York City, on September 26th. It was a CHULO Men's Underwear fashion show at Appolonia Cruz' Thank You party. CHULO Underwear is a new line of clothing that promotes cultural pride and awareness while reinvesting earnings back into our marginalized communities. Had a blast with the gorgeous models Yohi Leonino, Mike Ecko, Freddy Santos and Alexander Scott and the designer and creator Coqui Chulo/Ricardo Muniz. Appolonia is a fantastic entertainer and a dear friend to the entire arts community and did a wonderful job at creating such an amazing event. There was a great show with Ms Cruz, myself and others including drag diva Mimi Carey, recording artists Frankie Allday and Johnny Silver, actor, radio host Tym Moss, Orlando Ferrand, Albert Crocus Pena, dancer Jesse Vega Rodriguez and many others!
Sunday, September 20, 2015
It was a thrill and an honor to have a part in an amazing action-packed feature film titled "To Protect & Serve" produced and directed by Carlito Salarigas/Chazz Menendez, who is also known as an Emmy-winning Stunt coordinator for renowned shows like Law & Order: SVA, Blue Bloods, Oz, The Sopranos and more! The premiere screening was held at the beautiful Mystic Harlem theater at 46 West 116th Street in New York City on September 20th. Also in the film is actress, comedian and relationship/sex advice columnist of Playgirl magazine Robbyne Kaamil along with gorgeous famous stuntmen actors like Steven Cachie Brown, Mounir Quazzani, Decater James, Mohammed J. Ali and many others. I loved seeing my close-up reaction shots projected on the big screen larger-than-life! I also love seeing all the guys chase and throw each other around. The scene I was in was filmed in New York City's famous Central Park last July. I played a diva who was having an outdoor sun-lit photo shoot with renowned photographer and dear friend Jason Russo. Special Thanks to Jason and Hey Mister Jason Photography for the amazing pictures.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
I had the most amazing time at the Premier Screening of an exciting original TV series called Eden's Garden at The LGBT Center of NYC at 208 West 13th Street in New York City on 9/12/15. I loved making a red-carpet appearance and really loved watching the amazing, entertaining episodes and mingling with the gorgeous cast and talented crew. Eden's Garden is a dramady starring an all-Transgender F2M male cast; and featuring other Black and Latino characters. Eden's Garden is focused on many social relevant issues such as trans-reality issues and struggles, trans dating, same-sex dating, HIV and AIDS awareness, infidelity, promiscuity, friendships and more. The series was created by and features Seven King as Eden, Chance Les Lombardi as Angle, Bryce Richardson as Jacob, D'Jamal Young as Papo, Kamar Porter as Dre and Devin Lowe. Had a blast with DeMarco Majors, former pro Basketball player and star of TV's Shirts & Skins, actress Terri Squires, actor and TV host Jaison Bernard Manns (The Reality Show), poet Freedom Russino and many others.
Friday, September 11, 2015
I had the best time ever at the 15th annual Kings & Cowboys birthday celebration of the King of New York, actor/producer/promoter Keith Collins and the original Cowboy of the classic disco group The Village People, Randy Jones. The soiree took place at the luxurious nightclub, The Leonora at 525 West 29th Street in New York City on 9/11/2015. Had a blast with models, nightlife, media personas and dear friends including recording artists Aaron Paul and Lovari, Edvin Ortega, Will Grega, Debbie Dickenson, Lisa Christiano, Sharif Gordon, Alan Anderson, Albert Crucus Pina, Diane Berry-Klutz, Mark Schulte, Photographer Billy Hess, Cabaret legend Bobbi Horowitz, celebrity chef Stephen Daniello and many others.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
I always have the best time in Atlantic City. It has all the glamour, glitz and excitement that defines Jersey Shore Chic style. Had a blast at the casinos, beach and boardwalk. And loved working the crowd with the hot male exotic dancers at the Rainbow Room at 55 S Bellevue Avenue in Atlantic City. You couldn't ask for a better Labor Day Sunday celebration!
Sunday, August 30, 2015
I can be seen in three pictures of the current issue of Get Out! magazine in the August 26th #227 issue on page 26. Get Out! is the premiere guide to nightlife and entertainment in the New York City area. The magazine features images from the grand soiree at Sir Ivan's Castle in the Hamptons, Long Island, New York. The party was a Village People-Disco-Studio 54 themed gala where everyone dressed up as a character of the legendary dance music group that recorded "YMCA" and "Macho Man." There was a bevy of Cops, Military men, Cowboys, Native Americans and Leather Men/Bikers. The party celebrated the release of Sir Ivan's new musical single "Kiss the Bullies Goodbye" raising the issue of bullying that affects LGBT youth.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
I had a wonderful time among the colors of the Rainbow at the 15th annual Jersey City LGBTQ Pride Festival at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall in historic Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey on August 29th. Performers included headliner Zelma Davis of C&C Music Factory who belted out her classic dance hit Everybody Dance Now and Pride (A Deeper Love) and recording artist Cheyenne Elliott who performed some of her hits including Let There Be Love. I was proud to be a part of the festivities along with recording artist / actor Lovari, television host Jaison Bernard Manns, producer Dana Bryan (Latino Fan Club), journalist Catherine Hecht, diva Harmonica Sunbeam, event organizers Paul Mendoza, Michael Billy, Eddie Baez, the NYC Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and others! And I am so thrilled and honored to be included in the prestigious local news-source Jersey City Independent newspaper, photo credit: Richard McCormick. And the premiere NYC area nightlife/event guide Get Out! magazine, photo credit: Mike Todd.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
I was once again mentioned in and had my picture on "Page Six" of the New York Post daily newspaper. Page Six is one of the most notorious and most widely read celebrity/event/gossip columns in New York City! The article titled, Cop confusion at Village People-themed Hamptons Bash, referred to the grand soiree I went to on August 22nd, at the Castle Estate of Sir Ivan in which everyone came dressed in costume as a character from the classic disco dance group, the Village People. Unfortunately, since one of the group members is a Cop, when real Police Officers came to the party to investigate a noise complaint, estate security though they were party-goers in costume at first. This crazy situation caused confusion and added hilarity to the event which was insane and rollicking to begin with! But as Randy Jones, the original Village People Cowboy is quoted in the article: "What happens at the Castle, should stay at the Castle." The party was to celebrate the release of Sir Ivan Wilzig's new song "Kiss The Bullies Goodbye" featuring vocals by singer Taylor Dane, which raises awareness to the issue of anti-LGBT Bullying.
Link to Page Six article in New York Post
Link to Page Six article in New York Post
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
It was an evening of glamour, romance and extravagant fun at the special private VIP soiree held by Sir Ivan at his Castle estate in the Hamptons on August 22nd. The magnificent Castle was all lit up in Rainbow colors and the party had a Village People-70s-Disco theme. Guests came dressed-up as characters (Cop, Construction Worker, Army/Navy man, Cowboy, Indian or Leather-man) from the legendary group that recorded the lively hit dance classics "YMCA" and "Macho Man." The party was a celebration of the release of Sir Ivan's newest musical single titled "Kiss All The Bullies Goodbye" which features vocals by Taylor Dane and lyrics that encourage people to be different and tolerant. Through his music Sir Ivan demonstrates the importance of acceptance and understanding. I had a blast doing the hustle and shaking my groove thang with Sir Ivan, original Village People Cowboy Randy Jones, actor/recording artist Lovari, recording artist Aaron Paul, actor Omar Shariff Jr., comedian Adam Sank, managing editor R. Kurt Osenlund (Out magazine), Emmitt Wilson (Slate magazine) publisher Mike Todd (Get Out! Magazine), editor Eileen Shapiro (Get Out! magazine) and many others!