Marlou Colina Salon

December 14th, 2010

Happy Holidays from Marlou Colina Salon:


That’s right ya’ll, early bird notification for you FPAC’ers.

The Mega-20th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture!~September 10-11, 2011, Pt. Fermin Park, San Pedro, CA!

Stay tuned for major headliners set to be scheduled.  You don’t want to miss this one!

Confirmed Headliner for FPAC 20, the legendary Joe Bataan:

ARTISTS, VENDORS, FOOD VENDORS, SPONSORS, DONORS…please visit for more information.  We will be establishing early sign-up’s, deadline’s, and updating all information throughout the year (yes we are starting early)!  So stay tuned~

Look forward to the big 20th celebration of this long running legacy…FPAC 20 will be bigger than ever!

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Beatrock Anniversary Celebration


Beatrock Music, the independent record label home to BambuOtayo DubbPower StruggleThe CounterParts, and Bwan is celebrating its first birthday! Now a year deep in the music scene with six releases under its belt, Beatrock Music has a lot to celebrate. To mark the occasion, the label is putting on two events. The first will be onDecember 10th at The Cellar in Long Beach. The second will be the following evening on December 11th at Pier 23 in San Francisco. Both events promise to be chock-full of live entertainment, from live music by label musicians to live artwork by the Beatrock Artists Kollective.

Doors open at 8pm on both nights. Admission will be $10 at the door. $8 pre-sale tickets are available now at Both events are 21 and up.

12/10: LONG BEACH – The Cellar (201 East Broadway)
Live Performances by:
·         Bambu and DJ Phatrick
·         Power Struggle
·         Otayo Dubb
·         The CounterParts
·         Bwan
·         L.U.V
·         K-nine
Host: Mass Movement
DJs: DJ ET and Krissfader

12/11: SAN FRANCISCO – Pier 23 (Pier 23 on the Embarcadero)
Live Performances by:
·         Otayo Dubb
·         Power Struggle
·         Dirty Boots
·         Kiwi
·         Rocky Rivera
Host: Bambu
DJs: DJ RozaDJ FonzFatgums and Gammaray

The events will also celebrate the birthdays of Nomi of Power Struggle, Rachel and James of Dirty Boots, and DJ Phatrick!

Please check out the promo video attached and help spread the word!




For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Luna George

“In the Graffiti subculture, practitioners are known as “writers” because graffiti is about writing your name on as many surfaces as possible. Although many writers elevate their art form to the level of creating huge and beautiful murals, they all began their journey as an artist by first learning to write and perfect their name. The Sharpie marker is often the first tool a writer acquires in his lifelong journey to hone his craft and in becoming an artist“ states Man One on

Los Angeles, CA – Crewest is proud to present “The Sharpie Show II” an exhibit featuring unique works of art from all over the world, created solely by a well rounded group of practitioners of the famed marker. These artists have decided to “uncap their creativity” using nothing but a Sharpie!

The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 6-9pm and will feature live Sharpie art by emerging artist,Douglas Cruise, all the way from Mississippi! Beats by DJ Phyz Ed and free giveaways compliments of Sharpie. The Exhibition runs through Sunday, January 2, 2011. Artwalk event takes place on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 from 6-9pm.

“In the Graffiti subculture, practitioners are known as “writers” because graffiti is about writing your name on as many surfaces as possible. Although many writers elevate their art form to the level of creating huge and beautiful murals, they all began their journey as an artist by first learning to write and perfect their name. The Sharpie marker is often the first tool a writer acquires in his lifelong journey to hone his craft and in becoming an artist“ states Man One on

After the success of last year’s “The Sharpie Show”, Crewest and Man One have decided to bring back this exhibition to Los Angeles with “The Sharpie Show II”. Last year’s exhibit featured original pieces by some of the best known graffiti artists, illustrators and tattoo artists in the country (and beyond) such as Mike Giant, Greg “Craola” Simkins, George Clinton and Lalo Alcaraz. This year’s The Sharpie Show II promises to rock LA to a new creative tempo in the world of Sharpie art and will open people’s eyes to an expanded range of uncapped techniques, styles and talent. All are welcome to come through and enjoy!

In the Featured Artist Room:
Travis Moore impressed us all at the last Sharpie Show with his massive monster of a piece “The Wait of the World” which entailed fine lines designed by his own creative vision. His piece is still unforgettable. This year, Crewest is proud to present Travis Moore as December’s featured artist. His enthusiasm and dedication to using Sharpies as his preferred tool to making outstanding art will be injected into a super Sharpie installation on display and in conjunction with the exhibit all month long. Get your Sharpie on!

Exhibiting Artists:
14bolt, Abe Lincoln Jr., Afex THC, Alexandra Tolbert, Alfie Ebojo, Andre Khazraei, Arpen THC, Bahgo, Bart Saric, BboyB the Hiphop Preservationist, Beenznrice, Benjie, Bob Motown, Branded, Brendan Blowers, Bron Theron, Chad Kouri, Chris Giorgio, CINK, CJ, Cristian “Smear” Gheorghiu, Dan Ruhrmanty, Donna Letterese, Douglas Cruise, Ezra, Faris Farisaalsaffar, Ghost One, Gil Areola, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, Ilse Valfre, Inept, Jacobo Wallker, James Bentley, Jana Bocklund, Jaxiajax, Jeffery Page, JNGL, Jonathan Delgado, Josh Attkisson, JOS-L, JR aka Zombiac, Koffinz One, Lab Studio Designs, Leo Silva, Leticia Maldonado, Lindsey, MAD ONE, Man One, Mark Dugally, MelonJames, Michael Pizarro, Mildred, Modern Day Monster, Mr. Puppet, Ms. Klue, New Colony, Nils Jawa, OkiraMyth, Omar Martinez, Oso, Phloe, PHONETICONTROL, REL.ONE, Rick Rodriguez, ROME, Ruthie Pie, S. Watters, Septerhed, Sergio D. Robleto, Sherrie Thai, SIMS, Sloke, Smerf One, Steve Martinez aka Pablo Jimenez, Todd, Travis Moore, Two Rabbits, VOX, Xirena, Xplode One DCV, Yumi Sakugawa, Zender and more…

Link to pics from last year’s Sharpie Show:

List of artist websites:

Sneak Preview:

Link to flyer image:

Crewest Gallery is located at 110 Winston St. Los Angeles, CA 90013. Crewest is a gallery that supports some of the most talented underground artists from the West Coast and beyond. The gallery’s focus is on urban & graffiti art created through painting, sculpture, digital, and print medias. All of the exhibits housed at Crewest deal with what is current, and significant within the realm of the urban art experience. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday: Noon to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: Noon to 8 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m. and Mondays are closed. For more information, please call 213.627.8272, email at or


The Hive Gallery and Studios presents:

December “Price….less 4″ ($250 and under artworks)
Opening and performances: December 4, 2010
$8 at the door
Show runs: 12/4 to 1/2/2011

Featured Artist 1: Sylvia Lizarraga
Featured Artist 2: Crystal Sylver
Tall Wall Artist: Daisuke Okamoto
Small Wall Artist: Larkin
Installation Artist: Jimmy Bell

December “Price….less” show Artists:

Daniaelle Simonsen / Janet Kim / Jeremy Cross / Yumiko Awae / Rick Strieck / Cristina Paulos / Ivan Vega / Robin Cohen / Debbie Lee / Shannon O’Connor / Nicolette Spear / Christopher Umana / Deanna Adona / Melody Grace Duenas /
Hestin Lostwood / Andrew Long / Pukac / Frost Newton / Bob Lizarraga / Marlon McWilliams / Alfie Numeric / Nate Seubert / Septerhed / Robin Cohen / Dominic Polcino / Bob Lizarraga / Wellington Rawls / Pukac / Sze Jones / JNGL /
Scarecrowoven / Warren Heard / Andrea Cruz / and many more!!!!

Performances by: TBA

Resident Artists:

Sensei / Nathan Cartwright / Mary Spring / Greg Gould / Walt Hall / Sarah Winkle / John Dang / Douglas Alvarez / Jinx / J.Salvador
/ Feminine Oddities / Shrine / Sonik / Ichae Ackso / Leyla Akdogan / Stephan Canthal / Laura Diamond / Mike Street / Andres Carmiol /
/ The Little Red Writer / Randy Kono / Sara Hedstrom / Alex Schaefer / Patrick Haemmerlein / Alan DeForest / Bethany Pratt / Meagan Boyd /
/ Radhika Hersey / Amanda Sage / Romina Gonzales / Yuki Miyazaki / Sophia Gasparian / Ink Pen Mutations Press / Doug Meyer /
Nicole Bruckman / Glenn Fox / Edyth Gonzalez / Daisuke Okamoto / Kate Proto / David Reyes / Tom McDermott /



Seraphime Angelis
Medium, Astrologer, Card Reader, Poet

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Join Kappa Psi Epsilon & the Pilipino American Coalition at our 14th Annual Pilipino Christmas Fest, “Pasko Sa Aming Bayan”

Enjoy the warmth and love of the joyous holiday spirit and be surrounded by the beautiful artwork, great entertainment, the amazing vendors, and the awesome food!

Speaking of food, guess who will be there? None other than the WHITE RABBIT Food Truck, so come and try their delicious Filipino food! And many more. Don’t worry, Come hungry & You’ll definitely Leave HAPPY (:

We also have a wide variety of outstanding performances, which include:
– Kappa Psi Epsilon’s Omicron Pledge Class
– Jan Terania’s Band
– Mack and Marlo
– PAC Cultural
– Phaze One
– Krystle Tugadi
– Verbal Taktiks
– Carson Street Dance
– Krystle Pleyto & Kevin
– Mighty Shock LA
– Stan (from Theta Delta Beta)
– PAC Modern & PAC Camp

REMEMBER!! It’s at CSULB’S HHS1 Lawn from 10am-6pm

** FREE ADMISSION! ** & $5 Parking

We’d love to see all of your wonderful faces there! We guarantee that it’ll be one AMAZING event! You don’t want to miss out!


Check out the trailer:

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Project PSA/FAN-E LA Wrap Party

December 3rd, 2010

Wednesday night at the Blu Monkey…

Great wrap party, culminating about a month of work between filmmakers and non-profit organizations.  PSA’s were turned into the FAN-E L.A. organization.

Stay tuned for a Feb/Mar 2011 Project PSA viewing party and see the BUY PINOY PSA!

A big thanks to FAN-E L.A. for organizing the project, a big thanks to Philip Buiser of Two Penguins who selflessly donated his time to do the PSA, and a big thanks to everyone who showed up to network.


If you thought Black Friday was over, you are dead wrong…

I will be posting up various BUY PINOY sales events on the blog, so keep visiting the site!

Check this out:


Project PSA Holiday and Entertainment Networking Party! [hosted by FAN

with special musical guest “Genesis Ian” &  TapaBoyLA Food Truck

…Come out to celebrate with Fil-Am filmmakers and non-profits for the
completion of their joint PSA’s for FAN Entertainment’s Project PSA filmmaking

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

BluMonkey Bar & Lounge
5521 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028. (in between Western & Garfield Place)
no cover, but suggested $5 donation to raise money for the PSA screening in the
spring. Support your Fil-Am filmmakers and community organizations!

Drink Specials:
8-10PM Happy Hour-$4 beers & $2 off drinks
After 10PM-TBD shot and cocktail specials

8PM-9PM- Core social hour for participating non-profits & directors, promotional
photos, interviews
9PM- General guests welcome
9PM-12AM TapaBoyLA Food truck:
10PM Genesis Ian performs live!

Special Musical Guest “Genesis Ian”
Fresh from a performance at the Viper Room.
Check out the link below for his bio:


There is a Red Line stop across the street. They have a large parking lot in the

back and meters around Garfield Place, Hollywood Blvd & Western. Parking in the
back lot is $5.00

Participating PSA’s:
FilAm Arts
TAYO Literary Magazine
Pro People Youth
Mariposa Center for Change & Gabriela Network
Filipino Artist Network
Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts
Filipino American Library
Search to Involve Pilipino Americans

We are taking donations for the screening. With every donation to the screening
fund, party guests receive entries into the fundraiser raffle. When you receive
your ticket and stub be sure to write down your name and the non-profit you
support on the back of the stub and turn it in. They will get credit for your
screening fund donation.

Donation Breakdown
$3 = 1 raffle ticket
$5= 2 raffle tickets & one free DVD (while supplies last)
$10=4 raffle tickets & two free DVDs (while supplies last)

Prizes include:
Gift certificate for 200 wings at the Hooters in Burbank, CA (Over $100 value)
$50 certificate for American Apparel
$40 certificate for The Body Shop
Plus gift sets and other miscellaneous items

*The non-profit with the most screening donations credited to them will get
special recognition. If you donate $5 you are automatically entered in the

The 20th and 40th persons who RSVP for this event will receive a prize when they

attend the party. More RSVP contests will follow.

For more info contact
We thank you for your support. Come out and have fun!

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New Business Adds:

November 16th, 2010

Here’s a warm welcome to the newly added businesses:

Lotus Home Health Care of L.A.

Everyday Events of West Hills

Animal Medical Center of Pasadena

Sabio Group Homes of La Puente

1513 Media of Glendale

Terra Verde Headshots of Lake Balboa

Ramos Gift Shop of L.A. Airforce Base/El Segundo

Pinascrubs of Los Angeles

CMS Electrical of Carson

Gil Garcia Electric of Los Angeles

Jerry the Maker of South San Francisco

Wilson De La Cruz Real Estate of Granada Hills


Jazmin Home for the Elderly of Los Angeles

Nurse  Uniforms of Carson

Hiya Papaya Dance Company of Los Angeles/Orange County

Holden Liquor of Long Beach

Welcome to BUY PINOY!