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EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 performs at “Laurence Gartel VIP Opening Reception” Art Basel 2011, South Beach, FL 12-2-11
CELEBRATING ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
Gartel Art Basel Miami: 2003 -2011
GARTEL: ART BASEL MIAMI event at Bang & Olufsen
GARTEL’s ART BASEL MIAMI 2011 partnership with Bang & Olufsen, a Danish-founded audio-visual company, led to fantastic original works inspired by the creative interaction of sight and sound. In the 1920s, Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen were technological pioneers in sound recording and signal transmission, much like GARTEL followed as a 1970s pioneer of the digital era of art.
B&O products are known for distinctive design, compared to mainstream rivals, because they hire independent designers rather than employ them in the company. GARTEL is still “making waves,” partnering for a unique Art Basel multimedia exhibition ” CYMATICS” that continues for the rest of this season, making good use of B&O’s supersized 3-D screens.
Laurence will also unveil the GARTEL Rolls Royce “Themed 1989” Spirit. at the V.I.P. opening vernissage at
Bang & Olufsen, 1691 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, Friday, December 2nd, 2011. 7PM-11PM.
Sounds Provided By DJ/Producer Maximus 3000
Artist Website: gartelmuseum.weebly.com
Laurence Gartel Cymatics Multimedia Exhibition
Resonant Frequencies: Waves Make Forms
Friday December 2nd, 7pm-11pm.
Bang & Olufsen Showroom
1691 Michigan Avenue, Suite 110
RSVP at: 305. 913. 8787 at: / email@example.com
With a VIP Media Vernissage Starting at 6:pm.
Gartel After Party
Friday December 2nd, 11pm-2am
Lucky Strike Lanes
1691 Michigan Avenue, Suite 115
RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year Laurence Gartel’s Art Basel Miami 2011 presentation “Cymatics” takes place at Bang & Olufsen Miami Beach Showroom. The exhibit, which extends through March 3rd, 2012, includes fantastic original works inspired by the creative interaction of sight and sound. In the 1920s, Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen were technological pioneers in sound recording and signal transmission. Gartel followed as a 1970s multimedia pioneer of the Digital Art era.Be a part of the unveiling of Bang & Olufsen’s new Beovision 4-103inch, 3-D High Definition, Plasma Television, valued at $130,000.00. Imagine feeling totally absorbed and a part of the action in your favorite 3D film. Bang & Olufsen will take you there with their new 3D technology.
In addition to the video/animation, time based work, the impresario of Digital Media will have additional surprises; with the unveiling of his latest Rolls Royce “1989 Themed” Spirit art car. Art historian Pierre Restany once declared Gartel a “Fabulist,” in his Introduction to the Italian monograph, “Gartel: Arte e Tecnologia.” Mr Gartel will once again live up to that title. Coming off hosting the Star Gala and creating the official artwork for the event honoring John Secada the show should prove to be another stellar star event. Artist website: gartelmuseum.weebly.com
Be part of The V.I.P. Red Carpet event where Lucky Strike will be serving passed hor d’oeuvres, Zacappa will be sharing their elixser from the gods and Russian Standard beauties will be passing their tempting libations. This event will be filmed and simulcast to the Intl Art Convention of Rome, Italy.
EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 & “Gettin’ Fresh Special Edition , French Kiss LA Invades! Guest Djs French Kiss & Zehno w TP Lords + Annual Employee Turn About” @ Twist , South Beach 9-28-11
NEWSFLASH: Kimberly Bacardi to host her Birthday Celebration at Bang & Olufsen Lincoln Road Showroom to benefit Charity: Food for the Poor, INC. Music By DJ Maximus 3000 – Miami Beach, FL 8-20-11
From Lukas Klessig:
“For Immediate Release:
Kimberly Bacardi to host her Birthday Celebration at Bang & Olufsen Lincoln Road Showroom to benefit Charity: Food for the Poor, inc.
DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 & Socialite Miami Philanthropist Kimberly Shenker-Barcardi Join forces with numerous sponsors to celebrate her birthday and raise money for Food for The Poor, INC. Saturday August 20 at Bang and Olufsen
On August 20, 2011, a birthday celebration for Miami philanthropist Kimberly Shenker-Bacardi will take place at Bang & Olufsen’s Lincoln Road Showroom to recognize and celebrate the dedication and commitment of Kimberly and the members of Kim’s Good Karma Group to help those in need and positively contribute to the betterment of Miami. The event will be a celebration of life, positive energy, good karma, and the authentic and compassionate people of Miami that contribute to making this community and the world a better place.
Joined by numerous sponsors and supporters, guests will enjoy lively music, dancing, heavy passed appetizers, cocktails, auction items, live entertainment, and the company of dedicated community members and leaders. The following individuals and companies sponsored the event: Bang & Olufsen, Winston Delawar Photography, Dilia Melean and A Touch of Class Event Productions & Rentals, Leo Casino, DJ Maximus 3000, Bob Drinon and Premier Beverage, David Knight and SX Liquors, Hilda Lopez and Cupcakes by Hilda, Nick Betancourt and Bina Fink of Advantage PR, Josh Morales and Co. Dance, Zurami Pascual and Boca Tanning Club, Lukas Klessig and Enable Consulting Group, Celine Leora and Hamsa Perfumes, and A Nose for Clothes.
Tickets are $50, with 100% of funds going to Food for the Poor, an organization that Kim has worked with many times and one of the world’s highest rated charities. To RSVP and purchase tickets, please visitwww.foodforthepoor.org/kimsbirthday.
Please contact GoodKarmaMiami@aol.com with any questions.
About Kim’s Good Karma Group
Kim’s Good Karma Group, founded by Miami philanthropist Kimberly Shenker-Bacardi, is a charitable organization consisting of herself and like-minded friends dedicated to helping those less fortunate around the world. Ms. Bacardi became aware of the essential work that Food For The Poor (FFP) has undertaken in Haiti after witnessing her neighbor, Dr. Jules Cadet, tirelessly raise funds over the past few years for his countrymen. As Ms. Bacardi is well aware of how important fundraising is for any organization, she decided to go where her heart guided her. Kim’s Good Karma Group was born.
After visiting Haiti on a mission trip with Food For The Poor and The Florida Marlins, Ms. Bacardi recognized the need to help. She visited many of the FFP villages, orphanages, and facilities they constructed and witnessed the conditions most Haitians were living in. She was moved by her experiences so much that she decided that the first fundraising effort that Kim’s Good Karma Group (KGKG) would take on would be for for the construction of the Kim’s Good Karma Group Community Center within the Marlins’ Homes For Haiti Village, built by Food For The Poor.
The KGKG community center will be a multi-use facility, providing vocational training classes and community meetings, as well as offering a safe and sturdy shelter during hurricane season. 的 am so excited for this opportunity because it does not stop here; the more money we raise, the more lives we can positively affect. The plans are to have a minimum of 25 homes, sanitation, a water source and community center. Our goal for the community center is $40,000, and the more we give, the more we can add to help more families with additional houses, solar lighting, and agriculture.” Kim remarked after her trip.
For information on how you can help KGKG or for interviews please contact email@example.com.
About Food for the Poor:
Food For The Poor is the third-largest international relief and development charity in the United States, feeding 2 million poor every day. Their Christian relief programs and projects are helping children and the poorest of the poor by providing food, housing, health care, education, water projects, emergency relief and micro-enterprise assistance in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Established in 1982 as a 501(c)(3) corporation, FFP’s goals are to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the men, women and children they serve. Food For The Poor raises funds and provides direct relief assistance to the poor, usually by purchasing specifically requested materials and distributing them through the churches and charity organizations already operating in areas of need.
For more information, please visit www.foodforthepoor.org.
Principal and Director of VIP Operations
Enable Consulting Group”
NEWSFLASH: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 Headlines Wilton Manor’s Stonewall Street Festival and Parade June 18, 2011.
DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 Headlines Wilton Manor’s Stonewall Street Festival and Parade June 18, 2011.
DJ Maximus 3000 continues to carve a notch as a mainstay of entertainment for major South Florida events.
For Immediate Release – Miami, FL June 13, 2011. Miami Based DJ/Producer and Record label owner (8025 Alliance Music Group) DJ Maximus 3000 Continues to rise to the top as a formidable and versatile entertainer by Joining “Stone wall Street Festival & Parade” in Wilton Manors , Sunday June 18, 2011.
One of summer’s most anticipated events in South Florida, Stonewall Street Festival and Parade, is coming up.
Stonewall will be bigger than ever since the festival will stretch from 5 Points to NE 20th Street on Wilton Drive with multiple stages filled with entertainment; exhibits from sponsors, merchants, and area non-profits; demonstrations; games; street performers; and an exciting assortment of gourmet food trucks, and beverage stations.
This year, the parade will take place at dusk instead of early morning, which should be great for those who are worried about the early morning heat. It will include celebrities, floats, costumes, equality couples (long-term same sex couples), groups and travel to NE 20th Street where the culmination of the day’s events will be a Pride Dance.
The hosts this year will provide constant entertainment and include Doria Biddle, producer and co-host, who has written for MTV, the animated series Rugrats and Recess, and has offered her slyly funny commentary on various talking-head programs. She has also served as an editor at Teen Magazine, where she learned all about boys and makeup; Frank DeCaro, is a writer /performer and host of The Frank DeCaro Show every weekday on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. He is best known for his six-and-a-half-year stint as the flamboyant film critic on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and his pioneering gay memoir “A Boy Named Phyllis;” and Comic Keith Price, the first out African-American personality on satellite radio. As co-host and associate producer of the internationally popular Morning Jolt w/ Larry Flick, on SIRIUS XM Satellite’s OUT Q station, Keith shares his viewpoints and brand of humor on current events with the world, while also interviewing some of the most iconic and news making figures of pop culture and entertainment.
Scheduled to appear is popular Miami/Fort Lauderdale DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 who says “it’s a bit self indulgent but i’ve made it my mission to attend and participate in as many Pride festivals as I can and show my support for my community who is still struggling with equality every day. I believe I should share my talent and gift and use my voice to spread the word until we are all equal.”
No stranger to performing to mega crowds and festivals, Maximus 3000 has to power to move mountains with his diverse and unique high energy sets. Already having performed at several high profile festivals and mega pride events such as: Official DJ to The First Annual “Miami Beach Gay Pride” 2009 ( Miami Beach estimated 20k attendees) sharing the stage with mega performers such as La India, Patti Labelle and Ceevox and 2011 JUST this past April sharing the stage with International Salsa/Merengue sensation Elvis Crespo and more (to an estimated 40k attendees and broadcast worldwide to 50k more viewers), “Pridefest Fort Lauderdale” 2010 (Fort Lauderdale 15k Estimated attendees) “Tropical Heat” (Key west 2k attendees), Art Explosion 2009 Festival “Miami and Fort Lauderdale Dance Party” (Fort Lauderdale 2k attendees), “2009 Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Official Fort Lauderdale Dance Party” (Fort Lauderdale 1.5k attendees), as well as his weekly residency Living Room Nightclub Fort Lauderdale “Liquid Fridays” which has become a groundbreaking and trendsetting weekly gathering, where an average of 2500 – 3000 partygoers revel in the uplifting and vivacious beats provided by Maximus 3000, since 2008.
There will be several activities going on at the Stonewall Street Festival. Those with a competitive side will enjoy the Athletic Area, which will have a soak tank, various games of skill, and booths for the display and recruitments of various gay sports teams and leagues. There will also be a Family Fun Area for GLBT families, which may include a bounce house, slides, arts & crafts activities, storytellers, musicians, and magicians. In addition, local children’s organizations such as the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery & Science, Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, Wannado City, Young At Art Children’s Museum, will be represented at Stonewall.
Many people say that the best part of a street festival is the food, and Stonewall plans to follow that theory. They will show the culinary excellence of Greater Fort Lauderdale, with a chef exhibition, gourmet food trucks, and festival food. In addition to each bar mixing and serving their own creations at their establishments, The Drive will house various bar stations with donated liquor/beer/water/juice. Each of these stations will be “manned” by staff from a local bar, and a décor competition will ensue with the winning establishment being “crowned” the 2011 Stonewall Street Festival Décor Queen for Best Bar Station.
Also Scheduled to appear: Noa Tylo, Dave Leddick, Eric Jaffe, Glamour Goddesses, Nikki Kidd, Not for Nothing, DJ Karin Ward, DJ Souz, Nicki Addams, Richard Cortez, Jubilee King Bee, Philip Alexander, Michael Waters & Dame Edna, Ball Fringe, Ray Boltz, DJ Paura.
With all of these exciting elements, the Stonewall Street Festival & Parade will surely be an event you won’t want to miss!
Stonewall Street Festival
June 19 at 4-9 p.m
From 5 Points to NE 20th Street
For More information and Event schedule please visit the live event page on DJ Maximus 3000’s Facebook Fanpage:
EVENTS: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 “Liquid Fridays Presents 3rd Annual Silver Party & Mark lowes Bday hosted by Pamela Anderson” @ Living Room Nightclub , Fort lauderdale FL 5-20-11
NEWSFLASH: ELVIS CRESPO TO PERFORM ON MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE LATIN STAGE with DJ SET BY DJ/PRODUCER MAXIMUS 3000
(Miami, FL) On Saturday, April 16, Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner Elvis Crespo will perform songs from his latest release “Indestructible,” along with other classic hits on the Miami Beach Gay Pride Latin Stage presented by Palace, Granda Entertainment, and Ivan Cano.
The Latin Stage will feature performances from 1 to 7 pm and is one of several event highlights taking place at Palace over the Pride weekend. The Stage will be set up across from Palace, on Ocean Drive at 12th Street.
Elvis’ performance is a part of his national Indestructible Promotional Tour, which he has dedicated to the LGBT community. Throughout the tour, Elvis will be performing at some of the largest gay venues and Pr2ide events around the country, including Hollywood, CA (May 21st), Long Beach Pride, CA (May 22nd), and San Francisco Pride (June 26th).
“All Humans are created equal and should be entitled to the same inalienable rights, and among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as stated in the Declaration of Independence of the United States,” says Elvis.
Crespo shot to the top of the Billboard charts with his feverish and horn-fueled mix of nonstop merengue, as best exemplified by the anthem “Suavemente,” which topped the charts on Billboard’s National Hot Latin Top 40 and resulted in multiple hits, including “Suavemente”, “Tu Sonrisa” and “Pintame.”
Since then, he has released multiple chart-topping albums and has received numerous accolades and awards. His unique style transcends genre, ethnicity, ideology and language, and is synonymous with rhythm, movement and a presence defined by his versatility.
Crespo will ride on the Palace float in the Pride parade – beginning at noon from 5th to 14th Street on Ocean Drive – and will greet his fans at Palace, 1200 Ocean Drive, from 4:30 ‘til 5:30 pm prior to his performance on the Latin Stage at 6 pm.
Joining Elvis Crespo and Wilson Cruz on the Latin Stage is Dominican singer/songwriter Sohanny, the gorgeous Latin sensation who sparked a major buzz with her new smash single “No Es Normal,” a true club anthem. Mexican pop singer Fedro will also take the stage that day to perform some of his hits.
Actor Wilson Cruz will grace the Latin Stage as MC, lending his humorous wit throughout the day. Cruz, who began acting at age 7, has appeared in numerous films and television series. His role on the TV series “My So-Called Life” mirrored his own experience as a teen who was kicked out of his house when he told his family that he was gay.
Spinning hot tunes on the Latin Stage is DJ Maximus 3000, who returns to Miami Beach Gay Pride after his wildly successful appearance on the main stage Pride in 2009, its inaugural year. “Im super excited to add yet another layer to my growing artistic repertoire. I will be diving deep into my latin roots this year by supporting not only “The Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida LEADERS, LEGENDS& LOVELIES© (LL&L) BALL” (Miami’s largest LGBT Latino Advocacy group and non-profit organization) as the official DJ, But also representing all Latin & Latin American cultures by playing a rare and never before heard set of Latin music all in my current signature mashup video performance style,, along with acapellas of Top 40, Rock, Hip Hop, and other pop music ….Think Lady Gaga over a salsa beat, Rihanna over Merengue and Reggaeton versions of many familiar tracks. AND of course ill be playing a scorching hot Classic Latin House Set” says Maximus.
All of the Latin Stage performances will be streamed live online at www.miamibeachgaypride.com
In presenting the Latin Stage, Palace, Granda Entertainment, and Ivan Cano are putting the spotlight on the ethnic diversity of the South Florida community, as well as the growing Hispanic demographic in the U.S. and the plethora of visitors from South and Central America.
“It was time to add a decidedly Latin flavor to Pride this year,” says Palace GM Ivan Cano, who spearheaded the concept. Cano also is a member of the City of Miami Beach GLBT Business Enhancement Committee.
All-Star Line-up at the 2011 Miami Beach Gay Pride
In addition to this year’s Grand Marshal, Bravo TV’sAndy Cohen, the parade will feature numerous celebrities and VIPs riding in more than 60 floats or marching alongside in solidarity. Continuing her long-standing support of the LGBT community, DJ Tracy Young will be a special guest in the parade fresh off her recent guest appearance on “The Real Housewives of Miami.” Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower and several of the city’s commissioners and staff will ride atop a specially designed float and many of the entries in the parade will echo this year’s “Super Hero” theme of empowerment.
Another highlight of Pride will be a salute to “Legacy Couples” – committed LGBT partners who have been together for 20 or more years who will march and ride together in recognition of their commitment and in affirmation of marriage equality.
Following the parade, the Pride Festival will feature refreshments, booths and two entertainment stages. Performers will include Dominican singer/songwriter Sohanny, performing her urban merengue dance hit “No Es Normal,” and multi-talented hit-maker JayQuan whose R&B/Pop/Latin vocals are a standout in the group Nas-T-Boyz. Also performing at the Festival will be Erika Jayne , Ceevox, Miss Richfield 1981, Marlon Alarm and the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus.
The pulse-racing line-up of DJs for the Festival includes Jody McDonald, DJ MIIK, DJ Seijo, Bill Kelly, and DJ/Producer Maximus 3000. Festival-goers can also expect some fabulous surprises and guest performances throughout the afternoon.
A Fabulous Week AbOUT
Because of the overwhelming success of the last two Pride events, Miami Beach Gay Pride has expanded this year to a week of extraordinary days OUT. Sanctioned events leading up to the Pride Parade and Festival include an Open House reception at the LGBT Visitor Center followed by a screening of the film “Were the World Mine” at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, both on Wednesday, April 13.
On Thursday, April 14, Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida will present the “Leaders, Legends & Lovelies Ball,” honoring individuals who’ve made a difference in the community and unveiling a special collection of dolls specially created in the likenesses of South Beach’s most famous gender illusionists, Hosted by Elaine Lancaster & Music By DJ Maximus 3000 and Blue Money Jazz Sixtet.
In her new show, “30 Years On The Throne!,” Miss Richfield 1981 looks back at her storybook life celebrating three decades of beauty sovereignty as reigning queen of Richfield, Minnesota, “where butter is a spice and gravy is a beverage.” This Midwestern maven is winning over theater and cabaret audiences around the country with an interactive format that combines homespun warmth and edgy improv in a truly original performance. Miss Richfield will grace the stage of the Colony Theater on Friday, April 15.
Also on Friday, a VIP fundraiser celebrating the kickoff of Pride — “Miami Beach Gay Pride Super Hero Soiree” — takes place at the W South Beach beginning at 9 p.m. Super surprises and special guest heroes will include fashion designer Christopher Bates, special guest DJ Scotty Thompson and special appearances by Grand Marshal Andy Cohen, DJ Tracy Young, and cast members from the reality show “Real Housewives of Miami.” Tickets are $125 by clicking on the “Buy Your Tickets” button and entering “VIP Superhero Soiree” in the “Purpose” box. All proceeds will benefit Miami Beach Gay Pride.
On Saturday, Palace Restaurant/Bar at 1200 Ocean Drive presents “Brunchic,” where patrons may enjoy a prix-fixe brunch menu and a bottle of champagne, with ideal viewing of the parade. Prices are $65 and $85, plus tax & tip, with seatings beginning at 10:30 am. Call 305-531-7234 for reservations. Among other Palace Pride events is the Latin Stage from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring Grammy Award winner Elvis Crespo, and video/Mashup Latin Music DJ Set by DJ/Producer Maximus 3000.
For a complete and ever-growing list of events surrounding Miami Beach Gay
Pride – including an arts conference for young LBT women, an Interfaith Service, club events and events especially for women, visit the Schedule page.
The mission of Miami Beach Gay Pride is to bring together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBT community by producing free, safe, quality, mass-appeal events that are open to all.
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida’s Leaders, Legends & Lovelies© Ball, Lectures & Exhibit
April 14-26, 2011
Celebrating the good, positive & outstanding within our South Florida LGBT community
As you may know, I am proud to be involved with Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, a Florida non-profit 501c4 organization whose mission is the Leadership, Protection & Promotion of Latino|Hispanic LGBT rights (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)-the only organization of its kind in South Florida since 2002.
Our work is 100% funded by fundraisers & private donations, and we are 100% staffed & managed by volunteers. Everything that comes in, goes right back out for programming, leading & assisting our community.
WHAT HAS UC|CU DONE LATELY?
– Provide a free online LGBTQ Resource Center, offering vital information on thousands of community outreach &
support groups – locally, nationally & internationally.
– Meet regularly with local, state & national leaders to promote LGBTQ rights & legislation.
– Offer free consultations with our network of top attorneys on issues of discrimination, immigration & other issues
affecting our community.
– Hosted the only Latino|Hispanic LGBTQ Press Conference in the nation on Repeal DADT.
– Sponsored various Repeal DADT efforts, including Walker Walks to Washington, meetings in Congress, & write-in
& phone campaigns to various elected officials.
– Supported local & national campaigns & candidates that encourage pro-LGBTQ issues.
– Provided free workshops in the community on Leadership, Public Speaking & Community Outreach.
– Participated in the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Hate Crimes Summit.
– Collected funds & donations for victims in Haiti & Chile after their devastating earthquakes.
– Delivered several containers of medical supplies, water & clothing to Haiti.
– Received a Congressional Commendation for ongoing World AIDS Day efforts.
WHAT IS THE UC|CU LEADERS, LEGENDS& LOVELIES© BALL?
On April 14, 2011 from 7-10pm we are hosting an evening of fun, glamour & inspiration on famed Ocean Drive.
The Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida LEADERS, LEGENDS& LOVELIES© (LL&L) BALL will have several exciting layers to the evening…
The unveiling of our Exhibit at the Art Deco Welcome Center, featuring a celebration of our LGBT community its history through art, photography and costumes | Introduction of our 2011 LL&L Honorees – persons from the community, present & past that have made a positive mark & present them with an amazing Medal of Honor | The UC|CU Legends Dolls will be unveiled…A one-of-a-kind collection of fashion dolls created by and in the image of local Divas. They will be exhibited and auctioned to benefit UC|CU programming, along with many other great items being donated for fundraising efforts as part of our Silent Auction that night | There will be an open bar, light fare, music by DJ/Producer Maximus 3000, the Blue Money Sixtet Jazz Band, live performance art, gift bags & a magical evening for all who attend Hosted by Elaine Lancaster| The purpose of the evening is to promote our programming, raise awareness & raise funds.
WHAT DO YOU SAY? Will you join me and our friends at the UC|CU Leaders, Legends & Lovelies© Ball on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Art Deco Welcome Center at 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach?
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY, safely & securely, at : www.unitycoalition.org
1 ticket – $50 | 2 tickets – $90 | 10 ticekts – $400.
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida
2011 HOST COMMITTEE
Cynthia Aguilar | Billy Bean | Randolph Bullard & Eduardo Hepp | Walker Burttschell | Katie Carmichael & Dee Dee DiBiaggio | Xavier Cortada & Juan Carlos Espinosa | Raphael Giraldez & Herb Sosa | Michael Gongora | Luis Gonzalez | Tim Harrises | Luis Herrera & Randy Ricketts | Elaine Lancaster & James Davis | Maria Lago | Michael Larkin | Antonio Lopez & Eddie Miranda | Heidy Medina & Vanessa Brito | Ile Morales & Cathy Toruno | Edwin Scharlau & Victor Gimenez | Eddie Sierra | Moses Stein | Hernan Valverde |
NEWSFLASH: DJ/Producer Maximus 3000 selected to play GRANDA ENTERTAINMENT & JOE GRANDA TRIUMPHANT YEAR celebration
For Immediate release Feb 24, 2011 (Miami, FL) – On Tuesday, March 1st, from 8 p.m. to midnight, Joe Granda, CEO and Founder of Granda Entertainment will celebrate his birthday surrounded by his family, at South Beach’s newest and chicest boutique hotel, The Lords South Beach (1120 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139). Celebrities, fashionistas, industry execs, and music icons will come together at Cirque d’Granda to celebrate the birthday of Joe Granda and his many accomplishments in the industry. While guests imbibe complimentary 42BELOW vodka cocktails and nosh on hors d’oeuvres, DJ Maximus 3000 will be spinning a number of the tracks that have made many of Granda Entertainment’s artists so famous!
Throughout history we have seen the genre of music shift, change, and evolve to include a plethora of unique artists and acts; however, most artists are relegated to one specific market or sound. This year, Joe Granda, CEO and Founder of Granda Entertainment, will celebrate nearly 40+ years of successfully merging the Latino and Anglo markets within the entertainment industry, providing both markets with some of the biggest names in the world of Crossover Artists, including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Gloria Trevi, Nelly Furtado, among many, many more.
Granda, which has been part of the entertainment industry for 40+ years, began his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor for WLTV (now Univision) in a children’s variety program, “Cabalgata Infantil” as a magician and ventriloquist, and by the age of fifteen he formed the band, “Majesty” as lead vocalist, which he signed to Jaguar Records an Indie label from Miami headed by music moguls Carlos Garcia (President Miami Tape) and Tony Moreno, (President/CEO Musical Productions, one of the largest indie Latin labels in the world).
While working as a child star and musician, Granda quickly learned the importance of branding an artist, a strong marketing team, and, of course, event and concert production. Granda moved from the stage to behind the scenes, working closely with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry to put his respective artists at the top of the charts under the auspices of his new Indie record label, Angel Eyes Music, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year!
While working with these artists on promotion, marketing, and concert and event production, Granda developed a successful formula to merge Latino based artists with the Anglo mainstream market, creating a new category of music, referred to by Billboard Magazine as “Crossover”. Oscar Llord formerly of the Sony Discos Label immediately recognized the importance of this crossover formula and implemented Granda’s marketing strategy to help artists, such as Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Elvis Crespo, Son by Four, and many more, successfully break into the mainstream Anglo market.
Since beginning his career 40+ years ago to launching his Indie record label Angel Eyes Music 25 years ago to the development of Granda Entertainment 10 years ago, Granda has been at the forefront of just about every music movement, including Rock, Disco, Dance, Freestyle, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton, Electro, and beyond. His roster of artists, personalities, and celebrities reads like a who’s who of crossover and Latino artists.
Of course, Granda’s involvement in events like Viva La Musica at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, the Latin Music Panel & Showcase during Winter Music Conference, Miami Dance Awards, Miami Beach Gay Pride, Long Beach Pride, San Francisco Pride, and his national club tours have helped his client/artists reach hundreds of thousands of music fans and take their career to all new heights.
Beyond being a major player in the evolution of a variety of music genres, Granda has developed a number of innovative tools and mediums to help independent artists reach the mainstream market in a rapidly more efficient way. Instead of traditionally sending out demos of singles to individual DJs and booking agents, Granda created the Digital Promo Distribution Network, a service that provides instant music, remixes, and video to the Top Club DJs all over the world. Last year, he also created the Latin Music Club Report, which is the only industry trade that focuses on DJs’, record pools and industry executives that support club music and contains the only Latin Music Club Charts.
As you can see, Granda has very innovative and independent ideas on how to fully market his artists in both the Latino and Anglo mainstream markets through a variety of marketing mediums. His marketing, promotion savvy, and independent mentality have made him one of the most sought out industry executive by labels, managers, and artists. Forty years later, his motto “Independent in a MAJOR way” has never rung more true.
However, even with all of his success and accomplishments, Granda is also a very humble person, noting that all of his success would be for nothing if it were not for his fantastic team.
“I’m happy to be involved with such an incredible visionary, talented, hard working, and dedicated team in every aspect of everything that I do,” explains Granda. “ You can be a great quarterback, but you can’t win without the right team.”
For more information on Joe Granda, Granda Entertainment, or Cirque d’Granda, go to www.grandaentertainment.com
EVENTS: DJ Maximus 3000 “Electro-A-GoGo! presents: Kylie Minogue Showgirl DVD release Party” @ Free Spirits Lounge, South Beach 1-13-06
EVENTS: DJ Maximus 3000 "Erasure: Live From Cologne DVD Release Party" Electro-a-Go-Go! @ Free Spirits Lounge, South Beach FL 12-09-05