DFW Icon Vocal Competition

2nd Annual DFW ICON Vocal Competition

Grapevine’s 31st Annual Main Street Fest Teams Up With A&R and Music Company JG Entertainment for the 2nd Annual DFW ICON Vocal Competition May 15, 16 and 17 GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – (April 2015) – As part of the 31st Annual Main Street Fest, presented by Bank of the West, held in Historic Downtown Grapevine May 15, 16 and 17, JG Entertainment will host the 2nd Annual DFW ICON vocal competition. At this exciting competition, JG Entertainment expects to find promising talent in hopes of launching the next big star. DFW ICON will also benefit Kidd’s Kids, the organization founded by the late Kidd Kraddick. DFW ICON will open the microphone to talented singers between the ages 7 to 24 years old. Winner packages exceed $20,000 in prizes including recording, branding, social media, photo shoots, image consulting, scholarships and more. At the helm of DFW ICON is Dallas native, Jonathan George, CEO of JG Entertainment. George currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and is responsible for producing some of the biggest young names on Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, Universal, Sony and more. George states, “It is exciting to come home to Dallas and Grapevine to find the most promising talent. We are always looking for new up and coming stars. They are out there. You just have to find them.” After the 1st Annual DFW ICON competition, producer Jonathan George helped several DFW ICON finalists score auditions for FOX’s “American Idol.” Tiffany Stringer made it to Hollywood Week and Trevor Douglas made it to the Top 24. Douglas, a North Texas native, will be a judge at this year’s DFW ICON competition and will perform at the DFW ICON finals. Preliminary rounds will be held at Grapevine’s Palace Theatre Friday, May 15 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. Finals will be held on the Michelob Ultra Main Stage on Sunday, May 17 at 11:30 a.m. Talent will be placed in four categories grouped by ages 7-11, 12-15, 16-19 and 20-24. Those wanting to compete must register online at www.DFWICON.com. For more information, please visit www.DFWICON.com or www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/MainStreetFest. Jonathan George and Trevor Douglas are available for interviews. About Bank of the West Bank of the West is proud to be an Independent Community Bank, serving the DFW area for 3 decades; helping to create flourishing communities by putting your dollars to work LOCALLY...with decisions made LOCALLY. Bank of the West, Member FDIC, Presenting Sponsor of the 31st Annual Main Street Fest.

Grapevine’s 31st Annual Main Street Fest Teams Up With A&R and Music

Company JG Entertainment for the 2nd Annual DFW ICON Vocal Competition

May 15, 16 and 17

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – (April 2015) – As part of the 31st Annual Main Street Fest, presented by

Bank of the West, held in Historic Downtown Grapevine May 15, 16 and 17, JG Entertainment

will host the 2nd Annual DFW ICON vocal competition. At this exciting competition, JG

Entertainment expects to find promising talent in hopes of launching the next big star. DFW

ICON will also benefit Kidd’s Kids, the organization founded by the late Kidd Kraddick.

DFW ICON will open the microphone to talented singers between the ages 7 to 24 years old.

Winner packages exceed $20,000 in prizes including recording, branding, social media, photo

shoots, image consulting, scholarships and more.

At the helm of DFW ICON is Dallas native, Jonathan George, CEO of JG Entertainment. George

currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and is responsible for producing some of the biggest young

names on Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, Universal, Sony and more. George states, “It is exciting to

come home to Dallas and Grapevine to find the most promising talent. We are always looking

for new up and coming stars. They are out there. You just have to find them.”

After the 1st Annual DFW ICON competition, producer Jonathan George helped several DFW

ICON finalists score auditions for FOX’s “American Idol.” Tiffany Stringer made it to Hollywood

Week and Trevor Douglas made it to the Top 24. Douglas, a North Texas native, will be a judge

at this year’s DFW ICON competition and will perform at the DFW ICON finals.

Preliminary rounds will be held at Grapevine’s Palace Theatre Friday, May 15 at 6 p.m. and

Saturday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. Finals will be held on the Michelob Ultra Main Stage on Sunday,

May 17 at 11:30 a.m. Talent will be placed in four categories grouped by ages 7-11, 12-15,

16-19 and 20-24. Those wanting to compete must register online at www.DFWICON.com.

For more information, please visit www.DFWICON.com or www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/MainStreetFest.

Jonathan George and Trevor Douglas are available for interviews.

About Bank of the West

Bank of the West is proud to be an Independent Community Bank, serving the DFW area for 3

decades; helping to create flourishing communities by putting your dollars to work

LOCALLY...with decisions made LOCALLY.

Bank of the West, Member FDIC, Presenting Sponsor of the 31st Annual Main Street Fest.

Spring Freaks, Rockin' The Universe OC

Coming this Sunday....SPRING FREAKS - Rockin' The Universe in OC on March 22nd at House of Blues - Anaheim. Fantastic artist line up including FLY AWAY HERO with Dalton Rappattoni. Will Jay formerly of the Boy Band IM5, Diamante, A+ Dropouts, The Paralyzers, ONE11....Featured headliner Drake Bell!  

Grab your tickets NOW at SpringFreaks.com!

Lucky Strike - LA Live - March 29th

Lucky Strike Spotlight Vocalists LA Live Sunday March 29th featuring Hollywood scene newcomer Dani Rey! Special guests include Kirby Ai, Brianna Mazzola, Noah Urrea just to name a few of the amazing artists that will be performing. 

No Cover! Great music! Fun Atmosphere! Tell A Friend! Show starts at 7:30pm.  

Vote for Trevor Douglas, #MotorCityIdol

First up were the guys from the American Idol Top 24! #MotorCityIdol Voting begins tonight and ends at 9am PST tomorrow. Don't forget to cast your vote for Trevor Douglas

Here are more ways to VOTE for Trevor: 1.  SUPERVOTE      Go to www.americanidol.com/vote or www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol, log in                   with Facebook - 20 votes                                                  OR      Download app "FOX NOW" and vote - 20 votes           *These both close at 9 AM PT the next morning and 1 time = 20 votes. 2.  Google Search - Search "American Idol Vote" or "Idol Vote" on Google.         You must be logged into your Google Account.  20 submissions = 20 votes.                           *Closes at 9 AM PT the next morning 3.  Text voting - The night of the show text the keyword number given for your      contestant to 21523.  20 texts = 20 votes.               *Closes two hours after the show ends in YOUR time zone. 4.  Toll-free calling - Call the toll-free number given that night for your contestant.      20 calls = 20 votes.                *Closes two hours after the show ends in YOUR time zone.     http://www.americanidol.com/voting-faq

Here are more ways to VOTE for Trevor:

1.  SUPERVOTE

     Go to www.americanidol.com/vote or www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol, log in            

      with Facebook - 20 votes

                                                 OR

     Download app "FOX NOW" and vote - 20 votes

          *These both close at 9 AM PT the next morning and 1 time = 20 votes.

2.  Google Search - Search "American Idol Vote" or "Idol Vote" on Google.  

      You must be logged into your Google Account.  20 submissions = 20 votes.

                          *Closes at 9 AM PT the next morning

3.  Text voting - The night of the show text the keyword number given for your

     contestant to 21523.  20 texts = 20 votes.

              *Closes two hours after the show ends in YOUR time zone.

4.  Toll-free calling - Call the toll-free number given that night for your contestant.

     20 calls = 20 votes.

               *Closes two hours after the show ends in YOUR time zone.  

 

http://www.americanidol.com/voting-faq

#HollywoodWeek Tiffany Stringer, American Idol

Big shout out to my favorite spit fire Tiffany Stringer for cartwheeling, high kicking and singing her way to securing her golden ticket to #HollywoodWeek! She is someone to keep an eye out for as she moves her way through the next step of her American Idol journey. 

Good Luck Tiff!


American Idol #IdolAuditions

Congratulations to some amazing artists for grabbing a golden ticket to Hollywood Week during #IdolAuditions in Nashville, Kansas City and New Orleans. 

Trevor Douglas, Nashville - Lovey James, Kanas CIty - Tiffany Stringer, New Orleans #SupportALauncher Next Step #HollywoodWeek Become a fan of Trevor here! Become a fan of Lovey here! Become a fan of Tiffany here!

Trevor Douglas, Nashville - Lovey James, Kanas CIty - Tiffany Stringer, New Orleans #SupportALauncher Next Step #HollywoodWeek

Become a fan of Trevor here!

Become a fan of Lovey here!

Become a fan of Tiffany here!

SCV Icon Winners, 2014

2014 SCV Icon was a HUGE success with amazingly talented singers.  Our panel of industry judges had there work cut out for them try to pick the Grand Prize winner and 3 Category Winners on Sunday afternoon at Westfield Valencia Town Center. It was a battle for the top spots but in the end the best competitors prevailed.  Thank you to Socal Icon for hosting the event as well as Westfield Valencia Town Center for holding the vocal competition.

Big Shout out to our SponsorsThe Rage Entertainment ComplexJG Entertainment, and Hollywood Launch Academy of LA. 

Special Thank you to Starbucks for suppling our fantastic judges with beverages during the Qualifying Round and Finals.

- Grand Prize Winner -
Freddy Pomee

Category Winners -
Madison Miller (7-11)
Danielle Williams (12-15)
Marcel Hernandez (16-22)

#1 Biggest Social Media Mistake, Studio 32

Have you ever wonder if you are doing enough to maximize your Social Media accounts? An article from the online source Stage32 recently shared the #1 Biggest Social Media Mistake that they have experienced lately. The finds may be surprising...

"What's the biggest mistake creatives make when it comes to social media?"
For even if you are as active as possible, dedicate all your time to being as selfless as you can be, and promote yourself in a productive fashion, if have not handled the number 1 mistake on the list, you're doing yourself a disservice and handicapping yourself.

So what is this inexcusable blunder?  It's something so simple...

Completing your profile.

You can be as charming as can be, post great material, ask all the right questions, but if a curious party goes to your profile and doesn't have any idea of where you've been and where you desire to go, the door shuts. 

In fact, in a recent poll of 323 people who hired Stage 32 members for a project, over 91% listed "Full Profile" as the most important aspect when reviewing a prospect for a position.  When asked "Would you contact someone who didn't provide basic information (bio, reel, loglines, resume, etc) in regard to a position you have available?), 3% answered "Yes".

Look at it another way...Would you go to a job interview or meeting in the "real" world without a resume, reel, or headshots?  Of course not.  And with more and more interviewing and hiring being done online than ever - and that percentage will only increase - it's imperative to color your profile with as much information as possible." - Richard "RB" Botto

Click here to read full article. 

 

Vocal Performance Workshop, Audition

Join us on Sunday, December 7th for a Vocal Performance Workshop hosted by Hollywood Launch Academy and the Rage Entertainment Complex

LA's own Jonathan George, celebrity vocal coach and artist development expert will be holding a FREE Vocal and Performance Workshop. He has worked with artists on Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, American Idol, XFactor, America's Got Talent, El Factor X, Universal, Sony, America's Most Talented Kids, just to name a few

Register TODAY for this amazing opportunity. Email for more info!

Best Businesses Award, Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW

Congratulations to Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW!

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW Receives 2014 Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Flower Mound Award Program Honors the Achievement Flower Mound, October 21, 2014 — Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW has been selected for the 2014 Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award in the Performing Arts category by the Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program. Each year, the Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Flower Mound area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program and data provided by third parties. About the Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program The Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Flower Mound area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy. SOURCE: Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program CONTACT: Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program Email: PublicRelations@BestBusinesses.biz URL: http://www.BestBusinesses.biz

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW Receives 2014 Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award

Flower Mound Award Program Honors the Achievement

Flower Mound, October 21, 2014 — Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW has been selected for the 2014 Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award in the Performing Arts category by the Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program.

Each year, the Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Flower Mound area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About the Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program

The Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Flower Mound area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program
CONTACT:
Best Businesses of Flower Mound Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@BestBusinesses.biz
URL: http://www.BestBusinesses.biz

AwesomenessTV, Bad Girl Scout Stories

Love seeing this lil diva grow in her craft. She is an amazing actress, singer and Red Carpet correspondent. Take the journey through AwesomenessTV,  Bad Girl Scout Stories featuring Sara Rowe. 

What will happen when "Bad Troop Leader Taryn Southern tries to scare the sashes off her brownies with some truly frightening stories from her life. What kind of scary stories would you tell in the woods?"

Bad Girl Scout Troop Leader: Taryn Southern
Girl Scout: Kassidy Falk
Girl Scout: Lulu Lambros
Girl Scout: Sara Rowe
Fisherman: Spencer Strauss