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  • Santa Monica Pier Hosts Rebecca Ekman, Soulful Singer From Stockholm Specializing in Covers of Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey & Beyonce

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 22, 2024

    Can a redheaded Swedish singer find fame in Santa Monica, performing covers of songs made famous by Mariah, Whitney and Beyonce? Rebecca Ekman intends to prove that it's possible. Ekman grew up in Forsmark, then in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. But she spends every other year in Los Angeles, "to live love and laugh. And move forward with my singing," she says. As a child, Ekman attended music school, computer and music school. She sang most of the time, and learned to play a little piano....

  • Actor George Gallagher - star of Tyler Perry's new show 'Perimeter' - pops by R&D Kitchen on Montana Avenue

    Christine Peake, Peake PR Group|Apr 3, 2024

    Actor George Gallagher was seen taking a well earned break from shooting his current movie on location in Los Angeles called, 'A Heart For Christmas'. George stopped by R&D Kitchen on Montana Ave and took a few moments to sign an autograph for a fan. He is currently garnering rave reviews for his role on the new Tyler Perry TV smash hit called 'Perimeter', which is currently streaming on BET+ "I play a lawyer on Perimeter and a Doctor in my new movie, I tend to play very driven characters...

  • Westside Los Angeles Journalist Filmmakers Put on Play about October 7 Using Only Verbatim Eyewitness Accounts

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Apr 3, 2024

    March 28, 2024 - When a married couple of muckraking journalist filmmakers were visiting their home country of Ireland this fall, they were shocked at how quickly the public's attention turned from the horror of the October 7 attack on Israel to the plight of the Gazans losing electricity. "We just noticed that everyone wanted to move quickly away from Oct. 7 and start talking about Gaza and ceasefires," Phelim McAleer told the Daily Mail in an interview. "And we know there would be no Oct. 8...

  • GBK Brand Bar & CARE A2 Pre-Oscars Luxury Lounge 2024 Welcomes Celebrities Galore!

    Rachel Ganz|Mar 25, 2024

    On Friday March 8-Saturday March 9, 2024, GBK Brand Bar held its' 15th Annual Oscar Luxury Lounge, at the second floor, beautiful outdoor garden area of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Presented by CARE A2+. GBK Brand Bar gifted chosen guests and celebrities with over $100,000 over in exclusive gifts, including wellness items from the ROOT Brands - products designed to support the body's natural detoxification process and promote overall well-being,...

  • Maestro, Saltburn, and Barbie were the big winners. Ivana Primorac and the hair styling team of "Barbie" Won Big

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 18, 2024

    The 11th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards (Local 706), were presented on Sunday evening February 18, 2024 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel was hosted by Melissa Peterman and presented by Ardell and Giovanni. The evening started with a 4pm "Red Carpet" and Cocktail Reception, Banquet dinner at 6 pm, and the Awards Show at 730 pm. The honoree awards were supposed to begin with Oscar- nominated actor Annette Bening, being honored with the Distinguished Artisan Award, however due to CO...

  • Academy Awards stars honored at Haute Couture boutique Anahit Ghazaryan in Beverly Hills

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 14, 2024

    Beverly hills- March 9th, 2024--The 2024 Academy Awards dazzled this year with the DPA Events, the veteran Luxury Lifestyle Gifting and special events company, honoring the 2024 Academy Nominees by hosting the DPA pre Oscars event at Fashion Drug by Anahit. The event was held on the March 7th to 9th of March at the boutique Anahit Ghazaryan in Beverly hills and this year the guests were treated to a lavish array of gifts and services. Nathalie Dubois the founder of DPA, who has in the past...

  • J. Ivy Hosts Poetry Uncut Part III, Feb. 17 Featuring Def Sound and Sunni Patterson

    Selena Hughes, Guest Post|Mar 1, 2024

    On Saturday, February 17th, Poetry Uncut, a four-part series of curated poetry and music, continued with Poetry Uncut: Part III as Grammy Award-winning artist J. Ivy hosts an evening with performances by Los Angeles artist Def Sound and the poet and author Sunni Patterson. The evening also featured Emmy Award-winning DJ Niéna Drake. It opened with Get Lit, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit working to increase literacy, empower youth, and energize communities through poetry. This special night was...

  • Grammy Nominees Honored at the DPA Music Lounge in Los Angeles

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 5, 2024

    Los Angeles, February 3, 2024-The 2024 GRAMMY Awards dazzled with the DPA Events, the veteran Luxury Lifestyle Gifting and special events company, honoring the 2024 GRAMMY Nominees by hosting the DPA Music lounge on the 2nd and 3rd of February. Held at the LUXE Hotel in Los Angeles, this year the guests were treated to a lavish array of gifts and services. Nathalie Dubois the founder of DPA, who has in the past produced the official Billboard Music awards DPA gift suite as well teamed up with...

  • Temple of the Arts Beverly Hills held an Extraordinary Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) full of speakers and spiritualty!

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 20, 2023

    From Sunset September 24, 2023 until Sundown Monday September 25, 2023 Temple of The Arts at the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, held its Yom Kippur Services officiated by Rabbi David Baron Rabbi David Baron, is the founder of the Temple of the Arts, is the largest arts and entertainment synagogue in the United States, which owns the Saban Theatre. This year the Temple of the Arts generously gave complementary seating to both its High Holiday Services on Rosh Hashanah (Septembe...

  • Comedian Cat Ce's Meteoric Rise On The Comedy Circuit

    Christine Peake, www.Peakeprgroup.com|Sep 1, 2023

    Watch out fellow comedians there is a new force in town and this 5 ft 4 inch Asian firecracker means business! Cat Ce is making waves in the entertainment industry as a rising star to watch in comedy, TV and film. Known for her unique brand of humor and infectious energy, the Asian beauty has captivated audiences not only in Southern California but also across America. With her outstanding performances as a stand-up comedian and actress, she has garnered a well-deserved reputation for her hilari...

  • "The Land Before Time: The Extinction of Cancer", was the 2023 Party Theme. Over 4,000 guests attend Hollywood Party

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 19, 2023

    On Saturday evening July 8, 2023 the Concern Foundation presented its 48th Annual Block Party on the back lot of Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood. "The Land Before Time: The Extinction of Cancer", was this year's theme, with over 4,000 guests attended. The Concern Foundation 2023 honored the Kallick Family with the Lifetime Giving Award, and acknowledged Cedars Sinai Cancer for their innovative and trailblazing work focused on conquering cancer. The Concern Foundation was...

  • Teqball USA'S Pre-Espy Luxury Lounge by GBK Brand Bar and LA Magazine

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 19, 2023

    On Tuesday, July 11, 2023 ESPY Nominees & Presenters, Preeminent Athletes, and other A List talent received over $40,000 in gifts at the 'Teqball USA Pre- ESPY Luxury Lounge Presented by GBK Brand Bar and LA Magazine' at Kimpton La Peer Hotel, 627 La Peer Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90069. The ESPY Awards honors the top athletes and sport performances of the year. GBK Brand Bar, directed by CEO Gavin Keilly, known as the "Gift Bag King" is the forerunner in luxury celebrity gift lounges. Teqball,...

  • Oscar Weekend Round-Up! "The 8th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards", "The DriveH2 Pre Oscar Green Gala" at Peterson Automotive Museum

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 31, 2023

    Viola Davis, Charlize Theron, Lionel Richie and more jubilate The Architects of Beauty at the 8th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards On Thursday evening March 9, 2023 The 8th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBA'S) were held at the Taglyan Complex, 1201 Vine St, Los Angeles. The Hollywood Beauty Awards was founded by CEO Michele Elyzabeth in 2014 with the intension of recognizing talent in hair, beauty , make-up, styling and photography for film, TV, Music, the Red Carpet, and editorial , as well as...

  • Oscar Luxury Gifting Suites 2023! Wow Creations Lifestyle Gifting Suite and GBK Brand Bar 15th Annual Luxury Lounge

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 13, 2023

    On Monday March 6, 2023 Wow Creations Annual Oscar Awards Gifting Suite was held at the spectacular rooftop suite at Mr C Hotel, 1224 Beverwil Drive, Beverly Hills. The panoramic view from the Penthouse is absolutely stunning and breathtaking view of the city. Attendees included beautiful starlets, screen-legends, comedians, Hollywood media, sports stars and many other celebrities. Wow! Creations is an annual glitzy Pre-Oscar Celebrity Gifting Lounge produced by twin brothers Mark and Mathew...

  • DPA Events honors the Oscar Award Nominees with their Luxury suite

    Preity Upala, Special to the Observer|Mar 13, 2023

    Los Angeles, March 15, 2023-The veteran Luxury Lifestyle Gifting and special events company DPA, honored the 2023 Oscar Award Nominees by hosting the DPA Hollywood Awards Gifting suites on March 10th and 11th. Held at the LUXE Hotel in Los Angeles, this year the guests were treated to a lavish array of gifts and services. Nathalie Dubois the founder of DPA, who has in the past produced the official Billboard Music awards DPA gift suite as well teamed up with Circa Resort and Casino in Las Vegas...

  • The 10TH Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Radiate with Stars.

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 27, 2023

    9: the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706)) held its 10th annual awards show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. This exciting award show was hosted by actress Melissa Peterman. Talented Franke Grande (Ariana Grande's brother) introduced the red carpet pre-show ceremony. Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" received two winning awards for the best period and/or character make-up and period and or character hair styling There were five special...

  • Secret Room Events Kicks off the Award Season with their GRAMMY Awards Luxury suite

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 8, 2023
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    Los Angeles, February 7, 2023-This Award season, Secret Room Events, the veteran Luxury Lifestyle Gifting and special events company honored the 2023 GRAMMY Award Nominees by hosting the Celebrity Award Event luxury celebrity gift suite on February 3rd. Held at the Petersen Automotive Museum Rooftop in Los Angeles, this year the guests were treated to a lavish array of gifts and services. Secret Room Events, led by experienced event producer, Rita Branch, was proud to sponsor this year's event p...

  • DPA Events honors the GRAMMY Award Nominees with their Luxury suite

    Preity Upala, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 8, 2023

    Los Angeles, February 7, 2023-This GRAMMY season, DPA Events, the veteran Luxury Lifestyle Gifting and special events company honored the 2023 GRAMMY Award Nominees by hosting the DPA Music Lounge on February 3rd and 4th of February. Held at the LUXE Hotel in Los Angeles, this year the guests were treated to a lavish array of gifts and services. Nathalie Dubois the founder of DPA, who has in the past produced the official Billboard Music awards DPA gift suite as well teamed up with Circa Resort...

  • 'The best punk band to come out of LA in decades!' - Playing the Teragram Ballroom

    Christine Peake, Peake PR Group|Jan 18, 2023

    If you haven’t heard of them, then you must be a DF! Well that’s what their dedicated fans think! I think it would be fair to say the band feel the same way too! The Dumb Fucks are widely recognized as one of the most exciting riotous punk bands to come out of Los Angeles in decades and they are set to return to play what will be a sold out gig on Friday 13th at the Teragram Ballroom. Formed in 2015 by Dutch Faro and Will Uribe, the duo shared a similar raucous attitude in their youth that saw...

  • Universal Studios Offers 'A Night to Remember' on New Year's Eve

    Universal Studios Hollywood|Dec 7, 2022

    Universal City, California, November 30, 2022 – Universal Studios Hollywood rings in 2023 with EVE, Hollywood's biggest New Year's Eve celebration featuring music entertainment, a brilliant fireworks display and access to select rides and attractions, on Saturday, December 31 with extended hours until 2:00 a.m. Included in the price of theme park admission, EVE is the ultimate way to bid farewell to 2022 and usher in 2023 that begins with a full day of fun, enjoying popular and award-winning r...

  • Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures

    Nov 22, 2022

    Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures will whisk families away on an immersive getaway chock-full of magical participatory moments. Featuring new and classic tales, this unique multi-generational experience makes its SoCal debut for four weeks playing Los Angeles, Anaheim, Ontario and Long Beach from December 8 thru January 2, 2023. Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey,...

  • A polaroid photo of family attending an escape room in Los Angeles

    The NEW Escape Game LA in Century City is an immersive, 60-minute, real-life adventure game!

    Chanin Victor, SM Observer Editor|Oct 19, 2022

    Recently opened in Century City's Westfield Shopping Center, The Escape Game LA is a new way of experiencing storytelling, where you're actually a part of the story and living it in real time. Each escape room is designed to immerse you into an entirely new world that feels like you're starring in a Hollywood blockbuster. The games are designed for small groups from 2 to 12 people who can work together in a room full of hidden clues, secret passages and code breaking to try and escape within 60...

  • GMC LAUNCHES THE 'MALIBU SERIES' -THE FIRST COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE GMC HUMMER EV AND CULTURAL INNOVATOR DON C

    Oct 13, 2022

    The GMC HUMMER EV 'Malibu Series', curated by Don C and shot on location in the Santa Monica mountains, brings together a unique cast-all leaders in their own fields-to explore the capabilities of the world's first all-electric super-truck. Titled Off-Road Beast, Immersive, Superfast, Design and Next-Gen Electric, each episode has been crafted to put the vehicle and the films' protagonists through their paces. The GMC HUMMER EV Pickup was revealed in Fall 2020 (1) and has already taken the...

  • GBK honors TV's finest at the EMMY Awards Luxury Lounge 2022

    Preity Upala|Sep 15, 2022

    September 15th, Beverly Hills--This EMMY Award season, GBK, the veteran Luxury Lifestyle Gifting and special events company honored the 2022 EMMY Award Nominees and Presenters by hosting its Annual Nominees and presents Luxury EMMY gifting lounge. Held on the 9th and 10th March at gorgeous Four Seasons Hotel nestled in Beverly Hills, appropriately so, this year the guests were treated to a lavish array of gifts and services. The luxury event this year saw some of the most celebrated TV stars...

  • Affordable Entertainment at Your Fingertips with Cheapfunthingstodo.com

    Cheapfunthingstodo.com|Sep 9, 2022

    (MONTREAL, QC) - As the cost of living worldwide continues to climb, Chaz Desousa and the team at Montreal-based cheapfunthingstodo.com are launching a new way for people across the globe to find fun, unique, and affordable activities near them. "We've been indexing fun things to do for the past ten years and have found some pretty interesting activities," said Co-founder Chaz Desousa. "Whether it's yoga with goats or fully immersive experiences, we keep our finger on the pulse of cool...

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