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The NAACP Images Awards Prepares for the Big Day with Luncheon

 

Imani Hakim

Imani Hakim

PHOTOS AND WRITE UP BY NAOMI K. BONMAN

 BEVERLY HILLS, CA- The stars of Hollywood, along with authors, poets, screen writers, and directors came dressed to impressed as they stepped on the red carpet prior to the 34th annual NAACP Image Awards luncheon. The private luncheon was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, January 17. The 34th Annual NAACP Image Awards will be held on Friday, February 6 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium located at 300 E. Green Street in Pasadena. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is a black tie affair. To purchase tickets, please visit www.naacpimageawards.net. To view more photos, visit sophisticatedrelations.com/naacp-luncheon. 

 

Nominations are Now Open for the 2015 Inland Empire Indie Award Show “My Music, My Mic”

SAN BERNARDINO, CA—Music is a business and the artists and production teams behind them grind hard at crafting their perfection and making sure their message reaches the masses. This summer, San Bernardino entertainment and management company, LUE Productions, will be acknowledging music artists within the Inland Empire at the 2015 Inland Empire Indie Award Show, “My Music, My Mic.” Nominations are now being accepted.

The award show will highlight Indie R&B, Rap, and Hip Hop Artists from around the Inland Empire. There will also be special awards given to the hottest music producer, model, battle rapper, Gospel rapper, dance crew, DJ, Urban fashion designer, Internet radio show, publication, graffiti artist, and video production.

If you know an artist out there that has been working hard and making major moves, go to www.Facebook.com/LUEProductions and fill out the 2015 Indie Award Show nomination form. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 5. The announcement of nominees will be held on April 5 with voting opening that same day until May 31.

The award show is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 7 2015 at 7 p.m. at the National Orange Show Sports Arena in San Bernardino. For more information, please email lue.info@yahoo.com.

About LUE Productions

Launching Unique Entertainment Talent & Production Company, known as LUE Productions, was established in 2005 with the mission of offering a safe and productive venue for artists of all ages to display their talents. They pride themselves in bringing forth unique and entertaining shows for all to enjoy. Their events over the years have provided a public forum for families to enjoy special presentations from our communities most talented. As the organization has expanded, they have held successful shows which allowed artists in the Inland Empire and surrounding cities gain exposure through special events such as Musical Concerts, Talent Shows, Open MIC Nights, and Theatrical Plays. LUE Productions is community-oriented and has committed it’s time and resources to giving back to the community.

NORMA TORRES SWORN-IN AS A NEW MEMBER OF THE 114TH CONGRESS

1332433836-norma_torresWASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) was officially sworn-in as U.S. Representative for California’s 35th district.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve in the United States Congress,” Torres stated.   “I am humbled by the opportunity to represent the residents of California’s 35th district and am ready to get to work on their behalf.

The problems facing the Inland Empire are no different than those most Americans face: keeping a roof over their heads, putting their kids through college, affording quality healthcare, and finding a good-paying job,” Torres continued.  “I am committed to doing my part to break through the gridlock by working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to move our nation forward and do what is right for the voters who sent us here.”

Rep. Torres was elected to Congress on November 4, 2014 and succeeds former Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod.