Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Heritage Of India At Chakra

By Pete Allman

The cuisine of India is as diversified as our states in the United States. The most popular dishes come from Northern and Southern India. Although I've dined at many Indian restaurants in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Chakra creative Indian cuisine is unique, with its creative modern approach to cooking Indian cuisine.

Mohan Gopal, the executive chef at Chakra, is from Banglar India and has been emerged in the culinary field for 8 years. There are other factors however, which gives Charka the popularity it so well deserves. One is the atmosphere and secondly is its staff. Chakra, is of a contemporary design. There's a beautiful patio for outdoor dining, which one can observe upon entering the eatery. Inside, there's a beautiful cocktail lounge, and to the left is an impressive glass wall with a flowing waterfall, which separates the dining room from the entrance. With the beautiful patterns of browns highlighting the restaurant, there are cabanas tucked away to the left of the dining room. For those wishing to have a private dining affair, the cabanas are delightful. The other point of view is the banquet rooms. There are two intimate rooms, which are totally private, away from the dining area of the restaurant.

All well run restaurants have a good management team. At Chakra, Vadivel Petumal, the General Manager and Anul Ezhilsrasan, the assistant manager are both congenial and run a well organized establishment. Enough already, now comes the journey for the succulent taste of Northern and Southern Indian cuisine. The Lamb pepper and Tandoori chicken are excellent choices. The curries, also an excellent choice, are another part of Indian cuisine. All this, along with the vegetable Biryani, which is hot, are part of the buffet, which is served from 11:30 am through 3 pm. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 pm and 5 to 11 on Friday and Saturday.

Reservations are suggested for diner Considering the presentation, atmosphere, and the quality of cuisine, the price of $15.00 for this type of buffet is very reasonable.

Unlike other Indian cuisine buffets, Chakra serves some excellent deserts. Lemon Bacardi Mousse and Sweet Pongola, made with rice, are traditional dishes from Southern India.Upon leaving Chakra, Ed Magik of Ed Magik TV, my guest, said he enjoyed the Lamb Pepper and the garlic nan bread. The dining experience overall, was a rewarding experience. Celebrity Scene News rates Chakra a 10.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Icebreaker - Gone - Live Concert Performance at The Whiskey (2011)

Icebreaker, a riveting rock music sensation, performs "Gone" in a live concert at The Whiskey - Oct 30th Halloween Bash (2011).

Paige Williams - lead vocals
Sweet Rain Kim - harmony vocals
Miss Kitty - harmony vocals
Stig Mathisen - lead guitar
David Alexander - keys
Mike McBay - bass
Sandro Feliciano - drums

For bookings and additional information about the band, please contact:
c/o Mike McBay
(213) 858-3770

The Whiskey, also known as Whiskey A Go-Go has been the host venue for such world renown artists such as the Doors, Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin to today's up and coming new artists.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Malibu Inn Restaurant Offers a Rustic Atmosphere and Great Food

The great aspects of dining out are not just good food and great service, but rather the atmosphere in which you dine. The Malibu Inn Restaurant ( ) , which dates back to the 1920's, when it was across the street, where the Malibu Pier is today, has a long history.
In the 50's the restaurant moved across the street, according to waitress, Rebecca Bocian. It wasn't long before Niel Young purchased the restaurant in the 70's, that the Malibu Inn Restaurant became world famous for their top name entertainment such as Eric Clapton, Stevie Nicks and today, Walter Egan who wrote, "Hot Summer Nights". 

DSC02560aMr. Egan's band, the Ma, is in the pocket with all genres of music, especially that of Niel Young. But, enough of that already. Let's journey onto my guests who joined me for this festive occasion.

First and foremost is, Gloria Rhoads Berlin, a former food and travel critic for the former Times Mirror Newspaper and author of the book, "In Search of Neverland", who has traveled throughout Southern California experiencing tasty foods. My second guest, Ed Magik, is a producer of various video content for YouTube and various networks, who appreciates the art of preparing food.

DSC02529aMalibu Inn Restaurant has a friendly staff, starting with the hostess, Rufaro Walls-Lumbly, whose knowledge of the restaurant was appreciated. Our waitress, Rebecca Bocian, was extremely colorful and pleasant. The decor of historical restaurant and concert hall is a rustic setting with hand painted murals throughout the restaurant. It's an old western setting, with its own poolroom, bar-lounge area and an outside patio with heaters for nippy evenings. We were especially intrigued with the murals, "who's mommies little piggy" and "everybody loves a party."

DSC02585aAh, here's the culinary journey presented by Chef Justin Lewis. Gloria Berlin experienced the Salmon with roasted asparagus. Ed Magik partook in the Baby Back Ribs and I ordered the lemon whole chicken. The side dishes included mashed sweet potato and each of my guests had the Manhattan Clam Chowder and the Mesclun Salad. The results were pleasant. "The Manhattan Clam Chowder had an excellent kick to it. "It reminded me of Gumbo, with its celery and seasoning of red pepper", stated Ed Magik. Gloria Berlin's comment was, "I love the sweet potato, and my salmon was delightful".  I confer with both my guests, including my lemon chicken. 

DSC02573aThe only improvement I would make is in the preparation of the sauce for the baby back ribs. Like with all good salads for example, the dressing makes the salad. Thus the sauce for ribs adds to the dining experience. Old man Stubbs [C.B. Stubblefield] made a spicy sauce that is quite popular from Austin, Texas. That's all it needed.

mbi6Like all good meals, one must indulge in desert. That is, once in awhile for those of us who are watching our calorie intake. In our final dining experience, the Red Velvet case passed with ease for everyone. My most enduring moment however, was the Cappuccino with Pumpkin Cheese Cake. Wow, that hit the spot. Oh, the cinnamon in the Cappuccino is good for lowering blood pressure. Now that's a great way to enjoy dining and watch your health too.

mbi5On an overall scale of 1 through 10 for service and a fun atmosphere, Celebrity Scene News rates Malibu Inn Restaurant a 10. On the quality of food, we give a rating of 9, with a moderate price range for Malibu, ranging from side dishes for $6 to rib dishes for $25. We suggest you come as you are for a fun evening of dining music and meeting people.





Pete Allman is a Las Vegas-based commentator, broadcast personality and celebrity interviewer. He also produces inspirational messages for television and other media. Contact him at or (702)265-9099. Visit

This article edited by Ed Magik for Ed Magik TV Blog.

Friday, October 21, 2011

American Film Market (AFM) Celebrates Its 8th Year

LOS ANGELES, California

The American Film Market was founded in 1981, where it rapidly became the premiere global marketplace when Hollywood's decision-makers and trendsetters all jelled together in one location.  This year’s AFM has a total of 27 films selected for the American Film Institute’s AFI Fest, which is being presented by Audi. 

Perhaps one of the most important factors about AFM is the exposure that independent film makers receive when showing their films at the market.  Last year, Amadeus Pictures, one of many independent film makers, had shown Brando Unauthorized, to buyers from various parts of the world, which allowed them to license their films to those countries.  This collaborative process reaches its most productive point , when 8,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for 8 days of negotiations, screenings, conferences, premieres, networking and parties.  A total of 70 countries are involved with their representatives, which include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world press and all who provide services to the motion picture industry.

AFI, a festival film partner with AFM, connects art and commerce, broadening the opportunity for participants at both events Films.  Included in screening at AFM are: Cafe De Flore [Films Distribution], Footnote, [West End Films], Headhunters [Magnolia Pictures], I Melt With You [Magnolia Pictures], Kill List [Protagonist Pictures] Miss Bata [Fox International], Rampart [Sierra/Affinity], and Snow [Protagonist Pictures].

Sixteen additional Festival selections  that will be represented at AFM include, The Artist [The Weinstein Company], Athenberg [The Match Factory], Beyond the Black Rainbow [Magnolia Pictures] Bonsai [UFO], Bullhead [Celluloid Dreams], Carnage [Medusa], Coriolanus [Icon Entertainment], Hanaan [M-Line Distribution] Jiro Dreams of Sushi [Magnolia Pictures], The Lady [,EuropaCorp], Mama Africa [Fortissa Films], Melancholia [Magnolia Pictures],The Silver Cliff [Celluloid Dreams], We Need To Talk To About Kevin [Independent] and With Every Heartbeat [The Yellow Affair].

The AFM is produced by the Independent Film and Television Alliance, the trade association representing the world’s producers and distributors of independent motion pictures and television programs. AFM begins November 2 through 9, at Loews Hotel in Santa Monica and the AFI Fest takes place in Hollywood, on November 3 through 10. For more information on AFI go to and for AFM visit

Friday, October 7, 2011

Ed Magik Live Radio Interview on Freda's New Talent New Talk Radio

Listen to Ed Magik interview hosted by Corliss Freda Johnson on Freda's New Talent New Talk Radio.  Ed Magik is a producer of multimedia and he is the founder of Ed Magik TV, a YouTube Business Partner channel that features celebrity interviews, filmmaker interviews, red carpet interviews, fashion and more with focus on inspiration and success.

Live broadcast begins at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time, 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time on

Freda’s New Talent New Talk Radio, hosted by Corliss Freda Johnson aka HONEY,
airs Friday’s 5:30pm - 6:00 pm, showcasing music for all listeners, namely:
R&B, Jazz, Hip hop, Rap, Neo-soul & Gospel.

"WCLM 1450 AM Radio is a locally owned VIRGINIA Music powerhouse situated in the heart of Richmond. Our programming is a unique variety of music with Country, Classic Soul, Oldies, Gospel, R&B, Latin Jazz and more. Though we do such a broad variety of music, WCLM 1450 AM is also dedicated to Richmond citizens and Richmond Music, with 50% of our airtime devoted to local talk shows and music. You can also listen to us live from anywhere in the world." --

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tony Tarantino (Film Producer) is Shooting a New Police Docu-drama: Prism

Tony Tarantino is producing a new film:


"The police docu-drama Prism, based on the book Color of the Prism, reflects a blending of fact and fiction into a journey of intrigue, love, betrayal, greed and tragedy in this most exciting of police stories set on the Arizona-Mexico border.
Prism - A police docu-drama and most exciting of police stories set on the Arizona-Mexico border.

Detective Antonio Castenada, backed by a crack team of federal and state law enforcement officials and the latest surveillance technology, attempts to bring down Reynaldo Guzman, a prominent businessman and drug kingpin. In masterminding the assassination of a treacherous business associate and his entire family, Guzman alienates his long-time mistress, Sara, who agrees to bring Castenada undercover into Guzman's legitimate produce and seafood import business. The suspense of the docu-drama is increased as Antonio is torn between his love for his wife; his compassionate feeling for Sara; his loathing of Mary, Guzman's accountant, whose lust for him will stop at nothing; and last but not least, his unwanted sexual experience with a young Yaqui girl who has been given to him as a 'gift' by Reynaldo.

The young detective's role as a police plant put his marriage, his career, and his life at risk as he and his support team scramble to out-maneuver Guzman and his deadly hired assassin, Julian Espino.

Hailed as one of the top police stories, Color of the Prism and its non-traditional ending illuminate the true world of crime and corruption unseen by most people. Indeed, it is the last color of the prism."

Thomas J. Nichols

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Tony Tarantino (Film Producer) with Debbie Diesel Exclusive Interview Video

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Naturally 7 Hits Los Angeles Tributes Herbie Hancock, Betye Saar & Donald McKayle at CAAM Gala

Musical Phenomenon
Naturally 7
Hits Los Angeles
 Tributes Herbie Hancock,  
Betye Saar & Donald McKayle
 at CAAM Gala, October 15
Performs Full Live Concert at CAAM, October 16

Los Angeles - There is a phenomenon sweeping across the international musical landscape known as Naturally 7 and it is about to hit Los Angeles big.  Having mesmerized audiences across Europe, the sensation has been engaging music lovers with shows that simply defy logic.  Instead of performing with the backdrop of a live band, these Hidden Beach Records artists utilize their vocal chords to duplicate the sounds of actual instruments.  An uncanny ability they call "Vocal Play," the members of Naturally 7 actually become the instruments coupled with a cappella sound.  Resonating as voice and instrument, Naturally 7 make beat boxing appear child's play. You will blink, just to make sure what your eyes are witnessing and what your ears are hearing is real!

On Sunday, October 16, 2011, Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum (Friends) will present Los Angeles with this unique "Art of Sound" when Naturally 7 performs an exclusive full live concert at the California African American Museum (CAAM) in Exposition Park.  The occasion will not only benefit the youth and education programs at CAAM, it is destined to be an experience that will change the way you listen to music!  The Naturally 7 live concert on Sunday begins at 5:00 pm with a buffet dinner and the show starts at 7:00 p.m.  General admission and VIP seating is available.  Call 213-744-2077 for more information and tickets are available at

The exclusive live performance follows the annual An Artful Evening at CAAM gala fundraiser on Saturday, October 15, which honors dancer/choreographer Donald McKayle, visual artist Betye Saar and Grammy Award winning musician/composer Herbie Hancock.  Naturally 7 will preview their talent at the affair with a special tribute performance.   

Naturally 7 initially charmed America with a national U.S. television debut on "Ellen."  Touring with Michael Bublé, they also guest appeared with him on "The Today Show."  More recently, they opened for Jay Leno in Las Vegas, and performed on the "Tonight Show."  Quincy Jones took note of the group at his 75th Birthday in Montreux and they were also guests at the Playboy Jazz Festival. The native New Yorkers have even performed at the prestigious TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) Conference where they received a standing ovation.  The group has recorded a number of CD's over the years including "Non Fiction" (2000), the aptly titled "What Is It" (2003), "Christmas ...It's A Love Story" (2004) and "Ready II Fly" (2006).  Their latest Hidden Beach Records release is entitled "Vocal Play."

Naturally 7 are Roger Thomas as not only musical director and arranger but also first baritone and rapper; Warren Thomas as percussion, guitar, clarinet, and third tenor; Rod Eldridge as first tenor, scratching and trumpet; Napoleon (Polo) Cummings as fourth tenor and guitar; Dwight Stewart as second baritone, vocals and trumpet; Garfield Buckley as second tenor and harmonica and "Hops" Hutton as bass.

"Naturally 7 are a wonderful cap to a weekend of spectacular events at CAAM coordinated to raise funds to support our youth, education and free public programs," expresses CAAM executive director, Charmaine Jefferson.  "CAAM has always been a cutting edge force in the artistic community and Naturally 7 is quite an innovative art expression with their unique fashioning of sound.  We are honored that they have chosen to donate their services to our cause and to present them in such an intimate setting where the audience can experience them up close and personal. Considering that the concert will benefit our educational programs here at CAAM, we are providing our supporters a wonderful opportunity to contribute while being treated with an amazing show."
Chartered by the California State Legislature in 1977, the California African American Museum, located in Exposition Park, is a state supported institution. In addition to its permanent collection, CAAM hosts specially borrowed and self-curated exhibitions, free public and school age education programs, and tours CAAM-owned exhibitions throughout California and the nation.  Admission to CAAM is free and open to the public, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.  Parking located at 39th and Figueroa Streets is $10.
Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to provide resources, staffing, programming and exhibition funding in support of CAAM's mission. Explore the California African American Museum's offerings at For general CAAM information call (213) 744-7432.

For a peak at the magic that is Naturally 7 check them out on YouTube at

Friday, September 30, 2011

Michael Jackson's Doctor Conrad Murray Caused Jackson's Death?

On the second day of the court proceedings, Dr. Conrad Murray is accused of killing Pop Icon, Michael Jackson by District Attorney, David Walgren. Mr. Walgren said Standard Care was not used by Dr. Conrad and that it is a gross negligence. Dr. Conrad ordered gallons of Propofol to administer to Jackson, where he gave him daily injections over the amount normally used, several times a day. It's as if he were a dope pusher, according to some fans of Michael Jackson. Propofol is a sedative that is usually administered to patients who are undergoing surgery or other medical procedures.

It is a fast acting drug, with most patients losing consciousness in a matter of seconds.

Michael Jackson was injected daily with Propofol, several times a day by Dr. Murray. There was no Standard of Care. The proper medical equipment such as oxygen, cardiac monitoring devices and not to mention there was no anesthesiologist or nurse present during these injections. This is a total breakdown of hippocratic principles of medical care. In his opening statement, District Attorney David Walgren stated very strongly that Dr. Conrad Murray abandoned all principles of medical care. This gives the district attorney and jury enough evidence for the medical board to revoke Dr. Murray's license.

Furthermore, Dr. Murray took a life. A four year sentence is hardly the case here. Involuntary manslaughter should carry a much longer sentence, perhaps 30 years.

The defense lawyers for Murray, Ed Chernoff and his co counselors, Nareg Gourian and J. Meshad Flanigan argued that Jackson had taken drugs prior to being administered Propofol the night of Jackson's death on June 25, 2010. They also brought into evidence Dr. Arnold Klien, a Beverly Hills dermatologist who they said was partly responsible for Jackson's death. Dr. Klein issued Demerol to Jackson on a regular basis. His withdrawal from that Demerol addiction was what kept Jackson awake despite Murray's efforts to put him to sleep with sedatives. Michael Amir Williams who worked for Jackson the last two years of his life was asked by defense lawyer Ed Chernoff whether he went to Klein's office with Jackson.

"At a certain point, it was very regular," Williams said.

Chernoff then asked Williams whether he heard Jackson talk slowly with slurred speech, as he did on an audio recording played in court Tuesday.

"Not that extreme, but I have heard him talk slow before," Williams said.

One of the endearing thoughts about the loss of Michael Jackson came from Gloria Rhoads Berlin, Michael Jackson's friend and real estate broker.

"I've known Michael since he was 12 years old. He gave unselfishly in helping people of all walks of life internationally. Michael was kind, intelligent, and a multi talented person. He believed in the good of mankind."

Berlin is the author of "In Search of Neverland," the story of her friendship with Michael Jackson and how she found him Neverland, where he built his paradise. She is making the book into a feature film. According to her, Jackson's positive life and how he inspired people will be revealed in the movie.

Jackson's security guard Faheem Muhammad, who often drove Jackson, followed Williams on the witness stand Wednesday afternoon.

"There were times he would go almost every day to Klein's office and Jackson would often appear intoxicated when he left," Muhammad testified.

Jackson once told Muhammad that his frequent trips to the dermatologist were for treatment for a skin disease.

"My doctors tell me that I have to go, so I go," Muhammad said Jackson told him.

Pete Allman is a Las Vegas-based commentator, broadcast personality and celebrity interviewer. He also produces inspirational messages for television and other media. Contact him at or (702)265-9099. Visit

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Toccara Jones, Bachelors, and Friends at The Ultimate Merger 2 Viewing ...

LOS ANGELES, Calfornia

Miss Toccara Jones hosts The Ultimate Merger 2 Viewing Party (TVOne) at Besos in Hollywood, California.  

Through a series of challenges, both relationship- and business-driven, Toccara attempts to choose a mate from a stable of 14 bachelors.

For additional information about The Ultimate Merger, visit:

Note this video was recorded shortly after Season 2, Episode 4 was being aired.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Music Center Invites High School Artists to Step into the Spotlight

Note this is a direct copy of the original press release sent to Ed Magik TV.


Applications Now Available for Music Center’s Spotlight Program

LOS ANGELES —The Music Center invites Southern California high school students in the performing and visual arts to apply to Music Center’s Spotlight Program. Now in its 24th year, Spotlight is one of the nation’s premier arts education and scholarship programs for teens, providing arts training by professional artists and awarding over $100,000 in scholarships.

Music Center’s Spotlight Program is free and open to all students who attend high school in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Students of all talent levels are encouraged to apply, and there are no fees to participate. Every student who applies to Spotlight will have the opportunity to learn through professional feedback and gain valuable knowledge to improve their art and audition skills. Applications are now available online at Performing Arts applications must be received by October 17, 2011, and the Visual Arts application deadline is December 1, 2011.

The Music Center Spotlight program has launched numerous professional careers, including pop musical sensation Adam Lambert, American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland, Broadway’s Erin Mackey and classical musician Liang Wang, principal oboist with the New York Philharmonic. Many alumni return to the program and participate as judges and class instructors.

Spotlight was developed to offer distinctive learning opportunities to Southern California students at every stage of artistic development. According to Jeri Gale, Director of the Music Center’s Spotlight Program, “Spotlight is a safe haven for participants to learn how to audition and gain confidence and self esteem, knowing they are better prepared for the next step in their artistic pursuits. We provide a nurturing environment where young artists can come and make mistakes, learn about themselves and have fun while doing it.”

All students enrolled in the program work with professionals to develop audition skills and knowledge in their performance and visual arts disciplines. Performing Arts categories are ballet, non-classical dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, classical instrumental, and jazz instrumental. Visual Arts categories are photography and two-dimensional art. Students who are selected by professional judges to advance as semifinalists participate in master classes, compete to perform at the Music Center or exhibit their artwork in a professional art gallery, and receive cash scholarships totaling $100,000. First Grand Prize Finalists in each category receive $5,000 scholarships and runners-up, $4,000. Honorable Mentions receive $250 scholarships and semifinalists receive $100 scholarships.

For more information about the Music Center Spotlight program, visit or join the conversation on

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Exclusive Interview: Thomas King "It Starts Tonight" at On the Rox

Exclusive Interview: Thomas King "It Starts Tonight" at On the Rox

International Rock music sensation Thomas King performed at On the Rox last month to a standing crowd of rockers. King's performance was dynamic and reminiscent of such classic performers like David Bowie and Tom Petty; but with the edge of contemporary style. His lyrics are infectious and timeless. Once you hear Thomas King's music, you will want to put it on repeat in order to play it over and over again.

For more information about Thomas King, visit his website:
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Download free music from Thomas King at Facebook:

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sky's Gourmet Tacos - The Great Food Truck Race - Provides Free Lunches - Exclusive Interview

by Ed Magik

August 26, 2011
LOS ANGELES, California

It was a sunny day in Los Angeles where Food Network Talent of The Great Food Truck Race – Sky’s Gourmet Tacos Food Truck provided FREE lunches to the first 100 lunch-goers on Friday, August 26th.

Kevin Minor and Victor Burrell of Sky's Gourmet Tacos talk to multimedia producer Ed Magik, producer of Ed Magik TV, about their experience being on Food Network's Great Food Truck Race show.

They also talk about the type of food they serve and the places to which they drive in order to serve their unique selection of gourmet tacos. From Fish to Filet Mignon, Sky's Gourmet Tacos serves tacos that can be compared to none.

Minor and Burrell also talk about how they survive in the LA food and dining industry and how people from all over the world make Sky's Gourmet Tacos their first stop when visiting the Los Angeles area.

Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race show had helped amplify Sky's presence and reputation with the public at large on a national level.

Sky's Gourmet Tacos may be found at:
5408 W. Pico Blvd, LA, CA – outside the brick and mortar store
or visit them on Facebook:

Exclusive Video Interview:

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Infusion Lounge Grand Opening Red Carpet at Universal City Walk

On Thursday, August 18, 2011, Infusion Lounge at Universal City Walk had its grand opening with a star-studded red carpet.  Celebrity arrivals included film and television actors, plus numerous Reality TV stars.   DJ Enferno, the DJ for Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet World Tour, heated up the Japanese themed club with hot dance music.

The club features two distinct levels and a mezzanine. It is suitable for club dancing, movie screenings, and other type of events.

The club is in close proximity to the Universal Sheraton Hotel so that guests may get some much needed rest after dancing the night away.

Ed Magik TV host Pete Allman was there along with Multimedia Producer Ed Magik to video record celebrity interviews on the red carpet.

Below is a video playlist for the event.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wounded Warrior Car Show Benefits Injured Afghanistan War Veteran

LONG BEACH, California

Staff Sergeant Tejada received his specially modified red Camaro at the 4th Annual Wounded Warrior Car Show sponsored by WyoTech to benefit The Semper Fi Fund held August 14, 2011, at WyoTech's campus in Long Beach, California.

The 4th Annual Wounded Warrior Car Show featured lots of vintage cars owned by wounded veterans. The U.S. Marines appeared to be the most represented group of veterans at the show, which also featured BMX Stunt Bike riding by Bobby Brown, an unveiling of SSgt. Tejada's vehicle, plus an awards ceremony and other acknowledgements.

Ed Magik TV was there to capture portions of the even and conduct interview on video, which may also be seen on Ed Magik TV's Youtube Channel:

For additional information about the Wounded Warrior Car Show, visit:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Freeway Ricky Ross -- The Real Ricky Ross -- Ed Magik TV Exclusive Interview

Freeway Ricky Ross -- The Real Ricky Ross -- Ed Magik TV Exclusive Interview
By Ed Magik

June 2011
INGLEWOOD, California

Ricky Ross a.k.a. Freeway Rick is out of prison and he is now on a mission. to empower youth through the performing arts. After being sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole, Ricky Ross has been set free. The time that he spent in prison allowed him to transform from being illiterate to being literate. His determination to overcome his situation of imprisonment transformed into his freedom both physically and mentally. Ricky Ross has emerged from a life filled with danger and limitations into a life of hope and expectations not only for himself but for the youth.

Ricky Ross granted Ed Magik TV an exclusive interview where he spoke about his triumph and how he felt about situations that occurred during his stay in prison. He also spoke about his feelings towards William Leonard Roberts II a.k.a. Rick Ross, the rapper.

Also, in the late 2007, rapper Rick Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II, gave Ed Magik TV and True Magazine an interview at Def Jam Records.  There is clearly a dispute about Roberts' use of Ricky Ross' name, former character, and image.  Roberts, a former Corrections Officer, now wears his beard like Ricky Ross does.  An on-line article published by SOHH.COM ( ) explains that Ricky Ross seeks to get his name back from William Leonard Roberts II who uses the name Rick Ross under Def Jam Recordings music label.

Watch the videos below and take notice to the demeanor and attitude of both people, Ricky Ross (Freeway Ricky), and William Leonard Roberts (Rick Ross, the Rapper) .  Also note the time line of events.   You decide for yourself which person is being "True".

The interview was hosted by Ed Magik, creator and producer of Ed Magik TV (

Location provided by Volim Couture, Inglewood, California, USA.

Special thanks to: Blaque Holiday, Aniesha McMillen, and

Watch videos below.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mayweather breaks from training to spend time with US Troops in Afghanistan

U.S. Army soldiers and boxing enthusiasts from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, talk with five-time World Boxing Council champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. via Skype at Forward Operating Base Salerno Sept. 2 (Photo by Maj. Travis Dettmer).

by John Martinez
September 4, 2011
While in the midst of busily training for his upcoming bout with Mexican powerhouse and WBC Welterweight title-holder Victor Ortiz (29-2-22KO), the undefeated six-time world champion of five weight classes, Floyd Mayweather Jr (41-0, 25KO), temporarily set aside his preparations holding a candid, yet lighthearted, Skype session on Friday with United States Soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

Despite his training schedule, Mayweather Jr. found the time to hold nearly two-hour discussion in which he appeared relaxed, confident, and in good humor prior to his September 17 HBO PPV fight.

“God bless you, thank you for fighting for this country... the red white and blue, there’s nothing better than this country, America - you guys are great, thank you so much… from the bottom of my heart.” Continuing, “You know, you guys are out there [fighting] in 120 degree weather so, if you guys can make [that] sacrifice, why can’t Floyd Mayweather make a sacrifice?” asked the Michigan born boxer to the Soldiers of mostly 1st Battalion 6th Field Artillery HHB “Hellions”(Task Force Centaur) and other Soldiers of Task Force Duke.

He was cordial and humorous even when he gave the deployed warriors a tour of the “Big Boi” Mansion. “Hey, y'all need anything? Let me show you house.” And with that, the Soldiers were granted a VIP tour of a dwelling that puts other people’s homes on an episode of Cribs to shame. From the built in waterfall to the large screen television hidden behind a picture to the closet that is a home within itself, Floyd proved that he lives his moniker, “Money.”

When Floyd finally discussed his upcoming showdown for the WBC welterweight title, he dismissed the punching power and chances of Ortiz with a laugh and a flash of a smile.

“Ortiz? Ha. Its gonna be easy work -like taking candy to a baby. I'm not worried about him at all, I have a lot of experience and I’ve been places in the sport [boxing] he will [probably] never go in his career.”

One Soldier asking Mayweather why so many of his fights have gone the distance at this stage of his career? Floyd responded by laying blame on the foe not wanting to engage him in a fisticuff scrap.

“It’s like y'all, one shot can end it all."

Continuing he explained, "Once I get to beating these guys and I take the lead, these guys go into survival mode. They try to say they went the distance with Floyd Mayweather instead of trying to go for the victory. You have fighters that will just settle and be happy that way. You know, you have fighters like Shane [Mosley] who hit me with a good shot. I bit down like a true champion and I kept fighting and what did Shane do? He went into survival mode. When I was beating [Juan Manual] Marquez, his corner could have easily stopped the fight but what did he do? He went into survival mode, so there’s nothing I can do. And when I faced Oscar De La Hoya, he chose to be the heavyweight gloves, he chose the weight class, so they are always putting me in a no-win situation, so, you know, all these guys work together. I’m a one-man Army. You know, you have all these guys working with certain promoters, and like I said before, I’m the trainer, the promoter, and the fighter.”

Despite a 16-month layoff, Floyd’s trip back into the ring promises to be  an event, victory, or both. His prowess is second to none. His defense is “impregnable,” but more importantly, like many others hypothesize, it seems like a tune up for bigger things.

“I’m working on the biggest contract ever!” he exclaimed. “Y'all know who it is.” To the delight of the packed room, Floyd began simulating the act of tying a tourniquet around his arm and pretending as though he was injecting a syringe into his veins.

“Poochiao (Manny Pacquiao) don’t want this. You know,” he claimed. With Pacquiao supporters amongst the gathered troops, Floyd exclaimed, “He can’t say nothing. He’s getting my left overs. I beat them [Manny’s biggest named conquests] all way before he got to them. What's he gonna say? I beat them in their prime and when they still had something to give. I got 'em first.”

When another Soldier questioned him on how he stays motivated, Floyd stood up in front of the camera, pulled 100 dollar bills from his pant pocket, numbering in the seemingly thousands, and flushed the screen with what could only be "chump change” to the world class fighter and entertainer. He described himself this way, “There’s talented and then there’s gifted. I’m God gifted. It doesn’t matter who they put in front of me. Others have been knocked down and lost.“

As the soon to be seven-time world champion ended his time with the troops, he did offer his political views on the conflict in Afghanistan.

“Everytime we get someone new in the White House, they always say they’re gonna bring you (Servicemen and women) home; well it’s time to bring y'all home. You know what I’d do? I’d be buying jets and sending them over there to pick you all up, that’s what I’d do. Gotta send the jets over there to pick y’all up and bring y’all back home.”

With all the bravado and swagger that only an undefeated fighter can possess, Floyd Mayweather showed he is more than just a self-promoting boxer. He proved he was a supporter of the troops and offered to put on an exhibition - meet-and-greet for the Servicemembers of FOB Salerno, Afghanistan after he makes “easy work” of Oritz and prior to his “biggest contract ever” against whom he hints is ”Poochiao.”

Note: The Salerno Skype Session between the Soldiers and Floyd Mayweather Jr. would not have been possible without the sincere dedication, hard work, and cooperation of Kelly Swanson and Leonard Ellerbe. And a special thanks to Floyd for taking the time to answer questions from some of those who are currently serving in Afghanistan.
John Martinez is respected boxing writer who has interviewed many of the sport's top fighters. A regular writer for the Boxscore World Sportswire, he is an Afghan War veteran who is currently on active duty assigned to the U.S. Army Task Force Centaur PAO, S7 & S9, 3rd Brigade 1 ID, 1-6HHB.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

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Daniela Brazil and the Oya Brazil Samba Show (dance) performance at Monica Wild's Birthday Bash and Brazilian Party, Aqua Lounge, Beverly Hills, California.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sexy Pole Dancing Fitness Interview Featuring Instructor Nicole Williams...

Written by Ed Magik

"Hollywood" Holland Baxley hosts a two part episode of Daring Dames TV where she interviews Nicole "ThePole" Williams, founder and instructor of Allure Dance & Fitness Studio, located in Los Angeles, California.

Pole dance fitness places a new face on a physical activity that was once only considered to be limited to the stages at gentleman's clubs.

Clearly, pole dancing has fitness benefits in addition to being sexy, thus making it a new trend in improving and reshaping women's lives in their physical appearance, confidence and in their relationships.

In addition, much like gymnastics, men are getting involved in pole dance fitness too!

Watch the two videos that appear below to learn more about pole dance fitness:

Nicole "ThePole" Williams teaches pole dance fitness at Allure Dance & Fitness Studio

Daring Dames TV was created and produced by Ed Magik.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival Announces Full Lineup

By Ed Magik


During this coming Memorial Day weekend, May 29th and 30th, UCLA will host the 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival featuring  a fantastic lineup of great music recording artist including Bilal, Pharoahe Monch, Me'Shell Ndegeocell, Talib Kweli, Quadron, Karriem Riggins, Little Dragon, Lee Fields & the Expressions, The Stepkids, Le J Trio Collective, Gyptian, Tanya Stephens with Detour Posse, The Wailing Souls, J Boog, Los Rakas, The Expanders, and Reggae day headliner Steel Pulse.
This years event will be something that you will not want to miss.
Performances will start at 12 Noon and run until 7 p.m. each day.

There will also be plenty of food, drink, arts and crafts.  Be sure to bring a blanket or two for the picnic with music type of atmosphere. 

Also, in the past, the sound isysttem was very good despite the fact that the stage is outdoors, so just about any spot within three hundred feet of the stage will suffice.

In the past years events, many other great performers have graced the main stage.
ED MAGIK TV has interviewed a number of the performers.  See videos below.

Emerging from the streets of Birmingham, England in 1975, Steel Pulse has since become one of the most active and influential reggae bands of all time. Renowned for their roots reggae foundation and their politically-inspired subversive lyrics, the band’s hugely diverse fan base extends far beyond the reggae community alone. Since their 1978 debut Handsworth Revolution, Steel Pulse has achieved worldwide success, boasting a Grammy award for their 1986 classic Babylon the Bandit as well as three additional Grammy nominations. Steel Pulse's reputation precedes them as the band continues work on an upcoming album and feature-length documentary honoring the longtime reggae legends' rich history. Having headlined several of the most famous reggae festivals in the world, the 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival is proud to be a part of Steel Pulse’s longstanding legacy as they bring both their classic roots and their latest sounds to the stage as this year’s headliners for Reggae Day.

For more information on the 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival, check out the festival's website at

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

The 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival Announces Full Lineup

The 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival Announces Full Lineup

After a quarter century of entertaining Southern California, the JazzReggae Festival announces its full lineup, which celebrates its illustrious history while providing a platform for upcoming new artists.  As headliners Sean Paul and Lupe Fiasco return from previous years to UCLA’s Intramural field, the 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival at UCLA boasts an innovative and eclectic lineup that will guarantee this year’s festival-goers a truly unique experience.

This year’s festival is excitedly redefining the Jam Day experience on May 29. The festival is proud to announce the debut of The JazzReggae 25 Revue with The 12-piece Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble Featuring Special Guests Talib Kweli, Bilal, Pharoahe Monch, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Quadron, Karriem Riggins and More TBA. One of Los Angeles’ most ingenious and experimental young composers, producers, and musicians, Miguel is well-known for composing the Suite for Ma Dukes, a musical tribute inspired by the work of late producer J. Dilla. He has worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and Wayne Shorter. After two sold out shows in Los Angeles early this year, Swedish sensation Little Dragon is returning to bring their electric soul style to Jam Day. Funk and Soul veterans Lee Fields and the Expressions are sure to please crowds with their classic sound. Recently signed with Stones Throw Records, The Stepkids will be performing for Jam Day audiences, as well as Le J Trio Collective, a UCLA based jazz group.

Jamaica native Gyptian, whose hit single “Hold Yuh,” will be following headliner Sean Paul on Reggae Day, May 30. Tanya Stephens, accompanied by Detour Posse, will be bringing her socially conscious and influential dancehall music to UCLA’s Intramural field. Also performing on Reggae Day, Panamanian duo Los Rakas combines bilingual lyricism with a mixture of reggae, hip hop, and dancehall sounds. Also performing on Reggae Day are The Wailing Souls, whose classic reggae roots sound is sure to add to the upbeat vibes of this beautiful Memorial Day spectacle. Southern Californian locals The Expanders and Samoan reggae crooner J-Boog will be performing as well.

The JazzReggae Festival is proud to introduce its sponsors S.O.Terik and Grooveshark. Tickets are currently on sale at UCLA’s Central Ticket Office and on-line at  For further information, visit the 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival on-line at

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mitchel Delevie Productions announces the official launch of the expected and praised Disk "Heroes of My Life"

Mitchel Delevie Productions announces the official launch of the expected and praised Disk "Heroes of My Life". 

The launch of "Heroes of My Life" was announced March 9, 2011 in Los Angeles California by the composers Mitchel Delevie & David Morgan.  The themes are interpreted for the recognized singer David Morgan and produced by the made famous musical producer, Mitchel Delevie.  David and Mitchel worked intensely in the recording of this disk by a period of more than 13 years.  The result is the extraordinary quality of the interpretation, production, lyrics and music of these songs that inspire, touch and move audiences everywhere.  "Heroes of My Life" is on sale in iTunes: (Click "View or iTunes" to buy the single or the disk)
The single version of "Heroes" in the "Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña"(International Festival of the Song of Vineyard of the Sea 2007), performed in front of  500 million television viewers around the World, interpreted by David Morgan and Mitchel Delevie, is available in: - p/a/u/2/nvTxC4cEX0w

Contact: Mitchel Delevie Productions,  e-mail:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011



SANTA MONICA, California -- "Meanwhile, Back At Café Du Monde," a unique new festive series of food monologues presented by celebrities, personalities and special guests will be staged at the Sonoma Wine Garden Restaurant, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica on Sunday, Feb. 20. Dinner at 6 p.m., showtime at 7 p.m.

Created, directed and produced by Peggy Sweeney-McDonald and Jay Basist of Superstar Events-L.A., the show's fun-filled monologues explaining how our lives revolve around food experiences will be presented by special guests Lynne Curtin of “Real Housewives of Orange County,” KABC Radio’s “Bikini Chef” Susan Irby; Chef William Annesley of the History Channel’s “History on Tap;” Savannah Wise, star of “Ragtime” on Broadway; TV chefs Vinni Villicano and Nathan Lyon; actress Lisa Annitti; celebrity party planner Party Charlie; culinary recruiter Carrie “Lucky” McCully; actor Lance Spellerberg and Peggy Sweeney-McDonald.

Sonoma Wine Garden’s three-course dinner will feature burrata panzanella, roasted cauliflower and romanoescao dressed with garlic vinaigrette, Sonoma salad, baby head lettuce, grapefruit and shaved parmesan. Second course: oven-roasted Sonoma chicken, organic Petaluma chicken with roasted root vegetables, grilled shrimp and grits, grilled white prawns with Anson Mills grits, bacon, kale and white cheddar. Third course: lemon bars.

Over the past year, “Meanwhile, Back At Café Du Monde” ( has become a popular entertainment and food experience for audience from Louisiana to California receiving “thumbs up” and standing ovations.  Now the show is coming to Southern California!

“Meanwhile, Back At Café’ Du Monde” continues to gain momentum with new events booked at San Francisco’s famous Rrazz Room in the Hotel Nikko on Tuesday, March 8, the historic Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood on Sunday, March 20 and at The Palace Grill in Santa Barbara on Monday, March 21.

“We are proud to announce the launch of our new multi-media social integrated website ( which is available on one of the most popular food channels,” stated producer Peggy Sweeney-McDonald. The site features videos, press links, meet the cast, recipes and discussion on the hottest food trends. The site was designed and created by Crisher Entertainment in partnership with Google Sites.
A portion of monologue show proceeds will be donated to STREETLIGHTS, a nonprofit job training, job placement and mentoring program that provides opportunities for employment in the entertainment industry for economically or socially disadvantaged young minority men and women. 

Tickets are available at $60 p/p which includes a three-course dinner, wine, show, tax and gratuity. For show and dinner reservations, please call 424-214-4560.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

2011 Ms. America® Conquers Her Own Disability And Creates Her Place in Black History

2011 Ms. America® Conquers Her Own Disability
And Creates Her Place in Black History

Tracy Broughton Begins Her Journey for 2011 Ms. America®

02.03.2011– Anaheim, CA – Tracy Broughton, 36, from Ladera Ranch, California rose above her own physical disability by being crowned Ms. America® at the national pageant January 30, 2011. She is also adding positive history to Black History Month because she is the first African American to be crowned Ms. America®.

“I was able to overcome my disability through a combination of therapy, faith and perseverance,” says Tracy.

In celebration for Black History Month, CEO and President of the Orange County Black Chamber,Bobby McDonald says, “Overcoming adversity inspires others and now she’s a role model for those who are faced with similar situations. The fact she’s gone through so much and now is Ms. America® is powerful.”

Tracy Broughton grew up in Orange County, California and battled adversity practically her whole life. At three years of age, she was kidnapped; a car thief took her parent’s car while she was still asleep inside. She was a scholar athlete at Irvine High School, playing varsity tennis, cheer, dance, soccer, and a host of other sports.

In high school, Broughton was in a car accident that left her paralyzed on the left side. Doctors told her mother she would never walk again. She proved the doctors wrong by walking.

Two months after graduating high school, her mother passed away, Broughton went on to pursue a modeling career where she traveled internationally, gracing the covers of calendars, featured in magazines and catalogs and has appeared in TV shows, music videos and commercials.

In 1996, Broughton was in another car accident while driving home from a modeling job. The left side of her body was paralyzed, and once again doctors told her she would never walk. For more than a decade, she underwent various therapies until finally she stood up with two crutches and now she uses only one.

Broughton didn’t let her disability slow her down. While in a wheelchair, she won the 2003 Ms. Black California pageant. “I did all the dances and runway in my wheelchair,” she said.

A single mom to 11 year old identical twin sons, Broughton also volunteers with many nonprofit organizations.

As Ms. America® 2011, Broughton is honored to represent an organization that enriches the lives of women across the country and is passionate about continuing to give back to others through philanthropic endeavors and being the inspiration that helps others achieve their dreams.

The Ms. America® Pageant is for women 26 years of age and up who are single, divorced, married, widowed or a single parent. The pageant is based on four areas of competition: Evening Gown, Interview, Sportswear and Finalist On-Stage Question.

Richard Simon from Houston, Texas founded The Ms. America® Pageant in 1997. The first pageant was held on December 4, 1997 at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. Contestants competed representing their state in the pageant. Susan Jeske from Colorado was crowned the first Ms. America®, winning $75,000 in cash and prizes. Ms. Jeske became the owner of the pageant in 1999

The Ms. America Pageant® is a registered federal trademark with the USPTO office in Washington DCsince February 2000.
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