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"2009 Keep On Dancin" Remembering Mel Cheren

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SAVE THE DATE Christina Visca, GMHC, LIFEbeat and AREA present KEEP ON DANCIN' REMEMBERING MEL CHEREN WITH THE MUSIC OF THE PARADISE GARAGE Saturday, January 10, 2009 Santos Party House 100 Lafayette St, NYC DJ Line-Up and More Details COMING SOON Door Proceeds to Benefit GMHC, LIFEbeat and AREA ...

"2009 Keep On Dancin" Remembering Mel Cheren

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The "2009 Keep On Dancin" remembering Mel Cheren with the music of the Paradise Garage (DJ line up to be announced) will be held at Santos Party House, New York, Saturday, January 10, 2009. All door proceeds to benefit Christina Visca, GMHC, LIFEbeat, and AREA (The American Run for the End of AIDS). ...

“BODY & SOUL NYC” Spreading Love All Around The World

By Maria Esteves - June 8, 2008  The phenomenal "Body & Soul" Memorial Day Weekend dance celebration presented by John Davis with world renown DJs Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, Francois "K" Kevorkian (MAESTRO documentary film), and Danny Krivit (MAESTRO, and featured in Mel Cheren's The Godfather of Disco documentary films), was held at the historical Webster Hall ballroom, New York, Sunday, May 25, 6:00 PM. The outstanding Sunday tea dance included producers, remi...

NEWSLETTER N° 346: January 10, 2008

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WE WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR   ___________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award Nominees No glitter, no after-parties for the Golden G...

NEWSLETTER N° 345: January 4, 2008

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WE WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR   ___________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more The eight competition films for Nordic Film Award are nominated! SAG Awards nominations announced ...

NEWSLETTER N° 344: December 21, 2007

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NEWS FROM OUR PARTNER The ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY EXPO (“EIE”), a partner of Filmfestivals.com, is a FREE five-star event on January 27, 2008 at the Westin Hotel in Times Square that brings everyone in the Entertainment Industry together under one roof (Anticipated attendance of over 5,000 entertainment professionals). It is the only business...

23RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DANCE MUSIC AWARDS CEREMONY PHOTOS, March 27, 2008

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By Maria Esteves - March 30, 2008 The 23rd Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) hosted by President/Owner Daniel Glass, Glassnote Records, Kristine W and Felix Sama was held at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami Beach, FL, Thursday, March 27, 2008, 8:00 PM. IDMA acknowledges internationally the best artists, DJs, producers, promoters, remixers, record labels, radio shows, podcasts, and venues in dance music; audio software, sound system, and equipment for the year 2007. Presented...

23RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DANCE MUSIC AWARDS CEREMONY, March 27, 2008 – 8:00PM

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By Maria Esteves - March 30, 2008 The 23rd Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) hosted by President/Owner Daniel Glass, Glassnote Records, Kristine W and Felix Sama was held at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami Beach, FL, Thursday, March 27, 2008, 8:00 PM. IDMA acknowledges internationally the best artists, DJs, producers, promoters, remixers, record labels, radio shows, podcasts, and venues in dance music; audio software, sound system, and equipment for the year 2007. Presented...

AN INTERVIEW WITH "THE GODFATHER OF DISCO" FILMMAKER GENE GRAHAM

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By Maria Esteves - July 12, 2007 NewFest 2007: The 19th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival N.Y. Premiere THE GODFATHER OF DISCO documentary film, directed by Gene Graham was held at AMC Loews 34th St Theater, Friday, June 1, 5:45 p.m. A special Q&A immediately followed. The N.Y. Premiere after party was held at The Zipper Factory Theater Tavern, 7:30pm. I had the privilege of interviewing emerging award-winner director Gene Graham, Sunday, July 1, 1:00pm. Q: What inspired the making of ...

NewFest 2007 Official Selection NY Premiere of THE GODFATHER OF DISCO

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By Maria Esteves - May 23, 2007 THE GODFATHER OF DISCO, directed by Gene Graham will have its N.Y. Premiere at NewFest 2007: The 19th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival on Friday, June 1, 5:45 p.m., and Saturday, June 2, 1:30 p.m. at the AMC Loews 34th St Theater. Winner of the 2007 Emerging Filmmakers Award, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, THE GODFATHER OF DISCO will also screen at the 20th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Saturday, June 2, 2007, 4:00...

FIFTH ANNUAL NEW YORK AIDS FILM FESTIVAL JACK VALENTI & RED BALL AWARDS CEREMONY

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By Maria Esteves - January 12, 2007 The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival 2007 press coverage is dedicated in Loving Memory of Mel Cheren (January 21, 1933 - December 7, 2007).   The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival (NYAFF) 2007 Opening Night Jack Valenti Humanitarian Awards Ceremony was held at the United Nations Dag Hammarkjold Auditorium, Thursday, November 29, 2007, 8:00 PM. The Red Ball Awards Ceremony was held at The Riverhouse on World AIDS Day, Saturday, Dece...

FIFTH ANNUAL NEW YORK AIDS FILM FESTIVAL 2007 PRESS COVERAGE

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By Maria Esteves - January 8, 2008 The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival 2007 press coverage is dedicated in Loving Memory of Mel Cheren (January 21, 1933 - December 7, 2007).   The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival (NYAFF) 2007 Opening Night Premiere short film MIGRATION directed by Mira Nair, segment of AIDS JAAGO, and documentary film INDIA'S HIDDEN PLAGUE, directed by Ashley Judd, Global Ambassador, YouthAIDS was held at the United Nations Dag Hammarkjold Auditorium...

FIFTH ANNUAL NEW YORK AIDS FILM FESTIVAL RED BALL PHOTOS

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By Maria Esteves - December 16, 2007 The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival 2007 press coverage is dedicated in Loving Memory of Mel Cheren (January 21, 1933 - December 7, 2007). The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival (NYAFF) 2007 Red Ball was held at The Riverhouse on World AIDS Day, Saturday, December 1, 2007, 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM. The 2007 NYAFF Red Ball hosted by Suzanne Engo, Lauren Bush, Maggie Rizer, and Greta Cavazzoni included a VIP sunset dinner, awards ceremony, fashion s...

IN LOVING MEMORY OF MEL CHEREN (January 21, 1933 - December 7, 2007)

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By Maria Esteves - December 16, 2007 Mel Cheren (January 21, 1933 - December 7, 2007), was a painter, founder of 24 Hours For Life, fiscal sponsor for LIFEbeat, CEO & Founding Partner of West End Records, and financial backer of the Paradise Garage dance venue. The documentary film of THE GODFATHER OF DISCO, directed by Gene Graham, based on Mel's autobiography "My Life and the Paradise Garage: Keep On Dancin" is the greatest historical gift from back in the day. In the 1980's...

FIFTH ANNUAL NEW YORK AIDS FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT GALA & AWARDS CEREMONY PHOTOS

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By Maria Esteves - December 15, 2007  The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival 2007 press coverage is dedicated in Loving Memory of Mel Cheren (January 21, 1933 - December 7, 2007).   The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival (NYAFF) 2007 Opening Night Gala was held at the United Nations Dag Hammarkjold Auditorium, Thursday, November 29, 2007, 7:00 PM. The Jack Valenti Humanitarian Awards Ceremony preceded the premiere short film of AIDS JAAGO, directed by Mira Nair, ...

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