Wednesday, September 30, 2009

President Obama nominates Victoria Espinel as Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

LOS ANGELES – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) released on September 25, 2009 the following Joint statement:

"We welcome the announcement today by President Obama of the nomination of Victoria Espinel to the position of this Administration’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. There is no issue more important to our unions than the protection of the films and television programs that our members create. Too often in public debate these works are given the abstract labels of “content” or “information.” In reality however, they are much more than that—they are one of our country’s greatest economic and cultural contributions loved by both the American public and by billions around the world. And, most importantly, they are not abstractions, they represent real jobs and real income to millions of people in this country. We look forward to working with our Administration, Congress and the new IP Enforcement Coordinator to ensure that our films and television programs are respected and protected both here and abroad so that our children and grandchildren may enjoy them as we do today.”

Saturday, September 26, 2009


MIAMI - On September 24, 2009 The Latin Recording Academy® announced Candido Camero, Beth Carvalho, Charly García, Tania Libertad, Marco Antonio Muñiz, and Juan Romero will receive the 2009 Latin Recording Academy® Lifetime Achievement Award. Also José Antonio Abreu and Roberto Cantoral will be honored with the Latin Recording Academy Trustees Award. The award recipients will be acknowledged at a special ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. The 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Nov. 5, 2009.

"As we celebrate a decade of the Latin GRAMMY Awards, recognizing extraordinary music and its makers, it is only fitting that we pay homage to these exceptional individuals who have contributed their rich, dynamic talents to Latin music," said Gabriel Abaroa, President of The Latin Recording Academy. "The Board of Trustees of The Latin Recording Academy is humbled to salute these diverse performers and humanitarians who have made prolific contributions to Latin culture, both musically and socially."

Lifetime Achievement Awards: This Special Award is presented by vote of The Latin Recording Academy's Trustees to performers who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording during their careers.

Cuban percussionist Cándido Camero is a celebrated musician who began his musical journey in his native Cuba before making his way to New York City in 1952 where he would begin recording with Dizzy Gillespie. Playing Afro-Cuban and traditional jazz he pioneered tuning congas to the melody of the song. At the age of 88, he continues to charm crowds with his talent and has been recognized with the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Beth Carvalho is a samba singer, guitarist, and composer. She is known as the "madrinha do samba" (godmother of samba), bringing recognition and reverence to great composers and songwriters, and she was a driving force in re-igniting the genre in the '80s. With a career that spans 40 years, she continues to record and is celebrated for her integral role in the history of Brazilian music.

Growing up in Argentina, Charly García began playing classical piano at 4 years old, and later was inspired by the Beatles, who he said were like "classical music from Mars." García was an integral player in the Argentine rock movement with his bands Sui Generis and Serú Girían in the '70s before beginning his solo career in 1982. He has collaborated and performed with artists from all over the world, and continues to record today, recently releasing the song "Deberías Saber Porque" in August. Garía is considered a true icon of rock music throughout Latin America and Spain.

Known as a singer who has moved audiences with the emotion in her voice, Tania Libertad was born and raised in Peru and moved to Mexico in 1978 where she would build an international career. Libertad has sung in a wide variety of styles including Peruvian waltzes, boleros, and African music and has sung all over the world and on every continent. Many of her songs contain a social message, and in 1997 she was honored as an UNESCO Artist for Peace.

As ambassador of traditional romantic songs, Marco Antonio Muñiz has released close to 80 albums and 40 hit singles across all of Latin America. Born in Jalisco, Mexico, he has performed in stadiums and coliseums throughout his career in both Latin America and the United States. Before starting his successful solo career, he was the extraordinary lead voice of the trio "Los Tres Ases," and his distinctive voice has driven a thriving solo career that continues today.

Singer, songwriter, poet, and preacher Juan Romero has worked in the ministry for more than 50 years, writing more than 430 hymns, as well as his own autobiography detailing his work. Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Romero hosted a television program for more than 10 years with his wife Aurora that reached an audience of more than 70 million people. After relocating to the United States he continues to travel the world, conducting meetings for Christian education and music.

Trustees Award: This Special Award is presented by vote of The Latin Recording Academy's Trustees to individuals who have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording during their careers.

Venezuelan pianist, educator, economist, and activist José Antonio Abreu got his career start in politics, serving as minister of culture for Venezuela, and worked as a university professor of economics and law. In 1957 he began to study piano, harpsichord, and organ, and received the Symphonic Music National Prize in 1967 for his talent. In 1975 he founded El Sistema, an innovative youth education organization in which music is the primary avenue for social and intellectual improvement, promoting values of respect, fellowship, and humanity. El Sistema has garnered him many awards and accolades, and in 1998 he was designated a Goodwill Ambassador by UNESCO.

Celebrated Mexican composer Roberto Cantoral made his musical debut in 1950 in the Theater Follies, and was a member of the trio "Los Tres Caballeros" before garnering critical acclaim as a composer. He has written such works as "El Reloj," "La Barca," and "Regálame Esta Noche," all of which have been recorded in many languages around the world. He serves as chairman of the board for the Mexican Society of Authors and Composers (SACM) and his work has been performed by dozens of acclaimed singers, nationally and internationally. He has participated in festivals in his native Mexico, as well as Brazil, Japan, and Greece, and received numerous awards throughout his career. He was elected chairman of the Ibero-American Committee of CISAC in 2003.

About The Latin Recording Academy:

The Latin Recording Academy is an International, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community.
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Saturday, September 19, 2009


By Esteban "Steven" Escobar, Special for Diversity News
On Thursday, September 17, 2009, The Academy of Television Arts & Science honored the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards Nominees for Outstanding Performance at the Wolfgang Puck inside the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA.

The following Talent were expected to walk the Red Carpet before entering Wolfgang Puck and be honored for Outstanding Performance

Ellen Burstyn, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Law & Order SVU
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Dana Delany, Desperate Housewives
Sharon Lawrence, Drop Dead Diva
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory
Kate Walsh, Private Practice
Shohreh Aghdashloo, House of Saddam
Hank Azaria, The Simpsons
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Beau Bridges
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Len Cariou, Into the Storm
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Seth Green, Robot Chicken/Family Guy
Ken Howard, Grey Gardens
Cherry Jones, 24
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
Andy Serkis, Little Dorrit
Cicely Tyson, Relative Stranger

Photos by Esteban "Steven" Escobar, Diversity News.
(C) 2009 By Diversity News and Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.
NOTE: I (Esteban "Steven" Escobar) and Diversity News, wants to give THANKS to Mr. Dick Lippin, CEO, Chairman. Also a big Special Thanks to Mr. Michael Samonte, Robin Mesger and Lauren Kelcher of The Lippin Group for the invite to cover the event and taking care of us.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

AIDS Walk LA 2009 – Diversity News#3960 Outgoing Team Leader and Welcomes the New Team Leader for the remaining of the year

By Esteban "Steven" Escobar, Diversity News Staff
Hollywood, CA --- September 15, 2009 Diversity News Publications announced the official outgoing of Cecilia Ojinaga as team leader and welcomes Tish “ThaDish” Roberts, an actress, model, host and choreographer as the new Team Leader for the remaining of the year.

“I’m very sad that Cecilia Ojinaga have to step down as Diversity News#3960 Team Leader to take care of some personal matters. Also I am so happy that she will remain on board as team member with her to support Team Diversity News#3960 of AIDS WALK LA.” Said Esteban “Steven” Escobar, CEO, President, Owner of Diversity News Publications, Editor-In-Chief for Diversity News and Team Captain for Diversity News #3960.

Mr. Escobar concluded “I am please to welcome Tish “ThaDish” Roberts as our new Team Leader for Diversity News#3960 of AIDS WALK LA 2009. I have been watching Ms. Roberts as team member and she have given over the 110% in making sure people get involved in a great cause. The money raised will benefit people at risk with education, research, prevention for HIV/AIDS.”
Ms. Roberts have been promoting AIDS WALK LA event in many social online networks and reaching out to her friends, family and professional network.

“I am interested in being the Team leader, because I understand the seriousness of HIV/AIDS and I want to encourage others to help find a cure for this preventable disease. It is the 'forgotten and silent killer' and we should all remember that we could DIE from it if we don't protect ourselves and find a cure.” Said Tish “ThaDish” Roberts, actress, model, host and choreographer and now Diversity News #3960 Team Leader for AIDS WALK L.A. 2009.

Diversity News Publications, do not compensate any team leader or captain that participates in Diversity News#3960. They are volunteers, that put their own valuable time and they get exposure, gain experience. They are able to learn or put in practice their marketing, public relations and fundraising skills.

Ms. Roberts continued “I am honored to be a "FACE" in the community promoting social changes that will only add to all of us humans having a better quality life. I want to show that not only I am an African-American woman (which happen to have the highest percentage of HIV). I am not afraid to speak up and out about not only protecting my self, but others especially young people to KEEP aware about this life threaten illness.”

“I would like our TEAM to reach all of our donation goals as well as having the LARGEST walking team in AIDS WALK history. All I can do is lead by example and do the best that I can. I want to encourage, motivate and inspire others to do the same.” Ms. Roberts concluded.

She have made the necessary arrangements with her company Classy Sassy Par Tease and reach out to The Back Stage Culver City Management to allow her to host the ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTIVE & AIDS WALK TEAM SIGN-UP event to be held on September 24, 2009 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Back Stage Culver City is located at: 10400 Culver Blvd. (Motor, Across the Street from Sony Studios) in Culver City, CA.

“I am stepping down, as a Team Leader and Tish Roberts will be our new Team Leader. I'm truly sorry that I am unable to full fill the commitment as a Team Leader, but never the less I know that Tish Roberts, would be the best candidate for this position.” Said Cecilia Ojinaga, Former Diversity News#3960 Team Leader.

AIDS Walk Los Angeles benefits APLA (Aids Project Los Angeles) and other non profit corporations in the Los Angeles County.
Diversity News #3960 has been participating since 2003 to the present with AIDS WALK LOS ANGELES to raise money for a great cause that help others and to give back to the community where they do business.

About Tish Roberts:
Tish “ThaDish” Roberts, is known as a one woman entertainment wrecking machine. Have been performing, choreographing, and writing for over 20 years. Her career has progressed and expanded in the fields of modeling, stand-up, and voice over work. Tish “ThaDish” Roberts will be feature “In Coming2Hollywood Season 2” as one of the up and coming personality. Tish “ThaDish” Roberts is the Principal/CEO of Classy Sassy Par Tease, a company available for your parties and entertainment events needs. For more information you can email: for prices. You can visit her Facebook page at You can add Tish “ThaDish” Roberts to your LinkedIN professional network with the above email address and follow her on Twitter at:

About Diversity News Publications:
Is a public relations firm specialize in Advertising, Design, Marketing, Printing & Public Relations who combines all sources in one.
Diversity News Publications Public Relations division is available to help you with your public relations projects feel free to email: for special rates.

Diversity News Publications parent company is E.E. and Diversity News Publications Enterprises who owns Diversity News Productions, Diversity News Printing Services, Diversity News Publishing, Diversity News #3960, Diversity News Magazine & Revista Diversidad.
For more information you visit web site at or follow on Twitter at:

About AIDS WALK Los Angeles:
Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised $59 million for HIV programs and services in Los Angeles County, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in California. AIDS WALK L.A. Created and produced by MZA Events AIDS Walk Founder/Producer: Craig R. Miller

Photo Courtesy of Tish "ThaDish" Roberts (C) 2009 By Tish Roberts. All Rights Are Reserved.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


By Esteban "Steven" Escobar, Diversity News Staff
Hollywood, CA — September 9, 2009 Diversity News Publications announced the official launch of brand new consumer news magazine web site.

“I’m very happy to present to all you a brand new image with a well developed site.” Said Esteban “Steven” Escobar, CEO, President & Owner of Diversity News Publications and Editor-In-Chief for Diversity News.
Diversity News Publications will official launch the brand new site party at a local venue. Time, date, location and venue to be announced soon.

He continue “As you may know we used to be a company homepage since 2007, now we are more “A Consumer News Magazine” featuring News, Entertainment, Features, Sports, Classifieds, Display Ads and much more.”

Diversity News is different publication that have branded its name with thousands of educated consumers, executives, news makers and the rest of the media. Diversity News goes to the field and cover events live and then write about it to share online world wide. The is why Diversity News is different and unique publication. Diversity News do not intend to compete with other established sites. They hope to work with others together to make mutual sites even better because there is always room for improvement.

Mr. Escobar concluded “I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thanks Rob Bledsoe of for the Design and excellent job with the brand new site. Also to his wife Christa Bledsoe, Editor of The Star Celeb for introducing me to Rob. I am glad I decided to work with Mr. Bledsoe.”

Diversity News Publications want to thanks many people and companies for trusting, allowing us with their media coverage. Also for welcoming us to their private and public events. Diversity News is accepting classifieds and display advertisements, please feel free to contact us at

About Esteban “Steven” Escobar:
He came to the USA at age of fourteen and he took advantage of all the opportunities presented to him. Now you are the judge of his whereabouts. The rest like they say is history with much more to come.

About Diversity News Publications:
Is a public relations firm specialize in Advertising, Design, Marketing, Printing & Public Relations who combines all sources in one.Diversity News Publications parent company is E.E. and Diversity News Publications Enterprises who owns Diversity News Productions, Diversity News Printing Services, Diversity News Publishing, Diversity News #3960, Diversity News Magazine & Revista Diversidad. For more information visit web site at