Entertainment

Los Angeles, CA (THE WIRE PRESS) - Moda 360 presented the work of artists, fashion designers and filmmakers in its third edition at the New Mart in Downtown LA in April 2016. Designers and artists from the LA art community, US, United Kingdom, Canada, Indonesia and Colombia exhibited their work, with a special collaboration between US artist Dana Ellyn and UK designer Lucy Tammam creating hand painted gowns making a beautiful environmental statement. Artists Justin Bolton and Andrea Bogdan live painted throughout the event, demonstrating their technique to the audience. International fashion videos and film shorts were screened during the event, and the feature film “The True Cost,” a documentary about the human cost of the fashion industry was shown. Talks and panel discussions on art, ethical fashion and sustainable manufacturing gave the audience another perspective on the creative industries.

Eatonville, Florida (THE WIRE PRESS) - The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.), the 501(c)3 Florida-based historic preservation and cultural arts organization presents the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA!TM Festival) January 20-29, 2017. The Festival takes place throughout Orange County and will kick-off the celebration of Historic Eatonville @ Year 130. “This 28th Annual ZORA! Festival will be recognized as one of the most impressive for outstanding programming across a broad range of offerings. Whether it's the first-ever national conference on communities of color in 21st century America, or the superior offerings in arts, culture, heritage, and STEM for secondary school students, the Festival will be dynamic. This year is the inaugural ZORA! Golf Tournament as well as the Benefit Performance on behalf of the ZORA! Festival by the New York-based Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre. I believe we can expect our guests to be gushing with delight,” said N.Y. Nathiri, P.E.C. Executive Director.

(THE WIRE PRESS) - Kevin Hart stopped by the Legendary Laugh Factory http://www.laughfactory.com/, on New Year's Day, where he performed two 30-minute sets of new material to an enthusiastic audience. Pookey Wigington, producer of the Sunday show said, "In my lifetime I have only seen one other comedian trying new material and a great story teller. Kevin telling a story about taking his kids skiing and how hilarious it was. The only other person who got such a wonderful reaction in this club was the legendary Richard Pryor, in my book Kevin Hart is the best comedian alive now."

NEW YORK (THE WIRE PRESS) - Media personality Shefik has signed a distribution deal with FUBU Television Network (FUBU TV), for content he will executive produce under his brand "Shefik presents Invocation." Under the terms of the deal, Shefik will not only produce, but also develop and direct, original video productions, for broadcast via FUBU TV's on-demand channels on cable and satellite service providers, such as Comcast, Verizon Fios, Dish Network, and Frontier Communications. FUBU TV currently has a global reach of over 250 million households.

LOS ANGELES, CA (THE WIRE PRESS) - Rising singer and pop artist Jessalyn Gore p/k/a Jessalyn has announced the release of her debut single "Want Me." The 20-year-old New York City native and CEO of VillageBeats Records, Jessalyn is a gifted artist and talented performer who uses music to connect with those in her community and around the world. You can hear a snippet of the new single on Soundcloud.

Newark, NJ (THE WIRE PRESS) - Emmy Award winning, Executive Director and Producer, A. Curtis Farrow and his high energy team have been tapped to present the 33rd Annual McDonald's Gospelfest for the 17th consecutive year. McDonald's Gospelfest has emerged as the nation's preeminent Gospel celebration, bringing joy, inspiration, encouragement and hope to the world. There's no other gospel concert in the New York Metro area with so many Gospel greats set to perform on one stage, for one night. This year's theme, “Honor Thy Mother” will be an unforgettable experience with a stellar lineup including Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Tamela Mann, Bishop Hezekiah Walker & LFC, Tye Tribbett, Karen Clark Sheard, Shirley Caesar, Jennifer Holliday and more at Prudential Center on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The competition starts at 4:00 pm and the concert begin at 6:30 pm. Many are calling this year's McDonald's Gospelfest "the best line up yet". For tickets go to the Prudential Center Box Office, or call Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or go online to http://www.ticketmaster.com.