Live Performances

Happy Birthday to Me! Live.Me Actually @OPStandoff @sofiedossi @streamLiveme @BubblrMedia

Posted on May 4th, 2017 by & filed under Blog Venture, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Last Night's Show, Live Performances

Sometimes the stars align and I am in the right place at the right time! There may be hope for me yet, perhaps I won’t ALWAYS be A Day Late and a Dollar Short! In fact, life has been pretty good lately and it seems I have been doing a lot of cool things. I don’t believe in luck. I also believe my stars have always been lined up just right. The fact is, I am ready for this. It is my year to rock this – My Year in Bloom! I am my happiest, healthiest, and best self – so that means I get to do the things I love doing!

I present to you one of those things. Celebrations. 

Happy Birthday Live.Me!

LOS ANGELESMay 3, 2017  — Live.me, the live broadcasting app, celebrated it’s one year anniversary with an award celebration in a swanky Bel-Air mansion on Saturday April 29th in Los Angeles. Hundreds of Live.me broadcasters were in attendance at the invite-only event which also included appearances by recording artist Kesha, FaZe Banks, FaZe Nikans, RiceGum, Macy KateDiego Navarette(Diegosaurs), Nick BeanSam and Rosa PottorffAndrew Fontenot, and dozens of other social media stars.

“Good News!”

The highlight of the event for me was seeing this great Los Angeles band, Ocean Park Standoff. The lead singers may seem familiar to you because they have been in the headlines in recent years and are now in the hottest new band making their rounds on TV shows. They performed on NBCs Live Today  on February 22nd and on May 2nd on CBS’ Late Late Show with James Corden. Soon they will be on my show! I interviewed them for Bubblr Media and will show you the video exclusively on Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz!

photo copyright Melissa Reyes for MizMeliz.com April 29 2017

Ocean Park Standoff Perform at the Live.Me Birthday Bash

Ocean Park Standoff, the latest need-to-know LA pop rock band led by Ethan ThompsonSamantha Ronson, and Pete Nappi, performed a handful of songs live, including the hit single “Good News.

Touring this summer with a few of my favorite bands, Third Eye Blind and Silversun Pickups, Ocean Park Standoff is taking flight! Super stardom is in the works as the band’s new EP is being released this week. It will definitely be my favorite music to take me into the summer months!!

Ethan Thompson looked so familiar to me and I realized when I met him that it was from watching him on American Idol in 2014. He sang his original songs on Idol and has always been known for writing songs with a positive message. (Yeah, my kind of guy!)  DJ/Singer-songwriter Samantha Ronson is a well-known musician on the Hollywood scene known for her video and music talent along with her brother Mark Ronson.  Pete Nappi, the band’s producer and drummer is best known as a writer, producer, composer and artist who specializes in pop writing/production and film scoring. (Is that all?)

Read more about the band in this awesome interview: on PaperMag

On Target!

Contortionist and America’s Got Talent finalist Sofi Dossi performed a routine which included shooting a bow and arrow using only her feet.  @sofiedossi

photo by Lito Reyes copyright 4-29-2017 for MizMeliz.com

Sofie Dossi’s breathtaking performance at the Live.Me Birthday Party

I was floored by the amazing performance by Sofie Dossi! She is self taught! Can you believe that? Well, you wouldn’t believe it if you saw what she did on that stage! I will show you the video on my show so be sure to check it out on Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz on BubbrMedia! 

Live.me has celebrated many successes in its first year, including becoming the highest grossing live broadcasting app in the US, recognized a handful of broadcasters for achieving various milestones throughout the year. The list of winners includes:

  • Queen of Hearts Award: SavageWinter – 1337 [Most hearts received in a single broadcast with 3,977,141 hearts]
  • Rainmaker Award: Ice King [Sent the most gifts with 44.2M coins]
  • Lit Marathon Award: Gharet Starke [Longest consecutive stream at 154 hours]
  • Class Act Award: TurnUpKing [The highest Broadcaster Class Level/Experience]
  • Time Well Spent Award: Ashcatash [Broadcasted the most hours with 1,675.6]
  • Social Butterfly Award: Collins Key [Most shares in a single broadcast with 9,879 shares]
  • Tubefilter Chart Topper Award: TheRealKatherinRojas [Has appeared highest the most weeks on the Tubefilter rankings and ranked highest]
  • Diamonds Are Forever AwardKristina Plisko [Has received the most diamonds with 44.1 diamonds]
  • Follow Me AwardRoman Atwood [Most followers with 5.53M fans]
  • Live.me Star Award: SammieFreakingFirth [Person cumulatively appearing highest across all 3 in-app charts (diamonds, gifter, trending)]
photo by Lito Reyes copyright 4-29-2017 for MizMeliz.com

Khudor Annous announcing the awards and introducing the Live.Me super stars!

“A year ago, it was hard to imagine Live.me would break through in the way it has, but it’s a testament to our strong community of live broadcasters and how much the live video format has been embraced by all types of creators,” said Khudor Annous, Head of Marketing & Partnerships for Live.me. “We’ve got some exciting surprises in store for this next year and big plans to continue to reshape the future of mobile broadcasting.”

The party included sponsors Heineken and Hint Water, and music by DJ William Lifestyle, co-founder of the charity HashtagLunchbag. To recap the first year of activities and broadcasters, a brand new video was debuted and can be seen on Live.me‘s YouTube page:

About Live.me 
Live.me is the fastest and highest grossing live broadcasting platform in the U.S. The app has been downloaded by more than 21 million people, including creators of all formats and interests, to connect with others and earn virtual goods that can be exchanged for prizes, rewards, and cash. More than 200,000 hours of live video are broadcast daily on Live.me.

 
Shout out and a Special Thanks to my friends Kristy Gillentine @KrisGillentine  and Chris Strub @ChrisStrub   for introducing me to Live.Me and to Andrea Slaydon of Drive West Communications for providing all the information I needed to make this blog post awesome! Disclosure: I was not paid to post this, all opinions are my own, and I was sent an invitation to attend the party as a guest. For more details on why I post articles like this here on my blog, please read my full Disclosure. Thanks!

The Miz Meliz #DWTS Report: It’s Back! Dancing with the Stars Season 21 #ENMNCon15 Opening Night

Posted on September 14th, 2015 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Live Performances, Miz Meliz Newz Update

This past week has been a whirlwind of Hollywood Style Entertainment for me, which is a real treat!

First and foremost, I want to tell you about my fun experiences with the ENMNCon15 and how it ties together with my perspective on the New Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Opening.

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For details about Dancing with the Stars, photos, music, couples, and more – check out ibTimes.com’s post…spoiler alert!

I had a feeling that I would like this season of DWTS. What did you think of the season opener? I loved it. I mean, well, I really liked it. The opening scene was pretty good. Not the best I’ve seen, but I liked the creativity and use of Hollywood locations. It happened that I was in the area whenit was being filmed and I felt the excitement of being a part of it, much like the representation of thousands of fans who were dancing in the streets with the stars.

I think that is what I love most about Dancing with the Stars.It is interactive and participatory. We call in and vote, we send messages to the dancers and other fans via Twitter and Instagram during the show, we follow the journey of the contestants, the professional dancers and even the judges along the way. When the final eliminations are made we are at one with the finalists, it is a victory for all.

Talk about being in the right place at the right time. 2015-09-10 21.35.50I was at the Entertainment New Media Network Conference’s Pajama Party at Dave & Busters on Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday night, September 10th, when the street was closed down for a huge production. Looking out onto the street in the heart of Hollywood through the panoramic floor to ceiling windows and seeing the lights being set up and the cameras rolling in was a show in itself.

The excitement was built up slowly as I pointed my attention to what was happening at the party. 2015-09-10 20.56.18 (1)Genevieve Goings was giving a presentation in her pajamas on how to apply camera ready make up in ten minutes or less. She looked gorgeous after demonstrating how she fixes her hair, applies make up and false eyelashes on the go. When she was done, the scene below was ready, but for what exactly? At that point I did not know, but I kept looking through the window to see if I recognized anyone.2015-09-10 21.37.02

 

2015-09-10 20.12.47Avatar-GrandfatheredThe ENMNCon15 attendees were shown an episode of Grandfathered, starring John Stamos and The Grinder starring Rob Lowe. Both new sitcoms which will air on Fox TV later this month are exceptional. I liked Grandfathered best. The acting, timing, and writing were very good. I enjoyed the premise, too. Played by John Stamos, as a young and hot looking, successful restaurateur who finds out that he is a father to a single dad, played by Josh Peck, making him a…wait for it…a g, gr, gra…grandfather! It was hilarious and touching. It is sure to be a hit!

 

grinderIn The Grinder, Robe Lowe plays an actor who has just ended a long stint as a lawyer on a very successful TV show. He goes to his home town and stays with his brother, played by Dean Sanderson, who is actually a lawyer. Sanderson’s character is not a very successful lawyer, however and the two have a lot to learn about boundaries and brotherhood.  I see the potential for a very humorous coming together family sitcom.

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After the screenings, I looked out the window on to the street below. It was the perfect bird’s eye view of the Dancing with the Stars season premiere opening scene being filmed. The whole cast was there! I could see Paula Dean and Bindi Irwin. It was amazing. All the conference attendees were thrilled to see this unfold right before their eyes, many of them were visiting from out of state. We could have gone down to the street and fight our way through the crowd to get a close up or a selfie with the stars and the professional dancers, but the view of all the action was just too good! I wish I had spent more time watching and taking pictures, since I got stuck in grid lock traffic on the way home in front of The Hollywood Bowl as that show was letting out. (I think that is what Alexandra Williams did!)

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Seeing all this happen while I was attending the best Entertainment and Travel blogging conference in L.A. got me really pumped up to see it on TV. It went by so fast! But it sure was a thrill to see it all come together in a beautiful production that certainly expressed the Hollywood Boulevard experience. It was complete with a scene of an open air tour bus, the city lights, sparkly glitter lining the streets, and dancing the night away. Just like my life! (But more on that in another post.)

My favorite part of watching Dancing last night was sharing my thoughts on Twitter and Instagram. I found lots of pictures and funny comments from other fans, reporters, and the contestants and pro dancers themselves. It isn’t shown live where I live, so many of the info out there was from earlier broadcasts. It was still fun for us West Coasters. By the way, who did you vote for?

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Dancing with the Stars official Twitter account @DancingABC posted this pic of Hayes Grier and his supportive brother, Nash Grier. Hayes was pretty good in his Dancing debut. He reminds me of my 15 year old son, tall and lanky and a killer smile. Learning to dance at his age is going to be a real plus. Some people think he doesn’t qualify as a “star” because he is an internet sensation. I for one am thrilled that ABC recognizes that live video, You Tube and other apps are a great place to find personalities and are the popular stars of today.

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Professional dancer, Karina Smirnoff (@Karina_Smirnoff) posted this instapic collage of her “first day at school” from backstage. I love seeing these candid shots!

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DWTS Judge, Carrie Ann Inaba (@Carrieanninaba) posted this shot of herself getting ready for the show to start. And after the show, the photo below was posted. I’m not sure these were actually posted by Carrie Ann herself, since she obviously didn’t take the shots. But whoever did take and post these photos gave a great insider’s perspective. I appreciate that!

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My favorite contestant in this season of Dancing with Stars (and my most anticipated “star”) is Bindi Irwin. She stole my heart the moment she was born when I was enamored by the love story of her parents and their willingness to share their lives on television. They lead the way for reality TV. Steve Irwin’s death was such a shock. It is wonderful to see his family living his message. Bindi is a sweetheart and I can’t wait to see her every week as she dances the night away with my favorite professional dancer, Derek Hough! They are so adorable.

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Sharna Burgess and Nick Carter are a couple to watch as well. I think Nick is even more of a heart throb now than he was in the early years of the BackStreet Boys. I was never a big fan, but how can we not love this hottie! It was a great first night for everyone. It was hard to see the low scores for some of the talent, but it was nice to see some of the dancers are seriously contenders and I can’t wait to see who makes it to the finals.

One thing is for sure – the rest of the season will be entertaining, Hollywood Style!

Thank you to FOX TV, ABC TV, Getty Images, my friends at Twitter and Instagram, for the pictures in this post. All other pictures were taken by me and may be used without permission, because that is how I roll. 

The Miz Meliz DWTS Report: Which Celebrity-Dancer Pair Makes You Happy? Preview

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 by & filed under Affiliate Links, Everything Miz Meliz, Live Performances, Miz Meliz Newz Update, Passions

Which Celebrity-ProDancer Pair Makes You Happy?

The MizMelizDWTSREPORTThe Miz Meliz DWTS Report – Season 21

by Melissa Reyes
September 2, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

I watch DWTS every season. Sometimes religiously, sometimes not so much. I love the last month of competition when the dancing gets phenomenal and the entertainment is hot! Since I discovered live streaming I haven’t watched TV as much. That may be because there hasn’t been anything that has interested me since I started viewing and streaming on Meerkat and Blab since Memorial Day. Now that Labor Day is approaching and the Fall Season of shows are beginning to make their way to my living room…I can’t miss my Dancing! It is practically live, right?

I really want to see the showdown between Chaka Khan and Gary Busey…how about you?

Some of my favorite celebrities are contestants in this 21st season of Dancing with the Stars. I have loved Chaka Khan forever. I hope she sings on the show. I am sure she will. I bet she has some moves too! Show me how you do it Chaka! Chaka Khan…it feels so good!

This season of Dancing with the Stars sounds like fun! I am really excited about it.

I bet seeing Paula Deen dance and wear those crazy costumes will be…interesting. Entertaining, for sure! If she cooks for everyone and adds lots of buttah…well, that’s what I am talking about!

Here is the official line up, with pairings, announced this morning:

Andy Grammer—Allison Holker
Alexa Vega—Mark Ballas
Bindi Irwin—Derek Hough
Chaka Khan—Keo Motsepe
Paula Deen—Louis Van Amstel
Hayes Grier—Emma Slater
Nick Carter—Sharna Burgess
Carlos Pena—Witney Carson
Gary Busey—Anna Trebunskaya
Alek Skarlatos—Lindsay Arnold
Victor Espinoza—Karina Smirnoff
Tamar Braxton—Val Chermovskiy
Kim Zolciak—Tony Dovolani

Who are YOU most excited about?

I think the pairing of Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin makes me the happiest. I just loved that little girl and now it will be fun to see her as a young lady. What better way to present yourself to the world than on the dance floor in the arms of the sweetest and most amazing dancers in the the world. He is pretty cute, too!

Do you have any predictions? Who do you think will take home the mirrored ball trophy?

Which celebrity do you think will be the “funnest” to watch? (Note – not funniest…but you can tell me that as well.)

Which celebrity – dancer pairing makes you happy?

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Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town Featuring @christofurlopez and The Burning River Authors @wildoatmeal @JaneRLaForge and @chellacouringto

Posted on August 11th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Affiliate Links, Books, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Live Performances, TenMiniTT 2015

I had the pleasure of meeting the Burning River authors who are about to embark on their West Coast Tour! Please join me and Jay for the interview in the video below on this episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town:

Burning River Authors West Coast Author Tour 2015

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 The Tongue & Groove

Spreading the Word for 11 years!

 A monthly offering produced by Conrad Romo of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music. 

Sunday August 16th
6:00 pm
The Hotel Cafe

1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, Ca 90028

The Hotel Cafe is located in the middle of Hollywood on Cahuenga Blvd, between Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd. Cahuenga blvd is 3 blocks west of Vine Street.

Directions: Exit Cahunega Blvd from the 101 Freeway.
Head South for a few blocks (past Hollywood Blvd) unitl you get to 1623.
We’re on the right. DO NOT USE APPLE MAPS. There are many parking options in the neighborhood. Street parking is also available.

Burning River began as a chapbook publisher in 2009 and published nine chapbooks in six years. Our publications were reviewed in various journals, such as the Boston Literary Journal, Gently Read Literature, and The Adirondack Literary Review. Our authors have been nominated for Pushcart prizes, Best of the Net anthologies, and have placed in the O. Henry awards; they have read in a number of venues, from Beyond Baroque in Venice, Calif., to the Mellow Pages Library in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Jane Rosenberg LaForge was the first author published by Burning River. I “met” Jane when she reached out to me at MizMeliz.com to help her find a location for the Los Angeles stop on the West Coast Tour. I was happy to suggest a place that I did a poetry reading at a few years ago. When Jane got back to me and told me about the Tongue & Groove show at the Hotel Cafe, I was just thrilled. I can’t wait to meet her and the other authors in the group on Sunday. In preparation and for promotion – of course I couldn’t wait to extend an invitation to the group to be on my show, Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town!

Let me know if you can attend the reading at the Tongue & Groove in Hollywood on Sunday, August 16th. Be sure to say “Hi Miz Meliz!” if you see me there!

Show Notes

 Author Showcase (for writers, published authors, book promos)

Our Guest1896762_10102284305250994_1732018790_n (1) Authors:
  • Christopher Bowen
  • Jane Rosenberg LaForge
  • Linda Lenhoff
  • Samuel Snoek-Brown
  • Chella Courington
What We Will Talk About:
  • Reading, writing, cooking, yoga, travel
  • August 16 reading at Tongue and Groove in Hollywood
  • Humanitarianism, food, travel, blogging
  • Author-friendly independent bookstores, great restaurant scene as well, and some local music venues
Where Can We Connect with You?
Blog/Website: http://www.burningriver.info
Twitter: @wildoatmeal
caaronbowen@gmail.com
Chella Courington

Chella Courington

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Flying South. Kind of a Hurricane Press (Barometric Pressures Series), January 2015

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Love Letter to Biology 250, Cincinnati, OH: Porkbelly Press, November 2014

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Girls & Women. Cleveland, OH: Burning River, April 2011

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Paper Covers Rock, Canton, OH: Indigo Ink Press, September 2011

TONIGHT : Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town: Burning River Authors. Tues 6pm PDT on #blab. Subscribe now ➼ https://blab.im/tnymng

See You at the #CinemarkCarson Southbay’s Newest Entertainment Destination @Cinemark

Posted on May 20th, 2015 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Live Performances, Miz Meliz Newz Update

Miz Meliz Newz Update – Summer Lovin’ Edition

Disclosure This is not a paid advertisement.

Summer is about relaxing and having fun. Here are some things I will be doing this summer. And guess what – it starts with Memorial Day weekend, right! That’s now! Watch out Summer…here comes Miz Meliz!

VIP Night at the #CinemarkCarson 

New Theater Opening Just in Time for Summer

Get Two Free Tickets to Carson Cinemark

Tweet me if you want two tickets to the VIP Night at the New Cinemark Theater in Carson on Wednesday, May 27th. Or leave a comment and let me know you are interested. I can give away ten pairs of tickets to the event. Tickets are FREE, While Supplies Last. Note: Sharing this post to Twitter will automatically enter the phrase and give you a chance to get tickets.

Southbay’s Newest Entertainment Destination #CinemarkCarson

20700 South Avalon Blvd., Suite 285, Carson, CA 90746

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Festival of the Arts/Pageant of the Masters

I will be attending a special media event for the #FestivalofArts and I hope to see you there!

Please follow Pageant of the Masters and the Festival of Arts on Twitter: @FestivalPageant Home to the Festival of Arts – California’s Premier Open Air Fine Art Show & Pageant of the Masters- a theatrical performance where art comes to life!

Looking for a job this summer? Come work with us! Job applications are now available online. Check out all the opportunities at http://www.foapom.com/contact/job-opportunities/

Posted by Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

TwoTickets2015_loresGet your tickets to see the 2015 Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach Click Here to Buy Tickets

Tickets are $25-80 each.

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Tweet me if you want two tickets to the VIP Night at the New Cinemark Theater in Carson on Wednesday, May 27th. Or leave a comment and let me know you are interested. I can give away ten pairs of tickets to the event. Tickets are FREE, While Supplies Last. Note: Sharing this post to Twitter will automatically enter the phrase and give you a chance to get tickets.

This is not a sponsored post. I was not compensated to post this information. I was offered free tickets to give away and a few tickets to attend the event for the promotion of the new theater. Cool, huh? Read my disclosure for more information on why I post things like this on MizMeliz.com.

 

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