AT&T held its Launch Party for the new BlackBerry Torch on August 11th in Los Angeles. The attendees, including Glee’s Lea Michele and Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden, were entertained by a set from Young Money recording artist Drake. Drake (center) is pictured here with Chris Hall, VP Mobile Device Portfolio, AT&T (left); and Mike Woodward, Sr. Director Mobile Devices, AT&T(right). PHOTO: JOHN SHEARER WIREIMAGE.
The third annual Outside Lands Music Festival took place on Aug. 14 and 15, showcasing 65 different bands including Kings of Leon and Phoenix. As part of the eco-friendly theme of the festival, Chase Freedom donated 30k to help the San Francisco Parks Trust replace some vandalized trees in Golden Gate Park. Presenting the check (from left) are: San Francisco Parks Trust Executive Director Karen Kidwell; Chase Freedom Marketing Director Kristen Bowdoin; Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy Recordings/Atlantic Records’ recording artist, Janelle Monae; and San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg. PHOTO: STEVE JENNINGS FOR WIREIMAGE
On August 13, FlowerPowerCreative.com hosted an event to celebrate 45 years since The Beatles’ historic performance at Shea Stadium. Legendary Beatles promoter, Sid Bernstein was honored as a pioneer in the music industry and recognized for his remarkable grass roots approach in developing worldwide interest in The Beatles’ groundbreaking concert at Shea Stadium. Bernstein is pictured here with the all-female Beatles tribute band who entertained guests at Citi Field - the Sheatles (clockwise from left) Helena Holmes, bassist; Mimi Boswell, lead guitarist; Bernstein; Kerri Freda, keyboardist/guitar; Dena Tauriello, drummer; and Lisa Coppola, lead vocalist. PHOTO: ANDRES OTERO
Rubyworks recording artists, Rodrigo y Gabriela welcomed Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine for a special appearance at their show at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 20. Zach’s appearance was in support of The Sound Strike, which represents a group of artists who have taken a stand for civil and human rights by joining the growing boycott of Arizona due to the passage of the law SB1070. Pictured here, before taking the stage are (from left) Rodrigo, De la Rocha, and Gabriela. PHOTO:ATO RECORDS
On Saturday, the 135th Street Agency celebrated five years of business with an exclusive BBQ & Fish Fry at El Patio of Talay Lounge in Harlem. Hosted by radio/ tv personality FREE and VIBE magazine's new editorial director Datwon Thomas, the 4th annual BBQ was attended by a mix of over 600 media, industry tastemakers and artists. Pictured here (from left) are Thomas, FREE, and Founder/CEO, The 135th Street Agency, Shante Bacon. PHOTO: STEPHEN KNIGHT FOR KNIGHT VISION
At the BBQ & Fish Fry at El Patio of Talay Lounge in Harlem, pictured here are Free (Right) and Cherry Martinez from New York’s WWPR (Left). PHOTO: STEPHEN KNIGHT FOR KNIGHT VISION
At the BBQ & Fish Fry at El Patio of Talay Lounge in Harlem, pictured here are Thomas (Right) and Bystorm/JIVE R&B artist, Miguel. PHOTO: STEPHEN KNIGHT FOR KNIGHT VISION
Human rights activist, Dolores Huerta, celebrated her 80th birthday at The Greek Theatre, LA on August 13 with the “Weaving Movements Together” benefit concert, which featured performances by Carlos Santana, Pete Escovedo, Lila Downs, and Zack de la Rocha. Here, the Nederlander Concerts executives congratulated Dolores Huerta on her achievements. Pictured (from left) are Rena Wasserman, Greek Theatre General Manager/VP of Operations, Nederlander Concerts; Alex Hodges, COO, Nederlander Concerts; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Paola Palazzo, Talent Buyer, Nederlander Concerts; Huerta; Nick Chavez, nephew of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta; Ken Scher, Talent Buyer, Nederlander Concerts; and Adam Friedman, CEO, Nederlander Concerts. PHOTO: RANDALL MICHELSON