Description: America's sweetheart is back in Hermosa Beach.
Rita Wilson's career began with a guest appearance on The Brady Bunch which was followed by appearances on several shows during the 1970s and 1980s. She has appeared in several movies, including Volunteers, Teen Witch, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Barbarians at the Gate, Mixed Nuts, Sleepless in Seattle, Now and Then, That Thing You Do!, Jingle All the Way, Runaway Bride, Invisible Child, The Story of Us, and Raise Your Voice. She played Susan Borman, wife of astronaut Frank Borman, in the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon. On television, she guest starred in many television series, including Frasier, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Good Wife and Body of Proof. Wilson has performed on Broadway, where she performed the role of Roxie Hart from June–August 2006 in the revival of Chicago. She is often credited with being the driving force behind Nia Vardalos' movie deal for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which became the highest-grossing independent film of all time, and for which she served as a producer. Wilson's debut solo album, AM/FM, will be released May 8, 2012, on Decca Records. The album will feature classics from the 60s and 70s.
DJ Proper (born Keith Thomas Jordan) is best known as the founder of Worldwide Familia. A collective of musicians based on the mission statement ,"This music is for ALL races worlwide working for peace & equality". A Staten Island, New York native who now resides in Los Angeles. He was known early in his career for performing with the BASS BROS (DJ Rilla & DJ PROPER) and his offical remixes for producers like dj motiv8(BLACK EYED PEAS/UNISCI). He became more widely known for his collaboration with EYEZON an mc originally from South Africa for and SOLPOWA (GOOD MUSIC) . The album(s) music are distributed over the Internet in MP3 format via MYSPACE,FACEBOOK,OURSTAGE,SOUNDCLICK,&VIRB. Since then he has become more known worldwide for his live shows incorperation of having a full band to back his artist and socially concious music based on a range of isssues from racial equality to prision reform . His mixtape album “FROM MY SOUL VOL I” marked his independent labels debut. Released on WORLDWIDE FAMILIA 2009, the album features guest artists Rakaa of Dilated Peoples, Chali2na of Jurassic 5, Rass Kass, NAS (offical remixes for his DJ LES), EYEZON, SOLPOWA, Kris Ransom, Living Legends, & THES ONE. DJ Proper dedicated 2009 to local shows and original production of his artist. He djs sometimes with the HOUSE OF VIBE ALLSTARS, headed by acclaimed Musical Director Brew Anthony. The band backs Chali2na (JURASSIC 5) & LAIDLAW at the famous venue Harvelles in Santa Monica, CA every Wednesday. He also has been a dj for Los Angeles Premier Hip Hop/ REggea Promotions Company JAMAICA GOLD founded by DJ Q-BWOY & DJ WHITE LIGHTNING. He was a opening act for shows such as the historic 10 year reunion of PATO BANTON /TIPPA IRIE and roots superstar Eek A MOUSE. He has peformed as headline act at historic venues like Saint Rocke, Lucys 51, House of Blues , & Wiskey A GOGO. He has also opened for artist like Gza & Muggs record release party (Cypress Hill &Wu tang Clan), Aceyalone (Project Blowed), and Tre Hardson (PHARCYDE). He performs with NUMARK Ns7 ,Serato Scratch Live(ITCH),CDJS, as well as traditional vinyl. He is also founder of a live hip hop group called TESTIMONY. His original production from his indie label Worldwide Familia has upcoming releases in 2011 with EYEZON, SOLPOWA, RANDOM, Legendary Icons, Frankie Fadeless, Ariano (Technicali Sound ) , Luminaries, BIG GOV (DEF JAM) & many more TBA.
The band was formed in the late 70's from members of two rock bands from the South Bay area of Southern California. The members wanted to get back to the roots of rock & roll. The Guitars were formed in 1980 and played early R & B, Motown, British Invasion, Surf, West Coast rock and Blues.
After a break to raise families and doing different projects, the band is back and rocking harder than ever.
Award-winning singer/songwriter Whitney Steele has most recently shared the stage with Kenny Loggins, Dave Mason (of Traffic) the Gin Blossoms, Eddie Money, Shawn Colvin, J.R. Richards (of Dishwalla), Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, and Tyler Hilton. She can also be seen every Saturday night as one of the judges on the CBS television show 'Lucky Break'. Whitney was selected as 1 of 5 finalists from more than 300 AT&T/Cingular Music Studio artists nationwide to compete for a chance to perform 'You Won't See Me Crying' on an episode of the hit television show One Tree Hill on the CW network. Gretsch Guitars selected Whitney to debut one of the four guitars in the Gretsch Americana series in her music video for Storm Warning. In 2007, she was nominated for best pop single of the year for the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards. Whitney swept the Phoenix Music Awards in 2008, winning best singer/songwriter, best single of the year, and best music video of the year. Continuing her successful rise to national stardom, Whitney also received a nomination for best music video of the year at the Los Angeles Music Awards. Whitney captured the attention of Scotty Johnson (lead guitarist of The Gin Blossoms), and he immediately supported her career, believing in not only Whitney's talent, but also in her unparalleled drive and passion. Scotty joined Whitney and her band on stage to perform at The Arizona Broadway Theatre. Robin Wilson (lead singer of The Gin Blossoms) lent his unmistakable vocals in Whitney's original song, 'You Won't See Me Crying.' Whitney’s self-titled second album was released in 2009. Scotty Johnson and P.H.Naffah (former drummer for the Refreshments and current drummer for Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers) both jumped on board to contribute to the CD. It's no surprise that Whitney has earned the respect of industry greats. She is truly one-of-a-kind, a rare blend of innate talent, pure determination, quirky humor and a love for music that emanates through each and every one of her songs and performances. Her hard work is paying off and Whitney is poised for a level of success reserved only for the most deserving of artists.