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The Diamond Monologues Tour Sparks Discussions on Women Empowerment, Community Building

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The Diamond Monologues Tour Sparks Discussions on Women Empowerment, Community Building

LOS ANGELES, CA---(March 31, 2017)--- As a creative, our passion is to create. But as a creative who is meant to inspire, the work that is put out will take time to perfect. This is how the process went for San Bernardino native author and playwright T’ana Phelice when she had the idea to bring her books to the stage two years ago. She would audition girl after girl only to find out that they weren’t as serious and that they just didn’t have that “it” factor.

It’s been a long process, but Phelice has finally found her DREAM TEAM of six amazing women who are not just passionate about their craft, but believe in Phelice’s production, The Diamond Monologues. Each dynamic, millennial woman that is in the play has been touched and inspired by the character that they play which makes it easier for them to bring her to life.

"There’s so many women including myself, that go through similar things that are acted out within the play and it’s not talked about or it’s ignored unless of course we’re talking amongst each other,” Asia Smith, who plays Tia, explains.

To give those a brief of what to except from the play without giving too much away, the audience will definitely walk away feeling changed! You will cry, laugh, and nod your head in agreement as you listen to the story of each girl. The stories are our real life testimonies that we go through as women. From relationships, careers, family life, and friendships—I can guarantee you that you will hear your story in The Diamond Monologues.

The Diamond Monologues finished two successful and sold out shows in Ontario, California and now they are headed to Los Angeles, California on Saturday, April 22 where they will debut their play and change lives at the Little Casa Theater located at 2101 E. 1st Street in Los Angeles at 6 p.m. Beverages will be served and Lady Adrienne Braxton from "Braxtons Back" on StudioW Buzz will be opening up the stage play with some words of encouragement and her personally testimony how she overcame great barriers that made her the strong woman that she is today.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.tanaphelice.com. Space is limited.

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NubianPoets.Com 2017 National Poetry Month Contest -- This year’s contest theme is "Why Black Lives Matter" –

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- April is national poetry month and Nubianpoets.com is proud to have Latorial Faison who has been featured along with Iyanla Vazant, Danny Glover, and Dr. Cornel West in the 2003 NAACP Image Award winning book, Keeping the Faith: Stories of Love, Courage, Healing, and Hope from the Black Community as this year’s contest judge.

Latorial holds a graduate degree in English from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, and has authored several books, which include: 28 Days of Poetry Celebrating Black History, Mother to Son, Secrets of My Soul and many more.

Contest Prizes:

* 1st Place - $250.00

* 2nd Place - $100.00

* 3rd Place - $75.00

* And 5 Honorable Mention awards

Contest Rules

Anyone can enter the contest by submitting an original (non-published) poem 30 lines or fewer with a maximum of 60 characters per line, in any style. “Why Black Lives Matter” is the contest theme. There is $3.00 reading for this contest; each contestant is allowed to submit only one poem. Poems must be submitted by U.S. mail and must include your legal/real name and address on each page of your entry. An official entry form can also be obtained by logging on to www.Nubianpoets.com.

Nubianpoets.com reserves the right to feature the winning poems on their web site. (Each contestant retains all rights to their poems, but is encouraged to keep copies, as none will be returned.) All entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2017. All winners will be notified no later than June 9, 2017, at which time all prizes will be mailed.

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Endemol Shine North America Searching for Adventurous Teams of Two in Southern California to Compete on the Hit TV Series Fear Factor

Los Angeles,California (PR MediaRelease) March 13, 2017

Endemol Shine North America, in association with The Casting Duo, are once again giving adventurous, competitive teams of two the chance to face their fears and compete for up to $50,000. Casting Duo is seeking all types of teams such as best friends, couples, siblings, co-workers, exes, roommates, etc., who are between 18-26 years old and live in Southern California. The revival of the hit competition series will challenge contestants to see if they have the guts and determination to face their fears while outpacing their competitors.

If fear is not a factor for you, apply now at www.fearfactor.tv. In order to be considered, you must apply before April 14th, 2017.

ABOUT ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA

Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Its Endemol Shine Studios division develops and produces original scripted television programming in the U.S. for global exploitation and Endemol Shine Latino oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and now across all of Latin America. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original, and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Hunted (CBS), Ink Master (Spike), Kingdom (AT&T Audience Network), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Swamp People (History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Steve Harvey (NBCU), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC) and upcoming “Page Six TV” (Syndicated), Superhuman (FOX), and I’m Dying Up Here (Showtime).

ABOUT CASTING DUO

Casting Duo is the full service casting company founded by Randy Bernstein and Danielle Harrington. With over 50 projects successfully cast, Casting Duo has proven itself as one of the premier casting agencies by consistently sourcing and identifying some of the most memorable characters on TV today. Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi, Project Runway’s Christian Siriano, and Tabatha Coffey of Shear Genius and Tabatha’s Salon Takeover are just a few of the dynamic personalities they’ve discovered. www.fearfactor.tv

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