- Posted October 21, 2013 by
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Halloween Revelers Party-Up At Artists In Music Awards
West Hollywood, California is known to attract up to 400,000 visitors annually for its Halloween extravaganza. This year, partygoers decided to begin festivities prior to October 31st by celebrating a red carpet costume party at the Artists in Music Awards (AIMA). The event, held at The Joint, was part of the AIMA “Breakthrough Series” benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital and featured numerous live performances, including from recording artists Melanie Taylor and Torrey Mercer and the band “Cheating Daylight”. AIMA executive producers Mikey Jayy and Nic Creznic, both decked out in their own outlandish costumes, hosted the evening, which was well attended by many in the Hollywood community including the Honorary Mayor of Beverly Hills David Harrison Levi, West Hollywood entertainment advocate John Carvalho, celebrity photographer Carlos Martin, H.R. Cole of inDspotlight radio, the cast of L.A. LIVE The Show, and numerous AIMA nominees both past and present.
Observers passing by in automobiles backed up traffic on Pico Blvd as they stopped to witness the spectacle. One partygoer, dressed from head to toe in a complete, single piece black outfit, listened to an iPod while slowly strolling back and forth at the nearby intersection crosswalk, puzzling pedestrians and astonishing patrons at the local Starbucks. “This is a riot!” exclaimed one onlooker while sipping his latte.
The live performances at last night’s show were followed up by a costume contest on the main stage. Outfits ran the gamut of the typical, favorite superheroes to more elegant attires. The most popular costume of the evening appeared to be various renditions of “Batman” and “Catwoman”, though guests could run into Superman, Michael Jackson, and Pocahontas among others. Ultimately, two “illuminati”, adorned in fabulous masquerade garments, won the first place prize.
Among some of the AIMA nominees this year are recording artists Glitter Rose, Soren Bryce, Ben Davis, Trevor Page, Marneen Lynne Fields, Diamonte, Torrey Mercer, Tom Slack, David Gielan, The Controversy, James Kennedy, Justin Dorsey, Antwon King, Travis Royce, and Cheating Daylight. Voting is presently taking place online and the winners of the various categories will be announced at a grand finale red carpet show on February 7th, 2014. Tickets for that event can be bought online or at the door and admission is open to the general public.
The Joint, situated at the heart of the L.A. and Hollywood nightclub scene, has been in operation for many years, but its entrepreneurial new owner, Ondrea Faillace, plans on renovating the establishment. “We want to expand our outdoor seating area and remodel some of the interior of the venue. We will probably have a grand opening sometime next year,” said Faillace. The Joint’s open yet intimate space and décor already provides a unique atmosphere for a music nightclub. Built in the late 1930’s, The Joint is now host to an eclectic mix of quality up-and-coming artists as well as established national acts. With approximately 3,000 square feet of event space, The Joint’s footprint of open and private rooms accommodates table dining, booth and snug seating, a pool table, multiple TV screens and a live music stage. It is expected that the renovations will further add to the ability of the establishment to host a wide array of different events.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was founded in 1962 and is a leading pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children's catastrophic diseases, such as cancer.
Executive Producer Mikey Jayy established the Artists In Music Awards (AIMA) two years ago in order to recognize and promote the best independent music artists from around the world. Artists are showcased throughout the summers and nominations are given out in multiple categories.
To view all of the nominees or get more information on the Artists in Music Awards and submissions for the awards, please go to: http://www.aimusicawards.com/
Photos Above: Main (Left to Right): The “ Duke” and “Duchess” with West Hollywood entertainment advocate John Carvalho. Special Thanks To celebrity photographer Carlos Martin. See more of Carlos Martin Photography at: http://www.carlosmartinproductions.com/