“UNITY DANCE WORKSHOP” December 8-9, 2017

HONOLULU, HI, November 30, 2017 – Local boy and finalist from Season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance, Mark Villaver, returns home to Hawaii to lead the Unity Dance Workshop on Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th. Fellow dancer from So You Think You Can Dance, Kaylee Millis, will also be joining the workshop as a featured dance instructor.

Says Villaver, “I have been on tour with So You Think You Can Dance since early October and can’t wait to spend some time back home in the islands during the holiday season with my ohana. I’m also looking forward to sharing my style of dance with all of the students that attend the dance workshop at American Renaissance Academy in Kapolei.” Villaver continued, “Having my good friend and dance colleague from the So You Think You Can Dance tour, Kaylee Millis, is a real plus and will add to the expertise and excitement of the weekend.” Adds Millis, “This is my first time to Hawaii and how perfect is it that I’ll be there to dance with students from all over the island!”

The Unity Dance Workshop is sponsored by AMBLVD Records (AMBLVD) and American Renaissance Academy (ARA), and will be held at the Kapolei campus on Dec. 8th and 9th. Villaver is one of several talented dancers to come from Marcelo Pacleb’s award-winning 24/7 Danceforce studio in Kaneohe, and has performed alongside superstars Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato, and toured with Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour (see attached bio). Millis has trained in various styles of dance and has added becoming a Pulse On Tour pro- protégé, Monsters of Hip Hop Nominee (2016) as well as a JUMP Convention Tour VIP (2015/16) to her growing resume. Recently sponsored by Reebok, Millis is also a Season 14 finalist of So You Think You Can Dance and is currently on tour with Villaver (see attached bio).

In addition, husband/wife duo Alexander Jean featuring Mark Ballas and BC Jean, will be making a special appearance at the Unity Dance Workshop (see attached bio).

The Unity Dance Workshop (see attached schedule) is part of “Let There Be Light,” a birthday gala and fundraiser celebration to honor American icon and multiple Grammy-award winning artist, Dionne Warwick. Warwick is a featured star in “Let There Be Light,” (http://lettherebelightmovie.com/) a breakout inspirational film of hope currently selling out in theatres across the nation. The VIP dinner on Dec. 9th at the Kahala Hotel & Resort will also have special invited guests including Kevin Sorbo, Sam Sorbo, and Mark Ballas & BC Jean of Alexander Jean, in attendance. The funds from the two-day dance workshop and birthday gala will benefit the missions of ARA (http://www.arahawaii.org/) and In Unison (http://inunison.org/).

For more information about the Unity Dance Workshop and how to purchase tickets, contact 24/7 Danceforce at 808.235.5141. To purchase tickets, click on the Eventbrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unity-dance-workshop-tickets-39592375862?aff=eac2

For more information about the “Let There Be Light” birthday celebration and fundraiser honoring Dionne Warwick on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, email lettherebelightparty@gmail.com.

To purchase tickets, click on the Eventbrite link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dionne-warwicks-let-there-be-light-birthday-fundraiser-tickets-39560573741

“LET THERE BE LIGHT” A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND FUNDRAISER HONORING MULTIPLE GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING ARTIST DIONNE WARWICK December 9, 2017

HONOLULU, HI, November 17, 2017 – Damon Elliott and Jason Lent, co-founders and producers of AMBLVD Records, are proud to announce the “Let There Be Light” birthday celebration and fundraiser honoring Elliott’s Mother, multiple Grammy award- winning artist and American icon, Dionne Warwick. The gala dinner will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Hoku’s in the Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tickets are available at $200 per person.

Says Elliott, “I co-produced the film, ‘Let There Be Light,’ which is currently screening in theatres across the nation. My Mom is also a featured star in the movie and we both love the inspirational message of hope that it sends out to the world.” Adds Lent, “We are excited to produce this birthday party for Ms. Warwick, especially because the Kahala Hotel & Resort is one of her most favorite places.” Continued Elliott, “Mom and I have been coming to Hawaii for many years and it holds precious memories for us. Now that I am a new resident of Honolulu, I felt this was the perfect place to commemorate her 77th birthday.”

The VIP dinner on Dec. 9th at the Kahala Hotel & Resort will also have special invited guests including Kevin Sorbo, Sam Sorbo, and Mark Ballas & BC Jean of Alexander Jean, in attendance. The funds from the two-day dance workshop and birthday gala will benefit the missions of ARA (http://www.arahawaii.org/) and In Unison (http://inunison.org/).

5:00 p.m. – Red Carpet Arrivals

6:00 p.m. – Silent Auction and Champagne Pour

7:00 p.m. – Gala Dinner in Hoku’s

8:00 p.m. – Special Birthday Celebrity Performances & Guest Speakers

9:00 p.m. – VIP After Party Cocktails and Meet & Greet

The “Let There Be Light” event will be raising funds for the IN UNISON foundation (http://inunison.org/) through the educational institution of The American Renaissance Academy aka ARA (http://www.arahawaii.org/). The three organizations are non-profit 501c3 charities with missions that are closely aligned. This will be the first time IN UNISON, Ho‘ōla Nā Pua, and ARA will join forces to empower individuals and communities alike through their service to others.

For more information about the “Let There Be Light” birthday celebration and fundraiser honoring Dionne Warwick on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, email lettherebelightparty@gmail.com.

To purchase tickets, click on the Eventbrite link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dionne-warwicks-let-there-be-light-birthday-fundraiser-tickets-39560573741

AMBLVD RECORDS: "SEASON 14/SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE PRO, MARK VILLAVER, TO LEAD UNITY DANCE WORKSHOP" - 12/8-9/2017

WHO: MARK VILLAVER of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

WHAT: UNITY DANCE WORKSHOPS (“LET THERE BE LIGHT” CELEBRATION)

WHEN: FRIDAY, DEC. 8 & SATURDAY, DEC. 9, 2017

WHERE: AMERICAN RENAISSANCE ACADEMY, KAPOLEI, O’AHU

Local B-boy from Kalihi and season 14 So You Think You Can Dance pro, Mark Villaver, will be leading the upcoming Unity Dance Workshops sponsored by AMBLVD Records (AMBLVD) and American Renaissance Academy (ARA). Villaver, one of the uber talented dancers to come from Marcelo Pacleb’s award-winning 24/7 Danceforce in Kaneohe, will lead the two-day dance workshop at ARA’s Kapolei campus on Dec. 8th and 9th. Villaver has performed alongside superstars Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato, and toured with Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour (see linked bio).

The Unity Dance Workshops (see attached schedule) are part of “Let There Be Light,” a birthday gala and fundraiser celebration to honor American icon and multiple Grammy-award winning artist, Dionne Warwick. Warwick is a featured star in “Let There Be Light,” a breakout inspirational film of hope currently selling out in theatres across the nation. The VIP dinner on Dec. 9th at the Kahala Hotel & Resort will also have Gladys Knight and BC Jean in attendance. The Funds raised from the two-day dance workshop and birthday gala will benefit the missions of ARA (http://www.arahawaii.org/), In Unison (http://inunison.org/), and Hoʻōla Nā Pua (https://hoolanapua.org/).

For more information about the Unity Dance Workshops, contact 24/7 Danceforce at 808.235.5141. For more information about the “Let There Be Light” birthday gala and fundraiser celebration honoring Dionne Warwick on Dec. 9, 2017 and how to purchase tickets, email lettherebelightparty@gmail.com.

"A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS WITH “DIONNE WARWICK & FRIENDS” HAWAII POLO INVITATIONAL OF POLO 2017

Jason Lent, President and Lead Creative of AMBLVD Records, in conjunction with Chris Dawson, Founder of the Hawaii International Polo Association (HIPA) proudly present multi Grammy award-winning artist and music legend, Dionne Warwick to headline The Kahala Hotel & Resort Hawaii Invitational of Polo 2017 post-match concert this Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Waimanalo Polo Field.

Billed as “A Night Under The Stars With Dionne Warwick & Friends,” the unprecedented concert will follow the flagship all-star polo match at the Honolulu Polo Club starting at 6:00 p.m. Special guest artists include Warwick’s son, Damon Elliott, a Grammy award-winning artist and producer. The evening is hosted by International Model and UFC Ring Girl, Arianny Celeste. For ticket info and details, click HERE.

AMBLVD RECORDS ANNOUNCES NEW COMEDY ALBUM FEATURING SOCIAL MEDIA STAR PASHYN

HONOLULU, HI, July 17, 2017 – Jason Lent of AMBLVD Records and social media sensation, Pashyn Noheamakanaonalani Santos aka Pashyn, of “Local Maddahs” and “Pidgin Siri” fame, announce their partnership and creation of a new comedy album showcasing Pashyn’s unique brand of humor with a Hawaiian twist. Recording sessions are now in progress with the album on target for a September 2017 back-to-school delivery that will be available both in stores and on all streaming services.

Pashyn is the second artist signed to the AMBLVD Records label and the first comedian. Says Jason, “We were introduced by a mutual friend and later, bonded over pancakes, as well as our many like-minded traits. He continued, “As far as I know, this is the first time that a female comic of Pashyn’s caliber is being showcased and our goal is to produce a high quality product reminiscent of “Poi Dog” by the legendary comic, Rap Replinger. Adds Pashyn, “I’ve participated in several projects with Jason’s advertising company, Lent Enterprises Digital, and really admire their approach to the creative process.” She continued, “As an artist, I feel it is important to align yourself with a company that ‘gets you’ and I am so excited to be working with them!”

This isn’t Jason’s first endeavor into comedy. Many years ago when MySpace (one of the first social media networking websites) first surfaced, he and childhood friend, Bruno Mars, wrote a parody called “MySpace With You” (sung to the tune of “Freak Me” by Silk). He adds, “It was so popular and we received a lot of great feedback from it, and believe it or not, you can still find the clip on YouTube.” As well, Jason recently produced the successful “Pele Awards, The Musical,” a musical comedy program for the American Advertising Awards (District 13/Hawaii) Pele Awards-  a first for the American Advertising Federation.

The new album will feature Pashyn’s distinctive brand of funny that has been positively received by Hawaii audiences and beyond, and will include a mixture of parodies and sketches by some of her most beloved characters. She adds, “I feel this album will be a breath of fresh air and provide an escape to the negativity that is happening in the world right now. My goal is to lighten up the day and make people laugh with good old fashion, thigh-slapping, tear jerking comedy, all delivered with heartfelt aloha.”

To learn more about the new AMBLVD Records comedy album featuring Pashyn or to get on the VIP list for upcoming appearances, email jules@amblvd.com or go to https://www.amblvd.com. You can also follow AMBLVD Records on Instagram (amblvdrecords).

LENT ENTERPRISES DIGITAL INTRODUCES “PELE AWARDS, THE MUSICAL” THIS ISN’T YOUR GRANDFATHER’S AWARD SHOW

HONOLULU, HI, April 20, 2017 – Guests are in for a surprise this weekend at the 2017 Pele Awards, April 22nd, 7:00 pm, at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Monarch Room, in the form of Pele Awards, The Musical. Lent Enterprises Digital (LED) has been hand picked by the American Advertising Federation of Hawaii - District 13 (AAF-District 13) to create the program theme this year. Instead of the typical awards show format, Jason Lent, head creative of LED, has instead produced an unprecedented musical awards show, complete with original tunes. Music from the show will be available for download via iTunes at the end of the evening with a portion of the proceeds going to AAF-District 13’s Pele Awards College and High School Student Scholarship Fund.

The 2017 Pele Awards, The Musical, was partly inspired by Broadway show, Avenue Q (but without the cursing), and partly by Lent’s own Pele Awards experience in 2016. Says Lent, “Last year was the first time LED entered the advertising and design competition. We were the new kid on the block and surprisingly won a total of seven awards. This year, we have the opportunity to create an entire campaign that included the Pele Awards event program and were inspired to develop a show concept that everyone could enjoy, including guests who aren’t necessarily in the industry.” The storyline follows the trials and tribulations of the underdog, “Dane the puppet” aka Dane Neves, a young ad exec trying to get his foot in the door.” Adds AAF-District 13 Governor and Pele Awards Chair, Paul Lam, “It is energizing to work with young creatives like Lent who come to the table with new ideas of how to make an annual program different and fresh, but I think it will be even more exciting to see how this young ad agency grows on from here.”

The prerequisite for the 2017 Pele Awards, The Musical casting was also unique. Lent continued, “Our desire was to showcase talented individuals that had no connection to the advertising awards program whatsoever, and prove that if you put your mind to it, you could achieve anything. The key message is to persevere because like the song says, everyone deserves a shot.” The all-Hawaii cast includes vocal standouts such as pop singer, ATOM, 2015 Miss Hawaii Teen USA, Kyla Hee, and the current Miss Hawaii Teen USA, Lauren Teruya. Neves and Lent also composed 11 original songs including whimsical “Good Day,” hopeful anthem “Everyone Deserves A Shot,” and hip-hop “Ad Rap Battle.” (Song list attached below).

While developing a script and music might seem a daunting task for some, it actually comes very natural to Lent, thanks to his long background in music production and entertainment. He adds, “I’ve sung since I was five-years old and was part of an opera that toured through Europe. In my teen years, I was part of a four-member boy band called “DisGuyz” which included childhood friend, Bruno Mars. I am fortunate now to blend those experiences into writing digital content, jingles and commercials for many of our clients including Island Air, Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union, Vacations Hawaii, and Boyd Gaming, to name a few.”

Although tickets to the Pele Awards are sold out, guests can still experience it by downloading the Pele Awards, The Musical soundtrack via popular streaming service, iTunes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the AAF’s Ad2 club to provide program and intern experiences for the younger advertising generation to come. In addition, Olelo Community Media has committed to four airings of the entire show production at a to be determined date in the near future.