Dvon is an Atlanta based singer-songwriter. A self trained keyboardist and producer, Dvon delivers his own unique style of soul driven pop/rock reminiscent of artists like Prince and Lenny Kravitz on tracks like “Feels Like A Rollercoaster” and “Let’s Make It All About You”. “All This Love” and “Your Body Warm” showcase the R&B side of Dvon’s abilities while “I Will Show You Love” boasts late 70’s/early 80’s pop/disco influences that have helped him to surpass 400,000 online streams and 5000+ downloads.
In 1999, Dvon joined Pisces Kiss, a local pop/rock/cover band and performed local gigs with the lead singer Karsten Durand. After the band’s break-up, Dvon continued to write and record with Karsten and featured his vocals on the gospel inspired “Waiting” and the upbeat retro pop song “It’s Gonna Get Better”; a track recorded for the ‘It Get’s Better’ campaign to prevent suicide among LGBT youth.
Dvon’s heart felt message of social equality also inspired tracks like “Not Like The Other Girls”, “End Of Days” and the protest song “Invisible Man”. He continues to write and record with local musicians and is currently working on his sixth music video project.
Welcome to the April 2017 issue of Shine on Hollywood Magazine! The boundless beauty of spring is in full effect in Hollywood and around the world, and as nature recovers from the rainy winter months, we bring to you with great satisfaction our Top Men Industry Professionals issue! There’s never shortage of talent in this town as we immerse you in the world of our featured guests, and bring you up close to some of the hardest working men in the industry, whose stories bring to light a different view of Hollywood, as we go beyond the camera flashes and right into the action.
This issue we feature Brazilian actor and humanitarian, Vinicius Machado. Vinicius grew up in a supporting environment, but with the family’s move to America came new challenges that would define his future. After a terrible automobile accident changed his dreams and life forever, Vinicius took the reigns of his destiny and reinvented himself on stage, after he discovered a passion for acting, which he used as an outlet for his inner conflict, and which has taken him from the school stage to the grand sets of Hollywood where he has appeared in some of the top shows on television. Having experienced bullying as an adolescent first hand, Vinicius now helps others with the channels available to him thanks to his hard work and his contribution to society.
We’re also introducing you to
, a man with many talents who continues to pursue his dream of being an action star. After leaving his home and family in Denmark to pursue his dream, Tomm got his start as a fitness model, but it wasn’t easy. Barely scraping by to make ends meet, and with a lot of patience, hard work, and a little help from new friends, Tomm became one of the most photographed model in the fitness industry. But when the grueling training regime started to take a toll on his body, he found new outlets and adventures in the martial arts, eventually becoming a world champion, even as he continues to live his dream as an actor and stuntman. Tomm volunteers his time in homeless shelters and helps kids by teaching them interpersonal skills.
Fyregod Zor dances with fire. But more than that, he captivates the imagination and has dazzled audiences at home and abroad with his phenomenal blazing performances. After suffering a near death experience, he journeyed to Los Angeles to find himself. He wandered through the concrete jungle in search of peace and purpose, and he found his calling at the Burning Man festival, where his imagination lit with fire amongst the flames of other fire dancers, and to which he is now a part of Zor teaches his marvelous abilities to those willing to learn; the skills he’s honed through years of hard work, and also leads men’s circles at festivals to help men reconnect with themselves and each other.
We encourage you to “Let Them be Your Motivation!”
SOHM remains a politics and gossip free publication with its focus on “Real People, Real Stories” from the arts and pop culture community who make a difference by giving back, and we are delighted to share their heartfelt stories with you. We will continue to provide the industry’s foremost creative meeting place with monthly showcases, news, opinions, analysis, and audience feedback. Next issue SOHM will feature the world of Top Women Industry Professionals. We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to your feedback and continued support!
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This month we bring you Amber Patiño and her family. We first introduced Amber back in November of 2015, when she was barely starting out in the industry, with the support of her parents and her special needs sister, Nicole. Since then, Amber hasn’t wavered from pursuing her dreams and continues to strive, bringing back hard-earned advice and tips for young actors that want to take a shot at the entertainment industry. Don’t miss her advice.
In that November 2015 issue, SOHM also focused on Amber’s family, who plays a very important supporting role in her nascent talents, and has formed a circle around her called, Team Amber, to guide and motivate the young artist to her full potential. Experienced and aware beyond her years, Amber acknowledges the time and effort given by her friends and family. Now, Amber shares her achievement to date: landing a leading role in the family film titled, Jurassic School.
It hasn’t been easy for the Patiño family. The four members left the south and headed west to give Amber’s talents a chance, after winning a prominent talent contest. Amber’s skills shined through and the family made the journey across, to find out if dreams do come true. This is where we catch up with the Patiños, and bring to you, our loyal readers, a rare behind-the-scene look at Hollywood, and the business of child stars—and its effect on the family as a unit.
Amber’s mother, Lindsay Patiño, supports Amber 100% on artistic talents. While her father, William “Bill” Patiño, knows first hand the sacrifices parents make for their children in support of their dreams and aspirations. William left a comfortable life, with a lower cost of living, to help his daughter as best as he can. Yet, reality reminds them that following dreams takes time, money and effort. We interview Bill and get his take on how the move to Hollywood has affected his family because SOHM is committed to bringing you real stories from real people—in this case, the role of parents and their children.
Welcome to the March 2017 issue of Shine on Hollywood Magazine! As we say goodbye to the frosty winter season and welcome the boundless beauty of spring, we bring to you with great satisfaction our special edition of Top Asian Industry Professionals issue! There’s never shortage of talent in this town as we immerse you in the world of celebrity fashion design, and bring you up close to some of the hardest working designers in the industry, whose allure go beyond the camera flashes.
This issue we feature top fashion designer André Soriano. During his teens, André left the political upheaval in his native Philippines and immigrated to the US with his mother and siblings. Grasping the boundless opportunities that his new adoptive home offered, André used the resources at his disposal to achieve his dream of becoming a professional designer. His hard work paid off when he was invited to participate in a reality television show called Styled to Rock. Now working alongside the top talent in Hollywood, André is able to enjoy the fruits of his labor, while still giving back to the San Diego community, never forgetting the turn of fortune provided by the opportunities in America.
We’re also going to introduce you to contemporary still life and landscape artist, Charisse Abellana. Another artist hailing from the Philippines, Charisse’s roots taught her the closeness and value of family and extended families, while her life in America taught her the strength of the individual, and the prospect that comes with freedom of expression as an artist. Using oils, watercolor, charcoal, ink on paper and mixed media in work, she uses the thick, bold strokes a palette knife provides to convey her emotions in the compositions unique to her work. Charisse’s paintings have been auctioned, using the profits to help the underprivileged.
At the age of six, Kiki Wang took the first steps in her career as a fashion designer by sewing together outfits for her baby dolls. Even at that fledgling age, her illustrations were also admired and collected by her young peers, and the impression awoke a passion for design in the young girl. Kiki immersed herself in school and strove in her studies. But she never lost sight of her dream, and after finishing her formal education in finance, she continued to pursue a career in fashion design by taking more classes at a local school. After finding success as an entrepreneur, she took the next bold step and moved to the US to continue her studies in design. She went on to found the fashion label CSP. Since then, her designs have gleamed through red carpets here and abroad.
We encourage you to “Let Them be Your Motivation!”
SOHM remains a politics and gossip free publication with its focus on “Real People, Real Stories” from the arts and pop culture community who make a difference by giving back, and we are delighted to share their heartfelt stories with you. We will continue to provide the industry’s foremost creative meeting place with monthly showcases, news, opinions, analysis, and audience feedback. Next issue SOHM will feature the world of Top Men Industry Professionals. We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to your feedback and continued support!
Born in Ufa (Russian Federation), where she’s made her first steps in music biz. She has worked as a model and also as a show host on major TV stations in her native town. Her first vocal experience was in jazz band, where she’s learned and performed a lot of American Jazz standards. To further pursue her dreams, Olga moves to Moscow – capitol of Russian Federation. Shortly after, she has been selected for MTV’s project “R&B Girls”- a major Russian Network TV show with audiences over 80 million people. In a same time, she had a photoshoot for Russian Playboy magazine and has been chosen as a one of the centerfold ‘s models. In a same time, the article in Russian “Rolling Stone” magazine came out, featuring Olga’s’s picture in it.
Simultaneously, Olga has started her own music project in Electronica, Ambient and House genres. She has collaborated with a lot of producers, and wrote several songs, which were well accepted by the industry’s professionals and radio stations. As a result, she has performed with Russian pop mega star and celebrity Philipp Kirkorov’s and has participated in Beyonce’s parties in Moscow to name a few.
In 2008 Olga meets with Stan Williams—New York’s Studio 54’s star and resident of Moscow’s Megapolis FM radio. Stanley has invited Olga to Xuman Records studio for further collaboration. The resulting project has been released as Xuman Feat Diva Rhys Meyers “No Panic”, followed by extensive touring around the country and abroad, supported by heavy rotation of her songs on major radio station Megapolis FM 89.5, DFM Moscow. Olga’s most current hit “Second” is still in the rotation.
Olga’s recent collaborations included studio work with well-known DJ Dennis Lee (Germany) , as a result – a new single “Rockit to stars” Feat Magdalena G. came out , followed by her performance in Privilege in Ibiza , 2013. She’s currently residing in New York, and works on new music tracks with producer Iggy Kisil for his legendary NYC- based label Sweet Rains Records. Olga’s new upcoming album is scheduled to be released worldwide during the fall of 2017.
Most recent, Olga has been featured as a singing runway model during NYC Fashion Week during, performing on Andres Aquino’s Couture Fashion Week show in front of over 600 people, including all major TV networks and press at Crowne Plaza Hotel on Times Square. Her video, performing the classic “L.O.V.E” song is available on YouTube and other major internet platforms.
Olga Alexandrova ( a.k.a. Olga Alex ) “Ольга Алекс – старый отель”