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October 20, 2009


Posted by Don Rose



Media Contacts: Kim Koury
Spin Public Relations
Jenn Laskey
Visionaire PR Group


Special Event Series extends from its summer run at the Oviatt Penthouse; its fourth Installment makes its home at Campanile. ERA will feature a live performance by musical artist Michelle Shaprow, & resident DJs the Beat Ventriloquists + special guest DJ Lady Sha, designer Yotam Solomon’s Official LA Fashion Week Party, 1920’s cocktail attire, a unique and breathtaking historic venue & more.

(LOS ANGELES) - Jenn Laskey of RedLight Special Events, Kim Koury of SPIN PR Group, & celebrity stylist/ Fashion Editor Niki Shadrow proudly present the fourth installment of “ERA”, a bi-monthly, upscale, 1920s ‘era’-inspired event series, now taking place at 1928 historic venue, Campanile. Following ERA’s summer event series success at the Oviatt Penthouse, RedLight has decided to continue the Era event tradition, moving the party and exposing guests to new vintage gems/ 1920s historic spaces as well as utilizing a bigger venue to entertain more guests. As a great passion of Laskey’s (1920s/1930s historic architecture and design), they with great pleasure are scouting and utilizing additional distinctive period spaces for the ERA party. Nightlife is evolving and ERA was created to revisit this amazing historic time, mesmerizing guests with sites of the architecture, sounds of the vintage and modern live music & DJ, sights of guests decked out in vintage 20s gear, and much much more. This month’s event will feature a live performance, by recording artist Michelle Shaprow and special guest set by DJ Lady Sha & residents the Beat Ventriloquists. This event will also be the official fashion week party for Yotam Solomon. Solomon will be featuring models / an instillation from his  Spring-Summer 2010 “Shinning Through” Collection styled with Jewelry by: “Positively Bold” by Niki Shadrow.

Doors open at 9:00pm. Tickets are $10 before 11pm/ $20 with RSVP and admission is complimentary before 10pm. Admission includes hosted classic cocktails provided by Hennessy from 9:00-10:00pm. Campanile will offer a prix fix dinner menu, 3 course for $40 (reservations available please call 323.938.1447) as well as 1920s inspired specialty cocktail menu.
If you got the pleasure of attending ERA and seeing the glory of the Oviatt Penthouse, you will equally love the mesmerizing sites of 1928 building, Campanile (restaurant & event space) on La Brea in the heart of LA, just minutes from Hollywood.

RedLight & SPIN’s original vision for “Era” was to create a summer special event series/ club alternative in the vibe of an authentic 1920’s event; fully embracing the glamour and splendor of the vintage era when the building was erected, with mesmerizing 1920’s art deco architecture, original penthouse furnishings, DJ & amazing live music blending the past with the present, and an artistic and gorgeous crowd urged to dress in cocktail and/or 1920’s theme attire. The guests, friends, clients, fans, response was so great & profound; ERA lives on as a bi-monthly special event at various immaculate 20s locations!

WHO: RedLight Special Events, SPIN PR, & Niki Shadrow

WHAT: “ERA”- An exclusive, invite-only 1920s theme event featuring; designer
Yotam Soloman's official fashion week party, a live performance by
recording artist Michelle Shaprow and special guest set by DJ Lady Sha.
Additional music will be provided by resident DJs, Beat Ventriloquists.

WHEN: Saturday, October 24th, 2009
9:00pm to 2am with live performance beginning at midnight.

WHERE: Campanile, 624 s. La Brea, and Los Angeles, CA, 90036

TICKETS: Tickets are $10 before 11pm and $20 after with RSVP + admission is complimentary before
10pm. Must RSVP to
www.redlightpromotions.com/era. Password is GARBO.

Admittance fee includes classic cocktails hosted by Hennessy from 9:00-10:00pm. To reserve a bottle service table, call 213.321.5886. To
reserve dinner, please call Campanile at 323.938.1447. Campanile will offer a prix fix dinner menu, 3-course for $40 as well as the regular menu.

OTHER: Cocktail attire recommended / 20's theme encouraged

Founded by USC alumni, Jenn Laskey in December of 2001, RedLight is a full service event planning and production company widely known to be hip, unique and creative with artistic flair. Laskey has booked and coordinated events at most major clubs and bars in Hollywood as well as many creative spaces such as lofts, warehouses, rooftops, and other unique venues, creating her niche as the creative and artistic event extraordinaire. Laskey also has hosted a number of weekly club events actively noted in the press, and also handles creative marketing and event PR (via Laskey’s Visionaire PR Group), specializing in restaurant/nightlife, artist marketing and promotions, and outside of the box creative and influential event marketing (film premieres/screenings, record releases, store/ salon launches, PR events, fashion, art, & dance shows, liquor & product branding et al). RedLight also specializes in event planning and coordination for personal and corporate/ entertainment events/parties small and large, including creative wedding planning and in house event direction for many well-known Hollywood venues. Her most recent projects are as the director of Special Events & Marketing, at Hollywood’s first Eco-friendly nightclub ECCO Ultralounge (
www.eccohollywood.com) and publicist for Italian ristorante and wine bar, VINOLIO (www.vinoliola.com) , publicist for GOBI, Mongolian BBQ in Silverlake (http://www.gobimongolianbbq.com/) www.redlightpromotions.com // www.twitter.com/jennlaskey

SPIN Public Relations is a boutique public relations firm with large firm experience. The team of passionate publicists specialize in live music venues and music related events, nightclubs and bars, restaurants, bands, action sporting events, charities, red carpet events and just about everything entertainment. Created by publicist/promoter Kim Koury, SPIN PR is an eclectic group of individuals who share a strong bond to one common philosophy and vision, coming together to create dynamic and powerful public relations, marketing and special events campaigns.
www.spinprgroup.com // www.twitter.com/spinprgroup

This charming commercial building was built by Roy Sheldon Price in 1928 for silent screen star Charlie Chaplin and his second wife, Lita Grey Chaplin. The architect, Roy Sheldon Price’s notable achievements include the Beverly Hills home of Mrs. Lita Grey Chaplin in 1930 in the old California Monterey Ranch style. Campanile came into focus in October of 1987. Originally, locations were scouted in New York City’s Soho District. When this building was discovered by Larry Silverton and wife Doris, it was falling apart and full of numerous tenants; a piano school, a car rental office, two artists’ studios and a massage parlor, all of whom agreed to vacate, some only with the understanding that the building would not be destroyed, as some possible buyers were looking to tear it down. Architect Josh Schweitzer came aboard and oversaw the renovation of the building, using every effort to keep it in its original form and beauty. It was brought up to earthquake standards, a roof was added to the courtyard and a wall was built along the sidewalk. But the brick walls, push buttons for lights, iron treatment around the windows, and the tile fountain remained just as they were. Where original tile needed to be replaced they carefully researched and matched the new tile to the old. The name “Campanile”, which means “bell tower” in Italian, was chosen due to the tower above the roof. Although fake, it was part of the original building designed for the Chaplins. Chef Mark Peel, along with former business partners Nancy Silverton and Manfred Krankl, opened the La Brea Bakery on December 31, 1988 and Campanile on June 16, 1989. Campanile’s sun-drenched entrance features a Spanish fountain featuring the famed art of Malibu Tile Company and a spacious bar that opens into the dining area. The center atrium features a casual dining room which offers a view of Campanile’s kitchen and its culinary team led by Chef-Owner Mark Peel. To the back of the restaurant, two private dining & event rooms on the second floor overlook a formal dining room which features an old-world environment.

Niki Shadrow began her career after migrating from the beaches of Malibu to the nightlife of Los Angeles.  Niki graduated with a degree in Merchandise Marketing from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, where she is now an active member of the FIDM Alumni chapter and frequently speaks on panels. Niki’s styling career began while she was still in college.  To date, Niki has styled celebrities such as: Jillian Barbarie Reynolds, Paris Hilton, Carmen Electra, Kimberly Caldwell, Jenny Garth, Jason Priestly, Simon Rex, Amanda Bynes,, Ali Landry, Daisy Fuentes, Karina Smirnoff, Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, Janice Dickinson and The Pussycat Dolls to name a few.  Niki later transitioned to the world of print, by becoming a Life & Style Editor, Fashion Editor, booking celebrity covers and writing syndicated columns for several entertainment, lifestyle and fashion magazines.  Niki's experience over the last decade has included: event production, sponsorship coordinating, lifestyle consulting, celebrity styling, magazine contribution, fashion show production, photo shoot production, as well as coordinating and hosting red carpet events. Niki has also been featured onOxygen, Fox, E!, VH1 and Bravo. 

This singer/songwriter/producer graduated from Yale University with a degree in psychology and philosophy and an emphasis on music cognition. While in school she released music with Warner Brothers Records, Om Records and King Britt’s label, FiveSix. She’s worked with R&B artist Van Hunt, Hip-Hop artists Apl from the Black Eyed Peas, Mr. Lif, Rich Medina and Now On, and house and deep soul music legends Vikter Duplaix, King Britt, Jay Denes, and Jay J. Most recently Michelle has been working on her forthcoming debut full-length, Sevenly, with producers Alex Elena (producer and co-writer on Alice Smith’s recent Grammy-nominated album on Sony) and Joshua Valleau. Just like Michelle, her sound is wide-ranging and multi-faceted, with influences across the spectrum – she defines the inspired style as “trans-genre.” The end result is, quite simply, a breath of fresh air. 

Yotam Solomon is LA’s youngest designer on the rise. His last collection was featured on the cover of LA Weekly when he showed last season. Yotam’s designs have been acknowledged by: LA Times, British Vogue, Glamour, WWD & Apparel News. Yotam’s clothing was also recently featured on the premier of Americas Next Top Model on the CW as well as the premier of Dancing With The Stars on ABC. Yotam’s collections are eco friendly and effortlessly chic. All eyes are on this talented designer to see what is next.

For media inquiries, DJ or live music booking requests, and interview requests, please contact Jenn Laskey @ jenn@redlightpromotions.com or Kim Koury @ kim@spinprgroup.com.