Friday, October 18, 2013

Official Entertainment, Photographer and Fashion Designer of the 2013 HOLA Awards

JEANNIE SOL is the Official Entertainment of the 2013 HOLA Awards.

Jeannie Sol was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Raised in a humble home, she found escape through music. She found her talent for performing through talent shows in school and in after-school centers. After winning a few contests is when her luck turned around. This is where a famous producer/promoter named Jerry Masucci (of Fania Records fame) discovered her. It was through Sony Records that Jeannie released her first album Yannet Sol and Friends. With the strength of her hit “Correr A Ti” (a Spanish-language version of Whitney Houston's "Run to You"), she toured worldwide with the likes of Ray Barretto, Celia Cruz, Grupo Niche, amongst other big bands. She then stopped in Italy and that is where she won the Miss Informisima contest in Torino, Italy. Coming back to the U.S., she hit the studios to do her second studio album Yannet Sol. During her local spots she did backup vocals for Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, Sergio George, and many others. She is an exclusive backup singer for Donald Sheffey in NYC. She is currently an official member of the Lose Control Comedy Troupe, where she hones her skills of comedic timing and stage acting in theater. She most recently acted on stage in her cabaret show (titled The Jeannie Sol Show), the musical Is There Room In Your Heart?, the operetta La Llorona, and a production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. For more information, click here.

ANTHONY RUIZ is the Official Photographer of the 2013 HOLA Awards.

Anthony Ruiz of ARuiz Photography is a PPA (Professional Photographer of America) member with over 30 years of experience as a photographer. His work has been published in Playboy, The New York Daily News, Time Out, El Diario/La Prensa, and in several books including The Devil's Mambo and Zarzuela: Spanish Operetta, American Stage. His portrait work includes Marlon Wayans, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYC Cardinal Thomas Egan, Sean Kingston and LL Cool J. His theatrical production photography includes work with Teatro LATEA, DMAC Theater, The Rod Rodgers Dance Company, The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Thalía Spanish Theatre, among others. In addition, he is an actor, playwright, screenwriter and director.

JOSÉ LUIS VICTORIA is the Official Fashion Designer of the 2013 HOLA Awards.

José Luis Victoria was born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. His creativity started in choreography, where he worked with several companies including the Centro Español de Santiago and El Gurabito Country Club. He later turned toward fashion design, beginning when he designed the show costumes for performer Vikiana. He graduated in 1988 from the Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago. he moved to the United States of America where he studied fashion design and worked for Maggy London. He has designed for many personalities from Univisión and Telemundo, as well as for actors and performers Gloria Estefan, Adalgisa Pantaleón, Azela Robinson, Itatí Cantoral, Yadira Carrillo and Cynthia Klitbo.

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