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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: October 9th, 2013 by tommyj

From the Editor

The Image Of Magazine is proud to lend its support and promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Most os the chatter in the media is geared toward the dis-functional 113th Congress, and those who represent no one but their own common interest.  What is being drowned out are the heroines that have gone through much tougher battles than standing and talking in front of so called colleagues and treating them and our government as the enemy within.  There are women who’s struggles have taken them to the brink of a bitter, real fight for survival…to live.  I will not comment on, or take away from the men and women who are doing the real deeds of Americans by letting the chatter of misfits speak louder than HERO”s, working for the GOOD of humanity.


There are many great causes and charities that are doing great deeds.  We at TIOM will list and post stories and events for the month of October that champion the cause of those with breast cancer and the survivors who’s passion to live should be noted and publicized.  Their stories can be inspiring for those going through any life threatening condition, or even apersonal struggle that can cause one to want to stop and give up.  What we see and hear does not begin to reveal the hurt and pain of someone that is in the middle of that fight.  I’ve never been there but I can only share a image that I have kept with me for years…Never Give Up.  This post recognizes The National Breast Cancer Foundation


The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 34.  At the time of her diagnosis, there was little information about the disease, and she was forced to make a decision about her health with few options.  After her treatment, Janelle made a commitment to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.


NBCF’s mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need.  This mission includes increasing awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need, and providing nurturing support services.

Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival.

According to The National Cancer Institute (NCI), getting a high-quality mammogram and having a clinical breast exam on a regular basis are the most effective ways to detect breast 7812c8e5cf19b95608726ddeecf75090cancer early. The National Cancer Institute recommends women age 40 and older receive annual mammogram screenings to provide early detection of breast cancer.

However, with increased healthcare costs and a rapidly increasing percentage of uninsured women, many simply cannot afford the cost of screening tests. These women are at a significantly higher risk of dying from breast cancer if later diagnosed.

That’s why NBCF provides free mammograms to women in all 50 states through our network of hospitals. We are now joining hands with people around the world to provide breast cancer education.


NBCF is a stabilizing force in the lives of hundreds of thousands of women who have reached a crossroad in their lives and need a helping hand to get across the bridge. NBCF offers free,443b443e982f4e74eab313ae74665f07 innovative programs that other organizations aren’t providing to women facing breast cancer.   These programs include:

National Mammography Program
Beyond The Shock
Early Detection Plan
Breast Health Awareness

NBCF is one of the most recognized and respected breast cancer charities in the world. Since 2003, NBCF has received the highest 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator.  Each year, over 80% of our revenue is directed to our life-saving programs, and because of that, NBCF has grown by 20% each year since 2005.

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Tupac – The Anniversary Party

Posted on: August 16th, 2013 by tommyj

“The 17th Anniversary Celebration Of Tupac Shakur”, presented by AEB Worldwide Networks and Mary Alice Entertainment, is an invite-only event on Friday September 13, 2013 that will celebrate Tupac’s music, words, talent and his impact on the world.


Just because it is invite only, doesn’t mean you can’t be a part of this historic event. Watch the event live, streamed directly from the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to your device. Experience the live event from the convenience of your home, office or even watch it on the go.It is less than one month away, Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. Canelo Alverez, and The Image Of Magazine will be there. TIOM recently aligned with AEB Worldwide to bring you fight week coverage for this highly anticipated mega event. The Image Of Magazine as aligned with AEB Worldwide to showcase events happening around the big fight.  AEB Worldwide CEO Eric Brown and their new President Gary Wilkos, expressed that adding a new perspective of magazine coverage along with internet viewing and live streaming from Las Vegas to the world, broadens their reach into new markets.  Mr. Wilkos has an extensive background in high volume management and a knack for innovative implementation of talent and resources, which make him an excellent choice to head AEB Worldwide. In a fast-paced business environment and an immediate need for current content, his background in the highly competitive world of the Las Vegas hotels and casinos industry has kept his keen sense for moving business forward efficiently and effectively sharp.  Known for their high caliber clientele list and quality show productions AEB Worldwide has teamed up with The Image Of Magazine, to produce a special edition publication to showcase their entertainment brand in print. In speaking with Mr. Brown and new President Gary Wilkos, they foresee AEB Worldwide as a production company, for major sporting events and entertainment with an array of delivery options per content.  With a storied past and influential stand in the Las Vegas arena, AEB Worldwide is now poised to expand their reach globally delivering content through all relevant media for their customers and sponsors alike.  The Image Of Magazine, based out of San Diego Ca., will bring their unique images and our own personal style of event and story coverage to AEB Worldwide, making the new publication a major factor in the world of content delivery.Our coverage will begin fight week for the Mayweather vs. Canelo fight, covering the surrounding events, fight news and of course, Vegas style parties.  We will bring you exclusive images and stories that will be taking place during the week leading up to the big show.  For those who have subscribed to TIOM, you will receive updates up until the week of the fight, on events and parties.  We will also have information on hotels that will be hosting events produced by AEB.  We will keep you posted on shows, celebrities  and access to events.  The Tupac 17th Anniversary Party will be invite only and/or select guest list.  Please be sure to subscribe to get updates and the release of the new publication for AEB Worldwide.  Visit www.knockoutlive.com to get more information on the company and events.


Footage never released to the public will be screened during the exclusive live event. Watch Tupac perform in concert from his acclaimed All Eyez on Me world tour in 1996. Performances include sold out concerts in Cleveland and New Orleans.


See exclusive interviews with Tupac from the years prior to his murder. Listen to him discuss his music, his life and the entertainment industry.


Stream all the excitement directly to any smart phone, tablet, computer, or smart TV in crisp 1080 HD. Experience the live event from the convenience of your home, office or even watch it on the go.
Tupac is a prophet of our time and a light who was taken tragically from us all too soon. The event feature selected performance footage from the Unseen and Untold Lost Tapes of Tupac Shakur’s last “All Eyez on Me” tour plus music performances from current artist and commentary from top celebrities honoring one of the most inspirational talents of all time. You too can join this historic VIP event via the live global stream.

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Mayweather vs Canelo

Posted on: August 15th, 2013 by tommyj


COMMENTARY | With less than a month to go before taking on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in what could possibly be the richest fight in boxing history, Floyd Mayweather is feeling every bit the conquering hero — especially when it comes to arch-rival and frequent pound-for-pound peer Manny Pacquiao. Talking to MLive reporter David Mayo, Mayweather has apparently shut the door completely on any talks of facing Pacquiao, under any conditions.


Recently, the five-division world champ and current No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter told Yahoo! Sports that it would basically take a Pacquiao move from Top Rank Promotions to Mayweather Promotions to make the long-awaited mega-bout. In other words, for Mayweather to green-light the fight, he would have to receive some measure of business control over Manny. Realistically, none of that had much of a chance of happening. Pacquiao is signed with Top Rank until the end of 2014 and, assuming he still wants to fight after his contract is up, there’s no reason to believe that he’d be the least bit interested in leaving his current promotional team. But now, if Mayweather is to be believed this time, even that slightest hint of a possibility can be forgotten.


“Manny Pacquiao had a chance to make the fight in the past and basically, that’s the best place I’d like to leave it,” Mayweather told Mayo. “Now, I’m feeling like I wouldn’t even give him a chance. … He had a chance, he blew it, so that’s what it is.” Some would argue that Mayweather has every right to feel this way. Back in late-2009, the only time actual negotiations ever took place between the two fighters and their respective teams, it was Pacquiao who eventually killed the deal with his refusal to consider true random pre-fight blood testing. While some blamed Mayweather for introducing the idea of testing in the first place, the real burden of guilt fell on Team Pacquiao for wanting to place conditions and time restrictions on any testing done.


Without bias or prejudice, it could fairly be said that Pacquiao busted up the only real chance the bout ever had of getting made. Since then, various members of Team Pacquiao have gone on record as saying that Pacquiao would now agree to full random testing, but this willingness to agree had never manifested itself when both sides were actually talking. Everything else surrounding the Mayweather-Pacquiao fiasco has been little more than rumor, theory, and propaganda with fans spending over three years discussing a bout that was only within the realm of serious possibility for about three or four months, at best.  And, recently, Pacquiao’s fall from grace, helped along by a face-first knockout at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez last December, has put the Filipino icon firmly in the passenger’s seat when it comes to any possible Mayweather negotiations.


With Manny opting to fight in Asia for the foreseeable future and Mayweather firmly establishing his total dominance over the American boxing scene, it’s logical to assume that the task of negotiating a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight would be much tougher than at any other point. And from the looks of things, Mayweather doesn’t even seem interested in bending an inch to try and make the fight. Meanwhile, Pacquiao continues to issue words of bravado from, literally, the other side of the world. Currently, the only way to imagine both parties resuming the three-years-dead talks is if both wind up victims to crushing defeat. Only then will a sense of humility enter into talks and some honest compromises could be made by both sides. As it stands now, though, Mayweather has the upper hand and has every right to call all the shots. And, yeah, he even has every right to completely dismiss the matchup if he so chooses.


Prepare for the Opportunity SDEIM

Posted on: July 27th, 2013 by tommyj



The Players Touch opening for Public Enemy

When an opportunity presents itself, you have to be in a position to accept it. When someone offers you an opportunity, you have present yourself in a way they deem fit for that particular offer.  Your talent is sometimes not enough, your skills within your talent or field gets you a better chance of being chosen.  If you have a golden voice as a singer, poetic flow as a rapper, well tuned into your instrument, a beautiful face and body as a model, you are not even half way there to be a success in the industry.  Talent is something that you are born with or raised within.  Skill is something that you work on within your craft that makes you better than you were the day before.  If you’re a performer of any sort, you have to command attention with your stage presence, not just your talent.  How you move on stage, how you interact with the audience, how you deliver the performance will show when you have skills along with your talent.


The above artists were selected in a state wide competition to perform at the Long Beach Jazz Festival to showcase their talents in front of a sold out concert.

As an artist, if you are at a industry event, show or anywhere you will by chance meet someone who is looking for talent, what will you have to present, other than your words of how great you are and you are the right person for the gig?  That person will be sold on you based on how you present yourself right then and there.  But that person will buy into you when you follow up and deliver more than they asked for.  BE PREPARED!  Business cards, demo packets, professional photos or portfolios, website or Internet presence (outside of social media) are things you should have when you are looking to do business.  Not having all the above is OK but you have to have at least a professional way they can contact you or get more information on your talents, other than a phone call or meeting.

The business of the industry is also something every artist should prepare himself or herself for.  As an artist, not knowing the law or how things work will generally get you on the bad end of a lot of deals or no deals at all.  Finding a good manager/agent can be challenging.  Finding a good marketing and promotional team is even harder.  But to make these last 2 steps not be the reason you don’t move forward in the industry, YOU should be prepared as an artist, that has honed in on your craft and acquired skills necessary to make you stand out from just another artist with a demo or zed card.

Support the industry that you are a part of.  Without support of any kind, shows, events, concerts are nothing more than just a gathering.  If you have a show, invite those who are in the industry out to your events and show them some love.  Introduce them and let the people know who they are at your show.  And most of all, if you are not on a show, go support the person that is.  DJ’s are a very integral part in the movement of the music industry.  DJ’s are the ones people come to and ask what a particular song was, who was the artist etc., and can you play my song.  Most artist do not have the budget to pay Clear Channel to get them into rotation, so the local DJ’s have to be that vehicle to move music to the masses, like it was suppose to be.  DJ’s don’t be the “Greedy Greg” person, ask for payolla from an up and coming artist, just to play music that your crowd may want to hear.  It is your grind and hustle to make your money but mostly, you are being paid for the gig.  Who knows, you may be the DJ that gives that artist his break to be heard by your crowd, who may ask you to play more, or ask for the artist by name.  Be that conduit for the industry and you will more than likely get more coming your way than a just few dollars.

 On Thursday August 8th, The Soul Suite with Marcus Noel on World Tuned Radio will be hosting the San Diego Entertainment Industry Mixer at the House of Blues 1055 5th St., in downtown San Diego. The event begins at 8:00PM.  Be Prepared.  Bringing the City of San Diego back into the mainstream.


ISSE 2014

Posted on: July 15th, 2013 by tommyj

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) Announces the 2014 International Salon & Spa Expo, ISSE, at the Long Beach Convention Center January 25-27.  The Image Of Magazine is proud to be apart of this years coverage.  We plan to bring you even more uniques raw images and stories from this years show.  Last year, the competitions were one of the major attractions to the weekend.  Seeing the best in their perspective industry vie for the award as the years best, bring out the newest and latest trends that may become the industry standard.  There will be plenty of new releases from the industry leaders in hair care, skin care and cosmetology.  If you are a novice or professional in the business, attending the hands on classes and training from the best in the industry is as valuable as for the trainee as it is for moving the industry forward.  Please visit www.probeauty.org to get dates, times and events for the weekend.  This years convention has grown from last year where over 40,000 attendees fill the halls of the convention center and the streets Long Beach.


From left to right: NAHA entry photos from winners Matt Swinney (Avant Garde), Allen Ruiz (Hairstylist of the Year), Dimitrios Tsioumas (Master Hairstylist of the Year), and Matthew Morris (Men’s Hairstylist of the Year)




isselb_2013_entrancePhoenix, AZ (January 31, 2013) – The 2013 International Salon and Spa Expo Long Beach (ISSE Long Beach) continues to be the West Coast’s largest and most influential total beauty event. An energetic crowd of nearly 40,000 beauty professionals from around the world attended the show, produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA). PBA’s ISSE concept has evolved beyond the traditional “hair show” in the past years to be the industry’s most complete beauty event relating to hair, nails, cosmetics, esthetics, wellness, massage and advanced education.

ISSE Long Beach always has a diverse exhibitor base, and 2013 was no exception. Known as the launch pad for new beauty products and services, ISSE Long Beach 2013 featured a sold-out expo floor, welcoming more than 400 leading beauty brands. Ranging from international beauty leaders to indie trend-setters, exhibiting brands included Andis Company, ARROJO, BaByLiss, Farouk Systems, Johnny B Hair Care, Macadamia Natural Oil, Moroccanoil, Keratin Complex, OPI, P&G Salon Professional, Repechage, RUSK, Wella, Young Nails and Zotos International. On-site sales and reservations for 2014 exhibit space exceeded expectations as brands appreciated the professional caliber of the show and did not want to miss out on space in 2014.dream_catchers

Always working to improve the attendee experience, PBA streamlined and expedited the check-in process. New and/or improved processes for attendees to check in, including online ticket activation to a PBA members-only check-in line, sped up the entry process and eliminated long lines and wait times. Regular posts on social media platforms also helped guide and direct attendees to the correct check in and credential check locations. These improvements helped get attendees out of the rain on Sunday and onto the show floor promptly and efficiently each day.

ISSE Long Beach also featured more than 100 complimentary educational opportunities as part of the ISSE Long Beach expo ticket. The NAHA Stage, which featured Martin Parsons and many past NAHA winners such as Faatemah Ampey, Steve Elias and Charlie Price, was continually at room capacity. Beauty professionals learned first-hand from these individuals on how to conceptualize and create a winning entry for the North American Hairstyling Awards, the industry’s most elite photographic hairstyling competition.

ISSE Long Beach 2013 Show Highlights 
Expansion of EstheticsAmerica & Wellness:
showfloor_isselb_2013-6ISSE Long Beach 2013 saw the continued expansion of its increasingly popular EstheticsAmerica & Wellness, which provides a dedicated environment for skin care, cosmetics, massage, wellness,and the latest in treatments and education for these rapidly expanding segments of the beauty industry. CIDESCO Section USA education was again offered in 2013 and continues to be a desirable option for many esthetic professionals looking to continue their education. PBA aims to continue the growth of the pavilion for the 2014 show with even more esthetic brands and classes.


Emphasis on Charity:

In the wake of the numerous national disasters that affected the U.S. in 2012, salon owners stepped up and raised money for their salon brothers and sisters across the country. Two Southern California salons, Studio DNA Salon and Salon Platinum Black in particular, presented checks at ISSE from their fundraising efforts, which raised $2,400 and $1,800 respectively for PBA’s Disaster Relief Fund (DRF).

Great Clips also raised $2,200 selling pins to benefit to one of PBA’s signature programs, CUT IT OUT, which is dedicated to raising awareness and stopping domestic violence across the U.S. As a Premium Sponsor of this program, this money raised adds to Great Clips previous donation of $100,000, which is being used to create a new CUT IT OUT website, provide ongoing outreach, print and maintain collateral materials, and develop additional marketing initiatives aimed at educating beauty professionals on domestic violence.

Beauty education also benefited from generous donations at this year’s show. PBA’s Sally Beauty Scholarship Fund received a $10,000 check presented by Mike Spinozzi, president of Sally Beauty and Jan Roberts, director of corporate communications for Sally Beauty. Sally Beauty continues to be a long-time supporter of industry education and their contributions are greatly appreciated.

Smooth ‘N Shine also funded one full-tuition scholarship up to $25,000 and 10, $1,000 scholarships to cosmetology students. PBA Executive Director, Steve Sleeper and Robert Jones, the grand prize student scholarship recipient, accepted the check which was presented by Sean Gossage, assistant brand manager of Smooth ‘N Shine and Heidi Meinholz, brand manager of Schwarzkopf & Henkel and Smooth ‘N Shine celebrity stylist Larry Sims at this year’s show.”

Hair Competitions Were A Success:
ion booth at isselb 2013-4After being well-received at the 2012 show, ISSE Long Beach brought back its hair competitions in 2013. Open to students and licensed professionals, the hair competitions allowed individuals to show off their skills and win cash and career prestige. While honors were given to the top seven in each category, winners included:

  • Ladies Trend Cut, Color and Style – Pro: Leti Jimenez (first place) | Angel Llewellyn (second place)
  • Ladies Trend Cut, Color and Style – Student: Martha Diaz (first place) | Terri Holian-Gross (second place) | Patricia Conterars (third place)
  • Long Hair Bridal – Pro: Tangela Thomas (first place) | Natalya Nardyrona (second place) | John Marcel Lopez (third place)
  • Long Hair Bridal – Student: Oxana Kim (first place) | Hala Jeon (second place) | Henadzi Harbaruk (third place)
  • Fantasy – Inspired by Hollywood – Pro: Miki Fujika (first place) | Kanako Ishii (second place) | Angel Llewellyn (third place)
  • Fantasy – Inspired by Hollywood – Student: Amber Harris (first place) | Gema Ramierez (second place) | Sukari Cobbs (third place)

Nail Competitions Bring Out New and Seasoned Entrants:
The ISSE Long Beach nail competitions, sponsored by NailPro Magazine, featured an array of new and seasoned entrants. Winners were awarded cash and prizes depending on placements. Winners include:

  • Fantasy Nail Art | Theme: King & Queens | Category: Veteran – Wan Jou Chen (first) | Allison Banry (second) | Sandy Combs (third)nailpro-1
  • 3-D Nail Art | Theme: Game Pieces | Category: Novice – Wan Jou Chen (first) | Ikumi Takeshira (second) | Yuumi Omori (third)
  • 3-D Nail Art | Theme: Game Pieces | Category: Veteran – Amy Becker (first) | Michelle Aab (second) | Chiaki Hitomi (third)
  • Hand Painted Nail Art | Theme: The Eyes Have It | Category: Novice – Mayu Suehiro (first) | Sato Hashimoto (second) | Amanda Lenher (third)
  • Hand Painted Nail Art | Theme: The Eyes Have It | Category: Veteran – Robert Nguyen (first) | Vu Nguyen (second) | Amy Becker (third)
  • Salon Success | Theme: n/a | Category: Novice – Mari Kawasaki (first) | Mayu Shuehiro (second) | Billyne Dowdy (third)
  • Salon Success | Theme: n/a | Category: Veteran – Mayumi Hase (first) | Gabriella Kovacs (second) | Azumi Kanene (third)
  • Freestyle Sculptured Nails | Category: Novice – Frederic Edange (first) | Konomi Ouchi (second) | Christian Mans (third)
  • Freestyle Sculptured Nails | Category: Veteran – Mayumi Hase (first) | Gabriella Kovacs (second) | Azumi Kanene (third)
  • The Longest Nail | Category: Non-Divisional Winner – Amy Becker: 42” (only one place)
  • Inspired Artistic Genius | Category: Non-Divisional – Allison Banry (first) | Classic Mully (second) | Amy Becker (third)nailpro-3
  • Tip & Overlay Team Relay | Category: Non-Divisional – Kyoko Amemiya Team 2 (first) | Mayumi Hase (second) | Eri Fukada (third)
  • Tip & Overlay Team Relay – Spirit | Category: Non-Divisional Winner – Team EZ Flow (only one place)

NAHA Stage Experiences Capacity Crowds:
The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) continues to be the industry’s premier photographic hairstyling competition and awards ceremony. The ISSE Long Beach NAHA Stage featured past NAHA winners and multi-category finalists in an intimate setting where attendees learned up close and personal from some of the industry’s biggest stars on how to take a winning NAHA collection from concept through submission. Presenters included Faatemah Ampey, Steve Elias and Charlie Price. Due to overwhelming demand, every NAHA Stage presentation was at or near full capacity.

Awards for Top Booths Spark Competition:
Many companies launched new and/or expanded booths at the 2013 show. From layout and signage updates to complete makeovers, firms invested in their image. Launched in 2011, ISSE Long Beach awards top honors for winners in each category. Booths were judged by industry and non-industry peers on corporate branding,    product presentation, exhibit personnel and booth design. Winning booths at ISSE Long Beach 2013 include: 

Best Island/Peninsula Booth: Vidal Sassoon (first place) | Neuma (second place) | Vodana (third place)
Best Island Booth: Moroccanoil (first place) | Keratin Complex (second place) | Brazilian Blowout (third place)
Best Linear Booth: G The Body Art (first place) | Vani-T PTY (second place) | Hair Couture (third place)

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Revamped Stage Concepts:
Focused on continually evolving to meet the needs of the industry, ISSE Long Beach revamped some of its stage concepts and streamlined offerings to help attendees better access presentations and maximize their time at the show. Center Stage and Stage Right were again popular among attendees and featured top creative teams and educators from across the industry, including Farouk with Julian Macias, Lisa Yamasaki, P&G Salon Professional, RUSK, and Nick Arrojo.

Many of the same features that make ISSE Long Beach a success will also be incorporated into ISSE Midwest, PBA’s newest ISSE concept trade and educational event. ISSE Midwest, which runs November 3-4, 2013 in the Chicago area, serves as the industry’s much needed and requested fall/holiday trade show. Onsite sales for exhibitor space at the upcoming ISSE Midwest 2013 were strong during the Long Beach show.





Posted on: June 24th, 2013 by tommyj



He wrote, produced, and financed his self-released debut album, Kemistry, with his    American Express and singing top 40 cover tunes in a wedding band and waiting tables. He was later signed by Motown Records in November 2001, who re-released the album on February 25, 2003, and sold more than 500,000 copies nationwide. The album’s first single, “Love Calls”, became a hit at urban contemporary and smooth jazz radio, and USA Today pegged it early on as a “Motown classic.” His debut went gold-plus. After finishing high school, KEM dealt with homelessness, addiction and isolation from his family. He did not overcome these issues until he turned to spirituality and music, as he has said, “My career didn’t take off until I connected with my spirituality. That’s why I take time on stage and on the album to administer spirituality to people. That’s one of the things that I am most proud of.” Kem Is also very well received by older listeners of R&B/Soul for his classy sound and not incorporating elements of Hip-hop music. He has two daughters, Troi and Laylah.

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The Image Of Magazine brings the most in depth view of your favorite artist, celebrity or athlete today and in the past.  Our feature story areKEM 2 not edited or tailored from our story writers perspective.  Our feature story is given to you by the artist themselves on The Image they see or would like the world to know.  We also will capture exclusive Images while in the moment.  Whether they are on stage, behind the camera, training, rehearsing or just leisurely living their lives, we will deliver an immortal image for fans to hold onto forever.

Our photo journalist are some of the best from around the world.  We find photographers that are very capable of capturing that in the moment perspective and give you that feeling of being there in that moment.  Most feature stories are scripted in a way to show a made up view of the feature.  Our features want to be seen and want to show the “real” side of their life, instead of the tabloid version that is out to just sell a story..fact or fiction.  TIOM readers will get it directly from the source,

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Posted on: June 18th, 2013 by tommyj