FIRST LADIES OF LA 2014

First Ladies High Tea at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, USA, September 13, 2014 Photo by SCOTT Mitchell  copyright  2014

L.A. Focus’ First Ladies High Tea held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills was a tremendous success. Over 1,000 attendees celebrated as Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson received the Legacy Award for her lifetime achievements as both an actress and a cultural icon. Tyson’s stirring acceptance speech included the [...]

TUBE TUNES PLAYLIST

Golden Girls

TUBE TUNES: OUR FAVORITE TV THEME SONGS OF ALL TIME By Camille Sarabia Admit it. You’ve done it: you turn the channel and hear the familiar whistlin’ from the Andy Griffith Show and you’ve been instantly transported to that magical place called Mayberry. Or maybe you relive the days of an era gone by every [...]

AUGUST COVER: ROSELYN SANCHEZ

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COVER STORY: ROSELYN SANCHEZ By Teryl Warren Without shame or equivocation, I can honestly say that I’ve been chasing Roselyn Sanchez for the past three years.  Since the earliest days of Wiles Magazine, I’ve carried a wish list of women who epitomize beauty, poise and substance that I hoped would one day grace the magazine’s [...]

JULY COVER: FAITH EVANS

Faith

COVER STORY: FAITH EVANS By Teryl Warren As outspoken, legendary singer Patti LaBelle recently noted: “The word ‘diva’ is being thrown so loosely… that it isn’t cute anymore.” The dictionary defines the word “diva” as “a highly distinguished female singer or prima donna.”  Music lovers, television audiences and admirers of strong women everywhere define ‘diva” [...]

AMERICA’S BEST BRIDESMAID

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DATING SITE IN SEARCH OF AMERICA’’S BEST BRIDESMAIDS OF 2014 MarriageMaterial.co is conducting a nationwide search for the Best Bridesmaid of 2014 It’s wedding season all over again. The time when single women feel a series of mixed emotions. On one side, we are happy for our friends who are taking the next step in life; and, at the [...]

WHAT HE WANTS: GOING SOLO

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GOING SOLO By Marc Alexander I remember when Bobby Brown went solo. I wondered why? I was younger and didn’t understand the potential advantages of being alone in the spotlight: sucking in all the fame, the applause, the romance and last, but most, the money. To me, New Edition always looked like they were having [...]

SUMMER’S BEST FESTS

Singer Bruno Mars performing

Celebrate the Best of Summer Music Festivals in the Comfort of Your Home With the Free FiOS On Demand Virtual Music Festival Hordes of people, expensive tickets and concessions, heat, rain – summer music festivals are fun …once. This summer’s FiOS On Demand Virtual Music Festival brings viewers the best touring artists and concerts from July [...]

IT GIRL: LAILA ALI

Laila-Ali

IT GIRL: LAILA ALI By Camille Sarabia Even in a man’s world, he’s nothing without a woman or a girl.  As James Brown famously noted: Women are forces to be reckoned with.  Through their beauty, wit, athleticism, intelligence, passion and ambition, they are dominating male spheres from sports to business and are holding their ground.  [...]

MOST DAPPER OF ALL TIME

Cary Grant

Most Dapper Men in Hollywood History By Drew Dorsey Whistles and butt slaps are definitely in order when discussing these favorite male style icons. What can I say ladies, they did it right. Suave. Smooth. Sexy. These men have it goin’ on because there is no shortage of swoon when it comes to a man [...]

JUNE COVER: EDDIE GEORGE

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COVER STORY: EDDIE GEORGE By Teryl Warren It doesn’t take much effort to see that Eddie George is a star – one look at the NFL record books will accomplish that. But it does take a conversation with him to understand just how much of a hero he is. Polished, humble, a man of sincere [...]