Monthly Archives: August 2013

Exclusive Interview with Tony Award Winning Actor BD Wong – 2012

Bradley Darryl “BD” Wong (born October 24, 1960) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as Father Ray Mukada on HBO’s Oz, Henry Wu in the movie Jurassic Park, and for his Tony Award winning role as Song Liling in the Broadway production of M. Butterfly. He starred as Dr. Lee on NBC series Awake from March to May 2012.

Wong was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Roberta Christine (née Leong), a telephone company supervisor, and William D. Wong. He is of Chinese descent. Wong attended Lincoln High School before attending San Francisco State University.

Wong, who is openly gay, began a long-term relationship with talent agent Richie Jackson in 1988. In 2000, Wong had twin sons: Boaz Dov, who died 90 minutes after birth, and Jackson Foo Wong. They were born through a surrogate mother, using Wong’s sperm and an egg donated by Jackson’s sister. In 2003, Wong wrote a memoir about his experiences with surrogacy titled Following Foo: the Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man. Wong and Jackson ended their relationship in 2004.

Our Executive producer had the pleasure of chatting with BD Wong at the 16th Annual Courage Awards, which he is a very big supporter of.

Exclusive Interview with Tennis Great Billy Jean King – 2012

Billie Jean King (born November 22, 1943) is an American former professional tennis player. King won a total of 39 Grand Slam titles throughout her career; this includes 12 singles, 16 doubles and 11 mixed doubles titles. Additionally King won the first ever WTA Tour Championships and was a three time winner of the doubles event. King is an advocate for sexual equality and won The Battle of the Sexes tennis match against Bobby Riggs in 1973 and was the founder of the Women’s Tennis Association, World Team Tennis and the Women’s Sports Foundation.

King has been bestowed with several honours. She was inducted in to the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987 and was awarded the Phillipe Chartrier Award in 2003. The Fed Cup Award of Excellence was bestowed on King in 2010. In 1972 King was the joint winner with John Wooden of the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award and was one of the Time Persons of the year in 1975. King has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was given the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the year lifetime achievement award. King was inducted into the National Women’s hall of fame in 1990 and in 2006 the USTA National Tennis Center was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center after her.

World Liberty TV had the pleasure to speak to Ms. King, as she was being honored with the ‘Spirit of Active Lifestyle’ Award at The Orthopedic Foundation’s annual gala.

Queens Pride LGBTQ 21st Annual Parade of 2013

Pride Parade and Multicultural Festival on Sunday, June 2 with a host of activities to promote pride among and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community of Queens and beyond. Again this year, banners announced the 37th Avenue route of the Parade and Festival.

“Our theme, ‘Equality. Everyday. Everyone.’ acknowledges the extremely important decisions before the Supreme Court on marriage equality and the hard work that our New York legislature must do to provide full equality to transgender peoples,” said Chris Calvert, co-chair of Queens Pride.

This year, the parade honored PRYDE/Make the Road NY as a Grand Marshal. PRYDE, the LGBTQ Justice Project of Make the Road NY, works to empower LGBTQ communities of Brooklyn and Queens through organizing and education. Its membership is intergenerational, ranging from ages 14 to 50+. It is one of the few New York City groups founded, led, and constituted by low-income LGBTQ people of color organizing around public policy issues that have impacts at the citywide, state, and national levels.

The Parade kicked-off at 12 p.m. at 85th Street and 37th Avenue, ending on 75th Street. Marcus Woolen and Candy Samples once again hosted a reviewing stand in front of the Jackson Heights Post Office, where the Queenie Awards are judged. The awards honor the ingenuity and enthusiasm of groups in their demonstration of LGBTQ pride and is the theme of this year’s event.

The Festival began with nearly 100 vendors along 37th Road and 75th Street. Two stages featured entertainment throughout the day. The festival capped off with a performance by George LaMond, famous for songs such as “Bad of the Heart,” ”Don’t Stop Believin’,” and “Si Tu Te Vas.” A Bronx native, LaMond’s musical career began in the 6th grade, where he and school mates discovered he can sing.

LaMond’s career spans more than two decades where he has received nominations for several distinctive awards, including “Best Male Pop Vocalist” in 1992 and Best Male R&B Vocalist by the New York Music awards. He was also presented a gold record for the album “Entrega,” He was the winner in the 2000 New York Ace Awards for Best New Vocalist, the 1991 Winter Music Conference Award for Best Freestyle Singer, and a 1991 Best Desi Arnez Vanguard Award. He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from New York’s WKTU. Hank Krumholz, co-chair of Queens Pride says, “We think Mr. LaMond will really get our crowd energized!”

World Liberty TV interviewed Daniel Dromm, the Founder of Queens Pride and also the council member for the same district. We asked him about the hate crimes against the LGBTQ Community, which are happening more than ever before. See what Mr. Dromm had to say about this topic and what is being done to prevent such crimes.

World’s Most Expensive Cars (2012)

Here are some of the most expensive cars in the world. You will see them on our World Liberty TV Motor Channel: Bugatti, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Lotus, Terrafugia Flying car, Ferrari, and Racing Cars.

Some of these expensive cars made their world premiere debut at the New York Auto Show 2012.

Debut of The Rich Man’s Car at The New York Auto Show (2012)

The cars featured in this video are some of the finest cars that a rich man will drive: Mercedes Benz, BMW, Lexus, Cadillac, Infinity, Porsche, Lincoln Town Car, Shelby Cobra, Jaguar, Audi and Landover.

You will see the new cars debuting for the first time at the New York Auto Show 2012.

Exclusive Interview with Kim Spadaro, Founder & Creative Director of SPADARO, Luxury Fragrances – 2011

Entrepreneur, world traveler, mother of three. These are just some of the hats that Kim Spadaro wears. She is the founder and creative director of Spadaro, a new fragrance collection launching at select Nordstrom in Fall 2011, as well as Rosie True, Jacksonville. Kim is creatively driven and self-made, a woman as inspirational as her signature scents.

With a thriving new career, Kim began taking exotic trips to faraway destinations she had always dreamed of: Majorca, Marrakech, Sicily. Once home, she would recreate the memories of her travels with essential oils, bottling her experiences drop by drop into personal perfumes. Before long, she was stopped, accosted and begged by those wanting to know what fragrance she was wearing. It was then that Spadaro was born.

Spadaro is the culmination of years of Kim’s passion and experience, combining her loves of aromatherapy, design and travel into a lifestyle brand that celebrates the spirit of adventure and inspires journeys of self-discovery.

Jill Milan Women’s Luxury Bags – 2011

After years of searching for classic, luxury handbags that were leather-free, Jill Fraser founded Jill Milan in 2010 with her partner, Milan Lazich.

Each bag is made in Italy by artisans who have a heritage of crafting the best luxury accessories in the world. Every bag is a work of art, an individual creation designed for modern women. Bags are sewn by hand and the metalwork on Jill Milan’s bags are handmade. Entirely free of leather, fur and other animal-derived materials, Jill Milan handbags and accessories are made from natural, luxurious materials such as velvets, ultrasuedes and buttery-soft faux leathers.

Interview with Gavin Keilly, the Company’s Founder and CEO, GBK – 2012

GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services.

Interview with Kwong Lum, Director of Gianguan Auctions (formerly Hong Kong Auctions) – 2011

Gianguan Auctions (also known as Hong Kong Auctions) specializes in Chinese and Asian Arts and has attracted a strong following of collectors from China and Asia. Established in Hong Kong in 2002, a New York office opened in 2004 and, four times a year, auctions are held at the Lefcourt Building on New York’s Madison Ave. Young and seasoned collectors alike share the rare opportunity to own cultural and historic treasures.

Under our director, Mr. Kwong Lum, our specialists have successfully sourced high quality consignments and resulted in record prices. Recently, Mr. Lum was appointed by Beijing’s National Museum’s Appraisal Center as its chief consultant, an exceptional honor which solidifies our reputation as experts in Chinese antiques. Over the past ten years, the number of new and veteran collectors who share our passion for these treasures has grown tremendously.

Gianguan Auctions Asia Week Fine Chinese Art Auctions include an important selection of private collections of Traditional painting and calligraphy, bronzes, porcelain, Jade and scholar’s items, dating from the Soong Dynasty to contemporary time with representation from each period. Each item form the over three hundred lots is a treasured object.

Interview With Felicia Rushkin, President Felicia Ltd, Contemporary and Vintage Jewelry – 2011

Founded in 1999, in the basement of Felicia Ruskin’s home, Jewelry By Felicia has experienced consistent growth throughout its history.

Leveraging her experience as a designer of Fine jewelry, Felicia’s mission has always been to incorporate the elegant and classy designs of gemstone jewelry, into affordable crystal based pieces. That rich look and feel, at reasonable price points, has made Felicia’s designs popular with a wide range of buyers and through various channels.

Felicia’s business has evolved through the years. Early on, Felicia would load up her Minivan with her designs, and head out to Craft Shows and Flea markets.

As her following grew, she expanded into true Wholesale distribution and became a staple in many of the Finest fashion Boutiques throughout the world. Today, Felicia’s Brand is displayed in over 5,000 of the most beautiful Boutiques throughout the US, Europe, and Asia.

Felicia has been a Showcased Designer on Home Shopping Network, Shop NBC, and Shop Channel Japan. Her designs have graced the covers of many of the finest fashion catalogues, including Victoria’s Secret. And several of the most prominent Retail Chains in North America have featured her work, including Steinmart, Century 21, London Drugs, and several others.

Most recently, you can see Felicia’s talent displayed through some of the most popular and prominent Internet Commerce sites, including HauteLook (a Nordstrom company), Zulily, and Rue La La.

Luxury Designer Bags for Women (2012)

The following three Bag designers were interviewed for World Liberty TV Luxury Channel:

As creator and previous owner of “One of a Kind by Iris Lane”, Iris has been designing jewelry and collecting antiques most of her life.

Her newest venture is handbags, where she has wowed the industry with her custom designs. The success of these bags at retailers, both domestically and internationally, has surpassed all of our expectations!

Two Women and a Trunk offer you the best selection of premium women’s fashions, jewelry, handbags and accessories. Traveling several times a year, we are able to provide women’s fashions and accessories that are distinctly unique. Two Women and a Trunk also carry several new Canadian designs from Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.

Fibre Arts Design Studio, located in Palo Alto, California, is a destination for fine art and the best of design. At our studio you will find:

The Gallery: a curated exhibition space that hosts over a dozen exhibitions a year.

The Shop: a collection of art and design products from around the world.

Fibre Arts Space Planning and Design Services: a team of designers providing contemporary eco-friendly solutions for residential and commercial interiors.

Accessories Review: Watches and Jewelry – 2013

The Following Accessories, Watches and Jewelry was reviewed for World Liberty TV Luxury Channel: Elementz Inc. DBA Koralia is a “mother/daughter” family run business founded in 2002. We are proud to bring you classic Grecian designs along with the latest, jet-set accessory trends. There are three collections to choose from. We are confident that when you carry our Koralia line in your store, your customers will be thrilled and sales will reflect the level of satisfaction. It has been proven time and time again that our product sells…consumers absolutely adore the uniqueness and beauty of our collections.

We produce stylish gifts including individual handbag hangers, keyfinders, shirts with your logo – or according to your wishes – even a symbol made of Swarovski crystals. Our clients include renowned hotels and restaurants as well as domestic and international enterprises.

For a solution customized to your precise requirements, contact us right now!

The JBs Highlights Team is looking forward to your enquiry.