Down Boys Records host CD Release Party for Gretchen Bonaduce’s “Ankh”…

(Los Angeles, CA) On Friday June 15 Down Boys Records hosted the CD release party for Gretchen Bonaduces “Ankh” at Brixtons (100 W. Torrance Blvd) in Redondo Beach. Brixtons is a popular live entertainment venue with private V.I.P. sky lounge, newly expanded dance floor, full cocktail and bottle service available to guests 21 and over.

Gretchen may be known as the ex wife of child actor Danny Bonaduce, but this woman is more than just a name – she’s a Renaissance woman like no other! From their award-winning show, VH-1’s Breaking Bonaduce, to Gretchen’s other TV appearances including Fox’s Gimme My Own Reality Show, Re-Inventing Bonaduce, E! True Hollywood Story Hollywood Ex-Wives and Who Are You Wearing? Gretchen is no stranger to television, a show creator and producer, VH-1’s I Know My Kids a Star, she has recently signed a deal with Warner Bros/Wolper Productions to shop a new show. Wolper is best known for Welcome Back Kotter and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. A proud mother of two, she has successfully balanced being a soccer mom, a reality TV Star/Producer, a lead singer in a rock band, and a business entrepreneur, with her own line of jewelry, clothing, perfume, etc… Gretchen is represented by Noel Palm’s Element Talent Agency.

This is what you get when you combine a world-famous television personality with 5 talented and accomplished musicians from southern California… The band is called Ankhesenamen (“Ankh” for short) and this group is sure to please all fans of 80’s rock and new wave music.

More about the band:
Fronted by television celebrity and singer Gretchen Bonaduce, this high-energy band plays some of the best Top 40 hits of the 80’s with a punk influenced spin, executed with mind-blowing accuracy. They have played such venues as Mandalay Bay and Palms Casino, Las Vegas Nevada, Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, House of Blues, Key Club Hollywood, Universal City Walk Hollywood, 29 Palms Marine Base and Harrah’s Casino, Joliet IL just to name a few and have performed and shared the stage with Sophie Simmons (Gene Simmons’ daughter), Dilana (Rockstar Supernova), Missing Persons, Naked Eyes, The Tubes, Frank Infante (Blondie) and Cherie Currie (The Runaways).
-Gretchen Bonaduce – Lead Vocals
-Macy Malone – Guitar, Lead and Backing Vocals
-Kevin Starr – Drums
-Billy Blade – Bass and Backing Vocals
-Alyson Montez – Electric Violin
-Laura Saggers – Keyboards and Backing Vocals

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Cupcake Wars Winner, Annette Starbuck of Goodie Girls teams up with Home Baked Beanies to create “A Sweet Trunk Show” to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting…


Cupcake Wars Winner, Annette Starbuck of Goodie Girls teams up with Home Baked Beanies to create “A Sweet Trunk Show” to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting…

January 10, 2012, (Los Angeles, CA) Goodie Girls are preparing to host their second benefit with Home Baked Beanies, most popular for their “Scented Cupcake Beanie”. This event will take place on Thursday January 19, 2012 from 1-4pm at Goodie Girls (415 E. Broadway #100, Glendale, CA) and will benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting. Guests can expect to be treated to cupcake samples, discounted cupcakes and Home Baked Beanies all to benefit Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting.

Annette Starbuck, the multi-Award Winning Founder of GOODIE GIRLS exuberates a joyous passion for creating a variety of baked delights through her valiant curiosity and enchanting talent. Even more remarkable, aside from countless independent Instructional Culinary Sessions, Annette has never actually enrolled into any institutional Culinary Programs or attended Culinary School, but she’s achieved acclaimed success only through her seasoned personal experience and pure creative determination. “Baking is a passion of mine and I create every cupcake with all my heart and soul. Whether for a small occasion of getting together with Friends, BBQ’s, Showers or a big event for Charities, Weddings, or Banquets I craft each batch as I was feeding my own family – it’s who I am at the core. I am lucky to have my whole family with me on this adventure including my rock star husband Anthony, my amazing father Doug and last but definitely the most influential, my step mom Stephanie. Together we Rock the Cupcake World!”

HOME BAKED BEANIES are the first smelly hat company. The owner and creator of this new sweet idea is Tracey Scott, as well as the whole family that contributes to the designs. Smelly or not, the styles are totally unique like their cupcakes hats that smell like cupcakes as well as the hand tie rag hats, vintage shabby chic, every color, every style, and every size. They invite everyone to stop and “smell the hats“. Fans of these unique beanies can find their own Home Baked Beanie to match their personality/style at several locations including: Big Bear, CA, San Diego, CA, Los Angeles (Select boutiques), Trunk shows, holiday events and red carpet events.

READING, WRITING, IT’S EXCITING (RWE) is a nonprofit literacy program designed to improve the reading and writing skills of at-risk children. They do this by providing one-to-one writing mentors throughout the school year for kids who are chosen by their teachers to participate. The reason for RWE’s program is that research shows that if children aren’t writing and reading at their grade level by the end of second grade, they almost never catch up. Further research has also shown that as many as 80% of those kids eventually drop out of high school, are unemployed, are in prison or join gangs. And how accurate are those numbers? Several states actually base their future prison building plans on them! There are over 45,000 second grade students in L.A., and only 41% of them are proficient in writing and reading. Their goal is to help all of them… For more information about RWE, please visit:

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