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"Brianna James Is Making Waves!!!"

13-year-old Brianna James is making waves in 2009—airwaves that is! Her debut album is scheduled to release this summer, but in the meantime, Brianna keeps busy by riding the magic red carpets of her rising fame. Having performed at sporting events and schools all over the country has landed Brianna on the Hollywood radar. She’s made appearances at this year’s Grammy’s and will be attending the Kids Choice Awards as well as the Teen Choice Awards.

Brianna will also show off more than her pretty face when she jumps on the Radio Disney circuit later this year. “Boy Crazy” is Brianna’s first single and will be released this spring. The video stars That’s So Raven cast member Orlando Brown. Check out “Boy Crazy” right here in StarShine before its release and cast your vote on Brianna James!

For more on Brianna:
- Sandy Lo Grasso:

"Inflation Celebration/ San Jose Holiday Parade"

Holidays are here
San Jose parade
set for Dec. 7
By Carol Rosen

It’s obvious the holidays are here.
Downtown San Jose is wearing its holiday garb and there is plenty to see and do while enjoying the beautiful weather—and
the lit tree.

Last Friday, the city lit its 60-foot
Community Giving Tree to the delight of the large crowd assembled for the evening. Plaza
De Cesar Chavez has transformed itself into a winter wonderland with more than 60 musical and animated exhibits and glittering lights at Christmas in the Park.

In fact, you might want to travel downtown on Sunday, Dec. 7 to watch one of the biggest
and best holiday parades in the country and while you’re at it visit Christmas in the Park and see the giant Christmas tree.

The parade is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. with an opening number from Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley. In addition, Radio Disney's Brianna James will perform during the parade and the day before
at the inflation celebration at Paradefest at Christmas in the Park.

The inflation celebration
begins on Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. and allows people to watch the giant helium balloonsbegin to inflate and rise above the downtown
streets. The celebration also includes live entertainment, children’s activities and giveaways
to begin the fun weekend.
What’s a parade without a grand marshal, or should we say marshallette?

This year’s grand marshal is Princess Aurora from
Sleeping Beauty, who comes to San Jose courtesy of Disneyland® Resorts.

Once the parade is over, there will be more fun at Christmas in the Park. The city has arranged for live performances from special
guests including Brianna James and The Raggs® Kids Club Band, Marvel® Superheroes, Miss
USA and children’s activities, prizes and more giveaways.
There are a number of areas with bleachers to view the parade. Radio stations will have
bleachers in the following areas:
�� K-FOX and 104.9—Santa Clara Street and
Almaden Boulevard
�� KVVN—Santa Clara and San Pedro
See DOWNTOWN, page 4 - Carol Rosen - Almaden Times

"Making Wishes Come True - Make A Wish Foundation"


WHAT: In true Hollywood style, Rhinestone Productions will raise awareness and funding for the Make-A- Wish Foundation® of San Diego, as well as making one wish come true for a special young lady in the program, with a celebrity studded Making Wishes Come True Red Carpet Charity Event. The event will take place at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego and guests of the event will enjoy live entertainment, fashion, as well as the opportunity to participate in a life altering experience. Tickets are available for $75 VIP Admission and $25 General Admission. For more information email: or call 760-749-7009. Confirmed guests for the Friday night Red Carpet gala include, Ford model Casey McClain, founder/owner of Rhinestone Productions; our Host, Matthew Underwood, Zoey 101; Erin Moran, Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi; Erin Sanders, Zoey 101; Sterling Beaumont, Lost, Mostly Ghostly, ER; Jaime Gomez, Nash Bridges & Training Day; Drew Seeley, High School Musical, Another Cinderella Story; Rachel Smith, Miss Universe 2007; Amy Paffrath, E!; Tara Conner, Miss USA 2006, Lu Celania Sierra, High Fashion Model, The Devil Wears Prada, Justine & Kerris Dorsey, Brothers & Sisters; Brody Hutzler, Legally Blonde, Days of Our Lives; Brandi Williams, KTLA & TV Guide; Katie Blair, Miss Teen USA 2006, Jillian Clare, Days of Our Lives; Brian Krause, Charmed; Diane Tucker, Mrs. World 2007-2008; Kwesi Boakye, Men of a Certain Age, Daybreak, Happy Feet, Days of Our Lives; Kwame Boateng, The Norton Avenue Allstars, Kids Choice Awards 08; Runway MMC, Vocal Group; Jasselle, Vocalist; Daechelle, Bratz, Vocalist; The G-Girlz, Vocalists; Markus Paulk, Another Cinderella Story, Moesha; Small Change, R & B Group, Another Cinderella Story Soundtrack; pop teen sensation Brianna James, vocalist and more. Sponsored in part by Aktiv8 Promotionals, Runway Magazine, Caché, Channel 93.3 FM, Hint Water, Inland Trucks & Cars, Image Factory West, EZ Hair, MFWF, Girls Extraordinaire and more. In addition to the Friday night events, the new Pageant Beauty Competition & Expo (PBCE) will take place throughout the weekend, helping young women from all walks of life who dream of breaking into the pageantry or modeling business come closer to their dreams. The EXPO is Open to the Public with FREE ADMISSION.

WHEN: Friday, Sept 12th, 2008

EXPO OPENS 9am to 6pm Seminars and exhibit floor open

Fashion Show Media Check in: 7:00pm;

Red Carpet Arrivals 7:30pm;

Fashion Show 9:00pm

Saturday, Sept 13th, 2008 8am - 6pm Seminars, CONCERT on the WATERFRONT at the Aktiv8 Stage and exhibit floor open

Sunday Sept 14th Awards Ceremony Brunch Only from 9am - 11am

WHERE: The Sheraton Hotel and Marina, San Diego, CA
- RhineStones Productions. com


May 2009 release Boy Crazy featuring Orlando Brown from Disney Channel's That's So Raven.



Brianna has been singing since the age of 3. Born and raised on Houston's southwest side, she grew up in a world of vocals and piano instruction.
"Nurturing" is Brianna's nature and it comes out loud and clear in her songs. "It's not about me, but it's about making people feel good when I sing. "At age 10 Brianna James made her first big appearance and to her delight received rave reviews. Before long she was singing the National Anthem before an arena full of Houston Aeros. Brianna was invited back several times after her first performance! During Brianna’s first performance of the Anthem at the Houston Aeros game, there was a Dynamo Executive attending which heard her talent and invited her to perform for the Dynamos as well. Brianna James has made seven local appearances at the Toyota Center for the Houston Aeros, not to mention made many appearances for other professional sporting events.

Brianna's music is a mix of contemporary, pop with a slight rock edge. Among her favorite artists are Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilara, Josh Groban, Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston. She owes her success to so many. A few mentionable include first and foremost mom & dad (her front-row cheerleaders), Eric Bruner, with Sing with Power Studios (vocal coach), the late Thomas Corley (piano instructor), Mike Whitehead (guitar instructor), and Jonathan Prater (choreographer).

Recently Brianna James had the opportunity to go to Hollywood, California to record with multi-platinum producer/songwriter Andrew Lane, of Silent Chaos. Andrew Lane is best known for his work for the Backstreet Boys, B5, Diddy, the soundtrack for Disney's High School Musical, Hannah Montana soundtrack and countless others. When Andrew Lane first heard Brianna James sing he was blown away by her vocal skills and how mature she sounded for a 12 year old. Brianna impressed him so much that he invited her back to work with him on two new songs which one was also co-written by Andrew Fromm. Fromm has written for many major artists. His first big hit was written for Backstreet Boys/ Nick Carter "I Need You Tonight". Jesse McCartney, Marc Anthony, West Life, Corbin Bleu, KC & JO JO and countless others. In addition Brianna has worked with another songwriter/producer - Alicia Champion who is best known for her work with Melissa Ethridge and Steven Tyler.

Brianna kicked off the 2008 summer along with other aritsts performing at the historical Panorama Mall for the End Of School Jam to honor the students that ended the school year with good grades. Brianna was also a part of The School Tour ( performing at various middle school and High Schools. The School Tour is a promotional tour based in Los Angeles, California that takes independent and new artists to high schools, middle schools, other special events to perform in front of large audiences. On Brianna’s summer tour she also stopped by several state and county fairs such as the Los Angeles County Fair and the Sacramento State Fair. Starting in February 2009 Brianna will be performing at a series of Radio Disney events.

Brianna James made her debut appearance on the red carpet at the 2008 Angel of Hope Awards which was held in Pasadena California.
This past August, Brianna was invited to walk the
red carpet for the 2008 Teen Choice Awards, which aired on FOX. Shortly after Brianna’s debut on the #red carpet, she was asked to visit the headquarters of Bop/Tiger Beat Magazine which is teens IT magazine for all the latest on their favorite stars.

In October of 2008 Brianna also had the privilege of doing an on air interview with one of New York’s rising radio stations Celebrity Spotlight Radio, as well as radio station 2RDJ in Sydney, Australia and UK’s HIT station Taff Air Radio. In January, 2009 Taff Air Radio decided to put Brianna as their featured artist due to all the requests they received. Brianna was also invited to perform at the 2008 San Jose Holiday Parade on December 7th, for over 150,000 people which was broadcast LIVE on NBC all over the world.

Brianna is currently writing and recording for the release of her debut album. Brianna James first single and video for “Boy Crazy” featuring actor Orlando Brown from Disney’s smash TV show “That’s So Raven” is due to release in stores nationwide and iTunes spring 2009 with a late summer album release.

Brianna and her management team Spotlight Entertainment are really excited about the release of Brianna’s project. Look for Brianna to walk the red carpet at the 2009 Grammys, Kids Choice Awards and another trip down the red carpet at the Teen Choice Awards!

Brianna James is currently 13 and lives in Houston, Texas where her family heritage runs deep. She's surrounded with love from her mom, dad, brother, grandparents & a town full of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Look out for Brianna James in a city near you!