MEDIA CONTACT:
Phil Lobel - cell on site 310-995-7552
LOBELINE COMMUNICATIONS
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Chris Kingry cell 213-880-7989
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Ariana Grande

G.R.L.

Bleona

WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS PRODUCER JEFFREY SANKER UNVEILS
INITIAL TALENT FOR 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

PALM SPRINGS, CA - 4/14/14 - In keeping with his tradition of presenting the hottest new breakout talent and artists poised for super stardom, White Party Palm Springs founder and producer Jeffrey Sanker unveiled initial names for this year’s 25th anniversary celebration. White Party Palm Springs is the largest gay dance music festival in the world, happening April 25-28, 2014.

2013 American Music Award winner for “Best New Artist,” Ariana Grande will perform live at the Saturday night main event at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Fresh off a Presidential appearance at the White House, singer and actress Ariana Grande gained international notoriety as a pop vocalist when her single, "The Way" from her debut studio album, Yours Truly (2013) became a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum by the RIAA.

Always on the cutting edge of talent, Sanker commented, “As we commemorate White Party’s 25th Anniversary we look ahead to the future, Ariana Grande is one of today’s fastest rising superstars and is destined for pop icon status.”

Additionally, international recording artist Bleona will take the stage at the Friday night “Addicted to White” Underwear Party, sponsored by ES Collection. The chart-topping, Euro-Turned-Hollywood Pop Star makes an anticipated return to White Party after last year’s acclaimed Pool Party performance. The pop diva will debut her new single, complete with plenty of glowing surprises for attendees.

“The next great girl group” G.R.L. will lead the entertainment roster for Sunday’s T-Dance. Formed by famed impresario Robin Antin (Pussycat Dolls/Girlicious), the all-girl, American-British-Canadian group is currently burning up the charts as Pitbull's featured performers on his new single, "Wild Wild Love." This powerhouse five-member ensemble will perform songs from their upcoming album.

And, to benefit DESERT AIDS PROJECT in 2014, Sanker has enlisted the talents of internationally recognized conceptual photographer Duke Shoman to create beautiful and striking photographic tableaus with all the talent. In keeping with the “Silver Anniversary” theme, a sleek, sexy, modern chamber of shining and brilliant silver will be the setting that stars will step into, following their arrival on the White Carpet, to commemorate this 25 year milestone.

Stay tuned for more White Party Palm Springs 25th Anniversary announcements. Find all the latest updates, tickets and hotel information posted at: www.jeffreysanker.com.

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Che'Nelle

SHE

Scheana marie

WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS PRODUCER JEFFREY SANKER UNVEILS LINE UP OF PERFORMERS FOR SPLASH POOL PARTY AT 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

PALM SPRINGS, CA - 4/17/14 - In keeping with his tradition of presenting breakout talent and artists poised for super stardom, White Party Palm Springs founder and producer Jeffrey Sanker unveiled the performers at Splash Pool Party for this year’s 25th anniversary celebration. White Party Palm Springs is the largest gay dance music festival in the world, happening April 25-28, 2014.

Make a SPLASH on Saturday,April 26th at THE largest pool party in the desert at the Renaissance Hotel Palm Springs. Presented by TITLE sponsor FLEX SPAS, spend the day pool side with thousands of the world’s sexiest men. Featuring music from DJ Joshua D and superstar DJ Manny Lehman with tons of fun FLEX SPA giveaways, photo booths & featuring LIVE performances throughout the day.

Saturday’s Pool Party shines as not only one of the sexiest parties on the planet, but also as a legendary launching pad for artists on the rise. This year features the talent of Che’Nelle, SHE and Scheana Marie.

Che’Nelle

Born in Malaysia, raised in Australia, and living in Los Angeles, Che’Nelle is a truly unique blend of culture and genres, infusing traditional pop with elements of rock, hip-hop, and R&B to incorporate the different cultures that she’s experienced. Discovered on Myspace, then quickly signed to Virgin Music and then catapulted into a star in Japan, Che’Nelle has quickly become a household name. Opening for Kanye West’s Australian Tour in 2006 and co-writing, “Can’t Breathe” with Leona Lewis, Che’Nelle has made a name for herself. Her first album “Things Happen for a Reason” (2007) was certified gold status by the Recording Industry Association of Japan and won Concept Album of the Year in the Japan Gold Disc Awards. In 2012, her song “Baby I Love U” was nominated for the Japan MTV Video Music Awards. And by 2013, she secured four awards in the Japan Gold Disc Awards: Western Artist of the Year, Western Album of the Year (“Believe”), Song of the Year by Download (“Believe”), and Best 3 Western Albums. Solidifying her presence in America, this year we see Che’Nelle being signed to Pitbull’s very own label Mr. 305 Inc, coupled with her existing international fame, and her ability to seamlessly bring together different genres and cultures, Che’Nelle is equipped and excited to take on the States. “It’s everything that I’ve been working towards, and it lays the groundwork for even bigger things to come.” Che’Nelle states.
www.chenelleworld.com

SHE

From the hit making producers behind New Kids On The Block, Jason Derulo, Jordin Sparks, Medina, Lil Wayne, Puff Daddy, and more... DEEKAY Music releases their first official project simply named SHE. This female vocal group with members Alex, Rachel and Rashe embody the image of female power, strength, and independence. The smashing first single "GIVE ME TONIGHT" comes out SUMMER 2014 and will in no doubt be the first step to many amazing records to come. Are you ready? ...because SHE is!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/SHE/684398101622597?hc_location=timeline

Scheana Marie

Scheana Marie is an actress and model, best known as one of the lead cast members on the hit Bravo TV series “Vanderpump Rules.” Following her on-camera dreams led Scheana to train in television, film, radio production, and student films, and she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies: Journalism at Azusa Pacific University, where she worked with the University’s news station as an anchor and field reporter. Scheana has multiple creative talents both on stage and off, including performing and writing, as well as her skills in makeup and fashion. More recently she has taken to displaying another of her many talents, singing, with the release of her first two singles, “What I Like” & “Good as gold”.
www.scheanamarie.com

Stay tuned for more White Party Palm Springs 25th Anniversary announcements. Find all the latest updates, tickets and hotel information posted at: www.jeffreysanker.com.

Facebook: http://facebook.com/whitepartyps 
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jeffreysanker 
Instagram: @JeffreySanker 
Hashtag: #WhiteParty

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Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs
The Largest Gay Dance Music Festival in the World
Celebrates its Landmark 25th Anniversary, April 25-28, 2014

PALM SPRINGS, CA –  Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs celebrates its landmark 25th anniversary by upping the ante with an event line-up of ICONIC proportions April 25-28, 2014. The Largest Gay Dance Music Festival in the World, White Party will electrify the desert as never before with the hottest array of men, music, DJs and superstar talent ever witnessed. 

“What began as a gathering for 300 of my closest friends celebrating the rites of spring 25 years ago, has evolved into 30,000 men from across the world coming together and re-defining the meaning of “DESERT HEAT!’” said Jeffrey Sanker, founder and producer.

An international showcase, White Party Palm Springs has become synonymous with setting the trends that other events follow. In honor of the 25th anniversary, Sanker has planned a non-stop cavalcade of indoor and outdoor parties that will be nothing short of electrifying. Superstars like Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, and Icona Pop have launched their careers at White Party. Keeping ahead of the curve, Sanker will again present the best, new cutting-edge talent, along with an iconic, superstar headlining performer.

This year’s White Party main event marks the worldwide debut of DJ/Producers Danny Verde & Steven Redant - performing together as BENT COLLECTIVE for the very first time.  Stay tuned for more performer announcements coming soon!

To commemorate this landmark anniversary weekend celebration, Sanker will unleash some of the most ambitious and mind blowing audiovisual engineering ever conceived. Combining light, sound and state-of-the-art technology together like never before, through eight mind expanding parties over three amazing days! Venues will be transformed with cutting edge design and spectacular décor. Performances will ignite the stage boasting the most elaborate and innovative production values in White Party history.

The White Party experience is enhanced by the splendor and beauty of Palm Springs, which provides a truly unforgettable desert backdrop at the foot of the mountains. Offering unparalleled convenience, all White Party events are located within easy walking distance of each other - just steps away from all major hotels in the heart of beautiful downtown Palm Springs.

We are proud to announce that this year’s Title Sponsors are: 

  • Flex Spas - “Your Club, Your Way!” The Revolution in “Pure Indulgence” has begun at Flex Spas!  Now with four premium spa / gym / resort locations: Atlanta, Los Angeles Phoenix and Cleveland.
  • ES Collection Direct from Barcelona to Palm Springs! Red-hot fashion leader ES Collection’s bold and innovate premium underwear, swimwear and apparel designs have made it Europe’s top selling brand! Now available in 40 countries, ES Collection is taking White Party and the world by storm!

Stay at the center of the action at the host hotel: The Renaissance Palm Springs Resort – exclusively ours - where you will experience the world-famous daytime pool parties.

Rooms have also been added for White Party attendees at the newly renovated Hard Rock Hotel and remodeled Hilton Hotel. These specially-priced rooms can only be booked online at www.jeffreysanker.com  where attendees can find EVERYTHING White Party related.  Weekend Passes and VIP Express passes are on sale now!  Weekend Passes include entry to the four main events.  VIP Express Passes include entry to ALL weekend events, plus a variety of extras and conveniences.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY SPLASH POOL PARTY: Noon - 6 p.m.
Kick off the weekend pool side at the Renaissance Hotel the first “official” pool party, as DJ Shane Stiel spins the sounds to get things started on the right note

“ADDICTED to White” FRIDAY UNDERWEAR PARTY: 9 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Presented by Title Sponsor ES COLLECTION - undress to impress! Leave behind your inhibitions and clothes and experience the ultimate underwear party. The night will feature DJ/Producer/Remixer Chris Cox & Grammy-Nominated DJ/Producer Tony Moran with special live performances. Our newly added lobby boudoir will entertain the sounds of DJ Chi Chi LaRue.

SATURDAY SPLASH POOL PARTY: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
A wall-to-wall mash up of men in swimwear, this event will be unlike anything you have ever encountered. Spend the day poolside, catch some rays and mix and mingle in a sea of hard-earned abs.  Saturday’s event is all about location. A brief elevator ride is the only obsticale between the pool party and guests staying at Renaissance host hotel; appropriately presented by Title Sponsor FLEX SPAS and featuring music from DJ Joshua D and Superstar DJ Manny Lehman. FLEX SPAS an integral part of Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party experience, will be drenching Saturday’s pool in “Pure Indulgence.” Don’t miss the Flex fun, including celebrity model and adult video star appearances, an interactive photo booth, along with non-stop giveaways – from luxurious towels & beach balls to sundry necessities like lip balm & sunscreen. LIVE performances happen throughout the day. VIP Cabanas are available.

WHITE PARTY 25 ICON: Saturday 9 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Truly decades in the making, Saturday night’s main event WHITE PARTY 25 ICON will secure its place in history as the reigning party by which all others are judged.   Celebrate this anniversary dancing with thousands of men from around the planet – all dressed in white. The Palm Springs Convention Center will be transformed into an iconic alternate universe beyond anything your mind & body could imagine. Join the sea of men moving their bodies across a gargantuan dance floor while massive sound and spectacular state-of-the-art productions, with elaborate décor & visuals push the boundaries of what you never thought was possible. The beat and excitement will move into overdrive as we bring you the debut of BENT COLLECTIVE featuring DJ/Producers Danny Verde & Steven Redant (performing together as a duo for first time) and special live stage performances whose memories will live on long after the music has ended.

Arrive early as the excitement builds outside under the stars, in the ICONIC Dance Lounge….featuring the music of DJ Gustavo Scorpio.  Be there as the anticipation reaches its peak and the inner convention center doors are finally thrown open, unveiling the unforgettable surprises that wait inside.

CLIMAX Afterhours: Saturday late  4 a.m. -  9 a.m.
Without skipping a beat, your experience evolves deep into night and past dawn.  Located steps away in the Renaissance Hotel Ballroom. “After the White Party,” features the debut performance of DJ’s Alex Acosta and Ivan Gomez, serving as your night navigators. Let them chart the course of your musical journey ahead and give in to your primal urges.

SUNDAY SPLASH POOL PARTY: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Relax and refresh while you bask in the sun and splash in the pool. Sunday will definitely be a FUNday as the temperatures soar and the clothes come off.  Get your groove on because it’s all about the music poolside at the Renaissance Hotel featuring the sizzling sounds of DJ Dani Toro. VIP Cabanas are available.

SUNDAY CIRCUS ICON T DANCE: 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
It’s a celebration unlike any other. Some call it “breathtaking!” Others call it “magical.” But everyone agrees Sunday T Dance is “absolutely unforgettable!” Under spectacular desert skies, and amidst warm afternoon breezes, experience the largest outdoor T Dance in the world. Revel in the music of DJ’s GRIND, Wayne G. & Ralphi Rosario.  Feel your senses come alive aboard the White Party Ferris Wheel – elevating riders to the highest point in the city - offering jaw dropping vistas of the party below. Witness performances live on stage from the greatest line-up of entertainers Jeffrey Sanker has ever assembled for a T Dance.   Finally, when day turns to dusk, the journey culminates with the largest fireworks display in White Party history, choreographed to a special musical remix by Wayne G.

Spend your Sunday in style! Special VIP Bottle Service Cabanas are available at three price levels: “Silver,” “Gold” & “Iconic.”  Visit www.jeffreysanker.com for more details and to make reservations.

CLOSING PARTY: Sunday late 10 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Finally, as the weekend nears its conclusion, feel the energy one final time, fueled by the music of DJ Guy Scheiman (making his White Party debut) along with legendary White Party DJ/Producer Abel. From the moment the doors open, this party will be pumping full throttle -- from the action packed dance floor, to the electrified stage, to the outdoor patios – a dramatic close to the weekend spectacle as you gather together one final time for a memorable last dance.

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White Party Founder & Producer Jeffrey Sanker Receives
Golden Palm Star on The Palm Springs Walk of Stars

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – (3/13/2014) Singer Carmen Electra (center) joined Jeffrey Sanker, founder and producer of White Party Palm Springs (R), as he received the Golden Palm Star #364 on The Palm Springs Walk of Stars. Bob Alexander, Walk of Stars President (left), officially presented the star, which is located at the southeast corner of Palm Canyon Drive & Arenas Road. Sanker also announced that Carmen Electra would be crowned “Queen of the White Party” at its 25th Anniversary weekend April 25-28, 2014.

More information at www.JeffreySanker.com

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Photo Credit: John Hedges

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GRUNT - PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

If you’re a gay man and you haven’t been living in a cave for the past three years, then you’re probably familiar with all the apps there are for your smartphone for meeting other gay men. Social apps like these are wildly popular in the gay community and have revolutionized the way people meet one another, yet they seem to lack the networking aspects that some people enjoy. All the apps that are available now for gay men seem to be exclusively about meeting or “hooking up” with other guys. But there are other apps that gay men enjoy just as much if not more. Apps such as Instagram and Vine allow people to stay in contact with friends and connect with new people by sharing photos and videos as well as discover new people. What if there were an app that combined all the best features from these other apps? Look no further! Introducing GRUNT!

GRUNT will be the newest social networking app for gay men that will change the way guys meet once more! GRUNT will combine the ability to find and meet guys in your area, with the ability to share and like each others photos and videos as well as create and join groups. There will also be an updates page that will show you what all your favorites are up to. Add someone to your favorites so you’ll never miss a photo or video. You will also always know when one of your favorites is near by or in “Sniffing Range”. The makers of GRUNT were very conscious of what the community was wanting and looking for in a gay social networking app and GRUNT will be what delivers! It will be an exciting, new way to connect with others in your community.

GRUNT is the exclusive app sponsor for White Party’s 25th Anniversary April 25-27th, 2014.

GRUNT will be available for Android and iPhone.

http://gruntapp.com

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The MIAMI HERALD dubbed him “the high priest of gay parties.” GENRE MAGAZINE lists him as “Circuit Master.” NEXT MAGAZINE describes him as “the sultan of soirees.” And CIRCUIT NOIZE MAGAZINE simply calls him “the man.” With every accolade, Jeffrey Sanker further solidifies his name as the premier producer of gay nightlife and entertainment.

And what better way to celebrate ones 25th Anniversary year, than with the placement of a star on the famed “Palm Springs WALK OF STARS,” aptly placed on the S.E. corner on Palm Canyon Drive and the (very gay) Arenas Road!

Jeffrey Sanker is the founder of LA-based White Party Entertainment, Inc. and creator of such signature events as WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS; New Year’s Eve celebrations in Los Angeles, Miami & Rio de Janeiro and the One Mighty Party at Orlando’s Gay Days.

Sanker has been credited by the MIAMI HERALD as being “the father of the modern gay event party.” Nowhere is this more evident than with Sanker’s trademark extravaganza: White Party Palm Springs, which has evolved into the nation’s largest gay dance music festival, attracting more than 30,000 attendees from every corner of the globe.

Sanker’s passion for parties began during the early eighties in New York City. Working at such legendary locations as Studio 54, Palladium and Private Eyes, he fine-tuned his skills as a promoter and special event producer. He has hosted parties for numerous celebrities over the years.

Sanker moved to Los Angeles in 1987. His innovative technique of using landmark venues for trend-setting themed events was credited for breathing new life into the Los Angeles scene. Since then, he has worked with all of the hottest and trendiest venues and nightclubs in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami.

Superstar entertainment has become a hallmark of Sanker events. Lady Gaga, Carmen Electra, Jennifer Lopez, Icona Pop, Kelis, Ke$ha, Deborah Cox, Boy George and Lisa Vanderpump, have all graced the stage at Sanker events. Over the years, Jeffrey has also helped launch the careers of hundreds of new and up & coming performers.

World-class DJs reign supreme over Sanker’s packed dance-floors as well. His events feature high caliber DJs/producers, including: Dave Aude, the late Peter Rauhofer, Junior Vasquez, Victor Calderone, Freemasons, Manny Lehman, Rosabel and Tony Moran.

Jeffrey has also helped ignite the careers of countless other rising-star DJs by giving them their first big break. This prompted NEXT Magazine to comment: “the two best friends a DJ can have are Madonna and Jeffrey Sanker.”

Sanker has proudly produced fundraising events on behalf of numerous charities and community organizations, including Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing (GLEH), The Trevor Project, and Desert AIDS Project.


Sanker currently resides in Los Angeles. More info at www.JeffreySanker.com