New Summer Events...Music and more!

Loews Santa Monica presents acoustic Fridays....For more art and entertainment events see www.laartparty.com.

Live From Loews Santa Monica: California Classics

Savor the Sunset, Sumptuous Bites and the Atmospheric Sounds of the Acoustic Saints on Friday, August 17th
The Event:  Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel invites you to the quintessential summer evening, featuring farm-to-table inspired California cuisine, easy-going atmospheric sounds and stunning ocean views at the Live From Loews: California Classics” concert on August 17th with the Acoustic Saints.

The Music
: Founded by melodic rock icon Stan Bush and Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot, House of Lords), the Acoustic Saints reinterpret Classic Rock from the ’70s and ’80s with a moody atmospheric vibe. Favorites include “Hotel California” and “Whiter Shade of Pale” or Bush’s penned “Love Don’t Lie” made popular by the House of Lords. Listen to them online at http://bit.ly/acousticsaintsLFL

The Scene:
 Enjoyed poolside, fireside and bar-side, Live From Loews invites music-lovers and foodies to enjoy a classic summer evening, set to the ambient, laid-back classic rock tunes  in a stylish setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Pier.

The Food
: Executive Chef Keith Roberts offers contemporary California coastal cuisine served alongside signature cocktails, fine California wine and locally-crafted beer from Angel City brewery. Chef tastings include tray-passed hors d’Oeurves, signature sushi rolls and artisan brick oven pizzas.

 6:30 to 9:30 p.m Friday, August 17
Where: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Parking: Complimentary valet
Price: $45-$55
Tickets: Ticketfly.com

See their website for more details and upcoming shows. http://www.santamonicaloewshotel.com


Visiting LA??? Find Out Where to Stay, Eat and What to Do at LA Art Party!!!

We've got some great new deals....see our Lodging Page for more updates.  Loews Hotel in Santa Monica is offering wonderful deals for family reunions and more....with every 4th room you book.

So many incredible things to do here in LA. The arts and entertainments are thriving.

Summer is a perfect time to visit to enjoy the warm weather. Stop by Santa Monica or Venice Beach, which is also a great place to stay.

To find out about arts and entertainments events in the LA area, check out www.laartparty.com.

LA Art Party is an event listing website. A go-to guide for what’s happening in the Arts and Entertainment World in the LA area. This also includes the best deals in restaurants, special local promotions from retail stores, etc. Since its launch in 2010, readership has been climbing at an unbelievable rate.

At the helm of LA Art Party is writer and social butterfly, Kathy Leonardo. Leonardo has been writing about LA, nightlife, art and entertainment events for the past 13 years. She also happens to be a blues singer/songwriter and gained recognition and fans from that part of her world.

For years Kathy would receive calls from friends asking what was going on for the weekend. So it seemed a natural progression that she should start her own website on where and what to do each weekend in LA.

Here’s how it works. Kathy will choose a PICK OF THE WEEK every Wednesday and feature that event. She also posts an extensive list of choices for the week and weekend, mostly in the arts and entertainment area. Then on Friday, she posts her WEEKEND UPDATE for the weekend and new events will be added to the list.

So if you decide to visit LA, be sure to check out www.laartparty.com before you plan your trip!


Staying in the News

The key to strong promotion all comes down to face time. Having your company constantly in the news. This can mean on the internet, or in local papers.

Small publications attract a local audience. Many will become consistent loyal customers. However, the internet will lure a younger crowd. Combining both, a strong internet presence as well as recurring mentions in publications will increase public awareness which guarantees more business for your company.

Take advantage of holidays....Mother's Day is coming! Stay on top of any excuse to increase your sales. Create a seasonal event. Use a Spring sale as a way to move merchandise. Always, Always, Always publicize each and every event!


What's New for KTR Promo in 2012?

Looking for fun art and entertainment events? See www.laartparty.com for the best LA parties!

Hi guys....Leslie here. Though I am no where near as prolific as Kathy, since I am now taking over KTR Promo, I promise to do my best. The little dynamo, who I call Leonardomite has moved on to pursue her writing. Congrats Kathy.

Each month, I will be posting PR/Business idea updates. Basically I will be talking about how to help your business attract more attention. This is what PR is all about, which is what I do.

I have been away with my family for almost a month in Italy....my absolute favorite place to go. It was a dream vacation, but now I am back to the grind, like everyone else.

It's a New Year with new goals....so what will you do to help your business in 2012? Yes, Facebook, Twitter and Link-in all help, but everyone does it...and do they show off  your business in the best light? How do you, or your business want the general public to see you as? This is entirely up to you. Unless you take charge and decide right now, how you would like show yourself, your work, your business, your brand, you will fall through the cracks with all the other generic entities.

Whether you are a one person business or one hundred person business, it is up to you to stand apart from the crowd. It doesn't matter if you are in the food industry, the art industry, textile or retail sales. Perhaps you are an artist, crafts person or performer...all of these occupations can benefit greatly with a PR Business Plan.

I will be posting some monthly marketing suggestions for you and your business.

Let's start with a simple....obvious one. Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Is there something that you, or your business can do for that holiday? If you are an artist or performer...perhaps you have some artwork or a CD that would make a great gift? GET ON IT! If you are a restaurant or bar? GET SOME SPCECIALS GOING! if  you are a graphic person, designer, etc...OFFER A PERSONAL CARD, OR OBJECT....perfect for Valentines Day.

If you are strapped for ideas....feel free to email me at ktrpromo@yahoo.com.  Good luck....GO out and GET some business. If you desire PR, my door is always open!

Remember if you are looking for Fun events in arts and entertainment all over LA, Kathy will tell you where the best LA Art Parties are with www.laartparty.com.