In Loving Memory of Mark Alan Fischer (1950-2015)


Mark Fisher, Copyright Litigator and Entertainment Lawyer

It is with a heavy heart that I say my mentor, Mark Fisher, has passed away.

Yesterday I had the privilege and honor to attend Mark’s Memorial Service, where I listened to friends and family share a testament to Mark’s amazing life. A life that many people including lawyers wish to have in a lifetime. I heard stories from Mark’s revolutionary accomplishments in the world of Copyright and Entertainment law to his love for music (opera), creativity, clothing, the Red Soxx, his friends and his loving wife Marnie. One thing that is true about Mark, which we all shared in our eulogies, was that he had an extraordinary gift of drawing people to him.

The first time that I met Mark was at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), on the seaport of Boston, where I was working as a caterer for ICA’s social media event two years ago. My job that day was to greet guests, standing up-straight with a tray of white wine in one hand and a smile on my face, as they would walk-in–and that’s when I saw HIM (no pun intended). Walking through the doors was a man who had the finest light blue (bespoke) suit in the room–topped off with the coolest white brim feather hat you have ever seen. When I saw him, my eyes lit up–I told myself that I had to get the number to his tailor. Anyways, when I approached him and asked “what do you do for a living?” he said, “I’m a lawyer.” I stared at him with a confused face and quietly said “lawyers dress like that?!” During our conversation I told him about my blog and my aspirations for going to law school and that I would love to get together with him to learn about him and the law. He kindly smiled and gave me his card, and the rest as you would say was history.

Mark Fisher Copyright Litigator and Entertainment Lawyer

The one thing that I won’t forget about Mark was his sincere gift of inspiring people to do great things. When I asked him if I could interview him for my blog (my pride and joy), he candidly said, “yes”–which most lawyers today would not always do. But somehow he saw something special in me and agreed to do it–with no questions asked.

For those of you who may not know this, Mark was one of my inspirations (as well as my recommenders) for applying to law school–I can’t stress enough how important mentors are. Without his letter of recommendation, I probably would not have been accepted to Suffolk University Law School. He showed me that you can live life to the fullest and still be a good lawyer–and make a fashion statement. He really sparked my interest to explore entertainment and copyright law.

One of Mark’s clients and colleagues, who read my blog, reached out to me: to not only express the tragic news but to commend me on a well-written interview story about him. He said that I really captured his personality. After our conversation, I am reminded yet again of why I have this “silly” website that you all come to know as princesdailyjournal.com.

So today Mark I wish to pay tribute to you for entering into my life as you always did with so many of us: with class and style. I’m sorry we couldn’t get together sooner (due to school and all) but thanks for showing me the “cool” side of law. May you Rest in Peace with the Stars! Your story and your legacy will always live-on, here at princesdailyjournal.com

To check out my photos from the service, click on the link below.

Mark Fischer’s Memorial Service

If you haven’t read Mark’s story, you can check it out under 50 Shades of Law: Mark Fischer.

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#FashionEmbassy Presents “Seven Looks” by Framingham College


Framingham College (Fashion Embassy)

Timeless Tuesdays at the Bond Lounge.

A once a month special occasion (the first Tuesday of every month) where you can network with professionals and see the latest trends in fashion with class. This month’s fashion featurette: Seven Looks.

“Seven Looks” was inspired by seven upcoming fashion designers, from Framingham College, who put together an ensemble of clothing wear from “Alice and Wonderland” to urban street wear. One of my guests, Meshi Davis, Magazine Editor of Bon Vivant Society, was able to speak with one of the designers, Corey Ortiz, and will be doing a story in the near future.

A special thank you again to Jaclyn Zukerman and Gilda (from the Bond Lounge) for coordinating this networking event; Dynasty Models for showcasing the beautiful fashion designs; and Framingham College for providing us with intelligent and talented fashion designers.

Meshi Davis and Corey Ortiz

To get more information on the next fashion show at the Bond Lounge, contact Gilda at 617-956-8765 and visit their website at www.bondboston.com

Fashion Designers: Framingham College Students
Models: Dynasty Models
Photos: Prince Sefa-Boakye

To see these photos go to my Flickr account, by clicking on the link below.

#FashionEmbassy: Seven Looks by the College Students of Framingham College

If you want more coverage of “what’s going on?” in the social scene of Boston, Massachusetts, then be sure to follow JZ and Meshi on Twitter.

Jaclyn Zuckerman aka “JZ”: @jaclynzuckerman

Meshi Davis aka “Miss Bon Vivant”: @miss_bon_vivant

You can also check out more fashion trends, from the shows that I have attended, by clicking on my tab #FashionEmbassy.

Instagram: #Poppin bottles again with hot #dynastymodels. http://www.princesdailyjournal.com #princesdailyjournal #princeinthecity @jaclynchristiee @ms_bon_vivant #boston #fashion #bostonevents #champagne #networking #work #study #play

How to Loosen Your Shoulders w/ Steve Asaro


Prince Sefa-Boakye talks to Lic. Massage Therapist Steve Asaro at the 4th Annual Harbor Arts Festival. In this interview Steve Asaro shares a common shoulder muscle strain that almost all of us have: The Levator Scapulae Muscle Strain.

The Levator Scapulae Muscle is a muscle which attaches itself onto the neck and upper shoulder scapulae. Steve says its that pain between your shoulder blades and it can arise when you are stressed out. The most common individuals (like myself) who have this strain are those who carry around a heavy single strap bag. However, you don’t need to carry around heavy a bag to feel this pain, Steve says, because it derives from overwhelming stress.

Steve says, if you are stressed out all the time or you feel tense when you are typing away behind a computer, your shoulders will tend to rise up and tighten your Levator Scapulae Muscle. So his biggest advice to everyone out there is to pause during the day and try to recognize if your shoulders are rising up–if so, you should take a deep breath and relax your shoulders. Being mindful of this will help you break this subconscious habit.

So for all of you bloggers out there, be sure to relax shoulders during and after you blog!

Steve Asaro and his services can be found in Downtown Boston, Massachusetts (at Seaport Hotel and Fort Point Wellness) and you can reach him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stevenasarolmt.

He can also be reached via email (steve.asaro@gmail.com) and phone 978-648-1417. He does individual appointments and house
calls.

For more of my radio talks and interviews go to www.urbusinessnetwork.com

Spotlight Feature: Carl Adrian, San Diego Bachata Dance Instructor


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Carl Adrian is an amazing Bachata dance instructor, as well as an extraordinary individual for conquering life’s trials and tribulations from his own walk of life.

Carl was born to an Irish father and Salvadoran mother, and was raised in the west part of LA for the first 12 years of his life; then moved to San Diego at age 16.

Growing up, he says, was pretty tough because of his skin color and mixed heritage–especially having a near death experiences with a Crip Gang and Mexican Gang in Mexico. However, he says that those experiences have made him a better person: teaching him to never hate anyone, while gaining a unique perspective on life and discrimination issues. Also as a young adult he joined the military, which he served five years honorably. He is a combat vet and has left the service as a sergeant (E-5)–he’s very proud of his military accomplishments.

He came across Bachata music when he was dating a Colombian, who at the time introduced him to this music. From the first time he heard it, he instantly became addicted. He sought out all kinds of Bachata music but his passion could not be satisfied so easily. So he started looking for people to teach him how to dance to it. After 2 years of social dancing at the clubs, the club manager approached him and offered the job to him. “I never applied, they just gave me the job; I just got lucky,” he says. He now does what he loves and even gets paid for it.
Here are his few words of success from his trials and tribulations in life:
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“Do not align yourself with an ethnicity simply because you share the same color of skin. And pursue a passion, not a career, that you would do for free. Once you identify that, find a way to turn it into a profession and get paid for it. You will learn that it won’t matter how much you got paid, you just love the job because it is rewarding. And life takes on its own happiness when you wake up everyday and look forward to work on something that you love. It’s not work for you, it’s a passion and you can’t wait to do it all over again the next day!”
Carl Adrian has a 10 year old son, who is the center of his universe, and speaks Spanish while learning Russian. Carl teaches Bachata classes every Wednesday at the Onyx Room and gives free lessons too!

“Thank you Carl and I love your weekly classes especially when I am in San Diego. Your humor and lessons are never dry. Because of that, I always have a new step in my ‘dancing library.’ I always look forward to your classes whenever I am in San Diego. Keep doing what you’re doing, and I hope to interview you soon!”

–Prince

If you wish to contact Carl for private Bachata lessons in San Diego, you can contact him via

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/latinsd

Email: carl@latindancesd.com

Phone: (619) 279-4646

Motivation Monday: Evolve the Art of Storytelling


It’s Monday, the beginning of a new week, and you need words of motivation to start your week off right.

This week’s words of motivation: Evolve the Art of Storytelling

In this 3 minute TED talk video, we see iPad storyteller and entrepreneur, Joe Sabia, give an inspirational talk on the history of storytelling; and how technology was able to advance it thanks to German author, Lothar Megendoffer. Sabia does not only do a phenomenal job of storytelling (detailing each part of his story with powerful visuals), but an excellent job in conveying his point across.

“The art of storytelling has remained unchanged. And for the most part the stories are recycled. But the way humans tell the stories has evolved with pure, and consistent novelty.”

–Joe Sabia

Stories are what keeps the world spinning. And I am so fortunate that I am able to use my writing, and my website, as a platform to share people’s stories across the world via the web. 

*I invite all of you to check out my “Interesting People” section and read the amazing stories that I have amassed since I first produced my website to the world! 

Thank you Megendoffer for giving me, and the world, the Megendofferitis: to make our stories come to life. If you hadn’t said “Genug ist Genug,” then our stories would have never reached the medium to where it is today.

So this week, evolve the art of storytelling–and catch the Megendofferitis. Instead of sharing your story face to face, grab a phone and video stream your story online and make your story come to life. Utilize social media to make your story (and/or your product’s story) come to life!

To follow Joe Sabia and his TED talks, go to: http://www.ted.com/speakers/joe_sabia.html   

You can also follow Joe on his personal website at http://www.joesabia.co/ or on Twitter (@joesabia)

ThrowBack Thursdays: Interview w/ Zydeco Legend Preston Frank


Every Thursday I post a miscellaneous article that I have written in the past or an interview of an extraordinary person.

This week’s ThrowBack Thursdays: My Interview w/ Zydeco Legend Preston Frank

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How I met the Legend was by sheer luck and fortune.

On the night of my birthday, I was given a ride home from none other than The Taxicab Cowboy or better known as Paul Sullivan. He told me that he was an upcoming artist and that there was a Zydeco event in Watertown, MA, that was looking for an upstart journalist, like myself, to promote their event. Curious I was to learn “Zydeco”, I then hitched a ride w/ Paul and sat down with Legend himself.

Not only did I get the chance to learn about him and his music but experienced it for myself–Zydeco has a lot of “drive” and “funk” as the great legend would say in his Southern tone.

If you’re curious of “what Zydeco and Cajun music is?” and would like to come and experience it for yourself, then go to www.bostonzydeco.org and see when is the next dance party!

To read my interview story and see a clip of “Zydeco Dancing in Watertown, MA,” click on the link below

My Interview w/ Zydeco Legend Preston Frank

Spotlight Feature: Peter May, Video Consultant For Cantaloupe TV


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I had the pleasure of meeting Peter May last week at the Small Business Expo. Peter is from the great state of Indiana (Indianapolis) and is an exciting as well as welcoming individual (so don’t let his height fool you!). He is a video consultant for Cantaloupe TV, and assists companies with video strategy to make sure that you’re talking to the right people, in the right place at the right time.

“I just have a great time assisting companies. Our Video Roadmap process matches your audience to the steps of your sales cycle; delivering a video plan that has an emphasis on connecting emotionally. We only produce Authentic Style video stories. No scripts, no actors, no staged content, no voice-overs. It’s quicker, less expensive, real and more believable. And when you’re believable, people trust you helping them make positive decisions without fear, uncertainty or doubt.” –Peter

Please check out his website at www.cantaloupe.tv/ (They have an awesome introduction video!). If you are interested in having a video interview or feel that it is time to promote your work and/or idea to the next level then contact Peter at pmay@cantaloupe.tv. 

 

 

Testimonial from Drew Dudley, CEO of Nuance Leadership


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Drew Dudley was kind enough to write me a testimonial for my previous work:

“It takes about 60 seconds of speaking with Prince to realize that he is passionate about making the world a better place.  His excitement is infectious, but what I really enjoyed about working with Prince is the fact that he asks great questions.

It took me a long time to realize that the best way to become better isn’t to passively hope that you stumble into knowledge and insight – you have to challenge people with great questions. In doing so, you often help people better understand the things they always assumed they already knew.

Prince’s questions helped me do that, which is why I loved speaking with him.”

-Drew Dudley, Founder & Chief Catalyst, Nuance Leadership Inc.

Thank you Drew for sharing with us your personal experiences and I really do hope that I get the opportunity to meet you face-to-face one day.

–Prince

His Testimonial Page will be located under “About Me” with my other testimonials. To read (and read my personal testimonial of him as well as links to follow) please click on the link below:

Testimonial: Founder and Chief Catalyst of Nuance Leadership, Drew Dudley

Talk Tuesdays w/ Attorney Mark Fischer


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Talk Tuesdays with Attorney Mark Fischer, Entertainment Lawyer and Copyright Litigator. Mr. Mark Fischer is the first lawyer to be featured on my new interview section, "50 SHADES OF LAW." This section allows you to learn more about the law profession and the people behind their chosen field of law.

To read Mr. Fischer's interview story, and how he is combining his passion for the Arts (Music, Writing, Entertainment, etc) with his law degree, click on the link below.

Attorney Mark Fischer

DONT FORGET TO RATE PRINCE AS “VERY GQ” at www.gq.com

GQ FALL EDITION COMPETITION


IMG_5444 Hey Guys, I just want to let everyone know that I will be competing [again] for the GQ title. So, please click on the link below and like the photo that I have submitted for the competition.

Sidenote: I will probably posting this every week or so, and attach this along with my Daily Newsfeeds. Please share this with friends and fam. And thank you Jonathan Medel for the great photo, so please like it lol. Thanks again everyone! The only direction now is up!

GQ Fall Edition Competition

ThrowBack Thursdays: Actor Rene Mena aka “Mr. Hollywood”


Every Thursdays I will miscellaneously post an article that I’ve written in the past or an interview of an extraordinary and interesting individual.

This week’s ThrowBack Thursdays: Hollywood Actor Rene Mena aka “Mr. Hollywood”

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I had the pleasure of knowing Rene through an audition gig that we both did in Washington, DC. Either of us at the time did not know where our connection would lead to, but I am glad that we kept in contact and that we are accomplishing so much from the last time we saw each other.

To Rene: “I’m glad to see that you are accomplishing so many golden opportunities for yourself from the last time we spoke. And I hope to one day see you on the big screen (or maybe share the red carpet together).” –Prince

To read his interview story and check out what he is doing now, click on the link below. (My favorite is when he shares an intimate kiss with a Hollywood actress)

Rene Mena aka “Mr. Hollywood”

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