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15th Annual Balboa New Year's DAY Talent Celebration

Balboa Gazebo, Oceanfront & Main Street, Balboa Village, Newport Beach, CA

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The 15th Annual Balboa New Years Day Talent Celebration FREE Community Event at the historic gazebo stage in Peninsula Park near The Balboa Pier & Oceanfront Bike Path   After producing our annual Balboa New Year's DAY Talent celebration FREE community event for all ages at my own expense for the past many years even previous to 14 years ago when I received notification from the city that it had then been recognized as a special event requiring payment of permits and insurance, this year I am asking for sponsorship assistance in exchange for extensive promotional advertising on all affiliated online and print distributions AND video eMail commercial logo template with distribution 


This tradition of family FUN also involving Balboa merchant friends who generously provide free gifts and prizes is unique and especially beneficial since most communities only provide opportunities to celebrate New Years EVE for ages over 21 and are not FREE.


Your sponsorship and efforts to share this opportunity will be appreciated far beyond results from your investment for  this one event since will also be contributing to the passionate efforts of many to save preserve, restore and continue to enhance the history of FUN in Balboa throughout all seasons for the pleasure of present and future generations including local and global friends all over the world who enjoy sharing nostalgia and child hood memories of every day life and family vacations most often referred to as "The best times of our lives" 


You can view examples of this FUN daily communication at Facebook groups 


"I grew up in Newport Beach before it was The OC" 

"Balboa FUN Zone Rides"  

"Balboa Village FUN Zone" 

and "Balboa-Island"


Here is the estimated $2,000 event expense breakdown...  

Estimated EXPENSES $2,000


* City of Newport Beach Reservation, Licens & Permits $ 435

* City of Newport Beach Electricity 4 hours $ 52

* Event insurance $ 300

* At least 20 FM Radio Commercials $ 500

* Exclusive DISNEY Community Advertising $313

*Sound Engineering & Video Recording Equipment $400


Click links below to view  DAILY PILOT Los Angeles Times articles featuring some of my previous creative projects to collaborate talent for Balboa community enhancement.


"Bringing FUN back to Balboa with FUN Zone Fridays" 


Fun Zone business owner begins new family tradition in hopes of attracting some community and merchant spirit to the 'village.'

Event organizer who owns Fun Zone studio is holding fundraiser 




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OC Fair Closing Day Featuring MENAGERIE PLEASURES Duo Tina Hoffman & Gregg Thompson

The Orange County Fair Marketplace, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

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With full band sound and acoustic
Tina Hoffman & Gregg Thompson Since 1993
Featured at OC Fair Closing Day
Sunday August 12, 2018 12:00 NOON til 12:45pm

and if you like what you hear please like the page

Menagerie Pleasures
All genre duo with full band sound and/or acoustic

OC Pro Jam HOLLYWOOD Cross Promotion
Pro Jam House Band / Live Karaoke Band Experience


Fair Entry

Tuesday July 3rd Our 3rd OC Pro Jam Hollywood Cross Promotion at Holiday

Holiday, 719 19th Street, Costa Mesa, CA


& AFFILIATES SUPPORTING OUR EFFORTS to create musician networking opportunities since 1993 <3


on the 3rd for our 3rd OC Pro Jam HOLLYWOOD Cross Promotion hosted by Holiday.Com in Costa Mesa & Taco Tuesday Angels !  

♫ ! ATTENTION MUSICIANS ♫ ! THIS TACO TUESDAY 7/3 Launch Your 4th at Our July 3rd OC Pro Musicians Jam HOLLYWOOD Cross Promotion at Holiday Costa Mesa ♫ FREE ADMISSION ♫ FREE VIDEO RECORDING & a FREE DRINK for each prearranged guest performer ♫ Even if you aren't a musician you will enjoy the awesome LIVE MUSIC No excuse not to support this historic music scene networking experience since the next day you can sleep in LoL


"Raising awareness for national expansion of free talent programs preventing addiction, bullying, cutting, grief, murder & suicide through MUSIC & The Arts" by encouraging donations, additional locations and volunteer talent instructors for COA Entertainment





Contact Tina Hoffman with your song and performance time selection for inclusion in our prearranged schedule that will be publicized below in this event description box that I will update as each guest is confirmed




♫ MEET MENAGERIE PLEASURES Pro Jam House Band Musicians

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Tina Hoffman Music

Joseph Larsen Drums (Gene Loves Jezebel)

"Emo" Emad Alaeddin


♫ SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMERS SO FAR INCLUDE...   8:30 WIKKID STARR from HOLLYWOOD Featuring Toney Richards Future Events Include... Fri July 13 The Rose Pasadena w Bullet Boys & Pretty Boy Floyd Fri July 27 Whisky A Go Go HOLLYWOOD w Pretty Boy Floyd  



LA Music Awards Nominee "Emo" Emad Alaeddin From Orange County UK Fan Page Original Songs




Dean Rutherford Lead singer songwriter of the band I manage TEN MILE TONGUE

from Huntington Beach TOP $PONSOR OF TASTE OF THE ARTS Music Festival FUNdrai$ing for COA

will be singing Jane's Addiction.

LISTEN to a taste of Dean's talent www.TenMileTongue.Com/MUSIC




supporting our efforts to create musician networking opportunities since 1993


Menagerie Pleasures ♫

All genre duo with full band sound and/or acoustic


OC Pro Jam HOLLYWOOD Cross Promotion

Pro Jam House Band Experience


Much Love & BlesSINGs !!!  &;-) ♪♫ >♥< ♪♫ 

Tina Hoffman Music

Menagerie Pleasures ♫

Menagerie Entertainment

OC Pro Jam HOLLYWOOD Cross Promotion Facebook PageOC Pro Jam HOLLYWOOD Cross Promotion  Facebook Group

"Collaborating talent and resources

for local and global life enhancement projects

and community celebration events"

<3 THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SPONSORS & AFFILIATES SUPPORTING OUR EFFORTS to create musician networking opportunities since 1993 <3



Original Melodic Alternative Rock from hard edge to acoustic



♫ Guardian Roofs & Solar Energy Solutions

Family Owned Contractor Construction Company Since 1984

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Multifaceted Music Recording & Academy for All Ages


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♫ Designs by Eric Original 3D Skilsaw Woodwork ORIGINAL ART

Fantasy Medieval Pueblo Sci Fi Castles Prehistoric Dinos

Customized Functional Furniture Folk ART Paintings Abstracts and Family Crests handcrafted from rustic wood and tree branches found in New Mexico, Kansas and other Midwestern locations.



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♫ Farrington previously STARFLOWER

by James Patrick Singer/Songwriter based in Long Beach, CA

His sound is influenced by the best bands of the 60s & 70s,

bringing it back to save the future

LISTEN FREE & BUY Itunes Amazon Google Play and Spotify.





♫ The Gerg Show! ONLY on


LIVE ROCK N CHAT Virtual Happy Hour


! CONGRATULATIONS to Gerg Anidem for The New England Music Scene Award !!!


VIEW PHOTO JOURNAL ARCHIVE of Bands & Virtual Happy Hour Menus


♫ KOCI SUNDAY BRUNCH 11am to 12 Noon

KOCI Radio Presents A SKOSH MORE with previous mayor of Costa Mesa Gary Monahan owner of www.SkoshMonahans.Com

LISTEN at 101.5 FM or www.KOCIRadio.Com

Call in 949-650-1015


♫ KOCI Radio Local Motion Local Music show


with Rip Morgan “Supporting & Reporting on the Orange County Music Scene


♫ Menagerie Treasures Unique Boutique

FUNdrai$ing eBay store online global shipping or pick up in Newport Beach

Each purchase assists with financing collaboration of talent for local and global

life enhancement projects & community celebration events

10% of each $ale is also donated to Samaritan's Purse disaster relief




$25 per Month (or $100 for a year including complimentary eMail template)


♫ Musicians Contact

Thousands of bands, employers, agents and managers have used our referral service to find musicians and singers for over 45 years. We bring musicians and bands together, from club and casual groups to traveling bands to concert and recording acts.

“My #1 all time favorite guitarist since 1993 found me again at www.MusiciansContact.Com

Personal Testimony by Tina Hoffman Music, Menagerie Entertainment


♫ Soundhouse Promotions

Gear Music News Concert Tickets & Bands

You Need It..We’ve Got It!

All the best gear at the guaranteed lowest price.


♫ SRPW FM Spectrum Radio

Michael Perrin DJ Micky

EVERY FRIDAY 10:30am-12:30pm PST 6:30-8:30pm UK & South Africa



♫ TAXI TV with Ricky Menace & Arsenal of Friends


♫ Teletunez Music Library One Stop Shop

“Setting the mood for productions since 1988.

If we don't have the music you want we'll create it"  

FREE Admission Donation$ Appreciated 4 House Band Compen$ation


"Is the end of the world near?"
"What happens when I die?"
"What is the meaning of life?"
"Who let the dogs out ?"

"Find answers at the Harvest Crusade"
Greg Laurie, 7/12/02


“Lets follow them…maybe they are going to the Harvest Crusade ? “

After experiencing numerous inspirational harvest Mondays at the grove in Anaheim, ca for the past few months, when I first heard about the confirmed dates of July 12-14 for this years harvest crusade, I was determined to attend, even though at the time I was still relying on the bus for transportation because my miracle Menageriemobile #3 isn't repaired yet


I knew my prayers for ride arrangements for myself and four out of my six children would be answered, but I never imagined it would be in the form of the gift of miracle mobile #4 from a generous neighbor that I received just a couple of weeks before

1980 VW Scirocco (aka Miracle Mobile #4)

This "Menagerie" Mobile Substitute
even has ”leopard spots” &;-)

Although it needs a few minor replacements, repairs and adjustments etc. it had been working fine.... until the Friday, of the first harvest night when it died on my way to work on a Disney production where I was scheduled to work until 7pm

Friday July 12
1:30pm as I waited two hours in the sun for a tow truck, I prayed that I wouldn't get anxious no matter what,
Isaiah 54:10
"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the Lord , who has compassion on you."
so peacefully resolved that if I had to, since I was planning on attending immediately after work so there would definitely be no time to wait for my usual three buses, I would rent a car for the weekend in order to make it to work and afterwards when I was off at 7 pick up the kids and rush to the harvest that started at 7:15

however, a friend who lived close by saw me before the tow arrived and suggested that maybe it died because something could have gotten wet when I washed it and that by now it may have I tried to start it again and it was fine

After that, I was leery to drive it all the way to Anaheim from newport beach, so I missed work and took it to my x sisterinlaw's new husband's auto parts store where they assured me it would be OK to drive and also offered to provide a minor tune up and any needed parts in the future, which was another unexpected blessing and evidence of God turning around, for good, something meant for my harm and discouragement

although our family has extensive experience with production and assisting at major secular entertainment events, this was the first high profile multimedia Christian Music Event that we have ever attended, other than harvest Mondays, since becoming familiar with the featured artists from the awesome Fish Radio Station Ministry, whose representatives Denny and Lisa were present in a patio booth promoting the upcoming this Sunday July 28 at the world famous Irvine Meadows ( unfortunately now " verizon wireless amphitheatre" .. which I think is so lame of a name change I can barely type it out &;-(

At first, my 13 yr. old son, wasn't too thrilled with most of the performers scheduled for harvest 02 except for which wouldn't be there until Saturday, so he wasn't as enthusiastic as the rest of us about coming tonight with the entertainment featuring the harvest crusade band, and


however, by the end of the night, as pastor Greg in his endearing, unique, casual and humorous style, focused on the story of Jesus and Nicodemus and John 3 description of the opportunity for everlasting life and reminded that God doesn't send anyone to hell..they send themselves by rejecting this provision....

that jaded son of mine who was determined to be bored and uninterested, was so inspired , that he wanted to rush down to the field, along with his three sisters for the alter call

Friday 7/12 Alter Call


I’m not sure if it was proper or not, but I suggested that they not just go on an emotional whim this first night, as I felt I needed to spend time later in the evening and next day to explain what it really meant and then they could still have the other two nights to do so if they still wished to after understanding the sacredness of this public commitment

btw I praise God every day for ministries, which also sponsors rage against destruction and firefest youth ministries where the home page of the web site provides an explanation of what responding to the alter call involves, which I printed out to share with my interested children and others that I know I will meet that have and/or will be considering this same life changing decision

"I raised my hand, walked down front and repeated what that guy said...

What did I just do ?"

the next morning on Saturday, by 8 am my son was already getting dressed even though we weren't leaving until the evening

he and the girls mentioned that next year we should get a bus so they can bring all of their friends that would have loved to join us if we would have had means of transportation for them

Saturday July 13

this Saturday night was particularly focusing on the youth, featuring the message regarding the Prodigal son parable found at Luke 15, for the example of what God is like...Loving us with undeserved provisions regardless of our imperfect decisions... sad when we want him out of our lives...and happy when we come to our senses and change our minds

the bands featured tonight were...

By The Tree ..I wasn’t familiar with them or any web sites to visit, but they were enjoyable and I think they are from orange county, but I'm not sure from Memphis Tennessee

I especially love their pop alternative music and colorful hair/fashion style, beautiful purple and turquoise custom bass and as a fellow female musician, also the fact that they have two amazing energetic & talented girls playing keyboard and !!! from san diego, sounded great as usual also performing their popular song "learning to breath" as featured in the warner brothers movie starring Mandy Moore that my 14 yr old entertainment lover daughter highly recommends


Delirious? from guess where ?
also with colorful unique fashion sense ? and who reminds me so much of MY FAVORITE band,  

Saturday 7/13 Delirious?

Look really hard at the TV screen to see vocalist,
Martin Smith in his suit before he removed the
Jacket to reveal his hot pink long sleeves and
multi colored striped tie

too bad you can't see Stewart Smith, in his super fly scooba
diver mask/helmet/glasses noticeable drummer fashion statement

as Delirious ? played during pastor Greg's prayerful alter call invitation, it was definitely an indescribable experience walking through the crowded stadium down to the fields with four of my children (14, 13, 11, 8 ) and then standing in the middle of a sea of literally thousands of others who were embracing and crying with joy over their loved ones decision to begin a new life in Jesus among hundreds of dedicated volunteers handing out the new believers' Bible gifts in remembrance of this special occasion that none of us will ever forget



Sunday July 14

the Harvest Crusade band began the worship on this last night

next was
we were searching for seats while they performed so we werent watching them, but they sounded great
however we finally found seats in time for…

I had purchased two jaci cds on Friday for my 14 yr. old daughter, but even though they are all gifted with beautiful voices, her and her two younger sisters tortured their 13 yr. old brother by singing LOUDLY with jaci ALL weekend, and had every song memorized and almost cried when she was done too..she is just a precious ADORABLE little thing and one of my very favorite Christian artists also..
I would love to see her and perform together...

You can see Jaci here on the big screen
You can't see Jaci here on the big stage...and neither could


it was also a blessing to welcome the always inspirational franklin graham and to join everyone singing happy birthday to him

as embarassing as it is to admit, I was so exhausted, by this third day, and hungry from being too busy to eat at work, that i didn't take notes and don't remember the message

But nevertheless I remember singing, clapping , laughing a lot, thankfully praying to God for the opportunity to be there with most of my children, and wondering how and when I would possibly find the time to compile this review and photos to share with all of you

the last night of harvest 02 was celebrated with a fireworks display and
returning to share her beautiful voice during the final alter call, which was the conclusion of this blessed weekend at this previously- appropriately-named-for-this-event, "ANGELS" Stadium in Anaheim California, ( im sorry, but edison field is yet another $ad example of a ridiculou$ name change of a beloved historic venue for obviou$ $pon$or$hip reason$ )
to add to the spectacular emotional conclusion, the fireworks at Disneyland
were also in view as everyone walked down the ramps to the patios for further fellowship and souvenirs

I cant remember how many event reviews I have shared in 25+ years, but this is the first time I have ever also been impressed with the merchandising !

we love the skillet, jaci velasquez and delirious ? CDs we purchased and

harvest ministries has their own clothing line which includes roxy and hurly style sportswear at amazingly affordable prices such as $12 for a t shirt $15 for reversible floppy hats, visor caps and silver studded/embroidered t shirts and $25 for soft, thick fleeced front zippered hooded sweater/sweatshirts similar to those I have seen purchased by entertainment companies I work with for $55 - $125 plus

Victoriana Rose 11

Christiana Joy14

Eviana Belle 8

Julienne Alexander 13

Modeling their Harvest Crusade souvenirs in front of the 95.9fm Fish Cruiser

I think it is a blessing and demonstration of the artistic creativity of those who were inspired to share their talents for designing, producing and marketing such great quality merchandise available to promote and financially assist such a great quality ministry obviously benefiting soooooo many !!!

including all who responded to the alter calls at the conclusion of each night, which I think may have totaled close to 10,000 for the weekend

Praise The Lord !

for answering the inspirational opening prayer at the beginning of the crusade on Friday, " that the lives of those in attendance and their families not be the same when they leave "

our family was definitely touched and looking forward to next year's harvest and have intentions to volunteer and invite everyone we know, even if that means arranging a few bus charters


This is my 11yr old performer

Victoriana “fellowshipping”

with our shy new friends…

Richard Lee, of LA’s

Young Kak Praise Band and

the shiny stiff guy

whose name we do not know..


I am writing this a week later, and we have all received several Harvest welcome-to-the-family-of-God letters and correspondence including listings of local churches to visit, which reminded me to re visit one that was also on the list closest to where we live on Sunday July 21

and wouldn't you know ?...on my way to an errand, miracle mobile #4 overheated and died again

but wouldnt you also know ?...that after we prayed, walked to get ice cream, giving it time to cool off, (and, a neighbor that i called gave me instructions on how to add water to the radiator, which i was miraculously able to figure out how to do, ( any of you that know me, realize this description of my lack of even basic mechanical knowledge is no exaggeration ) anyway, it was fine to get us to rock harbor in costa mesa just in time for the 7:15 service and safely back home to newport beach without overheating

once again...ha ha devil !!!

as I am adding the photos to this page, I am also watching my favorite woman alive on earth Joyce meyer on and she just blessed me once again with timely reminders….

Psalm 145
9 The Lord is good to all;
he has compassion on all he has made.

Philippians 1
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Now its later, and Kenneth Copeland and Jerry Seville are on sharing these encouraging scriptures…

Psalm 46
1   God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2   Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3   Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah

Psalm 121
2   My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
3   He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him

" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

Now I can’t wait to see what He will have me do next ???  

til the next time,

God Bless !!!



I took this photo a few weeks ago,

as I was rushing to a bus stop

in front of Albertsons & McDonalds shopping center

on Harbor & Wilson In Costa Mesa, CA USA

I sure pray that this person,

supporting & promoting The Harvest Crusade

by displaying a sticker even while living behind bushes,

was able to attend and has been blessed with a

safe, comfortable home by now

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