Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Holiday Giving

The Holidays are approaching and Star Dog is doing it's part in making the holidays a joyous time for kids in our area.
You can help too...Everytime you buy a Star Dog t-shirt we donate one to a child at a local homeless shelter.  Go onto www.StarDogGives.com and check out our new selection.
Or visit us at one of our holiday events near year you:

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Instagram Contest

We are giving away 3 pairs of General Admission tickets to our CONCERT FOR A CAUSE 
on October 19th from 12-4pm 
at the Levity Live Theater in the Palisades Mall WestNyack, NY

1. Post Picture on Instagram
2. Hashtag #StarDogGives #MakeADifference #MeetAndGreet
3. Follow @StarDogGives

Each post gets you an entry into our drawing.
The more you post the more chances you have to win.

Winners will be chosen and posted on the StarDogGives Instagram page on 10/11/14 at 9am est.


Official Rules:
(Please read all rules before entering our contest, submission of an entry in the contest constitutes agreement to these rules) 

1. Eligibility: This contest is open to all legal residents of the United States who are 13 years of age and older (under 18 please ask parent/guardian permission before entering) and who has an Instagram account. This Contest is void where restricted or prohibited by law.

2. Contest Dates: The contest will begin on Oct 6th at 5:30 pm and End at Oct 11th at 8:00am

3. How To Enter The Contest: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter the Contest. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.  Before entering the Contest, the “Photos Are Private” option in your Instagram account settings must be set to “OFF”.  To enter the Contest, you must be following StarDogGives on Instagram @StarDogGives, post the above picture on your Instagram page and Hashtag #StarDogGives #MakeADifference #MeetAndGreet

4. Chances of Winning: Odds of winning depends on the number of valid entries received.  Each post gets you an entry in our drawing.  The more you post the more chances you have to win. Entrants may not enter with multiple Instagram accounts, nor may entrants use any other device or artifice to enter multiple times or as multiple users. Use of computer programs and/or other automated device to enter the Contest is prohibited.

5. Winner Selection and Notification:  All entrants usernames will be placed into a bowl and 3 winners will be pulled at random.  Only one winner per username (if duplicate username is drawn on second or third round a new winner will be chosen)  Winners will be posted on the StarDogGives Instagram page on Oct 11, 2014 at 9am and will be contacted via DM on Instagram.  If winner does not respond within 48 hours of contest end then an alternate winner will be chosen.  In order to receive the prize, the winners must, within 48 hours, provide a valid email address.  Email address will be requested and required of winner to receive ticket confirmation.  If email address is invalid or undeliverable and a second attempt is unsuccessful then an alternate winner will be chosen.

6. Claiming Prize:  Winners will pick up their 2 General Admission tickets the day of the show at the Levity Live Theater 4210 Palisades Center Mall West Nyack, NY. Ticket winner will need to provide photo id at the door.  If winner is under the age of 18 a parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor and provide photo id to claim the prize. Parent is not required to attend the show. 

Please note: By entering the contest, entrant consents to being placed on a mailing list for promotion materials from Star Dog Enterprises and M&G Events

You must create or possess an Instagram account in order to participate. Instagram is available through mobile devices and is a free downloadable app.

To learn more about our Concert for a Cause Click Here

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Make A Difference - Concert for a cause

Star Dog Enterprises is working with teens and tweens to help provide clothing to homeless youth.  “Our goal is to let young people know they can do something to make a difference.  We are offering them a fun experience while giving back to their community.”

Star Dog together with Rockland Nightlife and Entertainment brought together 10 of Social Media’s hottest stars for a benefit concert at the Palisades Mall on Oct 19. After the concert the STARS will meet with all the fans to take pictures and sign autographs.

The lineup for this show consists of New Jersey’s own Zach Matari and Carrie Lane along with The Bomb Digz, Lucki Gurlz, Jenna Rose, Taylor Belle, Meaghan Dowling, Shawn Megira, Joe & Lenore Luca and GinaMarie Z from Big Brother 15.  Special Guest: model, Brittany Grace and Gigi from Jerseylicious. There will be giveaways and surprise guests.  This is a safe and controlled event for all ages.

Every ticket sold for this event will provide a child at Family Promise homeless shelter a brand new t-shirt.  Family Promise assists families who are temporarily homeless. They provide clean, safe overnight shelter, nutritious meals and clothing.  They also help the homeless to find housing, jobs, and resources to get back on their feet.

Tickets for this Meet and Greet Concert event are $30 and on sale at on the Star Dog website www.StarDogGives.com  or at http://levitylive.com/shows.cfm

ZACH MATARI is a pop-R&B singer/songwriter/musician born and raised in New Jersey. He is currently touring with Jacob Whitesides and previously opened up for artists such as R5, Fifth Harmony, Midnight Red, Sabrina Carpenter, Paramore and Mario.  Zach is an advocate on Anti-Bullying and has been on the road with the Reality Dance Jam and Teen Nation Tour, a peer-to-peer community service program to educate and entertain youth about bullying in a way students can relate – through music.  Zach’s performances are high energy, crowd pleasing and are backed up by the Beat Club Dancers, a dance crew who promotes rising above diversity.  His current song "Up To You" can be heard on ITunes and YouTube.
THE BOMB DIGZ consist of Devin, Lucas and Kevin - 14 year old New York and New Jersey boys. From covers on Youtube, to hitting up the studio, to performing for large crowds, this trio is creating a firestorm on the music scene, Recently performing on the Arthur Ashe Kids Day stage, The Jones beach Theater, NJ State Fair, Hershey Park and GramercyTheater, they know how to "wow" the crowd. These boys have been featured in international modeling campaigns as well as BeyoncĂ©’s original “Let’s Move” campaign for First Lady Michelle Obama. 
LUCKI GURLZ are a Pop & R&B singing, and dancing female group of five individually talented, and diverse gurlz. Recently, the Lucki Gurlz performed with Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion on Live with Kelly & Michael, the David Letterman Show, an event with Mindless Behavior, Jacob Lattimore, R5 & Bella Thorne for the "Let's Move" 2013 anniversary in NYC.  Lucki Gurlz hope to inspire their young audience with their music, encourage young female empowerment, and be the voice for young girls who don’t feel pretty, are bullied, or simply feel that their voice is not heard. Lucki Gurlz YouTube video with Nick Tangorra has been viewed over 15, 000 times and their cover of Rhianna's "Diamonds" has received over 250k views. 
JENNA ROSE has been on the music scene since she was 10 years old when she released her first Youtube video "MyJeans" which went viral with over 14 million views. Since then, 16 year old Jenna, has worked with Beyonce, Pink, Gwen Stefani, Jessica Simpson, Macy Gray, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and many more.  She is currently on The Reality Dance Jam Tour and has a new single "Forget You"
CARRIE LANE was born and raised in Montclair, NJ.  She has been performing on stage since she was 4 years old.  Her recent credits include judging Rockland's Got Talent and opening for DeLeasa and Mike Tompkins. Carrie loves singing and writing her own music that comes from her own relatable experiences.  Carrie’s new song "Nothing to Say" premiers in Sept.
TAYLOR BELLE is a 16 year old singer form Long Island, New York. She has performed at shows all over New York and Pennsylvania. Taylor sings a variety of music including pop, oldies and r&b. Her cover and original song "Wings" has had over 50, 000 views collectively on YouTube.
MEAGHAN DOWLING is a teen comedian with her own weekly YouTube comedy show TeenThingsTV.  Her comedy focuses on teen topics such and one sided friendships, dealing with bullying, building confidence, being a Disney princess and shopping dilemmas. 
JOE AND LENORE LUCA  brother sister duo and host of Keeping up with Cool, a fast-paced, energetic, half-hour weekly series aimed at teens and young adults.  Joe and Lenore travel the US looking for all things that are cool then report their findings thru celebrity interviews, jokes, comedy sketches, and relevant news stories. Keeping up with Cool airs on FirstRun.Tv
THE SCENE KINGS are combined Duo Dennis Ciallela and John Feelgood.   They gained notoriety among music industry pros worldwide with remix style and signature sound that features a unique blend of commercial dance, progressive, electro, and tribal house.  You can find their music on retail outlets like Beatport, ITunes, Amazon and YouTube.
ALESSIA CATANIA is an aspiring model seen on the runway of designer Jazmin Brown and at NYC Fashion Week.  Alessia, also, serves as the face and spokesperson of StarDogGives.com. 
SHAWN MEGIRA is currently on tour with Reality Dance Jam.  With over 80K  on Instagram he became the focus of the 2014 Documentary Instafame
GINAMARIE Z  Second place runner up from CBS Big Brother 15.  GinaMarie is well rounded in the entertainment world as a model, actress, dancer, and singer.  Currently she lives in New York and has released a new pop single, “Open Book” available on ITunes.
See a Concert - Help the Homeless

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Taylor Belle: Best is yet to come.

Taylor Belle is only sixteen years old. But don't let her age fool you! She writes and sings with the passion and conviction of a seasoned pro.
Taylor Belle's first solo single "Wings"
Singing is second nature to this Long Island native who has been performing since she was in in third grade. She has performed at shows all over New York and Pennsylvania.

Taylor performing with Robbie Rosen from American Idol
Taylor loves what she does and she gives it her all. That evidently shines through when she is on stage and with her first original song, available on Itunes. 
Purchase and listen to her single "Wings" here
Wings is a song with beautiful lyrics and sound. With one listen you can tell that Taylor wrote this song with true emotion and it's just delightful to listen to.

 Her voice is sweet and fresh and exudes sincere passion with every note she sings. Her talent has earned her thousand of Youtube, Twitter and Instagram fans.  As far as teenage fans go, Taylor Belle’s “Bellenators” are the most adoring and dedicated as I have ever seen.


Along with her love for music, Taylor also has a passion for helping others.  She uses her Youtube videos to help bring attention to worthy causes.  Star Dog has worked with Taylor on several occasions to help provide clothing to children at various homeless shelters.
Star Dog is  delighted to be working with working with Taylor, once again, to help provide clothing to the homeless on Oct 19. Taylor will be performing at our Social Media Stars on Stage show; an event designed to help build awareness of Youth homelessness.
 Taylor also is dedicated to help inspire young teens with a campaign she started called Project Breathe.  This campaign encourages young people to live a life full of beautiful, magical and fun moments. “Make your own choices” ( #ProjectJustBeathe )
Taylor just traveled to LA to work with Eddie Galan, multi-platinum record producer, best known for his work on High School Musical and Hannah Montana.
Pushing herself beyond her limits and improving herself in every way, it is safe to say that the best is still yet to come from Taylor Belle.
Keep your eye out for new original music from Taylor coming soon.

For tickets and more info on our
Social Media Stars on Stage event
Photo Credits:
Taylor Belle website 
Connect with Taylor Belle:
For booking or media inquiries: Taylorbellecontact@gmail.com

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Zach Matari: Musician with a Heart

It’s always inspiring to see young music artists giving back.  Zach Matari does just that with his dedication to spreading the word about anti bullying, thru music.  He has been on the Teen Nation and the Reality Dance Jam tours promoting the message of “kindness” to teens all over the east coast.
Zach is now spreading his good will by working with Star Dog Enterprises to help provide clothing to the homeless.  On Oct 19, Zach will be headlining the Social Media Stars on Stage show; an event designed to help build awareness of Youth homelessness. 
This young 20 year old is not only making a name for himself in the music industry with his big heart, but as a pretty spectacular entertainer, too.  Matari’s sultry voice and stage presence has made him the highlight of many events and festivals over the past few years.
Check out Zach's first music video 'What You Are To Me'
The several times I have seen Zach Matari on stage I watched him thrill the crowds with high-energy performances that not only demonstrated his killer musical instincts but also a strong sense of fun.

From the moment he steps out on stage, in his signature black and white, he exudes a confidence and charm which matches that of a seasoned vet.  His crooner style voice with his retro showmanship leads him to be compared to a younger Bruno Mars.

His James Brown and Michael Jackson influences are evident as he draws in the audience with his smooth charisma, romantic style and backing of The Beat Club Crew dancers (who also tour to encourage young people to rise above adversity).

His rich throwback voice, dance moves, and energy are simply astonishing and the fact that he can do it all so effortlessly while flashing a smile makes him a natural-born star.
 This young musician has connected to fans of all ages setting an inspiring example of what it means to help others.  He is definitely a musician with heart and rising star to watch out for.
Buy his new single 'Up To You' on ITunes here
For tickets and more info on our Social Media Stars on Stage  event Click here
Photo credits:
Stephanie Ferrante Photography
and the Zach Matari  website
Connect with Zach Matari
For Booking Zach Matari please contact: info@zachmatari.com

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jenna Rose: Shining through

It doesn't take much convincing that Jenna Rose has the potential to be a great pop star.

Not only does she have an incredible voice and star quality but she is amazing to watch live.

Jenna Rose w/ Sammy Wilkinson performing Life of the party by Shawn Mendes

Jenna has been performing and has been making videos since she was 10. From My Jeans & Omg to Walk On By & Forget You  
15 year old, Jenna has changed a lot as she’s made her way to teen superstardom.  

Her sound has changed throughout the last five years, and she is working hard to make sure everyone knows it.

 With her more grown up sound, the songs she sings are really diverse, many of them catchy. Her voice has gotten stronger and her lyrics more mature.

Her current songs reveal what it’s like to be a teenager in 2014.

Check out Jenna's debut LP here

What I like best about Jenna is her ability to sing. As she’s matured, her voice has become really powerful with intense focus and range.

Jenna has done a tremendous job of choosing songs that suit her voice and style as it has evolved. Her most recent song “Forget you” is a perfect example.

Using her wholesome good looks and quirky charm, she built up a massive following.  Her growth has earned her thousands of you tube fans and a spot in this summer’s

Star Dog is honored that she will be performing at our Social Media Stars on Stage event to benefit the homeless on Oct 19
For tickets and more info on this event Click here

Star Dog Founder, Denise Ricciotti w/ the talented Jenna Rose

Jenna Rose's talent is shining through brightly and she is working hard to avoid becoming a passing fad.
Buy her music today on ITunes

For Media Inquiries and Booking Jenna Rose please contact:

Photo credits by
Nikki Ricciotti
and the Jenna Rose Official website

Connect with Jenna Rose

This blog post is in memory of Jenna's Grandma Esther <3