The Cosmetic Ultralounge

Posts tagged “entertainment

Rock & Roll Icons

By Gunner Glam

Elvis Presley was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name, Elvis. He is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “The King.” Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954, working with Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was the most important popularizer of rockabilly, an up-tempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage the singer for over two decades. Presley’s first RCA single, “Heartbreak Hotel,” released in January 1956, was a number one hit. He became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs, many from African American sources, and his uninhibited performance style made him enormously popular—and controversial. In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender.

The Rolling Stones is an English rock band formed in London in 1962 and one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. The group’s earliest line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), Bill Wyman (bassist) and Charlie Watts (drummer). Since 1993, the band has consisted of Jagger, Richards, Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood. In studio and live performances, Darryl Jones (bassist) and Chuck Leavell (keyboardist) also serve as regular contributors. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, the Rock Hall states; “Critical acclaim and popular consensus has accorded them the title of the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.” They were ranked fourth in Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and their worldwide sales are estimated at more than 200 million albums.

Eric Clapton is an English guitarist and singer-songwriter. Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and fourth in Gibson’s Top 50 Guitarists of All Time. In the mid 1960s, Clapton departed from the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. In his one-year stay with Mayall, Clapton gained the nickname “Slowhand.” Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed Cream, a power trio with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and “arty, blues-based psychedelic pop.”

Jimi Hendrix was an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in music history and one of the most influential musicians of his era despite mainstream exposure limited to four years.  After initial success in Europe with his group, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, he achieved fame in the United States following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, he headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival and the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. He often favored raw overdriven amplifiers with high gain and treble and helped develop the previously undesirable technique of guitar amplifier feedback. Hendrix helped to popularize use of the wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock, which he often used to deliver tonal exaggerations in his solos, particularly with high bends, complex guitar playing, and use of legato. As a record producer, he also broke new ground in using the recording studio as an extension of his musical ideas. Hendrix was a pioneer in experimentation with stereophonic phasing effects in recordings made of rock music. He was influenced by blues artists such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King and Elmore James, rhythm and blues and soul guitarists Curtis Mayfield and Steve Cropper, and the jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. Hendrix began dressing and wearing a moustache like Little Richard when he performed and recorded in his band from March 1, 1964 through to the spring of 1965. In 1966, he stated, “I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice.”

The Who is an English rock band formed in 1964 by Roger Daltrey (lead vocals, harmonica and guitar), Pete Townshend (guitar, keyboards and vocals), John Entwistle (bass guitar, brass and vocals) and Keith Moon (drums and percussion). They became known for energetic live performances which often included instrument destruction. The Who have sold about 100 million records, and have charted 27 top forty singles in the United Kingdom and United States, as well as 17 top ten albums, with 18 Gold, 12 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone. The Who rose to fame in the UK with a series of top ten hit singles, boosted in part by pirate radio stations such as Radio Caroline, beginning in January 1965 with I Can’t Explain. The albums My Generation (1965), A Quick One (1966) and The Who Sell Out (1967) followed, with the first two reaching the UK top five. They first hit the US Top 40 in 1967 with “Happy Jack” and hit the top ten later that year with “I Can See for Miles.” Their fame grew with memorable performances at the Monterey Pop, Woodstock and Isle of Wight music festivals. The 1969 release of Tommy was the first in a series of top ten albums in the US, followed by Live at Leeds (1970), Who’s Next (1971), Quadrophenia (1973), The Who by Numbers (1975), Who Are You (1978) and The Kids Are Alright (1979).

Black Sabbath is an English rock band, formed in Aston, Birmingham in 1969 by Ozzy Osbourne (lead vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass guitar) and Bill Ward (drums). The band has since experienced multiple line-up changes, with Tony Iommi the only constant presence in the band through the years. Originally formed in 1968 as a heavy blues rock band named Earth and renamed Black Sabbath in 1969, the band began incorporating occult and horror-inspired lyrics with tuned-down guitars and achieving multiple platinum records in the 1970s. Despite an association with occult and horror themes, Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption and the dangers of drug abuse and apocalyptic prophesies of the horrors of war. Black Sabbath’s members are cited as pioneers of heavy metal. The band helped define the genre with releases such as quadruple-platinum Paranoid, released in 1970. They were ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all time and placed second in VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” list, behind Led Zeppelin. Rolling Stone called the band “the heavy-metal kings of the ’70s.” They have sold over 15 million records in the United States and over 70 million records worldwide.  Black Sabbath were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005, the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, and were included among Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

 Led Zeppelin was an English rock band, active in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Formed as the New Yardbirds in 1968, the band consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. They are widely considered to be one of the most successful, innovative and influential rock groups in history. After changing their name, the band signed a favorable deal with Atlantic Records that allowed them considerable artistic freedom. Led Zeppelin disliked releasing their songs as singles; they viewed their albums as indivisible and complete listening experiences, thus promoting the concept of album-orientated rock. Due to the heavy, guitar-driven blues-rock sound of their first two albums, Led Zeppelin are frequently recognised as the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock. However, the band’s individualistic style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music, which they incorporated into their next two albums. Their untitled fourth album, which features the track “Stairway to Heaven,” is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it cemented the status of the group as “superstars.” Subsequent albums saw greater experimentation and were accompanied by record-breaking tours, which earned them a reputation for excess. Although they remained commercially and critically successful, in the later 1970s the band’s output and touring schedule were limited by the personal difficulties and circumstances of the members.

Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson and drummer, percussionist and lyricist Neil Peart. The band and its membership went through a number of re-configurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving their current form when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group’s first United States tour. Rutsey’s departure stemmed primarily from health concerns regarding his diabetes. Since the release of the band’s self-titled debut album in March 1974, Rush has become known for its musicianship, complex compositions and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy and philosophy. Rush’s music style has changed over the years, beginning with blues-inspired heavy metal on their first album, then encompassing hard rock, progressive rock and a period with heavy use of synthesizers. They have been cited as an influence by various musical artists, including Metallica, Primus and The Smashing Pumpkins, as well as progressive metal bands such as Dream Theater and Symphony X.

Pink Floyd was an English rock band that achieved international success with their progressive and psychedelic rock music marked by the use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation and elaborate live shows. One of the most commercially successful and influential rock groups in the history of popular music, they have sold over 250 million records worldwide, including 74.5 million certified units in the United States. They were inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The band originally consisted of university students Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and Syd Barrett. Founded in 1965, they gained popularity performing in London’s underground music scene during the late 1960s. Under Barrett’s creative leadership they released two charting singles, “Arnold Layne” and “See Emily Play,” and a successful début album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). Guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour joined as a fifth member in December 1967, several months prior to Barrett’s April 1968 departure due to deteriorating mental health. With the loss of Syd, the band moved from psychedelic pop to a more progressive sound, with many tracks written collaboratively while on tour. With this line-up they achieved critical and commercial success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977) and The Wall (1979). With Animals and The Wall, Waters became the primary songwriter.

Metallica is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, whose releases include fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship that placed them as one of the founding “big four” of thrash metal alongside Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The band formed in 1981 when James Hetfield responded to an advertisement that drummer Lars Ulrich had posted in a local newspaper. As of 2003, the line-up features long-time lead guitarist Kirk Hammett (who joined the band in 1983) and bassist Robert Trujillo (a member since 2003) alongside Hetfield and Ulrich. Previous members of the band are lead guitarist Dave Mustaine (who went on to found the band Megadeth) and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted. The band also had a long collaboration with producer Bob Rock, who produced all of its albums from 1990 to 2003 and served as a temporary bassist between the departure of Newsted and the hiring of Trujillo. The band earned a growing fan-base in the underground music community and critical acclaim with its third album Master of Puppets (1986), described as one of the most influential and “heavy” thrashes metal albums. Metallica achieved substantial commercial success with their eponymous fifth album (also known as The Black Album), which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. With this release the band expanded its musical direction resulting in an album that appealed to a more mainstream audience.

Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990. In the late 1980s Nirvana established itself as part of the Seattle grunge scene, releasing its first album Bleach for the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. The band eventually came to develop a sound that relied on dynamic contrasts, often between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses. After signing to major label DGC Records, Nirvana found unexpected success with “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the first single from the band’s second album Nevermind (1991). Nirvana’s sudden success widely popularized alternative rock as a whole, and the band’s frontman Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the “spokesman of a generation,” with Nirvana being considered the “flagship band” of Generation X. Nirvana’s third studio album In Utero (1993), challenged the group’s audience, featuring an abrasive, less-mainstream sound. The album didn’t match the sales figures of Nevermind but was still a commercial success.

-More Rockin’ out and Rollin’ to you soon from Studio Brow-


All-Time Famous Beauties

By Gunner Glam

It is said beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Throughout the centuries, people from all over the world perceive “beauty” differently. From ancient Africa, Egypt, Asia, Europe and America, there have been so many versions of what beauty means to society.

Studio Brow wanted to share some of the all-time beauties with our friendly readers.

Cleopatra – Cleopatra VII Philopator, known to history as Cleopatra, was the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. She was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a family of Greek origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great’s death during the Hellenistic period. The Ptolemies, throughout their dynasty, spoke Greek and refused to speak Egyptian, which is the reason that Greek as well as Egyptian languages were used on official court documents such as the Rosetta Stone. By contrast, Cleopatra did learn to speak Egyptian and represented herself as the reincarnation of an Egyptian goddess, Isis.

Nefertiti was the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc. Nefertiti had many titles including Hereditary Princess, Great of Praises, Lady of Grace, Sweet of Love, Lady of The Two Lands, Main King’s Wife, his beloved, Great King’s Wife, his beloved, Lady of all Women and Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt.

Marlene Dietrich was a German-American actress and singer. Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the Berlin of the 1920s, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as “Lola-Lola” in The Blue Angel, directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and provided her a contract with Paramount Pictures in the US. Hollywood films such as Shanghai Express and Desire capitalized on her glamour and exotic looks, cementing her stardom and making her one of the highest-paid actresses of the era. Dietrich became a US citizen in 1939, and throughout World War II she was a high-profile frontline entertainer. Although she still made occasional films in the post-war years, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a successful show performer. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth-greatest female star of all time.

Judy Garland was an American actress, singer and vaudevillian. Renowned for her contralto voice, she attained international stardom through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award as well as Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the remake of A Star is Born and for the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg. She remains the youngest recipient (at 39 years of age) of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry.

Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Although modest about her acting ability, Hepburn remains one of the world’s most famous actresses of all time who was ranked as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema. Remembered as both a film and fashion icon of the twentieth century, Hepburn redefined glamour with “elfin” features and a gamine waif-like figure that inspired designs by Givenchy and earned her place in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.

Jane Fonda is an American actress, writer, political-activist, former fashion model and fitness guru. She rose to fame in the 1960s with films such as Barbarella and Cat Ballou. She has won two Academy Awards and received several other movie awards and nominations during more than 50 years as an actress. After 15 years of retirement, she returned to film in 2005 with Monster in Law, followed by Georgia Rule two years later. She also produced and starred in over 20 exercise videos released between 1982 and 1995 and once again in 2010.

Tyra Banks is an American model and television personality. She first became famous as a model, appearing twice on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and working for Victoria’s Secret as one of their original Angels. Banks is the creator and host of the UPN/The CW reality television show America’s Next Top Model, co-creator of True Beauty, and was the host of her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show. Banks is one of four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world’s most influential people by Time magazine.

Halle Berry is an American actress and a former fashion model. Berry received an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, and an NAACP Image Award for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and won an Academy Award for Best Actress and was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2001 for her performance in Monster’s Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2012, only woman of African American descent to have won the award for Best Actress. She is one of the most highly paid actresses in Hollywood and has been involved in the production side of several of the films in which she performed. Berry is also a Revlon spokes model.

Lucy Liu is an American actress, singer and film producer. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002), and has also appeared in several Hollywood films including Payback, Charlie’s Angels, Chicago, Kill Bill and Kung Fu Panda. In 2012, Liu joined the cast of the TNT original series Southland.

Shakira – Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known by her stage name as Shakira, is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer and model who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira began performing in school, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Arabic influences with her own original twist on belly dancing. Shakira is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent English and Portuguese as well as some Italian, French, Catalan and Arabic.

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


Summer Blockbusters to Check Out

By Gunner Glam

With some of the hottest months of the year approaching, Studio Brow wanted to recommend some upcoming flicks to match the weather.

June

  • Promethues
  • Rock of Ages
  • That’s My Boy
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Ted

July

  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Savages
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Step Up: Revolution

August

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • Total Recall
  • The Campaign
  • The Expendables II

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


Trans-Siberian Orchestra: An Experience of Sight and Sound Unlike Any Other

By Gunner Glam

Not often would historic music mesh well with the modern rock and roll setting. However, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra takes the sounds of classical, orchestral, symphonic and progressive elements into hard rock and heavy metal.

These concerts share a unique experience of lights, lasers, pyrotechnics, moving trusses, video screens and effects synchronized to music, all of which takes 15 hours to set up. TSO is very well known for these concerts, which are critically acclaimed.

Founded in 1993 by producer, composer and lyricist Paul O’Neill, who brought together Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli (both members of the band, Savatage) and keyboardist and co-producer Robert Kinkel to form the core of the creative team.

Since then, TSO sold more than nine million concert tickets and over eight million copies of their albums.

The band has released a series of rock operas: Christmas Eve and Other Stories, The Christmas Attic, Beethoven’s Last Night, The Lost Christmas Eve (the final installment of its Christmas trilogy) and its two-disc Night Castle.

TSO is also known for its extensive charity work and elaborate concerts.

Since the band began touring, it has donated over $10 million to a combination of local and national charities. At every tour stop, the group donates one dollar or more from each ticket sold to a local charity in the city it is performing in.

Both Billboard Magazine and Pollstar have ranked TSO as one of the top ten ticket-selling bands in the first decade of the new millennium.

TSO first toured in 1999, performing a handful of concerts in Upper Darby, New York City, Cleveland, Chicago and Detroit.

In 2009, Billboard ranked TSO as one of the Top 25 Touring Artists of the past decade.

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


Models Turned Actors

By Gunner Glam

It is rare that people who fit the look to be on the cover of a magazine have the talent to also front a movie poster.

Studio Brow thought we would share some of the most well-known models who went into acting, according to My Lifetime.

Ashton Kutcher

Funny guy Ashton Kutcher’s modeling career began in 1997, when he won the Fresh Faces of Iowa contest. He moved to New York to make it big. After just a year in the Big Apple, Kutcher was cast as Michael Kelso in the hit television series That ’70s Show, and his career was launched.

Josh Duhamel

According to Josh Duhamel, he just “sort of fell into modeling.” In 1997 Duhamel won the Male Model of the Year title in an International Modeling and Talent Association competition (first runner-up was Ashton Kutcher). After an appearance in Christina Aguilera’s music video for Genie in a Bottle, he got his first big role on All My Children. He made his big-screen debut in Win a Date With Tad Hamilton.

Chad Michael Murray

When wannabe actor Chad Michael Murray moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1999, he supported himself modeling for Gucci, Skechers and Tommy Hilfiger. That same year he landed a recurring role as Tristin Dugray on Gilmore Girls, which led to his role on One Tree Hill.

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg became a star in Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, partially due to his impressive physique. No surprise he ended up sporting Calvin Klein underwear on billboards in Times Square. He left modeling and rapping behind when he got his first acting role, in the 1994 movie Renaissance Man.

Antonio Sabato Jr.

TV movie favorite Antonio Sabato Jr. became a Calvin Klein underwear model at just 18. As the son of actor Antonio Sabato Sr., it was only a matter of time before the younger Sabato made his way into the family business with a role on General Hospital and its spin-off.

Cameron Diaz

Before appearing in hits like The Mask, alongside Jim Carrey, and Charlie’s Angels, Cameron Diaz was signed to Elite Model management as a teen and has featured in ads for Calvin Klein and Levi’s.

Lily Cole

The 23-year-old model, graced her first Vogue cover in 2005 and has since gone on to walk the catwalk for designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier. She made her acting debut in the 2007 British film St Trinian’s, appeared in The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus in 2009 , and will be seen in the upcoming Snow White And The Huntsman. She also has a first class degree from Cambridge and spends a fair whack of her time doing charity work.

Famke Janssen

Though taller than most models (at 5ft 11in), Janssen landed a job with Elite Model Management and worked for Yves Saint Laurent, Victoria’s Secret and Chanel in her time. Early work included a role in an episode of TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, working alongside Patrick Stewart. The pair would work together again in the first three X-Men films, Janssen’s most high profile movie outings.

Brooke Shields

Famous for a Calvin Klein jeans ad, hit the big time with the 1980 hit movie The Blue Lagoon. More recently she was seen in the TV hit Lipstick Jungle. These days she is best known as an actress, but her modelling career began at 11 months of age when she starred in an advert for soap.

Rebecca Romijn

Romijn once joked that she was nicknamed the Jolly Blonde Giant thanks to her height (5ft 11in), proving she’s got a sense of humour to match that stature. She modelled for Sports Illustratedand, of course, Victoria’s Secret. Romijn’s first big role came along with X-Men, in which she played blue mutant Mystique. She was asked back for both sequels, and even cameos in X-Men: First Class. Since then she’s turned up in TV’s Ugly Betty.

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


Movie & TV Show Eyebrows

Here at Studio Brow, we like to take on the challenge of giving people the look of a movie star.

These are Studio Brow’s top-ten TV show and movie eyebrows:

Twin Peaks – Shelly Johnson played by Madchen Amick

The Matrix – Trinity played by Carrie-Anne Moss

Resident Evil – Alice played by Milla Jovovich

Spider-Man – Mary-Jane Watson played by Kirsten Dunst

Lost – Kate Austen played by Evangeline Lily

Lost – Claire Littleton played by Emilie De Raven

Twilight – Bella Swan played by Kristen Stewart

True Blood – Sookie Stackhouse played by Anna Paquin

Mad Men – Joan Holloway played by Christina Hendricks

Glee – Rachel Berry played by Lea Michelle

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


Ayala retains WBC Middleweight Championship at MGM Grand

By Gunner Glam

Mashantucket, Conn. – Elvin Ayala said everyone can expect the beast and this fight was his time to show everyone his real side.

Studio Brow has been a sponsor of Ayala since 2011 and backed him in each professional fight since then.

Ayala took on Philadelphia fighter, Eric Mitchell for the WBC USNBC middleweight title, in the fifth bout of the live ESPN2 event at the MGM Grand theater at Foxwoods on Friday, March 30.

The fight was put on hold due to “an important tennis match airing” before it could begin.

Mitchell came out to the theme song “Indestructible” by Disturbed.

The lights were bright, the crowd was roaring and Ayala made his appearance with rap artist, Nat Turner, singing “Fight Music.”

With the belt held high, Ayala and Mitchell would face each other for eight rounds.

Mitchell was wearing black and gold trunks, Ayala sported black and white.

Ayala was in the blue corner and Mitchell in the red.

Per instructions of referee, Johnny Callas, the opponents touched gloves and began.

Ayala moved steadily and kept the jabs straight.

From a lockup, Mitchell threw a few forward punches, Ayala blocked and maintained his stance.

After few hits to the face from Ayala, round one was over.

Round two began.

Ayala stayed low and Mitchell locked up then threw a few back punches.

Mitchell blocked shots to the stomach as  Ayala guarded against head shots.

Delivering a low punch, Ayala kept clear of the red corner.

The two duked it out with a few body punches and round two ended.

Round three began with Mitchell throwing the first punch.

Delivering some low blows,  Ayala blocked a shot to the face.

Ayala got Mitchell in the corner almost and stayed on him with face shots.

Mitchell hit back, and Ayala stayed low as round three ended.

Round four began, Ayala stayed low and received a shot to the head.

He punched his opponent in the face and Mitchell had Ayala on the ropes.

Ayala came back with forward punches and turned it around from the corner and round four ended.

Round five began with Ayala blocking several face punches.

Mitchell got Ayala in the corner but he got out real quick.

Ayala delivered a head shot and came back to get Mitchell in the corner and made him bleed.

The round ended.

Round six began and Mitchell danced around.

Staying center, Ayala came back with several direct hits.

Ayala got cut under his right eye by an accidental headbutt.

Round six ended with several blocks and hits from Ayala.

The seventh round started and Ayala hit Mitchell several times and blocked.

Ayala charged Mitchell against the ropes and punched him in the head.

Mitchell delieverd a few low punches and round seven ended.

When round eight began, the two fighters looked to hold nothing back now.

Ayala came in strong and hit low then Mitchell struck back with a stomach punch.

The two battled in the middle of the ring and Ayala had Mitchell on the ropes.

Ayala tied up and hit with several  low punches, Mitchell got him near the corner and Ayala blocked.

The match ended.

The final result – Ayala won and retained his title by unanimous decision from judges Tony Paolillo (79-73), Don Trella (79-73) and Glenn Feldman (78-74).

Team Studio Brow was in Ayala’s corner throughout the event and joined him after to celebrate.

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-