There are many young people who develop a drive to accomplish goals beyond their reach. Many of these young people acquire this drive during their college years. For those who are gifted with artistic talents the drive seems to be endless. This can be true for the up-and-coming DJ Zilos who hails from Albany, New […]
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From a humble hard –working background the household of the Sarantakos’ family was built on a strict ethic. “Work hard and believe in the power of God and all is possible.” These are the words that were instilled into the three boys growing up in East Meadow, Long Island. The three boys were Christopher (now […]
The music business has become a field filled with landmines and pitfalls and yet there are those who learn to side step these uncertainties. These few individuals are the ones that develop and produce various avenues to expand and expose their talents. At the executive offices of Atlantic Records such an individual has proven her […]
The pounding of the speakers, vibrating floor and the spectrum of lights illuminating the room was a constant draw for the soon to be universal artist. He was a young boy at the tender age of thirteen when Matheos first experienced the club sights and sounds. Since then he has been not only drawn to […]
In the music industry there are not many that learn to pave their own way. It is a cut throat business that can make you or break you. Yet when you combine talent and the strength of family your chances are much greater to succeed. Dean Vali and the Vali family are one such example […]
What do Melina Kanakaredes, Louis Mandylor, Chris Chelios, Elias Koteas, and Tina Fey all have in common? They are but a few notable examples of the ever growing presence of Greek individuals within the entertainment and sports industries. Then you look for the younger generation of Greeks who are beginning to make waves. One such […]
Being raised in a traditional Greek home sometimes leaves little room for artistic expression. This was not the case for now aspiring DJ/Producer/Remixer Peter K. Music always played a part in his life growin up. His family were all very close and on Saturday nights Peter and his cousins would listen to the DJ’s late […]
Aside from Philedelphia other Greek elements sprouted across the American plains. In, Boston four leaders emerged James Chalmas (loanshark), Louis Venios (strip club owner and mob frontman), William “Skinny” Kazonis and Arthur C. “Tash” Bratsos (loanshark). Bratsos was under the authority of mob associate Joseph Barboza, who himself was not Italian but Portugese. Barboza was […]
Chicago had the strong tight Outfit that controlled almost every aspect of the “Windy City” while Philadelphia had its loose knit Greek crew. Even though Philly was to some degree managed by the New York Families (reportedly the Gambinos) they controlled a major drug pipeline stretching to Florida. Yet way before the drug market surfaced […]
On the rough plains of the western town of Houston, Texas where cowboys and Indians can be found a lone immigrant immerged as a leading criminal mind. His name was Andreas Kouvalakis. Andreas brought with him an age-old society from the scenic island of Patmos, affectionately named the “ Oikoyennia” ( The Family) dating back […]
Mike Arnaoutis was born to be a fighter, training hard and stopping at nothing to make his dreams come true.
Tom Dades, the retired cop often credited with cracking the Mafia cops case talks about his life, his book, and the new movie that is based on his book.