Exclusive Interview with Rudina Kopo

NY Elite Magazine: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  Rudina Kopo: I’m born in the beautiful Albania. That’s one of the reasons I like traveling, hiking, photography, storytelling, etc. I studied Journalism and Communication in the University of Tirana but later on I decided that filling peoples’ lives with uncertainties and fear wasn’t the…

Beads of Courage™ Names Child Actress Chalet Brannan as Official Ambassador

Young star and leukemia survivor will raise awareness of nonprofit organization supporting children and teens coping with cancer and other serious illness July 11, 2017 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Beads of Courage, Inc., an international nonprofit organization based in Tucson, Arizona, today announced that 12-year-old actress Chalet Brannan will serve as an Official Ambassador…

Thomas Schauffert to release solo piano album

Thomas Schauffert began playing the trumpet as a young child at the age of 8. At the same time he was also learning the flute. Yet it wasn’t until he had to stop his career as a tennis player, due to an injury of his wrist, that he was drawn intensely to his other big love…

Meet the Artist: Interview with painter Anesti Duka

NY Elite: Tell us about yourself and your career beginnings. My name is Anesti Duka and I am an artist from Tirana, Albania. I am currently an art professor. My profession is an artist painter. I am graduated in the University of Arts of Albania for monumental painting. I always create on my free time,…

Another success for singer pianist Vlashent Sata in New York

Following his success in Europe, Vlashent Sata had another memorable performance in New York. Born in 1983 in Tirana, Vlashent Sata is a Albanian-French singer-song writer, author, composer and performer. Vlashent started his singing career very early at the age of 5. At the age of 6, he started to learn the piano, encouraged by…

Meet the Model: Exclusive Interview with Sabrina Perlleshi

NY Elite Magazine: Tell us a little bit about yourself.  Sabrina Perlleshi: My name is Sabrina Perlleshi and I am an American-Albanian from Westchester, New York. I am 21 years old and attend Marist College. There, I study fashion merchandising and have a concentration in product development. I also have a minor in fashion design…

Director Mentor Spahiu’s “The War” film praised at Berlinale

Mentor Spahiu is an accomplished award-winning filmmaker. His thought-provoking films have received awards and nominations in reputable film festivals around the world. Currently, he is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Plisi Film, co-founded by Mentor Spahiu and Izet Morina in 2012 in Prizren, Kosovo. Director, writer Mentor Spahiu was born in Kosovo in 1988. He…