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Fil-Am music company expands training of young talents

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Young artists of PnC Music Company.

To help prepare students to participate in competitions, musical plays and other artistic events, the PnC Music Company has designed a year jampacked with showcases, concert series, major shows, assessments and workshops.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am dance group to mark 33rd year with ‘Pasasalamat’ show

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To celebrate its 33 years of culture, arts and kinship, the Kaisahan Dance Troupe, is staging a commemorative show, “Pasasalamat” (Thanksgiving), on April 12 at The Point in San Jose beginning at 3 p.m.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Events | Read More »

Perez reappointed to the SF entertainment commission

Al Perez (right) with San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Mayor Edwin Lee reappointed Filipino-American community organizer Al Perez to the San Francisco Entertainment Commission, officially swearing him on Jan. 15 at the Mayor’s Balcony in City Hall.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippines’ Rose Fostanes wins ‘X-Factor Israel’

In this Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 photo, Rose Fostanes sings during a rehearsal of the X-Factor Israel in Tel Aviv. The 47-year-old Filipino caregiver has emerged as the newest star of Israeli reality television, putting a human face on the thousands of foreign workers who toil away in menial, back-breaking jobs in this country.  AP

Filipino caregiver Rose Fostanes won the singing competition “X-Factor Israel” on Tuesday, the Times of Israel online newspaper reported.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

Maryland Fil-Am leaders to host laugh-in for ‘Yolanda’ rehab

The cast and crew of “FNL at the FAC”

To start the new year on a lighthearted noted, Filipino-American community leaders will host “FNL at the FAC” or “Friday Night Laugh-In” at the Filipino American Center (FAC).”

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Martin Nievera headlines hit benefit concert in Las Vegas

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Martin Nievera sings at Suncoast Casino concert in Las Vegas for the benefit of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” victims.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY RON CABILDO

LAS VEGAS—Their concert was such a hit that a group of Filipino-American entertainers are putting on a show again for the benefit of the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Philippines.   Some 300 people, mostly from the 30,000-strong Filipino-American community, came to watch the first show on Dec. 13, headlined by singer Martin Nievera. [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Friday Nights at Oakland Museum’ extended to 2014 by popular demand

Screengrab from http://museumca.org/gallery/friday-nights-omca

The final “Friday Nights @ OMCA” in 2013 will be on Dec. 20, and following a two-week hiatus, the popular weekly event will resume Jan. 10, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Americas,Events,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pacquiao fight powers successful typhoon fund raiser

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Viewers cheer Pacquiao during telecast at San Francisco Metreon. PHOTO BY ESTHER MISA CHAVEZ

“HELP!” a benefit program for survivors of Typhoon “Yolanda,” featuring local artists got a boost from the Pacquiao-Rios fight last Saturday, November 23.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Am Symphony X’mas concert to double as typhoon relief benefit

Joey Albert

Part of the proceeds of “Handog ng FASO sa Pasko,” a Christmas benefit concert and festival, will be set aside for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) through ABS-CBN Foundation’s Sagip Kapamilya, the event’s sponsors announced.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Broad coalition sets typhoon recovery fund-raiser in San Francisco

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A broad coalition of elected officials, community leaders and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area has been formed to help raise disaster relief funds for 10.3 million people affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Philippines, of which over 4 million were left homeless. Over 4,000 people were killed and thousands remain unaccounted for.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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