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By Alexandra Drechsler
Musician Rogil “Ro” Birco has been really busy lately. He recently finished a show while preparing for two upcoming roles. He just concluded his performance in “The Love Edition: Love Bytes” at Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco where his zany character travels from the future. In March, he will play a mariner in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”
By Rene Ciria-Cruz
It’s been 50 years since the Beatles first conquered young hearts the world over. Within days of their television appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show” in New York, we left the Fifties for good.
By Dennis Clemente
By now, you’ve heard how the multilingual version of “America the Beautiful” in Coca Cola’s Super Bowl ad caused indignation among conservatives who are still uncomfortable with cultural diversity. Many Filipinos, however, were distracted by more pressing matters about the ad.
By Boying Pimentel
The multilingual version of “America the Beautiful” that aired last week on Super Bowl Sunday drew inane comments from Americans who were offended by the reality of a multi-ethnic America.
By Bert Eljera
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. [...]
Members of the Pinoy-Pinay Jazz group in the Bay Area will be featured at a benefit concert to raise funds for the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) in the Philippines.
Top Filipino-American choirs will perform together for the first time, and with the Filipino-American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), the only Filipino symphony orchestra outside the Philippines, in “Handog ng FASO sa Pasko,” a Christmas benefit concert and festival, on Saturday, December 7, at the White Memorial Church, 1720 Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles.
By Jani Arnaiz
An Australia-based Maasin City native is one overseas recording star to watch. Cezka Mariz Lapurga, 19, will be recording her own compositions with renowned music producer Andrew Lane this month, just two years after she was selected by the Australian Institute for Performing Arts (AIPA) to record an eight-track album in Los Angeles.
Parangal Dance Company, in association with Kularts, presents “Handuraw: Remembering Traditions,” its fifth anniversary show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 at Skyline College Theater, 330 College Drive, Building One, San Bruno.
Asian-American network Myx TV is again partnering with Southern California’s AMP Music Festival, which showcases local talent and the Asian-American community’s rising stars.
By Alfred Dicioco
A mild sea breeze and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from Point Fermin Park were just among the come-ons that drew a huge crowd to the 22nd Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) on Sept. 7 and 8.
By Alfred Dicioco
The first thing Charly Pura did when she moved to California from the Philippines at age 15 was to turn on the radio. She dialed through all the stations and discovered the diversity of music playing on air. However, she was disappointed to find out that, although Spanish and Chinese music were easily accessible, Filipino music was nowhere to be found.