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Filipino janitor is also the ‘piano man’ in Illinois hospital

rolando maaba

Rolando Maaba, a 55-year-old janitor at the Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford, Illinois, does not only keep the premises clean, he also provides calm to patients and visitors by using his daily 15- minute breaks to play the piano in the hospital lobby.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am star Ellona Santiago upbeat after ‘X Factor’ stint


Fil-Am singer Ellona Santiago instantly became the pride of Filipinos worldwide after her solo debut on the Fox Channel hit music television competition, “X Factor.”

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Opera based on Rizal’s novel to be shown at the Kennedy Center

A scene from ‘Noli’ the opera. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The opera based on Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal’s novel, Noli Me Tangere, will be presented ” on August 8 and 9, at the Eisenhower Tower, John F. Kennedy Center here.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Miss Saigon’ alum to mark 30 years on stage with music, dance, fashion, dinner-show

Miguel Braganza II (front, right) with “Miss Saigon” cast mates

Longtime stage artist and “Miss Saigon” alumnus Miguel Braganza II is celebrating his 30 years in dance and theater by inviting friends and the public to an evening of music, dance and fashion billed as “Salamat, Salamat, New York” on Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. at Sheraton La Guardia East Hotel (135-20 39th Ave., Flushing, NY).

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Events | Read More »

Fil-Am music company expands training of young talents

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 »