Bruno Mars sang a remix rendition of “Just The Way You Are” at the NBA All Star Game 2011. Loved the big band lounge feel of this version.
Cutie pie Darren Criss was on the show Ellen and sings her a little song. I only wish that the interview was longer.
Filipino-Canadian Maria Aragon from Winnipeg created this video and it has almost reached 3 million views within 2 days. Perezhilton.com posted a blog about her:
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Can’t stop crying watching this. This is why I make music. She is the future.
Look out for the Pinoy Grease directed by Giselle Toengi. I’m excited to see this, how about you?
By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau
Feb. 17, 2011
LOS ANGELES- Former ABS- CBN actress Giselle Toengi is now working behind the scenes. Toengi is in her last year as a student at the University of California Los Angeles. She is majoring in communications while getting minors in Film and Theater.She is directing a new version of the musical “Grease” with a mostly Filipino cast.
Toengi said, “A lot of people are asking me what I’m going to do after college. And I’m going to continue do what I’ve been doing all this time. Acting being creative and collaborating with our Filipino American artists, and just producing content for the Filipino American community.”
Most of the cast includes members of the UCLA’s Samahan Filipino club, but Toengi brought out some big Fil-Am Hollywood names for this project.
Former Nickelodeon star Leslie Anne Huff plays the female lead opposite Dante Basco. YouTube sensation AJ Rafael, singer actress Jenilee Reyes, and former Philippine child actor Tom Taus also appear alongside the entire Basco Clan. “Grease” brings back childhood memories for the Basco family.
Michael Copon not only acts in the film, the teen heart throb turned musician also produced the soundtrack.
They’re saying this “Grease” class project is just a beginning for something bigger. With Copon on set with the Basco’s, they’ve also talked about venturing into a bigger project for Hollywood Fil-Ams to work on, which includes possible movies and reality shows.
With the popularity of musicals like Fox Network’s “Glee” Fil-Am stars are hoping to use an American classic as a launching pad. They’re hoping they can expand on the class project and make in to a new hit series.
This pic of Michael Copon and Bruno Mars after the Grammy’s was captured with Michael’s manager Brett Lazar’s cell phone. Apparently, somebody who had a few drinks took the pic and cut out Brett lol
These two will be touring in the Philippines together.
April 7, 2011 in Cebu and April 8, 2011 in Manila
Kris Aquino and Boy Abunda are producing the upcoming Bruno Mars concert in the Philippines.
Photo from Brett Lazar
Dubbed the “Hooligans in Wondaland Tour”, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe will be touring together. Ticket pre-sale start today at 3pm. A few stops will include Plan B (5/4-5/27) and Mayer Hawthorne (5/28-6/15).
Full length interview with Marlon Dane. Thank you for sitting down to share your story with all of us. It truly was a pleasure and honor meeting/interviewing you.
Michael Copon talks about being part of a filipino production and that kind of show could work real well here in America.
Video teaser of Michael Copon speaking about Branding Our Culture. Thank you Michael for you insight and words.
This is a small snippet of the full length interview which is coming soon.