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The Filipino Comedy Tour in San Diego

Get ready San Diego! Big laughs on July 20th at the American Comedy Company with this wild line-up. These comedians are from all over the nation and from our neighbor Canada. It is a rarity to see them all in one night.

After Sold Out shows in both Toronto Canada and Los Angeles CA The Filipino Comedy Tour makes it’s stop in San Diego CA on July 20th 2014. At The American Comedy Co. San Diego is in for a treat with the full cast of Ron Josol, Joey Guila, Kevin Camia, Keith Pedro, Justin Rivera, Michael Quu, DJ R1CKONE and Rembrandt Sabelis all set to perform. This is the 4th leg of a highly anticipated 12 city North American tour that includes Hawaii, Chicago, Virginia Beach and more. Get your tickets fast, seating is limited.

Ticket info: $25 and 21+ (age requirement)
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Follow them:Ron Josol: @RonJosol
Joey Guila: @JoeyGuilaLive
Justin Rivera: @JustinRivera
Keith Pedro: @KeithPedro
Kevin Camia: @KevinCamia
Michael Quu: @MichaelQuu
Rembrandt Sabelis: @Rem_Sabelis

Rebuild! Philippines: Benefit Concert – June 8th in Los Angeles

Join us for the “Rebuild Philippines” benefit concert on June 8th 2014 6-11pm at the Greek Theatre in LA for some music and healing laughter. Full artist line up coming soon and surprise guests!!! Hosted by Nia Peeples and Marc Dacascos. Benefit concert for the Philippines #RebuildPhillipines #ApldeApFoundation

Rebuild Philippines Benefit Concert

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

LOS ANGELES–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.

The performance by Filipino-American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), the only Filipino symphony orchestra outside of the Philippines, will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, at the White Memorial Church, 1720 Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles.

FASO has been rehearsing for the concert with top Filipino-American choirs including Bridges, Harana Men’s Chorus, Philippine Chamber Singers-Los Angeles, University of the Philippines (UP) Concert Chorus Alumni of Los Angeles, University of Santo Tomas (UST) Singers Alumni and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (IHMC) Children’s Choir.

They will be performing together for the first time, with special guests Joey Albert, Louise Marie Cornillez, Gelo Francisco, Sal Malaki (fresh from his performance as Crisostomo Ibarra in the New York production of the opera version of “Noli Me Tangere”) and Wendy Mazon (FASO’s principal clarinetist).

Since the concert, presented by ABS-CBS Foundation International and FASO, falls on Dec. 7, a commemorative Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day number will be performed. Luis “Louie” Ramos, vice president of the FASO board, is arranging this special piece titled “Patriotic Fil-Am Medley,” which consists of the songs “God Bless the U.S.A.,” “America the Beautiful” and “Bayan Ko.”

“I arranged the piece and was inspired to mash up two of the songs, ‘America the Beautiful’ and ‘Bayan Ko,’ ” Ramos said. “The arrangement consists of melodic and harmonic material from both songs, just like the genetic material of a child comes from both their parents. ‘Bayan Ko’ was originally written for a zarzuela, ‘Walang Sugat,’ as a subversive song against the American Occupation of the Philippines. Today, ‘Bayan Ko’ is a patriotic song that many consider to be the second Filipino national anthem. It has always inspired love and pride for our country of origin – the Philippines. ‘America the Beautiful’ instills love and loyalty for the United States, second home to many Filipinos.”

Mazon, who will perform “Weber Concertino for Clarinet,” said FASO concerts, especially “Handog ng FASO sa Pasko,” are “windows on our rich musical heritage and talent for entire communities to enjoy. This coming concert is a valuable showcase for the Filipino community by featuring local and non-local Filipino performers, composers and arrangers and emerging youth performers. It’s a positive exposure to our culture and a way to pass musical traditions to our youth.”

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Mazon, who has a doctorate in musical arts degree in music performance and a university teaching certificate from the University of Arizona, added, “Your attendance at a FASO concert is a contribution and confirmation of your act of support in the Filipino community and all of the treasures that it holds. Through FASO, children can come to know, understand, and value the rich musical culture of the Philippines, Filipinos and Filipino-Americans.

The orchestra, whose previous concerts have been acclaimed as entertaining and memorable, will render traditional English and Filipino Christmas music, including “Simbang Gabi” and Handel’s “Messiah.” The orchestra will be conducted by Robert Shroder, FASO’s music director and conductor.

FASO, which is under new leadership, wants the orchestra to continue as an important and viable Filipino-American musical institution. Its new officers are Arlene Ferrolino, president; Luis Ramos, vice president; Titus Verzosa, treasurer; John S. Mina, secretary; Claire Espina, Susan Legaspi, Ruben Nepales, Asuncion Ojeda, Carmelita O’Neil, Roger Oriel and Edwin Raquel, directors; and Robert Shroder.

The festivities before the concert start at 5 p.m. and will include a display of Christmas lanterns or parol, the brightly colored popular symbol of the Filipino Christmas tradition, and booths and stalls. The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets, priced at $100, $60, $50, $45, $40 and $25, are available through (323) 467-5096 and 1-800-527-2820. More details are available at or Sponsorship opportunities are available through (650) 508-6117 or via email at

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Bruno Mars opens new Chelsea on Dec. 29 and NYE to launch octet of shows at Cosmopolitan

Bruno Mars

By John Katsilometes

Bruno Mars, who lit up the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night and is to be the featured halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl in February, opens the new Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan as part of the Strip venue’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

Announced today by the hotel, Mars plays what will be a sparkling-new venue on Dec. 29 and 31 as part of an eight-show set of performances. Colleague Robin Leach first reported last week that the hotel was about to announce Mars as a recurring headliner.

The Grammy Award-winning artist and accomplished songwriter is back at the Cosmo in 2014 from Feb. 15-16 (two weeks after his Super Bowl appearance), May 23-24 and Aug. 22-23. Tickets are $150 for the Dec. 29 and Dec. 31 shows and are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through the Cosmopolitan website or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets for the other shows start at $95.

In August, Mars played a rollicking, sold-out show with his fiery backing band, the Hooligans, at Grand Garden Arena and has previously performed at Pearl Concert Theater in the Palms. In a news release, Mars said: “Me and the Hooligans are bringin’ live music to the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea on New Year’s Eve. It’ll be our first time, but not our last.”

In the same release, Cosmopolitan CEO John Unwin said: “Bruno Mars is a perfect fit for the Cosmopolitan, as he has a natural affinity for Las Vegas and is a true performer.”

Given Mars’ affection for grand staging and the use of inventive light and video technology (which he displayed most effectively on Saturday during his set-closing “Gorilla”), it will be interesting to see if the new venue, where the appeal is its very intimacy, can capture the grandeur of his live performances.

But the hotel and Mars seem confident they can deliver a unique, high-powered and — most important — hot-selling show.

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Nicole Scherzinger, Jericho Rosales, Jada Pinkett Smith photos at CAST Fundraiser


International filipino actor Jericho Rosales and fil-am Nicole Scherzinger (honorary event co-hosts) attended the fundraiser for 15th Annual From Slavery to Freedom Event. Among them are Jada Pinkett Smith (honorary event host), Sara Rue (honorary event co-host and emcee), Russell Simmons and Mira Sorvino (honorary event co-hosts) and Lisa Ling (Community Impact Award presenter).

CAST stands for Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking.

CAST Mission Statement: To assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.

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Jericho Rosales joins Jada Pinkett-Smith, Lisa Ling, Russel Simmons…in the Fight to End Human-Trafficking



Jericho Rosales joins Jada Pinkett-Smith, Lisa Ling, Sara Rue, Russell
Simmons, Nicole Scherzinger, and Mira Sorvino in the Fight to End Human-Trafficking at The CAST
15thFreedom From Slavery, Beverly Hills, May 9, 2013

Proceeds raised benefit Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)

Beverly Hills, CA (May 7, 2013) – International Actor, Producer, and
Recording Artist, Jericho Rosales, is set to take part in The CAST’s 15thFreedom From Slavery Event at the Sofitel Los Angeles on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, CA.

Rosales to join Host, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Co-Host/ Emcee, Sara Rue, and Community Impact Award Presenter, Lisa Ling, in an evening of celebration and awareness with human-trafficking survivors and CAST’s contributors. Other celebrities scheduled to attend are *Russell Simmons, Nicole Scherzinger, Mira Sorvino, among others.

Jericho recently talked about being mindful and making a change.

“I have a heart for helping children…” expressed Jericho. “It’s important to be aware of this real and serious problem. I hope my film project “Breakaway” can inspire many to take action.”

“Breakaway” (Original Title: Alagwa) is Jericho Rosales’ first co-produced film, directed by Ian Lorenos, which highlights a single father and son relationship torn by the abduction of his son by human-traffickers. It has received multiple awards and nominations throughout Asia and the USA, including a recent win of “Outstanding Achievement in Acting” for Rosales at Newport Beach Film Festival last week.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking CEO, Kay Buck, says, “Celebrating our 15th year of service to the community of Los Angeles, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) provides direct services to survivors of modern-day slavery from 58 countries around the world. We are thrilled to be working with Jericho Rosales for his outstanding performance in his new film about child trafficking in the Philippines. Victims from the Philippines who are trafficked to Los Angeles currently represent nearly 20% of all of our cases, so we are looking forward to Jericho’s participation at our From Slavery to Freedom event on May 9th and beyond.”

CAST has been internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of trafficking survivors, the mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and the provision of direct services for victims.

All proceeds raised from the event will help fund CAST programs and services that provide human trafficking survivors with 24-hour access to safety and comprehensive, trauma-informed care that helps them rebuild their lives and become thriving members of the community.

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FilAmFest Seeking Talented Artists

FilAmFest: Call for Filipino/Filipino-American Art
For International artists

FilAmFest is currently seeking out traditional and contemporary artists, live painters, photographers, and graphic designers to display work at this year’s festival taking place SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013. Although the work must be related to Filipino/Filipino-American culture, you DO NOT have to be Filipino-American to submit work or attend the festival.

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