Category Archives: Music

Indiegogo…Go Go Power for Sugar Pie DeSanto!

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“…a Filipino immigrant father and an African-American mother, a family of 11 or so children, that included Etta James at some point, in a small house in the Fillmore district of San Francisco, a girl gang, sneaking into music clubs, joining music contests and winning too often, to finally being discovered and renamed by the great Johnny Otis — from Umpeylia to Little Miss Sugar Pie…”


One of my favorite songs of Sugar Pie DeSanto duet with Etta James “Do I Make Myself Clear”

Hilarious Song Called “Typecast (Lorde “Royals” Parody) ” by Tess Paras

From Tess Paras’ YouTube @TessTubeBaby:
Typecast (Lorde “Royals” Parody)
Written and performed by Tess Paras
(feat. Haneefah Wood and Ayana Hampton)
Directed by Rebekka Johnson
Music produced by Jack Dolgen

Tess Paras (“Grimm,” “Wilfred”) @TessParas
Haneefah Wood (“Ave Q,” “Nurse Jackie”) @HaneefahWood
Ayana Hampton (“In Living Color” reboot) @ayanadisco
Stephen Guarino (“Happy Endings”) @IAmStephenG
Stevie Nelson (“New Girl” “Live Prude Girls”) @IAmStevieNelson
Mo Welch (“The Mo Show”) @momowelch
Mike Still (Artistic Director, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, LA) @mikestill
John David “J.D.” Witherspoon ( @JDwitherspoon
Sofia Gonzalez (“Community”) @SofiaMarieG
Jin Namkung (“Arrested Development”) @Rjnamkung

Production: Rebekka Johnson (Director & Producer), Lauren Aadland (Dir. of Photography), KP Przylepa (Camera Asst.), Rachel Olson (Makeup), Mayra Rodriguez (Sound), Ellie McElvain (Set PA), Cesar Mazariegos (Set PA), Amy Wieseneck (Editor)

Special thanks to Mo Welch, Jimmy Fowlie, Joseph Porter, and Ryan Noggle.

Typecast (Lorde “Royals” Parody) by Tess Paras
Originally Performed at the 2014 CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase, January 22nd & 23rd

I’m gonna play the white girl’s nerdy friend
[Of course]
I’m gonna play the white girl’s other friend
Who is sassy
[Omigod, you nailed that]
But she can’t have two black friends
[Two black friends?]
[It gets confusing]
And so I’m left out, I play the co-star nanny

Yeah, leading ladies are
Quirky, hipsters wearing vintage dresses
Tiny, pouty pixies, blue-eyed and precious
We don’t care
We’re Zooey Deschanel in our dreams

But every breakdown’s like
Sassy sidekick, bitchy nerd or neighbor
Oversexed Asian, urban girls with flavor
We don’t care
We’ll take any job right now we swear

And we’re gonna be Typecast
Everyone starts somewhere
I’ll be a nurse
A thug who’s tough
Any maid could look like us
You know what would be cooler
If I got my own series
And your own white friend,
Brown friend, beige friend, yellow friend
Submit all ethnicities

Tess Paras is represented by:
Manager, Bryan Brucks at Luber Roklin Entertainment
Agent, Brianna Ancel at Clear Talent Group

Sugar High

Get high on Sugar High in their debut music video, Sugar Sugar! Sugar High, the newest boy group to make you fall in love, consists of Carl, Carlos, Julius, Daniel and Luis.

Director: Nolan Bernardino
Asst. Director: Thyro Alfaro
Prod. Manager: Faith Manguiat
Editor: Iggy Javellana
Hair and Make-Up: Art Agulay
Stylist: Reginald Cruz
Asst. Stylist: Franz Pedrasa
Road Manager: Jennie Laine Navoa

Music Produced by Jumbo “Bojam” De Belen and Thyro Alfaro
Choreographed by Erik Javie

Sarah Geronimo

Tayo is a track from Sarah Geronimo’s Expressions album.
Expressions is available in record bars nationwide. Get your copies NOW!
Also available for download on iTunes.

Concept&Directed by: Avid Liongoren
Choreography : Teacher Georcelle
Special thanks to the G-Force dancers
Composed by: Thyro Alfaro
Song produced by: RB Ronaldo


The Official Music Video of Kenjhons’ newest track, “Flippa”. Soon to be released digitally under Viva Records.

Directed & Edited by KENJHONS
Featuring: The Rockstars

Special thanks to:
Bboy Allen & Bboy Charles
Rein Navarro
Camera works:
Laurence Chua
Eric Ejercito IV
Rafael San Agustin

Mike Swift || R2A
The Philippine Allstars
Haydee Bellen
Ms. MG Mozo, Pau Bringas & the Viva Vicor Group
Mr. Vic Del Rosario

“Flippa” Written & Produced By: Kenjhons
“Flippa” Mixed & Mastered by: Joel Mendoza (Viva Records)
Buy Kenjhons’ album “MATINIK” under Viva Records.

Alicia Keys visits Manila Air Base & has surprise duet with Regine Velasquez

MANILA, Philippines – Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys has visited an air force base in Manila to bring cheer to hundreds of evacuees from eastern Philippine provinces wracked by Typhoon Haiyan earlier this month.

The American singer distributed crayons and coloring books to children at the Villamor Air Base grandstand, where evacuees from eastern Leyte and Samar provinces arrive via C-130 planes.

Social Welfare Department officer Jane Abello says Keys stayed for about half an hour on Monday to chat with evacuees.

The R & B star is back in Manila for the second time for a concert at the seaside MOA Arena.

The Philippine Star earlier quoted her as saying that “music has a way of lifting your spirit and that’s what I hope to do for the Filipino people.”

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Regine Velasquez made a surprise duet with Alicia Keys during her “Set The World on Fire” Manila concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, November 25, 2013.

*The Associated Press