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Jessica Sanchez, the global Filipino’s favorite and bet to the 11th season of the popular American reality-singing competition American Ido which she won runner-up, will be performing her first StageIt.com concert on November 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM CST (or 9:00 PM of the same date for the Philippines). All the proceeds of the half-hour show will be donated to the American Red Cross for the benefit of the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Ticket price is $10.
Born from a Mexican-American father and a Filipina mother, the 18 year old started singing at the of two and aspires to be a mainstream singer who can “belt but sing upbeat songs.” She competed on the first season of America’s Got Talent at the age of 11 but only made it to the semi-finals even if the show’s executive producer and former American Idol judge Simon Cowell named her “one of the best I have ever heard.”
She released two singles with independent record label Spin Move Records: a cover of “Don’t Stop the Music” by Rihanna for iTunes and a cover of Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind” for YouTube and exclusive download on the label’s website. She also sang The Star-Spangled Banner before a San Diego Chargers versus New York Jets matchup and before a San Diego Chargers versus Miami Dolphins matchup. Sanchez was also one of the singers in the video “We Are the World 25 for Haiti (YouTube Edition)” for charity relief for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake which collectively recognized all the participants as “Persons of the Week” on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer on 2010.
On July 8, 2011, Jessica auditioned for the eleventh season of American Idol in her hometown of San Diego, California at the age of 15. She made it to the Top 2 finale but she received criticisms of her lacklustre rendition of her single “Change Nothing” besides her second rendition of the season of “The Prayer.” Even if she received a standing ovation from the judges during her duet with Jennifer Holiday of “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going,” she finished as runner-up behind season 11 winner Phillip Phillips.
Stageit.com is an online venue where artists perform live, interactive, monetized shows for their fans directly from a laptop, offering fans unique experiences that are never archived. Every Stageit show is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s not to be missed. It allows both fans and artists to be part of the show. Fans are encouraged to ask the artist questions, request songs, and even chat with other fans during the show. Stageit.com thus enables fans to support artists. Whether you’re helping an artist finance their next album or contributing to the performer’s favorite charity, Stageit artists actually get paid for their time. Lastly, artists decide when to play, what to play and how much they want to charge. Fans then buy virtual tickets to the show using our virtual currency called “Notes” (1 Note = 10¢ USD). From Rick Springfield to The Game, Jake Owen to Carly Simon, and Phillip Phillips to Less Than Jake, Stageit.com allows for any genre or type of act. Even comedians, chefs, magicians, and other types of performers also share the stage, including Jamie Kennedy, Pablo Francisco, Chef Art Smith, and more.
To RESERVE A SEAT and WATCH Jessica Sanchez perform live, please go to Stageit.com.
Photos from jessicasanchezofficial.com, facebook.com and stageit.com
The Philippine information technology (IT) market is forecasted to grow by around 9.6% in 2013 to a value of 162.8 billion Pesos according to Fast Market Research, an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information.
Growth will be supported by the proliferation of PC ownership as high specification but affordable devices become more available. Other contributory factors for growth include the outsourcing industry, cloud computing uptake by government and SMEs and investment in IT in the education and healthcare sectors.
Read more at SBWire.
More updates on how to help Typhoon Sendong (Washi) victims in Mindanao through the United Nations, Canadian Red Cross and the La Salle community – donations, volunteers, wire transfer and bank deposits. PLEASE SHARE!
Image from various sources compiled by Raffy Pekson II
The Philippines could hit a record in the history of tourist arrivals this year, expected to be above the 3 million mark. Alberto Lim, Tourism Secretary, says their 6-year targets include 6 million arrivals, generate P18.7 billion in tourism revenue and create 3 million additional jobs in the tourism sector.
Last year, tourism arrivals declined. The numbers include Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) which number about five percent of total arrivals.
Optimism in the Philippines as today’s major tourist desination lays in its election of a new president and a new tourism law, the latter of which reorganizes and creates new resources and developments that directly promote tourism.
Read more at Business Mirror
Photo by richardhabi at Flickr.com
From Life Plans to Pre-Need Plans and Memorial Plans now comes something for your cherished vehicle – a Car Maintenance Plan. The tagline goes “Take the worry out of maintaining your car today.” JAC Service Center has been serving the automotive industry since 1974 and has branches in Alabang, Makati and Cagayan de Oro.They accept all kinds of brands and models.
The “Regular Plan” costs P4,500.00 per year and you get unlimited labor for one whole year at JAC’S well-equipped, well-staffed centers, 5% discount on parts, accessories and other services, free pick-up and delivery within services areas of Las Pinas, Paranaque, Alabang and Muntinlupa, Makati, Pasay and Mandaluyong, free carwash with wax and vacuum service every month, LTO Registration and Insurance assistance, free check-up and estimations; students get a discount of P 500.00 (pay only P 4,000.00 per year).
The “VIP Plan” costs P10,000.00 per year and you get unlimited labor for one whole year, 10% discount on parts, accessories and other services, priority queuing – always be the first in line, free pick-up and delivery within Metro Manila, free 24 hour towing service within Metro Manila, free car wash with wax and vacuum service every month, LTO Registration and Insurance assistance, free check-up and estimations.