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Filipina Solo Piano Performance at Kathmandu Jazz Festival

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Piano Recital at Russian Centre for Science and Culture and workshop at KJC on November 18 and 19 by a famous Pianist, Adolovni Acosta from USA

Adolovni Acosta, originally from the Philippines, performed at the Russian Culture Centre on November 18, mesmerizing the audience with her two-and-a-half hour long program. The piano concert was organized by the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory (KJC) to mark the 200th birth anniversary of Franz Liszt, German composer and pianist.

“Her musical performance was like storytelling, and the high and low notes gave an impression that the story had reached its climax. The different notes produced made her performance even more interesting and vibrant. The last piece Un Sospiro narrated the story of pianist Liszt’s beloved — it narrated what she was like and her immense love for Liszt,” the article from The Himalayan read.

Read more at The Himalayan

Photo from Kathmandu Jazz Festival


Written by Raffy Pekson II

November 21, 2011 at 6:25 am

Kundirana to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Show

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Beloved La Salle Green Hills Kundirana will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a show entitled “KUNDIRANA KUWARENTA NA.” It will be held on November 12, 2011 at the CCP. The show will feature Kundirana Batches 1971 to 2012 with emcees former Bb. La Salle Jackielou Blanco and Sabrina Artadi. Special Guests are Mommy Rose Balana & Tatang Tony Mendoza. The show hopes to raise funds to sustain the Kundirana ministry in carrying out its mission.

Tickets are available at all TicketWorld outlets or call Ticketworld at 891-9999.


Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 31, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Stephanie Reese concert – live in her hometown of Seattle, WA

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The concert title reads, “Stephanie Reese – Live in Concert! From Carnegie Hall to Benaroya Hall!” This will be held on Friday, June 4, 2010, 7:30pm at the Benaroya Hall in 200 University Street, Seattle WA. John Florencio, all the way from Paris, will be Stephanie’s pianist. Bobby Mccullough will be on bass and Sonny Rattcliff on Drums. These are the guys from NYC – the whole Carnegie Hall band!

Tickets are on sale at $35. You can purchase them online at, or call (206) 215-4747.

Stephanie Reese is an international singer, actress and philanthropist. Her diverse ethnic background of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Irish, English and Welsh have blessed her with an eclectic versatility that is reflected in her style, her music, the roles she has played, the tremendous range of her voice and the wide variety of songs she enjoys performing.

She performed as Kim in the German production of Miss Saigon, Esmeralda in the Disney World Premier of the Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Princess Tuptim in the King and I at the Palladium Theater in London’s West End. She then returned to the United States and wrote, directed and starred in her autobiographical one-woman show entitled “The Journey” and received rave reviews in Seattle, San Jose, Los Angeles and at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Stephanie also wrote and directed a musical Christmas show, “The Gifts” that featured her and children of different ages and backgrounds. It has now been produced in three cities including Seattle, Virginia Beach and in Los Angeles for the Make a Wish Foundation. These solo endeavors launched Stephanie’s solo career and with her original music, versatile sound and fusion of opera, pop and theatrical music she created a new genre and style that has brought her global recognition. She has now performed solo concerts around the world including Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, China, the U.S. and Canada to her very loyal and diverse fan base.

She has worked with Lionel Richie, Patti Labelle, Natalie Cole and Martin Nivera and has been featured in Asia Dragon magazine, People Asia Magazine, the cover of Filipinas Magazine, Asian Journal, TFC, Philippine News and the Hilton KL magazine. Recently Stephanie made her Carnegie Hall solo concert debut and became the first Filipina American to sing a solo concert at the famed venue to three standing ovations and is very excited to bring this special concert to her home town of Seattle, Washington on June 4th at Benaroya Hall.

Upcoming Filipino Events in Toronto ON, Canada

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Heart 2 Heart

May 14, 2010, 7:30pm
Massey Hall
Toronto, ON
Ticket prices: $145, $120, $110, $100, $80, $70, $55

Presenting Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid with Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera as special guests. For ticket information, please call Neneng (647-401-5818 or 905-472-5818), Rene (647-401-7363) or Elvie (416-656-8269).

Click to see poster.

Record Breaker

June 11, 2010, 7:30pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Hall A, North Building
Toronto, ON
Ticket prices: $125, $100, $85, $50

Presenting Sarah Geronimo with special guests Erik Santos, Charlie Green, Jimmy Marquez and John Prats. For ticket information, please call Ruth (416-720-2602), Lito (416-564-8734) or Sani (647-408-6949).

Click to see poster.

Written by Raffy Pekson II

March 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Lea Salonga 2009 Philippine Concert Now On Sale

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Lea Salong, after a two month North American concert tour this September through November, will be back on Philippine stage at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) for a two-night special show singing the songs that, as Lea writes in her website, “your songs.” It’s not be too late to send her your requests that you’d like to hear her sing – the deadline is September 30.

Tickets are now available online: Dec. 11 or Dec. 12 shows, respectively.

Reference: LeaYourSongs.

Written by Raffy Pekson II

September 26, 2009 at 8:19 am

APO Concerts in Texas and California

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Houston TX – Saturday, October 17, 2009 7:30 PM – Stafford Civic Center
VIP Tickets at $125 includes Dinner – Other tickets at $66, $45

Dallas, TX – Sunday, October 18, 2009 5:00 PM – Granville Arts Center
VIP Tickets at $120 includes “Meet and Greet” with the APO – Other tickets at $90, $75, $55

Hayward, CA – Friday, October 23, 2009 — Doors open7:00 PM, Show starts 9:00 PM
Chabot College Performance Arts Center
Limited VIP Tickets at $100 – Other tickets at $65, $45

Written by Raffy Pekson II

August 29, 2009 at 9:30 am