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11-city Smithsonian Exhibit Depicts Filipino Struggle Against American Colonialism

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The original Smithsonian Institution building, popularly known as the Castle. It now houses administrative offices and the Smithsonian Information Center.

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The Smithsonian Institution chose Charlotte as a stop for a traveling exhibit that tells the story of Filipinos who struggled against American colonialism and ultimately became U.S. citizens. “Singgalot: The Ties That Bind,” is coming to Charlotte Museum of History from Saturday through Oct. 16, 2011.

The 11-city exhibition made its first stop in Los Angeles last month. It will land in Kansas City, Seattle, Chicago and Philadelphia before a final stop in November in Santa Rosa, California.

The exhibit is intended to help the nation’s 2.5 million Filipino citizens trace their history and contributions in the United States through about 30 photo panels and images.

Read more at Charlotte Observer

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Vonage Offers Unlimited Calling to the Philippines and USA

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

March 10, 2011 at 1:37 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 www.seattlesymphony.org, 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.

Filipino-American Two-time Grammy Nominee Named Poet Name Life

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Seriously – that’s his name. He is currently the official DJ for the Black Eyed Peas and has two Grammy nominations as producer, songwriter and remixer. He also holds the number one dance album on iTunes, Total Club Hits 4. Born Jaime Lim Munson in Echo Park, LA, California, he comes from a large Filipino family with ten brothers and sisters.

In 1995, The Black Eyed Peas was formed in Los Angeles. Poet preferred to stay in the background as their songwriter, producer and DJ. Since their third album Elephunk in 2003, the group’s hip hop/dance-oriented style has sold an estimated 35 million albums worldwide and 41 million singles. Poet has been the official DJ of the Black Eyed Peas and has been going with the group in their tours. Poet revealed that the “in thing” now in the music industry is working as a DJ.

Read more at Asian Journal.

Written by Raffy Pekson II

March 31, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Sharon Cuneta’s Concert in Las Vegas

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The AsianJournal.com posted a great article describing Sharon Cuneta‘s recent May 23 concert held in Paris Las Vegas. Daughter KC and husband Kiko Pangilinan also joined the Megastar on stage. The “MegaThirty” concert tour is also slated for New Jersey, Texas and Los Angeles.

Click here to read the article posted by Dymphna Calica-La Putt.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

May 28, 2009 at 4:02 pm

18th Annual Festival Of Philippine Arts And Culture/San Pedro, CA

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Poster of previous (2008) event

Poster of previous (2008) event

The 18th Annual Festival Of Philippine Arts And Culture/San Pedro, CA will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 At 08:00 AM at PT Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA. For more information, contact FilAm ARTS • 607 N Vermont Ave, Suite 201 • Los Angeles CA 90004 • 323/913-4663 • www.FilAmARTS.orginfo@filamarts.org

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