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Lea Salonga to Judge 2011 Miss Universe in Brazil

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Lea Salonga has been chosen to be a judge in the live telecast of the 2011 Miss Universe beauty pageant to be held in Sao Paolo, Brazil

The Philippines’ very own Lea Salonga, globally acclaimed for her role in the musical Miss Saigon of which she a Tony and numerous other awards, has been asked by no other than Donald Trump to be one of the judges in the upcoming Miss Universe beauty pageant. The other judges include Connie Chung, Helios Castroneves, Vivica Fox, Isabeli Fontana, Amelia Vega, and Adrienne Maloof.

The 60th Miss Universe Pageant will be broadcast live from Credicard Hall in São Paulo on September 12, 2011 (the morning of September 13, 2011, in the Philippines). The Miss Universe Organization is a joint venture between tycoon Donald Trump and NBC Universal. Online voting began last August 19 and will end on September 11 at www.missuniverse.com.

Representing the Philippines is Shamcey Supsup

The Philippines’ candidate in the pageant is Shamcey Supsup, a University of the Philippines (UP) magna cum laude architecture graduate, who hails from General Santos City in Mindanao. She topped the architecture licensure examinations in the Philippines last year and was recently given special recognition by the UP Alumni Association.

Sources: Yahoo! News | Lea Salonga Office Website | Miss Universe Official Website

Photo items from LeaSalonga.com and MissUniverse.com

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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.

Lea Salong Concert Shows in North America and Hawaii

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Leas 20 city concert is a blast!

Lea's 20 city concert is a blast!

Lea Salonga will be doing a series of concerts in the continental United States, Canada and Hawaii between September 18 through November 14 this year. Wow! That’s a total of twenty shows. The broadway diva, whose fame to glory came from her starring role in “Miss Saigon,” eventually won her an international award. Lea also started a website called “Lea Salonga – Your Songs” which she asked the general public to drop her a note and let her know what songs they’d like to hear, both for this concert series and one more in December to be held in the Philippines.

Catch her at a concert place nearest you!

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Below is Lea’s schedule sourced out from her Facebook Invitation:

9/18/09 – 8 PM
River Rock Show Theatre,
Richmond BC Canada
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9/20/09 – 7 PM
Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom
Snoqualmie, WA
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9/25/09 – 7:30 PM
Horseshoe Casino
Elizabeth, IN
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9/25/09 – 9 PM
The Venue Horseshoe Casino
Hammond, IN
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9/26/09 – 9 PM
The Venue Horseshoe Casino
Hammond, IN
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9/28/09 – 8:30 PM
McPhillips Street Station Casino
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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9/29/09 – 6 PM
McPhillips Street Station Casino
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
(Available only with 15,500 player points only at Casino Ticketmaster. The Club Card Member Gala of the Year, including reception, four course dinner, and concert.)
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9/29/09 – 8:30 PM
McPhillips Street Station Casino
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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10/2/09 – 8 PM
Pechanga Theater, Pechanga Resort & Casino
Temecula, CA
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10/9/09 – 8 PM
Tarrytown Music Hall
Tarrytown, NY
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10/10/09 – 8 PM
Mainstage Theatre, University At Buffalo Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY
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10/16/09 – 9 PM
Club 88, Cache Creek Indian Casino
Brooks, CA
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10/17/09 – 8 PM
Club 88, Cache Creek Indian Casino
Brooks, CA
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10/18/09 – 7 PM
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
Cerritos, CA (Benefit)
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(VIP ticket includes private reception and dinner)

10/20/09 – 7:30 PM
Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater
Medford, OR
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10/31/09 – 8 PM
Eisemann Center
Richardson, TX
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11/2/09 – 7 PM
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
Cabazon, CA
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11/6/09 – 8 PM
Arena Theatre
Houston, TX
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11/7/09 – 8 PM
Paramount Theatre
Austin, TX
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11/10/09 – 8 PM
The Concert Hall, Neil S. Blaisdell Center
Honolulu, HI
Ticket sale coming soon.

11/14/09 – 8 PM
Harold K.L. Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Kahului, HI
Ticket sale coming soon.

Written by Raffy Pekson II

September 15, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Gawad Kalinga Show at Carnegie Features Stephanie Reese

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Stephanie Reese is an enigmatic singer – the power of her voice speaks for her as a great entertainer. A Filipino-American born and raised in Washington, Stephanie’s musical background isn’t just grassroots. She’s performed as Kim in the German production of Miss Saigon, as Esmeralda in the Disney World premier of the Hunchback of Notre Dame and Princess Tuptim in the Palladium Theatre’s production of The King and I in London’s West End.

See Stephanie embark on a solo concert at famed Carnegie Hall in New York on November 7, 2009, at 7:30 PM.  This show is for the benefit of Gawad Kalinga. Tickets range from $75 to $135 and they start going on sale on September 8. Accordingly, the first 100 buyers of the show will get a free autographed poster.

Source: Facebook Group.