Monthly Archives: July 2015

Where DJ Superstar meets The Voice of the Philippines

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Hollywood CA (Social Dragon PR) July 25, 2015. This Sunday July 30th 7PM PST/10PM EST on Blogtalk with MJ Racadio http://mranow.co , it’s all about love and singing with two talented people.

with Papa Jack of 90.7 Love Radio after his exclusive interview.
with Papa Jack of 90.7 Love Radio after his exclusive interview.

Let’s get to know Papa Jack, a.ka. John S. Gemperle. He is one of the main Kabisyo Djs on 90.7 Love Radio Network (www.loveradio.com.ph) in Manila. Papa Jack’s segment is all about Love. From 09:00pm – 12:00am TRUE LOVE CONVERSATIONS and at 12:00 am – 02:00am WILD CONFESSIONS.

Warning: Topics can get hot. Just call him the love doctor. All you need is love.

with Mitoy (The Voice of the Philippines Season 1 winner)
with Mitoy (The Voice of the Philippines Season 1 winner)

Also, meet Mitoy Yonting. Yonting is a Filipino singer, comedian, and lead vocalist for his band, The Draybers. Most notably, Yonting is known for winning the first season of The Voice of the Philippines. This has opened many doors. Yonting was the supporting act for Lea Salonga’s concert series titled “Playlist.” More recently, he was one of the cast members for ABS-CBN’s comedy “Home Sweetie Home.”

 

Overall, get to know these 2 talented individuals Sunday July 30th 7PM PST/10PM EST http://mranow.co . Maybe you will learn something new about love and singing.

 

Source:

Papa Jack

http://www.loveradio.com.ph/papa-jack-main/

 

Mitoy Yonting

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitoy_Yonting

 

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Noli Me Tangere: The Musical a Hit!

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Where Les Miserables meets Miss Saigon

Cast members of Noli Me Tangere:The Musical after a succesful perfomances
Cast members of Noli Me Tangere:The Musical after a succesful perfomances. Photo Credit: Jophel Huffman

Hollywood CA (Social Dragon PR) July 22, 2015. The anticipation was high outside Cerritos Performing Arts on July 11, 2015 before 8PM, Noli Me Tangere The Musical returns in Los Angeles, where Dr. Jose Rizal’s legacy bringing to life and the music from legendary Ryan Cayabyab.

Curtains opening: speech from the producer of the show Teatro Pilipino USA, First Act was really dark then the whole casts started singing in crescendo like style and building the momentum.

The most memorable characters were Crisostomo Ibarra played by Miguel Vera, a multi-talented singer/recording artist. Miguel Vera’s performance was amazing amazing plus his portayal was believable. Sisa’s portrayal was dramatic tear jerker and made me laugh out loud.

A charming Maria Clara with vocal prowess and the ability to command each musical numbers with heart and soul.

Kapitan Tiago’s performance with excellent vocal plus unexpected serious and very funny moments througout the duration of the musical.

The famous couple played by Nepomuceno and Garcia were extremely funny and it adds the life of the musical and unforgeatable moments . In addition, the entire casts were talented from dancing to vocals. – MJ Racadio of #USPressAssociation

4.5 stars out of 5 stars

What’s next for Teatro Pilipino USA perhaps debut in a great white way? Heard it in the grapevine international staging in Canada.

http://teatropilipinousa.org

Where Grammy Winner meets The Jazz Artists

After the 1st Asian Jazz Festival with Pauline Wilson (Grammy Award Winning Artist of Seawind) Photo Credit: Andy Edralin
After the 1st Asian Jazz Festival with Pauline Wilson (Grammy Award Winning Artist of Seawind) Photo Credit: Andy Edralin

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by. Gherald Alaman of http://talentandskills.com

Hollywood CA (Social Dragon PR) July 17, 2015. This weeks episode features Grammy Award Winner Pauline Wilson (Seawind), Louie Reyes (Legendary Pop Icon in the Philippines), Ner De Leon (Saxophonist) Tateng & Boy Katindig (Jazz Prodigy). Tune in Sunday, July 19th at 7PM PST/10 EST to Blogtalk with MJ Racadio http://mranow.co

Born and raised in Hawaii, Pauline Wilson is an American Jazz singer. Wilson was the lead vocalist in the group Seawind from the 1970’s to the early 80’s. In addition, she won a Grammy Award for Best Recording Children in 1979 for her duet “Friends”, with George Benson. Furthermore, she has also released several other solo albums, a duo album with Bob Wilson, and has toured with several other bands in the US, the Philippines, and other Asian countries.

louie reyes
with Legendary Louie Reyes

Secondly, meet legendary pop icon, Louie Reyes. Reyes is best known as one of the new Minstrels. A Trio who performed in front of Filipino and foreign audiences. Also, Two of her famous songs was in the Metro Manila Popular Music Festival, “Nothing I want more” and “Falling in Love Again” with Eugene Villaluz.

with Ner De Leon (Saxophonist)
with Ner De Leon (Saxophonist)

Thirdly, meet Ner De Leon, a musician, an artist, and a record producer. Most notably, De Leon is a Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist. He has released three albums and collaborated with other established artists such as Sheryn Regis, Cherice Pempengco, Marco Sison, etc…More importantly, He is one of the first Filipino-American to perform in the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. Not to mention, De Leon was one of the Featured artists for Gentlemen of Jazz in the Jazzmopolitan concert.

Tateng Katindig (Jazz Prodigy)
Tateng Katindig (Jazz Prodigy)
Boy Katindig (Jazz Pianist)
Boy Katindig (Jazz Pianist)

Last but not least, meet Tateng & Boy Katindig. The sons of legendary saxophonist, Eddie Katindig.

Tateng and Boy inherited their musical chops from their father. Both are considered Jazz prodigies. Tateng is considered one of the best pianists in Las Vegas with his trio. Moreover, Boy is an established drummer for an international cruise ship. In their own rights, they all made a name for themselves, including their brother Henry.

Get to know all 5 of these talented artists on Blogtalk with MJ Racadio Sunday, July 19th at 7PM PST/10 EST http://mranow.co

Pauline Wilson

http://www.paulinewilson.net/bio.html

Louie Reyes

http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2013/09/11/1194911/louie-reyes-lives-best-both-worlds

Ner De Leon

http://www.nerdeleon.com/about/

Tateng & Boy Katindig

http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php/The_Katindigs

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Where Classical Music meets Kundiman

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Hollywood CA (Social Dragon PR) July 07, 2015

Pastiche!
PAE Live: Pastiche!

A ‘PASTICHE’ OF MUSIC BLENDS CLASSICAL COMPOSITIONS

WITH TRADITIONAL PHILIPPINE LOVE SONGS

(July, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA.)  The worlds of classical music and Philippine kundimans harmoniously collide in a special evening of music that presents Philippine-born  international pianist Rudolf Pelaez Golez in concert.  “Pastiche: An Evening of Classics and Kundimans” features Golez on the instrument that made him the sole prizewinner at the First ASEAN Chopin International Piano Competition, along with concert cellist prodigy Matthew John Ignacio and the gentlemen of Prime Note Ensemble, the chorale group formed in Saudi Arabia who now call the U.S. their home.

Rudolf Pelaez Golez: Pianist
Rudolf Pelaez Golez: Pianist

Golez is one of the Philippines’ youngest piano virtuosos today.  He was a featured soloist at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Filipino Young Artists Series and has played with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and the Manila Symphony Orchestra.  His solo concerts feature a rich and varied repertoire of classical and contemporary periods in piano literature.  Currently, Golez serves as the Vice-President for External and Cultural Affairs of Liceo de Cagayan University and is on the faculties of  both the Philippine Women’s University and Cebu Normal University.

Matthew John Ignacio: Concert Cellist Prodigy
Matthew John Ignacio: Concert Cellist Prodigy

Joining Golez as special guests are Matthew John Ignacio, the prodigy cellist who is also proficient on the piano and accordion, who is a student at the Colburn School, one of the most prestigious conservatories for music as well as the performing arts in the nation. Most recently, Ignacio performed as a special guest of Andrea Morricone, the award winning Italian composer, at Morricone’s concert at the Broad Theater.  Ignacio has performed in concert along with his fellow students and colleagues in many concerts. Also part of the evening’s program is Prime Note Ensemble, the chorale group established in Saudi Arabia who have performed across the world and in the U.S. in many choir competitions.  They have been guests at Carnegie Hall and have also performed at the famed Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Music Center.

Prime Note Ensemble
Prime Note Ensemble

The night’s repertoire will include both classical pieces – Beethoven, Mozart, etc. – as well as renditions of traditional and  contemporary “kundimans” (Filipino love songs). “It’s an honor to have Rudolf Golez come to perform in Los Angeles,” said Executive Producer Mercedes Martin. “I knew the first time I heard him play, that I just had to share his talent with the ‘kababayans’ here in Los Angeles.”  Nimfa A. Bemis, the show’s producer exclaimed “I’m very excited to present these artists  and I cannot wait to see what Rudolf and Matthew are going to present when they perform together and to hear the songs that PNE and Rudolf will be serenading the audience!”

 

The concert doubles as a fundraiser for Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (S.I.P.A.), one of Los Angeles’ oldest community based organizations that delivers direct social services to the Filipino-American community living in Historic Filipinotown and in Los Angeles.  Tickets are $25.00 (or $35.00 which includes a post-concert reception) and are available at WWW.TIX.COM.

 

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PAE Live! Presents

“Pastiche! A Musical Evening of Classics & Kundimans”

Featuring International Concert Pianist Rudolf P. Golez

and special guests Matthew John Ignacio and Prime Note Ensemble

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015 at 8:00pm

The Colburn School

200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90012

Tickets: $25.00 / $35.00 (includes post-concert reception)

Available at WWW.TIX.COM or by calling 310-288-7827

 

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, a non-profit 501c3 organization. See www.sipa-online.org for more information.

Where New York Bag Designer meets Eco-Fashion Designer

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by Gherald Alaman of Talent and Skills http://talentandskills.com

and MJ Racadio

John Ablaza: Philippine's First Eco-Fashion Designer
John Ablaza: Philippine’s First Eco-Fashion Designer

Hollywood CA (Social Dragon PR) July 02, 2015. Tune in this Sunday 7PM PST/10 EST on Blogtalk with MJ Racadio http://mranow.co. This Episode features Mary Lai, NYC Bag Designer, John Ablaza, Philippine’s First Eco-Fashion Designer, and this weekend’s Featured Artist: International Super Star Ricky Martin and Remix by DJ Cubanito & Klubjumpers.

Mary Lai: New York Bag Designer. Featured in Vogue Magazine
Mary Lai: New York Bag Designer. Featured in Vogue Magazine
Mary Lai Photo Credit: The Fashion Potential
Mary Lai
Photo Credit: The Fashion Potential

Mary Lai is a seasoned designer, artist, and business entrepreneur, known for her ultramodern edge, high quality leather handbag collection. Recently, Lai was nominated for Distinctly Denim Handbag by Guess at the 17th Annual IHDA Award Ceremony, and the year before she was nominated in 2 categories out of 1500+ applicants. Prior to 2014, Lai received the American Express OPEN Rising Stars of Fashion Award. Furthermore, Lai was awarded the Independent Handbag Designer Award in June 2013 for the Best Handmade Handbag. All in all, Lai is a gifted designer.

with John Ablaza after the Interview at W Hotel Hollywood
with John Ablaza after the Interview at W Hotel Hollywood

Next, meet John Ablaza, an international Fashion Designer with a mission and vision of promoting the rich culture and heritage of the Philippines. Ablaza’s Vision is to create a livelihood for local artisans. He is also known for his bow tie couture. What makes his bow tie collection special is the embroidery, which is made by different tribes in the Philippines. Most notably, Ablaza is Philippine’s first eco-fashion designer.

Ricky Martin's Smashed Hit
Ricky Martin’s Smashed Hit “Adios”
Remixed by DJ Cubanito & Klubjumpers
Photo Credit : GratisMusica.org

Featured artist will be International Superstar Ricky Martin with his new smashed hit “Adios” remixed by DJ Cubanito & Klubjumpers– Grammy nominated Billboard producers.

Tune in to this exciting episode Sunday July 5th 7PM PST/10 EST on Blogtalk with MJ Racadio http://mranow.co

Mary Lai – Luxury Bag Designer  

http://marylai.com

        John Ablaza – Eco-Fashion Designer

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Ricky Martin’s New Smashed Hit Song “Adios”

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Where Novel meets History

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Where Novel meets History

Noli Me Tangere: The Musical
Noli Me Tangere: The Musical

Hollywood CA (Social Dragon PR) July 02, 2015. Jose Rizal’s novel is widely known as bold and fearless confessions during Spanish occupation in the Philippines. Noli Me Tangere : The Novel is the legacy left by Jose Rizal but Filipino Americans in today’s generation will witness The Musical version this coming July 11, 2015 2PM & 8PM at Cerritos Performing Arts.

In June 19, at iDance Studio in Carson during the Press Conference, had a chance getting to know the lead character as well heard the music by legendary Ryan Cayabyab.

Here are the reviews after hearing the performance.

“Heartwarming and unforgettable perfomances by Sisa & Crisostomo Ibarra portrayed by Miguel Vera’s, his  vocal ability was superb and the music by Cayabyab was in pecfection, a must see ” – MJ Racadio of US Press Association.

Lets find out what the production team has to say.

MJ: What are the challenges to make the musicals

Production Team: Casting was a challenge because mostly Fil-Ams could hardly speak tagalog, most cast has day jobs, practically we rehearse in the weekends.

with Miguel Vera as Crisostomo Ibarra
with Miguel Vera as Crisostomo Ibarra

Miguel Vera said his been a stage actor before recording artist.

MJ: This is your second year to portray Crisostomo Ibarra. What preparation do you have for the character?

Miguel Vera as Crisostomo Ibarra: No preparations at all but I need to be fit physically and mentally for the character because this is very demanding role.

MJ: How do you take care of your voice?

Miguel Vera: a lot of sleep.

Noli Me Tangere: The Musical will indeed brings the history back to life, legacy by Dr. Jose Rizal.

Buy your tickets now!

http://teatropilipinousa.org

July 11, 2015 at The Cerritos Performing Arts.

Matinee 2PM & Evening 8PM

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