Catching-Up with Emmy winning producer of #TheTalk : Marc Anthony Nicolas.
by MJ Racadio
Hollywood, California (January 05, 2017). First of all, Happy New Year friends, 2016 was a very fruitful year as blogger/publicist, basically in a nutshell had the time of my life despite the ups and down. 2017 will be an exciting year, this January alone is full of high profile events from attending a special screening of new Hollywood film Sleepless movie in Manila
to covering the world’s famous DJ: David Guetta in Araneta Coliseum (01.05.17)
plus legendary Bryan Adams Live in Manila on January 18, 2017.
Apart from this, had a chance to catch-up with a good friend from #Lalaland (Hollywood) his name is Marc Anthony Nicolas (Emmy Award Winning Producer #TheTalk– highly watched day-time talk show).
MJ Racadio: How ya been?
Marc Anthony Nicolas: I’m fantastic. Gearing up for the holidays. The Talk got nominated for a People’s Choice Awards so I’m really excited for that event next year. How are you? 😄
Marc Anthony Nicolas2016 was a good year for me. I turned 40. I don’t look my age thanks to my dermatologist, Dr. Tess Mauricio. I won the 2016 Emmy. I was ranked #1 in the list of “Most Influential Filipino-Americans” by Blog Talk. Boy Abunda interviewed me in Los Angeles. Finally, I was a judge in the Miss CA USA pageant. The winner represents California and competes in Miss USA 2017. For the new year, I want everyone to be happy and to start every day with a grateful heart. Be thankful. It’s not how much you have, it’s how much you can give. 2017, ready or not… Here I come.
MJ RacadioThank you! for catching-up with my very famous and yet very humble friend in so called #Hollywood or #Lalaland. Regards to the hosts of #TheTalk and don’t forget to shout-out. Before ending this catching-up, Tell me your favorite Filipino Food, Places in The#Philippines, The Best #Filipino moments.
Marc Anthony NicolasMy favorite food is pancit and lumpia. Every place in the Philippines is amazing but I really want to go to Palawan. My favorite Filipino moment is when I visited the Philippines during the holidays and everyone was at my Lola and Lolo’s house eating and singing. It was so fun! They would light the firecracker, Sinturon ni Judas which put a smile on my face.
Last year’s video featured over 150 YouTube creators, along with TV personalities and celebrities James Corden, T-Pain, Karlie Kloss, and John Oliver and celebrated themes from”Pizza Rat” to “Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae.”
What will 2016 focus on? See this video to know more!
From Japanese comedy and European soccer to big celebrity moments and some of YouTube’s most popular faces, this year’s top trending videos represent the amazing variety of creativity shared on YouTube every day. Collectively these 10 videos have 550 million views and were watched for over 25 million hours. The channels who make them have more than 40 million subscribers who tune in regularly to watch the funny, insightful, entertaining things they create.
In Music, 2016 seemed to be all about “work,” with Fifth Harmony landing the year’s top music video (and more than a billion views) and Rihanna claiming the record for most views in the first 24 hours.
Wealth without Wall street: Getting to know Robert San Luis
by MJ Racadio contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 10, 2016 (Quezon City, Philippines). Met with Robert San Luis through a good friend Emma Tiebens, happened to be a best-selling author as well. First impression of Robert was educated, well-spoken individual, and down-to-earth. He arrived in Manila early November and we had dinner at Marco Polo Ortigas, by the way, their food and service was amazing. In terms of financial education, discussing real estate investment was familiar particularly in mobile homes. In addition, he plans to released his book #wealthwithoutwallstreet next year 2017, so watch out for it.
Robert made several appearances on National Television
Robert is a best-selling author, trusted advisor, successful investor and sought after investment consultant with a passion for leading driven individuals to achieving their dreams of financial freedom.
He believes that investors can replace their working income with passive income if they adopt an optimal strategy and have access to well curated investment opportunities.
With a decade of experience as a personal financial planner for high net worth individuals in addition to expertise in manufactured housing communities, Robert has a diverse investment background.
The unified mission of his brand, “Wealth Without Wall Street”, and his books, course, consulting, speaking, blog and podcast is to transform the way investors invest so they can be financially independent and retire sooner.
His personal motto is: “aspire to excellence” in all things.
When he is not hunting for mobile home park deals, he enjoys spending time with his two incredible children, listening to jazz, playing golf and surrounding himself with interesting people in the know.
Hollywood, CA (Social Dragon PR) October, 2015. Tune in this Sunday, October 4, 2015 7PM PST / 10PM EST to the first episode of Season 5 of Blogtalk with MJRacadio on http://soundcloud.com/mjracadio featuring Janet R. Nepales & Ruben Nepales (Both members of the Hollywood Foreign Press), and Hollywood Actor Michael Galante. In addition, Kulintronica’s ‘Til the Break of Gong’ Album Release Party Press Coverage by Micah Dela Cruz (a.k.a. DJ MD) in San Francisco, California.
Let’s meet two dynamic duos of the Hollywood Foreign Press. First, meet Janet R. Nepales. As a matter of fact, Janet is the first and only Pinay in the “Hollywood Foreign Press.” In 2012 and 2013, she is one of 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World by the Filipina Women’s Network. Recently, LA Press Club’s Journalism Award ranked her 2nd Place for Best Columnist/Critic 2 years in a row (2014 & 2013) and 4th place in 2012. There are other awards that she has won.
Similar to his counterpart, Ruben Nepales has skills in Journalism too. Ruben is also a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press and former chairman in 2013. He has won two awards from the National Entertainment Journalism Awards: Third Prize for best book, Anvil Publishing Company’s “My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood,” and third prize for best column, “Only in Hollywood.”
Overall, Janet and Ruben Nepales are a dynamic duo when it comes to writing in Hollywood.
Finally, let’s meet Michael Galante. Galante is a SAG-AFTRA Hollywood Actor. He is known for winning Best Supporting Actor in “Boy Meet Girl” at the “San Diego Film Festival 2014.” In addition, he also won Best Supporting Actor in “HypeBeasts Best Supporting” at the “Asians on Film Festival 2014.” Furthermore, he has landed the lead role in 8 Films that have been accepted to Film Festivals or have won awards nationwide and guest star in ‘Baby Daddy’ on ABC. All in all, Michael Galante will turn your film into a success. Plus Kulintronica’s Album Release Party press coverage by DJ MD.
Get to know these Hollywood icons by tuning into the premier of Season 5, this Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 7PM PST / 10PM EST to Blogtalk with MJRacadio powered by Sound Cloud http://soundcloud.com/mjracadio
Hollywood, CA (Social Dragon PR) September, 2015. Tune in this Sunday, September 6, 2015 7PM PST / 10PM EST to Blogtalk with MJRacadio on http://mranow.co and get to know basketball stars and a voice-over/Mo-Cap Artist plus DJ MD.
First meet James Yap, also known as James Carlos Agravante Yap Sr. and Big Game James. Yap is a Filipino professional basketball player. He was a 4th-time High school Basketball MVP and during that time they won three championships. After High School, He took his college team, UE Red Warriors to two straight final four games and was named UAAP MVP in 2003. A year later, Yap entered the draft and was selected in the first round and 2nd overall in the 2004 PBA, also known as the Philippine Basketball Association, Draft. Yap currently plays shooting guard/small forward for the “Star Hotshots” in the PBA. He is a twelve-time All-Star from 2004 thru 2015, and his team has won seven PBA championships. He is also a 4th-time PBA MVP. Overall, James Yap was born to play basketball.
Next, meet another basketball player, Kobe Paras, the son of 2nd-time PBA MVP Legend, Benjie Paras, and the brother of actor/basketball player, Andre Paras. He is notoriously known for dunking over Lebron James. Also, he is the youngest player to compete in the 2013 FIBA 3×3 World Championships, and won two gold medals in a row at the slam dunk contest. This past summer he played in the Adidas Uprising All-American Camp, and in the Adidas Global Nations camp. Currently, he is a shooting guard/small forward at Cathedral High School and he has accepted a college basketball scholarship to play for UCLA. Per ESPN, he is ranked in the top 25(#23) best small forwards in the US. All in all, Watch out for this rising basketball star. Basketball is in Kobe Paras’ genes.
Finally, lets get to know Micah DC aka DJMD! he was born and raised in the California Bay Area. Living in the Peninsula, East Bay, and South Bay, DJ MD has opened his eyes to the diversity in the Bay Area. It is a hotbed of entertainment, fashion and culture waiting to be shared with everyone. Being someone that appreciates these things, DJ MD hope to as a Norcal correspondent to share with you the exciting things happening in the Bay Area.
Shoot and Score.
Get to know basketball greats and voice-over/Mo-Cap talent plus DJ MD by Tuning in this Sunday, September 6th, 2015 from 7PM PST / 10PM EST to Blogtalk with MJRacadio on http://mranow.co.
We got three exciting people in the entertainment industry, Apl. de. Ap ,Tia Carerre and Eric G. this Sunday August 23rd 7PM PST /10PM EST to Blogtalk with MJRacadio on http://mranow.co.
Apl.de.Ap (pronounced “Apple Dee Ap”), also known as Allan Pineda Lindo, is a Filipino-American Rapper, singer, break dancer, record producer, and a philanthropist. Apl.de.Ap had a tough life growing up, but he persevered. He is widely known, as one of the founding members of the Grammy Award winning music Hip Hop/Pop group “The Black Eyed Peas.” He has won numerous awards: The Myx Award, Global Achievement (GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards), The Spirit Award for his philanthropy work, etc… Currently, Apl.de.Ap is one of the judges for “The Voice of the Philippines.” Overall, despite the fame, Apl.de.Ap never forgot where he came from. He has given back to his family, the Philippines, and the global community.
Next, meet Tia Carrere. She is an American Actress, singer, model and voice artist, born and raised in Hawaii. She got her big break, while she was at a grocery store. She landed her first movie role in “Aloha Summer.” Than, she showed her acting range in several major blockbuster films, such as Wayne’s World 1& 2, True Lies, Rising Sun, Lilo & Stitch, and so on.In addition, Carrere and her friend/artist/producer Daniel Ho was nominated for a Grammy 3 years in a row and won two. Their song “Hawaiiana” reached the #10 on Billboard’s World Music Chart. Presently, Carrere is producing a biopic of Rell Sunn, a Hawaiian surf legend, in which she plans to portray her. All in all, Tia Carrere has a diverse entertainment background and a Hollywood Triple Threat indeed.
Don’t miss out on Apl.de.Ap, Tia Carrere’s and Eric G.’s latest buzz. Tune in this Sunday August 23rd 7PM PST /10PM EST to Blogtalk with MJRacadio on http://mranow.co. Listen to their interviews and get inspired.
Hollywood CA (Social Dragon PR) July 02, 2015. Tune in this Sunday7PM 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 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.
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.
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
Don’t miss out on this special episode on Blogtalk with MJ Racadio, Sunday June 28, 2015 7PM PST/10PM EST http://mranow.co Three talented people in the entertainment industry will be on the show.
First, meet Luis Pedron, a filmmaker, producer, and an actor, who co-founded one of the hottest film festivals in New York City, The International Film Festival Manhattan and Asians on Film Festival. Some of Pedron’s notables include receiving the Best Directing award and Best Documentary Video at the NYIIFVF for his film “VIP Very Important Pinoys” and his last short film, “Party Games” won “Best Director Award.” Most notably, he is the producer for the Solar Champion Movie.
Next, meet Loui Fernandez, a DJ and Producer from Madrid, Spain. Fernandez has spun at several hot parties and venues in Spain, such as Fabrik, Pagoa, Mark Aldany. In addition, he spun with several top artists Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Cox, Luciano and others. Furthermore, Fernandez has worked on several music labels such as KMS Records, Nervous Records, Frequenza Records, Ametist Records, and several others.
Last, but not least, on this episode, meet Tamlyn Tomita , a Japanese-born American Actress and singer. Tomita made her screen debut in The Karate Kid, Part II, as Kumiko. Later, she landed supporting roles in several top films such as Joy Luck Club, Come See the Paradise, Picture Bride and other films. Moreover, she had recurring roles on popular day time soaps, such as Santa Barbara, General Hospital, and Days of our lives. Also, Tomita was featured in People Magazine.
Overall, don’t miss out on this episode. Tune into Blogtalk with MJ Racadio Sunday Jun 28 , 7PM PST/10PM EST
Hollywood CA (Social Dragon PR) June 20, 2015. On Sunday, June 21st 8PM PST/11PM EST, meet Charmaine Rodriguez on Blogtalk with MJ Racadio. Ms. Rodriguez worked with Fashion Designer Contestants on the Hit NBC show “Fashion Star”. She creates patterns and technical patterncards from designers call out sketches. Currently, she runs her own couture business, Charmaine Joie Couture.
Also meet Nihil Young, aka Less Hate and Mattia Marotta. Young is an Italian DJ and producer. He has worked with several top artists and labels. He is also one of the founders for Frequenza Records and the owner of Frequenza Limited.
Get to know both of these talented people on Blogtalk with MJ Racadio Sunday Jun 21st at 8PM PST/11PM EST.
One of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonist in pop, soul and contemporary jazz for over 35 years, Michael Paulo is bringing jazz to Los Angeles with the 1st Annual Asian Heritage Jazz Festival presented by Apaulo Music Productions, featuring some of the most renown Asian Jazz Artists in America, who have made inroads on a national and global scale.
According to Paulo: ” With my lifelong passion for Jazz, I want to host an event unlike any other that focuses on the Asian Culture embracing an American Art form, Jazz. As America is a melting pot of cultures it is important in the assimilation of those cultures to embrace things that are uniquely American. It is through this that we can become a part of the mainstream culture. Also in most instances Asian Americans aren’t readily associated with Jazz. The festival aims to change that perception by featuring as many of the best Asian jazz performers here that we can assemble. We will have the biggest line up of Asian Jazz artists ever in the US.”
Featured artists: Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa, Koto June Kuramoto, Vocalist Pauline Wilson, Saxman Michael Paulo, Keyboardist Ming Freeman, Korean Saxman Danny Jung, Piano Legend Rene Paulo, Bassist Benny Rietveld, Vocalist Kemeya Seward, Saxophonist Ner de Leon, Bassist David Inamine , Guitarist Fred Schreuders and Yu Ooka, arranger /composer Derek Nakamoto, Pianist Boy Katindig, Saxophonist Justin Klunk and more! Rob Fukuzaki, the weekday sports anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News team in Los Angeles and host of the post-game show Sports Zone will serve as the festival emcee.
This festival will showcase the achievements of these artists, as well as recognize an impressive roster of Asian American musicians, who have contributed their talents to this original American art form. Jazz has become increasingly popular in Asia with The Java Jazz festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, now the largest jazz festival in the world. It is time to highlight and promote our local artists in the United States.
Paulo continues: “We can also generate opportunities for young up-and-coming talent to gain exposure, play and be inspired by the veteran performers who have had international success. This is what makes us different than the many other jazz festival events in Southern California. I am committed to its success and very excited to launch this event.”
The festival provides a platform to promote and nurture younger artists who deserve wider recognition, but are unable to break into the mainstream world of major jazz festivals.
The festival will also support the launch of a music scholarship fund to provide opportunities to further insure the future of the Asian culture in embracing this iconic American art form.
The Festival will be held at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center on an outdoor main stage, it is one of the largest ethnic arts and cultural centers of its kind in the United States.
Michael Paulo – Apaulo Music Productions
One of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonists in pop, soul and contemporary jazz for over 35 years, Michael Paulo has added his distinct saxpertise to a virtual who’s who of artists, including Al Jarreau (Paulo’s longest term touring association), James Ingram, Rick Braun (No. 1 Smooth Jazz Trumpeter) , guitarist Peter White, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Jeff Lorber, David Benoit, Carl Anderson, Bobby Caldwell, Johnny Mathis, Deniece Williams, Oleta Adams, Paul Jackson Jr., Christopher Cross, Ray Parker Jr., Eric Benet, and more.
In 1983, Paulo caught his big break when Al Jarreau hired him for his touring band. The
young saxman became an integral part of the Jarreau experience while touring the world for the next decade. Paulo also gained international recognition as a result of his work on Jarreau’s
famed “Live in London” release.
Internationally, he has performed in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
With nine solo releases to his credit and numerous studio sessions Michael has been a
mainstay in the jazz world. In 2003 and 2004 Michael expanded his Horizons performing with
the Honolulu and Asian American Symphonies. Michael is currently completing a new recording
project featuring his compositions and an all star cast of top jazz artists and musicians.
As the Founding Producer for the Temecula Wine and Music Festival in California for the past ten years Michael is no stranger to the international festival scene. Paulo spent fifteen years as the musical director and host of the Dolphin Days Music Festival in Hawaii. He has also recently been active as a musical coordinator and artist in residence for The Java Jazz Festival, one of the largest international music festivals in the world.
Currently Michael produces popular Smooth Jazz Concerts in Hawaii and “Grooves at the
Westin” jazz series in Palm Springs. With over 20 concerts to date, and more scheduled this
year, Michael has been instrumental in the resurgence and popularity of jazz and instrumental music in Hawaii.
Beneficiary: The Heads up Youth Foundation
The Heads Up Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk youth in the Southern California area. The Foundation assists existing sports and youth organizations that promote positive development in children and teens through recreational, educational and mentoring programs. It was founded in 1997 by Rob Fukuzaki, the weekday sports anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News team in Los Angeles and host of the post-game show Sports Zone.
Corporate, Community and Media Sponsorships are available.
Contact: Apaulo Music Productions LLC, Michael Paulo at 951-696-0184 or Saxhawaii@aol.com,
To purchase tickets: www.tix.com – Asian Heritge Jazz Festival
Media Contact: Michael Paulo and featured artists are available for appearance and interviews