April 21, 2016, (Social Dragon PR) Los Angeles, California
The success of Blogtalk with MJ Racadio is inevitable, behind the success is Mariebeth Racadio celebrating her birthday today April 21, 2016. Recognizing her for unending support from contacting future guests to providing moral support. Back in the memory lane, she stated ” Why don’t you interview influential people to inspire others”. Yes indeed! took that as advice and the rest is history. Wishing her good health and prosperous life.
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) August 15, 2015. Wow, 2 fashion designers in one fabulous episode this Sunday, August 16 7PM PST/10PM EST to Blogtalk with MJ Racadio on http://mranow.co featuring Alexis Monsanto & Kirsten Regalado.
First, meet Hollywood Couture Designer Alexis Monsanto (Atlelier). Monsanto is a Visionary Designer of Bridal dresses, evening wear, Debutant, MOB’s, Special Occasion, and Red Carpet Fashions. He first got his taste of the fashion bug when he was 15. He saw his first fashion show. It wasn’t until he was 23, when he first developed his first runway show. Then, he made headlines in 2011 by presenting the first 3D Fashion Show, showing off his Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Overall, Monsanto is a pioneer in fusing fashion and technology in his shows.
Next, meet Fashion designer, Kirsten Regalado. Regalado started her fashion line in October 2009 by infusing Philippine Fabrics into contemporary designs. Nowadays, she expanded her fashion line and started focusing on bridal couture, pageant gowns and formal dresses. She has won numerous awards: People’s Choice awards, Spirit awards, APMA Awards, etc… In addition, her clientèle is stacked: Miss Universe Models, Miss Florida Models, Miss Worldwide International, etc.. All in all, Regalado’s unique styles is for the modern woman in today’s fashion world.
Pick up some great fashion designing tips by tuning in this Sunday, August 16 7PM PST/10PM EST to Blogtalk with MJ Racadio on http://mranow.co Don’t miss out. It is going to be a fabulous show.
From Press Conference to Bikini Runway Fashion Show
Hollywood, CA (Social Dragon PR) August 03, 2015. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder from Morena to Mestiza. Luckily was able to get a glimpse of the beautiful ladies from across America last July 19, at the Porsche Downtown, Los Angeles Press Presentation. The candidates of premier Filipina American beauty pagent currently in a high gear vying for coveted crown for Binibining Pilipinas USA 2015 that will take place on August 15, 6PM at the Carpenter Performing Arts in Long Beach, California.
Apart from the Press, had a chance to attend the meet and greet and getting to know the candidates at the Gerry’s Grill last July 30. Tune In! August 06-5PM PST for Blogtalk with MJ Racadio mid-week episode: exclusive interviews from the lovely candidates. Visit http://mranow.co
Meet & Greet & Getting to know
If you win the title what is your purpose? “I’ll definitely use my voice and be a role model.” – Sidette San Agustin, Bb. 10. “Be a goodwill ambasador”- Megan Culp, Bb. 18.
If given a chance to make laws what would that be and why?
“I will create laws for equality”- Heather Casignia, Bb. 1.
Any changes in terms of equality in the US? “Most definitely, we are family of immigrants and thankful for our parents because of the opportunities have given to us”- Eriel Uy, Bb. 13.
The Bikini Runway Fashion Show will be held at Porsche Downtown Los Angeles this coming Sunday August 09, 7PM for details visit http://insiderproductions.net
Who is your favorite?
According to fans
Number 2, she’s pretty and tall- Bianca Daza (Manila, Philippines).
Number 2-Rodchild Urena of Sacramento, California.
Lovely ladies wish I was there with you- Daryl Cook of Missouri.
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
Little Show called Blogtalk Celebrating Milestone!
One Year Anniversary plus over 70 Inspiring Episodes/ 3 Seasons
By MJ Racadio
Hollywood, CA (Social Dragon PR), May 11, 2015
Wow! It’s been over a year since started this little show called Blogtalk. First and foremost, thanking God for his guidance and blessings. Met wonderful and beautiful people who made my show possible and of course my partner in crime Mariebeth who endlessly supporting throughout the years from providing hi-tech gadgets to moral support. Never imagine had this chance of a lifetime to give platform or medium to inspire others even empowering via podcasting and blogging. Just got back from the Philippines and had a blast out there from spending quality time with parents to visiting beautiful places like Vigan (Sur) and Pagudpud (Norte) both in Ilocos, San Pablo City in Laguna, Villasis in Pangasinan where I delivered my speech as guest of honor/ speaker and that was the most surreal experienced ever.
After two weeks of vacation, here comes the interviews, being invited by the legendary Jim Paredes at his fabulous house was real treat indeed. He was so welcoming and hospitable, which is the known character of Filipino people. Early eve, hanging out with Travis Kraft and Lance Raymundo at Gateway in Cubao, a beautiful place to eat and unwind from busy schedule. This meeting called it, where Iron Man meets the Superman they were both accommodating and answered all the questions. By the way, my assistant executive was there too her name is Jo “Rockon” I could not have done it without her assistance along with Benedict (Red Band Drummer) which I’m currently mentoring.
Then after, we went and see the show of Mitoy (The Voice of the Philippines Season 1 Winner) his very good no wonder he won. Mitoy gave me a chance to interview him for 5 minutes, he was accommodating and down-to-earth. I had a long day, guess what? It’s not done yet because Jo wanting me to visit Papa Jack the DJ Superstar of the Philippines. We arrived at Love Radio along Roxas Boulevard in Manila; the place was very quiet and spacious. Papa Jack was very friendly and gave me a chance to ask him questions, which is really cool and getting to know him up close and personal. The next day, meeting with Nino Alejandro was fun and cool because he was so gracious to offer me something at a known coffee shop at Resort World in Manila. The interview went well and of course his show was mind-blowing, he was such an excellent performer and vocalist.
Apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas Teams Up with Mixed Roots Foundation by Throwing First Pitch at 3rd Annual ‘Adoptee Night’ with LA Dodgers – Friday, May 22 at Dodger Stadium
‘Adoptee Night’ is a Special Night for All Who are Touched by Adoption and Foster Care and will Provide 1,000 Adopted and Foster Youth An Opportunity to Attend Their First Baseball Game
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2015
As a fellow adoptee, I encourage all adoptees and their families to come out and support this great cause that touches millions of lives…please help me send 1,000 adopted and foster youth to their first baseball game by donating to Mixed Roots Foundation
In recognition of National Foster Care Month and celebration of its 4th Year Anniversary, Mixed Roots Foundation will host its 3rd annual ‘Adoptee Night’ with the LA Dodgers as they take on the San Diego Padres on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7:10 p.m.at Dodger Stadium. Apl.de.ap, one of the founding members of the Black Eyed Peas and founder of Apl.de.ap Foundation was born in the Philippines and was later adopted to the United States at the age of 14 will throw out the first pitch.
“I look forward to throwing out the first pitch for the 3rd Annual Adoptee Night with the LA Dodgers to help raise awareness about the unique needs of adoptees and their families,” said Apl.de.ap, founding member of Black Eyed Peas and founder of Apl.de.ap Foundation. “As a fellow adoptee, I encourage all adoptees and their families to come out and support this great cause that touches millions of lives…please help me send 1,000 adopted and foster youth to their first baseball game by donating to Mixed Roots Foundation – I look forward to seeing all of you there…It’s going to be an amazing night – Go Dodgers!”
In addition, Mixed Roots Foundation will be partnering with the Apl.de.ap Foundation and The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to help recruit adoptees, foster youth and their families to participate in the special event.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to work with Mixed Roots Foundation,” said Apl.de.ap Foundation’s executive director, Ted Benito. “We look forward to not only supporting Apl throwing out the first pitch, but we believe through our partnership with Mixed Roots Foundation, this will provide a great way to share all the work that he is doing through the foundation that is truly making a difference in the lives of orphans and specifically children and families in his native home country, the Philippines – Thank you, Mixed Roots Foundation for this special opportunity and we look forward to partnering more in the future.”
“Currently there are 18,000 children in Los Angeles County living in foster care. The Dodgers Adoptee Night Event will help promote more awareness that all youth deserve safe, nurturing and permanent families. I thank all of the foster and adoptive parents who are committed to providing children in need, with a loving home, and also all of our DCFS social workers and staff who work so hard for our children,” said Philip L. Browning, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. “I especially want to thank Mixed Roots Foundation and to all of those who have helped make this special event possible for all of the children and families that will be in attendance.”
Mixed Roots Foundation will host a VIP pregame meet & greet at their community booth where fans will have the opportunity to meet Apl as well as learn more about important post adoption resources that are available for adoptees and their families. Adoptee Night ticket holders will also receive a signature Adoptee Night rally towel.
About Mixed Roots Foundation
Mixed Roots Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, CA and serves as the first and only national / global multicultural foundation for adoptees and their families representative of the international, domestic, and foster care adoption experience and leverages philanthropy and grassroots fundraising to support post-adoption resources for adoptees and their families. For more info, visit http://www.mixedrootsfoundation.org, LIKE Mixed Roots Foundation on Facebook or Follow on Twitter @mixedroots.
The eldest of seven siblings, Allan Pineda better known as Apl.de.ap grew up in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. He worked in the farm with his grandfather and sold the crops at the open market. Coming from a poor family, he knew early on that going to school was his long-term ticket to a better life. Clinically blind, the young Apl managed to get treatment for his eyes in the U.S. through the Pearl S. Buck Foundation with his sponsor, Joe Ben Hudgens, who eventually adopted Apl. At the age of 14 years old, Apl moved to LA where Hudgens fostered the importance of education that would lead to achieving his dreams. Apl became a rapper, record producer, and member of the multi-Grammy award winning group the Black Eyed Peas. Drawing from his own life experiences and putting action behind his words, he established the Apl.de.ap Foundation.
About Apl.de.ap Foundation
As Apl.de.ap became financially stable and one of the most famous Filipinos in the world, he dedicates himself by giving back to his country and youth everywhere through his Apl.de.ap Foundation which focuses on education, technology, helping vision-challenged newborns and art-therapy. Apl has not shied away from acknowledging his Filipino roots and continues to embrace his heritage, even in his work. From his humble beginnings to his extreme fame he still retains the Filipino hospitality and “bayanihan” spirit. His humility, generosity, sense of humor and graciousness to his fans remains a core part of who he is. For more info, visit http://www.apldeapfoundation.org and also http://www.forfilipinochildren.com or LIKE Apl.de.ap Foundation on Facebook.
About The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
LA DCFS is the largest child protection agency in the country. The department serves over 36,000 children on any given day. The primary goal of the department is to protect children from abuse and neglect as well as reunite families when it is safe to do so. For children that are unable to safely remain home, loving foster families and adoptive homes are always needed. For more information about LA DCFS programs and services, please call888.811.1121 or visit http://www.shareyourheartla.org
(America’s First Fil-Am Hollywood Entertainment Podcasting Show) http://mranow.co
February 12, 2015
Los Angeles, California
In Cooperation with
“TOGETHER WE CAN!”
IN CELEBRATION OF BANTAY BATA 163’S 18TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Paying tribute to the hard word and achievements of
Achievement, Excellence in Community Service
ABOUT BANTAY BATA 163
Back in February 14, 1997, Miss Gina Lopez of ABS-CBN Network Philippines, started Bantay Bata 163 (in English, Child Watch 163) as a local emergency go to and rescue hotline-operation in Manila, Philippines. 18 years after, Bantay Bata 163 has expanded their operations to Cebu, Davao, Zamboanga, Bicol, Negro Oriental, Iloilo, Pangasinan, Laguna and General Santos City. And with the help of the nation, Bantay Bata 163 was able to further expand its reach through a variety of ongoing projects such as:
Opened in 2003, a Children’s Village to house and care for children who require further attention. Located in the outskirts of Metropolitan Manila, the Children’s Village provides health and wellness care, nutrition, education and psychological development for these disadvantaged and at-risk kids.
Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo led the groundbreaking ceremonies of the Bantay Bata 163 Children’s Village March 29 in Norzagaray, Bulacan. Its construction was the collaboration of efforts by various companies and supporters who have generously donated their resources to build this paradise for the children.
Bantay Bata 163 is also actively involved in combatting and dealing with the problems of Child Trafficking in the Philippines. This includes: The act of trading or dealing with children, including but not limited to, the buying and selling children for money, or for any other consideration, or barter; and sexual exploitation wherein, children whether male or female, who for money, profit or any other consideration or due to the coercion or influence of any adult, syndicate or group, indulge in sexual intercourse or lascivious conduct, are deemed to be children exploited in prostitution and other sexual abuse.
With that said, ABS-CBN Foundation International and N91Live would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend the above noted Gala as one of our distinguished honoree – as we celebrate the 18th year anniversary of ABS-CBN network Bantay Bata 163 Foundation – in a unified theme, called “Together We Can”.
The 2015 Gala celebration is also to pay tribute to Ms Gina Lopez, the founder and head of the Lopez Family Foundation – The first in her family to systematically harness the technology of ABS CBN media in novel ways for social good in the Philippines for the Filipinos.
This special event will be held on February 20, 2015 at the Conga Room at LA Live, 800 West Olympic Blvd. in Los Angeles.
Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
• 6:00 PM Red Carpet Flow
• 6:30 PM Reception/Auction (Manny Pacquiao and Metta World Peace memorabillas)
• 7:30 PM Program
• 8:00 PM Live Performances
• Inland Empire’s Youtube Pop-Duo Sensation, Zac & Chris
• Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Brian McKnight’s Sons, BJ & Niko McKnight “Archie”
• NBC’s The Voice 2012 Contestant, Cheesa
• BMG/Chrysalis Recording Artist, Nikki Paige
• Consul General, Leo Herrera Lim, Excellence in Government Service
• Metta World Peace aka; Ron Artest, Special Recognition
• Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, Special Recognition
Mistress of Ceremony
• Reyna Joy Banks, Actor, Choreographer, Voice Over Artist, FHG Entertainment
Please tell us your ideas and/or suggestions as well. We look forward to hear them and as well as having you on board at this exciting event of giving.
Thank You – In the hopes that you are able to join us in strengthening the foothold of Bantay Bata 163 in the US to bring joy to the wonderful children they provide for.
J. TED I. BENITO
Executive Director, Apl.de.ap Foundation International
A Project of the Asian Pacific Community Fund (www.apcf.org) //1145 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Commissioner, California Volunteers Commission, Appointed 2014 (www.californiavolunteers.org)
Facebook: Ted Benito // Twitter: JTIBenito