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Miss Philippines Finishes in the Top 10 for Miss Universe

Miss Philippines Finishes in the Top 10 for Miss Universe

The annual Miss Universe pageant was held yesterday. While sentiment toward Miss Universe – and beauty pageants of the like – are clearly mixed, yesterday’s event showed that there was still enormous interest in the festivities. The 2015 pageant saw current Miss Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa trying to continue a four-year streak of representing the(…)

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9/6: AJ Rafael’s Final Show, San Diego, CA

9/6: AJ Rafael’s Final Show, San Diego, CA

Fil-Am musician and YouTube sensation AJ Rafael will be playing his final show this Saturday, September 6th, at Queen Bee’s in San Diego before he takes an indefinite hiatus from performing live. Rafael announced via a letter to newmediarockstars.com that he would be taking an indefinite hiatus from live performances – a hiatus which could(…)

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Photos from Jade Against Bullying’s 1st Annual United We Jam

Photos from Jade Against Bullying’s 1st Annual United We Jam

On Sunday, August 10th, Fil-Am teen Jade Archer’s Jade Against Bullying foundation held the 1st Annual United We Jam benefit concert at the Avalon Hollywood – a free concert aimed at spreading the foundation’s anti-bullying message. Los Angeles radio personality DJ Nel hosted the event which featured local bands Signal City, False Puppet, Galvanized Souls,(…)

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Win Tickets to AniPiano 2014 This Thursday in LA Featuring TheIshter!

Win Tickets to AniPiano 2014 This Thursday in LA Featuring TheIshter!

This Thursday, July 3, 2014, you can check out AniPiano 2014 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA. Follow us on Twitter to find out how you can win tickets to the show! AniPiano is a live performance being held on the first night of the Anime Expo, the largest anime conference in North America.(…)

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Watch a Drunk and a Sober Duet of ‘A Whole New World’ by Glee’s Darren Criss and the Original Jasmine Lea Salonga

Watch a Drunk and a Sober Duet of ‘A Whole New World’ by Glee’s Darren Criss and the Original Jasmine Lea Salonga

I don’t do this often, but I’m going to go ahead and admit it: this is a better performance of Aladdin’s “A Whole New World” than what I usually do at Karaoke. At last night’s After the Storm Typhoon Haiyan benefit concert at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Salonga, the original singing voice of(…)

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Apl.de.ap Presents Rebuild! Philippines: A Benefit Concert

Apl.de.ap Presents Rebuild! Philippines: A Benefit Concert

Following the Pinoy Relief Benefit Concert at Madison Square Garden in March, The Black Eyed Peas’ resident Filipino, Apl.de.ap is hosting another benefit concert, this time on the other coast. Rebuild! Philippines: A Benefit Concert will be held on June 8th at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Performers scheduled to appear include Apl.de.ap’s(…)

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Stanford University’s Pilipino Cultural Night, Sunday May 11th

Stanford University’s Pilipino Cultural Night, Sunday May 11th

Stanford University’s Kayumanggi Filipino Dance Troupe and the Pilipino-American Student Union are hosting their 4th Annual Pilipino Cultural Night entitled “SAMA-SAMA”. The entirely student-run show will include a full-length play interweaved with 11 Filipino folk dances by Kayumanggi, a cappella performances by PASUpella, and a modern hip-hop routine by Common Origins. The show will be(…)

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Mr. Hyphen 2014 Highlights

Mr. Hyphen 2014 Highlights

Hyphen Magazine held its 8th Annual Mr. Hyphen fundraising pageant at the Marine Memorial Theater in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, April 19th. Filipino-American Leo Esclamado was named one of the finalists this year representing the Filipino American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity as well as the Alipato Project. Sam Jung took home the Audience Favorite(…)

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An Interview with Filipino Director Raya Martin on ‘How to Disappear Completely’

An Interview with Filipino Director Raya Martin on ‘How to Disappear Completely’

He hasn’t even turned 30 and Raya Martin is already known as perhaps the most intriguing and challenging Filipino director working today. Martin was the first Filipino filmmaker accepted into the Cinéfondation Résidence of the Cannes Film Festival. His films have shown in numerous festivals including Cannes, the Berlinale, the Locarno International Film Festival and the(…)

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