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American filmmaker wants to make Visayan movies

FAIRFAX, Va. American actor and filmmaker Joshua McLerran has become so enamored with the central Philippine region – the Visayas – that he’s moving to Iloilo to make movies. He was born in Charlottesville, Va. but lived in Negros and Panay for nearly three years from 2003 to the early ...

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Mike Paxton debuts with “Dark Woods”

FAIRFAX, Va. The Filipino American family of a young, rising Australian artist Mike Paxton is proudly promoting his debut album “Dark Woods” here. Paxton is married to Rachel R. Carter, daughter of Virginia-based Filipina Lenette R. Carter and American Bill Carter. Rachel is an assistant marketing manager of Citi bank ...

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Review: A Reign of Orchids for ‘The King and I’

By Gloria Maria T. Federigan WASHINGTON D.C. The 2015 Tony-winning revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “The King and I” proves once again that old show never dies, it just gets better and better. Now on its national tour, this Lincoln Theater production led by director Bartlett Sher has ...

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JHETT DIZON TOLENTINO

The third Filipino to win the Tony, Broadway’s prestigious award for accomplishment in selected category in theater production, Jhett D. Tolentino bested his predecessors Lea Salonga and Robert Lopez by racking up a total of three Tony Awards. His debut as a theater producer in March 2003 won for him ...

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AIDA ANDRADE BARTOLOME

The Foundation for Filipino Artists, Inc. (FFAI), a non-profit organization registered in 1989, may have its primary mission to heighten awareness in New York City and immediate vicinities of the extraordinary talent of Filipino-Americans in the Performing Arts, but as Aida Andrade Bartolome, its founder and artistic director, would have it, ...

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Fil-Am housewife finds voice vs human trafficking

WASHINGTON D.C. The evils of human trafficking are dramatized in the movie “Sold” to be shown at an Ashburn, Va. theater on July 6, that exponents hope will raise awareness of the problem. “I was shocked to learn that Northern Virginia was among the states with very high rates of ...

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“The Dreamweaver” wows audience at Euro Asia Shorts Festival

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Philippines’ entries in a short film festival drew positive reviews at the recently concluded 2016 Euro Asia Shorts Festival. “The Dreamweaver,” the Philippines’ entry to the festival’s closing night last June 10 was widely admired and discussed by panelists and members of the audience. “The Dreamweaver,” a ...

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3 Pinoy short films featured in DC festival

WASHINGTON, D.C. Three Filipino-made short films will be featured in this year’s Euro Asia Shorts Film Festival showcasing works from Europe, Asia and the United States on June 6-10. This year’s participating countries are Germany, China, Spain, the Philippines, Japan, France, Italy, South Korea, and the United States. Filipino filmmakers ...

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