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Category Archives: Music

Patnubay Online Archives 2011 – 2013

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USA : Some FilAm Events

Fight Week Media Workout
Public Event · By Nonito Donaire Jr..
Wednesday, October 10, 2012./ 12:00pm.

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Fortune Gym
7574 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90046-3413
View Map · Get Directions

Visit Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire at his last media work out before
facing Toshiaki
Nishioka on Oct. 13th.

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425 Years of Fil-Am History Celebration in
LA City Hall, Friday, Oct. 12/2012
10:00: LA City Council Presentation of Resolution to Filipino Community
11:00: Ribbon Cutting of Filipino Art Exhibit, City Hall Bridge Gallery
11:30: Small reception at the LA City Hall Rotunda
For FREE Parking: Email: _alex.banares@lacity.org_ (
Wall Photos “UGAT: Filipino American Roots” SAVE THE DATE: October 2-26, 2012, Filipino American Artists exhibit

USA: All that jazz!

Words and photos by Dionesio C. Grava
First posted in

For a while those Anglo features fooled me. But Mitch Franco has a Filipina mother, the former recording artist Gemma Franco, and that makes him Filipino. Good-looking and tall for his 19 years, Mitch is a crooner who would not be out of place in any kind of musical programs. His “Fly Me to the Moon,” for example, made the ladies and the gays in the

USA: Historic Filipinotown turns 10

Words and photos by Dionesio C. Grava
First posted in

LOS ANGELES — Saturday, August 4, marked the 10th anniversary of the designation of Historic Filipinotown (HIFI) in Los Angeles. Celebrations kicked off with the 7:30 am sixth annual HIFI Festival and 5k Run/Walk overseen by the Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council (HIFINC).


Saturday, August 4, 2012
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Echo Park Branch Library
1410 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-7808

Two Filipino American authors and scholars — Dr. Celine Parreñas Shimizu, author and filmmaker, and Dr. Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, author and sociologist — will talk and discuss the above topic.

USA: A historic first Fil-Am performers to shine at Hollywood Bowl

By Dionesio C. Grava
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The cream of Filipino American entertainment will descend on world-renowned Hollywood Bowl with an all night celebration of Filipino music, art and culture on July 8.

Music Video: “Paratang” (Pangkalayaang Handog ng Patnubay para sa mga OFWs)

OFW Speaks – Arvin Manalang featuring the Song Paratang of Ka Romy Carbonell

Video by  Tasio Espiritu

USA: ‘Kayamanan’ and Rondalla Club enthrall at Getty Center’s ‘Sounds of L.A.’

Words and photos by Dionesio C. Grava

You thought you’ve seen enough of them before, those folk art forms that manifest the colorful cultures and history of our ancestors. But time and distance from home have conspired to spur a hunger for more. Of splendid sights and sounds and artistry that strum inner chords in one’s being giving rise to longings for a life that was then, even as we know that what is now could never be as before.

Qatar: Videoke Challenge Season 2

Fresh Events & Production Qatar  presents

Videoke Challenge Season 2

Theme Night – Upbeat Music Collection
2nd Semi-Finals Night on March 22, 2012
At the Filipino Community Center

One Theme.. One Stage – 13 Chalengers!

Joanna Salvador,  RJ Santillan, Marvic Sotto, Danilo Sibug Jr., Greyz Morales,
Warlito Yapit, Zalnilou Tormines, Katrina Remorozo, Dale Villanueva,
Noel Olorcisimo and Melbourne Hisoler,

USA: Pinoy community opens heart and purse to victims of “Sendong”

Words and photos by Dionesio C. Grava

January 21, 2012 – It was a big day to be generous to those in need. The two-pronged event that started with an art auction and capped with a star-studded show was a stunning success and a testament to the generosity of Filipino immigrants to their brothers and sisters in need.

USA: “Sining Para sa Bayan” to be held in Noypitz Bar & Restaurant Tonight