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Concert marks first Filipino choral group to perform solo at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

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PCS-LA celebrates its 10th anniversary with “I Will Sing Forever.” HYDEE URSOLINO ABRAHAN

The Philippine Chamber Singers-Los Angeles (PCS-LA) will be the first Filipino choral group to perform solo at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. The group will mark that milestone when it presents its 10th anniversary concert, “I Will Sing Forever,” at LA’s world-renowned, Frank Gehry-designed hall with its curving steel walls on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

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Third Filipino Tony winner, from humble roots

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JHETT Tolentino     photo by ruben nepales

From his humble beginnings in the Philippines, Jhett Tolentino rose to become the third Filipino, after Lea Salonga and Robert Lopez, to win in the Tony Awards—three Tonys, in fact.

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Cameron Diaz: I’m pretty comfortable being naked

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CAMERON Diaz and Rob Lowe in  “Sex Tape”

We never thought the day would come when our interview with a Hollywood A-list star would involve…butt cracks. Cameron Diaz, ever-fun and candid, brought up the subject herself.

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Food talk with Helen Mirren

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MIRREN. “I’ve always had a secret desire to be a French actress.” RUBEN V. NEPALES

In Helen Mirren’s new film, “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” she plays the chef proprietress of a restaurant in the south of France, so our chat veered toward food. While in the Lasse Hallstrom-directed production, Helen’s Madame Mallory protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her Michelin-starred French establishment, the actress loves Indian food in real life.

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An ending and a new beginning for Fil-Am TV host

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As Jannelle So recently ended her run as host of “Kababayan Today,” America’s first and only daily show for and about Filipinos, she began her new life not having to worry about booking guests or looking for more sponsors—by marrying lucky British bloke Lester Perkins.

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