Felson Palad, Fil-Am Gospel Artist Discovers Fulfillment in Sharing Powerful Voice with Retirement Homes”

I discovered the incredible musical prowess of gospel artist Felson Palad through Instagram. While already a follower of his wife, Donita Rose—a former Philippine movie actress turned chef—my interest piqued when she introduced her fiancé. Intrigued, I began following Felson and was immediately captivated by the exceptional quality of his voice. Whether performing covers of […]

Darker Waves Festival 2023: A Symphony of Nostalgia, Diversity, and Musical Bliss

On November 18, a diverse crowd, including punks, goths, Gen Xers, and their kids and grandkids, gathered for the highly anticipated Darker Waves Festival in Huntington Beach. Despite the looming threat of rain, the inaugural event turned out to be a delight, featuring cheery and sunny weather with an unmistakable OC vibe. The enchanting power […]

Cultural Advocate: Marilou Magsaysay’s Worldwide Promotion of Philippine Ballet Theatre and Heritage

The Philippine Ballet Theatre (PBT), founded in 1987, is a prominent classical ballet company in the Philippines. PBT aims to popularize the art of dance among Filipino audiences while preserving classical ballets like Swan Lake and Nutcracker. The company, committed to artistic excellence, has undertaken national and international tours showcasing a repertoire that spans classical, […]

Vulture Festival 2023: A Decade of Pop Culture Extravaganza with Sharon Stone’s Artful Unveiling

On Nov 11-12, Vulture Fest (Pop culture extravaganza for fans of TV and movies and other stuff) returned for the tenth year in a row with a weekend of high-profile celebs. The event took place at NYA Studios in Los Angeles. The festival brought fans a plethora of actors in conversation, screenings, live music, and […]

My Tribute to the Late Talented Actor Matthew Perry

I was around 25 when the TV show “Friends” came out in 1994. I was single, had my first real job and bought my first brand new car. So when Friends came out, it became my favorite TV show as I could relate with the characters – same age bracket, same generation and same aspirations […]

The Killers Left an Indelible Mark on the Fans at Ohana Fest 2023 in Dana Point, CA

When I heard The Killers were headlining Ohana Festival, the decision to see one of my favorite alt rock bands was a no brainer. The Killers performed on the first day of Ohana Festival on September 29 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA. It was my first time to go to the fest […]

Matthew McConaughey Meets Fans in Los Angeles During the Book Launching of Just Because

On Sept 16, Academy Award winning actor and number one New York Times bestselling author of “Greenlights”, Matthew McConaughey had a book launching and photo op event at Barnes & Noble The Grove in Los Angeles. “Just Because” is the debut picture book of McConaughey. The book is an illustration of vignettes of young adults. […]

Jason Momoa and Blaine Halvorson Co-founders of Meili Vodka Stop by at Pavilions in Laguna Beach to sign Bottles and Meet the Fans

On Sept. 19 Jason Momoa and Blaine Halvorson co-founders of Meili vodka doing the high-end supermarket tours to meet fans and sign the Meili vodka bottle. A bevy of fans at the Pavilions in Laguna Beach lined up and waited patiently to have a photo-op with Momoa and Halvorson. The line was so long that […]

A Concert Review of Don McLean’s Timeless Performance at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano

Since my early days in primary school, I’ve been an avid fan of Don McLean. In the late ’70s or early ’80s, we had a massive stereo at home where I would often play my vinyl records. One day, I stumbled upon Don McLean’s American Pie album without knowing much about him. Intrigued by the […]

Weezer Wows Fans with an Epic Concert at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine

I have always been an alt rock devotee. Back in the days when alt rock didn’t exist I was a new wave fanatic then grunge then alt rock. In the early ’90s, I listened to my fave station KROQ in my first cool car an Acura Integra. And it was in that era that I […]