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TINLEY PARK-FRANKFORT ROTARY CLUB PROUDLY PRESENTS: “MUSIKA SAMASAMA: THE TOGETHER CONCERT 2013” STARRING TONY AWARD WINNER AND DISNEY LEGEND LEA SALONGA IN CONCERT FEATURING CHICAGO’S RENOWNED SAMASAMA PROJECT A BENEFIT IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL SOUTHLAND YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS IN CELEBRATION OF FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
CHICAGO, IL - - Exciting plans are well underway for The Tinley Park-Frankfort Rotary Club’s upcoming benefit concert starring Tony Award winner and Disney Legend, singer and actress Lea Salonga in Concert. The community service club, comprised of local business and community leaders, has arranged to bring the star to Chicago’s Southland for a one-night-only performance celebrating, “Musika SamaSama: The Together Concert 2013.” Chicago’s renowned SamaSama Project, led by Baron Lloyd Cabalona and Louella Maningas Cabalona, will open the show for Salonga.
Held in support of raising money to fund youth scholarships, the concert will take place Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the beautiful Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University, One University Parkway, University Park, Illinois, beginning at 7 p.m.
A special free Pre-Concert Celebration (from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.) in the Center’s Lobby will include a cultural extravaganza featuring performances by the popular Aria Vocal Group, The Philippine Dance Troupe of the Quad Cities, Philippine American Cultural Foundation (PACF) Performing Arts, unDIVAded: Pure Voice Divas
and 3JNR Rondalla Group. Guests can also enjoy a culinary spread of traditional Filipino food and visit exhibits at a vendor booth fair.
October marks the celebration of Filipino American History Month. This is the second time The Tinley Park-Frankfort Rotary Club has celebrated diversity in such a large way. Last year’s concert (October 27, 2012 at Lincoln-Way East High School) featuring SamaSama Project was attended by nearly 700 guests. This year, the presenters hope to widen their reach even further.
“Rotary’s theme of the year is: “Engage Rotary, Change Lives,” said Jan Paul C. Ferrer, newly-elected President of The Tinley Park-Frankfort Club. “This concert will be our Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds will be used to award scholarships to eight seniors at Tinley Park, Andrew, Lincoln-Way North and Lincoln-Way East high schools,” he said.
Ticket sales have been brisk and early purchase is recommended. Tickets are $35 (back balcony, already sold out as of presstime), $55, $75 and $100 each. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.centertickets.net/ . Tickets are also available in person at Kusinang Pinoy, 4Ks Asian Mart and Philippine Cuisine.
A limited number of VIP level tickets that include a private reception dinner with Lea Salonga on Friday, October 25, 2013, are also available at $180 each, while supplies last. For sponsorship information, please contact: Inquire@tinleyparkfrankfortrotary.com
Directions and maps are located on the website http://www.centertickets.net/ .
A ticket seating plan is available online at:
Morgan Stanley is generously serving as Premier Sponsor.
Partners include: the Philippine Engineers and Scientists Organization (PESO).
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ABOUT LEA SALONGA
Lea Salonga is known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch. She is a singer and actress who is best known for her Tony Award winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, in the field of musical theatre. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival.
Lea has served as a judge on the Philippines version of the hit show, “The Voice.” Prior to that, Lea garnered a
Craig Noel nomination for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical for her latest work in Allegiance, a
workshopped production developed by legendary actor George Takei. Allegiance tells the story of a Japanese American family forced into an internment camp during World War II. The production just finished a run at The Old Globe in San Diego, California.
Lea made her debut in the world of Cabaret in 2010, performing a sold out, three week engagement at the Café Carlyle in New York City. She returned in June 2011 to delight audiences in another multi-week engagement and released a live version of her 2010 concert “Lea Salonga: The Journey So Far,” her 26th career CD, in August 2011. The CD rose to the #3 spot on iTunes Jazz Charts. Lea has toured the world promoting her new CD.
Many fans of all ages recognize Lea as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II. For her portrayal of the beloved princesses, the Walt Disney Company bestowed her with the honor of “Disney Legend” in August of 2011 along such luminaries as Regis Philbin, Jim Henson (posthumously) and Anika Noni Rose.
In her 30-year career, Lea has performed for five Philippine presidents (from Ferdinand Marcos to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo), three American Presidents (George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush), and for Diana, Princess of Wales and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
An avid techie and gamer, Lea divides her time between Manila, Philippines with her family and the United States.
ABOUT ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Rotary International’s main objective is service in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self. Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities. In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you will find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio. For more information about the Tinley Park-Frankfort Rotary, visitwww.tinleyparkfrankfortrotary.com.
ABOUT THE SAMASAMA PROJECT
The SamaSama Project (www.samasamaproject.com), founded in 2008, is one of Chicago’s premiere and most-frequently booked Filipino Folk Fusion bands. Over the years, the talented group, led by Baron Lloyd Cabalona, a versatile musician and arranger and his wife, Louella Maningas Cabalona, a singer, TV and theater actress and commercial model in Asia and in the US - along with talented musicians Ran Sevilla, Ben Corpuz, Louis Carmelo Tan and Josue Torres - have made their mark showcasing a fusion of Filipino traditional folk and contemporary music at many notable venues such as Navy Pier and the Chicago Cultural Center, among others.
The (October 26th) band features: Baron Lloyd Cabalona on bass/kulintang, Ran Sevilla on guitar/agung, Ben Corpuz on keyboards, Louis Carmelo Tan on drums, Josue Torres on percussion and Louella Maningas Cabalona on vocals.
Consistently performing to sold-out audiences, the band appears at cultural festivals, museum shows and at public and private engagements throughout the Midwest (including Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa.) In 2011, the group even had the opportunity to perform internationally for over 12,000 youth at Pope Benedict XVI’s World Youth Day Macro Festival Concert in Madrid, Spain.
“SamaSama” - translated as “united, together,” lives up to its name by hosting annual major concerts that feature important collaborations with various local artists and musicians.
Inspired by the drive to promote Culture through music and the arts, The SamaSama Project continues to captivate audiences with music that transcends all boundaries.
The group hopes to release its first album by the end of the year.
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org .
ABOUT LEA SALONGA / BEGINNINGS
Lea Salonga began her career as a child star in the Philippines, making her professional debut in 1978 at the age of seven in the musical The King and I. She went on to star in productions of Annie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Fiddler on the Roof, The Rose Tattoo, The Sound of Music, The Goodbye Girl, Paper Moon, and The Fantasticks.
Lea began her recording career at the age of ten with her first album, “Small Voice,” which received a gold certification. In addition to performing in musical theater and recordings, she hosted her own musical television show, “Love, Lea,” and also appeared with international acts such as Menudo and Stevie Wonder.
Lea's big break came when she was selected to play Kim in the megahit musical Miss Saigon in 1989. Given her popularity in the role, she was asked to return in 1999 to close the musical in London and again in 2001 to close the Broadway production.
In 2002, she took on the role of a Chinese immigrant in a reinterpretation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song, on Broadway, opposite Jose Llana. This was after the reinvented musical had a very successful run at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2001, with Lea playing the lead role and the show garnering multiple wins and nominations, including Lead Actress in a Musical for her, from the LA Stage Alliance’s Ovation Awards. The Salonga-led Broadway revival cast album was also a top contender at the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Musical Show Album.
IT'S OFFICIAL!!!! SamaSama Project opens for LEA SALONGA CONCERT!!!! Purchase your tickets now at www.centertickets.net!!!!!!!
The Tinley Park-Frankfort Rotary Club is once again celebrating diversity and the Filipino-American Heritage Month in the month of October with LEA SALONGA and SAMASAMA PROJECT for Musika SamaSama: The Together Concert 2013 on Oct 26, 2013 Saturday at 7pm.
LEA SALONGA is known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch. Lea Salonga is a singer and actress who is best known for her Tony Award winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, in the field of musical theatre. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival.
Many fans of all ages recognize Lea as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II. For her portrayal of the beloved princesses, the Walt Disney Company bestowed her with the honor of “Disney Legend” in August of 2011.
Lea is currently a judge on the Philippines version of “The Voice.”
SAMASAMA PROJECT will once again be the featured band. They are one of Chicago’s premiere Filipino Folk Fusion bands. The band fuses Filipino traditional folk music with contemporary music. The group performs regularly at cultural festivals, museum shows and commercial/private engagements in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. They also performed at the Pope’s World Youth Day MacroFestival Concert in Madrid Spain. The group of musicians include Baron Cabalona (bass/kulintang), Ran Sevilla (guitar), Ben Corpuz (keys), Louis Carmelo Tan (drums), Josh Torres (percussion) and Louella Cabalona on vocals. Visit their website at www.samasamaproject.com .
The concert will be the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships for seniors at Tinley Park, Andrew, Lincoln-Way North and Lincoln-Way East high schools, and other community service projects.
TICKETS are $35, $55, $75, $100 and limited $180 VIP tickets that include a reception dinner with Lea Salonga on Friday, Oct. 25.
For tickets and more info,
Joe - 630-217-9437
Rohan - 404-694-2127
Bart - 312-593-5154
Lisa - 708-528-6321
Rotarian John Lachat - 708-802-6576
Rotarian Jan Paul Ferrer - 708-692-0393
Thank you to everyone who came out to Frankfort to see our concert last Oct 27. Click here for details about the show. Pictures coming soon!
Here's where are playing the rest of the year! Hope to see you soon!
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