Catch Fil-Am Pride, Jo Koy, in his debut Hollywood film, Easter Sunday’s is coming to Philippine cinemas nationwide on August 31. Stand-up comedy sensation Jo Koy (Jo Koy: In His Elements, Jo Koy: Comin’ in Hot) stars as a man returning home for an Easter celebration with his riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving family, in this love letter to his Filipino-American community.
Easter Sunday features an all-star comedic cast that includes Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley series), Tia Carrere (True Lies, Wayne’s World films), Brandon Wardell (Curb Your Enthusiasm series), Tony nominee Eva Noblezada (Broadway’s Hadestown), Lydia Gaston (Broadway’s The King and I), Asif Ali (WandaVision), Melody Butiu (This is Us, Mom), Rodney To (Parks and Recreation series), Eugene Cordero (The Good Place series), Jay Chandrasekhar (I Love You, Man), and Lou Diamond Phillips (Courage Under Fire).
Easter Sunday, from DreamWorks Pictures, is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers franchise, The Dukes of Hazzard, Beerfest), from a script by Ken Cheng (Sin City Saints series) and Kate Angelo (Sex Tape) based on a story by Ken Cheng.
The film is produced by Rideback’s blockbuster producers Dan Lin (The Lego Movie franchise, It franchise) and Jonathan Eirich (Aladdin, The Two Popes), and is executive produced by Seth William Meier, Jessica Gao, Cheng, Yang, Koy, Joe Meloche and Nick Reynolds.
The film will be distributed by Universal Pictures domestically. Amblin Partners and Universal will share international distribution rights.
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MYX is taking you back with some of the most prolific Filipino Hip Hop and R&B groups from the late 90’s and early 00’s at District Six in San Francisco, CA. With live performances by Innerlude, Premiere, Southstar, Ver5e and DJ Marcus Lee. Here are the details:
Sunday, August 28th | 2p – 7p
District Six | 428 11th Street San Francisco 94103
Hosted by: Fran Boogie & Anthony Presents
Live Performances by: Innerlude, Premier, Southstar, Ver5e & DJ Marcus Lee
Chef’s Truck, Nucha Empanadas & Monarch Beer Garden
Stop by MYX’s booth for a chance to win some free swag!
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+ A pre-sale ticket must be purchased in order to add-on a table reservation. Table reservations include table and seating for up to (6) guests. Guests over the (6) will need to purchase a single entry ticket and is not guaranteed seating.
+ Pre-sale tickets are for open seating and standing room only.
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Online Contest Entry Period: 08/17/22 at 12:00am PDT through 08/26/2022 at 11:59pm PDT. Prize: One (1) ticket to MYX Present The Bring It Back Show. Approximate Prize Value: $20. Winner(s) will be chosen from all eligible entries received on 08/27/2022 at approximately 12:00pm PDT and notified via email on August 27, 2022. No purchase or payment of any kind is required to enter or win this contest. Travel or lodging is not provided.
Your favorite Star Magic artists are now on their way to San Francisco, CA to bless the stage at the Warfield this Friday, showcasing the brightest stars of this generation, celebrating 30 years of Star Magic. MYX is hooking you up with FREE tickets to the San Francisco show!! All you have to do is fill out the form below for your chance to win! Winners will be announced on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 5pm PST. Good luck! *Travel or lodging is not provided.
This contest is currently closed for entries.
Online Contest Entry Period: 08/9/22 at 12:00am through 08/11/2022 at 5:00pm. Prize: One (1) ticket to Beyond The Stars, a Star Magic Event at the Warfield in San Francisco, CA. Approximate Prize Value: $68. Winner(s) will be chosen from all eligible entries received on 08/11/2022 at approximately 5:00pm. No purchase or payment of any kind is required to enter or win this contest. Travel or lodging is not provided.
Who wants to celebrate with Morissette at her 10 Year Anniversary Concert? We’ve last minute digital passes to bless some lucky MYXers to the show streaming on KTX! All you have to do is fill out the form below by 3pm PHT TODAY (11pm PST 1/22/2022), we will notify the lucky winners. Good luck!
Ben&Ben’s online concert “Kuwaderno” is a few days away. We have a chance to bless some lucky fans with a digital pass to the show streaming on KTX! It’s simple and easy. All you have to do is fill out the form below, and on December 4th, we will notify the lucky winners. Good luck!
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Over the past 6 years, @kianavee spent all of her birthdays with the amazing girls of Marillac Hills; a safe haven for victims of sex crime and for children who’ve come in conflict with the law. Together, they’d play games, tell stories, dance, open gifts, and eat. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, she cannot visit them this year. Thankfully with today’s technology, they were able to come up with a way to do their yearly tradition virtually and at the same time still be able to give back to their community. Join #KianaV on DECEMBER 22nd at 9:30PM Manila (5:30A PST / 1:30A UK) for an online fundraising event that will be available for viewing for 24 hours. Get your GA tickets here for only $3, VIP for $5.
10 lucky winners who DM @myxglobal us your full name & email for a chance to win a VIP ticket!
Proceeds of the show will be given to Marillac Hils, as well as other community beneficiaries through the Shining Light foundation.
Hope to see you on Tuesday! #KianaVSafePlace
Back by popular demand, for one night only: Apollo, A Daniel Padilla Digital Experience. Coming this Nov 21, 7PM PT (10 PM ET), presented by ABS-CBN Concerts.
Save yourself a front-row seat for a one-of-a-kind night of music with Asia’s ultimate heartthrob, Daniel Padilla. Get your tickets now on stageit.com/abscbn for only USD 11.99!
Sign up for our myxer newsletter at myx.global/joinmyx for a chance to win a ticket to the show! Winner will be announced 11/19.
DUA LIPA invites you to come with her to “Studio 2054” for a night of music, mayhem, performance, theatre, dance and much more on LIVENow. The “Studio 2054” show will be a night like no other – this is reality and fantasy exploding together to deliver a brand new multi-dimensional live experience, as part of the American Express UNSTAGED series.
Here is how to win tickets to this event:
1. Sign for our myxer newsletter at myx.global/joinmyx.
2. Comment #dualipamyxglobal on our recent @myxglobal Instagram post.
3. 10 winners will be announced 11/19 during our livestream show that day.
Shot live in a massive warehouse location “Studio 2054” will be a celebration of the unconventional and unique and will see Dua move through custom built sets; surreal tv shows, roller discos, ecstatic raves, trashy rocker hang outs, voguing ballrooms and diva style dressing rooms. Accompanied by a cast of musicians, dancers, skaters, aerialists and acrobats, Dua will be joined by a host of surprise superstar guests to deliver a euphoric blast of happiness and good times.
Featuring tracks from “Future Nostalgia”, “Club Future Nostalgia” and her debut album, “Studio 2054” is a kaleidoscope of the past, present and future; real time and the imagination, adrenalin and excitement – all merged to create a whole new way to enjoy a performance.
Welcome to “Studio 2054”.
“Studio 2054” will be streamed via LIVENow, home to the best live events, from Friday, November 27th at different times across global territories:
Stream #1 – UK & Europe // 20.30pm London / 21.30pm Paris / 22.30 pm Moscow
Stream #2 – South America // 19.00pm Lima/ 20.00pm Manaus / 21.00pm Rio & Buenos Aires
Stream #3 – Central & North America // 18.00pm LA / 20.00pm MX / 21.00pm New York
Stream #4 – Asia Pacific // 16.00pm Bangkok & Jakarta / 17.00pm Manila / 18.00pm Seoul / 20.00pm Sydney / 22.00pm Auckland.
Standard tickets priced at £8.99 are available for a very limited time from Friday 30th October from 08.00am GMT onwards. Bundle tickets priced from £15.00 gets access to exclusive pre-show behind the scenes footage and an invite to the After Show Party with Dua in attendance and featuring guest DJs on the decks – both from dualipa.com/studio2054 , LIVENow and Ticketmaster.
For more information on Dua Lipa please contact:
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“Studio 2054” is an American Express UNSTAGED event. American Express has been dedicated to keeping Card Members connected to the world of entertainment for over 25 years. In 2020, the company revived UNSTAGED, a digital musical experience platform, and as part of Dua Lipa’s “Studio 2054” performance, American Express Card Members will enjoy access to exclusive content, merchandise and packages.
Details of American Express Card Member benefits to be announced.
Studio 2054 is Dua Lipa’s kaleidoscopic rocket fuelled journey through time, space, mirrorballs, roller discos, bucket hats, belting beats, throbbing basslines and an absolute slam dunk of the best of times in global club culture throughout the decades. More live movie than regular live show, Studio 2054 is an electrifying experience that sees Dua sing, dance, ride on the rhythm, walk the ballroom and downright own the dancefloor with an interstellar cast of guest stars, surprise performers, acrobats and artists to tracks from her debut album, the multi-platinum “Future Nostalgia” and her most recent “Club Future Nostalgia:”. Tune in, turn on, Follow the Lipa.
RSVP for free NOW at www.kollectivehustle.com. The first 50 people win a free T-shirt!
Full Line Up:
Special guests: NADINE, SOSUPERSAM, ILLMIND & GUAPDAD 4000
Featuring Performances by: KIANA V, HIRIE, JEREMY PASSION, GABE BONDOC, MILES MEDINA, MANILA KILLA
HOSTED BY: ROMEO MARQUEZ JR (Head of Kollective Hustle). JEN DE LEON (Dash Radio) & ROSLYNN ALBA COBARRUBIAS (myx)
ABOUT KOLLECTIVE HUSTLE:
Kollective Hustle aims to unite the emerging generation of Filipinos in transforming their ideas into action, passion into profession, creativity into careers, and to inspire a global culture of collaboration. Join the movement for the emerging generation of Filipinx creatives & entrepreneurs at kollectivehustle.com.
“Having our community gather virtually at this time is so necessary to reiterate how much art is essential during this pandemic, not only to celebrate our heritage and pride but claim our space in the fabric of American and the global society. The tireless work that goes into mounting this endeavor requires support, patronage and funding. With showcases that span many disciplines, we need our community to chip in, during this time of need,” said Giselle Tongi-Walters, FilAm ARTS Programming Director.
Admission is free, but RSVPs are requested. FREE and VIP Tickets are available here. Consider donating to FilAm Arts, a nonprofit organization that presents the Festival of Philippine arts and culture 2020 and please RSVP or get a vip ticket at filamarts.org.
Hear why you should attend FPAC 2020 from the artists, celebs & community involved below:
FilAm ARTS (The Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts and Culture) announced the return of its popular Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC), the longest-running Filipino cultural celebration in Southern California. FPAC 2020 will take place virtually October 23, 24, and 25 from 7 – 10 PM, streaming on multiple platforms: Facebook Live, YouTube, the filamartsla.org website and the kumu app, the #1 mobile app currently in the Philippines.
After a two year hiatus, FPAC returns with an impressive lineup of Filipino American artists in the following disciplines: Musika (Music), Literatura (Literature), Sayaw (Dance), Philippine Martial Arts, Pelikula (Film), Komedya (Comedy), Literatura (Literature), Kulinarya (Culinary), Teatro (Theatre), Tradisyonal (Traditional Dance) and Bisual (Visual Arts). The following notable artists have confirmed their participation in this year’s virtual experience: musicians Apl.de.Ap, Ruby Ibarra, Klassy, Jocelyn Enriquez, and actors Jonjon Briones (Ratched), Isa Briones (Picard), Nico Santos (Superstore/Crazy Rich Asians), Alain Uy (Helstrom on Hulu), standup comedians Rex Navarrete and JR de Guzman, choreographer Phil Tayag (Bruno Mars), Kiana V and more.
“We’re humbled to have our community celebrate its tradition once again and this year’s theme, ‘Tuloy Po Kayo’ (‘Welcome! Please come in.’) couldn’t be more apropos given the unique times we’re in.” said Winston F. Emano, FilAm ARTS Board Director. “Some may recall that the first-ever FPAC in 1992 also came after a period of much uncertainty and over a quarter of a century later, its return is a wonderful reminder to us all of the power of arts to heal and of our culture to affirm. It’s good to be back!”
Premiering a week after the Los Angeles riots in 1992, FPAC has presented countless artists in a multitude of disciplines to multigenerational audiences nearing an estimated half million attendees over the course of 26 consecutive years. But, this year marks its first as a virtual presentation.
The 27th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) officially kicks off Fiipino American History Month with a visual arts group exhibition on artsteps.com The exhibit features works by Bren Bataclan, Gigi Bio, Mic Dino Boekelmann, Lek Vercauteren Borja, Alex J. Cabalu, Pia Cabanela, champoy, Calvin Coloma, Jolly De Guzman, John DeCastro, Christopher Dimaano, Trinidad Escobar, Nicanor Evangelista, Jr., Jade Hoyer, David Ignacio, Thea Ivens, Jeanine Jalandoni, KarlosAnthony, Lola x Kenneth Collaboration, Marissa Lynn, Matt Manalo, Jessa Mae Mendiola, Michael Rippens, Andrew Rogge, Gloria Elisa Margarita Sanchez, Diyan Valencia, T. Jay Santa Ana and Christopher Angelo Perez Yniguez. The show is curated by Nica Aquino and can be accessed as a virtual gallery at artsteps.com. FPAC 27 culminates in grand fashion over three action-packed days, October.
“We’re excited to debut FPAC on a first-ever virtual stage but, in festival tradition, we continue to spotlight a strong lineup of Filipino and Filipino American multidisciplinary artists,” said Giselle Tongi-Walters, FilAm ARTS Programming Director. “The hard work, long hours and dedication
put in by the production team — helmed by award-winning filmmaker Charles Uy — and our amazingly passionate Festival Builders alike has been nothing short of community-strengthening and inspiring and we are certain that our artists will provide equal inspiration through their art and performances.”
“It’s a blessing in disguise presenting FPAC virtually this year. When FPAC was presented on physical stages, only people here on the West Coast were able to attend the event. We now get to exhibit and discover the artists in more personal setting through our live streams to a global audience,” shares Charles Uy, FPAC 2020 Festival Technical Director. “When growing up in Queens, NY, I always wondered what it meant to be Filipino- American. With FPAC, we get to define who we are through sharing to the world our art and culture.”
FPAC 27 culminates in grand fashion over three action-packed days, October 23, 24 and 25 from 7-10 PM on facebook.com/filamartsLA, YouTube and filamartsla.org. Follow @filamartsla on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates. Official Hashtag #FPAC2020.
About FilAm Arts:
FilAm Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles that advocates for FilAm and Pilipino culture by connecting people through facilitating arts and culture programming so that our cultural identity may be properly represented, embraced, preserved for future generations.
The 35th Annual Friendship Games is presented by myx, Kollective Hustle & KUMU featuring amazing headlining performers like Kolohe Kai, JR Aquino, Cedrice & Nieman. It is the largest student-run Pilipinx American annual event in the nation, hosted by @pasakaibigan of Cal State Fullerton, October 23-24, 2020 at 5 P.M LIVE on CSUFPASA on the KUMU live-streaming app & YouTube. Last year myx & Kollective Hustle helped bring social media superstars Ceraadi & Jeremy Passion to perform for the 5,000+ crowd and the tradition will continue with the best in Filipino talent.
Headlining Artist Schedule: 10/23: Kolohe Kai & Cedrice 8P PDT | 10/24: JR Aquino & Nieman 8P PDT
ABOUT FRIENDSHIP GAMES:
Friendship Games began in 1985 and features over 40 Pilipinx American student organizations from college campuses representing California, Nevada, and Arizona that participate in a day of friendly, but competitive picnic games, performances and to celebrate “S.P.U.F” – Spirit, Pride, Unity, and Friendship. Schools compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies. The school that shows the most S.P.U.F is awarded an 8-foot tall trophy!
The very first champion of the picnic games, Kasama, hailed from Mt. San Antonio College.
Thirty-five years later, Friendship Games has become the highlight event of the Pilipinx-American college experience.
Is your organization going to take home the 8-foot trophy this year?
The purpose of Friendship Games is to dedicate a time and place where people of different backgrounds can come together to celebrate and learn about Pilipinx culture. Along with that, many of those who are already a part of the Pilipinx culture can come together to share their own experiences with the rest of the Pilipinx-American community. This is achieved by using many modern ways to integrate as many people possible such as visual arts, vendors, exhibitors, and special performances.
The Pilipinx-American Student Association at California State University, Fullerton, is a student based group set out on promoting Pilipinx unity through education, responsibility, and character. This is accomplished with good communication, organization, leadership, recruitment and retention. By teaching Pilipinx culture among the youth, we aim to build Integrity & Friendship, so that one day they themselves can make a difference.
Visit www.csufpasa.com for more information.
Yellow Rose, is the first Filipino-led film to be acquired by a major Hollywood studio, @SonyPictures. The movie won the 2017 ABS-CBN seed Cinematografo grant to produce the film that represents the real experiences of Filipino-Americans & all immigrants seeking a better life in America, and the challenges they face. The multi-festival award winning film is in theaters and drive-in theaters only starting 10/9. Various entertainment writers from Variety, NY Times, LA Times and the Chicago Tribune have released their reviews in favor for the film and it’s accompanying soundtrack that is now available on all streaming platforms.
Variety Magazine’s Peter Debruge writes, “Director Diane Paragas’ fictive feature debut joins ‘Driveways’ and ‘Minari’ in sensitively illuminating the Asian American immigrant experience.
Like Andrew Ahn’s “Driveways” earlier this year, “Yellow Rose” is ultimately a film about kindness. The world can be cruel, but the film’s characters tend not to be. Group those movies with Sundance prize winner “Minari,” and audiences have three terrific indies about growing up Asian in America — although this is the only one that sets the experience to music. “I never fit in, never could win / Though I tried and tried, this feeling don’t end / I feel out of place, sung out of tune / Like a velvet chair in a dusty saloon,” Rose shares through the lyrics of “Square Peg,” the beautiful country ballad that best sums up her feelings. It’s a keeper, and so is the film”
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim of the NY Times states that “The writer-director Diane Paragas spins a story that is both politically timely and personal. (Like Rose, she is a Texas-raised Filipino-American.) “Yellow Rose” is often affecting as its gifted heroine dreams while drifting between parental figures, including her aunt (Lea Salonga).”
She adds, “Above all, the music has the greatest staying power — it is the film’s saving grace, just like it is Rose’s during her darkest days.”
Chicago Tribune movie critic, Katie Walsh states that “Just who is country music for? Anyone for whom it strikes a chord. In last year’s rousing “Wild Rose,” star Jessie Buckley and director Tom Harper made the argument that a Scottish lass with a rap sheet is as outlaw country as they come. In Diane Paragas’ debut feature, “Yellow Rose,” the filmmaker asserts that the heartfelt tales of love and loss found in country music are best expressed by a young, undocumented Filipina in Texas, Rose (Eva Noblezada).
The 24-year-old Noblezada, nominated for a Tony Award at 21 for her performance as Kim in the revival of “Miss Saigon,” makes her film debut as budding country star Rose. Ironically, Noblezada isn’t even the only Kim from “Miss Saigon” in the film, as Tony winner Lea Salonga (also the singing voice of Disney’s Jasmine and Mulan) has a supporting role as her aunt Gail (completing the “Miss Saigon” hat trick: Noblezada’s aunt Annette Calud also played the role on Broadway). Suffice to say, with Noblezada’s pipes, Rose can sing, and how. Her gift is simply innate, her love of music planted by her parents, the seed of her talent cultivated in Texas soil.”
The LA Times says “The film — and Noblezada — hit a stride and find a sense of flow, making for an affecting portrayal of a young woman finding her footing against all odds, and claiming her home in a nation that makes it unduly challenging. “Yellow Rose” is infused with a deep love and appreciation for the music culture and history of Austin, a place where Rose just makes sense as a singer, songwriter and storyteller expressing her true experiences from the heart. That her story is one of struggling to fit in, of losing her mother to an overreaching and inhumane government not only ties her to the greatest country artists of the past, it makes her tale achingly, and appropriately, contemporary.”
The film is only in theaters now and is supported by Gold House, the largest collective of pioneering Asians across the cultural industries. The nonprofit’s mission is to build meaningful relationships that enable Asians to have more authentic, more successful, and healthier lives. By example, we provide solutions that can benefit all of society. They’ve supported films like “Crazy Rich Asians” with their #GOLDOPEN status that they have announced in support of Yellow Rose.
The group writes on Instagram, “As we enter Filipino American History Month there are few films more timely than Yellow Rose. Written and directed by Diane Paragas, Yellow Rose is the story of a Filipina teen from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while having to decide between staying with her family or leaving the only home she has known. Yellow Rose provides an important glimpse into the lives of the undocumented community and the realities many families face here in the United States.
Filipinos are the first known Asians in North America, the second largest Asian ethnicity in the United States, and continue to be integral parts of American society–from essential frontline workers to filmmakers. #GoldOpen Premiere Pass celebrates the community with a live watch party and Q&A; special offers from Filipino-led small businesses; educational resources including the Filipino American Historical Society; and spotlighting Filipino storytellers with Cinema Sala.
@goldhouseco, @capeusa, @liveamaria, @msleasalonga, @realoprincesspunzalan, and writer/director @paragasdiane for an exclusive live Q&A on Friday, October 9th at 7PM PT/10PM ET on the Gold House Facebook page.
Check fandango.com for theater and times of Yellow Rose screenings in your local area. People that are not visiting theaters currently due to COVID-19 have supported the film by purchasing tickets for friends & family or even if they do not plan to attend the show.