After the devastation of Typhoon Ondoy & Parma, celebrities in Hollywood and the Philippines have come together to help the victims of these typhoons. Causing floods and destruction more devastating than Hurricane Katrina, hundreds of people have been displaced as many more are still missing.
Typhoon Parma has exacerbated the Ondoy havoc causing landslides and additional flooding.
In an effort to bring together celebrities to assist in raising money for relief, “We Are One!” Benefit concert will include appearances by actress/singer NIA PEEPLES (“Fame”, “Walker Texas Ranger” “ North Shore ”) and actor MARK DACASCOS (ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”, “The Crow”). Scheduled to perform are legendary singer and actress KUH LEDESMA, actors/singers/musicians THE BASCO BROTHERS, spoken word artist ARIANNA BASCO, singer TORI BERBA, actor/singer/comedian/director BERNARDO BERNARDO, jazz vocalist MON DAVID, LITO VILLAREAL and ANTOINE REYNALDO DIEL of the “Three Filipino Tenors”, R&B singer/songwriter J-RICZ, Pinoy pop/rock band THE INTROVOYS, singers BAMBI LOPEZ and MARICAR CABRERA, modern dance artist JOANNE MALLILLIN, acapella group PRIME NOTE ENSEMBLE, “YouTube” sensation singer/songwriter/musician AJ RAFAEL, heavy metal band SCARRED, rising singing sensation EDSEL GODWIN SOTIANGCO, singer/actress ANTOINETTE TAUS, performer LARA AVENGOZA ,student group USC TROY PHILIPPINES and contemporary Christian group BOCES.
Season 3 and Season 4 winners of MTV’s “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance” – Quest Crew and We Are Heroes – have been added to the ever growing list of celebrities and performers. Tony Award winner Lea Salonga is schedule to appear also.
Hosting the event are KTLA News anchor CHER CALVIN, acclaimed Philippine director MICHAEL DE MESA and actress, singer, dancer, model GISELLE TONGI along with Janelle So of KSCI’s “Kababayan LA.”
Keeping in line with the sincerity of this event, according to an email by show producer Ted Benito responded about press requests of a red carpet arrival, “I do not want to set that kind of tone for this event and feel it is not an appropriate event to have a red carpet.” However, after this reporter inquired to co-show producer Jush Andowitt of allowing photographers and media outlets access to the talent to get their sincere words of donating their time to this event, Andowitt said by phone, “This may change. I will get back to you after I talk to Ted Benito.”
Hopefully, your L.A. Red Carpet Examiner will be able to bring you a post update of this event.
Pertinent benefit information are listed as follows:
When: Thursday, October 22, 2009
Where: The Alex Theatre, 216 North Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
Ticket Info: $25 – $35, limited VIP tickets at $50. On sale now at the Alex Theatre Box Office. Tel# 818-243-ALEX. Ticket hotline number – 818-433-6711.