CAUSES | Buy an original artwork at Bliss Out at Topaz’s fundraiser for the typhoon victims in the Philippines

Come for performances, purchase artwork, food, drink and bliss out at Topaz for a good cause! Read More

CAUSES | Bonifacio Day celebration raises funds to benefit the typhoon victims in the Philippines

I would like to invite you to the Philippine Consulate General of New York’s 150th anniversary of the birth of Andres Bonifacio on Tuesday November 26 at 6:30 pm. The evening is also a Friends of FilCom fundraiser to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in central Philippines. FilCom stands for the Filipino American Communities of the Northeast. Donations to the fundraiser will go to the Philippine Jesuit Foundation. Read More

CAUSES | Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts worthy of your support: Filipino American Museum’s Bayanihan Spirit and Purple Yam Restaurant’s Sunday brunch

As someone who has received tons of emails announcing their own typhoon relief efforts, I’d like to call attention to two benefits in Brooklyn for which I voice my whole-hearted support. Read More

AWARDS | “A Song for My Mother” wins Plaridel Award for Outstanding Editorial Essay

The Plaridel Awards, a national competition honoring excellence in Filipino American journalism, were announced by the Philippine American Press Club USA (PAPC USA). The Plaridel Awards is named after Marcelo H. del Pilar, a Filipino journalist and publisher who over a century ago went into exile in Europe. Plaridel was his nom de plume, the anagram of his surname, Del Pilar. Read More

CAUSES | Finalist for 2013 Wai Look Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts

According to the Alliance’s website, the Wai Look Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts “recognizes and encourages Asian American individuals who demonstrate a commitment to outstanding service, advocacy and leadership — and whose active participation in or for the arts has made a considerable impact.” Read More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM SEMINAR | LGBT issues and human rights coverage explored at Boston’s LGBT Media Summit

My aim is to emphasize opportunities and strategies for the LGBT Media here in the U.S. to cover international issues and human-rights concerns that affect LGBT communities around the world. LGBT journalists have had few opportunities to work as foreign correspondents. That’s especially the case in today’s media environment, with sharp cutbacks by many news outlets in their international coverage. Read More

OPERA NEWS | “Noli” opera aspires for mainstream appeal, attracts financiers

Investors and advocates pledge their support for the New York production of “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera” on October 2013 Read More

THEATER TALK | House of Sweden hosts Swedish and American dialogue in D.C.

Artistic Director of Backa theatre Mattias Andersson who specializes in creating and staging theatrical projects grounded in sociological research methods will discuss this hot topic with Robert McNamara, artistic director of SCENA theatre and Otis Ramsey-Zöe, Lecturer of Theatre Arts at Howard University. Randy Gener will moderate the talk. Read More