Filipino Acapella group Pinopela sweeps the top honors in the International A Capella championships in Singapore on Saturday. In a post on its Facebook page, Pinopela reported that it was named champion in the international category, judges choice and the overall champion in the competition.
Member Anthony Castillo also took home the Most Impressive Soloist award while another member Zsaris Mendioro took the gold in the looping category.
Pinopela performed Adele’s “Skyfall” , “All I Ask” and Bruno Mars’ “Treasure” for the contest.
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London-based Filipina singer and theatre actress Rachelle Ann Go just won the West End Frame’s 2016 Best Performance of a Song award for her rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” in Les Miserables.
The Filipina performer is elated over the recognition and told the site that she feels blessed to be able to be doing work that she loves in the world famous West End. “I’d like to thank all those who voted for me. It’s an honour to be performing and appreciated here in beautiful London’s West End. I owe this great award to you, guys! And to the whole Les Miserables company, thank you for being so amazing and for all the support and encouragement. What a dream come true to be part of this phenomenal long running show,” she said.
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Wolfgang’s legendary rock frontman Basti Artadi is grateful for the overwhelming support he has received from fans and colleagues after he announced on Tuesday that he was suffering from facial paralysis caused by a tumor. Posting on facebook, the singer explained that what he has was a benign facial nerve tumor. “I do NOT have a brain tumor as what’s being reported in the news. I have a BENIGN facial nerve tumor that affects the movement of my face. Unfortunately, in my line of work, this means a lot. So as mentioned in my previous post, I intend to have the procedure that will help my situation. I’ve got it planned out, just waiting for the right time to do it,” he wrote.
The band vocalist is currently selling t-shirts to help him fund the procedure, which he called a facial sling, that would temporarily help his situation. Fans who want to buy Basti’s shirt can place their orders online at https://www.facebook.com/Jeepneyrockstop
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