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Filharmonic, Geneva Cruz headline Filipino-American History Month event

An awards presentation for community leadership, youth achievement, and heroism will also occur

The Filharmonic brings their sensational acapella act to celebrate Filipino-American History Month, Oct. 7. Video: YouTube/The Filharmonic

Filipino-American History Month celebrations in Carson showcase amazing talents in music, creative arts, and other forms of entertainment from the Filipino-American community

CARSON — Filipino-American History month-long celebration in Carson showcases amazing talents and performing artists in music, creative arts, and other varied forms of entertainment from the Filipino-American community.

The festivities on Sat., Oct. 7, will be held at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center, 801 E. Carson St. [MAP], at 9 a.m. This event is free to the public.

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Geneva Cruz is a co-headliner at the City of Carson Filipino-American History Month extravaganza. Photo: Facebook/Geneva Cruz

Headlining this year’s event are Geneva Cruz and The Filharmonic, an L.A.-based acapella group featured on the NBC hit musical show, The Sing-Off, and in the Universal Pictures film, Pitch Perfect 2.

Geneva Cruz is an award-winning singer and actress who began her career in 1989 as one of the lead singers of the group Smokey Mountain that produced hit singles, “In the Name of Love,” and “Kailan.”

The event will also include performances by the City of Carson 2016 FilAms Got Talent Winner Therese Masangcay, vocalists Joni Villamil, and Michael Keith; comedian Joseph Gelito, 2016 World Championship of Performing Arts winner Junior New System.

Rounding out the entertainment will include a talented line-up of performers, including Cecile and Mighty Show, Sampaguita Youth Dance Troupe, Lorian Fausto, Ciamara Morales, Jamie Bacani, Gee G Starr, Jane Provido, Michelle Delos Reyes, Michael Walker, Zack Pogz Villegas Aquino, Michael and Maaikee Kiyoe Pronda, Sid Bautista Castañeda, Anna Alano, and Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant Best in Talent winners Caitlin San Diego and Sheri-Lynne Ducusin.

Additionally, Binibining Pilipinas USA Christelle Abello, BPUSA Miss Tourism Czarina Hermoso, and their BPUSA Royal Court will be on hand for meet and greet and photo ops.

An awards presentation for community leadership, youth achievement, and heroism will also occur. Awardees for community leadership include Melissa Ramoso, Joanna Concepcion, Jesus-Alex Cainglet, and Marcelino Ines Jr.; for youth achievement, Kamille Magante and Angelica Tan; and for heroism, Wilfredo Credo.

“Carson is proud to recognize the contributions of Filipino-Americans nationwide, but especially to the Carson community,” said Carson Mayor Albert Robles. “Special thanks to Councilmember Elito M. Santarina for his leadership in helping make this celebration a reality.”

Filipino American History Month Celebration is an annual event during the month of October in the City of Carson.

For more information call (310) 952-1743.

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