#FACinfocus: Jose De Vega Jr., Actor & Choreographer, 55th Anniversary of West Side Story

It’s time to celebrate one of the greatest musicals of all time. Today, West Side Story turns 55! Yes, 55 years ago today, October 18, 1961, the musical film was theatrically released and it received high praise from critics and audiences nationwide.  It became the second highest grossing film of the year in the United States. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won ten gold Oscar statuettes, including Best Picture (as well as a Special Award for co-director Jerome Robbins), becoming the record holder for the most wins for a movie musical. My favorite movie musical at the … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Jose De Vega Jr., Actor & Choreographer, 55th Anniversary of West Side Story

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga is the eighth honoree of Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the eighth episode airs this Friday, October 7th!  Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative.  Bidyo’s mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ      I place Lea Salonga as the preeminent Filipino American entertainer in the modern era.  There was no one else like her before her when it comes to Filipinos and Filipino Americans breaking out into the mainstream.  And, since her early beginnings as a child star in the Philippines, her small … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Lea Salonga