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May 27, 2014

Charice Pempengco and fashion designer Josie Natori to join June 15 Yolanda concert "After the Storm: A Benefit Concert for the Philippines"

Internationally acclaimed singer Charice Pempengco and fashion designer Josie Natori are the latest additions to the list of participants in a June 15 concert in Washington D.C. to raise funds for victims of super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
Charice Pempengco
After the Storm: A Benefit Concert for the Philippines will be staged at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, 15 June 2014, according to Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.

Cuisia reiterated his appeal to Filipino-Americans to buy tickets for the concert, saying this would help Yolanda victims rebuild their lives.

"We are delighted that the concert will be graced by such big talents. I am encouraging everyone to buy their tickets as soon as possible, as the first and second tier tickets are already sold out. By purchasing a ticket, you will be helping rebuild the devastation that occurred in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan," Cuisia said. (Read: Philippine Embassy website.)

Dubbed as "the most talented girl in the world" by Oprah Winfrey, Pempengco's star rose after she was discovered on YouTube. 
Josie Natori (Photo: AD/images)
Filipina-American philanthropist Natori is a multi-awarded designer and founder of The Natori Company, will be among the concert's special presenters.

The concert, dubbed "After the Storm: A Benefit Concert for the Philippines," will be held at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. on June 15.

Other talents slated to perform include:

- singer of the Black Eyed Peas

- actor Lou Diamond Phillips

- ballet dancer Christine Rocas

- tenor Rodell Rosel

- Tony award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga

- Glee star Darren Criss

- violinist Joshua Bell.

Also to be featured are the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra conducted by Luke Frazier and the Broadway Community Chorus founded by Baayork Lee, as well as video messages of hope from celebrities and other personalities from around the world.

The benefit concert is made possible with the cooperation of Philippine Embassy, US-Philippine Society and Philippine Humanitarian Coalition.

“After the Storm” will be directed by Bayork Lee, a Broadway Legend and it will be produced by Robert Pullen, an Emmy-nominated producer.

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