Martin Nievera to debut at historic Hollywood theatre for a benefit concert
LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American History Month kicks off with the much anticipated concert debut of Martin Nievera at Hollywood’s newly renovated Ford Theatres. Presented by PAE Live!, “An Evening with Martin Nievera” brings the Philippine entertainer center stage on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 7:30pm as he performs his greatest hits, traditional Filipino love songs and an eclectic, upbeat mix of Broadway and standard pop tunes. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Apl.de.ap Foundation, a project of the Asian Pacific Community Fund established by Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas.
For more than three decades, Martin Nievera has been the unofficial ambassador of Philippine pop music to a global audience selling out concerts from Dubai to London, Melbourne to Vancouver and almost everywhere in between. Affectionately dubbed the “Concert King of the Philippines” by his fans, Martin has performed before packed houses to audiences who have followed his career from its inception and meteoric rise in Manila to his headlining showcase residency in Las Vegas. He has hosted “ASAP” (All-Star Sunday Afternoon Party), the longest running musical variety show on Philippine television, since 1995 and is seen each week by millions of Filipino fans around the globe. Along the way, he has earned several platinum albums, hosted several talk shows, appeared in many television specials and movies and has received several awards.
The concert begins the celebration of Filipino-American History Month in October, a nationally recognized commemoration of the history of Filipinos in America as established by the Filipino American National Historical Society, the California State Senate and the U.S. Congress.
The internationally acclaimed a cappella group Prime Note Ensemble, originally formed in Saudi Arabia and who are recipients of several international vocal competitions, will give an exclusive performance thirty minutes prior to the concert.
In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Apl.de.ap Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by Apl.de.ap, co-founder of Grammy-winning hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas. The mission of the Apl.de.ap Foundation is to empower children, especially in the Philippines, through education and technology. “We’ve built schools and classrooms and music centers and have provided scholarships for students to complete their college education,” says Apl.de.ap. “Last October, we provided the medical equipment to help doctors diagnose and treat retinopathy of prematurity. We want to give the tools and the opportunity for children to succeed in life.” The foundation also provides assistance to communities in times of natural disasters. The Apl.de.ap Foundation is a project of the Asian Pacific Community Fund, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. “PAE Live! believes in giving back to the community,” says producer Rex Sampaga, “which is why we are donating to Apl’s Foundation … we believe in his efforts to help the people in the Philippines.”
“An Evening with Martin Nievera” is proudly sponsored by Leelin Bakeries, Island Pacific Supermarkets and Kalayaan Incorporated of Southern California with LA18 and The Asian Journal as official television and print media sponsors.
Ticket prices for “An Evening with Martin Nievera,” start at $48; Reserved Seating.Tickets are available at FordTheatres.org or via phone at 323-461-3673 (for non-visual media 323-GO-1-FORD).
ABOUT THE FORD THEATRES
Following extensive renovations to this historic facility, the Ford Theatres have reopened for the 2016 Summer Season. The Ford is located just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068, between Hollywood and Universal Studios in the Cahuenga Pass. The grounds open two hours before show time for picnicking. The Ford offers a number of dining options: a variety of food and beverages is available on site. Patrons are welcome to bring their own food and drink. The Ford is disabled accessible. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request.
Parking at the Ford is stacked and costs $5-$10 per vehicle for evening performances. New off-site parking location: a FREE shuttle services the parking structure located at 1710 North Cherokee Avenue in Hollywood. Parking if $10 for Ford patrons. Shuttle departures begin two hours before show time and reservations are required. Metro riders: a FREE shuttle picks up from the Universal City/Studio City Metro Station (3913 Lankershim Boulevard, Studio City 91604). The shuttle, which cycles every 20 minutes, stops in the “kiss and ride” area.
“An Evening with Martin Nievera” produced by PAE Live! is a part of the Ford Theatres 2016 Summer Season, a multidisciplinary arts series presented by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in cooperation with Los Angeles County-based arts organizations. A complete season schedule, directions to the amphitheater and parking information can be found at FordTheatres.org.
“An Evening with Martin Nievera”
A Concert to Benefit the Apl.de.ap Foundation
Presented by: PAE Live!
Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:30pm
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068
VIP Tickets: $128
VIP tickets include premium seating, pre-show reception and artist meet & greet.
All tickets are Reserved.
For more information & to order tickets:
Please visit FordTheatres.org or call the Ford Box Office 323-461-3673