On The Scene
‘Young Pinoys: Showcase of Stars’
The Society of Seven-Las Vegas was a special guest, and several young entertainers got the chance to perform in concert, when William Daquioag and the Performing Artist Academy presented "Young Pinoys: Showcase of Stars" at the Pearl City Cultural Center Aug. 20. The young artists sang American pop hits during the first half of the show and, after intermission, commemorated the centennial of Filipino immigration with Tagalog hits.
Highlights of the three-hour show were Katrina Manongdo's solo rendition of "It's All Coming Back to Me," Jaclyn Palola singing "Forever's Not Enough" and "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw," and two numbers by 4GetMeNot, "8th World Wonder" and "Mahal Mo Ba Ako." The quartet -- Tiani Sojot and sisters Jaclyn, Jocelyn and Jessica Palola -- showed the potential to be the best local female pop act in more than a decade.
The show was a farewell performance for multitalented singer/musician Troy Laureta and his equally talented sister, Cheesa, who perform as A2C. They moved to Los Angeles last week and are working on a record project there.
Troy Laureta, left, Cheesa Laureta, Katrina Manongdo, Tiani Sojot, Niki Badua, Jessica Palola and Jaclyn Palola waited their turn to perform again after intermission.
Cheesa Laureta sang "Maging Sino Ka Man."
Society of Seven-Las Vegas members Glenn Miyashiro, left, Jonathan Kaina, John Salvatera and Mike DeGuzman backstage after opening the second half of the show with a medley of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "God Bless the USA."