Martin Nievera & Lani Misalucha Enchant This Valentines in Masquerade

For those looking for the perfect thing to do this Valentines, why not get mesmerized by Martin Nievera and Lani Misalucha as they serenade and enchant you in MASQUERADE?


Last October, Martin and Lani headlined their first major concert together performing to a two-night sold-out venue in San Diego, California. The overwhelming success of the show prompted that it had to be made in the Philippines, thus a love-themed “MASQUERADE” is set to be staged this Valentines in Manila and Cebu and toured in the USA and CANADA mid-2017.

Individually, Martin and Lani have made a name for themselves in the local music industry. Having produced numerous hits and performing in concerts showcasing their powerful vocal prowess – there’s no denying that they both really are amazing on their own.

33 years in the business, Martin, our beloved Concert King, still proves that he’s not abdicating his throne just yet. Just this year, Martin was awarded Male Concert Performer of the Year at the 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music for his performance in the aptly named concert, “Royals”. And in his latest stint in San Diego’s Masquerade, Martin evidently still reigned supreme in his stage, with his towering presence, delivering immortal songs that left the audience singing and listening in awe.

After all, who doesn’t know Martin classics such as “Kahit Isang Saglit”, “Ikaw and Pangarap”,  “Be My Lady”, and “Say That You Love Me”, by heart? Asia’s Nightingale, Lani Misalucha, on the other hand, is only soaring higher and higher.

With impeccable vocal technique, a multi-faceted style, and versatility, Lani’s career saw her quickly transition from Multiplex Queen to Asia’s Nightingale – an appellation more fitting for her artistry.Aspiring singers nowadays look to songs “as popularized by” Lani Misalucha herself like “Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin”, “Tila”, “Tunay na Mahal” and “Ikaw Lang and Mamahalin” as staples in their repertoire.As a concert artist, Lani proves time and time again that she is just the quintessential performer. From singing her original hits to ballads to rock to classical, she nails them all perfectly. That is why at this year’s 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music, Lani deservingly bagged the award for Concert of The Year.

Certainly, Lani and Martin are the epitome of excellence when it comes to their craft. And in this generation where song mash-ups and artist collaborations have become more popular than ever, the perfect tandem of Martin and Lani has been much-awaited by OPM concert-goers and lo and behold, it has finally happened – and the Philippines is next!

With the Musical Direction of Louie Ocampo and Stage Direction of Rowell Santiago, MASQUERADE takes on a whole new life this Valentines! Concert goers will definitely experience a night of love with great enchanting music and entertainment featuring two of the most mesmerizing voices in the land!

MASQUERADE is set to be staged on February 12, 2017, 8 pm at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu and for two nights on February 14 and 15, 2017, 8 pm at the Solaire Resort and Casino Grand Ballroom.

Tickets for the Cebu show are available at the Ayala Concierge, SM Customer Service Counter, and Waterfront Hotel Events Counter. Or contact, TSE LIVE at: (0917) 777-7630.

Tickets for the Manila shows are now available at All TICKETWORLD Outlets (891-9999 | and All SM TICKETS Outlets (470-2222 |

MASQUERADE ( Manila ) is for the benefit of Rotary Club of Makati East, Rotary International, Association of Chiefs of Police of the Philippines Inc. Affiliated Non-Government Organizations (ACPPIAN), and Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG) PNP.

MASQUERADE (Manila) is brought to you by Starmedia Entertainment and Foilacar Industries in association with Solaire Resort and Casino, Co-presented by PLDT Home Fibr, and sponsored by: Belo Medical Group, Farlin Baby Products, Zim Cleanser, Pest-off, Alaska, McDonalds, Pacer Travel Services, Lloyd Arceo Couture, Amber Restaurant, Studio 69, Devant TV and Cocoline Naturals with Media Partners: Philippine Star,Philippine Daily Inquirer, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight and Crossover 105.1.

MASQUERADE (Cebu) is brought to you by Starmedia Entertainment and TSE Live!

Watch them perform Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight”

Watch Lani Misalucha perform her song “Bukas na Lang Kita Mamahalin”

Watch Martin Nievera perform his song “Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin”

Sold out crowd in Barclays Center marks history for Filipinos in the U.S.; Part 2 to air on Sept 18 worldwide


BROOKLYN, NY, September 13, 2016 – The excerpt below from the welcome message of no less thanGovernor of New York Andrew M. Cuomo was a portent of great things to come on the evening of September 3 at Barclays Center, the sports and entertainment mecca of Brooklyn, New York:

ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel is known for providing excellent programming to an appreciative audience here in New York and neighboring areas. This large and growing network is proud to bring its most popular show,ASAP, to a market of delighted fans, and I join in applauding all who have helped make tonight’s event a reality. May you all enjoy this exciting and inspiring expression of musical creativity.”

And, indeed, a sold out Barclays Center stood as witness to the unique Filipino musical genius when ASAP Live in New York delivered a world class concert extravaganza with over 50 Filipino performers from the Philippines and the U.S.

It is worth mentioning who were the modern minstrels and present-day terpsichoreans – international avatars of collective Filipino pride — who graced the stage to deliver one sterling production number after another.

From the Philippines: Angeline Quinto, Billy Crawford, Daniel Padilla, Daryl Ong, Elmo Magalona, Enrique Gil, Erik Santos, Gary Valenciano, Gerald Anderson, Janella Salvador, Jason Dy, Jay-R, Jolina Magdangal, Jona, Kathryn Bernardo, Kim Chiu, Klarisse De Guzman, Kyla, KZ Tandingan, Liza Soberano, Luis Manzano, Maja Salvador, Martin Nievera, Morissette, Piolo Pascual, Yeng Constantino, Zsa Zsa Padillla with special guests Coco Martin and Onyok from the hit TV series, “Ang Probinsiyano”, Vice Ganda, ABS-CBN Chief Content Officer and host of the longest running Philippine TV drama anthology, “Maala-ala Mo Kaya” Charo Santos-Concio, and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga.

From the U.S.: the Filipino Broadway artist group known as the Broadway Barkada: Jaygee Macapugay, Karla Garcia, Jon Viktor Corpuz and Ali Ewoldt.
Currently living in New York as reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach from the Philippines also graced the event.

Filipinos all over the world can also be proud of the success stories of New York-based Filipino Americans featured in the “Love Songs and Stories” (LSS) segments: teacher Conchita Singson, nanny Amor Villasin, the late Ma. Teresa Santillan, Mark Bustos, Nicole Ponseca and Jhett Tolentino.

The nearly 9,000-strong audience got a treat of two live full shows from the ASAP Live in New York cast whose second part will be aired on TFC linear worldwide on September 18.

ASAP Live in New York was a dream and realizing it didn’t happen overnight,” said ABS-CBN Global Events Business Unit Head Ricky Resurreccion.  “It is a huge testament to the unswerving commitment of our company leaders, the ASAP team and TFC in North America that we all came together to do this for the Filipinos overseas.  It is our honor to have made Filipino event history in New York with our beloved Kapamilya, and their tremendous support inspires us to continue providing them with meaningful and memorable live entertainment experience.”

Below is a colorful journey in images of the main activities of the historic ASAP Live in New York captured byTroi Santos, Joyce Andes-David and Arman David of AJ Images, Ronald Antonio, Velzon Hizon Velez, Bradford Adkins, Richard Lao, Ariel Gutierrez and Dan Yap of OMG and Nerissa Fernandez.

3. At the press conference last September 1 at New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge with Piolo Pascual, Maja Salvador, Eric Santos, Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Kim Chiu, Luis Manzano and Jolina Magdangal.  Consul General Mario De Leon Jr. and ABS-CBN North America Managing Director Olivia De Jesus welcomed the ASAP team, the media and the community members in attendance.  Joining them were ABS-CBN Global Events Business Unit Head Ricky Resurreccion, ASAP Business Unit Head Joyce Liquicia, Vice Consul Khrystina Corpuz and Assistant to the Consul General Gret Aberin.

  1. On proud display on the state-of-the-art Oculus Display of Barclays Center is the ASAP Live in New York logo.


  1. Source of Filipino pride in New York – the Broadway Barkada – wows the audience in their spectacular number together with ASAP mainstays.

  1. ASAP paid tribute to the great Filipina composer, Cecile Azarcon, now based in the U.S.

  1. Extreme right, Drew Abigail, representative from the Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, presents the welcome message to ABS-CBN.  From left are community leader Edwin Josue, Madame Eleanor De Leon, ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Katigbak, Consul General Mario De Leon Jr. of New York, and ABS-CBN Global COO Raffy Lopez.

  1. On stage, Zsa Zsa Padilla and Martin Nievera received the Proclamation of ABS-CBN TFC ASAP Filipino Pride Day in New York from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Welcome Message from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.  From left, community leader Edwin Josue, Cheska Tolentino, representative from thew Office of the Mayor of New York, Zsa Zsa, Consul General Mario De Leon Jr, Martin, and community leaders Juliet Payabyab and Marilyn Abalos.

  1. ABS-CBN executives from the Philippines and the U.S. came to support the event.  Some shown in these photos are (right photo) ABS-CBN Chairman Eugenio Lopez III, President and CEO Carlo Katigbak, Head of Integrated Marketing Nandy Villar, KidZania Manila Mayor Cookie Bartolome and ABS-CBN North America Managing Director Olivia De Jesus.  On right, ABS-CBN Global COO Raffy Lopez is shown with wife Gaucha and daughter Tyrese. (Rich Lao)

  1. ASAP LIVE IN NEW YORK: Reaching Out, Joining Hands, Touching Hearts


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