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  • WASHINGTON, D.C.- | Singer Charice Pempengco and fashion designer Josie Natori have been added to the all-star line-up in next month’s benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines. “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.

    Pempengco, who rose to fame after she was discovered on YouTube and was dubbed as “the most talented girl in the world” by Oprah Winfrey, and Natori, a multi-awarded design­er and founder of The Natori Com­pany, will be joining other talents on stage including Grammy Award-winning singer Tony award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga; Glee star Darren Criss, and renowned vio­linist Joshua Bell.

    Natori will be among the evening’s special presenters. She is founder and chief executive officer of The Natori Company, whose fashion em­pire supplies lingerie items, ready-to-wear collection, home, fragrance and eyewear to some of the coun­try’s leading department stores, in­cluding Saks, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale’s. Natori is also a known philanthropist, sit­ting on the boards of several notable foundations and a recipient of nu­merous humanitarian awards.

    The concert was initiated by the Philippine Embassy in cooperation with the US-Philippines Society and the Philip­pine Humanitarian Coalition and will be directed by Broadway legend Baayork Lee; and produced by Emmy-nominat­ed producer, Robert Pullen. Ambassador Cuisia encouraged the public to purchase their tickets to the concert.

    “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,” said Ambassador Cuisia. “By purchas­ing a ticket, you will be helping rebuild the devastation that occurred in the Phil­ippines after Typhoon Haiyan.”

    Ambassador John F. Maisto, president of the US-Philippines Society, expressed his gratitude to the sponsors who are helping make this concert possible.

    “I would like to thank our major sponsors whose generosity has made this produc­tion possible. Among them are platinum and gold sponsors SM Investments Corporation, Primescape Solutions Inc., the Philippine Nurses Association of Amer­ica, Ayala Corporation, and the Manuel Pangilinan Group of Companies that in­clude Metro Pacific Investments Corpo­ration, Meralco and Smart Communica­tions,” said Ambassador Maisto.

    The evening will include celebrity appear­ances and performances along with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra conducted by Luke Frazier and the Broadway Com­munity Chorus founded by Baayork Lee. It will also include a series of video mes­sages of hope from celebrities and other personalities from around the world.

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