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Joey Albert, Nonoy Zuniga to Headline ‘HANEP SA WOW’ Filipino Fest, Nov. 30 at PALA

Filipino Stars Fe de los Reyes, Eva Caparas, Jet Montelibano Also to Perform



PALA, CA, October 2, 2014…Filipino pop stars and certified hit makers Joey Albert and Nonoy Zuniga will headline the “Hanep sa Wow” Filipino Music Festival at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, in the Infinity Showroom at Pala Casino Spa & Resort.

The festival lineup also will include popular Filipino performers Fe de los Reyes, Eva Caparas and Jet Montelibano of the Music & Magic Showband.

Joey Albert and Nonoy Zuniga are both best known for their original timeless classic hits. Ms. Albert is a versatile Filipino pop and jazz singer whose string of timeless hits have become ingrained in Filipino music history.  She has enjoyed an award-winning solo career for over 25 years that began when one of her first hits, “Tell Me” received a Gold Record Award from the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI), establishing her meteoric rise as a major Filipino musical artist.“Tell Me” became such a mega-hit that other known musical artists, including David Pomeranz, recorded cover versions of the song.  Joey’s other hits include “Over and Over,” “A Million Miles Away,” “I Remember the Boy,” “Points of View,” and Tagalog favorites “Yakapin Mo Ako,” “Iisa Pa Lamang,” “Ikaw Lamang Ang Mamahalin,” many of which have been immortalized as theme songs of many blockbuster TV drama series more popularly known as “teleseryes.”

Zuñiga’s singing career spans more than three decades, from a folk singer (1971 to 1975) to being one of the lead singers of the Family Birth Control Band performing in the best nightspots and hotels in Manila (1975-1980) to becoming a multi-awarded singer performing solo concerts in the U.S. and various parts of the world including Asia, Australia, Japan, South Korea, China and New Zealand. All his performances from 1983 to the present are well-acclaimed and mostly sold-out shows mainly due to his much-anticipated classic hit ballads like “Never Ever Say Goodbye,” “Kumusta Ka.” “Doon Lang,” “Bituing Walang Ningning,” his upbeat “Magandang Gabi” and other well-loved English standards that perfectly fit his deep baritone vocals.

Singer-comediene Fe de los Reyes, soul singer Eva Caparas and livewire performer Jet Montelibano are original members of the popular show band Music & Magic — one of the few elite singing groups in the ‘80s in the Philippines. They enjoyed extended stints in Singapore and Malaysia and also toured the U.S. and Canada and performed in prestigious venues such as the Shrine Auditorium (Los Angeles) and Carnegie Hall (New York).  With their varied repertoire swinging from an“Earth, Wind & Fire Medley” to The Blue Brothers’ “Everybody Needs Somebody”, the Weather Girls’ “Raining Men,” “The Best of Broadway” Medley, “Tagalog Novelty Medley,” and their well-loved anthem “I’ll Be There/Ain’t No Mountain,” the group brings their audiences down memory lane with concept production numbers that only Music & Magic can dish out.






TICKETS: $59, $49

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 4, with no service charge, at the Pala Box Office in the casino, or call 1-877-WIN PALA (1-877-946-7252).  Tickets also are available at Star Tickets, 1-800-585-3737, or www.startickets.com.

Pala is located in Northern San Diego County; from San Diego/Riverside, take I-15 to Highway 76 east five miles; from Los Angeles County and Orange County, take I-5 south to Highway 76 east, then travel 23 miles.  Pala is 15 miles north of Escondido, 12 miles south of Temecula.

Address:          11154 Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059

Telephone:      1-877-WIN-PALA (1-877-946-7252)

Web site:         http://www.palacasino.com

Other Shows Coming to Pala:

The Stylistics with Peaches & Herb, 7 p.m., Saturday, October 5, Palomar Starlight Outdoor Theater.  Tickets, $88, $68, $48, $38, at www.startickets.com

Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, 7 p.m., Saturday, October 12, Infinity.  Tickets, $32, $22, atwww.startickets.com

AEGIS, Filipino Band, 8 p.m., Friday, October 18, Pala Events Center. Tickets, $85, $65, $55, $45, atwww.startickets.com

Lewis Black, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 26, Events Center.  Tickets, $65, $55, $35, at www.startickets.com

Tim Braun, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, November 16, Infinity.  Tickets, $35, $25, at www.startickets.com

Jim Jeffries, 7 p.m., Saturday, December 14, Infinity.  Tickets, $35, $25, at www.startickets.com

Kathy Griffin, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014, Events Center.  Tickets, $60, $50, $40, $30, at www.startickets.com

Arrival From Sweden, The Music of ABBA, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014, Events Center.  Tickets, $40, $35, $30, at www.startickets.com

About Pala Casino Spa & Resort

Pala Casino Spa & Resort includes a Las Vegas-style casino with 2,000 slot machines, 13 poker tables and 87 table games; a 507-room hotel; a 10,000-square-foot, full-service spa and salon that features 14 treatment rooms; a state-of-the-art fitness center; swimming pool with 12 private poolside cabanas, and dual-temperature outdoor Jacuzzi.  Pala also offers 10 restaurants and 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.  Pala Casino Spa & Resort is an AAA Four-Diamond Award winner for nine consecutive years.  Its state-of-the-art Pala Spa was named the 2009 Best Casino Spa by Spas of America, the 2009 Best Casino Spa by the Southern California Gaming Guide and in 2012 received a spaAward and was selected by Spas of America as one of the top 100 spas in the United States.  In 2011, Pala Casino Spa & Resort was voted Best Casino in San Diego by the public in the 10News.com annual A-List poll sponsored by KGTV-TV 10 News in San Diego.  For more information, visit http://www.palacasino.com.


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