I may be the butt of all jokes among my group of friends, but please believe me when I say that multi-talented Margaret Cho received a Grammy nomination on Wednesday for her album Cho Dependent under Clownery Records. She’s like a jester, and I say that with the most respect because she never fails to keep the public entertained with her quick-wit, swift dance moves and sassy voice.
Her album, which features the likes of Andrew Bird and Mickey Avalon, will be running against other town clowns such as Flight of the Conchords and Robin Williams in the Best Comedy Album category.
To date, this is Cho’s second ever Grammy nomination since her last in 2004 for her Revolution release.
Meanwhile, Bruno Mars is just doing his thing (not lines of cocaine, hopefully) and living the dream with his “Nothin’ on You” B.o.B. collaboration and “Just The Way You Are” hit because he picked up seven nominations for categories like Best Record of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Other Asian Americans who also are in the running for a Grammy include Tia Carrere and Danny Ho, both nominated for Best Hawaiian Music Album and both under record label Danny Ho Creations. This looks like a win-win situation for Ho nonetheless.
So let’s watch the actual face off (with the whole split screen shot and winner and losers reaction shot) when the 53rd Grammy Awards airs Feb. 13, 2011.
For the full list of the 109 Grammy nominations, please visit: http://www.grammy.com/nominees.
We’ve got some updates to The Vagina Monologues: Filipinas 2010 show set for Sunday, April 25 at the Aratani Theater of the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, get them now.
In addition to Tia Carrere, Jennifer Paz, Lea Salonga, Tamlyn Tomita and others we told you about last week who would be performing in The Vagina Monologues, there are also some exciting additions to the lineup, including:
* Recently appointed acting Lieutenant Governor for California Mona Pasquil
* Actress Leslie-Anne Huff (Disney’s “10 Things I Hate About You”, “CSI:NY”, “Greek” and performer with comedy troupe RoomToImprov)
* Producer and host of L.A.’s only daily Filipino talk show “Kababayan L.A.” Jannelle So
* Up and coming musical theatre actress and vocalist Lara Avengoza (The King and I, A Kid’s Life)
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It’s that time of the month! The Vagina Monologues are back, this time with the Filipinas version, taking the stage on Sunday, April 25 at the Aratani Theater in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
Presented by Ted Benito/PAE Live! and TDRZ Productions, Inc., the inaugural show of PAE Live!’s features an all-Filipina cast for a one-night only benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues, the award-winning play based on V-Day founder and playwright Eve Enslers’s interviews with more than 200 women. The stories are funny, touching, raw and very real, celebrating the sexuality and strength of women everywhere. For the past 12 years, through the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives.
This year’s cast of The Vagina Monologues: Filipinas 2010 pulls together iconic Filipinas from the world of entertainment, including:
* Tia Carrere (actress and Grammy award winning artist for Best Hawaiian record Ikena)
* Actress Jennifer Paz (double Ovation award nominee for Miss Saigon (winner) and The Last Five Years, and starring in the upcoming Road to Saigon)