Tuesday, March 24, 2009
‘4 Divas’ embark on U.S. and Canada Tour
Photos by Jay Fermin & Albert Vargas (FMG)
Article by Jay Fermin
It is early in the year but everybody can feel that the biggest show for 2009 is indeed here. The four Divas Kuh Ledesma, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Pops Fernandez, and Regine Velasquez arrived in Los Angeles last March 17th for the biggest and most ambitious concert tour of all entitled “Divas 4 Divas”.
Meeting members of the media the next day in Hollywood, Kuh Ledesma confided that it took almost 4 years of planning the project. “I’ve performed with each one of them before, here and in US concert tours, but this is the first time that we are doing a concert together”, she exclaimed.
Following a very successful December 6 show at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila, the 4 Divas were all praises for each other, and especially for Kuh who is the creative brains behind ‘Divas’. Pops described Kuh as ‘persistent’ in making the dream project of having all four of them on one stage become reality.
However, this did not come without challenges. Concert Director Rowell Santiago resigned only 9 days before the December 6 concert because, as insiders reported, he was having problems getting the four divas to rehearse together due to their very tight schedule.
And if schedule was not the main thing, it would indeed be interesting to see the collaboration of the four divas under the same spotlight, playing their best musical style and bringing on their larger than life stage presence without out-staging each other. Kuh emphasized however that this ‘is not a competition.’
‘Divas 4 Divas’ opened in Houston, New Jersey, and Vancouver, and is scheduled for 16 venues in the U.S. and Canada. However, all eyes are looking forward to the concert at Pasadena Civic Center near Los Angeles on March 28, 2009. Produced by Starmedia’s Anna Co-Puno, it is expected that the 3,029 seats will be sold out!
The show continues on to San Jose, Washington D.C., Chicago, Florida, Dallas, and other cities.
With fabulous fashion of 12 costume changes, impressive production numbers, musical direction by famed composer-arranger Louie Ocampo, and the legendary voice of Pop Diva Kuh Ledesma, Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla, Concert Queen Pops Fernandez, and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez, ‘Divas 4 Divas’ promises a totally different concert experience.
Be there when music history happens in your city.
DIVAS4DIVAS 2009 TOUR
MARCH 20 HOUSTON TEXAS HOUSTON ARENA THEATER
MARCH 21 ATLANTIC CITY,NEW JERSEY SEASIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
MARCH 27 VANCOUVER CANADA QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATER
MARCH 28 LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA PASADENA CIVIC CENTER
APRIL 3 SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA San Jose State University Event Center
APRIL 5 WASHINGTON D.C. GEORGE MASON PATRIOT CENTER
MAY 14 HIGLAND CALIFORNIA SAN MANUEL CASINO
MAY 15 To Be Announced
MAY 16 CHICAGO ARIE CROWN CENTER
MAY 17 ORLANDO FLORIDA SILVER SPURS ARENA
MAY 22 CHUMASH CASINO
MAY 23 MAY 24 To Be Announced
MAY 29 DALLAS TEXAS TBAAL (The Black Academy of Arts & Letters) Dallas Convention Center Theatre Complex
MAY 30 SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO CIVIC THEATER
MAY 31 To Be Announced
visit Divas 4 Divas website