"Live A.I.D.S. 24" provides laughter starting September 12

Sep 11, 2008
PEP blogger and Samaskom alumna Giselle Sanchez (in photo) performs a sketch dressed as Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah in last year's edition of Live A.I.D.S. This year's Live A.I.D.S 24: Round the Clock ang Halakhak will be staged at Dalisay Aldaba Recital Hall in UP Diliman.


Watch the Live A.I.D.S. 24: Round the Clock ang Halakhak, a celebration of creativity and compassion featuring the country's most notable and promising artists, starting this Friday, September 12.

Behind this annual show is the UP Samahan ng Mag-aaral sa Komunikasyon (UP Samaskom), a duly recognized organization based in the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication. Founded in 1974, the group is composed of diversely talented students from all walks of the university, who have what it takes to rise above the others.

Among its alumni are Giselle Sanchez and Tuesday Vargas and the infamous Ate Glow; Wency Cornejo and Raymond Lauchengco; theater actor RS Francisco; prima ballerina Melanie Motus; band performers Miro Valera of Stonefree and Kris Gora of Cambio; directors Jeffrey Jeturian, Lauren Dyogi, Jerry Sineneng, Connie Macatuno and Cholo Laurel; fashion industry's Shahani Gania, Inky Santiago-Nakpil and Concon Siñel; as well as broadcasters Lei Alviz, Tina Panganiban-Perez, Riki Kwek, Justine Letargo and Kim Atienza.

They—along with countless media practitioners, musicians, directors, artist managers, creative directors, script and news writers who call themselves Samaskom alumni (now numbering about 1000)—went through the same pains and unique bonding that bring all Samaskomers together.

Live A.I.D.S. (Ang Istoryang Dinebelop ng Samaskom) is a hilarious and one of a kind musical-comedy-variety show written, choreographed, directed and produced solely by the members of UP Samaskom. Its initial debut in 1985 gave birth to an annual standing-room-only event anticipated not only by the entire U.P. community but also by the other nearby universities. Live A.I.D.S.' must see performances gained popularity year after year, giving laughter to students, faculty and others who simply want sheer entertainment.

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The secret of its success lies on the incredible talent shown by the resident members and alumni. The much-awaited event features hilarious spoofs of current events, television commercials, newsmakers, as well as exciting production numbers with original musical scoring and choreography that fit the concept of the show.

Show dates are on September 12 (7 pm), September 13 (3 and 7 pm), and September 14 (3 and 7 pm) at the Dalisay Aldaba Recital Hall, UP Theater, in UP Diliman.

For ticket inquiries and reservation, contact Kharleigh at 09065701312.

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PEP blogger and Samaskom alumna Giselle Sanchez (in photo) performs a sketch dressed as Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah in last year's edition of Live A.I.D.S. This year's Live A.I.D.S 24: Round the Clock ang Halakhak will be staged at Dalisay Aldaba Recital Hall in UP Diliman.
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