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Dolphy The Legend "Live" in L.A. at Shrine Auditorium!



Los Angeles, California - In what is expected to be an unprecedented concert presentation showcasing highlights of his colorful showbiz career, Comedy King "Dolphy" will light up the stage of prestigious Shrine Auditorium on October 11, 2008, with "Dolphy@80 The Legend Live in LA!"

Dolphy will be joined onstage by versatile singer-actress and recording artist Zsa Zsa Padilla, and his equally popular children, award-winning director/actor Eric Quizon, Jeffrey Quizon, Vandolph Quizon and Jenny Quizon, Ronnie Quizon, Boy2 Quizon, Zia Quizon, along with a live band, dancers, and special guests which include Ramiele Malubay (American Idol finalist, Season 7), Florante de Leon, Carol Banawa and the special appearance of apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas.

Also performing are Antoinette Taus, AJ Tabaldo (American Idol finalist, Season 6), Edsel Sotiangco, Liezl de Ocampo, Ciamara, Eva Caparas (Music & Magic), Jet Montelibano (Music & Magic), Nino de Jesus (New Minstrels), Fulton Montoya (Reload Band), Jo Awayan, Ava Johnson, Malou Toler, and other surprise guests.

To coincide with the concert celebration is the launch of Dolphy's tell-all book entitled "Hindi Ko Narating Ito Mag-Isa" authored by celebrated actress/writer/director Bibeth Orteza. "The book was conceptualized as early as four years ago," said Eric Quizon, one of Dolphy's 18 children by six women, none of whom he married. "It's our gift to Daddy on his 80th birthday (July 25)."

The tell-all book leaves no stone unturned. Except for one who's deceased and Alma Moreno who declined to participate, all the women Dolphy has loved before were interviewed - including Lotis Key, Pilar Pilapil, and his current love, Zsa Zsa Padilla - and all his children (except Freddie, who is deceased).

Net proceeds from book sales will benefit the Dolphy Aid Para sa Pinoy Foundation which provides education for the underprivileged by giving scholarships to deserving children of OFW's (Overseas Filipino Workers) and support plans to build a school for the performing arts.

"Dolphy@80 The Legend Live in LA" is a presentation of NuVision Worldwide Media and McFadden & McFadden in cooperation with Creative Concepts and Asian Journal Publications.

Eric Quizon directs. Jet Montelibano is Technical Director.

Major Sponsors are Philippine Airlines, Tancinco Law Office, ABS-CBN Global, Calayan Surgicentre, Smart, Universal Studios, O Skin Care, Unite Cars, Bench, Waddell & Reed, Pixso Graphics, Monet Salon, M The Movement, Aqua Imaging & Design, Forex Cargo, Alas Cargo, Bunching's, FLB Corporation, Golden Palms Foundation.

Media sponsors are Asian American People's Journal, Weekend Balita, Taliba, FilAmNation.com,PinoyWired.com, Frontliners Media Group, CarouselPinoy.com, LocalFilipino.com, "M" Magazine.

Other sponsors include TriMedia Services, Bote Multimedia, LA Sound Machine, Noi Manila Cuisine, Gerry's Grill, Pinoy-Pinay Fastfood.

Tickets are priced at $25, $35, $55, $75, $85, and $95 VIP seats and available online through Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (213) 480-3232, NuVision (866) 995-2795, McFadden & McFadden (562) 921-8450, Philippine Times (562) 867-0323, Goldilocks Bakeshop branches, Island Pacific Supermarket branches, Creative Concepts at (888) 886-7889 or by email at CreativeConceptsIntl@gmail.com or Dolphy80@gmail.com. For additional information, visit www.CreativeConceptsIntl.com.


"There was a quality in Dolphy's comedy that made him stand out, which was a reverse effect, because he preferred "self-effacing, low decibel" gags that portrayed him as vulnerable and an underdog. None of the garrulous cuss-laden language of Eddie Murphy or the hardsell antics of The Three Stooges. Pidol could make you laugh till you realized you were weeping. Throughout his time in the limelight, Dolphy's humor has always been a hit with the masses. Dolphy's jokes were not "just funny." They had a way of making you see certain truths. They made you laugh because they reminded you of your own vulnerability." - Excerpts from "Pidol" by Greg B. Macabenta, Publisher and Editor of Filipinas Magazine.

Having turned 80 last July of this year, the concert will be a celebration of Dolphy's glorious career spanning over 5 decades of hit movies and TV shows, most notably his endearing character as John Puruntong in the 17-year run of "John En Marsha" with Nida Blanca and Maricel Soriano, which ended in 1990.

Dolphy has received countless awards and citations in the entertainment industry. In 2001, Dolphy and sons Eric Quizon and Jeffrey Quizon received the Grand Prix International de la Meillure Interpretation Feminine (the equivalent of a Best Actress Award) in Brussels, Belgium, for playing Walterina Markova in the movie "Markova: Comfort Gay."

Most recent in his collection of accolades was the double citation he received from the Filipino-American Visionary Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood last March 7, 2008 -- "Legend Award for Comedy" and "Lifetime Achievement Award." He was feted with a rousing standing ovation by no less than his peers in the industry including Tito Vic and Joey, Nora Aunor, Rudy Fernandez, and many others, as well as headliners in the Filipino-American entertainment community including Nia Peeples, Mark Dacascos, apl.de.ap, Dave Batista, and Michael Copon.

Born in the Philippine province of Pampanga on July 25, 1928, and raised in Tondo, Manila, by hisChinese-Filipino father (Melencio Espinosa Quizon) and native Filipina mother (Salud de la Rosa Vera), Dolphy started his career as a vaudeville dancer during the Japanese occupation. Little did anyone know that Golay, the struggling performer, will soon rise to become Dolphy, King of Comedy.

It was the late Fernando Poe, Sr., who first paved the way and gave him a break in films playing bit roles as a character actor. Not long after, Dolphy's comic talents broke out in the hit movies "Jack en Jill" and "Facifica Falayfay."

He went on to make more comedy hits alongside fellow comics Pugo, Tugo, Babalu, Panchito, Ike Lozada and German Moreno. To date, Dolphy has starred in over 200 movies and hasn't stopped since. His most recent project was this year's "Dobol Trobol: Get Redi 2 Rambol," his first team-up with another legendary comedian and Box Office King, Vic Sotto.

Media Contact | Press Credentials:

Edith Montelibano 323-788-8911
Dionesio C. Grava - Community journalist based in Los Angeles. Member of New America Media, Society of Professional Journalists, and Society of Environmental Journalists, among others.

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