[PHOTO - Eric Quizon at the presscon with siblings (from left) Ronnie, Sally, Jeffrey, Vandolph and Dolphy Jr. and (below) with representatives of the three networks supporting the Dolphy Alay Tawa tribute show at the MOA Arena on Wednesday, Sept. 19, (from left): Bang Arespacochaga, Redgie Magno and Lilybeth Resonable, all of GMA, and Joanna Gomez Santos of ABS-CBN.]

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 (PHILSTAR) FUNFARE UPDATE By Ricardo F. Lo -Although she’s recovering fast from her recent kidney surgery, Zsa Zsa Padilla has been advised by her doctor to take it easy and not to rush going back to work.

But on Wednesday night, Sept. 19, starting at 7 o’clock at the SM Mall Of Asia (MOA) Arena, she will lead the array of stars performing at the Dolphy Alay Tawa, a musical tribute to the Comedy King produced by the Dolphy Aid Para Sa Pinoy Foundation, Inc. in cooperation with PLDT, Bench and PAGCOR. On hand to help Zsa Zsa are the Quizon children Eric, Jeffrey, Vandolph, Sally, Ronnie, Dolphy Jr., Ronnie, Edgar and Zia.

It will mark Zsa Zsa’s first public appearance since she came back from treatment in the States.

The three giant networks — ABS-CBN, GMA and TV5 — are pooling efforts in making the event a success, with the show to be aired in those channels as a special on Sept. 30, Sunday, at the same time and with the same commercial load. It’s one of the rare times that the networks are together for a common cause...to pay homage to Dolphy who died last July.

“The management of the three networks and their talents are working together to bring life to our father’s biography,” said Eric, presumably referring to the book Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-Isa by Bibeth Orteza who is serving as the show’s scriptwriter with Al Quinn as director.

[PHOTO -Zsa Zsa Padilla and daughters Zia (rightmost) and Karylle with John Lapus (leftmost) and APO Jim Paredes during the special screening of Unitel Pictures’ I Do Bidoo Bidoo. Right: With Sam Concepcion, one of her co-stars in the movie]

Here are the Kapamilya, Kapuso and Kapatid stars who have already confirmed to perform in the two-and-a-half-hour show: Vilma Santos, Lorna Tolentino, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Sharon Cuneta, Christopher de Leon, Maricel Soriano, Roderick Paulate, Nora Aunor, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Ogie Alcasid, Edu Manzano, Janno Gibbs, Pauleen Luna, Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo, Luis Manzano, Vhong Navarro, Shaina Magdayao, Paolo Bediones, Derek Ramsay, Mark Herras, John Estrada, Jolina Magdangal, Ruffa Gutierrez, Richard and Raymond Gutierrez, Ruby Rodriguez, Keempee de Leon, Wendell Ramos, Edgar Allan Guzman, Martin Escudero, Alex Gonzaga, Danita Paner, Jhong Hilario, Ritz Azul, Iya Villania, Denise Laurel, Melai, Eula Caballero, Angeline Quinto, JC de Vera, Rachelle Ann Go, Arci Muñoz and the Bulilit Kids --- with the special participation of Eddie Garcia, Gloria Romero, Rosas Rosal, Eddie Gutierrez, Nova Villa, German Moreno, Daisy Romualdez and Susan Roces.

(Note: Donations are welcome. A minimum donation of P150 is equivalent to one ticket at the General Admission, P250 for Upper Box and P450 for Lower Box. Tickets are available at SM Tickets. For more information, call 470-2222.)

Last Tuesday, Sept. 11, Unitel head Tony Gloria hosted a thanksgiving welcome for Zsa Zsa, who came with daughters Karylle and Zia, with a private screening I Do Bidoo Bidoo at My Movie Cinema of Greenbelt Cinema 3.

Present were Zsa Zsa’s co-stars Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Sam Concepcion, Eugene Domingo,Tippy dos Santos, Kiray Celis, John Lapus, Sweet Plantado and Frenchie Dee, with writer-director Chris Martinez and music arranger Vincent de Jesus. Jim Paredes of The APO, whose songs inspired the movie, was also there.

After the screening Zsa Zsa posted in her Facebook, “Thank you for your generosity, Mr Tony Gloria. Thanks for making such an enjoyable film, direk Chris Martinez. And thanks for your music, Apo!”

She added, “It was really touching that almost the whole cast was there and, of course, prod people, friends and family…I totally enjoyed the movie and so proud to have been part of a very beautiful project. I am, of course, familiar with the script and the story but was greatly surprised with the way the songs made its way in the story. So happy with the way Chris directed the film! I am proud to be an Apo fan. I’m so happy that their original music was made into a film for the new generation to appreciate.”

Kuh holds first one woman exhibit

She sings, she preaches her Christian faith and…what else Kuh Ledesma can do? Yes, she paints!

Kuh takes a new step forward in her creative journey with her debut (one-day-only) exhibit titled Unexpected tonight at White Space (2314 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City).

Kuh discovered her love for painting as a young girl. But when she took up singing, painting was pushed aside. Recently, she took it up again, taking to acrylic and canvas with passion that has always been a trademark of her creative endeavors.

And yet, these artworks are not traditional still-lifes or portraits — again, something that Kuh knows well. She has never been typical or ordinary in anything she undertakes. Everyone knows her to be an artist that crosses borders, breaks down stereotypes, and challenges traditional art forms to come up with something new and ground-breaking every time.

The artworks in her exhibit belong to a genre that art critics and experts refer to as non-representational and abstract. Soon to open also is Kuh’s art gallery in Mandaluyong City.

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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