Grand Multicultural Entertainment Festival 2024 Set to Enchant Sydney

Sydney is gearing up for a spectacular cultural extravaganza with the upcoming Grand Multicultural Entertainment Festival 2024, scheduled to take place on August 31 at the esteemed Granville Centre (2a Memorial Drive, Granville, NSW). This eagerly anticipated event promises a day brimming with diverse performances, delectable cuisine, and vibrant celebrations of global cultures.

A Celebration of Diversity and Community

The Grand Multicultural Entertainment Festival aims to unite Sydney’s multicultural community in a spirit of inclusivity and celebration. From lively stage performances to engaging cultural displays and a wide array of culinary delights, the festival offers something for every attendee to enjoy and appreciate.

Exciting Highlights

Attendees can look forward to the majestic Kings and Queens Grand Parade, showcasing beauty ambassadors adorned in elaborate costumes representing various pageantry traditions. The 2024 Cover Stars Parade will spotlight notable figures who have graced magazine covers throughout the year, adding a touch of glamour to the festivities.

Showcasing Talent and Creativity

The festival serves as a platform for talent discovery with competitions such as the Slay Queen International, highlighting aspiring transgender models, and the StarQuest Singing Competition, where emerging vocalists will showcase their talents. Additionally, the Cover Model Quest and Search for the Next Mr. Gino-o will seek out promising faces in the realms of fashion and modelling.

Fostering Social Harmony

In a diverse society like Australia, events like the Grand Multicultural Entertainment Festival play a vital role in promoting understanding and fostering social cohesion. By encouraging cultural dialogue and celebrating diversity, the festival aims to bridge divides and promote unity among communities.

Support and Collaboration

The festival is proudly supported by StarCentral Magazine, Flagcom Group, and RGEM Promotions & Management, organizations committed to championing cultural diversity and community engagement. Media partners including Global Millionaire magazine, InLife International, and MoneyCentral magazine contribute to the event’s outreach and impact.

Join the Celebration

Whether attending to participate in competitions, enjoy performances, or simply savor the cultural experience, the Grand Multicultural Entertainment Festival offers a day of enriching experiences and community spirit. Mark your calendars and join in celebrating Sydney’s rich cultural heritage and diversity.

Conclusion: Embracing Cultural Unity

As Sydney prepares for the Grand Multicultural Entertainment Festival 2024, the event stands as a testament to the city’s commitment to embracing cultural unity and diversity. By celebrating our differences and shared humanity, the festival fosters connections and inspires a more inclusive society.

Sydney’s Best Dressed 2024 Celebrates Fashion Excellence

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Sydney’s Best Dressed 2024 took place last Sunday at 5 PM at the prestigious five-star venue Sir Stamford Plaza in Mascot. The event was hosted by the esteemed beauty queens Sheridan Mortlock, Miss Earth Air 2022, and Nikka Marcial, Mrs Universe Official 2023.

Founded by Maryrose Salubre, CEO of MS Entertainment Network, Sydney’s Best Dressed is produced by MS Entertainment Network and honours distinguished men and women for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the fashion industry. Each year, stylish individuals are celebrated and given the opportunity to strut their stuff on the runway. Over the years, the event has expanded to include a variety of categories, culminating in the annual Sydney’s Best Dressed Gala Awards Night.

This year’s awardees included Chloe Lofthouse, Maria Hall, Serena Peralta, Analieze Bella Newtown, and Ceres Ledesma, all recognised as SBD Legends for their remarkable contributions to fashion. Shahieda Idris, Rhodora Williams, and Elaine Mortel were inducted into the SBD Hall of Fame, acknowledging their long-standing influence and exceptional achievements.

Special awards were also given to Anne Pearl Marie Nicklin, who received the Graceful Trendsetter Award, and Adele Kelly, honoured with the Classic Elegance Award. Prima West was celebrated with the Golden Age Glamour Award, while Lulu Jones took home the Bold Fashionista Award. Eiselle Grace was named Distinguished Fashion Maven, and Mathel Santos was recognised as the Fresh Face of Fashion. Indira Setia Putri received the Timeless Elegance Award, and Jan Herdman was celebrated as the Ageless Fashionista. Eliza Greenwood was acknowledged as the Rising Star in Fashion, with Rosita Miceli earning the Up-and-Coming Fashionista Award. Yanxia Chen was awarded the Diamond Fashionista Award, and Shirley Pulido Mejia was named Best Dressed Trendsetter.

The event showcased the best of fashion, recognising those who have made significant contributions to the industry and spotlighting emerging talents. Maryrose Salubre’s vision to celebrate fashion excellence continues to thrive, with this year’s event further cementing its status as a highlight of Sydney’s social calendar.

6 Days Left until Sydney’s Best Dressed 2024: Get Ready to Slay the Runway!

Hey fashionistas, mark your calendars because Sydney’s Best Dressed 2024 is just around the corner! Founded by the fabulous Maryrose Salubre, CEO of MS Entertainment Network, this annual extravaganza is where style icons come to shine.

Every year, we celebrate the most stylish men and women who strut their stuff on the runway in a dazzling display of fashion prowess. From sleek evening gowns to cutting-edge streetwear, our categories have grown over the years, culminating in the glamorous Sydney’s Best Dressed Annual Gala Awards Night.

What’s in store this year? Get ready for:

  • Sydney’s Best Dressed Model of the Year Competition: Calling all fierce ladies aged 18 and up to compete for the ultimate modelling crown!
  • Sydney’s Best Dressed Little Miss Model of the Year Competition: It’s never too early to start slaying! Young talents aged 12 and below will wow us with their runway charm.

And here’s the scoop: Winners of these prestigious competitions will get a chance to shine in the spotlight of Model & Mode magazine’s next issue. Talk about major exposure!

Save the date: June 30, 2024, at the posh Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport in Mascot. It’s where fashion dreams come true! Don’t miss out on this epic night of style, glam, and unforgettable moments.

For more deets and tickets, head to MS Entertainment website. See you on the runway, fashionistas!

Top Event Picks In Sydney This Weekend: Vivid Sydney 2024

Vivid Sydney is back to ignite the soul of our city with an explosion of creative brilliance, running for an exhilarating 23 days and nights from May 24 to June 15, 2024. This year, the festival boasts all-new installations and hundreds of captivating events designed to enchant and inspire.

In 2024, Vivid Sydney will celebrate humanity in all its diversity. We extend an invitation to everyone to visit the world’s most beautiful city and immerse themselves in an extraordinary experience. This is your chance to connect, create, and participate, coming together as a global community committed to change. Through the universal languages of light, music, ideas, and food, we will share our experiences and stories.

We warmly welcome you to be part of this unique global event that embraces creativity, innovation, and technology for the greater good. Vivid Sydney 2024 delves into the essence of what it means to be human and explores how we can collaboratively build a better world.

Sign up for MyVivid to receive all the latest updates and be a part of this transformative journey: Vivid.

Seo In Guk and Francine Diaz Shine on Metro’s Exclusive Moving Cover

South Korean singer-actor Seo In Guk and Filipino young star Francine Diaz appear in Metro’s exclusive moving cover as they drop their music collaboration “My Love.”

In Metro.Style’s cover story featuring the two artists, they revealed details about how their music project came to fruition, even when it seemed unlikely to happen at first.

Francine shared, “Hindi ko masyado in-expect na mapu-push through itong collaboration kasi sabi ko, hindi kaya sobrang laking step for me? And as an actress na acting lang talaga ako, biglang papasok ng singing. But ’yun, ’yung sinabi nila sa akin na tuloy and he really wanted to do it with me, of course, nagulat ako and hanggang ngayon, I’m still on cloud nine.”

The song “My Love” was originally part of In Guk’s previously released album. The Hallyu star said, “This song is actually from my previously released album. It’s a solo song that features a rap portion. This time, as I worked with Francine, I had a great time during the process of turning it into a male-female duet song.”

Francine described the reimagined version as full of energy and love. “’Yung kanta na ito, nakaka-happy siya. Nakaka-boost ng energy and may love ka talagang mafi-feel ’pag narining mo siya,” she said.

They also talked about their recording experience in South Korea last December where Francine brought a lot of good vibes according to In Guk. “She always met me, welcomed me with this bright energy. That made me feel really great,” he recalled.

Read more about In Guk and Francine’s dreamy collaboration in Metro’s latest cover story and watch “Metro Talks with Seo In Guk and Francine Diaz” on Metro.Style YouTube channel. For more exclusive articles, follow @metrodotstyle on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and TikTok as well as Metro Magazine @metromagph on Instagram and Twitter and @Metro.Magazine on Facebook, or visit Metro.Style.

This article was sourced from a press release sent by ABS CBN

Return of the Soap Opera Queen: Judy Ann Santos’ Highly Anticipated Comeback Ignites Excitement

Award-winning actress Judy Ann Santos continues to solidify her status as one of ABS-CBN’s ultimate stars as she excites Kapamilyas with her upcoming projects, including the drama series “The Bagman.”

 

Five years since her last teleserye, it’s all systems go for Judy Ann as she dons the president’s hat for her role in the eight-part action drama “The Bagman,” which she is currently shooting with fellow co-stars John Arcilla and Arjo Atayde. Recently, Judy Ann expressed her gratitude to the “Bagman” team who surprised her on set with a mini birthday celebration. 

 

With over three decades as a Kapamilya, Judy Ann’s acting comeback is one of the most highly anticipated offerings this year. While fans eagerly await another exceptional performance from the Kapamilya star, Judy Ann thrilled fans recently when she hosted a reunion on Judy Ann’s Kitchen on YouTube with her “Gimik” co-stars Jolina Magdangal, Marvin Agustin, Mylene Dizon, and Dominic Ochoa.

 

Over the years, Judy Ann has proven time and again to audiences that she can give life to various characters in shows and movies that have now become instant classics. She has starred in hit ABS-CBN shows such as “Mara Clara,” “Esperanza,” and “Gimik,” and Star Cinema films “Isusumbong Kita Sa Tatay Ko,” “‘Till There Was You,” and “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo.”

 

Judy Ann’s breakthrough role was in the 1992 TV series “Mara Clara” where she starred alongside Gladys Reyes. Since then, she has won numerous awards including Best Actress at the 41st Cairo International Film Festival. Her last teleserye was the 2019 primetime series “Starla” and she was also the host of the heartwarming 2021 docu-drama “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan.”

Stars Align at Sir Stamford: Australian Golden Sash Awards 2024 Celebrate Excellence Across Industries

The Australian Golden Sash Awards, dubbed as Australia’s equivalent of the Oscars for beauty pageants, took place on April 27 at the prestigious Sir Stamford in Circular Quay. Hosted by MS Entertainment Network in partnership with StarCentral Magazine, this grand occasion honoured outstanding individuals from various fields, showcasing their talents, commitment, and creativity.

Originally focused on the pageant industry, the awards have expanded to acknowledge exceptional contributions across diverse sectors. From beauty queens to entrepreneurs, influencers to innovators, the ceremony united talents nationwide to celebrate those making significant impacts in their respective domains.

At its essence, the event embodies a dedication to excellence and innovation. It brings together industry leaders to commend individuals who have left lasting impressions. The event highlights a wide range of talent, from aspiring models to seasoned pageant contestants and from media personalities to visionary professionals behind the scenes.

More than just a glamorous affair, the Australian Golden Sash Awards stand as a tribute to the passion, dedication, and ingenuity within Australia’s pageantry, media, and modeling realms. By honoring remarkable individuals and their contributions, the ceremony serves to inspire future generations to pursue excellence and make their mark in these dynamic fields.

The evening at Sir Stamford in Circular Quay was filled with excitement as MS Entertainment welcomed esteemed guests to the 2024 Australian Golden Sash Awards. The event, a symbol of recognition across industries, showcased Australia’s talents in a spectacular manner.

Throughout the night, attendees were treated to stunning performances and presentations. Highlights included the mesmerising talent of Isabella Micucci, the reigning Queen of International Tourism 2024, and a captivating catwalk presentation by Royalle Modelling, led by CEO George Bastolli.

The awards ceremony honoured a diverse group of exceptional individuals, making it memorable and inspiring for all involved.

Stargazer Productions Shines Bright: Mrs. of Australia and Miss Little, Junior, and Teen Earth Australia 2024 Pageants Wow Audience

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Stargazer Productions brought the heat with the Mrs. of Australia and Miss Little, Junior, and Teen Earth Australia 2024 pageants at the prestigious Roundhouse in UNSW. 🎉 Contestants from every corner of Australia strutted their stuff, making it a weekend to remember! 💃

👑 Among the shining stars were Jennifer Condous-Thirlmire, Eisha Joy Hobson, Georgia Karpatsis, Candice Tarrant, Maria Angela Tungol, and Klara Cassandra Mallari, who wowed the crowd with their fierce competition. 🔥

After an intense battle, Jennifer Condous snagged the crown for Miss Little Earth Australia, while Eisha Joy Hobson and Candice Tarrant claimed the titles of Miss Junior Earth Australia and Miss Teen Earth Australia, respectively. 🌏

💃 The Mrs. of Australia segment was no exception, featuring a stellar lineup including Teresa Pacubas, Rhodora Williams, Marlyn Pearce, Joy Miles, Jan Herdman, Elaine Mortel, Indira Setia Putri, Grace May, and Allison Gal. These ladies exuded grace, charm, and intelligence, leaving the audience in awe. 🌟

👸 The night ended with Grace May crowned as Mrs. Charity Queen, Jan Herdman as Mrs. Supranational Australia, Indira Setia Putri as Mrs. Grand Australia, and Rhodora Williams as Mrs. Earth Australia. 🏆

Stargazer Productions once again proved their commitment to excellence, celebrating the beauty, talent, and intelligence of women across Australia. With flawless execution and unforgettable moments, the Mrs. of Australia and Miss Earth Australia 2024 pageants left everyone speechless! 🎉

Julie Anne San Jose: Forever Proud to be a GMA Star

The blessings just keep on coming for Asia’s Limitless Star Julie Anne San Jose, who renewed her exclusive contract with GMA Network on Tuesday, March 12. 
 
The event was attended by no less than GMA Network Chairman Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, President and Chief Executive Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe S. Yalong, Senior Vice President for Programming, Talent Management, Worldwide, and Support Group, and President of GMA Films Atty. Annette Gozon-Valdes, Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, and Sparkle GMA Artist Center’s Vice President Joy Marcelo.
 
Also present were GMA Network’s Senior Vice President for Integrated News, Regional TV, and Synergy Oliver B. Amoroso, Vice President for Business Development Department III Gigi Santiago-Lara, Vice President for Business Development Department II Janine Piad-Nacar, Assistant Vice President for Business Development Department II Enri T. Calaycay, and Assistant Vice President for Corporate Communications Jojo Aquio.
 
Julie Anne expressed her gratitude for the trust and support that GMA Network has given her, “GMA Network, thank you so much for believing in me, my talents, and my capabilities. I also want to thank Sparkle, thank you so much po. Sa GMA Entertainment Group, thank you for allowing me to grow and to all the people I’ve worked with, GMA Synergy even GMA News, and sa GMA Pictures din po.”
 
“Kaya nga tinawag na Kapuso kasi dito, mafe-feel mo yung love ng mga tao na nakasuporta sayo, at tumutulong sayo na mag-improve sa craft mo. Dito ko nakita at naramdaman yun, with GMA. That’s why I’m forever proud to be a Kapuso.”  the Limitless Star added.
 
Meanwhile, Atty. Gozon acknowledged Julie Anne’s incredible talents as an artist, “Kaya tinawag na Limitless Star si Julie Anne, hindi lamang sa kanta, sa hosting, sa drama, in short walang limit ang kanyang kakayahan and I’m really proud na siya ay homegrown.”
 
Duavit, on the other hand, recalled Julie Anne’s remarkable journey as a Kapuso, ”Looking back 18 years, I immediately recall how you evolved, how you’ve changed, and somehow blossomed. Your versatility is unique, and your achievements up to this point are very commendable and outstanding. At hindi ako nagkakamali, sigurado sa hinaharap, madadagdagan pa ‘yan. So, stay the course stay the person you are.
 
Yalong was grateful as Julie Anne continues to stay with GMA, “I would like to extend my thank you to Julie Anne for again trusting GMA Network and Sparkle to continue to manage your career. I’ve seen how Julie Anne grew from a kid to a singer and an actress. No doubt and I think no one can contest that she is also the premiere singing talent of GMA Network.”
 
Atty. Gozon-Valdes, in turn, recognized Julie Anne’s growth and dedication to her craft. “We’ve seen you blossom and grow into the person you are now and talagang limitless ka. Not only with your talent but with who you are, and we can’t wait to see what else you can achieve.”
 
Rasonable added that the Entertainment Group is ready to provide Julie Anne the platform to continue showing her many talents, “Asahan mo na palaging ang Entertainment Group ay gagawa ng mga proyekto, ng mga palabas na susuporta sa iyo. Makikipag- collaborate with different groups here in the network para lalong mapalago ang iyong career. Maraming, maraming salamat and we love you.” 
 
Finally, Marcelo expressed her delight over Julie Anne’s contract renewal, Today marks your eighteenth year with us. Your Sparkle family will always be here. Unlimited din ang pagmamahal namin sayo. I think your future is limitless. Congratulations, we love you.
 
Julie Anne appeared in numerous Kapuso shows, such as the highly-rated historical-fantasy drama “Maria Clara at Ibarra” and GMA Public Affairs’ first-ever film offering, “The Cheating Game.” 

Groundbreaking Film Explores Julian Assange’s Journey: ‘The Trust Fall’ Hits Theaters

In a groundbreaking development, the highly anticipated Australian documentary, “The Trust Fall: Julian Assange,” has secured screenings at the country’s three major cinema chains: Event Cinemas, Hoyts, and Village Cinemas. Starting today, March 6, 2024, audiences can experience this compelling film at these premier venues. Notably, the documentary is currently captivating audiences in numerous cinemas across Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Directed by Australian filmmaker Kym Staton, this critically acclaimed production marks his debut as a director and is garnering widespread recognition for its examination of the situation, treatment, and broader implications surrounding Julian Assange—the most renowned political prisoner of our time. The film includes an exclusive, never-before-seen interview with a victim of the infamous Collateral Murder incident.

Despite being hailed as the most decorated journalist of the modern era, Assange has endured nearly five years of solitary confinement at England’s Belmarsh Prison. His imprisonment stems from his exposure of U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The documentary illuminates his journey and the impending decision from the U.K. High Court Judges regarding his potential extradition to the U.S. Facing charges under the U.S. Espionage Act, Assange confronts the daunting prospect of a 175-year prison sentence.

Already garnering acclaim in the film industry, “The Trust Fall: Julian Assange” has received several awards, including Best Emerging Director at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Best First-Time Director at the Cine Paris Film Festival, and an official selection at the Warsaw Film Festival. This cinematic masterpiece promises to be a thought-provoking and award-winning exploration of one of the most significant figures in contemporary journalism.

This article was sourced from a media release sent by Carly Lincoln of NIXCO.