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Erica Tubera to hold fundraising concert

SINGER and actress Erica Faye S. Tubera will stage a fundraising concert with her brother Lawrence, who is also a singer, and dancer Cire Durano, at the Hard Rock Café from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 30, Saturday.

They are trying to raise money to pay for their travel costs to Long Beach, California where they will compete in the World Championship for the Performing Arts in July.

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Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres poses with Erica Faye S. Tubera, Lawrence Tubera and Cire Durano.  Contributed photo

Also performing in the concert are the Hopwood Band, Maggie Maputi, the Saipan Music and Dance Studio dancers, Jimmy Blancia  and Demalynn Pagarao.

Erica Tubera, who just graduated from Marianas High School, is urging members of the community to support the event and enjoy an evening of music and entertainment.

Among the sponsors, so far, are Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres, Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Secretary Robert Hunter, Garren Quitugua, the United Filipino Organization, the Ysrael family of Guam and Gennie Bliss.

“We are very appreciative of their generosity and encouragement,” Erica Tubera said, referring to the sponsors.

Those who would also like to sponsor the event can call 285-3535 for more information.

A member of the Marianas High School Glee Club Rhythm N’ Harmony, Erica Tubera has performed in various competitions and community events. In Long Beach, she will compete in the vocal, instrumental, and acting categories while Lawrence Tubera, a Hopwood student, and Cire Durano of MHS will compete in the junior vocal and solo-dance categories.

Prizes at stake include a half-a-million dollars in scholarship aid and a recording contract.

Erica Tubera said they are very proud to represent CNMI in the competition.

She started her singing career at the age of three with her mother as her trainer. She was Fantine in  “Les Misérables Guam,” and  won several grand prizes including the gold medal for solo performance at the Tumon Bay Festival. She also  won numerous awards as a member of the Hopwood school band and won the grand prize in the NMC Charter Day Battle of the Bands in 2015.

She represented the CNMI in the 2015 International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska in the solo musical category. She was also a Liberation Day singing-competition winner in the teen category and a CNMI Got Talent grand champion.  In 2017, she joined the Miss Teen Pusong Pinoy and was named  2nd runner-up.