Lani Misalucha: Voice of the Nightingale
Best known by Filipinos for her hit song “Bukas na Lang Kita Mamahalin”, Lani Misalucha is a Filipino singer who performs pop, rock, jazz, soul, rhythm and blues, and operatic arias. Her ability to sing across several genres gave her the title “Asia’s Nightingale” by MTV Southeast Asia. Since arriving in Las Vegas in 2004, Misalucha has been called “New Siren of the Strip”. During her stint in Las Vegas, Misalucha performed with the Society of Seven at Bally’s Las Vegas and the Flamingo Las Vegas, making her the first Asian to headline in a main showroom at the Las Vegas Strip. She also performed alongside Earl Turner at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. In March 2008, she was voted the “Best Singer” (staff pick) in the “27th Annual Best of Las Vegas” poll by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In 2009, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman proclaimed December 4 as “Lani Misalucha Day” in the city.
“Voice of the Nightingale” will also feature Tampa Bay’s KC Cruz and Don Bronto who represented the US at the 2016 Global Pinoy Singing Idol in Manila Philippines. The show will be hosted by Emil Cruz.
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