Down memory lane at ‘Love on 5th Avenue’ Sept. 12

Raymond Lauchengco

Raymond Lauchengco

Jared Martin

Jared Martin

Talented Toms River, New Jersey singer Jared Martin will join balladeer Raymond Lauchengco in an intimate, one-night concert at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center on September 12.

Love on 5th Avenue is a musical stroll down memory lane featuring some of the most romantic love songs of past decades featuring Original Pilipino Music, memorables from Broadway and the West End, and standard hits.

Raymond, the voice behind the hit songs, “I Need You Back,” “Saan Darating Ang Umaga” and “Farewell,” is a popular concert and recording artist in the Philippines. He has performed in more than 30 countries and has directed numerous international live concerts.

He entered show business at the age of 12 when he played the role of Louis, son of Anna, in the Repertory Philippines staging of “The King and I.” He was the Philippine representative to the Tokyo Music Festival in 1987. His role as one of the young male leads in the hit movie “Bagets” cemented his reputation as one of the hottest teen idols of the ‘80s.

He recorded his first album, “Raymond,” which become a certified gold record, at the age of 18. Raymond has since recorded seven more studio albums.

Joining Raymond as a special guest is Jared Martin, who is a popular entertainer in the New York area. Recently, a graduate from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Jared has performed with many top artists including Peter Nero of the Philadelphia Pops, songwriter-producer Ben Folds, soprano Jodi Benson, and Filipino performers Gabby Concepcion, Lea Salonga, and Martin Nievera.

While in the Philippines, Jared had the opportunity to perform his original song, “Thank You for Your Love” on a national television and radio.

Jared is a theater actor as well. His first lead role was the young Prince Chulalongkorn in the “King and I.” While in high school, he played lead in musicals such as “The Pirates of Penzance,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Camelot,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” He was a member of the NJ State Jazz Choir.

“Jared is truly grateful to all his family, friends, and fans for all of their love and support,” said his mother Joji Babuschak. “As he continues his musical journey, he cannot wait for what lies ahead, and looks forward to more opportunities.”

For tickets and sponsorship inquiries, contact 732 929-3909 and 908 783-2680.

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