Amapola's Career Profile

Amapola established herself as a super talent in her native country, receiving accolades for her excellence as a recording artist (with 5 Gold albums and over 100 single records to her credit) as a motion picture actress (playing feature and lead roles plus several others as a child star, & singing the musical scores for many others), as an instrumentalist (playing 8 musical instruments & excelling as a classic pianist), & as a TV & Radio personality - hosting "Amapola Presents" on KEMO-TV 20 in San Francisco, California. Twice awarded the "AWIT AWARDS" (the Asian equivalent of the US Grammy awards) for "Best Female Vocalist", other major awards were bestowed on her, notably the National Press "Hall of Fame" Award.

Included among her US performances to date, are appearances at:

The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas
Plaza Hotel, Downtown Las Vegas
The Kahala Hilton, Honolulu
Hyatt on Waikiki, Honolulu
Stern Grove, San Francisco
The Town Hall, New York
Waikiki Shell, Honolulu
The Miyako Hotel, Japan Town SF
Honolulu International Concert Hall
The Grand Hotel, Washington DC
The Shrine Auditorium

She has toured Europe and Asia, performing at, among others:

The Shangri-La International in Singapore
Regent Seven Seas Cruises - Voyager
The Hyatt Regency in Bali
The Hong Kong Hilton
The Song Of Flower
Royal Viking Star
Royal Viking Sky
Royal Viking Sea
Royal Viking Sun
The Hanseatic
The Gripsholm

"Amapola Presents" still holds the record as the longest running Local Magazine Variety Show outside of Hollywood. Directed by Dirk Dirksen and syndicated in the West Coast, it was slotted at prime time on Saturday evenings & replayed on Sunday afternoons for five straight years.

Amapola appeared in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco headlining an SRO concert fund-raiser for then California Governor Jerry Brown and merited a five-minute ovation and a plaque of appreciation from the Governor.

She recorded a single released by Warner/Electra/Asylum (WEA) of the Philippines) & maintained Top 10 airplay for several weeks, ultimately rising to the #2. That same year Amapola recorded a live Album during her one woman concert at the Manila Hotel - the first live in concert album recording ever produced in the Philippines.


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