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CCP honors composer Bing Pimentel with tribute concert

CCP honors composer Bing Pimentel with tribute concert.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardSep 12th, 2018

Star-studded tribute marks 100 years since Bernstein’s birth

LENOX, Mass. (AP) --- Leonard Bernstein (BURN'-stine) is getting a musical tribute that's off the charts on the 100th anniversary of the maestro's birth. The Boston Symphony Orchestra will be joined by musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and other groups when it takes the stage Saturday evening at its summer home at Tanglewood in Massachusetts. Performers include Yo-Yo Ma. The concert caps a year of tributes to the Massachusetts-born conductor and composer to mark the centennial of his birth. Bernstein died in 1990 at age 72 in New York City. Gov. Charlie Baker has proclaimed the day Leonard Bernstein Day. ...Keep on reading: Star-studded tribute marks 100 years since Bernstein’s birth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Timely reboot of long-running pop musical vivifies faithful’s search for Christ

Are faith and spirituality still relevant in an era that inspires cynicism, apathy and one-upmanship more than compassion and genuine kindness? The reboot of the pop musical "Nasaan si Hesus?," which will be relaunched on Aug. 18 at the swanky El Shaddai International House of Prayer in Paraaque, vivifies the faithful's search for Christ in a world whose concept of right and wrong has seemingly gone to pot. As timely as today's headlines? You bet. This is precisely why producer-composer Lourdes "Bing" Pimentel thinks it's the perfect time to revive the musical, to underscore the importance of a Higher Being in our daily lives. Pimentel isn't just the wife and mother of forme...Keep on reading: Timely reboot of long-running pop musical vivifies faithful’s search for Christ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Ebe Dancel honors The Cranberries Dolores O Riordan

MANILA, Philippines — During a recent concert in Pasig City, Filipino rock icon Ebe Dancel paid tribute to The Cranberries' vocalist Dolores O'Riordan by sin.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Big stars to celebrate with teachers in tribute concert

Big stars to celebrate with teachers in tribute concert.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

How singers find empowerment in adversity, diversity

In the upcoming benefit concert "Limitless," Angeline Quinto, Kyla, Radha Cuadrado, Liezel Garcia and Jayda Avanzado will celebrate female empowerment and pay tribute to women who have made an impact on society.   Mounted by Outbox Media, the show---to be held on Sept. 7 at Metrotent Convention Center---will pay tribute to the teachers of Antipolo City Special Education Center, which tends to over 250 children with varying medical conditions such as visual and hearing impairment, autism and intellectual disability.   In this forum, Radha, Kyla, Jayda, Angeline and Liezel talk about self-acceptance and the immense pressure on female singers to fit certain beauty ...Keep on reading: How singers find empowerment in adversity, diversity.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

WNCAA honors medalists

THE Women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA), led by host St. Paul College Pasig, will pay tribute to the female gold medalists in the 18th Asian Games when it opens its 49th season today (Sept. 1) at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. WNCAA president Juanita Alamillo of Centro Escolar University, Sr.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Kennedy Center to honor Cher, McEntire, Shorter, Glass

WASHINGTON --- Cher, composer Phillip Glass, country music star Reba McEntire and jazz legend Wayne Shorter will be honored for lifetime achievements in the arts at this year's Kennedy Center Honors. The national arts center also announced Wednesday a special award for the genre-bending musical "Hamilton," as part of the gala set for Dec. 2. Before last year's program, several honorees threatened a boycott if President Donald Trump attended. He and first lady Melania Trump decided to skip the event "to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction," as the White House put it. The White House said it's too early to know whether Trump will participate in th...Keep on reading: Kennedy Center to honor Cher, McEntire, Shorter, Glass.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Philippine Opera Company mounts concert of operetta hits on July 18 at CCP

Philippine Opera Company's Young Artists' Series (YAS) Season 2018-2019 will mount a concert of operetta hits, "T'aint Opera! (Hits from the Weird and Wonderful World of Operetta!)," on July 18, 7 p.m., at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Little Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The concert, which is supported by CCP and Friends of the Philippine Opera Foundation, will feature arias from "Die Fledermaus," "Merry Widow," "The Mikado," "Pirates of Penzance," "The Land of Smiles," "Yeomen of the Guard," "Christopher Columbus," "Candide" and "Kismet." Operetta is a short opera, usually on a light or humorous theme and typically having spoken dialogue. Notable composer...Keep on reading: Philippine Opera Company mounts concert of operetta hits on July 18 at CCP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Protesta de Mayo

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Catholics celebrate the Flores de Mayo (Mayflower) festival every month of May. The festival lasts the whole month, and is meant to praise and pay tribute to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It culminates with a ritual pageant called the Santacruzan, which honors the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Arrival honors

Past and present senators, led by Senate President Aquilino Martin L. Pimentel III, together with Senate officials and employees and the Angara family, welcome the remains of the late Senate President Edgardo J. Angara on Wednesday, May 16. The post Arrival honors appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Koko Pimentel pays tribute to Edgardo Angara

"Leaders of his caliber are a rare breed, and getting rarer still, and he will truly be missed." This was how Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel will remember former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara, who passed away at age 83on Sunday. Pimentel paid tribute to Angara and extended his condolences to incumbent Senator Sonny Angara and his family. "I join my colleagues and the whole nation in mourning the passing of former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara, a true public servant and a pillar of the Senate," Pimentel said in a statement. READ:Senators mourn death of Angara The senate president credited Angara for his contributions in "nurturing democracy in the years...Keep on reading: Koko Pimentel pays tribute to Edgardo Angara.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Zsa Zsa pays tribute to her look-alike mom

Young Esperanza Felipa Padilla (left) and with daughter Zsa Zsa today When Zsa Zsa Padilla takes the stage for her 35th anniversary concert 'The Best Day of My Life' at Resorts World Mani.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

EU Ambassador honors F. Sionil Jose

European Union Ambassador Franz Jessen paid tribute to one of the country's living literary treasures, National Artist for Literature, F. Sionil Jose, at the Europe Day reception held on May 9, 2018, by conferring an award of distinction for strengthening cultural links between the EU and the Philippines to Sionil Jose......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Jarvey Gayoso buys dad Jayvee s Gordon s Gin PBA jersey off the internet

Ateneo football star Jarvey Gayoso has been making quite the name for himself so far in the UAAP.  The third-year striker has yet to miss out on the Final Four and has a UAAP championship, an MVP trophy, and three-straight Best Striker honors under his belt.  The kid's talent is undeniable that he's already being pegged as one of the future stars of Philippine football.  Also, as many of you may already know by now, Jarvey is a third generation athlete. He's the grandson of the two-sport great Ed Ocampo, the nephew of former National Football Team member Alvin Ocampo, and of course, the son of PBA veteran Jayvee Gayoso.  (READ ALSO:  Jarvey Gayoso’s biggest critic? His dad Jayvee) Earlier this week, young Jarvey showed some love to the OG Gayoso by getting his dad's jersey off the internet. And not just any jersey, but a pretty rare Jayvee Gayoso Gordon's Gin jersey.  Bought the jersey my dad wore in his PBA days 😊 thank you to the person who sold it online 😂 pic.twitter.com/9vUiGwfk1a — Jarvey Gayoso (@JarveyGayoso) May 8, 2018 "Bought the jersey my dad wore in his PBA days," Gayoso's tweet read. "Thank you to the person who sold it online." "I just thought it would be cool to have one memorabilia of his cause I never got to watch any of his games." Gayoso told ABS-CBN Sports. "I was too young to go to the games. Also cause I just thought it would be funny when I tell my dad about it." Gayoso added that it was one of his teammates who told him about the jersey being sold online.  Gayoso, nicknamed "Mr. Adrenaline" during his pro days, was best known for his stint with PBA fan-favorites Ginebra.  The Ginebra San Miguel team was rebranded as the Gordon's Gin Boars during the 1997-1998 PBA season.  Jarvey admits that he wears jersey number 11 as a tribute to his dad, who also wore number 11 during his time in the PBA. "Ever since I was a kid 11 was my favorite number cause he wore it in his playing days.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Google honors Filipino composer Levi Celerio

IN his 108th birth anniversary, Google Philippines honored the life and works of the late composer, Levi Celerio, on Monday. Google doodled Celerio making music with a leaf, which earned him a spot in the Guinness World Record as being the only musician to do so. A click on the doodle art opens into Celerio’s [...] The post Google honors Filipino composer Levi Celerio appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Sistine Chapel hosts first live online concert

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, an artistic Renaissance jewel, opened up to the digital age on Sunday with the first live concert streamed over the internet from the famous sacred space. It was a performance of Scottish composer James MacMillan’s acclaimed version of the “Stabat Mater.” A British choir group The Sixteen and […] The post Sistine Chapel hosts first live online concert appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

PDP-Laban eyes singer as senatorial candidate

SENATE President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday announced that legendary singer and composer Freddie Aguilar is being considered by Partido Demokratido Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) as a senatorial candidate in 2019. This came after Aguilar reportedly confirmed his possible senatorial bid next year following calls for him to run by….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

MVP Ladder: No topping Harden in award chase

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com Stump speeches aren’t necessary. Not when your campaign drives itself on performance alone, when you elevate the conversation with each and every outing, the way James Harden did from the opening tip of this regular season until the final buzzer. So if it seems like Harden has skillfully avoided getting caught up in this reporter-crafted Kia MVP pickles that often drive the rest of our NBA dialogue on a daily basis, it’s by design. Besides, who needs to dive in on the debate when you have unsolicited celebrity endorsements from the likes of Kobe Bryant, who made clear to USA Today Sports that Harden’s time is now. “It’s got to be James,” Bryant said. “I really don’t understand the debate about picking somebody else. I don’t get it. Like, what the hell does this guy have to do? I mean for the last three years, the guy has been absolutely lights out, and now you still want to sit here and debate who should be MVP when he leads the league in scoring (30.4 points per game), his assists numbers (8.8 apg) are off the charts, they have the best record in the league (65-16). “If he doesn’t win MVP this year, what the hell is he supposed to do to win MVP, average 40 [points], 15 [assists] and 15 [rebounds]? I mean, come on now. Enough is enough.” After coming up short twice in the past three seasons, Harden is poised to capture the Maurice Podoloff Trophy. It is something he felt he earned last season, when his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate, Russell Westbrook, used a triple-double season to claim the hardware. Stephen Curry won the award in 2015 and 2016, his star rising in concert with the Golden State Warriors' surge from lottery team, to contender to championship-winner in two of the last three seasons. While Curry claimed those awards, Harden won MVP honors in a vote of his peers at the NBPA’s first Players Awards in July 2015. There will be no dispute this time around. There is no other narrative that trumps Harden’s.   No other player's performance rises above what he’s done for the Rockets this season, the first with he and fellow superstar point guard  Chris Paul sharing the leadership load of the league’s best team. Not even four-time Kia MVP LeBron James, who turned in one of the finest seasons of his 15 year career in Cleveland, could catch Harden on the Kia Race to the MVP Ladder or in the minds of most voters. Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni coached Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and two-time Kia MVP Steve Nash. Yet it was Harden who received D'Anton's greatest compliment after a win in Portland last month when called Harden the “best offensive player I’ve ever seen.” “He’s a hell of a player, first off,” D’Antoni told USA Today Sports when asked to explain his declaration. “It’s a combination of everything. There are other players who might be better at this, or a little bit better at that. But when you put everything together, and the way he passes, the way he sees teammates, the way he can lob, the way he can fight through a foul. I mean even on an off night, he’s probably getting 30, 40 points, and I mean efficiently. And he doesn’t even have anything going. But he’s so efficient, and he gets other guys involved.” If the strength of Harden’s MVP case this season was just his own individual offensive brilliance, he’d still have a rock-solid case. He did record the first 60-point triple-double in NBA history this season and won the scoring title a season after leading the league in assists. But, as D’Antoni noted, Harden's ability to raise the level of play from teammates like Clint Capela, Eric Gordon, Trevor Ariza and others is what stands out. “I don't think there's a player that's had to create as much as I've had to in these last three years," Harden said in a GQ profile that came out this week. "I don't know if there's a guy in NBA history.” That comment can be interpreted in a number of ways, and it’s sure to spark yet another debate as the conversation continues deep into this postseason about who is most deserving of Kia MVP honors. But we’re done here. “It’s James Harden, no doubt about it,” a Western Conference executive told me when asked if there was any dispute about this season’s most valuable player. “Harden in a landslide.” * * * The top five in the Final Edition of the 2017-18 Kia Race to the MVP Ladder: 1. James Harden, Houston Rockets Last week: No. 1 2017-18 season stats: 30.4 points, 8.8 assists, 5.4 rebounds Harden declared early on that this was the Rockets’ season. He felt they finally had the pieces to challenge the Golden State Warriors for the top spot in the Western Conference standings, and, therefore, the entire league. He served notice on opening night, when he and the Rockets spoiled the Warriors' championship banner and rings celebration at Oracle Arena by claiming a win. Harden’s 27 points, 11 assists and six rebounds was the opening salvo in what turned into the best season in Rockets history. Harden’s ability to blend his point guard responsibilities with his role as the most lethal scorer in the league fueled one brilliant performance after another. As well, Harden also silenced the critics who suggested he and Paul would not be able to play well off of each other. The Rockets enter the postseason with the No. 1 overall seed and with all the confidence needed for a championship run. 2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers Last week: No. 2 2017-18 season stats: 27.5 points, 9.1 assists, 8.6 rebounds LeBron put the final touches on his outstanding 15th NBA regular season by capturing Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors for March/April, the fourth time this season he took those honors (October/November, December and February). In addition to the parade of milestones LeBron reached this season, he also piled up a career-high 18 triple-doubles, led the Cavaliers through a tumultuous year that ended with 50 or more wins for the fourth straight season. He shot better than 54 percent from the floor (.542) and also had his best shooting from beyond the 3-point line (.367) since returning to Cleveland from Miami before the 2014-15 season. The true test of his super powers, though, will be on display in this postseason. The Cavaliers finished as the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference but go into the playoffs as the favorite, in the eyes of most, to survive the gauntlet due in large part to LeBron’s work the past seven seasons guiding his teams to The Finals. 3. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans Last week: No. 3 2017-18 season stats: 28.1 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.3 blocks Davis turned it on when the Pelicans needed it most, after DeMarcus Cousins went down with a season-ending Achilles injury. He powered the Pelicans with 50 double-doubles, one triple-double and, when the Pelicans needed grind their way into the postseason as 2017-18 waned, he picked his game up even more. He averaged 29 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.8 blocks, 2.4 assists and 2.2 blocks during the Pelicans’ season-ending five-game win streak that helped them secure the No. 6 seed. That sealed up Davis' second career playoff run and he’s still looking for his first playoff win. His ability to carry the load for the Pelicans the way he did, though, is easily the most impressive part of his season. There was no guarantee the Pelicans would make the playoffs in a rugged Western Conference even with Cousins healthy. To do it without him speaks volumes about the impact Davis had on his team. 4. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers Last week: No. 4 2017-18 season stats: 26.9 points, 6.6 assists, 4.5 rebounds Lillard has done what few thought possible after the Portland team he joined as a rookie was taken apart and rebuilt around him. The catalyst for a Blazers team that finished third in the West, Lillard forced his way onto that short list of names in the best-point-guard-in-the-game discussion. He lacks the championship and/or Kia MVP hardware guys like Curry, Kyrie Irving and Westbrook all have. But his body of work as the face of Portland's franchise makes it difficult to leave him out of the discussion. The Blazers wouldn't have come anywhere close to that No. 3 seed without Lillard going nuclear in February (31.4 points, six assists and nearly five rebounds in 10 games). This has been a transformative year on and off the court for Lillard, who is not only had a career-best season, but also celebrated the birth of his son late last month. 5. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors Last week: No. 5 2017-18 season stats: 26.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists Durant followed up his 2017 Finals MVP honors with a steady season, by his lofty standard, but not one that pushed him closer to the top of this list. His understanding of the way the regular season connects to the postseason no doubt played a role in the way he paced himself. That’s not to say that Durant didn't have an outstanding regular season, because he did. But just like James and to an extent his All-Star teammate, Curry, Durant’s seasons are now measured against the high standard he’s set in past ones. He actually averaged more points and assists this season compared to his first with the Warriors. And he set a career-high with 1.8 blocks per game, showing off his improved awareness and effectiveness on defense. With Curry out for the first round of the playoffs due to injury, Durant will get a chance to remind the San Antonio Spurs and the rest of the league just how dangerous he can be with everything on the line. The next five 6. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder 7. DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors 8. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors 9. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks 10. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers And five more: LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs; Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics; Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets; Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers; Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Piano titans Santamaria and Sunico shine in CCP concert

Piano titans Ingrid Sala Santamaria and Raul Sunico forged a dynamic tandem in the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra's (PPO) penultimate concert for its current season series, "Romancing the Classics," held recently at Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). They are perhaps the only active senior pianists as both are septuagenarians who continue to grace the concert stage of veritable consequence. On the outset, the PPO showcased the velvety texture of its string section in Japanese composer Toro Takemitsu's contemporary work, "Requiem for Strings." PPO associate conductor Herminigildo Ranera, conducting as guest, led the ensemble in unfolding the brief three-section work ...Keep on reading: Piano titans Santamaria and Sunico shine in CCP concert.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Senate honors Freddie Aguilar for lifetime contributions to PH arts

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Tuesday, March 13, adopted a resolution recognizing Filipino singer and composer Freddie Aguilar for his "lifetime outstanding contributions to Philippine arts and culture." The Senate approved Senate Resolution No. 658, which was introduced by Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III. All senators present were made ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018