Celebrating OPM, showcasing love songs

Celebrating OPM, showcasing love songs.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardSep 13th, 2018

It’s a child’s Christmas at Ayala Malls

To celebrate Christmas this year, Ayala Malls takes a nostalgic look at childhood songs and games in "Awit at Laro." To launch this yearend project, Ayala Malls showcased paintings by Filipino artists on wooden doors. The artworks auctioned off earlier depicted childhood games such as spinning tops (turumpo), hide-and-seek (taguan), checkers (dama) and shooting marbles (holen). "As a nation, we have always looked forward to Christmas," said Ayala Malls Group head Jennylle Tupaz. "At the heart of the Filipino Christmas is love for family, embracing traditions and celebrating togetherness---all of which you will feel and experience at all Ayala Malls." An "Awit at Laro" con...Keep on reading: It’s a child’s Christmas at Ayala Malls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

The year of the modern Filipiniana

  Considered to be the biggest event showcasing and celebrating the beauty of the terno, the Ternocon organized by Bench and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will showcase the designs of 30 participants and those of JC Buendia, Len Cabili and Cary Santiago.   This will be on Nov. 11 at CCP.   Thirty participants from 17 provinces designed a daytime cotton terno and formal terno for the competition. These participants were mentored by the country's foremost designers, Buendia, Cabili, Sotto and Santiago, on the modern methods of terno making.   "I wanted to make the terno appealing to the younger generation," Buendia said.  ...Keep on reading: The year of the modern Filipiniana.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

OPM greats pay tribute to Rico J

In a business full of copycats, Rico J. Puno was an original. Nobody sounded and grooved like Coriks (his pet name) did. The Total Entertainer's raspy voice, unique style and naughtiness set him apart.   Rico J's timeless hits comprise the soundtrack of our lives. OPM could very well stand for "Original Puno Music" because his songs reverberate in our hearts.   My fondest memory of Mr. Macho Gwapito is his ribbing me about an ex of mine every time we see each other. I shot back: "I have moved on from that controversial chapter of my love life. It seems you are the one who has not moved on from it." We both had a good laugh.   Rico J's son, Rox, is a frien...Keep on reading: OPM greats pay tribute to Rico J.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Why these show biz stars grieve a celebrity death

(Conclusion)   "I was just learning to love him, only to realize that he was already gone," said actress Therese Malvar, who said that the death of American singer-songwriter Michael Jackson in 2009 made her sad, although she was only 8 at the time.   Therese was one of the show biz personalities interviewed by Inquirer Entertainment about celebrity deaths that had a huge impact on their lives in observance of All Saints' Day. THERESE MALVAR. "I cried so much for him," recalled Therese. "My parents used to play his songs at home. He was an inspiration to me. Also, the single 'We Are the World' (which Michael wrote) used to be our everyday song in school. I wa...Keep on reading: Why these show biz stars grieve a celebrity death.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

PH concert finds musical bliss from Sam Smith’s romantic woes

  Heartache and anguish; loneliness and longing; ruminations over love lost---these are some of the things Sam Smith had written about in the past and delved into for his second album, "The Thrill of It All." By the British crooner's own admission, his music, at times, can get "a little bit depressing."   Earlier this month, Sam brought his ongoing world tour of the same title to SM Mall of Asia Arena. And while the night's set did hew closely to such themes, never for a minute did the show feel bleak or overwrought.   Onstage, he delivered his songs---not as someone still inhabiting a space of sadness and self-pity---but as someone who can now look back...Keep on reading: PH concert finds musical bliss from Sam Smith’s romantic woes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Oktoberfest at The Smoking Joint: Bleu Rascals live on Oct. 13

  The Smoking Joint (TSJ), a highly-rated casual dining place in Makati specializing in pork spare ribs and beef brisket smoked at a low temperature for long hours, is celebrating Oktoberfest with a live gig featuring the Bleu Rascals on Oct. 13.   In 2012, the Bleu Rascals became the first band to represent the Philippines in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee.   In 2013, the band won the top prize at the Cotai International Jazz & Blues Festival in Macau.   In 2015, the Bleu Rascals released its debut album, "Badge of Courage," on CD. This year, it came out with a new single, "Overnight Love," on Spotify. &n...Keep on reading: Oktoberfest at The Smoking Joint: Bleu Rascals live on Oct. 13.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Isuzu treats Ilonggos to a 4×4 Xtreme Xperience

TOP VEHICLE brand Isuzu has brought the second leg of its 4×4 Xtreme Xperience to the City of Love. From Sept 21 to 23, Isuzu Philippines Corporation is showcasing the power of both the D-Max and the mu-X at the Festive Walk Mall, Iloilo Business Park. Isuzu Philippines Corporation President Hajime Koso said that after […] The post Isuzu treats Ilonggos to a 4×4 Xtreme Xperience appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Erik Santos to direct his own show to mark his 15th year in the biz

While experimenting with different musical styles or genres is important to an artist's growth, one shouldn't lose touch with his or her core in the process, singer Erik Santos said.   And in his case, he knew what he wanted to do from the get-go and stuck with it---soaring ballads about love and anthems that uplift.   "I have recorded up-tempo tunes, but that kind of music isn't exactly something people associate with me. I'm a balladeer and people expect me to sing love songs---not dance or rap," he pointed out at a recent press conference for "My Greatest Moments," his concert at SM Mall of Asia Arena on Sept. 22.   The show will be a celebration o...Keep on reading: Erik Santos to direct his own show to mark his 15th year in the biz.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Dua Lipa reveals collaboration with K-pop group Blackpink

Speculations within the K-pop community were recently revealed to be true as Dua Lipa finally confirmed a collaboration with South Korean idol group Blackpink, Soompi reported. On Sept. 4, the English singer-songwriter posted on her Twitter page that she is about to release the super deluxe edition of her self-titled album "Dua Lipa". Dropping on Oct. 19 this year, the 25-song track list includes the viral "New Rules", her other hits like "IDGAF", "Be The One" and "Genesis", among others. "So excited to release a super deluxe edition of my album on October 19th with 3 NEW SONGS!! Think of this as a little gift to wrap up this album cycle! Thank you for all the love and support,...Keep on reading: Dua Lipa reveals collaboration with K-pop group Blackpink.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

How Erik handled the worst rumor about him

After a decade and a half, Erik Santos still has what it takes to make fans swoon. He is celebrating his 15th anniversary in the music biz via a concert, "Greatest Moments," on Sept. 22, 8 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena (call 470-2222).   The so-called "King of OPM Theme Songs" is all set to sing his heart out and let his music work its magic.   Kudos, my friend! You can never be dethroned because the power of your music will definitely last.   Here's my chat with Erik:   What stands out in your memory about your journey in the biz? When I won in "Star in a Million" in 2003. It made me realize that my dreams have turned into reality. I knew...Keep on reading: How Erik handled the worst rumor about him.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Celebrating Menchu

An unforgettable celebration of love, family, and a fruitful life recently took place as the lovely Menchu Concepcion was fêted with a surprise birthday party by her loving husband, Concepcion Industrial Corporation chairman emeritus Raul Concepcion, and their children Robie and Maling, Jojo and Joy, Patrick, Rica, Ton and Karen, grandchildren and great- grandchildren at the Rigodon Ballroom of The Peninsula Manila in Makati City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Simon Cowell hopes for a 1D reunion concert

Music mogul Simon Cowell believes that, somewhere, sometime along the way, the boys of the pop band One Direction will share the stage once more. "I just think the legacy is too big not to go back to at one point," he said of the group--- which he helped create in 2010 as a judge in "The X Factor." "They have enough songs," he told "Entertainment Tonight." "I didn't realize how many hits they have had." The members of 1D---Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne---are all pursuing solo careers. But Simon would love to see them back together, he said, even if only for a concert series. "When they do get back together it will be a huge event. ...Keep on reading: Simon Cowell hopes for a 1D reunion concert.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

Music and love are the focus of Laxamana’s two film fest entries

WHEN FOUR brothers who make up a family band are forced to relocate to a remote town in Pampanga after a super typhoon destroys their home, a rich city girl passionate about music decides to help them record their songs. This is the premise of Jason Paul Laxamana’s Bakwit Boys, one of the entries in this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) which starts Aug. 15 in cinemas nationwide. The post Music and love are the focus of Laxamana’s two film fest entries appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

“Can Aby your boyfriend?”: How Robert Bolick won Aby Maraño’s heart

Aby Maraño is everything you want in an athlete. She’s strong, driven and passionate about her sport. So, when basketball player Robert Bolick saw her play volleyball for the first time…he saw himself. The only difference was she was a three-time champion, two-time MVP and team captain, while he was merely a rookie and a bench warmer. Robert was also three years younger than her. Aby was way out of his league, it seemed. But, this young man was no loser. He was determined to shoot his shot and find some way to win her heart. His first move was to ask for a little favor from his former teammate, LA Revilla, who was the starting point guard of the DLSU Men’s Basketball team at the time. Robert needed LA to find out whether Aby had a boyfriend. Like he usually does on the hardcourt, LA delivered an assist to Robert in form of good news - Aby was single. Now, that Robert knew that his target was open, all he had to do was take a shot. And he took it at the most unexpected of moments. They were inside the school bus on the way back to DLSU after a Green Archers game in the UAAP. Aby, who was undergoing her on-the-job training with ABS-CBN Sports, the official broadcast partner of the league, hitched a ride with the team. There was a lot of joking among his teammates, but all Robert could think of was the soothing smell of Aby’s hair as he was seated right behind her. It was at that moment when Robert decided to crack a joke of his own. “Oy, Pre! Makinig kayong lahat!” announced Robert before motioning towards Aby. “Aby ka ba? Can Aby your boyfriend?” The entire bus erupted. It was as if they were back inside the MOA Arena where fans where screaming their lungs out. Robert looked at Aby’s face and sensed a positive reaction to his sudden revelation. “Ay. Parang kinilig ah,” he thought. As soon as they got off the bus, Robert and Aby shared their first dinner. When it was time to go home, Robert reminded Aby to take care and that they should continue communicating. “Text, text na lang tayo! Text mo ako ha.” he told her. “Paano kita ite-text? Wala naman akong number mo,” she replied. Little did Aby know that Robert didn’t ask for her number directly to avoid getting “busted.” His game plan worked as they started talking and spending time with each other more often. Upon Aby’s advice, Robert even asked her coach, the multi-titled Ramil de Jesus for permission to court her. Although Robert admitted that he was intimidated at first, he knew that he had no choice but to ask for Coach Ramil’s blessing to ensure a smooth passage to Aby’s heart. “Para sa akin naman, wala namang dapat katakutan pag alam mo na gusto mo talaga. Gusto ko naman si Aby eh.” Today, August 8, 2018, Robert and Aby are celebrating their 5th year anniversary together. A lot has happened in their lives since then. Robert has transformed himself into an accomplished athlete like Aby, winning three championships (1 UAAP title with La Salle, 2 NCAA titles with San Beda), a PBA D-League championship and MVP award among many accolades. They both have also become national team athletes as Robert was included in the “23 for 23” Gilas Pilipinas roster for the 2023 FIBA World Cup while Aby was named Captain of the Philippine Women’s Volleyball Team. “Hindi niya ako minahal dahil magaling ako mag-basketball. Minahal nga niya ako na bangko pa lang ako,” said Robert as he reminisced about everything he has been through with Aby throughout the past five years. While watching their careers blossom, following their love story is equally entertaining. The two are very open with regards to how they feel about each other. Aby even proudly declared during an interview on “Down the Line” that she would agree to marry Robert is ever he proposed to her.   We throw it back to an episode of #DownTheLinePH when @MrPureBusiness and @denniselazaro asked about Robert popping the big question to Tyang Aby! — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) August 8, 2018 Despite Robert and Aby being just 22 and 25 years old respectively, marriage has been a topic of conversation between the couple. “Sinasabi na nga niya sa akin na gusto niya na ‘Maraño-Bolick’ pag naglalaro siya,” revealed Robert. “Sabi ko naman sa kanya, ‘Take time lang. Total, five years na tayo magkasama. Di naman natin kailangan madaliin yan. Focus ka lang muna sa kung saan ka ngayon. Eventually, pag nag propose na ako, gusto ko yung ready ka na magka-anak.’” One of Robert’s biggest dreams in life is to be able to play with his future kids as a young father, preferably in his 20s. “Dream ko talaga na while naglalaro ako, makakalaro ko yung anak ko,” said Robert. “Kung magka-lalaki man lang ako, whatever na sport ang gusto niya, makakalaro ko man lang siya. Makaka-takbo-takbo man lang ako.” “Sabi ko kay Aby, ‘Tell me pag ready ka na.’” Only God knows what the future holds for these college sweethearts. But, right now, the King Lion and Tyang Aby are living their best lives. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Dark synth-pop heroine Robyn back after eight years

Robyn, the Swedish singer whose dark yet danceable synth-pop has won her an avid fan base, returned Wednesday with a song off her first album in eight years. "Missing U" is driven by a quick-paced and airy electronic keyboard with a tinge of melancholy over a retro synthesized bass, true to Robyn's signature style of sad but energetic love songs. The usually reclusive singer accompanied the track with a short documentary film in which she shows up at a long-running twice-a-year party in Brooklyn devoted to her music. Robyn emerged in the early 1990s in Sweden as a child star and soon developed a niche cultural status rare to such seemingly mainstream pop singers, with her hi...Keep on reading: 
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Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

HOF preview: Moss went deep to ignite Vikes, transform NFL

By Dave Campbell, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The ball was flying down the field often for Minnesota during that drizzly night in Green Bay, and Randy Moss kept going over and past the defense to get it. Five games into his NFL career, Moss was a star. He was a revolutionary, too. There was no moment that better defined his arrival as the league's premier deep threat than that breakout prime-time performance against the two-time reigning NFC champion and bitter rival Packers. "Seeing Randall Cunningham smile, seeing him energetic," Moss said, reflecting on his five-catch, 190-yard, two-touchdown connection with Cunningham that carried the Vikings to a 37-24 victory. "It was just a great feeling." When the Vikings landed in Minnesota, his half-brother, Eric Moss, who was briefly his teammate, wondered about celebrating the big win. "I said, 'Going out? No, I want to go home,'" Moss said. Then defensive tackle John Randle tapped him on the shoulder. "Man, we're going to party tonight!" Moss said, recalling Randle's pronouncement to the rookie. "That's when I finally understood what it really meant to the guys for us to go into Lambeau and win." Twenty years later, with Moss set to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend after being elected in his first year of eligibility, the swift, sleek and sometimes-sassy wide receiver has finally understood the depth of his impact on the game and the privilege of opportunity to serve as a celebrant of the sport. "I came into the league with, I guess, my head not really screwed on my shoulders properly," Moss said recently on a conference call with reporters. Over time, the "homebody-type guy" from tiny Rand, West Virginia, who ranks second in NFL history in touchdown receptions (156) and fourth in receiving yards (15,292), learned how to soften some of the edges he's carried since he was a kid. "I've been able to open myself up and meet more people, be able to travel the world," said Moss, who's in his third season as an ESPN analyst. "Football here in America is a very powerful sport, and just being in that gold jacket, hopefully I can just be able to continue to reach people and continue to do great things." Moss will become the 14th inductee from the Vikings, joining former teammates Cris Carter, Chris Doleman, Randall McDaniel and Randle. He'll be the 27th wide receiver enshrined at the museum in Canton, Ohio. That's a three-hour drive from his hometown, but it's sure a long way from poverty-ridden Rand where Moss and his sports-loving friends played football as frequently as they could in the heart of coal country next to the Allegheny Mountains just south of the capital city, Charleston. "It was something that just felt good. I loved to compete. I just loved going out there just doing what kids do, just getting dirty," Moss said. He landed at Marshall University after some off-the-field trouble kept him out of Florida State and Notre Dame, and he took the Thundering Herd to what was then the NCAA Division I-AA national championship in 1996. Several NFL teams remained wary of his past, but Vikings head coach Dennis Green didn't flinch when Moss was still on the board in the 1998 draft with the 21st overall pick. Moss never forgot the teams that passed on him, with especially punishing performances against Dallas, Detroit and Green Bay. "I just carried a certain chip on my shoulder because the way I grew up playing was just basically having a tough mentality," Moss said. "Crying, hurting, in pain? So what? Get up, and let's go." The Vikings finished 15-1 in 1998, infamously missing the Super Bowl by a field goal. The next draft, the Packers took cornerbacks with their first three picks. Moss never escaped his reputation as a moody player whose behavior and effort were often questioned. That led to his first departure from Minnesota, via trade to Oakland in 2005. The Raiders dealt him to New England in 2007, when the Patriots became the first 16-0 team before losing in the Super Bowl, to the New York Giants. After a rocky 2010 for Moss, including being traded by the Patriots and released by the Vikings, he took a year off. He returned in 2012 to reach one more Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers. Moss was not a particularly physical player, but for his lanky frame he had plenty of strength. His combination of height and speed was exceptional, and his instincts for the game were too. Carter taught him how to watch the video board at the Metrodome to find the ball in the air, and he had a knack for keeping his hands close enough to his body that if the defensive back in coverage had his back to the quarterback he couldn't tell when the ball was about to arrive. In an NFL Films clip that captured a sideline conversation between him and Cunningham during one game, Moss yelled, "Throw it up above his head! They can't jump with me! Golly!" For Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen, who has lived his entire life in Minnesota, was a sports-loving 8-year-old in 1998 when Moss helped lead the Vikings to what was then the NFL season scoring record with 556 points. The first team to break it was New England in 2007 with, again, Moss as the premier pass-catcher who set the all-time record that year with 23 touchdown catches. "It's fun to look back at his career and watch his old film. I love when that stuff pops up on Instagram, to be able to watch some of those old Randy plays that made me want to play this game," Thielen said. "I try to emulate him as much as I can.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Take your love of Air Supply to the next level. Come see All Out Of Love the Mus…

Take your love of Air Supply to the next level. Come see All Out Of Love the Musical. Air Supply songs with a new romanic story. Opening in Manila October at Resorts World Manila Tickets available @ any TicketWorld outlets and online. or call 8919999 Take your love of Air Supply to the next… link: Take your love of Air Supply to the next level. Come see All Out Of Love the Mus….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Celebrating Philippine Cinema’s 100th year with an exhibit

FILMS TELL the story and present the identity of a nation and its people. So to mark 100 years of Philippine cinema, filmmaker and UP Film Institute associate professor Nicolas A. Deocampo has curated an exhibit titled Hidden Cinema: The Virtual Experience of Philippine Cinema’s Centenary, showcasing the evolution of motion pictures in the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Mari Jasmine confirms relationship with Baka Bukas director

MANILA, Philippines – TV host, model, and blogger Mari Jasmine confirmed she's dating Baka Bukas director Samantha Lee, through an Instagram post about pride, LGBTQIA+ rights, and a better future for all kinds of persons in the Philippines. "Pride is about celebrating love, equality, and owning your truth. So here’s ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Special PH trip for Calum Scott

Singer-songwriter Calum Scott, who gained worldwide recognition after delivering an impressive rendition of Robyn's "Dancing On My Own" in the ninth season of "Britain's Got Talent," will hold his first concert in Manila on Oct. 30 at the Kia Theatre, as part of the Asian leg of his "Only Human" world tour. Tickets to the show---mounted by Ovation Productions---will go on sale on June 23 (call 911-5555). Earlier this year, the 29-year-old British crooner released his debut album, "Only Human." The record, which features songs that touch on isolation, unrequited love and his coming out, spawned the hit "You Are the Reason." In a recent visit to the Philippines to promote the ...Keep on reading: Special PH trip for Calum Scott.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018