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Gay-friendly songs enrich ‘Love, Simon’ soundtrack

  Just as the coming-of-age film "Love, Simon" celebrates individuality and freedom, its official soundtrack offers a collection of mostly impassioned and starry-eyed songs about romance and secrets. Many of the tracks in this collection are heard onscreen, making it an approximate companion piece for the movie, about the unconventional love story of the titular gay teenager. It's nicely bookended by songs by the Bleachers, led by prolific singer-songwriter Jack Antonoff, who's also a member of Fun, and has collaborated with Lorde and Taylor Swift. Bleachers has four, lively pop-rock and new wave-ish ditties ("Rollercoaster," "Wild Heart" "Alfie's Song" and "Keeping ...Keep on reading: Gay-friendly songs enrich ‘Love, Simon’ soundtrack.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 2nd, 2018

Gay-friendly songs enrich ‘Love, Simon’ soundtrack

  Just as the coming-of-age film "Love, Simon" celebrates individuality and freedom, its official soundtrack offers a collection of mostly impassioned and starry-eyed songs about romance and secrets. Many of the tracks in this collection are heard onscreen, making it an approximate companion piece for the movie, about the unconventional love story of the titular gay teenager. It's nicely bookended by songs by the Bleachers, led by prolific singer-songwriter Jack Antonoff, who's also a member of Fun, and has collaborated with Lorde and Taylor Swift. Bleachers has four, lively pop-rock and new wave-ish ditties ("Rollercoaster," "Wild Heart" "Alfie's Song" and "Keeping ...Keep on reading: Gay-friendly songs enrich ‘Love, Simon’ soundtrack.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 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

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

ITO Bamboo Bed Sheets and Sleepwear for a Luxurious Night’s Sleep

Looking for an eco-friendly gift for Christmas? Check this out! Your friends will surely love this. ~ When in Manila MaeITO Philippines ITO Bamboo Bed Sheets and Sleepwear for a Luxurious Night’s Sleep Source link: ITO Bamboo Bed Sheets and Sleepwear for a Luxurious Night’s Sleep.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Hitmakers and Ai

Love and laughter is a perfect combination to an endearing relationship. Come February 15, set your heart to a night of love songs and a dose of fun with your favorite OPM Hitmakers: Hadji Alejandro, Rey Valera and Marco Sison, together with comedy concert queen Ai-Ai delas Alas at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. You’ll… link: Hitmakers and Ai.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

‘The Grinch’: Redemption story colorfully reimagined

Christmas gets "stolen" anew in this latest adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss book. Colorfully reimagined and given a soundtrack with familiar Yuletide songs, the animated holiday feature "The Grinch" manages to favorably "pad" the old children's tale, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."   The Grinch (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), a green-furred humanoid creature who lives in isolation, gets to execute his scheme with more flair this time---made flashier, thanks to the nearly unlimited "realities" that animation allows.   Living only with his loyal dog Max, the titular grouch is still initially a bully, who gets to exhibit his prickly personality when he visi...Keep on reading: ‘The Grinch’: Redemption story colorfully reimagined.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Brian McKnight says Filipino wife is what makes him Filipino

      MANILA, Philippines --- American R&B singer-songwriter Brian McKnight has gotten personal and opened up about his Filipino wife during his concert in Manila. McKnight, who held a concert on December 4 at Solaire's The Theatre, couldn't believe that "a dirty low down dog like myself could find real true love." For the first time in his life, the singer said he realized how "songs have their true meaning and there's hope for everyone in the whole wide world." He said, this is mainly "because my wife is Filipina. Oh, you didn't know that? Now that makes me Filipino." McKnight, who tied the knot with Filipina doctor Leilani Mendoza in Decembe...Keep on reading: Brian McKnight says Filipino wife is what makes him Filipino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Brian McKnight proudly in love with Filipina wife

“And for the first time in my life, the songs have their true meaning and there's hope for everyone in the whole wide world. And it's because my wife is Filipina.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 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

Lady Gaga ‘elated’ to have hit film, song, soundtrack

  Singer-actress Lady Gaga took time to thank fans for her successful latest foray into acting, in short videos she uploaded earlier this week to her Instagram Story.   Looking relaxed in a Metallica shirt and wearing shades, the pop star said, "Hello, Little Monsters and fans all over the world... I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting 'A Star Is Born,' both the movie and soundtrack. I love you so much."   Favorable reviews   Gaga, called "Mother Monster" by her music fans, has been receiving favorable reviews for her portrayal of a waitress-turned-pop sensation in Bradley Cooper's film.   Her son...Keep on reading: Lady Gaga ‘elated’ to have hit film, song, soundtrack.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Soundtrack of Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show is coming

NEW YORK --- Now you don't even have to go to Broadway to hear Bruce Springsteen's sold-out show. Columbia Records said Friday the official two-disc soundtrack of "Springsteen on Broadway" will be released Dec. 14. A few days later, on Dec. 16, a filmed version of the show debuts on Netflix. "Springsteen on Broadway" has been extended three times. He had previously planned to end in February, then pushed it to June 30, then pushed that to Dec. 15. In the show, Springsteen performs more than a dozen songs and tells stories about growing up in New Jersey. Tickets for the show at the Walter Kerr Theatre have been reselling for more than $1,000 (P53,160).MKH RELATED STORIES: ...Keep on reading: Soundtrack of Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show is coming.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

For the love of Rico J

  You don't need to know Rico J. Puno's life story to understand the shock and profound sadness that greeted his death on Oct. 30. With his untimely passing, Original Pilipino Music (OPM) lost one of its hit-churning and genre-defining pillars. He was loved as much for his winking, risque humor as he was for his music and performing savvy. His long list of chart-toppers included "Lupa," "Macho Gwapito," "May Bukas Pa," "Magkasuyo Buong Gabi," "Sorry Na, Puwede Ba," "Buhat," "Ang Tao'y Marupok," "Together Forever" and those delectable, "distinctly Pinoy"-flavored adaptations of Billboard-charting hits. Rico J was a significant part of the soundtrack of our youth. We d...Keep on reading: For the love of Rico J.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 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

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

Celebrating OPM, showcasing love songs

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

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

In Focus: Where s Ramona? s New Release Is The Soundtrack To Your Teenage Love

Our favorite college band is finally on Spotify!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 5th, 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

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

Seo Kang-joon releases song for ‘Are You Human?’

South Korean actor released a song for the original soundtrack of the series "Are You Human?", K-Pop Herald reports. "You Are My Love" is the ninth track from the soundtrack of the series featuring Seo, who plays the main character Nam Shin. The slow ballad is written from the perspective of Nam, a male robot, with lyrics such as "You are my love, you are the only one," describing someone who is deeply in love. The show's music director Gaemi said Seo has a great singing ability and he was surprised to learn that acting is not the actor's only strength. The song garnered support from fans when the track list of the soundtrack was first unveiled, revealing that Seo could vent...Keep on reading: Seo Kang-joon releases song for ‘Are You Human?’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018