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Marvelous concerts of May

If April had it star-studded with acts like Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Lany, The Script, Zedd and EXO, the month of May is going to be marvellous with more international artists coming to our shores like ex-One Direct member Harry Styles, Bruno Mars, Kehlani and Stephen Bishop. Plus the Pulp Summer Slam with metal bands [...] The post Marvelous concerts of May appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes manilatimesApr 25th, 2018

Paco Alcacer making most of 2nd chance with Spain

By Joseph Wilson, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Close to seeing his career stagnate, Paco Alcacer is making the most of a second chance to become Spain's top striker. Alcacer scored twice in his first appearance for Spain in two-and-a-half years to lead a 4-1 away win at Wales in a friendly last week. On Monday, the former Barcelona player will likely feature again when Spain hosts England in Seville seeking a second win over Gareth Southgate's team in the incipient Nations League. "I'm happy that I was able to help the team by doing what we strikers are supposed to, which is provide goals," Alcacer said after Thursday's match in Cardiff. "I just have to keep this good dynamic going." The 25-year-old Alcacer has been rejuvenated since leaving Barcelona on loan for Borussia Dortmund in August, a turnaround that has ended a hiatus from Spain's national team that was in danger of becoming a permanent adios. Previous to his two goals for Spain against Wales, Alcacer had scored seven times in a four-match scoring run for Dortmund. That streak included netting a spectacular hat trick that he completed on the last kick of the game for a 4-3 win over Augsburg. Ironically, Alcacer's slide toward oblivion at Barcelona began under current Spain coach Luis Enrique when he was condemned to a reserve role behind the superstar trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in 2016-17. Not even Neymar's departure at the start of last season changed the situation at Camp Nou for Alcacer. Favoring other players, new coach Ernesto Valverde gave him fewer appearances than Luis Enrique. So Alcacer decided that his best option was to leave Spain and try his luck in Germany. And it turned out that Alcacer just needed a chance to play. With his brace against Wales, Alcacer showed his leading quality as a striker. He is not the fastest, the strongest, nor the slickest passer; he is a pure goal scorer who excels at putting one-touch shots in-between the posts. Against Wales, Alcacer fired a rising right-footed shot into the near corner for the lead— and his first goal with Spain since Oct. 2015. He then put the win beyond doubt by poaching a clearance in the area to make it 3-0. "Alcacer is playing superbly because he is on a scoring streak, but overall his attitude has been marvelous," said Luis Enrique, who called Alcacer up to fill the void left by the injured Diego Costa. Alcacer was not supposed to need a comeback story. Four years ago, former Spain manager Vicente del Bosque considered Alcacer, along with Alvaro Morata, as his strikers of the future. The then Valencia player led Spain in qualifying for the 2016 European championship with five goals, but when he struggled to score for his club in the run-up to the tournament Del Bosque dropped him from his squad. Banished to the bench following his move to Barcelona from Valencia, Alcacer was also ignored by Julen Lopetegui in his two-year tenure that took Spain to last summer's World Cup. Circumstances, however, have put Alcacer in good position to now succeed for "La Roja." While competition remains fierce in the positions of midfielder and playmaker for Spain, the striker job is up for grabs. Long gone are the days when David Villa and Fernando Torres flourished up front for the 2010 world champions, as both Costa and Morata have failed to show they can be counted on for goals. Alcacer said that he had been preparing for this return to his best form. "It's about several things," he said, "about getting on a hot streak, about self-confidence, about having playing time, and, above all, about working each day when you are not playing so you can be ready.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Violinist, professor, pastor among 25 ‘genius grant’ winners

CHICAGO (AP) --- A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless, a professor whose research is being used to increase access to civil justice by poor communities and an activist pastor are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of so-called genius grants. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Thursdaynamed 25 people, including academics, activists, artists, scholars and scientists, who will receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please. The Chicago-based foundation has awarded the fellowships each year since 1981 to people who have shown outstanding talent to help further their creative, professional or intellectual pursuits. Potential f...Keep on reading: Violinist, professor, pastor among 25 ‘genius grant’ winners.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’: The comedy that laughs in the face of patriarchy

IN PARTNERSHIP WITHGLOBE TELECOM The quality of a video-on-demand service is defined by their original content. Simply because it’s easy to have the complete series of well-loved throwback shows and have a massive movie library where one can take their pick. But to have something no one else does which can convince people out of… link: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’: The comedy that laughs in the face of patriarchy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

MMI Live CEO Rhiza Pascua seeks to disrupt the way we enjoy live entertainment

IF you disrupt a concert or any other public event, you are definitely going to get into trouble. However, if you disrupt the concert scene itself, you just might end up revitalizing it. Years ago, concerts were usually the province of an exclusive few, with the older crowd being the ones who would enjoy their… link: MMI Live CEO Rhiza Pascua seeks to disrupt the way we enjoy live entertainment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

MMI Live CEO Rhiza Pascua seeks to disrupt the way we enjoy live entertainment

IF you disrupt a concert or any other public event, you are definitely going to get into trouble. However, if you disrupt the concert scene itself, you just might end up revitalizing it. Years ago, concerts were usually the province of an exclusive few, with the older crowd being the ones who would enjoy their [...] The post MMI Live CEO Rhiza Pascua seeks to disrupt the way we enjoy live entertainment appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Blondie to play Cuba on four-day cultural exchange

Blondie will be playing two nights in Cuba next March as part of a four-day cultural exchange program, and fans can come along. The iconic rock group announced Monday that they will play two concerts during their March 14-18 visit in Havana, which will also feature Cuban musicians Alain Perez, David Torrens and Sintesis. The organizer, Dreamcatcher Events, is licensed as required under current U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba. The program will also include visits to Cuban museums and cultural institutions, studios and galleries and photography and architecture tours. Pricing for the trip, which includes a hotel reservation, ranges from $2,700 to $5,600 (almost P146, 700 to arou...Keep on reading: Blondie to play Cuba on four-day cultural exchange.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Declining ratings boosted with Emmys ‘moments’

The 70th Emmy Awards featured some old favorites back for more glory (Game of Thrones), some new entries in the television history books (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and an on-stage marriage proposal. Among the highlights that helped boost the show’s declining audience ratings was an incident that Emmys organizers did not expect: one of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Emmy winners in key categories

LOS ANGELES: Here is a list of the winners in key categories for the 70th Emmy Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles: OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES: “Game of Thrones” OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES: “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” BEST LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA: Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” BEST LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA: Claire Foy, “The Crown” BEST LEAD [...] The post Emmy winners in key categories appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Concerts to comedies

WILBROS LIVE, a company known for promoting and organizing concerts in the Philippines, is taking a stab at film production with their first film venture, Fifth Solomon’s Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka, opening Sept. 19 in cinemas nationwide. The post Concerts to comedies appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Unrated K: Digging deeper into Korina Sanchez’s comment about K-Pop

Korina Sanchez has featured multiple K-pop groups and the Korean craze in the Philippines on her “Rated K” program but her recent comment that their “songs cannot even be understood by Filipinos” has caused an uproar among fans. Sanchez commented on Facebook about the costs of concerts and the fanaticism of young fans after she […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Brownlee, Ginebra hold off Alaska for 2nd straight win

Barangay Ginebra is slowly building up momentum in the season's third conference after taking down Alaska, 109-101, for its second straight win in the PBA Governors' Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Gin Kings opened their campaign on a 2-0 start and climbed to the second spot of the standings and in the process snapped the Aces' three-game winning streak. Justin Brownlee was marvelous down the stretch for the Gin Kings putting up 17 points in the final frame as they held off the Aces' advances in the period. That heavy production of Brownlee, however, doesn't bode too well with Ginebra head coach Tim Cone's long term plans. "It was a stressful game, we weren't pl...Keep on reading: Brownlee, Ginebra hold off Alaska for 2nd straight win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Jed Madela to hold 1st major concert at the Big Dome

For many singers, nothing quite says, "You have made it," like standing in front of a packed crowd at the Big Dome. Jed Madela is one of those. While he has performed at the iconic venue several times in the past, they were either for other people's shows or for multiartist music specials. But this year, to celebrate his 15th anniversary in the biz, the 41-year-old balladeer will hold a major solo concert at the Araneta Coliseum for the first time. "It's one of the things singers covet, performing at the Big Dome or any big venue. I myself dreamed about it, growing up. I used to watch concerts and think, 'If others can do it, why can't I?'" Jed told the Inquirer in a rece...Keep on reading: Jed Madela to hold 1st major concert at the Big Dome.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Undermanned San Miguel dumps NLEX to start Govs’ Cup bid

No June Mar Fajardo, no problem for the arguably the league's most stacked team. No June Mar Fajardo, no problem for the arguably the league's most stacked team. San Miguel was classic San Miguel and looked as if it didn't miss the four-time MVP as it made easy work of NLEX, 125-112, to begin its campaign in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Filling in for the injured center was the returning Christian Standhardinger, who immediately played for the Beermen after suiting up in his last game with the national team in the Asian Games in Indonesia. Standhardinger, as impressive as he was in Jakarta, was marvelous for the Beermen putting up a career-h...Keep on reading: Undermanned San Miguel dumps NLEX to start Govs’ Cup bid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s 36th season

THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, under maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, will have eight concerts for its 2018-2019 season — its 36th. • Sept. 14, Main Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) — French pianist Monique Dupil opens the season as a soloist. Program includes Greeting Prelude (Happy Birthday), G. Rossini’s Semiramide Overture, Johann Bach’s Sinfonia in… link: The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s 36th season.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s 36th season

THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, under maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, will have eight concerts for its 2018-2019 season — its 36th. The post The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s 36th season appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Anne Curtis showstopping outfits in AnneKulit

MANILA, Philippines – Anne Curtis celebrated 21 years in showbiz last Saturday, August 18 with the AnneKulit concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Just like her past two concerts, her outfits during the show were a spectacle in themselves. Styled by Liz Uy's Stylized Studio and Pam Quinones' Qurator, Anne's outfits ranged ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Composers Dadap hold sentimental concerts in old Southern Leyte hometown

Jerry Dadap with the Andres Bonifacio Concert Choir The late Vedasto Dadap Sr., a public school teacher, was a local hero in the town of Hinunangan, (now Southern) Leyte during the war years. The f.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

What Ogie, the music artist, wants to tick off his bucket list at age 50

Ogie Alcasid In his 30 years in show biz, Ogie Alcasid has written many hits and held sold-out concerts. He has starred in movies and built a formidable television career as a comedian. But there&#.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

WATCH: Anne Curtis sings heart out to ‘Grease’ in adorable childhood video

She isn't really known as a singer, but Anne Curtis sure loves to sing. The actress-host has headlined concerts in the past despite her limited singing abilities, rocking Araneta Coliseum back in 2012 for AnneBisyosa and in 2014 for her AnneKapal concert. This year, Curtis is set to headline her last solo concert, which will be held once again at the Araneta Coliseum on Aug. 18. But for Curtis, it seems having a concert at the Big Dome one day is something that even her young self would never have thought. Curtis took to her Instagram last Aug. 8 to share a throwback video from her childhood, rocking out to Grease's "You're the One that I Want," the iconic song in the musical f...Keep on reading: WATCH: Anne Curtis sings heart out to ‘Grease’ in adorable childhood video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

WINNER, iKON back-to-back in November

K-pop acts WINNER and iKON are coming to Manila in back-to-back concerts on November......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018