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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

Bruno Mars works his 24K Magic on Manila

MANILA, Philippines — It isn't rare to see the stands in SM Mall of Asia Arena filled with fans. From music concerts to basketball games, the venue is typically booked with back-to-back events because frankly, Filipinos like their live entertainment. What is rare, however, is to see those 15,000 seats occupied all ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

Brown returns, Tatum shines as Celtics beat 76ers 108-103

By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 21 points and hit a pair of free throws in the closing second, and the Boston Celtics rallied from a 22-point deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-103 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Terry Rozier added 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Marcus Smart finished with 19 points and five rebounds as the Celtics improved to 6-0 at TD Garden this postseason. They have never blown a 2-0 lead. Game 3 is Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in Philadelphia. J.J. Redick had 23 points for the 76ers, making five three-pointers. Robert Covington added 22 points and nine rebounds. Joel Embiid finished with 20 points, 14 rebounds and five assists, but rookie star Ben Simmons missed all four shots and had just one point. Philadelphia recovered after squandering its big lead to nudge back in front 93-88 midway through the fourth quarter. But an 11-4 run put Boston back in the lead 99-95 with less than four minutes to play. It was 101-97 when a missed Philadelphia jumper led to a 2-on-1 fast break and alley-oop dunk from Rozier to Tatum with 2:23 left. A layup by Dario Saric cut it to 104-101. But Al Horford was able to drive past Embiid for a layup with 8.3 seconds left. Saric scored out of a timeout to make it 106-103. The Sixers quickly fouled Tatum, who calmly hit a pair of free throws. Following an anemic offensive effort in Game 1, the Sixers looked rejuvenated early in Game 2, using a 14-2 run to begin the second quarter on their way to building a 48-26 lead. It didn’t last. The Celtics responded by ending the half on a 25-8 run. It included three straight three-pointers and a tip-dunk by Jaylen Brown, who returned to action after sitting out the series opener with a strained right hamstring. He came off the bench and played 25 minutes, scoring 13 points and grabbing four rebounds. The Sixers’ lead was completely erased midway through the third quarter, when Aron Baynes got a three-pointer to bounce in and put Boston in front for the first time. The lead grew to 76-68 on a baseline dunk by Tatum that capped a 50-20 Celtics run. Brown entered the game for the first time at the 7:14 mark of first quarter. It took less than a minute to make an impact. He missed his first shot attempt before chasing down a loose ball and sprinting ahead for a one-handed dunk . Prior to Thursday (Friday, PHL time), Brown had started every game he’d appeared in this season. It was his first time off the bench since Game 5 of last season’s Eastern Conference Finals. TIP-INS 76ers: Outrebounded the Celtics 49-41. ... Went 13-of-33 from the three-point line. Celtics: Went 15-of-36 from the three-point line. ... Held a 19-13 edge in fast-break points and 30-23 in bench scoring. SLOW START Despite Brown’s early highlight, the Celtics were sluggish early. They started off the game 0-for-5 and didn’t score until Smart’s three-pointer at the 8:37 mark of the first quarter. Horford (1-for-3), Rozier (0-for-4), Brown (1-for-4) and Marcus Morris (0-for-3) were a combined 2-for-14 in the period, allowing Philadelphia to build a 31-22. FACE OFF Brown caught an inadvertent slap across the face from Covington on a layup attempt late in the second quarter. Brown stayed down briefly as the Sixers proceeded to fast break. Following a Philly miss Brown, who was still standing under Boston’s basket, caught a long outlet pass and was fouled hard by Covington. But Brown wanted no part of Covington helping him to his feet, and violently brushed back his hand. CELEB SIGHTINGS Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill sat courtside for Game 2. Mill was released from jail last week after spending nearly five months behind bars on a probation violation. Rapper Gucci Mane sat across from the 76ers bench wearing a Brown jersey. The two met last year when Brown attended one of his concerts. Another Philly native, actor Kevin Hart, sat a few seats down from Gucci. Hart at times antagonized the TD Garden fans, drawing boos......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

‘Bundle of nerves’ a boost for Zsa Zsa’s 35-year milestone

While it's true that Zsa Zsa Padilla still enjoys turning skeptics into believers 35 years after she first made an indelible mark in the entertainment industry, she says she's no longer gung-ho about wanting to please everyone all the time. After all, she's had her share of sold-out concerts and hit singles, like the enduring "Kahit Na," "Ikaw Lamang," "Mambobola," "Sana'y Maghintay ang Walang Hanggan" and "Hiram," tucked snugly under her overachieving belt. "I still get nervous, because the energy you get out of it spells excitement---you need it," she said. "During my first major concert in Araneta Coliseum, nabingi ako. I couldn't hear anything but my heartbeat as I was abou...Keep on reading: ‘Bundle of nerves’ a boost for Zsa Zsa’s 35-year milestone.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies

NEW YORK --- Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman. "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," the statement read. "The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given." No more details about the death were provided. Oman police and state media had no immediate rep...Keep on reading: Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Why the once marvelous Marvin Sonsona left boxing for 3 years

MANILA, Philippines – When you hear the name Marvin Sonsona  (20-1-1, 15 knockouts), the first thing that comes to mind is his incredible talent, yet it will be always be accompanied by his troubled professional boxing career.  Sonsona finally wants to redeem himself from the immature past of his ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Saudi crown prince visits France, seeks strategic partner

PARIS --- The crown prince of Saudi Arabia is making his first official visit to France, which is hoping to profit from his shake-up of the conservative kingdom. No big weapons contracts are expected to be signed during the visit of Mohammed bin Salman, but a "strategic partnership" is to be announced Tuesday with French President Emmanuel Macron. French media say the prince arrives Sunday. The 32-year-old heir to the Saudi throne, now at the center of the kingdom's power structure, has instigated major reforms to shed the kingdom's austere image. Changes include giving women the right to drive, introducing concerts and promising movie theaters. France hopes to join in that ...Keep on reading: Saudi crown prince visits France, seeks strategic partner.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Bowhead whales not only singers, but avid composers too

How do bowhead whales in the unbroken darkness of the Arctic's polar winter keep busy during breeding season? Why, they sing, of course. From late fall to early spring, off the east coast of Greenland, some 200 bowheads serenade each other with compositions from a vast repertoire of song, according to a study published Wednesday. "It was astonishing," said lead author Kate Stafford, an oceanographer at the University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory in Seattle who eavesdropped on these subaquatic concerts. "Bowhead whales were singing loudly, from November until April" --- non-stop, 24/7 --- "and they were singing many, many different songs." Stafford and thr...Keep on reading: Bowhead whales not only singers, but avid composers too.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

New York’s Met Opera to stage opera for toddlers

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera of New York is wooing a younger audience — make that very, very young. It is putting on an opera for toddlers to see how they react to the music and singing. The 40-minute show, called BambinO, will run from April 30 to May 5, offering 10 free concerts. […] The post New York’s Met Opera to stage opera for toddlers appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS: Katy Perry in Manila – Manila Video

Ovation Productions and Live Smart did it again! Katy Perry’s Witness The Tour is one of the best concerts! It’s fun, whimsical and playful! Just what the Filipino fans love! Featured in the video are the highlights from Katy’s split and acrobatic moves, her bonding with her most loyal fan and a sleeping moment! Watch… link: HIGHLIGHTS: Katy Perry in Manila – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Manila’s year in music: sold-out concerts, returning faves, and a diva finally arrives

THE PHILIPPINE capital has been steadily making a name for itself as a must-go destination for big name foreign acts as the past few years saw Manila welcome the likes of Katy Perry (who performed in her third Manila concert for her Witness The Tour yesterday), Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, and Coldplay among many others. […] The post Manila’s year in music: sold-out concerts, returning faves, and a diva finally arrives appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

K-Pop time: South Koreans fly to Pyongyang for rare concerts

SEOUL, South Korea --- From aging crooners to bubbly K-Pop starlets, some of South Korea's biggest pop stars flew to North Korea on Saturday for rare performances that highlight the sudden thaw in inter-Korean ties after years of tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. The concerts in Pyongyang on Sunday and Tuesday come ahead of a historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a border village on April 27. The meeting, which will precede a planned summit between Kim and President Donald Trump in May, could prove to be significant in the global diplomatic push to resolve the standoff over the North's nuclear weapons and missi...Keep on reading: K-Pop time: South Koreans fly to Pyongyang for rare concerts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

K-Pop time: South Korean pop stars fly to Pyongyang for rare concerts

SEOUL, South Korea — From aging crooners to bubbly K-Pop starlets, some of South Korea's biggest pop stars flew to North Korea on Saturday for rare performan.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

South Korean artists set to perform in North Korea

As part of the agreement between the two Koreas, the South Korean Unification Ministry announced last week that performers from South Korea will hold a series of concerts in NorthThe post South Korean artists set to perform in North Korea appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

Pyongyang Style? Seoul push for Psy to play North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea –Seoul is pushing for "Gangnam Style" star Psy to perform in next week's historic concerts by South Korean artists in the North's capital, multiple reports said. A team of at least 9 South Korean pop acts are set to visit North Korea next week for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Minwoo of K-pop act 100% dies

Seo Min-woo of 100% died of a heart attack Sunday at the age of 33. The boy band's agency TOP Media announced the death of group leader Seo Min-woo, better known as just Minwoo, through its official website. "He was found at his home in Gangnam, Seoul. Paramedics rushed to the scene, who pronounced him dead," the announcement read. Seo debuted as an actor in 2006 through TV drama series "Sharp 3." He switched to pop music in 2012, as the leader of 100%. The group was scheduled to hold concerts in Japan on April 21 and 30. The agency said it hadn't been able to decide whether to postpone the concerts or not....Keep on reading: Minwoo of K-pop act 100% dies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Waterfront Cebu turns 20

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter IN 1998, the Queen City of the South saw the opening of a new hotel, a hotel that was created from the outset to not just add 562 rooms to Cebu City’s capacity but to become the venue of choice for everything from large conferences to major concerts. Now celebrating […] The post Waterfront Cebu turns 20 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Yeng Constantino, Iñigo Pascual, trending artists at Robinsons’ ‘musical March’ shows

Let your fun summer begin with free concerts and great shopping deals at Robinsons Malls' four-day Hot Summer Sale......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Scammed Fil-Am still awaiting judgment money awarded by Chicago court

CHICAGO---Filipina American plaintiff Amy Cheboub-Duplechin is still waiting to collect money from defendant Angela C. Arevalo-Eads, who was found guilty of breach of contract by a Cook County court in a case involving the production of a Regine Velazquez concert two years ago. Cheboub-Duplechin said she was duped of her investment when she co-produced a concert with Arevalo-Eads, owner of Diamonds Production, LLC.                   "I want to warn people so they do not make the same mistake I did," said Chicago resident Cheboub-Duplechin. "Arevalo-Eads told me she had produced many concerts before i...Keep on reading: Scammed Fil-Am still awaiting judgment money awarded by Chicago court.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

Sarah balik concert scene

PERSONAL na desisyon ni Sarah Geronimo ang pansamantalang “mamahinga” noon from various showbiz activities lalung-lalo na sa paggawa ng concerts. Kung napapanood man siya, it was not on a regular basis. Sarah felt she needed to rest since she has been working for the longest time since she joined and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Kings aim to bring NBA All-Star game to Sacramento

By Josh Dubow, Associated Press The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California’s capital city for the first time ever. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and local tourism officials are set to detail plans for the bid for the game in either 2022 or ’23 later Thursday (Friday, PHL time) and officially submit an application to the league on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Getting the All-Star game would cap a remarkable comeback for Sacramento, which nearly lost its franchise to Seattle in 2013 before Ranadive bought the team and put together a deal to build a state-of-the-art downtown arena. “I think it would be a recognition of the fact that the city went all-in on the Kings,” Ranadive said. “It would be the ultimate recognition that the city pulled it off. There’s a love affair between the Kings and the city and the NBA. It would be an exclamation point on that love affair.” Winning the bid won’t be easy. The Golden State Warriors are seeking the game for their new arena in downtown San Francisco that is set to open for the 2019-20 season. Milwaukee is also bidding to play the game in its new arena set to open next season and other cities also will get involved. Commissioner Adam Silver said at the All-Star game last weekend in Los Angeles that he generally supports a bid from Sacramento with one major caveat. “Sacramento and the surrounding communities provide a tremendous opportunity for an All-Star. Wine country, great golf, great scenery, all kinds of wonderful things that I think people would love to visit around an All-Star. But at the end of the day, we have to have a sufficient number of hotel rooms,” he said. Ranadive said new projects will ensure that there will be enough hotel rooms to meet the NBA’s requirement of about 6,000 rooms in the area. But the bid will offer even more options with up to 1,000 rooms through a partnership with Airbnb, as well as two or three 300-room small luxury cruise ships in the Port of Sacramento. Silver said he would be open to that possibility, pointing out that USA Basketball players and guests have used cruise ships in the past for accommodations at the Olympics, including the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro. “Not only will we meet the requirement but we’ll also give them a choice,” Ranadive said. “Do they want to be on a beautiful river? Do they want to be in a beautiful home? Or do they want to be in a hotel room? All of that will be accessible in less than 30 minutes.” The events surrounding the game will be anchored by the Golden 1 Center, with an indoor-outdoor Global Pavilion near the capitol to host concerts and food events that show off the region. The bid promises to be able to transport fans from transportation hubs to accommodations and venues in 30 minutes or less by the use of self-driving vehicles and dedicated traffic lanes. It also will show off arena that Ranadive believes raised the bar on technology and environmentalism for sports venues. There are “smart turnstiles” that allow fans to enter at more than triple the usual speed and the NBA’s first 4K ultra HD video board that stretches 84 feet long. The arena is the first professional sports venue powered completely by solar energy, saves about 1 million gallons of water a year compared to a typical venue of its size, was built with recycled material from the mall that stood at the site before construction began and gets 90 percent of its food and beverages from within 150 miles. “I think when we built the arena we had a goal that it would be the best arena that had ever been built,” Ranadive said. “It would be an iconic structure to look at. It would give the fans an experience like no other. To be able to share that with the entire basketball loving world is obviously a huge privilege and would be a treat for us to do that.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018