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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

Bus singer gives voice to Venezuela’s growing diaspora

LIMA, Peru --- A year ago, Venezuelan migrant Reymar Perdomo was singing for spare change on jammed buses, struggling to make ends meet while building a new life in Peru's capital. But her life took a turn when she wrote a heartfelt reggae song about leaving her homeland that went viral on the internet and has brought tears to hundreds in the Venezuelan diaspora that has spread around the globe. Now Perdomo combines her street performances with appearances at concerts and on TV programs, and her song has become the unofficial anthem of Venezuelans who have fled their country's economic implosion. "This song gives me goosebumps" said Junior Barrios, a Venezuelan migrant who l...Keep on reading: Bus singer gives voice to Venezuela’s growing diaspora.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Christian Bautista on making each decision with new wife: It’s no longer just about me

For Christian Bautista, married life has so far been nothing but "bliss." "There's just a lot of joy and love," Christian, who tied the knot with Kat Ramnani in Bali, Indonesia last November, told the Inquirer at a recent press conference. "It feels great to go home to someone who supports and loves you; someone you want to support and love, too." Christian's schedule is almost always packed---concerts, corporate engagements, taping for television shows. He had no problem juggling all these when he was single. This time, he may have to set some limitations. Partners "It would be unfair to my wife if I just say, 'Sorry, but this is how my life is, and you have to accept...Keep on reading: Christian Bautista on making each decision with new wife: It’s no longer just about me.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Garuda s in-flight live music doesn t quite strike chord with netizens

JAKARTA --- Last Thursday, national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia announced that it would be bringing music to the skies with a series of live acoustic concerts on domestic flights. The airline said t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

LIST: 2019 concerts in Manila – Rappler

LIST: 2019 concerts in Manila  Rappler MANILA, Philippines – 2019 is going to be a good year and the upcoming concert scene in Manila is one of the reasons why. Music-lovers and concert-goers … Source link link: LIST: 2019 concerts in Manila – Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Why kalamancello can be the country’s national cocktail drink

  In 2013, a newly opened place called Balete@Kamias in Quezon City held live gigs featuring the AMP Big Band and other groups. By day, it operated as a restaurant. Owner Tierry Garcia---a Filipino US resident who promoted jazz concerts---came home to the Philippines and went into the food business.   Balete@Kamias became the "home" of AMP, playing as its house band every first Monday of each month these past five years---even as its popularity has spread far and wide.   Revisiting the place last month, during an AMP show, I saw some friends including lawyer Junji Quimbo and wife Vickee, cosmetic surgeon and Tierry's cousin Tito Garcia, Slapshock bassist...Keep on reading: Why kalamancello can be the country’s national cocktail drink.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Hello, 2019: Revelry, reflection as world greets new year

Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell on Monday to a year filled with challenges to many.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Hello, 2019: Revelry, reflection as world greets new year

Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell on Monday to a year filled with challenges to many.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

More info on Blackpink’s In Your Area Manila 2019. Public ticket on-sale starts…

More info on Blackpink’s In Your Area Manila 2019. Public ticket on-sale starts 12/06 via SM Tickets. Presented by Live Nation Concerts, MMI Live and PULP Live WorldBLACKPINK 2019 WORLD TOUR [IN YOUR AREA] MANILA BLINKS, here’s everything you need to know! 🖤❤✔ Seat Map✔ Fan Benefits✔ VIP Soundcheck Package✔ VIP Send-Off Package✔ Ticket Purchase… link: More info on Blackpink’s In Your Area Manila 2019. Public ticket on-sale starts….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

The classic Mercedes-Benz G500, our second grand prize for Wheels and Fortune 4x…

The classic Mercedes-Benz G500, our second grand prize for Wheels and Fortune 4×4, has been won last Saturday! Two more marvelous rides to go as we near our grand finale in December, including the offroad luxury Bentley Bentayga! Will you be the lucky winner? Be a Reward Circle member today and start earning entries. How… link: The classic Mercedes-Benz G500, our second grand prize for Wheels and Fortune 4x….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Lauv back to PH in May 2019

American singer-songwriter Lauv, who's known for his slick, indie love tunes that meld dreamy electronic tones, head-bopping percussive beats and achingly sweet vocals, is set to return to the Philippines and perform at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on May 20, 2019 and at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City on May 21.   The concerts, mounted by local promoter Ovation Productions, are part of Lauv's Asian tour next year. In his previous visits to the country, he held a number of mall gigs in 2017, then joined the lineup of the Wanderland music festival 2018 (call 9115555 or 4702222).   The 24-year-old artist, whose real name is Ari Straprans Leff, is behind the hits "...Keep on reading: Lauv back to PH in May 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Santiago scores 12 in Ageo Medics opening day win

Jaja Santiago immediately made an impact in her debut for the Ageo Medics in the Japan Women’s V. Premier League opener Saturday.   The towering National University product scored 12 points in the Medic’s come-from-behind 23-25, 25-14, 25-19, 25-16 win over Kurobe. The 6-foot-5 Santiago started in all four sets had an efficient spiking clip of 10-of-16 while adding two blocks for Ageo, which joined Hisamitsu Springs, NEC Red Rockets and JT Marvelous in the opening day winners’ list. The Medics will take on PFU Blue Cats on Sunday. Meanwhile, Dindin Santiago-Manabat rode the bench in the Toray Arrows’ 17-25, 14-25, 22-25 loss to Hisamitsu Springs. Santiago-Manabat could get her much-awaited debut next Saturday when the Arrows meet the Okayama Seagulls. In men’s play, Marck Espejo finished with 13 points in another painful loss for the Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler. The Weisse Adler fell victim to league-leading Toyota Gosei Trefuerza, 20-25, 22-25, 22-25, to remain winless in three outings.   Oita Miyoshi will face JTEKT on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Marikina has this uncanny discipline when it comes to trash

        Recovering tons of garbage after occasions in the Philippines --- be it parties, concerts, or other festivities --- is fairly common. For this year's All Souls' Day, people who visited cemeteries have left behind trash, and while many are alarmed, most are not even surprised.   Garbage and All Souls' Day always go hand-in-hand. Waste management has always been a nightmare for local government units (LGUs) and agencies, especially those in charge of the Manila North and Manila South Cemeteries.   But not in Marikina --- inside the Loyola Memorial Park, the trash does not get mixed up with candles, flowers, and grasses. &...Keep on reading: Marikina has this uncanny discipline when it comes to trash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Antetokounmpo, Middleton help Bucks beat Pacers 118-101

By JIM HOEHN,  Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 15 rebounds and Khris Middleton added 25 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Indiana Pacers 118-101 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Victor Oladipo led Indiana with 25 points, and Doug McDermott added 14. The Bucks led 62-53 at the half and extended it to 93-76 entering the third quarter. Milwaukee, which ranked 25th in the NBA last season with 24.7 3-point attempts per game, continued to fire away under new coach Mike Budenholzer. The Bucks were 17 of 47, with Antetokounmpo going 0 for 7. Middleton had five 3-pointers, including a four-point play that put the Bucks up 111-88 with 5:03 remaining. The Bucks were 14 of 34 beyond the arc in their 113-112 season-opening victory at Charlotte on Wednesday night. The Bucks shook off a slow start en route to a 30-25 lead after one quarter, extending it to 62-53 at the half. Milwaukee took 26 of its 51 first-half shots from 3-point range, making eight. Antetokounmpo had 22 points and 11 rebounds in the first half. FISERV FORUM ROCKS The Bucks' regular-season home opener was squeezed in amongst a week of concerts at the new Fiserv Forum. Metallica played Tuesday night, followed by the Foo Fighters on Wednesday and Eagles on Thursday. The court comes up again Saturday for a show by Twenty One Pilots. The Bucks also were competing Friday night with the Brewers-Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS at Miller Park. UP NEXT Indiana: Hosts Brooklyn on Saturday night. Bucks: Host New York on Monday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 20th, 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