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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

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

Is Aaron Carter really coming to Manila?

To feed some of your nostalgia today, let's investigate these recent social media posts. A few days ago Karen Sy Ong of Kbeam Events and Multimedia tweeted that she would be announcing a new show in Manila. I'm announcing a new show in Manila in a few days. Please follow @Kbeamevents for updates. #soonerorlater --- Karen Sy Ong (@karbenam) July 25, 2018 After going over Kbeam's website, we were able to find out more about Karen. "During her stint working as promoter representative in Singapore, she was able to lead and oversee productions of live concerts in different regions in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Maldives." She worked on concerts for almost...Keep on reading: Is Aaron Carter really coming to Manila?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

At the ‘eyecon’ for an icon

On the first of Celine Dion’s two-night concerts in Manila last weekend, we watched the global star from a five-star venue: the Mall of Asia Arena Premier Suites. As guests step into the Premier Suites, they are welcomed into a lounge with large, comfy couches and hanging plasma screen TV. Further exploring the room, one […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Celine Dion Manila Live 2018 – P17 – Manila Video

The Celine Dion Manila Live 2018 MOA Arena July 19-20, 2018 Celine Dion performed for the first time in Manila at the Mall of Asia Arena last July 19-20, 2018. These 2-night concerts were both SOLD-OUT! Heavy rain didn’t stop Celine from arriving Manila to perform for her Filipino fans. Heavy rain didn’t even stop… link: Celine Dion Manila Live 2018 – P17 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

What a marvelous mismatch!

The tale was concluded right after the first round. Of course, the one-sided result generated instant hysteria, to the point that it had been taken as a victory song that supposedly united our poor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

The nurturing fathers in Regine s life

Regine with her father, Mang Gerry As far as Regine Velasquez could remember, her late father, whom she fondly called Mang Gerry, never missed any of her concerts. So while it has already been four.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Regine, Christian, Julie Anne in Dubai show tomorrow

From left: Christian Bautista, Regine Velasquez and Julie Anne San Jose For better or worse, photo-taking and video recording are now part of attending concerts. While most artists don't mind.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Child sex for a dollar on Kenya’s palm-fringed beaches

DIANI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Sixteen-year-old Fatma doesn’t bat an eyelid when asked what she has been doing since dropping out of school two years ago. “Sex,” she replied, giggling into the layers of her bright red headscarf. “It’s easy to get men. I find them at the market, concerts, weddings and on the beach.” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

US Open hopes ultimate test doesn t feature trick questions

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Open wants to be the ultimate test in golf, and sometimes that leads to a series of trick questions. One of them was 14 years ago at Shinnecock Hills. A year after Jim Furyk tied the U.S. Open scoring record at Olympia Fields, the 2004 U.S. Open was so bone dry and lightning fast that only three players broke par on the weekend, none on Sunday. Fans having to move to the side because of a golf ball rolling toward them is not unusual, except when the player hit the shot with his putter from the green. Tee shots that landed on the seventh green rolled off the putting surface and into a bunker. One year after Rory McIlroy broke the U.S. Open scoring record at Congressional, no one broke par at Olympic Club in 2012 when Webb Simpson won. Moments like this lead to criticism that the USGA overreacts. Justin Rose sees it another way. "When everything is in balance, it's kind of boring," he said. "And I think in life, the closer you get to the edges, that's where the excitement is. So I would say the USGA is not reactionary. It's counterbalancing. So if you go too far one way, you've got to come back the other way. You don't want to fall off the edge." That's the question going into the 118th U.S. Open that starts Thursday. Might the USGA lean toward going easy on players because of what happened the last time at Shinnecock Hills? Or will it make it tougher on them because of the record scoring last year at Erin Hills? Brooks Koepka tied the record to par at 16 under, and six other players finished at 10 under or lower. "We're confident this should be a marvelous test," said Mike Davis, the chief executive of the USGA who has been in charge of setting up the courses for the U.S. Open since 2006 at Winged Foot, when the winning score was 5 over. Davis believes Shinnecock Hills is right where the USGA wants it, even with a light, steady rain on the final day of practice. Wednesday is never the measure of how a golf course presents itself. McIlroy is among those who likes what he sees. It's not a U.S. Open if players are not complaining, but it's been a quiet three days ahead of competition. The biggest question is whether the fairways are narrow enough. They are tighter than last year at Erin Hills, for sure, and an average of 15 yards wider than in 2004. "Honestly, I think they've got it right," McIlroy said. "It presents guys with options off the tee. You have to make a decision basically on every tee box what you're going to do. I'm obviously not that old, but when I watched U.S. Opens on TV and saw these long, narrow corridors of fairways and thick rough, that's what I was used to at a U.S. Open. ... If you look at the venues that are coming up, they're very traditional venues like Oakmont, Winged Foot, Pebble Beach. "Maybe you'll see more of what we perceive as a traditional U.S. Open setup." Rain was expected to yield to plenty of sun over the next four days, with the strongest wind on Thursday. Davis said he already has called several audibles on the original plan of where to put the pins on the greens, an example of the USGA not wanting the course to get on the wild side. Davis also said the winning score is not an issue at a major where par tends to be at a premium. "Never since I've been at the USGA — and it's been almost 30 years — I've never heard anybody at the USGA say we're shooting for even par," Davis said. "But we talk incessantly, 'How do we get the course to be really a great test of golf?' As we say, get all 14 clubs dirty to make sure that these players are tested to the nth degree." And what makes a good championship inside the ropes? The quality of the winner? Different players have won the last 15 U.S. Opens, the longest stretch of the four majors. The margin? The last playoff was 10 years ago when Tiger Woods won at Torrey Pines. Three of the last four U.S. Opens have been decided by three shots or more. "You need some great players in the mix," Rose said. "You need some great story lines." This U.S. Open is not lacking for either. Five players have a chance to replace Dustin Johnson at No. 1 in the world this week. Woods is hitting the ball well enough to win any week if he ever gets all parts of his game working together. To win a record-tying fourth U.S. Open would cap off an unlikely comeback following four back surgeries. Phil Mickelson, in the USGA record book with his six runner-up finishes, needs only this trophy to complete the career Grand Slam. "And then just a good test of golf where people think, 'Wow, they've really stepped up and played great golf under pressure,'" Rose added. "I think that's what people would like to see in this tournament is that guys are tested to the ends of the ability, to whether they can cope or not. And I think that's part of the charm ... not charm, but part of the allure of this tournament." The ultimate test starts Thursday. Results won't be available until the end of the week......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Guide to Bacolod eats–from steamed oyster mushrooms in banana leaves to squid fat, Korean beef ribs

  I had a marvelous time eating in Bacolod, where food is king. Here are some places to go and dishes to try when in the City of Smiles. Aboy's It's been a while since I saw my dear friends Peque Gallaga, his wife Maddie and son Jubal. They hosted lunch for me at Aboy's. It has a really good selection of "native" dishes which are consistently good, said Jubal. "Sometimes restaurants have off-days, but Aboy's never disappoints." My visit revolved around just one activity: eating. More like overeating! No matter how simple the meal (be it dessert with a cup of tea) or the time of day, eating in Bacolod means feasting. Jubal said that Negrosanons in general,...Keep on reading: Guide to Bacolod eats–from steamed oyster mushrooms in banana leaves to squid fat, Korean beef ribs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

DeChambeau wins Memorial in playoff on 2nd extra hole

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — For the fourth straight year, Bryson DeChambeau leaves Ohio feeling like a winner. This time he had a trophy to show for it, and a handshake with Jack Nicklaus to remember. DeChambeau finally made it easy on himself the third time playing the 18th hole at the Muirfield Village on Sunday, rolling in a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Byeong Hun An and win the Memorial. "I can't believe I did it," said DeChambeau, a winner for the second time on the PGA Tour. He had played the Memorial only once before, though the 24-year-old Californian has been a regular in central Ohio. He has made it through the 36-hole U.S. Open qualifier each of the last three years, all in the Columbus area. This was far more rewarding. DeChambeau watched his putt disappeared and raised both arms, pumping them seven times as he yelled above the cheers of fans. Many of them lingered at the 18th green after spending much of the final round as if this might be the day Tiger Woods returned to winning. It wasn't. Woods was never a serious factor, especially after missing a 3-foot par putt on the 10th hole and hitting another tee shot into someone's backyard on the 13th hole. One of his best weeks hitting the ball ended with an even-par 72 and a six-way tie for 23rd. The finish was no less entertaining. DeChambeau went from a two-shot deficit at the turn to a one-shot lead after No. 12, and he kept it the rest of the way until a three-putt bogey on the 18th hole from about 55 feet for a 1-under 71. That tied with An, who had closed with a 69 in the group ahead and was the first to reach 15-under 273. Kyle Stanley joined them in playoff. He hit into the water on the par-3 12th to fall five shots behind with six holes to play, only to run off four straight birdies, capping the big run with a 30-foot putt on the 17th to tie DeChambeau. Just his luck, Stanley hit a tree on the right elbow of the dogleg at No. 18, and it shot the ball across the fairway and nearly into a creek, except the ankle-deep rough was thick enough to slow it. Even so, he could only advance it 100 yards and made bogey for a 70. In the playoff, his tee shot was enough to the right that the ball was well above his feet in thick grass. Stanley choked up and took a swing, but the ball squirted ou t about 30 yards to the right, leading to another bogey, and he was quickly eliminated. "A couple bad breaks on 18," Stanley said. "I mean in the playoff, if I knock that ball 2-3 feet right of where it was I would have had a shot. But after hole 12 my chances were looking pretty slim, so to come back and make some birdies coming in ... it's a bit of a sour finish, but proud of the way I hung in there." An took some of the pressure off DeChambeau on the second playoff hole, also on No. 18, when he yanked his approach into the gallery. He played a marvelous flop shot out of deep rough to a couple of feet for a certain par, only for DeChambeau to hit his approach 12 feet behind the hole and make the birdie. "I finally got it right the third time," DeChambeau said. "It took me a little bit." Patrick Cantlay also had a chance on Sunday, leading by two shots going to the back nine. But he didn't make a birdie over his last 10 holes, and he fell back when he went bunker-to-bunker on the 17th and made bogey to fall two strokes behind. Cantlay narrowly missed a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole, shot 71 and finished fourth. Peter Uihlein (66) was alone in fifth. Joaquin Niemann, the 19-year-old from Chile, birdied the 18th hole to tie for sixth. That was enough for him to earn special temporary membership on the PGA Tour, meaning he can get unlimited sponsor exemptions. Justin Thomas shot 68 and tied for eighth in his debut at No. 1 in the world. He will keep that ranking going into the U.S. Open. Woods started five shots behind. He pulled to within three shots with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 fifth hole, but he didn't make another birdie until he had fallen seven shots behind and only had eight holes in front of him. Woods was second to last in the key putting statistic among the 73 players who went all four rounds. "If I just putt normally, I probably would be right there with those guys and up there in the last couple of groups," Wood said. "If I just keep building on this, with how I'm hitting it right now, I'm in good shape for two weeks from now." The next stop for Woods is the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. DeChambeau will be there, too, his confidence higher than ever. He first played the Memorial in 2016 and was coming off four straight missed cuts. He tied for 38th that week, a small victory, but realized his game wasn't good enough. Now, he has PGA Tour titles in successive seasons. And his victory moved him to No. 8 in the Ryder Cup standings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

When Def Leppard and Journey tour together, expect the hits

NEW YORK (AP) --- Def Leppard and Journey have hit the road together for a 60-show tour, but they promise there won't be any squabbles over which band headlines each night. "If it's 60 shows, it's 30 each. Simple as that," says Joe Elliott, lead singer of Def Leppard. "You know, it's pretty logical the way it's going to work." The two bands will take turns closing out shows in 58 cities, including concerts at iconic venues such as Boston's Fenway Park, Chicago's Wrigley Field, The Forum in Los Angeles and New York's Madison Square Garden, an arena where Def Leppard will play its first-ever full concert. It will be the second time the two bands have toured together. Def Leppa...Keep on reading: When Def Leppard and Journey tour together, expect the hits.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 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