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WATCH: Sarah Geronimo sings Filipino songs at international music fest

“Popstar Royalty” Sarah Geronimo brought Original Pilipino Music (OPM) to Japan as she performed her two Filipino songs at the recently concluded 2nd ASEAN-Japan Music Festival......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarOct 9th, 2018

Get to know the 7 Filipino artists in the 2018 Wanderland lineup

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com The 2018 Wanderland Music and Arts Festival, to be held March 10 at the Filinvest City event grounds in Alabang, will feature 13 acts---six international and seven local artists. The foreign artists include Kodaline, Jhene Aiko, FKJ, Daniel Caesar, Lauv and Bag Riders. Get to know the Filipino artists: Jess Connelly Born in Australia, Connelly, now based in Manila, began releasing her music on SoundCloud in 2015. The following year, she dropped her debut album, "How I Love," which put her on Spotify's Artists to Watch in 2017. Her soulful voice and R&B sound stood out in songs lik...Keep on reading: Get to know the 7 Filipino artists in the 2018 Wanderland lineup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

9 acclaimed films to be shown in Italian film fest in Manila

  Here's good news for Filipino moviegoers. They will have the chance to watch nine critically acclaimed Italian films in the coming second edition of the Italian film festival in Manila.   Aside from that, there will be a free series of masterclasses on critical areas of the creative process, such as cinematography, sound and special effects, festival founder and director Ruben Maria Soriquez announced at the recent launch of the festival.   Now called "Italian Cinema From Venice to Manila," the festival will run from Nov. 14 to 18.   The following movies, also participants at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, will be screened: "Am...Keep on reading: 9 acclaimed films to be shown in Italian film fest in Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Sarah G to present PH in Japan music fest

The Philippines is set to represented by pop star Sarah Geronimo in a festival that will gather top artists from Southeast Asia and Japan in October, the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines has announced. Geronimo was seen in a video uploaded in the embassy’s Facebook page inviting her fans and Filipinos to drop by […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

WATCH: Sarah G channels old-school charm in Miss Granny

MANILA, Philippines – The first full trailer of Miss Granny was released by Viva Entertainment on July 20, promising an entertaining film driven by Sarah Geronimo's old-school charm – and flawless musicality. The film is a Filipino adaptation of the 2014 South Korean blockbuster hit of the same name. In ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

WATCH: Sarah Geronimo goes retro for Miss Granny theme song

MANILA, Philippines  – Viva Records released the theme song for the movie Miss Granny, starring Sarah Geronimo, James Reid, and Xian Lim on Monday, July 2. Dressed in retro outfits, Sarah sings and dances to "Kiss Me, Kiss Me," a song originally performed by Efren Montes. The movie is an adaptation of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Call for entries to FASO’s first orchestral composition contest

LOS ANGELES -- The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), the only Filipino symphony orchestra outside of the Philippines, is calling for entries to its International Orchestral Composition Competition. The orchestra launched its first composition competition to promote Philippine folk music and to commemorate its 10th anniversary this year. FASO, which is under the musical direction of Robert "Bob" Shroder, is encouraging composers to submit original compositions for full orchestra (no vocals) that incorporate themes from any Philippine folk songs and are between three and five minutes in length. The winning composition will have its world premiere in FASO's 10th anni...Keep on reading: Call for entries to FASO’s first orchestral composition contest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

WATCH: Gary V, Sarah G s catchy, heartwarming anniversary song for Jollibee

MANILA, Philippines – Pinoy pop favorites Gary Valenciano and Sarah Geronimo have teamed up for Jollibee's 40th anniversary! The music video for their song "Apat na Dekada" dropped on Thursday, January 11, on the popular fast food chain's Facebook page. It featured Gary and Sarah singing and even dancing along to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

‘Ignacio de Loyola’ wins in Vatican fest

Paolo Dy's "Ignacio de Loyola" won best picture at the 8th Mirabile Dictu---International Catholic Film Festival in Vatican City recently. The Filipino-produced film recounts the struggles and salvation of the founder of the Society of Jesus, Ignacio de Loyola or St. Ignatius, played by Spanish actor Andreas Muoz. According to fest founder and organizer Liana Marabini, "Ignacio de Loyola" was the jury's unanimous choice. "The jurors appreciated the script, the actors ... the costumes, the music ... in one word: everything!" Produced by Jesuit Communications Foundation Philippines, "Ignacio de Lo-yola" previously won the audience choice award at the 12th Cine con Valores Fest...Keep on reading: ‘Ignacio de Loyola’ wins in Vatican fest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

WATCH: Inigo Pascual sings theme song of Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’

MANILA, Philippines — Chart-topping Filipino recording artist Inigo Pascual sings and appears in the music video of “Remember Me,” the lead song from Disney-.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Proudly gay Calum Scott at peace with himself

There was a tropical storm when British singer-composer Calum Scott performed on Oct.30 at the 2,500-seat Kia Theater.   Despite the bad weather, the 30-year-old British crooner didn't disappoint his Filipino fans, whom he described among the best in the world.   It's common for foreign musicians to flatter their local audience, but you can sense the honesty in the way Scott put it. "It takes a lot of emotional high and struggles to write songs," he told media people a day before his Kia gig. "For a lot of people, music is about the show, the lights and all that. With Filipino music fans, they genuinely listen to songs."   "They're so excitable, so ea...Keep on reading: Proudly gay Calum Scott at peace with himself.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Julianne Hough will play Jolene in Parton anthology show

NEW YORK --- Julianne Hough is the other woman. She will play Jolene in Netflix's upcoming anthology series based on Dolly Parton's music. "Dolly Parton's Heartstrings" will consist of eight episodes, each inspired by one of Parton's songs. In the "Jolene" version, Hough will play a free spirit with big dreams to leave her small town. Parton will act as the owner of a local country bar where Hough's Jolene is a waitress. Hough co-starred with Tyler Hoechlin in the movie "Bigger" about Joe Weider, who co-founded the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness and who created the Mr. Olympia contest. She played his wife, fitness model Betty Weider. "Dolly Parton's ...Keep on reading: Julianne Hough will play Jolene in Parton anthology show.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Singer Marcelito Pomoy is latest Filipino to be featured on Ellen DeGeneres’ show

Celebrated TV host Ellen DeGeneres lauded Filipino singer Marcelito Pomoy for his ability to perform both man-woman parts of popular duet songs in her popular TV show. Pomoy was the grand champion of ABS-CBN’s “Pilipinas Got Talent,” a reality singing contest, in 2012. Pomoy’s guesting at the US-based reality show was his first international recognition […] The post Singer Marcelito Pomoy is latest Filipino to be featured on Ellen DeGeneres’ show appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

WATCH: Rappler Live Jam: Mariamaria and Jigo Viriña

Two indie artists are bringing a fresh new sound to Live Jam. Mariamaria, whose real name is Teresa Melo, is pursuing her music career even as she works on her degree in Communication Arts. As an independent Filipino artist, she started posting covers on Twitter Music and SoundCloud in 2012, and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Longest-running Filipino film fest in U.S. marks 25th year

SAN FRANCISCO -- The longest-running Filipino film festival in the United States, FACINE Annual Filipino International Cine Festival, is marking its quarter century of operation. This year, FACINE will have a special screening of a selection of 39 short films from different regions in the Philippines as well as Asia, Australia, and the U.S. on Oct. 18, 1 to 5 p.m., at the San Francisco Public Library, followed by a screening of feature films from October 19 to 21 at the Roxie theater. The selected films are also in competition for the annual awards. Several feature film awards for different categories are at stake, including Best Film, and a Best Short Film award. A $200 prize,...Keep on reading: Longest-running Filipino film fest in U.S. marks 25th year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

IV of Spades nominated for Best Southeast Asia Act at MTV EMAs

If IV of Spades bags this year's Best Southeast Asia Act award, they will be the third Filipino act to do so following James Reid in 2017 and Sarah Geronimo in 2014. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

19 Pinoy films in Busan film fest

NINETEEN Filipino films have made their way to South Korea’s 23rd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) as Philippines is the festival’s Country of Focus, marking 100 years of Philippine Cinema. The post 19 Pinoy films in Busan film fest appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

PH drug war film wins in Spain’s A-list fest

  A film that tackles the Philippine President's controversial war on drugs has won an award in an A-list festival in Spain.   The latest movie of Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma Mendoza, "Alpha, The Right to Kill," bagged the Special Jury Prize at the recently concluded San Sebastin International Film Festival held last Saturday.   The film, which picks up where the Cannes-winning director's Netflix/TV5 series "Amo" has left off, topbills Mendoza veterans Allen Dizon as a corrupt cop and Baron Geisler as a drug dealer, and newcomer Elijah Filamor as a police asset.   Geisler, who had just finished a stint in a rehab center in Cebu, told the I...Keep on reading: PH drug war film wins in Spain’s A-list fest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Art imitates life in ‘Alpha, The Right to Kill’

  Who stands to win in the country's brutal war against drugs?   Brillante Ma Mendoza's art-imitates-life drama "Alpha, The Right to Kill" doesn't dillydally with the answer, but you'll have to watch the Cannes-winning Filipino auteur's gritty, blood-drenched scorcher to get it "straight from the cinematic horse's mouth."   The 94-minute production, which was feted with the Special Jury Prize at the 66th edition of the A-list San Sebastin film fest last weekend (see related story on Page D2), doesn't break new ground as it examines the Philippine government's polarizing methodology in crime-busting, by way of Mendoza's celebrated cinema vrit storytelling...Keep on reading: Art imitates life in ‘Alpha, The Right to Kill’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Allen Dizon spooks San Sebastian viewers

Filipino actor Allen Dizon should be flattered that he was able to spook foreign viewers who watched Brillante Ma Mendoza's "Alpha, The Right to Kill," at the recent San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain.   Dizon attended the A-list fest, where his film competed in the main section.   The premiere night was memorable, the internationally acclaimed actor recalled.   Walking on the red carpet was a heady feeling, he conceded.   "The event was well-organized and everyone was kind and accommodating," he told the Inquirer via Facebook Messenger.   He volunteered that the gala night was quite an experience.   "N...Keep on reading: Allen Dizon spooks San Sebastian viewers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Cher sings ABBA songs and the reason is sadly clear — a review

Cher, "Dancing Queen" (Warner Bros.) OK, everyone, settle down. We have a question. This is important. No, really. Can someone turn the music down? Ready? OK: Put your hand up if you've ever asked for an album of ABBA covers by Cher. Seriously, who wanted this? Anyone? Crickets? We thought so. Well, Cher, we guess, wanted it, maybe to buy a new yacht or fulfill some label requirement. Warner Bros. Records clearly did, too, if only to profit on the icon's appearance in "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." The whiff of a quick buck is so sour here that it taints the Swedish band's bubbly compositions. Like one song's chorus goes: "Gimmie! Gimmie! Gimmie!" Cher offers a very delib...Keep on reading: Cher sings ABBA songs and the reason is sadly clear — a review.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018