Since conductor and music educator Olivier Ochanine joined the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in 2010 as its principal conductor and music director, he has been committed to bringing the performances of the symphony group to a wider range of audience.
OVER 12000 fans flocked to the SM Mall of Asia Arena on July 11 to watch rap superstar Nicki Minaj in her only Southeast Asian pit stop of the Pink Friday Concert Tour.
If loud cheers and applause were the only gauge of someone’s popularity, then it is safe to say that Dulce and Piolo Pascual were the most popular Original Pinoy Music singers that performed on June 16 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Dear concertgoers: Here is the list of upcoming concerts and other performing acts (local and foreign) that will rock Manila’s concert circuit in the second half of 2012:
In January, American Idol gave out more than 300 “golden tickets to Hollywood” to those who successfully passed the scrutiny of Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler. Now after four months of performances and eliminations the competition in the highly successful talent show is down to two singers.
Jack and the Beanstalk is a story of a young boy who traded his cow for magic beans that have turned out to be a beanstalk growing up to the sky where a giant lived with his golden harp and golden hen that lays golden eggs.
Some people invariably describe rock metal music as nothing but noise. Disturbing, incomprehensible, loud and lacks harmony are some of few overused adjectives used to describe this genre, which audience generally belongs to the younger age group. Rock band Slapshock, which is known for its distinctly earsplitting sound, knows for a fact that when somebody …
by Nickie Wang South Korean pop star Kim Hyun Joong dropped by Manila last week to meet and greet fans. Around a thousand K-pop aficionados bought Kim’s debut album, Break Down, for a chance to meet the Korean heartthrob up-close and get a high-five.
by Nickie Wang Fil-Canadian singer Maria Aragon is overwhelmingly grateful to Lady Gaga for giving her the opportunity to be noticed by the world after the pop superstar promoted her cover of the single “Born This Way.”
by Nickie Wang Whether it’s in sports, fashion, entertainment or performing arts, there are Filipinos who excel and make indelible marks in their chosen field. And what makes their countrymen rally behind them is their being proud of their roots.
Cultural Center of the Philippines: The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is being criticized for housing the controversial Kulo art exhibit which includes Mideo Cruz’ mixed-media collage, Poletismo. The exhibition features election campaign posters, photos of national heroes and movie idols, religious images with condoms and Jesus Christ with a movable wooden penis. The …
Yahoo! saw searches spiking for young and old movie idols, Philippine sports team’s victory, the national language month, and the driver of a floating car.
Seasoned actor Roberto (Tirso Cruz III) and acting instructor Ellen (Sharmaine Buencamino) were married for a long time. They had a teenage daughter. But how come the wife did not learn of anything about the husband’s past, that he had a child prior to their marriage? That’s fiction, of course.
by Nickie Wang You have already seen the movements such as turned-in knees, sideways shuffling, and rolled shoulders in Beyoncé Knowle’s “Single Ladies” music video, which achieved great success and spawned numerous parodies from people all over the globe, including the wacky versions of Justin Timberlake and Joe Jonas.
by Nickie Wang Sitti Navarro is still the first name that comes into our head when we talk about Bossa Nova, but when she launched an album last week, the sultry singer surprised her fans for she seemed to have embraced a new sound.
After a number of consecutive hosting stints and TV appearances, in different shows on the Kapamilya network, Ryan Bang has already become one of the most loved and awaited young stars on Philippine television today. And now, he is indeed ready to completely break into the world of show business with the release of his …
by Nickie Wang The Philippines is greatly affected by the movement called Korean wave. Wikipedia puts it as the spread of South Korean culture around the world. Probably we are not the only country that is extremely fascinated with Korean music. The popular genre called K-pop has also reached the United States, Canada and Australia. …
by Nickie Wang The Manila Symphony Orchestra’s reputation as one of Asia’s first orchestras has two faces, the first is its rich history having trained highly gifted musicians and the other one is its struggle to convince its corporate sponsors to put art as one of their top priorities.
by Nickie Wang At last, Charice is going to sing an original song in the two-part season finale of the hit US series, Glee. The 19-year-old Filipino singer will perform “As Long as You’re There.” But this is not the reason why Chasters (the nickname of Charice’s fans) have been busy online defending their idol.
by Nickie Wang Two huge concerts were successfully staged last Tuesday night, one featured a bubblegum pop superstar and the other one, a prominent act among metal-edge rock aficionados. Though they are from strictly two different genres, it is still interesting to ask which music event fans supported.