Today, we pause for this message posted on our blog to appreciate more of the things we enjoyed doing. Amidst all the trials, this is the light. We are very thankful for this heartfelt testimony by Ms. Debbie Tolentino.

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Shane Filan, former front man of the super group and worldwide phenomenon Westlife fulfills a promise he made to Filipino fans last year, as he holds his much-awaited solo concert on 01 Oct 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila.

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This will be Shane’s first ever major show in Manila after the Irish group’s fond farewell tour back in 2011 and is part of his ongoing You & Me World Tour to promote his debut album. 

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Star Records releases the self-titled debut album of Generation, a new rock band composed of sons of legendary Filipino recording artists. Its members include Joe and Mike Chan, sons of Jose Mari Chan, on bass and keyboards, respectively; Kowboy Santos, Sampaguita’s son, on lead guitar; and Ige Gallardo, son of Celeste Legaspi, on rhythm guitar.

Formed in 2008, the band started performing in various gigs, playing classics from The Beatles, Doobie Brothers, Cars, among others. Then in 2010, Generation began recording their debut album of all-original songs. The members describe their brand of music as new classic rock as showcased by its distinct yet melodic compositions, like the album’s carrier single “Love is Killing Me.” Video below by starmusicph.

The 12-track album also features original tracks, namely, “Make It Right,” “Idol,” “Shine Your Light On Me,” “Keena,” “Star,” “Walking A Fine Line,” “Can’t Be Wrong,” “Purple,” “He’s Gone,” “She,” and “Just Let Go.” In their debut album, all four members take turns singing lead.

The “Generation” album is now available in record bars nationwide for only P250. The tracks can also be downloaded via iTunes, Amazon.com, Mymusicstore.com.ph, and Starmusic.ph.

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Promo Date: 01 Aug 2014 to 28 Feb 2015

Mechanics:
Every cinema ticket bought at Theater Mall Cinemas 1 and 2, Promenade Cinemas 3, 4 and 5 or at the new Promenade Cinemas 6, 7 and 8 in Dolby Atmos entitles moviegoers to one raffle stub per ticket that will win them exciting prizes every month.

Prizes:
August 2014 - Samsung Galaxy Duo S2 
September 2014 - Samsung Galaxy Note 3
October 2014 - Samsung Galaxy Note 8
November 2014 - Samsung Galaxy Note 8
December 2014 - Samsung S1 51” Plasma TV
January 2015 - Samsung S1 51” Plasma TV
February 2015 - Samsung S1 51” Plasma TV

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John Legend, the platinum-selling R&B/soul artist and 9x Grammy Award winner, will perform for his much-awaited “All Of Me World Tour” in Manila on 26 Sept 2014, 8PM at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum. Get your tickets now at www.ticketnet.com.ph or Call 911-5555. Presented by Wilbros Live in cooperation with BoardWorks Media and Zero-In Concept | Productions.

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Ticket prices: VIP- Call 374-2222 | Patron A- PHP 8,450 | Patron B- PHP 6,340 | Patron C- PHP 5,820 | Box Regular- PHP 3,700 | Upper Box- PHP 1,850

Everyone who comes across the song “All of Me” is inevitably bound to sing the song that peaked #1 on the iTunes and the Billboard Hot 100. With its saccharine lyrics and catchy melody, fastened with John Legend’s magnetic and powerful voice, “All of Me” effectively captivated the hearts of many and rendered itself a timeless love song.

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One of William Shakespeare’s best-known plays, “Measure for Measure,” opens Dulaang UP’s 39th season, a celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birth anniversary. This staging features Ron Capinding’s Filipino adaptation “Hakbang sa Hakbang” under the direction of Alexander Cortez, known for his deft handling of Shakespearean plays (DUP’s Macbeth and Richard III).

Director Cortez takes on this daunting task of mounting a Shakespearean play as his works are known for their complexities and their many underlying motives, themes, and subplots. The production boasts of a formidable and talented artistic staff: Gino Gonzales (costumes and accessories), Faust Peneyra (set design), Meliton Roxas, Jr. (technical direction and lights), Jethro Joaquin (sound and music design), Winter David (video), Dr. Judy Ick (dramaturgy), and Erika Estacio (assistant direction).

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Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure (Hakbang sa Hakbang)” opens on August 20, 2014 at Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2/F Palma Hall, UP, Diliman QC. It will run until September 7, 2014, for tickets, sponsorships and show buying inquiries, call Samanta Hannah Clarin or Camille Guevara 926-1349, 433-7840, 981-8500 local 2449 or email at dulaangupmarketing@gmail.com.

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"Aladdin" is an adaptation from the “Aladdin and the Magic Lamp” by Antoine Galland, a story of a poor boy who later fell in love with the beautiful daughter of the Sultan, marries her and gave her an enormous palace.

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"Aladdin" will run from August 14, 15 & 16, 2014 at the Star Theater Star City Compound, CCP Complex, Pasay City. Time: 10:00AM, 1:00PM, 4:00PM & 7:00PM. Tickets at Php 450.00, for further inquiries, please call 7501551 / 09154478959 or visit kidsactsphilippines.

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"Triple Threats, dubbed as a series of “concept concerts," solo concert series of leading men and women in Philippine musical theater in a concept concert featuring song numbers from Broadway, West End, and original Filipino musicals. Each concert is an intimate evening of beautiful music, personally selected by the artists themselves, earning them the monicker “Triple Threat.”

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"Once in A Lifetime: Shiela Francisco in Concert" is a rare opportunity for the audience to see her different facet of the acclaimed theater, television and film artistry. The definition of a “triple threat” is someone in a particular field who exhibits the three skills that are necessary to excel – can sing, can act and can dance.

"Once in A Lifetime: Shiela Francisco in Concert" is on 21 Aug 2014 at the CCP tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, 7:30pm. For tickets, call TicketWorld at 891.9999 or the CCP Box Office at 832.3704 / 832.3706.

"Begin Again" is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together, led by Academy Award winner (2006 Best Original Song for “ONCE”) and Irish writer-director John Carney.

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The original motion picture soundtrack features the singles “Lost Stars,” “Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home” and “Like A Fool,” songs co-written by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Glen Hansard and others, performed by Adam, Cee Lo Green and the film’s co-star, Keira Knightley.

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“Pinocchio,” the story of a familiar wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy whose nose grew when he told a lie, open on August 19 in celebration of Repertory Philippines Theater for Young Audiences’ 22nd Anniversary of producing well-loved children’s musicals for all ages. Newly adapted for today’s young audiences in this award-winning musical based on the Book by Carlo Collodi, Adaptation and Lyrics by Jim Eiler; and Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy.

It’s going to be a real treat for the entire family with a flurry of masks, music and merriment. It will be alive, charming and bursting with energy. The children in the audience will be spellbound with its visually stunning and colorful set design and costumes with loads of fun.

Where to get your tickets?

PINOCCHIO is set to open on August 16, 2014 at Onstage, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legazpi St., Makati City. The show runs until December 12, 2014.

For details of show, please call tel. nos. 571-6926 and 571-4941; or email at shows@repertoryphilippines.com  or log on to: www.repertoryphilippines.com. Tickets are also available through Ticketworld at 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph

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Boyz II Men, the American R&B vocal group, will once again grace the archipelago for the fourth time this coming September due to insistent popular demand. Composed of baritone Nathan Morris with tenors Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris. In 2003, past member Michael McCary left the group because of health predicaments.

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Ovation Productions, the premier concert promotions and productions company in the country, presents Boyz II Men LIVE in Manila this 17 Sept 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  For inquiries, please contact TicketNet at 911-5555 or visit www.ticketnet.com.ph

Ticket prices: VIP - 5,750 | Patron - 4,750 | Box Premium - 3,750 | Box Regular - 2,750.

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“The Voice of the Philippines” second runner-up Janice Javier, mentored by Apl.de.Ap as her coach, is known as one of the “divas” because of her powerful and soulful voice comparable to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.

With the release of her self-titled debut album is Janice Javier’s upcoming solo concert billed as “The Voice of Janice Javier: Live in Concert” on 4 July 2014 at Teatrino, showcasing her powerful soul and R&B range.

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Filipino-Canadian Pop Princess Elise Estrada is universally beloved and her fame transcends as a singer-songwriter, musician and an actress. But while audiences swoon over the young recording artist, her music can sometimes feel anthemic or a danceable affair with a good deal of charm.

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Elise Estrada was born in Marikina City, Philippines and moved to Canada when she was four. She always knew she wanted to be a star and has made a name for herself as one of the only Asian-Canadian superstars out there.  She has shared the stage with Lady Gaga, Rihanna, 50 Cent, Sean Kingston, Nelly and The Backstreet Boys, making good on the moniker given her as the Rihanna of Canada.

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JULY 2014: Live Music and Gigs

We are excited to announce a full month of exciting live music events all happening at our favorite music wonderland - Music Museum and Teatrino, including Becca Godinez’s play billed as “Flipzoids.” More about the “Flipzoids” HERE.

AJ Rafael / Quest concert is a must see. We missed AJ Rafael onstage badly and now is the best time to watch him again live, and of course with the very inspiring music of Quest. Links about AJ Rafael HERE, HERE and HERE.

Janice Javier stages her first ever solo performance as she launches her first ever solo album under MCA Music. Jed Madela will be performing all your requests on 4 July 2014. It’s a remarkable night of entertainment at the Music Museum.

Baihana is back harmonizing live for a benefit show entitled “The Benefits of Harmony.” RnB hits will be provided by Duncan Ramos on “A One Knight Stand.” You can also checkout the music of Hong Kong Disneyland’s music director Rony Fortich on 26 July 2014.

For inquiries, call Music Museum at 721-0635 or 721-6726 or Teatrino at 721-2949,  722-4501  local 116. Visit ticketworld.com.ph or call 891-9999.

Attend the live performances of your favorite musicians and artists, as they throw a completely different and satisfying experience! They perfectly bring the music to life. Please continue to support OPM and your local artists.

Toni Gonzaga, the Ultimate Multimedia Star, unleashes the songwriter in her through her seventh album “Celestine.” Released under Star Records, it carries the original tracks, “This Love Is Like,” which she co-wrote with seasoned composer and album producer Jonathan Manalo and “Awit Ni Ginny,” a song based on her character’s name in Star Cinema’s box-office hit movie “Starting Over Again,” where she starred with Piolo Pascual. She composed it while waiting on the set of the film.

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"The songs in my album are more personal and closer to my heart. It shows who I really am as a singer, as an artist," shared Toni, who personally chose to make her real name, Celestine, as the title of her newest album.

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