Katy: The Musical
17 - 27 Jan 2013
CCP, Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater)
For tickets, call the 899-8089 / 0922-8986644, CCP at 8321125, or Ticketworld, 8919999. Checkout the video below featuring Katy’s song preview performed at Party Pilipinas, video by PinayGandaLive5.
On The Menu: Spotlight Artists Centre’s KATY: The Musical
Living up to its commitment of uplifting the legacy of Original Pilipino Music, Spotlight Artists Centre brings back the glory days of Filipino jazz and vaudeville when it restages KATY: The Musical at the CCP’s Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) in January 2013.
The musical, originally staged in the ‘80s, chronicles the inspiring story of legendary jazz chanteuse Katy dela Cruz, who rose from the ranks to become one of the most illustrious, internationally-acclaimed and highest-paid performers of her time. From the 1930s onwards, throughout a prolific career that stretched out to more than six decades, the iconic stage livewire endeared herself to both foreign and local audiences with her mesmerizing stage presence, classic style and elegance, as well as her playful wit and irreverence.
Given the breadth and longevity of her stellar career, it’s hard to imagine what kind of multimedia frenzy Katy could’ve triggered if she were alive today. While her name might not ring a bell among Twitter and Youtube denizens, her legacy has been immortalized in the annals of local entertainment history.
In more ways than one, her triumph echoes every Filipino’s aspiration, reflecting the indomitable Pinoy pride and spirit. She was the Charice Pempengco and Jessica Sanchez of her generation. Her voice had the same knockout power as Manny Pacquiao’s. And her wit and humor was no doubt an inspiration to the equally-iconic King of Comedy, Dolphy, whom she shared the stage during their vaudeville days.
Such an uplifting, inspiring and culturally-enriching story definitely needs to be rekindled and passed on to younger generations. It is this noble mission that Spotlight Artists Centre undertook to take pride and glorify our roots. Thankfully, the artistic community has wholeheartedly thrown its support to the project.
Spotlight’s producers, led by Robert Seña, Carl Balita and Tricia Amper-Jimenez, are happy to announce the musical’s powerhouse cast, led by Isay Alvarez-Seña in the title role, along with Dulce, Tirso Cruz III, Lou Veloso, Gian Magdangal, Epi Quizon as ‘Golay,’ and an ensemble of prodigious Filipino talents. Nestor Torre directs, with original music composed by Ryan Cayabyab and interpreted live by the AMP Nonet Band under the baton of musical director Mel Villena. The libretto is by Jose Javier Reyes.
While the main cast has already been finalized, the search is still ongoing for the actress who will play the young Katy. Aspiring stage performers, ages 5 to10, may call Spotlight Artists Centre (899-8089) for audition on November 2013. Interested show buyers may also avail of premium discounts for special booking packages.
DULCE in IKAW ANG AKING AWIT
22 Apr 2012 | The Event Center - SM City Sta Rosa
The album launch, an inspirational album of Dulce in an all-original composition by Maestro Raul Lantican which includes Music Minus 1 of all songs. Call (0929)171-0410 for more details.
Best pick, Best pic!
(VJP’s Year-end Review)
2011 was a productive year of concerts and events for VerJube Photographics, posting our best chosen pictures to show how grateful were able to see such great artists and be able to listen and get to know their music as well, special thanks to Ms. Malu Lanto (MMGI) for the opportunity.
12 Feb. 2011 | Teatrino, Promande, Greenhills
Urbandub’s ‘Sending A Message’, a jam-packed concert celebration oon their 11 years of music! Urbandub is composed of Gabby Alipe (vocals), Lalay Lim (bassist), John Mendoza (drummer) and John Dinopol (lead guitarist). More photos HERE. 08 Apr 2011 | Music Museum
Performers include: Lea Salonga, Ogie Alcasid, Aegis, Dingdong Avanzado, Mark Bautista, Christina Bautista, Noel Cabangon, Yeng Constantino, Faith Cuneta, Donita Rose, Boboy Garovillo, Gloc 9, Rachelle Ann Go, Kyla, La Diva, Kris Lawrence, Mae Paner, Candy Pangilinan, Jim Paredes, Duncan Ramos, Jamie Rivera, The Company, Sponge Cola, Ryan Cayabyab Singers, Salamin, Julie Anne San Jose, 6Cyclemind, Gab Valenciano, Jessa Zaragosa, Gary Valenciano and Lea Salonga. Araneta Coliseum | 14 Apr 2011
The Singer-songwriter, Mr. Ogie Alcasid, Solenn Heussaff’s special guest in her album launch concert ‘Solenn Onstage’. Solenn Onstage | 19 Aug 2011 | Teatrino
Music Icon Jim Paredes, honored as one of the 15 pillars of the local music industry at the 3rd PMPC Star Awards for Music, member of The Apo Hiking Society. Irwin Theater of the ADMU | 16 Oct 2011
“A Tribute to Icons,” a gallery of the 15 Icons of the music industry, displayed in Irwin Theater Lobby, ADMU. Jim’s picture taken in Balikabayani concert in Araneta Coliseum, courtesy of VerJube Photographics.
Aisaku Yokogawa will be launching his album soon. Photo taken in Aisaku’s album recording last 14 Oct 2011. Lovin’ his perseverance, love for Pinoy audience and natural talent. More photos HERE. Pink Noise, QC | 14 Oct 2011
Hijo, former members of Bamboo the band consisting of Nathan Azarcon [winning the Most Liked Bassist (Independent category)] on vocals and bass, Ira Cruz on guitars, Vic Mercado on drums, with new members Junji Lerma on guitars and Jay-O Orduña on keyboards and back up vocals. STAGG Music Awards 2011 | Music Museum | 10 Nov 2011
They’ve got soothing performance appeal, very promising and a band to watch out for in the coming days to come.
An emotional performance by Franco Reyes, he supports the Puerto Princesa Underground River’s bid to the 7 New Wonders of Nature, one of the many artists who joined the campaign. Franco is a rock band made up of Franco Reyes (Inyo) on vocals and guitars, Gabby Alipe (Urbandub) and Paolo 8 Toleran (Queso) on guitars, Buwi Meneses (Parokya ni Edgar) on bass and JanJan Mendoza (Urbandub) on drums. Tunog Wunderground’s Music Festival photos HERE. Metrowalk | 09 Nov 2011
Basil Valdez and Dulce
01 OCT 2011 | 7pm
Shrine of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Newport Boulevard, Pasay City (across NAIA 3)
Be inspired by the powerful voices of Basil Valdez and Dulce against the backdrop of a magnificent structure dedicated to one of the most beloved Saints of all time, St. Therese of the Child Jesus.Tickets are sold at P1500, which includes post-show cocktails with the artists, P1000 and P800 for the benefit of the St. Thérèse Shrine of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (STSMOPFI).
Original Article: CLICKTHECITY.COM
Sharing with you guys this wonderful message from the Asia’s Singing Champion Dulce from our Facebook Fan Page.
Dulce Maritess Llamedo: hello dear thank you so much for this… Nakaka touch naman… Happy to meet you finally in person last night. Thank you again, and God bless you more!
I asked Sir Moy Ortiz of The CompanY to tag her in one of VJP’s album on our fan page from the the recent La Dulce Diva concert. Glad to meet her again in Music Museum last night in the Beyond Limits concert. We appreciate her so much! We’re happy, thankful and honored na makilala siya nang personal, she’s very accomodating kaya nagkaroon din kami ng pagkakataong makakapagpa-picture kasama sya.
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Asia’s Singing Champion - DULCE
La Dulce Diva | Music Museum | 27 Aug 2011
with guests: Jackie Chavez, Jed Madela and Asia’s Queen of Songs Ms. Pilita Corrales
We’ve seen her twice (I think) before this event, we first heard her musicality live at the Arigato Japan benefit concert of Aisaku and Sofia. Bata pa ako, Dulce na yan! Damang-dama ang passion for music sa bawat kanta at bilib na bilib ako dahil memoryado nya ang bawat titik ng kanyang mga pyesa. Two thumbs up!!!
We are grateful to Music Museum Mgt. that we are able to witness the fulfillment of Dulce’s dream concert, a major musical history and a milestone in her career. Congrats Ma’m Dulce, Ikaw ang tunay na nagwagi!
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Dulce’s (Ma. Teresa Magdalena A. Llamedo-Cruz) singing career started with her winning the Tawag ng Tanghalan in 1975. Since then, there was no turning back for this Cebuana songstress. She was the Philippine official representative to the Asian Singing Competition held in Hong Kong in 1979. Her winning entry was a composition of George Canseco entitled Ako ang Nasawi, Ako ang Nagwagi. That same year she received the Most Promising Entertainer of the Year from the Aliw Award. She also showcased her acting prowess in theater via Ewagan (1984) and Cats (1985). She is dubbed as the Asia’s Singing Champion. ~opm.org.ph
VJP Spotted: Dulce
70’s Relived | Teatrino | 20 Aug 2011
Dulce is known to be the Asia’s Singing Champion. She will be celebrating her 50th birthday through a concert, La Dulce Diva in Music Museum on Aug 27, 2011 with her special guests Jackie Chavez, Jed Madela and the Asia’s Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales.
For ticket inquiries please call 722-8310; 722-4501 loc 116 or 721-0635
You can still catch 70’s Relived featuring Jacqui Magno, Pat Castillo, Tillie Moreno, Ding Mercado and Eugene Villaluz on the 27th of Aug in Teatrino.
La Dulce Diva | 27 Aug 2011 | Music Museum
Dulce has turned “gold” not only as a person but also as a singer.
Perhaps not many people know that Dulce leads a very colorful and dramatic life which is not publicized but known to those close to her. That must be why when she sings, you can feel her heart and soul in every word of every line of every stanza of any song that she sings, doing it as if it’s the last performance of her life.
On Aug. 27, Dulce will star in a show aptly called La Dulce Diva at the Music Museum to mark her 50th birthday, with Pilita Corrales and Jed Madela as special guests, and Jo Arboleda as producer.
Ticket prices Php3,000.00, 2,500.00, 1,500.00
For ticket inquiries please call 722-8310; 722-4501 loc 116 or 721-0635
Original article HERE.
Ryan Cayabyab & Friends
Dulce, Bituin Escalante, Jett Pangan
The Ryan Cayabyab Singers
Newport Performing Arts Theatre
28 June 2011 | 8pm
This June 28, 2011, 8PM at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Ryan Cayabyab, fondly known as “Mr. C”, and the superb Ryan Cayabyab singers, will delight fans with chart toppers and OPM classics beautifully arranged by the Maestro himself. The concert will be directed by the renowned Floy Quintos. ~Resorts World Manila
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Arigato Japan | Palladium, New World, Makati City | 02 June 2011
A benefit concert for the Japan Red Cross Society.
A VJP teaser.
First time to watch Aisaku & Sofia in a show, they got good chemistry on stage and they’re both very dear to us. Performed with them are great talents like Tots Tolentino, Eileen Sison, Rannie Raymundo, Noelle Cassandra, Aiza Seguerra, Mara & Dix, Aquarela, Aileen Papin, Yellow Lane, Jacqui Magno and Dulce.