Jack Jones Concert Set at The KIA Theatre on December 29 and 30

Celebrate the Yuletide season with music icon Jack Jones who is set to hold a two-night concert at the KIA Theatre (formerly New Frontier Theater), Araneta Center, on December 29 & 30, 8:00 in the evening.

Produced by ManCo Productions, Inc. and Royale Chimes Concerts and Events Inc., the show is entitled Jack Jones Sings Songs From The Heart”. This is Jack’s last concert in 2015 and he is excited to be doing it in the Philippines, a country very close to his heart.

“It is always a pleasure performing to the Filipino audience because of their love for music. There’s a lot of great singers as well so it’s like one sing-along party whenever I’m on stage trying to listen to them. I’m looking forward to this show because this is the first time I will be spending Christmas season, and almost New Year, in the Philippines. I heard that Filipinos are one of the best in celebrating this time of the year,” says the great singer.

And yes, Jack will perform his signature songs plus well-loved covers and tracks from his recently-released CD called Seriously Frank, an album which celebrates and pays tribute to what would have been the 100th birthday of THE Frank Sinatra.

Adding excitement to the show is special guest Jose Mari Chan. When Jack learned that his friend Jose Mari will be appearing in the show, he immediately called him and both agreed to do a very special production number. This will surely become one of the highlights of the show. Continue reading

ABS-CBN Philharmonic Showcases John Williams’ Music for Christmas

The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the music legacy of renowned American composer John Williams via a special concert in time for the holiday season on December 12 at The Theatre, Solaire.

Titled “The Magic of John Williams,” the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra concert will put the spotlight on John Williams’ well-loved movie scores from blockbuster classic films through the years, including the adventurous bicycle chase in “E.T.,” the thrilling sea hunt in “Jaws,” and even the romantic flying scene in “Superman.”

Other movie scores that the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra will feature in the much-awaited concert are themes from “Jurassic Park,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Harry Potter,” “Yes Giorgio,” and the 1984 Olympics Anthem. Continue reading

Casino Filipino Angeles Presents Star-Studded Shows Starting October

Casino Filipino (CF) Angeles will continue to treat its patrons to star-studded shows beginning October 2015.

Among the country’s top celebrity performers who will be spotted at the Angeles casino branch are “It’s Showtime” host Vice Ganda (November 14), singer-song writer Jose Mari Chan (for the VIP Night on November 20), and the country’s undisputed concert king Martin Nievera (December 29).

According to Nievera, he is proud to have been chosen as one of the Filipino artists who will perform in Casino Filipino.  “After years of performing in some of the major casino resorts all over Las Vegas and the world, it’s about time I perform here at home,” he excitedly said.

Since it will be his first time to hold a show in CF, Nievera vows to “squeeze in as many of my 33 years of music as I can in one show.  It’s an honor to be added to Casino Filipino’s already very prestigious line-up of performers,” he added.

Besides Martin Nievera, Vice Ganda and Jose Marie Chan, CF Angeles will also feature the MYMP Band on October 14, actress-comedienne K. Brosas (with a live band) on October 17, Luke Mejares on October 23, and KZ Tandingan on October 28.

In November, among the featured celebrity performers are The Company (November 4), Ivy Violan (November 11), Liezel Garcia (November 13), Vina Morales (November 18), Frenchie Dy (November 25) and Willie Nepomuceno (November 28).

Meanwhile, Aldub fans in Pampanga and northern Philippines will have one of the best Christmas gifts from CF Angeles come December 2, as Alden Richards, the “Pambansang Bae” holds a show at the branch together with former Sexbomb dancer Rochelle Pangilinan.

Comedians Le Chazz and AJ Tamiza will also bring the house down on December 16 with their unique brand of comedy while Randy Santiago will serenade casino patrons on December 23.  Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola, along with a live band, will also entertain the Angeles casino guests on December 11 while Erik Santos is slated to hold another exciting show in the branch on December 26. Continue reading

Casino Filipino Angeles Revs Up Entertainment Offerings

Star-studded shows await the guests of Casino Filipino (CF) Angeles as the branch unveils a roster of exciting celebrity shows in line with the grand launch of the branch’s new tagline, “@CFA, We Never Stop”.

CF Angeles Branch Manager Redentor Rivera said that beginning on the second half of 2015, the branch will up the ante of its entertainment offerings. “The recent developments at CF Angeles are proof that we will do everything to go the extra mile in providing better customer service and satisfaction to our patrons,” he said. Continue reading

Star Records Launches Debut Album of Rock Band “Generation”

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 Chan 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.”

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Showbiz Fans To Take The Stage At The MYX Music Awards

The past year saw walls being torn down in the local music scene, where songs and music videos went past what the Philippine audience is used to. When it comes to music, even borders between local television networks and record labels don’t seem to exist anymore.

This year, not only the country’s top bands and musicians who are nominated for different awards will be part of putting together the Philippines’ biggest awards night for music—even showbiz’s stars who are dedicated fans and followers of the local music scene will be taking on the stage to show their support at the MYX Music Awards this year.

MYX Music Awards 2014 E-Flyer

The crossover between music and videos stands out even more this year, with the likes of The Voice of the Philippines contestants taking the stage, along with Julia Barretto, Jodi Santa Maria, Kaye Abad, Tom Rodriguez, Dennis Trillo, Janella Salvador, Jane Oineza, Khalil Ramos, Marco Gumabao, Meg Imperial, Robi Domingo, Gretchen Ho, and many more.

Apart from that, expect intense performances from top music acts, such as Up Dharma Down, Jonalyn Viray, KZ Tandingan, Christian Bautista, Jay-R, Kyla, Sam Concepcion, Quest, Thyro, and Yumi. Continue reading

ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra To Do A Repeat of “The Magic of John Williams”

Due to popular demand, the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra will do a repeat of their concert that showcased the well-loved movie scores of legendary composer John Williams on February 23, 7:30 pm at the Meralco Theater.

The Magic of John Williams: The 2013 Repeat” will feature memorable themes that were heard in movies such as “E.T.,” “Star Wars,” “Jaws,” and “Superman.” Williams has lifted hearts and moved audiences to tears with these masterpieces.

Other movie scores that will be included in the repertoire are themes from “Jurassic Park,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Harry Potter,” “Yes Giorgio,” plus the 1984 Olympics Anthem.

Karylle and Jose Mari Chan will also perform. The Philippine Outpost 501st, an international organization of Star Wars fans who wear costumes from the movie, will serve as an added attraction.


Masters of OPM Gathers At The “Icons At The Mall of Asia ARENA”

After the successful 2-night sold-out concert of Lady Gaga at the newly open SM Mall of ASIA ARENA, this time Original Filipino Music (OPM) artists are set to dominate the arena with the launch of Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena: Masters of OPM happening on June 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm.

Headlining the event are the performances from (in alphabetical order) Arnel Pineda, Bamboo, Basil Valdez, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Freddie Aguilar, Jed Madela, Jose Manalo, Jose Mari Chan, Juris, Martin Nievera, Ogie Alcasid, Piolo Pascual, Pokwang, Regine Velasquez, The Company, Wally Bayola, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Lea Salonga, and Gary Valenciano. Hosted by Jim Paredes and Pops Fernandez.

Although it was a great effort to have an OPM concert, I felt the title is not fitting for some of the ‘artists’ included in the list. When you talk about icon, I don’t think the likes of Pokwang, and Wally & Bayola can be considered music icons. If there is anyone who deserved to be in that list, it should be the megastar Sharon Cuneta but obviously, she can’t be part of the show because of conflicting issues. But some OPM artists I personally think that should also be part of this are (some not yet an icon but obviously made an impact in the music scene) Pilita Corales, Dulce, Nonoy Zuniga, Hadji Alejandro, Dingdong Avanzado, Ariel Rivera, Charice, Yeng Constantino, Jamie Rivera, Jessa Zaragosa, Roselle Nava, Bituin Escalante, Smokey Mountain, Jovit Baldovino, Zia Quizon, Rico Blanco, Aiza Seguerra, Richard Poon, Parokya ni Edgar, Gloc 9, among others.

Anyway, hopefully there will be another concert featuring the artists I mentioned above.

For ticket details, please check info:

  • PATRON VIP – Php 4,670 (Reserved Seats)
  • PATRON – Php 4,160 (Reserved Seats)
  • LOWER BOX – Php 2,640 (Reserved Seats)
  • UPPER BOX – Php 1,630 (Reserved Seats)
  • GENERAL ADMISSION – Php 610 (Free Seating)