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Gary Valenciano’s birthday show a family affair

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THE PERFORMER says he’s one of the few Filipino artists privileged to work with his children.

Gary Valenciano’s two-night concert “Arise: Gary V 3.0” last April is having a repeat Saturday. It is a father-son collaboration, with the music artist performing onstage and his eldest son Paolo running the entire proceedings as director.

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Versatile Brit band serves up feast for both the eyes and ears

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BOMBAY Bicycle Club’s show featured otherworldly, abstract animation sequences on five interlinking discs. photo: magic liwanag

Bombay Bicycle Club’s recent Manila concert was a feast as much for the eyes as for the ears, with the English indie band unleashing a swirl of vibrant synth loops and sweeping, multilayered instrumentation that swelled and ebbed in harmony with the hypnotic stage lighting.

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PhilPop champ credits ‘lifesavers’ for triumph

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JUNGEE Marcelo (left) with song interpreter Kyla

Last year’s bridesmaid is this year’s bride. Seasoned composer Jungee Marcelo’s jazz-flavored entry, “Pansamantagal,” came short of winning the 2013 Philippine Popular Music Festival (PhilPop) songwriting contest, ending in third place behind Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana’s “Dati” and Johnoy Danao’s “Kung ’Di Man.”

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TV5 supports Paolo Bediones

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PAOLO Bediones

“Life goes on for him,” talent manager Noel Ferrer said of his ward, TV5 newscaster-host Paolo Bediones, who became a trending Twitter topic on Sunday after an alleged sex video featuring him and a yet-unidentified woman made the rounds in social media.

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‘Top Model’ finalist finds a home in Manila

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ALLISON Harvard

“America’s Next Top Model” alum Allison Harvard, who’s currently based in Manila, is not closing doors on the possibility of doing acting projects here in the future.

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