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Greater involvement sought from dance tilt contestants

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DAVID. Unexpected but well-deserved victory

We’re glad that TV5 is telecasting “Celebrity Dance Battle” on Saturdays, because the dance tilt format is currently underrepresented on the boob tube. However, when we caught the show last week, we were left with more questions and quibbles than actual enjoyment of the competition program, hosted by Lucy Torres-Gomez.

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Empire of Funk shows influence of Fil-Ams on US hip hop culture

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An anthology consisting of a collection of raw documents explores how some found a sense of belonging in American hip hop and in turn influenced it through their own works and talent.

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Clubbing with DJ Tiesto at the coliseum

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In a 1969 TV interview, The Door’s frontman Jim Morrison predicted the future of music might rely heavily on electronics and machines. He envisioned “one person, probably speaking or singing, with a lot of machines, tapes and electronics setups.”

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Selena Gomez dances her romantic blues away

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GOMEZ. Sings about her failed relationship with Justin Bieber.

Selena Gomez makes nursing a broken heart seem like a cleansing, terpsichorean exercise in her first solo album, “Stars Dance”—which bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 recently.

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Sing-and-dance icon fondly remembered

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Fans of the all-singing, all-dancing entertainment icon, Gene Kelly, will mark his 101st birthday on Aug. 23.

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Korean pop sensation cracks jokes at Harvard

Korean pop star PSY speaks in Memorial Church at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, May 9, 2013. Dozens of screaming and shouting Harvard University students welcomed South Korean pop star PSY for a conversation inside the ornate church dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in World War I. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

South Korean rapper PSY was welcomed to Harvard University on Thursday night by dozens of screaming and shouting students and fans, as the “Gangnam Style” star participated in a conversation inside an ornate church dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in World War I.

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Psy back in saddle with new single ‘Gentleman’

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“Gangnam Style” star Psy unveiled Friday the follow-up to his global hit with another catchy dance tune infused with his signature self-mocking humor — but fans had to wait for the all-important video.

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‘Sayaw Pinoy 2013’ series finale draws a full house

After over 45 nationwide presentations, “Sayaw Pinoy 2013” entertained an SRO crowd at the Resorts World atrium March 2.

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Best talent tilt on TV

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“SO YOU Think You Can Dance” judges (from left) Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe and  Cat Deeley

There are many singing tilts on TV these days, but the best talent search program on the tube is a dance competition, “So You Think You Can Dance.” Every time we watch the show on the Velvet channel, we are bowled over by the high level of talent and training abundantly evident in the contestants’ [...]

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Dance, docus, ukelele jamming at CCP

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BALLET Philippines’ staging of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” EDWIN BELLOSILLO

In under four hours, we had: 1) crawled into a small-scale mine in Nueva Vizcaya with 13-year-old Ongan and followed him around till he held a speck of raw gold in his palm, fruit of his day-long labor; 2) witnessed the grueling life of Bobby, a fisherman/padyak tricycle driver; 3) took in some opera classics as performed by Tsinoy singers; 4) sang along with high school students as the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra played Eraserheads hits; 5) and marveled at a verbal joust in verse.

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‘Party Pilipinas’ put on probation over ‘lewd’ dance

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The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board has placed GMA-7’s “Party Pilipinas” on probation for six months over a “sexually charged” dance number, MTRCB chairman Eugenio Villareal said Friday

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Quick chat with Jabbawockeez

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“America’s Best Dance Crew” Season 1 winner Jabbawockeez blew into town recently—its second visit since 2009—for a series of shows at Ayala Malls.

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