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From prison to the peak of success

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If you take the jeepney daily, there’s a good chance you’ve heard Bassilyo’s hit, “Lord, Patawad.”

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Tribute to Mr. C: ‘I will just watch and enjoy it’

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MR. C SAYS a great musician is “discplined, knowledgeable, intuitive.”
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Musician Ryan Cayabyab and I hit it off instantly during the “OPM Fair” in Cebu held last November. I fondly call him “Your Eminence,” because of his Papal Award.

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Lionel Richie says hello, leaves Filipinos wanting more

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Lining up outside the gates of Smart Araneta Coliseum with my sexagenarian mother and (older) sister to see Lionel Richie in concert is somewhat comical. Okay, I probably know a few of his largely known songs like “Hello,” “Easy (Like Sunday Morning)” and “Stuck On You”, and he’s recently made a resurrection from one-part Commodore member to a legit R&B superstar, but that’s just about all the things I know about this guy.

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Fil-Am booted from ‘Idol’: I’ll be big one day

Malaya Watson Screengrab from American Idol’s YouTube account.

American singer Malaya Watson got the boot from “American Idol Season XIII” the week that she performed Chaka Khan’s “Through the Fire.”

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Persistence pays off for The 1975

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THE 1975 in Manila (from left): Matt, George, Adam, and Ross

British indie rock band The 1975’s debut album landed No. 1 on the UK charts last year, and though the band had been playing for 10 years prior to their first hit “Chocolate,” no record executive back then would take them seriously.

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EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’

EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose'. SM Entertainment/The Korea Herald

K-pop boy band EXO has postponed the release date of its EP “Overdose” album out of respect for the passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol, the group’s talent agency said Friday.

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American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building

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Screengrab from Andre Johnson's Facebook account (Christ Bearer of Northstar)

American rapper Andre Johnson on Thursday (Manila Time) severed his penis and jumped off an apartment building in Los Angeles, CNN reported.

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Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA

Jay-Z, also known as Shawn Carter, left and Mayor Eric Garcetti clasp hands as they announce the Made in America Festival from the steps of City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. AP

The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries.

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Mommy-daughter adventure continues

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About a few hours ago, as I write, a fellow school mom (our daughters are classmates in grade school) sent me this message on Facebook: “We are following your tour online. What a fantastic, enriching experience for Nicole.”

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2NE1 returns to Manila with “All Or Nothing” Tour

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PULP Live World ushers the return of 2NE1 with their All Or Nothing (AON) 2014 Tour. Celebrate the group’s 5th anniversary with them and fellow Blackjacks on May 17, 2014 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City.

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Gary Valenciano just keeps moving

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PROUD dad shares stage with daughter Kiana. Photos by Alexis Corpuz

Marking his 30th year as an entertainer, Gary Valenciano took his fans back in time via “Arise 3.0,” a concert that celebrated his music.

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Lady Gaga, Psy to perform at South Korea festival

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US pop diva Lady Gaga is slated to perform at a summer music festival in South Korea, where her first show two years ago received an adult-only rating from state censors.

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