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Shane Filan: There will always be boy bands

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FORMER Westlife member Shane Filan had  doubts about going solo, and had “second, third, fourth thoughts.”

Music trends go in cycles—what was considered the rage more than 10 years ago could well make a comeback, differently packaged.

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One Direction star Louis Tomlinson buys football club

Things are heading in a new direction for English third-division soccer team Doncaster.

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Debate over ‘imported’ vs ‘homegrown’ rages on

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SWIFT. Colonial thinking draws attention away from what’s significant.

People who live in caves and think that our national colonial mentality is a thing of the past have been rudely shaken into belated awareness of its continuing and “deathless” existence by reports that Filipino fans of One Direction and Taylor Swift have been all too willingly and even happily paying thousands of pesos for the great privilege of being able to watch those “imported” stars’ concerts in this country. In fact, the “1D” show has added a second performance—due to popular demand!

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Best and worst of times for One Direction

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ONE DIRECTION. From hero to zero?

After Justin Bieber and other misbehaving young stars, it’s One Direction’s turn to go through the first Dickensian rite of passage in its eventful four-year career. For years, the wholesome, squeaky-clean boys from “X Factor” were too cute and talented for teens and tweens to resist!

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Priest’s call to ban One Direction is his, not CBCP’s, says Villegas

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CBCP president Archbishop Lingayen-Dagupan Socrates Villegas. PHOTO from cbcpforlife.com

The head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) clarified on Wednesday that a priest’s call to ban popular boy band One Direction from performing in the country was a personal opinion and not necessarily the stand of the institution.

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