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The best is yet to come for Mitch Valdes

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VALDES. Has big dreams for the music industry.

Mitch Valdes has been in the entertainment industry for decades, but the seasoned singer-actress-comedienne hasn’t run out of things to do. She still performs in concerts and corporate events, and helps promote Filipino music as chair of the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM).

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The ‘pillars’ purportedly holding up OPM have begun to crack

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I believe that all should have their time to shine. But when those preceding them do not recognize that they must now graciously step aside to give room also for others to take their respective place in the spotlight, they must remember that time has a way of catching up with them. And that time will come whether they want it to or not as this is how the “cycle” has worked in the local music industry since Day One.

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Aquino’s praise for OPM ‘humbling’ for Ogie Alcasid

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OGIE Alcasid will take his fans on a trip down memory lane.

“It was very humbling,” Ogie Alcasid said of President Benigno Aquino praising his efforts in promoting original Filipino music, during the latter’s recent State of the Nation Address (Sona).

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No-frills approach boosts Martin Nievera’s acoustic set

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NIEVERA. “Jamming”-inspired, no-frills approach.

If you’re used to watching Martin Nievera on TV struggle with notes that are already too high for him, his latest album, “My Acoustic,” will enable you to see—and hear—him in a different light. His renditions in the compilation recall the vocal magnificence and unforced allure of his early hits, like “The Best Gift,” “Meldy (Make A Smile)” and “Love for Real.”

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Pilita’s star-studded musical collaborations

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CORRALES. Can teach younger singers  about breathing, phrasing and performing flair.

Pilita Corrales is turning 75 on Aug. 22—but, as she proves in her 10-track recording, “Duets,” she can still teach singers more than half her age about breathing, proper phrasing and performing flair.

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