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OPM in I.C.U.?

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The following have to be finally said. Continuing to keep quiet about these will get us nowhere. I will speak my mind and not hold back on this important matter—PM—which affects us all as it is very much part of every Filipino’s life.

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Filipino musicians move to revitalize their ailing industry

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AT THE SUMMIT (from left): Sen. Teofisto Guingona III, Ogie Alcasid, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo, President Aquino, Noel Cabangon and Ryan Cayabyab.

Following incisive reports and presentations by some of the local music scene’s most prominent figures at the recent Pinoy Music Summit, the participants—around 260—joined focus group discussions and drew up recommendations for creating a program meant to revitalize the ailing industry.

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Filipino music makers, unite!

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NOEL Cabangon says OPM tells our story as Pinoys. ARNOLD ALMACEN

I can live without TV, but not without radio. I have always been a music lover, even if I can’t carry a tune. My kids often tease me that, since I have so many singer-friends, I should ask one of them to give me a crash course. But I’d rather not, because they would surely get exasperated with me.

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OPM sets summit to see where local music is headed

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To draw out and address concerns and issues that weigh down the music industry, the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Filscap) and Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) will gather stakeholders in a music summit on March 19 at Landbank Plaza in Malate, Manila.

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OPM takes center stage in NYC concert

A concert that serves as a musical tribute to composer Cecile Azarcon’s timeless Original Philippine Music (OPM) pop songs from the last 35 years will be mounted in New York’s Symphony Space on April 27.

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Noel Cabangon does OPM covers for new album

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THIS singer feels naked without a guitar. “It’s like my security blanket.”

Last year, singer-songwriter Noel Cabangon and his label Universal Records turned to social media to crowdsource song suggestions for a new album he was planning to work on. They received more than 1,000 requests in just a week, Noel said, and a number of them were rather interesting.

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Osang takes music scene by storm

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ROSE Fostanes and longtime partner Mel Adel were reunited in the finale show. AFP

For the finals night on Tuesday in Tel Aviv, Rose “Osang” Fostanes, 47, picked Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” a song deemed unlucky by many Filipinos. But that certainly wasn’t the case for the overseas Filipino worker (OFW), who got the top prize and a well-deserved standing ovation.

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Nothing beats good old homegrown music

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I immensely enjoyed the OPM (Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawit) Fair in Cebu. There’s no better time to cheer up and cheer on our Visayan kababayan than now, in the aftermath of the recent earthquake and supertyphoon. So all roads led to the Queen City last Nov. 24 at the South Road Properties for the biennial [...]

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OPM fair in Cebu opens Nov. 24

Because the bulk of music events are held in Manila, not a lot of fans from the provinces—especially in Visayas and Mindanao—get to take part in them, said Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) president Ogie Alcasid. Thus, Alcasid noted, OPM should mount more events outside the capital, like the OPM Fair 2013 which opens today [...]

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This beauty queen is smitten with her little prince

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ALICE Dixson’s heart is “recovering.”

Precious Lara Quigaman and Marco Alcaraz were more excited than their adorable, one-year-old baby, Noah, during his dedication/birthday party last November 9.

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KZ Tandingan: A bright rising star

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KZ Tandingan, in my eyes, is one of the best newcomers in OPM lately. Even though she came from a search reality show, in due time, I believe music aficionados would know her more for her singing ability rather than for how she initially got nationwide attention.

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Scintillating showcase for ‘life-honed’ musical talent and nostalgia–plus

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REUNION show is a major casting coup.

It’s great to hear that many of our OPM singing legends recently came out of semiretirement to perform together again in a big “reunion of the oldies but still goodies” concert series (more shows on Sept. 26 in Baguio and Sept. 28 in Cebu).

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