By Joseph R. Atilano
In one night, everything can change. That is what happened when Michael Jackson died. It has been 3 years since the “King of Pop” suddenly passed away. In the aftermath, people now have a greater appreciation and understanding of all his valuable contributions and everything he pioneered in when it came to making superb commercial and [...]
By Harumi Ozawa
The election debate that raged across Japan for weeks has been settled, campaigners are packing up their things and TV pundits are moving on to different topics – all-girl group AKB48 has a new president.
By Rito P. Asilo
WE touched our arms as we took a break halfway through Basil Valdez’s four-hour master class at Ryan Cayabyab’s music school (at Robinsons Galleria) last Sunday—and we could feel our skin tingling! The visceral reaction didn’t surprise us: As we sat between Mr. C and NUT at the back of the room, it was hard not to get drawn to what we were seeing and hearing—a rare “event” only Ryan could get Basil to agree to!
By Tina G. Santos
MANILA, Philippines—Fans shrieked, bodyguards and photographers scuffled, and airport operations briefly went into disarray when the popular all-girls Korean pop band 2ne1 arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport around noon Friday. 2ne1, which includes former Manila resident and TV celebrity Sandara Park, arrived in Manila for Saturday night’s concert at the Araneta Coliseum. Tension [...]
By Pocholo Concepcion
THERE hasn’t been a proper Hotdog reunion after the band was left with just one original member—guitarist-vocalist Rene Garcia who would play occasionally with various musicians in other sessions. The last time we saw bassist-main songwriter Dennis Garcia jam with his brother onstage was more than three years ago. Dennis looked so excited to play [...]