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by Tinnie P. Esguerra
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Karylle: Her time has come to shine
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - July 8, 2001 - 12:00am
Inheriting the rare gift of song can be a double-edged sword. While the birthright guarantees its heirs a formidable headstart, there remains the more daunting task of having to break out of their predecessors’...
Karylle: Her time has come to shine
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - July 7, 2001 - 12:00am
Inheriting the rare gift of song can be a double-edged sword. While the birthright guarantees its heirs a formidable headstart, there remains the more daunting task of having to break out of their predecessors’...
Is Chad headed for the big time?
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - June 28, 2001 - 12:00am
Who would have thought the young, unassuming hometown boy from Cebu would be doing an album with some of the topnotch jazz/studio musicians in the US? No one from the local music industry knew –...
Is Chad headed for the big time?
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - June 28, 2001 - 12:00am
Who would have thought the young, unassuming hometown boy from Cebu would be doing an album with some of the topnotch jazz/studio musicians in the US? No one from the local music industry knew –...
Lynn Sherman and the jazz idiom
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - June 6, 2001 - 12:00am
The jazz gods must be smiling a lot these days – and for good reason. Slowly but surely, their treasure trove of improvisational sketches is being heard all over...
Lynn Sherman and the jazz idiom
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - June 6, 2001 - 12:00am
The jazz gods must be smiling a lot these days – and for good reason. Slowly but surely, their treasure trove of improvisational sketches is being heard all over...
The band that refuses to say die
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - May 7, 2001 - 12:00am
Like the mythical phoenix rising from its ashes, the Rage Band is making a comeback after a long hiatus from the local concert scene. Best remembered for its ear-shattering, gut-wrenching rock histrionics during...
Chip off the old block
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - April 29, 2001 - 12:00am
"Go ahead. Make my day!" That’s Clint Eastwood speaking, all right. But he’s not flashing his menacing squint,...
Monk’s Dream: The new jazz mecca
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - April 19, 2001 - 12:00am
This isn’t a place where you’ll find fully-robed, clean-shaven monks muttering polysyllabic mantras or Gregorian...
Florante: The stories behind his hit songs
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - March 11, 2001 - 12:00am
Pop music history is replete with stories of how some of the most beautiful songs came about. For instance, did you know that Yesterday, the immortal Beatles classic, was originally called Scrambled Eggs? Not to...
a1: Shattering the boy band cliché
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - March 9, 2001 - 12:00am
The hard part about being in a boy band is having to constantly grapple with the never-ending tirade from discerning music critics. The issue, of course, is substance. Like burgers, the boy bands have become ridiculed...
The empress of comedy’s new groove
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - February 17, 2001 - 12:00am
Imagine some of the world’s legendary torch singers prancing about onstage, flinging off-color barbs and self-effacing remarks, every once in a while breaking out...
Where have all the guitar heroes gone?
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - January 28, 2001 - 12:00am
They’re dinosaurs of a different sort – a rare breed on the brink of extinction. Loathed by some, revered by...
Defining the Crossover Sound
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - December 21, 2000 - 12:00am
It’s a sound that has become a staple in many a household and office. Day in and day out,it has become the perfect foil to the deafening silence that makes the...
Three for the show
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - December 15, 2000 - 12:00am
What do Ivy Violan, Jinky Llamanzares and Anna Fegi have in common? Aside from their svelte figures, they’ve garnered considerable acclaim for their singing talents....
Bituin Escalante: Stellar funk and spunk
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - November 11, 2000 - 12:00am
Her twinkling days are over. The faint flicker of musical talent that initially earned her raves in the theatric realm has now been magnified tenfold. All she needed was a chance to shine under more starry skies. Barely...
Bryson and Osborne: Keepers of the musical torch
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - November 9, 2000 - 12:00am
In this age of musical decadence, with the current crop of performers mumbling senseless mantras and churning out nothing but bastardized versions of yesterday’s...
Why Mitch Valdes needs no ‘labels’
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - October 28, 2000 - 12:00am
If Mitch Valdes could have her way, she’d rather be called a humorist than a comedienne. Not that there’s much...
Big day for beer drinkers
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - October 27, 2000 - 12:00am
Beer lovers, rejoice!!! Tonight, the month-long Oktoberfest culminates in a street party which will be held along the stretch of Ma. Orosa St. in Ermita, Manila. It’s...
Diether: Straight, without any chaser
by by Tinnie P. Esguerra - October 21, 2000 - 12:00am
If he were to believe all the profuse laudatory remarks hurled at him by some overly zealous fanatics, it would be so easy to bask in the glory of his success. After all, he has only been in the business for four...
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