Leah C. Salterio
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Boobay resumes taping for TBATS under new normal
by Leah C. Salterio - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
A month after the Metro Manila lockdown eased last June, stand-up comedian Boobay received the heartbreaking news that top comedy bars Klownz and Zirkoh closed down, leaving more than two dozen comedians jobles...
Reuben makes Milestone for 34th year in music scene
by Leah C. Salterio - September 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Singer Reuben Laurente, who has been away from the local entertainment scene for more than a decade now, did not wait for the COVID-19 pandemic to taper off to record his first digital album, Milestone. As soon as...
Martin’s OPM ballad recorded as a duet
by Leah C. Salterio - August 28, 2020 - 12:00am
One of Martin Nievera’s best-loved and popular OPM (Original Pilipino Music) ballads is undoubtedly Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin, which he originally recorded back in 1994. Penned by Cecile Azarcon, the song has...
Elvis Presley remembered on his 43rd death anniversary
by Leah C. Salterio - August 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Did you know that the King of Rock n’ Roll had a twin brother? Yes, Elvis Aaron Presley was born in a small shack in East Tupelo, Mississippi with his twin, christened Jesse Garon Presley, on Jan. 8, 1935....
Kevin Costner treads new territory in Yellowstone
by Leah C. Salterio - July 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Thirty years after Kevin Costner bagged the Best Director and Best Picture awards for the critically-acclaimed epic film, Dances With Wolves, which he also starred in, the actor treads a new territory as he stars...
The Beatles and Bee Gees in perfect harmony
by Leah C. Salterio - July 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Who would have thought that out of merely playing drums from tin cans covered with chips packaging bags, the REO Brothers would set foot on Abbey Road in the United Kingdom and would walk on the same street where...
Edu brightens up your day in Good Vibes
by Leah C. Salterio - July 7, 2020 - 12:00am
When one door closes, another one surprisingly opens.
Darryl Yap on Sakristan series: ‘I’m ready for backlash’
by Leah C. Salterio - June 23, 2020 - 12:00am
An affair between the same sex is not really a big deal to many. However, if the affair happens inside the church, that is undoubtedly considered sacrilegious.
Ron Morales enjoys ‘simple, laid-back life’ in Canada
by Leah C. Salterio - June 11, 2020 - 12:00am
When a new actor learns from a veteran co-star or someone who has been in the showbiz industry longer than him, trust that the former will always remember the pointers perhaps for life, wherever he is or whatever...
Book reveals the real Arnold Schwarzenegger
by Leah C. Salterio - May 14, 2020 - 12:00am
In 2012, when action superstar and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger released his autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, the word “pandemic” was already mentioned...
Reflection first song that Moira learned
by Leah C. Salterio - March 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Believe it or not, but secular music was rarely heard around the house when singer-songwriter Moira dela Torre was growing up.
Bituin enjoys being a mother
by Leah C. Salterio - February 20, 2020 - 12:00am
When one talks about powerhouse singers, the name Bituin Escalante readily comes to mind.
Original coaches back in The Voice Teens 2
by Leah C. Salterio - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am is back to his swivel chair. And so are the original celebrity coaches of The Voice Teens 2 — Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo and Lea Salonga. With the much dreaded “Block” readily used in the...
The Frontmen delivered… and how!
by Leah C. Salterio - February 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The guys did not scrimp on delivering a well-thought-of repertoire. In all of three hours onstage, they sang their hits individually. They carried out production numbers. They did mash-ups of their original hits...
Keeping the theater industry alive
by Leah C. Salterio - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
“The theater industry is alive, bustling and vibrant.” This was positively enthused by Repertory Philippines’ newly-appointed artistic director, Liesl Batucan, who proudly unveiled the interesting...
Thrilling musical adventure
by Leah C. Salterio - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Repertory Philippines’ 2019 season ender, The Quest for the Adarna, is a thrilling musical adventure for kids that breathes new life into the classic Filipino epic, Ibong Adarna, produced through Rep’s...
Music as therapy
by Leah C. Salterio - November 1, 2019 - 12:00am
She learned to sing first before she even learned how to speak. At three years old, she was able to belt out Whitney Houston’s The Greatest Love of All.
Brownman Revival’s amazing feat
by Leah C. Salterio - October 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Not every band gets to perform continuously for 25 years. That’s an amazing, enviable feat for Brownman Revival.
‘Where the hell was Lea Salonga?’
by Leah C. Salterio - October 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Entering The Theatre at Solaire even when stage lights were still down for Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, one can instantly feel the sinister aura from the impressive, stylized...
Kira Kosarin: Showbiz is in her blood
by Leah C. Salterio - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
To see Nickelodeon star Kira Kosarin — as the superhero Phoebe in The Thundermans — in the entertainment business singing and acting since she was four is not really surprising. After all, her parents...
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