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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
Apl.de.ap 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...
Ogie is in a show with the hurados
by Leah C. Salterio - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Hurados or the judges of Tawag ng Tanghalan on ABS-CBN’s daily noontime fare, It’s Showtime, has undoubtedly become a strong brand after three years on TV.
Kakie’s debut single
by Leah C. Salterio - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
She could have easily joined show business by banking on the strength of her mother’s name, popularity and strong influence. Yet, even with her distinguished lineage, Frankie Pangilinan or fondly called “Kakie,”...
OJ in perfect Company
by Leah C. Salterio - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
“Surreal” is how the two members of the popular vocal sextet, The CompanY, describe their performing stint in Stephen Sondheim’s musicale, Company, from which the 34-year-old group interestingly...
Aicelle back on stage as Elsa
by Leah C. Salterio - September 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Local movie fans who live through the ‘80s era will not possibly forget Nora Aunor’s award-winning performance in director Ishmael Bernal’s Himala.
A loving tribute to Mr. C
by Leah C. Salterio - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
When the subject and the honoree has these illustrious titles — National Artist for Music and 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee — one will readily acknowledge his enviable echelon in the local music world...
Monique Wilson 3rd actress to play Mabini
by Leah C. Salterio - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s not often that local audiences get to watch a steampunk musical that’s ambitious and, at the same time, sophisticated. Tanghalang Pilipino’s restaging of its award-winning 2015 production,...
Heart-tugging story about a faithful dog
by Leah C. Salterio - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
In Mongolia, it is believed that when a dog dies, he comes back to life as a human being. That was reiterated in the recent page-turner translated into big screen material, The Art of Racing in the Rain.
A treat for the whole family
by Leah C. Salterio - August 8, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s rather unthinkable and ironic for a fierce lion, a smart, female hippopotamus, a handsome zebra and a skittish giraffe to be together. To point the obvious, they are considered wild animals and are most...
The stars aligned for Zephanie
by Leah C. Salterio - July 31, 2019 - 12:00am
The Voice Kids was not for her, even if she was ready for the big time and competed all the way to the live shows when she joined in 2015.
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