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PLAYBACK by Jonathan Chua
PLAYBACK by Jonathan Chua
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He does what he does and it’s fun!
by PLAYBACK by Jonathan Chua - February 23, 2003 - 12:00am
Ronan Keating ‘live’ in Manila Ronan Keating stepped onstage at the Araneta Coliseum much later than expected after an almost hour-long opening act, itself starting half an hour late, which consisted...
The pleasure of duets
by PLAYBACK by Jonathan Chua - January 5, 2003 - 12:00am
The pleasure of the duet springs from that tension which arises from the interplay of two voices. In the duet are the seeds of the drama.
Blue: The lure of the forbidden
by PLAYBACK by Jonathan Chua - December 1, 2002 - 12:00am
The "bad boy" is a fascinating figure in the cultural landscape, whether he is of the highlands (Heathclif) or the plains (Batman), native and quick (Robin Padilla) or foreign and dead (James Dean). We...
Unbreakable: A fitting title for the Westlife
by PLAYBACK by Jonathan Chua - November 17, 2002 - 12:00am
The release of a greatest hits album is an occasion for an artist to take stock. How far has one gone? How much farther can one go? And in what direction? Such a time has apparently arrived for Westlife with the...
Chatting with a Blue boy
by PLAYBACK by Jonathan Chua - September 8, 2002 - 12:00am
(Editor’s Note: The UK boy band Blue was here for a three-day promo for its first album All Rise, released by EMI, early this week. Only three of the four members came - Duncan James, Simon Webbe and Anthony...
The essential Barbra Streisand
by PLAYBACK by Jonathan Chua - June 2, 2002 - 12:00am
It is not easy to encapsulate a musical career in just two CDs, especially if that career is as long as Barbra Streisand’s. To select songs from her 57 albums, released over the last four decades (from 1963...
Dramatizing adolescent fantasies
by PLAYBACK by Jonathan Chua - October 22, 2001 - 12:00am
The threat of the flu and end-of-the semester homework did not stop the fans of a1 from going to the Araneta Coliseum last Oct. 7. They arrived in full force: the teens, the "tweens," and even the kindergartners...
Dramatizing adolescent fantasies
by PLAYBACK by Jonathan Chua - October 21, 2001 - 12:00am
The threat of the flu and end-of-the semester homework did not stop the fans of a1 from going to the Araneta Coliseum last Oct. 7. They arrived in full force: the teens, the "tweens," and even the kindergartners...
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