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Right pick for a debut song
by Gil Villa - April 16, 2021 - 12:00am
There are times when debut singles are wasted because someone made the wrong choice.
Wilma Doesnt focuses on family restaurant to survive
by Gil Villa - March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Wilma Doesnt knew that the sudden changes brought by the pandemic were no laughing matter. How thankful could she be that she did something prior to it that would turn out to be her and her family’s saving...
Veteran vital band in virtual concert
by Gil Villa - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The band name Plethora may not be a household name yet in the traditional sense.
Final Pitch Season 6 scouts for ‘new normal’ heroes
by Gil Villa - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The country’s only business reality TV show, The Final Pitch, may have been dealing with entrepreneurs who are in essence heroes in their respective expertise.
Ez Mil cool on sudden success, intrigues
by Gil Villa - February 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Viral rapper Ez Mil has drawn comparisons to the early success of the late master rapper Francis Magalona. Well, his breakthrough hit Panalo (Trap Cariñosa) is patriotically aggressive in tone much like Mga...
Gen-Z label head: ‘OPM survived the pandemic
by Gil Villa - February 4, 2021 - 12:00am
A listening public well-adjusted to digital music and a host of aggressive current-generation performers became Philippine music industry’s antidote to the pandemic.
Vehnee Saturno tribute at The Wishfuls e-concert
by Gil Villa - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The classic compositions of hitmaker Vehnee Saturno were put in spotlight in last Sunday’s (Oct. 25) e-concert by girl-group The Wishfuls. The show titled OPM Live became the second trending Twitter topic of...
Band of brothers goes online with stars
by Gil Villa - September 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Three musically gifted brothers collectively known as Bradz will do an online show to celebrate their eighth anniversary as a band.
“P-pop on the upswing this New Normal”
by Gil Villa - August 21, 2020 - 12:00am
If you look at it, with the immensely available talent and massive following of K-pop in the country, it only takes time before local-bred pop groups attain the level of mainstream success their foreign counterparts...
Ace songwriter composes for his ex-demo singer
by Gil Villa - July 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Songwriter Kiko Salazar, whose compositions include the Morissette Amon-sung hit Akin Ka Na Lang, somehow knew it was coming.
Basketball has more drama than teleseryes
by Gil Villa - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Netflix has been killing when it comes to documentaries: Coronavirus, Explained, Tiger King and The Last Dance are a few titles that are so well made, you’d be willing to insert them between Korean dramas and...
Millennial distributor of music instruments reaches out to communities
by Gil Villa - April 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Businessman-musician Gemmo Berin has kept himself busy distributing relief goods to communities from the time the government declared the implementation o Enhanced Community Quarantine all over Luzon. No problem....
Hitmakers in New York die of COVID-19
by Gil Villa - April 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Internationally-acclaimed musicians Alan Merrill and Adam Schlesinger, who both died in New York as victims of COVID-19, had parallel backgrounds for being songwriters of separate classic hits.
Gracenote’s big leap in Small World
by Gil Villa - March 9, 2020 - 12:00am
What a cool way to launch an album exactly four years ago, on a leap year’s defining day at that!
Iconic vocalists laugh about videoke fails
by Gil Villa - February 28, 2020 - 12:00am
For us who wonder about how high could famous singers score when they engaged themselves in videoke singing, they themselves would say they almost always fail at it. Three of them, all voices behind pop ballad rock...
Nyoy marks birthday with a special mall show
by Gil Villa - February 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Nyoy Volante has come a long way since the early days of 21st century when he blossomed among a slew of acoustic artists that dominated in many ways. Audiences acknowledge that by showing much appreciation for his...
Stars go to Chinatown
by Gil Villa - January 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Perhaps it’s 2020 being the beginning of a new era or because the beloved Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is making another big statement that this year’s Chinese New Year is being welcomed with a bang.
The return of classic comedy
by Gil Villa - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The archives of APT Entertainment are more than just a vault of old-school comedy. There rests an effective brand the throwback-loving current generation will find interesting to dig into.
Anthony has no issues with millennials
by Gil Villa - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Often the generation gap is a room for conflict and criticism between people of certain age brackets.
McFadden raring to do solo shows in Philippine
by Gil Villa - November 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Singer-songwriter Brian McFadden, a fan-favorite owing to his past stint as original member of Irish boy group Westlife, expressed extra thrill at coming back to the Philippines to do what will be his first solo...
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