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SOUNDS FAMILIAR
Jose Mari Chan in search of Christmas artist
by Baby A. Gil - July 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Is July too early to be thinking of Christmas?
Camila Cabello is the new Cinderella
by Baby A. Gil - July 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Aside from an occasional showing online, like Rak of Aegis, which will be available on streaming on July 31 and Aug. 1, 7 and 8, musical theater in the Philippines these days is totally non-existent.
The sounds of summer 2021
by Baby A. Gil - July 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Summer is over.
Janine’s sad, sweet Pelikula
by Baby A. Gil - July 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Pelikula, the collab recording by Janine Ten?oso and Arthur Nery, brought back one of my favorite quotes: “We look before and after/ and pine for what is not. Our sincerest laughter with some pain is fraught....
The enduring tale of Anak Sounds Familiar
by Baby A. Gil - July 8, 2021 - 12:00am
There is a story about Anak that has been going around for over 40 years.
Space Jam gets a sequel
by Baby A. Gil - July 6, 2021 - 12:00am
If I were to produce a soundtrack for the sequel to the much-loved Space Jam film, the first artist I would want in the line-up would be R. Kelly. After all he came up with the song, I Believe I Can Fly, which is...
Great docus to watch about Bowie & Ronstadt
by Baby A. Gil - July 1, 2021 - 12:00am
David Bowie: Finding Fame. Try as I might, the closest I’ve ever come to relating to David Bowie’s music is with Space Oddity.
Olivia Rodrigo not sour at all
by Baby A. Gil - June 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Sour is the title of Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album. Why Sour? I do not know. But there is nothing sour, acerbic, sore, angry or rancid as in rotten milk about the album.
Once upon a time, XLR8
by Baby A. Gil - June 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The success of the South Korean boy band BTS has reached unbelievable, but now, oh so real dimensions. No. 1 selling albums worldwide.
Josh Groban’s captivating Harmony
by Baby A. Gil - June 21, 2021 - 12:00am
New songs take a lot of getting used to. It is always a risk on the part of singers to release an album of all-original songs.
In The Heights takes a look at the American dream
by Baby A. Gil - June 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Some books or at least a paper or two about the successful marketing of the American Dream must exist somewhere. I want to know who is the genius who created this campaign.
That’s Life, the Willie Nelson way
by Baby A. Gil - June 16, 2021 - 12:00am
It was one of those times when I just felt like not listening to today’s usual stuff for a while.
Martin, Lani and the pandemic concert experience
by Baby A. Gil - June 14, 2021 - 12:00am
The New Day concert was held at 11 a.m. US time and 8 p.m. Philippine time last June 6 at The Theatre at the Solaire Hotel and Casino.
Kean Cipriano’s OC Records on a roll
by Baby A. Gil - June 10, 2021 - 12:00am
OC Records is on a roll. The three-year-old label owned by rocker Kean Cipriano, has been churning out one big hit after another. Best of all, he is discovering interesting new talents from all over the country...
Hello, Anthony Ramos!
by Baby A. Gil - June 3, 2021 - 12:00am
There are several important reasons why filmdom is all a-dither over the upcoming arrival of the motion picture In The Heights.
The birth of the Manila
by Baby A. Gil - May 29, 2021 - 12:00am
This is a story that the late Dennis Garcia enjoyed telling. It is about how Manila Sound came about. Sometime late in 1974, budding entertainment mogul Vic del Rosario Jr., and Garcia, songwriter, bassist and leader...
The story behind the infectious Iko Iko tune
by Baby A. Gil - May 26, 2021 - 12:00am
There is no way that anybody who often visits social media nowadays, has not heard of the Iko Iko song.
Raul Sunico plays Julio Nakpil music
by Baby A. Gil - May 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Raul Sunico is one of the greatest Filipino pianists of all time. Trained at the prestigious Juilliard School, he is also admired all over the world. His career of over 50 years is filled with awards and standing...
What’s new from Pat, Daydream and Sponge Cola?
by Baby A. Gil - May 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Just like what happened to so many people in the world today, the pandemic brought the pretty Pat Cardoza’s high flying career to a stand-still. She was among the flight attendants put on furlough because of...
Essential albums of faith & hope
by Baby A. Gil - May 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Long after this pandemic has worn itself out and gone the way of the flu and the measles and malaria and other deadly viruses, many will still remember Andrea Bocelli and the hymn Amazing Grace.
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