Posts

Showing posts from July, 2019

AJ Mitchell is primed for stardom with electric new single ‘Stop’

Image
Further building out an immersive sonic world, gold-certified pop phenom  AJ Mitchell  has officially released a new single entitled “ STOP .” The song is the next chapter to be unveiled from his anxiously awaited full-length debut album, Skyview , due out this year and executive produced by Mike Dean.  The track pairs a thumping bass line and flurry of funk guitar with a showstopping vocal performance. He delivers charismatic verses before igniting the instantly unshakable hook, “I don’t wanna stop, baby it’s our time . ” “STOP” continues the journey that was set in “ CAMERAS ON ,” released late last Month. The conceptual lyric video shared today picks up where “ CAMERAS ON ” left off. While “ CAMERAS ON ” depicts the story of AJ dealing with the darker sides of fame and his previous experiences with the content collective Team 10, the new lyric video finds him walking away from the cameras to the stage, depicting his passion and dedication to the music and what truly matters.  

Filinvest Mimosa to host the first Oddisee Music and Arts Festival.

Image
The Cosmic Misfits A whole new music festival is set to premier in the north of Luzon come August 24 at the Filinvest Mimosa in Clark field Pampanga, billed as Oddisee Music and Arts Festival organize by Docdef Productions, the group handling the annual Tagaytay Art Beat since 2016, and the recently concluded Fete De la Musique . “Oddisee is a music festival happening up north, it’s crazy because the vibe is different, usually it’s in Tagaytay Art Beat but now we are bringing the music scene up to the north like Pampanga, a growing City and growing culture for music, and music lovers are all there, what we are doing there is providing indie musicians in the north.” Said by Reuben Pascual, Host of the upcoming music fest. Pugfish The one day festival is expected to draw around 3,000 people,  featuring almost 20 local artists and bands from the indie circuits, the confirm bands are The Ransom Collective, Munimuni, Leanne & Naara, Oh, Flamingo!, Carousel Casualties,

If He Doesn’t See Your Face. Theater review

Image
Love is a many splendored thing, we all agreed to that, it really moves in many mysterious ways, but what if the love you have, faces a lot of obstacle, a lot of trials and disappointments, yet here you are still fighting because you know ever since that its love, that worth living for. Ateneo De Manila’s Arete along with Japan Foundation production of “If He Doesn’t See Your Face” is a situational love story composed of many why, a couple sharing many things in between glass window because the other one is in jail, but there is no hindrance to continue their story probing that love is immortal in their quest to be together again. If he Doesn’t See Your Face by playwright Sozue Toshiro explore how a relationship tested in a way one is guilty, yes guilty for a crime of stealing, while the other is trying to survive a family and understanding why her partner is doing such thing. Under the direction of Ricardo Abad, this Japanese play is more on conversation type of play,

Welch’s celebrate 150 years of real grape goodness

Image
Grape is a fruit, not a flavor. For 150 years now, Welch’s maintain to be the leading real grape juice in many countries that offer true grape goodness, fresh and natural in all its process, a quality that was kept in a long tradition from Concorde grapes farm in the United States of America. Joining the world in celebrating the 150 years of real grape goodness, Fly Ace Corporation the Philippine Distributor along with Gemco, the Philippine marketing agent of Welch’s dedicate one afternoon of learning and feasting last July 27, 2019, at the 1771 Events Place in Pasig City. Gemco is distributing Welch’s since 1994 in the Philippines.  Erika Rodriguez, VP For Marketing of Gemco The event is loaded with talks about a healthy lifestyle, testimonies and games that open our mind, on why this purple fruit is still mattered in this new age of living healthy, and the very fact it was still patronized all over the world because of its Polyphenol powerhouse content, which is conside

Sony Music Philippines Launches Newest Home-grown Talents.

Image
Sony Music Philippine’s Newest Artists: Ben& Ben, Alex Bruce, Syd Hartha, The Vowels, They Orbit, and Nathan & Mercury. Home and institution for most of the country’s successful homegrown artist, Sony Music Philippines launch their newest promising musical acts as an addition to their growing family last July 24, 2019. A batch of upcoming acts includes the country’s hip-hop prodigy Alex Bruce, the pop-rock band The Vowel They Orbit, folk-pop chanteuse Syd Hartha and the funk-soul band Nathan and Mercury. With a history of unparalleled success in the OPM industry, Sony Music Philippines has produced numerous prominent talents, such as the classic Eraser heads, Lea Salonga. and Gloc 9 to name a few. The premium record label, together with Ben&Ben, boast this line -up of fresh artist that offers something different sound of this generation and a brand that is unique but still a globally relevant. These acts are one of the most streamed artists in the different music pl

Healthway launch new set of Healthy Lifestyles Bundle.

Image
Healthway (Shangri-La Plaza) The most trusted medical network mall-based Clinics in The Philippines launch a new set of Lifestyle bundles that focus on certain needs, diseases and illnesses compare to Healthway Medical Basic 5 bundles that are called PrimecheQ & HealthcheQ, that covers annual physical exam and ensuring healthy aging. The 6 new Healthy lifestyles are the following, WellcheQ which provides patients full evaluation of their health. PhysicalCheQ that is so comprehensive in all medical examinations, WeightCheQ, HeartCheQ, and DiabetesCheQ are all focus on patients' relevant tests to screen or monitor primarily on weight, heart and blood sugar levels. And the last bundle is the SportsCheQ that is designed to care for the sports enthusiast, evaluating their physical condition either professional, non-professional or recreational athletes. “The difference is we got these packages in between because our executive check-up is a premium type of package,

Daluhong, the 44th Theatre Season of Dulaang UP.

Image
The House Of Bernarlda Alba DALUHONG is Dulaang UP's 44th Theatre Season following DUP's Hudyat (43rd Theater season). Comes Daluhong, a tagalog word that means assault. During the Press Launch held at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater last July 23, 2019, Artistic Director Prof. Banaue Miclat-Janssen reiterated that the journey to great theater continues this 44th Season. Prof. Banaue Miclat-Janssen Opening its robust line up comes the classic The House Of Bernarda Alba, a play by Spanish writer Federico Lorca translated in Filipino by Alexander Cortez (Sept.6-29, 2019). It talks about the strict matriarch Bernarda Alba ( portrayed by Frances Makil Ignacio) together with her daughters in a drama brought about by her husband's death. Next is Lope Vega's Fuente Ovejuna to be directed by Tony Mabesa - a play plagued by a commendador Fernan de Guzman who was overthrown by his people because of his ill and selfish intentions. The play runs from Nov.8 to Dec 1

Top Economists and Businessmen Laud Duterte Mid-term’s as Excellent.

Image
The panelist during the Pandesal Forum last July 19, 2019 ( from Left to Right: Dr. Gerardo Sicat, . Henry Lim Bon Liong, Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr and George Barcelon) Last July 19, 2019, a leg of the Pandesal Forum series was held at the Kamuning Bakeshop in Quezon City. This leg tackles Philippine’s economic situation and business and also take a look on the Dutertenomics in its first two-and-half year term. The panel was composed by foremost economists and business leaders which includes Dr. Gerardo Sicat, ECOP President Mr. Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr, PCCI Chairman George Barcelon and FFCCCII President Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong and was moderated by Mr. Wilson Lee Flores. The forum addressed the most pressing economic and business-related issues of the country under the midterm of the Duterte administration which includes: Endo and Security of Tenure law, Rice Tariffication law, Economic charter change and reforms in taxes and labor law. Moreover, the forum also assessed the achi

Poison Ivy by Indrajeet Dasgupta: Poem Review

Image
We know how beautiful the plant Poison Ivy is, but it’s dangerous once you touch it, there are things in life that only for our eyes to see, appreciate its beauty, and it will be different once you hold it or do something about it. Design Thinking Instructor Indrajeet Dasgupta newest poem that is part of his forthcoming book called “Borderless” is more on direct prose rather than a poem, the words are like a commentary of one’s precious life that turns into trash. The way we understand “Poison Ivy” is a story of one’s person who grows up with a silver spoon on her or his mouth, and was sent to an Ivy league type of school, nurtured and was hired in a multi-million company with a huge salary to live with, a kind of life we all wish we have, at least by the majority. But the turnout of events didn’t favor that person, he or she was put in a box type of life, and to the worst, it feels like no direction for the future. It’s not about boredom, depression or sufferings, b

On Pointe, Ballet Manila 24th season shows

Image
Ballet Manila Dancers perform an excerpt from La Traviata (Photo by Erickson Dela Cruz) Two Princess, one classic and two collaborative opera, are the show offering of Ballet Manila on its 24 th season with a theme “On Pointe” that represent the shoes of all ballerina which make them stand and dance daintily on her shoes. Excerpt from Giselle by Ballet Manila (Erickson Dela Cruz) The line-up of shows according to Ballet Manila CEO and Artistic Director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde is related to the company’s Russian Vaganova style of training and dancing, which is being able to dance on pointe. This season will also mark the 24 years of Ballet Manila. Excerpt from Carmina Burana (Erickson Dela Cruz) “No we're not expecting anybody from abroad this season,  we have 5 principles dancers in the company and so many capable soloists to dance the classic Giselle, the sleeping beauty, we are doing an original Filipino ballet on the 25 th season,” Macuja said during its media l

The Importance of A Sound Roof

Image
Your home is designed to protect you, your family and your property from the elements and the roof is the one part of the house that takes the most damage in providing you with this invaluable service. Yet it is the one area of the home that is most overlooked by people looking to purchase a home and by those looking to upgrade or maintain their existing home. However, without adequate maintenance and regular care, your roof is liable to take leaks and can become damaged very easily in the worst of conditions.  The annual maintenance of your roof  Checking your roof should become an annual job and if you don’t feel confident enough to know where to look then you should consult a professional who will come and do the job for you. Using a certified roofing contractor means that you can be sure the person you use is a professional who knows exactly what to look for and can give you the best advice if any work does happen to need doing. The perpetual beating of the sun, rain,

Binondo, A Tsinoy Musical, a spectacle but not epic

Image
We had a chance to see the return on stage of Binondo, Tsinoy Musical last July 11 at the Theatre of Solaire Resort Hotel and Casino. This Marites Alava-Yong production is under the direction of known Film Maker Joel Lamangan, with Choreography by Douglas Nieras and story by Ricky Lee. It is a grand play set in the ’70s of a love story between two nations fighting for freedom, set in the Chinese venue called Binondo, Lily and Ah-Tiong romance spark going beyond culture, traditions, and distance. It is impressive, from stage lighting design, costumes and of course the music, it’s the foremost we love in this play, the beautiful lyrics that explain the inner feelings of its performers conveyed thru music, and those big grand production numbers, we feel like transported back to the TV show RSVP that is choreographed by Nieras way back then. But let's admit Binondo is tedious in many times, there are scenes that are not necessarily needed to be sung, it was alread

The hope story thru music of Dani Girl

Image
The Cast of Dani Girl (Photo by Erickson Dela Cruz) 5 years after, the exhilarating musical by Michael Kooman and Christopher Diamond’s Dani Girl is making a comeback this 2019 still produce by The Sandbox Collective with 9 Works Theatrical. It’s a story of 9-year-old girl Dani Lyon that is stricken with cancer , and her magical and transformative journey, together with her fellow warrior and best friend Marty, they go along with imaginary game shows, to outer space and all the silly games in between. This is a comeback directorial for Toff De Venecia after he first produces and directs it in 2014. This year’s production is very much new in all aspect according to him, there are talkbacks after each show and strong multimedia effects were added in this re-staging. Dani and Marty (Photo by Erickson Dela Cruz) “I love it because it’s about overcoming adversity, I love that it celebrates human agency, parang it celebrates a child's imagination and fighting spirits,