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

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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.  

Darren Espanto wants us to “Believe In Christmas”

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The isolating nature of the pandemic has left us yearning for human connection, disrupting our daily lives on an unprecedented scale and forever changing the way we interact with one another. Its uncertainty has not only instilled fear and anxiety, but also forced us to participate in a game of risk roulette, where everyone tries to survive a global health crisis that knows no end or time, and outwit an invisible enemy through strategic measures that align with the new normal. But Darren Espanto wants us to believe that love will always be our guiding light even in the most difficult of times. The accomplished recording star is optimistic about using his voice as a catalyst to spark hope and inspire others to make a positive difference—all in the spirit of Christmas. He wants to keep the Holiday tradition alive by spreading kindness and joy this festive season, but also wants to see it with a renewed perspective: that the cherished holiday traditions are more than just about sumptuous

The Bears of Joy are Back!

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  The SM Bears of Joy project returns this coming holiday season to bring color back into Christmas and remind shoppers that a little generosity can go a long way in uplifting the spirits of others amid a health crisis. The SM Bears of Joy is an annual project of SM Cares, SM Supermalls, and Toy Kingdom to encourage shoppers to share the holiday season’s joy with children in need. However, this year will be a little different as SM Cares is also honoring the bravery and selflessness of COVID-19 frontliners with the launch of four specially designed plushies. Among this year’s special Bears of Joy is Kit the Doctor. Kit’s name stands for hope; it means that people can thrive no matter what happens, for as long as there is hope in their hearts. Joining Kit is Heart the Nurse, whose name stands for love, the driving force, and the reasons why people do what they do. Also, there is Ace the Soldier, whose name means unity, underscoring the importance of coming together as a community

11th Kutitap For Indigenous Children Goes Online Nov. 23-28

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IN celebration of the 2020 National Children’s Month and National Indigenous Peoples’ Month, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) through its Cultural Exchange Department (CED) in partnership with the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) and Sinukwan Kapampangan Training Center for the Arts will hold the 11th Kutitap: Isang Piging ng Kabataang Makasining online from November 23-28, 2020. One hundred twenty children and their adult guides representing various cultural communities all over the country will be gathered for a six-day celebration of arts, culture and traditions. Now on its 11th year, Kutitap aims to instill among the Filipino children and youth a deep sense of understanding, appreciation and pride for Philippine arts, indigenous culture, as well as to promote creativity and positive social values. Kutitap will conduct interactive activities to include mini-workshops and showcases (in dance, drama, music, rituals, visual arts, etc.), storytelling, crafting, tradi

The Colors of Christmas At SM Home

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The colors of Christmas will bring joy, love and beauty to your home with SM Home’s collection of dazzling ornaments and décor. With most of us spending more time at home, the holidays will certainly bring cheer with probably the widest assortment of décor in town, and more than 24 combinations of ornaments, lights and trees to choose from. These range from modern expressions of traditional holiday trimmings have an artisan touch that celebrate all that is creative and classic, especially at the #ChristmasAtSMHome shop in SM Store Makati. Here, SM Home shares with us three main color themes that will bring the holidays to our homes. Classic Red. Create a cozy and casual holiday living room with classic reds that never go out of style. Add shades of white, and don’t forget a bit of sparkle for added flair. Nutcracker toy soldiers, potted berry trees, wreaths and Christmas trees, snow globes, and miniature vintage villages will help showcase a traditional holiday scene at home. L

Rock heroes Foo Fighters debut “Shame Shame” on SNL, announces new album, Medicine At Midnight

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Foo Fighters sent Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza into a rock n’ roll frenzy with the first-ever performance of their new single “ Shame Shame ” on the November 7 episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by friend of the band Dave Chappelle. “Shame Shame” is the first taste of the band’s forthcoming 10th album, Medicine at Midnight , due out February 5, 2021 on Roswell Records/RCA Records. The latest from Foo Fighters earned glowing reviews from music critics on the day of its release, with Stereogum calling it “a refreshing twist on their signature sound that doesn’t reach for trends” and praising the new direction for its “percussive, and slightly funky” approach. The tenth studio album is produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, engineered by Darrell Thorp and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent. It packs the following nine songs into a tight-ass 37 minutes: Making a Fire Shame, Shame Cloudspotter Waiting on a War Medicine at Midnight No Son of Mine Holding Poison Ch

Get up to 40% off, FREE Apple Watch, and more at ROWA’s Official Launch in Lazada

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Expect great deals on its 11.11 Biggest One-Day Sale Score up to 40% discount, FREE Apple Watch, and more exciting freebies as ROWA, the consumer electronics and home appliance brand under the TCL Group of Companies, officially launch its Flagship Store in Lazada on November 11, 2020 at the upcoming 11.11 Biggest One-Day Sale! Customers can expect great deals on its opening day starting with huge discounts and free shipping nationwide with no minimum purchase; as well as collectible vouchers worth up to Php1000 that they can collect when they visit ROWA’s official store in Lazada. Crazy Flash Deals Kick starting their launch, ROWA is having a massive sale in all its Smart Android TV at almost half the price. From its SRP of Php16,095, you can now get the ROWA 32” L51 Smart Android TV for only Php8,995; and the 40-inch full HD variant of it at Php12,495 from Php18,995. If you’re looking for a sweeter upgrade, the ROWA T61 Series is also up for steal with its discounted prices of

4th Philippine Sports Tourism Awards to be held in Clark

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Following its resolve to honor and highlight the movers and shakers of the sports tourism industry in the Philippines during these tumultuous times, the 4th Philippine Sports Tourism Awards, with the Clark Development Corporation as host, will be held on December 10 at the Clark Marriot Hotel. Organized by Cebu-based public relations agency Selrahco PR with full support from Smart Communications, Universal Robina Corporation, Coca-Cola Philippines, and Clark Development Corporation, the 4th Philippine Sports Tourism Awards will be recognizing exemplary sports initiatives from the public and private sectors who have shown interest and deep conviction in promoting sports tourism in the country during 2019. A total of 14 categories namely Sports Tourism Destination of the Year, Sports Tourism Organizer of the Year (private and government), Sports Tourism Event of the Year (domestic and international), Sports Tourism Sport Association of the Year, Sports Tourism Destination Marketing o

Call for Participants for 21AM Curatorial Workshop 2020

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IN preparation for the inauguration of 21AM—the new contemporary art museum presently being established by the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division will hold a Curatorial Workshop for selected CCP staff from November 23-27, 2020 (10am-5pm) via Zoom.   Five (5) slots will be opened up to young curators not currently connected with the CCP. The 21AM Curatorial Workshop will be facilitated by the corporation TAOINC, which is also the commissioned corporation to close the Museo ng Kalinangang Katutubo and curate the establishment of 21AM. The 21AM Curatorial Workshop is a capacity-building endeavor that foresees possible involvement of the participants in immediate and future 21AM projects and programs.   A focus on curation for contemporary art during the workshop is supported and augmented by an in-depth introduction in traditional Philippine art and in museology, in order to enhance understanding of theoretical contexts in which cultural work i

Filipinos developed solutions at home together with NASA

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Last October 2-4, 2020, Filipino developers, engineers, technologists, designers, scientists, coders, storytellers, makers, builders, innovators, and entrepreneurs from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao came together to address real-world problems on Earth and space by engaging with the United States space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) free and open data, together with partner agencies like Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) of France, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and the European Space Agency (ESA) in a virtual hackathon. Some of the projects developed include road hazard detection, data visualization tools, and machine learning for satellite image monitoring, and a lot more. This year's edition of NASA's International Space Apps Challenge was held online due to the coronavirus pandemic situation worldwide. The theme of this year "Take Action" -- is a critical reminder that anyon