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Jamaican music star gets life sentence for murder

Jamaica’s Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced dancehall reggae star Vybz Kartel and three other men to life in prison for the 2011 murder of a former associate.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Did you know: ‘UP Beloved’ anthem

The University of the Philippines anthem, “UP Beloved,” was composed by Nicanor Abelardo who died on March 21, 1934, at the age of 41.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Concert for St. Teresa of Avila at CCP

A concert to celebrate the forthcoming 500th birth anniversary on March 28, 2015, of St. Teresa of Avila will be staged on March 28 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines main theater.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Int’l music fest windfall for Mindoro

AN INSTALLATION art titled “Pigeon Hole” by Filipino artist Hiyas Baldemor Bagabaldo at the Malasimbo Festival in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro province, from Feb. 27 to March 3. RENATO VALENZUELA JR. / CONTRIBUTOR

Whether it is to satisfy one’s craving for exquisite music, to embrace nature, or to build actual human connection outside the World Wide Web, people across continents must have their reasons to spend time and money traveling down south to this small island community for the Malasimbo Festival.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Idol’ runner-up Clay Aiken officially joins US congressional race

This Nov. 3, 2013 file photo shows former "American Idol" contestant Clay Aiken at the Broadway opening of "After Midnight"in New York. Aiken officially filed Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, to run for Congress in North Carolina, saying that he wants to help end the gridlock in Washington and that no single political party has all the answers. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Singer Clay Aiken, a former “American Idol” runner-up, officially filed Thursday to run for Congress in North Carolina, saying that he wants to help end Washington’s paralysis and that no single political party has all the answers.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bohol kids’ choir takes fundraising gig on road


They tour and sing to rebuild their earthquake-ravaged church.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pope Francis makes the cover of Rolling Stone

A man holds a copy of Rolling Stone magazine where Pope France appeared on cover in Los Angeles, California. AFP

Pope Francis is taking his place alongside the icons of American popular culture by appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, which hits newsstands Friday.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

A musical mission transforms young lives

AT DEPED (From left) OFY  managing director Tinky Cruz, violinist Lerica Rodriguez, Education Secretary Armin Luistro, conductor Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng,  art director Jovianney  Emmanuel Cruz and other OFY members

Lui Santos says his dream is to be able to play Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto in D major, one of the most difficult violin concertos. But first he needs to master his musical instrument of choice.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Asia’s nightingale sings for Tacloban

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brought music to supertyphoon Yolanda survivors in Tacloban a few days before Christmas.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Music won’t stop for retired Paoay teacher

MIGUEL Valdez, Hannah Ambrocio and Rocky Rico stand proud outside St. Augustine Church in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, where they perform and teach music to children. LEILANIE ADRIANO/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Children are gathering outside the century-old St. Augustine Church this Christmas week to listen to a 74-year-old retired musician.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Duha ka Papa, Bilog Na Naman Ang Buwan/Tropical Depression


Papalumi sa dumi ng dance all stylee…/bilog na naman ang buwan/ilabas nyo na ang kalokohan/wag nyo ng pipigilan pa/ang toyo nyo’y lalabas din lamang/pag bilog na bilog na bilog na naman ang buwan/sa may mabalacat mayroong kapre/tabakong sinde sinde/sa sinag ng bilog ng buwan siya’y nabibilad/ng naka bikini CHORUS: bilog na naman ang buwan (buwan [...]

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

45 choirs in int’l competition at Aliw Theater

The public is invited to watch the Philippine International Choral Competition, also known as Sing ‘n’ Joy Manila 2013, to be held at Aliw Theater Complex in Pasay City from Dec. 11 to 14, under the aegis of Manila Broadcasting Co. (MBC), Interkultur Germany and the Philippine Choral Directors Association.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

From ‘Inang Tanda,’ Dumagat wisdom, stories and music

NATIVIDAD Bertudez or “Inang Tanda” plays her harmonica. Beside her is her eldest daughter Lorita in Barangay San Juan, Antipolo City. MARICAR P. CINCO

She stopped counting a long time ago and passed on to her grandchildren the task of keeping track of her age. According to them, she is 80, but they, too, are not sure how they came up with the number.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

  1. US teacher fired over comment on black president
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  4. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  5. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  9. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  10. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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