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Intramuros-based group wants to revive indie OPM

Despite the rains, the crowd stay on at the first “Intramuros Rising” music festival held at the Walled City’s Baluarte Plano Luneta de Sta. Isabel in August. The first music event featured “all-Intramuros” bands or music groups whose members are alumni or students of the four Intramuros-based universities. A second festival will be staged on Dec. 13 by Ilvstrados, a group of young professionals and students from Lyceum University of the Philippines.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Several Intramuros alumni or students who graduated from universities located within the Walled City are seeking to revive the indie OPM spirit by organizing another special music festival for “all-Intramuros” bands in the area.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

MBC nat’l choir championships Dec. 9-13

The country’s top choirs will gun for the championships of this year’s MBC National Choral Competition, which will be held at Aliw Theater, Star City complex in Pasay City from Dec. 9-13.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Unknown man behind PH immortal yuletide music ‘Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit’ is 98

PIANOMAN The music never stops for Pepe Cenizal. LEO M. SABANGAN II

When “Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit (Christimas Is Here)”—that exuberant tune so expressive of the spirit of Christmas that is as familiar to Filipinos as the national anthem—begins to be heard over the radio in September, you know that the long Christmas season for which the Philippines is known has begun.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Safety official kills self after K-pop concert tragedy kills 16

Rescue workers stand around a collapsed ventilation grate at an outdoor theater in Seongnam, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Fourteen people were feared dead Friday after the ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by popular girls’ band 4Minute, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Young-geun)

An official dealing with safety measures at a concert in South Korea where 16 people died when the grate they were standing collapsed apparently committed suicide hours after the tragedy, authorities said Saturday.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pangasinan composers bewail lack of support

CESAR “Bong” Tongson composes and plays Pangasinan songs at his work station in his house in San Carlos City. GABRIEL CARDINOZA

Musician Cesar “Bong” Tongson used to sell his compositions when he worked abroad, and had almost forgotten some of them until one time when he was shopping at a department store in Taiwan, he heard a Chinese song with a familiar tune playing in piped-in music.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »