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Solaire rushing work on theater for Celine Dion

STRICTLY INVITATIONAL Celine takes time out of Vegas.

A new Hotel-Casino in Manila is said to be rushing to finish the construction of its own performing arts theater by November, so that Canadian pop superstar Celine Dion could inaugurate it with a special, strictly-by-invitation performance.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bye to the blues

THE BLUE Rats at Martinis in June 2013

It’s not only Mandarin Oriental, Manila’s loyal guests and employees who are saddened by the hotel’s imminent closure; regular patrons of its bar, Martinis, will surely miss watching the bands that play there, most especially The Blue Rats.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Wonderful world

FREESTYLE keyboardist vocalist Joshua Desiderio

Savoring the last of 10 pieces of fried chicken drumsticks we ordered at the newly opened Kyochon (Upper Ground Level, Building B, SM Megamall), the comparison was inevitable: Is it better than BonChon?

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Come together

CHRIS Padilla, Ely Buendia and Nitoy Adriano of The Oktaves.  PHOTOS BY POCHOLOCONCEPCION

Saguijo is a rock club that was born, in the words of owner Chris Carlos, “in the spirit of the late, great Club Dredd.” What he meant was that saGuijo—named after its location on Guijo Street in Makati—is a venue of unknown but talented bands that play their own music, or at least do covers that have yet to be heard on TV variety shows.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

That funky music

The AMP Big Band with conductorMel Villena on the mic.  PHOTOS BY POCHOLO CONCEPCION

In May 2013 we caught the AMP Big Band’s first few gigs at the then newly opened Balete@Kamias. A lot has happened since, with AMP gaining more exposure, playing in many other places—including Malacañang Palace as house band in April during the state dinner for US President Barack Obama.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »