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British jazz group not exactly Incognito in Manila

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Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick of British group Incognito knew as early as 1975 when he watched the “Thrilla in Manila” starring Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier that the Philippines would be among the countries thathe would visit and bring his music to.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Hating Erwan Heussaff


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Don’t hate Erwan Heussaff (pronounced U-Ssaf) for being this close to perfection. And yes, you’re bound to think just looking at him that there’s no justice in this world.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

The King of Roses


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Dustin Andaya thinks about love and romance every single day of the year, not just on Valentine’s Day.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Hajji… Now! Heartthrobs Never Die: They Just Get a Second Wind

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NOT YET DONE: “There are still a lot of things that I want to do.” (Inquirer Photo/Romy Homillada)

A generation ago, back in the early 1970s, he was known as the “Kilabot ng Kolehiyala” (scourge of coeds) because his singing seemed to have that uncanny power to turn demure young women from exclusive schools into a pack of shrieking banshees. The coeds swooned over him and filled up the cavernous Folk Arts Theater during his concerts, making Hajji Alejandro a certified campus heartthrob.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

David Pack hopes to feel the love again in the Philippines

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DAVID Pack

Grammy Award-winning artist and musical director David Pack first came to the Philippines in the early 1990s as front man and guitarist of rock group Ambrosia, best known in the Philippines for such hits as “How Much I Feel” and “Biggest Part of Me.”

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Forecasts in the Year of the Wooden Horse

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PhilPost Year of the Wooden Horse souvenir sheets, which are sold at P80 each.  PHOTO FROM PHLPOST.GOV.PH

Some Filipinos will be luckier than others in the coming Year of the Wooden Horse.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Aquino warned: Beware the wooden horse

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Beware, Mr. President. The coming Year of the Wooden Horse will be difficult for you. But take heart. All is not lost.

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

Life-changing moment for ‘campers’

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The 60 young singers and songwriters from different parts of the country, who were chosen to participate in the 4th Elements National Singing Songwriting Camp, came as artists thirsting for knowledge.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Patti Austin designs ‘soothing’ furniture for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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PATTI Austin in her recent concert at Solaire

When Grammy Award-winning jazz/rhythm and blues singer Patti Austin was asked to take part in a fundraising concert in the Philippines to shore up funds of Habitat for Humanity and help the survivors of supertyphoon “Yolanda,” she immediately responded with a resounding “yes.”

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bob Aves fuses jazz with Southeast Asian heritage

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BOB Aves’ new album, “Out of Tradition,” consists of tunes first heard during the 2nd International Jazz Festival last September at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. JAN BENDL

For Filipino jazz exponent Bob Aves, the Philippines, which has a rich and deep musical tradition, is his classroom while the rest of the world is his market.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

AMP Big Band plays for quake-affected Bohol

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Bohol has been hit by back-to-back major natural disasters, the kind the province in Central Visayas has not seen in recent memory.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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