The song “Ano’ng Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa” written by Jovinor Tan of Malabon City and interpreted by Aiza Seguerra won first place in the country’s largest multimedia songwriting competition, “Himig Handog” with the theme, “Pinoy Pop (P-POP) Love Songs: Mga Awit at Kwento ng Pusong Pilipino” from ABS-CBN and Star Records. The concert held last night at the SM MOA Arena featured the performances of the country’s finest OPM artists who served as interpreters for the 12 finalists. The original compositions that received the top awards were the following: “Hanggang Wakas” performed by Juris Fernandez and written by Soc Villanueva placed second; “If You Ever Change Your Mind” performed and written by Marion Aunor placed third; “Scared to Death” sung by KZ Tandingan and written by Domingo Rosco Jr. placed fourth; and “Kahit Na” performed by Toni Gonzaga and written by Julius James de Belen placed fifth.
Music & Arts
- 02 March 2013
The ROSARIO STRINGS, a name synonymous with contemporary and modern classical music, is once again poised to entertain all you lovers of the musical art – and this time dance aficionados as well – when they debut their brand new repertoire in their coming March 15 concert – or more appropriately dubbed “dancert” (the amalgam of a concert and dance). The event features a superb interfusion of timeless romantic classical favourites, ballroom standards, jazz and this time sounds from our own generation including selections from the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Cold play and others.
This is a slight diversion from the repertoire that the group has been well known to play.
- 21 February 2013
Ria Diy (aka Ria Jade), a 15-yr old multi-talented singer/songwriter/musician, performed as front act at Goldie's Special Valentine Concert at the Hippo's Grill in Vancouver. Performing two of her most recent original compositions, the statuesque teen opened the show and introduced Goldie with her usual impressive hosting skills and eloquence on and offstage.
- 15 February 2013
March 9, 2013 (Saturday) at Vogue Theatre, Granville Street, Downtown Vancouver. Parokya Ni Edgar is a Filipino band that was formed in 1993 by a group of college students. The band is famous and most lauded for its original rock novelty songs and often satirical coversof popular songs. The band has since transcended musical genres, varying styles from one song to another -alternative rock to pop rock, funk to rapcore, and so on - while providing comic relief to their listeners. Despite having “Edgar” in the band’s name, none of the members go by it.
- 15 February 2013
Jerrica Santos was named the winner of the third annual Variety’s Got Talent competition Saturday night (February 9) at the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond, beating out nine other contestants. The 24-year-old from Surrey gave a bold, rocking performance of Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy, drawing the audience in with her deep, R&B-flavoured take on the song.
- 08 February 2013
The whole nation will be inspired to sing their hearts out this love month as TV5 introduces its first original reality singing search Kanta Pilipinas which will premiere this February 9. Join the 24 Kanta Pilipinashopefuls as they battle it out for music stardom, a recording contract and the grand prize of 1 million pesos. With “Kanta Mo, Kwento Mo, Kapatid”, Kanta Pilipinas promises to be an interesting and entertaining singing battle among the 24 hopefuls who are ready to share their talents and stories.