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Aicelle Santos recalls moving ‘Miss Saigon’ composer to tears during audition
by Carlo Orosa - April 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Aicelle Santos revealed a touching moment she shared with “Miss Saigon” composer Claude-Michel Schönberg.
Korean talent Kim Won Shik tries out Philippine showbiz
by Carlo Orosa - March 15, 2024 - 12:00am
As the Philippine entertainment industry continues to evolve, it welcomes new faces and fresh perspectives.
Julia Fordham’s enthralling night in Manila
by Carlo Orosa - February 24, 2024 - 12:00am
Julia Fordham’s live performance at The Theatre of Solaire on Feb. 16 was nothing short of spectacular.
Pinoy Pride on stage of ‘Miss Saigon’ international production
by Carlo Orosa - February 12, 2024 - 12:00am
In celebration of Filipino artistry and heritage, the upcoming international production of “Miss Saigon” by GMG Productions boasts a stellar cast of performers with Filipino roots and descent who are...
Lea Salonga, the original Kim,on why ‘Miss Saigon’ remains relevant
by Carlo Orosa - February 8, 2024 - 12:00am
While waiting in excitement and anticipation for the Manila leg of “Miss Saigon” at The Theatre at Solaire, we embarked on a journey back in time with Lea Salonga, the original Kim in the timeless musical....
Meet Kiara Dario, the newest Gigi Van Tranh of ‘Miss Saigon’
by Carlo Orosa - January 31, 2024 - 12:00am
Kiara Dario is stepping into the role of Gigi Van Tranh for the upcoming Manila run of “Miss Saigon” at The Theatre at Solaire in March.
The Jets on family, music and legacy
by Carlo Orosa - January 17, 2024 - 12:00am
The Jets, a Tongan-American family band that was formed in 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, achieved global success from 1985 to 1990 with three world tours and five Top 10 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100. Renowned...
Why Mark Bautista declined and then accepted job to direct Mr. Streisand
by Carlo Orosa - January 14, 2024 - 12:00am
Known primarily as a pop singer and TV/film/stage actor, Mark Bautista is embracing the challenge of directing a unique concert that features Philippine theater's best male singers performing Barbra Streisand s...
Julia Fordham calls Filipinos’ appreciation for her songs a ‘blessing’
by Carlo Orosa - January 5, 2024 - 12:00am
The esteemed British sultry singer-songwriter Julia Fordham is set to grace Manila with a one-night Valentine’s concert at The Theatre at Solaire on Feb. 16. She will be joined by Asia’s Romantic Balladeer,...
Jose Mari Chan and The CompanY make successful Christmas tour in Canada
by Carlo Orosa - December 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Jose Mari Chan and The CompanY (composed of Moy Ortiz, Annie Quintos Uy, Sweet Tiongson and OJ Mariano) enchanted audiences throughout their five-city Canada concert tour titled Christmas In Our Hearts — Ilang...
David Pomeranz on the stories behind 6 of his greatest hits
by Carlo Orosa - November 12, 2023 - 12:00am
David Pomeranz, a globally renowned artist, has undoubtedly made an indelible mark on the music industry. Filipinos, in particular, have a special place in their hearts for his timeless hits like Got To Believe In...
Pinoy Playlist Festival 2023 celebrates OPM excellence
by Carlo Orosa - October 15, 2023 - 12:00am
In its triumphant fifth year, the Pinoy Playlist Festival continued its steadfast support of OPM composers and singers.
Impressions and insights from celebrities after Hamilton’s gala night  
by Carlo Orosa - September 29, 2023 - 12:00am
As the curtains rose on Hamilton’s gala night, celebrities from the entertainment industry gathered to witness the theatrical phenomenon that has captured many hearts worldwide.
Christian Bautista performs anew with Bunga Citra Lestari in Indonesia
by Carlo Orosa - September 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Christian Bautista, known Asian Romantic Balladeer, made a triumphant return to Jakarta’s Hotel Mulia in Indonesia to mark the 50th anniversary of a private real estate.
Anywhere We Sing is Home: A showcase of outstanding theater talents
by Carlo Orosa - September 13, 2023 - 12:00am
The concert titled Anywhere We Sing is Home at the Samsung Theater is an experience that transcends video recordings. It’s not just because phone recording isn’t allowed, it’s because words can...
First Name A New features today’s singing stars
by Carlo Orosa - February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The untimely, sudden death of theater and live concert icon Freddie Santos last Dec. 17 was grieved by many in the entertainment industry.
Boyzone marking ‘25’ this year, disbanding with a bang!
by Carlo Orosa - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The hugely popular Irish boy group of the ‘90s Boyzone (Keith Duffy, Stephen Gately, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating and Shane Lynch) is celebrating 25 years this year.
How Aicelle became part of Wicked
by Carlo Orosa - February 4, 2017 - 12:00am
In a recent pageant, the question was asked, “What is the most significant change you’ve seen in the world in the last 10 years?” In surveys, the most common answer would be “the social media...
Becoming a D.O.M.
by Carlo Orosa - January 17, 2017 - 12:50am
The first time I learned about Spotlight Musical’s D.O.M. (Dirty Old Musical) was in an online ad that Robert Seña posted last year.
Eclipse Bar kicks off big band series with Mitch Valdez
by Carlo Orosa - July 28, 2016 - 12:00am
Solaire’s Eclipse Bar kicked off its big band night series with Mel Villena’s AMP Orchestra featuring veteran singer and comedienne Mitch Valdez last July 20.
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