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Get a chance to be trained by >two-time Aliw Awardee for Best Actor and Director in a musical play >Dangal ng Bansa awardee, >Broadway World awardee >Carlos Palanca awardee And, recently awarded as >PMPC’s Best New Male Actor: Atty. Vince Tanada!!
Sing, Dance and Act with your favorite Stagers. Be immersed to a life of a real actor on stage as we share to you our best craft yet-the “Bonifacio Isang Sarsuela” stageplay as your recital.
These are just some things to expect from us, so get up! Don’t be lazy and don’t get to waste your summer of 2014! Make it extraordinary! Learn and have fun with us!
Registration & Audition Sched MARCH 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31 1PM – 7PM 4th floor, Vincent I bldg., Calabash-A St. corner G-Tuazon, Balic-Balic, Sampaloc, Manila.
DON GORDON BELL’S LATEST FB STATUS (MARCH 28, FRIDAY):
“WOW, great friend Michael James called me from Mexico this morning. Tells me he will be coming later this year to Manila. He sent me some photos from our youth…filming a Sci-Fi and Vietnam action film, with a few babes on location, and with John Silao, Romano Kristoff, he and myself.”
MYX RECOGNIZES THE PAROKYA NI EDGAR AS THIS YEAR’S MAGNA AWARDEE
Every time that MYX mounts the Philippines’ biggest awards night in music, they select one mover and shaker of local music scene that they deem historically groundbreaking. This year’s music awards saw the recognition of a group that has brought a whole new, hilarious flavor to Philippine sound.
The award was given to a band that celebrated twenty years of friendship, humor, and good music—Parokya ni Edgar.
In true Parokya fashion, eight friends and pioneers of band members Chito Miranda, Buwi Meneses, Gab Chee Kee, Darius Semana, Dindin Moreno and Vinci Montaner gathered on stage around a plastic table and monobloc chairs to share a pitcher and snacks. Among those present at the table were Rico Blanco, Gloc-9, Miggy Chavez, Yeng Constantino, Barbie Almalbis, Gabby Alipe, Ebe Dancel, and Raimund Marasigan. They performed six renditions of Parokya ni Edgar’s famous songs, “Buloy”, “Harana”, “Pangarap Lang Kita”, “Halaga”, “The Yes Yes Show”, and “Inuman Na,” which aptly capped off the performance when the members of Parokya ni Edgar stepped on stage to accept the title.
Vocalist Chito Miranda found himself humbled by all of this. “Usually people would expect us to say something funny, but for once I’m speechless,” he said when MYX Channel Head Andre Allan Alvarez presented him with the award.
The night of the MYX Music Awards was also one to honor artists, groups, and music video directors who made an impact in the local scene over the past year.
Here is the complete list of winners from the MYX Music Awards night, which was held last Wednesday (March 26, 2014):
Favorite Music Video: “Magda” by Gloc9 feat. Rico Blanco
Favorite Artist: Sarah Geronimo
Magna Awardee: Parokya ni Edgar
Favorite Female Artist: Yeng Constantino
Favorite male Artist: Bamboo
Favorite Group Winner: Parokya ni Edgar
Favorite Celebrity Guest Appearance in a Music Video: Kim Chiu for “Discolamon” by Banda ni Kleggy
Favorite New Artist: KZ Tandingan
Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ: Abra
Favorite Mellow Video: “Magkabilang Mundo” by Jireh Lim
Favorite Rock Video: “Carousel” by Bamboo
Favorite Urban Video: “Magda” by Gloc9 feat. Rico Blanco
Favorite Remake: “It Take a Man and a Woman” by Sarah Geronimo
Favorite Media Soundtrack: “Carousel” by Bamboo
Favorite Collaboration: “Magda” by Gloc 9 feat. Rico Blanco
Favorite Song: “Magda” by Gloc9 feat. Rico Blanco
Favorite International Video: Roar by Katy Perry
Favorite K-POP Video: “Wolf” by Exo
Replays of the MYX Music Awards will be aired on MYX on March 28 at 7:30pm, March 29 at 2:30pm, March 30 at 10:30am, and March 31 at 1:00am.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines announced that CCP would turn into a “Center for Choral Performance” starting 2014, as it offers an exciting variety of choral music concerts and workshops for choirs and choral conductors and an international choral festival under its choral music program.
The following choral music events lined up for the year include the Madz et al. Choral Festival (April 1-6, 2014), a festival of choir performances of more than 50 choirs under the helm of alumni conductors of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, in celebration of the 30th year of the Madz et al.; the 50th Anniversary Closing Concert (June 28 & 29, 2014) of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, featuring the choir formed under their “Sing Philippines” Program who are selected choral singers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao; CCP Hands-on Choral Workshop (October 21-25, 2014), the annual training program that gathers choirs and conductors from different parts of the country who undergo a 5-day intensive training program in choral singing, conducting and performance; and the 2nd Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Manila 2015 (July 21-25) which opens its doors to choirs from different parts of the world to compete in three choir categories: Folk, Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Choir. (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)
Kung sino ang tunay na “authority” when it comes to directing major stage and theater productions at mas may alam pagdating sa tunay na kagalingan ng mga Pinoy theater artists- walang iba kundi si direk Audie Gemora iyon. Tunay namang kapag galing ang isang theater artist mula sa training niya- ang mga ito ay nagiging “world class”.
Kaya naman may “mata” at “pandinig” si direk Audie pagdating sa kagalingan ng mga Pinoy pagdating sa larangan ng pag-awit at pag-arte sa teatro. Naging aktor din siya sa halos lahat ng major (at legitimate) theater companies. Pero mas pinili niyang mag-concentrate at i-focus ngayon ang all-out dedication niya sa kompanyang Trumpets Playshop, isa sa mga pinaka-sosyal at snobbish (pumapangalawa sa Repertory Philippines) na theater group ng bansang Pilipinas.
Sankaterba ngayon ang naka-line-up na major theater productions ng Trumpets Playshop. Bukod sa magbe-venture na rin sila sa pagma-manage ng mga in-house talents nila.
“Last year, more than 800 workshop participants ang sumali sa aming Trumpets Playshop Summer Workshop”, wika ni direk Audie sa ginanap na isang mini-conference kamakailan lang. “Kaya naman we expect more than that this year. They believe more kasi in our capacity to train new and promising theater artists and singers and models. We have proven our worth. Kaya naman, kinukuha ng channel 2 at channel 7 ang mga artists namin na loumabas sa kani-kanilang mga TV programs. And carlo Orosa will supervise in handling the careers of our artists.”
Naitanong namin kay direk Audie, ano nga ba ang tunay na masasabi niya sa kagalingan ni Lea Salonga na na-witness niya fully ang career nito (dahil ilang beses na niyang nakasama si Lea buhat nung bata pa ito), at pati na rin si Charice Pempengco na isa ring international celebrity na tulad ni Lea?
” Si Lea, she got the perfect time and the perfect break- and anyone can be another Lea Salonga mabigyan lang ng ganu’ng katinding break…while si Charice, hasang-hasa sa mga shows sa mga probinsya, at mas mahirap ang pinagdaanan niya!”, maagap na sagot ni direk Audie. “You see, bata pa lang si Lea, around 8 years old pa lamang siya, she’s already that good. She came at a perfect time and the great breaks came-in. Plus the fact na talagang napakagaling niya as a performer. Si Charice naman, grabe ang pinagdaanan niya sa buhay. Laman siya ng mga fiesta shows sa mga probinsya at doon siya mas nahasa ng husto! Kaya nagugulat ang mga tulad nina Oprah Winfrey at Ellen de Generes kung paano naging ganu’n kagaling si Charice!”
Iba daw talaga ang Pinoy sa kagalingan, ayon pa kay direk Audie. Lalo na sa panahon ngayon na gumagawa na talaga ng eksena ang Pinoy sa international scene.
“And that’s something we’re doing here now at Trumpets Playshop”, pagtatapos ni direk Audie. “So come and join us!”