Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Charice Pempengco Joins American Dramedy Show Glee


This is the latest blessing or shall I say fruit of being a hardworker.  Charice Pempengco is the new rival talent of Rachel Berry (played by Lea Michele).  Charice will be seen next season on this dramedy show, “Glee”.  The 18-year-old international pop singing sensation will play a foreign exchange student with vocal chops that will give Rachel some serious competition.

imageGlee” is known to feature artists from various ethnicities. Charice’s appearance is certainly a big boost to showcase Filipino talent, considering the audience pull the show enjoys.

But, then again, while Charice may have the world on its feet with her amazing singing talent, the question remains whether she can cross thespic swords with these theater-honed, Hollywood-enhanced actors?

image That surely would make-or-break her “Glee” stint, aside from of course the worldwide audience reception. But definitely, Filipinos will root for her, given how popular the show is in the Philippines.

Charice rose to fame on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" after a video of her performing "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" went viral on YouTube when she was 16.


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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Black Eyed Peas, Shakira to Front World Cup Concert


shakira The Black Eyed Peas, Shakira and Alicia Keys will be among scores of music stars performing at a concert on the eve of the soccer World Cup in South Africa, organisers said on Wednesday. The concert in South Africa’s biggest black township Soweto will be on June 10, a day before the start of the month-long World Cup, which is being hosted for the first time in Africa.

The concert in the 30,000-capacity stadium will be broadcast live to millions of people across the world.

fergiet “We are thrilled to have a concert of such magnitude and performing talent raise the curtain on the first FIFA World Cup in Africa. It is testament to the universal and unifying power of football and music, and will start the competition off on the right note—of celebration,” FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said in a statement. Among other performers at the concert will be African musicians including Benin-born diva Angelique Kidjo, Amadou and Mariam from Mali, South African group the Parlotones and Tuareg desert blues band Tinariwen.

Net proceeds from the concert will go to 20 Centres for 2010, FIFA’sfifa official social campaign for the World Cup—aimed at achieving positive change in Africa through football.

The campaign aims to build 20 centres across the continent offering healthcare services, education and soccer training for disadvantaged communities.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fête de la Musique in Manila, 2010 Celebration


fete Originally an idea conceived in France, the Fête de la Musique festival is now celebrated in about 100 countries around the world on the same day. Manila has one of the biggest and best of these musical meetings, with 150 bands of different musical genres pounding it out simultaneously on seven different stages in one venue on a single night. The music itself is a cocktail of everything of the best from jazz and rock, blues and alternative to electronic, reggae and ethnic percussion.

This event will be held in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.  On June 21, 2010.  Please check their website for more information.  http://www.fetedelamusique.culture.Fr or contact the project director on 0917 849 5959 or email len.francisco@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

MICHAEL JACKSON’s Fans Can Spend The Night with His Possessions | King Of POP’s 1st Death Anniversary


mj Want to spend a night with Michael Jackson's possessions? The Japanese promoter of a collection of his belongings on display in Tokyo can make that dream come true on the first anniversary of the pop icon's death. Starting Sunday, fans in Japan are expected to line up for the chance to spend one night inside the Neverland Collection at the Tokyo Tower, which to many is a shrine to the sacred memory of their idol.

More than 300,000 people have flocked to the central Tokyo landmark since the opening of the world's only official Michael Jackson exhibition on May 1.

Jackson's death on June 25, 2009 from cardiac arrest at the age of 50 shocked fans around the world and sparked a new wave of interest in his music, while a documentary film featuring the singer, "This Is It," became a blockbuster cinema hit.

The "King of Pop" was almost as well-known for his compulsive collecting as his songs.

"The idea may sound a bit odd to Western cultures, but in Japan the tradition of being with the remains and possessions of passed loved ones on the anniversary of their passing is an important ritual," said Hiroyuki Takamura of the Tokyo Tower.

Fans who are selected at random will enter the Tokyo Tower venue from 10:30 p.m. on the night of June 25, and will be able to stay until 8:00 a.m. the next morning.

Guests will pay up to $1,000 for the one-time opportunity to sleep on the floor among Michael's belongings.

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Slipknot’s Bassist Found Dead, R.I.P. Paul Gray

R.I.P. Paul Gray, Slipknot Bassist

paul gray Slipknot bassist Paul Gray (April 8, 1972-May 24, 2010) has died. He was only 38. His death follows fellow metal pioneers Ronnie James Dio and Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele.

Gray was found dead Monday in a suburban Iowa hotel room. The cause of death has not been reported, but the loss already sent fans and artists reeling.

Police said they found no evidence of foul play in Paul's death. However, the investigation is ongoing and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. A toxicology test will also be done to determine any contributing factors to his death.
38-year-old Paul Gray was one of the founding members of Slipknot. He often went by the stage monikers of "#2" and "The Pig". The rocker who, along with his bandmates, rarely stepped out without their trademark masks was arrested in 2003 on suspicion of cocaine and marijuana.

Slipknot's most recent studio album, All Hope Is Gone, was released in 2008. The album was mixed by legendary English metal producer Colin Richardson.

IMV: Paul Gray Bassist for Slipknot

IMV PAUL GRAY | MySpace Video

Richardson's rep said this in a statement: "[Colin] is a true fan to the core and sends his love and condolences to everyone in Slipknot and their camp."

"I'm so crushed to hear about the passing of Paul Gray," Shadows Fall singer Brian Fair told MTV News. "I had the pleasure of first getting to know him on a press trip to New York City before our tour with Slipknot and Lamb of God in 2005."

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Beatboxing Flute Super Mario Brothers Tune

Beatboxing is definitely a talent, but doing this while playing the flute is very much amazing.  Try to check this guy, Greg Patillo doing all these to the tune of “Super Mario Brothers tune”.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010



Dj_Ashba  Legendary band Guns N' Roses announced that guitarist and songwriter Dj Ashba has joined the band. DJ Ashba, who officially replaces current Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck.

"Dj's a gifted, energetic guitarist that Guns N' Roses is proud to have on board!!" Axl Rose narrated. "We're very excited to have the opportunity to work together. Guns' radar has silently been aware of Dj's presence for quite some time. He brings a fresh approach to our particular brand of mayhem expanding the tapestry of Guns N' Roses live. Once Dj's name was in the hat, the hat disappeared!!"

axl_rose "It's an honor to have the opportunity to be a part of a band that I have always loved and respected," said Dj Ashba. "I'm looking forward to working with Axl, who is not only one of the few great front men of our generation, but a true artist."

Dj Ashba co-wrote and co-produced Motley Crue's latest album Saints of Los Angeles, which garnered a 2008 GRAMMY nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance, as well as co-wrote and co-produced the Sixx AM album Heroin Diaries.

Photos: on top: DJ Ashba, below: AXL Rose

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