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.

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