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‘Made in the Philippines’: Anne Curtis’s newest single

Apart from her double platinum success of ‘Annebisyosa’, Anne Curtis will make history by being the first-ever Filipina recording artist to come up with a massive worldwide radio premiere via her latest single titled—‘Made in the Philippines’, which is composed by 3 Stars and the Sun (Billy Crawford, Jay-R, Kris Lawrence, Marcus Davis).

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Indeed, this 2014, Curtis is ANNE-STOPPABLE. She is the star of an iconic teleserye—‘Dyesebel’ on ABS-CBN Channel 2, an upcoming major concert titled—‘The Forbidden Concert: Round 2: Annekapal’ slated on May 16 at the Smart Araneta Colisuem, plus numerous endorsements and projects.

She will be having a worldwide radio premiere of her newest single from her upcoming album under her own wing–Annebisyosa Productions, distributed by Viva.

The following participating countries are:

  • United Arab Emirates – via TAG91.1 on March 28, 5am
  • United Kingdom – via Pinoy Radio UK, Italia, Espana, France, Ireland, Benelux, Nordic, Germany on March 28, 9am
  • Hong Kong – via Good Evening Kabayan on March 28, 9pm
  • Australia – via 98.5 FM on March 31, 8pm and April 1, 10pm
  • Philippines – via MOR on March 28, 6am; on Wave 89.1, 8am; on Star FM, 8:15am; on Love Radio 90.7 and Yes FM, 9:45am

Its music marketing and promotions is handled by ETalent Management and Entertainment.

Cornerstone Concerts to hold 2 separate Musical Treats!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – On Wednesday, April 23 at the Third District Coffee Shop, Cornerstone Concerts, the events arm of Cornerstone Talent Management Incorporated recently held a press conference for its upcoming one-of-a-kind, two-night back-to-back concerts titled—‘Jazzified’ and ‘Rock & Soul’.


The event was well-attended by both mainstream and online media. Each of the artists sat down for pocket interviews with the press.

The two separate concerts are set on May 16, Friday and May 17, Saturday at the Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan.

Four of the country’s promising and talented performers as well as products of ABS-CBN Channel 2’s talent competitions—‘The Voice of the Philippines’, ‘X-Factor Philippines’, and ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ are the featured artists in the said shows. They are Marrki Stroem, KZ Tandingan, Thor, and Jovit Baldovino.

On the first night, Stroem and Tandingan are teamed-up to perform center stage via ‘Jazzified’. Inspired from Stroem’s upcoming second album, which has the same title, will showcase the soulful and jazzy singing styles of both artists with no frills, no big production number gimmickry, just great music with a fusion of all musical genres with an interesting twist of singing. Expect how the impressive and powerful vocals of both singers will enchant and entertain their audience.

Stroem is Marcello Angelo Stroem in real life is a Filipino-Norwegian and was a finalist in ABS-CBN’s Pilipinas Got Talent Season 1 in 2010. KZ Tandingan’s real name is Kristine Zhenie Lobrigas Tandingan, a native from Digos, Davao del Sur, was the first The X Factor Philippines grand winner in 2012.


On the following night, it’s Thor and Baldovino’s turn to surprise their audience with exciting and interesting renditions of rock and R&B songs. Watch how Thor tackles rock and Baldovino tackles soul as part of their surprise in the show.

From being shy and simple folks, Thor and Baldovino have taken off to becoming more daring and confident individual performers. Thor, whose real name is Ettore Dulay is from Panabo City, Davao del Norte, was last year’s one of ‘The Voice of the Philippines’ top eight finalists while Baldovino from Batangas was ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ grand winner in 2010.

The two concepts are ably supported by its media partners—MYX, BusinessWorld, PEP, Manila Concert Scene and Soundcheck Manila. Cornerstone Concerts also gives special thanks to Astroplus and Sam Milby’s Third District Coffee Shop, which is situated on Esteban Abada in Katipunan.

‘Jazzified’ and ‘Rock & Soul’ are just one of the many concerts that Cornerstone Talent Management Incorporated has ventured into. recently it mounted Rachelle Ann Go’s send-off concert at the Meralco Theater on February 22.

For tickets, log on to TicketWorld or call (632) 891-9999.

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Repertory Philippines’ ‘NOISES OFF’ on its last 4 shows

There is nothing that can beat in laughing it out loud when watching Repertory Philippines’ latest production on ‘Noises Off’ directed by Miguel Faustmann, which has four remaining performances starting tonight, April 25 (8pm), Saturday, April 26 (3pm and 8pm), and Sunday, April 27 (3:30Pm) at Greenbelt One’s Onstage.

Gathering in one production the country’s versatile theater actors and providing wacky acts that won’t bore the audience is a humongous task for the theater company, but succeeds in this 1982 play by the English playwright Michael Frayn. In the cast are Chinggoy Alonso, Frances Makil Ignacio, Paul Holme, Shiela Valderrama, Lorenz Martinez, Carla Guevara-Laforteza, Gerard Sison, Peachy Atilano, and Nico Dans.

If you ask me who made me laugh? My answer would be—all of them. None of the actors playing their characters bored me. All actors did their parts well and sustained the level of energy and hilarity all throughout. I got glued from the start till the end and it was such a laughing treat for me when I was feeling kind of down that afternoon when I watched it.

I must say the standout actors for me were—Ignacio who played Dotty Otley, the forgetful, late-middle-aged actress and has a romantic interest in the stuttering actor Garry Lejeune portrayed by Martinez. She provokes Garry by showing interest in Frederick ‘Freddy’ Fellowes breathed into by Sison.

Then the funny character is Brooke Ashton, the young inexperienced actress from London essayed by Guevara-Laforteza. She’s naturally funny when she performs onstage and backstage. And she’s funnier when she always lose her contact lenses in the middles of her scenes.

And the two male characters in the play Garry and Freddy were equally funny as well. They were as funny as the actors in the film, which were played by John Ritter and the late Christopher Reeve, respectively.

Faustmann’s direction is really identifiable and appealing to the Filipino audience’s sensibilities. The conflicts between the actors offstage and onstage were hilarious. ‘Noises Off’ is the expanded version play based on Frayn’s short-lived one-act play called ‘Exits’, which once was written and performed in 1977. Its film version in 1992 was directed by Peter Bogdanovich and its screenplay written by Marty Kaplan.

Watch and don’t miss the last four performances. For tickets, log on to TicketWorld or contact telephone number (632) 891-9999.