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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Last December 20, 2015, marked the day the world renown and award-winning University of the Philippines Concert Chorus (UPCC) – or simply, “Korus” – was in Sacramento, California on the first leg of its U.S. Winter Tour. As usual, Korus presented a repertoire of music that made the audience call for an encore. And for those who have seen them perform Read More …

Submarine-hotel

Source: Gizmodo.com Well here’s a new option for the wealthy tourist who’s seen it all. No, it’s not a trip to space. It’s not a floating hotel room or even a wild safari. It’s a luxury submarine—an underwater palace built for a Bond villain that can be yours for the weekend. But it’ll cost you. British rich person adventure company Oliver’s Travels recently christened the Read More …

Rose Fostanes is seen after being declared winner of the singing contest X-Factor in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 (photo credit: Tal Givony/Handout/Flash90)

Rose Fostanes found instant fame on reality TV and has received support from around the world By Times of Israel staff and AP Rose Fostanes, a diminutive 47-year-old Filipina caregiver, has emerged as the newest star of Israeli reality television, winning the singing competition “X-Factor Israel” on Tuesday and establishing herself as something of a national phenomenon. In an upset victory, Fostanes beat out three Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz They are back! The University of the Philippines Concert Chorus (UPCC) or simply Korus, the official choir of the University of the Philippines is back in Sacramento after sixteen years. But they made such a great impression to people that they will always be remembered. It was about this time in 1996 that the UPCC, then on its 12th international tour, Read More …

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By Pablo A. Tariman VERA Files Photo by Wyg Tysman In her short but fruitful life, filmmaker Marilou Diaz Abaya (1955-2012) lived and breathed music which was also an integral part of all her film output. Abaya’s passion for classical music remained one of the hallmarks of her personality. She breathed her last at the St. Luke’s hospital bed Monday night while listening to Cesar Read More …

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AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo The Philippine Star I was watching GMA NewsTV’s Jessica Soho in her weekday 9 p.m. State of the Nation news program last Monday when the news about the passing of Direk Marilou Diaz-Abaya was reported. Some of my fondest memories of the happy times that I shared with Marilou reverberated inside my mind. I first met Read More …

Dolphy

 A Cup O’ Kapeng Barako By Jesse Jose “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”  — Dolphy Dolphy is dead. The King of Philippine comedy is no longer with us.  He’s been called home to the Lord.  May he rest in peace.  He was 84.  Every Filipino all over the world knew of him.  I knew of him when I was still a school Read More …

Lady-Gaga

AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo The Philippine Star Self-appointed guardians of our faith and morals cannot prevent a concert performance, like that of Lady Gaga, via court injunction or local government ordinance. It isn’t an issue of whether we are Lady Gaga fans or not – but whether we want to promote another era like those of the pogroms in Russia, Read More …

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A Cup O’ Kapeng Barako By Jesse Jose Yakety-yak.  It’s the talk of the town in the Motherland: Jessica Sanchez should have won the title of American Idol daw.  TV news commentators, especially on TFC’s (The Filipino Channel) of ABS-CBN, are having a field day shooting their mouths off.  And print journalists are burning their pens in writing about it   All are saying: “She won!  She won!  She won it!”  Filipinos all Read More …

By Sandy Araneta The Philippine Star A production crew unloads equipment for the shooting of the movie ‘The Bourne Legacy’ as residents fill the streets, hoping to catch a glimpse of the film’s stars in San Andres, Manila yesterday. JONJON VICENCIO MANILA, Philippines – The shooting for the upcoming action-thriller “The Bourne Legacy” started yesterday in the busy streets of Manila. The Manila Police District (MPD) Read More …