Taste of Manila lights up the summer festival season in Canada with the best cultural flavors of the Philippines

In August 2017, Canadian English-language newspaper National Post published an insightful industry story entitled, “We will, we will WOK you: How food festivals became the new music festivals” the biggest annual Filipino street festival in the world outside of the Philippines is, you guessed it, a FOOD festival called, Taste of Manila When Taste of Manila started in 2014 in the Bathurst and Wilson Avenue area, organizers hoped to get 5,000 attendees. Well, 75,000 showed up that year In August 2017, Canadian English-language newspaper National …

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4 fresh collabs you should listen to!

Check out these songs and more in various digital music platforms and on ABS-CBN Star Music’s YouTube channel Artists even teaming up with other artists—making tracks seem like a double-whammy to most It’s been raining feels recently. Songs have also been pouring emotions to listeners, with artists even teaming up with other artists—making tracks seem like a double-whammy to most. Here are the latest collabs you should listen to ASAP. 1. “CRAZY ABOUT” BY JAYDA AND RENN MIKO Our sweet Jayda takes her music to …

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“Rated K” makes dreams come true for Teacher and Grandma

“Rated K” fulfill wishers from two unique letter senders Korina and team surprised high school teacher Beth Sangalang with a performance from OPM’s “Prince of Pop” while aspiring songwriter Francisca Teje, or “Lola Fe” finally heard her song brought to life by the “Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs.” Rated K is a news magazine program that features human-interest stories and no-holds barred interviews with interesting personalities Dreams don’t always come true, but for a heroic teacher and a persevering grandmother, two simple letters were all …

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Moira dela Torre to launch international album, first concert at the Big Dome

Moira dela Torre to release her international album and will stage her first-ever concert at the Big Dome The “Idol Philippines” judge is only one of the Kapamilya artists who is slowly breaking into the international music scene Don’t miss the singer-songwriter’s “Braver 2019” concert at the Araneta Coliseum on August 17 and watch out for her upcoming album Moira dela Torre has revealed two big projects coming her way this year—her first-ever concert at the Big Dome and an exciting new album slated for …

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Agsunta speaks up about how they return even stronger after a two-month hiatus

The OPM cover band Agsunta is finally back after a two-month hiatus The band addressed and spoke about the issue The band shared how they returned even stronger after their temporary goodbye Are you a fan of the songs ‘Di Ba Halata’ and ‘Patawad Na?’ If yes, then you might have loved the OPM cover band Agsunta. Your sad days are over as the homegrown band from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, with members Jireh Singson, Mikel Arevalo, Josh Planas, and Stephen Arevalo, …

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MayWard’s album tops in iTunes Philippines, tandem signs up as Kapamilya talents

Maymay Entrata and Edward Barbers’ lauched albums topped on iTune Philippines upon release MayWard loveteam had a grand album Launch on April 27 at the Sky Dome in Quezon City This is the second album launched by Maymay This is the first time Edward launched an album Prior to the event, MayWard had signed an exclusive 2-year contract with the ABS-CBN on April 25 Former PBB housemates Maymay Entrata and Edward Barbers have launched their albums successfully, as they topped iTunes Philippines immediately upon release. …

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Janella Salvador Launches An Empowering Track On Self Love With Comeback Single, ‘Take It Easy’

Janella Salvador makes her much-awaited comeback to recording with an empowering single entitled “Take It Easy” under Star Music. The single, composed by Anton Juarez, signifies Janella’s highly anticipated return to the recording scene and is just first of the loads of music projects coming her way this 2019. “Take It Easy” was first released on iTunes and Apple Music. It also landed on Apple Flowcase across Southeast Asia including Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines last March 15. This women’s month, multi-talented …

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iWant, Black Sheep, and Star Music Highlight Creativity and Innovation

“iWant has become a playground for creators—we want to keep offering new content that our digital audiences will enjoy watching,” said Elaine.   Students were also shown how the film industry is expanding to offer movies for the millennial and Gen Z market and how ABS-CBN is also helping Philippine cinema through preserving and restoring classic Filipino films in the talks of Black Sheep Films creative director Kriz Gazmen and ABS-CBN Film Restoration project head Leo Katigbak.   The ABS-CBN Pinoy Media Congress took place on …

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Singer Jade Riccio joins Star Music

Aliw awardee launches a classical crossover spin to “Bring Me To Life”. The National Music Competition for Young Artists winner turned an Evanescence rock masterpiece into a unique crossover version featuring her distinctive soprano voice.  After bagging the Best Classical Performer nod in the recent Aliw Awards, opera singer Jade Riccio has officially joined Star Music and is now ready to swoon listeners with her “Bring Me To Life” rendition. “I want to make a difference and bring classical music to the mainstream audience and …

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Singer Jona laughs off reports she is pregnant

Jona was rumored pregnant by her driver She confirmed that she is single and has no boyfriend She is thankful that even if the rumor has no basis, people has reason to talk about her Jona made fun of the rumored issue about her being pregnant. The singer is not excused from issues. When interviewed about the rumored pregnancy, she can’t help but laugh about it. “I know! Opo, nakarating po sa akin. Siyempre po unang-una, natawa lang po talaga ako. Kasi, alam ko naman po …

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