Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A sizzling Skin party with the country’s top models




The hottest and sexiest personalities from the modeling world is all set to topbill the first Talent Agents’ Organizationa’s (TAO) Party Skin: The TAO Models’ Party this February 7 at the posh Genting Club, Resorts World Manila. Skin is presented by Resorts World and Genting Club, in cooperation with All Famous, Inc., and Belo Medical Group.

Around 100 of the top high-fashion, commercial, print models will show their real skin during the event. Celebrities who started their careers as models will also be part of the event.

Singer JayR, Mikael Daez, Alodia Gosiengfiao, Daniel Matsunaga, Fabio Ide, Kerbie Zamora, Lemuel Pelayo, Mikel Campos beauty queens Venus Raj, Krista Kleiner, Gwen Ruais, and Hayden Kho are expected to make this event sizzle.

This Skin Party provides the attendees with the ultimate sensory experience that lives up to the glamour and stylishness of the modeling world. This also underscores how TAO understands the basic essentials of model requirements – going to the skin of things.

The event will also celebrate the achievements of TAO and its member groups in the field of modeling, may it be for ramp, commercials, and even showbiz.

TAO is a professional organization of legitimate and topnotch agents in the Philippines. Composed of THIRTY-SEVEN (37) members, its main vision is to unite and professionalize the talent agencies in the Philippines as well as meet the constant demands of talent requirements of all its ever-growing set of clients.

Skin is also being supported by Philippine Star and Manila Escapades Magazine.




The Coca-Cola Big Youth Blowout Kick-Off at Trinoma


Pinoy Teens & Coca-Cola Rally for Happiness
Coke-Bench Fashion Show Builds Up Coca-Cola’s 100th Year Celebration in RP

Last January 28, 2012, hundreds of teens from all over Manila joined forces and rallied at the activity center of TriNoma Mall in Quezon City. The reason? The Pinoy Youth declared their choice to open happiness… in a fashionable way!

The tandem behind this epic youth gathering is no other than the beloved beverage brand that’s celebrating its 100th birthday in the country, Coca-Cola and top clothing line, Bench! The two global pop icons reunited this time, to bring a complete, new line of hip, energizing a co-branded apparel and merchandise collection for the new breed of Filipino teens and teens-at-heart- the Coca-Cola Originals by Bench.

What better way to officially present this fresh new collection but with a larger-than-life runway party created by teens for teens other known as The Coca-Cola Big Youth Blowout. One of the Coca-Cola Happiness President’s inspired efforts to spread happiness all year round, the event brought together a handful of exciting firsts and surprise treats from beginning to end!

A lot of cheering, dancing, high kicks and drum beats kicked the day off as the quirky duo from the Coca-Cola Music Studio, Myx VJs Chino Lui-Pio and Bianca Roque called together on stage the amazing UE Pep Squad followed by the Philippine All-Stars to electrify the crowd with back-to-back heart-pumping numbers.

All these exhilarating acts were just a prelude to the day’s most- anticipated attraction: the fabulous parade of the country’s most sought-after ramp and student models as well as celebrities wearing the Coca-Cola Originals by Bench. One by one, the models came out strutting a full collection with designs that took inspiration from iconic Coca-Cola elements we’ve known for decades such as the Spencerian script, the contour bottle and bright red color patterns fused with Bench’s youthful, dynamic vibe that Pinoys all over the country and the world have loved throughout the years.

This culminated to a power-packed reveal of Coca-Cola’s new league of Happiness Ambassadors in the name of four of the hottest teen idols of today: Enchong Dee, Julia Montes, Kathryn Bernardo and Joseph Marco who all made an explosive entrance. While the two girls emerged from the center of the stage, their leading men practically “flew” from all the way from an elevated area of the mall and into the stage, leaving fans awestruck and screaming! Together, they performed a finale dance number as all the models work the catwalk to cap the day off on a high. But that’s not all! This final act also witnessed a stunning flash mob dance-off featuring 100 teens from various school and youth organizations nationwide. In no time, the audiences were throwing theirs fists in the air and swaying to the music as a shower of balloons and confetti surges!




 “The Coca-Cola Originals by Bench is our generation’s way of making a remarkable statement. Wearing it affirms our choice to join Coca-Cola’s uber exciting 100th year celebration and to continue spreading happiness among others,” says Enchong.

With a bottle of Coca-Cola in hand, now everyone has the power to show our indestructible spirit through fashion and be happiness ambassadors, ourselves. As how chic star-on-the-rise Julia Montes says: “I want to wear it because it shows that I enjoy life to the fullest and that I’m a happy person. Every piece is just a daily reminder of how resilient and optimistic we are as a nation, just like every bottle of Coke. That’s why I love it.”

But the big youth blowout was not solely just a fashion party for the Pinoy youth. It was also an occasion to give back and make a difference in the lives of our fellowmen. Led by the Coca-Cola happiness ambassadors, the teen guests and other partakers of the day were able to raise and donate funds for ongoing rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts for the victims of recent calamities that struck the country.

Tagged as the “first-ever digitalized Coke-Bench fashion show”, all the day’s fun fare was also made available for viewing by the entire nation and the world even, as it was streamed live online via www.coca-cola.com.ph. Top fashion bloggers and other notable personalities also kept buzzing online, further making the launch event the talk of the town. In fact, two lucky bloggers, David Guison and Vern Enciso, also got the chance to walk the runway!

The Coca-Cola Originals is available in Bench stores nationwide staring February 1, 2012. Open happiness and strut your style with an ice-cold Coke in hand to continue enjoying its delicious taste and unique fizz perfected over the last 100 years!

Coca-Cola. Maraming Salamat sa 100 Taon ng Saya! Ituloy ang Happiness. Go to the Coca-Cola Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/cocacola), follow @Coke_PH on Twitter or visit www.coca-cola.com.ph to see highlights of the event and to find out more information. 

Coca-Cola bares Big Birthday Blowout: New Coke-Bench Fashion




Want to make a refreshing fashion statement? Ready to unleash your inner style superstar? Well, it’s about time you set a brand new craze! How? With the new Coca-Cola Originals by Bench!

A trendy thank you gift by the Coca-Cola’s Happiness President in line with the brand’s centennial celebration in the Philippines, the power forces that brought us the much talked about Coca-Cola Smile Statement Shirts are once again teaming up to bring a complete, new line of hip, energizing fad for the new breed of Filipino teens and teens-at-heart.

In this second groundbreaking partnership, the world’s beloved icon of happiness, Coca-Cola, and the phenomenal proudly-Pinoy lifestyle brand, Bench, guarantee that the fashion domination will be much greater- a hundred times the excitement, a hundred times the fun! With these two pop icons in creative collaboration, the collection is a confident badge of Filipino youthfulness.


Of course, a partnership so epic could only bring nothing less than breakthrough surprises. First up is the much-awaited reveal of the new league of Coca-Cola’s happiness ambassadors in the name of four of the hottest teen idols of today: Enchong Dee, Julia Montes, Joseph Marco and Kathryn Bernardo. Together, they will lead the youth all over the nation to wear their bright hopes for the future and declare what makes them happy. “The Coca-Cola Originals by Bench is our generation’s way of making a remarkable statement. Wearing it affirms our choice to join Coca-Cola’s uber exciting 100th year celebration and to continue spreading happiness among others,” says Enchong.

Indeed, opening happiness wherever, whenever is fashionably much easier this time around as we’d all get to fash up with a full line co-branded apparel and merchandise collection. Imagine not only having the coolest, uniquely designed tees to flaunt around but also matching bags, key chains, caps and even tumblers! If that doesn’t excite you yet, you might also want to grab accessories of all kinds to pump up your style. And the best part is, they are all available at Bench stores nationwide the whole year round, starting February 1, 2012.

With a bottle of our favorite Coca-Cola in hand, now all of us have the power to show our indestructible spirit through fashion and be happiness ambassadors, ourselves. As how chic star-on-the-rise Julia Montes says: “I want to wear it because it shows that I enjoy life to the fullest and that I’m a happy person. Every piece is just a daily reminder of how resilient and optimistic we are as a nation, just like every bottle of Coke. That’s why I love it.”

If you are a sucker for graphic tees, fashionable art or simply a fella who loves staying in style, the Coca-Cola Originals by Bench will suit you perfectly. More so if you are a big fan of Coca-Cola! Many of the iconic elements we’ve known for decades such as the Spencerian script, the contour bottle and bright red color patterns, have been fused with Bench’s youthful, dynamic vibe that Pinoys all over the country and the world have loved throughout the years. The result? Chic designs that stand out and exude that happy, uplifting energy; all you can wear wherever the party’s at or even at simple, fun hang-outs with the whole gang!

Of course, the experience would be always be much more complete when you got a refreshing bottle of Coke in hand as you work every runway in your school, barangay or across town, steal the scene and show everybody what you’ve got! Just make sure it’s ice-cold so you enjoy its delicious taste and unique fizz perfected over the last 100 years!



So, what are you waiting for? Are you going to start a refreshing trend with the new Coca-Cola Originals by Bench? Or are you going to be left out? 








Coke @ 100: Ituloy Ang Happiness!

Coke, or Coca-Cola, is a 125-year old company having started in 1886 at a soda fountain in Atlanta, Georgia.

The year 2012 marks the 100th year of Coca-Cola in the Philippines, being the Company's first-ever out-of-country expansion, and the first expansion in Asia.





In the current advertisement of Coca-Cola, it shows a 100-year old man, Lolo Mario, visiting his great-granddaughter who is giving birth to Maya, his great, great-granddaughter. It really does strike a chord in everyone's hearts as a man as old as Lolo Mario making an effort to visit his 6th generation descendant, and along with him, there is Coke, as old as him, and has been there with him all through his life. 

This is the start of a series of posts about Coke and its 100 years of happiness. 

Para sa isang daang taon ng pagsasama-sama. Para sa isang daang taon ng saya. Ituloy ang happiness!

White Frog - Official Festival Trailer


Twilight Saga's Booboo Stewart stars Nick Young in White Frog, a movie about a seemingly perfect Asian family, whose flaws are slowly revealed upon the death of his brother. Starring BD Wong, Joan Chen, and Glee's Harry Shum Jr.

The movie will serve as the opening film at the San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival on March 8, 2012.

The movie soundtrack features artists David Choi, Big Phony, MC Jin, CriBabi, Gowe, PaperDoll, Shin-B, Iammedic, Booboo and Fivel Stewart.

Check out the websites for the movie:

EMO: Steel + Style






Some people find it hard to accessorize simply because they are allergic to the materials used in jewelries. But more often than not, some pieces in your closet call for a necklace or anything that will actually make you more eye catching. So what to do? Invest on something that will give you the look without sacrificing your skin condition, and by that you need to find something that is a real steal. Thankfully, EMO Jewelry provides that-real steel, that is (pun intended). Get the brightness of white gold, the shine of silver, all in a tougher package that will promise to give you a more fashionable look.


 Contrary to popular belief, the kind of stainless steel used in EMO Stainless steel jewelry is not the same kind used for spoons and forks. Rather, medical grade stainless steel is used, the kind you find in surgical blades, and in body bone implants, hence it being high hypoallergenic.

Stainless steel is also much much harder than most metals used for jewelry such as gold, silver and even platinum, which is why stainless steel retains that high polished luster as compared to say silver or white gold that gets dulled the more you wear it.


EMO jewelry is the accessory of choice for the new generation. It will never tarnish like silver and is a naturally whiter metal as compared to white gold. EMO offers a dazzling array of different styles and designs to suit today's modern women, with pieces ranging from everyday wear to look-at-me attention grabbers.


 We also offer a dazzling array of styles that have the look and more importantly feel of real jewelry, which is a far cry from the cheap and obvious costume jewelry. From anklets to right hand rings, EMO has got it all.

EMO S.Steel Jewelry
Steel + Style





Emo.ph

We’re also very happy to announce the totally new and revamped Emo.ph website. This is not some amateur multiply or sideline site, but Emo.ph is a full service online retail site where customers can browse, shop and purchase from their laptops or mobile devices, offering integrated shopping cart and payment system, much like what you would find on the web today, with fast 1-2 day delivery.




Aside from online shopping, we also have our more traditional “brick and mortar” branches all over the metro in popular malls and locations.

SM Fairview Boutique
Upper Ground Floor, Annex 2, SM City Fairview, Quirino Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City
(63) 2 935-0733


SM Fairview Kiosk
Upper Ground Floor, Main Bldg., SM City Fairview, Quirono Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City 
(63) 922-8603141


SM Megamall Kiosk
3rd Floor, The Atrium, SM Megamall, J. Vargas cor EDSA, Wack Wack Village, Mandaluyong City
(63) 922-8603142


SM Pasig Hypermart Boutique
SM Center Pasig, Fontera Verde C5, Brgy Ugong, Pasig City
(63) 2 706-5614


SM North EDSA Boutique
2nd Floor, City Center, SM CIty North EDSA, Pagasa 1, Quezon City
(62) 2 456-5277


SM North EDSA Boutique
3rd Floor, City Center, SM CIty North EDSA, Pagasa 1, Quezon City
(63) 922-8603143


SM Mall of Asia Boutique
2nd Floor, Entertainment Mall, Northwing Side, JW Diokno Blvd., Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
(63) 2 556-6762


Festival Mall Boutique
2nd Floor, Festival Supermall, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
(63) 2 836-2443


Cash & Carry Boutique
Cash & Carry Dept. Store, South Superhighway cor Emilia St., near Buendia Ave., Makati City
(63) 2 659-5493




The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® comes to One Archer’s Place



Taft Avenue just got more exciting as the famed street welcomes the latest addition to its line of dynamic dining and lifestyle establishments —The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

Set to open in One Archer’s Place on Fidel Reyes St. near De La Salle University (DLSU), the new The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® shop will be ready to open its doors to its first customers starting January 30—serving everyone with their full selection of internationally-acclaimed signature blends and gourmet treats and dishes.

“Manila is a good market for us,” shares Walden Chu, President of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. “A place that’s right in the center of a burgeoning coffee culture in the country, this new branch will not only compliment the busy lifestyle of people in the area, it will also make it easier for more to enjoy the specialty drinks that our brand is known for.”

The One Archer’s Place store will be located near prominent establishments around DLSU and will cater mostly to students and young professionals working and living in the vicinity. In addition, it will serve as a haven for both cult-like followers of the brands as well as coffee and tea aficionados of all sorts.

In line with its debut, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® branch in One Archer’s Place will be holding a special promotion that will coincide with DLSU’s 100th year celebration. During the promo period that will run from its opening day till February 05, 2012, customers can come to the store from 12:30 to 1:30 in the afternoon and purchase any of their favorite drinks for only Php 100.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

3D Vizion: New technology gives Philippine ad industry a much needed make-over





Something new has just landed on Philippines’ shores, and it’s all set to drive things towards a more interesting direction.

In a world where the medium has become the message all on its own, the Philippine advertising industry has a new platform for brands to shine on.

Advertising over the years

A world that prides itself on being able to reshape people’s lives, the advertising industry has found ways to subvert the common avenues of TV, radio and print for more strategic dissemination of information. Subversion and disruption are keywords for the advertising industry because with the growing sophistication of the mass market—one that is just as tech savvy—there is a real need to rise above the noise and clutter.

An inevitable call for transformation

Since the invention of television in the 1920s, screens are the preferred method for wide-scale distribution of ideas and messages. History shows us that TV has more than proved its effectiveness as a great tool for marketing not just products and services, but people and even beliefs as well— allowing individuals to affect not just their personal timelines but that of the world’s as well. Art and great thinkers recognized that the television was the way of getting into people’s minds and hearts. But when Andy Warhol predicted that “in the future, everyone will get their 15 minutes of fame,” he stumbled unto the underlying power of the internet.

However, nearly a century after it made big waves and changed the global landscape, television has lost some of its power to move people. More people are on the internet and on YouTube then there are still watching their televisions. The screens are different, but the experience is still the same.

Enter glasses-free 3D screens—a revolutionary platform that holds big promises for advertising professionals and companies. Dubbed as the “future platform of advertising,” glasses-free 3D screens make such an imprint among its audience that multiple studies can do nothing else but emphasize the marketing value of this selling tool. Because it redefines the viewing experience. What was once a flat plane is now a living playground of stories and colors.

“Glasses-free 3D screens leave such a lasting imprint that studies have shown that it is 10 times more effective more than regular 2D media,” shares Katrina Bantug, President and CEO of 3D Vizion. “A US study discovered that when used in a mall, the sales of the brand featured in the glasses-free 3D screen went up at least 12% in addition to the store reporting a 34% increase in consumer traffic.”

Imagine watching your favorite 3D movie. Only this time, with more realistic, crisp images and minus the hassle of wearing those bothersome red and blue glasses—glasses-free 3D screens create an entirely new consumer experience that has yet to be offered by any other media out there, regardless of their interactive values. Images that pop out of the screen. Images so realistic, it allows you to perceive and understand the product as it is.

“We cannot overemphasize how powerful this new tool is,” explains Katrina Bantug. “Glasses-free 3D is the future not just of advertising but of viewable media, as a whole. These screens do not just transport the message; it explains it, in all its glory, using compelling images that are sure to leave a lasting mark on the minds of the viewers.”

3D Vizion’s vision

The arrival of glasses-free 3D in the Philippines certainly opens a whole new era for the advertising industry. Using ground-breaking system that takes the best of high-definition 2D and combines it with the latest in 3D technology, a budding company called 3D Vizion is well on its way to revolutionize the business—putting the country at par with other first world nations.

“When we decided to pursue this, we had only one intention in mind—to come up with a company, that will revolutionize the way we do advertising here in the country—to provide our countrymen with the best available technology out there,” adds Katrina. “Myself, Mr. Mohan Kulkarni and DEMIKK Holdings, Inc., as represented by Ruben Tiu, came up with this idea of having a fully-operational Filipino company that offers world-class, first-class products and services.”

3D Vizion uses proprietary technology to provide companies with a revolutionary platform that they can use not just to catch attention, but ultimately, to generate sales. Because of this, the company has been getting a lot of attention from other organizations who want to get the word out of their offerings, likewise 3D Vizion’s technology is slowly being recognized as the new standard platform for more cost-efficient yet undeniably effective mass marketing efforts.
  
In addition, multiple studies have found that similar technology has a proven track record of heightened engagement, yielding 92% in memory retention among audience, with 68% of said statistics displaying a higher probability of following the experience with a purchase. Studies conducted in other industries, such as education also prove the effectiveness of the medium in making people perceive, understand and remember ideas.


By Filipinos, For Filipinos: Proudly Pinoy Company Aims to Change Country’s Advertising Landscape




Filipinos have always been at the forefront of innovation. As it is in more developed countries that a life that can dedicate itself to the pursuit of knowledge for its sake can create such great invention, it is at the other end of the spectrum—a dire need to focus on day-to-day matters which the Philippines has found itself. Strangely enough, the difficulties that have plagued the country for so many years have made innovation a real survival act. 

Following this tradition of Filipinos stumbling towards modernization in the process of seeking a better way of doing things, a budding company named 3D Vizion has come up with a ground-breaking technology that takes the best of high-definition 2D technology and the latest in 3D technology to come up with a platform that is set to change the way companies in the Philippines advertise—glasses-free 3D screens.

The company was founded on the premise of providing the best for Filipinos—by Filipinos.

“When we decided to pursue this, we had only one intention in mind—to come up with a company, that will revolutionize the way we do advertising here in the country—to provide our countrymen with the best available technology out there,” shares Katrina Bantug, President and CEO of 3D Vizion. “Myself, Mr. Mohan Kulkarni and DEMIKK Holdings, Inc., as represented by Ruben Tiu, came up with this idea of having a fully-operational Filipino company that offers world-class, first-class products and services.”

Fuel for change

3D Vizion uses proprietary technology to provide companies with a revolutionary platform that they can use not just to catch attention, but ultimately, to generate sales. Because of this, the company has been getting a lot of attention from other organizations who want to get the word out of their offerings; likewise 3D Vizion’s technology is slowly being recognized as the new standard platform for a more cost-efficient yet undeniably effective mass marketing.

“Glasses-free 3D screens leave such a lasting imprint that studies have shown that it is 10 times more effective more than regular 2D media,” adds Katrina Bantug. “In the US, a study discovered that when used in a mall, the sales of the brand featured in the glasses-free 3D screen went up at least 12% in addition to the store reporting a 34% increase in consumer traffic.”

A step up from the usual 3D screens we see inside movie houses, this new and more sophisticated technology bridges most of the gaps left by previous iterations by providing viewers with improved 3D projection coupled with high-definition 2D images, more spots for viewing and of course, the ability to watch without the use of bothersome red and blue glasses that can cause headaches among other discomforts.

In addition, multiple researches found that similar technology has a proven track record of heightened engagement, yielding 92% in memory retention among audience, with 68% of the number displaying a higher probability of following the experience with a purchase. Studies conducted in other industries, such as education also prove the effectiveness of the medium in making people perceive, understand and remember ideas.

But the bottom line is this: in the battle for the attention of the consumer who is now media savvy and inundated by so much information, rising above the clutter is an act of survival. 3DVizion is proud to be the company that will aid the industry to keep growing and working towards better ways of engaging with the mass market.


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Founded by Katrina Bantug, Mohan Kulkarni and backed by DEMIKK Holdings, Inc.- represented by Ruben Tiu,3D Vizion is a budding Filipino company whose goal is to revolutionize the country’s advertising landscape and put us at par with other nations using glasses-free 3D screens as its main platform. For more information about the company, its products and services, you may contact Susana Eslava at 695-1111 or 706- 7999 or visit their website at www.3dvscreens.com.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Parokya ni Edgar scores a gold; Spongecola releases Stargazer




Parokya ni Edgar proved that they are one of the most successful bands of this generation when they added another Gold in their gallery of record awards. The recognition is for the Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop Rockers album, which includes the hits Pangarap Lang Kita, One Hit Combo, among others.

On the other hand, Sponge Cola just released their new music video Stargazer, lifted from the album Araw Oras Tagpuan.

Stargazer is the fourth single from the album after Tambay, Regal, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay. To request for the music video, please visit www.myxph.com.

Parokya ni Edgar and Sponge Cola are both Universal Records artists.

Cyndi Lauper Live In Manila


CYNDI LAUPER
LIVE IN MANILA ● MARCH 17, 2012 ● SMART ARANETA COLISUEM


Cyndi Lauper burst onto the world stage as the quintessential girl who wants to have fun. After more than 25 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million, she has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move.

The beauty of Cyndi Lauper is that she has evolved into a richly multi-faceted renaissance woman who strikes a resonant chord with each project.

After winning the Grammy in 1985 for best new artist and becoming the first artist in history to have five top ten singles from a debut album, Cyndi Lauper continues to garner critical acclaim as a singer, musician, actor and writer. Cyndi has released 12 albums, over 40 singles and has sold more than 25 million records world wide.  She has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 7 American Video Awards, 18 MTV awards.   

As an actor, Cyndi has appeared in such features as Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Life With Mikey, Off and Running, Vibes and opposite Christopher Walken in her critically acclaimed dramatic role in The Opportunist.  Television credits include Queer as Folk, Live and Kicking and Noel’s House Party (both for the BBC) and her Emmy Award Winning performance (Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy Series) as Marianne Lugasso on Mad About You (94-99).  Cyndi has also lent her talents to other film and TV projects voicing animated projects for Disney and The Simpsons as well as scoring soundtracks for the films Off and Running, Private Property and the title song for Nick Cassavete’s, Unhook The Stars. Cyndi made her Broadway debut in 2006, in the role of Jenny in The Threepenny Opera. When she is not writing and performing, Cyndi is continuing to develop her skills as a director, frequently working at the helm of her own music videos as well as directing for commercials like the Trivial Pursuit's "Totally '80s" board game.

An unwavering advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality since the start of her career, Cyndi created the True Colors Tour in 2007.   The Tour has brought together artists like Erasure, The B-52s, the Indigo Girls, Deborah Harry and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts for shows that successfully merge great music and public awareness about the issues facing the LGBT community.

To further her role as an activist, Cyndi founded the True Colors Fund in 2008.  The non-profit seeks to inspire and engage everyone, particularly the straight community, to become involved in the advancement of LGBT equality. The Fund recently launched the Give a Damn Campaign, an extensive and innovative online public education and awareness initiative.

In addition, Cyndi is the Honorary Chairperson of the True Colors Residence, the first project of its kind to provide a permanent, supportive and secure home to formerly homeless LGBT youth in New York City. In appreciation for her work, Cyndi has been honored by many organizations including the Human Rights Campaign, GLSEN and PFLAG.

Cyndi is also a tireless participant in the struggle to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Most recently, Cyndi has joined with Lady Gaga to be the spokespeople for the 2010 MAC Viva Glam Campaign and to educate woman about HIV/AIDS around the world. She also continues to participate in efforts and events for organizations like AMFAR, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in order to speak out about the need for education and greater resources to fight this disease.

Grab a copy of Time After Time – The Cyndi Lauper Collection, available in music store nationwide, only from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines.

TICKET PRICES

Patron A – P 5,500
Paton B – P5,000
Lower VIP – P4,500
Lower Box – P4,000
Upper Box A – P2,500
Upper Box B – P1250
Gen Ad – P750

Tickets are available NOW! Call Ticketnet at 911.55.55


JayR guests in Edwin McCain-Taylor Dayne concert






The country’s King of R&B and Soul JayR has been chosen to be the featured artist of the Manila leg of the international hitmakers Edwin McCain and Taylor Dayne this February 17 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. This concert is produced by Blue Dream Entertainment and CNCA Media Concepts, Inc.

JayR, who is one of the bestselling Filipino acts of his generation by spawning multiplatinum albums and hit songs, is set to remind everyone why he is considered one of the industry’s royalties with his dynamic vocals and awesome moves.

“I am so thankful that I have been given this chance to guest in this concert,” says the R&B and Soul King. “For all the romantics out there, this concert is something you shouldn’t miss.”

JayR is set to release his newest album in the second quarter of this year., under Universal Records.

Edwin McCain is familiar to the Filipino people because of his hit song I’ll Be. His other hits are I Couldn’t Ask For More, Walk With You, among others.

Taylor Dayne, on the other hand, is the voice behind immortal hits - Tell It To My Heart, Love Will Lead You Back, among others.

Manila show tickets are priced at P1,790 (Silver), P3,500 (Gold) and P4,800 (VIP). For SVIP, call 09399063430 or 661-5710.

For details, call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or SM Tickets, 470-2222.

Christian Bautista and Karylle spread Love & Laughter




Asiansations Christian Bautista and Karylle exhibited undeniable chemistry in the musical West Side Story, the international series The Kitchen Musical, but the two singers never had the chance to work on a concert together. This February 29, this team-up debuts on the concert stage with Love & Laughter, a Post-Valentine cum Leap Year show, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at the Resorts World in Manila. The concert is produced by Resorts World, in cooperation with Ultimate Entertainment and Stages Talents.

“Karylle and I work together in so many gigs, even before,” says Christian. “But doing this Post-Valentine concert with her is something new and very exciting to us.”

Karylle played leading lady Maria to Christian Bautista’s Tony in STAGES’ staging of The West Side Story, where the two received glowing reviews both as individuals and as partners.

“Christian and I are so alike in so many ways,” admits Karylle. “We have always been good friends and I am excited to do this show with him and the other talented artists who will join us.”

Christian and Karylle will dish out memorable love songs of different themes in the show- from falling in love to heartbreak to reconciliation and moving on.

Comedienne Nanette Inventor, known for her hilarious skits, will give this show a funny dimension.

“Leap year only happens once every four years,” says Nanette. “So the concept of this concert is also a rarity. With the immense talent of Christian and Karylle, I am sure viewers will fall in love and travel back in time with such beautiful love songs that they will perform.”

Opera Belles and Primo are also guests of the show.

Tickets may be purchased at the Resorts World Manila Box Office located at the main casino entrance or all Ticketworld outlets nationwide.

A1 + Blue + Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees = The Greatest Hits Tour Live in Manila!





It's a trip back to the 2000's as British boybands Blue and A1 reunite for The Greatest Hits Tour with one-fourth of American boyband 98 Degrees, Jeff Timmons.