Jamie: Basil’s songs resonate with me

Since the title of your concert with Basil is Love & Light, will it be a largely Christian concert?.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 7th, 2020

Jamie Rivera on what guides her in writing inspirational songs

Does Jamie Rivera, recently elevated to the CMMA (Catholic Mass Media Awards) Hall of Fame, let the Christian spirit guide her when she writes (or performs) inspirational songs?.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Folklore’ is signature Swift but minimalist

Taylor Swift Taylor Swift dropped a bomb recently with the announcement and release of album “Folklore” on the same day. The set is a collection of 16 tracks penned by the 30-year old singer-songwriter and produced with long-time collaborator Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner (of The National) in the first few months of lockdown. Critics have hailed it one of her best albums. Well, Swift has always been about the lyrics, and here and there an interesting line pops up and conjures an image and corresponding emotion. “I’m doing good/I’m on some new s**t” she sings on opener “The 1.” A simple piano motif shape the first few stanzas and I could almost swear that first chord is same as Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Thunder Road.” Less is more as Swift conveys how life goes on after the one that got away, but there’s definitely a hint of regret there as she sings “But it would’ve been fun if it could’ve been me.” “Cardigan” is a sentimental, lo-fi sounding flashback about a loveable but two-timing rascal. “A friend to all is a friend to none /Chase two girls, lose the one,” she sings. ‘Folklore’ album art “The Last Great American Dynasty” is signature Swift. It’s a potent mix of country-tinged pop and drum machines as TS sings about 20th century American socialite Rebeka Harkness, and draws parallels to her own life put under a microscope. Easy fave “Exile” features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon in a piano-decked ballad. Vernon sings in that low, Nick Cave-drone that is sweet contrast to Swift’s honeyed tones. Swift and Vernon sing from the perspective of two lovers who have realized that it won’t work. They take turns singing the regretful line, “I think I’ve seen this film before/And I didn’t like the ending.” “Mirrorball” glimmers with Swift’s radiant melodies as she intones “Hush, when no one is around my dear/You’ll find me on my tallest tiptoes/Spinning in my highest heels love/Shining just for you.” And there’s more: “August” (“Lost in the memory/August slipped away into a moment in time/‘Cause it was never mine”’), melancholy folk song “Seven” (“Your braid’s like a pattern/Love you to the Moon and to Saturn”), and a bit of hilarity in “Invisible String” (“Cold was the steel of my axe to grind for the boys who broke my heart/Now I send their babies presents”). Closing song “Hoax” sees Swift on piano with a spare string section just barely in the background. She sings, “Don’t want no other shade of blue but you/No other sadness in the world would do.” Compared to previous albums, “Folklore” is noticeably minimalist. The spotlight is on the singer and the songs. At this point in her career, Swift has become a master of weaving songs into little stories that resonate with our psyche and touch the soul. That might seem overly generous compliment to a legit mega celebrity who’s already received accolades to last her a lifetime. But that’s the thing: huge as she is, at her core, Swift is a songwriter who serves the song. And that dedication to her craft, her desire to be the best at it, not only for herself but for those who listen to her—you gotta respect her for that!.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Remembering God’s love on Mothers’ Day

Today, on Mothers’ Day, I remember the song, Hindi Kita Malilimutan. Composed by Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ, in the ‘80s, it became one of the signature songs of Basil Valdez. Since then, the song has become popular in funerals, where the dead person becomes the focus, one who will not be forgotten......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 9th, 2020

Coaches hope for extension on senior players

Coaches are looking forward to the possibility of giving seniors whose swan songs were cut short because of the cancellation of the UAAP Season 82 volleyball tournament an extension.  The UAAP Board last week decided to scrap the remainder of the season following the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon to April 30 amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. UAAP volleyball ran for only a week or a total of four playdates. With the abrupt and unexpected end of the season, there is clamor for the league to consider giving the seniors another year to play. The UAAP in its statement regarding the cancellation said that ‘all other issues will be resolved at the proper time.’      “Talking of another season, it is very disappointing for many seniors not only in UP,” said University of the Philippines mentor Godfrey Okumu, who has key seniors who were supposed to play their last year for the Fighting Maroons. According to the existing UAAP rules, only those who are under 25 years old before the eligibility deadline will be allowed to play.     If given an extension, UP seniors Tots Carlos, Isa Molde, Jessma Ramos, Marist Layug, Rem Cailing and Justine Dorog, are still eligible at least under the age requirement. “Most of my seniors are only 21 years old, so if their eligibility is extended, it is my sincere hope that they may choose to play,” added Okumu, whose squad had a 1-1 win-loss record before the cancellation. “But I will not want us to cross that bridge now, until we get to it.” Coach Oliver Almadro of women’s defending champion Ateneo de Manila University is just waiting for the UAAP Board’s decision on the matter. Seniors Kat Tolentino turned 25 last January, Jamie Lavitoria will be 26 this year while Jho Maraguinot is just 24.     “I haven’t talked to my graduating seniors what’s the next step,” said Almadro. “We just have to wait and see what the UAAP Board’s decision on eligibility, etc.” National University coach Norman Miguel has two key seniors in his Season 82 lineup in returning Risa Sato and Audrey Paran. Sato will turn 26 in October while Paran will turn 23 in December.   “I remember one time, we have brought this up to the team that there may be a possibility na ma-extend ang playing years ng mga seniors like Risa and Audrey,” said Miguel, whose Lady Bulldogs won all of their two outings. “Pero wala pa akong nakuhang sagot sa kanila that time, and since magkakalayo pa kami ngayon.” On the other hand, Far Eastern University men’s team mentor Rei Diaz is not pressuring his seniors JP Bugaoan, Peter Quiel, Jude Garcia, Owen Suarez and Kris Silang to stay in case of an extension.  “Siyempre may kanya-kanyang plano din sila pagka-graduate nila. Sa ngayon support muna tayo sa plan nila kung anumang maging desisyon nila rerespetuhin natin,” he said. “Although some of them nagsabi na tutulong pa rin sila sa team at kung may pagkakataon eh lalaruin nila. ‘Yung iba pinag-iisipan pa nila.” The UAAP Board is set to meet after the lifting of the ECQ.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 16th, 2020

Jamie and Basil tonight at Dust Thani Manila

Inspirational diva Jamie Rivera and Filipino balladeer Basil Valdez team up for a one-night-only show dubbed Love and Light: A Valentine’s Dinner Concert happening at the Mayuree Grand Ballroom of Dusit Thani Manila......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Pat Boone coming for Christmas concert

THE concert scene shall resonate with the sweet and merry sound of Christmas songs from one of the most enduring pop singers of the 1950s when Pat Boone comes for a special concert to be held on Dec. 6 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 9th, 2016

Philippine karatekas bound for Turkey

Vaccinated or not, Southeast Asian Games karate gold medalist Jamie Lim and the rest of her fellow Tokyo Olympics hopefuls will leave on March 15 for another training camp in Istanbul, Turkey......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

Nicole Scherzinger ng Pussycat Dolls proud Reginian: I have so much love and respect for her

“REGINIAN” din pala ang international singer na si Nicole Scherzinger ng The Pussycat Dolls. Yan ang inamin ni Nicole na siyang napiling mag-record ng isa sa mga hit songs ni Regine Velasquez na “Pangako” para sa “Kaibigan” album ng Filipino-American producer na si Troy Laureta. Ayon kay Nicole, mahilig din daw siya sa mga ballads kaya […] The post Nicole Scherzinger ng Pussycat Dolls proud Reginian: I have so much love and respect for her appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Baron: Ayoko na ng gulo, kung may maghahamon sa akin tatakbo na lang siguro ako

PAMILYA na ang priority ngayon ng magaling na aktor na si Baron Geisler. Napakarami raw nagbago sa mga pananaw niya sa buhay mula nang magpakasal sila ni Jamie Evangelista at lalo na nang dumating ang anak nilang si Baby Tali. Sa Cebu na naninirahan ngayon si Baron kasama ang pamilya at aminado siya na ang […] The post Baron: Ayoko na ng gulo, kung may maghahamon sa akin tatakbo na lang siguro ako appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

The time has come for Jayda

This is the story of two songs which are oh-so-personal that listening to them is like dissecting the singer-composers’ hearts. The first, titled Paano Kung Naging Tayo?, is by Jayda and the second, My Everyday Valentine, is by US-based JoAnne Lorenzana......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Resbak ni Bitoy sa bashers ng Voltes V: Yung iba kasi naggagaling-galingan…huwag ako!

NAGLABAS ng saloobin ang Kapuso comedy genius na si Michael V tungkol sa pamba-bash ng ilang Pinoy sa gagawing live-action series ng classic Japanese anime na “Voltes V: Legacy”. Mapapanood na ito very soon sa GMA 7 at pagbibidahan nina Miguel Tanfelix (Steve Armstrong), Ysabel Ortega (Jamie Robinson), Radson Flores (Mark Gordon), Matt Lozano (Big Bert) at […] The post Resbak ni Bitoy sa bashers ng Voltes V: Yung iba kasi naggagaling-galingan…huwag ako! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Jamie: Akala ng tao masyado akong strong…may pagkakataon ding hindi na ako makatayo, sobrang lugmok

MARAMI ring pinagdaanang matitinding pagsubok ang Inspirational Diva na si Jamie Rivera na talagang sumubok sa kanyang pananampalataya. Ngunit sa kabila ng mga hamon ng buhay na dumating sa buhay niya, hindi siya bumitiw sa paniniwala sa kapangyarihan at pagmamahal ng Diyos. “Sa edad kong ito marami na akong nadaanang pagsubok. Pero sa awa ng […] The post Jamie: Akala ng tao masyado akong strong…may pagkakataon ding hindi na ako makatayo, sobrang lugmok appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

A song celebrating 500 years of Christianity in PH

Singer Jamie Rivera has recently launched the inspirational “We Give Our Yes,” the official mission song of “The 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines” yearlong celebration that commenced this month......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

Jamie Rivera fulfills ‘mission’ to sing official 500 Years of Christianity song

“I think this is really my mission, a mission for me to be able to give people a prayer and, at the same time, they could sing with it as well.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2021

Escape in the Suffolk Countryside: Netflix has released a fossil, about the novel by John Preston | newspaper

February 15, 2021 · Writing Gilherme de Alencar Pinto at Film, TV and Streaming In 1938, English landowner Edith Pretty (1883-1942) hired excavator Basil Brown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

Tita Pilita jojowain si Richard, Daniel at handang magpapabuntis kay Gerald

Nakakatuwa ang nag–iisang Asia’s Queen of Songs na si Ms Pilita Corrales dahil halos lahat ng mga aktor na binanggit ni Vina Morales sa Jojowain at Totropahin challenge ay gustong maging jowa maliban lang kay Luis Manzano na tropa lang dahil sobrang nice nito na hindi niya maisip na jowain. Ipinaliwanag muna nina Vina at […] The post Tita Pilita jojowain si Richard, Daniel at handang magpapabuntis kay Gerald appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

‘Voltes V’ kumpleto na; Miguel, Ysabel gaganap na Steve Armstrong at Jamie Robinson

SI Miguel Tanfelix ang gaganap bilang Steve Armstrong habang si Ysabel Ortega naman ang napili bilang Jamie Robinson sa live action series na “Voltes V Legacy.” Kumpleto na ang limang pangunahing tauhan sa inaabangang Pinoy version ng Japanese anime na “Voltes V” na mapapanood na very soon sa GMA. Kanina sa “24 Oras” ipinakilala na […] The post ‘Voltes V’ kumpleto na; Miguel, Ysabel gaganap na Steve Armstrong at Jamie Robinson appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

Top prospect Malonzo sees a bit of himself in Norwood, Wright

Seeing himself in versatile, athletic player Gabe Norwood and streak shooter Matthew Wright would certainly put Jamie Malonzo in a better position in the coming PBA Rookie Draft......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2021

ABS-CBN: More diverse, more relatable songs in 2021

Iñigo Pascual is doing a pop re-imagination of Air Supply’s big hit, All Out Of Love, and netizens are abuzz on how he and music producer Moophs will bring a new flavor to one of the world’s greatest love songs......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2021

More duet & lsquo;80s

Last week I jotted down a list of good-recall duet songs, all released during the ‘80s when ballads were created through the warmth of sophisticated-for-its-time analogue recording and formulaic, yet hook-laden pop songwriting......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021