Staying indoors is a wise choice, but confing yourself inside the house to escape the heat need not be boring! Listen to new music, discover an award-winning film recently up online, or enjoy watching your childhood heroes onscreen to keep you entertained. Read on—you're welcome!
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Where's The Buzz
Winter has finally arrived at our doorstep... or at least on our TV screens. The epic final season of Game of Thrones premiered last April 14, and to get us more in the mood for the Long Night, go to Spotify and rock out to Game of Thrones: The End Is Coming playlist! If your bias lies specifically on a certain Westerosi clan, individual playlists like House Lannister and House Targaryen are also available for streaming.
Turn to Cinema One for fresh and unique films for the ever-hungry cinema junkies. Now on its 15th year, the new installment of Cinema One Originals picked eight finalists for the much-coveted trophy. With more diverse, audacious stories—a vampire thriller, a religious mystery, a romance fantasy, a coming-of-age drama, comedy, action and more, we can expect an interesting watch come this September.
What's The Buzz
If you’re looking for a new artist to spice up your playlist, meet Australian pop rock band Agamas. The trio, composed of vocalist Chloe Allworthy, guitarist Dino Losi, and drummer Tim Canterford, went on a tour in the Philippines and performed hits from their EP 3 on the floor. Their latest single "Static," released last January, was even recorded while in Cebu!
Take pride in Filipino talent as one of the first two winners of ABS-CBN Cinematografo Originals Yellow Rose will have its world premiere on May 2! The film, which tackles the story of the music dreams and struggles of Rose, played by Eva Noblezada, a Filipina teen living in Texas, will open for the prestigious 35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
Good news for fans of Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral director, Jerrold Tarog! His multi-awarded film with Ruel Antipuesto in the 2007 Cinema One Originals called Confessional is now available for streaming on Cinema One’s YouTube channel. To-do: add this to your weekend must-watch list!
These former co-stars turned good friends are back and making buzz online—and now they’re taking over television again as this month’s MYX celebrity VJs! Join Diana Zubiri, Iza Calzado, Karylle, and Sunshine Dizon as they goof around and play your favorite tracks on Pop Myx, Pinoy Myx, Mellow Myx, and My Myx throughout April.
Our Kapamilya artists are making waves in music with the success of newly-released tracks! For the ladies, Maymay Entrata’s Kakayanin Kaya official music video garnered 1M views, while Janella Salvador makes a comeback with single Take It Easy. On the other hand, the guys are turning the heat up as well, with Billy Crawford’s new album Work In Progress and Inigo Pascual’s recent collab with Australia’s most popular YouTuber, Wengie, for the track called Mr. Nice Guy.
It’s a trip down the memory lane with Westlife’s return to our country! The Philippine stop to The Twenty Tour, a series of concerts to celebrate 20 years in the music industry, is the reunion that we’ve all been waiting for. Save your seat at the Araneta Coliseum on July 30, and sing along to Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian’s timeless hits like "Swear It Again," "Uptown Girl," "You Raised Me Up," and "Mandy." Get your tickets at www.ticketnet.com.ph.
A few weeks ago, another Filipino pride took on the global stage! As part of the Nickelodeon’s KCA Social Squad, AC Bonifacio graced the 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. The Dance Kids winner certainly made an impression, as she wowed the people at orange carpet event and even danced with some members of the KCA Social Squad during the KCA Slime Soiree Party!
Rising OPM band Agsunta has left their past as a cover band, releasing a new single called "Bagong Umaga." The pop-rock anthem hopes to inspire listeners to rise again after getting hurt, after experiencing lost, or after nearly giving up on life. Listen to their single here.
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