Music

Kantang Kwarantin: Stay at home, SING and win a prize!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — Ever dreamed of being a singer performing on the big stage? Performing for people all over the world and not just to your cat? But it’s kind of hard to make your dream become a reality, because you know, lockdown. Now it’s your time to shine! With Kantang Kwarantin, presented by EBC Films—it’s your chance to create your own cover song of “Tuloy ang Laban,” for fame and your […]

WATCH: Policeman sings song he wrote to inspire Filipinos forced to stay home amid COVID-19 quarantine

(Eagle News) — A young Filipino policeman decided to compose a song to inspire Filipinos forced to stay at home amid the COVID-19 quarantine. The 32-year old cop, Christian Pagaduan Villamor, presently assigned at the Lupao Police Station in Nueva Ecija performed his song himself while strumming his guitar, dedicating it to all Filipinos fighting the war against the coronavirus. Villamor’s hobby is composing songs, especially when there are calamities, saying he wants to inspire […]

First-ever U2 concert in the country at PHL Arena promises unique visual-aural experience for fans

  (Eagle News) – U2 at the Philippine Arena. The combination sets fans’ imagination on fire as the popular Irish rock band known for its socially relevant songs stages its first ever concert in the country at the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena. With lead vocals Bono, drummer Larry Mullen Jr., bassist Adam Clayton and guitarist “The Edge,” U2 promises a unique visual and aural experience, going by their previous concerts where the latest digital and visual […]

Pacquiao launches his own cryptocurrency – PAC tokens – during Manila concert

  Philippine boxing legend and politician Manny Pacquiao launched his own cryptocurrency, ‘PAC’ tokens, with a concert in Manila on Monday. The ‘Pac’ was initially created to allow fans to buy exclusive Pacquiao merchandise but there are plans now for broader use. The virtual currency is set to be listed on and distributed by the Singapore-based Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) later this year. Pacquiao, 40, is considered a national hero by many as his […]

Two BIR officials nabbed for alleged extortion of P75 million

Two of their cohorts remain at large, authorities say (Eagle News)–Authorities have arrested two Bureau of Internal Revenue officials for the alleged extortion of P75 million, but their two alleged cohorts remain at large. The suspects, identified as Alfredo Pagdilao Jr., 58, chief assessment officer at BIR-Pasig; Agripina Vallestero, 61, revenue officer; were nabbed in a joint entrapment operation conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation and the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission on Saturday, July 20. […]

‘Cats’, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ choreographer Gillian Lynne dies at 92

  LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British choreographer Gillian Lynne, who was best known for her work on the long-running musicals “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera, has died aged 92, her husband said. Lynne died on Sunday at the Princess Grace Hospital in London. “She leaves behind a huge legacy & is adored by many,” her husband, actor Peter Land, said on Twitter, paying tribute to his “dearest wife & friend & love for […]

5 Seconds of Summer ends Jay-Z, Beyonce No. 1 debut streak

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Australian pop band 5 Seconds of Summer stunned Beyonce and Jay-Z by opening Sunday at the top of the US album chart, with the couple’s surprise collaboration ending the superstars’ streak of number one debuts. 5 Seconds of Summer had stepped up promotion of their album “Youngblood” after Jay-Z and Beyonce dropped “Everything Is Love,” with the Australians telling fans they were in a close race for number one […]

Mozart manuscript expected to sell for 500,000 euros

PARIS, France (AFP) — The first draft of music Mozart wrote for the last act of his opera “The Marriage of Figaro” is expected to sell for half a million euros ($578,000) when it goes under the hammer in Paris. The “exceptional” manuscript from 1786 which will be auctioned on Wednesday in the French capital comes from the peak of the composer’s career in Vienna, the auction house Ader Nordmann said. Called “Scena con Rondo”, Mozart […]

Elvis’ drummer DJ Fontana dies at 87

  NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Drummer DJ Fontana, the last surviving member of Elvis Presley’s original band whose hard-driving but self-effacing style helped shape rock percussion, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87. His son David Fontana wrote on Facebook that his father died peacefully in his sleep Wednesday evening. An inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Dominic Joseph Fontana introduced drums to the concoction that became rock […]

Sing for Hope Piano project returns to New York City’s public parks

By: Abigail Vital, EBC New York Bureau Music has been an important part of history, as a way to pass on part of a tradition or simply just for pleasure.  Creating music, then, has been an integral part of carrying out this tradition.  With the use of instruments, music is made, and thus enjoyed by many.  The piano in itself has its own history. Whether playing one of Beethoven’s classics or serenading to Billy Joel’s, […]