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'Mula sa Buwan' explores friend zones and war zones

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:16 PM

The acclaimed musical returns for a sixteen-show run

IT'S BACK. Mula sa Buwan is really about consequence, of pieces falling apart, and how people put their lives back together. Image courtesy of Mula Sa Buwan

How has R&B, soul music evolved in the Philippines? Jaya, Jay-R weigh in

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:45 AM

The two along with Jason Dy are set to hold a concert at the Newport Performing Arts Theater entitled 'SoulJa' on August 30

Postmodern Jukebox's Manila performance cancelled

Jun 12, 2018 - 4:49 PM

Postmodern Jukebox's scheduled Manila performance is cancelled

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX. The music collective is coming to Manila. Photo courtesy of Midas Promotions

VIRAL: With tax reform, Philippines has 'new rules' like Dua Lipa

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Ateneo de Zamboanga University students make a parody video inspired by Dua Lipa's hit song, featuring lyrics about the tax reform law

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

WATCH: 'I'm not allowed to speak in Filipino' – Sponge Cola vocalist

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:55 PM

Singer and songwriter Yael Yuzon likens what happened at a Megamall gig to an obstacle course

#UPFair2017 Thursday: Elements

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Drop by the MovePH booth at the UP sunken garden on Thursday February 16 for a fun and equally engaging Elements: UP Fair Thursday

#UPFair2017 Wednesday: Haraya

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Bookmark this page to watch the various performances on the second night of UPFair2017

[Playlist] Paradise IMF: Watch these amazing live performances from the acts

Apr 08, 2016 - 3:40 PM

You may have heard their amazing tracks but how are the acts of Paradise International Music Festival live? Watch some videos of their live performances here

KANYE AND WIZ. Rappers Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa headline the first-ever Paradise International Music Festival. Photos by Ferdy Damman (Kanye West), Steve C Mitchell (Wiz Khalifa)/EPA

Two big stars to join Resorts World Manila’s Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical

Oct 05, 2015 - 6:51 PM

Antoinette Taus and Epy Quizon will join the star studded musical on its October 8 restaging

A wrap up of Invasion Tour Davao

Aug 23, 2015 - 4:46 PM

Davao was the first stop in this year’s Invasion Tour and it was awesome

Google PH crowdsources lyrics to build homes for abused OFWs

Aug 05, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Missing the Philippines? Tell it through a song and help raise funds for halfway homes for maltreated Filipino migrant workers

WATCH: 5 PH indie musicians to check out

Jun 15, 2015 - 11:23 PM

Tired of the usual top 40 radio fare? Music enthusiast and Jam 88 3 DJ Russ Davis gives us the lowdown on 5 local indie music acts worth checking out

EMEX: The Electronic MusiCon and Expo

Jun 11, 2015 - 9:12 AM

An expo for professional and aspiring DJs alike

Broken chords and the heart of music

May 09, 2015 - 4:00 PM

He once lived the rock n’ roll lifestyle during his heydays but it has been a while since he last made music

Urbandub's Gabby Alipe: No such thing as endings, only new beginnings

Apr 20, 2015 - 1:27 PM

On May 9 all 4 members will perform onstage for the last time

Urbandub vocalist talks about band hiatus

Apr 18, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Vocalist Gabby Alipe says all band members want to prioritize their families

Conclusion: The OPM bill – what it means to musicians, fans

Apr 02, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Proponents of the bill claim that the industry needs it immediately Opponents allege it s an attempt to rush a bill into law before people can make sense of what it actually does

ONGOING ISSUE. Skarlet/Myra Ruaro talks about the OPM Development Act during a Pinoyhiphoppaz Organization event. Photo provided by Rome Jorge

Continuing a 120-year legacy: A musical history

Mar 28, 2015 - 11:51 AM

Sun Life marks 120 years in the Philippines with an original musical

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WATCH: Kai Honasan performs original song 'Tongue Tied'

Feb 28, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Watch Kai perform her original song from her album In Your Face

The making of Kai Honasan

Feb 28, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Singer songwriter Kai Honasan talks about growing up in a musical family and her dreams of doing stand up comedy

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Sofar: An alternative to your usual concert or gig

Jun 10, 2014 - 9:41 PM

You have to sign up to get to enjoy this unique listening experience

Cross-cultural journeys: The Euro-Pinoy jazz concerts

Feb 15, 2014 - 10:29 AM

The European Union National Institute for Culture together with the EU Delegation to the Philippines presents the Euro Pinoy Jazz Concerts for National Arts Month

Rising above the flood: 'Rak of Aegis' the musical

Jan 15, 2014 - 11:22 PM

The Philippine Educational Theater Association stages a compelling story woven from torch songs

RAK OF AEGIS. A comedy-musical featuring heart-rending torch songs of local jukebox rock queens Aegis.

Top 5 indie acts of 2013 worth listening to

Dec 29, 2013 - 6:54 PM

Check out 5 homegrown artists albums and extended plays that rocked the independent music scene in 2013

iTunes launches 'Songs for PH' album for Yolanda relief

Nov 26, 2013 - 5:17 PM

Proceeds from downloads of the album worth 9 99 go to relief efforts by the Philippine Red Cross

WINNERS: Philpop Music Festival 2013

Jul 20, 2013 - 9:47 PM

Here is the list of winners updated as they are announced

A MUSICAL SPECTACLE. Musicians from different genres will battle it out on July 20 at the Meralco Theater. Image from the Philpop Music Festival Facebook page

HIGHLIGHTS: Philpop 2013 Finals Night

Jul 20, 2013 - 6:15 PM

Rappler brings you the event as it happens at the Meralco Theater

PHILPOP 2013 FINALS NIGHT. Rappler brings you the event LIVE. Graphic by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

VOTE for your Philpop 2013 winner

Jul 13, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Which of the songs by this year s Philpop finalists will you vote for?

CELEBRATING OPM. The Philpop Music Festival shines the spotlight on songwriters and composers. Image from the Philpop Music Festival Facebook page

Philpop 2013 finalist: Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana

Jul 13, 2013 - 9:36 AM

The Philpop 2013 entry from Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana is an homage to fond memories of a first love

DUO. Yumi Lacsamana (left) and Thyro Alfaro are finalists of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

Philpop 2013 finalist: Ganny Brown

Jul 13, 2013 - 9:28 AM

Ganny Brown s Philpop 2013 entry is about the inequality in Philippine society and the hope that transcends it

GANNY BROWN. He is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

Philpop 2013 finalist: Joey Ayala

Jul 13, 2013 - 9:15 AM

Joey Ayala s Philpop 2013 entry is about how paper and the roles we play control our lives

JOEY AYALA. He is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

Philpop 2013 finalist: Johnoy Danao

Jul 13, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Johnoy Danao s Philpop 2013 entry tries to capture the best of romance

JOHNOY DANAO. He is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

Philpop 2013 finalist: Jungee Marcelo

Jul 13, 2013 - 8:45 AM

Jungee Marcelo s Philpop 2013 entry fuses together hip hop and Pinoy spirit

JUNGEE MARCELO. He is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

Philpop 2013 finalist: Kennard Faraon

Jul 13, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Kennard Faraon s Philpop 2013 entry is about wanting to change the past

KENNARD FARAON. He is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

Philpop 2013 finalist: Lara Maigue

Jul 13, 2013 - 8:15 AM

Lara Maigue s Philpop 2013 entry is about a girl secretly in love with someone

LARA MAIGUE. She is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013

Philpop 2013 finalist: Marlon Barnuevo

Jul 13, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Marlon Barnuevo s Philpop 2013 entry is written for his fiancée

MARLON BARNUEVO. He is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

Philpop 2013 finalist: Myrus Apacible

Jul 13, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Myrus Apacible s Philpop 2013 entry is about the pain of seeing the one you love choose someone else

MYRUS APACIBLE. Myrus is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

Philpop 2013 finalist: Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura

Jul 13, 2013 - 7:30 AM

The Philpop 2013 entry from Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura is about moving on despite painful experiences

FUSING LYRICS AND MELODY. Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura are finalists of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

Philpop 2013 finalist: Paul Armesin

Jul 13, 2013 - 7:15 AM

Paul Armesin s Philpop 2013 entry is about how each second counts

PAUL ARMESIN. He is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

Philpop 2013 finalist: Raffy Calicdan

Jul 13, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Raffy Calicdan s Philpop 2013 entry is about being in a suffocating relationship

RAFFY CALICDAN. He is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

Fete dela Musique 2013: Music mecca

Jun 20, 2013 - 12:17 PM

The music festival regaled lovers of every music genre despite rain and traffic

GET THE MUSIC STARTED. French band Naïve New Beaters pumps up the crowd with their blend of hiphop and dance music. All photos by Pia Ranada

Mark Bautista goes ‘Full Monty’

Apr 23, 2013 - 8:45 PM

Mark Bautista makes his theater debut in the sizzling hot and hilarious musical The Full Monty

PROVOCATIVE. Mark Bautista topbills the cast of steamy Broadway musical 'The Fully Monty.' All images from 'The Full Monty April 27, 8 PM tickets' Facebook page

Army meets Pop Princess: 'Bayanihan' 'to

Nov 28, 2012 - 7:02 PM

The Philippine Army launches Sarah Geronimo s Bayanihan music video as part of its campaign for peace

BAYANIHAN. The cover image of the Bayanihan single

VIRAL: Miss Philippines beatboxes, wows crowd

Aug 16, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Queenierich Rehman the Philippines representative to the Miss World competition in China stunned the audience at the pageant s talent show when she did a beatbox number

Lifehouse reconnects with Manila

Jun 16, 2012 - 11:01 AM

Filipino fans rejoiced for the return of a favorite 90s rock band

HAPPY TO BE BACK. They said their 2008 Manila concert left them awed, only to find out it would happen again this year. Photo by Jyle Sulit

CCP to hold International Choral Competition in August 2013

May 12, 2012 - 10:18 PM

The Cultural Center of the Philippines CCP will be holding the Andrea O Veneracion International Choral Festival in 2013