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LISTEN: Cebuana artist Lourdes Maglinte drops debut album ‘Ruin The Party’

Dec 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Cebuana soul singer Lourdes Maglinte focuses on her R&B and soul influences in her debut album

DEBUT ALBUM. Lourdes Maglinte drops her debut album 'Ruin The Party.' Photo from 22 Tango records

James Reid’s Careless is anything but

Dec 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The label has recently gone independent, but the young team behind it seems more motivated than ever to make waves in the music industry

CARELESS. The independent label led by James Reid has big plans for 2020. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

5 songs that changed Ebe Dancel's life

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:55 PM

The singer-songwriter's songs have changed many lives, but which songs changed his?

EBE DANCEL. The singer-songwriter performs at the Ortigas East Light Tunnel, celebrating 20 years in the music industry. Photo by Jaen Nappy Manegdeg and Jeff Digma/Rappler

Artists, musicians raise funds to free activists who spray-painted LRT posts

Dec 06, 2019 - 6:30 PM

For the Panday Sining members arrested for alleged vandalism, artists are selling their work, while musicians will do a benefit gig at Mow’s Bar, Matalino Street, Quezon City, on Saturday, December 7

December Avenue is the Philippines' most streamed artist on Spotify

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:52 AM

The Philippines' most streamed song also comes from the group!

TOP ARTIST. December Avenue is the most streamed artist on Spotify Philippines for 2019. Image courtesy of Spotify Philippines

FULL LIST: Performers at the SEA Games 2019 opening

Nov 30, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Salute to all the singers and dancers!

FILIPINO PRIDE. The 30th Southeast Asian Games opening at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on November 30, 2019. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Darren Espanto graduates from senior high school with honors

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The 18-year-old singer is officially done with senior high school, graduating with First Honors, an Achiever Award, and the Excellence in Music and Arts Award

Ben&Ben, Ebe Dancel, Bullet Dumas to perform back-to-back

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:53 AM

The one-night-show of Ben&Ben with Ebe Dancel, Bullet Dumas, and Johnoy Danao is happening at 7 pm on December 1

Pinoy group SB19 lands on Billboard's Next Big Sound chart

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The K-pop-inspired Pinoy boy band ranks 6th on Billboard's music chart

Mariah Carey is top female artist of all time, according to Billboard

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Guess she got all she wanted for Christmas!

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Zephanie

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Catch the 'Idol Philippines' winner on Rappler Live Jam!

Sue Ramirez, a light that never goes out

Nov 09, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Showbiz is full of stars, but there’s no one like Sue

Photos are by Iya Forbes/Rappler

Taylor Swift to receive 'Artist of the Decade' title at American Music Awards 2019

Nov 02, 2019 - 4:03 PM

T-Swift will be the first woman to receive the Artist of the Decade title

Ely Buendia set to share stage with 'Ang Huling El Bimbo – The Musical' cast

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:34 PM

Eraserheads fans will not want to miss this

ELY BUENDIA. The Eraserheads frontman is set to perform in the upcoming show 'Ely Buendia: Night at the Theater.' Photo courtesy of Ultimate Shows

[WATCH]: Rappler Live Jam: Caleb Santos

Oct 23, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Catch Caleb Santos on Rappler Live Jam on Wednesday, October 23 at 8 pm

Free concert by local artists spotlight farmers’ plight

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Farmers from different regions converge at a fair trade in Quezon City as part of peasant month activities in October

STAND WITH FARMERS. Singer-songwriter Bullet Dumas performs at Bagsakan fair trade and concert at Quezon Memorial Circle. Photo by Jaia Yap/Rappler

LOOK: Champ Lui Pio of Hale welcomes first child

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Hale vocalist Champ Lui Pio and partner Claire Nery welcome their newborn son, Caden, to the world

Ben&Ben will be playing at SXSW 2020

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:29 PM

The band will be playing in the US for the first time

2020 AWAITS. Following what's shaping to be a landmark 2019, Filipino band Ben&Ben is set to play in the US for the first time ever. Rappler file photo

Ebe Dancel to stage solo concert in February 2020

Oct 15, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Tickets will be available beginning October 31

20 YEARS. Ebe Dancel celebrates 20 years with his first solo concert. Photo courtesy of Make Good

Majestic Biles extends record to 25 world gymnastics medals

Oct 13, 2019 - 10:52 PM

American star Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in history

RECORD-BREAKER. Simone Biles surpasses the previous all-time mark of 23 world medals. Photo by Thomas Kienzle/AFP

Yulo 'did not expect' to win elusive world championship gold

Oct 13, 2019 - 9:47 PM

'I am speechless,’ says Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Yulo after his historic feat at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Germany

UNEXPECTED. Carlos Yulo defies the odds to cop the country's first ever gold medal in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championshps. Photo from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events

WATCH: Carlos Yulo flashes 'dynamic, exquisite' Worlds routine

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:19 PM

Check out the thrilling performance of Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Yulo at the World Championships

Photo from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events

Filipinos celebrate Carlos Yulo's 'stunning and riveting' golden performance

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:55 AM

For the first time ever, the Philippine national anthem gets played in the world gymnastics stage as Carlos Edriel Yulo becomes the first Filipino world gymnastics champion

Carlos Yulo claims PH's historic world championship gold

Oct 12, 2019 - 11:25 PM

After qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, Carlos Edriel Yulo rules the men's floor exercise to emerge as the first Filipino world champion in gymnastics

WORLD CHAMPION. Carlos Edriel Yulo continues to make history with a world championship gold. Photo by Janet Tenorio/Photo release

Olympics-bound Carlos Yulo lands 10th in world all-around final

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:36 AM

Carlos Edriel Yulo makes it to the top 10 of the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships men's all-around event

TOP BET. Carlos Yulo sustains his impressive form in the men's individual all-around final. Photo release

FULL LIST: Winners, Awit Awards 2019

Oct 11, 2019 - 12:48 PM

(UPDATED) Moira dela Torre leads the pack of winners at the annual music industry awards

AWIT AWARDS. The annual music industry awards recognizes the country's best artists. Screenshot from Instagram.com/awitawards

How Ryan Cayabyab keeps the music playing

Sep 12, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The music industry's beloved Mr C and respected Maestro is given the Ramon Magsaysay Award, recognizing a legacy that includes more than just the several hundreds of songs he's written

MAESTRO. 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Ryan Cayabyab gives an interview before the awarding night. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

BP Valenzuela, BLKD + Calix, more artists to perform in gig for victims of Negros killings

Sep 04, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Discussions will be held between performances, to help raise awareness among the youth

SA NGALAN NG TUBO. The event brings together local artists who are playing for the benefit of the victims of the Negros killings. Photo from the event's Facebook page

Artist Janica Uy leads Start 101 gallery's 'Affliction' exhibit

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The exhibit opens August 27

Skin in the game: Hong Kong protesters get inked

Aug 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Hong Kong's tattoo community has banded together tightly over Hong Kong's protests. 'Art is power, to spread an idea or to touch people or to inspire people,' says a tattoo artist

This photo taken on August 21, 2019 shows tattoo artist Iris Lam tattooing a Bauhinia flower, the emblem of Hong Kong, on her client 'C' at Gazelle Tattoo studio in Hong Kong. From umbrellas and calligraphy in Chinese, to gas masks and helmets, people are getting their bodies inked as a sign of solidarity with a protest movement which is challenging the city's government and its Beijing-backers. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Daydream vibes: Karpos Live Mix 5 featuring RAC and CRWN

Aug 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM

It was a night where nothing but the beat mattered

BEATMAKER. Crwn performs at Karpos Live Mix 5. Photo courtesy of Globe

Artists call for 'independent' probe into alleged sexual assault at Iligan workshop

Aug 12, 2019 - 10:57 PM

The artists groups also point out that the alleged incident is the 'latest of assault narratives deploring sexual misconduct within the Philippine arts and culture community in recent years'

Renowned Greek sculptor Takis dies at 93

Aug 10, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Takis is a key figure of the 20th-century kinetic art movement, using colored lights and moving balls in his creations

Ben&Ben is performing at Clockenflap 2019

Aug 08, 2019 - 3:34 PM

The indie folk band is performing on the same stage as headliners like Halsey and Mumford and Sons

BEN&BEN. The band performs on Rappler Live Jam as they promote their debut album. Rappler photo

Juan Miguel Severo reminds mall: 'Make paying artists your default'

Aug 06, 2019 - 11:12 AM

The spoken word artist apologizes to the mall he blasted for unfair compensation, but stresses that artists must be paid fairly for their services

JUAN MIGUEL SEVERO. The spoken word artist performs at Joey Ayala's 'Mandiriwa' Concert in 2017. File photo by Martin San Diego/ Rappler

Ryan Cayabyab: The man, the artist

Aug 04, 2019 - 6:43 PM

It's hard to imagine a world without Ryan Cayabyab's songs

Ryan Cayabyab during the press conference of their movie, "Ang Larawan'. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler.com

UK fashion label acknowledges using Filipina artist's work without her consent

Aug 02, 2019 - 1:13 PM

Rixo announces its collaboration with artist Feanne months after she accused the popular UK fashion label of plagiarism

SETTLED. UK label Rixo acknowledges that elements of Feanne's art (right) was incorporated into the print for their clothing (left). Screenshot from Instagram.com/feanne

Filipino comic book artist Leinil Yu to work on ‘X-Men’

Jul 30, 2019 - 1:34 PM

'This is my dream project,' Leinil Yu says about the opportunity to helm the upcoming 'X-Men' October issue

Artists raise funds for victims of the drug war in 'KOLAborasyon'

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:32 PM

BLKD x Calix are among the performers, with art by Ang Gerilya, Rob Cham, and Darlingkink on auction

Image courtesy of Gabi Na Naman Productions

Cardi B charged over strip club brawl

Jun 22, 2019 - 10:57 AM

The grand jury's new charges against Cardi B include two felony counts of 'attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury'

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Barbie Almalbis

Jun 20, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Catch her live on Rappler!

Play written by young Filipino to show in New York

May 31, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'Golden Girl by the Sea' features a cast representing 7 countries

Golden Girl by the Sea cast. Photo by Aakash Varma.

IN PHOTOS: No Rome’s first headline show in New York

May 29, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Catch the gig – in photos – here

Photo by Rico Cruz/Rappler

Filipino artists tell PDEA: 'Crack down on drug lords, not songs'

May 24, 2019 - 9:33 PM

'It is not PDEA’s job to be a music critic,' says the Concerned Artists of the Philippines

SHANTI DOPE. The rapper's song 'Amatz' has come under fire with the PDEA, after the government agency said it promotes marijuana use. Screenshot from YouTube.com/UniversalRecPH

National Artist for Music Ramon Santos holds lecture in UP on June 6

May 24, 2019 - 7:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Bukás at libre ito sa publiko. Magpatalâ o tumawag sa Sangay ng Literatura at Araling Kultural ng KWF sa (02) 252-1953 o sa email na kwf.slak@gmail.com

Watch IV of Spades and Rico Blanco live in concert together

May 24, 2019 - 5:28 PM

(UPDATED) Start saving up for August!

LOOK: Two Pinoy artists win James Gunn’s global 'Brightburn' fan art contest

May 24, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Out of 600 entries, winners Jaye Atienza from Pampanga and Dennis Radaza from Rizal were hand-picked by 'Guardians of the Galaxy' producer James Gunn himself

CCP to pay tribute to 2018 national artists

May 16, 2019 - 10:22 AM

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is set to pay tribute to Larry Alcala, Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio, Ryan Cayabyab, Kidlat Tahimik, Francisco Mañosa, and writers Resil Mojares and Ramon L. Muzones

Talent management company launches search for 'the next much deserving Xander Ford'

Apr 23, 2019 - 2:59 PM

'STAR IMAGE Artist Management has decided to get back the name XANDER FORD from Marlou Arizala'

The gifted journey of the Philippines’ “Little Picasso”

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:09 AM

Get to know more about Worth Lodriga, award-winning visual artist and the newest Promil FOUR kid