Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose has released a new album under GMA Records entitled, Chasing The Light. Even before the release of the album, her carrier single and one of several she penned in the album, “Naririnig Mo Ba”, has already topped the iTunes charts after its digital release in June. The song is about faith in love and the hope of feeling in love again, which anyone can relate to.
According to the Kapuso singer-actress, her album is closely similar to her recently released EP, Forever.
“Chasing The Light is more mature in the way na nag-evolve ‘yung genre. It’s different, kasi yung nauna kong albums with GMA Records, parang medyo ballad. I think my fans and I are on the same page when it comes to the kind of music I would make. I think they will like the album just how they liked my EPs,” Julie Anne relates.
Her latest album consists of several original songs and a revival, with Julie Anne’s writing the lyrics for two songs. She also collaborated with international rapper C-Tru, who has high regard for the Kapuso star’s talent.
“As a Filipino-American with deep roots in the Philippines, it is an honor to collaborate with talented local artists such as Julie Anne. It’s amazing to be able to connect the Filipino culture here in the U.S. with my kababayan back home through the universal language of music,” C-Tru claims.
As an advocate of OPM, Julie Anne is also proud to have collaborated with one of the contemporary songwriters in the local music industry. Edmund Perlas, who has worked with Julie Anne in her previous albums, feels thrilled to be working again with the GMA Artist Center star.
Edmund believes that Julie Anne has the power to inspire dreamers like him. “This is all surreal to me. Never did I imagine that I would be writing songs for big-name stars who I just used to watch on TV and now, I am actually meeting and working with them. I still can’t believe that I am actually contributing to OPM. And I am very grateful that Julie Anne has inspired me to do what I’m most passionate about.”
Julie Anne San Jose’s newest album under GMA Records Chasing The Light is now available at selected Astroplus and Astro Vision outlets nationwide, with its digital format available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and other digital stores worldwide.
For more information, please visit GMA Records’ official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GMARecords. (30)
2016 Philippine Dance Cup at DLS-CSB
Amateur dancers from various schools and organizations around the country will flock to Manila next weekend for the three-day Philippine Dance Cup (PDC).
To be held from Friday to Sunday, July 29-31, at various venues at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), the dance tournament will see aspiring hopefuls compete in classical ballet, national, folklore or stylized character, and contemporary dance. This year, a new category–street dance–will be introduced.
PDC founder and head organizer Nina Anonas declared the biennial event, which originally focused only in classical ballet in 2008, is considered to be the nation’s first and only national ensemble dance competition.
The dance tournament has nine categories, such as Junior Ensembles (6-7 years old, 8-9 years old, 9-12 years old), Junior Solo (11-13 years old), Senior Ensembles (12-15 years old, and 12 years old and above), Senior Trio Ensembles (12 years old and above), Senior Solos (14-18 years old), and Professional Solos (19-28 years old).
“Some of our individual winners are now engaged with professional contracts and enjoy distinct recognition in the international dance arena. We, the organizers, are proud to have discovered them at the Philippine Dance Cup,” shared Anonas.
Judges include world-renowned professional dancers, choreographers and directors. Elizabeth Rae Figler of Northern Ballet, London; Ricardo Ella, managing director of Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, Melbourne; France-based Ernest Mandap; and Myra Beltran of Dance Forum and current faculty of the School of Design and Arts (SDA) Dance Program at DLS-CSB, for ballet and contemporary. Ace Von Asilo, Jesse Reflex Gotangco, and Lema Marie Diaz—all street dance superstars–will judge for the respective divisions.
This year’s hosts are PDC and DLS-CSB, whose students from the Dance and Technical Theater departments will assist in the production.
The schedule is as follows: Friday, July 29, 10 a.m., Senior Solos, at DLS-CSB Augusto Rosario Gonzalez Theater (Taft Campus); Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m., Junior Ensembles and Junior Solos, SDA Theater (SDA Campus); and Sunday, July 31, 1 p.m., Professional Solos and Senior Ensembles, SDA Theater (SDA Campus).
Tickets are available at the theater lobby on the competition dates.
For inquiries, visit www.facebook.com/groups/287874454647441.
Shows at Hard Rock Café
COME see the show as Hard Rock Café’s (HRC) closes the month of July with an amazing line-up of performers.
Enjoy a super retro musical party with Kudos Love 80s tonight while pop-rock band Part 3 performs on July 29 and 31 (Friday and Sunday) and Inner Voices takes the center stage back-to-back with Red Picasso on July 30 (Saturday).
Hard rockers can also enjoy the best burgers from around the world as HRC recently launch its World Burger Tour that features the best local burgers from around the world. HRC’s World Burger Tour menu is available until the end of July. All shows start at 9:00 p.m.
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