English singer Engelbert Humperdinck is back in town performing his greatest and classic songs tomorrow night via a concert at New Frontier Theater. Entitled The Angel On My Shoulder, the concert is produced by former actor Joed Serrano, the show starts at 8:00 p.m.
“It’s my first time to produce a concert that caters to this kind of market, but it makes me feel so excited because Humperdinck is known for selling arenas despite his age,” Serrano told reporters in a pocket press conference.
“I am a fan of the legendary singer and producing his concert is a dream. You know, every concert producer, like big production outfits, you wouldn’t know if the show would be a hit or not. It’s like throwing a dice in a casino, you wouldn’t know if you’re going to win but you have to take risks,” he added.
In his career that spans over six decades, Engelbert has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 23 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Las Vegas Walk of Fame.
His singles “Release Me” and “The Last Waltz” both topped the UK music charts in 1967, and sold more than a million copies each. “Release Me” went into the Guinness Book of World Records for achieving 56 consecutive weeks on the charts. It was No.1 in 11 countries.
In North America, he also had chart successes with “After the Lovin’” (1976) and “This Moment in Time” (1979). Some of his other hits are “Am I That Easy To Forget,” “How I Love You,” “Spanish Eyes,” and “A Man Without Love.”
Tickets to The Angel On My Shoulder is available at TicketNet outlets.
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‘Cinta Itu Buta’ in theaters tomorrow
The highest-grossing Filipino independent film, Kita Kita now comes with a heart-tugging Indonesian remake.
A woman who acquires temporary blindness caused by prolonged stress is about to see what love can do when a man willingly accompanies her. Cinta Itu Buta (Love is Blind) is a romance-comedy film that will remind us that love should be felt rather than be seen through the eyes.
When Jun-ho (Chae In-Woo), a local Korean, left Diah for another woman, she becomes depressed which caused her to be blind. Feeling miserable for losing both her sight and the man she loves, she locks herself in her house in Busan. Nik, a fellow Indonesian, surprised her one day with a sumptuous meal but she simply ignores him. Undeterred, he keeps bringing her food everyday and was so persistent that Dia couldn’t ignore him anymore.
Slowly, a friendship develops between them until one day, Diah asks Nik to tour him around the city. Eventually, their friendship begins to blossom into something more special. From Sapporo, Japan in Kita Kita to Busan, South Korea for the Indonesian adaptation, love will find a way to open our hearts if our sight has failed us.
Shandy Aulia is an actress and costume designer who gained popularity in her lead role in romance film Eiffel I’m In Love. Shandy also starred in numerous horror movies such as Tarot, The Doll, and Kutuk (Curse).
Now she plays Diah in Cinta Itu Buta (Love is Blind), a tour guide in South Korea who becomes devastated when her fiancé of three years left her.
Formerly a music teacher, Dodit Mulyanto started his acting career when he joined Stand-Up Comedy Indonesia (SUCI). After the contest, he was known in comedy films like Cek Toko Sebelah (Check The Shop Next Door), Susah Sinyal (Difficult Signal) and an action-comedy, Partikelir (Private).
In his previous films Dodit has always played supporting roles until Cinta Itu Buta (Love is Blind). In the film, he plays Nik, a persistent neighbor to Diah, who helps her deal with her blindness. He also sang the film’s theme song, “Darling.”
A Citra Award nominee for Best Director at the Indonesian Film Festival for Lost in Love in 2008, Rachmania Arunita comes back with her new film Cinta Itu Buta (Love is Blind), based on the original story by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo and adapted for the Indonesian screen by Fanya Runkat.
Cinta Itu Buta (Love is Blind) unspools tomorrow, Nov. 13, in cinemas nationwide.