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The Holiday Rush Continues With the Crocs Christmas Megasale 2013

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Here’s another reason to be jolly this Christmas.

The most popular shopping event of the country continues as Crocs sets another opportunity for Crocs fans to shop until they drop. Fresh from the success of their Megasale in Tiendesitas last November, Crocs announces a second date at its homebase, the NBC Tent at the Fort from December 3 to 5, 2013.

In what could be the biggest sale event of the year, Crocs says that the Megasale is a way to say thank you to their fans who have made the Megasale a success for five years running. As an added treat, RCBC Cardholders are treated to a free entrance for them and their companion of choice, while fans can enjoy all the choices for only a P50.00 entrance fee.

With over 200 designs to choose form and at up to 90% off, the holidays are just more fun with Crocs.

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Fall Out Boy Live in Manila for Save Rock and Roll


After a four-year hiatus, Fall Out Boy is back in full force and ready to rock out in front of a Filipino crowd, with an August 8 concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Pinoy fans can expect to hear classic favorites like “Sugar, We’re Going Down”, “Dance, Dance”, “Thnks fr th Mmrs” and “I Don’t Care”, as well as fresh new hits “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark” and “The Phoenix”

Taking a break and pursuing individual side projects following their announced hiatus in 2009, Fall Out Boy has finally returned with their hotly anticipated album Save Rock and Roll. The album was released to both commercial and critical acclaim, earning the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 and praise from publications such as Alternative Press, who called it “a blast of an album”. The lead single from the album, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark”, climbed to the #2 spot on Billboard’s Rock Songs Chart and broke the top 5 in Ireland, Scotland and the UK. The song is a solid three minutes of foot-stomping, fist-pumping rock and roll with a hip-hop edge, complete with an aggressive yet undeniably catchy chorus. The accompanying music video, which features rapper 2 Chainz, has garnered nearly 20 million views on VEVO, the leading platform for music videos.

Fall Out Boy first achieved mainstream success with their 2005 album From Under The Cork Tree, which spawned the two extremely popular singles “Sugar, We’re Going Down” and “Dance, Dance” (#8 and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively). Their next release, 2007’s Infinity on High, saw the band experimenting with a wider variety of genres. Propelled by the success of singles “Thnks fr the Mmrs”, “I’m Like A Lawyer with the Way I’m Always Trying to Get You Off”, and “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” ? which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and broke industry records with its 162,000 digital downloads ? Infinity on High debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 and sold 260,000 copies in its first week. Their 2008 follow-up, Folie a Deux, debuted at #8 on the Billboard Hot 200 and produced the hit single “I Don’t Care”, which reached #21.

Now, after a long and agonizing wait, Fall Out Boy is all grown up and ready to rock and roll once more. You don’t want to miss Fall Out Boy’s Save The World tour on August 8 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum! Get your ticket now at TicketNet outlets nationwide, or online at

Save Rock And Roll Album by Fall Out Boy is still available in CDs in all record stores nationwide and online via iTunes under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines)
Contact Details:

For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketnet at (63 2) 911-5555


Smart Araneta Coliseum
Araneta Center

Gen. Araneta cor. Gen. Roxas Ave., Araneta Center
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Mixing Colors, Making History: Palettes in Art and for Art

Ongoing until September 15 at the National Museum of the Philippines is Mixing Colors, Making History: Palettes in Art and for Art, an exhibition of palettes and materials of art at the Masters’ Hall of the National Art Gallery.


On display are palettes and art materials from the Rico and Melanie Hizon Collection, as well as from distinguished artists, private collectors, and the National Art Collection.


The exhibit, held in cooperation with the Filipino Heritage Festivals Inc., focuses on the palette as material for art and material in art as part of the National Museum’s investigation on materials used by Filipino artists. The palette is usually a flat, wooden surface in which painters would mix paint and contrive colors that would influence our way of viewing the world, thus in a way, serving as the foundation of the way we look at our world from the perspective of the artist.


Aside from the traditional palettes, also part of the exhibit are wooden tobacco boxes and construction materials (such as Masonite boards, glass and concrete) which have all served as an extension of the Filipino artists’ adaptability and their desire to find spaces for their artistry.

Among the prominent artists represented in the exhibit are National Artists Fernando Amorsolo, Carlos “Botong” Francisco, Vicente Manansala, Arturo Luz, and Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab), and Federico Aguilar Alcuaz; as well as Felix Resurrection Hidalgo, E. Aguilar Cruz, Romulo Galicano, Anita Magsaysay-Ho, Malang, Romulo Olazo, Norma Belleza, Antonio Austria and Pacita Abad.

The museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact Details:

For information on tours and admission fees, please go to or check out the official Facebook page National Museum of the Philippines.


National Museum
P. Burgos St.

P. Burgos St., Rizal Park
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Katy! The Musical Rerun


Spotlight Artists Centre, in cooperation with the One Meralco Foundation, proudly announces the second staging of its critically-acclaimed revival production of Ryan Cayabyab and Jose Javier Reyes’ landmark musical based on the inspiring story of legendary Filipina jazz chanteuse Katy dela Cruz.


Katy! features the same powerhouse cast including Tirso Cruz III, Dulce, Epy Quizon, Tricia Amper-Jimenez, Lou Veloso, Gian Magdangal, and Isay Alvarez-Seña in the title role

Rounding out the cast is an ensemble of prodigious triple threat talents, including Leana Tabuñar who plays the young Katy.

Still reeling from the generous reviews and enthusiastic audience response they garnered during the initial run, Isay excitedly shares what audiences can look forward to for this month’s rerun.

“We’re still sticking to the same script, but we’ve added five dancer-actors and four singers. We’re also utilizing bigger sets since we have a bigger venue now. We tried to make the sets more efficient for easier moving around the stage,” she narrates.

On a more personal note, Isay feels more confident tackling the back-breaking song and dance routines now after having successfully overcome her serious medical condition at the time.

“I’m raring to do the dance numbers with more gusto this time!” she huffs. “I was pacing myself and holding back a bit last January.”

With a bigger venue, Isay, as well as producers Robert Seña, Carl Balita, and Tricia Amper-Jimenez, feel that more Filipinos will get to know more about the legacy of one of OPM’s unsung heroines.

“I’m hoping people will come of course. I really believe this is one musical that every Filipino should watch, especially the youth,” Isay says. “Bodabil is part of our history as a nation. It’s a forgotten art form. I’m just happy we are paying to tribute to the great artists who came before us.”

Asked what else she hopes Katy! to accomplish, Isay adds, “My dream is really for Katy! to have a run for students. I am hoping that big corporations—kahit isa lang na malaki at may puso para sa teatro at kabataan—will sponsor this run so it can be a reality.”

With Katy! serving as their beacon of hope and inspiration for the local theater industry and for OPM music as well, Isay and her Spotlight Artists family hope to further their cause by setting their sights on producing yet another Filipino musical next year.

Katy! also features original music composed by Ryan Cayabyab and interpreted live by the AMP Nonet Band under the baton of musical director Mel Villena. The libretto is by Jose Javier Reyes.

Regular showdates are July 26, 27, 28, August 2, 3, and 4, with 3pm matinees for July 27 and 28, and August 3 and 4. Showtime is 8pm.
Contact Details:

For more details, please call CCP at (63 2) 832-1125 or Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.


Meralco Theater
Ortigas Center

Ortigas Ave. cor. Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center
Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Mist in the Realm of the Subconscious Mind

Lydia Velasco and Camille Dela Rosa will be having a  two-woman art exhibit entitled “Mist in the Realm of the Subconscious Mind&rdquo.


In a series of works depicting mythical goddesses Dela Rosa gazes at her self-reflecting portraits, arrayed as flamboyant theatrical personalities and embodiments of her surreal fantasies.


Velasco pays tribute to the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci by channeling his two famous works titled “Lady with an Ermine” and “Mona Lisa.” Velasco’s renditions to hint at other worlds estranged from Da Vinci’s original intentions.
Contact Details:

For more details, please call (63 2) 966-6087, (63 2) 216-1423, (63 917) 809-1022 or email: and


Galerie Artes
Xavierville Ave.

Nueve Uno Bldg.
91 Xavierville Ave., Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Monday July 29, 2013 – Saturday August 17, 2013


Bridge to the Future


The University of the Philippines College of Music and the KTCM Music Education Laboratory Foundation, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines and the Japanese Embassy of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines will present a memorable collaborative concert titled “Bridge to the Future” on August 8, 2013, 6:30 pm at the AbelardoHall Auditorium in UP Diliman, Quezon City. The concert is part of the “Towards AHA@50 Concert Series,” 1st semester 2013-2014.


The friendship concert will feature noted visiting Japanese artists sopranos Satsuki Hayashida and Ayano Kumada, internationally acclaimed pianist Naoko Matsuoka, and folk artist Tatsuya Hosono on tsugaru shamisen. They will be joined by teachers of the College pianist Carolyn Cheng and bass Rainier Arthur Cruz.

An interesting repertoire awaits concert goers of this event as the six artists take turn to render solos such as Kozaburo Hirai’s Sakura Fantasia by Matsuoka, duets such as Rentaro Taki’s Kojo no tsuki (Cruz, Matsuoka) and Teiichi Okano’s Oboro zukiyo (Cruz, Matsuoka), and trios such as Sakura Sakura by Kumada, Hosono, and Matsuoka. This piece caps the first part of the program with Hosono playing on tsugaru shamisen before it Jonkara-Bushi and Otemoyan.

The second part of the program begins with music by international composers such as Mozart’s Sonata for 2 pianos K.448 D Major (Matsuoka and Cheng); Bartok’s Six Romanian Folk Dances (Cheng), and Chopin’s Fantasy Impromptu (Matsuoka). This will be followed by numbers where both Japanese and Filipino artists interpret Filipino folk tunes such as Ating cupung Singsing (arranged by Espino), Chitchiritsit, and Pobreng Alindahaw; immortal kundimans ‘Nasaan ka Irog” and “Anak Dalita”; Abelardo’s danza “Bituing Marikit”; and ditty songs Kataka-taka and Pandangguhan.

Tickets to the show are priced at PhP200 with special discounts for students and the elderly.

Contact Details:

For further details, please call Josie Baradas at (63 2) 981-8500 local 2639 or (63 2) 929-6963.


Mark Justiniani’s Rotator


The hiatus is over as Secret Fresh reopens its doors on August 4,2013 with the launch of Mark Justiniani’s first designer collectible, the Orbiter, as following through Secret Fresh’s visionary dedication in showcasing art through designer collectibles. In its reopening, Secret Fresh shall be bringing more designer collectible launches and exhibits by well known local and international artists in its ground floor gallery, while its second floor will be host to urban lifestyle retail brands and to works by various artists.

The launch and release of the Orbiter will just be one among other collaborations that Secret Fresh will be producing with esteemed and multi-awarded visual artist Mark Justiniani.

The Orbiter, which stands at 5ft and 2ft is made of Resin and Metal. The 5ft edition shall be produce in limited 7 regular editions and 1 special edition, while the 2ft edition will be shall be produce in limited 50 regular editions and 10 special editions.

The Orbiter embodies the scholar/student of life who seeks answers to age old questions of “who we are, where are we, where are going”. It is a figure astride on a unicycle, surveying a compass on his left hand and with a spy glass clenched behind his back. A figure ever cycling in his search, but in a precarious balance to be in equilibrium between two moving bodies, the Orbiter’s and the world he traverses on, a world in constant motion, and him on a unicycle who must retain his balance just as well in constant motion, abiding by laws of physics and guided by his moral compass, and to evolve as one moves in space, just as Justiniani himself has constantly reinvented himself by exploring different materials and formats as an artist – from painting mural-sized canvases to working with jeepney decals and steel to fabricating sculptural versions of his allegorical figures, and now to exploring the mechanics of animation and the physics behind mirrors and visual perception.

Aside from the Orbiter figures, on display as well will be two trademark pieces of Justiniani’s that explore the conundrums of illusionistic space, as he makes visual palindromes of the paradoxes of surface and deep perspective. Mirroring these conundrums to each one in proposing trajectories of introspection and retrospection. Transposing his long fascination for language palindromes to 3D in excavating the correlativity of meaning between words, his mirror box assemblages however shows the correlative paradox of space and time with movement, forming the basis of suspended animation and for how praxinoscopes work.

Mark Justinani, originally from Bacolod and a BFA graduate of UP Diliman, has represented the Philippines in various international conferences, workshops and exhibitions in Japan, Denmark, Australia and the USA. A CCP Thirteen artist awardee and a founding member of the seminal art collective in the 90s Saling Pusa, he has also designed the cover of the Eraserheads’ Circus album.
Contact Details:

For further inquiries about the exhibits, please contact or (63 2) 570-9815 local 7.

Secret Fresh

Ground Level, Ronac Art Center
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines


Trance Till Dawn: United Under Dance Presents DJ Sebastian Brandt


Trance ‘Til Dawn: United Under Dance presents Swedish Trance DJ Sebastian Brandt (Armada Music / A State of Trance) at TIME in Manila, 7840 Makati Ave. on August 10, 2013.

Along with Mael, Cammy V and John Odin in the main room; and Nomad Massive (Drum & Bass) at The Roof.

Sebastian Brandt’s Biography

Know for his searing leads and melodic prowess, the 24-year old Swedish Trance DJ and producer, Sebastian Brandt is one of the most requested re-mixers in Trance of his generation. His tracks have always been supported by the entire trance elite, and have become a staple identity for Armada Music for a number of years, so much that Armin van Buuren himself has recruited him to remix how own personal tracks on a regular basis.

Sebastian as of the most prestigious Armada artist, created the theme for ASOT 450, aptly named ‘’450’ and continued to produce huge hits such as  ‘Mana’, and ‘Ashes’, which became instant classics within the trance community.

Sebastian’s productions and stunning remixes are featured on the largest and most respected dance labels including Armada Music, Ferry Corsten’s Flashover Recordings, and Black Hole Recordings, founded by Tiesto.

Sebastian continues to stay close to his roots, keeping his signature sound, but moving through the digital age at a rapid pace. With more stunning originals to come, and an ever-increasing DJ schedule, it’s safe to say this guy is only heading the snowy peaks of electronic music.
Contact Details:

For discounted guest list & more information, please call (63 916) 777-7229.

Mark Bautista brings The Sound of Love



It’s not February but Mark Bautista will bring love in the air! The singing champion opts for a more relaxed style of singing in his upcoming concert, The Sound of Love. Watch Pop Heartthrob Mark Bautista on August 9, 2013, 8.00 PM at the MusicMuseum!
Contact Details:

For ticket inquiries please call (63 2) 721-0635 or (63 2) 721-6726.

Music Museum
Greenhills Shopping Complex

Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

Beauty and the Sweet



HeadtoMusicMuseum on August 2 & 3, 2013, 8:00pm and catch BB Gandang Hari and Sweet Lapus in “Beauty and the Sweet” directed by Phillip Lazaro.
Contact Details:

For ticket inquiries, please call MusicMuseum at (63 2) 721-6726.

Music Museum
Greenhills Shopping Complex

Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines