Monthly Archives: July 2010

Wonder Girls: The 2 Different Years Album Launch Party

You’ve heard their songs on radio given enough airplay, that would result in a last song syndrome. Every kid out there was dancing to the beat and you can’t stop the heat. They broken the Philippine music scene for other Koreans to get their chance in bringing the sound unlikely spoken in english.

The year 2009 marked the beginning of the so-called “KPOP Phenomenon” as the song NOBODY by the Wonder Girls became a monstrous hit with venom spreading like wildfire over the radio airwaves, TV and internet. Its lyrics, melody or even choreography inevitably created a huge impact among the “pinoy” music aficionados…

The Wonder Girls is a South Korean girl group under JYP Entertainment – one of the top Korean Entertainment Agencies recognized for building top Korean global stars. The all-female group rose to popularity in the fall of 2007 with the song “Tell Me”, which became a highly hypnotic dance track at that time causing an immense reaction from their Korean fans. The Wonder Girls have scored three consecutive #1 hit singles namely; “Tell Me”, “So Hot”, and “Nobody. They have also garnered awards and recognition for their superb on stage performances. With their addictive dance moves and their numerous hits tucked into their belt, the Wonder Girls managed to earn the title as “Korea’s National Sisters”. In 2009, the group began their entry into the American market via their signature song “Nobody”. The single was in fact, the very first Korean song ever to hit the Billboard Hot 100 – a very rare achievement which you can only attribute to the Wonder Girls!

The Wonder Girls debuted with 5 members namely Sunye, Yeeun, Sunmi, Sohee, and Hyunah. In the middle of 2007, Hyunah left the group by her parents due to their concern over her health and later again made her comeback in the Cube Entertainment’s girl group – 4Minute; Yubin, a JYP trainee took her place. In early 2010, it was announced that Sunmi would be postponing her musical career to pursue an academic career; Hyelim another JYP trainee took her place. Even with unexpected changes in line-up, the Wonder Girls have successfully completed their 1st U.S Tour as well as promotional activities in South Korea, the United States and South East Asia.

In the Philippines, a group of Filipino fans have been gathering to promote and spread the love and passion for the Wonder Girls since 2009 forming Wonderful Philippines. Wonderful Philippines (wonderfulph.org) is a recognized fan club for all Filipino Wonderfuls (*coined term for Wonder Girls fans) by JYP Entertainment U.S.A and MCA Music Philippines. Wonderful Philippines strives to become every Filipino’s source for anything about the Wonder Girls – events, activities, contests and mini-gatherings makes the groups’ activities very anticipated by any Wonder Girls fan.

Unlike other KPOP groups, The Wonder Girls continue to charm not only their K-POP fans but the world as a whole as they conquer the international music scene. They are definitely poised for international stardom with their much anticipated new album, “2 Different Tears”. Filipino fans have been expecting a fresher, brighter image for the girls and are very excited about the fact that the album will soon hit our local shores. The long wait is over as MCA Music proudly unleashes “2 Different Tears” album featuring the single of the same title. What better way to celebrate the official album release than by throwing a truly momentous party!

MCA Music, in partnership with Wonderful Philippines and the official Music Channel Partner MYX – Your Choice Your Music, is celebrating NOBODY BUT YOU! The “Wonder Girls 2 Different Tears Album Launch Party”, a simultaneous album launch party happening on August 7, Saturday, 10am onwards at 2 Different Venues: Astroplus, SM North Edsa, The Block and Odyssey Music & Video, SM Megamall.

Limited exclusive freebies await “2 Different Tears” album buyers during the party plus fun activities for Wonder Girls and all K-pop fans throughout the day!

To get FREE Wonder Girls’ “2 Different Tears” Ring Back Tone just text the code:
2DTENGLISH (for the English version) or 2DTK (for the Korean version)
and send to 2728 for SMART & Talk N Text Subscribers only!!!

To get FREE Wonder Girls’ “NOBODY” Ring Back Tone just text the code:
NOBODYFREE and send to 2728 for SMART & Talk N Text Subscribers only!!!

For more Wonder Girls Ring Back Tones, text KPOP to 2728

You can also text WG to 234 for more Wonder Girls downloads on your cellphone

Wonder Girls’ “2 Different Tears” album is exclusively under MCA Music.

This event is brought o you by: MCA Universal Records and MyX

“THE WEDDING SINGER” ALL SET TO ROCK IN OCTOBER

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9 Works Theatrical, one of the Philippines’ leading theater companies, proudly announces its forthcoming new production – THE WEDDING SINGER, a riotous yet heartwarming musical comedy based on the New Line Cinema film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

THE WEDDING SINGER is set to open at the Meralco Theater on October 23, 2010 and will run until November 17, 2010. Continue reading

Theater Down South

The local theater scene has always been identified with venues in the big cities such as Makati, Pasay and Quezon City. For residents of the South Metro area, this has made theater going something of an ordeal. The thought of having to navigate the SLEX and contend with the traffic is enough to put many people off the idea of watching a live show. Fortunately, there is now a more accessible alternative.
Theater Down South is a theater company dedicated to providing quality productions for residents of Parañaque, Alabang, Las Piñas and points further down (such as Cavite, Laguna, etc.), with a special focus on educational and family entertainment. It also features performers who are based in the South Metro area. With most of their shows being mounted at the Insular Life Theater, Alabang, the company hopes to foster a theater going habit among the communities in the are, and promote theater as an alternative form of entertainment, bringing great live shows closer to home. Continue reading

Mrs A’s Oppus

How does an accomplished pianist, a well-known piano pedagogue, and an educator celebrate five decades of guidance, dedication, and passion for excellence in her musical craft?

In celebration of its 70th year, St. Paul University Manila College of Music and Performing Arts, in cooperation with Greenhills Music Studio, presents “Mrs. A’s Opus” – a tribute concert on August 1, 2010 at five o’clock p.m. at the Fleur de Lis Auditorium of St. Paul University
Manila. Continue reading

Tanya Markova

Tanya Markova is the latest homegrown talent that’s making waves with their carrier single Picture Picture on radio. Whenever someone would ask the question, “Who is Tanya Markova?” the members of this entertaining band would usually answer, “She is not one of us”. Well, she isn’t, her name is not even one of the band members gay alias.
The brainchild of eight distinct personalities with pseudonyms, which add an interesting twist to their character as well as the band’s name itself. The childish aura and demeanor is meant to entertain the audience with silly lyrics and twisted musical exploration, their influences ranging from “mild to wild”… Continue reading