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Spotify – The God of Music Players.

I have been using this Spotify app for a long time now and if you are not within those specified countries that allow subscription, you can always make use of a simple proxmate kind of apps to get the job done. However, the company does allow unlimited roaming unlike Netflix or Hulu. The pricing is very cheap which gives access to unlimited music.

The selection of songs is simply impressive to the core and you will have one to listen to even after months of listening. The player is well designed and allows users to pick songs based on their mood which makes it even more user friendly than mens platinum wedding bands. Music lovers shouldn’t miss Spotify at any cost

Gabby Concepcion launches an Unforgettable album

Since his triumphant return to the Philippines last year, Gabby Concepcion has been very visible in showbiz, much to the joy and excitement of his fans who waited 13 years for him to come back to the limelight. The original heartthrob returns and gracefully proves he still has that star quality.

This time, Gabby is starting to earn a name for himself in the recording industry. After releasing his successful self-titled debut which earned a Gold award, Gabby Concepcion once again serenades listeners with his new album titled Unforgettable.

Although he admits that he never dreamt of becoming a recording star, he recalled that it was the late Fernando Poe Jr. himself who encouraged Gabby to learn how to sing. Thanks to the King of Philippine movies, music aficionados can now enjoy listening to Gabby’s soulful voice.

During the January 10 episode of ASAP XV, Gabby launched his album by singing its carrier single “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” with Zsa Zsa Padilla. Gabby told the audience that day, “These are songs na naalaala natin, well, for those my age and below. This was supposed to be launched last year but we were so busy taping Dahil May Isang Ikaw. Salamat rin pala sa mga nanood ng I Love You Goodbye [referring to his Metro Manila Film Fest entry].”

In his first album, Gabby serenaded his fans with renditions of timeless ballads like “Iisa Pa Lamang” and “Kung Kailangan Mo Ako” as well as hit covers of “Just Once” and “Come What May.” With a gold award after its release, it was a certification of Gabby’s flourishing singing career.

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Michael Jackson Dies Cardiac Arrest

Michael Jackson is dead at 50. He was found not breathing in his Los Angeles home by the responding paramedics Thursday noon.

I first saw this news at GMA 7’s Unang Hirit… I was not actually surprised to the news… Michael Jackson probably is expecting his death. If you can recall, there was this interview he did that he will return all the copyrights of The Beatles Songs to Paul McCartney once he died… Well, I guess an Ex-Beatles now has the rights to all their songs again, huh?

Read more about Michael Jackson’s Death here.

‘Cory, The Musical’

Who would have thought that doing a musical presentation about a country’s former President will be such a hit? Well, it is, according to ABC CBN’s news report.

Here’s what we read:

The first musical play about the Philippines’ former President Corazon Aquino, dubbed “Cory, The Musical” drew a huge crowd on its first and second night, November 29 and 30, at the Meralco Theatre in Quezon City.

The play was attended by Mrs. Aquino and her family. Spotted during the event were her son, Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, brother Jose ‘Peping’ Cojuanco, Cory supporters, friends, and former colleagues in politics.

According to Mrs. Lourdes “Bing” Pimentel, the show’s writer and producer, the musical is a gift to the former president for all the good things she has done for the country.

“It’s a gift of the nation to President Aquino,” Pimentel said.

The project was conceptualized and developed after Pimentel learned that Aquino was diagnosed to have a colon cancer.

“Alam niyo, ng nalaman ko personally na may cancer si former President Cory, I felt bad, and I wanted to do something for her. I can’t give her anything because she has everything. I have the gift of music composition, so I thought: why not a play? Kasi yung play ko dati na “Pag-Ibig sa Bayan” na pinanood niya, nagustuhan niya. So that’s why I came up with a play,” Pimentel said.

The musical features the life and works of Aquino from her teen years until she became the 11th president of the Philippines.

“We focused on Cory’s life as a mother, as a wife, and as a young girl hanggang naging president na siya,” Pimentel added.

Senator Noynoy invited the youth to watch the play so they will learn things that happened in the past and how her mother sacrificed for the country.

“Baka dito, mas madaling matanggap ng kabataan kung ano ang nangyari ng mga panahon na ‘yon, ano ang sakripisyong kailangan para sa mas nakakaraming kababayan. Kasi ang daming masasabi nating kalayaan o karapatan na tinatamasa nila ngayon na sabi nga sa ingles ay, taken for granted…Sana, ang mga kabtaan ay matutunan kung paano naipababa ang diktadurya noong araw,” he said.

“Yung nga kabataan kasi, sila ang magmamana ng ating kinabukasan at para maiwasan ang pagkakamali ng lumipas, bakit di natin tignan ang malagim na nakaraan,” Noynoy said.

Former Miss Saigon, Isay Alvarez plays the character of Cory, while Sherwyn Sozon plays the late former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino. Robert Sena takes the role of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos while Pinky Marquez plays Imelda Marcos.

The production is directed by Nestor Torre. It will have another show today, December 1, at Meralco Theatre.

It may not be the most talked about topic in pinoy showbiz, but it sure is worth it to post it here.

Let’s Celebrate: The Marian-Dingdong Birthday Blowout!

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Let’s Celebrate: The Marian-Dingdong Birthday Blowout event was celebrated last night at the Big Dome! Although I was not there to witness all the dances and the sexiness of the event I’m sure that there are thousands and thousand of screaming fans of both Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes!

Here’s what we read:

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Francis Magalona Confirms Illness, Has Leukemia

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This is the next sad news that we’re going to post here at orchidlois.com since Rudy Fernandez’ death. Francis Magalona yesterday confims his illness at Eat Bulaga and have issued a statement:

Ngayon meron akong isang pagsubok na dapat daanan at ang hiling ko lang ay ang inyong pang-unawa at suporta. I have been diagnosed with leukemia and I am preparing for my treatment,” reads Francis Magalona’s official statement a day after PEP reported his illness

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Arnel Pineda (Journey) “Revelation” Billboard Top 5

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Here’s what we read:

“Popular American rock band Journey zooms up to the top 5 spot on the Billboard 200 with their newest album “Revelation”–and this news was relayed to abs-cbnNEWS.com by alert reader timber25homme@yahoo.com on Friday the 13th.”

Pineda said songs in the album include:

  • Never Walk Away;
  • Like A Sunshower;
  • Change For The Better;
  • Wildest Dream;
  • Faith In The Heartland;
  • After All These Years;
  • Where Did I Lose Your Love;
  • What I Needed;
  • What It Takes To Win;
  • Turn Down The World Tonight;
  • The Journey (Revelation).
  • Only The Young;
  • Don’t Stop Believin’;
  • Wheel In The Sky;
  • Faithfully;
  • Any Way You Want It;
  • Who’s Crying Now;
  • Separate Ways (Worlds Apart);
  • Lights;
  • Open Arms;
  • Be Good To Yourself;
  • Stone In Love.

Arnel Pineda is true making history for the Filipino people! The new Journey CD was recorded in two months while he was in California and now, latest news tells us that Journey is touring up Europe!

Go Arnel!

All About Charice Pempengco

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Who is Charice Pempengco?

Charice Relucio Pempengco, better known by her stage name Charice was born May 10, 1993. Just like Arnel Pineda, the new Lead vocalist of The Journey, Charice Pempengco became a singing sensation throughout the world through YouTube. She started joining singing contests at the age of thirteen but was locally when she placed third in Little Big Star.

Quick Facts

Real/Complete Name: Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco
Birth Date: May 10, 1993
Birth Location: Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines
Mother: (Filipina) Raquel Relucio

Recent Update

Charice Pempengco performed and was interviewed by Ellen Degeneres and can be seen on Utube.

taken from Wikipedia…

Taped earlier but shown on May 12, 2008, Charice Pempengco appeared in Oprah and was featured on kids with extraordinary abilities. Charice blew the audience away with her performance of Whitney Houston’s song I Have Nothing. After her fantastic performance, an emotional Charice told Oprah, “I’m always dreaming that someday I can be a part of your show. I can’t believe I’m here standing with you. This is my dream come true.”

On May 10, 2008, Charice was a special performer in the Filipino hit noon time show Wowowee which held a special show in Hawaii.

On May 17, 2008, Charice was a performer in MGM Grand @ Firewoods opening with David Foster, Alicia Keys, Jamia Simone Nash, Nick Cannon, John Mayer, Josh Groban, among others..

On May 23, 2008, Charice Pempengco was once again a performer in David Foster’s One Night Tribute Concert with Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble’, and former American Idol finalists Katharine McPhee and Michael Johns, among others. In the concert, David Foster hailed Charice and said that, ” A Star Is Born Tonight.” Josh Groban also declared that Charice is one of the most beautiful voices he has heard in a long time.

Go girl! Go pinoy!

Arnel Pineda Update

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So, what’s the latest news about the super talented (not to mention super lucky) Arnel Pineda? Find out…

From one of Arnel Pineda‘s number 1 fan site (number 1 on Google at least), The Journey (with Arnel Pineda as the Lead vocalist of course) will be appearing on the Ellen deGeneres show on May 28, 2008… Taping of the show will be on May 25!

The Journey will be touring (or is it releasing an album?) June of this year.

All About Michael Buble

bubleHere’s something you must know about that very suave and very talented jazz singer, Michael Buble… Where did he come from and what is his family background before ever making it to the big scene of music.

Born, Michael Steven Buble  was born on September 9, 1975 in Burnaby, British Columbia. He is more like a Grandpa’s boy in a sensible term of the word.

He was qouted “”My grandfather (granpa Buble)was really my best friend growing up. He was the one who opened me up to a whole world of music that seemed to have been passed over by my generation”

Buble grew up listening to his grandfather’s collection of jazz records, and on his website he highlights the importance of his grandfather in encouraging his musical tastes.

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Marron 5 MP3/Song Downloads

This is the very first time that OrchidLois.com offers a song or an mp3 download. So get one now! 🙂

Now more than a month ago, Marron 5 held a very successful Philippine concert! This was last March 5, 2008 in fact! Sadly, I was not able to see them because of very important matters.

Anyway, enough about me. Thanks for dropping this page, and as promised here’s the link to some of Marron 5‘s best singles: