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7 fun things about The Chainsmokers (and how to win tickets to their Manila concert)

Entertainment, Events, Features, Manila, Music
Are the songs "Roses," "Don't Let Me Down" and "Closer" on your playlist? Why, hello there, fellow Chainsmokers fan! From groundbreaking performances, to their wild acts, and now a world tour running, our Chainsmokers boys have really been very busy! I bet you also know that they're bringing the party here in the Philippines. Now before we catch them live, check out these 7 fun facts about our favorite duo and a few of their hit tracks! 1. The Chainsmokers pre-performance ritual - Before getting onto the stage, some artists have vocal warm ups and some sweat it out, but for this duo, it’s a different scenario. Imagine them having a few drinks (or a lot in a number of shows) before they turn the stage upside down, or punch each other in the face just to hype the party monsters in them. T...

Meet and greet @Macklemore and @RyanLewis in Manila Philippines

Contests, Entertainment, Mindanaoan Update, Music
Do you already have your tickets for the much-awaited Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Live in Manila concert? If you do, then here's a chance for you to meet the 4x Grammy award winning duo during their March 16, 2014 concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena! Read the super easy mechanics for the meet and greet below. Don't forget to share this with your friends :) Read here to find out more about the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Manila 2014 concert You can also find the ticket prices, seat plan etc there. Don't forget to follow @mindanaoan on Twitter and the Macklemore Ryan Lewis Manila Facebook page for more exciting updates!
South Border, Side A, Freestyle in 1 concert – Yolanda fundraiser

South Border, Side A, Freestyle in 1 concert – Yolanda fundraiser

Advocacy, Announcements, Davao City, Entertainment, Events, Features, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Artists, Music, Society
It's been a month since deadly typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) struck the Philippines. The death toll so far - 5,260. Unfortunately, that number is still increasing. Haiyan, a category 5 super typhoon, left thousands of people homeless and hungry. While it's true that billions of dollars in aid have started to pour in, the fight is still not over. Far from it. Hence, every fundraising event, volunteer movement and donation drive really counts. One upcoming fundraising event for typhoon Yolanda survivors, dubbed "Pag-Asa Sa Pag Gising," is close to my heart. I love all of the performers, yes, but one of the bands is my most favorite ever - South Border. I wrote a post earlier about just how much I love them and why they will always have my love and support. Additionally, thi...
Will be part of Sugar Ray Smash Mouth Gin Blossoms Live In Manila #SugarSmashGin

Will be part of Sugar Ray Smash Mouth Gin Blossoms Live In Manila #SugarSmashGin

Advocacy, America, Announcements, Blogging, Culture, Entertainment, Events, Features, Headline, Internet, Leisure, Manila, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Musings, News, Personal, Personalities, Society, United States of America
Hold your breath, folks. Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth AND Gin Blossoms are heading to Manila this October 21, 2013! Yes, Mindanaoan.com can exclusively confirm that popular 90's bands Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Gin Blossoms will headline a very special 3-in-1 concert #SugarSmashGin on October 21, 2013, Araneta Coliseum, Manila! Actually, I first shared the good news in an earlier blog post but only Sugar Ray and Smash Mouth were the confirmed acts then :) And I am also very excited to let you guys know that, thanks to my amazing friends over at Random Minds Production, I will be with Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Gin Blossoms when they arrive in Manila! That means I will frequently be dishing out updates, exclusive photos and videos! Stoked :D So are you ready for #SugarSmashGin? I...

Independence Music Fest at Tiendesitas

Entertainment, Events, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Personalities
I'm heading to Manila tomorrow and will stay there for about a week. Whenever I'm in Manila, apart from business meetings, attending events and catching up with dear friends, I always see to it that I also allot some of my time watching my favorite musician-friends play. One of the events I'm eager to catch is the week-long Independence Music Fest 2013 at Tiendesitas Activity Center, Ortigas, Pasig. Together with my friends, I plan to catch the Oktaves (featuring Ely Buendia), K.A. Antonio and Rivermaya (woohoo!) on June 4, 2013 and Freestyle, Paolo Santos (whom I've had the chance to work with not too long ago) and my super favorite Jay Durias of South Border on June 5, 2013. Speaking of Jay Durias, this music fest is the only reason why I had to MOVE my Manila trip haha! I was suppose...

Rihanna Diamonds Tour coming to Manila September 2013

Announcements, Entertainment, Events, Music
Rihanna is coming back to the Philippines and she's bringing her Diamonds World Tour to Manila. The Rihanna Diamonds Tour Manila 2013 will take place on September 19, 2013 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City. Tickets are now available at the SMTickets website. The Rihanna Live In Manila 2013 concert is part of the ongoing Rihanna Diamonds world tour. The song "Diamonds" is her fastest-rising single to date and the first single to be released from Unapologetic, her seventh studio album for Island Def Jam in just seven years. Rihanna first made waves in 2005 with her catchy debut single Pon de Replay, showcasing her Barbadian, dance-pop and R&B influences. Her next big hit was the 2006 SOS from her second album A Girl Like Me. 2007 saw the release of Good Girl Gone Bad to critical acc...
Norwegian boy band a1 to hold a concert in Cebu City

Norwegian boy band a1 to hold a concert in Cebu City

Announcements, Arts, Cebu City, Entertainment, Events, Features, Leisure, Manila, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Musings, News, Personalities, Society
a1 is coming back to the Philippines! The boys who brought us hits such as "Like A Rose," "Caught In The Middle," "Same Old Brand New You" and their most recent hit in Asia, "Waiting For Daylight," is coming back to the Philippines! Who's excited for the a1 Live in Cebu show? The British-Norwegian group a1, composed of cutie pies Mark Read, Ben Adams and Christian Ingebrigsten, is set to hold an a1 Live In Cebu concert on November 23, 2012 at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino Lahug. The boys were in the Philippines last February 2012 for the Greatest Hits Tour with Jeff Timmons and Blue. Are you as excited as I am? If you have been following this blog, I mentioned before that I tagged along with the guys in Manila. And with this latest development, I can't wait to see these gorgeous me...
Dinner with Duncan James and the boys of BLUE

Dinner with Duncan James and the boys of BLUE

Entertainment, Features, Manila, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Personalities, Photos
These boys from the United Kingdom may have last been in the Philippines February 2012 but the fans want more! A lot of Duncan James, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa and Lee Ryan fans are still asking me for updates so I checked my files and hey, whaddaya know - I found more "Blue" treasures! :) Here are some photos I took during dinner with the boys of Blue. Can I just say that they were all gentlemen and were all very easy to talk to? Apparently the boys love Japanese food. Lee and Duncan like sake (Japanese beverage made from fermented rice), Antony likes yakitori while Simon likes tonkatsu and tempura :) By the way, I really don't know how one can eat properly if gorgeous creatures such as this one is sitting right across you ;) Enjoy the photos and please don't forget to share t...
Photos: Blue Live In Manila

Photos: Blue Live In Manila

Blogging, Entertainment, Features, Manila, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Photos
Here are the much awaited photos of BLUE a.k.a. the fine looking boys from the U.K. Okay, ladies, breathe in, breathe out :) Blue, composed of Duncan James, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa and Lee Ryan, was recently in Manila, Philippines for the Greatest Hits Tour featuring a1, Blue and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees. I was fortunate to have met and worked around the guys :) Yes, yes, I'm a very lucky girl ;) I found Jeff Timmons, a1 and of course, Blue, to be very warm, down to earth, talented and very approachable. Anyways, the photos here of Duncan James, Antony Costa, Simon Webbe and Lee Ryan were taken during the radio tour, some backstage and during the show. Which of these photos are your favorites? :) Let me know below at the comment section :) By the way, here are the photos...
Photos: a1 Live in Manila

Photos: a1 Live in Manila

Entertainment, Events, Features, Media, Mindanaoan Artists, Mindanaoan Update, Movies, Personalities, Photos
Okay, after sharing with you the photos I took of former 98 Degrees founder Jeff Timmons during the hugely successful a1, Jeff Timmons and Blue concert held last February 2012 in Manila, Philippines, it's now time for me to share the much-awaited photos I took of the boys of a1. Are those excited screams I hear?! :D For the uninitiated, a1 is a very popular British-Norwegian pop group. Originally composed of 4 members, the newly reunited a1 is now made up of Christian Ingebrigtsen, Mark Read and Ben Adams. Ever since they decided to reunite in August 2009, they've released hit songs like "Don't Wanna Lose You Again" and "Waiting for Daylight," which has so far managed to top a lot of charts not only in the Philippines but around Asia as well. I must say - there are a TON of avid a...
Win tickets to the Greatest Hits Tour Manila featuring a1, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and Blue!

Win tickets to the Greatest Hits Tour Manila featuring a1, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and Blue!

Announcements, Blogging, Consumer, Contests, Entertainment, Events, Features, Internet, Manila, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Personalities, Society
Win tickets to the Greatest Hits Tour Manila featuring a1, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and Blue! Hi everybody! I'll make this short and simple. I'm giving away four (4) general admission tickets to the upcoming Greatest Hits concert featuring a1, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and Blue! The Manila leg will be held on February 25, 2012 (Saturday), 8 PM, Smart Araneta Coliseum. So are you ready to win some tickets for yourself and three of your friends? Read on and share! Contest mechanics: - You must be a subscriber of Mindanaoan.com CLICK HERE to subscribe (don't forget to verify your email address, okay? :) ) - Follow the Official Mindanaoan.com Facebook Page - Follow the Drake World Entertainment Twitter account (http://www.twitter.com/asiantouring) - Follow the Wilbros L...
Olivia Newton John Live in Manila March 2012

Olivia Newton John Live in Manila March 2012

Announcements, Entertainment, Events, Features, Manila, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Society
The singer behind the iconic songs "I Honestly Love You," "Hopelessly Devoted To You" and "Xanadu" is coming to Manila, Philippines! Four time Grammy Award winning singer Olivia Newton-John is set to hold a much-anticipated concert on March 31, 2012, 8 PM at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the same venue of the Greatest Hits Tour featuring a1, Blue and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees! Listen to the beautiful Olivia Newton John as she sings her hit songs I Honestly Love You, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Xanadu, Physical, You're The One That I Want, Summer Nights, Magic, Don't Stop Believin', Guilty, Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Take A Chance, Stronger Than Before, Have You Ever Been Mellow and Deeper Than The Night Olivia Newton-John Live In Manila tickets are available over at Ticketnet ...
The Greatest Hits Tour of a1, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, Blue

The Greatest Hits Tour of a1, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, Blue

Announcements, Arts, Entertainment, Events, Features, Leisure, Manila, Mindanaoan Update, Music
The day shall be marked as the 26th year anniversary of EDSA Revolution 1. For fans of top-selling boy-groups Blue, 98 Degrees and a1, however, they will mark it as a day of sure-fire ear-friendly music, live celebrity glitter as a back-to-back-to-back concert of international heartthrobs happens inside the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City come the evening of February 25, 2012. Presenting "The Greatest Hits Tour" of a1, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and Blue. February 25, 2012, 8 PM at the SMART Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines. Topnotch concert promoter Wilbros Live has just announced the staging of a star-studded concert entitled, "The Greatest Hits Tour: Blue, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and a1 - Live in Manila 2012." Mindanaoan.com first broke the exc...
Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees invites you all to the biggest concert on February 2012

Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees invites you all to the biggest concert on February 2012

Announcements, Entertainment, Events, Features, Headline, Manila, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Society, Style
Well, Mindanaoan.com already gave the exclusive, final confirmation a few days ago about the a1, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, Blue Live in Manila, Philippines concert on February 25, 2012, 8 PM at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines. Here's another really exciting update about what a lot are already calling an absolutely amazing gathering of some of the hottest, most talented men in music industry! Here's the gorgeous Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees inviting you all to the a1 Jeff Timmons Blue Live In Manila concert! Check out this very special invitation for all of his fans and of course, for all of the a1 and Blue fans as well! Tickets to this concert go on sale starting November 26, 2011! This is definitely one Manila concert you should not dare miss! Read mor...
EXCLUSIVE! Confirmed: A1, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, Blue Live in Manila February 2012

EXCLUSIVE! Confirmed: A1, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, Blue Live in Manila February 2012

Announcements, Arts, Blogging, Consumer, Contests, Entertainment, Events, Features, Headline, Manila, Media, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Musings, News, Personal, Personalities, Society
A1, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, Blue Live in Manila, Philippines. IT'S CONFIRMED. Mindanaoan.com just got FINAL confirmation from the promoters themselves that the A1, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, Blue Live in Manila, Philippines concert on February 25, 2012 at the Araneta Coliseum is a GO. I don't know about you but this A1, Jeff Timmons, Blue concert in Manila is probably the biggest, grandest and most awaited gathering of some of the hottest men in music industry! Just check out the photos of A1, Blue and Jeff Timmons below and you'll know what I mean :) This is definitely one Manila concert you should not dare miss! A1, which still has a very huge following in Asia, is a popular British-Norwegian band. A1, which is composed of Mark Read, Ben Adams and Christian Ingebrigtsen, is...

John Mayer Live In Manila – that oh-so-wonderful experience!

Blogging, Entertainment, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Musings, Personalities, Photos, Reviews
This is a follow-up to my earlier post! John Mayer Live In Manila. October 1, 2010. SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. It was one memorable date I will never forget. Firstly, because it was THE John Mayer...the love of my life! Secondly, because the entire country has waited for this moment for years (and a few months more...especially after this gig was postponed from May to October!). And thirdly, because I've never attended a concert in the middle of a typhoon! (But what the heck - it was John Mayer for chrissakes!) So my gal pal Crissa and I arrived at the concert venue just in time (and I mean REALLY JUST IN TIME!) for John's very first song. I was clad in my newly bought Forever 21 top, walking shorts, Rudy Project biker jacket and ever dependable Fitflops (I know, it wasn't the wor...

John Mayer in Manila, Philippines – and I’m watching!

Arts, Blogging, Entertainment, Events, Features, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Personal, Personalities
John Mayer and his songs are a big part of my life. I used to think that most, if not all, of his songs were fit for certain phases of my life. Sure, he may be known these days as one notorious chick magnet (he only managed to catch Jennifer Aniston lang naman), a kiss-and-tell boyfriend (read: Jessica Simpson) and one sorry fool who thought he could "intellectualize an emotionally filled" racist term but I guess we can't deny that John Clayton Mayer has produced great, chart-topping songs. This John Mayer song below, entitled "Daughters," for instance, gave me goosebumps the very first time I heard it. I felt he was singing this song especially for me: This one below, on the other hand, entitled "Slow Dancing In A Burning Room" is a hands-down sexy song: I also love "Say"...

Usher in Manila concert – Mindanaoan desperately needs to watch this!

Entertainment, Events, Mindanaoan Update, Music, Musings, Personal
OH. MY. GOD. THIS IS MAJAH!!! So it's now finally confirmed - Usher Raymond - multi-awarded, super talented, R&B sensation and one of Mindanaoan's crushes since time immemorial - yes, THE Usher will hold a concert in Manila, Philippines! BE STILL, MY HEART!!! The Usher Live in Manila concert will be held at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on July 9, 2010, Friday. Who has the heart of gold out there who can sponsor my airplane fare, hotel and concert tickets? I know it's wishful thinking but who knows? Someone generous (and considerate of this blogger from Mindanao who has held a candle for Usher since time immemorial LOL) might get to read this desperate plea and let me watch Usher live in Manila! OMG just the thought sends excited chills down my spine! *bounces up and do...