4/16/2015

SILVERSCREEN - Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2nd Teaser Trailer features Han Solo and Chewbacca

ATTENTION!!
Han and Chewy are back!!!
This is not a drill!
Han and Chewy are back!


Asia’s Got Talent Semi-Finals Start Tonight! Vote for Your Favorite Act via SMS, Facebook and the Asia’s Got Talent App

Asia’s Got Talent, the biggest contest in the world, is heating up with the first of three semi-final episodes kicking off on AXN tonight at 8:05pm


        


The first eight semi-finalists, who were painstakingly selected by celebrity judges, David Foster, Anggun, Van Ness Wu and Melanie C last week, will give it their all in the hope of winning the AXN audience’s vote to advance to the Grand Finals on May 7 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

Viewers can vote for their favorite act in one of three ways: SMS, Facebook and the “Asia’s Got Talent” mobile app. Voting opens after the broadcast of each semi-final episode and will remain open for four days. Full details on how to vote can be found on the Asia’s Got Talent website:  http://asiasgottalent.tv/vote/

Tonight’s semi-final episode of Asia’s Got Talent promisesa diverse and dazzling evening of entertainment as contestants include the crowd-pleasing, tambourine playing entertainer “Gonzo” from Japan; the breathtaking acrobatic duo Gao Lin and Liu Xin from China; Three singing brothers from Indonesia; and 10 year-old guitar-playing pop star, Gwen, from the Philippines. 

Check out all of the semi-finalists performing tonight here: http://asiasgottalent.tv/semifinalists/

“Asia’s Got Talent” is proudly presented by Marina Bay Sands, Big Cola, Pantene, Caltex, Jetstar and GrabTaxi.Brought to you in the Philippines by KFC, Globe, and Cherifer.

AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including four seasons of the International  Emmy-nominated “The Amazing Race Asia”; the Asian Television Award-winning “Cash Cab Asia”; “The Apprentice Asia”; “Cyril: Rio Magic”; “Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition”; and the Asian Television Award-nominated “Cyril: Simply Magic”.

4/14/2015

Madrid Fusion Manila 2015, One of the world’s biggest culinary affairto be held at SM

The Philippines and Spain share a deep and colorful history and what better way to celebrate these two cultures than through their vibrant and intertwined culinary traditions. This April, the world’s most anticipated epicurean event will celebrate the two countries ’300 years’ worth of shared connection through food in one global event where the world’s top chefs showcase culinary innovations and cutting-edge techniques, ingredients and recipes taking food and dining to the next level. If one wants to see the “future of food,” this is the place to be in.
              


SM as the official partner of Madrid Fusion Manila 2015
SM plays host to this historic affair and welcomes Madrid Fusion as it comes to Asia for the first time and puts Manila at the heart of culinary interest worldwide.  Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 happening on April 24 to 26 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City highlights the Philippines as an haute cuisine destination in Asia. And a Welcome Night at the scenic SM By the Bay for the official delegates are sure to put everyone in a good mood during the first day of the congress on April 24 where this time, it’s all about the best of Philippine food, art, and culture.
Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 partners with SM Supermalls (L-R) SMX general manager Dexter Deyto; SM Mall of Asia AVP operations Perkin So; SM Mart Inc. SVP marketing communications group Millie Dizon; SM Suprmalls president Annie Garcia; Chef Margarita Fores; DOT director of market development and Madrid Fusion Manila project director  Verna Covar- Buensuceso; Mielle Esteban of Arum Estratigias Internacionalizacion and SM Supermalls SVP Marketing Jonjon San Agustin
       
“SM is proud to be the venue of the historic Madrid Fusion Manila. We believe that one of the Philippines’ best-kept secrets is our rich culinary heritage,” expressed Steven Tan, SM Supermalls senior vice-president. “We also want to bring the excitement of Madrid Fusion, particularly Spain’s strong influence in our food and culture, to our mall-goers by taking these culinary festivities to our malls.” To help create national awareness for this cultural milestone, the official Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 TV commercial is being aired in all SM Cinemas nationwide.

SMX as official venue partner of Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 (L-R) Philippine Association of Convention/Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers, Inc. (PACEOS) Chairperson Marissa Nallana; Mielle Esteban of Arum Estrategias Internacionalizacion; DOT director of market development and Madrid Fusion Manila project director Verna Covar-Bunesuceso; SMX general manager, Dexter Deyto and SM Supermalls SVP marketing Jonjon San Agustin
     
 Michelin-starred chefs to gather at SMX
Set to captivate Manila with their culinary virtuoso are Spain and Asia’s legendary chefs Andoni Luis Aduriz, Elena Arzak, Quique Dacosta, Ramón Freixa, Francis Paniego, Paco Roncero, Mario Sandoval, Paco Torreblanca, André Chiang, and Alvin Leung. Presenting the Philippines’ own diverse and imaginative epicurean traditions are chefs Fernando Aracama, Margarita Forés, JGamboa, José Luis “Chele" Gonzalez, Pepe Lopez, Rob Pengson, Bruce Ricketts, Myrna Dizon, Claude Tayag, and Juan Carlos de Terry. Taking centerstage at the congress will be this exciting encounter between Spain’s legendary Michelin-starred chefs and the Philippines’ very own culinary stars. A trade exhibition will focus on the finest Spanish and Filipino products from Spanish wines and cheeses, to the Philippines’ world-class exports such as rice, cacao, coffee, mango, coconut, and liquors.

Gourmet weekend market
A feast of everything delectably Filipino-Spanish shall delight foodies at the Gourmet Weekend Market from April 24 to 26 at SM Mall of Asia. A premium selection of cheese, tapas, wine, ingredients, local finds and special bundles shall be made available in partnership with SM Markets (SM Supermarket and Hypermarket).

Spanish food specials
New food concepts that reflect culinary innovation and technique will be available only this April at select SM Mall of Asia restaurants where special dishes with Spanish influence or cooked with the finest local produce, ingredients and flavors are sure to bring out your inner foodie. Savory goodness awaits mall-goers of SM Aura Premier which shall host its own Spanish-themed fiestawith music, dancing, food and drinks on April 26 at the Sky Park lawn. While on April 24 to 26, irresistible dining deals await all food lovers at SM Megamall’s flagship and first-in-the-country dining destinations and the newly-opened Mega Food Hall.

For the complete schedule of events at SM malls, visit SM Supermalls on Facebook or @smsupermalls on Instagram. For more information on how to register for Madrid Fusion Manila 2015, visit www.madridfusionmanila.com.

MUSIC SHEETS - How To Solve A Problem Like Maria?

How do you solve a problem like Maria? That is the questions the sisters from a convent in Salzburg, Austria were trying to answer in The Sound of Music. The free-spirited and carefree novice Maria, who later became the matriarch of the Von Trapp family.

Such free spirit and carefree is what one would feel upon hearing the music of this singer-songwriter. A Problem Like Maria, probably draw roots from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which brought the gentle, breezy vibe of her songs.
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