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Pinoy artists: Preference for foreign music hurting OPM

By Xianne Arcangel/GMA News – Despite the wealth of musical talent in the Philippines, foreign artists and composers still took the lion’s share of profits from the use of their songs by radio stations and other businesses in 2014, a musicians’ group said Monday. The Filipino Society of Composers, Authors Read more »

Lady Gaga wears Pinoy designer’s creation on album cover

abs-cbnNEWS.com – On her latest album cover, pop star Lady Gaga sported a black rubber top and shorts designed by Filipino designer Kermit Tesoro. Tesoro’s rubber armor can now be seen on the cover of Lady Gaga’s single “Marry the Night,” which the American singer released on Twitter on Tuesday. Read more »

Pinoy grad student in US freed, granted 1-year deportation reprieve

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By Jerrie M. Abella – A Filipino graduate student in the United States, earlier arrested for being an illegal alien, was released last week and granted a one-year reprieve from deportation.

Pinoy orchestra’s debut is hot-ticket event

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By Ruben V. Nepales LOS ANGELES—For the cultural and social cognoscenti or just plain music lovers among the Filipinos living in Southern California, all roads tomorrow evening, May 17, lead to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, where the first Filipino symphony orchestra outside the Philippines makes it historic Read more »

Music Video: ‘Lipad’ by Lea Salonga

The artist as Pinoy jazz icon

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By Bernardo V. Lopez – Mainstream jazz is a little-known music genre in the Philippines. Here, we feature five Filipino veteran mainstream jazz artists — Richard Merk and Mel Torre (vocals), Rex Grupo (keyboard), Pete Ramido (drums), Abeng Lavapiz (bass).