One of the most successful, most enduring musician and Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter-producer, Richard Marx performed to his adoring Pinoy fans once again for the second leg of “Richard Marx – The Solo Tour Live in Manila” that was recently held at the Kia Theatre in Cubao, Quezon City.
Before Manila, Richard serenaded his Malaysian fans at his well-received show in Kuala Lumpur. The singer last performed in the country in 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum. He also made a guest appearance and interview at “Tonight with Boy Abunda” a day before the show.
On its third year, Akapela Open 2015 has been victorious again in capitalizing world-class Pinoy voices and talents. This is an annual vocal competition led by Mr. Ryan Cayabyab and The Music School of Ryan Cayabyab, a competition deemed to be the first of its kind in the country. It aims to promote contemporary a capella singing and appreciation for vocal harmony performance.
Acapellago, an a capella pop group composed of Michelle Pascual, Almond Bolante, Joshua Cadelina, Avin Laderas and Ron Laderas, regains the championship with their performance of Philpop original “Trianggulo” and Cristina Aguilera’s “Show Me How You Burlesque.” The group was the first emerging Akapela Open grand champion in 2013.
This month’s Music Roll is all about paying tribute, paying tribute to second chances in the midst of new challenges of Popoy and Basha’s married life, paying tribute to nostalgia, memories of our old self and of welcoming new chapters in life from Adele’s groundbreaking new album “25,” paying tribute to people in music who continue to put melodies in the lives of people in Star Awards for Music and the AMAs, paying tribute to collaborations and jazz traditions from Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, paying tribute to love and blessings we have received and giving back to people from ABS-CBN and GMA Christmas station IDs, and paying tribute to people who have joined the Creator and that they will guide us from among the stars.