The Lettermen in ultimate nostalgia show tonight at RWM

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The Lettermen, Bobby Poynton, Donovan Tea, Tony Butala, Manila Bulletin
The Lettermen, Bobby Poynton, Donovan Tea, Tony Butala, Manila Bulletin

The Lettermen: (From left) Bobby Poynton, Donovan Tea and Tony Butala[/caption] Popular male pop vocal group The Lettermen launches its 2013 Philippine concert tour tonight at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at Resorts World Manila. To be mounted by Ovation Productions, “The Lettermen Philippine Tour 2013” kicks off a four-night, four-city series of concerts that also include performances on Nov. 12 at the Manila Hotel Tent, Manila, Nov. 15 at Dotties Place, Butuan City, and Nov. 16 at Rose Memorial Hall, Central Philippine University, Iloilo City. The show will bring back the group’s enduring hits including “The Way You Look Tonight,” “When I Fall In Love,” “Theme From A Summer Place,” “Goin’ Out Of My Head,” “Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing,” “The Seventh Dawn,” “Shangri-La,” and many more. They will also render a medley of classic Filipino songs such as “Dahil Sa Iyo,” Sapagka’t Kami Ay Tao Lamang,” “Ikaw,” “Hindi Kita Malimot,” and many more. Then, there are the Christmas songs from its newly re-released Christmas CD “The Lettermen – It Feels Like Christmas.” The Lettermen attracted international attention and won the hearts of Filipinos during the 1974 Miss Universe beauty pageant in Manila, when it serenaded the contestants on coronation day with the classic, “Dahil Sa Iyo,” that blew away the audience inside the Folk Arts Theater and millions of television viewers in the Philippines and other parts of the world. The Lettermen lineup is composed of Bobby Poynton, Donovan Tea and Tony Butala. A frequent visitor to the Philippines during the past four decades, The Lettermen made its debut appearance here in 1969 when it was invited by former First Lady Imelda Romualdez-Marcos to perform at a private party in Malacañang. From the 1970s onwards, it has continuously attracted huge attention and following, with its sold-out concerts at the Folk Arts Theater and Araneta Coliseum, and numerous tours in key cities in provinces, such as Cebu, Bacolod and Iloilo.. (“The Lettermen Philippine Tour 2013” is presented by Ovation Productions in association with Air21, 2nd Avenue, Diva Universal, Jack TV and Sixt Rent A Car. It is also supported by the Manila Bulletin and OptimaSignsolutions. For ticket inquiries, visit www.rwmanila.com) • • • [caption id="attachment_42186" align="alignleft" width="276"]

Vivian Velez, Bendor, Manila Bulletin
Vivian Velez, Bendor, Manila Bulletin

Vivian Velez In a scene from‘Bendor’[/caption] Cinema One Originals Currents Festival Opens The 9th year of Cinema One Originals Currents with 10 entries will be held on Nov. 11 to 19 at the Glorietta, Trinoma, and Robinson’s Galleria. The 10 entries are “Angustia” by Kristian Cordero, “Ang Pagbabalat Ng Ahas” by Timmy Harn, “Islands” by Whammy Alcazaren, “Bukas Na Lang Sapagkat Gabi Na” by Jet Leyco, “Iskalawags” by Keith Deligero, “Saturday Night Chills” by Ian Lorenos, “Philippine Story” Benjamin Garcia, “Shift” by Siege Ledesma, “Bendor” by Ralston Jover, and “Riddles Of My Homecoming” by Arnel Mardoquio. The festival was ushered in by the special screening of the restored classic “Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon?” “Angustia,” filmed in Bicol with the local dialects given prominence, tells the story of a Spanish friar during the 19th century who was somehow overwhelmed by his passion for an indigenous woman. The movie stars Alex Medina, Jazmin Llana, Vic Loquias, Mitch Smith and Maria Isabel Lopez. “Ang Pagbabalat Ng Ahas” is about the discovery of a mad scientist in an upper-middle class village, and the movie stars Mervyn Brondial, Kay Brondial, Carl Sebastian Sanchez, Liza Lorena, Jaime Fabregas, Gio Alvarez, Ji-an Lachica, Sasi Casas, Rose Galvez, Miguel Reyes, Marija Vicente, Gino Javier, Rox Lee, and Charles Salazar. “Islands” is an experimental science fiction with the occupants of the spaceship discovering a different gravity – that of falling in love by the people. The stars are Luis Alandy, Benjamin Alves, Meryll Soriano, Alizon Andres, Donna Matibag, Daisy Matibag, Marita Zobel, Irma Adlawan, Jhizell Deocareza, Peque Gallaga, Acey Aguilar, and Anna Luna. “Bukas Na Lang Sapagkat Gabi Na” touches on Martial Law, and it stars Raul Morit, Lemuel Silvestre, Maria Veronica Santiago, Hector Macaso, among others. “Iskalawags” is about coming-of-age and the stars, among others, are Kerwin Otida, Jeric Raval, Mark Lawrence Montalban, and Micko Maurillo. “Philippine Story” tackles male prostitution, featuring Mark Gil, Jun-Jun Quintana, Nor Domingo, Kimmy Maclang, and Rolando Inocencio. “Saturday Night Chills” explores illegal gamblings in the Philippines, with stars Rayver Cruz, Matteo Guidicelli, Joseph Marco, David Chua, and Miko Raval. “Shift” is about the development of a love relationship between a tomboy and a gay call center agent. “Shift” stars Yeng Constantino, Felix Roco, Alex Medina, and Mati Valena. “Bendor” stars Vivian Velez. The story revolves around a Quiapo candle vendor who on the side also sells prohibited drugs. The other stars are Sue Prado, Evelyn Vargas, Anna Luna, Lester Llansang, Chanel Latorre, Nico Antonio, and Czarina Alcantara. And the 10th entry, “Riddles Of My Homecoming,” explores reincarnation or return of the soul when a person dies among the Lumads in Mindanao. Featured are GingGing Hyde, Jillian Khayle Barbarona, Jeff Sabayle, Christina Austerio, Madz Garcia and Perry Dizon. • • • [caption id="attachment_42185" align="alignright" width="165"]

Citi Philippines, Batara Sianturi, Kevin Tan, Manila Bulletin
Citi Philippines, Batara Sianturi, Kevin Tan, Manila Bulletin

Citi Philippines CEO Batara Sianturi (left) and Megaworld Corporation First VP Kevin Tan (right) with their Citi Visa payWave cards[/caption] Enjoy Movies At Eastwood Cinemas With Citibank Visa PayWave Paying for movie tickets at the Eastwood Mall Cinemas is a breeze with the new Citibank Visa payWave card. Citi’s latest payment technology lets you buy movie tickets in three simple steps: select a movie, and pay with a wave. In about six seconds, you’re ready to go, and the card never leaves your hand. The card’s new chip technology also gives you an enhanced protection against fraud, allowing for a more secure transaction. Eastwood Mall Cinemas is just one of Citi’s partner establishments where you can avail of the payWave technology. For more information, log on to www.citibank.com.ph/paywave. • • • Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, Nov. 11, go to Vice President Jejomar Binay, Ai Ai delas Alas, Mrs, Aida Ver, Rowell Santiago, Ms. Zeny S. Reyes, Rene-Ann Gomez, Willie Schneider, Nini Go, Alice Lopez Lim, Atty. Abet Bernales, Vaness Bernales, Marilu T. Caballes, Evelyn Taliao, ramp model Dhan Nijuuichi, Kenneth N. Ng, Therry Alpa, Jojo Baltazar, Randie Puncia of PCSO GM’s office, Ruth Bermudez Mercado, Joh Dreb Flores, Bryan Villadiego, Raffy Chan, Archie Sopenasky of PCSO PR Dept., Justine Mari Lalu, musical director Al Quinn, and Steven Fermo of Star Magic... Happy wedding anniversary to Domingo and Epifania Fregillana and Andrew and Sandee Masigan…

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