CYNDI LAUPER LIVE IN MANILA | 17MAR2012 AT SMART ARANETA COLISUEM

Cyndi Lauper burst onto the world stage as the quintessential girl who wants to have fun. After more than 25 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million, she has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move.

The beauty of Cyndi Lauper is that she has evolved into a richly multi-faceted renaissance woman who strikes a resonant chord with each project.

After winning the Grammy in 1985 for best new artist and becoming the first artist in history to have five top ten singles from a debut album, Cyndi Lauper continues to garner critical acclaim as a singer, musician, actor and writer. Cyndi has released 12 albums, over 40 singles and has sold more than 25 million records world wide.  She has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 7 American Video Awards, 18 MTV awards.

As an actor, Cyndi has appeared in such features as Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Life With Mikey, Off and Running, Vibes and opposite Christopher Walken in her critically acclaimed dramatic role in The Opportunist.  Television credits include Queer as Folk, Live and Kicking and Noel’s House Party (both for the BBC) and her Emmy Award Winning performance (Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy Series) as Marianne Lugasso on Mad About You (94-99).  Cyndi has also lent her talents to other film and TV projects voicing animated projects for Disney and The Simpsons as well as scoring soundtracks for the films Off and Running, Private Property and the title song for Nick Cassavete’s, Unhook The Stars. Cyndi made her Broadway debut in 2006, in the role of Jenny in The Threepenny Opera. When she is not writing and performing, Cyndi is continuing to develop her skills as a director, frequently working at the helm of her own music videos as well as directing for commercials like the Trivial Pursuit’s “Totally ’80s” board game.

An unwavering advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality since the start of her career, Cyndi created the True Colors Tour in 2007.   The Tour has brought together artists like Erasure, The B-52s, the Indigo Girls, Deborah Harry and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts for shows that successfully merge great music and public awareness about the issues facing the LGBT community.

To further her role as an activist, Cyndi founded the True Colors Fund in 2008.  The non-profit seeks to inspire and engage everyone, particularly the straight community, to become involved in the advancement of LGBT equality. The Fund recently launched the Give a Damn Campaign, an extensive and innovative online public education and awareness initiative.

In addition, Cyndi is the Honorary Chairperson of the True Colors Residence, the first project of its kind to provide a permanent, supportive and secure home to formerly homeless LGBT youth in New York City. In appreciation for her work, Cyndi has been honored by many organizations including the Human Rights Campaign, GLSEN and PFLAG.

Cyndi is also a tireless participant in the struggle to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Most recently, Cyndi has joined with Lady Gaga to be the spokespeople for the 2010 MAC Viva Glam Campaign and to educate woman about HIV/AIDS around the world. She also continues to participate in efforts and events for organizations like AMFAR, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in order to speak out about the need for education and greater resources to fight this disease.

Grab a copy of Time After Time – The Cyndi Lauper Collection, available in music store nationwide, only from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines.

TICKET PRICES

Patron A – P 5,500
Paton B – P5,000
Lower VIP – P4,500
Lower Box – P4,000
Upper Box A – P2,500
Upper Box B – P1250
Gen Ad – P750

Tickets are available NOW! Call Ticketnet at 911.55.55

LOONIE “FROM SAUDI WITH LOVE” MUSIC VIDEO — OUT NOW!

FlipTop champ Loonie releases today his music video for his digital single “From Saudi With Love” featuring K.A Antonio of the band Ajka. The song tells us the realities of being an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker). Watch it below:

To download the FREE “From Saudi With Love” ringback tone, just text SG443 to 2332 (globe) text LOONIE7 to 2728 (smart) text 5483291 to 2300 (sun P5).

LETTER DAY STORY RELEASES NEW EP “BREAKAWAY”

Letter Days Story is now riding high on the success of their latest single “Save Me”.  Gaining a steady stream of airplay in tastemaker stations like 89.9 Magic, RX 93.1, and Jam 88.3,  “Save Me” captured the attention of the hip mainstream  audience that has always been craving for new and original OPM band music.  Letter Day Story attracted a new wave of followers, particularly in their social media streams, venting out their clamour to hear more songs from LDS.  Hence, the  EP “Breakaway” is now released. ‘Breakaway’ consists of six tracks – including ‘Save Me’ – ‘Smile’, ‘Breakaway’, Ikaw at Ako’, Hinahanap’, and ‘The Hero Within’ – the last track having been featured on AXN Channel where LDS are ambassadors.

The release of Letter Day Story’s digital single “Save Me” last August was a pivotal point  in their career as recording artists.  They’ve  had their share of sophomore jitters inspite of their current stature.  They’ve been together as a band for over ten years,  won the grand prize in a prestigious band competition, released their debut EP “Sulat Araw Kwento” in 2009; released their debut album “Sama-Sama” in 2010; and are signed and managed by Sony Music Philippines — yet, LDS opted to test the waters once again with “Save Me”.    The remarkable response by their loyal fans and new set of “likers” also compelled them to release an official music video for “Save Me”, which is now airing on MYX Philippines and other music video shows.

The EP “Breakaway” is out now in digital formats,  available for mobile and online downloading at major online sites like iTunes (click HERE).  CD formats are also available at leading record stores.

 

For booking inquiries please contact:
Mario Joson: +63 9175204587
Queenie Macahilig: +63 9178044940
Or call at phone number +63 2 6363721.

Connect with LDS at the following social media sites:
www.facebook.com/letterdaystorypage
twitter.com/letterdaystory
www.facebook.com/sonymusicphilippines

STEPHANIE DAN INTERVIEW ON AXN SONY LIFESTYLE TV

Check out Stephanie Dan on the latest episode AXN‘s Sony Lifestyle TV were she reveals how she got into music and her big plans for the future.  Watch Sony Lifestyle 5 – Episode 15 at www.axn-asia.com/sony/catch-up (starts 13:15)

BE DISCOVERED! JOIN “LIKE PERFORMING LOVE SONY” CONTEST

Source: www.sony.com.ph/likemusic

Have you ever imagined yourself as a rock star or a pop idol? If you believe in your imagination, then it’s time to make it real in the “Like Performing Love SONY” contest.

Showcase your singing talent by singing any of our listed songs for a chance to win cash and SONY products worth up to US$4,000.

The grand winner of the “Like Performing Love Sony Contest – be it a group of up to 5 members or a solo act – will get to perform at the Sony’s Year-End Party in Singapore and compete to be the region’s top Sony Idol, who will take home even more cash and Sony products!

CONTEST MECHANICS

WHO CAN JOIN?

The contest is open to Filipinos 18 to 30 years old presently residing in the Philippines, and are currently enrolled in a college or university. Participant may join as a solo act or as a part of group with up to five (5) members.

HOW TO JOIN:
Via The Sony’s Campus Roadshows

Sony will be visiting various colleges and universities to set the stage for your amazing performance. There, you don’t just get to display your talent but you also get singing tips from your favorite Sony Music Philippines artists!

  • Come down to any campus roadshow and perform one of Sony’s listed songs

 

ROADSHOW SCHEDULES:           CONTACT PERSONNEL:
September 09, 2011 CEU          Centro Escolar University  Students Affairs Office or to USC Ofcrs
September 13, 2011 UP           University of the Philippines – UP Broadcasting Association
September 14, 2011 DLSU         DLSU Culture & Arts Office / DLS-CSB Office of Culture & Arts
September 20, 2011 LPU           Lyceum of the Philippines University Arts & Cultural Affairs Office
September 29, 2011 FEU           Far Eastern University President’s Committee on Culture

  • SONY will record a video of your stage performance using a SONY Handycam, with additional audio recording using the SONY PCM-M10 recorder.
  • SONY will then edit and upload the video to the official contest Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SonyPhilippines and/or http://www.sony.com.ph/likemusic). SONY reserves the right to record and upload all performances during the roadshow.

The SONY Cyber-shot will also be used to air the live feed of all performances in the venue.

Via the Sony Facebook App

a)      Record a video of your band or yourself performing one of SONY’s listed songs for a minimum of 60 seconds or longer.

LIST OF SONGS:
1.      Aretha Franklin – I say a little prayer for you
2.      Cyndi Lauper – True Colours
3.      Firehouse – Love of a Lifetime
4.      Katy Perry – Thinking of You
5.      Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
6.      Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
7.      Michael Bublé – Just Haven’t Met You Yet
8.      One Republic – Secrets
9.      Plain White Tee – Hey There Delilah
10.  Sara Bareilles – Love Song
11.  Simple Plan – Welcome to my life
12.  Sixpence None The Richer – Kiss Me
13.  Train – Hey Soul Sister
14.  Eraserheads – Alapaap
15.  Pupil – Disconnection Notice
16.  Rivermaya – Awit ng Kabataan
17.  Itchyworms – Penge Naman ako Niyan
18.  6Cyclemind – Sandalan
19.  Cueshe – Ulan
20.  Letter Day Story – Ikaw Parin
21.  Eevee – Larawan
22.  Kiss Jane – Baliw
23.  Francis Magalona – Kaleidoscope World

Or you can choose to play/sing your original composition.  Please await for additional songs for the list above.
 
 
b)      Submit the video snippet through the contest’s official Facebook page (www.sony.com.ph/likemusic and/or  http://www.facebook.com/SonyPhilippines) beginning September 12, 2011.
c)      Participants may also upload their videos via Youtube then post the links to their videos on http://www.facebook.com/SonyPhilippines.

HOW TO VOTE:
Family and friends of all participants (both from the roadshows and those who uploaded directly to Facebook or via Youtube), will have to ‘like’ the SONY Facebook page and ‘love’ the submission on Facebook to vote.

Likes on Youtube or any other video-sharing site apart from Facebook will not be counted.

Voting will begin on October 1, 2011 until October 16, 2011.

Voting will be simultaneous with the uploading of the videos, with only one vote per FB account.

JUDGING OF ENTRIES
Public votes (most number of likes) will determine the Top 10, which will be announced on October 17, 2011. On the next round of competition, it’s all back to zero for the finalists as the Sony Regional judging panel will select the Top 3 in the whole country based on the following criteria: 1) Quality of performance, 2) Style and creativity, and Overall entertainment factor. The first place winner will advance to the regional competition and perform against the winners from other countries at the SONY Yearend party in Singapore this December 2011.

PRIZES
Roadshow

Best performance per Road Show: USD100
Best dressed act: USD50
Plus cool prizes when you visit the booth area.

Philippines (For title of “Country Winner”)
1)    First place (Solo,duo or band): USD2000 in cash, VAIO E-Series, Cybershot DSC-WX7, Musician Recorder PCM-M10, MicroVault tiny 16 GB, Sony Ericson Xperia Arc and an all-expense paid trip to Singapore to attend the exclusive Sony Year-End Party.
2)    Second place: USD1000 in cash.
3)    Third place: USD500 in cash.

Should the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd placed winner(s) come from a school roadshow recording, SONY will also reward a cash prize to the school where the Top 3 winners first performed and joined in the contest.

1st Prize                                   2nd Prize                             3rd Prize
School               |        USD 2,000              |                 USD 1000                |           USD 500
Contestant       |        USD 2,000               |                USD 1000                 |           USD 500

Region (For title of “Regional Winner”)
1)      First place:                         US $5,000 in cash
2)      Second place:                    US $2,000 in cash
3)      Third place:                        US $1,000 in cash
4)      Consolation prize:              US $500 in cash

For more info please contact VFactor at 0915-7734377 / 0917-8444403

See more details at www.sony.com.ph/likemusic