WESTLIFE “BEAUTIFUL WORLD” MUSIC VIDEO — OUT NOW!

The brand new video of Westlife for ‘Beautiful World’ is here — WATCH IT NOW!

‘Beautiful World’ is included in their “Greatest Hits” album – now available in stores. To download the FREE ringback of ‘Beautiful World’ just text SH812 to 2332 (globe), text WLIFE12 to 2728 (smart) or text 5484348 to 2300 (sun P5.00). To get the full track music & mp3tone, text WESTLIFE to 3456 (globe/smart)

RESORTS WORLD MANILA BRINGS BACK “THE SOUND OF MUSIC”

Be enchanted by the world’s beloved musical as Resorts World Manila brings back The Sound of Music starting October 15, 2011 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater; featuring a powerhouse cast of theater veterans and most promising newcomers guaranteed to beguile you in this timeless tale of love.

Based on a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, a musical by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music showcases the story of Maria Rainer, a young postulant appointed as governess over the seven children of widower Captain Georg von Trapp. Maria takes on the role of a mother to her charges, teaches them the art of music and singing, and captivates the
heart of the once cold and stern captain.

The Sound of Music opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 16, 1959, moved to the Mark Hellinger Theatre on November 6, 1962 and closed on June 15, 1963 after 1,443 performances. The director was Vincent J. Donehue, and the choreographer was Joe Layton. The original cast included Mary Martin (at age 46) as Maria, Theodore Bikel as Captain Georg von Trapp, Patricia Neway as Mother Abbess, Kurt Kasznar as Max Detweiler, Marion Marlowe as Elsa Schraeder, Brian Davies as Rolf and Lauri Peters as Liesl. Sopranos Patricia Brooks and June Card were ensemble members in the original production. The show tied for the Tony Award for Best Musical with Fiorello!. Other awards included Martin for Best Actress in a Musical, Neway for Best Featured Actress, Best Scenic Design (Oliver Smith) and Best Musical Direction (Frederick Dvonch). Bikel and Kaznar were nominated for acting awards, and Donehue was nominated for his direction. The entire children’s cast was nominated for Best Featured Actress category as a single nominee, even though two children were boys.

The Sound Of Music was also nominated for ten Academy Awards and winner of five (including Best Picture and Best Director), The Sound of Music was the number one Box Office Champion from 1966 to 1972 it, according to Variety’s survey. Today it stands as the most successful movie musical of all time. The motion picture soundtrack, released internationally on the RCA label, locally distributed by Ivory Music & Video, the official licensee of Sony Music, has gone gold and platinum and sold well over 10 million units worldwide. Ivory Music & Video now is offering a new special version of the beloved musical, complete with revised liner notes and brand-new
photos.

The Sound Of Music includes a very special nod to the music’s impact and influence on younger generations: My Favorite Things, sung by Lea Michelle of the hit TV show Glee. The song’s relevance today in pop culture is a sign of the endearing and lasting achievement of this cinematic and musical touchstone. Also available is the Original Broadway Cast Recording, This CD reissue has noticeably improved sound and adds two bonus tracks: a 16-and-a-half-minute suite of the score put together by original orchestrator
Robert Russell Bennett that constitutes a virtual overture and a version of “Do-Re-Mi” by Mitch Miller & the Sing-Along Chorus, with the children of the cast joining in.

Call the Resorts World Manila Tourist/Visitor Hotline at 836-6333, 908-8833 or TicketWorld at 811-9999
for more information.

T I C K E T P R I C E S
VIP P2,000
Premiere P1,700
Deluxe P1,300
Balcony P1,000

J.COLE TAKES CENTER STAGE WITH THE #1 ALBUM SELLING 217,000 IN ITS FIRST WEEK

Source: rocnation.com/j-cole

Selling 217,000 copies, Roc Nation artist, J. Cole has scored the #1 album in the country with his debut release Cole World: The Sideline Story. Rolling Stone praises Cole’s “killer punch lines” and USA Today declares “it’s Cole’s own impressive skills that got him into the game and off the sidelines for good.”

This release not only puts J.Cole at the top of the charts, Cole World: The Sideline Story is officially the biggest debut album from a new artist this year and the first debut album by a solo artist to debut in the # 1 position in over 17 months. In addition, J. Cole has scored the biggest digital album debut from a new artist since January 2010.

“J. Cole’s success is testament to amazing artist development and Cole’s hard work,” stated Shawn “JAY Z “ Carter. “I want to congratulate him on a #1 album and more importantly a great body of work.”

“J Cole personifies humility and grace with edge and depth. As an MC, his point of view speaks to and represents me. I’m proud and blessed to be a part of his journey!” added Mark Pitts, President of Urban Music, Sony / JIVE Records and CEO, Bystorm Entertainment.

The mostly self-produced album was propelled by the first single, “Work Out,” which Entertainment Weekly celebrated as, “well worth the wait.” The follow-up single is the Brian Kidd produced banger, “Can’t Get Enough” featuring the multi-platinum artist, Trey Songz.

J.Cole received enormous support from BET, MTV and MTV2. He was the first artist to kick off MTV2’s new music franchise, Sucker Free Road to Release as well as being profiled as an MTV PUSH Artist. BET named J. Cole a “Music Matters” artist, he performed on the 2010 BET Awards and BET Hip Hop Awards, and he appeared on 106th & Park six times over the past year, which culminated with his BET 106 & Park takeover on September 27th.

J.Cole has taken audiences by storm and has also earned rave reviews for his critically-acclaimed mixtape, Friday Night Lights and for his opening slot on international superstar Rihanna’s LOUD Tour this summer. He is currently headlining Cole World…World Tour across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

With the ability to write thought provoking songs packed with sharp wit and clever lines, Cole is able to connect with listeners in a way that is seldom seen among MCs today. Cole’s unique abilities have led him to successful tours with Rihanna and Drake, an appearance on JAY Z’s “A Star Is Born” (Blueprint 3), as well as the covers of the Source, XXL, and being named one of BET’s “Rising Icons”.

Cole World: The Sideline Story available October 2011 in music stores nationwide only from Ivory Music & Video, the official licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines.

 

AVRIL LAVIGNE’S SECOND SINGLE: SMILE

Just recently Avril Lavigne teased us with a photo from her music video shoot for the second single of “Goodbye Lullaby” and now here’s another reason why we can’t help but ‘Smile,’ the new single cover art showing Avril’s biggest & cutest smile. The single is now playing at Magic 89.9 and Monster Radio RX93.1.

 

Avril is currently in Beijing to kick off her “Black Star World Tour” this April 30 at the China Valley Music Festival. Afterwards, she’ll be performing at the following countries for the next two-weeks before heading back to the US for more ‘Goodbye Lullaby’ promotions.
05.02.11 Shanghai, China at the Shanghai Grand Stage
05.05.11 Seoul, South Korea at the Melon Ax
05.07.11 Hong Kong, China at the HKAWE
05.09.11 Singapore, Singapore at the SIS
05.11.11 Jakarta, Indonesia at the Kartika Expo Centre
05.13.11 Taipei, Taiwan at the Nangang Exhibition Hall

‘Goodbye Lullaby’ is now available at Astroplus, Astrovision, Odyssey, SM Record Bars, O-Music and Landmark. Go grab a copy today.