You probably grew up knowing Snoopy and the rest of the gang, which Charles Schulz had immortalized in his internationally known comic strip Peanuts. For more than five decades, people had been reading quick-witted dialogues and satirical exchanges between Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Shroeder, and Sally that it feels like you’re part of the group at one point or another. But this time, avid reader or not, Charlie Brown finally let the world know about how depressing it can be on his shoes amid being in the colorful world that he’s in. The popular, Tony Award-winning, comedy musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is finally staged in Manila through the efforts of 9 Works Theatrical that opened on Saturday February 11 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza, along Ayala Avenue in Makati City.
Vampires and the wolves are passé. But guess what? Angels have all fallen and crashed into the young adult fiction section of our bookstores. Killing the monotonous vampire-mortal scenario, a good fallen angel and a mortal falling in love seems to be the latest reading fad for teens. Shhhhhhhhh First, there’s Hush, Hush by Becca … Continue reading On the wings of the fallen
http://archives.manilatimes.net/national/2009/sept/15/yehey/life/20090915lif1.html Archipelago's Travel Advisory By Angelique P. Manalad, Contributor After 72 gigs, two number one singles and two music videos later, super band Archipelago finally launches its debut long-playing album Travel Advisory. Composed of 14 songs, the CD talks about different kind of weather-the kind of musical storm dauntless music lovers welcome as a fresh … Continue reading Warning: Monster album sighted
http://manilatimes.net/national/2009/july/07/yehey/life/20090707lif2.html By Angelique Manalad Contributor With the H1N1 pandemic in full swing, the fall out of the global economic crunch and the Con-Ass debacle, these are alarming times to say the least. Amid these troubles, it is wise to let music do all the healing for our weary souls. Thankfully, this country boasts a lot … Continue reading Peace and love anyone?
(unedited copy- Fudge magazine, April- May 2009 issue) Who among you have watched the movie Step up 2? Raise your hand. Well, if you can still remember that scene where they suddenly danced in the train and received different reactions from their fellow passengers, brace yourselves for it won’t be long until that same scenario … Continue reading Flashin’ for all to see
(unedited version: Fudge magazine, June-July 2009 Issue) After winning the 2006 Nescafe Soundskool, Hilera take a crack at creating their own sound. Hilera comes out with their new album entitled Nuthouse which they are proud of as it literally spells blood, sweat and tears for the band. Being an indie band from 2007 to 2008 … Continue reading THE LUCK OF THE RAW
By Angelique Manalad (unedited version of articles in Fudge magazine Feb-March 2009 issue p.71) It was in late 2004 that Carren Cecilia “Kooky” Tuason started putting into motion her vision of instilling confidence to everybody by means of creative self-expression, specifically through spoken words. A shy child herself, she wanted to be able to encourage … Continue reading the power of words
By Angelique Manalad (Fudge Magazine Feb-March 2009 issue, p.61) “Madaming issues.” Guitarist Ean Aguila declares with a telling laugh that only someone who survived all the bull*ts can. Drummer Zig Zabara and keyboardist Heidi confirms how pathetic the whole situation became. The two were referring to guitarist Joe Fontanilla’s schedule at the callcenter he worked … Continue reading All you need is love
By Angelique Manalad (Fudge Magazine Feb-March 2009 issue p.66) The annual event presented by Myx dubbed as Myx Mo, was a night of good music, sweat, shouts, possible brawl and everything you could ask for in a rockin’ big concert. But it’s a different world backstage. A night of bonding, catching up and that nerve-wracking … Continue reading My Myx, Your Myx, Everybody Myx!
By Angelique Manalad (Fudge Magazine Feb-March Issue, p.3) Diamonds are purely made of carbon and the hardest mineral in earth. But that’s not enough for man. We simply must determine its worth by means of a price tag, and thus, the 4Cs: carat, clarity, color and cut. “Finding the best diamond for your money is … Continue reading Gram rock