CCP screens classic films Macho Dancer, Manila By Night for free
LOOK back at the socio-political landscape of the 1980s Manila through the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Arthouse Cinema’s back-to-back screenings of National Artist for Film Lino Brocka’s Macho Dancer and National Artist for Film Ishmael Bernal’s Manila By Night on June 3, starting at 2 p.m., at the Tanghalang Manuel Conde. Macho Dancer follows the story of a handsome teenager from the mountains who journeys to Manila in an effort to support his family after he was abandoned by his American lover. With a popular call boy as his mentor, Paul enters the glittering world of the macho dancer. Mr. Brocka captured a world of male strippers, prostitution, drugs, sexual slavery, police corruption and murder in this classic film. In Manila By Night, the hidden nightlife of ordinary people living in Manila is unveiled. Lovers and families’ conflicts are radically pitted against each other as they live in the night streets rampant with drugs and prostitution. The outstanding narrative explicitly unravels the various characters and episodes. This landmark film by Ishmael Bernal depicts the darkness of city life so vividly that it was once prohibited to use the word “Manila” on its title. To watch the films, pre-register through this link: https://bit.ly/38RCR03. The film screenings celebrate the National Heritage Month, and commemorate Mr. Bernal’s death anniversary on June 2.
GMA premieres sports-oriented series Bolera
GMA ENTERTAINMENT Group sets out to prove that women can rise to the top and become champions with hard work, skill, and talent in its newest primetime series, Bolera. Directed by Dominic Zapata and Jorron Lee Monroy, the story follows Joni (Kylie Padilla), a billiard prodigy who was taught to play by her father, a former billiard champion. But when her father dies, it is up to her to support her family, and playing billiards is suddenly the last thing on her mind. Joining Padilla in the series are Rayver Cruz, Jak Roberto, Gardo Versoza, Joey Marquez, Al Tantay, and Jaclyn Jose. Bolera airs on weeknights at 8:50 p.m. after First Lady on GMA Telebabad.
Tate McRae releases debut album
SINGER, songwriter, and dancer Tate McRae has released her debut album, i used to think i could fly , via RCA Records/Sony Music. The album features writing collaborators and producers like Greg Kurstin, Finneas, Charlie Puth, Alexander 23, Blake Slatkin, Louis Bell and more. The album includes the already released tracks “feel like shit,” “she’s all i wanna be,” “chaotic,” “what would you do?” and more. Ms. McRae’s latest single, “she’s all i wanna be,” has over 230 million streams and is currently in the Top 12 on the Top 40 chart. Ms. McRae just wrapped her 2022 North American Tour and is currently performing in the European Union with dates in the UK and Australia later this summer. Starting in September, she will tour as the special guest on Shawn Mendes’ Wonder: The World Tour 2022. The new album is available on all digital music platforms.
EJ DE Perio releases first single
FILIPINO singer-songwriter EJ De Perio defies the concept of perpetuity on “Panandalian,” his first official single under Sony Music Philippines. Featuring laid-back acoustic guitars and minimal instrumentation, the ballad asserts his sentiment that despite the uncertainty of the future, there will always be one person who is willing to stick with you through thick and thin. “I wrote ‘Panandalian’ out of the realization that nothing’s gonna last forever, and everything must come to an end,” Mr. De Perio said in a statement. “The song is about preparing yourself for the inevitable change, and making sure to protect that one person who is willing to keep things the same way — even if everything around you is constantly evolving.” The stripped-down track is produced by fellow singer-songwriter Migz Haleco.“Panandalian” is available on all digital music platforms worldwide.
Kangdaniel releases new album
K-POP ICON KANGDANIEL marks a return to music-making with the release of his new full-length album, The Story. Featuring 10 songs co-written by the Korean pop singer, the record chronicles stories from his own perspectives and experiences. “I want to tell the stories as a storyteller,” the South Korean artist said in a statement. “I would be grateful if you just enjoy and feel relaxed with The Story. I hope you like it.” The Story is his first full-length album, and follows the release of his chart-topping EP, Yellow, which is certified platinum in South Korea. KANGDANIEL’s new album also includes collaborations with some of the biggest names in K-Pop: Korean-American singer/rapper Jessi on “Don’t Tell,” sokodomo on “How We Love,” and Dbo on “Loser.” The Story is available on all digital music platforms worldwide.