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Time Machines (09/12/18)

Singer Track1 Hong Kong Edition SINGER, known for turning classic Porsche 911s into modern sports cars that still look period-correct, has come up with a...

Singer Cliff Richard releasing new album after privacy spat

LONDON — Cliff Richard announced Wednesday he will release his first album of new material in 14 years, a month after the veteran British pop star won a landmark privacy case.

How Aretha Franklin made ‘Respect’ a feminist anthem

PARIS — It may be the most rousing feminist anthem ever, but “Respect” — the song that made Aretha Franklin the “Queen of Soul” — was actually written about a man demanding a break from his wife.

Prince’s 1995-2010 albums made available for streaming

LOS ANGELES — The estate of prolific late pop icon Prince made more than 300 songs from his later career available on digital download and streaming services for the first time on Friday.

Angelina Cruz releases debut EP

HAVING ALREADY found success on Spotify, singer Angelina Cruz has released her self-titled debut album under Universal Records.

Putting sex in sexagenarian: Madonna still shocks at 60

NEW YORK — Whether by brazenly injecting sex in the public sphere, adopting gay subculture for mainstream audiences or becoming the top-selling female musician of all time, Madonna has asserted an incalculable influence.

Detroit church holds vigil for Aretha

DETROIT — The Detroit church once led by Aretha Franklin’s father — and where she first tested her remarkable voice — filled with music once again Wednesday as dozens gathered for a prayer vigil for the ailing “Queen of Soul.”

Dark synth-pop singer Robyn back after 8 years

NEW YORK — Robyn, the Swedish singer whose dark yet danceable synth-pop has won her an avid fan base, returned Wednesday with a song off her first album in eight years.

Nicki Minaj hunting for Tracy Chapman for sample clearance as album...

NEW YORK — Rapper Nicki Minaj said Wednesday that she is pushing back her new album as she desperately seeks to reach Tracy Chapman to clear a sample.

The comic and the singer

IF THERE’S two things Filipinos love, it’s music and laughter, and that’s exactly what singer Nonoy Zuniga and comedian/singer Willie Nepomuceno are serving in their one night Music and Laughter concert on July 27 at the Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City.

Loving Celine Dion even more

IT WAS a weekend morning in the late 1990s when a familiar piano introduction (in C major) blared into the room and woke this writer (who was then probably in kindergarten) from her sleep. “I know this song. I’ve heard it before,” I thought. I got up and hurried to the shelf beside the stereo system (where Dad would usually place his newly purchased CDs) and saw an album cover with a woman wearing a white shirt and denim pants, her hair in a pixie cut. The singer’s voice was captivating. From then on, I continued to listen to her songs — playing them loud and singing along as if it were a live concert.

Singer Cliff Richard wins BBC privacy case

LONDON — Veteran British pop star Cliff Richard won a privacy case against the BBC on Wednesday after it broadcast live on television a police raid on his home, in a ruling the broadcaster warned threatened press freedom.

After 2 surgeries in 2 months, Gary V is raring to...

SINGER Edgardo Jose “Gary” Valenciano — often referred to as “Mr. Pure Energy” because of his high energy performances — announced that he has been cleared of kidney cancer, a diagnosis which was made shortly after he underwent successful emergency open heart surgery in May.

Justin Bieber engaged to model Baldwin — reports

NEW YORK — Trouble-prone pop star Justin Bieber will be a married man after popping the question to model Hailey Baldwin whom he has dated for one month, reports said on Sunday.

‘Bowie Bonds’ creator sues singer Ed Sheeran for copying Marvin Gaye...

NEW YORK — English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran was sued on Thursday for at least $100 million for allegedly copying large parts of Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s Get It On” for his smash hit “Thinking Out Loud.”

Julia Fordham returns to PHL this month

BRITISH singer-songwriter, Julia Fordham, best known for her songs “Love Moves in Mysterious Ways” and “Porcelain,” among others, is performing in Manila on June 22 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Pasay City.

Pop star David Cassidy told documentary makers he lied about dementia,...

LOS ANGELES — Former teen idol David Cassidy did not have dementia, as he claimed before he died, and lied about giving up drinking, the singer told the makers of a documentary about him in the months before his death.

Singer Dua Lipa returns to Manila

ENGLISH singer/songwriter Dua Lipa is returning to Manila for a solo concert on Sept. 14 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City and is bringing with her the chart-topping hits including “New Rules,” “IDGAF,” and “One Kiss.”

Golden age for Kylie as Australia’s pop princess turns 50

SYDNEY — From teenage soap sensation to pop royalty, over Kylie Minogue’s three-decade career she has sold 80 million records, survived breast cancer, and...

Singer Gary Valenciano goes under the knife

ACTOR/PERFORMER Edgardo Jose “Gary” Valenciano underwent emergency open heart surgery on Saturday after feeling chest pains following a performance he did with his son,...

Singer Zsa Zsa Padilla marks a major milestone

TO celebrate having spent 35 years in show business, singer Zsa Zsa Padilla is set to stage a concert titled The Best Day of...

Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder

LOS ANGELES — Pop singer Mariah Carey revealed on Wednesday that she suffers from bipolar disorder, telling People magazine that she was diagnosed in...

Balladeer Bert Nievera dies at 81

Roberto Jose “Bert” Nievera, known for singing ballads including “Salamat sa Pag-ibig” (1996), passed away at the age of 81 on Tuesday, March 27. News...

Singer Calum Scott makes debut with very personal album

BRITISH SINGER Calum Scott, who first came into the limelight as a finalist for Britain’s Got Talent in 2015, has finally released his debut...

Thousands in Ireland honor late Cranberries singer O’Riordan

LONDON — Thousands of people lined up in the Irish city of Limerick Sunday to pay respects to Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, who died...

The return of Cynthia Alexander

By Susan Claire Agbayani FORMER RADIO station manager and disc jockey (DJ) George Mercado, a.k.a. “George Boone” distinctly remembers having persistently wooed Cynthia Alexander —...

The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, 46

LONDON — Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan, frontwoman of the multimillion-selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist...

Music’s loss: Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas, 76, and French singer France...

LONDON/PARIS -- Musician and singer Ray Thomas, a founding member of the band Moody Blues, has died at the age of 76, his record...

Joan Baez returns to peace theme in first album in decade

NEW YORK — Folk legend Joan Baez last week announced her first album in a decade, a collection of covers that returns to her...

Singer Mariah Carey returns to Times Square New Year’s after debacle

NEW YORK -- Mariah Carey must have made a New Year’s resolution to ensure a better sound system. The pop diva confirmed that she will...

Martin marks 35 years

AS HE was recently named the endorser of Solaire Resort and Casino, it comes as no surprise that singer Martin Nievera will celebrate his...

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter denies 2002 rape allegation

LOS ANGELES — Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter on Wednesday denied an allegation that he raped a teen pop singer 15 years ago, saying...

A creation of 1’s and 0’s

SHE WEARS extremely short skirts, sports blue pigtails to her knees and has the boundless energy of a playful puppy. During her 10-year career,...

Not just Harvey Weinstein

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – Icelandic pop singer Bjork said Sunday she was sexually harassed by a film director, saying she was inspired to speak out...

Taylor Swift goes blank on social media, sending her fans into...

LOS ANGELES – Taylor Swift, one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday, sending fans into a...

Singer Taylor Swift wins groping lawsuit

DENVER – Pop superstar Taylor Swift was celebrating Monday after winning a sexual assault lawsuit against a former radio DJ she accused of groping...

Taylor Swift shaken and humiliated by groping, mom tells trial

DENVER -- Pop superstar Taylor Swift’s mother recounted before a US jury on Wednesday the moment her “shattered” daughter said she had been groped...

‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ Glen Campbell, 81

WASHINGTON -- Country music legend Glen Campbell, the mellow-voiced “Rhinestone Cowboy” who sold millions of albums over a career that spanned decades, has died...