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Instituto Cervantes pays tribute to Luis Eduardo Aute
AN ONLINE concert paying tribute to the Manila-born artist and musician Luis Eduardo Aute, will be held on Nov. 18, with several Filipino singers covering select iconic songs by Aute. Presented by Instituto Cervantes and the Em-bassy of Spain in the Philippines, the event, titled Con tu latido: Filipinas canta a Aute. A Tribute, will be streamed at 7 p.m. on the Instituto Cervantes YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/InstitutoCervantesManila. Singer and actress Bituin Escalante will render one of Aute’s first hits, “Rosas en el mar” (1966), while Mark Anthony Carpio, choirmaster of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, will perform “La belleza.” Toma Cayabyab of the Ateneo Cham-ber Singers, the Villancico Vocal Ensemble, and jazz sextet Debonair District, will sing “Libertad.” Tenor Julius Sinoy will sing “Dos o tres segundos de ternura.” James Barbecho will be covering “Siento que te estoy perdiendo” (1981). Soprano Sheila Ferrer will cover “Slowly” (1992), and Ella Castro will sing “Sin tu latido.” Spanish singer Rosa León will give her rendition of “Mirándonos los dos” (1980). The concert Con tu latido. Admission to the concert is free. For further information about the event, visit the website of Instituto Cervantes at https://manila.cervantes.es or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila
Filipino-dubbed versions of Jirisan, Forever and Ever out
K-DRAMA Jirisan and C-Drama Forever and Ever on iQiyi have been dubbed in Filipino. With this, iQiyi brings a touch of home to Filipinos overseas. Forever and Ever stars Ren Jia Lun and Bai Lu as a top voice actress and chemistry professor who develop a mutual understanding and join hands to preserve traditional craftsmanship. Jirisan stars Hallyu actors Gianna Jun and Ju Ji-hoon as park rangers on Mount Jiri. The Tagalog-dubbed version of Forever and Ever shows every Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. while Jirisan will be available every Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. For more Asian content, users can log in for free or sign up for a subscription at the iQiyi app and www.iQ.com.
Wizards of the Coast to release Crimson Vow WIZARDS of the Coast will release Crimson Vow, the latest set of the world’s oldest trading card game, Magic: The Gathering (Magic), for tabletop on Nov. 19. Set in the lavish halls of the affluent Voldaren Estate on the fan-favorite Innistrad plane, Crimson Vow is brimming with vampires (including Dracula inspired cards) as it unites vampires with werewolves in an epic conclusion to Magic’s Halloween-themed saga. The set contains 267 cards. It continues the story and themes of Midnight Hunt, the card set released on September. Paying homage to iconic gothic lore, Crimson Vow resurrects the legendary Vampire Dracula, who appears in multiple alternate forms in foil and non-foil treatments.
Sharon Cuneta joins FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano
SINGER-ACTRESS Sharon Cuneta has joined the star-studded cast of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, the country’s longest-running action-drama series that recently marked its sixth anniversary. FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano airs weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, CineMo, Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, iWantTFC, WeTV, and iflix. Viewers who use any digital TV box at home such as the TVplus box can rescan their device to be able to watch FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano on TV5 and A2Z. Viewers outside of the Philippines can catch it on The Filipino Channel on cable and IPTV.
ABS-CBN releases 2021 Christmas theme
AFTER one of the most challenging years for Filipinos, ABS-CBN offers a tribute to everyday heroes who give hope, strength, and inspiration to others. The theme song of the network’s 2021 Christmas ID, titled “Andito Tayo Para Sa Isa’t Isa,” will launch on TV Patrol on Nov. 12. Performing the song in the recording and lyric video are Ogie Alcasid, BGYO, Kathryn Bernardo, Andrea Brillantes, Sharon Cuneta, Darren Espanto, Seth Fedelin, Sarah Geronimo, Belle Mariano, Martin Nievera, Daniel Padilla, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Donny Pangilinan, Iñigo Pascual, Piolo Pascual, Erik Santos, KZ Tandingan, Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, and Vice Ganda. The song was written by Robert Labayen and Love Rose De Leon of ABS-CBN Creative Communication Management division with Thyro Alfaro who also composed the song’s music with Xeric Tan. Maria Lourdes Parawan provided the English translation of the lyrics for the video. Limited edition “Andito Tayo Para Sa Isa’t Isa” Christmas shirts and face masks are now available from authorized partners, which are Shirts and Prints PH via Facebook and E-commerce stores for Andito shirts, and InstaMug on Facebook and Instagram for Andito Masks