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Entertainment News (05/24/22)

Big Dome hosts Begin Again: KPOP Edition

The Big Dome — a.k.a. the Smart Araneta Coliseum — is opening its doors once again to foreign acts as it hosts the country’s first live international show in two years, Begin Again: KPOP Edition. The concert will be on May 29, 5 p.m., and feature South Korean artists NCT Dream, and SHINee’s Key, WEi and ALICE in a night that starts the return of live K-pop entertainment in the Philippines. Headlining the show is the group NCT Dream, who has just released their latest album, Glitch Mode, and sold 2 million copies. The concert marks the group’s return to Manila after their February 2020 concert at the New Frontier Theater — they were the last K-pop act to hold a show in the country before the pandemic. Also joining the concert are Key (the lead dancer and rapper of K-pop band SHINee), the six-member boy group WEi (which recently released their fourth mini-album, Love Pt.1: First Love), and the seven-member act ALICE (which was named best rookie group at the 2018 Korean Entertainment Arts Awards). Tickets to the concert are available online at https://ticketnet.com.ph and at all Ticketnet outlets nationwide.

GMA’s Legal Wives streams on Netflix

GMA NETWORK’s top-rating drama series Legal Wives is now on Netflix Philippines. The series, which aired in July last year, joins the growing list of GMA shows and movies on the streaming platform including Descendants of the Sun, I Can See You, Love of my Life, Owe My Love, Heartful Café, and Family History. Legal Wives stars Dennis Trillo as Ismael, an honorable Muslim man who will equally love three women out of obligation, dedication, and compassion; Alice Dixson who stars as the virtuous and pious daughter of a sultan and Ismael’s first wife; Andrea Torres as Ismael’s second wife who is a feisty modern Catholic woman; and Bianca Umali as a smart lady who becomes Ismael’s third wife in hopes of saving her family’s reputation.

Hwang In Youp coming to QC in June

KOREAN DRAMA star Hwang In Youp will be meeting his Filipino fans on June 19 at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City. A model, Hwang In Youp made his acting debut in the web drama, W.H.Y., followed by several television dramas including Freshman (2019), The Tale of Nokdu (2019), and 18 Again (2020). He gained further recognition in True Beauty (2020), which is based on the Line Webtoon of the same title. The hallyu star’s latest Netflix series is The Sound of Magic (2022). His next project, Why Her? (2022), is set to premiere in June. Last September, BYS Philippines signed Hwang In Youp as its endorser and he headlined the #UncoverTrueBeauty campaign that coincided with the launch of the Skin by BYS Minis. To attend Hwang In Youp’s BYS Fun Meet in Manila, purchase BYS products via TicketNet.com.ph. The products are to be claimed at the venue on June 19.

Globe, Google, CANVAS launch exhibit on online safety for kids

GLOBE, together with Google and the Center for Art, New Ventures, and Sustainable Development (CANVAS), has launched an exhibit for children about online safety and data privacy as part of its #AtinAngSecurity month-long celebration in support of the National Privacy Commission’s (NPC) Privacy Awareness Week. The exhibit is based on the NPC-awarded book, Safe Space: A Kid’s Guide to Data Privacy. The activity book teaches children aged six to 12 about personal data and how to protect it. Using child-friendly language, Safe Space shows how social media, online gaming, and other platforms collect and use personal data. A digital copy of the book is available for free at the Globe eLibrary. The experiential event, which runs until May 27 at The Globe Tower (32nd St, Taguig), allows the audience to develop their appreciation for privacy and security in a creative environment.