Roger Serna

Sounds and images

TONIGHTt, Arnel Pineda, the lead vocalist of foreign group Journey, will be holding his solo concert at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino.

Dubbed “Love Rocks… Arnel Pineda!,” the concert has Rachel Ann Go as special guest and the participation of the Ammo Band.

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Meanwhile, somewhere in the same hotel, businessman and former Mandaue City Councilor Momoy Soco (he’s the father of One Cebu vice gubernatorial bet Glenn Anthony Soco) is throwing a birthday party for some close friends in the business and media sectors. Happy birthday, Sir Momoy!


The pre-Valentine show that most hopeless romantics are waiting for, the King and Queen of Hearts concert, will happen tomorrow, Feb. 13, at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino at at 8 p.m.

Featuring international balladeer and songwriter, David Pomeranz, and the country’s only Divine Diva, Zsa Zsa Padilla, the show promises an evening of love songs and

everything pertaining to the heart. It’s the season of love anyway.


The durable love team of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo (John-Bea) will return to the wide screen to thrill their countless of fans once again via the coming movie Miss

You Like Crazy, Star Cinema’s latest offering. It comes close to the heels of another blockbuster hit, Paano Na Kaya?

When the love team of John Lloyd and Sarah Geronimo became such a hit—it gave the duo the titles of Box-office King and Queen after only two movies—Bea was said to have felt insecure and unsure of whether there was still a chance for the John-Bea love team to land on the wide screen once again.

Bea’s insecurity proved baseless with this movie dropping on her lap. Miss You Like Crazy will be shown on Feb. 24.


I was in a “dilemma” of sorts last weekend with the concert of Boyce Avenue, the Jabbawockeez and American Idol Season 8 champion Kris Allen coinciding with the last episode of May Bukas Pa starring the country’s latest child sensation, Zaijian Jaranilla (a.k.a Santino).

You thought it was such a serious problem, huh? But it really gave me a headache on how to enjoy one without sacrificing the other.

That’s when I remembered the venue of the concert—at the SM Cebu North Open Parking 2. A phone call to friends (who work in a building across the venue) immediately solved the problem such that when TV commercial breaks came, all we had to do was to turn to the direction of the stage right across and enjoy the performance of Boyce Avenue.

Enjoying best of both worlds indeed. As if on cue, when the final episode of the television series came to a close (with, as all fan, Santino coming back to life… waiting for the sequel to start grinding soon?), we immediately got down and found our way to SM City Cebu’s North Open Parking 2 on time for the Jabbawockeez to start their segment.


The Jabbawockeez has already gathered its own followers, mostly young ladies. That night, they were so generous with their shouts of appreciation. Four of the seven members have Filipino blood with one coming right from the Visayas area (is it Siquijor?).

The group really has its own way of interpreting songs into dance moves that make the number something to behold on stage. Who would even think that a simple love song can be interpreted in a hip-hop way?


Except for the long time spent to set up their equipment and musical instruments, the performance of Kris Allen and his band proved to be worth waiting for.

Indeed, the American Idol champ has slowly entered the Filipino music lovers’ psyche such that even the mere mention of his name made the audience roar in wild


Needless to say, his initial appearance on stage and the first few bars of his first song on his guitar made the crowd really go wild. This went on until his last number.

The good thing is that the weather was so cooperative considering that the city was drenched the night before.