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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Dec 28, 2016

Star Magic Artists Busy With Entries In Metro Manila Filmfest And In Doing Concerts Throughout The Year

STAR MAGIC is proud that many of their stars have entries in the current Metro Manila Filmfest. Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia and Ronnie Alonte play the title roles in the romcom “Vince & Kath & James”, supported by teen stars Maris Racal and Axel Torres. Ronnie is also in the horror entry, “Seklusyon”, with Dominique Roque child star Rhed Bustamante. Last year’s filmfest best actor Jericho Rosales has an entry once again, “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2”, along with Khalil Ramos and Star Magic Angel Hanna Ledesma. Jason Abalos and JC De Vera play Nora Aunor’s sons in “Kabisera”. Joem Bascon plays an ill fated miner in “Oro”.

Star Magic artists also dominate the local and digital concert scene this 2016. Kim Chiu, marked her 10th anniversary in the business with the "Chinita Princess The FUNtasy Concert" in April at the KIA theater. Xian Lim also staged his aptly titled first solo show "A Date with Xian" also at the KIA Theater last July 9. New Kapamilya Jona marked her entrance at the Kapamilya network with “Queen of the Night: Jona” at the KIA Theater last November 25. Hunky Fil-Italian actor Matteo Guidicelli staged his first-ever concert in his hometown Cebu touted as #MatteoMadeinCebu to mark his 10th year in the business. Hashtags member Ronnie Alonte ended the year with a bang in his first solo concert titled “Kilig King” at the KIA Theater on December 17. Apart from the solo concerts, first-time group performances also shone during 2016. There’s the Valentine concert “Royals” which happened at the Mall of Asia Arena last February 13. The show was headlined by Martin Nievera, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid along with the King and Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto. Angeline also performed with co-singers KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino and Kyla for the soldout “Divas: Live in Manila” at the Araneta Coliseum. “It’s Showtime’s” kilig

ambassadors Hashtags composed of Zeus Colins, Ronnie Alonte, McCoy de Leon, Tom Doromal, Jon Lucas, Luke Conde, Paulo Angeles, Nikko Natividad, Jameson Blake, Jimboy Martin and Ryle Tan took the stage by storm with “Hashtags: The Roadtrip Concert” at the jampacked KIA Theater last September 24. Experienced Star Magic concert performers also took the stage anew this year. There’s “The Voice Kids Season 1” first runner up Darren Espanto who filled the KIA Theater to the brim back in June for his major concert “D Total Experience”. Dance Princess Maja Salvador also staged her third major concert titled “Only Maja” last November 12 at the Music Museum. Star Magic artists also participated in the pioneering digital concert arena that was spearheaded by
the ABS-CBN online music portal One Music PH.