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6 reasons why you shouldn't miss exhilarating acts in Impossible

When was the last time you watch a magic show? I'd been to David Copperfield's first show here in the country in 1989. 

Last December 25, which fall on Christmas' Day, I witnessed world-class magical act in Impossible which was held at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Comprised of Boundary-Breaking Magician Ben Hart, Explosive Street Magician Magical Bones, Mind-Blowing Mind-Reader Chris Cox, Grand Illusionist Josephine Lee, Master of Magic Ali Cook, and Comic Daredevil Bello Nock, I can't get enough of all the wonderful tricks.
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Here are 6 reasons why you shouldn't miss exhilarating magical performance:

1. It's different from the typical magic show. You need to watch it from start to finish! I was stunned every single fantastic magical act, most especially Bello Nock's funny antics while doing a daredevil performance with his daughter, Annaliese.





2. You will learn more about different magic tricks that have been known for years. I was struck one of Ben Hart's enchanting, mind-blowing trick before the first half of the show ends. 




3. Chris Cox's outstanding random mind reading he did with the selected audience. I got awe-struck in describing what he did. Speechless!




4. You will surprise that a woman like Josephine Lee who did brilliant illusion stunts on stage. A guy beside me can't believe what she did. 



5. With his dance moves and amazing card tricks, you will impress what Magical Bones when he teared up a peso bill into flames. Totally astonishing magic it is!




6. Ali Cook's breathtaking magic tricks will leave you speechless. 





You have to See To Believe the IMPOSSIBLE! 


Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets, TicketNet.com.ph or call 911-5555 for more information.

Special thanks to Wilbros Live.

*Photo credits: Manuel Chua for Manila Concert Junkies


Witness the Impossible this holiday season

Exciting. Thrilling. Amazing! The stage is set for the biggest magical spectacle this Holiday season as IMPOSSIBLE: World’s Greatest Magic Show finally arrives in Manila. Opening on Christmas Day, December 25th to January 3rd at the Araneta Coliseum, Filipinos will finally be able to see the much-awaited magical show live on stage.



Fresh from its record-breaking success in London’s West End, IMPOSSIBLE has been hailed by critics as “the Hottest Act in Town” (Daily Mail) for giving “variety, illusion and magic a brilliant, fresh spin” (The Stage). The Guardian describes IMPOSSIBLE as “a fiesta of trickery and illusion,” and "an absolute blast from start to finish!" says Hollywood News.

IMPOSSIBLE features six of the world’s most mind-blowing magical acts, fusing death-defying stunts, technological trickery, grand stage illusions and close-up magic in a fast-paced breath-taking performance that reinvents the biggest illusions in history.

“We were overwhelmed by the welcome that London audiences showed IMPOSSIBLE last year and hot on the heels of our success in different parts of the world. We are delighted to be bringing our spectacular World Tour now to Manila.” says Jamie Hendry (Producer).

IMPOSSIBLE features Boundary-Breaking Magician Ben Hart, Explosive Street Magician Magical Bones, Mind-Blowing Mind-Reader Chris Cox, Grand Illusionist Josephine Lee, Master of Magic Ali Cook, and Comic Daredevil Bello Nock.

Ben Hart and Magical Bones made the news headlines recently as they left Filipino audiences stunned with their up-close magic and sleight of hand tricks during their promo tour in Manila to announce the show.

“Wilbros Live is thrilled to bring the world’s greatest magic show IMPOSSIBLE to Manila. This is a must-see live spectacular for the whole family this coming holiday season,” adds executive producer Winston Llamas of Wilbros Live.

Don’t miss the much-awaited show. You have to See To Believe the IMPOSSIBLE!

Tickets at affordable prices – starting at P160. For ticket reservations, visit TicketNet.com.ph or call 911-5555 for more information.

Janina Vela released her debut single, Hesitate; reached Top 5 of Spotify Viral Chart


At 18 years old, Janina Vela’s achievements as a YouTuber and social media personality goes far beyond what is imaginable for a girl her age.


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With various awards and recognition, Janina is now ready to challenge herself with a new path in her career, this time as a musician.“My biggest goal as a musician is to create songs that people can relate to and share parts of my life that I’ve never shared before,” she said.

She wrote her debut single, “Hesitate,” as an anthem for those whose hearts have been broken and crippled by fear of being burned again. “It’s probably been everyone’s story at one point or another.” The single reached Top 5 of Spotify’s Top 50 Viral Chart!

With a following that can only grow from this point on, Janina’s passion remains the same, and that is to be a positive influence to her generation, to inspire them to be confident in their own skin and encourage them to be beautiful inside out.
 “Hesitate” is available now on all digital platforms!


Shanti Dope released Materyal EP; Debut single Nadarang topped Spotify PH's Top 50 Viral Chart



Shanti Dope is a 16-year-old rapper from Manila, who started writing verses in 2013 following the footsteps of local rappers who use songwriting as a way to tell stories. Influenced by the idea of storytelling through rap, his first long verse got him into rapper Smugglaz 2015 album Walking Distance. 2017 marks the year he comes out with his own EP with Universal Records.

Along with Smugglaz, he counts as influences Loonie, Ron Henley, and Gloc-9, whose wordplay, context, rhymes, and narratives he aspires for in his own work. The name Shanti Dope meanwhile is borne of the influence of his father, who was a practitioner of Krishna Consciousness. Shanti is the sanskrit word for “peace,” which, alongside “dope” could mean “Peace is my natural drug.” This call for peace, given songs that actually speak of injustice and inequality, that insists on discussing the state of the nation, is what sets him apart from many rappers his age.

In less than a week after “Materyal” EP release, the carrier single “Nadarang” shot straight to the NUMBER ONE spot on Spotify PH’s Top 50 Viral Chart. Not only that, three other songs from the EP entered the chart as well — Materyal (#10), Shantidope (#15) and Norem (#50).


Shanti Dope's “Materyal” EP is now available on all digital formats.

Katy Perry set to return in Manila for her Witness: The Tour on April 2, 2018


This just in!


In the wake of the North American tour’s stellar reviews and added concerts, Katy Perry announces the Asia leg of WITNESS: The Tour.Produced by AEG Presents and Ovation Productions, Katy Perry will visit Manila on 02 April 2018 at the Mall Of Asia Arena. Besides Manila, WITNESS: The Tour Asia leg also includes Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta. This announcement follows the addition of a South American leg in March, Mexico, UK and European legs kicking off in May of 2018, and an Australian/New Zealand leg commencing in July of 2018.







Tickets for the 02 April 2018 show go on sale 12 noon of 11 December 2017 via KatyPerry.com. Ticket prices are P19,540/ 16,370/ 13,200/ 6,870/ 2,640. See itinerary via www.smtickets.com.

The North American leg, which began in September, has received rave reviews.



“Eye-popping” – USA Today

“Ms. Perry was as confident and adept onstage as she’s ever been” –The New York Times

“Enormous, colorful sets with eye-popping props, strong vocals that kept her at the front of top-40 live performers, and a presence now more refined than radicalized” – Los Angeles Times

“Fast-paced and fun” – Boston Globe

“Katy Perry’s Witness Tour Looks Are Out of This World” – InStyle

“Colorful, sparkling spectacle” – Billboard

“As concert productions go, Perry’s is the definition of top-notch and an Instagram dream: a highly choreographed, sensory overloaded assault that sparkles, swings, struts, and even flies.” – Variety


With Witness, Katy finds liberation, in the changes in her own life and in the world around her, delivering songs that inspire both thought and movement. The singles released thus far – the Platinum-certified “Chained to the Rhythm” featuring Skip Marley, and the singles, “Bon App├ętit”featuring Migos and “Swish Swish” featuring Nicki Minaj – hint at the breadth of the musical and thematic elements found on Witness.


WITNESS: the Tour is an imaginative trip from outer-space to inner-space, from the planets to the bottom of our oceans, and a musical journey through Katy Perry’s biggest milestones and mega-hits right up to her latest album. The dramatically original staging means that there isn’t a bad seat in the house, when Katy brings out her band and dancers, along with all the bells and whistles.

WITNESS: The Tour is Katy’s first run since the sold-out, 151-date Prismatic World Tour, which concluded in 2015 and was hailed byRolling Stone as "a show to damage retinas and blow minds." Sponsors include KATY PERRY PARFUMS.

Katy made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys after signing to the label in 2007. She cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream (2010). PRISM, her 2013 album, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in 100 countries and has sold more than 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. With the singles “Roar,” “Firework” and “Dark Horse” each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katy is the first female artist to earn three RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. In her 10 years with Capitol, she has racked up a cumulative 18+ billion streams alongside worldwide sales of more than 40+ million adjusted albums and 125+ million tracks. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter, and the first to surpass 100 million followers.