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November 18, 2012

The 70s & 80s Relived at Ayala Alabang

The 70’s and the 80’s decades are known for their psychedelic and happy-go-lucky themes and have always been categorized as 2 of the best, if not the only 2, decades of all time when it came to the reinvention and rise of what is collectively known as Music.
Who doesn’t know the songs of Earth, Wind and Fire, Abba, The Supremes, UB40, Duran Duran, Wham!, Pretenders and The Cars, to name a few? Even the adolescents of the new millennium can’t seem to get enough of the Bee Gees‘ Staying Alive as well as groove to Alicia Bridges‘ I Love The Nightlife and Harry Wayne “K.C.” Casey/ Richard Finch’s That’s The Way (I Like It). The powerful combination of the 2 decades’ music proved to be incomparable when it came to their distinct beat, rhythm, recall and impact on people of all ages and all walks of life. Do you know why so many upcoming bands opt to do covers of these wonderful songs? It is in the hope that they will be as legendary and as celebrated as the songs they sing.

But what if a particular organization bravely chooses the finest of the 70’s and the 80’s smash hits and, to give them the life and the retribution that they so deserve, pair them with the supreme and nonpareil voices of Ding Mercado and Eugene Villaluz of the New Minstrels with Jacqui Magno and Pat Castillo of the Circus Band as well as throw in the special participation of Rene Puno for great measures, as they re-stage a successful concert held recently? That’s what St. James Renewal Movement (SJRM), of Ayala Alabang exactly did!

In cooperation with ME class 29, the first wind aptly dubbed “70’s and 80’s Relived“ was held in Ayala Alabang on September 1, 2012. It was such a huge success that they couldn’t help but arrange and host a second.

The Circus Band and the New Minstrels has dominated the entertainment scene way back in the 1970’s when hip meant being a part of the nightlife in Roxas Boulevard. At the time when everyone grooved to foreign music, they have managed to introduce, popularize and pen local songs such as Umagang Kay Ganda and I Don’t Love You Anymore that continue to share the airwaves to this day. Several members may have gone on to launch their respective solo careers but that didn’t stop the rest of the members to come out and relive the music most of us have all been accustomed to.

Renato V. Puno, better known as Rene and one of the founders of the Minstrels, is now an illustrious lawyer and Managing Partner of the Zulueta, Puno and Associates Law Firm. The singing lawyer is also an active member of SJRM.

If you missed the reunion concert of the year, now is your chance to watch them as they stage their second and final concert for 2012, “70’s and 80’s Relived Once More”, with an entirely new repertoire. Slated Nov. 25, 2012 at the Sylvia P. Lina Theater, de la Salle Zobel, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, join them as they indulge you to a night of pure nostalgia, fun and absolute entertainment. Get ready to hear and groove to their rendition of a 70’s medley featuring the songs, Best Of My Love, Touch Me In The Morning, You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman, You’ll Never Find, The Way We Planned It and September. Of course, the night won’t be complete without the Rick Astley medley of the gentlemen and Donna Summer medley of the ladies.

In addition to the concert, a cocktail dinner will be made available at 630PM. There will also be a raffle and a special gift to the person in the best 70s and 80s outfit. What better way to spend the evening with friends and family.

Tickets are pegged at P 2000 (reserved), P 1000 and P 500.

Contact Details:
For inquiries, reservations and ticket sales, please contact Malou at (63 917) 818-1176, Gie at (63 916) 616-5365 and Cel at (63 932) 856-7057.
De La Salle Santiago Zobel
Ayala Alabang

University Avenue, Ayala Alabang Village
Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines

Sunday November 25, 2012

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