Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Nora Aunor shines brightest among the stars in the 25th Star Awards for Television of the Philippine Movie Press Club [PMPC] held Tuesday night, November 22, at the Newport Performing Arts Theaters of Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.
She receieved a special award for her musical variety show "SUPERSTAR," which holds the record as the longest-running musical show on Philippine TV after lasting for 22 years on air.
The Superstar received a standing ovation while she was being conferred the Hall of Fame.
Monday, November 21, 2011
The 24th Aliw Awards Night was held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila last November 8, 2011.
Nora Aunor receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for Singing and Acting. She is considered icons in singing and acting and was recognized for her unparalleled contribution to the entertainment industry of the Philippines. Because of her dedication and selfless sharing of her talents, she have given pride and honor to Filipinos around the world.
Founded in 1976, the Aliw Awards Foundation, Inc. annually recognizes exemplary live performances in the Philippine performing industry through the Aliw Awards. It led by its President Atty. Marujita “Jeatte“ Palabrica.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
BY: ROBBY TANTINGCO
Sun Star Pampanga: Peanut Gallery
Monday, November 14, 2011
Avellana was one of her directors in Fe Esperanza Caridad; he was so impressed with her that he called her “the perfect film actress.”
Her other director in that film was Gerardo de Leon, who also directed Banaue. It was De Leon who was conferred the second National Artist award for Film, in 1982.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Cinemanila Internation Film Festival 2011 has picked Nora Aunor as its recipient of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award for her accomplishments and contributions to Philippine entertainment as actor, singer, TV host and movie producer.
Nora received her award on the festival's opening day on November 11 at the Market! Market Cinema.
As part of the homage to the multi-awarded Aunor, a short video tribute have been shown during the presentation of the award. Throughout the festival, Cinemanila will screen (with English subtitles) classic films showcasing Aunor's legendary acting talent, including "Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos" (1976), "Minsa'y Isang Gamu-Gamo" (1976), "Bona" (1980) and "Himala" (1982), winner in 2008 of the CNN APSA (Asia Pacific Screen Awards) Viewers Choice Award for Best Asia-Pacific Film of All Time.
Nora has won internationa recognition for her acting from the Cairo Film Festival ("The Flor Contemplacion Story", 1995), East Asia Film and Television Festival ("Bakit May Kahapon Pa?", 1997), Brussels Festival of Independent Films ("Naglalayag", 2004). She was also nominated in the Berlin Film Festival for "Himala" and awarded the Certificate of Honor in the Cannes Film Festival for "Bona."
Derik Tikoy Aguiluz explains why Nora Aunor will get Lifetime Achievement Award at Cinemanila Internation Film Festival
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
|MS. NORA AUNOR|
by ARNEL RAMOS
Malaya Business Insight
Friday, October 21, 2011
At the late September press preview of "Sa Ngalan ng Ina," Nora Aunor’s return to TV drama after an eight-year hiatus, the scene inside the venue was reminiscent of how it was when the legendary actress’ Elwood Perez-directed mother-and-daughter drama "Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M" was being shown in theaters in 1991. This was way before the advent of mall cinemas and Nora Aunor loyalists would burst into a thunderous applause at her every dramatic highlight.
Where Nora was largely over-the-top as the self-sacrificing mom in Pacita M, she delivers a fine performance as the wife who becomes governor in TV5’s "Sa Ngalan ng Ina." Unlike the regular soap that proliferates on the tube, "Sa Ngalan ng Ina" is far from glossy and convoluted. It is, thankfully, both gritty and theatrical. The theatrical touches are, of course, to be expected since the one at the helm is Mario O’Hara who remains a presence in the local theater scene.
And because theatricality calls for huge, spectacular scenes, logic is sometimes sacrificed. Consider the scene where Nora had to walk through the rubble after the explosion that killed her husband in the series (played by Bembol Roco). Why in the world was Nora without a mobile phone so that her children could have just called her and relayed the news? O’Hara was clearly striving for effect at the expense of logic.
Other than little quibbles like this, "Sa Ngalan ng Ina" is still rather refreshing to watch. Aside from Nora, Eugene Domingo (as Nora’s sister), Edgar Allan Guzman as one of Nora’s two sons and Karel Marquez (as the willful daughter of Christopher de Leon and Rosanna Roces) offer performances that bristle with quiet power. We would have wanted to sing hosannas to Alwyn Uytingco as the renegade son of Nora and Bembol but his portrayal strikes us as too blustery for comfort.
The ratings are none too impressive – 4.3% of the audience share for its pilot episode according to AGB Nielsen – but the month-long series which started airing last October 3 on TV5 is loaded with commercials and is praise-worthy if only for its being briskly-paced and quite gripping. If the Manny Pangilinan-owned station is aiming for prestige, their efforts had not entirely gone to waste.
Nora Aunor back with first all-original album
by POCHOLO CONCEPCION
Philippine Daily Inquirer
April 16, 2009
THE SUPERSTAR hasn't lost her luster.
Nora Aunor, whose long and checkered career officially began as a singer in the 1960s, is back with a new album. Recorded as an independent production in the United States, the 10-track CD, Habang Panahon,? is her first attempt to interpret an all-original set of material.
Nine of the songs are credited to the husband-and-wife team of Bodjie Dasig and Odette Quesada, likewise the album producers and backup vocalists. Dasig wrote five of the tracks; Quesada penned one; and the duo collaborated on three cuts. Christine Bendebel composed one song.
The Inquirer received, by e-mail, audio files of five of the songs. Refreshing is the effect of listening to Aunor sing these new songs, since the bulk of the material she released on Alpha Records were covers.
Her last known album, released by Universal, was a live recording of a concert, "Handog," at the Big Dome in 1991 and also featured an all-covers repertoire.
The title track on "Habang Panahon," a ruminative ballad with the piano as lead instrument, has Aunor delivering vocals that can best be described as lovely in a mature context. She gives a bright outlook to wistful lyrics about reflecting on one?s life, and the meaning of love and commitment.
"Starlight," which has cool bass lines and light percussion on a mid-tempo beat, finds her rendering English lyrics in a clear, neutral accent, nothing forced or faked, just exactly how she sounded at her peak. The song, using the image of the road as a metaphor for life's journeys, is a bit ambiguous portraying another image, the stars in the sky, as a friend who guides the singer as she deals with her challenges. But since Aunor is the singer, it sounds simpler and easy to appreciate.
Another English track, "Friends," is jazz-inflected, with saxophone solos weaving around feel-good sentiments on the value of relationships.
But Aunor shines best in the Tagalog cuts.
"Kung," about a woman?s confusion on whether she can have the one she loves, has the 55-year-old artist giving a youthful touch to the verses.
The last of the sample tracks, "Ganyan Nga Ba," is an upbeat, acoustic guitar-driven showcase for Aunor?s trademark singing style characterized by effortless sustain on the high notes.
Listen to and buy Nora Aunor music on CD Baby. Download or buy the CD Habang Panahon by Nora Aunor on the independent record store by musicians for musicians.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sa ikatlong taon ng pagpaparangal ng Philippine Movie Press Club [PMPC] para sa mga natatanging talento sa larangan ng musikang Pilipino. Napili ng samahan na pagkalooban ng pinakamataas ng pagkilala si Ms. Nora Aunor, as this year's recepient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sa kanyang hindi matatawarang kontribusyon sa larangan ng pag-awit, pagre-recording, pagpe-perform sa mga pagtatagnhal na musikal, pang-telebisyon man o pang-live concert, si Ms. Nora Aunor ay itinuturing ding isang "ICON" of the Philippine Music Industry, sa loob ng pahigit na apat na dekada.
Siya rin ay hinirang bilang "Female Celebrity Star of the Night" at special award from PMPC's majoy sponsor called, "Look of the Night."
Iginawad ang parangal noong ika-16 ng Oktubre, 2011 sa Henry Lee Irwin Theatre ng Ateneo De Manila University [ADMU], sa Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
by NESTOR DE GUZMAN
Thursday, October 13, 2011
International Circle of Online Noranians [ICON] and Nora's Friends Forever [NFF], through the "Nora Aunor Foundation" handed over to Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Iriga City, relief goods composed of noodles as a contribution to the parish's relief mission for the flood victims in the Bicol region. Msgr. Jonie Aguirre received the donation from Noranians in the presence of Iriga City Hall representatives.
Nakausap ni Sister Glorina si Monsignor Aguirre. Sabi ni Ate Glorina: "Nagpapasalamat si Monsignor sa tulong na naipamahagi at lalong nagpapasalamat siya kay Ate Guy dahil sa pagkakaroon ng mga fans na iniisip ang kapakanan ng iba. Ipinapa-abot niya ang kanyang pasasalamat sa lahat at sinabi niyang lagi niyang ipagdarasal si Ate Guy, sa mga aspirations nito at sa health niya. Napanood daw ni Monsi yung mga old movies ni Nora Aunor na ipinalabas kamakailan sa TV. Aware din si Monsignor sa mini seryeng "Sa Ngalan Ng Ina".
Ang Bicol Relief Drive ay inanunsiyo nang live sa local radio station ng DZRH (naririnig sa Camarines Sur), sa pamamagitan ng isang live interview kay Albert Sunga.