Top Event Picks In Sydney This Weekend: Vivid Sydney 2024

Vivid Sydney is back to ignite the soul of our city with an explosion of creative brilliance, running for an exhilarating 23 days and nights from May 24 to June 15, 2024. This year, the festival boasts all-new installations and hundreds of captivating events designed to enchant and inspire.

In 2024, Vivid Sydney will celebrate humanity in all its diversity. We extend an invitation to everyone to visit the world’s most beautiful city and immerse themselves in an extraordinary experience. This is your chance to connect, create, and participate, coming together as a global community committed to change. Through the universal languages of light, music, ideas, and food, we will share our experiences and stories.

We warmly welcome you to be part of this unique global event that embraces creativity, innovation, and technology for the greater good. Vivid Sydney 2024 delves into the essence of what it means to be human and explores how we can collaboratively build a better world.

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Seo In Guk and Francine Diaz Shine on Metro’s Exclusive Moving Cover

South Korean singer-actor Seo In Guk and Filipino young star Francine Diaz appear in Metro’s exclusive moving cover as they drop their music collaboration “My Love.”

In Metro.Style’s cover story featuring the two artists, they revealed details about how their music project came to fruition, even when it seemed unlikely to happen at first.

Francine shared, “Hindi ko masyado in-expect na mapu-push through itong collaboration kasi sabi ko, hindi kaya sobrang laking step for me? And as an actress na acting lang talaga ako, biglang papasok ng singing. But ’yun, ’yung sinabi nila sa akin na tuloy and he really wanted to do it with me, of course, nagulat ako and hanggang ngayon, I’m still on cloud nine.”

The song “My Love” was originally part of In Guk’s previously released album. The Hallyu star said, “This song is actually from my previously released album. It’s a solo song that features a rap portion. This time, as I worked with Francine, I had a great time during the process of turning it into a male-female duet song.”

Francine described the reimagined version as full of energy and love. “’Yung kanta na ito, nakaka-happy siya. Nakaka-boost ng energy and may love ka talagang mafi-feel ’pag narining mo siya,” she said.

They also talked about their recording experience in South Korea last December where Francine brought a lot of good vibes according to In Guk. “She always met me, welcomed me with this bright energy. That made me feel really great,” he recalled.

Read more about In Guk and Francine’s dreamy collaboration in Metro’s latest cover story and watch “Metro Talks with Seo In Guk and Francine Diaz” on Metro.Style YouTube channel. For more exclusive articles, follow @metrodotstyle on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and TikTok as well as Metro Magazine @metromagph on Instagram and Twitter and @Metro.Magazine on Facebook, or visit Metro.Style.

This article was sourced from a press release sent by ABS CBN

Return of the Soap Opera Queen: Judy Ann Santos’ Highly Anticipated Comeback Ignites Excitement

Award-winning actress Judy Ann Santos continues to solidify her status as one of ABS-CBN’s ultimate stars as she excites Kapamilyas with her upcoming projects, including the drama series “The Bagman.”

 

Five years since her last teleserye, it’s all systems go for Judy Ann as she dons the president’s hat for her role in the eight-part action drama “The Bagman,” which she is currently shooting with fellow co-stars John Arcilla and Arjo Atayde. Recently, Judy Ann expressed her gratitude to the “Bagman” team who surprised her on set with a mini birthday celebration. 

 

With over three decades as a Kapamilya, Judy Ann’s acting comeback is one of the most highly anticipated offerings this year. While fans eagerly await another exceptional performance from the Kapamilya star, Judy Ann thrilled fans recently when she hosted a reunion on Judy Ann’s Kitchen on YouTube with her “Gimik” co-stars Jolina Magdangal, Marvin Agustin, Mylene Dizon, and Dominic Ochoa.

 

Over the years, Judy Ann has proven time and again to audiences that she can give life to various characters in shows and movies that have now become instant classics. She has starred in hit ABS-CBN shows such as “Mara Clara,” “Esperanza,” and “Gimik,” and Star Cinema films “Isusumbong Kita Sa Tatay Ko,” “‘Till There Was You,” and “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo.”

 

Judy Ann’s breakthrough role was in the 1992 TV series “Mara Clara” where she starred alongside Gladys Reyes. Since then, she has won numerous awards including Best Actress at the 41st Cairo International Film Festival. Her last teleserye was the 2019 primetime series “Starla” and she was also the host of the heartwarming 2021 docu-drama “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan.”

Stars Align at Sir Stamford: Australian Golden Sash Awards 2024 Celebrate Excellence Across Industries

The Australian Golden Sash Awards, dubbed as Australia’s equivalent of the Oscars for beauty pageants, took place on April 27 at the prestigious Sir Stamford in Circular Quay. Hosted by MS Entertainment Network in partnership with StarCentral Magazine, this grand occasion honoured outstanding individuals from various fields, showcasing their talents, commitment, and creativity.

Originally focused on the pageant industry, the awards have expanded to acknowledge exceptional contributions across diverse sectors. From beauty queens to entrepreneurs, influencers to innovators, the ceremony united talents nationwide to celebrate those making significant impacts in their respective domains.

At its essence, the event embodies a dedication to excellence and innovation. It brings together industry leaders to commend individuals who have left lasting impressions. The event highlights a wide range of talent, from aspiring models to seasoned pageant contestants and from media personalities to visionary professionals behind the scenes.

More than just a glamorous affair, the Australian Golden Sash Awards stand as a tribute to the passion, dedication, and ingenuity within Australia’s pageantry, media, and modeling realms. By honoring remarkable individuals and their contributions, the ceremony serves to inspire future generations to pursue excellence and make their mark in these dynamic fields.

The evening at Sir Stamford in Circular Quay was filled with excitement as MS Entertainment welcomed esteemed guests to the 2024 Australian Golden Sash Awards. The event, a symbol of recognition across industries, showcased Australia’s talents in a spectacular manner.

Throughout the night, attendees were treated to stunning performances and presentations. Highlights included the mesmerising talent of Isabella Micucci, the reigning Queen of International Tourism 2024, and a captivating catwalk presentation by Royalle Modelling, led by CEO George Bastolli.

The awards ceremony honoured a diverse group of exceptional individuals, making it memorable and inspiring for all involved.

Stargazer Productions Shines Bright: Mrs. of Australia and Miss Little, Junior, and Teen Earth Australia 2024 Pageants Wow Audience

Photo Credit: Bob Reyes

Stargazer Productions brought the heat with the Mrs. of Australia and Miss Little, Junior, and Teen Earth Australia 2024 pageants at the prestigious Roundhouse in UNSW. 🎉 Contestants from every corner of Australia strutted their stuff, making it a weekend to remember! 💃

👑 Among the shining stars were Jennifer Condous-Thirlmire, Eisha Joy Hobson, Georgia Karpatsis, Candice Tarrant, Maria Angela Tungol, and Klara Cassandra Mallari, who wowed the crowd with their fierce competition. 🔥

After an intense battle, Jennifer Condous snagged the crown for Miss Little Earth Australia, while Eisha Joy Hobson and Candice Tarrant claimed the titles of Miss Junior Earth Australia and Miss Teen Earth Australia, respectively. 🌏

💃 The Mrs. of Australia segment was no exception, featuring a stellar lineup including Teresa Pacubas, Rhodora Williams, Marlyn Pearce, Joy Miles, Jan Herdman, Elaine Mortel, Indira Setia Putri, Grace May, and Allison Gal. These ladies exuded grace, charm, and intelligence, leaving the audience in awe. 🌟

👸 The night ended with Grace May crowned as Mrs. Charity Queen, Jan Herdman as Mrs. Supranational Australia, Indira Setia Putri as Mrs. Grand Australia, and Rhodora Williams as Mrs. Earth Australia. 🏆

Stargazer Productions once again proved their commitment to excellence, celebrating the beauty, talent, and intelligence of women across Australia. With flawless execution and unforgettable moments, the Mrs. of Australia and Miss Earth Australia 2024 pageants left everyone speechless! 🎉

Julie Anne San Jose: Forever Proud to be a GMA Star

The blessings just keep on coming for Asia’s Limitless Star Julie Anne San Jose, who renewed her exclusive contract with GMA Network on Tuesday, March 12. 
 
The event was attended by no less than GMA Network Chairman Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, President and Chief Executive Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe S. Yalong, Senior Vice President for Programming, Talent Management, Worldwide, and Support Group, and President of GMA Films Atty. Annette Gozon-Valdes, Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, and Sparkle GMA Artist Center’s Vice President Joy Marcelo.
 
Also present were GMA Network’s Senior Vice President for Integrated News, Regional TV, and Synergy Oliver B. Amoroso, Vice President for Business Development Department III Gigi Santiago-Lara, Vice President for Business Development Department II Janine Piad-Nacar, Assistant Vice President for Business Development Department II Enri T. Calaycay, and Assistant Vice President for Corporate Communications Jojo Aquio.
 
Julie Anne expressed her gratitude for the trust and support that GMA Network has given her, “GMA Network, thank you so much for believing in me, my talents, and my capabilities. I also want to thank Sparkle, thank you so much po. Sa GMA Entertainment Group, thank you for allowing me to grow and to all the people I’ve worked with, GMA Synergy even GMA News, and sa GMA Pictures din po.”
 
“Kaya nga tinawag na Kapuso kasi dito, mafe-feel mo yung love ng mga tao na nakasuporta sayo, at tumutulong sayo na mag-improve sa craft mo. Dito ko nakita at naramdaman yun, with GMA. That’s why I’m forever proud to be a Kapuso.”  the Limitless Star added.
 
Meanwhile, Atty. Gozon acknowledged Julie Anne’s incredible talents as an artist, “Kaya tinawag na Limitless Star si Julie Anne, hindi lamang sa kanta, sa hosting, sa drama, in short walang limit ang kanyang kakayahan and I’m really proud na siya ay homegrown.”
 
Duavit, on the other hand, recalled Julie Anne’s remarkable journey as a Kapuso, ”Looking back 18 years, I immediately recall how you evolved, how you’ve changed, and somehow blossomed. Your versatility is unique, and your achievements up to this point are very commendable and outstanding. At hindi ako nagkakamali, sigurado sa hinaharap, madadagdagan pa ‘yan. So, stay the course stay the person you are.
 
Yalong was grateful as Julie Anne continues to stay with GMA, “I would like to extend my thank you to Julie Anne for again trusting GMA Network and Sparkle to continue to manage your career. I’ve seen how Julie Anne grew from a kid to a singer and an actress. No doubt and I think no one can contest that she is also the premiere singing talent of GMA Network.”
 
Atty. Gozon-Valdes, in turn, recognized Julie Anne’s growth and dedication to her craft. “We’ve seen you blossom and grow into the person you are now and talagang limitless ka. Not only with your talent but with who you are, and we can’t wait to see what else you can achieve.”
 
Rasonable added that the Entertainment Group is ready to provide Julie Anne the platform to continue showing her many talents, “Asahan mo na palaging ang Entertainment Group ay gagawa ng mga proyekto, ng mga palabas na susuporta sa iyo. Makikipag- collaborate with different groups here in the network para lalong mapalago ang iyong career. Maraming, maraming salamat and we love you.” 
 
Finally, Marcelo expressed her delight over Julie Anne’s contract renewal, Today marks your eighteenth year with us. Your Sparkle family will always be here. Unlimited din ang pagmamahal namin sayo. I think your future is limitless. Congratulations, we love you.
 
Julie Anne appeared in numerous Kapuso shows, such as the highly-rated historical-fantasy drama “Maria Clara at Ibarra” and GMA Public Affairs’ first-ever film offering, “The Cheating Game.” 

Groundbreaking Film Explores Julian Assange’s Journey: ‘The Trust Fall’ Hits Theaters

In a groundbreaking development, the highly anticipated Australian documentary, “The Trust Fall: Julian Assange,” has secured screenings at the country’s three major cinema chains: Event Cinemas, Hoyts, and Village Cinemas. Starting today, March 6, 2024, audiences can experience this compelling film at these premier venues. Notably, the documentary is currently captivating audiences in numerous cinemas across Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Directed by Australian filmmaker Kym Staton, this critically acclaimed production marks his debut as a director and is garnering widespread recognition for its examination of the situation, treatment, and broader implications surrounding Julian Assange—the most renowned political prisoner of our time. The film includes an exclusive, never-before-seen interview with a victim of the infamous Collateral Murder incident.

Despite being hailed as the most decorated journalist of the modern era, Assange has endured nearly five years of solitary confinement at England’s Belmarsh Prison. His imprisonment stems from his exposure of U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The documentary illuminates his journey and the impending decision from the U.K. High Court Judges regarding his potential extradition to the U.S. Facing charges under the U.S. Espionage Act, Assange confronts the daunting prospect of a 175-year prison sentence.

Already garnering acclaim in the film industry, “The Trust Fall: Julian Assange” has received several awards, including Best Emerging Director at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Best First-Time Director at the Cine Paris Film Festival, and an official selection at the Warsaw Film Festival. This cinematic masterpiece promises to be a thought-provoking and award-winning exploration of one of the most significant figures in contemporary journalism.

This article was sourced from a media release sent by Carly Lincoln of NIXCO.

Get Ready for Glamour: Stargazer Productions Presents Mrs. of Australia 2024 & Miss Little, Junior, Teen Earth Australia 2024!

Hey, beauty enthusiasts! Stargazer Productions, the powerhouse of event magic, is turning up the glitz with the grand showcase of Mrs. of Australia 2024 alongside the captivating Miss Little, Junior, and Teen Earth Australia 2024 pageants! Mark your calendars because this dazzling extravaganza is happening on April 21, 2024, from 4 pm to 9 pm at the oh-so-prestigious Roundhouse, UNSW, International Road, Kensington, NSW.

Event Deets:

  • 📅 Date: April 21, 2024
  • Time: 4 pm to 9 pm
  • 🏰 Venue: Roundhouse, UNSW, International Road, Kensington, NSW

Prepare yourselves for an evening filled with beauty, grace, and jaw-dropping talent as contestants from Mrs. of Australia 2024 and Miss Little, Junior & Teen Earth Australia 2024 go head-to-head for those coveted titles.

Ticket Talk: 🎟️ For all the ticket deets and burning inquiries, slide into Julieta’s DMs at 0400 732 919. Trust us; you won’t want to miss out on this glam-tastic affair!

Calling All Contenders: 🌟 Stargazer Productions is rolling out the red carpet and extending an open invitation for all you fabulous individuals itching to shine as contestants in Mrs. of Australia 2024 and Miss Little, Junior & Teen Earth Australia 2024. This is YOUR chance to flaunt that charisma and showcase those talents on a stage that screams “iconic.” Ready to own it? Reach out to us ASAP to grab your spot in the spotlight.

Stargazer Productions is on a mission to serve you an evening to remember, packed with glamour, entertainment, and a whole lot of beauty celebration. 🎉 Come join us as we witness the crowning moments that’ll go down in history for Mrs. of Australia 2024 and the rising stars of Miss Little, Junior & Teen Earth Australia 2024. Get ready for a night of sparkle, sass, and unforgettable moments! 💃🕺 #StargazerGlam #MrsAustralia2024 #MissLittleEarthAustralia2024

Real Talk with MMJ Spotlights Jemima Joycelyn, Visionary CEO of Creative Commercial Services

Real Talk with MMJ unveils its latest episode featuring Jemima Joycelyn, the mastermind behind Creative Commercial Services, a dynamic marketing agency that transforms concepts into impactful realities.

🌐 About Creative Commercial Services: Specializing in graphic design, web design, social media prowess, content creation, thorough research, business development, and a spectrum of print solutions, Creative Commercial Services is more than a marketing agency—it’s a catalyst for businesses to thrive. Under Jemima’s visionary leadership, the agency seamlessly integrates market research and innovative services, orchestrating a symphony of print and digital marvels.

🚀 Turning Visions into Achievements: Creative Commercial Services extends its canvas to businesses, service centers, organizations, and individuals alike, providing a comprehensive toolkit for transforming visions into achievements. With social media as a strategic ally, graphic design that springs to life, print materials radiating professionalism, and captivating web interfaces, the agency has positioned itself as a beacon for success in the marketing landscape.

🎙 Key Highlights from the Interview: In the latest episode of Real Talk with MMJ, Jemima Joycelyn shares insights into her entrepreneurial journey, the philosophy behind Creative Commercial Services, and the integral role marketing plays in business success. The interview delves into the agency’s innovative approach, emphasizing the importance of seamless integration between print and digital solutions.

Belvedere Vodka’s Exclusive Celebration at Flamingo Lounge: A Night of Glamour and Elegance Covered by TV6 Network

Date: February 24, 2024

On Saturday, February 17, 2024, the Flamingo Lounge, situated at Level 1/33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point, Sydney, was the illustrious venue for an exclusive celebration by Belvedere Vodka. The night unfolded as a spectacular blend of glamour, red carpet arrivals, and a star-studded guest list featuring influencers and celebrities, all captured by the lenses of TV6 Network.

The festivities commenced at 9:30 pm, marked by the arrival of some of Australia’s most influential personalities. The red carpet buzzed with excitement as celebrities and industry leaders entered the Flamingo Lounge, creating an atmosphere of anticipation for the night ahead.

A standout feature of the evening was the complimentary Belvedere cocktails, generously served until 10:30 pm. Belvedere, renowned for its elegance and quality, brought a touch of sophistication to the celebration. Attendees were treated to a selection of exquisite cocktails, setting the stage for a night of luxury and revelry.

At 10:30 pm, the ambiance transitioned to the dance floor, where a stellar lineup of DJs took center stage. The talented roster included Outsource, Andrew Arcane, Ayem, Jay Rox, Joey, Nemz, Playz, and Teknix, who kept the energy high and the crowd entertained until the early hours of the morning.

The Flamingo Lounge, with its stylish ambiance and prime location in Potts Point, provided the perfect backdrop for this prestigious event. The synergy of the venue, Belvedere’s exquisite cocktails, and the stellar DJ lineup crafted an unforgettable experience for all attendees, captured and brought to audiences by TV6 Network.

Thanks to Adrian Falk of Believe Advertising for the invitation to this exclusive gathering, gratitude is extended. The night was a glittering affair, attended by some of Australia’s most influential individuals. Belvedere Vodka’s celebration was an unequivocal success, leaving an indelible impression on all fortunate enough to be part of this remarkable event.

As we look forward to more exclusive event coverage and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of luxury and entertainment, we raise a toast to unforgettable nights and the celebration of success!