Thursday, April 12, 2012

THE STYLISTICS Serenades Filipino Fans


Celebrate the music of best-known Philadelphia soul group of the 1970s as That's Ntertainment Productions, in cooperation with ABS-CBN, present THE STYLISTICS Live in Manila happening today, April 12, 2012, 8 pm at Smart Araneta Coliseum.   Here's a treat for mom and dad, grandma and grandpa with an unforgettable night from The Stylistics with special guests Rico J. Puno and Elizabeth Ramsey.

The Stylistics have been recording and touring for almost forty years and enjoyed twelve straight Top 10 hits from 1971.1974.  These include their stellar debut "Betcha by Golly, Wow", "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)", "You Are Everything", "I'm Stone in Love with You", "Break Up to Make Up", and the shimmering sweet soul ballad " You Make Me Feel Brand New".  Their early 70s work with producer Thom Bell and his collaborator, lyricist Linda Creed yielded some of the most popular love songs of that era.

Known for their sleek, soulful Philadelphia sound, this quarter has been performing for nearly 40 years and became a worldwide-favorite for their showmanship, harmony and style.  Formed in 1968, The Stylistics was originally comprised lead Russell Thompkins, Jr., Herbie Murrell, Airrion Love, James Smith, and James Dunn.  After the original group disbanded in the 80s, Love, Murell, and Thompkins continued to tour until 2000 and brought in two new members from one set of the Delfonics - Harold Eban Brown as lead singer, and tenor Van Fields who also sang wit an a cappella group called A Perfect Blend.  In 2011, Fields departed and was replaced with Jason Sharpe (formerly with Heatwave).


In 2008 they recorded their latest album, That Same Way.  The new album marks as their first album of new material this century but still filled with sweet soul spirit that initially made The Stylistics famous.  Their song, "People Make the World Go Round", was used by Spike Lee in the soundtrack for 1994 film Crooklyn, as performed by Marc Dorsey.

As the concert's special guests, two of our OPM icons will also be performing their classic hits infused with comedy.  Rico J. Puno's funny-naughty charm and rich, earthy voice--popularly known as Mr. Suave -- will definitely sway you with his signature hits from "Macho Gwapito" to ballads "Kapalaran" and "May Bukas Pa".  With a career of more than 40 years in showbiz, comedienne-singer Elizabeth Ramsey will also feature heart-warming renditions of OPM and oldies hits.  Being the country's Queen of Rock & Roll, Elizabeth is still in her prime and continues to do what she loves to do best -- singing and making people laugh.

As That's Ntertainment PRoductions brings one of the finest acts of the 70's, The Stylistics -- consisting of founding members Airrion Love and Herb Murrell and newer additions Van Fields and Eban Brown - will definitely spark fond memories in an amazing night for fans of Soul and R&B genres decades ago.  This is a treat for mom and dad, grandma and grandpa and an unforgettable night from The Stylistics with special guests Rico J. Puno and Elizabeth Ramsey.

Tickets available at ticketnet.com.ph or you may call 911-5555.  Ticket Prices: PATRON A (Reserved Seating) - P4770; PATRON B (Reserved Seating) - P4240; LOWER BOX (Reserved Seating) - P3180; UPPER BOX A (Reserved Seating) - P2120; UPPER BOX B - P1060; and GENERAL ADMISSION - P530.  Brought to you by That's Ntertainment Productions and ABS-CBN.

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