A Totally Tubular Adventure with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Hey there, awesome pals! Guess what? I had the most epic weekend ever when I got to hang out with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Sydney. These four heroes in a half shell are totally my heroes, and I’m so excited to tell you all about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Experience that happened on September 2nd at Central Station Sydney’s Grand Concourse.

Into the TMNT Lair We Go!

So, get this: they made a super-duper underground lair just like the Turtles’ secret hideout. It was like stepping right into the TV show! I could practically hear their catchy theme song playing in my head as soon as I got there. The lair was so cool, with all the stuff from the Turtles’ adventures. I felt like I was part of the gang!

Yummy TMNT-Style Food

Oh boy, the food was incredible! Pizza Hut was there, serving up the most delicious pizzas, just like the ones the Turtles love. I gobbled up a slice faster than you can say “Cowabunga!” And when it was time for dessert, Gelatissimo had the tastiest ice cream ever. It was the perfect way to finish off my yummy TMNT meal.

Nostalgia and Fun Everywhere

The best part about the TMNT experience was that it was for everyone, big and little kids alike! They had old TVs playing the TMNT cartoons. I watched episodes I’d never seen before, and it was so cool! There was a training ground where us kids got to practice our ninja moves, just like the Turtles. I even tried skateboarding at their spot!

Remember those awesome arcade games? Well, they had them too! It was like stepping back in time when arcades were the coolest places ever. And guess what? They had a wall where we could write messages to the Turtles. I told them how much I love them and thanked them for being the best heroes ever.

In a Nutshell

So, my adventure with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a blast! It was like a dream come true. I felt like I was part of their world, and I can’t wait to see their new movie. Whether you’re a super fan like me or just want to have an amazing time, keep an eye out for events like this. The Turtles showed me that being different is totally awesome, and I’ll always remember that. Until next time, Turtle Power! 🐢🍕💥

Discover the Phenomenal Talent: “The Voice Kids” Reveals the Top Nine Young Artists

The competition among young artists is getting intense as coaches KZ, Bamboo, and Martin have secured their top three contenders for the live semi-finals this weekend in “The Voice Kids.” 

During the Sing-offs, which concluded on Sunday (May 7), coach KZ picked young artists Xai Martinez, Leira Raynes, and Marc Antillion. 

Coach Bamboo’s Kamp Kawayan has an all-girl group with Princess Canete, Sab Paica, and Shane Bernabe, moving one step closer in the competition. rdd

Meanwhile, coach Martin chose Giuliana Chioing, Patricia delos Santos, and Rai Fernandez as MarTeam’s representatives in the live semi-finals.  

Starting this Saturday (May 13), the public will be given the power to pick the final three who will move on to the grand finals.  

To vote, create an account via joinnow.ph/tvk5. “The Voice Kids” strictly implements a one (1) vote per team, per account rule.  

Who will leave and who will stay for the grand finals? Find out in “The Voice Kids” only on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, iWantTFC (weekends at 7 pm) and TV5 (Saturdays at 7 pm, Sundays at 9 pm). 

Rocking The Runway: 5 Catwalk Modelling Tips For Kids

Fashion has always been an expression of personality and style, and even kids these days are taking a keen interest in fashion. The runway is a place where fashion enthusiasts get to witness new fashion trends and styles. If your kid is into fashion, here are some tips to help them prepare for the runway:

Comfort is key

The first and foremost rule is to keep your kid comfortable. Comfortable clothes ensure your kid is confident and can walk on the runway without discomfort. Loose-fitting clothes and shoes that are not too tight or too high will ensure that your kid is comfortable throughout the show. Kids should also practice walking in their clothes and shoes before the show to avoid mishaps on the runway.

Practice, practice, practice

Practice makes perfect, and the same applies to walking on the runway. Kids should practice walking in their clothes and shoes to get used to the feel and to build confidence. Parents can help their kids practice by setting up a makeshift runway in the house and practicing with them. Walking confidently, maintaining good posture, and smiling will make your kid stand out on the runway.

Keep it simple

Kids are naturally cute and do not need many accessories to look good on the runway. Simple clothes with minimal accessories will make your kid stand out on the runway. Overdressing your kid can take the focus away from their cute and natural appearance. It’s best to let the clothes speak for themselves and let your kid’s natural charm shine through.

Good grooming

Good grooming is essential when it comes to walking on the runway. Kids should be well-groomed, with neat hair, clean nails, and clean clothes. A good grooming routine ensures your kid looks good and feels confident on the runway.

Confidence is key

The most crucial tip for walking on the runway is to be confident. Confidence is the key to making a lasting impression on the audience. Kids should walk with their heads held high, maintain good posture, and smile throughout the show. A confident walk will make your kid look comfortable and confident on the runway.

In conclusion, walking on the runway can be daunting for kids, but with the right preparation, they can be confident and comfortable on the runway. Comfortable clothes, practice, simplicity, good grooming, and confidence are the five tips that will make your kid stand out on the runway. Parents should also remember that the runway is a place to have fun and express oneself, so let your kid’s natural charm shine through and enjoy the experience.

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The NGV Kids Summer Festival Is Back!

The NGV Kids Summer Festival is back with nine days of FREE performances, artist-led workshops , and activities for the whole family, celebrating the theme ‘Your Art Adventure!’.  

Taking place at both NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 14–22 January, this year’s festival invites kids and their families to celebrate NGV exhibitions and collections, with programs changing every three days to connect visitors with artists, designers, and performers from the wider community. 

The first three days of ​the NGV Kids Summer Festival at NGV International are centred around this year’s summer blockbuster exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse drawing upon McQueen’s design inspirations and the influence of late ‘90s London. The hands-on activities, including hat designing and embroidery, celebrate McQueen’s creative process and capacity for storytelling. Melbourne musicians Shiny Coin bring their unique flair to the Great Hall, inviting children and families to channel their inner rock star in a pop-punk performance.  Inspired by McQueen’s collection Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious where makeup and face paint enhanced the collection’s narrative, children can have their faces painted in designs created by Melbourne make-up artist Nisal Atapattu, transforming them to look like mythical beings or intergalactic warriors.  

From 17 to 19 January, families will enjoy Greek theatre-inspired games, watch traditional Greek dancing, and listen to stories of myths and legends in celebration of the 2022 NGV Architecture Commission: Temple of Boom, a contemporary reimagining of the Parthenon by Adam Newman and Kelvin Tsang. Melbourne-based, Greek-born artist Alkisti Pitsaki hosts storytelling sessions sharing myths and legends of Ancient Greece, and the Manasis School of Greek Dance and Culture introduces Hellenic history and culture while children take part in traditional dances. Visitors can also learn about Ancient Greek pottery by creating their own 3D vase using paper in an activity presented in collaboration with The Hellenic Museum 

The final days of the NGV Kids Summer Festival, 20–22 January, will explore the NGV’s Collection of Asian Art with paper lantern-making workshops by Korean-Australian artist Suyeon Park, plus K-Pop dance performances and workshops by NV Dance Studio. Visitors can take part in meditative Tai Chi sessions with Tai Chi Australia accompanied by live music inspired by NGV’s China – The past is present exhibition. The festival’s final day on 22 January is dedicated to Lunar New Year with lion dance performances, live classical Chinese music by Guzheng instrumentalist QiQi, and complimentary NGV Lunar New Year red envelopes to gift to family and friends.  

Throughout the NGV Kids Summer Festival, activities at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia are inspired by Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection, a diverse collection display of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and design. Children and their families can join Taungurung artist and author Cassie Leatham and her pet budgie Mr Beaky for a reading of her new book An Important Message FromMr Beaky about what it means to be an Aboriginal person in Australia. Children can ask Mr Beaky questions and hear him respond in Taungurung language. Visitors are also invited to join Indigenous textile designer, artist and educator, Taylah Aimee Eid in a weaving workshop to create their own woven creatures while learning new skills.  

The free kids exhibition Julian Opie: Studio for Kids is open throughout the festival, offering a digital portrait-making activity inviting children and families to create their own artwork in the distinctive and bold style of leading British pop-artist Julian Opie. During the festival five Relaxed Sessions in the exhibition welcome visitors who would benefit from a quieter experience with fewer people and reduced sensory stimuli. 

Tony Ellwood AM, Director, NGV, said: ‘This year’s NGV Kids Summer Festival offers kids and families the opportunity to learn about and explore unique parts of the NGV while introducing curious minds to fashion, architecture, art and design. The NGV is committed to fostering creativity and inspiring learning through this free, dynamic program for the whole family. We hope kids and families return throughout the festival to enjoy multiple unique and engaging experiences.’  

NGV Kids Summer Festival runs 14–22 January 2023 and is FREE.  

VIEW THE FULL KIDS SUMMER FESTIVAL PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/kids-summer-festival/  

This article was sourced from a media release sent by Alice Raymond of NGV Victoria

Photo Credit: NGV Victoria

The AACTA Awards 2022 Lookbook: Glitz, Glam, And Gorgeous Gowns

The red carpet was rolled out in Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion 2 days ago as the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards held its official ceremony for 2022. The cream of the crop in the Australian Entertainment industry attended Australia’s night of nights, as the who’s who of show business gathered to celebrate the best in TV and cinema.

If you want to see all the glitz and glam at the 2022 AACTA Awards then scroll down below.

Isabelle Daza Graces The Cover Of Metro.Style With Sons Balthazar and Valentin

Multi-hyphenate Isabelle Daza talks about being a nurturing mom to her two boys Balthazar and Valentin in a digital Metro.Style cover. “The Sexytime Podcast” host and star of the new series “K-Love” details her influences in raising emotionally-intelligent children, including her undergrad course in college, self-help books, and her mother’s (Gloria Diaz) parenting style. Check out Isabelle’s cover story on metro.style. #MetroStylexIsabelleDaza

The Haven Kids Rock kids are BACK!

SHELTER ME, THE MUSICAL follows the lives of four families living in the Shelter in the South Bronx. As the kids struggle to hold onto their dreams, contending with peeling paint, overcrowded rooms and job losses, they come to realize that a zip code does not dictate the future. Through it all, they discover they are each other’s greatest champions.
Just like last year’s UNSTOPPABLE, audiences will be on their feet singing along to “In My Dreams” at SHELTER ME, THE MUSICAL!
It’s not only a show you won’t want to miss; you’ll want to see it again and again and again! 
The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker Street
Friday, November 4th at 7 pm
Saturday, November 5th at 7 pm
Sunday, November 6th at 2 pm

To purchase tickets for our November show at the Sheen Center visit us at: https://ci.ovationtix.com/34409/production/1138442

Haven Kids Rock is a music program located in the South Bronx that empowers underserved youth — many of who are victims of trauma and are in the child welfare and foster care systems. The program aims to help children heal through the arts and develop their creative skills through music, acting, dance, and instrument lessons.
Founded by Nef Jones & Jimi K Bones in 2008.
To learn more about Haven Kids Rock visit: www.havenkidsrock.com
To check out their previous show, Unstoppable, The Musical, visit us at: https://www.unstoppablethemusical.com/

Keifer Sanchez launches solo single with “Last Reply”

Keifer Sanchez is the latest TNT Boys member to launch a solo single with “Last Reply,” an emotional ballad about one’s struggles over the end of a long-distance relationship.

Now 17 years old, the first runner-up of “Tawag Ng Tanghalan Kids” exhibits his maturity not just through his voice but also in the theme of his new single, which he co-wrote with Debbie and Ferdie Mak, produced by Mak Entertainment Services, and released under Star Music.

Keifer said “Last Reply” highlights the significance of knowing when to let go. He said, “Once we make certain choices, we must learn to accept the outcomes that are associated with those choices, whether good or bad. And since those choices cannot be undone, we must learn to let them go in order to preserve our happiness.”

As a member of the TNT Boys, Keifer has performed with fellow members Mackie Empuerto and Francis Concepcion in many countries such as the US, Canada, Italy, United Kingdom, and more. He has also guested in international TV shows like “Little Big Shots” in the UK, US, and Australia, “World’s Best,” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” where he even had the opportunity to sing with famous pop singer Ariana Grande.

Keifer is a high school student attending online classes at the Ateneo de Davao University. He plans to continue his studies abroad eventually.

Feel the heartache of saying goodbye by streaming Keifer’s “Last Reply” single on various digital music platforms and on ABS-CBN Star Music’s YouTube channel. For more details, like Star Music on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starmusicph) and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).

The Wiggles Make History With First Ever Rolling Stone AU/NZ Cover

Credits: The Wiggles, photographed on May 27, 2022, at Hot Potato Studios by Giulia Giannini McGauran. Creative: Katie Taylor. Stylist: Jana Bartolo. Hair and Makeup: Lei Tai. Production: Long Story Short. Photography assistant: Izaac Margin. Styling assistant: Kirsten Humphreys.

Rolling Stone AU/NZ publisher The Brag Media has recently announced that multi-award-winning band The Wiggles will grace its September issue cover, cementing the group’s first time to be anointed by Rolling Stone. Yellow Wiggle, Tsehay Hawkins, also becomes the youngest person to appear on the local cover of the iconic pop culture masthead.

The Wiggles granted Rolling Stone AU/NZ unprecedented access to their recent Australian arena tour — a double headliner with the new and original lineup — and to their Hot Potato Studios in Sydney, as they worked on new music and rehearsed a brand new TV show.

The Wiggles as you’ve never seen them before, the cover story is a colourful take on a record-breaking two years. It began with a mashup of “Fruit Salad” and Tame Impala’s “Elephant” (that later topped triple j’s Hottest 100), followed by the addition of Hawkins as the group’s first woman of colour, and a spectacular sold-out tour with all original members.

Rolling Stone AU/NZ print editor, Jake Challenor, said: “Just like Rolling Stone, The Wiggles have stood the test of time. Here is a band that, for three decades, has entertained and inspired future generations,” he said. “The last two years have been some of their best in history. The Wiggles are more relevant than ever, which is exactly why pop culture icons like Lil Nas X and The Kid Laroi are embracing them. Without a doubt, 2022 is officially the Year of The Wiggles.”

The September-November edition — which includes a Wiggles-themed adult colouring book — hits newsstands in Australia and New Zealand on Monday, September 5, 2022. Also appearing in the next issue are interviews with musicians Ben Lee, Eddie Benjamin and Teeks, plus Twitch streamer Whippy, and features on the climate crisis, niche influencers and much more.

Last year Rolling Stone Australia expanded its brand with the inaugural Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards, now in its second year, and, according to Roy Morgan data on the national magazine market, Rolling Stone Australia reached 191,000 readers in the six months to December 31 2021, ahead of staple Australian mastheads Golf Digest, Family Circle and Who. This year The Brag Media also announced the inaugural Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards.

About The Brag Media:

The Brag Media’s mission is to be the most ubiquitous presence in Australian culture; with its people, its artists and its brands. The Brag Media represents some of the most iconic titles in the world including Rolling Stone, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, thebrag.com, Tone Deaf, The Industry Observer, don’t bore us, Enthusiast Gaming, Life Without Andy, HypeBeast and more.

The Brag Media’s publishing business reaches over 30% of the Australian population each month, while its events business produces the Rolling Stone Awards and offers commercial partners end-to-end event ideation, production and marketing. The Brag Media has also expanded into talent management, audio and podcasting, and in 2021 launched a creative and agency services division.

This article was sourced from a media release sent by Medianet.

Teen Star Krystal Brimner Makes A Statement In Her Sophomore Single “Young”

Former child star and now a teen performer Krystal Brimner makes a statement for her fellow youth who are still figuring out who they are in her sophomore single “Young.”

The feel-good dance pop song, composed by fellow Kapamilya talent SAB and produced by Star Pop label head Rox Santos, encapsulates the highs and lows of being young especially in the age of social media, where many aspire to portray a perfect life and live up to society’s standards without much room for mistakes.

“It reminds us of the beauty of one’s youth, the discovery and learning from our experiences, and most of all the joy in figuring out who we are or what we want to be,” Krystal said.

She debuted the song live on PIE Channel last Wednesday (June 22), where she flaunted her laudable talent in singing and dancing and proved just how much she has grown as an ace performer.

This growth, however, is not so surprising for those who have followed Krystal in her career so far, as she has always exhibited her many talents through her projects since entering showbiz when she was only 4 years old.

At 9 years old, Krystal won the Best Child Performer award at the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival for starring in the critically acclaimed film “Honor Thy Father,” where she even went viral for shaving her head as part of her role. Not long after, she landed the titular character in the Resorts World Manila production of the beloved musical “Annie.”

For a time, the budding singer-actress was also a part of a trio with AC Bonifacio and Sheena Belarmino called A.S.K. who regularly performed on “ASAP” and other Kapamilya shows. Now a blooming 15-year-old artist, Krystal has recently ventured into recording via her debut single “Let Me Be Me.”