ENTERTAINMENT: Sharon Cuneta gets standing ovation in Winnipeg Concert

 

Hailed as an institution in the entertainment industry,   Philippine  Megastar Sharon Cuneta warmed  hearts  of  hundreds at the Centennial Concert Hall  Sunday evening.

Sharon’s 40th anniversary show  brought the house down to a  journey to memory lane  with hit songs such as  P.S. I love you, To Love Again and MR DJ  among others.

The   two and a half  show highlighted a selection of  Sharon’s  most loved  songs  starting  from  when she was  first  launched to show business at the age of  12.   

Audience  never stop giggling as  Sharon shared, with  a  great sense of humor,  the  many aspects of her personal  life that   included  heart break in first marriage and other exes,  growing with a Mayor  father,  her  children,  Senator husband and her  brother running for a Mayor.

This   is the megastar’s  second visit to the city. “I have performed  in many places around the world. Winnipeg has one of the warmest crowd.Thank you for all your love.”
 
No less than singer-actress  KC Concepcion,   Sharon’s first born,  joined the megastar in her rare appearance.

I am happy to join Mama in this concert.  I admire her a lot. She is a  very good singer. She is a  living legend.” KC mused.

At one point in the concert,  Sharon and KC  became emotional  as they  talk about their special mother-daughter bond.  Sharon had KC when she was only 19.

After singing her hit  “Sundo”, KC  said she hopes to come back in Winnipeg to perform again. “But I hope it will be the summer time”, she smiled as she also credited the hospitality of Winnipegers in making it sure they had gloves, tuque and warm winter coat as soon as they stepped out of the airport. It was minus 30ish windchill when they came.

 

THE CHARISMA THAT  IS SHARON CUNETA
“She really has the knack in creating intimacy and connection to her audience. Very thoughtful too of those who came from afar”   shared  Char Arreza who  was one of those hundred  of  Winnipegers  who came to see Sharon.
Char  was thankful she was  able to  watch the show despite her busy work schedule.   “I enjoyed the concert. It brought many memories of our younger years.”  Char took along her teenager daughter because she wanted her to appreciate Filipino world-class talents.
Another fan,  Lourdes Tejones, a self-confessed  Sharonian even brought to Canada her  treasured   laminated autographed photo taken  with the megastar in 1998.

 

 

Lourdes  also  saw Sharon when she came to Winnipeg 15 yeas ago but was unable to get a photo with her.   This time,  she did not stop until she  got   a selfie with the megastar despite tight security.

“Sharon: My 40 years”  was directed by multi-awarded musician and song writer Louie Ocampo.
It   was  first   staged  in the Philippines  last September, 2018  and  was attended by more than 12,000 people. It is now  being  toured  across North America.
Aside from her original songs,  Sharon also did a few Rey Valera songs, some songs that Ocampo composed for  co-artists  Joey Albert,  Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano  and a medley  of   Moira de la Torre’s hit songs.
Filipino-Canadian  dancer singer  AC Bonifacio of  “Lucky Aces”, winner of Dance Kids was also applauded in  the show along side  Winnipeg pride  Paul Ong and Maria Aragon.

 

Sharon wrapped up the evening with her   finale song “Kung  Maputi na ang Buhok ko”.   

 

Concert producers led by Mabuhay TV,  Sugarblooms and Cake, Divine Mortage and Abot Kaya Frozen and non-frozen foods surprised  Sharon with an anniversary cake.

 

Evening emcees were CKJS’ Donna Natividad-Arenas and Lendyll Soriano.

 

(Official photos  of  concert goers with VIP and Photo Op tickets were  taken by members of    Pinoy Photographers of Winnipeg and  will  be  posted on Mabuhay TV website).

 

(PHOTO CREDIT:  Josel Catindoy, Anthony Lapuz and Henry Balanial)

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