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Gary V. tests limits vs young singers

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JUST A THOUGHT: “We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.” – Konrad Adenauer

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TESTING THE LIMITS: At 51, Gary Valenciano says he wants to test if and how he could perform side by side today’s young artists, let alone compete with them, energy for energy.

‘There are those you know who are good, or better than others. I want to see how I can sing with them on the same stage,’ the veteran entertainer said during a media outing for his new series, “Gary V. Presents.”

The fourth and most exciting installment of Gary’s acclaimed series is set to happen this weekend, July 15 and 16 at the Kia Theater, Araneta Center in Cubao.

“Gary V Presents” commemorates his 33rd anniversary in show business and the 30th anniversary of his management company, Manila Genesis Entertainment and Management Inc.

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EXHIBIT OF MEMORIES: In line with the new series, Manila Genesis mounts a Gary V memorabilia exhibit at The Activity Center, Level 1 of Gateway Mall in Araneta Center.

The exhibit, which will run until July 16, showcases Gary’s awards, costumes, magazine covers, concert and movie posters, etc.

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MEET THE SINGERS: “Gary V Presents” gathers a fabulous sampling of the industry’s finest, rising singers who come from divers musical stylings – pop, R&B, jazz, musical theatre, and contemporary folk.

The show is directed by Gary V and his son Paolo Valenciano with musical direction by Mon Faustino. Gary personally picked the line-up of singers in the presentation, saying he has so much faith in them.

“Gary V Presents” the following up and coming artists:

The X-Factor Philippines season one top finalist Allan Silonga of the all-male vocal group Daddy’s Home; world music singer Bullet Dumas; award-winning theater actress Carla Guevara-Laforteza; the talented singers of “The Voice Of The Philippines” such as season one grand winner Mitoy Yonting, grand finalist Janice Javier, finalist RJ Dela Fuente, and season two finalist Timmy Pavino; “Star In A Million” season two grand finalist at R&B singer Jimmy Marquez; singer-songwriter Kiana Valenciano; and suklay diva and internet sensation Katrina Velarde and classical-pop singer Lara Maigue of TV-5.

Singer-songwriter Abby Asistio is opening act. (NESTOR CUARTERO)

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