Saturday, August 12, 2006


In 1994, the Superstar embarked on yet another monumental event in her career. After the success of her first major concert Handog Ni Guy Live! at the Araneta Coliseum, Nora Aunor appeared in a series of lounge shows at the Captain's Bar of the Manila Mandarin Hotel. The show, produced by Girlie Rodis was entitled La Aunor... Beyond Time. It showcased the Superstar's multi-faceted talent as a singer and stage performer. In essesnce, this stint encompasses her previous triumph at the Araneta years earlier. Her repertoire is much different, after all she was performing at the Captain's Bar which is home to the likes of Kuh Ledesma, Zsa Zsa Padilla and even Pops Fernandez. Of course there are also familiar numbers which is expected from a show topbilled by Nora Aunor. Her guests included the incomparable Louie Reyes, screen partner Cocoy Laurel and the Side A Band. I love the Superstar's rendition of Foolish Heart which she sang with Side A. This particular number has to be seen to be believed. Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez also graced the show and sang People with La Aunor. It's one very special duet afterwhich the Songbird proclaimed that Nora Aunor is her Idol!, truly memorable. It's the Superstar at her most sophisticated and classiest!