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Regine Velasquez in 2023
Regine Velasquez in 2023

Freedom was a livestream concert by Filipino singer Regine Velasquez (pictured) held on February 28, 2021. Following the cancellation of music events during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Velasquez organized the show to create a live experience on a stream for her fans longing for a sense of human connection. The concert's premise was "freedom of singing", stemming from her desire to cover songs from several music genres. It was filmed at the studios of ABS-CBN in Metro Manila, with musicians, background vocalists, and dancers on set, and was broadcast through four livestreaming platforms worldwide. Its set featured a large LED screen as a backdrop and props resembling origami cranes hanging from the ceiling. She performed numerous selections from artists such as Elton John, Chris Isaak, George Michael, Sara Bareilles, Dua Lipa, and Billie Eilish. Critics gave the show high praise for its production and vocal performances, setting a benchmark for online concerts in the Philippines. (Full article...)

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Scarlet-chested sunbird

The scarlet-chested sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis) is a species of bird in the sunbird family, Nectariniidae. It is found in many areas of sub-Saharan Africa, and from South Sudan to South Africa. Adult males of this species have a characteristic red–scarlet coloured breast and an iridescent green patch on top of their heads, while the female is dark brown with no supercilium. It inhabits woodland and gardens, at elevations of up to 2,400 metres (7,900 ft). The bird is around 13 to 15 centimetres (5.1 to 5.9 in) in length, with males having a weight of 7.5 to 17.2 grams (0.26 to 0.61 oz) and females weighing 6.8 to 15.3 grams (0.24 to 0.54 oz). This female scarlet-chested sunbird of the subspecies C. s. lamperti was photographed feeding on an Aloe zebrina flower in the Soysambu Conservancy, Kenya.

Photograph credit: Charles J. Sharp

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