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CCP unveils 2018 shows, new national artists to be presented in July

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines unveiled its roster of 2018 shows, with the July conferment of the newest batch of national artists and the September gala concert to honor its first and longest-serving president as among the peak points. Chris B. Millado, CCP vice president and artistic director, made the official announcement of the […]

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Two Pamana ng Lahi visual artists respectively doing solo in Los Angeles and PH

TWO visual artists who participated in the Pamana ng Lahi art exhibition during the Filipino American Heritage month in the United States recently got themselves solo shows here in Los Angeles and in the Philippines. Here in Los Angeles, 65-year-old unconventional artist Sal Floriano, better known as Sal Budhz, brought out his full collection of […]

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Three Benilde films to defend CineMapúa title

THREE short films from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Digital Film making program will attempt to duplicate last year’s success of their fellow Benildeans when the annual CineMapúa student film festival kicks off this week at the Mapúa University in Intramuros, Manila. Karla Urquiaga‘s Healing, Jaig de Guzman‘s Amy and Regina Aceron‘s and […]

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Quilt artist’s work in display in Saipan’s Joeten-Kiyu Public Library

DEBBIE Winkfield’s Quilt “Coral Kingdom” is an artwork made out of reused and recycled materials. Her under-the-sea themed quilt is now on display at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library. In an interview, Winkfield said it was her first time to quilt for public display. “I do quilt for my kids and grandkids but I never did […]

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The Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Island Museum of History and Culture soon to open

TWO years after it was shutdown, the Northern Mariana Islands Museum of History and Culture is close to reopening it again as the repair of the facility is 75 percent complete. Thus quipped the museum’s Executive Director Danny Aquino. He also disclosed that the immediate problems that existed prior to his arrival have already been […]

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Art works depicting Japanese era on the Marianas on show

THE Sugar King Foundation has donated to the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands 12 paintings that depicted the life on Saipan during the Japanese administration when sugarcane industry was still booming. Keiichiro Saeki, Sugar King Foundation president, led last week’s opening of the Sugar King Era Art Exhibit at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library. The art […]

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PH dance major wins in Malaysia

OLIVIA Bugayong, a third year dance student from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, recently won the bronze medal in the senior category of the second Malaysian International Ballet Grand Prix. The competition, which ran from November 26 to 30, was divided into three stages — preliminary, eliminations and final. Participants were judged based […]

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Ballet Philippines takes on The Nutcracker but with added Filipino flavor

THIS month, Ballet Philippines, the country’s preeminent classical and contemporary dance company, takes on the timeless Christmas ballet The Nutcracker and sets it apart by adding its own unique Filipino flavor. The show runs from December 1 to 3 and from 8 to 10 at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Fridays – 8 p.m., Saturdays […]

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Pamana ng Lahi exhibit closes on high notes

THE month-long exposition dubbed Pamana ng Lahi at the Filipino Cultural Center in Los Angeles concluded on high notes last Saturday. Jason “JhayO” Otamias, a boxing photo enthusiast from Torrance, won the 1st place in the “Best Picture of the Year” photography contest. Bienvenido Sibug and Irwin Jazmines placed second and third respectively. The three […]

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Gian Magdangal leads all-Filipino cast of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

STAGE actor Gian Magdangal leads the all-Filipino cast of Resorts World Manila’s production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” now running at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. Magdangal, who recently returned to the Philippines after a three-year stint at the Hong Kong Disneyland’s “The Golden Mickeys” and “Mickey and the Wondrous Book,” was also one of […]

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Rock musical ‘Hair’ closes Rep’s 50th season, 51st opens with ‘Comedy of Tenors’

THE rock musical “Hair” closes the Repertory Philippines’ 50th season this November-December while the hilarious “Comedy of Tenors” opens its 51st season next January. Directed by Chris B. Millado, “Hair” opens on Nov. 17 and runs until Dec. 17. Hair is considered as “the first-ever tribal love-rock musical on Broadway.” “We, at Rep, are more inspired […]

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Dong Abay, Joe Crepúsculo set the stage on fire in Posporo(s)

FILIPINO poet, artist and rockstar Dong Abay and Spanish musician Joe Crepúsculo keep the flame of the best live music burning when they share the limelight in Posporo(s) this week. Posporo(s), a series of free concerts organized by the Embassy of Spain and the Instituto Cervantes de Manila with the support of the National Commission […]

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3rd Danish Film Festival unreels

THE Embassy of Denmark in the Philippines, in partnership with Shangri-La Plaza and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, recently kicked off the 3rd Danish Film Festival with the screening of “The Sunfish” (Klumpfisken, 2014) at Shang Cineplex Cinema 4. Søren Balle’s debut film follows the story of Kesse (Henrik Birch), a third-generation fisherman […]

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Pamana ng Lahi is now set to receive entries for “Best Picture of the Year” for its photo contest

THE ongoing Pamana ng Lahi, a month-long art and photography exposition at the Filipino Cultural Center in the Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles, is now set to receive entries for its “Best Picture of the Year” photo contest. Bernie Targa-Ganon, president of Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC) said trophies and cash prizes […]

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US Withdraws From UNESCO – State Department

By Sputnik News THE United States has announced that it will withdraw from United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization at the end of 2018, citing a need for reform and an anti-Israel bias in the organization, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement on Thursday. “On October 12, 2017, the Department of State […]

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Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra plays with cellist Ray Wang on Oct. 13

THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), under the baton of its music director Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, performs with Cellist Ray Wang at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Main Theater on Friday. The concert program, which starts at 8 pm., includes W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 32 in G, E. Lalo’s Cello Concerto in D minor, […]

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Tingin ASEAN Film Festival unfolds at Shang Cineplex

IN COMMEMORATION of the 50th anniversary of the Philippines’ membership to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the country’s chairmanship of the ASEAN in 2017, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts will hold the Tingin ASEAN Film Festival (Southeast Asia through the Eyes of Cinema) at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-la Plaza, Mandaluyong […]

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Great enthusiasm greets opening of Pamana ng Lahi expo in Los Angeles

FORMER California Assembly member Ray Haynes, Philippine columnist Ramon “Mon” Tulfo and other personalities on Wednesday graced the opening of the month-long photography and visual arts exposition Pamana ng Lahi at the Filipino Cultural Center in the Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, Philippine Consul General in Los Angeles Adelio Angelito S. Cruz was not […]

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CCP’s NeoFilipino dance series soars on Oct. 7-8

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines presents “NeoFilipino: Other Matters,” a platform where contemporary choreography becomes the process and medium of exchange that engages both artists and audiences. This year, the NeoFilipino event features five contemporary works by established choreographers JK Anicoche, Novy Bereber, Christine Crame, Ma. Elena Laniog, and Ernest Mandap. The event is […]

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Italian opera ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’ at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

THE Italian opera “L’Elisir d’Amore” by Gaetano Donizetti will have two shows at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Oct. 7-8 as part of the festivities marking the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Italy and the Philippines and to raise funds for the construction of the San Pablo Apostol Parish church in […]