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PH marching bands to pool talents in a festival at the UP Diliman campus

PH marching bands to pool talents in a festival at the UP Diliman campus

DIFFERENT Philippine marching bands will pool their talents in a music festival on March 25 at the UP Diliman Amphitheater. This was disclosed yesterday by lawyer Philip Sigrid Fortun during a press conference. He said the festival aims to highlight the artistry and talents of several finest marching bands of the country. Named “IHUDYAT! 2017,” the festival is a pioneering […]

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Instituto Cervantes, FDCP present Espacio Femenino film series

Instituto Cervantes, FDCP present Espacio Femenino film series

IN CELEBRATION of the International Women’s Month, Instituto Cervantes and the Film Development Council of the Philippines present Espacio Femenino, a series of women-themed Spanish films at the FDCP Cinematheque Centre Manila, Ermita, Manila. The film series features four documentaries directed by female Spanish directors which highlight the role of women as drivers of political and social change. “We are […]

The Philippine High School for the Arts to launch the first Makiling Music Festival

The Philippine High School for the Arts to launch the first Makiling Music Festival

MOUNT Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna — The Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) will the launch the first Makiling Music Festival (2017) to showcase and develop young talents. The two-day event, which will be held at the Bulwagang Sarimanok at the PHSA campus on Mt. Makiling on March 5-7; will feature concerts, master classes and workshops about the arts. Everything is […]

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Red Turnip Theater closes its 4th season with sci-fi thriller “The Nether”

Red Turnip Theater closes its 4th season with sci-fi thriller “The Nether”

FRESH off the critical success of their last outing, the family comedy-drama Tribes, Red Turnip Theater is ready to take audiences into a different theater experience with the sci-fi thriller THE NETHER. Ever since making their debut four years ago, Red Turnip has already made quite the dent in the local theater scene. By sticking to their vision of producing contemporary […]

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“My names is Asher Lev” – a powerful story of a young man torn between two traditions set to open this month

“My names is Asher Lev” – a powerful story of a young man torn between two traditions set to open this month

“You should see it, your children should see it, everyone should see it.” — – New York magazine TWIN Bill Theater Season 2 proudly presents the Asian premiere of “MY NAME IS ASHER LEV,” a passionate and poignant coming of age story by Aaron Posner, based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok and directed by Steven Conde. . Winner of […]

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Fringe Manila 2017 runs Feb. 8-26 in Metro Manila

Fringe Manila 2017 runs Feb. 8-26 in Metro Manila

THE 3rd edition of Fringe Manila opens today to showcase innovative, edgy, and daring creations by emerging and established artists from the Philippines, together with international participants from the fields of theater, literature, music, dance, visual art, film, cabaret, performance art, and spoken word. Running until Feb. 26, the 2017 Fringe Manila is presented by the Pineapple Lab, an arts and […]

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The Pasinaya 2017 performers making their final bow during the closing ceremonies held at the CCP Main Theater
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Cultural Center of the Philippines’ “Pasinaya 2017” draws record crowd

THIS year’s “Pasinaya,” the annual open-house festival of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), drew a record audience count of 62,000 to watch more than 200 performances in various CCP venues and its 14 partner-venues outside of the CCP complex. The Pasinaya 2017 edition, billed as “Palihan at Palabas” (Workshops and Shows), carried the theme “Arts for Peace” to […]

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Film Development Council of the Philippines honors Film Ambassadors

Film Development Council of the Philippines honors Film Ambassadors

IN recognition of their creativity and global achievements, the Film Development Council of the Philippines honored the winners in recent international film festivals during the 2017 Film Ambassadors Night at the FDCP Cinematheque Manila Open Grounds in Ermita, Manila. Among those honored were FDCP Artistic Excellence Awardee Brillante Mendoza (“Ma’Rosa”) and Film Ambassadors Erik Matti (“Honor Thy Father”), Jun Lana and […]

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KOMIKET gears up for its 3rd year

KOMIKET gears up for its 3rd year

ARTISTS, writers, readers and enthusiasts are expected to converge again in the third Filipino Komiks and Art Market (KOMIKET). This year, there will be two different events — the February 25 (Saturday) Komiks and Art Market at the Elements at Centris and the February 26 (Sunday) Artist Talks at the U-View Theater at Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City. Whether you are […]

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“Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon” – The award winning young adult best seller comes alive on stage

“Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon” – The award winning young adult best seller comes alive on stage

TANGHALANG Ateneo, the longest-running theater company of the Ateneo de Manila University’s Loyola Schools, continue its 38th season: De/Constructing Narratives with a production of the award-winning young adult bestseller “Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon” by Palanca awardee Edgar Calabia Samar. Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon won the 2015 National Book Award for Novel in Filipino […]

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History for millennials via ‘Noli Me Tangere, The Opera’ at CCP

History for millennials via ‘Noli Me Tangere, The Opera’ at CCP

IN these days of “alternative facts” and “post-truth” when fake news and misinformation overtake serious, factual journalism in informing the public, it is reported that two books (George Orwell’s “1984” published in 1949 and Hannah Arendt’s “The Origins of Totalitarianism” published in 1951) are enjoying surprising surging sales, placing them on the top of the list. An increasing number of […]

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Swan Lake caps off Ballet Philippines’ “Wings”

Swan Lake caps off Ballet Philippines’ “Wings”

AS a fabulous fitting finale for its 47th season, come and watch as Ballet Philippines presents “Wings, the new staging of “Swan Lake,” the most famous and legendary ballet adored by audiences all over the world for over a hundred years.  “Swan Lake,” which will celebrate its 140th premier anniversary, is set to open on February 24 at the CCP Main […]

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Sugid Productions to restage Chris Millado’s “Buwan at Baril sa E♭ major”

Sugid Productions to restage Chris Millado’s “Buwan at Baril sa E♭ major”

FOR its first offering as the newest theater company in town, SUGID Productions Incorporated, in collaboration with the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation, is all set to present the restaging of Chris Millado’s “Buwan at Baril sa E♭ Major” at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Center’s Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco Auditorium in Diliman, Quezon City. To be directed by Andoy […]

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FEU short film bags six “Piling Obrang Vidyo” awards

FEU short film bags six “Piling Obrang Vidyo” awards

A SHORT film made by a group of students from Far Eastern University-Manila, recently took home majority of the awards in the 13th Piling Obrang Vidyo or “POV XIII: Celebrating the Power of People’s Narratives” organized by the UP Cinema. “Ma?” won Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Performance (in a tie with “Nandito Naman Tayo Para Sa Isa’t Isa, ‘Di Ba?” […]

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James Chalmers’ “Prelude to Macbeth –A one play all set to open Artist Playground’s 3rd season

James Chalmers’ “Prelude to Macbeth –A one play all set to open Artist Playground’s 3rd season

ARTIST Playground proudly presents the Asian premiere of James Chalmers’ “Prelude to Macbeth” as its third season opener starting February 23. Directed by Roeder Camanag, Artistic Director of Artist Playground, “Prelude to Macbeth” is an epic tale set in the middle ages. This one act play is the prequel to Shakespeare’s Macbeth of how he becomes Thane of Glamis and […]

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Bonifacio Glocal City Arts Center Festival set on Jan. 14

Bonifacio Glocal City Arts Center Festival set on Jan. 14

FIRING off a passionate start for 2017, the BGC Arts Center will celebrate its identity as the home of the Filipino artist. True to its word, it will launch a 2-day Arts Festival on January 14-15, hosting performances and events that will illuminate the many layers that modern Filipino artists are animating to give voice to the range of the […]

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“Once upon a mattress,” set to open on January 20

“Once upon a mattress,” set to open on January 20

EPHESUS Teatron Group, Inc. is all set to transport all of us to a magical world of musical theater as it proudly kicks off its first production for 2017 with “ONCE UPON A MATTRESS” at the Emilio Aguinaldo College in Ermita, Manila. The schedule of performances are as follows: Jan. 20 – 22 (Fri. – Sun.) at 3:30 pm and 7:30 […]

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Award winning musical writer Jesse Lucas to give masterclass on the art of music writing

Award winning musical writer Jesse Lucas to give masterclass on the art of music writing

  TOP notch composer Jesse Lucas will give a masterclass on the art of writing music for Film/TV at the end of this month. Jesse, an award-winning and prolific composer who has written music for film, television, theater and ballet at the end of the month, have won awards from different award-giving bodies. In 2010, he was elevated to the FAMAS […]

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Carrie Fisher’s Mother Passes Away Soon After Daughter’s Death – Reports

By Sputnik News Debbie Reynolds, the mother of late Carrie Fisher, the American actress who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, has died at the hospital at the age of 84, US media report. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Reynolds died at the hospital where she was taken from her son’s home in Beverly Hills on Wednesday after suffering a stroke, TMZ said. Debbie’s daughter, […]

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Pipo short film wins grand prize in AnakTV’s Sinebata

Pipo short film wins grand prize in AnakTV’s Sinebata

A SHORT film which focuses on a boy’s dream of having his family picture taken despite the odds recently won the grand prize in the 8-12 fiction category (based on target audience) professional section of AnakTV’s Sinebata (children’s films) competition held at the Quezon City Experience (QCX) museum. “Pipo” tells the story of a boy (Maliksi Morales) who comes up […]

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Star Wars’ Carrie Fisher Dies From Complications of Massive Heart Attack

By Sputnik News Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60 from complications resulting from a recent heart attack. A family spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that the world-famous actress, writer, and advocate has passed away. On Friday, Fisher suffered cardiac arrest during a flight from London to Los Angeles. Moments after touching down on the runway at LAX, an emergency medical team rushed Fisher to the hospital. […]

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Ricky Lee releases new book

Ricky Lee releases new book

AFTER five years, award-winning screenwriter and author Ricky Lee comes out with his latest book Kung Alam N’yo Lang: Mga Kuwentong Pambata Para sa mga Hindi na Bata, a collection of four stories told from the point of view of four children.  The 250-page book, which targets both children and adults, tackles topics as diverse as the search for God (Ang Nawawalang Diyos), a […]

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Caretaker short film wins Active Vista Audience Choice Award

Caretaker short film wins Active Vista Audience Choice Award

A SHORT film which tackles brotherhood, parenthood and belongingness recently bagged the Audience Choice Award in the Active Vista International Human Rights Film Festival short film competition. Seymour Sanchez‘s* Caretaker tells the story of a new caretaker (Rolando Inocencio) who comes in to replace the previous keeper of a vacation house of a wealthy family. He is a single parent trying to make ends meet while taking care of […]

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Aleron all-male choir launches their journey to Europe via release of “Dakilang Hiwaga” Christmas CD album

Aleron all-male choir launches their journey to Europe via release of “Dakilang Hiwaga” Christmas CD album

ALERON, one of the country’s top all-male choir recently launched their debut Christmas album “Dakilang Hiwaga,” which includes a wide variety of songs. Also included in the album are some songs from their European Concert and Competition tour repertoire. The group aims to further cement the Filipino’s reputation of having some of the world’s most formidable musicians through this trip. […]

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BenildeFilm wins big in 2nd SineNanay filmfest

BenildeFilm wins big in 2nd SineNanay filmfest

A SHORT film made by students from the Digital Film making program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde won four major awards in the second annual SineNanay Film Festival held at the Philippine Women’s University Concert Hall on Taft Avenue last December 16. Uyayi won Best Director (Alda Dalisay), Best Cinematography (Francis Jimenez and Ernestine Joice Bay), Best Sound and Best Production Design (Elaiza Rivera, Robin Estargo and Neil Reyes). Dalisay, […]

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