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Swing back into disco fever with Ballet Philippines  in “Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko” this December 2-11

Swing back into disco fever with Ballet Philippines in “Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko” this December 2-11

FROM December 2 to 11 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater, celebrate the holidays with “Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko”, Ballet Philippines’ new dance musical featuring the songs of popular Filipino disco group, VST & Co. The show is an exciting collaboration with ABS-CBN and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Gerard Salonga. “Awitin Mo At Isasayaw […]

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“A very Broadway Christmas in Manila” concert set on Dec. 11

“A very Broadway Christmas in Manila” concert set on Dec. 11

ARE you a fan of Broadway musicales ? Well, a new theater company will bring to Manila a different concept of a Christmas concert this coming holiday season. So, come and join us as we welcome ANDREW KEENAN-BOLGER in “A VERY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS IN MANILA” on December 11 – 7 pm at the newly opened BGC Arts Center located in Taguig […]

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Ricky Lee receives IFFM Lifetime Achievement Award in New York

Ricky Lee receives IFFM Lifetime Achievement Award in New York

By Seymour Barros Sanchez VETERAN screenwriter Ricky Lee was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Scriptwriting by the International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) in New York. Lee personally received the plaque of recognition from festival director Luis Pedron last October 20 during the IFFM awards night held at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center in New York […]

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Legends of the 1970s Original Pilipino Music (OPM) to hold ‘Yugyugan Nation!’ on Nov. 23 in Resorts World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theater (Photos courtesy of Resorts World Manila)

‘Yugyugan Nation!’ concert reunites 1970s OPM icons on Nov. 23

LOVERS and fans of the Original Pilipino Music (OPM) should thank the late Snaffu Rigor, a former SuperBand member, for inspiring legends of the 1970s OPM to stage a one-night only concert called “Yugyugan Nation!” on Nov. 23 in Resorts World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theater. In an interview, Freddie Santos, Yugyugan Nation! concert director, said the idea of the […]

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Zhang Yimou’s ballet ‘Raise the Red Lantern’ at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Zhang Yimou’s ballet ‘Raise the Red Lantern’ at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

AFTER three years of protracted talks and repeated visits to check the suitability of the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater for its mammoth logistical requirements, Zhang Yimou’s ballet “Raise the Red Lantern: A Ballet in Three Acts” is finally being mounted in the Philippines on Oct. 27 and 28. In an unprecedented move, “Raise the Red Lantern” in […]

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Cholo Ledesma (left) plays "Adam-Samantha Turner" in Tanghalang Ateneo's "Boy". Teroy Guzman (right) is Dr. Wendell Barnes, a psychologist. 
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Tanghalang Ateneo’s ‘Boy’: defiant tale of a ‘transgender’

IN Tanghalang Ateneo’s “Boy”, all the characters are flawed either physically or psychologically. Or both. Like mortals inhabiting the real world, the characters’ limitations do not hinder them from going on with their messy lives, making decisions, seeking answers to salve their emotional wounds, and attempting solutions to balm their turmoils. In “Boy”, the combined weight of all the characters’ pathos, […]

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Filipino short film “Caretaker” wins in Egypt

Filipino short film “Caretaker” wins in Egypt

By Ricky Lee THE short film “Caretaker,” directed by advocacy filmmaker Seymour Barros Sanchez and produced by Red Room Media Productions, recently won second place in the short fiction category of the sixth CAM International Festival for Short Films in Cairo, Egypt. The film, which is co-written by Kristine Camille Sulit and Sanchez, is about a newly hired custodian of a […]

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Talent search in Houston…

Talent search in Houston…

Paraluman Productions is searching for young talents in the Fiipino community. The goal is to give opportunity to kids to showcase their talents and inspire them to learn something about their cultural heritage. So kids aged 3-10 are encouraged to sing, dance, act, in Filipino. If they sing an English song, they can translate at least two lines of it in Tagalog or […]

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Tanghalang Ateneo all set to open “BOY”

Tanghalang Ateneo all set to open “BOY”

WHO were you, who are you and who will you become? How much of you did you decide for yourself? Tanghalang Ateneo, the longest-running theater company of the Loyola Schools of the Ateneo de Manila University opens its 38th season: De/Constructing Narratives with Boy, a thought-provoking new play by award-winning American playwright Anna Ziegler. This will go on stage at the […]

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The Vienna Boys Choir in a one night concert at the PICC on Nov. 11

THE best holiday treat in our music scene is the forthcoming arrival of the internationally famous Vienna Boys Choir for a one-night only concert this November. Considered as one of the oldest choirs existing in the world, best known for their boy sopranos and altos between the ages of ten and fourteen, the Vienna Boys Choir are selected mainly from Austria, […]

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A Pinoy wins in the “Price is Right” TV contest

  A 39-year-old Filipino from Mississippi turned into an instant celebrity after appearing in a popular TV game show “The Price is Right” and winning about $8,600 worth of giveaways from the show. Ernesto Paras Jr., a physical therapist, has been in the local newspapers, local TV and radio stations in Greenville, Mississippi. “I am enjoying all the attention, I […]

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Honor Thy Father is LAPIFF best picture

  HONOR Thy Father, a movie that starred John Lloyd Cruz, was adjudged Best Picture in the recently concluded Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF). The movie, which revolves on an investment scam that subsequently forced its main character to commit another crime, bested nine other movies in a three-day film festival where seven other short films and three […]

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Violin virtuoso together with world renowned pianist in Manila

Violin virtuoso together with world renowned pianist in Manila

THE Philippine Suzuki Association (PSA) proudly presents on Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. the one-night-only first Philippine concert titled ” PASSION FLIGHT” featuring Iskandar Widjaja, a Berlin-based violin virtuoso and Itamar Golan, a world-renowned collaborating pianist at the Fleur de Lis Theater, St. Paul University-Manila.  ” PASSION FLIGHT ” is a fund raising concert for the benefit of PSA Teacher Development […]

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Tatlong linggong Pag-ibig all set to open on Nov. 11

Tatlong linggong Pag-ibig all set to open on Nov. 11

NAAALALA mo ba yung tamis nang unang halik ? Eh yung pait nang una ‘mong break-up ? Yung first date mo ? Yung huling beses na masaya kayo? Yung maliliit na away na biglang lumalaki? Nung tight budget ang dates niyo pero ang saya-saya niyo pa rin? Hayaan niyong iparanas namin sa inyo ang first love, first break-up, first toot, […]

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Internationally known Filipino baritone Fernando directs CCP concert

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed Filipino baritone Andrew Fernando is in Manila now to direct the “Songs from a Silver World: The Encore Performance” to be held on Oct. 15 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. “More than just a replay of the previous concert in May, the Oct. 15 show promises to be more fun, with additional songs popularized in films, […]

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Ballet Philippines and Rizal

Ballet Philippines and Rizal

THE life and works of Dr. Jose Rizal continue to be a springboard from which artists create new, compelling works of their own. To date, Ballet Philippines holds five major Rizal-inspired productions in its repertoire, keeping the spirit of our hero very much alive in dance. In 1979, Alice Reyes interpreted Cora Iñigo’s “Sisa” which drew inspiration from Tony Mabesa’s 1977 […]

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Filipino adaptation of Poe’s ‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher’ opens Oct. 7

Filipino adaptation of Poe’s ‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher’ opens Oct. 7

THE Filipino play adaptation of a short story, written by the famous Edgar Allan Poe published in 1839, is being mounted by the Theater House of Black for an extremely limited run beginning Oct. 7. Locally titled “#14 Leandro Road,” Poe’s short story was adapted by Ck Bautista and Jay Crisostomo IV, transporting it to the Laperal mansion located in […]

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A participant in an open mic event as Fil-Ams in Los Angeles celebrate Filipino-Americans sing and dance to celebrate Fil-Am History Month Photo © Abner Galino

October is Filipino American History Month

  WHY October? Because the first recorded presence of Filipinos in what is now known as the United States of America was on October 1587 around Morro Bay, California. That landing made Filipino sailors the first Asians in North America. How did the Filipino American History Month become an official celebration? Well, it is a long story but to cut […]

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Theater in alternative platforms presents 1st anniversary of Ampalaya monologues on Oct. 15 at PETA theater

TO celebrate one year of ‘hugot’ artistry, the Theater in Alternative Platforms (TAP) shall present a one-night only anniversary show of the very popular “Ampalaya Monologues” on October 15 – Saturday from 6 pm – 10 pm at the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) Theater Center in Quezon City. The “Ampalaya Monologues” shall showcase 15 of their best monologues and […]

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Moliere PMS: A hilarious mix of hypocrisy and honesty

Moliere PMS: A hilarious mix of hypocrisy and honesty

THE Egg Theater Co together with the PARC Foundation and Pineapple Lab presents Moliere PMS, a fusion of three Moliere play adaptations: Praning (The Imaginary Invalid), Maniacal (The Learned Ladies), and Schism (The Misanthrope) on October 1 & 2 at PARC Foundation, 494 Lt. Artiaga St., San Juan City and Pineapple Lab, 6071 Palma Street, Rockwell on October 7-9 and […]

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“LAGABLAB” – Artist Playground’s latest production all set to open on Sept. 23

“LAGABLAB” – Artist Playground’s latest production all set to open on Sept. 23

ARTIST Playground’s Season Two proudly presents LAGABLAB written by Dan Hollanda, a play inspired by a short story penned by British writer W. Somerset Maugham entitled “The Unconquered.” LAGABLAB is set to open on Sept. 23 at The Little Room Upstairs, 1701 Landsdale Tower, Mother Ignacia Ave. corner Timog, QC and will run until October 30 – Fridays at 7 […]

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Cesar Montano’s Nilalang to play in LA Pinoy film festival

NILALANG, a 2015 Filipino-Japanese horror movie that starred Cesar Montano, Meg Imperial, Yam Concepcion and the provocative Japanese adult film star Maria Ozawa has been selected to play in the three-day Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF) on October 7, 8 and 9, 2016. Nilalang’s director Pedring Lopez who was present during the LAPIFF press conference in Carson City […]

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Sylvia La Torre (left)  and granddaughter Anna Ma. Perez de Tagle

Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria take FASO show to climax

TO be sexy, bubbly and sophisticated, all at once on stage, requires more than talent. In other words, not an easy feat — except if one is endowed with a face (which is a toss between a teenager and a full-blown woman) and a charisma such that of Anna Maria Perez de Tagle. Escorted to the stage by no other […]

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Filipino American Symphony Orchestra set to play in Glendale on Saturday

BROADWAY actress, teen drum prodigy among special guests in FASO’s Aug. 13 concert Broadway actress Joan Almedilla, 13-year-old drum prodigy Vinnie Aguas and other outstanding Fil-Am talents are joining legendary veteran entertainer Sylvia La Torre and her singer-actress granddaughter Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) in its summer concert on Saturday, […]

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“Wings”: Ballet-Philippines’ 47th season takes flight with “Firebird and other ballets” This August 19-21

“Wings”: Ballet-Philippines’ 47th season takes flight with “Firebird and other ballets” This August 19-21

  THE country’s flagship classical and contemporary dance company opens its 47th performance season with “FIREBIRD and other ballets”. A mixed bill of contemporary and neo-classical works, the show features pieces by David Campos, Dwight Rodrigazo, and Carlo Pacis, and an all-new “Firebird”, choreographed by George Birkadze. Russian-born choreographer George Birkadze re-imagines the Russian folk tale of “The Firebird” and […]

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