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Al Gatmaitan’s new album released

Al Gatmaitan’s new album released

ARTIST Playground proudly announces today the official release of Al Gatmaitan self-titled 3 tracks – Single CD album which can be downloaded in iTunes and streamed via Spotify. The links are as follows: SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/album/5Q39mmgTqJ5IHnJ7tPDatO ITUNES: https://itun.es/ph/eTW2ib Al Gatmaitan is a Classical Crossover Artist and a 2-time Aliw Awardee for Best Male Classical Singer. Award-winning composer Jesse Lucas (2016 Aliw Awardee for […]

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Books, roses abound at Día del Libro

Books, roses abound at Día del Libro

IN CELEBRATION of Día del Libro or the International Book Day, Instituto Cervantes, the cultural arm of the Embassy of Spain, will once again be abuzz with cultural and fun activities on Saturday at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. Thousands of books galore, just like in the previous Día del Libro editions, as top bookstores and publishing houses will be selling a wide array of books at 20% […]

Benilde holds 7th CineSB film festival

Benilde holds 7th CineSB film festival

THE Digital Film making Program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design Arts recently celebrated the “Rise of the Digital Philippine Cinema” by hosting the 7th CineSB Film Festival at the SDA Theater. Benilde film majors under the Demo Reel and Film Festival (DEMOFES) class of CineSB: Special Edition Festival Director Joey Ting organized the two-day event […]

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Film Development Council of the Philippines & SM Cinema launch Cine Lokal

Film Development Council of the Philippines & SM Cinema launch Cine Lokal

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines recently partnered with SM Cinema in its efforts to strengthen its commitment to support Philippine cinema as well as champion independent films. Cine Lokal, a new cinema line which aims to house award-winning, independent films and FDCP programs in select SM Cinema branches across the country, will be launched this month. FDCP Chair and […]

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Lean – A Filipino musical to be staged by UP Manila Dramatista

Lean – A Filipino musical to be staged by UP Manila Dramatista

“The struggle for freedom is the next best thing to actually being free” -Lean Alejandro A 27 year-old UP Diliman student and noted “iskolar ng bayan” named Leandro Alejandro was shot and killed in September 19, 1987. As the iconic student activist, Lean fought for national democracy in the university and in the nation. Lean is one of the unsung heroes […]

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Alice Reyes returns as Artistic Director of Ballet Philippines

THE Ballet Philippines (BP) announced on Saturday that National Artist for Dance and BP founder, Alice Reyes, returns to the dance company as its artistic director starting this month, replacing Paul Alexander Morales, for its 48th season. In a break with tradition of calling a press conference to announce its major activities and company developments, a terse statement said:  “Coming […]

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“Sister Act” the Musical that will Rock the rafters  is all set to open at Theatre at Solaire

“Sister Act” the Musical that will Rock the rafters is all set to open at Theatre at Solaire

OVATION PRODUCTIONS proudly announces its new theater offering to all musical theater fans with “SISTER ACT,” the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy based on the hit 1992 film that has more than 6 million audiences jumping to their feet worldwide as it rocks beginning June 27 up to July 9 at the Theatre at Solaire. Be prepared […]

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“Kung paano ako naging Leading Lady” All set to open on April 19

“Kung paano ako naging Leading Lady” All set to open on April 19

THE box-office hit “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady: The Musical” is back on stage fully re-imagined and revamped through the fresh eyes of rip-roaring millennials. This pun-filled musical extravaganza brims with Carlo Vergara’s acerbic wit, flamboyant production numbers, and superhero-supervillain action sequences that pack a punch. Tongue-in-cheek comedy, family drama, romance and live action converge in Ateneo Blue Repertory’s 25th […]

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The Ateneo Blue Repertory presents Company Call: blueREP at 25, a silver anniversary concert.

The Ateneo Blue Repertory presents Company Call: blueREP at 25, a silver anniversary concert.

TO CELEBRATE the past twenty-five years, the Ateneo Blue Repertory presents Company Call: blueREP at 25. The silver anniversary concert will bring together current members and alumni for a special event this April 8, 2017. Featuring some of the organization’s most recognizable musical numbers and performers, the concert is about coming home to where generations of blueREPPERs discovered their passion […]

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Ballet Philippines to hold Summer Dance Workshop

SUMMER can be the most crucial time for a budding ballerina’s career. While most children are on vacations or staycations, the pupils of Ballet Philippines Dance School are hard at work. Three to five times a week, they fill their days with classes in classical ballet, modern dance, jazz, hip hop, and even lectures – all geared towards guiding them […]

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And the winners....

FEU DepComm team tops PMC online video tilt

A GROUP of communication students from Far Eastern University (FEU) – Manila recently won the grand prize in the Pinoy Media Congress (PMC) online video competition organized by the ABS-CBN Corporation and the Philippine Association of Communication Educators Foundation, Inc. (PACE). Jannine Ancheta directed the winning entry “BK8 LIST” based on the script she co-wrote with Patricia Salic and Juan Pablo […]

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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