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Banaue Miclat Janssen

Banaue Miclat-Janssen celebrates 25th year with directorial debut

AS a prelude to the forthcoming silver linings in the arts of multi-talented artist Banaue  Miclat-Janssen next year, the stage is all set for her directorial debut for the UP Playwrights’ Theater production of Linda Faigao-Hall’s “THE FEMALE HEART.” The play shall open on July 1 and will run until July 10, 2016 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, University […]

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Japanese classical guitarist Sachiko Miyashita presents “Reverie” – THE CONCERT TOUR

Japanese classical guitarist Sachiko Miyashita presents “Reverie” – THE CONCERT TOUR

THE Independent Philippine Art Ventures with support from the Japan Foundation, Manila proudly presents “REVERIE” – The Concert Tour. Featuring Japanese Classical Guitarist Sachiko Miyashita, the concert tour will be on June 23 at the G/F Ayala Museum, Makati City. Special guest is the Triple Fret, a Classical Contemporary guitar trio from the Philippines that features Jenny De Vera, Iqui […]

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GMA international boosts prospects for enduring Pinoy film fest in Los Angeles

GMA international boosts prospects for enduring Pinoy film fest in Los Angeles

EFFORTS to establish an enduring international Filipino film festival in Los Angeles gain steam after its organizers were able to get the support of GMA International. Jush Andowitt, US affiliate on development and marketing of GMA International, confirms the television network’s partnership with the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF) during a press conference in Carson City Wednesday. Two […]

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Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra to dazzle Pinoys in the US on June 18

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra to dazzle Pinoys in the US on June 18

THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), a resident company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CPP) and the country’s premier professional orchestra, is set to perform at the New York’s Carnegie Hall on June 18. The PPO’s June 18 Carnegie Hall concert is the orchestra’s maiden performance in the US, which targets to stir stronger pride among Filipino-Americans and to […]

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Actress Jaclyn Jose, Best Actress award winner for her role in the film "Ma' Rosa", reacts on stage next to her daughter actress Andi Eigenmann during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Photo by Eric Gaillard, Reuters

Veteran Filipina actress Jaclyn Jose wins best actress at Cannes

MANILA (UPDATED) – Filipina Jaclyn Jose won the best actress award at this year’s Cannes film festival for her role in Brillante Mendoza’s film, “Ma’ Rosa.” “I’m at a loss for words! I am so surprised and moved. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the Jury members. I thank the director Brillante Mendoza, whose instructions I […]

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ARTIST PLAYGROUND’S SECOND SEASON SET TO OPEN  WITH “HAPPINESS IS A PEARL” ON JUNE 9   

ARTIST PLAYGROUND’S SECOND SEASON SET TO OPEN WITH “HAPPINESS IS A PEARL” ON JUNE 9  

    What Can You Do For Love ????? “Happiness is a Pearl,” an original play penned by Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Hall of Famer Rody Vera is all set to open on June 9 at the 1701 The Little Room Upstairs located at Landsdale Tower, Mother Ignacia Street. Quezon City. The play shall run until July 3, […]

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Skip Reality, a rising Filipino pop rock band now invading the UK

Skip Reality, a rising Filipino pop rock band now invading the UK

FILIPINO  pop-rock band Skip Reality is set to release on April 15 its second single entitled “Change My Number” to coincide with the launching of its music video directed by award-winning director Njel de Mesa. Formerly A.K.A , the band, which was formed in 2014, is composed of siblings Alekzandra Nicolle (lead vocals & rhythm guitar) and Von Aiki (male […]

Multi-awarded actor and director Roeder Camanag

ROEDER CAMANAG LEADS ALL-MALE CAST FOR FEMALE ROLES IN — “ANG DRESSING ROOM: KUNG SAAN LUBUSANG PANGUNGULILA ANG DULOT NG AGOS NG PANAHON”

Multi-awarded actor and director Roeder Camanag is set to lead an all-male cast to act as females in Dulaang UP’s “ANG DRESSING ROOM: KUNG SAAN LUBUSANG PANGUNGULILA ANG DULOT NG AGOS NG PANAHON.” The theatrical piece is a 1977 post-war Japanese play by Shimizu Kunio, translation adapted by Chiori Miyagawa from an original translation by John Gillespie and its Filipino […]

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Apl. de Ap gets a “spotlight” at CHLA

POPULAR rapper Apl. de ap has earned a “spotlight” at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) celebrity charity wall for leading a campaign against blindness among children in the Philippines. Apl. de ap, whose real name is Allan Pineda Lindo, came to the CHLA at Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles on Thursday and took part in the unveiling of his […]

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Rosas ng Digma ni Jaybee

Rosas ng Digma ni Jaybee

                                Si Jaybee isang ordinaryong nilalang na may maayos na tinig….sapul tayo sa awit niyang ito….   Music video ©YouTube    

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Classical Japanese artists come to Manila on March 20 concert at UP’s  Abelardo Hall

Classical Japanese artists come to Manila on March 20 concert at UP’s Abelardo Hall

  CLASSICAL Japanese artists, Soloist Tomonori Arai and Duo Trussardi’s Takashi Endo and Eisei Tanigawa will visit the Philippines for their one night “Three, Two, One …Arai! concert” in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Philippine-Japan friendship. The artists will perform at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium of the University of the Philippines Diliman campus on March 20. Two promising […]

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Oscar Winners 2016 Include ‘Spotlight,’ Leonardo DiCaprio And Brie Larson

Oscar Winners 2016 Include ‘Spotlight,’ Leonardo DiCaprio And Brie Larson

And the Oscar goes to… If you are reading this it means awards season is closed to or officially over. So let’s take a deep breath. We made it. Yes, the Oscars mark the end of awards season and it’s sure to be quite the night. Chris Rock returns as host and is sure to give Hollywood what’s coming to […]

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Madonna arrives in Manila

POP star Madonna was given special treatment at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Philippines’ premier airport, upon arriving Monday for her two night concert. Security was tight at the airport. Even working NAIA Terminal 1 ground personnel were barred from taking pictures or videos of the “Material Girl” when she disembarked from a chartered Boeing B757-200 aircraft that […]

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Yul Baritugo

Breaking stereotypes

“At 14, I had my own band and my mom got us our first gig playing an ‘open house’ in one of  the wards at Riverview Mental Hospital where she worked as a dietician. The patients went crazy — actually, I guess they already were crazy, but suffice to say they were really digging my little band. …. That was […]

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