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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, 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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” The Emperor’s New Clothes” is all set to open on July 29.

” The Emperor’s New Clothes” is all set to open on July 29.

HANS Christian Andersen’s classic “The Emperor’s New Clothes” will be premiered on July 29 as the 14th Musical Theater Season of Kids Acts Philippines at the St. Scholastica’s College in Malate, Manila. The famous story is a proud offering of Kids Acts Philippines, the country’s premier children’s theater group, to schools, parents. children and the entire family. The play’s script, […]

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Pinoy talents win top award in “Olympics of performing arts” Poor boys from RP slums save team

CITY of Long Beach, CA — THE Philippine team lived up to its billing as a powerhouse group in the “Olympics of the performing arts,” — officially known as the World Championships of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) — held here in the city of Long Beach in California, USA. The Philippine team won the competition’s senior division highest award dubbed […]

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Six Filipino New Cinema finalists announced for the World Premieres Film Festival set

Six Filipino New Cinema finalists announced for the World Premieres Film Festival set

THE Film Development Council Philippines in cooperation with the Cinematheque Centre Manila proudly present the third World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) slated from June 29 to July 10, 2016. The FILIPINO NEW CINEMA section of the Festival is focused on celebrating Filipino filmmaking talent in the country. The Filipino New Cinema section will bring contemporary Filipino films to cinema screens […]

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Al Gatmaitan heralds newer and bolder steps to welcome his 20th year career

Al Gatmaitan heralds newer and bolder steps to welcome his 20th year career

EVERY artist have dreams to pursue, but it is how one conquers those dreams that make a difference. Over the last couple of months, noted award-winning actor and classical / crossover artist AL Gatmaitan was quietly working on a dream project to further hone his craft in music and theater. To further widen his horizons, Al Gatmaitan embarked on a […]

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PETA’s hit musical ‘Rak of Aegis’ returns for the 5th time, with 82 shows

PETA’s hit musical ‘Rak of Aegis’ returns for the 5th time, with 82 shows

THE Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) blockbuster comedy-musical “Rak of Aegis” returns on stage for the 5th time, with 82 shows or a heart-stopping 10 shows per week, from June 17 to Aug. 28, 2016. The smash hit “Rak of Aegis” has already had 206 shows since it opened in 2014, making it one of the longest-running PETA shows. PETA officials […]

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Dance companies mount festival, stage ‘Giselle’ for Tita Radaic

Dance companies mount festival, stage ‘Giselle’ for Tita Radaic

THREE of the Philippines’ top-tiered professional ballet companies have united their skills, prowess, and expertise to mount an unprecedented dance festival formally known as “DANCE.MNL: the Philippine dance festival” from June 14 to June 26. DANCE.MNL is to become a biennial event with the objective of highlighting unity among various Filipino dance companies and celebrating the Filipino dance community. Supported […]

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2016 French Film Fest fêtes Jaclyn Jose, Cannes Best Actress

A RADIANT Jaclyn Jose, the 2016 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress awardee, walked down the red carpet rolled out in her honor to mark the start of the 2016 French Film Festival in the Philippines on June 8. French Ambassador to the Philippines Thierry Mathou and his wife led the French delegation in welcoming Jose, the first Cannes Best Actress […]

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