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One of the many enchanting scenes of the musical Sound of Music Photo © Erickson dela Cruz

‘The Sound of Music’ in troubled times in Manila

THE Sept. 27 opening of “The Sound of Music” at The Theatre Solaire was timely, happening several days after Filipinos commemorated the horrors of martial law under then President Ferdinand Marcos. This London West End production of “The Sound of Music” overjoyed many in the audience who went to watch the Sept. 29 gala performance. At the end of the […]

Asin’s “Himig ng Pag-Ibig”

Asin’s “Himig ng Pag-Ibig”

An endearing love song for those who are in love or touched by it. Banal para sa akin ang kantang ito.     Music Video © YouTUBE  

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CCP’s NeoFilipino dance series soars on Oct. 7-8

CCP’s NeoFilipino dance series soars on Oct. 7-8

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines presents “NeoFilipino: Other Matters,” a platform where contemporary choreography becomes the process and medium of exchange that engages both artists and audiences. This year, the NeoFilipino event features five contemporary works by established choreographers JK Anicoche, Novy Bereber, Christine Crame, Ma. Elena Laniog, and Ernest Mandap. The event is to be featured on Oct. […]

Italian opera ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’ at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Italian opera ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’ at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

THE Italian opera “L’Elisir d’Amore” by Gaetano Donizetti will have two shows at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Oct. 7-8 as part of the festivities marking the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Italy and the Philippines and to raise funds for the construction of the San Pablo Apostol Parish church in Tondo, Manila. Organizers announced that […]

Ready, get set, let’s go to Komiket!

Ready, get set, let’s go to Komiket!

THE Filipino Komiks Art Market (KOMIKET) will launch its biggest event of the year this year at the Centris Elements, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. Over 450 komiks creators, illustrators and writers, ready to share their newest works, will be present during the October 14 and 15 event. Meet and greet Komiks Superstars Arnold Arre, Gerry Alanguilan, Pol Medina […]

Kulas #11 – “Deadline not met by military in Marawi”

Kulas #11 – “Deadline not met by military in Marawi”

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Far Eastern University short film wins Precious Pelikula grand prize

Far Eastern University short film wins Precious Pelikula grand prize

FOR the second straight year, a short film made by Far Eastern University students got the top prize at the Precious Pelikula Film-making Contest awarding ceremony held during the 38th Manila International Book Fair last Sept. 17, at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia. Victor Elijah Gador, who directed the winning short film “My Fat Chance” based on […]

BenildeFilm alumna’s short film competes in Iraq filmfest

BenildeFilm alumna’s short film competes in Iraq filmfest

“PAPA’s Shadows,” a short film written and directed by De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde film alumna Shallah Montero, next month will vie for top awards at the Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq. The film tells the story of seven-year old Mia (Pintig Santos) who has a lot of questions about death at her young age. She has always […]

PELÍCULA Spanish Film Festival runs at Greenbelt 3 next month

PELÍCULA Spanish Film Festival runs at Greenbelt 3 next month

PELÍCULA-PELIKULA, the biggest Spanish film festival in Asia, will be featuring the best of contemporary Spanish cinema at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas in Makati City. Presented by Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain-AECID, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Ayala Cinemas; the 16th edition of the festival will screen more than 20 films from Oct. 5 to […]

“Myths of Love” set next month

“Myths of Love” set next month

“MYTHS of Love” is a dance-theater event that tackles our notion of romance. Based on the book, “Seven Myths About Love…Actually” by British author Mike George, it talks about why it seems to challenging to get a hold of genuine love. For so long, we equated love as approval and assumed that love and happiness were found in relationships, acquisitions […]

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Ballet Philippines’s “The Exemplars” runs next month

FOR its 2nd offering in its 48th season, Ballet Philippines is mounting “The Exemplars: Amada and Other Dances” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater on Oct. 20-22. In a media briefing, BP President Margie Moran Floirendo said BP is “reintroducing its internationally acclaimed classics from the company’s repertoire to a newer audience.” “This production provides a rare […]

Kulas #10 – “Justice for Horacio and all other hazing victims”

Kulas #10 – “Justice for Horacio and all other hazing victims”

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Al Gatmaitan headlines “In my Heart,” Artist Playground first offering.

Al Gatmaitan headlines “In my Heart,” Artist Playground first offering.

THERE was a time when tenor Al Gatmaitan found himself at a crossroads. He journeyed solo to Europe, even entertaining thought of never going back to the Philippines. He was already doing well then, performing for local theater groups in Manila but he wanted to pursue further studies. Early into his three-year soul searching in Italy, Gatmaitan felt like the […]

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PROCLAMATION OF 8

PROCLAMATION OF 8

DISTRICT GALLERY ARTS ABOVE, WEST VENUE BUILDING, 112 WEST AVENUE, QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES EXHIBITING OUR CURRENT STATE OF UNREST AND DEMONSTRATING OUR POSITIONS IN THE TIME OF CHANGE WHEREAS, Proclamation of 8, will be issued on September 23, 2017 with eight (8) artists declaring our current and varied states of unrest, and signifying our clearest to the obscurest positions in […]

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“Si Janus Silang at ang labanang manananggal-mambabarang” returns to the stage on Sept. 20 to – OCT. 21

“Si Janus Silang at ang labanang manananggal-mambabarang” returns to the stage on Sept. 20 to – OCT. 21

TANGHALANG Ateneo, the longest-running theater company of the Loyola Schools of the Ateneo de Manila University, opens its 39th Season: Performing Change with Guelan Varela-Luarca’s adaptation of Edgar Calabia Samar’s award-winning Si Janus Silang at ang Labanang Manananggal-Mambabarang. The Janus Silang series is critically acclaimed with the first book, Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon, winning the 2016 […]

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Kulas #9 – “Problems…problems….problems”

Kulas #9 – “Problems…problems….problems”

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Pianist Yuri Shadrin. Photo © Cultural Center of the Philippines

Pianist Yury Shadrin opens the PH Philhamonic Orchestra’s ‘Romancing the Classics’

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed pianist Yury Shadrin makes his Philippine debut on Sept. 15 as he opens the 2017-2018 season concert of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) at 8 pm at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater. Under the baton of Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, Shadrin and the PPO will perform Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat by F. Lizst. […]

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All set for PH Education Theater Association’s Festival of Windows: A celebration of People’s Theater Development

All set for PH Education Theater Association’s Festival of Windows: A celebration of People’s Theater Development

THE Philippine Educational Theater Association, recipient of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards, is organizing a week-long festival that highlights the role of arts in development. Happening on October 24-29, 2017, the festival will feature performances, workshops, lectures and discussions. It will showcase some the best advocacy plays of PETA and its partners as exemplified in the various campaigns the pioneering […]

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Lotlot de Leon’s movie “1st Sem” is showing in Long Beach

Lotlot de Leon’s movie “1st Sem” is showing in Long Beach

THE independent movie that won two top awards in separate international film festivals for veteran actress Lotlot de Leon is going to be premiered this week for Filipino-American audience in Long Beach, California. The movie “1st Sem,” which is scheduled to be shown on September 14 at 7 pm. at the The Art Theater (2025 E 4th St., Long Beach […]

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