Entertainment

Image © https://en.wikipedia.org

MM Film Festival Execom names 1st four official entries to this year’s film fest

The Metro Manila Film Festival Executive Committee (MMFF-Execom), upon the recommendation of its Selection Committee following a thorough evaluation, today announced the first four official entries to the MMFF 2017 based on the script submission. The first four official entries to the MMFF are: ANG PANDAY — Director: Rodel Nacianceno, Producer: CCM CREATIVE PRODUCTIONS,Inc., Lead Actor: Coco Martin ALMOST IS NOT ENOUGH […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Artist Playground’s Auditions for Rody Vera’s plays set this month

Artist Playground’s Auditions for Rody Vera’s plays set this month

Calling all actors!!!!! Artist Playground is conducting auditions for the two forthcoming productions of award-winning playwright Rody Vera – Happiness is a Pearl and Fly Me To The Moon. Date: June 26, Monday 2 pm – 8 pm Venue: The Little Room Upstairs, 1701 Landsdale Tower, Mother Ignacia cor. Timog Ave., QC Please Prepare the following for the audition: * […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Images © Artist Playground

New QC art gallery opens with ‘Inhabit’ exhibition this month

  A NEW arts gallery along West Avenue in Quezon City is set to open its doors on June 25 with a maiden exhibition “Inhabit” featuring five visual artists from diverse background. “Inhabit discusses change, adaptation, and speculation on the concepts of reuse and negotiating the indelible traces of previous use and function. In this case, (the reuse of) portion […]

by Ibarra C. Mateo· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Image © Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Toruk’ holds Asian premiere in Mall of Asia

THE world famous Cirque du Soleil’s “Toruk: The First Flight” will hold its Asian premiere at the SM Mall Of Asia on June 23 and will run until July 2, organizers announced on Monday. “Toruk,” inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie “Avatar” released in 2009, is Cirque du Soleil’s 37th production since 1984. “After 15 months of touring North America […]

by Ibarra C. Mateo· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Jessa Zaragoza, her husband Dingdong Avandazo and daughter  Jayda during their press conference Photo © Abner Galino

“I Am Me: Jessa Zaragoza” is coming to Los Angeles

THE multi-acclaimed show “I Am Me: Jessa Zaragoza” is coming to Los Angeles, California in August. This was announced last Wednesday by Ms. Zaragoza, her husband Dingdong Avanzado and daughter Jayda Avanzado during a press conference at the Leelin Bakery and Café at the Eagle Rock Plaza, Los Angeles. Zaragoza, an enduring singer and actress, said she was excited to […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Entertainment, News
Images © Instituto Cervantes de Manila

Traveling Prado Museum exhibit goes to Intramuros

A GUIDED tour called “An Architect at The Prado Museum,” will be held this month at the Plaza Roma, fronting the Manila Cathedral, in Intramuros, Manila. Led by renowned architect William Ti Jr., the June 24 guided tour will start at 5 pm. José Maria Fons Guardiola, Instituto Cervantes de Manila Cultural Department head, said the traveling project showcased as […]

by Ibarra C. Mateo· · 0 comments · Entertainment
The Virgin Labfest 2017 organizers, directors, and playwrights Photo © CCP-VLF2017

The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Virgin Labfest 2017 is on

TUXQS Rutaquio, 2017 Virgin LabFest (VLF) festival director, said this year’s VLF lineup will “force” the audience to critically examine their concept of “truth.” “We bank on the lighthearted and the sublime, the rebellious and irreverent, as we always have. We fall back on the possibility that the productions we have chosen to stage will force our audience to re-think […]

by Ibarra C. Mateo· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Image © Embassy of France

French pianist, PPO play Ravel to toast PH-France ties

FRENCH pianist François Chaplin and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, perform works of French composer, pianist, and conductor Joseph Maurice Ravel in an evening of French classical music celebrating the 70th year anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Titled “Ravel Unraveled,” the one-night only performance of French classical music is to be held on June […]

by Ibarra C. Mateo· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Image © CCP-VLF2017

2017 CCP Virgin LabFest writing fellows named

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on Friday announced the list of 10 fellows accepted for next month’s Virgin Labfest 13 Writing Fellowship Program. The fellows for the July 4 to 16 fellowship are: Geene Sabrina Basilio, Trisha Marie Contreras, Patricia Isabel Lucido, Gerald Manuel, Angelito Nambatac Jr., Lloyd Alcedric Rano Opalec, Anna Bettina Petrasanta, Miko Jan Portes, Manuel […]

by Ibarra C. Mateo· · 1 comment · Entertainment
Bamboo’s Texas Concert Tour

Bamboo’s Texas Concert Tour

FORMER Rivermaya vocalist, now solo artist, Bamboo Mañalac is set to hit the University of Houston Cullen Performance Hall in downtown Houston, Texas for a one night concert in September. Aptly titled “The Oven” due to Texas’ sweltering heat and the expected crowd, the 7 pm. concert in Houston on September 16 will kickoff the Texas leg of Bamboo’s U.S. […]

Image © CCP-PPO

US-based pianist Hila performs with PH Philharmonic Orchestra under Fukumura

UNITED States based pianist Hiyas A. Hila performs with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) under the baton of Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura in a concert this month at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Main Theater.  On June 11 at 4 pm., Hila and the PPO will play the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, including the “Overture” from the opera […]

by Ibarra C. Mateo· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Image © Embassy of France to the Philippines

2017 French Film Fest jibes with 70th year of Manila-Paris ties

THIS year’s edition of the French Film Festival in the Philippines coincides with celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of formal diplomatic ties between Manila and Paris. Laurent Legodec, deputy head of mission of the Embassy of France to the Philippines, said the holding of the 22nd French Film Festival in the Philippines also dovetails with festivities marking the 70th anniversary […]

by Ibarra C. Mateo· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Renaissance Art Gallery Celebrates “XIV” years with group show

Renaissance Art Gallery Celebrates “XIV” years with group show

RENAISSANCE Art Gallery, a leading purveyor of non-representational art in the country, celebrates its fourteenth anniversary with a show titled “XIV.” Founded in 2003 by Noli and Agnes Romero, the gallery has spearheaded the discovery and support of young abstractionists, giving them the opportunity of being launched in their own first solo exhibition. On occasion, however, Renaissance Art Gallery has […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Entertainment
PH High School for the Arts marks 40th anniversary

PH High School for the Arts marks 40th anniversary

THE country’s culture and the arts sector, led by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), is paying tribute to the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) as it marks its 40th anniversary this June. Chris B. Millado, CCP officer-in-charge of the Office of the President of the CCP, said the PHSA community has made the “biggest singular contribution […]

by Ibarra C. Mateo· · 1 comment · Entertainment, News
Image courtesy of Egg Theater Co.

Play on ‘death of love’ opens Egg Theater 2nd season

“KUNG Paano Maghiwalay,” a work by playwright George de Jesus III, ushers in the 2nd season of the Egg Theater Co. The screenplay version of “Kung Paano Maghiwalay” won the Palanca award in 2013. It was also written by award-winning playwright and Egg Theater Co. co-founder De Jesus. Directed by De Jesus himself, the play “Kung Paano Maghiwalay” dissects various […]

by Ibarra C. Mateo· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Winners gather on stage at the conclusion of the 9th Gawad Buhay, held at the CCP Little Theater. PHOTO BY JILSON SECKLER TIU

JC Santos, Resorts World Manila’s ‘Annie,’ Red Turnip’s ‘Tribes’ triumph in 9th Gawad Buhay

JC SANTOS, the young Dulaang UP-trained theater actor who became a TV sensation last year when he was cast as the third wheel to the James Reid-Nadine Lustre tandem in the ABS-CBN teleserye “Till I Met You,” won the Outstanding Male Lead Performance in a Play for Red Turnip’s “Constellations” at the 9th Gawad Buhay, held at the CCP Little […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Pinoy actors win in New York

Pinoy actors win in New York

PAMILYA Ordinaryo (Ordinary Family) stars Hasmine Killip and Ronwaldo Martin bagged the Best Actress and Best Actor awards, respectively, for their roles as a teenage couple at the 2017 Harlem International Film Festival in New York. In the film, Killip plays the 16-year old mother Jane while Martin portrays her equally young partner Aries. Jane and Aries barely make a living […]

Oil spill films return to Guimaras at CineMangga

Oil spill films return to Guimaras at CineMangga

FIVE short films from Guimaras — Short Films from the Oil Spill anthology  — make their official return to the province as part of the first CineMangga: The Guimaras Film Festival. The oil spill films to be shown on May 16, 1 p.m. at the Guimaras Trade and Information Center (GTIC) Function Hall are Bunker 0: Sumirib Plus by JP […]

Luke Who’s Talking #57*

Luke Who’s Talking #57*

“Kailangan kong magbayad na sa meralco, magda-dalawang buwan na ang bill … mahirap maputulan … baka di ka na magka-anak …”                                             *Ang mga pananaw sa artikulong ito ay sa sumulat.  Maaring hindi ito ang opisyal na posisyon ng […]

Pinoy films haul six awards in Malaysia

Pinoy films haul six awards in Malaysia

FILIPINO filmmaker Luisito “Louie” Ignacio and actress Ai-Ai delas Alas won Best Director and Best Actress, respectively, for their film “Area” while four other Filipinos also bagged awards in the third ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards at the Pullman Hotel in Kuching, Malaysia last May 6. Ignacio, who also accepted the award on behalf of delas Alas, bested fellow […]

Image © en.wikipedia.org

MM Film Festival Executive Committee now calling for December film fest entries

THE Metro Manila Film Festival Executive Committee has started calling for applicants for the much anticipated annual film festival. This developed after months of thorough and careful evaluation and deliberations, including dialogues with the different industry stakeholders. Based on the stated objectives of the 2017 MMFF to pursue both artististic excellence and audience appeal that can equate to more benefits […]

by Admin· · 1 comment · Entertainment, News
Bayang Barrios Photo © www.youtube.com

Bayang Barrios sings Pete Lacaba’s “Sangandaan”

This song is for those who are at the crossroads, weighing their options before making any decisions                   Music Video © YouTUBE

by Admin· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Director Rolando Sanchez Photo © Abner Galino

EJK the movie makes it to Riverside Int’l film fest in California

  EJK (Extra Judicial Killings) the movie, which is undoubtedly generating a lot buzz in the Philippines and abroad because of the sensitivity of the issue tackled in the film, has been selected as one of the 12 finalists in the ongoing Riverside International Film Festival (RIFF), one of the longest running film excellence appreciation event in the Inland Empire. […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Entertainment, News
Image © theaterbator.blogspot.com

Gawad Buhay 2016 nominations out, Peta’s Francis M. musical ‘3 Stars and a Sun’ leads with 13 nods

THE Philippine Educational Theater Association’s “3 Stars and a Sun,” an original Filipino musical that featured the music of the late rap artist Francis Magalona in a story about youthful hope and rebellion in a dystopian Philippine setting, grabbed 13 nods to lead the 2016 nominations for Gawad Buhay, the Philstage Awards for the Performing Arts. Following closely with 12 nominations […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Eat Bulaga’s Kalye Serye jiggles Pasadena, California

Eat Bulaga’s Kalye Serye jiggles Pasadena, California

FANS of the Kalye Serye, the popular segment of “Eat Bulaga!” filled Pasadena Civic Auditorium to the brim on Sunday (April 9) and gave a resounding proof to the vitality of AlDub, the love team that was created in the same segment. Kalye Serye is a semi-scripted, reality TV-style comedy episode on the longest running variety TV show in the […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Entertainment, News