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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]