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Kammerchor Manila sweeps Czech choral contest

KAMMERCHOR Manila performing in Olomouc, Moravia

Kammerchor Manila (KM), choir of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish Church in West Triangle, Quezon City, took the music world by storm when it swept the awards in the 42nd Festival of Songs Olomouc 2014 of the Czech Republic.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Nestor Vinluan’s 45 years of artistic radiance

NESTOR Vinluan with his work “Landscape” III

He has been painting professionally for 45 years, but Nestor Olarte Vinluan just won’t stop. That’s despite having a record of 150 exhibits, 21 of them solo. And even if he has retired from the College of Fine Arts (CFA) of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, where he served for 32 years, nine of them as dean.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Paris-based Ofelia Gelvezon Tequi paints ‘Joyful Mysteries’

THE ARTIST with French husband Marc Tequi

Two exhibits by internationally acclaimed Filipino painter and printmaker Ofelia Gelvezon Tequi are simultaneously showing at the Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (Aliww) Reading Room of the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, and at Altro Mondo Gallery in Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino expat looks back on 14 lunar new years in China

Alma Cruz Miclat with husband Mario. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It has been 42 years since my first Chinese New Year in Beijing. And 28 years since my last in the Chinese capital, as I, with my husband Mario and our two Chinese-born daughters, returned to the Philippines in 1986 right after the first Edsa People Power Revolution that brought down the Marcos dictatorship.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

An artist from Mindanao is breaking the fourth wall

KELLY Ramos (left), with the author, by her paintings “Artistic License” and “Painting the Paints”

At the Upper Gallery of Finale Art File in Makati, six large oil paintings depict narratives of how a painting is created. The paintings—“Artistic License,” “Painting the Paints,” “Finished/Unfinished,” “Breaking the Fourth Wall,” “Palette” and “The Things We Leave Behind”—were done by a Mindanaoan artist, Kelly Varias Ramos.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »