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BenCab’s ‘Sabel’ sold for P20 million in León auction


León Gallery continues to set a number of world records in its yearender Kingly Treasures Auction. The auction featured 155 pieces of artworks, antiques and objets d’art that came from distinguished provenances.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Lack of financing, audience hounds Philippine theater


Modern theater has come a long way in the Philippines since it made its arrival during the American Occupation. But challenges remain, especially the lack of financial wherewithal and support from the state. Then there’s the seeming paucity in audience.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

“Love, Rosie”: Childhood friends pulled apart, together


Two childhood friends, who were seemingly destined for each other, march to the beat of different drummers as they set out on a life of one’s own. They try to patch things up, seeking to find their way back to each other before it is too late.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

‘The Country Wife’ works better as ‘Ang Misis Kong Promdi’

SCENE from Dulaang
UP’s “The Country
Wife”/“Ang Misis Kong
Promdi,” directed by
Tony Mabesa; set design
by Clint Ramos and
costumes by Eric Pineda

For its fourth offering this season, Dulaang UP mounted William Wycherley’s “The Country Wife,” one of the most popular comedies from the Restoration Period, which takes a look into the decadent lives of the men and women of high-society London and their all-too-human foibles. This is the first time the play has been staged in the country.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

Egyptologist helps ‘Exodus’ have an authentic look

SCENE from new Ridley
Scott film

The Biblical story of Moses gets a cinematic re-telling in Ridley Scott’s latest film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” an interpretation of the slavery and eventual freedom of the Hebrews from Egypt as told in the Book of Exodus.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »