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When will Mr. C’s rousing violin concerto be played again?

RYAN Cayabyab

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s 40th anniversary last January came and went quietly, an indication of the sad state of classical music in the country.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Monique Wilson speaks up vs violence against women

MONIQUE Wilson and Eve Ensler

Monique Wilson is finally out and proud. The woman behind New Voice Company, the theater group behind such hit productions as “The Vagina Monologues,” “Angels in America,” and “Rent,” has finally declared she is gay.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Lisa Macuja says farewell to Kitri, Giselle and Carmen

Lisa Macuja-Elizalde

It is hard to believe that in a span of three weekends last October, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde bade farewell to three of her favorite roles: Kitri in “Don Quixote,” Giselle and Carmen.

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Larry Can’t Cook,’ but he sure came up with the best resto concepts


It’s easy to see why most people only know Larry J. Cruz for his restaurants. The LJC Restaurant Group, which he founded in 1980, is known for some of the most successful dining concepts in the country: Café Adriatico in Malate; Café Havana, originally in Malate, now at Greenbelt 3; Abé in Serendra; and Fely J’s Kitchen and Lorenzo’s Way, both at Greenbelt 5. Many of these restaurants are so popular that they have more than one branch, proof that the dining public rates these establishments highly.

Posted: October 21st, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Country’s biggest orchestra pit unveiled at ‘Don Quixote’ gala


In a perfect world, ballet performances would always be presented to live orchestral music. This fusion of music and dance makes going to the theater not just a rewarding experience but a truly enlightening one.

Posted: October 1st, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »