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Portraiture without apologies

ROCKER Pepe Smith

In 2006, French photographer Romain Rivierre was working on the portrait of film director Terry Gilliam for Premiere. The movie magazine was supposed to review “Tideland,” a fantasy-thriller starring Jeff Bridges.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Go Negosyo marks 9th year: ‘The way out of poverty is to empower the self’

MARISSA Concepcion, Lizette Cojuangco, Roseann Belmonte

Go Negosyo, the campaign that aims to fight poverty through entrepreneurship, marked its ninth anniversary recently at the Manila Polo Club. It also celebrated a number of milestones: the ratification of the Go Negosyo Law; the recent success of the First AgriNegosyo Summit; and a sharing of insights from big-time entrepreneurs.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

BP’s ‘Blue Moon Gala’ features foreign dance artists, teachers

GEORGE Birkadze, Ballet Philippines president Margie Floirendo, BP patron Norman Turner and artistic director Paul Morales. PHOTO BY NELSON MATAWARAN

For its 45th anniversary, Ballet Philippines (BP) will hold the “Blue Moon Gala” this September. The company held an informal program at their studio that featured the works of international choreographer George Birkadze and Project Philippines, a cultural exchange program in which the American artists will hold free classes and workshops.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Marian grotto drawing pilgrims to Davao

OUR LADY of Fatima’s facial expression
changes at every angle. The posts and
ceilings are covered with runo.

In October 2004, Venezuelan visionary Juan Antonio Gil felt a strong pull to go to Catigan, Toril, a district in Davao City.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Travel | Read More »

French Baker at 25–success in taking risks

TACO pizza

He won rice-eating Filipinos over with his European breads. Entrepreneur Johnlu Koa’s French Baker is turning 25—currently with 52 outlets, two upscale boulangerie-bistros called Lartizan, and two other brands that serve different markets.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »