Home » byline

From Francisco Tatad to Carmen Guerrero Nakpil–how I ended up rubbing elbows with architects and victims of martial law

WRITER-JOURNALIST Carmen Guerrero Nakpil and Gemma Cruz Araneta with the author.
Below, a rarely seen smiling President Marcos ogling pianists Rowena Arrieta and Cecile Licad
in Malacañang a year before People Power

Forty-one years ago, on Sept. 22, I reported to the pre-martial law Graphic Magazine office in Port Area only to find it closed.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Francisco Feliciano, nat’l artist for music; 73

Francisco Feliciano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/Charles E. Buban

On the same day the monstrous rains of Typhoon “Mario” submerged Metro Manila, conductor-composer and National Artist for Music Francisco Feliciano quietly passed away after a long battle with cancer, which has reached stage 4. He was 73.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Krina Cayabyab–Ryan’s daughter –writes her first full-length musical

FLOY Quintos, librettist of “Ang Huling
Lagda ni ApolinarioMabini”

“Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini” is Krina Cayabyab’s first full-length musical, and she says the challenges are immense but surmountable.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Maniya, Makarova, Morishita and other Giselles in Manila

STELLA Abrera will be Giselle at the CCP on Sept. 19 gala.

Ballet Philippines’ Blue Moon Season will feature “Giselle” on Sept. 19 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) with Filipino-American ballerina Stella Abrera in the title role opposite the Albrecht of James Whiteside.

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

Ballet Manila contemporary dance suites appeal to younger audiences

THE WEDDING scene in Gerardo Francisco’s “Alamat...” Enchanting!

Ballet Manila had a good respite from its classical repertoire when it restaged Ryan Cayabyab’s “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika” in its latest season.

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