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CCP at 45: Unforgettable encounters in the performing arts

LEA SALONGA as “Annie” with Zeneida Amador at the CCP in 1980

The Cultural Center of the Philippines opened in 1969 with Lamberto Avellana’s “Golden Salakot: Isang Dularawan.”

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Rowena Arrieta sets comeback recitals

PIANIST Oliver Salonga. In between tough recital demands and equally tough doctoral requirements

Rowena Arrieta is an outstanding graduate of the Philippine High School of the Arts (PHSA) from the late ’70s. She became the first and the last Tchaikovsky laureate of the Moscow-based international piano competition.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

A thoroughly moving Schumann song cycle


Song cycles are not the most popular programs in Manila’s concert scene, as a result, they are seldom heard.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

What it takes to stage Shakespeare for Dulaang UP

POSTER designs for Dulaang UP’s “Measure forMeasure/Hakbang sa Hakbang,” which runs Aug. 20-Sept. 7 at Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, UP Diliman. The Filipino translation is by Ron Capinding.

It is recollection time as stage director Alexander Cortez puts the finishing touches to his direction of Dulaang UP’s (DUP) 39th season opener, Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” (Hakbang sa Hakbang), which opens on Aug. 20 and runs until Sept. 7 at the Guerrero Theater of Palma Hall in UP Diliman.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

OJ Mariano joins ‘Rak of Aegis’

AS RAMA in Ballet
Philippines’ 2012
revival of “Rama,

OJ Mariano is one of the fastest success stories in contemporary local theater. But that’s getting ahead of the story.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »