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NCCA urges DOT to promote Philippine arts and culture

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NCCA chair Felipe de Leon Jr.: “Spain, China and Japan lure millions of tourists through their cultural treasures.”

The head of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has asked policy-makers for support for the agency’s cultural development plan that would promote local creativity and boost tourism as an avenue for economic development.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Annual ‘Kristo’ exhibit focuses on Resurrection

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“CRUCIFIXION de la Resurrection,” by Manuel Baldemor

Kristo Manila, the annual Lenten art exhibit, is now on its ninth year.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

CCP strengthens links with regions

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The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has taken a major step in strengthening linkages and cooperation with educational institutions, nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and local governments all over the country.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘Heaven is for Real’: Nonfiction book on life after death reaches screen

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THE NEW film of Randall Wallace (“Braveheart” writer) is about the near-death experience of 4-year-old Colton, son of a Nebraska pastor-fireman (played by Greg Kinnear).

The faith of the small town in Nebraska is shaken when the son of Todd Burpo, a pastor cum firefighter, starts to see religious images and dead people after miraculously surviving an emergency surgery.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Internet commerce abets traffic of stolen Catholic images

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VIRGEN de la Consolacion y Correa at St. James Parish in Betis, Pampanga. Her image of the Infant Jesus was stolen during a church event last December.

For the past decades, a number of important santos or religious icons have been stolen from either churches or exhibitions. Most remain unrecovered.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Nemiranda, other artists hold art-for-healing workshops in Leyte

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Damaged rear of Palo Cathedral.

They faced the unspeakable, but they were not afraid to speak about it.

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‘Pasyon’ chanters, lay preachers featured in ‘Siete Palabras,’ longest-running Lenten TV program

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A Dominican preacher expounds on one of the Seven Last Words.

The “pabasa,” or the chanting of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ—which has been feature of the annual Lenten TV program “Siete Palabras” since 2012—is a notable community practice of Filipinos across the centuries.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Unesco World Heritage German town utilized in Wes Anderson’s ‘Grand Budapest’

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PRODUCTION design sketch for the film

Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” recreates what appears to be Eastern Europe between the two world wars and is easily set to be the director’s most visually appealing work to date.

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Aliwan street-dance fest opens April 26

Adivay from Benguet

Aliwan Fiesta is the summer festival. It showcases winners of local street dance from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Literary forum features PEN/Open Book Award winner Gina Apostol

The UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (UST CCWLS) will host an informal conversation with prize-winning Filipino-American novelist Gina Apostol Monday at 3 p.m, in the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino, G/F Benavides Bldg., UST.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

The architecture of socialist realism


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Each civilization expresses itself through language, ideas, and cultural individuality, and architecture is one among the many expressions of diverse cultural realities.

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