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Fil-Swiss’ Christmas card built 25 boats

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Prompted by her desire to help fellow Filipinos badly hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), Madonna Limcaco Uhland, a resident of Switzerland, buckled down to work to do her bit by making a Christmas card. She had not taken up brush and palette for a long time.

Posted: December 23rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Gregorian Chant of Paris coming in 2015 for 450th anniversary of Christianization of the Philippines

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GREGORIAN Chant
of Paris, created in
1974 with amandate
to preserve and
disseminate sacred
Gregorian chant

“We must balance our interests with those of Asian countries. We hope to have more relations with the Philippines. We have to learn from each other. We have many things in common, not just religion.”

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Leotta’s sublime pianism awes audience

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LEOTTA

Italian pianist Christian Leotta’s Manila recital at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) was a rare moment of intimate listening. It was virtuosity of the first order.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

National Artist Abdulmari Asia Imao: Muslim trailblazer recast indigenous motifs into modern, metropolitan forms

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SONS of Abdulmari Asia Imao: Sculptor Juan Sajid Imao, US-based dentist
Josemari Imao (also a painter) and eldest of the brood, Abdulmari “Toym” Imao
Jr., also a respected sculptor. Not in photo is youngest son, Alkarim.

The nation may be grieving the loss of its first and only Muslim national artist, Abdulmari Asia Imao, but it is also true Filipinos now have another occasion to celebrate the life and legacy of the genius who made the Sarimanok soar.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘This Is Where I Leave You’: From novel to romantic-comedy movie

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TINA Fey and Jane Fonda

In Shawn Levy’s comedy-drama “This Is Where I Leave You,” four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home after their father passes away. For a week, they try to live under the same roof, amid an assortment of spouses, former lovers and their oversharing mother (Jane Fonda).

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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