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World bids Gabriel Garcia Marquez ‘Adios’

TRIBUTE IN YELLOW Yellow roses—favorite flowers of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (left)—lie atop the urn containing his ashes in Mexico City.  AP

His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America’s passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.

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

Garcia Marquez left unpublished manuscript

Monica Alonso, left, the secretary of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Genevevo Quiros, Garcia Marquez's driver, enter the hospital where the Colombian novelist is being treated in Mexico City, Monday, April 7, 2014. The 87-year-old Nobel laureate entered the hospital last week Monday, March 31, 2014 suffering from lung and urinary tract infections, Mexico's Secretary of Health said in a written statement. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

A book editor says novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print while he was alive.

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

Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts

“WE live once.We die once. And we live again forever,” said filmmaker Marilou Diaz Abaya, who would have turned 59 on March 30.

The performing arts world notes with sadness the passing away recently of artists and writers who dedicated their lives to the blossoming of the arts.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith

STUDENTS and professor of History 7

A tour of the Catholic churches of Cebu is nothing less than a survey of the heritage of the Church in the Philippines, Cebu being the cradle of Christianity in the Philippines.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank

TUNNEL entrance is near amall in Bonifacio Global City. This was once an attraction of the old Philippine Army museum.

While most heritage advocates push for adaptive reuse of important structures, an exit of the historic Fort Bonifacio War Tunnel was recently discovered to have been “converted” and “reused” into a septic tank.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year

“CONFRONTATION” scene in “Rak of Aegis” press preview. AMADÍS MA. GUERRERO

The team that was responsible for the hit musical play “Care Divas”—writer Liza Magtoto and director Maribel Legarda—has done it again with “Rak of Aegis” (Philippine Educational Theater Association, at the Peta Theater Center, Quezon City).

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Korean animation comes of age

IF PORORO the little penguin were real, he would be of this exact height— approachable and child-friendly. PHOTOS BY JILSON SECKLER TIU

There is an exhibit in town where the pieces on display, sans enclosed glass shelves and dim lighting, not only beg to be photographed, but also to be touched, cuddled, played and tinkered with.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Kristo gathers 100 artists

SIGNATURE Kristo cross at a corner wall of the exhibition space. JILSON SECKLER TIU

Artery Manila’s ninth annual Kristo Manila art exhibit. “A Heritage of Art in Faith,” running at the SM Megamall Art Center, gathers more than a hundred artists, established and emerging, making their own artistic assays at portraying the Crucified Christ.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Magkabilaan’ concert at Peta celebrates 20-year dance partnership


Two groups, both multiawarded, which have been instrumental in popularizing Philippine folk dances among audiences abroad are the London-based Lahing Kayumanggi Dance Company and the Philippine Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe. They will stage a 20th anniversary concert on April 25-26 at the Peta Theater Center in New Manila, Quezon City (behind the Quezon City Sports Center).

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

NCCA’s Cinema Rehiyon festival braves new frontiers


Regional filmmakers kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf were released at the same time that the Cinema Rehiyon festival was taking place recently in Cagayan de Oro City, whose theme was “Filming the Frontiers.”

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Philippine novelist wins US book award amid cancer and ‘Yolanda’


“Last year was a very weird year,” says Gina Apostol. For the award-winning Philippine novelist, 2013 was a year of ravages and richness, of worry and wonderment, the kind of year that other people make up for their books.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »



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