By Lito B. Zulueta
Without a doubt, the most popular and most widespread Catholic devotion in the Philippines is the Santo Niño, the devotion to the Holy Infant of Jesus. Proof of this is that while having originated from the Visayas, it has fanned out to all the ends of the archipelago.
By Brylle Tabora
This year’s National Heritage Month celebration will focus on the traditional Santacruzan and Flores de Maria.
By Lester G. Babiera
Prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde is a firm believer that local audiences should be exposed not just to the wealth of ballet talents here, but also those abroad.
By John Ernest José
The exhibit “Pioneers of Philippine Art” at Ayala Museum features the works of Filipino masters Juan Luna, Fernando Amorsolo and Fernando Zobel.
By John Labella
“Everyday Things” dwells, it is true, on daily rhythms of living in California and Manila. The routine is “stronger than us and more durable,” its title poem affirms.
By Ruel S. De Vera
Like any would-be symbologists, readers encountering the cover of Dan Brown’s newest novel “Inferno: A Novel” (Doubleday, New York, 2013, 463 pages) for the first time should examine its elements.
By Marge C. Enriquez
Like a violent tornado, he spins into a jump and pretzels on the floor with nary a joint or muscle endangered. When dance artist Ernest Sarino Mandap executes this explosive movement, the muscular control of the landing is imperceptible. The only thing the audience sees is the contrast of the sharp trajectory in the air and the weightless surrender to the earth.
By Lisa Ito
Raul Lebajo looks back at the past and peers into the future in his latest one-man show of large-scale portrait paintings, “Friends” (at Galleria Duemila until May 20).
Pride of PlaceBy Augusto Villalon
Once a year, museums and heritage places in Cebu City open their doors from 6 p.m. to midnight. A single ticket guarantees admission to all participating venues. Buses or tartanillas (horse-drawn carriages) are provided to transport visitors from one museum to another.
From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby.”
By B. Carlo M. Tadiar
The artist Roberto Chabet, who died after heart failure on May 1, mentored generations of artists who revered and loved him not just for coaxing out of them the ability to look at and make art in a new way, but also because of the awe for his work, which, through the simplest of forms, could have cosmic sweep at the same time that it could express such tender humanity.