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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.

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

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.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bohol task force sets up system to prevent illicit traffic of cultural properties

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CHURCH of Our Lady of the Assumption in Dauis

Reconstruction of ancient churches and other heritage structures in Bohol destroyed or damaged by the earthquake last year can start only by yearend.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

CCP holds Earth Day April 13

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The Cultural Center of the Philippines will celebrate Earth Day at various venues of the CCP complex on April 13. Theme is “Clean Air.”

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Donna Tartt’s book for the decade

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Because Donna Tartt only writes one book every 10 years or so, the arrival of any new novel by the American fictionist should be treated as a literary event by itself.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Max Balatbat’s architecture of happiness

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“HOMEWORK”

In the best-selling book “The Architecture of Happiness,” Alain de Botton writes: “We depend on our surroundings obliquely to embody the moods and ideas we respect and then to remind us of them. We look to our buildings to hold us, like a kind of psychological mould, to a helpful vision of ourselves.”

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Korean classical duo, Tribute to the Thomasian, Father Maramba perk up music scene

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UST Symphony Orchestra and UST choirs performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Perking up the musical scene recently was a bouquet of classical concerts. An Ayala Museum date by Korean classical singers, soprano Yun Kyoung Yi and baritone Daesan No, with Filipino collaborative pianist Najib Ismail, has become the talk of the town.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Ballet Philippines forges partnership with Caronia

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RITA Widner, Carissa Adea, Bianca Perez

Imagine beauty and grace when nail polish in shades of summer are named after ballet movements.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

NCCA theater fest aids in Bohol rehabilitation

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EARTH Savers group doing interpretative dance on song about the environment.

To help in the psychological rehabilitation of communities hit by disasters last years, the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Committee on Dramatic Arts held Theater on the Edge at the municipalities of Dauis and Loon in Bohol during the recent National Arts Month.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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