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Lack of financing, audience hounds Philippine theater

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Modern theater has come a long way in the Philippines since it made its arrival during the American Occupation. But challenges remain, especially the lack of financial wherewithal and support from the state. Then there’s the seeming paucity in audience.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

A SYM card to cubism

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“STILL Kalabasa’’

Strange how one epithet of a word, uttered in confusion, can grow to have a life of its own. Ironic, too, that the perpetrator of such mischief could be the most influential critic of the time.

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Memory and recollection in the art of Benjie Cabangis

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“Used”

Known for his abstraction and deft exploration of materials and technique, Benjie Cabangis’ recent works at his Gauze Project exhibition at University of the Philippines Fine Arts Gallery acutely depict the question of framing time in art.

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Operas, musicals and a state-of-the-art venue

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TENOR Rogelio Peñaverde Jr. leads operatta.

The 150th birth anniversary of national hero Apolinario Mabini came to a fitting conclusion with Dulaang UP’s “Ang Muling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini” by dramatist Floy Quintos and composer Krina Cayabyab (at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater); with direction by Dexter M. Santos.

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Redemptorist advances theology of relief

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Filipino Redemptorist priest Fr. Karl Gaspar’s new book is “Desperately Seeking God’s Saving Action: Yolanda Survivors’ Hopes beyond Heartbreaking Lamentations” (ISA, Quezon City, 2014, 361 pp).

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