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Steps Dance Studio holds summer workshop, 20th anniversary concert

FOR THE 2014 summer season, guest choreographers include the French Guillaume Morgan and the American Nicola Ayou.

Manila’s premier dance school Steps Dance Studio is holding its summer dance workshop, which is open to all beginning and advanced dance students. This year’s workshop, which runs everyday until May 24, is expected to be especially exciting and memorable as it culminates in Steps’ 20th anniversary concert.

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

The design legacy of Wili Fernandez


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DETAILED, handcrafted rendering effectively communicates the design for a corporate.

Wili Fernandez stands tall as one of the pillars of Philippine design. A visionary in his field, he was among the early design nationalists who was proudly aware of his heritage and who always referenced the Filipino in all of his work.

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

Marcel Antonio’s new dive into symbolism

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As a development in Marcel Antonio’s art, the artist’s new collection – due to be shown at Greenbelt 5’s The Gallery from April 3 to 6 – will present Antonio’s new dive into more serious symbolism, leaving his previous ambivalence between composing quasi-narrative and pseudo-narrative scenes.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

The Three Tenors’ Manila connection explored

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THE THREE Tenors—Pavarotti, Carreras, Domingo—with conductor Zubin Mehta (second from left)

The Three Tenors concert phenomenon is nearly a quarter of a century now. This year is the 24th anniversary since that memorable performance at the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome on July 7, 1990, featuring tenors Placido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti. Of course, the latter is gone now, having passed away in 2007 at age of 72.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

First Mass commemoration in Limasawa, Southern Leyte, opens 2014 NCCA Taoid heritage feast

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Southern Leyte, particularly the municipality of Limasawa and city of Maasin, will host his year’s opening of the Taoid Heritage Program Celebration, spearheaded by the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage (SCH) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in conjunction with the 493rd anniversary today, March 31, of the first Mass in the Philippines

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Young artist introduces to the world coffee as medium

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Vincent Navarro felt relieved as he arrived in a New York address on Oct. 30. In one hand, he held a map on which he had placed his faith; he only had a Nokia 3310 which had no map app. The other hand held his luggage and a box of four portraits.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Art and more in CDO, as Ayala Foundation turns 53

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“I had to pinch myself to make sure that this is not a dream, that this is for real,” Mayor Oscar S. Moreno said last week when Ayala Foundation, Inc. marked its 53rd anniversary with a big bash in this thriving capital of Northern Mindanao.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

CCP establishes Center for Choral Performance

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CCP VICE president and artistic director Chris Millado, Menchi Mantaring of the CCP Artist Training Division, and Madrigal Singers choir master Mark Anthony Carpio during the press conference

It was a press conference more dramatic than usual, and on the stage of the Cultural Center of the Philippines at that, a brainchild of CCP vice president and artistic director Chris Millado.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Manansala’s Philam Life murals now at the National Museum

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The National Museum of the Philippines is set to open a gallery dedicated to the works of National Artist Vicente Manansala. The works will hang at the new Philam Life Hall Gallery of the National Gallery of Art in the NM complex around Agrifina Circle in Manila.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Padre Pio, miracle worker; or how in life there are no coincidences, only ‘Godincidences’

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BOOK launch of “A Spiritual Son is Born” by Campos at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club, Mandaluyong City PHOTOS BY LEO M. SABANGAN II

Normally, the story of a politician who decides to put God ahead of everything else would be a work of fiction. Not in this case.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

James Rollins’ science soldiers

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The modern world is in danger. Armed groups plan attacks. Nature unleashes disasters. How does one deal with these problems all at once? James Rollins has the answer—Sigma Force, and you can brief yourself using their latest operation, “The Eye of God: A Sigma Force Novel” (William Morrow, New York, 2013, 410 pages).

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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