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The Breakout Bunch, 2013

CLOCKWISE from left: Chimmi Kohchet-Chua (12) from Trumpets’ “The Bluebird of Happiness,” Arnell Ignacio (49) from Atlantis Productions’ “The Addams Family,” Aicelle Santos (28) from  Spotlight Artists Centre’s “Katy,” Jojo Riguerra (32) from Bit by Bit Company’s “Maxie The Musicale,”Mikkie Bradshaw (23) from Atlantis Productions’ “Carrie,” Poppert Bernadas (26) from Green Wings EntertainmentNetwork’s “Lorenzo,” Teetin Villanueva (24) from Dulaang UP’s “Collection” and Jayvhot Galang (15) from “Maxie The Musicale.” (Villanueva, unfortunately, missed the roundtable chat when she got snarled in horrendous Christmas Friday traffic going to the INQUIRER office inMakati, and could only make it to the photo shoot afterwards.)

The first Inquirer Lifestyle-Theater roundtable hosts eight actors–seven young first-time leads and one veteran on a stage comeback–whose standout performances this year made us bolt from our seats and cheer.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Theater | Read More »

Titanic violin sells for over $1.6M at auction

A violin, believed to be the one played by Titanic bandmaster Wallace Hartley, is displayed at auction house Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes, England, Friday Oct. 18, 2013. The auction house, which specializes in Titanic memorabilia, expects the violin to fetch more than 200,000 pounds (US$323,300) when it goes on sale on Saturday. AP

A violin believed to have been played on the Titanic before the doomed vessel sank was auctioned for more than 1 million pounds ($1.6 million) Saturday, a fantastic figure which one collector said may never be beaten.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In ‘Collection,’ the Banaue rice terraces are for sale–and you believe it

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Master auctioneer Carlo Vibal (Domingo) in a climacticmoment in the play. PHOTO FROM THESTAGEDOORCANTEEN.TUMBLR.COM

The poignantly silent or subdued moments in Dulaang UP’s “Collection” are what hit you like a fist to the stomach, or make that sense of disquiet creep under your skin. Probably because they are few and far between, amidst endless scenes of bragging auctioneers, swaggering fashionistas, the raving show-biz crowd and half-a-dozen big players who just want to outshout everyone else.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

‘Collection,’ a new play from Floy Quintos closes Dulaang UP’s 37th season

Jeremy Domingo as the shrewd auctioneer Carlo Vibal in Floy Quintos’s “Collection”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

What happens to a society that is overrun by greed and materialism? By shifting moral values and by acquisitive desires?

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

On ‘Quintoshian’ plays and the future of Philippine theater

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Ano, Ateng, gusto mong umarte?” Normally, a question to be pondered carefully. But then again, it was Floy Quintos asking me to join the cast of his new play, “Collection,” and I am an avowed “Quintoshian” (albeit part-time) actor.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Floy Quintos’ new play ‘Collection’ closes DUP’s 37th season

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What happens to a society that is overrun by greed and materialism? By shifting moral values and by acquisitive desires? “Collection,” the much-awaited new work from acclaimed playwright Floy Quintos is a dark comedy that paints a disturbing picture of society obsessed with conspicuous consumption, surface glamour and the endless unsatisfying pursuit of the Next Big Thing. “Collection” closes Dulaang UP’s 37th Season.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Theater calendar

The landmark original Filipino musical ‘Katy!’ will be revived by Spotlight Artists Centre in January 2013, with Isay Alvarez-Seña playing the lead role of bodabil queen Katy de la Cruz, a part originated by Mitch Valdez. Once again directed by Nestor Torre, “Katy!” has music by Ryan Cayabyab and libretto is by Jose Javier Reyes.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Summer-inspired makeup

Makeup brand San San has released its limited-edition Soleil Collection this summer. Soleil, the French term for sun, depicts the collection’s warm yellow tone packaging. The products under Soleil are enriched with Vitamins A, C and E, and sunscreen. The Soleil Matte Foundation (P149.75) has SPF 43 for maximum protection against harmful UV rays. It [...]

Posted: May 26th, 2011 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

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