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Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts

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“WE live once.We die once. And we live again forever,” said filmmaker Marilou Diaz Abaya, who would have turned 59 on March 30.

The performing arts world notes with sadness the passing away recently of artists and writers who dedicated their lives to the blossoming of the arts.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank

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TUNNEL entrance is near amall in Bonifacio Global City. This was once an attraction of the old Philippine Army museum.

While most heritage advocates push for adaptive reuse of important structures, an exit of the historic Fort Bonifacio War Tunnel was recently discovered to have been “converted” and “reused” into a septic tank.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Korean animation comes of age

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IF PORORO the little penguin were real, he would be of this exact height— approachable and child-friendly. PHOTOS BY JILSON SECKLER TIU

There is an exhibit in town where the pieces on display, sans enclosed glass shelves and dim lighting, not only beg to be photographed, but also to be touched, cuddled, played and tinkered with.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Kristo gathers 100 artists

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SIGNATURE Kristo cross at a corner wall of the exhibition space. JILSON SECKLER TIU

Artery Manila’s ninth annual Kristo Manila art exhibit. “A Heritage of Art in Faith,” running at the SM Megamall Art Center, gathers more than a hundred artists, established and emerging, making their own artistic assays at portraying the Crucified Christ.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Magkabilaan’ concert at Peta celebrates 20-year dance partnership

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Two groups, both multiawarded, which have been instrumental in popularizing Philippine folk dances among audiences abroad are the London-based Lahing Kayumanggi Dance Company and the Philippine Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe. They will stage a 20th anniversary concert on April 25-26 at the Peta Theater Center in New Manila, Quezon City (behind the Quezon City Sports Center).

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Should all Bohol churches rise again?


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OPENINGS must be temporarily covered to protect the structure from further water
damage during the coming rainy season.

The general sentiment is that Bohol churches devastated by the recent earthquake will rise again from the rubble, reconstructed faithfully, patiently, carefully rebuilt stone by stone, until each damaged structure returns to what it used to be.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

Youth camp on Philippine heritage tours Bicol, honors Sto. Niño de Cebu

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AUGUSTINIAN Fr. Harold Rentoria, NCCA commissioner who leads the annual Taoid heritage festival. Right: First Mass memorial in Limasawa, where 2014 Taoid kick-off ceremonies were held.

Angat Kabataan, the annual youth camp on Philippine heritage conservation, will be held April 30 to May 4 as part of the National Heritage Month celebrations.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

NCCA urges DOT to promote Philippine arts and culture

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NCCA chair Felipe de Leon Jr.: “Spain, China and Japan lure millions of tourists through their cultural treasures.”

The head of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has asked policy-makers for support for the agency’s cultural development plan that would promote local creativity and boost tourism as an avenue for economic development.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

CCP strengthens links with regions

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The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has taken a major step in strengthening linkages and cooperation with educational institutions, nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and local governments all over the country.

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

‘Pasyon’ chanters, lay preachers featured in ‘Siete Palabras,’ longest-running Lenten TV program

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A Dominican preacher expounds on one of the Seven Last Words.

The “pabasa,” or the chanting of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ—which has been feature of the annual Lenten TV program “Siete Palabras” since 2012—is a notable community practice of Filipinos across the centuries.

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 »

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