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Gregorian Chant of Paris coming in 2015 for 450th anniversary of Christianization of the Philippines

of Paris, created in
1974 with amandate
to preserve and
disseminate sacred
Gregorian chant

“We must balance our interests with those of Asian countries. We hope to have more relations with the Philippines. We have to learn from each other. We have many things in common, not just religion.”

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Saturday night, free French and Philippine music


Cronuts, croissants shaped like donuts (with a hole in the middle and icing), are currently making the news in the United States. This cultural crossbreeding of a French pastry may not be available in Manila yet, but for now, we can get a fusion of French and Manila music. Best of all, it’s free.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Fall of Bastille marked in tasteful French splendor

TENTS by the poolside in anticipation of the rain. PHOTOS BY NELSON MATAWARAN

When the French entertain, it’s got to be simple but fresh. That’s the style the French Embassy has evoked through the years.

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New gallery opens; French envoy wows Bastille Day well-wishers with Tagalog welcome


Now Gallery opened its doors recently with a joint exhibit of works by Rock Drilon, Norberto “Lito” Carating and Nestor Olarte Vinluan, all artists who have been at the forefront of Philippine abstract expressionism and who were under the tutelage of the late José Joya at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts […]

Posted: August 17th, 2011 in Columns,Featured Gallery,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »