By Ferdi Trinidad
Sad but true: Most Filipinos do not seem to have a profound sense of history. Those who do, tend to be more knowledgeable about the distant, rather than the recent, past. The so-called martial law babies, for instance, might be more familiar with the martyrdom of Jose Rizal than of Ninoy Aquino.
By Mate’ Espina
A mostly Filipino-American crowd gave a standing ovation and rave reviews to “Noli Me Tangere, the Musical” at its opening performance August 23 at the Aratani Theater.
By Cathy Yamsuan
A young photographer reportedly genuflected before a first-edition copy of José Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere” when a gloved Richie Lerma, advisor of Salcedo Auctions, gingerly pulled it out of a sepia-colored box.
Gedichte, a group exhibition of artists from the Far Eastern University Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts, explores the psyche and experiences of Jose P. Rizal in Heidelberg, Germany.
After a successful run in Chicago and New York, Noli Me Tangere, an opera based on Philippine national hero Jose Rizal’s best known novel, will go on stage at the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts here next month, on August 8 and 9.