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‘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 »

NCCA’s Cinema Rehiyon festival braves new frontiers

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Regional filmmakers kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf were released at the same time that the Cinema Rehiyon festival was taking place recently in Cagayan de Oro City, whose theme was “Filming the Frontiers.”

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

Philippine novelist wins US book award amid cancer and ‘Yolanda’

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GINA Apostol. ALANAH TORRALBA

“Last year was a very weird year,” says Gina Apostol. For the award-winning Philippine novelist, 2013 was a year of ravages and richness, of worry and wonderment, the kind of year that other people make up for their books.

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

Taboan 2014 in Subic: A movable, moving literary feast

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TABOAN delegates in Bacolor Church

Mindanao—in particular, Zamboanga City—was the venue chosen in June 2013 by National Commission for Culture and the Arts for the 2014 Writers’ Festival. Recent disturbances (Read: Zamboanga siege) forced a relocation of the annual literary festival for the National Arts Month to Subic, Zambales.

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

Drawings at Stephanie

“LANDSCAPE,” I by Federico Aguilar Alcuaz

Drawing on paper is the focus of the new exhibit of Galerie Stephanie in Libis, “Fundamentals: Drawings from Modernist and Contemporary Masters,” which opens on April 25 at Galerie Stephanie.

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 »

Britain’s baby Prince George visits Australian zoo

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (L), and her husband Britain's Prince William (R), watch as their son Prince George looks at an Australian animal called a bilby, which was named after the young prince, during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo on April 20, 2014. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.    AFP

Britain’s baby Prince George stepped out in public for the first time in Australia with his parents for a wildlife encounter at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

In this 2003 photo released by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left, is seen in Monterrey, Mexico. Behind is Colombian journalist Jose Salgar. Garcia Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. The author's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. The FNPI was founded by Garcia Marquez. (AP Photo/Andres Reyes, FNPI)

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building

The spire of the Empire State Building is reflected in the windshield of the all-new 2015 Mustang convertible as it's revealed by the Ford Motor Company on the 86th floor observation deck during the New York International Auto Show, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. AP

Ford celebrated the 50th birthday of its beloved Mustang by displaying a new model of the convertible on top of the Empire State Building in New York on Wednesday.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?

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The upcoming Holy Week is a time for rest. But if you’re in the mood to go out for a stroll, better find another place as some of the malls in Metro Manila will be closed for the Lenten break.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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