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He triumphed over Ferré and Gaultier, but died poor, alone

ALONZO flanked by models at the Manila Hilton’s "Vive La France” show, 1970

For the many who admired and respected eminent fashion designer Aureo Alonzo, the news of his passing on Monday—and his circumstances before his death—came as a shock.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Poet Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

Mourners leave Wait Chapel after a memorial service for poet and author Maya Angelou at Wait Chapel. at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, June 7, 2014. Former President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey joined First Lady Michelle Obama at the service. AP

Maya Angelou liked to say that people will forget what you said or did in your life, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey said Saturday they were among the millions touched by Angelou’s wisdom when they needed help to rise.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Latest Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How Maya Angelou helped me find my voice


I first discovered Maya Angelou 10 years ago during a particularly challenging time in my life.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Thousands bid Garcia Marquez farewell in Mexico

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos speaks as he stands next to the urn containing the ashes of Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez during the authors homage at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, Monday, April 21, 2014. AP

Mexico bid farewell Monday to its beloved adopted son, Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, with thousands of fans filing past his ashes in a music-filled tribute to the Nobel laureate.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Friends give Donnie Ramirez a fond farewell


We can still hear Donnie’s throaty baritone that almost always would explode into laughter after he gave a wisecrack or naughty comment. That’s because we still can’t quite believe that Donnie just died last Tuesday at dawn, a few hours after his 73rd birthday.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »