Two new “heroes” are coming to our homes soon. Sarah Benjamin from Singapore and Michele Lean from Malaysia triumphed over nearly 300 talent hopefuls to become the new faces of Asian Food Channel and Food Network and of “Food Hero”, according to Scripps Networks Interactive, one of the leading producers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories.
Barbie has long been an icon, just not a holy one. A provocative art exhibit featuring Barbie fashion dolls as religious figures such as the Virgin Mary and her boyfriend Ken as a crucified Jesus Christ has been cancelled amid complaints and threats by angry believers, the artists behind the collection said Friday.
The case of 29-year-old actor Jonathan Tadioan playing the role of 63-year-old Willy Loman in Tanghalang Pilipino’s production of “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente”—Arthur Miller’s classic “Death of A Salesman” translated into Filipino by Rolando Tinio—can very well be the theater curiosity of the season.
She has enchanted us as Anna in “The King and I”; made us cry buckets as the mom of a child sick with cancer in “Dani Girl”; and had us in stitches when she took on the role of theater actor Belinda Blair in the play-within-a-play “Noises Off.”
Dulaang UP’s latest offering, “Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini,” is a one-act reimagining of the titular national hero’s final days in exile in Guam and his conditional return to Manila, with book and lyrics by Floy Quintos and original music by Krina Cayabyab.