December 10, 2019
South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi is Miss Universe 2019
Gazini Ganados fears not expressing emotions well in English
Miss Universe clarifies Philippines’ Gazini Ganados won Best National Costume
Gazini Ganados shines in gold gown, national costume at Miss Universe prelim round
At 18, she’s already an entrepreneur
LOOK: Miss Universe Laos’ national costume honors elephants
No pain, no fame: Thai massage could get UNESCO status
COP THE LOOK: Angel Locsin’s red lips and perfect brows
Martine Cajucom’s daily makeup essentials — that aren’t Sunnies Face
20 BEFORE 2020: My anthems of 2019
Sand cars replace sand castles at Miami art festival Art Basel
Nobel winner Mahfouz lives on in Cairo’s alleyways
Smart inspires aspiring content creators nationwide with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp”
A cooking competition that aims to make recipes and stories to life-long legacies
Lancaster New City Cavite makes #ChristmasHappynings more exciting with an outdoor movie screening of the ‘The Hows of Us’
He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun
How Habi makes a difference in the lives of Filipino weavers
UAAP Season 82 medals made of bullet shells from Marawi siege
Terence Blanchard, the jazz trumpeter making opera history
Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/7/2019 – 09:44 UTC+8 By: Maggy Donaldson A top-tier jazz trumpeter and Spike Lee’s go-to…
Golden Globe nominations to reveal Hollywood award season hopefuls
Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/7/2019 – 09:41 UTC+8 By: Andrew Marszal Hollywood’s award season hopefuls will start to…
Ryan Reynolds spoofs viral video for cheeky holiday ad
Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/8/2019 – 02:30 UTC+8 Actor Ryan Reynolds is winning hearts and praise with a cheeky…
Beauty gifts for less than P1,000
Christmas is the time to stock up on beauty essentials and lifesavers that make bath time better and improve your daily routine.…
Leonardo Di Caprio among celebrities backing new climate initiative
New York, United States | AFP | Wednesday 12/5/2019 – 02:19 UTC+8 Actor Leonardo di Caprio joined former US vice president Al…
In China, traditional opera thrives in small theaters
BEIJING — Two friends met up after work late last month in Beijing before heading off to a live show. This...
Anna and Anita star in epic opera rivalry
Two jealous divas locked in a deadly rivalry will be setting off sparks in a new production of Francesco Cilea's "Adriana Lecouvreur".
La Scala premiere ‘Attila’ speaks to today’s global turmoil
MILAN — La Scala’s season premiere Friday of a new production of Verdi’s “Attila” took on contemporary themes of male...
Kurtag’s first-ever opera makes long-awaited world debut
MILAN (AP) — Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag’s long-awaited, first-ever opera was hailed as “astonishing” and “a masterpiece” as it made...
Impromptu opera regales Mexico City market-goers
Singers surprise shoppers at public markets, chopping beef while they belt out romanzas or courting fruit vendors with arias.
Arts and Books
Soprano Gasdia reboots troubled Verona Arena opera festival
VERONA, Italy (AP) — The colossal Roman-era Verona Arena amphitheater remains an imposing presence in the northern Italian city’s main...
Philippine Opera Company mounts concert of operetta hits on July 18 at CCP
“T’aint Opera!” is an extravaganza of familiar, easy-to-listen-to music combined with dance, acting and storytelling.
Arts and Books
Opera pairing with circus acts to dispel stuffy image
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An internationally acclaimed tenor from New Orleans is pairing circus acrobatics and opera, with a lot...
Taiwan reveals opening plans for enormous performing arts center
A new Taiwanese performing arts center is opening in October and is said to be the world's largest under one roof.
Architecture and Design
Opera feast and celebrations galore
The Opera at the MET series, a project of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) with the New York Metropolitan Opera, came to a successful conclusion with the showing at Greenbelt Cinema 3, in Makati City, of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” and “Turandot,” and Wagner’s epic “Tristan und Isolde.”
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