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February 5, 2018

Fringe Festival 2018 will be heating up the Manila art scene

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  From Feb. 7 to 25, Fringe Festival 2018 will be flooding the city’s creative hubs with dynamic interdisciplinary performances and groundbreaking contemporary artworks by both established and emerging local artists, as well as international participant and collaborators. Presented by Pineapple Lab and Fringe Manila, the festival will cover a variety of art forms, including Continue Reading


February 2, 2018

Songs and dresses for Marawi

Oskar Peralta

The biggest names on the local stage and runway have joined forces to come up with Marawing Salamat, the Best of Opera and Fashion for Marawi, an opera-slash-fashion show for the benefit of the war-ravaged city of Marawi, particularly “Duyog Marawi,” a project of Bishop Edwin dela Peña, to reconstruct the city’s basilica and convent. Continue Reading


February 1, 2018

Jose Mari Chan will serenade the metro south with a Valentine’s concert

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Jose Mari Chan is slated to bring some classic romance to The Bellevue Manila on Feb. 10, 2018 with his new concert, South Serenades: A Jose Mari Chan Valentine Concert. The famous singer will be singing some of the greatest love songs in OPM history. This special concert will be accompanied by an exceptional feast Continue Reading


January 21, 2018

Grohe celebrates excellence in Philippine architecture with the Grohe Zeitgeist Design Award

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Luxury fittings company Grohe honored the four Filipino finalists of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) with the first-ever Grohe Zeitgeist Design Awards. The four WAF finalists were selected from a total of 400 entries from 68 countries in a variety of categories. Project Streetlight Tagpuro (which rebuilt an orphanage that was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan) by Continue Reading


January 10, 2018

Eleven movies to watch out for in 2018


Thanks to critically acclaimed releases like Lady Bird, Wonder Woman, Get Out, Dunkirk and Coco, 2017 has set the bar really high for this year’s slew of movies. Here are 11 upcoming films to mark your calendars for:   Photo: Marvel Studios Black Panther (Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios) When to watch: February Director: Ryan Coogler Starring: Continue Reading

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December 28, 2017

Screentime: Top five TV shows of 2017

The Crown

The growing star power, wealth of material, reach and budget of television outfits elevate what was once known as the small screen into an entertainment giant, which in some ways threatens to outshine the allure of cinema. Note: The shows in this list are presented in no particular order.   Game of Thrones HBO/Created by Continue Reading


December 27, 2017

Screentime: Top five movies of 2017


From female superheroes to horror franchise reboots (that usually flop), the underdogs dominated the silver screen this year. Note: The movies here are presented in no particular order. Dunkirk Warner Bros. Pictures / Christopher Nolan Nolan portrays the swirling eddies of chaos, sacrifice, heroism and cowardice of war in this immersive narrative. It’s told within Continue Reading


December 23, 2017

Sound Advice: Top five albums of 2017


What’s music without a little intrigue? This year’s most memorable albums stray from the usual pop tracks of yesteryears and are loaded with angst, emotions, and even Easter eggs on celebrity gossip. Note: The music here is presented in no particular order. Melodrama by Lorde Arguably the music industry’s biggest revelation of 2013, Lorde finally Continue Reading


November 20, 2017

Review: Repertory Philippines’ Hair

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Repertory Philippines revisits a groundbreaking musical from the 1960s in a dazzling display of young talent. By Isabella Olivares In the late 1960s, a new musical by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot shook up New York City. It spoke about the hippie countercultural movement, racism, illegal drugs, spirituality and war, and it bravely Continue Reading


October 21, 2017

Renowned pianist Cecile Licad will be returning to the Philippine stage!

Cecille Licad (Photo Credit - by Rupert Jacinto)

Filipina musical genius Cecile Licad will reunite with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) for a special concert titled “Cecile Licad Chopin in the Key of C” on Oct. 27, 2017, 8:00 p.m. at the CCP Main Theater. The concert will feature Chopin’s timeless masterpieces “Concerto No. 1 in E Minor” and “Concerto No. 2 in Continue Reading