Tag Archives: arts and culture

November 20, 2017

Review: Repertory Philippines’ Hair

27 - Hair

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


August 17, 2017

A portrait of the artist: CNN Presents: Malang


In the Philippines, the name Malang has now become synonymous to excellence in modern art. But who is the artist known as Malang? On Aug. 19, 8:00 p.m., CNN Philippines will explore the life and work of Mauro “Malang” Santos, the prolific cartoonist, illustrator and painter who passed away last year, in CNN Presents: Malang. Continue Reading


October 30, 2016

Homebound Theater: Repertory Philippines’ Golden Anniversary


In 1967, five theater buffs decided to start their own theater company. The company’s debut production, Miss Julie, opened to an audience of seven people. Those five thespians were Leo Martinez, Tony and Monina Mercado, Baby Barredo, and Zenaida Amador, and that company was Repertory Philippines. (The cast of Repertory Philippines in their 1991 production Continue Reading


October 26, 2016

Musical Homage to Italy and the Philippines



A resounding evening of magnificently rendered classical music worthy of a standing ovation is coming our way this November. On 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, the doors of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will open themselves to an audience with an appetite for virtuosity that will be personified by none other than Italian piano soloist Maestro Continue Reading


September 17, 2016

Cecile Licad: Keys to the Sublime


For world-renowned pianist Cecile Licad, the pulchritude of sound begins when her hands dive into a sea of black and white. She plunges into such depths that her soul soars out of sight the moment she closes her eyes.


September 15, 2016

Panuelo: Lisa de Leon – Zayco unveils new mosaic exhibit



For the empowered woman like homegrown artist Lisa de Leon – Zayco, nothing is impossible. For this artist who waited a full 27 years before finally embracing the artistry in her that could no longer be ignored, this empowerment is made whole and shared with every piece, tile and color that make up her mosaics. Continue Reading


September 7, 2016

León Gallery’s Two Navels: What is Filipino?


Carlos _Botong_ Francisco - Kalantiao at Lubluban

León Gallery’s Two Navels: Deciphering the Identity of Filipino Art and Artists   What makes a Filipino artist? Is it the fact that he/she is of Filipino descent, or is it the style and subject? These questions have concerned the country’s artists and critics for decades. For people like Nick Joaquin, the answers are just Continue Reading

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August 23, 2016

Curatorial Intensive comes to Manila


Responsible for managing exhibits and interpreting contemporary art, curators are key players in the development of artistic and cultural heritage. But art is dynamic, and as such, curators need to continually learn new skills to keep up with the demands of this ever-changing discipline. Knowing this, the Independent Curators International (ICI) is inviting Filipino curators Continue Reading


July 28, 2016

Leon Exchange Online: Leon Gallery’s first ever online auction


Romeo Tabuena - Untitled

They are the keepers of history, the tellers of stories found in the vessels that keep them. And now, they’re online. (Romeo Tabuena – Untitled) Wanting to share the beauty of Filipino culture to a more diverse audience, esteemed gallery Leon Gallery will proudly hold its first online auction on Saturday, July 30, 2016 entitled Continue Reading