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He has written 41 poems since March 22.
National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario, also known by his pen name Rio Alma, has been composing poems every day and publishing them online since March 22."My poems are until the ECQ ends," Almario told Esquire Philippines. That means Almario would be ...
 
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Cuanang turns 80 on December 31.
The House of Representatives has adopted a resolution seeking to honor Dr. Joven R. Cuanang on his 80th birthday on December 31 for his work not only in the field of medical science but also for his contributions to the art world. Cuanang is ...
 
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Timeless tales of witches, exorcisms, and other paranormal entities to keep you up at night.
It may seem like time has flown and we're not quite ready for Halloween, but these 12 classic horror films should put you in the mood for the holiday. Our only disclaimer is that these haunting flicks might keep you up all ...
 
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Atlantis’ 20th anniversary season-ender is unexpectedly relevant.
For a thriller set in Victorian England, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd—The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is remarkably Filipino. There is, for instance, the antagonist Judge Turpin: A pious authority figure who combines the very worst of both Padres ...
 
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The stunning 128.5-carat yellow diamond was discovered in 1877.
Tiffany & Co. is 180 years old. With a long, illustrious heritage, there are many tales to tell. It is these stories that are told in Vision & Virtuosity, a two-month-long immersive exhibition in Shanghai, with priceless jewelry pieces from its collection ...
 
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The painting had spent the last 126 years in the home of a private collector in Europe.
UPDATE (9/21/19): La Pintura, En la soledad del bosque by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo went under the hammer today and was sold for a record-breaking price of P78,256,000, a big leap from its original starting price of P18,000,000.ORIGINAL: The 1893 Exposicion Historico-Natural y ...
 
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Not only does it inform the cast’s performances, but its stripping down of the play’s setting to its barest elements underscores the universality and timelessness of its message.
Let’s get this out of the way, first: Stephen Sondheim’s Company wouldn’t have been written today the way it was written back in 1970. The musical is, in every which way, composed of material written by a white male in 1970s New ...
 
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A screening of The Sorcerer's Stone was accompanied by live music courtesy of the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Gerard Salonga.
“You seem like a very well-behaved audience,” began Gerard Salonga, acknowledging the polite applause he received when he went onstage. “I know this may seem like a very formal event, but for tonight, please, let loose!”At that point, the audience erupted in ...
 
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A must-see is the roomful of timepieces that celebrates the rich history and culture of Southeast Asia.
Following well-attended shows in Dubai, Munich, London, and New York, Swiss luxury watchmaker Patek Philippe brings its fifth and largest Watch Art Grand Exhibition 2019 to Singapore this September.Happening at the Marina Bay Sands, the exhibit recreates the wonderful world of Patek ...
 
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Ian Sta. Maria is back with his latest creation: Salamangka.
We can never have enough books on Filipino folklore. After all, they're more than just stories told to us as kids; they are a part of who we are. And in Ian Sta. Maria's latest book, Salamangka, these stories are brought to ...
 
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With a line-up as star-studded as this, performing songs from Cayabyab’s extensive body of work, the concert is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable nights in Filipino music.
It’s a balmy Thursday afternoon underneath the skylight in Solaire, and Ryan Cayabyab had just forgotten his own lyrics.At a press conference for an upcoming tribute concert in his honor, the maestro was sharing the story of how George Canseco helped him ...
 
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You can even pay at 7-Eleven!
The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) often gets crowded during big events, and braving the traffic just to buy tickets to its coveted shows can be very taxing. Some of the most sought after shows at the CCP are the Pasinaya every ...
 
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Crisel Consunji says that OFWs need their stories told but are already 'strong' and 'empowered' on their own.
Local film festival Cinemalaya has always been a venue for Filipino films and independent filmmakers to shine, but it has also been a platform for creatives—directors, scriptwriters, actors, and producers alike—to shed light on issues worth greater discourse. This is exactly why ...
 
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In line with the 50th anniversary of Ballet Philippines, T&C catches up with the spirited woman who started it all.
National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes, founder and current artistic director of Ballet Philippines, is every bit the individual you’d expect her to be. She is a cresting wave; a force of power and grace crowned by a bold shock of white ...
 
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The 109-lot auction is expected to fetch a tidy sum, given the stunning items on the block.
An estimated 3,500 Filipino children are diagnosed with cancer every year, according to a 2014 study in online journal Cancer Control. Of these cases, only 30 percent of the children survive in the long-term. Some of these children will be the beneficiaries ...
 
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On July 20 and 21, memorabilia from the Quezon Residence will go under the gavel in an online auction.
Mention New Manila and a genteel and refined image of the Philippines’ old rich immediately comes to mind. The area was once populated by the country's most affluent and influential who did not only run the Philippines’ major businesses but also the ...
 
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Before the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) was built, many flocked to the Manila Grand Opera House to seek classical entertainment.
The Manila Grand Opera House was the country’s most popular theater in the 1900s, built on the corner of Doroteo Jose Street and Avenida, formerly the metro’s center of entertainment. Also called ‘The Grand Opera House’, ‘Opera House’, or simply abbreviated as ...
 
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It’s in the movies inspired by the Beatles' music, however, that we find the most magic.
Over the course of their remarkably prolific career, the Beatles wrote 27 songs that reached Number 1 on the U.K. and U.S.’s major music charts. It’s no surprise, then, that the band and their music have inspired more than twice that number ...
 
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Some of the world’s best art and artifacts can be found at galleries in New York. Indulge in art and fashion at one of the city's many museums.
The only place one can be simultaneously lost and then found is within a museum’s hallowed walls. Among priceless pieces of art and artifacts from the dawn of civilization is one's personal sense of wonder, which in these modern times is often ...
 
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Throughout his life, Amorsolo’s sketches and studies are estimated to number over 10,000 pieces.
Fernando Amorsolo, the first National Artist of the Philippines for painting, grew up during a time of transition for the country. Amorsolo and his mother moved to Manila and lived with his uncle, Fabian de la Rosa, a painter. Under his uncle’s ...
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