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The cast Sheila Valderrama-Martinez, Arman Ferrer, and Lara Maigue

Throwback to Bembol Roco and Hilda Koronel

With a timeless love story, great voices, resonant songs, fabulous dances, and world-class Filipino performers. Grand Leisure Corporation is set to make local musical theater…

Dancing Princess Fionna Delos Santos was one of the students who competed in the 2017 Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition (AGP)

On Pointe

By Maggie F. Francisco It was a week to remember for Ballet Manila. For the fifth time, the prestigious ballet company sent 12 of its…

Ciudad de Manila: Estado y Clasificacion de Sus Edificios en 1870, by J. Cavada y Mendez de Vigo, Agustin de la Oppel (Manila, 1876).

Manila 1870, seven years after the earth moved

By Dr. Jaime C. Laya The scientific-minded Jesuits have long been keeping track of earthquakes.  Number one on their record is the June 1, 1599…

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The Journey of Roel Obemio

By Duffie Hufana Osental Many things come to mind when we consider the art of Roel Obemio. Fernando Botero as an obvious reference would perhaps…

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Artist at Work: Butch Payawal a childlike wonder

By Hannah Jo Uy “Remember,” admonishes Butch Payawal, “there are many good painters but only a few artists.” Art, for him, is more than putting…


The silence of infidelity

By Rica Arevalo The silent film era from the late 1800s to the early 1920s made use of live orchestra music to accompany moving images…