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Multi-awarded soprano Andion Fernandez returns to Manila

Multi-awarded soprano Andion Fernandez returns to Manila

  By PABLO A. TARIMAN A most welcome sight at the opening night of La Cenerentola at the Meralco Theater last weekend was Berlin-based..

August 23, 2015
Standing ovation for Rossini’s La Cenerentola in Manila

Standing ovation for Rossini’s La Cenerentola in Manila

  By PABLO A. TARIMAN ROSSINI’S La Cenerentola made its Philippine debut Saturday night (August 15, 2015) at the Meralco Theater with a..

August 17, 2015
Kinaray-a writing contest

Kinaray-a writing contest

                                                  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS KINARAY-A is the..

August 13, 2015
Rossini’s La Cenerentola stirs anticipation

Rossini’s La Cenerentola stirs anticipation

By ELIZABETH LOLARGA Photos by ANNA LEAH SARABIA THE cast and music directors of La Cenerentola promise not to change a thing that..

August 12, 2015
An ambassador for light and music in a world gone dark

An ambassador for light and music in a world gone dark

Text, photos and video by JHESSET THRINA ENANO IN contrast to the busy urban scene outside, the halls of St. Paul University in Manila are..

August 10, 2015
From street to stage: Musicians with visual impairment promote their talent

From street to stage: Musicians with visual impairment promote their talent

By DANIEL ABUNALES RAY Charles, Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli: world-renowned artists with visual impairments yet with exceptional musical..

August 10, 2015
Playing for Pinas: An athlete’s ride to success

Playing for Pinas: An athlete’s ride to success

Text and video by GRAZIELLE CHUA THE multi-awarded athlete holds his right fist to his chest as he recalls the moment the Philippine flag..

August 7, 2015
Living for the open road

Living for the open road

By VJ BACUNGAN DRIVING a manual can be agonizing for many drivers, especially in the stop-start traffic of the often-gridlocked metro...

August 6, 2015
Earmarking the misheard

Earmarking the misheard

By CAMILLE AGUINALDO RAPHAEL Torralba never thought that a fall from the stairs would change his life forever. The impact of the accident..

August 4, 2015
LGBT activists: We did not feel Aquino’s presence

LGBT activists: We did not feel Aquino’s presence

    By PATRICK KING PASCUAL THE countdown has begun for the last months of President Benigno Aquino III. Activists from the LGBT..

August 3, 2015
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