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Dani Girl: Test of faith

Dani Girl: Test of faith

By YOLANDA L. PUNSALAN DANI Girl, the musical, will melt your heart. On its last weekend run (July 24 to 27, 8:30 p.m. Matinee, 3:30 p.m...

July 23, 2014
The journey to realize the star-studded Mostly Mozart Festival

The journey to realize the star-studded Mostly Mozart Festival

    By ELIZABETH LOLARGA THE Mostly Mozart 2014 Festival comes while the music world mourns the recent death of Maestro Oscar Yatco who..

July 6, 2014
Belgium’s magic flutist visits Manila

Belgium’s magic flutist visits Manila

  By ELIZABETH LOLARGA Photos by ALMA CRUZ MICLAT MARC Grauwels is no ordinary flutist. This virtuoso is so loved by contemporary..

July 5, 2014
Painting to keep the music alive

Painting to keep the music alive

  Text and photos by ELIZABETH LOLARGA ART has always been known as a great savior and healer for those in mourning. That was how Joven..

July 2, 2014
The making of an Urian Best Supporting Actor awardee

The making of an Urian Best Supporting Actor awardee

By PABLO A. TARIMAN IN this year’s 37th Gawad Urian Awards, seasoned actors were edged out by new but equally brilliant talents..

July 1, 2014
Child of the clouds and the earth

Child of the clouds and the earth

    By ELIZABETH LOLARGA Photos courtesy of ANGELINA and GISELLE GOLOY IT’S a rare Filipino photographer who makes it to the pages of..

June 28, 2014
Urian best actress deplores Palace snub of Nora Aunor

Urian best actress deplores Palace snub of Nora Aunor

  By PABLO A. TARIMAN THIS year’s Urian Best Actress Awardee Angeli Bayani has joined the national outrage over Malacanang’s snub of..

June 26, 2014
  New UNICEF Rep is a Balikbayan

 New UNICEF Rep is a Balikbayan

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS FOR Lotta Sylwander, her assignment to the Philippines as UNICEF Representative, is actually a homecoming...

June 24, 2014
Leeroy New’s garden of sculptural delights

Leeroy New’s garden of sculptural delights

    Text and photos by ELIZABETH LOLARGA IN the beginning, so some versions of humankind’s first parents begin, God created man and..

June 23, 2014
Yolanda-ravaged school in north Iloilo still roofless

Yolanda-ravaged school in north Iloilo still roofless

By ALFRED JOHN TAYONA and HAZEL P. VILLA Photos by ALFRED JOHN TAYONA Perched on top of a hill in Islas de Gigantes, one and half hours..

June 21, 2014
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