Arts and Culture

THEATER | ‘Into the Woods’ to be staged at the BGC garden ampitheater in Feb. 2015

December 17, 2014 | 4:00 pm | Lifestyle Section |

Theater enthusiasts will be treated to a unique nature-inspired version of this Stephen Sondheim musical to be staged at BGC in early 2015.

Do you hear what I hear? 5 heavenly choir concerts to check out this Christmas season

December 13, 2014 | 12:20 pm | Lifestyle Section,

Let your Christmas be filled with your favorite carols sang by the Philippine Madrigal Singers, UP Manila Chorale, and Ateneo Chamber Singers, to name a few.

REMOTO CONTROL | ‘Letter to a Young Teacher:’ Wisdom for the classroom

December 10, 2014 | 2:50 pm | By Danton Remoto | Lifestyle Section,

If memory is the mother of all writing, then preparation is at the heart of all teaching.

Why is Sec. Butch Abad smiling and hugging this beautiful bronze sculpture?

December 10, 2014 | 1:30 pm | Text and photos by Romsanne Ortiguero, Lifestyle Section,

Sculptor Julie Lluch captures the passionate spirit of the late artist Pacita Abad in a life-size bronze piece.

THEATER | 5 razzle-dazzle reasons not to miss ‘Chicago: The Musical’ at Solaire

December 10, 2014 | 8:00 am | Text by Ma. Glaiza Lee | Lifestyle Section,

With fingers snappin’, feet tappin’, and Chicago’s upbeat music still playing in our minds, here are 5 reasons why all that jazz is worth it.

INKCANTO | ‘Chicago’ at The Theatre at Solaire and Lang Leav’s ‘Lullabies’

December 10, 2014 | 7:00 am | By Ramil Digal Gulle | Lifestyle Section,

On the judiciary system as a song-and-dance number and why National Bookstore is going all out in promoting foreign artists.

Senate honors National Artist F. Sionil Jose for contribution to literature, journalism

December 10, 2014 | 6:30 am | Lifestyle Section,

Senate resolution cites Sionil Jose’s exceptional literary talent and his dedication to promote national pride through the arts.

5 art exhibits to visit this Christmas season

December 4, 2014 | 12:15 pm | Lifestyle Section |

Take a break from the traffic and holiday rush by stepping back and viewing art works in the city’s various galleries and museums this month.

Manila Concert Choir’s concert in Thailand a resounding success

December 3, 2014 | 7:07 pm | Lifestyle Section |

Filipino artistry stood out again on the international stage as the Manila Concert Choir performed in a well-applauded concert in Thailand recently.

7 hot reasons to watch ‘Priscilla: Queen of the Desert’ at Resorts World MNL

December 2, 2014 | 2:27 pm | Text by Ma. Glaiza Lee | Photos by Teddy Pelaez | Lifestyle Section,

The queens are back! So come put on your favorite disco outfit and dancing heels, and bring your 70s songbook to this fun and touching musical.

THEATER | ‘Grease:’ A young kind of fun

November 28, 2014 | 3:28 pm | Text by Ma. Glaiza Lee | Photos by Sundee Guevara and Nica Mapeso of 9Works Theatrical | Lifestyle Section,

Unforgettable music, groovy dance movements, and the universal themes of first love, teenage angst, and rock n’ roll—what’s not there to like?

State-of-the-art Theatre at Solaire is set to dazzle and draw the crowd

November 28, 2014 | 1:49 pm | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Teddy Pelaez, Lifestyle Section,

The grand concert is proof of the 1,760-seater theater’s physical capacity and impressive technical capabilities.

Pinoy romance novelist Mina Esguerra on 5 secrets to writing a bestseller

November 27, 2014 | 6:15 pm | By Melissa G. Bagamasbad | Lifestyle Section,

The successful author on writer’s block, romance as fantasy, and other golden nuggets of wisdom you’ll need for your first chick lit.

THEATER | ‘Scrooge’: Heartwarming and timeless retelling of a classic tale

November 27, 2014 | 10:59 am | By Ma. Glaiza Lee | Lifestyle Section,

Many Christmases pasts later, Repertory Philippine’s latest staging of this classic tale never fails to bring some touching moments.

INKCANTO | Worthy revolutions in ‘El Fili’; Giselle Kasilag’s ‘Wanderlust’

November 27, 2014 | 9:15 am | By Ramil Digal Gulle | Lifestyle Section,

On a powerful reminder of a true revolution in ‘El Filibusterismo’ and remembrances of past travels in the artist’s first photo exhibit.

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