Arts and Culture

WATCH THIS | Wanna help put PH on global violin map? Attend Chino Gutierrez recital tonight

September 13, 2014 | 10:19 am |

Brilliant young Filipino classical violinist will be performing tonight, Saturday (Sept. 13) in Makati City to raise funds for his participation in an international competition.

At the gala night of ‘Noli Me Tangere: The Opera,’ celebrating world-class Filipino artistry

September 12, 2014 | 5:36 pm | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Teddy Pelaez, Lifestyle Section,

At the ‘Noli Me Tangere: The Opera’ gala night, two opera icons are honored as VIPs give thumbs up to the opera’s re-staging in the country after 27 years.

WINNER! Poging Pulis tops Misters of the Philippines pageant

September 10, 2014 | 9:44 am | By MJ Marfori, Aksyon News | With additional reporting by Romsanne Ortiguero | InterAksyon Lifestyle Section

He gets to compete for Mister International in Korea next month.

‘I stand my ground’: Prof. Santiago Pilar on authenticating controversial Juan Luna painting

September 8, 2014 | 5:32 pm | By Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

Prof. Pilar stands by his findings that the painting is, indeed, a Luna and discusses the vital signs of its authenticity.

Ballet Philippines’ ‘Giselle’ brings sexy back with fund-raising gala on Sept. 19

September 5, 2014 | 8:24 am | Lifestyle Section |

Giselle kicks off the Blue Moon Series celebrating Ballet Philippines’ 45th year anniversary.

INKCANTO | It takes balls to stage ‘Noli Me Tangere: The Opera’

September 4, 2014 | 4:32 pm | By Ramil Digal Gulle | Lifestyle Section,

The opera has been around since 1957 and no one has seen it fit to stage the opera here in all the intervening decades! What is wrong with us?!

Critically acclaimed ‘Noli Me Tangere: The Opera’ to be staged at Resorts World Manila

September 2, 2014 | 2:46 pm | Text and photos by Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

After a series of staging in other countries, musical masterpiece ‘Noli Me Tangere: The Opera’ finally takes its spotlight at Resorts World Manila.

‘Sew and Tell’ by artist Maya Calica-Collins: Magical storytelling with thread and fabric

September 2, 2014 | 2:27 pm | Text by Tricia Aquino | Photos by Tricia Aquino and Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

From editing glossy magazines, Maya Calica-Collins now seams touching children’s stories through embroidery.

64th Palanca Awards honors 47 literary artists, bestows special awards

September 2, 2014 | 10:16 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Rhoy Cobilla | Lifestyle Section,

The country’s most prestigious literary competition reveals its winners this year.

New book on Isabelo Tampinco aims to turn the sculptor into a household name

September 2, 2014 | 10:01 am | Text by Tricia Aquino | Photos by Tricia Aquino and Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

Vibal Foundation and the National Museum reintroduce sculptor and national treasure Isabelo Tampinco to art connoisseurs and the Filipino public.

CITIZEN MANILA | Tattoo artist Joel Rocafort, 35, and his living canvas

August 29, 2014 | 9:54 am | Text and photos by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section,

This prized tattoo artist was born to ink his way.

A season of awards for Nora Aunor this month

August 28, 2014 | 3:57 pm | By Romsanne Ortiguero, Lifestyle Section,

Four signs Nora Aunor is the people’s artist.

Write your three-sentence story, win a prize, and encourage children to love reading

August 27, 2014 | 9:27 pm | Lifestyle Section,

Channel the creative writer in you and win Php3, 000 by writing a story in three sentences.

#ALSIceBucketChallenge captures Pinoy celebs

August 26, 2014 | 4:49 pm | Text by Jose Bimbo Santos | Lifestyle Section,

But will PNoy be nominated and accept the challenge as well?

HEROES REIMAGINED | Ateneo student illustrates Juan Luna as tech-savvy artist

August 25, 2014 | 11:23 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

We asked seven young artists to reimagine our national heroes as if they were alive today. Here, Juan Miguel Villanueva, 14, depicts the painter Juan Luna.

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