Arts and Culture

64th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards now accepting online entries, deadline on April 30

April 16, 2014 | 10:35 am | Lifestyle Section |

Join the country’s prestigious literary competition, send your entries on or before April 30.

NOTABLE BOOK | ‘Maita: Remembering Ka Dolor:’ Tribute to a beauty queen turned freedom fighter

April 14, 2014 | 8:15 am | Text and photo by Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

Book on activist leader Maita Gomez is also a gift to the young who did not know her, so they would be inspired to “continue the struggles she embraced.”

Berta Rojas’ art of the guitar: ‘Paint your village and you will paint the whole world’

April 9, 2014 | 12:29 am | Lifestyle Section |

Get to know the world renowned artist who has been hailed as the “Ambassador of Guitar.”

INKCANTO | Best summer books 2014 and poems to read on the beach or poolside

April 4, 2014 | 12:50 pm | By Ramil Digal Gulle | Lifestyle Section,

Sure, you’re working on having a beach-ready body but don’t let your mind and imagination go all flabby. Read a book this summer.

British experts say they have found London’s lost Black Death graves

March 31, 2014 | 2:33 am | By Andrew Osborn | Reuters

Archaeologists in Britain claim they have found a lost burial site for tens of thousands of people killed in medieval London by the “Black Death” plague.

INKCANTO | The genius of Cherie Gil and a literary fight on Facebook

March 25, 2014 | 11:09 am | By Ramil Digal Gulle | Lifestyle Section,

The actress displays not just her genius as an actor but a high-level understanding of the material and mastery for connecting with her audience.

A walk through Art in the Park and where to get the art works you still want to buy

March 25, 2014 | 10:17 am | Text by Tricia Aquino | Photos by AC Dimatatac | Lifestyle Section,

Here’s a look at last Sunday’s well attended affordable art bazaar and where to get more of its stand out pieces to fill your homes.

Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT) to perform in ‘Olympics of improv’ in Chicago

March 22, 2014 | 12:29 pm | Text by Tricia Aquino | Photos by Mikkel Bolante | Lifestyle Section,

Relying on their wit, rapport, and audience participation, the country’s premier improv team shows why they’re on top of their particular brand of sport.

VIDEO | March 20 is International Day of Happiness: Typhoon Yolanda survivors show power of the human spirit

March 20, 2014 | 12:18 pm | Text by Francine M. Marquez | Video and photos from the United Nations Foundation | Lifestyle Section,

Typhoon Yolanda survivors show the world that the only way to move on is to stay strong and positive.

‘Heartbeats’ singer Jose Gonzalez’ shares his sense of Swedish serenity in Malasimbo

March 19, 2014 | 1:46 pm | Text by Tricia Aquino | Photos by AC Dimatatac | Lifestyle Section,

A darling of the indie music circuit, the Swedish singer couldn’t evade recognition even as he tried to keep his presence subtle at the recent Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival.

Attention, actors: Call for ‘Pinocchio’ auditions set on March 30 and April 6

March 18, 2014 | 7:11 am | Lifestyle Section |

Get your voice pipes and acting chops ready for this musical set in August.

Pinoy Music Summit 2014: ‘Basta Pinoy, Push Mo Yan!’ all set on March 19

March 18, 2014 | 7:11 am | Lifestyle Section |

Music industry players unite in a bid to further promote original Filipino music.

VIDEO | ‘Girl Rising’: No such thing as too young, or too old, for empowerment

March 12, 2014 | 10:32 am | By Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section,

SPARK! Philippines celebrates International Women’s Day with a compelling film on women empowerment.

INKCANTO | 1st Makiling Arts Festival: Why we need to raise more artists (and fewer politicians)

March 12, 2014 | 9:54 am |

The best proof of the great value of an arts education are the Philippine High School for the Arts students and alumni themselves.

A homecoming for Mishka Adams, Low Leaf, and Mellow Submarine at the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival

March 11, 2014 | 3:49 pm | Text by Tricia Aquino | Photos by Mikkel Bolante | Lifestyle Section,

Three artists give good vibes as they celebrate all things earthy and natural at the recently concluded event in Mindoro.

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