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‘Noli Me Tangere: The Opera’ to be staged to mark 60th year

Noli Me Tangere: The Opera (Touch Me Not: The Opera), National Artists Felipe de Leon Sr. and Guillermo Tolentino’s full-length operatic adaptation of Dr. José Rizal’s groundbreaking 1887 novel of the same title, will be staged once more by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and J&S Productions Inc. at the former’s Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) from January …

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‘Babaeng Humayo’ helmer, star earn Asian Film Award nods

By Alvin I. Dacanay  Four months after winning the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, Lav Diaz’s revenge drama Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left) continues to reap accolades abroad, the latest of which are three nominations at the 11th Asian Film Awards (AFA). 

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PLDT, Smart partner with TV5, Solar to bring Miss Universe experience to more Filipinos

Top telecommunications and digital-services provider Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and mobile leader Smart Communications, together with broadcast station TV5, bring the much anticipated 65th Miss Universe Pageant closer to Filipinos everywhere through the digital and social-media services running on the country’s most extensive and robust fixed-line and wireless networks. 

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Celebs share Obama memories in video

Los Angeles—Hollywood A-listers, including Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, recently participated in a farewell video honoring outgoing United States President Barack Obama.

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Violinist Sazara joins PPO in first concert of 2017

Violinist Diomedes Sazara Jr. is set to join the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), under the baton of Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, in its first concert of the new year, which will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) on January 20 at 8 p.m. 

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A banner year for Pinoy films

If there’s a definite bright spot in what many people, including myself, consider an awful year for the Philippines and the world, it’s the fact that Filipino films earned unprecedented acclaim in film festivals here and overseas in 2016.

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‘Care Divas’ to kick off Peta’s ‘golden’ season

Six years after debuting to critical and audience acclaim, the Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (Peta) hit comedy-musical Care Divas returns once more to the Peta Theater Center to open its 50th year with 50 shows from February 3 to March 19. 

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CCP Metropolitan Opera in HD to feature ‘Cav/Pag’

A twinbill of Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci—better known as Cav/Pag—will be the second offering of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) Metropolitan Opera in HD (high definition) Season 4 at Greenbelt 3 cinemas on January 10. 

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Composer Jesse Lucas to hold music master class

Prolific, prize-winning composer for stage and screen Jesse Lucas is set to hold a free three-hour master class on the art of writing music for film and television at the 1701 Little Rooms Upstairs in Quezon City on January 29. 

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MMFF offers 30% discount to students, seniors, PWDs

In an unprecedented promotional move, the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) execu­tive committee recently gave producers of the festival’s official entries the option to grant a 30-percent discount on tickets to students, senior citizens, and people with disabilities (PWDs).

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