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Freddie Aguilar’s 40th year in showbiz: A world tour

Legendary folk singer Ferdinand “Ka Freddie” P. Aguilar will celebrate his fortieth year in show business with a rediscovery of his music, past and present, among Filipinos globally.

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Vignettes of celebrities reading poetry and a gathering of heroes

If I were a poet gathering words and building images to tell a story about writer Marra PL Lanot’s book launch of her new collection of poetry in English, Filipino and Spanish, “Cadena de Amor,” it should be a montage of loves and scruples.

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The Czech Republic is front and center in new travel series “The Flip Trip”

Filmmaker Pepe Diokno and writer and author Jessica Zafra travel the world searching for Filipino connections in their new travel show “The Flip Trip.” For its pilot season, the duo explores the picturesque cities of the Czech Republic and discovers the many interesting Czech-Filipino links.

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UP Fine Arts graduates hold reunion exhibit

In celebration of National Arts Month, alumni of the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts opened a group show entitled “UpDate: A UPCFA Dekada ‘90 Reunion Exhibit last Saturday, February 17, at the Art Anton gallery in Pasay City. It was a gathering of artists from different batches comprising the decade of the ‘90s.

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New directions for PMPC Star Awards

It’s never too late for the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) to have injected new and revitalized thrusts and ideas to regain the credibility of its Star Awards.

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Celebration of National Arts Month

Philippine creativity and the arts are front and center this February as the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) celebrates National Arts Month (NAM).

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After 72 years in hibernation, church revives Virgin de la Salud Novena

After 72 years in hibernation, the Catholic Church in the Philippines has revived the devotion to the Nuestra Seπora del la Salud (Our Lady of Health) Novena late last year.

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The classical musician is a legal eagle, a spirit questor

By Boy Villasanta Nick Nangit who? Remember the classical pianist who performed a couple of years ago in exquisite Museum of History of Ideas in Padre Faura in Manila where controversial whistler-blower and now one of the managers of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Sandra Cam and the late actress Dinah Dominguez were guests?

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Maryo J’s death is an end to an era

It’s not only the exclusive local entertainment industry, particularly the film section that mourns the death of prolific filmmaker Maryo J. de los Reyes but the whole of the viewing public as well.

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Heartbreak, Heartache and Valentine’s Day

As February is the “Love Month”, it is expected that most everyone would write about Valentine’s Day, romance and the whole giddy, saccharine sweetness of it all.

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