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Clarke conquers silver screen with ‘Terminator’

By Lindsey Bahr / The Associated Press Los Angeles—The secret about overnight success in Hollywood is that it never actually happens that way.

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Bert Antonio, nephew to open joint exhibit at West Gallery

Noted Boston-based Filipino artist Bert Antonio and his 12-year-old nephew Ethan Antonio are set to open their first exhibit together, titled NO_ matter_WHO_did_WHAT_&_WHY, at the West Gallery in Quezon City on July 8. Many of the more than 30 artworks featured in this one-of-a-kind show were produced over a two-week period in the summer of 2014 in Beverly Hills, Florida. …

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Virgin Labfest XI: Staging plays that stray from the ‘safe’ path

By Alvin I. Dacanay This week theater lovers are expected to come to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) to catch the dozen dramatic works that are set to debut at the Virgin Labfest, the annual laboratory festival of untried, untested and unstaged plays that is now on its 11th year.

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‘Rak of Aegis’ dominates 7th Gawad Buhay!

Story and photos by Alvin I. Dacanay Rak of Aegis, the hit Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) musical that uses the songs of pop-rock band Aegis to tell the story of a young woman who dreams of achieving YouTube stardom, and the problems facing her perpetually flooded village, swept the Seventh Gawad Buhay! awards, earning 11 trophies at a three-hour-plus …

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‘Barber’s Tales,’ ‘Dagitab’ lead Urian nominees

By Alvin I. Dacanay Indie films Barber’s Tales and Dagitab received the highest number of nominations—11 each—for the 38th Gawad Urian, which was revealed last week on a list that features several high-profile names in the acting categories and reflects the continued love shown to Philippine independent movies by respected film critics’ group Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP).

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The ‘Fab Four’ of ‘Asia’s Got Talent’: What could the future hold for them?

By Alvin I. Dacanay By the time this piece sees print, the four Filipino finalists in the just-concluded first edition of Asia’s Got Talent—10-year-old pop singer Gwyneth Dorado of Antipolo City, Rizal province; dance crew Junior New System of Sampaloc, Manila; 24-year-old classical singer Gerphil-Geraldine Flores of Parañaque City; and the winner, shadow-play group El Gamma Penumbra of Tanauan City, …

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It’s curtains up (up and away) for ‘Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady’

Story and photos by Alvin I. Dacanay / Special to The Market Monitor website Today, Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady: The Musical, the expanded version of ZsaZsa Zaturnnah graphic novelist Carlo Vergara’s one-act play that was first mounted, to much acclaim, at the ninth edition of the Virgin Labfest, begins its month-long run at the Peta (Philippine Educational Theater Association) Theater …

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Modesto’s ‘Rewind: Drawings, Lithographs & Paintings 1983–2008’ at MO_Space

Fernando Modesto’s latest solo exhibition at MO_Space, titled Rewind: Drawings, Lithographs & Paintings 1983–2008, is a partial survey of the widely acclaimed artist’s drawings, lithographs and paintings that were created within a 25-year period.

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Dylan sings Sinatra in ‘Shadows in the Night’

Review by David Bauder / The Associated Press Bob Dylan has never called Shadows in the Night (Columbia) a Frank Sinatra tribute album. The idea seems nuts: One of the last century’s greatest songwriters challenging, perhaps, its greatest voice, on Sinatra’s turf. No wonder it was the butt of jokes before anyone heard a note.

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Stars sympathize with loved ones of ‘executed’ SAF commandos

By Alvin I. Dacanay Like many Filipinos, the Philippine entertainment community shared in the sorrow of the families and friends of the 44 men of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) who were killed in a clash with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mampasano town, Maguindanao province, on January 25, and several from the community expressed …

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