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Spreading unity through music

A HARMONIOUS string instrumental of “Habanera” from George Bizet’s opera, Carmen filled the living room of the Gaston Mansion in Silay City, Negros Occidental — considered as “the seat of arts and culture in Western Visayas.”

The Hulpon festival and value of pagtutulungan in Brgy. Malico

Text and photos by Michelle Anne P. Soliman A six-hour drive away from Makati, through the sharp curves of Dalton pass in between Nueva Vizcaya...

Innovation, technology mark both fashion and event

INNOVATION in style and technology highlighted the eighth season of the recently concluded and rebranded Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival. Held on April 10 to...

Ang Larawan to make its European premiere at the Udine film...

ANG LARAWAN, the award-winning musical film based on National Artist Nick Joaquin’s play A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino, will be making its...

Murakami in Manila?

IS Haruki Murakami finally coming to Manila? Talk that Japan’s famed writer would be coming to the country started in 2016, right after acclaimed novelist...

Inaul weaving festival serves as a centerpiece of ARMM tourism

DAVAO CITY -- The second Inaul Festival, which highlights the traditional handwoven textile from Maguindanao, will start on Feb. 14 and this year’s celebration...

Montreal celebrates Leonard Cohen, who wouldn’t like it

MONTREAL, CANADA – Montreal this week celebrates Leonard Cohen, its native son whose sage and spiritual songwriting impacted generations. But the singer, who died...

TLC’s festival returns with show hosts

TRAVEL and lifestyle channel TLC is bringing back the TLC Festival to the Philippines on Nov. 4. Last year, more than 100,000 Filipino fans...

PETA holds festival on bringing art to daily life

OVER THE last 50 years of its existence, PETA (Philippine Educational Theater Association) has been staging successful commercial shows like Care Divas, Rak of...

How Oppo plans to stand out in a crowded smartphone market

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter While 2016 has been a very busy year for Chinese mobile phone brand, OPPO, 2017 may prove to be even...

Isabela’s Bambanti Festival

FOOD, MUSIC, AND SCARECROWS — these are just some of the things that a visitor to Isabela will see if they visit during the...

The sound of silence

By Zsarlene B. Chua Film Festival 10th International Silent Film Festival Aug. 25 to 28 Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City MUSIC AND SILENT FILMS are inseparable, and...

Speaking about architecture…

Festival Anthology: Stories about Architecture June 17 to 19 The Book Stop, Plaza de Roma, Intramuros, Manila AN ARCHITECTURE festival called “Anthology: Stories about Architecture” will be held...

Sun, sand, music and mangroves at the SarBay Festival

JUST LIKE its tasty tuna which has tickled the world’s palate, South Cotabato’s Sarangani Bay will sizzle once more with the SarBay Festival, the...

Festival colors at Aliwan Fiesta

FOR ONE WEEKEND every summer, the stretch of Roxas Blvd. in Manila from Quirino Grandstand to the CCP Complex is filled with color music...

Scottish islanders don helmets for Viking fire festival

LERWICK, UNITED KINGDOM — Residents of Scotland’s remote Shetland Islands brandishing swords and shields celebrated their Nordic roots on Tuesday at a spectacular fire...