National exhibit

BEATRICE CADIZ holds her work called Dream Weaver.

NOW ON its 50th year, the Philippine Art Educators’ Association (PAEA), a non-government organization created to promote education through the arts and the culture in schools and other institutions, in collaboration with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), launched the National Students’ Traveling Art Exhibition themed “Buhay Katutubo,” featuring the winners of the competition, which highlighted the beauty of the country’s indigenous races. From over 300 artworks from different national academic institutions, the Top 50 entries are on view in various galleries, museums, and partner schools across the country. Notable submissions were from Regino Abiño, Jr. from Statesfields School, Cavite; Vren Protacio from St. Mary’s Academy, Sta. Ana, Manila; Rudy Cuecaco Jr. II from Lyceum of Aparri, Cagayan; Vivien Premistra from Antipolo Lady of Lourdes School; Kamila Piansay from St. Mary’s Academy, Pasay City; and Pontillas Ussiah, Hannah Iguas, and Jeffry Cabilogan from Marsman National High School Davao del Norte. Nine out of the Top 50 short-listed works were from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), namely Malakas at Maganda by Pamela Madlangbayan, Kasiyahan by Mark Cedrix Lopez, Kulay ng Kultura by Justine Torregoza, Habi ng Tela by Bea Canete, Weaving Together Ideas by Louis Miguel Moldez, Tahanan by Isabelle Louis Garcia, Dream Weaver by Beatrice Cadiz, Kagalakan at Kasiyahan by Bart Mocorro, and Tandang Pananong by Mitzi Comia.

Rock the orchestra

THE MANILA Symphony Orchestra will rock you with Rockestra 2018 Concert 2.

THE Manila Symphony Orchestra will present Rockestra 2018 Concert #2 on July 29, 6 p.m., at The Theatre at Soliere. The MSO will travese genres with a rock symphony concert featuring rock and OPM music. The concert will also feature guitarist Noli Aurillo, OPM band Silent Sanctuary, and conductor Arturo Molina. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (891-9999,

Side Show

WENCY CORNEJO joins the cast of Side Show.

MULTI-AWARDED singer/songwriter Wency Cornejo will make his musical theater debut in Atlantis Theatrical’s staging of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Side Show. The musical is based on the real-life story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, who try to overcome their impediment and make a name for themselves as stage and film stars. It features a book by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, who also composed the iconic hit musical Dreamgirls. Side Show was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical. Cornejo will be playing the menacing ringmaster of the side show, known as Sir. He joins Kayla Rivera as Violet Hilton, Gab Pangilinan as Daisy Hilton, Markki Stroem as Terry Connor, David Ezra as Buddy Foster, and Arman Ferrer as Jake. Side Show is directed by Steven Conde. Side Show makes its Manila debut on Aug. 31 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. For tickets, contact Ticketworld at 891-9999 or visit