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ABS-CBN e-books on Beebly
ABS-CBN Books partnered with Beebly, a gamified e-knowledge hub, to bring its best-selling books to mobile. Developed by Philippine-Singapore company Big Crunch Digital, Beebly is an e-reader and e-bookstore that carries recreational books and educational reading materials. Among the best-selling titles from ABS-CBN Books to be available soon on Beebly are Stupid Is Forever by the late Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Pak Humor by TV host and talent manager Ogie Diaz, The Crown: Your Essential Guide to Becoming a Beauty Queen by pageant mentor Jonas Gaffud, Truth & Lies My Mother Told Me by Ruffa Gutierrez, Day, Hard!: Lakas ng Loob, Kapal ng Mukha by Annabelle Rama, Lakas Tawa by comedian Alex Calleja, and Never Be Number Two by social media star Jelai Andres. Readers will be able to access ABS-CBN Books via Beebly’s premium service. Other available titles may be purchased via Beebly’s digital and on-ground payment channels.
CCP Arthouse Cinema screenings
CCP Arthouse Cinema will screen National Artist Fernando Poe Jr.’s Alupihang Dagat (1976) on July 8, 2 p.m., at the Tanghalang Manuel Conde (CCP Audio-Visual Room). There will also be back-to-back screenings of Nadjoua Bansil’s Bohe: Sons of the Waves (2012) and Emmanuel Dela Cruz’s Gabon (2007) at 4 p.m. on the same day to commemorate Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice). The film screening, which aims to revisit historical works, is a collaboration with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the Philippine Film Archive, and the Society of Filipino Archivists for Film.
Steve Aoki summer dance anthem
TWO-time Grammy-nominated artist and producer Steve Aoki and Swedish producer KAAZE join forces on the new track “Whole Again” featuring vocalist John Martin, known for his work with Swedish House Mafia and Martin Garrix. This marks the first time Aoki and KAAZE have collaborated. “Whole Again,” released July 1, is the latest single from Aoki’s forthcoming full-length album HiROQUEST, which will drop on Sept. 16. “Whole Again” can be streamed on Spotify and other music platforms.
War documentaries at MCAD
HISTORICAL documentaries on the life and works of renowned 20th-century artists and how they capitalized on their pieces to provide social criticism on the horrors of wars will be screened for free on the Wednesdays of July. Curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, the selection showcases truth-sharing and painstaking memory-keeping of the visual masters through films as they encapsulate perspectives and narratives of the battles fought through their artworks. The films to be screened are George Grosz: Enemy of the State (1987) on July 6, Otto Dix: The Painter in the Eyes of the World (1989) on July 13, Chagall (2006) on July 20, and The Art of Henry Moore (2005) on July 27. The free and public online screenings will be conducted via Zoom at noon on the scheduled dates. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit the official Facebook page of MCAD (facebook.com/MCADManila).