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Lockdown story time: Roald Dahl with Streep, Cumberbatch and more

LONDON — Stuck at home with the kids? Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Cate Blanchett may be able to help.

How the arts have been helping during hard times

THE enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila has hit its 60-day mark. While selected industries will slowly begin to resume operations as the metropolis transitions to a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), live performances and other activities which entail large gatherings remain postponed. Still, over the past two months, singers, musicians, actors, directors, and writers have collaborated to raise money for the benefit of those who have been badly affected by the enhanced community quarantine. And they are already planning for the future.

Vatican’s ‘vampire’ prints of rarely seen 20th century art on show

VATICAN CITY — They could be called the Vatican’s vampire prints — works by masters such as Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch and Salvador Dali so delicate that they usually lie dormant for years in dark storage in its museums.

Yayoi Kusama at 90 plans Macy’s Parade balloon, New York City...

JAPANESE multimedia artist Yayoi Kusama is keeping up a torrid pace at 90 — backing up sold-out exhibits at museums around the world with fresh works, more shows, and even a balloon designed for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City.

Of augmented reality and social realities

ARTWORKS depicting social issues, graphite drawings and installations, and paintings of an industrial landscape viewed with augmented reality came out on top in the 16th edition of the Ateneo Art Awards held on Sunday at the Ateneo Art Gallery of the Ateneo De Manila University in Quezon City.

CCP turns Gold: Festivities start in September

TEN years ago, as the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) was preparing for the celebration of its 40th year, then CCP President Nestor Jardin approached former First Lady Imelda Marcos at the CCP ramp and asked her, “Where did you bury the time capsule?”

The CCP’s history in posters

BEFORE the advent of Photoshop, the initial design for a poster was drafted by hand. A stencil would be made and the design would then be transferred onto a screen. A sheet of poster paper would be set under the screen, ink would be applied and pushed through the screen onto the paper with a squeegee. The paper would then be set aside to dry. Then the process would be repeated for the next poster, and the next, and the next.

Wanderland’s lineup of performers released

THE 7th Wanderland music and arts festival, which will be held on March 9 and 10 at the Filinvest City Open Grounds in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, will see both international and homegrown acts perform their hits.

Paghilom Arts Fest in Amadeo, Cavite

ARTISTS, students, teachers, and cultural workers in Cavite are uniting for the second edition of Paghilom, an artist-initiated arts festival in the province. “Paghilom” means healing or renewal, and the festival focuses on art and its production as transformative acts necessary to cure individuals, communities, and society of its maladies.

Full Malasimbo music, arts festival lineup released

BROOKLYN based keyboardist and beatboxer Taylor McFerrin joins Robert Glasper, Anomalie, Laneous, Ruby Ibarra, IV of Spades, and many more in performing at the 9th Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival on March 1 and 2 in a new venue at Puerto Galera’s White Beach.

A regional painter’s dreams on canvas

THE LATE Tarlac-born Perfecto Mercado painted movie billboards for a living before shifting to canvas painting in 1975.

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Abueva’s opus (From the halls of UP to...

BusinessWorld, March 18, 1996 By Cecille Santillan-Visto National Artist Napoleon V. Abueva officially retired from teaching at the University of the Philippines in May last year (1995)...

Da Vinci painting of Christ sells for record $450 million

New York — A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci has sold for $450.3 million in New York, blazing a new world...

Dance on social issues to debut in Manila

THE RIGHTS of indigenous people to use their ancestral land and the issues of mining and its harmful effects on the natural environment are...

Choir wins in France competition

CORO SAN BENILDO, a Filipino choir group, won three prizes in the recently concluded 46th Florilège Vocal de Tours, the highly anticipated annual choral...