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FILIPINO WINS 2022 THAILAND INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION

The winning streak of classical guitarist Adrik Cristobal continues. After winning the 7th Valerio International Guitar Competition in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2019 and the National Music Competitions for Young Artists…

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STUDENT OF PAVAROTTI IS NEW CALAF IN DECEMBER CCP TURANDOT

Tenor Alessandro Liberatore — a pupil of Luciano Pavarotti who sang in Manila in 1994 — is the Calaf in the CCP production of Puccini’s Turandot opening at the CCP…

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REMEMBERING FILIPINO SINGERS WHO SHONEIN TURANDOT

When Turandot opens at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Dec. 9-11, 2022, it will bring to mind Filipino singers who distinguished themselves in the last Puccini opera. There…

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A BARITONE LIKE NO OTHER

Live concerts are back! They are for the most part inspiring and sadly a few disappoints. This concert mounted at the CCP main theater lobby by the Friends for Cultural…

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PROFILE OF A TALENT MANAGER AND FILM PRODUCER

Talent manager Ferdy Lapuz was in a quandary as he received FB comments his talent, actor Soliman Cruz, was not wearing appropriate attire during the red carpet walk at the…

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SOPRANO STEFANIE QUINTIN ON THE SIDE OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Much was in store for music lovers when soprano Stefanie Quintin performed for the first time at Tanghalang Ignacio Gimenez (Black Box Theater) last Wednesday, September 7, 2022. With flutist…

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VENICE INDEPENDENT FILM CRITICS SINGLE OUT ROMANIAN FILM WITH FILIPINO LEAD ACTOR

The Romanian film To The North by Mihai Mincan headlined by Filipino actors Soliman Cruz and Bart Guingona eluded awards in the Orizzonte section of the recently concluded 79th Venice…

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LAST CURTAIN CALL FOR BARITONE ANDREW FERNANDO (1970-2022)

Distinguished baritone Andrew Fernando has died August 23, 2022. This was learned from the Soledad and Fernando family who also announced his body was cremated August 31. He was 52.…

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THE HORRORS OF MARTIAL LAW AS MUSICAL

When Katips (short for Katipunan) was first screened in November last year, nobody knew the Marcoses were poised for a dramatic comeback. Thus, the film was treated as another brainchild…

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MARILOU DIAZ-ABAYA IS NEW NATIONAL ARTIST FOR FILM

When Marilou Diaz-Abaya was proclaimed National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts last June 10, 2022, she had long deserved it having lived art and life with consummate artistry. Her…