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A dashing, defiant ‘Da Vinci’

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TOM RILEY in “Da Vinci’s Demons,” on Fox

Italian visionary Leonardo da Vinci is a defiant and reluctant hero in the new drama “Da Vinci’s Demons,” created by David Goyer, screenwriter of “Man of Steel” and “Blade.”   An accessible merging of historical and fantastical exploits, the show depicts the innovator as an inquisitive but sometimes flaky fellow, able to craft some unheard-of [...]

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Like Elmo performing with late dad FrancisM

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ALL IN THE FAMILY (from left): Maxene, Saab, Arkin, mother Pia, Clara, Elmo and Frank. INQSnap this page to view the remastered “Kaleidoscope World Forever” music video! RODEL ROTONI

Most stars who belong to show biz families try to play down blood ties to avoid comparison with more famous relatives.   Not Elmo Magalona. The 19-year-old singer-rapper does not shy away from projects that are sure to evoke memories of his father, the late rapper Francis Magalona.   Elmo’s latest musical endeavor—a revival of [...]

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Girl power deftly plays ‘Game of Thrones’

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EMILIA Clarke plays Daenerys, a subservient wife who triumphantly leads a loyal army.

War between self-appointed kings and power-craving players continues to rage in the latest season of the fantasy-epic series “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s hit series of books.   While it started as a seemingly male-dominated conflict, some female characters were influential, or continue to wield power behind the scenes, ably guiding [...]

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Wanderland 2013: Appeasing a country’s ‘Coachella Dreams”

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Most Filipino audiophiles and art enthusiasts can only dream of being part of West Coast America’s famous, and supposedly, coolest annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But thanks to the folks at Karpos Media, we get the closest thing to it back home.

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Fact, fiction fuse in Cold War tale

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ERI Russell and  Matthew Rhys in “The Americans”

Often discomfiting, the Cold War drama “The Americans” is about two KGB agents posing as ordinary American spouses in the early 1980s.   Starring Keri Russell (“Felicity”) and Matthew Rhys (“Brothers and Sisters”) as Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, “The Americans” mingles fact and fiction, creating compelling scenarios set during the Reagan administration. The spy partners, [...]

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