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‘A Cinemalaya film should still have a life after the fest’

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NORA Aunor in Joel Lamangan’s “Hustisya.”

This Saturday night, the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival celebrates a decade of independence, even as funding, marketing and distribution remain thorny issues.

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Gretchen Barreto keeps mum on Julia

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Controversial celebrity Gretchen Barretto, who has always been candid about issues concerning members of the Barretto clan, said she drew the line at talking about her sister Marjorie’s daughters in order to protect them.

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Gary Valenciano’s birthday show a family affair

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THE PERFORMER says he’s one of the few Filipino artists privileged to work with his children.

Gary Valenciano’s two-night concert “Arise: Gary V 3.0” last April is having a repeat Saturday. It is a father-son collaboration, with the music artist performing onstage and his eldest son Paolo running the entire proceedings as director.

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No longer in hiding, TNT finds way home

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VARGAS (left) with Jessica Vaughan (director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies) and Steve Case (cofounder of AOL) before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Capitol Hill last year during a hearing on comprehensive immigration reform. “I was accompanied by my lola Leonila Salinas, my uncle Conrad Salinas and my aunt Aida Abaga-Rivera.”

It’s a “homecoming,” just the same. Although he cannot attend the Manila premiere of his documentary, “Documented,” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines tonight, Filipino-American journalist Jose Antonio Vargas feels it is as though he has returned.

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Versatile Brit band serves up feast for both the eyes and ears

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BOMBAY Bicycle Club’s show featured otherworldly, abstract animation sequences on five interlinking discs. photo: magic liwanag

Bombay Bicycle Club’s recent Manila concert was a feast as much for the eyes as for the ears, with the English indie band unleashing a swirl of vibrant synth loops and sweeping, multilayered instrumentation that swelled and ebbed in harmony with the hypnotic stage lighting.

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