By Dolly Anne Carvajal
The controversy surrounding President Benigno Aquino’s exclusion of actress Nora Aunor from the roster of national artist honorees continues, and I can’t help writing a piece about it since Ate Guy is like family to me.
By Rito P. Asilo
We get a kick out of hearing the success stories of homegrown Filipino talents getting cast in substantial roles in theater or film productions abroad. But, what many of them don’t have is Lily Chu’s consistency and knack for reinvention: In the three years since she decided to move to Prague with her Czech husband, she has already appeared in 10 substantial plays (“Hamlet,” “Marat/Sade,” “Macbeth”) and musicals (“Rent,” “Chess”)—and counting!
By Celine Fabie
While adults complain about the heat the summer season brings, children ages 6-16 are happily doing the things they love to do. Summer vacation offers a variety of activities for kids to engage in, and theater workshops have grown in popularity, alongside the reliable staples of piano, ballet and sports.
Thanks to the generosity of a US forklift truck dynasty, pop star Katy Perry will soon take pride of place in the dignified National Portrait Gallery in Washington.
“Heart is growing fast in her style of painting. Since she’s fairly new in it, she’s not afraid to experiment and take chances. I like her use of bright colors. Her paintings have a magical, whimsical feel to them.”