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Reforms now will redeem National Artist awards


Our front page commentary last Sunday (“Protests over new awardees should finally lead to reforms”) on the latest national artists controversy has elicited follow-up requests for a longer and more detailed discussion of what those comprehensive reforms should involve.

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Did you know…‘Maestra’ at the CCP


After last month’s successful screening of “Banaue,” the Society of Filipino Archivists for Film (Sofia) presents another Gerardo de Leon classic, “Ang Bagong Maestra.”

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Source: Nora Aunor may soon be declared National Artist


A highly placed insider has told Inquirer Entertainment that it’s all systems go for the declaration of the newest batch of National Artists—which include architect Jose Ma. Zaragoza, poet Cirilo F. Bautista, choreographer Alice Reyes, composer Francisco F. Feliciano, komiks novelist Francisco V. Coching and actress-producer Nora Aunor.

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Special concert underscores timelessness of Mr. C’s music

Ryan Cayabyab

Ten years ago, I watched Ryan Cayabyab’s “The Musicman at 50” concert at the CCP. Last May 3, I was at the same venue for Mr. C’s 60th birthday concert, “The Music of Ryan Cayabyab.” Why do I keep watching and listening to the same repertoire? —Because Mr. C’s music is timeless!

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Gerry de Leon film ‘Terror is a Man’ screens at the CCP

A scene from ‘Terror is a Man”. INQUIRER file photo

The Society of Filipino Archivists for Film, in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), will screen Gerardo de Leon’s “Terror is a Man,” Friday at the CCP’s Tanghalang Manuel Conde, 4 p.m. The free screening is part of the celebration of the late National Artist De Leon’s centennial year.

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