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Streep and Springfield topbill Demme’s new ‘dramedy’

/ 12:12 AM September 05, 2015

STREEP. Portrays a rock star in “Ricki and the Flash.”

STREEP. Portrays a rock star in “Ricki and the Flash.”

FANS OF Meryl Streep are excited because their favorite actress is starring in a new “dramedy” opening this week at Ayala cinemas, “Ricki and the Flash.”

She plays a rock star in Jonathan Demme’s film, and portraying the lead guitar player in her band, The Flash, is real-life rock legend, Rick Springfield.


Novels into films


Some Pinoy novels turned into memorable films are showcased at the Manila International Bookfair from Sept. 16 to 20 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia.

They include Edgardo M. Reyes’ “Maynila: Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag,” Lualhati Bautista’s “Bulaklak ng City Jail” and “Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?,” “Ligo na U, Lapit na Me” by Eros Atalia, and “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?” by Ramon Bautista.

Mabuhay Tour

Mabuhay Restop’s new Mabuhay Tour invites all Filipinos, especially the youth, to enliven their love of God and country with its one-of-a-kind, immersive experience at Rizal Park at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7.

Participants in its “Bayan, Bayani, Bayanihan” interaction will better appreciate Philippine history and culture through music, poetry, dance and art, as well as learn about social enterprise, building Filipino brands that do not leave the poor behind—and practice joyful community service with a beneficial project! Call 359-7927, or e-mail [email protected].

Choral competition


Festival Supermall in Alabang holds its annual “Awiting Kay Gleeing” choral competition, with OPM as theme, at 2 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 27 at the mall’s Carousel Court. E-mail [email protected] by Sept. 18 to join either the school or community categories.

‘Modern Living TV’

Today’s “Modern Living TV” show at 10 a.m. on ANC features interior stylist and blogger Marilen Montenegro, the Leon Gallery Auctions, the Manila store of Oliviers and Co. for tips on entertaining at home, and ace architect Jason Buensalido.


John Arcilla, the star of the acclaimed film, “Heneral Luna,” guests on “Art2Art” (3:30 p.m., Sunday on dzRH and RHTV). Program host Lisa Macuja’s other guests or topics this month include (Sept. 13) Marites Agbay on the Manila International Bookfair, (Sept. 20) the Tres Marias (Bayang Barrios, Lolita Carbon and Cooky Chua), and (Sept. 27) Nashville Ballet Artistic director Paul Vasterling.

At Vivere Hotel

Vivere Hotel in Alabang (771-7777) offers families an enticing “Snuggle” room package with buffet breakfast for four at The Nest Dining in the Sky, afternoon snack, free use of facilities including the kiddie playroom, etc.

Another appealing option is to unwind in Anilao, Batangas at Vivere Azure, with 25 percent discount from Sunday to Thursday.

Yummy breakfast

Yummy new breakfast fare at Italianni’s from 7 to 10:30 a.m. includes pork chops, garlic and fennel meatloaf and confit salmon—aside from an already extensive breakfast menu. At Italianni’s High Street and Greenbelt 2 branches.

Technolux at Wofex 2015

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