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October 27, 2016

The Moffatts Farewell Tour Live in Manila

The Canadian Pop-Rock band are returning to Manila for the first time in 16 years with brothers Scott, Clint and Bob set to perform all of their 90’s hits one last time. The boys will also be debuting material from their new projects - Endless Summer, and Scott Moffatt, respectively.

The Moffatts have two Classic Hits that rival ‘Hotel California’ for the biggest international songs of all time in the Philippines – “Miss You Like Crazy” and “If Life is So short”. To this day they remain the biggest selling international band of all time in The Philippines. The boys had the largest audience ever at the Hard Rock Café in Manila – in fact the glass at the entrance collapsed from to many people trying to get in. To add to that they once had close to 40,000 people in attendance for their SM Mega Mall show in 1998.

October 26, 2016

Short + Sweet Theatre Festival Manila 2016

THE BIGGEST LITTLE PLAY FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD Short + Sweet Theatre Festival Manila 2016 marks the third season of the Festival. This year we collaborate with a brand new venue – Power Mac Center Spotlight at Circuit Makati. Featuring 30 Plays, 30 Directors and nearly 100 actors. These plays will be performed over the last two weekends of October and the first weekend of November. Tickets can be availed at the venue prior to the show.
Short+Sweet Theatre is a festival of ten minute plays and theatre pieces. We are the most far- reaching brand of short form theatre in the world. Each year we showcase hundreds of bite-sized dramatic treats.

Fun Home - The Most Awarded and Acclaimed Musical of 2015 in Manila

Fun Home is the most awarded and acclaimed musical of 2015, winning 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The Opening Night of FUN HOME is the first international production in Manila this November for a limited run of 18 performances only, starring Tony-Award winner, Lea Salonga opposite Broadway actor Eric Kunze.

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.

October 11, 2016

Frank G. Rivera - Ang Makata sa Cellphone

Oktubre 11, 2013

Kanya-kanyang papel na ginagampanan/
Mundong entablado’y ating kinulayan/
Kahit kadalasa’y di naiilawan/
Ang pagganap natin, sana’y di nasayang.//

October 5, 2016

"Ambon, Ulan, Baha - The Musical" in Baler, Aurora By Frank G. Rivera

"Ambon, Ulan, Baha" 
By Frank G. Rivera
This weekend please check out the latest version of Frank G. Rivera's  40 year old zarzuela, "Ambon, Ulan, Baha" performed by ARNAI (Artists Resource Network) presented by Sir Larry Dulay of TEKA (Teatro Kalinangan ng Aurora) on Oct. 8 & 9 at 10am, 2pm, 6pm at Centro de Baler Sports Complex. 

The musical on the environment was written years before 'Saving Mother Earth' became a slogan & environmental issues were hip. Directed by Nina V Manalo/ Choreography Teeny Obusan Singson and Dang Elio.

September 28, 2016

The Joy of Love - A Concert for the 1st Philippine Visit of Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin

Come and celebrate a night of music as we reflect on the lives of Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin. The concert will feature tribute performances from the world-renowned UST Singers, the only choir in the world to have won the highly coveted Choir of the World Grand Prize, the Luciano Pavarotti Trophy both in 1995 and 2010, with special performance by the Saint Anne Theater and Dance Co., recently awarded as Taguig’s Best Cultural Group and a recipient of special award from the 28th Aliw Awards for their holy week presentation “Daan ng Dalamhati”.

Please honor us with your presence. For free concert tickets, please visit the St Therese Columbarium located at the ground floor of the Shrine of St. Thérèse. Seats are on a first come, first served basis.
#BeInspired #BePrepared #BeBlessed #yourColumbariumofChoice

The PETA Theater Center houses Vincent De Jesus’ newest production, CHANGING PARTNERS

Vincent De Jesus' Changing Partners: A Lovechild of Heartbreak and Music

The PETA Theater Center houses Vincent De Jesus’ newest production, CHANGING PARTNERS, a torch musical that explores the alchemy of relationships and questions the nature of fidelity and the complex issues partners face regardless of gender.

Opening at the PETA Theater Center in October, CHANGING PARTNERS is an intimate peek inside Cris and Alex’s challenging May-December relationship. Though most people would glance skeptically at May-December romances, they also accept them, depending on the couple’s gender and who gets to be ‘December’ and who gets to be ‘May’.

September 22, 2016

Hermano Puli: 5 Reasons Why You Should Watch This Historical Biopic

Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli

Hermano Puli is a story about love...
The love of a prophet for his God, the love of a nation for its culture and the love of a native for his country.

Filipino pride is once again gracing the big screen with this much-awaited movie about an almost forgotten Filipino hero: Apolinario de la Cruz better known as Hermano Puli. Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli (The Agony and Fury of Hermano Puli) brings light to the hero’s revolt against the Spanish colonial government in the Philippines because of religion.

September 20, 2016

7 Essentials to Unleash the Artist in you

Wish You Were Mine: 7 Essentials to Unleash the Artist in you

Being creative is a crucial skill for every artist. They rely on inspiration and a talented hand to create paintings, drawings and sketches that bring emotion or tell a story. Most of the time, these art materials are a very personal choice and took years of experimentation of what worked best with them while some have immediately fallen in love with and can't stop using it.

September 16, 2016

Always Upon A Time - A New Musical

Once upon a time, in a land not too far away, two like-minded Kings, came together to form a bond as good as gold. Audie Gemora, King of Philippine Theater, and Butch Jimenez, King of Business linked arms in creating first professional gospel theater group in Asia – The Triumphant People’s Evangelistic Theater Society, also known as Trumpets Inc. Two years down the line, in the midst of conversations on talking mythical creatures, mermaids, and rainbow colored coats, came an enlightening beam of light that changed the company’s course completely. “Why don’t we put up a workshop?” Butch said to Audie. “You’ve been teaching theater here and there, so why don’t we make it official?”. And so in 1993, Trumpets Playshop came to be one of the country’s leading summer performing arts workshop that continues to set the stage for emerging talent.

September 9, 2016

Kammerchor Manila - Appreciating Arts: Music, Poetry, Visual Arts

Kammerchor Manila in cooperation with Sta. Rita De Cascia Parish and OP Monzon & Jo Florendo presents "Appreciating Arts: Music, Poetry, Visual Arts" on September 10, 2016, Saturday, 8PM at the Sta. Rita de Cascia Parish, Philam Homes QC with special guests Cignal Vocal Ensemble, Pag-IBIG Fund Chorale, Mistrels of Hope Choir and Philippine National Oil Company Chorale.

For more details please visit the website of  Kammerchormanila

Eraserheads One of the Most Legendary Bands in the History of Pinoy Rock

Beyond 'El Bimbo': A Millennial's Guide to Eraserheads

Filipino millennials ought to know that to claim yourself a big supporter of the local music scene and profess your love for OPM should be well versed with Eraserheads, only one of the most legendary bands in the history of Pinoy rock. Sure, we easily forgive those who haven't even made mix tapes (or seen one of them in the flesh) – you were probably too young back then to have experienced Ultraelectromagneticpop! and its magical powers. To help you and all casual E-heads fans out there, here's a quick run through of some Eraserheads facts and figures – because there's more to the 'Heads than Ang Huling El Bimbo.

August 23, 2016

Kia celebrates OPM, launches Kia Beats, a musical festival

The stage is set for a concert experience like you have never seen before! Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in the Philippines, has just announced their intention to support the arts by making a commitment to showcase Original Pilipino Music (OPM) with the launch of Kia Beats.

Kia Beats is a concert series that aims to give OPM artists an avenue to show audiences their unrivaled creativity and musicality.

August 12, 2016

SineMusiKalye sa Cinemalaya

Everyone is invited to the first-ever Green Carpet event of Cinemalaya entitled,“SineMusiKalye sa Cinemalaya” – a bike ride-concert-outdoor screening all in one! The green carpet is this coming Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the front lawn of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) starting at 4 PM.

Bikers and bike enthusiasts are invited to join the bike ride around the CCP complex at 4:30 PM to be led by bike organizations Firefly Brigade and Tiklop. Edward Fernandez of Gig Manila who wrote and performed for the Official Soundtrack of the film, Lakbay2Love, and other up and coming artists will serenade us with acoustic OPM. Prepare your hearts as Spoken Word artist Jemy Damian and Rod Marmol of Utot Catalog share their own hugot as well.

Weekender Guide: August 12, 13 and 14, 2016

Check out the amazing events happening this weekend!

'Teen Wolf' Star Holland Roden to Fly to Manila for AsiaPOP Comicon 2016

Things are looking to be monsterrific as AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 (APCC Manila) revealed Hollywood actress Holland Roden, as the latest celebrity guest to invade the biggest pop culture gathering slated on August 26 to 28 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

August 9, 2016

Spongecola Sinag + Tala Double EP Launch

At a time when music has gone almost all-digitalpop rock band SPONGE COLA, composed of Yael Yuzon (vocals), Erwin “Armo” Armovit (lead guitar), Gosh Dilay (bass) and Ted Mark Cruz (drums), defy the norm by releasing not just one but two (extended play) EPs! To celebrate the release of “Sinag” and “Tala” Sponge Cola will be having a concert at the Teatrino on August 26, 2016.

July 12, 2016

A Bigger Indie Filmfest: Cinemalaya 2016 Opens in August and Expands to Cebu

The 12th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival will be bigger this year as it expands its reach beyond Metro Manila to Cebu City this August. In Metro Manila, Cinemalaya opens at its main venue on August 5-14 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and at satellite venues at Ayala Cinemas in Greenbelt 3 and Glorietta, Makati, Trinoma and UP Town Center, Quezon City and Nuvali, Sta. Rosa. In Cebu, Cinemalaya will run from August 9-14 at Ayala Mall.

June 15, 2016

MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 Completes Stellar Lineup

MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 has completed its line-up with the addition of two more stellar acts set to celebrate pop music like never before on 24 June 2016 at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. MTV revealed, L.A.-grown electric dance trio Far East Movement and Philippine pop superstar father and son-tandem Gary V feat. Gab Valenciano will join the roster of talents for the award-winning1 MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016. They are slated to set the stage ablaze at the one-night only live music event – joining previously announced acts; iconic international pop band and prolific hit-maker OneRepublic, Billboard Hot 100 artist, American singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha, Korea’s favorite K-pop idol female group, Apink, Filipino pop darlings James Reid and Nadine Lustre – enabling fans to experience and discover the evolution of pop music and its dance influence that keeps fans moving.

June 14, 2016

Workshop Weekends by The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)

Workshop Weekends: Year round theater workshops for working professionals

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) encourages working professionals and college students to take a break from their stressful weekdays and unwind through theater and the arts with the Workshop Weekends!

June 10, 2016

Search for the Next Pinoy K-pop Star Starts

Applications for the biggest annual talent search competition for Filipino K-pop performers and cover groups begin as Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) opens the auditions for the 2016 Pinoy K-pop Star.

The contest is the Philippine finals for the KBS K-pop World Festival Contest to be held in Changwon, South Korea. It will have two categories—the vocal category, which is the singing competition, and the performance category, which is both a singing and dancing competition with focus on the overall performance of the group.

Visions and Verses: The Concert featuring Joey G and Nina

Music reimagined: the idea behind “Visions and Verses: The Concert” featuring Joey G and Nina, is born out of a desire to revisit timeless songs through the voice of two distinctly unique and equally accomplished artists.  He sings her songs, and she sings his. It promises to be an experience that will allow audiences to appreciate their favorite songs in a different light.

May 27, 2016

Rak of Aegis makes its 5th comeback

Fresh faces and theater stalwarts introduced in Rak of Aegis’ 5th rerun

The Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (PETA) hit comedy musical Rak of Aegis makes its 5th comeback as the company gears toward its 50th year celebration. The extraordinary spectacle of rain and flood is set to run from June 17 to August 28, 2016 with a whopping 82 shows, and features an impressive new roster of artists.

PETA’s widely popular production has garnered over 20 awards and citations since its opening on 2014, including Outstanding Original Musical, Outstanding Musical Direction, Outstanding Stage Direction, Outstanding Original Libretto to name a few. Aside from its numerous awards With multiple awards and endless stream of followers, Rak has produced a record-breaking 206 shows; indeed a feat for Philippine theater.

April 8, 2016

Stepping Out: The Musical

The play concerns eight individuals from disparate backgrounds and with differing motivations who attend the same weekly tap dancing class in a dingy church hall.

Despite the students at first treating the classes as social occasions, and showing little co-ordination, they later develop a level of skill and cohesiveness. The dance routines are the background for the focus of the play, the relationship and interaction of different people.

March 25, 2016

Daan ng Dalamhati 2016 Review

Pahayag ni Dr. Arhtur P. Cassanova sa ginawang pagtatanghal ng St. Anne Theater and Dance Company ng Daan ng Dalamhati kinuha mula sa kanyang FB account 
Produksyon ng St. Anne & Dance Company na nakabase sa Taguig City, ang dulang pasyong "DAAN NG DALAMHATI" ay sa ilalim ng direksyon ni Nina Manalo. Itinanghal sa Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne, Sta Ana, Taguig noong ika-22 ng Marso, 2016.
Tunay na maganda at makabuluhan ang naturang produksyon ng dula-sayaw-awit hinggil sa buhay, pagpapakasakit, kamatayan, at pag-akyat na mag-uli sa langit ni Hesukristo. Napakahusay ng direksyon at koryograpiya. Magagaling ang mga artista, mananayaw, at mang-aawit. Lahat ng aspekto ng produksyon ay tunay na kahanga-hanga - kasuotan, ilaw, special effects, atbp.

March 4, 2016

"Daan ng Dalamhati 2016" Presented By The St. Anne Theater and Dance Company - Free Admission

Please watch "DAAN NG DALAMHATI  2016" Isang Pagninilay sa 'Daan ng Krus' sa pamamagitan ng Panalangin, Dula, Sayaw at Awit on March 18, 2016 (Friday), 7:00 PM, at the Shrine of St. Therese, Pasay City and on March 22, 2016 (Tuesday), 7PM at the Patio of the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne, Sta. Ana, Taguig City. Bring your family and friends. Admission is FREE!

This is an annual  Lenten presentation by the St. Anne Theater and Dance Company of Taguig City (2015  Aliw Awardee).

March 2, 2016

Wanderland Festival 2016

Monday Mixtape: Hop On The Wandership for Wanderland Festival 2016


Wanderland is an annual music and arts festival in the Philippines which kicked off its first leg in 2013. The festival takes pride for bringing in anticipated international indie bands and homegrown indie acts on the same stage to cater different music tastes, according to the website.

Chroma Music Festival

We all know that Electronic Dance Music Festivals has been nesting at the ground of the Philippines and this summer, the Metro will be experiencing a brand new event, as Chroma Music Festival makes its way to Globe Circuit Makati Event Grounds this 02 April 2016.

February 27, 2016

GLORIFICAMUS TE II at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with Kammerchor Manila presents Glorificamus Te II.

After a successful run last year, three of the best church choirs in the Philippines – Imusicapella Chamber Choir, Novo Concertante Manila, and Kammerchor Manila, will once again come together on stage for GLORIFICAMUS TE II on April 23, 2016. Doors open at 6PM.

February 17, 2016

Keep Playing Games with My Heart

Still single after Valentine's Day? Tired of being played by love? Then have fun with the Comedy Cartel, as they make you smile with their boy next door charm and disarming sense of humor.
Watch their upcoming show "Keep Playing Games with my Heart" on February 26, 9:30 PM at 19 East Bar at Sucat, Parañaque.

Tickets at P 250 only! Be mesmerized by their comedic wit and see for yourselves that the best way to anyone's heart is a shortcut through his or her funny bone! See you there!
19 East Bar & Grill
Km. 19 East Service Rd., Sucat, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines

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PETA's Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang

St. Joseph School Class of 1991 presents PETA's Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang. Stories of magical spells, kings, and their kingdoms are back to enchant young audiences as PETA’s “Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” visits Naga City this February 27 (Saturday) at the UNC Gym.

PETA’s longest-running play, which promotes freedom of expression among children and encourages them to participate in public activities.

January 21, 2016

3rd Singkuwento International Film Festival (SIMFF)

The 3rd Singkuwento International Film Festival (SIMFF) is slated from Feb. 18 to 27 at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in Intramuros, Manila and from March 2 to 4 and March 7 to 8 at the UPFI UP Film Center UP Diliman Quezon City.
Festival Director Perry Escaño explains, “The members of the screening committee really had a hard time choosing the finalists. They even worked during the holidays. They went an extra mile to ensure that we have an impressive line-up. This is an exciting year for Singkuwento as we offer a variety of stories and films for exhibition. ”

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