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Michele T. Logarta
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A thousand voices lifted in song
by Michele T. Logarta - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Like Filipino beauty queens, Filipino choirs are among the winningest in the international arena and, like basketball courts in town plazas, are popular fixtures in churches and schools across the nation.
The new CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art: Creating Nation
by Michele T. Logarta - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Hard copy encyclopedia sets are like dinosaurs from another age. They aren’t extinct yet, though. While some revered publications such as Encyclopedia Britannica have turned soft, there are still some that...
Can the Wong Kids save the world?
by Michele T. Logarta - September 4, 2016 - 12:00am
It’s no fun being a nerd and the kid nobody wants to hang out with…until you’re called on to battle a monster to save the universe.
Revealing De Guzman
by Michele T. Logarta - March 15, 2015 - 12:00am
“I have calmed down. I have no more anger.”
Pasinaya celebrates Asean
by Michele T. Logarta - February 8, 2015 - 12:00am
Romancing Ivory
by Michele T. Logarta - December 8, 2013 - 12:00am
Coming together for their first time in a musical collaboration, international concert pianist Raul Sunico, award winning balladeer Jed Madela, conductor Olivier Ochanine, and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra...
In search of Philippine jazz
by Michele T. Logarta - September 15, 2013 - 12:00am
The documentary Pinoy Jazz: The Story of Jazz in the Philippines by Richie Quirino and Collis Davis begins with the question: Is there such a thing as Philippine jazz or Pinoy jazz? And the answer, of course, is...
A Dream Fulfilled In Music
by Michele T. Logarta - November 30, 2008 - 12:00am
When Spaniard Alonso Halffter visited the centuries-old Baclayon church in Bohol more than a year ago, his eye fell on a lonely, dusty pipe organ that had fallen into disrepair, long silenced by time.
GAWAD CCP AWARDEE Fr. Bernardo Ma. Perez, OSB: ‘What I Did For Love Of Country’
by Michele T. Logarta - August 10, 2008 - 12:00am
Talking with Rodrigo D. Perez III, better known as Rev. Fr. Bernardo Ma. Perez, osb or Fr. Bob, is like reading a fascinating history book or going on an exciting historical tour. He has a memory so sharp it could...
Arts In The Name Of Water
by Michele T. Logarta - April 20, 2008 - 12:00am
The Incomparable Pitoy Moreno
by Michele T. Logarta - August 8, 2004 - 12:00am
It will undoubtedly be the fashion event of the year, definitely a red-letter day for Manila’s perfumed social set.
Play it again, PPo
by Michele T. Logarta - September 21, 2003 - 12:00am
AFTER THREE DECADES and 20 full concert seasons, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (ppo)–the country’s national orchestra–is undertaking a major, P30 million project: to acquire new instruments...
The Bobby and Ramon Show
by Michele T. Logarta - July 20, 2003 - 12:00am
Roberto "Bobby" de Ocampo lets out a hearty laugh. Our interview had gotten around to Bobby’s 1998 run for the Senate, where he sang, played the guitar (both of which he does better than average)...
Anatomiya in Bacolod
by Michele T. Logarta - March 23, 2003 - 12:00am
Legendary film director Peque Gallaga takes his craft to the stage in an experiment in theater that is the Ilonggo version of Malou Jacob’s ground-breaking play, Anatomiya ng Korupsiyon. The Cultural Center’s...
Watch your dream
by Michele T. Logarta - February 23, 2003 - 12:00am
Filipino TV viewers first became aware of Dream Broadcasting System during the 2002 World Cup. No free broadcast television station or cable TV operator was going to air the games live.
The Alvin Erasga Tolentino Story
by Michele T. Logarta - February 2, 2003 - 12:00am
His name may not ring a bell this side of the Pacific, but in Vancouver, Canada, his home since 1983, Alvin Erasga Tolentino is hailed as one of the best Asian dancer-choreographers on the scene. "One of Vancouver’s...
Amazing Grace
by Michele T. Logarta - December 15, 2002 - 12:00am
It was an evening in December 1993 at Bistro sa Amoranto, a sliver of time in total darkness, during an all-Luzon blackout. Grace Nono was onstage. It was a magical night; perhaps the moon shone, but it shone less...
Sylvia La Torre : Laughter, Life & Love Songs
by Michele T. Logarta - September 22, 2002 - 12:00am
One never asks a lady her age. So we didn’t ask the question of Sylvia La Torre who celebrated her 50th year in showbiz in an anniversary concert at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium in 1994. Unwrinkled by...
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