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Willie Nep’s old passion gets new platforms
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - June 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The global pandemic which has brought the entertainment industry to its knees cannot stop the national treasure and legend of his time, Willie Nepomuceno, from pursuing an old passion: the art of impressions.
Billy Bilyonaryo goes to Congress
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
From the child star Billy Bilyonaryo to the young congressman of the Fourth District of Pangasinan, Christopher “Toff” de Venecia has been relentlessly pursuing what he loves most: Art
Rustica Carpio’s furthest hill
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Rustica Carpio, artist and academic, has climbed and conquered so many hills to get to where she is now — a beloved icon.
Jazz fuels FIRe in Manila
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - October 8, 2019 - 12:00am
World-renowned blood drum spirit American Jazz Quartet leader, Royal Hartigan, performing with the University of the Philippines ensemble, is a milestone in the advocacy to bring a new global vision to music and...
Dingdong, Iza hope envoys of Istorya ng Pag-asa (INP)
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - June 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Istorya ng Pag-asa (INP), which started as a traveling photo gallery adopted in 2016 by the Office of the Vice President (OVP), featuring stories of hope by the Filipino people, has evolved into an all-digital film...
Songs and satire at 70: Willie Nep’s Senior Moments
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - December 21, 2018 - 12:00am
It was almost midnight when Willie Nep did his impressions of musical legends before singing You Will Be My Music, to close Senior Moments, his latest coup at Music Museum.
History & hymns in jukebox musical
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - August 28, 2018 - 12:00am
The marvel that is Eto Na! Musical nAPO! is just the spark that the country needs in its bleak chapter of contentions to bring cheer to a people who have long suffered yet curiously bounced back.
Ricky Lee: Reading as redemption, writing as restoration
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - July 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Instead of delivering the keynote address for the ninth cycle of the Philippine International Literary Festival, Ricky Lee consented to a live interview onstage at the lobby of the Cultural Center of the Philippines,...
Soxie’s last curtain call
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - July 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
When my husband and I went to see Soxie Topacio at the PETA-PHINMA Theater Center last Sunday for the special run of the highly-acclaimed Pinoy musical Care Divas, we did not want to think that it would be the ...
Nick Joaquin’s women: Paula, Candida…& Rustica
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - March 21, 2017 - 12:00am
The great Filipino writer Nicomedes “Nick” Marquez Joaquin celebrates his centenary this year, and to commemorate this milestone, it is fitting to remember his unforgettable heroines on this month reserved...
The extra ‘E’ in Renee Salud
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - January 10, 2017 - 12:00am
Exactly how and when Renee Magtibay Salud added another E in his name is obliterated by the why
Willie Nep still at it
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - May 4, 2016 - 10:00am
The Music Museum was filled to the rafters the night Willie Nep staged Panggulo ng Pilipinas, yet another satire in time for the election countdown.
The sound of silence this Easter
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - March 26, 2016 - 10:00am
We see the Net Gen (generation who grew up with the Internet) wired to their iPads, “liking” the latest exploits of friends on Facebook, or “following” their latest capers on Twitter.
OMG, it’s ONJ
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - December 31, 2015 - 9:00am
Heroism will never go out of style, if one will see the wonderful apparel line from Obra ni Juan and hear the crusade for health and fitness from its celebrity endorser, Rafael Rosell.
Ricky Lee: Grace of an artist
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - November 16, 2015 - 9:00am
Because Ricky Lee came to the cinema via literature, National Artist for Literature, Bien Lumbera, affirms his naivete and sophistication as serendipity.
Malolos in musical docu and our minds
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - November 8, 2015 - 9:00am
With the phenomenal success of the film Heneral Luna, our patriotic veins are throbbing, and we deemed it timely to retrace our history to the cradle of the First Philippine Republic, Malolos.
Rustica Carpio: Drama is a mirror of life
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - August 12, 2015 - 10:00am
“Drama is a mirror of life. It conveys life; it communicates man’s outer and inner expressions; it is man speaking of himself, for himself, to other human beings to share his thoughts, ideas, beliefs,...
Vicar of Christ, Superstar
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - April 4, 2015 - 10:00am
The throng that I encountered at the break of dawn by the gates of UST on the day of Pope Francis’ encounter with the youth was frightening.
Pope Francis, Erap in Willie Nep’s show
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - March 15, 2015 - 12:00am
The evening we came to see Willie Nepomuceno a.ka. Willie Nep, for the nth time, he was deftly running through the routines of the impressionist magic — himself doing costume changes, putting on prosthetics...
Life, love and lore at Reunited in Love concert
by Nenet Galang-Pereña - March 6, 2015 - 12:00am
The a cappella curtain-raiser Reunited, the hit song from the R&B duo of Peaches and Herb, was not what struck me at the Reunited in Love, the Valentine’s Day reunion concert of the Circus Band (Hajji Alejandro,...
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