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Noli Me Tangere: ‘First Filipino opera’
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - October 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Noli Me Tangere, an opera in Tagalog, premiered on Feb. 5, 1957, at the Far Eastern University Auditorium. Don David and Juanita Javier portrayed the ill-fated lovers, Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara.
Badjao at the Tokyo filmfest
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - October 3, 2020 - 12:00am
In 1956, Anak Dalita won awards at the Southeast Asian Film Festival in Hong Kong. The following year 1957, Badjao competed at the Tokyo Film Festival, where it merited critical acclaim.
Miriam Jurado’s visit to the US
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - September 26, 2020 - 12:00am
In December 1963, Miriam Jurado spent several memorable weeks in the United States.
Bituing Marikit: Nicanor Abelardo play
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Bituing Marikit is one of Nicanor Abelardo’s famous compositions, along with Mutya ng Pasig, Nasaan Ka Irog, Kundiman ng Luha. Abelardo also composed operas, zarzuelas, concertos, sacred and patriotic hy...
Evelyn Mandac: NY’s Met Diva
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Evelyn Mandac holds the distinction of being the first Filipina to sing at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. Only the best singers in the world perform at the Met.
Lily Padilla: ‘Classy Lady’
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - September 5, 2020 - 12:00am
That is how people remember Lily de las Alas Padilla: ‘Classy Lady.’ Friends, colleagues, contemporaries, media members, relatives speak fondly of Lily, wife of Sen. Ambrosio Padilla and daughter of Batangas...
Estereminggoles at CCP Little Theatre
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - August 29, 2020 - 12:00am
In celebration of the Filipino talent, Estereminggoles was mounted at the CCP Little Theatre in September 1984. Behind the play was the Junior Friends of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, with Irene Marcos...
Rosa del Rosario: ‘The Queen Retires’
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - August 22, 2020 - 12:00am
In 1982, right after the Walang Kupas awards night at the PICC, I had the honor and pleasure of hosting a dinner for two winners, Rosa del Rosario and Norma Blancaflor.
Eleonora Enachescu sang for Conching Rosal Foundation
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - August 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Eleonora Enachescu, famed Romanian soprano, came to Manila to sing for the initial presentation of the Conching Rosal Music Foundation in 1987 at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino of the Cultural Center of the Philippines....
‘Susan Roces: Beauty as Envoy’
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - August 1, 2020 - 12:00am
As Susan Roces celebrated her 79th birthday last Tuesday, July 28, Remember When? recalls her glory days decades back.
Anita Linda’s Premiere movies during the ‘40s
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - July 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Although Anita Linda’s career peaked at Premiere Productions during the ‘50s, she was already a star in the ‘40s.
The Boy Next Door & the Movie Queen
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - July 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Before Ric Rodrigo, Luis Gonzales and Juancho Gutierrez, the Movie Queen of the ‘50s Gloria Romero was teamed up with ‘The Boy Next Door,’ as Ramon Revilla was billed in their starrer, Mr. Kasintahan...
Otoniel Gonzaga:World-class tenor
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - July 4, 2020 - 12:00am
It was a much-awaited event in the field of classical music.
Heston at Red Cross: Even ‘Moses’ shed blood
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - June 27, 2020 - 12:00am
In 1956, Charlton Heston and his wife Lydia Clarke visited Manila as guests of the Rufino family, owners of a chain of theaters in the city.
The rebirth of The Met
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - June 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Dec. 17, 1979 was an important date in the cultural and artistic life in Manila.
Sarung Banggi: Bicol’s love ballad
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - June 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Sarung Banggi, Bicol’s well-loved ballad, was made into an LVN movie in 1947. It starred Rogelio de la Rosa and Mila del Sol.
Carmen Rosales’ LVN movies
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - June 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Although identified with Sampaguita, Carmen Rosales appeared in five movies with rival studio LVN.
Vic Damone show in Manila
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - May 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Popular American singer-actor Vic Damone held a limited show in Manila on Dec. 24, 1960, Christmas Eve, at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Luningning: Poe Sr. star
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the leading ladies of the ‘40s and early ‘50s was Luningning. She might as well be called the star of Fernando Poe Sr.
Lilian Velez musical films
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Lilian Velez starred in the ‘40s in two musical films, Sa Kabukiran and Binibiro Lamang Kita, whose theme song was Ako’y Kampupot.
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