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More rights and benefits for our artists. It’s time they be treated not as second-class citizens of our country, but as first-class citizens with honor, digni
by Christopher De Venecia - July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
I’m turning 30 this year, and leading up to the big 3-0, I was tasked to list down 30 things I would like to see in my lifetime.
The romance of Zhangjiajie
by Christopher De Venecia - April 6, 2014 - 12:00am
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step.
Yo, care for a P15 yogurt from Spain?
by Christopher De Venecia - June 13, 2013 - 12:00am
Using fresh fruits and 100 percent milk, Creamy Delight yogurt makes your bones and teeth stronger, improves your skin and eyesight, and is good for the heart and weight management.
The Butterfly effect
by Christopher De Venecia - July 9, 2012 - 12:00am
In Chaos Theory, when a sensitive dependence on initial conditions materializes, a butterfly effect is said to happen  small, even minuscule incidents triggering large-scale alterations towards their latter...
Theaterati goes to the movies
by Christopher De Venecia - July 6, 2012 - 12:00am
A sense of astonishment came over me as I watched the trailers for this year’s Cinemalaya at a recent press conference held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Spitting image
by Christopher De Venecia - June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
When you think of improv or comedy in Manila, top of mind for the past decade has always been SPIT, or the Silly People’s Improv Theater.
Living In The Shadow: That lip syncing feeling of being the son of (and brother of)
by Christopher De Venecia - June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
Before she starred in that Melrose Place remake — which lasted only one season (it was more of a misstep, really, than TV goldmine vis-à-vis the chiseled, anti-Girls mannequins of 90210), and before...
'Harana': A dying art?
by Christopher De Venecia - June 4, 2012 - 12:00am
Uso pa ba, ang harana?” I once wallowed with my high school friends while passing around a bucket of Red Horse after class.
Off-kilter queens
by Christopher De Venecia - June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
The Santacruzan is often held during the month of May to honor the Virgin Mary, who is very much a cultural icon as she is a religious fixture of the Catholic faith.
The case of the Forbidden Broadway
by Christopher De Venecia - May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
It was a show I thought would never work.
Decked out
by Christopher De Venecia - May 11, 2012 - 12:00am
Every now and then, a novel idea finds its bearing.
No more disclaimers
by Christopher De Venecia - May 7, 2012 - 12:00am
I am every bit the theater insider as much as I am a fan and connoisseur of the stage.
Finally, the Manila Music Festival
by Christopher De Venecia - May 4, 2012 - 12:00am
There was a feeling of uncertainty and excitement in the air last Tuesday.
Zombies ate my neighborhood
by Christopher De Venecia - April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
A man with a tall, slender build seemed the bastion of athleticism during last Saturday’s 5k run.
Legend in his own time
by Christopher De Venecia - March 30, 2012 - 12:00am
Junix. It’s a name you don’t hear very often.
Chicken pox for the soul
by Christopher De Venecia - March 16, 2012 - 12:00am
Once upon a time, in a kingdom not-so-far-away, there lived a young upholstered prince who saw life through rose-colored spectacles.
Culture crash
by Christopher De Venecia - March 2, 2012 - 12:00am
Three hundred performances, 5,000 artists, 13 venues, 12 hours of roughly 32-degree heat, and one massive complex spelled out the astounding numbers game of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ recently...
David Archuleta's new fix
by Christopher De Venecia - February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
Placing second to David Cook in the intensely-followed David Vs. David American Idol showdown over four years ago, who would’ve thought that fan favorite David Archuleta would become a worldwide phenomenon?...
Play on
by Christopher De Venecia - February 10, 2012 - 12:00am
Young Star gives you the lowdown on the plays to look out for in the first part of 2012.
Young Star Exclusive: Catching up with Perou
by Christopher De Venecia - January 27, 2012 - 12:00am
Upon the invitation of Status magazine editor in chief Rosario Herrera, I found myself in a Filipino restaurant on an unassuming Friday night to meet world-renowned photographer and iconographer Perou.
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