Parangal Sentenyal sa Sining at Kultura
by Danny Dolor - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
On Feb. 2, 1999, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Centennial Commission honored 100 outstanding Filipinos in various fields of arts and culture, literature, journalism, music, cinema, theater,...
Prof. Ernani J. Cuenco: National Artist for Music From the collection of
by Danny Dolor - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The obra maestra of Prof. Ernani J. Cuenco, National Artist for Music, is Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal, dedicated to his beloved wife Nena Marcial. They were inseparable and had two children.
Versace in Manila
by Danny Dolor - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
In 1982, Versace came to Manila. Not the noted Italian designer himself, but his creations, at a fashion show held at the Manila Hotel.
Delia Razon: Queen of Costume Pictures
by Danny Dolor - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
In the ’50s, Delia Razon was billed Queen of Costume Pictures.
Mario Montenegro: Painter after Botong’s own heart
by Danny Dolor - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The Brown Adonis of the ‘50s, Mario Montenegro, was also an accomplished painter.
Harry Belafonte: Actor-activist
by Danny Dolor - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Harry Belafonte is one of the first black entertainers to achieve star status as actor and singer.
House of Dior show in Manila
by Danny Dolor - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Dior, one of the top pacesetters in the world of fashion, presented for the first time in Manila in the mid-’70s the 180-piece collection designed by Marc Bohan.
Eugene Paul Getty II: The painter, not the painting
by Danny Dolor - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
In October 1975, Eugene Paul Getty II came to Manila to exhibit his paintings at the Hotel Intercontinental.
Fides Asensio: Actress, soprano
by Danny Dolor - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The public knows the beautiful Fides Santos Cuyugan Asensio best as movie actress and TV host.
Don Toribio Teodoro of ‘Ang Tibay’ fame
by Danny Dolor - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Senior citizens are in all probability familiar — or have worn — ‘Ang Tibay’ shoes. The brand was true to its name, durable and even stylish.
Aida played by 2 Batangueñas
by Danny Dolor - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Giusseppe masterpiece, the grand opera in four acts Aida, was staged only twice in Manila.
‘Duke’ at CCP in ’72
by Danny Dolor - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
A giant in American music, Edward Kennedy ‘Duke’ Ellington performed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on Jan. 20, 1972.
MIFF ’83: Festival for a Cause
by Danny Dolor - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Festival for a Cause. That was the slogan of the Manila International Film Festival (MIFF) ’83, from Jan. 24 to Feb. 4.
My Fair Lady ’65 at Assumption
by Danny Dolor - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The inaugural presentation in 1965 of Assumption Convent’s Mother Rose Hall was the musical My Fair Lady, directed by Fr. James Reuter, SJ. Chloe Cruz Romulo played Eliza Doolittle and Nick Lizaso, Prof. Henry...
Valera’s Kahirup ternos in the ’50s
by Danny Dolor - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The most famous and elegant ternos created by Ramon Valera in the ‘50s were worn by lovely ladies at the Kahirup’s annual balls, when Rigodon de Honor was danced, the hightlight of the event.
Scorpio Nights: Erotic, artistic
by Danny Dolor - March 31, 2019 - 12:00am
In the ‘80s, Peque Gallaga took Philippine cinema by storm with two masterpieces.
Ramon Estella: Filmmaker, painter
by Danny Dolor - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
As filmmaker, Ramon Estella was acclaimed. In the late ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, he directed such important films as Buenavista, Huling Habilin, Voice of Freedom, Sundalong Talahib, Desperado and Buhay...
Stars, VIPs attend MIFF ‘kick-off’
by Danny Dolor - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The cinema event was billed as ‘kick-off’ of the Manila International Film Festival (MIFF), held on Jan. 7, 1982 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), within the CCP Complex on Roxas...
Filipino actors in Mission Batangas
by Danny Dolor - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Although not in the billing, three Filipino actors play important roles in Mission Batangas (1967).
Fashion show ’49 at Malacañang Park
by Danny Dolor - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Malacañang Park, at the other side of Pasig River, was venue of a fashion show on Feb. 16, 1949.
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