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                    [Title] => A treasure trove of Filipiniana
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It’s the 15th anniversary of the Philippine Opera Company (POC), headed by soprano Karla Gutierrez, and they’re bringing back not something artsy like La Boheme but the delightful Ang Bagong Harana: A mélange of Sylvia la Torre songs, tribal chants, traditional songs, dances and games; kundiman, old standards and contemporary OPM.

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This is the start to getting to know the man again. He is a very interesting man,” said Regina Samson, head of the Quezon City’s Communication Coordination Center, of the restaging of MLQ, Ang Buhay ni Manuel Luis Quezon, Isang Dula, a musical play set to premiere on Aug. 19 at the KIA Theater, the newly-renovated New Frontier Theater.

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It is unexpected. These things always are. You rush through the train station, digging through your purse for your ticket, and it is your shoulders that meet first, in the gentlest of collisions.

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The Nutcracker Ballet performed by Toni Lopez Gonzalez’s students consisted predominantly of tiny tots, teen-agers and adolescents, and a sprinkling of adults.

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Last week’s piece on the kind of open-book exam I give my students reminded me of the toughest exams I myself had to take as a student. It’s been more than two decades since I last stepped into a classroom and sat opposite the professor’s table and chair, but the memory of those exams remains vivid — in some cases, distressingly so.

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The Philippine Ballet Theater seems the first local dance group to present Le Corsaire.

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Before the curtains opened at the CCP main theater for Rossini’s “Barber of Seville”, speeches by CCP President Raul Sunico, Ambassador Luca Fornari and Rustan President Nedy Tantoco pointed to 65 years of Phl-Italian diplomatic relations, Rustan’s 60th anniversary and Phl-Italian Association’s own 50th.

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Ken Ludwig’s comedy “Shakespeare in Hollywood” ingeniously and imaginatively merges facts and fantasies throughout.

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By Andy Leuterio | August 22, 2007 - 12:00am
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