TOM RODRIGUEZ : Crackling Ember

Oh, TOM!

Oh, TOM!

Let’s face it , TOM RODRIGUEZ is still The Man.  The heat is still there and we are all raving for more. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa


operahausMIKADO” … It’s not a milk tea but as good as one, only it’s a comic opera in two acts! Catch Philippine Opera Company’s YAS Season 2 opener, “MIKADO” on August 14, 6:30pm at the Opera Haus,3657 Bautista St., Makati City. Starring Al Gatmaitan, Cris Go, Karla Gutierrez, Jun Ofrasio, Clarissa Ocampo, Jon Meer Vera Perez, Nomer Son, and Paulina Yeung with special participation of Roden Araneta. Directed by Floy Quintos.
Music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The Mikado remains the most frequently performed Savoy Opera. The work has been translated into numerous languages and is one of the most frequently played musical theater pieces in history.
For details call POC at 822-9609 or 0917-5272880.


Platinong Buhok poster (1)  “Ang Platinong Buhok” (The Platinum Hair), a documentary film about the late theater, TV and film actress Amable |Ama” Quiambao Viray, holds special screenings at the Dream Theater of the CCP,  this Cinemalaya 2013 Film Festival.

 The twenty-minute film documentary highlights the account of Ms. Quiambao’s career as an actress and personal life as friend, teacher and mother which are revealed through interviews conducted by Abby Angeles.

 Interviewed were Lui Manansala, Quiambao’s sister, former Ms. Universe First Runner-Up Mirriam Quiambao, her niece, and her colleagues – directors Joel Lamangan, Soxie Topacio, comedian Lou Veloso, character actress Ermie Concepcion, Joel Saracho J.K Anicoche and her son Ishmael Viray

Ms Ama Quimabao, accepting the Cinemalaya Best Actress Award last year and on her last film 'Amor Y Muerte'

Ms Ama Quimabao, accepting the Cinemalaya Best Actress Award last year and on her last film ‘Amor Y Muerte’

 Perry Escaño, documentary director says, “My first professional interaction with Tita Ama was when we did Ang Tahanan ni Bernarda Alba, a play we did for Gantimpala Theater. She was my mother. And as Bernarda, nakaka-star struck siya.

           “As an actress, she was most giving, very patient, but she expects you to do your part well. The experience to work with her gave me enough opportunities to appreciate her talents as an actress and realize how great she is as a person. We became friends after the play and she treats me as one of her theater sons, that was a big honor for me,” Escaño enthuses.

 Host Abby Angeles and Documentary Director Perry Escaño

Host Abby Angeles and Documentary Director Perry Escaño

   “This documentary is my modest way to pay homage to her,” the director ends.

         Newbie talent Abby Angeles does the task of interviewing Ama’s colleagues, “Being a host is one of my biggest dreams, I love interviewing people, getting their points of view, and being pat of this documentary, I feel is a big blessing.”

          She carries on, “My interview subjects were most cooperative. Ang babait nila. They were so easy to talk with, and as they share so many things about Ms. Ama, it made me realize that she was really a dedicated actress and a true professional.|

            The screening of Ang Platinong Buhok” (The Platinum Hair) is slated on August 3, (Saturday) 2013 with the following screenings, 12:45PM (1st Screening) 1:20PM (2nd Screening) 1:55PM (3rd Screening) 2:30pm (Last Screening)

Ticket Price is P100.00. For ticket reservations and inquiries please contact J.R 0905422372

Kristoffer King’s ‘INDAYOG … Sayaw Ng Buhay’ Opens JULY 31!

indayogINDAYOG…Sayaw Ng Buhay : Life beats like a lingering dance. The rhythm of the music compels anyone to dance with every pulsating challenge in life.
As Lena, Von at Charles sway through the rhythm of their lives, each night commences new challenges that they need to confront. Another bit of experience, a new phase of trial and an anonymous dance unfold… and they need to fit in whatever the music plays.
At times, the rhythm reverberates a tango for two and paces out another partner to join the beat. With this dance, Lena’s life connect with that of Von’s and Charles’s. And as long as this music resonates in their lives, they need to continue dancing with it.
But every beat of challenge in life has its own ending and finishes off with a finale. Even if they still want to dance with it, there’s a time to wind up, especially when the music stops. When another melody fills the air, they are obliged to grace through a new tempo of their life. After all, they don’t have much choice but to dance with the rhythm of life.

INDAYOG … Sayaw Ng Buhay stars  Cinemalaya 2012, Best Actor Kristoffer King with Jeremy Ian and Gretel Barreto. Directed by Darry Dela Cruz.


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