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Lea Salonga joins cast of Atlantis Theatrical's 'Sweeney Todd'

Dec 08, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Lea is set to play the role of Mrs Lovett

Rare Van Gogh photo is of Vincent's brother, say experts

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam announces the shock discovery about what was previously thought to be one of only two photos of Vincent, and which has appeared in dozens of books

NOT VINCENT. A handout picture released by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam on November 29, 2018 shows a black and white image of Theo Van Gogh, aged 15, Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh's brother.  Handout/Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam/AFP

Margaret Atwood to release 'Handmaid's Tale' sequel

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:30 PM

'The Testaments' is scheduled for release on September 2019

Born in Film: A photo exhibit by Franz Lopez

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:08 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The man behind Born in Film is Franz Lopez, a photographer and artist who aims to help revive the traditional art form of film photography

‘Extremely Beethoven’ evening at U.P. College of Music

Nov 25, 2018 - 5:01 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Pianist April Merced-Misa pays homage to Ludwig van Beethoven

Back stage, Paris Opera keeps venerable crafts alive

Nov 25, 2018 - 6:00 AM

An academy at the Paris Opera, founded in 2015, makes sure the talents of 100 different trades needed behind the scenes lives on

Violonist of the Paris Orchestra's opera and tutor Thibaut Vieux (L) poses with his pupil violonist Marin Lamacque on November 6, 2018 at the Opera Bastille in Paris. Numerous artistic crafts are transmitted at The Paris' Opera Garnier academy, AFP reports. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP

'A confession': Gus Albor marks 49 years of art with Ayala Museum exhibit

Nov 24, 2018 - 1:53 PM

The exhibit is the biggest gathering of the abstract artists' works

ABSTRACTIONIST. Gus Albor's body of work from 1969 to 2018 is going on exhibit at the Ayala Museum. Photo courtesy of the Ayala Museum

National Museum declares Post Office Building 'important cultural property'

Nov 24, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The Post Office Building, built in 1926, may now receive government funding for its protection, conservation, and restoration

HIGHLIGHTS: Komikon 2018

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM

How to navigate this awesome cavern of geekdom

WHERE TO BEGIN? Don't know how to navigate this cavern of geekdom? We got you covered. All photos by Iñigo de Paula

Taiwanese puppet master fights to save dying art

Nov 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Taiwan's 87-year-old glove puppeteer is determined to revive the dying traditional craft, which a handful of youth find as 'cool'

PUPPETEER. This picture taken on October 13, 2018 shows Chen Hsi-huang, an 87-year-old Taiwanese glove puppeteer, demonstrating how to use a puppet during an interview at the Puppetry Art Center in Taipei. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP/Pool

Italy nationalists mull refusing Da Vincis to Louvre

Nov 18, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'We need to discuss everything again. Where museums' autonomy is concerned, national interest cannot come second. The French cannot have everything,' says junior culture minister Lucia Bergonzoni

MONA LISA. People take pictures of the Joconde painting (between 1503 and 1506) by Italian artist Leonard de Vinci as they visit the Louvre museum in Paris. AFP File photo

David Hockney painting sells for $90.3M, smashes living artist record

Nov 16, 2018 - 5:20 PM

'Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)' was snapped up after more than 9 minutes of bidding, dominated by two rival telephone bidders

English artist David Hockney's 'Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)' is displayed during a Christie's auction preview in Hong Kong on September 27, 2018. The painting will be auctioned during the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on November 15 at Christie's New York with an estimate in the region of 80 million USD.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Ben&Ben, Itchyworms, Bullet Dumas come together for Leyte

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Catch your favorite OPM artists at For The Love of Leyte, a music and arts festival on November 30 to December 1

'Mula sa Buwan' explores friend zones and war zones

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:16 PM

The acclaimed musical returns for a sixteen-show run

IT'S BACK. Mula sa Buwan is really about consequence, of pieces falling apart, and how people put their lives back together. Image courtesy of Mula Sa Buwan

Filipino musical 'Marco Polo' ends successful preview run in Berlin

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Written by Filipino-Belgian director Rogelio Saldo Chua, the musical was born from his personal love for the world-famous explorer's tales

Virginia Flor Agbayani, 'Grand Dame of Philippine Art Education,' passes away at 96

Nov 04, 2018 - 7:45 PM

'The Grand Dame of Philippine Art Education' is lauded nationally and internationally for her pioneering and innovative efforts in art education

PAWS had a halloween party, and it was definitely a treat

Nov 02, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Give them ALL the treats!

TRICK OR TREAT. We'd give this cutie all the treats he wants. Photo courtesy of PAWS

Pinay playwright debuts in New York theater

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Written by Dorothea Gloria, ‘The Sun Tries Dating’ will open at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre on November 2

Curious Wiji’s magic touch

Oct 31, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Wiji Lacsamana is not your regular tattoo artist

WIJI IN WONDERLAND. The tattoo artist's studio is filled with all kinds of knick-knacks that represent her various interests. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

How the first ‘Call Me by Your Name’ concert came to Manila

Oct 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Manila Symphony Orchestra plays the soundtrack of 2017’s hit queer romance ‘Call Me by Your Name’ – Psychedelic Furs, Italo disco and all – live!

IS IT A VIDEO? The Manila Symphony Orchestra plays the music of ‘Call Me by Your Name’ live during the screening of the film. Photos by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom/Sony Pictures Classics and Paolo Abad/Rappler

Candon's house of secrets, unbared

Oct 28, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The Cariño family's ancestral house is now being restored

HISTORIC HOME. The Cariño ancestral house still stands in Candon. Photo by Mau Victa

Camiguin marks Lanzones Festival, uses tech to boost harvest

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Camiguin is working to boost its lanzones harvest through macrosomatic cloning, cutting lanzones production to just 4 months from the usual one year

LANZONES FESTIVAL. Camiguin holds its 38th Lanzones Festival to celebrate the fruit that is the pride of their province. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

A talk with 'Trumperte' actor Jon Santos

Oct 28, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The actor talks about politics, creativity, and his military upbringing

JON SANTOS. The comedian stars in 'Trumperte.' Photo by Tin F Garcia/Rappler

The secret behind MUJI's design as told by Kenya Hara, art director

Oct 28, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Hara talks about the popular household brand's design philosophy of 'emptiness' and what it means

‘Tokhang,’ at kung bakit ‘natural’ na mapili ito bilang Salita ng Taon 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 10:18 PM

Karamihan sa mga salitang pinagpilian sa Sawikaan 2018 ay mga politikal na salita. 'Ganoong katensiyonado ang development pati ng wika,' sabi ni National Artist Virgilio Almario, tagapangulo ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino

SALITA NG TAON. Ang salitang 'tokhang' na ipinasa ni Mark Angeles (center) ang itinanghal na Salita ng Taon sa Sawikaan 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘Tokhang’ ang Salita ng Taon 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Napili ang 'tokhang' mula sa 11 nominadong salita sa kumperensiyang Sawikaan ng Filipinas Institute of Translation, Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino, at UP

LIST: Tricks and treats for Halloween 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Enjoy this spooky holiday with some sweet eats and fun events

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE. The fall favorite from the US is now available in the Philippines for a limited time. Photo courtesy of Starbucks Philippines

Duterte names 7 National Artists

Oct 23, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Larry Alcala, Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio, Ryan Cayabyab, Francisco Mañosa, Resil Mojares, Ramon Muzones, and Kidlat Tahimik will be honored in Malacañang on October 24

What to expect from the Repertory Philippines stage in 2019

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Its 82nd season has 4 top-notch stage productions in store for theater-loving friends and families

‘Mamma Mia’ in Manila: Get ready to dance

Oct 20, 2018 - 7:12 PM

The hit musical's Manila run is irresistible

DONNA AND THE DYNAMOS. The Mamma Mia international cast brings the spectacle of ABBA to life in Manila. Photo courtesy of Concertus Manila

IN PHOTOS: Mickey Mouse through the years

Oct 17, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Visiting Hong Kong soon? Here's one spot to check out.

Micky Mouse 90th birthday exhibit in Causeway Bay Photo by Alexa Villano / Rappler

FULL LIST: Winners, Philippine Aerial Cup 2018

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:02 PM

The competition was held on October 13

WINNER. Irene Rivera wins the Amateur Hoop Women division at the Philippine Aerial Cup 2018. Photo courtesy of Beast House Pole and Aerial Dance Studio and Marvin Salaveria of Digital Snap Project

There is beauty in bones for the 2018 Miclat Art Award Winner

Oct 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM

This year's Maningning Miclat Award Grand Prize goes to 26-year-old Pangasinan artist Jessica Lopez

LOOK: Gender issues, discrimination as told through this OFW photog's lense

Oct 12, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Filipino photographer Joan Pabona belong to a group that took part in the exhibit entitled '(Fe) male: Gender through the Lenses' in Hong Kong

WOMAN. Pulchritudinous ​under Femininity it’s about empathy, calmness, an inner confidence and self-belief of a woman. Photo courtesy of Joan Pabona

New theater comedy dramatizes Brexit break-ups

Oct 07, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The play is sparked by what the Brexit-backing writers feel is a social outcasting of Leave voters by more vocal, self-righteous Remainers – particularly in the fervently pro-EU London artsy circles

DRAMA. An undated handout picture released by the Union Theatre on October 5, 2018 shows actors during a rehearsal for the play 'People Like Us' by columnist Julie Burchill and novelist Jane Robins. Photo by Paul Nicholas Dyke/UNION THEATRE/AFP

Banksy shocks art world by shredding $1.4 million work at auction

Oct 07, 2018 - 1:00 AM

'The unexpected incident became instant art world folklore and certainly marks the first time in auction history that a work of art automatically shredded itself after coming under the hammer,' auctioneers say

SHREDDING. Banksy's art work that was just sold at an auction shredded itself. Screengrab from Banksy's Instagram page

Salita ng Taon 2018: Narito ang mga pinagpipilian

Oct 03, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Ang 11 nominadong salita ay naging laman ng mga balita at diskusyon, at bukambibig ng mga Filipino sa nakalipas na dalawang taon

WATCH: ‘Mamma Mia’ international tour cast performs in Manila

Oct 03, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Be ready to dance in your seats!

MAMMA MIA! The international tour cast returns to Manila. Photo courtesy of Concertus Manila

'The Phantom of the Opera' returns to Manila in 2019

Sep 30, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Get your senses (and wallets) ready!

Blank page for Nobel Literature Prize in 2018 awards season

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Without the Literature Prize, this year's other high-profile Nobel is the Peace Prize, to be announced in Oslo on Friday, October 5

PETA theater goes political for its 51st season

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:04 PM

The Stage of the Nation campaign bridges art and politics

IN PHOTOS: Dutdutan Tattoo Festival 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 8:13 PM

The annual tattoo festival is on its 18th year

DUTDUTAN 2018. The annual tattoo festival sees local and foreign inkers coming together. All photos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

No phones for a night? See if you can do it at Echoes at the Warehouse

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The event is happening on September 22

DISCONNECT TO CONNECT. Echoes at the Warehouse asks people to put their phones down for a night in favor of fully living in the moment. Photo courtesy of Echoes

Read the stories of Lea Salonga, Clint Ramos, Robert Lopez in 'Barangay to Broadway'

Sep 17, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Lea Salonga, Robert Lopez, and Clint Ramos are part of the list of 'Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History'

Countryside: A hidden gem in El Nido, Palawan

Sep 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Once upon a time, an overnight stay in El Nido cost a mere P20

Teodora Marcelino Austria show their old house before the Japanese burn it. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Why the NHCP wanted to stop the Bonifacio flag sale

Sep 14, 2018 - 9:05 PM

The controversial sale has raised a lot of questions

CONTROVERSIAL SALE. The personal Katipunan flag of Andres Bonifacio is sold for P9.3 million – but not without controversy. Image of flag from Leon Gallery, Image of Bonifacio from Wikimedia Commons.

Finding your calling through 'Project Purpose'

Sep 13, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Boris Joaquin and Renz Mansujeto will be signing copies of their book 'Project Purpose: Find Your Why to Find Your Way' at the 39th Manila International Book Fair

Andres Bonifacio’s personal Katipunan flag sells for P9.3M in auction

Sep 13, 2018 - 2:14 PM

The flag is among several historical pieces that were sold during the Leon Gallery’s Magnificent Seven Auction

SOLD. Andres Bonifacio's personal Katipunan flag fetches a high price at Leon Gallery's Magnificent Seven auction. Photo courtesy of Leon Gallery

‘Ang Paglilitis Kay Mang Serapio:’ Don’t wear white

Sep 07, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Directed by Juan Ekis, the 50th anniversary staging of the play is a claustrophobia-inducing, ultra-violent look at systemic injustice

ANG PAGLILITIS KAY MANG SERAPIO. Paul Dumol's 1968 masterpiece is staged at The Ruins in Poblacion. Screenshot from

‘Hunter x Hunter’ returns on September 22

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:23 PM

Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga series is coming back after a long hiatus

COMEBACK. 'Hunter x Hunter' returns after a long hiatus. Screenshot from