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Celeste wins second Entertainer of the Year Award

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CELESTE LEGASPI acknowledging her Entertainer of the Year Award. Behind her are Ms. Alice H. Reyes, president of Aliw Awards Foundation, and Ms. Bing Carrion, chairman of the Executive Committee.

CELESTE LEGASPI acknowledging her Entertainer of the Year Award. Behind her are Ms. Alice H. Reyes, president of Aliw Awards Foundation, and Ms. Bing Carrion, chairman of the Executive Committee.

Congratulations to Celeste Legaspi, who won her second Entertainer of the Year Award at The 30th Aliw Awards held recently at the Fiesta Pavilion of the Manila Hotel. She won first Entertainer of the Year Award in 1979. The singer-actress, by the way, stars together with Rachel Alejandro in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry “Larawan” which she also produces under Culturtain Musicat Productions.

Celeste took home a total of three trophies at the 30th Aliw Awards, including the Aliw’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The 30th Annual Aliw Awards on the Foundation’s 40th anniversary was supported by the Department of Tourism, the Quezon City Government under Mayor Herbert M. Bautista and PCSO, San Miguel Corporation, Salu Restaurant, Jade Vine Restaurant, Absolute, PAGCOR, and SSS.

 

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‘Belen’ returns to Star City

Circus D’Ballet – a unique extravaganza combining circus acts and ballet – brings back the Christmas tale “Belen” to regale Star City visitors this holiday season.

Circus D’Ballet’s ‘Belen’

Circus D’Ballet’s ‘Belen’

Presented by Star City, Ballet Manila, and Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), “Belen” is a free show offered to Star City guests. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Choreographed and directed by Ballet Manila co-artistic director Osias Barroso, “Belen” re-imagines the fabled journey of the three Kings in search of the Child Jesus.

“Belen,” which was staged last Dec. 23, will also be presented tonight at 7, on Jan. 1 (7 and 9 p.m.) and Jan. 2 (7 p.m.)

Circus D’Ballet, a creative collaboration between circus artists and ballet dancers, was the brainchild of MBC chairman Fred J. Elizalde. It was launched in 2001 featuring “Belen” at the theme park’s then newly inaugurated Star Theater.

 

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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, Jan. 30, go to Rep. Lito Atienza, Alegria Sibal, Bobby Tating, Toots Tolentino, Roseanne Villegas, Liza Moya, Joanne Matschuck, Baby de Guzman, Rizalina Cardenas, Che Singson, Ronald Constantino, Eugene Santos, Mary Charmaine Musngi, Pablo Tariman, and Jake Cuenca… Dec. 31: Deborah Sun, Abel de Leon, Ester Gacutan, Fely Bautista, Dr. Joven Cuanang, Clarissa Villalba, JunRegalado, Alice Balangue, Arnel Serato, and Globe’s Joyce Crisano… Jan. 1: Cristina Ponce Enrile, Buddy Medina, Licerna Abunda, Lourdes Tolosa, Sony Magundayao, Aida dela Cruz, Violeta Villanueva, Dr. Rosalinda Ante, Marietta Ejercito, Arlino Mark Belen, Arlene de Guzman, Cora Grippo, Janiz Navida, and Gemma Fritzgerald…

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