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‘Ties of History’ opens Aug. 8

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The Metropolitan Museum of Manila, along with Yuchengco Museum, UP Vargas Museum, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Dalubhasaan Para sa Edukasyon sa Sining at Kultura (DESK), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda present “Ties Of History: Art In Southeast Asia” from Aug. 8 to Oct. 6, 2018.

Sen. Loren Legarda (mb.com.ph)

Sen. Loren Legarda

The opening event will be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. The exhibits will also be held at the Yuchengco Museum, and at the UP Vargas Museum.

Artists from 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian National (ASEAN) are participating. Among them: Anusapati (Indonesia), Chris Chong Chan (Malaysia), Roberto Feleo (Philippines), Amada Heng (Singapore), Kim Thein Sung (Myanmar) and Hoang Tuong (Vietnam).

Curator Patrick Flores will give the opening remarks and will introduce the artists. Messages will be given by Virgilio Almario, chairman of NCCA and Sen. Legarda.

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Exclusive workshops

New York-based acting coach Anthony Vincent Bova returned to Manila recently to provide exclusive workshops for GMA Artist Center stars.

Antony Vincent Bova (center) and Ana Feleo with the GMA Artists Center stars who participated in the workshops (mb.com.ph)

Antony Vincent Bova (center) and Ana Feleo with the GMA Artists Center stars who participated in the workshops

The international acting coach, who was here last February, and his co-teacher, actress Ana Feleo, conducted the “Empowerment” training, which focuses on the “emotional and psychological alignment for peak performance” of the artists.

Those who attended the workshops included Thea Tolentino, Andrea Torres, Chynna Ortaleza, Benjamin Alves, Gil Cuerva and Mikoy Morales.

Bova will come back on January 2019 to conduct the culminating activity, which will showcase what they have learned throughout the year from Bova’s training program.

Also an actor, writer, and artistic director, Bova is a protégé of famed acting coach Eric Morris, who has taught some of the best actors in the Philippines, including Laurice Guillen, Johnny Delgado, Leo Martinez, Michael de Mesa, and Joel Torre among others.

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Global Pinoy Singing Idol

Anthony Carbonel won as the grand winner of the “DZMM Global Pinoy Singing Idol” (GPSI) 2018 held recently at the Gazi Music Hall in Athens. He won over nine other finalists and won a trophy plus USD 1,000 after his astounding rendition of “Writings On The Wall” by Sam Smith.

Anthony Carbonel (mb.com.ph)

Anthony Carbonel

Named as first runner-up was Kleoniki Perikleous, while Eunice Manigbas was second runner-up. Manigbas was also The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) People’s Choice awardee.

They were chosen by a panel composed of ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs senior vice president Ging Reyes, ABS-CBN Europe Ltd. Country Manager Luis Bariuan, and DZMM “Usapang de Campanilla” anchor Maresciel Yao.

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Tidbits:
Happy b-day greetings today, Aug. 7, go to Justice Corazon Agrava, Ramon Isberto of Smart, Bonjin Bolinao, Susan Limjoco, Randy Ortiz, Ed Ponceja, Henri Calayag, Mary Jane Velayo, Mala Jane Luga, Marichie Josue, Michelle Castaneda, Riz Rebaya, Dr. Susan Kapalungan, Nicole Cumagun, Cynthia dela Cruz, Mell Navarro, Nieves Bates, Nixon Sy, and Chuckie Dreyfus… Aug. 8: Gov. Baby Ortiz, Delia Razon, Carmi Martin, Nora Calderon, Homer Pili, Pal Rabina, Pamela Tuazon, Vesper Valdez, Nelson Canlas, Sonny Cortez, Amy Reyes Forthomme, and Arnel Ogie Paala…

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