National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera passes away at 89 – Manila News

National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera presents an award at the 40th Gawad Urian Awards at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in this July 20, 2017 file photo. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

(UPDATED) Bienvenido Lumbera, a revered cultural icon and National Artist for Literature, passed on Tuesday, leaving behind a rich legacy of works in the field of creative communication arts. 
Lumbera’s daughter…

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Met Opera reopens with landmark first show by Black composer – Manila News

After an 18-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and protracted labor disputes with its musicians and crew, the Metropolitan Opera reopens Monday with a history-making debut—the first work by a Black composer.

Dancers perform a scene during a rehearsal for Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” at the Metropolitan Opera on September 24, 2021 in New York.…

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