“Shoegaze R&B” master designing a new world of invention and unity – Manila News

Take a look at any musician’s social media channels and you’ll see them calling themselves a variation on that professional descriptor – artist, musician, band. No Rome’s Instagram bio, though, offers a little more insight into how he views what he does, labelling himself a “sound designer”.
“I feel like I’m the type of person that likes to see music…

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How reading books saved us during the pandemic – Manila News

By Rory J. Bolivar and Robespierre L. Bolivar 
Cathy Rentzenbrink’s delightful Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books and Nick Hornby’s entertainingly irreverent Stuff I’ve Been Reading, two insightful memoirs on a lifetime of reading for pleasure, reminded us of how reading books saved us during the pandemic.
Years from now, long after the proverbial dust of these lost…

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Samantha Dexheimer-Ang makes fashion easy and fun with Simply Sam Accessories – Manila News

Fashion designer and entrepreneur Samantha Dexheimer-Ang

I first met Samantha Dexheimer-Ang when we were fifth graders at the Colegio San Agustin, Makati. Even as an 11-year-old, I knew that she had an understanding of fashion and elegance that was unparalleled. This is the reason I wasn’t surprised when she launched Samantha Dexheimer Designs and recently, Simply Sam Accessories.
When asked…

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Antoni Muntadas holds first Manila exhibit

Renowned conceptual artist Antoni Muntadas launches his first exhibition in Manila titled “Muntadas: Exercises on Past and Present Memories” in collaboration with the Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG) and Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla (CAAC). Muntadas presents three projects that translate memories and histories of the Philippines and Spain and its relevance to contemporary history.

Renowned conceptual artist Antoni…

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Rare Edades early work, historical Antonio Luna photo go under the hammer – Manila News

Salcedo Auctions brings the Season’s Best collection under the hammer at a live and online auction on Saturday, November 27.
“Under The Tree: The Wish List” takes place simultaneously at 2 p.m. live at Salcedo’s NEX Tower sale room and online via salcedoauctions.com. The auction includes important Philippine Art by National Artists BenCab, Victorio Edades, J. Elizalde Navarro, Arturo Luz,…

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‘More Than Blue’ director praises Yassi’s performance – Manila News

Yassi Pressman and JC Santos at the premiere of ‘More Than Blue.’ Handout

Doing a follow up to his highly-successful blockbuster Metro Manila Film Festival entry in 2019, “Miracle in Cell No. 7,” with Aga Muhlach in the lead, was a tough, if not a difficult one for director Nuel Naval.
“It crossed my mind, I have to be honest,”…

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From crypto to COVID: Why auction prices are rocketing – Manila News

By Hugues Hnore and Eric Randolph
PARIS, France—From Albert Einstein’s notes to a record-breaking Frida Kahlo to a 6.6-million-euro triceratops—auction houses have lately seen a string of record-breaking items going under the hammer and through the roof.
Valuations are becoming hard to judge.
On Wednesday, the Einstein manuscript went for 11.3 million euros ($13 million) in Paris, five times its…

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