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‘Maynila The Musical’: Theater event of the year

‘Maynila The Musical’: Theater event of the year

Soaring songs and exuberant dances. Superb acting and inspired direction. Based on a timeless and powerful novel by Edgardo Reyes, “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag,” made into a classic film by National Artist Lino Brocka, acclaimed all over the world.

Christian and JC: Yes to frontal nudity

Director Joel Lamangan has said time and again that making actors shed their clothes on movie sets isn’t easy. “Mas madaling paghubarin ang mga babae.”

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’80s directors

Readers react to Highspeed’s piece on June 17, headlined ‘70s directors: Vanishing breed. Yes, many are gone, but they remind still around are Mike de Leon, Romy Suzara, Robert Arevalo, Lupita A. Kashiwahara, Elwood Perez, among others.

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‘Overlooked’ Aunor starrers

Readers react to Highspeed’s item on Nora Aunor last Sunday, thankful that almost all her directors were mentioned. They say that some Aunor starrers were “overlooked” – those directed by Totoy Buenaventura, Chaning Carlos, and Pablo Santiago.

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Golden Girl 2017

This year, 2017, is Nora Aunor’s 50th year in showbiz. The count starts 1967, when Nora emerged national champion of the singing contest “Tawag ng Tanghalan.” Yes, Nora’s a Golden Girl.

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Maine plays most difficult role yet in ‘Eat Bulaga’ Lenten special

In “Prinsesa,” Maine plays Mayang, a professional pickpocket who fosters an unlikely friendship with a child who will teach her the value of family and forgiveness. Joining her in “Prinsesa” are Wally Bayola, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Anjo Yllana, and Trops stars Tommy Penaflor and Joel Palencia.

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