Arts and Culture

J. K. Rowling marks ‘wonderful’ Harry Potter 20th anniversary

by Mark McLaughlin with Rosie Scammell in London Agence France Presse EDINBURGH, United Kingdom (AFP) — Author J. K. Rowling on Monday marked the “wonderful” two decades since her Harry Potter creation first hit the shelves, starting a global literary phenomenon which has inspired a generation. “20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It’s been wonderful. Thank you,” she wrote on Twitter. A pair of […]

Museum Mile Festival returns for the 38th year

By Tennie Sumague EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK, NY (Eagle News) – The heat was on Tuesday evening along Fifth Avenue between East 82nd-105th streets for the 38th annual Museum Mile Festival. New York City’s biggest block party was held from 6 to 9pm where seven museums along the Museum Mile trip offered free admission to the public. Participating museums included the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Neue Galerie New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, […]

Third Golden Age of Philippine Cinema now showing in New York

By Joanne Blanco Soriano EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK, NY (Eagle News) – The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, one of the leading institutions of modern and contemporary art in the world, is presenting an extensive and unprecedented selection of Filipino films from June 1 through June 25. “A New Golden Age: Contemporary Philippine Cinema,” showcases films from 2000 to the present in what is considered to be the third […]

Kalesa turns iconic in Kwentong Cachero

By Caesar Vallejos Kwentong kutsero, in today’s context, is fake news.  Kwentong Cachero, on the other hand, is a vibrant collection of a distinctively Filipino art subject which for many years has added luster to the charm and heritage of Manila. Historian Ambeth Ocampo also wrote that the term kwentong kutsero meant false or exaggerated stories. During the old Manila (before cars, trucks and jeepneys made their appearance), a kutsero would park the kalesa (horse-drawn […]

Damas Latinas holds its Annual Charity Ball

By Errah Jean Crusim Eagle News Service   (Eagle News) — Helping others is not only a responsibility of an influential leader but is a natural habit of a caring and responsible individual. Each day, there is an opportunity to educate someone. This is the main reason why Damas Latinas grabs every chance it can get to help the less fortunate. Club de Damas Latinas (Latin American Women’s Club) in the Philippines is a nonstock, nonprofit […]

Little Prince’ watercolors top 500,000 euros at auction

PARIS, France (AFP) — Two watercolors of “The Little Prince,” French polymath Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s world-famous golden-haired creation, fetched more than half a million euros at auction in Paris on Wednesday. The first work, an A4-sized image of the children’s character watching a sunset, smashed its estimate to sell for 294,000 euros ($331,000), according to the Artcurial auction house. The second piece depicting the prince laying on his stomach in a rose garden sold for […]

Sing for Hope Piano project returns to New York City’s public parks

By: Abigail Vital, EBC New York Bureau Music has been an important part of history, as a way to pass on part of a tradition or simply just for pleasure.  Creating music, then, has been an integral part of carrying out this tradition.  With the use of instruments, music is made, and thus enjoyed by many.  The piano in itself has its own history. Whether playing one of Beethoven’s classics or serenading to Billy Joel’s, […]

Mexican Embassy opens “The Galleon Museum”

By Errah Jean H. Crusim Mexican embassy opens “The Galleon: Manila-Acapulco Galleon Museum,” a replica of an 18th century galleon based on the original naval architectural plans, which is also open to the public. The museum situated at the SM Mall of Asia complex is a reminder of the important role of Mexico in the first global economy. A vital part of Asia’s trade and commerce was carried on the Galleon, and Philippines was an […]