Manila goes nuts with theatrical rendition of Peanut’s ‘You’re a good man, Charlie Brown’

You probably grew up knowing Snoopy and the rest of the gang, which Charles Schulz had immortalized in his internationally known comic strip Peanuts. For more than five decades, people had been reading quick-witted dialogues and satirical exchanges between Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Shroeder, and Sally that it feels like you’re part of the group at one point or another. But this time, avid reader or not, Charlie Brown finally let the world know about how depressing it can be on his shoes amid being in the colorful world that he’s in. The popular, Tony Award-winning, comedy musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is finally staged in Manila through the efforts of 9 Works Theatrical that opened on Saturday February 11 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza, along Ayala Avenue in Makati City.


On the wings of the fallen

Vampires and the wolves are passé. But guess what? Angels have all fallen and crashed into the young adult fiction section of our bookstores. Killing the monotonous vampire-mortal scenario, a good fallen angel and a mortal falling in love seems to be the latest reading fad for teens. Shhhhhhhhh First, there’s Hush, Hush by Becca … Continue reading On the wings of the fallen

Warning: Monster album sighted Archipelago's Travel Advisory By Angelique P. Manalad, Contributor After 72 gigs, two number one singles and two music videos later, super band Archipelago finally launches its debut long-playing album Travel Advisory. Composed of 14 songs, the CD talks about different kind of weather-the kind of musical storm dauntless music lovers welcome as a fresh … Continue reading Warning: Monster album sighted

bloomfields (christmas album review) There’s something blooming this Christmas ‘Pasko Natin ‘To’ by the Bloomfields By Angelique P. Manalad, Contributor Wanting to deliver a more Filipino-flavored Christmas album, The Bloomfields offers their second album “Pasko Natin ‘To” as their gift for everyone this Yuletide season. With 10 tracks to ensure everyone a warm feeling to share the band … Continue reading bloomfields (christmas album review)

Giving you your very own theme song Giving you your very own theme song By Angelique P. Manalad, Contributor Giving you a musical journey that is distinctively Pinoy, Ang Bandang Shirley guarantees everyone who’ll listen will definitely love their music without any exaggeration as they give their first installment Themesongs. Influenced by local bands and other artists they describe their music … Continue reading Giving you your very own theme song

Good news, bad news Good news, bad news Menaya’s The Worst News By Angelique Manalad, Contributor After years of hiatus, Menaya is back to give their fans news—their second album entitled The Worst News. It boasts a new and dynamic sound that will certainly captivate listeners and keep them hooked, as the band evolved to a more mature … Continue reading Good news, bad news

Love in the period of decline Love in the period of decline Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Memories of my Melancholy Whores By Angelique P. Manalad, Contributor Gabriel Garcia Marquez A concept that would make everyone react in disgust: a 90-year-old retiring journalist who finds himself in the eve of his birthday wanting to feel his youth through a night of passion … Continue reading Love in the period of decline

Unburdened Unburdened Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being By Angelique P. Manalad, Contributor To love promiscuously without the yoke of guilt, to savor the illicit, to free sex from love and to find ecstasy in rebellion, one can hardly stand being unfettered and unbound. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, French/Czech novelist Milan Kundera most … Continue reading Unburdened

Patriotism in absurd times Friday, June 06, 2008 Patriotism in absurd times By Angelique Manalad, Contributor Bob Ong’s collection of books brings tears to our eyes—tears of laughter, that is—with his own unique concoction of reality and humor, “Bakit Baligtad Magbasa Ang Mga Pilipino?” Mga Kwentong Barbero ni Bob Ong [Why does the Filipino read in reverse? Barber’s … Continue reading Patriotism in absurd times

the other boleyn girl book review Friday, April 11, 2008 Sister versus sister The Other Boleyn Girl offers Tudor intrigue, romance and death By Angelique P. Manalad Feel the stab of betrayal, the ache of heartache and crumbling sensation of uncertainty and fear. When an author makes you both see and sense with a character’s own eyes and heart, you … Continue reading the other boleyn girl book review