‘Care Divas’: A Special Run for the New Filipino Heroes

I once encountered an unanswered question before. How can you really get people to go to the theater especially the ones who never stepped foot in a theater before? It made me think about this, “Are there enough reasons that the theater experience is still worth the effort? How about Care Divas?”

Even though theater seems to be a good medium of full intended experience, the Filipinos’ level of maturity and audience appreciation to the theater is still low. But theater as part of the cultural menu, nowadays more and more opportunities and great ideas come in from young minds as they become braver and fearless enough to gamble to wider boundaries.

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Think “Rak of Aegis,” “Katy,” “Sa Wakas,” “Ako si Josephine,” “Dirty Old Musical,” “Mula sa Buwan,” and now Care Divas is back for a special run.

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With Sir Toot’s invitation, I am being introduced to another original Pinoy musical that pays tribute to all overseas Filipino workers as the present-day heroes of our country. The press launch of Care Divas makes me clamor to search for the answers.

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Music in the Form of Celebration, Memories and Bittersweet Farewells

Music comes in diverse forms, and this month’s local music scene round-up via Music Roll further illustrates the versatility of music.

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We start with PhilPop 2016’s big bash celebration of Filipino musicality; the celebrated dream collaborations between Ely Buendia and Itchyworms in “Pariwara”; the indie music taking charge of this year’s first ever Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino; to memories worth recalling in Clara Benin’s songs while we wait for her return; in the never-ending cycle of love, denial, separation and finding new hope all together in new singles of Rico Blanco and Arnold Reyes; and for the ability to create free music in Josephine’s story and The Benchboys’ reunion for one last time.

Let’s always celebrate music in all its forms, with the old and new, with the happy and sad, with beginnings and farewells, but most of all for all its good and enduring memories.

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