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WRITING ABOUT FEMININITY AND WOMEN’S EXPERIENCE – Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta, the most adored poet in the Philippines

Fascinated by the unbearable lightness of the verses She spent more than half of her life teaching and creating literary works characterized by femininity and the experience of women. In 1999, she had the S.E.A. Award for writing, Southeast Asia’s highest literary honor. Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta https://www.nlb.gov.sg/biblio/9424478 was born on a June day in 1932 in San Juan (Rizal, Philippine …

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A POPULAR SINGER, AMONG INDIGENOUS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS – Cynthia Alexander, revered by young Filipino musicians and dean of alternative ones

A multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter hero in the Philippines Her musicality is a collage of standard guitars, gong percussion and women’s voices, casually amalgamated by a cello or a violin. She made her solo debut with 1997’s Insomnia and Other Lullabyes, but she also performed with Mike Hanopol and Jun Lupito, legendary characters of Filipino rock. At the World Band Explosion Finals …

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THE INTERCULTURAL PAINTINGS OF A PHILIPPINE ARTIST – Ronald Ventura and his fusion of realism, cartoons and graffiti

Country’s complex intercultural relations where you born  Through a culturally permeable approach, its shades of East and West are tinge with struggles and transgressiveness. He held his two solo painting exhibitions for the first time in 2000. Born in the city of Manila in 1973, after graduating in painting from the University of Santo Tomas, Ronald Ventura https://www.sothebys.com/en/artists/ronald-ventura worked there …

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FULLY APPRECIATE WHAT PHILLY CAN OFFER YOU – Journey to the city of brotherly love and artistic whimsy

An ancient city, but also a sacred places for a creative Creating, growing and doing are the common denominator of those who sing or draw, write or imagine a new way of dressing. Everywhere, and always, the attempt to resolve a conflict generated by unsatisfied desires, which we call creativity, is the driving force that feeds the dreams of a …

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WHY CARTOONING IS HAPPENING ONLINE – Aaron Krolikowski, the fastest pen on the American East Coast

Put out great cartoons, on a weekly or daily basis A touch of humanity is need in a digital world, which is why he strives for it. He considers his type of work fast and exciting. Such a cartoonist, he being publish (and paid), by online following. https://thesketchbookreporter.com/. So, if you will be cartoonist, to have to build your own …

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THE UNCONVENTIONAL ARTIST WITH INFINITE INTERESTS – Man Ray, casual but not indifferent photographer

What matters is the idea, not the camera His body ws buried in the Montparnasse cemetery, where you can read the epitaph: Nonchalant, but not indifferent. Le violon d’Ingres, one of his photographic portraits from 1924, depicted the naked back of a model retouched with marker strokes, a true creative genius in the form of two violin Effe. Born in …

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FASHION AND URBAN STREET LANDSCAPES – Willi Smith, improvisational genius New York City sidewalks

When the convenience of clothes democratizes fashion His grandmother, a housekeeper of a family close to a fashion designer, helped her grandson get an internship with that clothing expert. He began his career as a designer in 1967, seeking inspiration from what people wore on the streets of New York. After a conversation on the street about his style, he …

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KEEP CLIMBING FROM HERE, WITH POETRY – Trapeta Mayson and her musical experience spoken and sung

Take poetry a step further as a softball-themed metaphor She is the author of two self-published poetry collections, Mocha Melodies and She Was Once Herself. She was born in Liberia in 1967; she immigrated to the United States, where she grew up in Philadelphia. For her ability to balance poetic writing with participation in the urban social network, under the …

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THREE TEENAGE GIRLS FROM PHILADELPHIA AND AN ENIGMATIC PRODUCER – The Three Degrees, one room, one band and live

The longest-running female vocal group in history, after more than four decades As for the discography of The Three Degrees https://thethreedegrees.com/, we like to recall at least one moment of their climb to success, namely the 1974 studio album When Will I See You Again – When will I see you again? When will we share precious moments? Will I …

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BREATHING THE GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSTRATION – Edwin Austin Abbey, a tireless worker

The fantastic story of an American muralist, illustrator and painter He was among the American artists who went to England to devote himself to historical painting, however, quite differently from his compatriots. His best know work is the frieze in the Boston Public Library. The American painter Edwin Austin Abbey https://www.artrenewal.org/artists/edwin-austin-abbey/216, born in Philadelphia in 1852, had studied at the …

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