Rosalinda Orosa

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The renowned visual artist Betsy Westendorp has lived in the Philippines for so long she presumably regards this country as her second home. RL Orosa portrait by Betsy Westendorp Betsy has painted landscapes, seascapes, skyscapes and flower arrangements. She is also highly recognized for her portraits of eminent personalities including…

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Evelyn del Rosario-Garcia never enrolled in any formal art classes, except as a child. Back then, her mother, Helen, made sure her kids had some summer activity like drawing, cooking, voice or piano lessons at home. Yet her caricatures made of retaso [“retazo” is the Spanish name for cloth swatches,…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa Marking the 40th year after their high school graduation, the St. Scholastica’s College, Manila High School batch 1977, also known as “RedDivas,” celebrated their Ruby Jubilee. They presented a four-medley video and performed a hip-hop dance at the St. Cecilia’s Hall. With the encouragement of Mary Ann…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa Rosalyn Coyiuto, mother of the eminent business executive James Coyiuto, was honored on her 90th year at the inauguration of the Rosa Aragon Hall at the 9th floor of the Coyiuto House Greenhills. Aurora Aragon Quezon was the principal sponsor at the wedding of James’ parents. Holy…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa The celebrated international composer and Harvard University professor Jeffrey Ching avidly continues to compose unique, highly complex works in Europe and the US while his wife—the eminent soprano Andion Fernandez—sings the songs he composes for her. Now based in Germany, they consistently draw applause and acclaim. Meanwhile,…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa Two musical partnerships were simultaneously featured at a concert sometime ago: while the baritone and his accompanist were making music in blissful togetherness, the same accompanist and his “page-turner” were having a silent discord, if not an uneasy co-existence. The page-turner was intelligent-looking, solemn-faced, bespectacled—he could not…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa La Scala diva Elena Monti regaled music lovers at the CCP Little Theater with arias mostly from operas by her compatriots: Verdi, Puccini and Tosti. Her lithe figure attired in a black gown, backless, and form-fitting, the beautiful and gorgeous singer mesmerized the audience. Monti’s light-timbered voice…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa Herewith is a press release from Earthsavers: The Philippine Center of ITI uniquely works in a close coordination with all its committees for synergized national and international activities that are linked to the UN family and other private sector partners in its dynamic use of theatre and…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa Clarita Ordoñez (Loleng) sent me a copy of the book ACCRA and the Post-Bellum Bar by National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin. ACCRA stands for attorneys Edgardo Angara, Jose Concepcion, Avelino Cruz, Manuel Abello, Teodoro Regala, and Manuel Abello. I quote from the book cover: “ACCRA LAW:…

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Rosalinda L. Orosa The scholars of Taipan-tenor George Yang, founder of Klassikal Music Foundation (KMF), recently gave a concert entitled “Songs from a Silver World” at the RCBC Plaza, Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium. After welcome remarks by internationally acclaimed pianist Dr. Raul Sunico, CCP and KMF president, the scholars interpreted…

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