Author: Ted Alcuitas

Review: ” A haunting tour de force”

Burnaby, B.C. Co.Esraga Awakens Genetic Memory Through Movement and Malong By Vincent Ternida Between April 18th and 21st, an ensemble of eight dancers took it to Shadbolt Centre of the Arts in Burnaby to showcase ancient Asian traditional arts. Divided into two acts– Collected Traces and Still There is Co.Erasga’s masterful performance inspired by these ancient traditions. The first of the two acts is Tracing Malong, a haunting and ethereal spectacle showcasing “a traditional multipurpose cloth”– The Malong. The fabric in all its shapes, sizes, and colours is the star of the star of the ensemble with the dancers...

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Essence celebrates women’s struggles

North Vancouver, B.C. Five Filipino artists seek to respond to violence against women in group exhibit By Ted Alcuitas An eclectic mix of artists will show their works in an attempt to respond to the violence and harassment women suffer. ‘Essence’ will provide a creative dimension to the multifaceted character and spirit of women by highlighting in vivid colours and shapes, their roles, struggles, and triumphs, a press release says. Presented with the cooperation of the North Vancouver Community Arts Council and MELD Arts, it will be held at CityScape Community Art Space
335 Lonsdale, North Vancouver from April 27...

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Social realist painter Gene de Loyola gunned down

De Loyola’s last painting of his beloved Montalban and his bullet-riddled hat he wore when he was gunned down on April 18. (Photo: Jess Aznar) Updated: April 22, 2018, 9:31 PM Kodao Productions Artists demand justice for renowned social realist painter By Ted Alcuitas Editor’s note: In 2007, Loyola’s daughter Racquel and son-in-law Mideo Cruz, were in Vancouver as part of their international tour.Both acclaimed artists on their own right, they put up a well-received art installation at Vancouver’s Gallery Gachet. Artists demanded justice for the killing of a renowned visual artist Wednesday night in Montalban, Rizal by still...

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Hanna May Ramis wins B.C. spelling bee

Lumby Grade 5 student Hannah May Ramis won the 2018 Spelling Bee of Canada B.C. Junior Division title in Surrey. She now advances to the National Spelling Bee in Toronto. (Photo submitted-Summerland Review) OkANAGAN, British Columbia ‘Deplorable’ did not stump student By Ted Alcuitas Hannah Ramis correctly spelled ‘deplorable’ to win the 2018 Spelling Bee of Canada provincial championship in the Junior division. She competed against 38 other students from across the province at the Khalsa School in Surrey. Ramis now advances to the National Spelling Bee of Canada in Toronto on May 6. “I’m really happy that I...

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Mark Masongsong speaks at SFU on April 18th

Mark Masongsongat the White House   Vancouver, B.C. Mark Masongsong speaks on big data By Ted Alcuitas At a time when Facebook and the problems of collecting and sharing data is very much in the news, Simon Fraser University (SFU) brings together data visionaries to explore its impacts of big data. Mark Masongsong will speak on how government harnessing of big data can provide opportunities for public good. His talk on From Big Data to Smarter Government will be this Wednesday, April 18 at 11:30-12:30 PM, SFU’s Segal Bldg. Rms. 1300-1500. The event is free. The CEO and Co-Founder...

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