CRUISE CHRONICLES # 3 – THE ART AUCTION

Did I mention Art Auctions at sea? Yes, they really do hold them on board the Noordam. And, to make sure we all knew about it, loudspeakers had been proudly heralding yesterday’s auction of “important contemporary works of art” since we set sail on March 26th.   Now these auctions, I soon discovered, are definitely … Continue reading CRUISE CHRONICLES # 3 – THE ART AUCTION

CHILDREN OF PEACE & WAR

An Academic Paper for The University for Peace in Costa Rica - by Caroline Kennedy   The first time I became personally involved with “global initiatives” involving theatre was in 1982 when Peace Child International, a British NGO, was conceived in the living room of a friends’ house in Buntingford, Hertfordshire, some fifty miles north of London. “Wouldn’t … Continue reading CHILDREN OF PEACE & WAR

Revisiting the 60s from Manila Nostalgia

LEAD Magazine 7 April · SABEL'S BAMBANG, CAROLINE'S LONDON (3/4) By EDGAR O. CRUZ THE DAILY TRIBUNE, APRIL 8, 2015 VISUAL: PORTRAIT (THE ARTIST'S WIFE) BY BENCAB Caroline Kennedy visits the Philippines, particularly Metro Manila, the Mountain Province and Palawan, this April. In 1968, the blonde British writer met BenCab at Indios Bravos as the … Continue reading Revisiting the 60s from Manila Nostalgia

Christmas stockings filler for peace

By Edgar O. Cruz (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 5, 2015 - 12:00am (Left) Caroline Kennedy by Franco Patriarcha (RIGHT) Bencab’s The Family MANILA, Philippines – “Do they know it’s Christmas?” Asks a poignant but pointed question by the eponymous 1984 song composed by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure as performed by the supergroup Band … Continue reading Christmas stockings filler for peace

Imelda Marcos Bought LACMA’s “Goya”

I love this article for no other reason than it describes so perfectly Imelda's acquisitiveness when it came to buying works of art. In an earlier blog I wrote about her "wall to wall Holbein". Had the Holbein been authentic, of course, the whole art world would have turned upside down. It would have been … Continue reading Imelda Marcos Bought LACMA’s “Goya”

A DATE WITH THE POPE

Posted on January 22, 2010 by anywhereiwander Edit I have decided to reblog this as Philippine Esquire Magazine has published sections from it. Some people might want to read the full story as I wrote it at the time. Also, the fact that the current Pontiff, Pope Francis, is currently in the Philippines makes it … Continue reading A DATE WITH THE POPE