Lea Salonga in Art 2 Art’s 5th Anniversary Episode

Art 2 Art, the award-winning radio and cable TV program hosted by prima ballerina Lisa Macuja, celebrates its fifth anniversary with Lea Salonga as guest. This special episode airs on March 11, Sunday, 3:30-4 p.m., on DZRH (666 khz on the AM band), via RHTV on Cablelink Channel 9 and on the Internet through the website http://dzrh.tripod.com.

“We’re so excited to welcome Lea to our show, and particularly for an episode that marks an important milestone for our program,” says Lisa.

Lisa and Lea exchange notes on things that they have in common—their early start in their respective fields, living abroad and experiencing being a global Filipino artist, and being mothers and wives.

“When we started Art 2 Art in 2007, we just wanted to help in raising awareness about the arts,” Lisa notes. “Five years later, we have clocked 264 episodes featuring more than 200 Filipino artists from literature, music, visual arts, dance, theater and other disciplines. Our promise to our followers when we began remains as we start on our sixth year—Usapang sining at kultura para sa lahat!”

On March 18, Art 2 Art features stage talents Kalila Aguilos and Cris Villonco, stars of Repertory Philippines’ production of Jekyll and Hyde. The two discuss the challenges of working in theater and also sing a powerful rendition of “In His Eyes,” one of the numbers from the musical.

Recently, Lisa received the good news that Gawad Tanglaw—given by a group of esteemed academicians—has again named Art 2 Art as its awardee for Best Educational Radio Program for the second straight year. The awarding will be held on March 15 at the University of Perpetual Help System in Las Piñas City.

Art 2 Art is produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company. For inquiries, please e-mail art2artdzrh@yahoo.com.ph. On Facebook, check out the account Ballerina ng Bayan for updates on Art 2 Artepisodes and Ballet Manila performances.