The design and architecture of the Music Museum is living art. The Proscenium and the unique stairway leading up to the theater was designed by in-house designer/artist Osler Ladia. The stairway was inspired by the idea of “rising from the ashes”, which was the story of the Music Museum’s rebirth after the 1994 fire. The original stairway, designed by Impy Pilapil, was white and pastel with metal-framed railings, fiberglass sides and neon lights. After the fire, only the metal framing remained, but it too was burned. Ladia liked its rugged look and texture though and from it he created a new railing that depicted different musical genre, rendered in unique, appropriate fonts. He exposed these to the elements to achieve more texture, and added cutouts here and there to achieve its current look. A new floor was painted by Ladia that draws inspiration from Miro and Braque for its vibrant colors and lines. The colorful floor, Ladia said, feels “almost musical”.
Music Museum Floor
Music Museum's Spiral Staircase
Many statement performances were staged at the Music Museum. Besides the iconic “Vagina Monologues” by Tony-award winning author Eve Ensler, “One Billion Rising” (a global movement founded by Ensler to end rape and sexual violence against women) was directed by acclaimed theater actress Monique Wilson on the Music Museum Stage. Monique and fellow supporters of women could no longer take that women were being raped, beaten, maimed, mutilated, burned and terrorized, and so staged this production. Members of Gabriela, the New Voice Company, Gabriela Women’s Party and others fully supported productions like these.
One Billion Rising
Jesus is Lord
Besides being an entertainment hub, the Music Museum is also a place of religious worship. Fellowship is held every Sunday at the Music Museum, and religious groups that have availed of it are the Harvester Christian Fellowship, the Metro Manila Christian Fellowship, the Victory Christian Fellowship and presently, Jesus is Lord, which has had the longest stint at 15 years. Sunday Mass has also been said regularly at the Promenade Food Court before Sunday services were transferred to the Promenade Hall at Promenade 3, the Music Museum Group’s new event place. During Lent, an annual recollection is held at Teatrino.
Divas 4 Divas poster
The Music Museum marked its 20th year with a grand concert at the Araneta Coliseum entitled Divas 4 Divas. It brought together for the first time four of the country’s best female singers -- Kuh Ledesma, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Pops Fernandez and Regine Velasquez. The four divas wore spectacular fashions designed by Edwin Uy, Brian Leyva, Joey Samson and Oliver Tolentino with special accessories designed by Kuh’s brother, Constantino Ledesma. The rich repertoire included a tribute to the four divas’ international musical counterparts, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey. The divas also did a Madonna medley.

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Sun on Strike. Conquer the Sun.

And the heat goes on.So grab yourself some cool summer sippers right here at Theater Mall and the Promenade to help you go one up over the summer heat.Starbucks Coffee offers cold brews for summer over your usual favorite special Joes.You can enjoy them iced, blended or served in a float.Each one has its special cool drool.

Funny Fridays Strikes Back

Funny Fridays are back…in another galaxy not far away.Get your funny fix on May 17 & 31 and June 14 & 28 when FUNNY FRIDAYS STRIKES BACK at a new and bigger venue, the Promenade Hall at the 2/F of Greenhills Promenade.No need to be blue no more when Fridays roll along.Get your tickets now at Ticketworld (891-9999).ly/2UNUrcs.


So make sure you get to enjoy these cool-cool-cool treats to make these sunny days not too hot to handle.Start with dessert at Yo Panda, where you can make all sorts of personal concoctions from soft serve ice cream, bubble waffle and oodles and oodles of toppings and syrups to make your cold dessert a fantasy come true.Red Mango combines refreshingly tangy frozen yogurt with toppings galore that make you feel good and light and incredibly refreshed.Cara Mia has refrigerated cakes and premium gelato to appease your sweet tooth and cravings for all things frozen: frozen desserts, gelato shakes, iced coffees, frappes.BLK 513 brings you the country’s first activated-charcoal enhanced frozen Greek yogurt.

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