Unang Ginang ng Musikang Pilipino; Tagumpay ng isang mapangaraping anak

Pumanaw kagabi ang National Artist for Music na si Lucrecia R. Kasilag, 90, dahil sa sakit na pneumonia, ayon sa ulat ng GMANews.tv.

Siya ay isang educator, composer, performing artist, administrator and cultural entrepreneur, ayon sa National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Narito ang ilang bagay tungkol sa kanya noong siya ay bata pa, mula pa rin sa NCCA:

Name: Lucresia Roses Kasilag

Nickname: King

Childhood Hobbies: playing with dolls, reading books, playing

School:
Paco Elementary Intermediate course
Philippine Womens University -high school
Philippine Womens University St. Scholastica (music) violin

What were you like as a child?:
musical–as a child, I started solfeggio lessons with my mother.

Tingnan din ang profile niya sa Online Registry of Filipino Musical Artists.

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While the Philippines is mourning the death of a national artist, the United States is celebrating its victory in China:

“I don’t know what to feel right now. It’s so emotional. All I want to do is go see my mom.” — Michael Phelps, after winning his eight gold medal in the 2008 Olympics. (LA Times report)

In a New York Times report, he was quoted as saying “If you dream as big as you can dream… anything is possible.” Amen to that.

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