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Friday, April 18, 2014

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Three wins in a row

Calypso aficionados would remember calypsonians the likes of Spoiler, Funny and Zandolee for their cleverly crafted humorous lyrics that still make audiences laugh. Many of the humorous calypsoes of the 20th century are still relevant today. Read more »

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Kaiso House at the Camp

The management of Kaiso House held the first of its After Carnival Calypso Concert at the Mas Camp Pub on April 9 at which there were two birthday celebrations. TUCO’s welfare officer Carlton Kerr (Calypso Kerr) and Marva Joseph (Marvelous Marva) both shared birthdays one day apart Tuesday and Wednesday. The duo was called on stage by MC Tommy Joseph to accept their cake with lighted candles and for the audience to wish them happy birthday. Read More »

Highlighting local talent

He’s the mastermind behind Millbeatz Entertainment. If you’ve been paying attention to the plethora of riddims during the 2014 Carnival season then by now you know that David “Millbeatz” Millien is at the top of his game. In total, Millbeatz has impressively churned out 49 recordings for the season. Read More »

‘Men are Dogs!’ ending tonight

The comedy, Men are Dogs! is ending tonight at Cipriani College, Valsayn. The play is the winner of four awards: Best Comedy, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Set Design. What happens when a prominent older man marries a younger girl? Is he a minister of government? Why are older men attracted to younger women and exactly who is using whom? Read More »

A Mother’s Day comedy treat

Imagine seeing veteran comedian, Learie Joseph singing John Legend’s ballad, “All Of Me.” Will he be suavely romantic or his usual zany and of kilter self? Well, you have the chance to see exactly what Joseph will do with that beloved ballad when he performs it at the Mother’s Day Comedy Festival being presented by Randy Glasgow Productions (RGP) on May 9 at the Buccoo Integrated Facility, Tobago and Mother’s Day, May 11 at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. Read More »

‘HOT Couture’ heats up St Lucia Jazz

An already fiery 23rd edition Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival is set to get even hotter when one of the most anticipated art segments, the acclaimed fashion show ‘HOT Couture’, hits the runway. Scheduled for May 7, HOT Couture will feature an A-list of local and regional designers working alongside both seasoned and newly discovered modelling talent from across St Lucia. Read More »

Employees advised: Guard against workplace fraud

While Trinidad and Tobago has seen a “drastic decrease” in minor crimes, this has accompanied an increase in the instances of major crimes in the workplace—particularly fraud and embezzlement. This was shared by Antonio Ventour, RBC’s Manager Fraud Management and Corporate Investigation on March 21 when he spoke at the Understanding Workplace Management and Criminal Behaviour Workshop, hosted by RBC in conjunction with the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s Westmoorings headquarters. Read More »

Don’t miss ‘What do men want?’ on tonight

Last weekend Central Bank Auditorium premiered “Da Mans Dem T&T” — ‘What do Men Want, Why do Men Cheat — What Defines a Man’ by London-based playright, director, producer Alan Charles. The full house were entertained by a well written script that mixed humour and drama to deliver answers to the play’s title. Read More »

‘Oh Snap’

Taking selfies; either you have done it or you know someone that does it —a lot. In fact, this is not just an act for the ‘average Joe’ but even celebrities cannot resist the power of the selfie. Former English footballer, David Beckham; American actors Meryl Streep and Bradley Cooper have been caught taking selfies with their fans; even the president of the United States, Barack Obama is not above capturing fun moments on his phone. Read More »

Artistes react to Kartel sentence

Since news of internationally known reggae artiste Vybz Kartel’s life sentence in prison for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams, Twitter has been very active, with users expressing their views on the severity of the sentence. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, will only be eligible for parole after serving 35 years. Various local dancehall artistes, deejays and entertainers have also shared their views on Vybz Kartel’s sentencing. Read More »

‘Redemption’ is coming

Tropix Entertainment, in collaboration with several sponsors and corporate entities have partnered to use music in a bid to inject positive values into society once again—values they believe are needed to bring Trinidad and Tobago back to the paradise it once was. Read More »

Celebrating a decade

The Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA), The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, presents TEN at NAPA – three celebrations; three world-class ensembles; two nights; one great price! 2014 marks the tenth anniversary of Must Come See Productions (UWI Arts Chorale), the award winning UWI Steel, and UWI Percussion. Read More »

Pysano’s ‘Love Affair’

Jamaican fusion artiste Pysano (Dwane Knights) has treated his Trini fans to a new single. “Love Affair” according to Pysano is a song in defense of his female fans. Describing the song as controversial, Pysano said he believes the message in the song allows fans to see a different side to his personality and beliefs. Read More »

Pan, sweet pan

Christine Mueller, head of administration at the Embassy of the Republic of Germany, in Port of Spain and her husband John Tsavdaridis were overjoyed about their trip to Grande Riviere, Toco, for the first edition of Pan in the Countryside last Saturday. Read More »

Metamorphosis making moves

The Metamorphosis Dance Company will be collaborating with world renowned and award-winning Trinidadian jazz musician/trumpeter, Etienne Charles for the staging of its 2014 Dance Season titled Perception, at Queen’s Hall St Ann’s from May 1 to 4. Resident choreographer, Bridgette Wilson, a graduate of York University in Canada, together with visual and kinaesthetic artist Simone Phillips, will be bringing to life Etienne’s unique musical creations. Read More »

Cozier receives ‘Prince’ award

Recognised for his excellent work in the field of culture and development, artist and writer Christopher Cozier has been awarded the Prince Claus Award 2013. Cozier is one of the 11 international winners of the prestigious award. It was presented to him at a gala reception hosted by the Dutch Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Lucita Moeniralam, at Alice Yard, Woodbrook. Read More »

A tribute to Billie Holiday

Women in Jazz will return to the Fiesta Plaza at MovieTowne next month. The Fiesta Plaza has for the last five years been featuring the best of Women in Jazz in Trinidad and Tobago and this series of performances has now become a staple on the jazz lovers’ calendar, as April has now become synonymous with jazz. Each Saturday in April will feature a different female artiste who will bring her own creativity to the jazz genre and this year we will be paying special tribute in song to the late, great Billie Holiday. Read More »

Love Movement to feature Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

The members of The Love Movement are excitedly looking forward to their production for 2014 entitled Love Notes. This will take place at the Queen’s Hall from June 11 through 15, featuring The Love Movement’s three choirs. There will be evening shows at 8 p.m. from Wednesday to Saturday, with a matinee show on Sunday at 6 p.m. The Love Movement founded in 1972 is a registered charitable organisation and has long outgrown the conventional confines of a choir, to become a truly unique organisation with a life-changing mentoring programme among the country’s “at risk” youth. Read More »

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives soon

Waterproof, dustproof, a better camera, brighter screen, functional Apps, enhanced security, faster processor and increased download speed, the new Samsung Galaxy S5 has focused on what users want. Since Samsung unveiled its flagship smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, on February 24, positive reviews have dominated the tech sites as the world counts down to a mid-April global launch. Read More »

17 vie for top Secondary School Spoken Word artiste

On Thursday at the Daaga Hall, UWI, (12.30 to 2.30 p.m.) one pupil from each of 17 secondary schools will vie to become the country’s first top Secondary Schools Spoken Word artiste. This will come after a three-part season of workshops, performance and competitions, sponsored by Courts, in the Courts Bocas Speak Out Secondary Schools Tour that travelled over the last few months across five regions: Trinidad South, Central, East, West and Tobago. Read More »

Taking a stand against bullying

The eight-year-old son of former chutney soca monarch Raymond Ramnarine wants to take on bullying — in song. Little Vinesh Ramnarine performed his song “I am a Star” at the Everybody Loves Raymond concert last weekend. His father said, “My son came to me and asked what was bullying. I began explaining to him and he said he wanted to tell other children about it in a song. He wanted to make children feel special instead of hated and sad. So we sat down together and wrote the song.” Ramnarine said his son came up with his own verses and tune. Read More »

Special treat for jazz lovers this Saturday

Jazz musicians from the region and around the world will be featured at the 12th edition of jazz artistes on the Greens (JATOG) which takes place on April 5 from 4 p.m., at the Greens, Farm Road in St Joseph (WASA Grounds) with theme “Come for the Lime...Discover the Music”. The event, staged by Production One Ltd, has grown into the premier jazz show on the island and will feature an exciting cast of local and international artistes including Barbadian vocalist, Marisa Lindsay; UK-based jazz guitarist, Cameron Pierre; pan virtuoso, Ken “Professor” Philmore; Cuban saxophonist, Emir Santa Cruz and his Espiral Trio and Berklee College of Music graduate, vocalist, Nyol Manswell of Trinidad and Tobago. Read More »

Film festival to boost regional industry

In a move that is expected to provide significant growth within the burgeoning local and regional film industry, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is set to create a Caribbean Film Mart and Virtual Marketplace (Regional Film Database), it was announced recently. The project is being made possible with the financial contribution of the European Union (European Development Fund) and the assistance of the ACP Group of States. Read More »

‘The Wolf’ opens this Wednesday

The Wolf of Wall Street, the new sensational film from critically acclaimed director Martin Scorsese whose films include The Departed, Gangs of New York and Shutter Island is bold, sexy, provocative and it’s unlike another movie you’re seen before starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConnaghey. Read More »

Women’s club hosts ‘Philomena’ premiere

It was indeed a most enjoyable evening raising funds for local charities at the MovieTowne premiere of Philomena. The UK Women’s Club of T & T (UKWC) hosted the event as part of the club’s calendar of events. Read More »

Wand, Children’s Home sign mou

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Women in Action for the Needy and Destitute (WAND) and the Couva Children’s Home (CCH) and Crisis Nursery. Signing on behalf of WAND were president Mona Khan and secretary Allison Harford. Read More »

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