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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Dance with a difference

Perception is awareness, consciousness, realising, understanding. Perception is identification-by-senses; sometimes what passes uncomprehended by much of the brain is still felt and known in the shift and change in the spirit. Perception is interpretation, the way the particular beholder beholds, personal context, necessarily subjective, different for each no matter how closely nature and nurture match. Read more »

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A month of dance

NATIONAL Dance Month has begun and the nation’s schools are preparing for the biggest event in dance this year, the Secondary Schools Dance Festival finals. The qualifying round of preliminary competition was held from April 1 for three days at the Rudranauth Capildeo Learning Resource Centre, Couva. Read More »

Super Cat for Reggae on the Bay 3

Super Cat is scheduled to perform on May 4 at O2 Park in Reggae on the Bay 3, the Caribbean’s Premier Reggae Festival. Jamaican DJ/toaster (involves a deejay talking over a riddim) Super Cat was born William Maragh in a ghetto section of Kingston known as Cockburn Pen or Seivright Gardens. Read More »

A Peaceful Word

Tricia S David’s 14 years—and counting—relationship with God has inspired her to write Tuning with God—A collection of poems and also her first book. The Freeport-based agronomist has had an appreciation for the written word since she attended Holy Faith Convent, Couva. But it was only when she graduated from university that she really got serious about her craft. Read More »

T&Ts top athletes inspire pupils

Throughout its history, Trinidad and Tobago has been defined in some way or another, by the achievements of our many sportsmen and women. Whether it was Rodney Wilkes, winning our first Olympic medal; Hasely Crawford copping our first Olympic gold; the Soca Warriors uniting an entire nation with their World Cup qualification; and more recently, Keshorn Walcott’s Olympic Gold and the inspiring performances of the rest of the T&T team that represented us at the London 2012 Olympic Games; these things have come to define us as a nation. In this vein, the blink | bmobile Foundation has eagerly extended its support to the Sport Desk Leadership Symposium, which entered its 15th year. Read More »

Songs for peace

Gospel singer/songwriter Earl Johnson is hoping to one day see peace throughout the country. His latest CD titled Peace was written to help draw listeners closer to God and closer to the peace that he Johnson believes many in society are yearning for. The 11-track CD features songs to calm and inspire those looking for peace and to draw closer to God. Read More »

‘The Saint’, returns

Ralph Maraj’s The Saint which had an extremely successful run last year with a total attendance of over 4,000 patrons, returns to the Naparima Bowl San Fernando on May 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and May 4 at 5.30 p.m. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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