NEW YORK (Reuters) - Music’s power couple Jay Z and Beyonce, and rapper Drake led the BET Awards nominations announced on Wednesday with five nods each, followed by R&B singer Pharrell Williams and hip-hop singer August Alsina with four .
LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Dylan has released a version of “Full Moon and Empty Arms”, a hit for Frank Sinatra in 1945, and will follow it with a new album later this year .
The annual Mother and Daughter pageant has become quite traditional in the Guyanese celebration of a day to honour mothers .
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Nicholas Young’s Rainforest Pottery and Richard Winter’s Arawak Leather will join 11 other particpants from 9 countries around the Caribbean in Jamaica on the Design Caribbean Stand at the Calabash Literary Festival .
The annual ‘Style Mission’ fashion show is slated to be held on June 21 at the Guyana Pegasus with the awareness of sickle cell disease being the focus of this year’s mission .
Shakespeare, Walcott and poetry are set to be played on a single stage in a one-night performance called ‘Expressions’ at the Theatre Guild, next Friday, May 16 .
(Billboard) - John Legend takes over the Billboard Hot 100 at last, as his piano ballad “All of Me” unseats Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” which reigned for 10 weeks .
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It should be the dream of every Guyanese to visit the Kaieteur Falls .
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By Mario JosephGazing across vast paddy fields and sitting atop tall coconut tress overlooking the savannahs gave Limlair farmer William Matheson the impetus to write poems .
Rebecca’s Story is a 12-minute film which sprouted from the Witness Project’s Film Workshop .
(Billboard) The first annual iHeartRadio Music Awards hit Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Thursday, celebrating the year’s biggest pop stars and paying tribute to the musical culture of the City of Angels .
(Billboard) - Controversy translates to chart action for Avril Lavigne, whose “Hello Kitty” debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 at No 75 following the track’s Vevo video debut on April 23 .
(Billboard) - “I probably discovered it after some stupid boy broke my heart,” Priyanka Chopra says about her new single .
(Billboard) Billboard went behind the scenes with the super-producers who sifted through nearly two decades of Michael Jackson’s studio outtakes in an attempt to produce what they hope will be a posthumous hit record .
Shamain Patrice Greaves, stage name ShaMain, grew up surrounded by music .
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Sheron Cadogan-Taylor’s Shattered Dreamz was staged at the National Cultural Centre on April 19 and 20 .
By Dacia Whaul A gifted guitarist, lyricist and heavyweight vocalist Tiffany Vasquez recently launched her debut album ‘Gifted’ at the National Cultural Centre .
By Timothy Austin Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the sequel to the original 2011 film and features the return of Chris Evans as the iconic Marvel Comics superhero Steve Rogers aka Captain America who must now take on a new villain, the Winter Soldier, who not only brings destruction and death, but also a painful and shocking secret from Rogers’ past .
Calypso king Mighty Sparrow is set to headline the Annual Mother’s Day Saturday Caribbean Concert in New York on May 10 .
Photos by Obrey JamesA spicy performer with a powerful voice, Jackie Hanover, who now goes by the name of her alter ego ‘Jackie Jaxx’, has transformed herself from a contestant at the Jingle and Song Competition to one of Guyana’s most promising and sought after artistes .
As the Chinese Philosopher Lao-tzu taught “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” and so a year ago, I made the first step in my commitment to explore this country; its cultures and people, places and things in what I deem would be my ultimate adventure, spiritual even as I try to be in touch with Guyana .
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Sheron Cadogan-Taylor’s Shattered Dreamz opens next weekend at the National Cultural Centre and the playwright is over the moon as the days draw nearer to the production of her first full-length play .
By Timothy Austin Noah is the retelling of the Biblical story recorded in Genesis and re-teams Oscar winners Russell Crowe (Noah) and Jennifer Connelly (Naameh) from A Beautiful Mind .
(Billboard) - Here’s the thing about deadbeat dudes: They’re not going anywhere .
The finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards were announced yesterday with Imagine Dragons and Lorde leading all artists followed by Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis .
For a long time, the name Tennicia DeFreitas has been synonymous with Calypso and steel pan .