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Picnic eating

Picnic eating

Hi Everyone,Tomorrow is Mashramani and apart from the main event – the parade of costumes and bands in various parts of the country – the number one activity that many will be participating in is some form of picnic .

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Keep your eyes on De Professor

Keep your eyes on De Professor

It has been one year since he stormed on stage declaring “God Don’t Sleep” and unnerved a government minister who had the calypso pulled from the air .

More than a splash of talent at UG last week

Amazingly talented performances rocked a packed George Walcott Lecturer Theatre (GWLT) last Friday, February 14, when the Turkeyen Campus of the University of Guyana (UG) held its ‘Talent Splash’ .

Blue Sackie Day Care

Blue Sackie Day Care

Blue Sackie Day Care and Play Group toddlers with their Blue Sackie float preparing for their Mash parade yesterday .

Kiskadee Kids Day Care and Play Group

Kiskadee Kids Day Care and Play Group

Kiskadee Kids Day Care and Play Group sets out on its Mash Parade yesterday .

Ne-Yo’s new album will be ‘predominately R&B’

Ne-Yo’s new album will be ‘predominately R&B’

(Billboard) - Sorry dance fans, Ne-Yo is going back to R&B .

Movie academy’s 1st black chief sees films building diversity

Movie academy’s 1st black chief sees films building diversity

BEVERLEY HILLS, California (Reuters) - When Cheryl Boone Isaacs presides over the Oscars on March 2, her mere presence will convey a statement on diversity in Hollywood as the first African-American president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and its third woman in its 86 years .

Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather: Blue Sackie Day Care and Play Group and Kiskadee Kids Day Care and Play Group ‘mashing’ together in Kitty yesterday .

Grumpy ‘Greek’ lands Paul  Budnah national drama award

Grumpy ‘Greek’ lands Paul Budnah national drama award

“When something wrong and is know you know//Stand up, stand up and say it is so…” Many people who see Paul Budnah around will associate this song from the Link Show with him .

Just like Dabydeen’s Coolies…

Just like Dabydeen’s Coolies…

Guyanese-born poet, writer and academic David Dabydeen is perhaps one of the most colourful literary artists of his time .

Add zing with zest

Add zing with zest

Hi Everyone, Looking to brighten and perk up your food and beverage? Add a little zest!  I don’t mean enthusiasm, zeal and passion – although those won’t hurt – I am talking about citrus zest .

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Filligar here to  rock and learn

Filligar here to rock and learn

The Rupununi Music and Arts Festival kicked off yesterday and will run until tomorrow with the small savannah village of Annai hosting several international performers, including the American alternative rock band Filligar .

Link Show turns 30 at Parc Rayne

Link Show turns 30 at Parc Rayne

Link Show 30 is set to begin with a gala event at its new venue, Parc Rayne, Rahaman’s Park, Houston on February 20 from 7 .

Hungama at the Indian Cultural Centre today

Hungama at the Indian Cultural Centre today

The Indian Cultural Centre screens Hungama (2003) at its Lot 67 New Haven, Bel Air, Georgetown location today from 5 .

Leslyn Fraser: From the stage to the stage

Leslyn Fraser: From the stage to the stage

Her name is well known in entertainment circles .

In support of calypso

In support of calypso

To close off three weeks of writing about the local music scene, I am zooming in on a genre that in Guyana at least, seems to have lost its steam .

The less you know…

The less you know…

Hi Everyone,A couple of years ago, no, wait almost 4 years ago (where does the time go?!) I wrote telling you about an amazing cornbread I had at a barbeque restaurant in the United States .

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Nineteen in Mash calypso semi final

Nineteen in Mash calypso semi final

The semi final of the 2014 calypso competition is on tonight at the Bartica Community Centre Ground .

Berbice boy  keeping it real in the South of France

Berbice boy keeping it real in the South of France

Disajust-Stepa whose real name is Fenton Collins is a Guyana-born reggae and dancehall music artist currently living in the South of France since 1995 .

 Katy Perry tops Hot 100, Beyonce Bounds to No 2

Katy Perry tops Hot 100, Beyonce Bounds to No 2

(Billboard) - After ascending to the summit last week, “Dark Horse”, Katy Perry’s ninth Hot 100 No 1 (and Juicy J’s first) gains in all metrics .

Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae to perform at BET Honors

(Billboard) - Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae are among the artists set to perform at BET Honors 2014 .

Guyanese Marcie De Santos for New York Fashion Week

Guyanese Marcie De Santos for New York Fashion Week

Top local designer Marcie De Santos has been selected to participate in the New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 to be held from February 6 to 13, 2014 at the Helen Mills Theater, New York .

Play more local

Play more local

The clarion call for local music to be given its rightful place on radio, television and live shows is a song whose refrain is very well known .

Hot Fluffy Rice

Hot Fluffy Rice

Hi Everyone, Taken for granted though indispensable for many meals, plainly cooked-rice is content and secure in its supportive role .

Burnt Sugar. Brown Food

Burnt Sugar. Brown Food

Hi Everyone,  The secret to a good Trini Pelau or Stew is burnt sugar .

Simpli Royal launches Cotillion programme

The Simpli Royal Foundation for Empowerment has launched a programme aimed at rounding out teenagers and young adults .

Nicola Moonsammy: Drama can effect change

Nicola Moonsammy: Drama can effect change

Nicola Moonsammy believes drama can be a portal for change in society .

Contenders promise a great show

Contenders promise a great show

Soca in season…

There is one week to go for the semi-finals of the 2014 Soca Monarch Competition, where 18 artistes will be contending for a place in the final to come up against reigning Monarch Jumo Primo .

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Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ gallops to No 1 on Hot 100

Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ gallops to No 1 on Hot 100

(Billboard) - Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J, races into the Billboard Hot 100’s winner’s circle, rising 2-1 .

John Greene: Capturing Guyana frame by frame

John Greene: Capturing Guyana frame by frame

If the name John Greene sounds familiar, it’s possible you might have seen his work on the social networks .

Soca or Ragga?  love it anyway!

Soca or Ragga? love it anyway!

I love Soca music! Absolutely love it! The genre defines my phone’s playlist and I have the energy for it .

The hype and being informed

The hype and being informed

Hi Everyone,There is way too much misinformation about food out there .

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The Scene Cartoon

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