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Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ heading for second week at No 1

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ heading for second week at No 1

(Billboard) - Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ should easily lock up a second week at No 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week .

Selena Gomez debuts new single

Selena Gomez debuts new single

She may only be 22 but Selena Gomez has loved, lost and loved again - and has done so with the world looking on .

Michelle Cole vs Randy Madray

Michelle Cole vs Randy Madray

The Miss Guyana Universe pageant has come and gone, with favourite Niketa Barker taking the crown and title at the Pegasus Hotel-staged event .

Hamlet

Hamlet

Hamlet came to a local stage two Fridays ago, brought by the Shakespeare’s Globe which is on a two-year travelling world tour commemorating the playwright’s 450th birth anniversary; a treat for Guyana, or so I thought .

Coconut Oil Pound Cake

Coconut Oil Pound Cake

Hi Everyone,I’ve been baking and experimenting .

 The Scene Cartoon

The Scene Cartoon

The Scene Cartoon .

Universality of Hamlet cinched touring Globe’s choice

Universality of Hamlet cinched touring Globe’s choice

When William Shakespeare first penned the famous quote that begins, “All the world’s a stage…” in the 16th century he would have had no idea that more than 400 years later they would be taken literally with the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s world tour of Hamlet .

Carpe Diem? Maybe not…

Carpe Diem? Maybe not…

For the first time in about four years, I got the opportunity to finally sit in on one of Donna Ramsammy James’s fashion shows .

Women directors dominate nominations for drama festival

The highly anticipated National Drama Festival awards ceremony is set for tomorrow evening, at the National Cultural Centre, when the winners in the various categories will be known .

Ingrid Griffith’s Demerara Gold:  poignant, relatable and identifiable

Ingrid Griffith’s Demerara Gold: poignant, relatable and identifiable

By Alysia ChristianiFor many Caribbean families, the immigration story is a familiar one .

Tourism and hospitality

Tourism and hospitality

Hospitality is the bedrock of tourism .

Hot Candy

Hot Candy

Hi Everyone, Hot, spicy, peppery and sweet, candied ginger is a real sweet treat .

Cartoon

Cartoon

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Ten in race for Mr Guyana International title

Ten in race for Mr Guyana International title

Under the theme ‘True Sons of the Soil’, ten contestants will compete for the first ever Mr Guyana International title .

State House but no statement

State House but no statement

Last weekend I visited State House to attend a charity fundraiser .

Pulitzer-winning play Disgraced probes identity, prejudice

Pulitzer-winning play Disgraced probes identity, prejudice

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A dinner party in an elegant New York apartment goes terribly wrong in Disgraced, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about ambition, race, religion and identity that opened on Broadway .

From Bates Motel to Ouija, Olivia Cooke finds breakout in horror

From Bates Motel to Ouija, Olivia Cooke finds breakout in horror

[caption id="attachment_309258" align="alignleft" width="216"] Olivia Cooke[/caption]LOS ANGELES(Reuters) - Sitting in a palm-tree lined cemetery in Hollywood promoting her latest film, Bates Motel actress Olivia Cooke says the impact of working in the horror genre has left her emotions on edge .

Top model Nkechi Vaughn: Following her destiny

Top model Nkechi Vaughn: Following her destiny

“To me modelling is destiny .

Exploring St Cuthbert’s Mission

Exploring St Cuthbert’s Mission

Walking around St Cuthbert’s Mission from the Mahaica-Berbice settlement right over to Demerara-Mahaica, through trails to the sandy river banks and the hilly village centre; I scouted the environment stopping to sit and chat with the village folk .

Kneading sweetness

Kneading sweetness

Hi Everyone,  Making bread with potatoes is nothing new .

Cartoon

Cartoon

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Deaf artists tell the ‘Story of Our Lives’

Deaf artists tell the ‘Story of Our Lives’

Deaf artists took to the stage recently, entertaining and educating as they told the ‘Story of Our Lives’ .

Donna Ramsammy James goes public

Donna Ramsammy James goes public

Sixteen years later and Donna Ramsammy James has finally decided to make her annual collection open to the public in association with the Guyana Relief Council .

21 Under 21 (2014: Music’s hottest young stars

21 Under 21 (2014: Music’s hottest young stars

(Billboard) - What’s it like to become a music star with millions of fans before being able to legally order a beer to celebrate those achievements? These 21 artists know the feeling .

Paul Burnette keeps  pulse on local fashion

Paul Burnette keeps pulse on local fashion

– plans to do more mentoring

For some time now Paul Burnette has been on the pulse of local fashion, but more behind the scenes until Guyana Fashion Week 2013, when he showed his ‘Tease’ Collection .

Experiencing St Cuthbert’s Mission

Experiencing St Cuthbert’s Mission

Experiencing a different culture can be both taboo and a thrill .

Roll it!

Roll it!

Hi Everyone,  There are many cooking utensils that get passed down from one generation to the next - masala bricks, mortars and pestles, pots, pans and rolling pins too .

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Cartoon

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Plays from far-flung areas for drama festival

Plays from as far as the Barima-Waini and Potaro-Siparuni regions are expected to showcase their talent when the National Drama Festival kicks off on Tuesday next, at the National Cultural Centre .

Dress code imbalance

Dress code imbalance

Guyana is a very backward society for so many reasons believe it or not .

Alexander takes family on  ‘Very Bad Day’ in Disney comedy

Alexander takes family on ‘Very Bad Day’ in Disney comedy

[caption id="attachment_307540" align="alignleft" width="240"] A scene from the film[/caption]LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A rogue crocodile, a green baby, a puking Peter Pan and a punching kangaroo are troublesome yet comedic obstacles that befall the Cooper family on a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in Disney’s new live-action family comedy .

Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ could’ve been Beyoncé’s

Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ could’ve been Beyoncé’s

Meghan Trainor self-love single “All About That Bass” remains the No .

Hard-dough Bread

Hard-dough Bread

Fort Lauderdale Soirée Pt. 4

Hi Everyone,It’s been nice sharing with you about the meet-up in Fort Lauderdale with Al, CAG and Observer, along with their wives Mar, Desi and Pat .

Journey to St Cuthbert’s Mission

Journey to St Cuthbert’s Mission

St Cuthbert’s Mission is an Amerindian settlement 60+ miles down the Mahaica River .

Imported fashion takeover

Imported fashion takeover

Today I am writing to you from Miami Beach in Barbados .

Villa in Paradise to be made into film

Villa in Paradise to be made into film

Barbadian Paul Doyle is seeking to pay homage to literary giant Jeannette Layne-Clark through the production of a film Villa in Paradise, from a book of the same name written by Layne-Clark .



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