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No holding back for Alicia Keys on ‘Freedom’

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - An unseasonal gust of wind greets Alicia Keys as she steps out of a doorway behind a Beverly Hills hotel on a late October afternoon .

Rihanna moves forward with new album

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B singer Rihanna broke her silence last week about the night her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown attacked her, saying he had bitten her, put her in a headlock and left her bleeding and swollen .

How Jermaine Victor made a second chance matter

How Jermaine Victor made a second chance matter

Jermaine Victor is a good looking man- and you know it from simply looking and drinking in those hard, sculpted thighs, square shoulders and developing six pack .

A Saturday to remember

Culture Box Here’s a little story, it’s about the day I first met him .

About cooking shrimp

About cooking shrimp

Hi Everyone,The other day, a friend of mine threw up her hands in exasperation and exclaimed, “I love eating shrimp but I hate cooking it! It always turns out hard!”“Ah,” I said, “that’s because you are overcooking it .

Johnny Braff plays Guyana again

Johnny Braff plays Guyana again

One of Linden’s adopted sons who is internationally known for singing soul and gospel returned to the community for a two-day show after close to 40 years, but he slipped in and out of the mining town without much fanfare .

Grant heads out on UK tour

Grant heads out on UK tour

(BBC) - Veteran singer Eddy Grant is heading out on a British tour with UK soft-reggae legends UB40 and will also play some solo dates .

Indian film festival continues with Taare Zammen Par, Kanchivaram

The Indian Film Festival hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and the Indian Cultural Centre continues on Wednesday next with Taare Zameen Par, Aamir Khan’s inspirational film about an eight-year-old boy, Ishaan (Darsheel Safary) .

Pageant winner  had ‘vision’ of crown

Pageant winner had ‘vision’ of crown

– says win was God’s will In the weeks leading up to the Ms Renaissance pageant Excellence Dazzell had a sign of what was in store for her and again, remarkably, hours before the big moment, she visualized herself proudly wearing the crown .

Excellence dazzled her way to  Ms Renaissance 2009 title

Excellence dazzled her way to Ms Renaissance 2009 title

Contestant number one, Excellence Dazzell outshone ten other women on Saturday night to walk away with the 2009 Ms Renais-sance title after good performances in each of the categories but many left with the view that first runner-up, Pamela Atwell was the clear winner based on her response to the final question .

‘Gloomy Sunday’  is a Billie Holiday song

‘Gloomy Sunday’ is a Billie Holiday song

Last Sunday we sat at work, staring at the computer screen, slurping away at soda and annoying the hell out of our boss .

Getting creative

Getting creative

Hi Everyone, I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again (so you’d better get used to it) – cooking combines so many aspects of creativity .

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Spirit 2010: yet another work of art

Spirit 2010: yet another work of art

The collections of designer Donna Ramsammy-James celebrate her creative genius which is why the recently unveiled 2010 line was expected to be no different .

Who’s who of local comedy  in new variety show

Who’s who of local comedy in new variety show

Ron Morrison is promising a new kind of comedy sketch and variety show slated for a countrywide release soon .

The Village is on tonight

‘The Village’ SASOD’s annual costume party is on tonight at the freshly-renovated New Sky 7 Nite Club in the Sea Breeze Hotel building at 8 Pere Street in Kitty .

Festival of eight Indian films starts Wednesday

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport joins with the Indian Cultural Centre in inviting members of the public to a festival of eight films starting on Wednesday, November 4, at 5 .

David Dewar:  Helping to keep classical music alive

David Dewar: Helping to keep classical music alive

Music is special to David Dewar, the popular singer and music teacher .

Musings  on a facial

Musings on a facial

I love Basic Beauty .

Stir it up with Simple Syrup

Stir it up with Simple Syrup

Hi Everyone, are you tired of stirring and waiting for the sugar to dissolve in your drinks? Do you dislike the “raw” sugar taste your drinks have when you sweeten them with the actual sugar? If you do, then Simple Syrup will become your new best friend .

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Couch Surfing:  social networking  for travellers

Couch Surfing: social networking for travellers

Anyone who’s planning to travel to another country but who needs more information about the destination, such as the local culture, people, a place to stay, food and non-tourist sites that may not make it into a tourist magazine should think Couch Surfing .

New Moon vampires take bite out of Rome film fest

ROME (Reuters) - The vampires of New Moon, the sequel to the popular teen movie Twilight, hit the blood-red carpet at the Rome film festival on Thursday, with fans getting a 20-minute preview of the picture before next month’s release .

 Dheeraj eyes Broadway

Dheeraj eyes Broadway

- puts off retiring as ‘big break’ loomsMany years ago as a young man he was a dancer with the Guyana Police Force, and today Guyanese Dheeraj Gayaram is trying to create history by becoming the first West Indian to have a Broadway show .

The brochures  got it wrong…

The brochures got it wrong…

You remember a mouth watering portion of rum being placed in front you on the eve of your wedding and then wake up decades later to the fact that even though you remember the glory of it all, you cannot for the life of you remember why or how you got married .

It’s purple, it’s grape-like - it’s Jamun!

It’s purple, it’s grape-like – it’s Jamun!

According to Hindu tradition, Rama subsisted on the Jamun fruit in the forest for 14 years during his exile from Ayodhya .

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 SSignal premieres  King of Drums

SSignal premieres King of Drums

King of Drums, a new film written and directed by Bonny Alves and produced by Bonny Alves and Charmaine Blackman, premièred in the town of Linden at the Barrow’s Restaurant and Lounge last night .

Man charged with assaulting singer Leona Lewis

LONDON (Reuters) - A man has been charged with assault and detained for psychiatric assessment after an attack on British singer Leona Lewis in a London bookshop, police said on Thursday .

Edge day of sports on today

The Youth Department of the Heavenly Light World Outreach Fellowship known as ‘Edge’ will be holding its annual and Day of Sports for churches across Guyana today .

Talented teen queen already eyeing her next win

Talented teen queen already eyeing her next win

Seventeen-year-old Jenelle Babb was crowned Miss Guyana Talented Teen last Saturday night and she describes the win as a “stepping stone to bigger and better things .

Renaissance women ready to shine

Renaissance women ready to shine

It’s Renaissance time again and this year 11 mature women are set to vie for the crown in what has become a much-anticipated pageant by persons of all ages .

Life… it really is what you make it

Culture BoxIt’s Saturday .

Cooking - Practise is all we need

Cooking – Practise is all we need

Tastes Like HomeHi Everyone, “Will the Garlic Pork taste as good as you claim?” That’s a question I was asked recently after a reader received my Garlic Pork recipe that he requested .

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‘New’ Jackson 5 single released

(BBC) A previously unreleased song by the Jackson 5 - featured on a forthcoming album of unheard tracks and rarities - has been made available to download .

Oprah, Chris Rock to make Black Friend

(EUR) Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films and Lionsgate have partnered to develop Will You Be My Black Friend, a film – to star Chris Rock – based on a November 2008 GQ magazine article of the same name .



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