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Just a minute with Matt Damon

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Like other Hollywood actors, Matt Damon has not shied away from revealing his political views .

Sidewalk screens Love in the time of Cholera

Next Tuesday, Sidewalk Café screens Love in the time of Cholera .

Miss Guyana World lives beauty with a purpose motto

Miss Guyana World lives beauty with a purpose motto

Recently returned from South Africa, where she represented Guyana on the world stage, the reigning Miss Guyana World Imarah Radix is continuing her charity work and hopes to make an impact in the lives of disadvantaged children in Tiger Bay and Buxton .

Salt Fish + Potholes = Link

Culture Box What do Salt Fish, Potholes, ‘De Prezzo’ and Folk Songs have in common? What ‘Links’ them? Or maybe I should be asking, do you see the ‘Link’?I do agree that Link Show is our best satirical review but I can’t help but wonder if that’s because of our limited choices .

Pau takes me back…

Pau takes me back…

Hi Everyone,As I bit into a Pau I made yesterday, I was filled with a range of emotions – happiness because I had successfully re-created something I had loved as a child .

Link Show

Link Show

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Model search turns three

Model search turns three

Guyana Model Search/Designers Portfolio is turning three this year and the producers of the show say the years represent staying power, sustainable development and style agenda .

Young talented drummer opens drumming school

Young talented drummer opens drumming school

At age 23, Orlando Primo a self-taught and talented drummer has embarked on a one-man mission to reignite this culture with the opening of his Magic Fingers Drumming School .

The people’s Oscar pick: Sandra Bullock

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) So much is made of the Oscars being the world’s top film honours and because of that, Hollywood watchers traditionally view the best film Academy Award winner as the year’s best film .

That’s credible: Oscar movies grounded in reality

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Hollywood is not exactly known for its grip on reality, but the experts have given an “A” for authenticity to the 10 contenders for the best picture Oscar tomorrow .

Fiona takes Chutney crown with ‘Strong Man’

Fiona takes Chutney crown with ‘Strong Man’

Excitement then shock is what ‘Sugar Cake Girl’ Fiona felt last Friday night when she won the Mash Chutney Competition .

Bonesman proves patriotism has its benefits

Bonesman proves patriotism has its benefits

By Tiffny Rhodius The last time The Scene spoke to Orlando ‘Bonesman’ Johashen, he was a contender for the Soca Monarch crown promising to do his best at the finals of the competition .

In very poor taste

In very poor taste

This commentary will likely offend people and I unapologetically say that is not my problem .

What is Wheat Germ?

What is Wheat Germ?

Hi Everyone, Fact: tell me to go into a health food store to buy a food item or product and I’ll roll my eyes .

Comedy Jam Cartoon

Comedy Jam Cartoon

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Shelly G apologises to fans for no-show

Shelly G apologises to fans for no-show

Former Soca queen Shellon ‘Shelly G’ Garraway has apologized to her fans for failing to defend her title at last weekend’s Carib Soca Monarch competition at the National Park .

The Link to run until Monday

After its Mash night break, Link Show 26 continued on Wednesday and will now run until Monday night (March 1) at the National Cultural Centre .

Talking shop: Owl City

(BBC) Owl City has taken the UK singles chart by storm with his debut track “Fireflies”, a catchy ditty written while 23-year-old Minnesota native Adam Young was suffering from a bout of insomnia .

Black Eyed Peas make history again on US chart

NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Black Eyed Peas on Thursday became the first group in 19 years to send three singles from one album to the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart .

Whitney Houston dismisses critics, says tour going well

SYDNEY (Reuters) - US pop diva Whitney Houston says her tour of Australia is going great, so tell that to the swathes of fans and critics who have panned her performance .

There’s something about Slingshot

There’s something about Slingshot

By Oluatoyin Alleyne There is something about John ‘Slingshot’ DrePaul’s music that is contagious, resulting in the involuntary tapping of the feet and nodding of the head to the beat of his songs .

Mash fantasy

Culture Box I have had the “luck” of having to work every Mashramani Day for the past three years .

No flipping pancakes for me

No flipping pancakes for me

Hi Everyone,You can flip all you like, I prefer my pancakes dropped; that’s way I grew up having them, and even though I’ve mastered the art of flipping, I have to tell you, there’s only one way I want my pancakes – dropped!This past week was one of great excitement and revelry with carnival in Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica, Rio, Mardi Gras in Louisiana and other celebrations around the world all heralding the beginning of Lent – the period of time (40 days) observed by Christians in preparation for Easter .

The Scene cartoon

The Scene cartoon

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Healthy Choice: not just plain old fruit and veg

Healthy Choice: not just plain old fruit and veg

By Alva Solomon Making healthy food choices can sometimes be difficult but for the advocates of good health, living a healthy lifestyle is all about choosing the right foods .

Pandama: Refuge and more

Pandama: Refuge and more

Just over a year ago, in January, 2009, The Scene visited Warren and Tracy Douglas’s refuge, Pandama Retreat, on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway and chatted with them about their vision and plans for the 17-acre refuge they were just about to open to the public .

The Link opens tonight

The Link opens tonight

Brand new scintillating material is promised when the curtain rises on Link Show 26 tonight at the National Cultural Centre .

China Jing de Zhen Art Porcelain Trade Fair

China Jing de Zhen Art Porcelain Trade Fair

Some of the pieces on show at the China Jing de Zhen Art Porcelain Trade Fair at the Chinese Association Building, Lot 3 Brickdam, Georgetown .

Ke$ha stops ‘World’ from spinning atop chart

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK” held off the charity remake of “We Are the World” to lead Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for a ninth consecutive week on Thursday .

New De Niro? DiCaprio steps up as Scorsese’s star

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Leonardo DiCaprio may not remind movie fans of a young Robert De Niro, but he has taken on one of the intense New York actor’s rewarding legacies .

Jay-Z: ‘Music labels must streamline to survive’

(BBC) - Newly-crowned best international male at the Brits, Jay-Z’s advice to the British music industry is less is more .

Veteran Costelloe slams celebrity fashion designers

LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran Irish designer Paul Costelloe told celebrities trying their hand at fashion to pack up and content themselves with their luxury lifestyles, accusing them yesterday of stealing his thunder on the catwalk .

Melinda Shankar returns to Guyanese roots to film new movie

Melinda Shankar returns to Guyanese roots to film new movie

Petite, pretty and vivacious 17-year-old Melinda Shankar is the star of a new film, Festival of Lights, set in Guyana and the US .

Valentine’s jinx

Culture Box I was up a few nights ago thinking about what excuse I will come up with this year when people ask me if I am celebrating Valentine’s Day .

In touch with my senses

In touch with my senses

- eating with my hands Hi Everyone, I love eating with my hands; there is something earthly and sensual about it .

The Scene Cartoon

The Scene Cartoon

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