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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

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Nine Soca finalists eye Shelly G’s crown

Nine Soca finalists eye Shelly G’s crown

Carib Soca Monarch 2010 will heat up the National Park next Saturday with performances by nine finalists and reigning Soca Monarch Shellon “Shelly G” Garraway .

Konshens for concerts in Linden, Berbice

Konshens for concerts in Linden, Berbice

Residents of Berbice and Linden are expected to be in for a treat when popular Jamaican artiste Konshens arrives later this month to perform in two concerts .

Silhouette offers fantasy make-up for Mash

Silhouette offers fantasy make-up for Mash

Silhouette, the local fashion house recently launched by designer Sonia Noel, is offering fantasy make-up for Mashramani and interested Mash camps and individuals are asked to register at the Barr Street, Kitty office .

Comedy Jam and the Business of Theatre

Comedy Jam and the Business of Theatre

Last week’s signing of 2010 Junior Calypso Monarch Tennicia De Freitas to perform at this February 19th encore performance of Mori J’Von Comedy Jam 11 marks what Producer/Director Ron Morrison says is a bold attempt to build stronger bridges between business and the performing arts Although he accepts that the local business community is far too fragile to fully support the growth and development of the creative  arts, Ron Morrison believes that neither business nor the arts have sought sufficiently diligently to explore such opportunities as exist for a mutually beneficial relationship between the two .

Soca, Calypso divas face off over ‘Man’ song

Soca, Calypso divas face off over ‘Man’ song

By Oluatoyin AlleynePearl Lewis also known as ‘Precious Pearl’ is fighting to win this year’s calypso crown but she is also fighting to boot a contestant out of this year’s Carib Soca Monarch competition on an accusation that the woman has stolen the words of a song she originally wrote .

Even the best laid plans…

Culture Box As a little girl, I tramped through endless slushy mud during the rainy seasons on weekday mornings .

So you want to make a Lau (Trini Pelau)?

So you want to make a Lau (Trini Pelau)?

Hi Everyone,Ever since Guy Fieri, of Food Network Television visited Pam’s Kitchen in Seattle, Washington, on his Diners, Drive-ins and Dives show, I have been bombarded with questions and recipe requests for Trini Pelau – one of the main dishes featured .

Link Show 26 opens on February 20

Link Show 26 opens on February 20

Mark your calendars .

Janet Naidu launches Sacred Silence on Monday

Janet Naidu launches Sacred Silence on Monday

Guyanese-born Canadian poet Janet Naidu will launch her new collection Sacred Silence at the Umana Yama on Monday at 5 .

‘Where’s the competition?’ – ‘Shelly-G’

By Rawle ToneyReigning Carib Soca Monarch Shellon ‘Shelly-G’ Garraway is asking where is her competition for this year’s event since she believes that her tune this year “All That” really is all that and will see her holding on to the coveted title .

Exotic ‘leather’ jewellery exhibit for National Museum

Exotic ‘leather’ jewellery exhibit for National Museum

From February 15 to 20, Norman Vieira will be holding a special exhibition at the National Museum to display his “exotic jewellery” made from animal skins .

Slingshot goes low carbon for Mash

Slingshot is hitting the road this year for the country’s 40th Republic celebrations and is mashing under an environmentally friendly theme .

Classic Tuesday’s presents A Room With A View

Next week’s Classic Tuesday’s presentation at the National Gallery, Castellani House is Merchant-Ivory’s A Room With A View .

The Blind Side for the Sidewalk

Next Tuesday, Sidewalk Café screens The Blind Side the Oscar nominated 2009 drama–sports film starring Quinton Aaron and Sandra Bullock .

Indian Cultural Centre screens Black

The Indian Cultural Centre Film Club invites interested members of the public to a screening of Black at the Indian Cultural Centre, in New Haven, Bel Air today at 5 .

Hindi drama Rann takes on media manipulation

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - A thematically ambitious drama about television news and its manipulation by corporate and political interests, and by the ever-more-desperate race for ratings, Rann (Battle) has none of the Bollywood musical trappings that stateside audiences have come to expect as the default .

Junior queen Abigail steps back from calypso this year

Junior queen Abigail steps back from calypso this year

– eyes entry to adult competition in 2011 By Iana SealesAbigail James, the reigning junior calypso monarch, had her song to do battle and was even fired up about defending a crown she worked years to win, but this will not happen this year .

I don’t like cricket (I really don’t)

I don’t get it .

Anatomy of a food label – Part 2

Anatomy of a food label – Part 2

Hi Everyone, Last week we looked at the what, where, who and how of a food label .

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Calypsonians plead for more support

The state of local calypso had been debated for several years, it is crippled and the current crop has failed to inject much life into the art form .

Race for the 2010 Soca Monarch begins

– semi-finals on tonight in Linden By Rawle ToneyIt is that time of the year again when the country’s Soca artists vie for a chance to called King or Queen of the up-tempo genre as the Carib Soca Monarch beats off at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground in Linden this evening with the staging of its semi-finals .

Simpli Royal opens day spa

Simpli Royal opens day spa

– by appointment only Cosmetologist Pamela Dillon, long regarded as the ‘woman with the touch’, has returned to the scene years after a premature exit to offer exclusive salon services “with a twist” .

Benefit concert for Rodney family on tomorrow night

Benefit concert for Rodney family on tomorrow night

Friends and colleagues in the entertainment business of comedian and actor Henry Rodney will come together tomorrow night to cool the blaze that totally destroyed Rodney’s home earlier this month in the form a benefit concert to assist in the rebuilding process .

Caribbean artistes record song to raise funds for Haiti

A group of Caribbean artistes have pooled their singing talent together and recorded a song-written by Jamaican sensation Shaggy - in an effort to raise funds for the earthquake ravaged country of Haiti sponsored by cell phone giant Digicel .



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