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Etana’s appeal:  singer on promo tour with new singles

Etana’s appeal: singer on promo tour with new singles

A blend of sweet, soulful lyrics, a captivating voice and a natural beauty that shines through her music have made the velvet-voiced Etana a force to be reckoned with in the world of soul reggae .

Wine Till Yuh Drop 5 ready

Wine Till Yuh Drop 5 ready

– four tracks for pre-releaseKross Kolor Records (KKR) will shortly pre-release four tracks off its just completed ‘Wine Till Yuh Drop 5’ album on the ‘Devil Doer Rhythm’ .

Jackson kids among ‘most fascinating’ of 2009

Jackson kids among ‘most fascinating’ of 2009

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Michael Jackson‘s three children, reality TV mom of eight Kate Gosselin and former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin were picked Wednesday as some of the most fascinating people of 2009 — according to Barbara Walters .

Up in the Air wins first  key award in Oscar race

Up in the Air wins first key award in Oscar race

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Director Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air was chosen the best film of 2009 and Clint Eastwood was named best director by the National Board of Review on Thursday in the first big awards of Hollywood’s Oscar season .

Bollywood actors

Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan (L) and his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan pose for a picture during the premiere of movie “Paa” in Mumbai December 3, 2009 .

Tobey Maguire matures, goes to  war for “Brothers”

Tobey Maguire matures, goes to war for “Brothers”

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Hollywood has finally realized  that Tobey Maguire has grown up .

FACTS 3 winner does chic with a twist

FACTS 3 winner does chic with a twist

By Iana SealesRandy Madray talks fashion like someone raised him to understand cuts, coordinate colours and differentiate between glam and trying too hard .

When love bites

Culture Box Love bites suck and not just because they involve a lot of vigorous sucking either .

Breadology – the love of bread

Breadology – the love of bread

Hi Everyone,I like to hear what people’s favourite dishes are .

Skin Cream


Classique dancers to battle for bragging rights next Saturday

Classique dancers to battle for bragging rights next Saturday

Classique is probably out of ideas or perhaps the time has come to determine who flows better with the choreography, hence the upcoming show, ‘Battle of the Sexes’ .

Style Mission to focus on Archer Home

Sonia Noel’s charity event, Style Mission 2009, is set for December 10 at the Pegasus Hotel and the focus this year is on the Archer Home .

United Women announces pre-Halloween raffle winners

The United Women for Special Children announces the winners in its Pre-Halloween Fun Fair Raffle .

Baptist Convention launches music CD

As part of is 2009 gospel fest the Baptist Convention of Guyana (BCG) will launch its compact disc (CD) entitled ‘Here am I, Lord send me’ which features local artistes and the children’s choir from the Campbellville Baptist Church .

Kala Utsav on tomorrow

The young and old will tomorrow morning continue a 15-year-old tradition through Kala Utsav, the festival of arts put on by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha, at 10am in the Sanskritik Kendra located at Ganges Street, Prashad Nagar .

Imarah set to do Guyana proud

Imarah set to do Guyana proud

By Oluatoyin AlleyneGuyana is being represented at this year’s Miss World Pageant in South Africa by a 24-year-old, multi-talented young woman who sees herself as level-headed, is confident and is of the opinion that her strongest points in the contest are her talent and her charity work .

A laughing matter

Culture Box I’ve been told that I have invisible – to use the proper term – testicles .

Annatto, aka ‘poor man’s saffron’

Annatto, aka ‘poor man’s saffron’

Hi Everyone,Bunches of beautiful ripe, red Annatto can be found on the tree just outside the classroom where I teach .

The Scene Cartoon


Jamaican play Like Father Like Son for cultural centre next month

The fixation here with Jamaican stage shows continues next month when Synergy Promotions offers up a taste of the latest instalment of comic relief from the island, Like Father Like Son at the National Cultural Centre on December 6 and 7 .

Mori J’Von Comedy Jam set for Wednesday, Friday

The wider Guyanese public will now have an opportunity to meet Norris Mitter, the reoccurring character in the new Mori J’Von Comedy Jam, when  the show opens up to the public next Wednesday and Friday night at the National Cultural Centre .

Sidewalk goes local

Sidewalk goes local

On Tuesday, Sidewalk Cafe screens the latest production from Linden resident, Michael James .

Chokher Bali and Mr and Mrs Iyer wrap up Indian film festival

The Indian Film Festival concludes with Chokher Bali and Mr and Mrs Iyer on Wednesday and Friday at the Indian Cultural Centre in New Haven, Bel Air .

Jay-Z’s ‘Empire’ rules U.S. singles chart

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Jay-Z earned his fourth No .

Songs, poetry at seawall bandstand tomorrow

In the spirit of the festive season Cinderella Promotions will hold an evening of songs and poetry tomorrow at the Kingston Seawall Bandstand .

John Mayer headed to No. 1 on US album chart

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - John Mayer is on track to debut at No .

X2 at the ‘Kross Roads’

X2 at the ‘Kross Roads’

By Iana SealesIn a searching sort of way the question can be asked whether the Kross Kolor duo of Adrian Dutchin and Jumo Primo has really set the standard in Guyanese music and manager Burchmore Simon would eagerly say yes, but whether the singers have or not a new kind of interest is certainly there .

Hair tweeting here

Was sitting thinking what to tweet about if to tweet at all; then this fabulous thought came to me and I decided to tweet about my hair .

Thought you ought to know …

Thought you ought to know …

Hi Everyone,What’s the difference between juice and drink? How much does one cup of raw rice yield when cooked? Do you know the difference between evaporated milk and pasteurized whole milk? Each week, I get emails with a variety of questions that many of us take for granted that we know; often these questions are food for thought (pardon the obvious phrase) .



China expo an eye-opener – Sonia Noel

China expo an eye-opener – Sonia Noel

The recent trip to China for the Ningbo International Fashion Expo provided Guyana with the kind of exposure designers here are looking for, and for Sonia Noel it turned out to be a rare opportunity .

Crime, HIV dramas for Indian film festival next week

The Indian Film Festival hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and the Indian Cultural Centre continues at the Umana Yana on Wednesday  with the Malayalam film Oru Pennum Randaanum (A Climate for Crime) by Director Adoor Gopalkrishnan .

Owl City, Rihanna shine on US singles chart

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Electronica artist Owl City reclaimed the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on Thursday, while Rihanna earned her 12th career top 10 as “Russian Roulette” soared up the rankings .

Taylor Swift makes history at Country Music Awards

NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Teenage singing sensation Taylor Swift claimed a piece of music history on Wednesday when she became the youngest artist ever to win the coveted title of Entertainer of the Year at the Country Music Awards .

Buskers give away Beyonce tickets

(BBC) Selected London buskers are giving away more than 800 tickets to singer Beyonce’s forthcoming concert at the O2 Arena this weekend .

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 .

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