Ten films will be screened at the “European Film Festival 2009,” which begins on Monday at the Theatre Guild Playhouse, in Kingston .
A description of Gem Rohlehr-Vogt as a person passionate about life is an apt one .
Culture Box We have no problem shopping at Bourda or at any market for that matter .
Tastes Like Home Hi Everyone, Do you taste when you eat? In other words, can you discern what it is that you’re eating and drinking when you consume food and beverages? I’m not referring to having a finely tuned palate as that of a chef or someone very familiar with food .
“Classic El Dorado - Art in Motion” has had a successful showing in Jamaica, the Shape Custom Creations family has reported .
The National Park was transformed in a ‘daggerin’ zone’ last Saturday when Jamaican Dancehall group RDX visited Guyana compliments of King Scorpion and Guinness promotions .
The culmination of Linden Town Week on Sunday will include the presence of two Jamaican DJ/singers, Tony Matterhorn and Fire Links, as they are both set to perform at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground .
The 18th annual Mother and Daughter Pageant takes to the stage of the National Cultural Centre next Saturday night under the theme ’18 Love Roses… Coming of Age’ .
The successful staging of the Guyana Music Festival (GMF) last week was a welcome reminder that the arts are still alive in Guyana; the scores of youthful performers giving hope that this will continue in the future .
Culture Box Why oh why? Recently, for a while at least, the daily commute had become a little more bearable; notwithstanding the ‘four-in-a-row’, the jet-like speeds, the sudden stops and close encounters with those who think that a bath once a week is quite fine .
Tastes Like Home Hi Everyone, Breakfast we can forego, mid-morning snack, tea and dinner we can miss or have something light, but not lunch .
“A labour of love for arts,” is how the producers of the well known annual Nrityageet aptly describe the production which will celebrate 30 years when its dancers take to the National Cultural Centre stage on May 2 and 3 in commemoration of Arrival Day .
Stepping in where others fear to tread, Gem Madhoo-Nascimento will produce and direct For the Love of Aidana Soraya, a play which probes the realms of interreligious marriage, at the National Cultural Centre next month .
It will be a trip down memory lane when a group of men, members of a band in Guyana some 35 years ago, come together for just one night in Toronto, Canada to give patrons a taste of what they dished out musically in their young days .
The 13 professional women vying for the fifth Ms Renaissance title on October 24 will be revealed tomorrow at the Umana Yana .
KINGSTON (Reuters) - Reggae legend Bob Marley’s “One Love” topped a list of Jamaica’s 100 best songs over 50 years that was unveiled on Tuesday by a panel of musicians and cultural officials associated with the University of the West Indies .
Every now and then, Hollywood gives us a film which continues its great classic tradition of championing those in all levels of the working class .
Come tomorrow, rising local singer Clifton `Passion’ Adolphus will launch the music video to his newest song, “Abusive” which features Walter `Ballys’ Aaron who has also been on the local entertainment scene for some time now .
Next Tuesday at 1 pm on DIRECTV Channel 999, Episode Six of Iconoclasts features actor/environmentalist Cameron Diaz and 2006 Technology, Entertainment Design (TED) award winner Cameron Sinclair .
Determined to be a queen with a difference, this year’s Miss Bartica Regatta is already planning ways in which she can give back to her community .
Cultural BoxThe concept of using music to promote peace in these trying times seems wonderful, but it is largely ambitious by any measure .
Tastes Like HomeHi Everyone, I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge .
Of the endless string of Jamaican music imports landing here every other month for local entertainment, the presence of Freddie McGregor and Tarrus Riley was a rare blessing; a combination of fresh and enduring reggae sounds worth soaking up .
Live From Abbey Road, a 12-part one-hour performance series/documentary filmed at Abbey Road Studios in London has returned for its second season on DIRECTV, and is available on Sony Entertainment Television, Channel 210 in the basic package .
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” led Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for a second week on Thursday, while box office champ “Hannah Montana: The Movie” accounted for six tunes on the tally .
Next Tuesday, tennis great Venus Williams joins Grammy winner Wyclef Jean on episode five of Iconoclasts at 1 pm on DIRECTV Channel 999 .
(Jamaica Gleaner) - Dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who is shortlisted for next month’s selection of the UK Poet Laureate, says he would, if chosen, decline the position because of what he said were its imperialistic and anti-poetic qualities .
(BBC) - At least 90 musicians from more than 30 different countries have given their first performance in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra in New York .
(EUR) - Rihanna is booked to perform in Dubai on May 28, which will mark her first concert appearance since the February 8 altercation with Chris Brown .
Culture Box Like most twenty-something-year-old men, I shudder at the thought of walking down the aisle .
Tastes Like Home Hi Everyone, I love it when second, third or fourth generation Guyanese living abroad write and ask me questions about dishes and various foods that they heard of a long time ago, or that their parents or grandparents use to make .
How does an eco-friendly wedding sound in these challenging financial times? Think about it, a shoe-string budget, value for the environment and not much fuss .
A number of relatives and friends of the late great Jamaican singer Bob Marley will be featured in an album aptly named ‘Family Time’ which his son, Ziggy Marley, will release on May 5 .