The Scene

Shelly G goes online

Reigning soca queen Shelly G is now online, having recently launched her website which is said to be dedicated to what she has accomplished in the music arena and also to what she is involved in .

QCOSA hosts quiz night

Are you’re smart, knowledgeable, well read? Do you have friends that are similarly gifted? Are quizzes your thing?If your answers to these questions are yes, then maybe ‘Quiz Night’ may appeal to you .

Death spurs Michael Jackson album sales

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In death, Michael Jackson is enjoying a commercial renaissance that had eluded him for years .

Streisand hits jazz on first studio album in 4 years

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Barbra Streisand has joined forces with Canadian jazz singer-pianist Diana Krall on her first studio album in four years, which is set for release on September 29, her record label said on Monday .

Musicians on Stage: an afternoon well spent

Musicians on Stage: an afternoon well spent

There were piano, violin, trumpet, sax and pan .

Eleven flowers set to bloom

Eleven flowers set to bloom

Eleven ‘flowers in bloom’ will show their true colours come September 22 when the Miss Guyana Talented Teen pageant is held .

Rush of music to the soul

Culture box - Rush of music to the soul If there’s anything that makes us wax sentimental it’s music .

Fond recollections as I eat

Fond recollections as I eat

Tastes Like Home - Fond recollections as I eat Hi Everyone, Have you ever sat down to a meal and as you are eating, you think of others – be they family or friends - that you think might enjoy the meal and wish that they were there to share it with you? That’s what happened to me this past Wednesday .

Olympia does Glamorous in blue

Olympia Small-Sonaram returns to her comfort base with a steamy swimsuit line which she has designed for a pre-Glamorous show on June 26 .

One Republic on DIRECTV

One Republic, the pop rock group which first made headlines with the hit “Apologize”, that broke long-standing records for both legal digital downloads and radio spins hits the stage for DIRECTV & Cityvibe’s concert series this weekend on Channel 999 .

Spectrum’s fourth week starts with readings

The fourth week of Painting the Spectrum 5: SASOD’s Film festival continues at the Sidewalk Café on Monday with a special evening of poetry and prose readings, musical tributes and readings from the play Beautiful Little Lies by Judith Rudakoff .

Who has got the look?

Who has got the look?

The Miss Guyana Universe pageant ‘The Quest’ returns this year with a few changes .

As real as it gets

Culture BoxReality television is not hugely popular here if it’s popular at all, but there is a sense that this is going to change with the kind of exciting, unscripted and unexpected stuff that is unfolding in the GT&T jingle competition this year .

Claim your steak

Claim your steak

Tastes Like HomeHi Everyone,What’s your steak preference – ribeye, strip, flank, sirloin, porterhouse, t-bone, prime rib…? And how do you like your steak – rare, medium rare, medium or well done? Ah, the choices when it comes to steak .

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Top model, designer, stylist searches start strong

Top model, designer, stylist searches start strong

Sonia Noel says she is ready to pick Guyana’s next top model after a year of scouting, and has declared that a new breed of “fabulous designers” are about to be introduced as well .

Image and identity now on at Castellani

Image and identity now on at Castellani

Where to place the artist in society?[caption id="attachment_48496" align="alignleft" width="78" caption="Whistling Wind II’ 2009 by Winslow Craig"][/caption]That’s the question raised by “Image and Identity: Guyanese Art Now,” the new exhibition now on at the National Gallery, Castellani House .

Writers, artists retreat at Pandama

Tomorrow, writers and artists can grab their pens, paints, brushes and other paraphernalia and head up the highway to Pandama, where a day retreat is being held .

Madray, Loaknauth lead the field in FACTS3

FACTS 3 has hit television screens with a fresh crop of student designers and a new mix of models, all vying for the top spots in the respective categories, and so far it has made for interesting viewing .

Cinderella Promotions hosts Fathers Day event

Next Sunday Tony’s Place, Pouderoyen, West Coast Demerara, will come alive when Cinderella Promotions hosts a grand ‘Fathers Day Extravaganza’ which will see a number of musicians entertaining .

It’s a boy for Olive and Ron

It’s a boy for Olive and Ron

Former beauty queen and well-known personality Olive Gopaul last Wednesday gave birth to a bouncing baby boy at the Woodlands Hospital .

Oscar winning film starts third week of ‘spectrum’

The third week of the SASOD film festival continues next week at the Sidewalk Café with an Academy award winning drama feature, a documentary and a comedy in honour of Fathers’ Day .

Soldiers keep on marching

Soldiers keep on marching

About a year ago The Scene had identified Christ-like Soldiers as an ‘up and coming’ local gospel group that was looking “to spread the message of Christ in various musical genres” .

Bus riding

Culture BoxI take the bus to work, so I try to avoid being late or, if my morning cup of coffee was half full, being not early .

Losing food identity

Losing food identity

Tastes Like Home Hi Everyone,When I wrote three weeks ago asking whether Barbados and Guyana can meet on a plate, a friend and regular reader, commented, “There’s always going to be tension on these issues, as people think their national identity will change…” I completely understand the fear .

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Hip-hop duet, ballet solo steal show at May Blossoms

Hip-hop duet, ballet solo steal show at May Blossoms

A hip-hop duet performed by dancers Avasa Jagan and Gabriel Thijs captured the attention of the audience and kept them at the edge of their seats when the Let’s Dance, Dance Studio held its fourteenth annual dance recital at the National Cultural Centre (NCC) last Saturday .

Classic designs: the Pat Coates legacy

Classic designs: the Pat Coates legacy

In last week’s edition of The Scene we published two photographs of models who we said were wearing the creations of designer Pat Coates .

Is dancehall still dancehall?

(Jamaica Observer) - After nearly three decades of chart dominance, there is no new musical genre waiting in the wings to dethrone dancehall, yet stakeholders are split on the meaning of its longevity .

Big-screen movies return to Linden

By Nicosia SmithThe days of going to the cinema, for many in the town of Linden, are distant, but one computer and video service is attempting to bring that back through a big screen show .

Brazilian film festival for UG next week

The Brazilian Embassy, the Brazil-Guyana Cultural Centre and the University of Guyana’s Department of Language and Cultural Studies will host a Brazilian film and documentary festival starting next week .

Young Bajan reportedly signs with Capitol

Jaicko Lawrence, a 17-year-old Barbadian, whose stated mission is to expand the Caribbean’s pop brand has reportedly been signed by Capitol Records of the US .

Oprah falls off No 1 perch on Forbes list

(EUR) - For the first time in a bajillion years, Oprah Winfrey is not ranked No .

Sakia Gunn, Dostana, Toul Oumry paint the spectrum next week

After an opening which included a diverse audience including Minister of Human Services Priya Manickchand, the SASOD film festival continues its second week at the Sidewalk Café, with a documentary from the USA, a comedy from India and a drama feature based in Egypt .

Bobby Brown welcomes child no. 5

(EUR) On the same day his ex-wife Whitney Houston made news with the announcement of her new album’s release date, Bobby Brown grabbed headlines by announcing the arrival of Cassius, his newborn son .

New Amerie video to premiere on bet

(EUR) The video for Amerie’s new single “Why R U,” from her forthcoming Def Jam debut ‘In Love & War’, will premiere on Monday, June 8 on BET’s “106 & Park .

Link 25 for Kids First Fund

Link Show 25 returns to the National Cultural Centre next Saturday for a charity performance, the proceeds of which will go to Kids First Fund .



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