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Angela’s Ashes’ author Frank McCourt dies at 78

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Frank McCourt, the Irish American author best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela’s Ashes that chronicled his impoverished upbringing, died on Sunday, The New York Times reported .

Amy Winehouse cleared of assault

LONDON (Reuters) - British singer Amy Winehouse was found not guilty yesterday of assaulting a dancer at a charity ball last year .

Number 28, Bushlot, Adventure gear for Emancipation celebrations

The Number 28/Bushlot/Adventure Concerned Citizens Development Group (CCDG) of Corentyne, Berbice has organized a series of activities to celebrate the 171st anniversary of emancipation this year, under the theme ‘Together We Believe, Together We Achieve’ .

Machel Montano to headline  one of three Jamzone concerts

Machel Montano to headline one of three Jamzone concerts

– 15 beauties to vie for carMachel Montano is scheduled to headline the last of three concerts which have been added to the now expanded annual Jamzone fare .

Yolanda Kerr, Jermaine Victor: Guyana’s new top models

Yolanda Kerr, Jermaine Victor: Guyana’s new top models

By Iana SealesMove over Michael Younge and that other girl who barely featured after last year’s Model Search, there’s fresh attitude and two hot new bods on the catwalk .

Old time something, come back again

Culture BoxThe headlines in the entertainment pages these days are all too familiar, an endless parade of fashion hit makers, those trying to make it in the business and a string of models still largely unprepared for the catwalk .

Notes on a Chicken Salad

Notes on a Chicken Salad

Tastes Like HomeHi Everyone,I haven’t made or eaten chicken salad in ages .




APSA RA reloads on Wednesday

On Wednesday next, the APSARA dance group is doing a revamped performance of its successful show last held on May 23 .

James Blunt on DIRECTV this weekend

DIRECTV and Cityvibe’s exclusive concert series on Channel 999 continues this weekend with James Blunt .

One to watch

Randy La Fleur aiming for more than just  ‘one night’By Tiffny Rhodius“Experience, my imagination, how creative I can get when I write .

St Matthew to headline Heavenly Light concert

Jamaican International recording artiste St Matthew will be the main attraction tonight as the Heavenly Light World Outreach Ministry concludes its youth conference with a gospel-event billed as the “Ready Back Concert” .

New Miss Guyana Universe: 'I did it for me', Jenel says

New Miss Guyana Universe: ‘I did it for me’, Jenel says

The new Miss Guyana Universe is no wallflower .

Tastes Like Home - Eating abroad

Tastes Like Home – Eating abroad

Hi Everyone,Whenever I travel abroad, whether for business or pleasure, I always have a list of things that I’d like to eat or to try .

We had him…

Culture BoxIt is impossible to compress someone into 1000 words, much less one such as Michael Jackson .



Classique takes back its top spot with Pitch Black Tempo

It was contemporary Classique and it was awakening as it was interesting, from the soft and poignant movements in the choreography of the piece ‘Life’ to the bittersweet arrogance of ‘Man’s World’ .

MJ lookalike believes singer lives on

When people the world over gathered to bid their final farewell to the “greatest entertainer that ever lived” on Wednesday, the Mark Benschop Foundation chose to honour Michael Jackson by hosting a look-alike contest at City Hall the very day .

Cellink song and jingle contest heats up

Cellink song and jingle contest heats up

GT&T’s jingle is heating up and based on the quarterfinal performances the competition is about to get steamier and more unpredictable .

Series of activities for St Joseph ‘Reunion 09’

The Guyana Chapter of the St Joseph High School Old Students Association will launch a series of activities including a “70s and 80’s party” and a grand Night of Nostalgia to mark ‘Reunion 2009’ .

Culture Fest 09 on at QC

The Performing Arts Association of Guyana is staging Culture Fest 09 at the Queen’s College auditorium on July 17 and 18 .

Michael’s fans pay tribute at the Apollo

By Nicosia Smith in New YorkSome of ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson’s grief-stricken fans found some relief by descending on Harlem, New York to express their feelings on paper, plastic and plyboard at a makeshift memorial that was set up outside The Apollo Theatre .

Elephant Man’s swagger rocked stadium

By Andre HaynesElephant Man, dancehall’s self-styled “Energy God,” commanded a multitude to the Providence National Stadium, where he swept up fans with his “swagger” into the early hours of the morning .

Barbra Streisand live in concert on Channel 999

DIRECTV presents Barbra Streisand Live in Concert in its concert series this weekend .

Top model final set for next week

Sonia Noel will name Guyana’s Next Top Model in exactly one week and while it is still too early to pick a front-runner the competition it shaping up to be as jaw-dropping as last year .

Intelligence segment

Culture BoxIf Wednesday night’s intelligence segment of the Miss Guyana Universe pageant was the deciding factor as to who would continue on the ‘quest’ for the coveted crown then the battle would definitely be between Rachael Bakker and Jenel Cox .

Cooking… in someone else’s kitchen

Cooking… in someone else’s kitchen

Tastes Like Home Hi Everyone, A few months after completing my cookbook, I spent several weeks with a friend in the USA and of course, I cooked .



‘Little Princesses’ to raise funds for nursery school enhancement

‘Little Princesses’ to raise funds for nursery school enhancement

Ten little girls will vie of the title of ‘Little Princess’ at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground on Sunday in an effort to raise funds for the Burnham Drive Nursery School .

The face of a scrabble champion

The face of a scrabble champion

By Tiffny RhodiusWhat is one word that describes the new National Scrabble Champion Abigail McDonald? You could use simple or grounded and then there is humble as well as passionate .

Linden Town Week pageant winners receive prizes

Linden Town Week pageant winners receive prizes

Organisers of the Linden Town Week Pageant 2009 fulfilled their commitments to the winner and runners-up of the pageant last Saturday at a public but simple ceremony at the Digicel Linden outlet .

Caribbean inferno set to sizzle tonight

Closing its 2009 “Painting the Spectrum” film festival, SASOD presents a Caribbean-themed fundraising party and cabaret show called “Caribbean Inferno” tonight at the former Pentagon Club in the Majestics Building at 288 Middle Street, Georgetown .

Tribute to Michael on tonight

Fans of the ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson can join the Sidewalk Café tonight in paying tribute to him with DJ Nigel Hughes .

Sean Paul premieres So Fine video

The long-awaited video for Sean Paul’s “So Fine”, the first single of his highly anticipated fourth studio album, ‘Imperial Blaze’, is out .

Tokio Hotel live in concert this weekend

DIRECTV and Cityvibe present German band, Tokio Hotel will be live in concert on Channel 999 this weekend .

Classique goes contemporary for Pitch Black Tempo

Classique goes contemporary for Pitch Black Tempo

Classique is going contemporary for a full show for the first time in an upcoming production since selling itself as just that, a contemporary dance company .

Facts 3 – Da bomb?

Culture BoxThere is something strangely compelling about reality television here, we follow people as they pursue dreams and watch as they crumble in front of the cameras, and or break out as new stars .

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