Hi Everyone, I was 17, it was my first job and someone in the office innocently asked what each of us had for breakfast that morning .
Victory is indeed sweet for Lester Charles .
Manic dancer, Travis Bowen [caption id="attachment_37057" align="alignleft" width="190" caption="Travis Bowen"][/caption]Travis Bowen is one of the few Classique dancers who can boast of being young and particularly good, as well as crazy enough to do weird aerobatics others would hardly attempt .
Culture BoxHollywood, in fact all of LA, the music industry and fans worldwide have been knocked for six at the recent “news” that the fresh-faced, likeable American singing and dancing phenomenon Chris Brown might have physically abused his girlfriend, Barbados-born pop-star Rihanna .
Tastes Like Home Hi Everyone,I come before you with my head bowed for I have flirted, cheated and obsessed about things other than my self-confessed true love: curry .
Barbadian Soca sensation Allison Hinds has promised that those patrons who turn out next Saturday at the National Park will be truly entertained .
[caption id="attachment_37065" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="Passion"][/caption]Tomorrow night the new Carib soca monarch will be crowned at the National Park and it will likely be one of the singers with the “wining up” songs, as one of the contestants put it; there are just too many of those songs .
– expected to pick up this weekend With corporate interest fading this year Mashramani 2009 got off to a slow start and events are rolling out with little or no publicity, but interest will likely peak this weekend when Carib crowns a new soca monarch and the calypso tempo hits fever pitch .
Couples who want to spend their Valentine’s night doing something special can wine, dine, dance and be entertained at Duke Lodge tonight for a mere $10,000 .
Not since Lady Tempest stormed into the calypso finals and won the crown a few years ago has a female calypsonian looked as good as Calypso Stella .
Tastes Like HomeHi Everyone, For almost two decades I have not touched or tasted a sweet and sour dish .
Cuture BoxIt’s that time of the year again, when the lure of Ansa McAl cash prompts a rush of ‘talent’ to the soca stage .
The battle for the $750,000 first prize in the soca monarch competition is now down to 12 entries and most of them are promising fiery and explosive performances at the National Park come February 15 .
If her song is anything to go by, Trini women had better watch out; local calypsonians too .
Pride and Prejudice is February’s Classic Tuesdays event at the National Gallery, Castellani House next week .
Tomorrow afternoon the National Cultural Centre will come alive in the name of the Lord as some of the most known local gospel singers will take to the stage to launch the Flights of Hope – Guyana Hinterland Outreach Ministry .
Guyanese Onel Sanford-Belle has taken a quantum leap from broadcast journalism to film producing and landed squarely on her feet, with her music video being selected for screening at Cinemondays in New York, and her team winning best filmmaker(s) for the month of December last year .
Culture Box We have decided that we rather like the film Pretty Woman, and no, not because it’s a sort of modern-day Cinderella story; although that is as good a reason as any .
Hi Everyone,[caption id="attachment_36282" align="alignleft" width="255" caption="Yellow Fried Chicken (Ayam goreng kuning) (Photo by Cynthia Nelson) "][/caption]Raise your hand if like fried chicken .
The National Park is expected to come alive this evening with high-class gospel entertainment from both international and local gospel artistes .
The Mackenzie Sports Ground is set to come alive tonight when 15 soca singers square off to cop a place in this year’s final of the soca competition .
The Link Show turns 25 years old this year and for its silver anniversary, it will link with Cellink for special performances around the Mashramani season .
Guyanese Ramon Dummett is growing into a mini-institution on the island of Barbados, but it is the kind of fame he takes no credit for, saying instead that Christ has lifted him up and continues to “take him to the unreachable places” .
Bad karma Some days it feels like the world is conspiring against you .
Jam versus jelly versus marmalade Hi Everyone,“Would you please pass the jelly?” Remember that line from one of the old Polander All-Fruit commercials? The one where a sophisticated, wealthy family is gathered for a meal and as the bottle of fruit spread is passed around you hear them say, “pass the all-fruit; pass the Polander-All Fruit” and then there is this visitor sitting at the table and given his accent and the expression on his face, it is clear that he is supposed to be a simple man with an unsophisticated upbringing; he simply says, “Would you please pass the jelly?” at this, the matriarch almost passes out with shock that such an ordinary name should be ascribed to their oh-so-pure and refined fruit spread .
She’s a woman with a passion to help in the fight against child molestation and has combined her talent for writing and singing to push her cause .
Maria Benschop’s Nothing to Laugh About, which is a collection of satirical sketches, is set for a repeat tonight at the National Cultural Centre after opening to good reviews at the Theatre Guild in November last year .
Local actor turned playwright Errol Chand will direct and play the lead role when his play, Two Plays, One Night opens at the Theatre Guild next weekend .
There’s a kind of hush that makes you feel you should be whispering .
Road hogs With new rules in place regarding how this country’s roads ought to be used, we ventured into several areas where changes were supposed to have been made only to feel very let down .
Describing our cuisine Hi Everyone, What is your answer when someone asks you to describe our cuisine or asks you what type of cuisine we have? And I’m talking here about the Caribbean as a whole and not about any particular country or island .
Godfrey Naughton’s No Tricks, No Business, which packs a serious dramatic punch and delivers an interesting, humorous story about the business of body snatching, is set for an encore at the National Cultural Centre (NCC) later this month .