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Eddy Grant’s lyrics to be featured on London mugs

Lyrics of Guyanese international recording artist Eddy Grant along with those of a number of well-known British singers and writers have been selected to appear on a special edition of mugs issued by Transport for London (TFL) .

Madonna booed in Bucharest for defending Gypsies

(AP) At first, fans politely applauded the Roma performers sharing a stage with Madonna .

Yolanda Kerr

Yolanda Kerr

Serious about making her mark in modelling “I am a mother and a model,” Guyana’s top female model, Yolanda Kerr says with a bit of conviction as if someone had previously challenged her on the statement .

Bad omens or what?

Culture BoxA couple of us girls were having a lunch-time discussion recently and the talk got around to all the things you are advised not to do in case something bad befalls you .

Hey Pesto

Hey Pesto

Tastes Like HomeI’m in love with Basil – the herb not the man .

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Serj Tankian live in concert on DirectTV and Cityvibe

Coming this weekend August 21 to 23, DIRECTV customers will be treated to “a little rock flavour” from Serj Tankian live in concert on channel 999 .

Studio pushes up Jackson film, Ortega to direct

(Reuters) - The studio behind the Michael Jackson film “This Is It” on Thurs-day advanced its release by two days to October 28, anticipating huge demand for the movie of his final performance rehearsals just days before his death .

Thirty designers on display as GFW turns three

Thirty designers on display as GFW turns three

Sonia Noel is a bit nervous as Guyana Fashion Weekend turns three today, but the pressure is off as she believes “we are getting better .

Naya Zamana 15 impresses

Naya Zamana 15 impresses

Naya Zamana 15- Dancing through the ages offered up the expected beauty, intensity and diversity that has become synonymous with the production .

Travel woes

Culture Box Travelling overland most times is a tedious exercise especially when one considers the long line to check in, the immigration process and then the long waiting time before actually boarding an aircraft .

At the heart of a row: Chicken Tikka Masala

At the heart of a row: Chicken Tikka Masala

Tastes Like Home Hi Everyone,It’s Scottish .

GT&T jingle competition

GT&T jingle competition

‘Music is the world to me’ says Calvin Burnett By Tiffiny RhodiusMusic means the world to 20-year-old Calvin Burnett and by winning second place in the GT&T Jingle and Song Competition, he believes he has now boosted his standing from that of a small town singer to a Guyanese artist .

Kross Kolor set to chalk up ten years

Kross Kolor set to chalk up ten years

One of Guyana’s longest surviving record studios is set to observe its tenth anniversary come next year, but the company is not waiting that long to mark the occasion kicking off the celebrations last evening .

Cosmetologists get gender lesson

By Nicosia SmithCity cosmetologists, through a Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA) and United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored programme, are forging a path toward behavioural change through their service as they learn about gender violence and its causes .

Sizzling Trini models for Guyana Fashion Weekend

Sizzling Trini models for Guyana Fashion Weekend

Guyana Fashion Weekend is importing a sizzling Trinidad contingent for its month-end extravaganza, delivering what it calls a blend of “local and Trini catwalk teasers” .

Sidewalk hosts children’s film festival

From this afternoon children will be treated to children’s films originating from the Caribbean when the Sidewalk Cafe and the Cuban Embassy in Guyana join hands to screen the second Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase .

Ansa McAl launches back to school promotion

Local Beverage gain Ansa McAl recently launched the Smalta Kids promotion giving those 17 years and under a chance to win a Xbox game and other prizes .

Pop star Teddy Afro freed from jail in Ethiopia

(Reuters) - Ethiopia’s most popular singer, Teddy Afro, was freed early from prison on Thursday after serving 18 months of a two-year sentence for hit-and-run manslaughter .

Legendary guitarist, inventor Les Paul dies, age 94

(Reuters) - Legendary guitarist and inventor Les Paul, who pioneered the design of solid body Gibson electric guitars that bore his name, died Thursday at a New York hospital of complications from pneumonia .

Black Eyed Peas, Miley Cyrus lead singles chart

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 .

Denzel Washington eyes TV producing gig

(Reuters) Oscar winner Denzel Washington might be making a foray into series television .

Singing comes naturally for Malika Boyd

The underdog syndrome took effect last Sunday at the GT&T Cellink Jingle and Song Competition showdown when it was narrowed to three finalists: Michael Thompson, Carlvin Burnett and Malika Boyd .

Bad manners

Culture Box Whatever happened to the war on bad manners?  Lost after the first skirmish? Oh! We get it .

Haitian Griot (Fried Pork) & Accra

Haitian Griot (Fried Pork) & Accra

Tastes Like home Hi Everyone,Beyond the shores of the Caribbean, when the term “Caribbean cuisine” is used it is often used to refer to the slices of mangoes adorning a plate, or a wedge of pineapple on the rim of a cocktail glass .

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Studio to Stage 2009 showcased its jewels

Studio to Stage 2009 showcased its jewels

Most people probably know the words and may have done the actions to the “Hokey Pokey”: You put your right hand in//You put your right hand out//You put your right hand in//And you shake it all about//You do the hokey pokey//and you turn yourself around//That what it’s all about .

Ken Corsbie’s ‘sweet mango’ heading this way

Ken Corsbie’s ‘sweet mango’ heading this way

GEMS Theatre Productions will serve up yet another gem when it hosts Ken Corsbie’s ‘This Mango Sweet’ from August 21 – 23 at the Theatre Guild in Georgetown and then at Linden and in Berbice .

Fashion Weekend 2009 goes beyond the catwalk

Fashion Weekend 2009 goes beyond the catwalk

Sonia Noel is calling it “the most ambitious” fashion weekend yet, a blend of the arts and business as the premier event expands beyond the glitzy catwalk and projects a sense of commercial viability in the industry and by extension the country .

Television game show launched

Television game show launched

Power Raffle, a television game show touted as setting the standard for game show entertainment, has been launched .

Rihanna, Kanye and Jay-Z to open new Jay Leno show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B stars Rihanna, Kanye West and Jay-Z will perform on the premiere of Jay Leno’s comedy and chat show in September, in a apparent bid to grab hip, young viewers to NBC’s new primetime experiment .

Tevera has set her sights on mastering the strings

Tevera has set her sights on mastering the strings

If Tevera Franklin has her way in the next few years she might well be found strumming a guitar or plucking a harp By Tiffny RhodiusA “normal teenager” who is “funny, outgoing and down to earth” is how Tevera Franklin, a soft-spoken 14-year-old Bishops High student describes herself .

The final finale

Culture Box Wait a minute, did we get this straight .

Eating at the table

Eating at the table

Tastes Like Home Hi Everyone,Conversations that trigger a memory of one’s upbringing and how it has influenced or impacted our lives often yield two reactions – we marvel at the freedom some people had or we are astonished by the discipline enforced .

The Miss Jamzone contestants

The Miss Jamzone contestants

The selections have been made and the contestants are going through their paces as they gear for the Miss Jamzone Pageant 2009 scheduled for the Splashmin’s Resort on August 30 .



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