Stanford 20/20 cricket is the real deal. It is entertaining, energetic, colourful and all the action takes place in the space of a few hours.
And the Grammy goes to, wait a minute, did we hear right? Amy Winehouse.
Hi Everyone, On my plate this week is Jamaica’s national dish, ackee and salt fish.
Name: The Soca Monarch Competition The Scene: National Park, Georgetown. The Cast: Soca Artistes.
Casting for the Guyana Fashion Xpo begins tomorrow, as the designers behind the anticipated fashion extravaganza search for the right looks for the catwalk.
It could have been scripted and rehearsed weeks in advance, because of how it unfolded.
Guyana is set to be entertained next month, when the Calypso Tumblers come to town over the Easter weekend for the Calypso Fury concert.
For an art form rich in culture, dating back even before the first Mashramani and one that is well respected in the Caribbean and further afield, calypso is being poorly treated by the private sector in this country, which is depressing and downright difficult to accept.
Hi Everyone, Growing up, I was tortured by porridge. The only kind of porridge that I could bear was sago porridge.
Out of respect for the tragedy at Lusignan the Adult Calypso competition quarterfinals was cancelled last Saturday so the full line-up of performers will be in Bartica tonight campaigning for the title when the semi-finals is held.
Jean-Jacques Beineix’s 1981 debut film Diva is the Classic Tuesdays feature next week, at the National Gallery, Castellani House.
In many ways, Kerese Harrinandan is just a normal teenager. She enjoys socialising with her friends, surfing the internet, reading, cooking and working with young people.
The pain of ‘breaking in’ new footwear was excruciatingly and vividly brought home to me this week when I had to do just that.
Hi Everyone, In life one should never say “never,” so I won’t say it.
The week, The Scene gives Soca fans a glimpse at seven more of the 17 contenders for the Soca Monarch crown.
The Sidewalk Film Club presents The Lover, next Tuesday at the Sidewalk Caf
VAT, otherwise known as “de pressure”, the culture of poverty in Sophia, foreign loans, and a wisecracking doctor are among the barrel of social commentary that rolls into the city next weekend when the adult calypso competition kicks off at the National Park.
Did someone say J’ouvert? As in the all-night-til-morning party that leaves you high on, well party vibes, we hope, though many persons out there probably have stories to tell of getting high on something else?
Hi Everyone, I owe Barbados, for my love of the golden apple. In Guyana, I had seen and eaten a couple of golden apples, but I never got the lure of this fruit with its prickly seed.
The beauty, fire and intensity of Classique’s Dance Company’s popular production, ‘Dance Like You Do’ returns to the stage of the National Cultural Centre for one night only tomorrow, but with fresh new dances and performers.
A film, shot in Guyana and parts of New York early last year, was set to premiere in New York yesterday at the Kew Gardens Theater.
They are new. They are bold. They are ready. And if they are right, Mashramani and some of its related activities will never be the same again.
Ever unobtrusively observe someone’s face and think ‘what if it cracks?’ Or wonder about who was underneath there?
Hi Everyone, Choka is one of the most pleasurable of foods I’ve ever eaten.
Confident, bold, and with promises of surprises, a fireman, two party boys, a singer recently returned from the fashion world, and a wall breaker are some of the persons hoping to be crowned king (or queen) of Soca this year.
The doors of a new recording studio have been opened to young singers, especially those who been denied an opportunity to exhibit their talents elsewhere.
After some two months of waiting to see who made the shortlist for a chance to be Guyana’s next top model, the Guyana Model Search (GMS) finally debuted on television on Wednesday night but the models were only briefly featured.
In the 1976 thriller film The Marathon Man, Hollywood legend Dustin Hoffman stars as university student and distance runner Thomas ‘Babe’ Levy, who is captured and tortured over his brother’s activities as a spy, of which he knows nothing.
Hi Everyone, Whether I am eating pepper raw, boiled or in pepper sauce, I like it so hot that I am barely able to breathe through my nose.
Ever felt like beating up on someone, or just holding them at your mercy?
He announced his retirement from the music industry almost a year ago and since then has taken up fashion designing, but Lucky B is staging a comeback for Mashramani this year.
The Woodside Choir’s reproduction of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set for an encore production later this month following countless reviews praising its rock solid cast and its excellence.
Salon stylists across the Caribbean will soon pull out the hot combs, flat irons, pieces and hair products and their God-given talents when Shabeau Magazine presents Style Off ’08, the hair show and battle that is being touted as the biggest ever in the region.
It is impossible to dispute Beenie Man’s self-proclaimed ‘King of the Dancehall’ title when the Jamaican stood alone for nearly two hours appeasing and pleasing the largely jaded Guyanese crowd that turned up at the National Park two Saturdays ago, expecting a packed show which turned out to be a one-man performance.
Undermined, a 35-minute film documentary set in Aishalton in the Rupununi, was screened on Thursday at the Library and Archives Canada Theatre in Ottawa.
Shabeau Magazine is ready to splash a new face on its cover and has begun planning for its 2008 competition; looking for franchise holders in countries across the region.
The premiere of Right Choices, Bunny Alves’ locally produced film, last year was disappointing, but the producer plans to launch it again with the hope that it would receive better support.
Best-selling children’s author C.M. Rubin, who is largely unknown in the Caribbean but is Guyanese-born, left British Guiana at the age of six, but she vividly remembers her childhood, from the street she grew up on to the interior design of the home she left and even where her aunt kept decorations for Christmas.
Hi Everyone, You can turn up your nose all you like, scoff all you like and even feel sorry for me if you like, the fact is, there is nothing quite like opening a can of sardines to whip up a fast, delicious meal.
A film we would recommend is the recently released The Great Debaters. We have seen it twice and have every intention of seeing it again; it is that good.
The American musical Singin’ in the Rain is the choice for next week’s ‘Classic Tuesdays’ at the National Gallery, Castellani House Co-directed in 1952 by Stanley Donen and dancer Gene Kelly, Singin’ in the Rain opens the 2008 season of ‘Classic Tuesdays’ on January 8 at 6 pm, a release from Castellani House said.
The year 2008 may have just begun, but already persons are making plans for events for 2009 as is the case with the Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Manniram Prashad, who has set up a special committee to plan and execute a Miss Tourism Amazon pageant billed for next year.
Guyana’s Sonia Noel has been named the official designer of the third Annual Barbados Music Awards, deemed the musical event of the year on the island and set for January 27.
Hi Everyone, This has been a delicious, adventurous, educational year in the kitchen for me.
The idea of spending Christmas behind bars must be depressing. You would think that it would make a Grinch out of any holiday enthusiast, but the men at Camp Street who are actually on ‘lock down’ appear to be a different lot.
Tennicia DeFreitas is set to represent Guyana tonight at the 28th Digicel Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen pageant in St Kitts.
Some things in life really are just too good to be true even if we chose to ignore the clich
The ‘Undisputed’ King of the Dancehall headlines the Guinness Christmas Jam at the National Park tonight in what is expected to be another show of his lyrical prowess and hardcore dancehall style.
As reggae’s best-selling living artist, Shaggy took a detour from the mainstream this year.