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Dice regains Dominica Calypso Monarch title

07 February 2016

ROSEAU – Seven time Calypso Monarch Denison “King Dice” Joseph, walked away with the crown once again after dethroning Gregory “Karessah” Riviere to capture the 2016 title in Carnival celebrations here. Joseph previously held the crown from 2004 to 2006, in 2008,... Read More

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Voice wins International Soca Monarch title

06 February 2016

AARON “VOICE” ST LOUIS took the International Soca Monarch title on what proved to a controversial Fantastic Friday in Trinidad and Tobago. Singing Cheers to Life, Voice took the top prize, followed by Akeem “Preedy” Chance. Patrice Roberts and Dexter “Blaxx”... Read More

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Friday nights for wine and sax

06 February 2016

After a long week of work, relaxing with a glass of wine and good music is an ideal way to decompress. Last Friday was one such night at The Grapevine in Lanterns Mall, Hastings, where the small gathering of locals had the sultry vocals and exuberant playing of saxophonist... Read More

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Weekend Buzz February 5, 2016

05 February 2016

In the Weekend Buzz: David Kirton entertained a large crowd at Reggae on the Boardwalk. Lil Rick takes Back in Time patrons on a journey down memory lane. Nikita and King Bubba release the Tequila music video. What's buzzing this weekend. Read More

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Soca Monarch organisers bar pictures, video until Sunday

05 February 2016

ORGANISERS OF THE International Soca Monarch Competition have drawn the ire of fans after posting a notice prohibiting the sharing of images from tonight’s event. A post on their Facebook page states: "Caribbean Prestige Foundation for the Performing Arts (CPF),... Read More

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EWF’s Maurice White dies at 74

04 February 2016

LOS ANGELES – Maurice White, the founder of R&B funk band Earth, Wind & Fire, died in Los Angeles at age 74, a band spokesman said. White died at his home on Wednesday night from natural causes, publicist Mark Young said. He had been battling Parkinson’s disease... Read More

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Digicel, Machel Montano ink three-year partnership

04 February 2016

KINGSTON – Digicel has announced the signing of Trinidadian producer, songwriter and soca legend, Machel Montano, in a ground-breaking partnership that will include the broadcast and development of content featuring Machel as he represents Digicel as a regional brand... Read More

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Cosby lawyer says he would have blocked rape deposition without deal

03 February 2016

A lawyer for Bill Cosby said on Wednesday that he never would have allowed the comedian to give a deposition in a civil lawsuit brought by a woman accusing him of rape if he knew his client's words could be used for a criminal prosecution. Cosby, 78, was in court... Read More

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Peter Ram and Hypasounds back-to-back at Soca Monarch Finals

03 February 2016

PETER RAM WILL LEAD the Bajan contingent on stage when the International Soca Monarch finals come off on Friday at the Queens Park Savannah, Trinidad. Ram pulled No. 3 and Hypasounds, the other Bajan, follows right behind him at No. 4. Hypasounds, a first-timer... Read More

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Lady Gaga to perform 'multisensory' Bowie tribute at Grammys

02 February 2016

Lady Gaga will lead what organisers called an "experiential tribute" to late British singer David Bowie at the Grammy Awards this month. The Recording Academy said Gaga would perform three or four of Bowie's songs in a "multisensory testament" to Bowie's creativity... Read More

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Diversity celebrated at Screen Actors Guild Awards

31 January 2016

LOS ANGELES – “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV,” Idris Elba joked on stage after winning twice at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where actors of colour claimed a slew of wins amid a furore in Hollywood over the lack of on-screen diversity. Leonardo... Read More

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White actor cast as Michael Jackson

30 January 2016

LONDON – British actor Joseph Fiennes has been cast as iconic African-American pop star Michael Jackson in an upcoming TV comedy, provoking scorn on social media on Wednesday and fuelling a controversy in the entertainment industry over opportunities for black artists.... Read More

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Weekend Buzz January 29, 2016

29 January 2016

Take in some of the talent on show at the Barbados Community College's Poetry Lime. See who won Springer Memorial School's Model Search. Find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More

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Wild card Peter Ram in Soca Monarch Finals

28 January 2016

ANOTHER BAJAN has made it to the International Soca Monarch finals in Trinidad. Peter Ram was voted in through the wild card round. Ram, along with Kernal Roberts, Sherwin Jeremiah and Terrin Callender had the four highest scores after the final 17 were chosen, and... Read More

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Local songwriting competition launched

28 January 2016

ONE BARBADIAN songwriter has a shot at winning $10 000 and the chance to have their song sung by an international act, thanks to the 2016 National Songwriting Competition. Chief executive officer of Destinee Entertainment Agency and the organiser of the competition... Read More

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Mr Caribbean Show Friday in Dominica

27 January 2016

ROSEAU – The Mr Caribbean show is on for the second time at the Arawak House of Culture on January 29. Dominicans can expect a stiff competition filled with talent and creativity during the sections of introduction, costume, swim wear, formal wear and interview.... Read More

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Chris Rock staying as Oscars host

25 January 2016

LOS ANGELES – The Oscars have launched a landmark campaign to diversify the ranks of Academy Award voters who decide which actors, movies and filmmakers earn recognition, but Hollywood’s highest honours may remain a predominantly white affair for some time to come.... Read More

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14 to battle for Dominica calypso monarchy

25 January 2016

ROSEAU – Fourteen calypsonians will deliver entertaining performances to a family-friendly audience on Saturday as they compete for the winning position of De Port Kaiso. The Dominica Air & Sea Ports Authority (DASPA) organised calypso competition will be held on... Read More

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Excellence of Keens-Douglas

25 January 2016

THE SHOW was titled Caribbean Excellence and it delivered just that. The hilarity could not be contained as master Caribbean storyteller Paul Keens-Douglas delivered punchline after punchline to a sold-out audience. The stage at the three-hour Rotary event held on Saturday... Read More

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VIDEO: 2 Mile Hill

24 January 2016

NATION reporter Tre Greaves sat down to chat with the members of 2 Mile Hill to find out why they changed their name from NexCyx and what it means for the sound of the band. Read More

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Vote for Peter Ram

23 January 2016

BARBADIANS HAVE THE CHANCE to help send Party Monarch Peter Ram to the finals of the International Soca Monarch Competition in Trinidad and Tobago. Road March king Peter Ram, with his Crop Over 2015 smash hit All Ah We, is among four wild card performers who can... Read More

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