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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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Youth bands a hit

23 January 2016

THE YOUTH CONCERT following Thursday’s Broken Trident Run was hailed as a resounding success. The evening concert took place at The Glebe pasture in St George and featured bands from mostly secondary and tertiary schools, which performed a mix of pan, instrumentals,... Read More

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Gold for Adrenalin!

23 January 2016

ADL ADRENALIN went for gold Thursday night and won. It was a hard-fought race between them and Livy & Betty Alleyne Dance Centre, whose tightly choreographed piece Latin Fusion put them just one point shy of first place with 85 points. Dance enthusiasts, both young... Read More

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Weekend Buzz January 22, 2016

22 January 2016

Relive the final three events of the Naniki Barbados Music Festival and find out who won Community DanceFest in this week's Weekend Buzz. Read More

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Smooth start to Dominica Carnival

21 January 2016

ROSEAU – Colin Piper, Chairman of Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC), has announced that Carnival proceedings are running smoothly following the successful opening of Carnival last weekend. While noting that private sector sponsorship of Carnival events is beneficial... Read More

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Alison Hinds delivers flawless rendition of US National Anthem

21 January 2016

A VIRAL VIDEO has shown Alison Hinds executing a slam dunk Bajan style last night when Hinds was the centre of attention at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York. Hinds sang the United States National Anthem live before the start of the National Basketball Association... Read More

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Adele to perform at 2016 Grammys

20 January 2016

ADELE, WHOSE ALBUM 25 swiftly became the biggest seller of 2015, is to perform at the 2016 Grammy Awards in February, organisers said on Wednesday. The British singer has not been nominated this year because her comeback album 25 was released in November, outside... Read More

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Power of music

20 January 2016

CONSCIOUSNESS STATE OF MIND was the theme on Friday, the third night of the Naniki Music Festival. Titled Echoes Of The Caribbean, it was held at Holders Hill and all the acts were about love, and black power and livity. Imani and the Energy Band kicked off the show... Read More

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Hypasounds in Soca Monarch finals

19 January 2016

HYPASOUNDS is the lone Bajan to make it through to the finals of the International Soca Monarch Competition. The first-timer was overwhelmed at the news which was just announced live on radio in Trinidad and Tobago. He was one of five in the competition along... Read More

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Spike Lee, Pinkett Smith boycott Oscars, Academy promises more diversity

19 January 2016

Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith said on Monday they will boycott next month's Academy Awards ceremony because black actors were shut out of nominations, and the Academy acknowledged it needed to do more to promote diversity. The Oscar acting nominees... Read More

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