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Feminist war movie captures zeitgeist at Cannes

14 May 2018

CANNES, France – “When they hear our female voices, they tremble with fear,” says the heroine of Girls of the Sun, a feminist war movie that captured the zeitgeist at a Cannes Film Festival dominated by the issue of women’s rights. Based on the true story of Iraqi... Read More

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Riveting pieces from dancers

11 May 2018

Andrea Prince, Magdalen Gibson, and Naomi Graham celebrated two years of studying dance at the Barbados Community College with a delightful showcase of creativity and skill. Elements was the name of this year’s dance portfolio held at the Frank Collymore Hall and... Read More

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Making Kontact

10 May 2018

The National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) and the two percent foreign exchange fee hit Kontact the Band hard in 2017. The premium band, powered by Yello, however jumped back on its feet and has gone global. The band brought its theme The Road Ahead to the... Read More

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Rihanna stuns at Met Gala

08 May 2018

Rih-ligious. No one can do it like Bajan superstar Rihanna. Co-chair of the annual Met Gala, she went from pop to pope in a stunning ensemble on Monday night. She said in an interview on the red carpet that she looks "forward to the event and to co-chair with Anna... Read More

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Comedy show leaves crowd in stitches

08 May 2018

Laughter is good medicine. And if you needed a pick me up on Sunday then you should have been at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. The event was Caribbean Kings and Queen of Comedy by Twisted Entertainment. From Jamaica to Trinidad to New York,... Read More

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Yannick declares 2018 his year

04 May 2018

Yannick Hooper has decided that 2018 will be his year. After being in the entertainment industry for about six years, the 26-year-old singer/songwriter has been doing some serious introspection about his future. He said that by reading books such as Black Privilege... Read More

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Soca pop-up pleases crowd

01 May 2018

If you were in the vicinity of Ball Park entertainment venue and heard soca music it was live performances by Edwin Yearwood & krosfyah at their Big Soca Pop-Up Party that ended at 3:30 a.m. The first for the year and with the Crop Over Season to start in exactly... Read More

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Tech issue stalls reggae show

29 April 2018

A two-hour technical issue stalled the Digicel Barbados Reggae on the Hill just as Tarrus Riley’s band was setting up. DJ music kept the crowd entertained as they sang along while others patronised food and drink stalls, despite the thick crowd being hard to navigate.... Read More

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Thousands vibe on the hill

29 April 2018

The crowd was still building as Digicel Reggae On The Hill culminated a four-day festival that started with Magnum Reggae on the Beach last Sunday. The Bajan contingent this time didn't sing to birds and bees as the running order had them gracing the stage from minutes... Read More

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Avengers: Infinity War sets Marvel record on opening night

29 April 2018

LOS ANGELES – Avengers: Infinity War took in $39 million on Thursday evening at US and Canadian box offices, the biggest opening for a Marvel Studios film and the fourth-highest of all time, distributor Walt Disney Co said. By Sunday, the movie is expected to come... Read More

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Vintage tunes rock Oval crowd

28 April 2018

The Mount Gay Extra Old Vintage Reggae Show & Dance was hitting some sixes as it started on time at Kensington Oval on Friday night. Hundreds took up prime spots to take in the action as local band Troubadors bowled the first innings. They were followed by the... Read More

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New band in all three jumps

27 April 2018

New band Eunoia Episodes had everyone pressing replay when they staged a fantastic theatrical production to unveil their J’Ouvert, Junior Kadooment and Grand Kadooment costumes. The out-of-the-box costume showcase came off on Saturday at the Frank Collymore Hall... Read More

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Sir Ruel out of Crop Over

26 April 2018

For the next six months, Chad Sir Ruel Bowen will be singing and performing in England. Excited does not quite describe how the 28-year-old feels about living in the metropolitan country where he will be performing and honing his musical skills until October. ... Read More

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Trinidadian LeShae Riley is the 2018 Winner of Caribbean’s Next Top Model

26 April 2018

MIAMI – LeShae Riley, a stunning 21 year old, 5’11” Trinidadian contestant strutted off with this year’s coveted Caribbean’s Next Top Model title (CaribeNTM) as season 4 came to a nail-biting finish on Flow 1. The statuesque LeShae edged out 15 other contestants... Read More

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Comedian Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault in retrial

26 April 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – Comedian Bill Cosby was convicted on Thursday on all three counts of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004, a decisive victory for prosecutors in one of the first celebrity sexual-assault trials of the #MeToo era. Cosby, 80, best known... Read More

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Barbados participates in Beijing Caribbean Film Festival

26 April 2018

Barbados is participating in the first-ever Beijing Caribbean Film Festival at the prestigious Beijing Normal University in the People’s Republic of China. The film festival began on Tuesday, April 24, and is slated to conclude today, April 26. Films from The Bahamas,... Read More

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Aidonia rocks the crowd

23 April 2018

The 2018 Magnum Tonic Wine Reggae Beach Party on Sunday night was everything patrons could have wanted. Based on the crowd response from the thousands who gathered at Pirates Cove, Bay Street, St Michael, there was no doubt that headliner Jamaican Aidonia stole the... Read More

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Reggae On The Beach in full swing

22 April 2018

Thousands are at Pirates Cove for the annual and highly anticipated Barbados Reggae Festival kick-off event, Magnum Reggae On The Beach. While showers threatened to dampen the mood, hundreds are on the beach dressed for the occasion as they await the scheduled performances.... Read More

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Verne Troyer, ‘Mini-Me’ in Austin Powers films, dies at 49

21 April 2018

Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers comedy films, has died at the age of 49, according to statements posted to his social media accounts. “Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh,” a... Read More

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Avicii, Swedish electronic dance music artist and DJ, dead at 28

20 April 2018

Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars of electronic dance music (EDM) in Europe, was found dead on Friday at the age of 28, his US publicist said. Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, died in Muscat, Oman. Read More

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Reggae Festival to see changes

20 April 2018

Look for a revamp of the Barbados Digicel Reggae Festival in the future. Al Gilkes, director of FAS Entertainment touted that idea as he said change has to be embraced, especially when patrons spending power and their tastes change. “We have always been looking... Read More

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