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VIDEO Crop Over Souvenir 2020: Edwin Yearwood

18 July 2020

Some would be surprised ‘The General’ Edwin Yearwood started his entertainment career by winning a national singing competition at the age of 14 with a ballad. Read More

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VIDEO Crop Over Souvenir 2020: Mikey

17 July 2020

Welcome to the first episode of Crop Over Souvenir: The Digital Series as we introduce four-time Party Monarch winner Michael ‘Mikey’ Mercer. Read More

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Movie chains sue New Jersey governor over closures

09 July 2020

Six movie theatre chains, including AMC Entertainment, Cinemark and Regal Cinemas, have sued New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy for refusing to let them resume operations, even after allowing churches, retailers and indoor shopping malls to reopen during the coronavirus... Read More

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Abuse allegations are a hoax, says Depp

08 July 2020

LONDON – Hollywood star Johnny Depp told London’s High Court on Wednesday that allegations he had physically abused his ex-wife Amber Heard were a hoax built up over years during their relationship as an ‘insurance policy’. Read More

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Sesame Street special tackles COVID

21 June 2020

Elmo, Cookie Monster and Muppets from Asia and the Middle East are joining forces for a special episode of “Sesame Street” aimed at helping kids cope with a world turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

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Government providing funds for creatives and sports people

21 June 2020

Registered cultural practitioners, the entertainment fraternity and sportspeople are now able to access funding to support their digital projects as Barbados struggles to manage the economic fallout and displacement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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Selma ‘snubbed’ by Academy in 2015, says actor

07 June 2020

LOS ANGELES – The civil rights movie Selma was made free for rental on Friday, a day after actor David Oyelowo said Oscar voters had deliberately snubbed the film in 2015. Read More

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‘Blackout’ dominates social media

02 June 2020

Major broadcasters, celebrities and music streaming companies including Apple Music and Spotify turned off or made changes to their services on Tuesday to mark their solidarity with protests against the killing of George Floyd. Read More

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Avatar sequel to resume filming in New Zealand

26 May 2020

LOS ANGELES – A sequel to James Cameron’s sci-fi movie blockbuster Avatar will go back into production next week for the first time since it was shuttered by worldwide efforts to contain the coronavirus, producer Jon Landau said on Friday. Read More

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Beenie Man and Bounty Killer compete in first reggae and in-person Verzuz battle on Instagram Live

24 May 2020

The latest Verzuz between reggae artists Beenie Man and Bounty Killer was the party everyone expected as the two artists battled in person in Jamaica Read More

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Derry Etkins passes in Guyana

23 May 2020

Noted Guyanese musician Derry Etkins, who made Barbados his home for decades, passed away in his homeland today. Read More

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Actors reading children’s tales during lockdown

23 May 2020

LONDON – Stuck at home with the kids? Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch and Cate Blanchett may be able to help. Read More

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Cuba’s rooftop artistes

12 May 2020

HAVANA – Cuba’s artistes are rising to the occasion during the coronavirus lockdown, taking to rooftops and balconies to create music or dance. Read More

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TV dad Jerry Stiller dies

11 May 2020

NEW YORK – Jerry Stiller, who played two of American television’s most cantankerous fathers on the sitcoms Seinfeld and The King of Queens, has died aged 92, his son Ben Stiller said on Twitter on Monday. Read More

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Bob Dylan bringing new album

10 May 2020

LOS ANGELES – Bob Dylan is releasing his first album of new music in eight years following a spurt of creativity from the man regarded as one of the world’s most influential songwriters. Read More

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Little Richard dies at 87

09 May 2020

Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” who built his ground-breaking sound with a boiling blend of boogie-woogie, rhythm and blues and gospel, died on Saturday at the age of 87, Rolling Stone magazine reported. Read More

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Costumers making scrubs

16 April 2020

CHIPPING CAMDEN, England – Costume makers in Britain who normally dress actors in shows from Downton Abbey to Game of Thrones and Batman have joined forces to make scrubs for medics fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Read More

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Handwritten Hey Jude lyrics auctioned

16 April 2020

NEW YORK – Artist Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics to The Beatles’ hit song “Hey Jude” sold for $910 000 on Friday, nine times its original estimate, auction house Julien’s Auctions said. Read More

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Lean on Me singer Withers dies

05 April 2020

NEW YORK - Bill Withers, a soulful singer best known for the 1970s hits Lean on Me, Lovely Day and Ain’t No Sunshine, has died at age 81 from heart complications, his family said on Friday. Read More

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Studios suspend movie data as attendance plummets

22 March 2020

LOS ANGELES – Movie studios Walt Disney and Universal Pictures said on Thursday they were suspending the release of box office data because of the closure of movie theatres in multiple countries in a bid to contain the coronavirus. Read More

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Country legend Kenny Rogers dies at 81

21 March 2020

Kenny Rogers passed away last night at age 81, his family said in a statement on Twitter. Read More

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