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‘Make music boom year-long’


by YVETTE BESTTHE ASSOCIATION of Music Entrepreneurs (AME) of Barbados is exploring ways to sustain the “liquidity burst” at Crop-Over on a year-round basis.Speaking at a media briefing recently, chairman George Thomas note...

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OUT & ABOUT: Thrilling jazz at Braddies

OUT & ABOUT: Thrilling jazz at Braddies


by CAROL MARTINDALEIt was a jazzy Sunday recently when Rickey Aimey and Friends got together to serenade patrons of Braddies Bar  in Dover, Christ Church.The three-man group – Fredrick Griffith on drums and Darien Bailey on...

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Cavalcade lives up to theme

Cavalcade lives up to theme


For some it was a night to whet their appetite for the upcoming 2010 Crop-Over season. For others it was a chance of an all too rare opportunity to attend a free stage-show in their rural Gall Hill, St John neighbourhood wi...

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Soca Royale rumble


THERE WILL be three battles at Bushy Park  on July 25  for the rebranded Soca Royale, with the overall winner driving home  a brand new car.And officials  of the National Cultural Foundation insist that  the planned contest...

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Smooth moves of Base Control

Smooth moves of Base Control


by Antoinette Connell Under a street light in Bush Hall, St Michael – a district that does not enjoy the best of reputations – at least once a week Scrappy, Shark, Benson, Short Man and four others gather for a marathon ses...

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Soca concert returns


THE POPULAR Soca On De Hill is back after a one-year break.A combination of reasons, including the relocation of the Party Monarch and Sweet Soca competitions to the St Peter venue, resulted in organisers 4D Entertainment I...

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NCF out $15 000 without Stadium


EXCLUSION of the National Stadium from Grand Kadooment will see the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) losing about $15 000.At a time when the NCF was talking about tight budgets, chairman Ken Knight said the elimination of...

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More prize money for visual artistes


AFTER YEARS of agitating, visual artistes are finally getting increased prize money.It is the only area which has seen an increase this year. The top prize has gone to $7 500, up from $5 000; the smaller prizes have also be...

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Mothers, daughters crowned

Mothers, daughters crowned


Last Saturday night  at the 11th annual  Unie Ensemble Mother Daughter Pageant, Adrienne and mum, Natasha Prentice  amassed 553 points to  win the Junior component of the competition  at the Plantation  Garden Theatre. The ...

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Mum’s the word


A COMBINATION of fabulous local talent and respect paid to Barbados’ mothers, made the 10th annual Mum, This One’s For You concert a memorable occasion at the Plantation Garden Theatre on Sunday.The brainchild of Desmond We...