Category: Entertainment

Aretha honoured at her father’s Baptist Church in Detroit

SOURCE- AFP – Congregants celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father’s Baptist church in Detroit at the first Sunday service since her death, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career. Civil rights activist and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, now frail himself, was given […]

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Cosplayers, costumes and pop culture galore

The wild and wacky will take centre stage this weekend as thousands of fans are expected to pack the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre for the ninth edition of the Flow AnimeKon Expo. This year, the Caribbean’s premier pop convention is being held under the theme World of Wonder and several international actors and cosplayers, including […]

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A family affair

Hundreds assembled at the BIDC car park on the Princess Alice Highway Saturday night to party till the break of dawn and celebrate with Mr Crop Over – Lil Rick. The Flow’s Dis Is Rick True Story had plenty of local talent on stage with over 30 acts performing. There was even a top-notch performance […]

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Rihanna will not receive UWI honorary degree this year

Barbadian international singing sensation Rihanna will not be receiving an honorary doctorate as previously announced by the UWI Open Campus. The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus issued a statement this evening indicating that Rihanna will not receive the award this year. Below is the full statement. The University of the West Indies, […]

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Rihanna to get top UWI honour

  Barbadian international singing sensation Rihanna is set to receive another top accolade. The University of the West Indies has announced that the Grammy-award winning star would be awarded an Honorary Doctors of Letters at this year’s graduation ceremonies. A notice issued by the UWI Open Campus said Robyn Rihanna Fenty would receive the award […]

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Major musical milestone

Richard Stoute Teen Talent is celebrating its 42nd year of developing the music industry in Barbados. Speaking to the media at the Clement Payne Centre, Richard Stoute stated that despite him not being officially named a cultural ambassador for Barbados he will still continue to invest in the future entertainers of Barbados. “It really does […]

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Kevin Small wins big at Grand Kadooment 2018

  Band leader and designer of Fifth Element Kevin Small is in winner’s row for the second straight year at Grand Kadooment. He copped the Robert Weekes award for Best Festival Designer and will drive away with a new vehicle from MQI and $7, 500. Small also captured awards for Presentation of the Year, Small […]

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A Grand Kadooment

Scores of Barbadians and visitors braved the scorching heat and turned up at the National Stadium in Waterford, St Michael this morning to witness the parade of costume bands at Grand Kadooment, signalling the climax of the 2018 Crop Over Festival. While five registered bands failed to turn up, this did not diminish the impact, […]

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Lil Rick is 2018 Road March King

  Lil Rick has copped his fourth title for Crop Over 2018. He won this year’s Road March title with his song Mudda Sally. Lil Rick who also won the International Bashment Soca competition, the Sweet Soca Title and Jam Tune competition for the most frequently played song during the Foreday Mornin’ last weekend wins […]

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Bigger and better all round

Promoters of the “sophisticated” high-end all-inclusive event Panache made some major changes this year. And, from all accounts it has paid off handsomely for Premier Event Services. The venue moved from Sweet Manor, Brittons Hill, St Michael to a bigger location at Bellevue Plantation Station Hill, St Michael, which meant parking was not a problem. […]

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Captivating Krosfyah

Krosfyah massive had the time of their lives at the Blackwoods Screw Dock Monday night – yes, Monday night that was the start of the last lap Crop Over week and a day after the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale at Bushy Park. It was clear the crowd came out to party at all costs. […]

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King saddened by Smokey’s illness

  Minister of Culture, Creative Economy and Sports John King has extended best wishes to ailing veteran calypsonian, William ‘Smokey’ Burke, who is currently warded at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. King, who spoke to Barbados TODAY on the sidelines of Emancipation day celebrations at the Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium this morning, said he was saddened […]

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Wet feting

There is no doubt about it, the annual Splash Pool Party should be added to the Crop Over list of “must do” events. Each year, party animals journey to the Beach House, St James to the all-inclusive event for a night of exciting entertainment, endless food and drinks and a great vibe. And year, after […]

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Sweet Soca and Party Monarchs crowned

Ricky Lil Rick Reid showed that he is a force to be reckoned with Sunday night at the MQI/98.1 Soca Royale after his winning Sweet Soca performance. In 2012, he narrowly missed the Sweet Soca title with I like Muh Myself. However, he came back to Bushy Park, St Philip with a vengeance to win […]

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Lil Rick is 2018 Sweet Soca Monarch

  Lil Rick is the king of sweet soca. Singing his popular tune, Breakfast in Bed, he scored 100 points to finish ahead of Mikey who captured 78 points. Biggie Irie placed third with 62 points and Bobo finished fourth with 48 points. Here he celebrates with Mikey at Bushy Park.

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Mikey is the 2018 Party monarch

Mikey is the 2018 Party Monarch. He captured 82 points with his song My Kinda Ah Party. Stiffy placed second with 76 points,  Lil Rick, third with 74 points and  Mistah Dale finished fourth with 66 points.

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Top performances in the finals of the Sweet Soca competition

Judges will have a hard time selecting the winner of the 2018 Sweet Soca competition after a night of spectacular performances. Bobo invoked showers of blessing as he graced the stage, delivering a sound rendition of Rain to kickstart the competition at the packed Bushy Park. However, the downpour failed to cramp his delivery or […]

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