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Pan On A Higher Note

National Steel Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) presents 'Pan On A Higher Note'
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The Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism’s National Steel Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) presents “Pan On A Higher Note” at Lord Kitchener Auditorium, NAPA – June 04-05, 2011
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Wayne Berkeley dies

Legendary Mas Maker Wayne Berkeley's Send-Off

Berkeley dies at 70
Legendary masman Wayne Berkeley died yesterday evening at age 70. In 2000, he suffered a severe stroke that left him paralysed on the right side of his body but never dulled his creativity

Berkeley makes mas no more
Mas designing legend Wayne Berkeley passed away at the family home on Clifford Street, Belmont, yesterday evening. He was 71.
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By Corey Connelly
March 7 2011 –

WITH a score of 278 points, Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars yesterday morning created history by becoming the first steelband to receive a hefty $2 million for winning the National Panorama competition at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain.

In winning the prestigious title, All Stars, a highly popular band whose panyard is at 46-48 Duke Street in Port-of-Spain, dethroned last year’s champion PCS Silver Stars, by a mere three points during Saturday night’s keenly-fought Panorama finals. Silver Stars was awarded $750,000 for its effort.
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The Mighty Striker Has Died

Percy 'Striker' Oblington
Percy ‘Striker’ Oblington

Truely an elder in the Calypso artform, Percival Oblington ‘The Mighty Striker’, died on Saturday 5th, 2011, after being ill for some time. Born in 1930, Striker would be remembered for his long service together with capturing the Calypso King Competition in 1958 and 1959.
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Honouring Calypso Bards Through The Years

NAPA Fest : Celebrating our Calypso Monarchs 1939 - 1980The final curtain of the NAPA FEST, a production of the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism, came down on the weekend of July 17th and 18th, 2010, with a memorable Calypso show entitled “Trinidad and Tobago History Through The Eyes of Calypso” in honour of some of our legendary Calypso bards.
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The Mighty Sparrow at NAPA Fest

NAPA Fest: Celebrating our Calypso Monarchs 1939 - 1980

NAPA Fest: Celebrating our Calypso Monarchs 1939 - 1980
presented by the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism

NAPA Fest in pictures

Get well soon, Birdie
For as long as most of us can remember, the Mighty Sparrow has been an integral part of the social and political fabric of Trinidad and Tobago. Throughout his five and a half decades as a much-heralded entertainer, Sparrow has won the acclaim and respect of adoring fans throughout the world, but more particularly in the Caribbean and in the West Indian diasporas.
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TSTT to review Beyoncé show

By Shaliza Hassanali
February 21, 2010 –

In the face of heavy criticism against Telecommunications Services of T&T (TSTT), regarding poor service at Beyoncé’s I Am Concert, the state-owned company plans to correct its wrongs by undertaking a review. TSTT’s manager of media relations Graeme Suite gave this assurance yesterday, as the telecommunications giant came under fire from scores of general, VIP and VVIP patrons who left last Thursday’s concert at Queen’s Park Savannah dissatisfied, due to what they termed poor organisation and bad service. VVIP tickets were priced at $1,600, with VIP and general going at $1,000 and $500, respectively. Asked who was to be held accountable for the chaos and confusion that reigned, Suite responded: “You are asking the wrong question, and I am not going to give an answer to a question with who is accountable. “We are not going to issue a statement blaming anyone.”
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Kurt Rules Calypso

Warner congratulates Silver Stars for 2nd National Panorama title

Kurt Rules Calypso
KURT Allen convincingly won the 2010 Calypso Monarch competition on Sunday night with a lively song, “Too Bright” that hit profligate politicians.

King Kurt …too bright for Chalkie
Calypsonian/soca artiste, Kurt Allen, dethroned defending monarch Chalkdust on Sunday to become the 2010 National Calypso Monarch.

…Allen too bright for rivals

…Sweet victory for new Monarch
Daughter Choc’late: I know he is a passionate person. My dad loves music and there is nothing more that he likes than to go on stage and to sing and perform.
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Profile of Anthonty ‘Almanac’ Francis



Calypsonian ‘Almanac’ (Anthony Francis) passed away on November 6th 2009, at the Port of Spain General Hospital around 9:30 p.m. due to suspected liver cancer. His funeral was held Wednesday, November 11th, 2009, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Independence Square, Port of Spain. He was interned at the Woodbrook Cemetery. Fellow Calypsonians as well as family and friends were in attendance as ‘Almanac’ was laid to rest.

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Official Opening of the National Academy for the Performing Arts

The Official Opening of the National Academy for the Performing Arts (Northern Campus)

Opening of the National Academy for the Performing Arts

PM’s $480m PRIDE
National Academy for the Performing Arts a masterpiece, says Manning
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