Renegades out front: Charlotte Street band leads into Panorama semis

Wayne Bowman wayne.bowman@trinidadexpress.com BPTT Renegades Steel Orchestra has topped the preliminary round of the Large Band category of the National Panorama Championships, having scorched their opponents, scoring 264 points with their rendition of ‘Year For Love’. Renegades on Monday had their supporters and visitors at their Charlotte Street, Port of...

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Ladies Man takes Young King title

By Verdel Bishop verdel.bishop@trinidadexpress.com MARK EASTMAN (The Ladies Man) is the 2018 Young King Calypso Monarch. Eastman sang ‘Fantasy Island’, a song in which he looked at society’s acceptable double standards. This is the second major title for Eastman, who also won the Stars of Tomorrow calypso competition with the...

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Key’ man Rome opens Soca Monarch semis

Wayne Bowman wayne.bowman@trinidadexpress.com Soca artiste Rome performing “D Key” will kick off tomorrow’s semi-final of the International Soca Monarch competition at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, at 5 p.m. One of the favourites for the title, Blaxx, will bring the curtain down on the evening’s competition performing ‘Hulk.’...

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Soca star Patrice: I’m wearing underwear

BY Michael Mondezie SOCA songstress Patrice Roberts says she is always properly clothed for all her stage appearances. Roberts said contrary to information currently being circulated across social media, she is wearing nude coloured underwear beneath her daring double high slit skirts and plunging front and backline outfits. A picture...

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TUCO’s $$ running low

By Ria Taitt With the semi-finals of the Calypso Monarch days away, the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation’s funds for 2018 are running low. Its subvention of $6.5 million for this financial year is being eaten into because it has to repay a loan of $4.2 million which it took from...

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Calypso tents fighting hard to stay afloat

Michelle Loubon michelle.loubon@trinidadexpress.com IS THE Revue Tent in danger of being closed this Carnival season? Speculation ensued yesterday following an invitation by tent manager/ calypsonian Sugar Aloes (Michael Osouna) to a news conference at 5 p.m. today. On January 13, the Revue was launched at Arima Velodrome, in tribute to...

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A Queen, Princess and two Kings at NAPA

Calypso Rose will perform in concert on Carnival Thursday at NAPA alongside Nailah Blackman, SuperBlue and Machel Montano. The queen of calypso confirmed yesterday that she will present a concert titled, “I Thank Thee.” In which she will perform songs from the beginning of her calypso career, some she has...

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5 Star Akil feels right

By Michael Mondezie TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 5 STAR Akil (Akil Borneo) is literally aiming for the skies in 2018. The hard working entertainer has taken to the air bridge between these twin-islands to complete a stunning piece of visual work for his latest release: The Da Nation Music Group and...

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