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Archived: Love Up De Local. New Venture Puts Kaiso and Comedy Centre Stage in Trinidad Beginning, Wednesday.



The true culture of Trinidad and Tobago will be showcased year round. It’s an assurance being given by organisers of a new weekly event, which kicks off on Wednesday, April 19th at Q Place, in Port-of-Spain. The organisers of the cultural effort, The Soca Parliament of which entertainer, Blackie is a part, have revealed plans to fill the void recently left behind when ‘De Du Pub” formerly, “The Mas Camp” in Woodbrook, was burnt down.

The event, “Kaiso and Comedy Wednesdays” is, according to Blackie, aimed at maintaining and building the audience of Kaiso music lovers who’ve loyally supported the art form throughout the years. Under the Soca Parliament banner- a coordinated effort of like minded people who are all apart of Blackman’s social circle, the weekly staging of the comedy and Kaiso showcase will kick off at 8:30pm and end at 12 midnight each Wednesday. “Security is something we are aware, people are most concerned about, so those coming out can rest assured that there is adequate parking on the compound of the club and we’re maintaining a time that’s considered safe, for most,” he explained.

Spokesperson for The Soca Parliament, soca artiste, Blackie.

Blackie says he’s had the idea for quite a while, having approached the club’s owner, Anthony John, since last August with a request for use of the facility. He says he understands the need for this entertainment outlet, especially for the mature Kaiso music lovers. “There really isn’t much available for people who enjoy Kaiso music- and there definitely is a market. Mas Camp was that home for Kaiso, in the minds of many, so while I am personally saddened by the tragic situation that took place last month, this effort to bring ‘Kaiso and Comedy Wednesdays’ to life from April 19th, is likely to encourage people to come out and enjoy the local music and entertainment again,” said Blackie.

The entertainers will all be backed by Vincent Rivers and the Soca Unit and patrons will be treated to a slate of comical local Calypsonians, who Blackie feels have been denied a space to show off their talent, for a very long time.“There are some really good humorous Calypsonians out there. Fellas like Alpha and Kid Kalaloo and so many others- they will be showcased at Q Place every Wednesday starting on April 19th.”

This isn’t Blackie’s first promotional effort. He’s been a part of event promotions in the past, key among them, the staging of an event called, “Caribbean Soca Fest,” which was held at the National Stadium in 2007. He understands the needs of the people and says he will work hard to ensure that patrons get exactly what they want when they come out to a show such as this one. “When I did Caribbean Soca Fest, I went through every artiste’s repertoire and I told them exactly what I wanted them to perform. I’ll be doing the same thing this time around, so that the people get the hits they love- the hit songs they want to hear,” he explained.

Excited about the prospects that lie ahead for an event of this calibre, Blackman and his team anticipate the inclusion of acts from across the Caribbean, in the lineup, as time progresses. Q Place, which is located just above the Seamen and Waterfront Workers Union along Wrightson Road, in the downtown Port–of- Spain area, is an ideal spot for the weekly event. “It’s a central location for people from any direction,” said Blackman, reiterating that all systems are in place to ensure that patrons are safe throughout the night.

Blackie says each show will see well-known entertainers such a Baron, Explainer and Scrunter, closing off performances before the real partying begins. On April 19th, the cast includes, Johnny King, Myron B, Sexy Suzie, Kid Kalaloo, D’Saint, Dr. Rhythm and Knots Landing, with MC duties being done by Tommy Joseph.

| Media Release | etceterathecompany |

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Barbados’ Rihanna Does 30 Right! Makes Huge Business Move Like Only She Would!



Rihanna’s 30th birthday celebration included a big business move that could see the Barbados born Beaty rack up that dough, even while partying like the rockstar she is. Yesterday, even while celebrating the commencement of her “dirty thirties”, the Fenty brand creator released a new limited edition Fenty Beauty product- the Trophy Wife Highlighter. The super pigmented, metallic gold cream-to-powder was an instant hit when the brand debuted back in September 2017, according to

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife highlighter is available in a limited edition online.

The “Work” singer was certainly celebrated yesterday. A number of top tier celebs offered birthday shouts to Rih, among them ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown and DJ Khaled. Rihanna was pretty modest in her approach to the big 30th celebration however, posting via Instagram, an incredible “thank you” to her mother for her role in her life.

“10958 days ago @monica_fenty became a mother for the first time to her only daughter!” the singer wrote. “Today is just as much your birthday as it is mine! I love you mom!”

She also made sure to show her appreciation for the hard work and sacrifices that go into being a mom, writing, “Thank you for carrying me, birthing me, raising me, supporting me, teaching me, and loving me unconditionally! The woman I am today is because of everything that you are!”

“I thank God for perfectly hand picking you to be my mother when He sent my spirit to you! You are the greatest! Thank you!” 


The Fenty Beauty Killawatt: Dirty Thirty highlighter ($34) now comes in a gold box that reads “Dirty Thirty” and the product pan is engraved with “XXX.” Currently, it’s only available on Fenty Beauty’s website.


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5 Signs You’ve Got PCD. Here’s the Antidote.



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It’s the weekend after a pretty short but jam packed Carnival 2018 season in Trinidad and Tobago and guess what!? We think you’ve got PCD … need it spelt out? POST CARNIVAL DEPRESSION. 

Got these symptoms?

  1. Still in a state of disbelief.
  2. You keep watching your carnival pics.
  3. You keep posting your carnival pics to IG
  4. You’re waiting by the phone for someone to call you for some kind of post carnival pump.
  5. You’re aggravated about work.
  6. You went to the gym on Ash Wednesday like Fay Ann Lyons.
  7. You’re browsing carnival packages for Jamaica Carnival and even though it’s all the way in November, the Uber Soca Cruise…
  8. You’re upset you didn’t go to the last lap in Tobago this weekend.

If you have any three of these symptoms, consider yourself diagnosed with Post Carnival Depression. We can help!

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