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International Stars To Light Up La Joya


hile the sister isle is kicking off their eight day extravaganza known as the Tobago Jazz Experience, esteemed members of the international entertainment fraternity will also be on Trinidad’s shores for a much hyped event. YMCMB artist Shad ‘Bow Wow’ Moss a.k.a. Mr. 106 and Park will lead a celebrity lineup as part of BET’s Spring Blingg Trinidad. Melanie The event takes place on SatFiona urday April 20th at La Joya Poolside St. Joseph and also features American Beauty Queen and television personality Claudia Jordan (who will share hosting duties with Moss). Murder Inc Records affiliate DJ D-Lyfe will handle the bulk of the musical entertainment at this very hip-hop oriented event. However, the event will cater to the Trinidad public’s diverse entertainment requirements and feature local acts as well. Pint-sized performer Orlando Octave promises an eye-catching performance at the

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event. “It’s a blessing to be one of the only local performers at an event like this and I just thank the most high for a great opportunity. I’ve been representing the country on an international scale for a year now and I am grateful so I’m

going to give them something special” said the bard. The event is being presented by local collective Feed Da Wolves who was responsible for bringing French Montana to our shores last

year. Orlando Octave has been collaborating with members of the Feed Da Wolves staple of late – most notably on Bang Em Smurf’s “Pain.” Urban apparel company the Hideout is also affiliated with the event. Patrons will be pleased to know that there is an all-access VIP passes available featuring food and drinks. There, one can mingle with the renowned celebrities on the bill. This event seems to be another step toward taking Trinidad and Tobago’s entertainment landscape and culture overseas. ET&T will continue to follow the action as it draws near.

The Law Soft On Celebrities? Public Voices concern over leniency trend


n the space of just under one month, three of Trinidad and Tobago’s most well-known celebrities were sentenced for having committed different crimes. On Februrary 25th, Soca superstar Machel Montano and Producer/ songwriter Kernal Roberts received fines for their roles in a five year old assault case. Ironically Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne also received fines for three charges under the sexual offences act after airing footage displaying the rape of a 13 year old girl. In the eyes of much of the general public, these offences seemed serious enough to warrant jail time and many thought both cases would result in penitentiary stints since both trials continually got pushed back. In the end, Montano and Roberts paid mini-

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mal fines and damages of roughly $27,000 and $24,000 respectively. Magistrate Maureen BaboolalGafoor said she took into account the contribution both stars had made to the country before handing out sentence. Ian Alleyne was charged $30,000 in fines or 72 months

prison time in default for what is deemed a much more serious crime than the one Montano and Roberts were involved in. Yet, his fate was no more severe than that of the musicians. ET&T fan Danielle Hernandez said she believed the fines were petty and that anyone else

would have been jailed. Tobago schoolteacher Karen Edwards also shared a similar opinion. “I believe they were shown favouritism due to their celebrity” she said. Upon posting the news of the sentences on ET&T’s facebook page many appeared disgruntled and found that the results set a bad precedent. Some cited that if public figures could get away it tells the general public that these crimes are escapable with the right amount of funds to back you up. The T&T public is becoming more and more vocal about perceived injustices these days and they will no doubt keep an eye on that they now believe to be a trend. ET&T will continue to monitor all celebrity news and keep you informed as it happens. •

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Local Karyssa Babwah Reflects On ‘Janice’ Role News Voiceover star says more to come… T

wenty-two year old Karyssa Babwah may possess soft, puppet-like facial features, but a look at her in real life is no giveaway when it comes to her role as the voice of Janice from Lexo TV’s famous SANTANA series. The Diego Martin born, San Juan raised individual is quite unassuming though she has expressed herself via the arts from a very young age. Now that the SANTANA project has taken off following its early web success, Babwah is preparing herself for a hectic time in the near future as she balances an alternate career in finance with school and “all that is going on with Lexo TV now.” However, she has faith since she believes “It’s not hard when you love what you do.” Karyssa reflected on the relative ease with which she acquired the role due in part to her connections. “I knew Avis Holder (Patsy) a few years before she introduced me to the gang. I saw one of their shorts on YouTube which featured Avis’ voice and it drew my attention so much I decided to contact her

and let her know that I’m available should they ever need a voice. She called soon after, took me for Roger Alexis to hear my voice and that was it... I’m Janice!” She does admit that several people have found parallels between her character on film and her in real life. No doubt creator of the franchise Roger Alexis would have also picked up on it when deciding to use her. “My friends say I fit the character “Janice” when it comes to her attitude towards Santana. I wish I could beg to differ.” says Babwah. The ability to draw from within is essential to her voicing as all the voiceover stars are encouraged to improvise even though they have scripts. “Roger asks us to say what feels comfortable or natural.

The infamous Pastor Stewart and Sister Agnes ‘cuss-out’ was improv. It’s hard to write a free flowing cuss-out.” Despite putting in the work Babwah still finds it hard to listen to the finished product. She believes the attention simmers her down to shyness. “My voice is just a tad bit on the annoying side. I sometimes leave the room when my part comes up.” She intimated reticently. However, she wouldn’t change her involvement for the world and she is thankful for her blessings and the money her talent brings in. In fact, though Karyssa does not feel all that comfortable with her voice she admits that it has opened other avenues as she has received many offers – especially in advertising.

However, her focus is on a multitude of projects earmarked for the near future; where she plans to continue developing the characters she plays. “Well there are so many things we’re working on to hopefully drop this year, including live shows on stage. However, instead of hand puppets, we’re using actual life-size costumes. It should be more grand and easier for us to maneuver ourselves. Leroy is getting his own TV show as well, but it’s for the kids, so no cussing or *beeping*. He’ll still maintain his “bad-seed” image though. The show should teach kids right from wrong. For more updates and info you can check out www.lexotv. com or check out Lexo Tv’s facebook page.

Destra and Others Rock St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Phillipsburg, St.Maarten – The sounds of Reggae, Soca, Zouk, House and Soul music filled the air on the isle of St. Maarten during the 33rd Heineken Regatta; an event which is highly recognized for its magnificent stage shows and untouchable after parties as it is for its sailing action. The entertainment card for these regatta mega-concerts featured some of St. Maarten’s and the Caribbean’s most dynamic performers and was headlined by the incomparable Motown group ‘The Commodores’. The seasoned musicians and vocalists who are famous for hit songs “Night Shift” and “Slippery When Wet” brought down the house at Kim Sha Beach in Simpson Bay for the grand finale of the Regatta. Much to the St. Maarten audience’s delight, the group per2

Trinidadian Soca Queen Destra Garcia thrilled the Heineken Regatta crowd with her numerous hit songs

formed such classics as “Brick House”, “Easy”, “Three Times A Lady” and “Sail On” displaying true energetic ‘old school’ flair to an audience of all ages and backgrounds. Stealing the show on the French Side of the island was dynamic St. Maarten band Youth Waves which gave the crowd in Marigot a mixed set comprising

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The Commodores, Walter Clyde Orange, William WAK King and James Dean J.D. Nicholas pose at the Regatta press conference

of all musical genres. The Youth Waves band shared the stage with Trinidadian Soca Queen Destra Garcia who thrilled her fans with her hits “Bonnie and Clyde”, “Call My Name”, “It’s Carnival” and “Fly”. Rounding off the entertainment highlights were the performances by St. Maarten’s ReggaeRock fusion band Orange Grove (which rocked the Phillipsburg Boardwalk), Zouk artiste Patrick

Grayham and Dutch DJ duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. Throughout the years the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has featured top regional and international music acts such as Shaggy, Wyclef Jean, The Black Eyed Peas and the Marley Brothers. After this year’s successful events the promoters and organizers are already in the planning stages for a high-powered 34th edition. Courtesy Sonique Solutions

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eeva Chase is an upcoming film producer and fashion stylist. This amidst her current academic pursuits at the University of the West Indies, where she is currently pursuing a BS Behavioural Science Psychology. Her choice of study is a direct result of her concern and keen interest in human development. It is this aspect that also fuels her interest as a film producer and an upcoming fashion stylist. In 2009 Keeva’s film journey commenced. She acquired training through The Good News Video Production Project (TGN) which is a local Non- Governmental Organisation (NGO). Through this forum she was able to pass on her knowledge and train other youth in areas of film production throughout Trinidad. She has worked with individuals from areas such as Rio Claro, Toco, Siparia, Penal and Carson Field to



name a few. She was again afforded the opportunity to lend her expertise as a trainer for the Deaf Voices TGN project. The Deaf Voices project was the brainchild of TGN and it granted deaf persons with the opportunity to learn the skill of videography. Keeva’s involvement in this type of work allows her to spread the theme of empowerment of one’s self. She continues to educate the public through her documentaries and short videos. One such aspect of her work in-

cludes a short video on the utilisation of hydroponics in agriculture. For this she received an award from NIHERST for promoting Science Technology and Innovation (STI) for Agricultural Development in the Caribbean. Recently she has been recruited by top T&T stylist Anderson Pierre of P. Noire.Vou Ltd Image and Promotion agency. In addition to her pursuits in the film industry, Keeva Chase is tapping into her creative ingenuity as she explores her hand as a fashion

stylist. She draws her inspiration from films, fashion, the environment, architecture and body shapes. Although her experience is limited she is determined to find her niche. She states, “The Caribbean possesses a unique sense of style and spice. It is this brand of fashion that we can tap into to produce something fashion friendly and innovative”. Despite her brief entry into the world of local fashion Keeva has managed to work alongside her mentor and has been afforded the chance to style top local celebrities such as Trinidad James and Patrice Roberts to name a few. Keeva has even worked with top local Magazines such as ourself ETNT and OMG. Indeed Keeva Chase is making her mark on every sphere she touches. For more information : Ke_Chase@ or www.facebook. com/KeevaChase.

Ravi B and Karma retain ‘Clash of the Titans’ title


resh off of a successful 2013 T&T Carnival season, Caribbean music band Ravi B and Karma won over thousands of patrons at the annual mega-concert ‘Clash of the Titans 3’ which was recently held at the Guyana National Stadium. According to Guyanese media house ‘The Guyana Times’ the band tore the roof off the venue with a show-stealing 45 minute set and was undoubtedly the highlight of a fantastic evening which also included performances by Guyana’s Terry Gajraj and Adrian Dutchin as well as Trinidad and Tobago’s JW and Blaze, Rick Ramoutar and K.I. with JMC 3Veni. Karma frontman Ravi B shared his delight at his band remaining ‘Clash of the Titans’ champions for yet another year, “We feel so excited and blessed to cop this title once again, but more importantly we are very thankful for all the love and support we have received from 4

In the next couple of weeks, the band Karma will be representing T&T at major events in New York, Florida, Toronto and in the Caribbean region

the people of Guyana throughout our careers. We have been on tour there for the past 4 weeks and we truly appreciate the unique energy and embracing nature of the Guyanese people”. Carnival 2013 was indeed a landmark season for Karma as vocalists Ravi B, Nisha B and Gregory Ayuen received public endorsements from several local and re-

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gional entertainers both on and off social media. One such endorsement was an invitation to Ravi by Soca King Machel Montano to do a feature performance in the prestigious ‘Machel Monday’ concert spectacular. Ravi rode this success all the way to the finals of the International Groovy Soca Monarch in which he placed 4th and also earned the 3rd place spot for his

presentation in the overall competition with the monster hit “Prescription”. Always one to be a trendsetter, risk-taker and to try new things for the entertainment of his fans, Ravi, who this year unleashed the now famed ‘Lizard’ haircut (a hairstyle which was copied by fellow artistes and fete patrons throughout the season) collaborated with his band mates to be the first group of Caribbean musicians to execute a hilarious video meme of the popular ‘Harlem Shake’. After wrapping up a few local engagements in the next couple of weeks, the band members will be back on the road representing T&T at such events as the GBM showcase in New York and headlining major Easter weekend shows which include ‘Unforgettable’ the concert at Mirage Banquet Hall in Toronto and the ‘Bodow Fete’ at Club Naked, Miami. Courtesy Sonique Solutions



artist, Karian Sang was initially unveiled in September, topping the BBC 1Xtra and Choice-FM charts in the United Kingdom last December as well as CHRY 105.5FM in Toronto. The single was produced by Troyton Music and distributed by Zojak World Wide while the accompanying video was directed by Scorpio 21. The video has also been featured on and YouTube, garnering thousands of views in the process.

Beenie Man To Release Crossover EP With Yen Productions Inc. Yen has been working hard in the studio on the upcoming mainstream/crossover EP album titled “Hold Me”, by the King of Dancehall, Beenie man. The two have been in collaboration since early 2012 aiming to branch into the North American mainstream market. Yen recently released the record “So Hot” branding the upcoming EP with a special collaboration featuring Beenie Man and Toronto’s R&B songstress, Kim Davis. The heated love song with the dynamic duo has been creating a buzz with the Toronto radio stations. The song captures the mainstream market with the authentic, vibrant sound that fuses oriental instruments with classic mainstream pop elements combined with the urban flow that both Beenie Man and Kim Davis bring to the table. The single is also being circulated in

the U.K, Africa, Western Australia and Japan as well as most European countries.

Mavado Becomes First Caribbean Singer To Premiere Video On Billboard Renowned Jamaican entertainer, David Constantine Brooks aka Mavado has become the first Caribbean singer to have his video exclusively premiere on Billboard after the visuals for his hit, Take It debuted on the magazine’s website on Monday. Take It, which features Jamaican-born singer/songwriter and Mansion Records recording

WORLD News hired Kessler's firm. Jordan has said he's not the father. A lawyer for the owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats has said Smith's divorce filings established her exhusband as the father.

Paternity suit vs. Michael Jordan withdrawn A lawyer for a woman who says Michael Jordan fathered her teenage son has withdrawn her paternity suit, but left open the possibility that it could be refiled. Attorney Randall Kessler said Monday that Pamela Smith "stands by the facts alleged in her original filing." Kessler says the lawsuit was withdrawn Friday without prejudice, meaning it can be refiled. Smith last month filed the suit against Jordan herself and asked that the basketball hall of famer take a paternity test and pay child support. She later 6

Justin Bieber’s inner super brat is back after he was thrown out of a Paris hotel for ‘behaving badly’ The teen’s woeful run of bad headlines continued when he and

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his entourage were allegedly given the boot from the French capital’s opulent Hotel Le Meurice after checking in on Sunday. It is claimed it was a decision taken by the management of the luxury hotel because of his attitude in the establishment, and because of the nuisance caused by the presence of his fans around the buildings. The 19-year-old was slapped with the ban after he and a ‘vast’ entourage booked up a six figure stay at seven suites based over two floors at the ‘Hotel of Kings’, which boasts British royals, US president Franklin D.Roosevelt and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as former guests. But within a few hours hundreds of young fans had begun massing outside and even inside the lobby.

A source at the establishment revealed the noise had become ‘intolerable’.

Marilyn Manson pranks Spring Breakers party At 44, singer Marilyn Manson apparently has a preteen sense of humor, dropping a smoke bomb at a party that also featured celebrities James Franco, Ashley Benson and Selena Gomez. Emergency responders rushed to the scene of a Los Angeles party for the premiere of Spring Breakers, after rocker Marilyn Manson dropped a smoke bomb as a prank. A "spy" saw Manson, "in makeup and sunglasses," lobbing the smoke bomb in the parking lot of the Emerson Theatre as he drove away in his car.


GUY NAME: Ryan Gangaram AGE: 26 HEIGHT: 5”11 WEIGHT: 160lbs


CAREER: Business Professional BRIEFS OR BOXERS: Boxers FAVORITE THING: Girls and Football FAVORITE GIRL: Mixed or red women, not too tall, with a nice figure and the ability to work it. YOU WERE HEARTBROKEN: Almost! It’s hard to explain YOUR HERO: Ronaldinho FAVORITE FOOD: Italian THE WAY TO YOUR HEART IS: She has to know how to cook up a great meal

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because the way to my heart is though my stomach. There is also a secret route but she must be able to perform… YOU’D NEVER DO: Boys because it is disgusting and wrong WHAT ABOUT PETS: I love big dogs THE ONE THING HE WANTS TO DO BEFORE HE DIES: I really want to have a threesome (LOL) FAVORITE ARTIST: Eminem FAVORITE MUSIC: Hip Hop,

Rap R&B FAVORITE PLACE FOR A MEAL: Anywhere that’s private ULTIMATE DATE: Dinner is too simple; I will opt for an evening that is exciting and fun-filled. THE FREAKIEST THING HE HAS EVER DONE: I had Sex on the Beach and it was not the cocktail drink (oops) WHERE’S HIS WEAK SPOT: While my nipples are quite sensitive, nothing beats the sensation that I get when my ears are touched.

model mania

Name: Danielle Dolabaille Age: 19 Hometown: Arima Eastern beauty Danielle Dolabaille is the official face of Makeup By Mario. It is no wonder why as her stunning facial attributes scream modeling perfection. Also, she is by no means new to being featured in magazines and her face is a popular fixture on nationwide billboards for Catwalk Clothing Company.

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The elegant and chic Dolabaille was a finalist of the Miss Teen T&T Beauty Pageant in 2011. No doubt she would have used her experience in the competition to improve her already strong modeling talents. Danielle is a Model at MONDEBLEU® where she walked for various fashion shows under the agencies direction. She took part in Red Runway 2012 and will actually be on the committee this year.

Now, the pretty lass is on a quest to assume her position on a bigger stage in her modeling and pageantry career. She will soon begin training with Bèl Beauté in order to compete for the local leg of Miss Trinidad & Tobago Universe 2013. The young, talented and striking model hopes to receive your support as you follow her Journey to her dream. ET&T will no doubt watch every step.




Featuring Superblue day, I might change a word and then a sentence so I can’t say.


ET&T: Who was influential in guiding you back to the limelight? S.B: Russell Latapy. The inspiration came from him. He didn’t get a chance to perform in Germany under Beenhakker. I start to cry and the joy that Trinidad would have felt…just put on Latapy and in the England game, they didn’t. And that joy right they, I start to tap into that joy so I said I just have to tap into that joy, and the only thing that could happen is that I could come back. I could write the song and come back and you see the joy, the joy was there. Then a nice thing happened in Trinidad and Tobago, we wanted a nice thing to happen. We were just waiting. You eh see all de crime and thing done? Nice things happen.

ustin ‘Superblue’ Lyons is not only the comeback story of the year, but a true bona fide music legend. He is the holder of nine Carnival Road March titles to go with his seven Soca Monarch titles (both of which he copped this year after a ten year hiatus from competition). Plus, he is widely known as the inventor of the waving phenomenon that is a fixture at fetes and Carnival events worldwide. ET&T had the pleasure of catching up with Superblue to find out how is feeling now that the deafening Carnival din has settled. Here is an interview with recording royalty. ET&T: How do you feel about the outpouring of love you received for the Carnival season? S.B: I frighten. You don’t feel frighten when you get too much love? ET&T: No S.B: Boy it frightened meh, because I don’t know what I do to inherit it (laughs). And no man is perfect, I keep asking God “What did I do?” Because the Webster dictionary, the Oxford Dictionary and all the encyclopaedias put together can’t explain that kind of love. I look for it, but I can’t handle it, so I just accept it and depending on the Lord Father daily, what I can do to try to make up? So I’m attending to the kids right now, the children, the schools and he will guide me with what needs to be done, I don’t have the answers. ET&T: Should we expect to hear something from Super ever year? S.B: Yes, once God is alive, I’m alive. ET&T: But you only did one song this year, maybe next year you will release

ET&T: Does he (Russell Latapy) know? S.B: Well by now he must know; I eh tell him anything but, all the interviews and thing I do, he probably knows. ET&T: Which current artiste is your favourite? S.B: I am ingredients of a number of people: Stalin, Sparrow, Duke, Nelson…

two or three songs? S.B: Umm… Two songs coming out in the next two weeks for Borough Day and I am hoping to do something for some… I don’t wanna say yet because it might not be released, but I know for sure one is on the board to come out next week for Point Fortin Borough Day. ET&T: But are you working on anything for 2014?

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S.B: Yes, well, I want to tell you, but I don’t think you could keep a secret (laughs) ET&T: Well, if you can’t tell me, what is the topic? S.B: Have to do with children… ET&T: Can you give me a line from a verse or chorus? S.B: I might change it. It might change tomorrow and the next

ET&T: What about the young people, like Swappi? Any of them? S.B: They are all like my children so I won’t pinpoint. I don’t want it to seem as if I’m taking sides. All of them are like my children and all of them have my love and my blessings. ET&T: I know that you may not be ready to give up the ‘High-priest of Soca’ crown, but could anybody dethrone you right now? S.B: Yea! Anybody who has God with them and has the talent could dethrone me. Once you have God you have everything.

Makeup Tips for the

Beauty Conscious T

hey say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. However, more girls keep a makeup kit closer than a pricey rock any day. In fact, makeup is often a pivotal tool a female would use in order to get a guy to purchase their beloved diamonds. With that said, the application of makeup needs to be on point or its better to go barefaced. Here are some quick tips for applying makeup and some advice on preparing your face before it is applied. Makeup looks its best on healthy skin so it is important to start looking after your skin as soon as possible. Try and schedule at least two trips to the spa for facials. Regular facial treatment minimizes the damage caused by whitehead and black head extraction. It helps rejuvenate the skin and makes it look younger. It also improves blood circulation so you can have that special glow on your day. If you have problems with excessive oiliness or dryness of the skin regular facials can help treat this as well. Water plays an important part in how skin looks so be sure to drink at least eight glasses daily. Water adds natural moisture to the skin and gives it a healthy glow. It also helps with the aging process in the future. Being well hydrated during exercise allows you to have a better more productive workout. Now I know that there are some of us who have problems with drinking water. Their most common arguments are that they don’t get the time to drink enough water or that they don’t like it because it has no taste. To help alleviate this problem bring a bottle of water from home, the bigger the bottle the more water there is for you to drink. If you have a problem with taste there are different flavor options now available. It goes without saying that diet also plays a significant part in the way your skin looks. Incorporating chocolate, yogurt, pomegranate, walnuts, sunflower seeds

beauty and kidney beans into your diet can go a long way to improving your looks. Of course there are many more foods which are great, but you get the point. A great diet contributes to great skin. Here are some steps that can be used when applying makeup: 1. Remember to cleanse, tone and moisturize your face before you start to put your make up on. 2. Use foundation that blends into your skin tone. Don’t forget to blend it into your neck as well to avoid embarrassing streak lines. 3. Use neutral tones if the event is taking place in the day. You can add more color if you are going out in the night. 4. Use an eyelash curler to make your eyelashes appear longer. 5. To prevent clumping of eyelashes, do not use old mascara. 6. Waterproof eyeliner and mascara is a must. You don’t want them to start running when your eyes water o sweat runs down unto your eyelids. 7. Avoid having a shiny face by powdering your face with loose translucent powder after you apply your foundation. Take along pressed powder with you for touch ups. 8. Stay away from crème eye shadows. You need them to stay on so use powder eye shadows. 9. Apply lip liner under matte lipstick and then add some lip gloss. 10. Keep your foundation light to avoid streaking and when you are finished check it outdoors or in bright light. Following these makeup tips and skin care techniques will allow you to have a picture perfect face on any day you choose to take your swank factor to a next level. The local paparazzi will be glad to take plenty of photographs of you when you make your movements through the entertainment circuit. •

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Carnival Flashback Fashion


ow that a full month has elapsed since Carnival Monday and Tuesday’s epic parade, the season seems like distant memory. Urban radio has that foreign tinge to it once again and people have started associating the word “wave” with oceanic swells as opposed to the frenzied flailing of flags. For fashionistas, it’s a time of rebirth as we look forward to the hottest designers international Spring Collections and make space in our wardrobes to facilitate the influx of new styles. Before we do that; let us take some time to reminisce on the fashion we became familiar with during C2K13.

A versatile outfit that toes the line between sultry and gothic

Wardrobe: Bang Bang and Fedilissimo by SnSdesigns. MUA: Tracey Lennard Photographer: Chris Alexis Styling: P. Noire. Vou Ltd Model: Shonika Greenidge

Definitely not for everyone… this outfit was an option for a daring individual at a bourgeois nighttime affair 14

Carnival is undoubtedly a time for colour. Textured and dyed denim were fixtures during the season gone. Combat Boots were a hit too!


Sleek, sultry and stylish. This sheer number was perfect for the high end evening events. The right accessories made it standout even more

Watch your inner patriot emerge through a sensational style choice. Give the gaping guys hell and they’ll feel they’re in heaven. Look at the shoes…


AM Hook 2


here is something about bringing in the dawn aboard T a party cruise liner that is just unparalleled. As the boat gently bobs on the ocean surf and the sun rises in the east there

is a tinge of romantic expectation as well as unbridled excitement felt by patrons. AM Hook 2 offered those who attended that experience as well as some of the best music mixes one could ask for aboard the Treasure Queen. The event featured a great ratio of swanky girls to lucky guys as well. ET&T were on board for the fiesta.

Lots of leg on display

A happy poser

Smiling on board

Rapid Response, yuh big

A decked out couple

Showing their colours

All smiles

Dressed up

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Playing innocent?

Oh yes…

Holding on tight

Part of the AM Hook team

Seated on the roof top

She fill out that pants like a passport form


Three of the lucky guys

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Colour coded clothing


Chill Spot Sunday

opular nightspot Rossco’s P on the Avenue was the venue for the new and exciting

initiative called Chill Spot. The launch was one of the first events to bring people out of their homes during the slow Lenten period for parties which usually follow Carnival. Some familiar faces from the party circuit showed up and there were one or two celebrities on hand as well. ET&T’s skilled paparazzi were on hand to capture the goings on at Rossco’s.

Ladies and liquor go hand in hand

A touchy-feely pose

Chilling at the Chill Spot

We like them in three’s like these

Rocking back with his dame

Cozy on the couch

Pink, pink yuh… looking nice?

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Trinidad James supporters

Wonder who they backed for Soca Monarch?

Nothing beats simplicity

Ooh La La…


Chilling on the outskirts

Strength and powers

Ladies rock

A couple guys on the inside

Easy Prez…

Aren’t we happy?

Hey mom, can we keep them?

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Uncle Shurwayne’s Children’s Show


hen the Carnival madness was over and the dust above the Queen’s Park Savannah had finally cleared, Shurwayne Winchester and some of his soca super friends were just beginning to unsettle some dust W in the sister isle. The ever pleasant and altruistic Tobago-born singer held a Children’s show with the assis-

tance of some equally talented stars. ET&T was had to get a piece of the action and here is some of what we got. Photos by La Toya Williams and Jason Lashley.

Safe in mommy’s arms

It was a showcase for burgeoning talent

Showing her approval

Vroom… Vroom…

Soca is in good hands

Kes the magician was a favourite

Keeping the entertainment flowing

Showing off her face painting

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Down the slide we go

A prodigy on the boards

Encouraging the kids to ‘Leh Go’

It’s not a party without Dora and Spidey

Posing with his Ben Ten gift

“Wha allyuh put in dis snow cone?”

Early ‘corner house’ behavior

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Mad Max and his crew did a spectacular show

Mobbing a legend

Is that chemistry we see?


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Matura Beach Clean Up

he end of Easter usually ushT ers in the start of the turtle nesting period for the endan-

gered leatherback species. This period is a big event for several Trinis and tourists alike as they set out on excursions to check out the actual act of turtle watching as the leatherbacks lay eggs. In order to facilitate safe nesting, some good people with nature at heart took to cleaning up the premier nesting site – Matura beach. The group known as ‘Nature Lovers’, were joined by a couple schools and like-minded caring individuals to execute the initiate. Apart from the cleaning, the group also took time to educate the public on nature and display a few animals in the process.

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AL Little Effort Goes A Long Way ife is so fast-paced that sometimes we just can’t afford to put the required time and energy into a project that is required. Getting dressed should not fall into the category of one of those projects. You may not be able to go all out every time you leave the house, but there should at least put a little effort into your dress code and appearance. The oversized initialed belt is one thing, but the powder on her neck is completely unacceptable. Sigh.

Why is the girl on the far right looking like she just finished playing a game of beach soccer? We know it’s the ‘dry season’, but there is no reason why her legs and feet should be so ashy in public. Trust us… the lotion is your friend.

Rocking mid-cut sneakers to a club? I’m surprised they let her in. She even wore accessories to match her sneakers meaning that this was premeditated.



Former Soca Warrior Brent Sancho (left) with promoter Levelle Long

5 Star Akil, Shurwayne, Mr. Chucky and Cassie take a mega celebrity photo •

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celeb profile

Kevin Hart

Name: Kevin Hart Age: 32 (July 3rd, 1980) Career: Actor, Comedian Claim to Fame: North Philly Pennsylvania native Kevin Hart grew up with his older brother in a single parent home run by his mother Nancy. His father was absent due to always being in jail largely as a result of a cocaine ad-

diction. Kevin often used comedy as a coping mechanism in his youth. He was later able to develop his comedic skills and confidence enough to enter stand up competitions while being a full-time shoe salesman. He had a rough time at the start, being booed several times and even having objects flung at him. However, he nurtured his craft and took bits and pieces from his mentors Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, and Dave Chappelle to round off his performances. He soon got bit part roles on television and later on the big screen before his brand grew enough for him to tour. He began his touring with "I'm a Grown Little Man", followed by "Seriously Funny" in 2010, "Laugh At My Pain" in 2011, and most recently, his special called "Let Me Explain" in early 2012. Laugh At My Pain was one

of the year's top-selling tours having grossed over 15million dollars. Hart is now a full-fledged Hollywood star with memorable performances in Think Like A Man, Soul Plane, Scary Movie 4 and Death At A Funeral. Hart was awarded as Best Actor in the BET Awards for his

role in Think Like A Man. He also held the honour of hosting the 2012 MTV Music Awards. Before that, Hart wrote and starred on his own ABC sitcom, The Big House, in 2004. It lasted only six episodes before being canceled.


Liven Up With Something Light H the act-both onstage and off-if Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place. James Galdofini, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin and Jay Mohr are some other additions to this celebrated cast.

eart-heavy drama, frightfilled horror films and nail biting suspense and action movies are all well and good, but sometimes we just need to kick back, relax and laugh. These two upcoming movies are the perfect remedy for the anti-giggles.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone The film revolves around superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) who have have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt's growing ego. But lately the duo's greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they've grown to loathe each other. Facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey),

whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt, even their show looks stale. But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Part two of this animated gem picks up right where the first part ended. Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing foodanimal hybrids. Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Benjamin Bratt, Terry Crews and Will Forte are some of the stars who will do voiceovers for the film.

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ET&T Vol. 7 March Issue 2  

In this issue: Super Sets Sights on New Release Bow Wow to get Busy in T&T Check our Fashion Flashback

ET&T Vol. 7 March Issue 2  

In this issue: Super Sets Sights on New Release Bow Wow to get Busy in T&T Check our Fashion Flashback