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Mr. Renzo Riding On A Cloud

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awrence Gonzalez a.k.a. Mr. Renzo is sitting on cloud 9. The sexy soca star with Venezuelan roots enjoyed a hugely successful tail end to 2013 bouyed by the success of his songs X-Rated and Bend Ya Back featuring dancehall star Aidonia. He also started 2014 very brightly as all three of his releases for the year so far (Culo, Anywhere and Take Control) have gotten massive radio play and are well received at parties and fetes. The Trin-Latin sensation hooked up exclusively with ET&T to discuss his success and plans for 2014. No doubt, at the top of the agenda was his latest release which has been killing radio spins for the last two weeks Culo.’ The song has been getting forwards across the board and the heartthrob took time to explain the meaning and inspiration behind the track. "Culo" is Spanish for backside, rear, buttocks, and gluteus maximus or as Trinis say bumper and well "Papi chulo" is ladies’ man… girls man etc. So the chorus simply says show me the way you move your behind to make me your man.” Stated Renzo. As simple a premise as that is; the song has blown up due to its overall listenability and international appeal. Speaking of international appeal, the star made mention of Jamaican dancehall star Busy Signal who was featured on the song. He said there was a funny story behind the recording process due to a case of mistaken identity. “Busy was here recording the vocals with 1st Klase, but I wasn't pre-

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Busy Signal collaborated on Renzo's new hit

sent because I had a couple of shows that day. However, my Brother - who is my manager - took cover and Busy thought for a moment that he was me. I guess he wanted to live in my shoes for a second. Eventually I came and

laid my vocals.” As far as the other two songs are concerned Lawrence believes they can all hold their own as they each cater to a different. "Anywhere" goes for anyone young or old;

take control is more a road song that could be played for jouvert and Carnival Monday and Tuesday as well as all the carnival fetes. Culo is targeted mainly for a global audience because of the influence of Pop, Samba, Dancehall and Spanish incorporated into the Soca. I call it (Culo) a futuristic soca. I love all the songs as each expresses a different feeling. Music is universal,” he posits. Gonzalez reveals that he is not done with the releases. He says he and his team will be releasing two more riddims. One riddim produced by Sheriff has a crossover feel and features three of Pananma’s top acts. The other Smash Records release is called the Euphoric Riddim produced by SRP. Additionally, he will release one more groovy tune and his first power soca track which is carded to feature Mr. Killa. Of that track, Renzo said “Expect lots of energy. Mr. Renzo declared he is humbled by is success and he still takes time to listen to the work of other artistes, much of which he admires. He called out a few for extra special praise. So far his favorites are HMA by Machel Montano, Truck On The Road by Bunji Garlin, Preedy’s Wining Champion on the Sando Riddim, 5 star Akil’s To Meh Heart and future collaborator Mr. Killa’s Rolly Polly. “Those are my top five, but I really love the songs released so far. Kerwin Dubois and Lyrikal are going to have a really good season.”

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TC Signals Evolution with New Album

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errin Callender is never one to rest on his laurels and enjoy his successes. While he may be appreciative of the fruits of his labour, he is always looking for new ways to grow and evolve. In 2014, the artiste formally known as Super Jigger TC will embrace his new JAIGA persona as he plans to make impactful music with his powerful live sets. While the radio announcer/ singer is undergoing a rebranding of sorts he is hopeful that his fans will embrace the change and realize he is ultimately the same person. In traditional fashion he released a slew of early Carnival material including the popular ‘KEISHA’. The artiste describes the song as one for every partying woman who has an inner "KEISHA" waiting to emerge with the right tune. He also released an accompanying music video for KEISHA on Boxing Day 2013. JAIGA ventured into new territory last year with the

launch of a Christmas song entitled "Christmas Story." Both that song and the aforementioned KEISHA were produced and mastered by GBM Studios in New York. Weeks later he fol-

lowed with his third release, this time on the Sando Riddim produced by Precision Productions; a collaboration with Nutron, entitled “Gyal Season”. Mere days later, Precision Productions was at it again dropping the Wildness Riddim, Jaiga’s track on the riddim being “Hardwuk”. Release number five came in the form of a single entitled “My Team” produced by London Future and Precision Productions. It doesn't just end there for JAIGA. He is currently working on an album for 2014; so instead of his usual 4-5 songs per year he will be releasing a compilation of ten new songs including the five already in rotation. His newest track is truly different. It is a love song inspired by his wife reminiscent of the classics made by the likes of Carl and Carol Jacobs in the 80’s. The track is called “Golden” and features heavy input by the talented Kerwin Du Bois and Nebula 868. JAIGA’s camp warned that another big release to look forward to is entitled –

“Juice” on the (STAG Riddim). As for additional details, he will be working with a number of popular producers, writers and designers for the album including; GBM Productions, Precision Productions, We Mad Music, Advokit, London Future, Kerwin Du Bois, Nebula 868, First Klase, Sekon Sta and several others. The design and artwork is all done by the artistic mastermind, Lee Designs. You can also look out for an even stronger partnership with the brand STAG, as he is one of their main endorsees. With everything stated above as well as his day job; his days consist purely of work, work and more work, recording, gym and radio. He never stops, always going… Yet at the same time he is ensuring he has sufficient time for family as this too is an essential part of his success and being. His mission is quite clear "Success is a must! But for this to happen you have to be persistent and put in the work, otherwise it makes no sense."

San Fernando Fashion Week to Host Casting Call S

an Fernando Fashion Week 2014 marks the staging of the Ninth (9) edition of this phenomenal exposition themed “Rhythms of Fashion” with its mission of promoting creative & talented designers and craftsmen & women and helping them to establish their space within the Fashion Sector whilst assisting them with marketing, branding and the business side of fashion. This year S.F.F.W.T. will embark on an “Eco/Green” drive where designers and craft persons are encouraged to use “Eco-Friendly” fabrics and materials in their designs. S.F.F.W.T seeks to set a new milestone in the Trinidad & Tobago fashion scene by blending it with regional and international fashion giving Trinbagonian designers exposure through the local and regional media which will be in attendance. This event seeks

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to not only increase visibility of designers, but to promote the enormous economic potential within the Fashion Industry. Representatives of S.F.F.W.T stated in a release “Ultimately S.F.F.W.T elevates the status of the

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local fashion industry and seeks to establish its global competitiveness. All in all, San Fernando Fashion Week provides a strategic and essential platform for merchandising and branding for both the local & Caribbean Fashion Industry. The vision of our

committee and Director is to expose more fashion events and to promote diversification towards this sector and to build meaningful incentives to develop this field.” In order to get the 2014 show up and running, a recruitment drive will take place this month. Casting for Models (Female, Male and Children ages 5 to 11yrs), Designers and Craft Persons will be held on 19th January, 2014 at Capital Plaza Hotel Port-of-Spain from 10:00 am. Models of all sizes are invited to attend and are required to be dressed in full black close-fitting attire with black heels and minimal makeup. Children are free to dress in their choice of clothing. All interested models are required to submit a full length and a half-length photo with their name, address and contact number to sandofashionweek@gmail.com to receive full casting information.


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Ian Pantin Looks to Take Patrice Roberts Global

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riod in developing her career. It's an honor once again to partner with her and build her a brand that will be even more recognized not only in Trinidad but across the region, North and Central America, Europe, Japan, Middle East, Africa and more". Roberts is coming off a stellar 2014 after putting out several strong releases including her hit Take A Wine. She has already released a plethora of new tunes such as Somebody, Carnival Spirit and Pong It. Pantin is also coming off a strong year which saw him take Bunji Garlin to new heights –having secured two lucrative international contracts for the Differentology star- only to part ways with Garlin a couple months later. Pantin is currently the head of IP Music International, founder and principal shareholder of Cecp Ltd. 21st Century Computers Inc. and Marketing Partner and Executive Producer at Lexo TV.

atrice Roberts, the 2006 joint Road March Champion with Machel Montano for the song Band of the Year, is now under the management of Ian Pantin. Details of the agreement have not been released, but Patrice commented "I am looking to take my career to the next level, bring more visibility to who I am and my music and I feel that Ian Pantin is the right person to take me there". Patrice first drew national attention in 2005 with the hit collaboration "The Islands" alongside Bunji Garlin. The song was written by Kernal Roberts and produced by Shawn Noel (Da Ma$tamind), and was used in promotional commercials by the Ministry of Tourism. Ian Pantin commented "I worked with Patrice in 2005 following discussions I had with Kernel Roberts and William Monroe, it was a pleasure then to assist her for that short pe-

Trinidad Theatre Workshop Resumes Its Acting Workshops T

rinidad Theatre Workshop will be restarting its acting workshops in January 2014 for children, teens and adults. Children Theatre Workshop starts on Saturday 11th January 2014 and continues every Saturday for thirteen (13) weeks. Sessions will be between the hours of 10am and 1pm and will be conducted by Tyker Phillip. The cost is $1,600.00 and it is open to children between the ages of seven (7) and twelve (12) years old. Teen Theatre Studio starts the same day, Saturday 11th January 2014 and runs for the same period, every Saturday, for thirteen (13) weeks. Sessions will be between the hours of 1pm and 4pm. This workshop will be contacted by Afi-Ford-Hopson and

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Timmia Hearn Feldman will conduct a workshop

is open to teenagers between the ages of thirteen (13) and seventeen (17) and costs $1,800.00. New Actor’s Workshop starts on Wednesday 8th January 2014 and runs every Wednesday for thirteen (13) weeks from 6pm to 9pm. This workshop is open to ages 18 years and over. This will be conducted by Timmia Hearn Feldman. The fee for this workshop is $1,800.00. Scholarships and deferred payments plans are available upon request. Interested persons can visit the TTW website www. trinidadtheatreworkshop.com for more information. You are also encouraged to follow the institution on twitter and like the facebook page to access regular updates.


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Toni Braxton, Chaka Khan and more confirmed for Jamaica Jazz and Blues Iconic singer and six-time Grammy-winner, Toni Braxton will be one of this year’s headliners for the upcoming Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, set for Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 in Trelawny. Braxton, known for several classics such as Un-break My Heart and Spanish Guitar, among others, is no stranger to Jamaican music. She was one of the headline international acts who performed at Reggae Sumfest in 2009 and once collaborated with fellow Grammywinning artist, Shaggy for the single, Christmas in Jamaica. Joining Braxton on this year’s Jazz and Blues bill will be another

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iconic singer, Chaka Khan, who herself is a 10-time Grammy-winner and is known for classics like Through The Fire and Ain’t Nobody. Additionally, fellow Grammy-winning artists such as country singer Crystal Gayle and R&B singer Chrisette Michelle have been confirmed for the show.

D’Angel, Sizzla speak out against STING ban

future editions of STING following their controversial performances at the show’s 30th anniversary, both are crying foul about their punishments. Isaiah Laing, the show’s lead organizer, announced that Sizzla was banned from the show for promoting ‘hate music’ during his performance, in which he repeatedly hit out against homosexuality. D’Angel, meanwhile, was banned for at least five years as a patron following her impromptu clash with Ninja Man at the Dec. 26 show, which saw her spread her legs and gyrate while wearing a short dress during her set, before giving a bizarre post-performance interview later in the night.

D’Angel defended her actions in an interview published in the Jamaica STAR, saying that she did nothing out of the ordinary given STING’s perennial hardcore nature. D’Angel added she has seen artists split, gyrate and sing lyrics that could be deemed explicit, without any punishment. Sizzla’s publicist, Olimatta Taal responded on behalf of the Grammy-nominated singer, saying organizers should not have attempted to censor him for speaking out against issues deemed illegal in the constitution. "It is Laing's show but he knows the artiste that Sizzla is and he knows what Sizzla represents,” she said. “If you book him for a show, don't censor him. If you want to fight the issue, then fight the Government…Sizzla was just expressing the values he was brought up on. Don't censor the artiste for that.” Neither artist indicated whether they would challenge these bans.

in Las Vegas. "They were so cute, stopping to take pictures with fans," an eyewitness told the magazine. "He kept her close to him the whole time." This is not the first time they have gone out for a date. They dated a year ago but broke up soon after due to busy schedules. Brady is twice-married and has a 10-yearold daughter named Maile. Chilli split from Usher in 2004 after three years of dating.

ed more than $1 million in profit, according to NY Daily News. The Shawn Carter Foundation is set to receive 100 percent of the collection's profits and 10 percent of all Barneys' sales on the day of the collection's debut. In November, Jay Z was criticized for not backing out of his Barneys New York deal after alleged racial profiling at a Barneys location.

Following the announcement that Reggae/Dancehall artists, Sizzla and D’Angel were banned from in collaboration with H&M, but an ad slot during the world famous Super Bowl isn't an opportunity the retired footballer is prepared to turn down. Swedish retailer H&M has secured a 30-second slot during the ad break which will show the 38-year-old on the run and scaling huge pipes across London - all while wearing just a vest and pants. Taking place on February 2, the Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League and one of the most watched sporting events in the world; it is estimated that some 90 million Americans will tune in. Advertising slots cost several million.

Wayne Brady and Chilli Are Dating, Again

Becks secures Super Bowl slot in H&M briefs

TV personality Wayne Brady was caught holding hands with TLC's member Chilli. The duo has just started dating, but they do not hesitate to flaunt their affection for each other in public. According to Us Weekly, the couple was first seen together on the night of Friday, January 3. Brady was supporting Chilli during a TLC concert at the MGM

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Jay Z's Barneys New York Collection Yields $1 Million Profit Jay Z's Shawn Carter Foundation is set to receive $1 million. Jay Z's holiday collection with Barneys New York, which launched six weeks ago, has yield-


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FAVOURITE SCENT: Paco Rabanne 1 million FAVOURITE THING: Late night jogs DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM GIRL: Easy on the eyes, caramel skin tone, intellectual with a little back bone, lady in the streets freak in the sheets, at the same time could pull off tracks and T-shirt on any given day, healthy and athletic and most of all can cook. lol YOU WERE HEARTBROKEN: Yeah I was on 2 occasions one worse than the other but learned from it and moved on. Probably they weren’t the plan God had for me.

YOUR HERO: My dad, even though he long parted from this world, he is my hero and probably was to others as he was a Police Officer. FAVOURITE FOOD: Doubles lol which I only eat once a month shouldn’t be but we all have cheat foods. THE WAY TO YOUR HEART IS: A good home cooked meal YOU’D NEVER DO: Turn my back on someone in need WHAT ABOUT PETS: Grew up with 7 dogs, think I had my share, a gold fish will do just fine. THE ONE THING HE WANTS TO DO BEFORE

HE DIES: Sky Dive, love the thrill FAVOURITE ARTIST: J Cole FAVOURITE MUSIC: Listen to all sorts but must say Rap FAVOURITE PLACE FOR A MEAL: Don’t really have one I can eat standing and all HAVE YOU EVER CHEATED: Won’t lie I am human, so yes I have. THE FREAKIEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE: Wow didn’t expect this question let say I rather not mention ;) WHERE’S YOUR WEAK SPOT: That’s for you to find out! photos by Roger Jackson of Absolutpics

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model mania Name: Leeyan Jeffers Age: 23 Hometown: Talparo Leeyan started modeling right after she finished Secondary school. She got her start via a Coco Velvet casting call and, thanks to Christopher Nathan, she has had a fair degree of success. While she started as a teen, Leeyan admits that she has not been consistent having worked as a model off and on over the past six years. She splits her time on the fashion

runway with time spent on airport runways as a flight attendant. Her job affords her the ability to fulfill her passion for travel. Otherwise, she enjoys reading, running, yoga, hikes and any adrenaline pumping activities. Some of the photographers who have captured this beauty are Nigel Reid, Kerron Riley, Lori Borde and Geneva. Jeffers has set her sights on working with Calvin French and Laura Ferreira as well. You may recognize Leeyan from her previous modeling work with Ecliff Elie, Anya Ayoung Chee and T&T Fashion Week. She was also utilized in ad campaigns for Wonderful World and Bmobile and is no stranger to magazine features. On an international scale, LJ says Guess and Dior would suit her fine should she get the chance to model for them.

Photos by Nigel Reid of Frame Photography

Leeyan Jeffers

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BEAUTY

Timeless Image and Beauty Advice from the Pros

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rue beauty stems from within. With that said, every individual has personal aspects which make them beautiful and they usually do whatever it takes to capitalize on their strong points. However, some people make a living off of enhancing the beauty and style of others. When these revered professionals speak, the masses usually listen, because they have paid their dues. After all, image is serious business. ET&T hooked up with some well-known professionals in the image field who were willing to share professional beauty tips. I guess they were still feeling the Christmas spirit.

Claudia Pegus: In terms of my personal look, I rotate my beauty regime between Clarins and Munerah's naturally made line of facial products together with adequate rest and exercise.

Nefa Coryat: Apply a face primer before foundation for an easy and flawless application. Use 24-hour foundation to take you from day to night. Liquid foundation applied in a patting motion using a wedge or beauty blender will give u that airbrush flawless look. Peter Elias: Beauty and fashion go hand in hand, so my tip is from the fashion side of things. I love when accessories are paired… example matching shoes and bangles…neon lips and nails…a clutch and inner blouse…It’s a fun way to fun-up a look!

Martha Esdelle: Beauty tips for perfect lips: Apply lip balm to avoid dry lips, fill in lips with lip pencil of your choice and apply gloss or lipstick for a perfect finish. Beauty tips for erasing under eye bags: Apply lighter concealer directly below eye bag so as to create a shadow, this conceals the bag rather than patting concealer on top of it which would highlight it more.

share with others, snippets of our essential self, reflected as sides of the Caribbean persona. It also allows us to dabble in other elements that give us an edge, an essence, an ethos of that other side - THE TRENDS. The runways throughout the Caribbean are celebrating our eclectic colour pallettes, our versatile silhouettes, our multi-dimensional texturing. Call it ethnic, exotic, even eccentric, our implicit island sensibility is capturing the world by storm and captivating its fashionistas. For the season, give a gift of style or simply show up and show off in style, in a signature designer brand that speaks volumes about your taste, your vibe, your aura.

Kez Artistry by Khadijah: Never pull the skin around your eyes. This will cause sagging. Gently PAT eye moisturizer and concealer with ring finger when applying. Richard Young: To help you find the right shade of foundation, choose the product you think is closest to your color and try it on your jawline in natural light. You will easily be able to compare it to your neck’s color to see if you need to go for a different undertone, lighter or darker. As far as fashion is concerned, Fashion is the prevailing style with which we costume our personality. It has become a habit that we

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Rizon and across genres. The most popular soca producers in Trinidad and Tobago go for between $6000 and $10,000 now.

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uring this crazy Carnival period filled with excess, wanton debauchery and ribald it is good to find some balance. Shane Rizon Gibson is one avenue that provides that balance. His uplifting, but no less entertaining fare has been a staple of the local gospel/conscious fraternity for some time, but with his latest release falling smack dab in the middle of T&T’s festive season people now have an option to the bacchanal. ET&T caught up with Rizon to hear his take on his new track and more. ET&T: A ridiculous number of murders to start 2013, yet people seem largely unaffected by it. Artistes are still wining and jamming their way to Carnival Monday and Tuesday. Do you think artistes should play a more influential role as far as their content with the power they possess? Rizon: Music is so influential. Music can soothe and calm or music can rile and excite. Words sung over and over are internalized and shapes the way we think (be it consciously or subconsciously). I love soca music, but as artistes we need to give the nation new words to sing along to… words that can build up. I believe that the studio is like a furnace, and the artiste either forges tools that build, or weapons that destroy. Unfortunately, weapons are the biggest money making business in the world. ET&T: Would you accept the opportunity to perform at one of the traditional fetes in a bid to spread your positive message or do you prefer to stay in your niche and not align yourself with that type of environment? Rizon: I am willing to go anywhere music is appreciated. Still I do have a preference for audiences who love strong lyrics, vocals and melody. I have had experience on several carnival stages years gone by and there were some instances where I have performed before crowds who

ET&T: Are there any so called secular soca singers whose music you listen to and like? Rizon: Hmm, I truly respect a lot of our soca artistes, but for me, I have to take soca music song for song. I may not have a favorite secular soca artiste, but there are definitely songs that stand out that I can listen to and enjoy. ET&T: How did you spend Christmas? Rizon: It was great. Christmas into New Years was spent with family and good friends. I still managed to do a few shows and hit the studio during that time as well. were exclusively interested in music that encourages them to let loose and breakaway (to put it mildly). I am not that artiste (chuckles). So on that note, I am generally pickier about the shows I do, during the Carnival season. ET&T: People tend to look at Christians or positive people like Ned Flanders from the Simpsons. You are one person with an always cool demeanor. When was the last time you got mad and blew up? Rizon: (Laughs) I get mad quite regularly actually. I struggle with inconsiderate drivers and poor customer service, and we happen to have both things in abundance in T&T (Lol). I don’t blow up in public though. I might blow up in my car with the window all the way up. ET&T: What was the creative process like behind your new single Higher Level? Rizon: I’ve been in the music business for the past 7 years. Biblically the number 7 is significant as it marks completion. As 2013 was coming to a close, so many blessings were being poured into my life. My walk with God was

growing stronger and my vision for the future was becoming clearer. Everything was pointing to a higher level, the lyrics and music therefore flowed organically. Interestingly enough only after I started working on the track in studio with Richard ‘Charsu’ Ahong, I remembered that 7 years before, he had produced my first ever radio release entitled ‘Reach’. It was just perfect. ET&T: The public thinks artistes have it easy. Share some of the toughest things about a career in entertainment. Rizon: Firstly music is expensive and time consuming. Marketing the music is expensive and time consuming. And very often, the expenses exceed the income and this is why so many artistes cannot do music full time. They need that regular job for that additional buffer. Now having invested all that time money and effort, to have the general public not appreciate it or worse yet not even get the opportunity to appreciate it, because it isn’t given radio airplay is probably the toughest part. ET&T: How much does it generally cost to produce and record a radio single? Rizon: Prices vary across producers

ET&T: What was your New Year’s resolution? Rizon: Wow. There are so many. But to sum it up – E-V-E-R-T-H-I-N-G Higher Level to the glory of God. ET&T: What do you have planned for your next release? Rizon: After Carnival music is in the works, working with some amazing producers in and out of T&T. Gearing up for an album, so I’m building an army of songs. ET&T: When can we expect the album to drop? Rizon: Hmm… I’m hoping for midyear, But the touring may push it back a little, I’ll have to do my best and see how things work out. ET&T: When you are done with your career what three words should best describe you? Rizon: Successful. Impactful. Faithful. ET&T: Anything else to add? Rizon: Follow me, follow me, follow me on faceboook.com/ rizonmusic, twitter.com/rizonmusic, instagram.com/rizonmusic and rizonmusic.com. EVERYTHING RIZONMUSIC.

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FASHION I

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Cute Carnival couture for those who dare to bare legs

t’s that time of year again… The time when there are great fetes all weekend and you have to pull out all the stops to make sure your fashion is on point for each event. If you are headed to n all inclusive or any carnival event that isn’t too rowdy, you might consider donning some hot shorts or better yet a molten hot mini dress. Do you dare to let those legs go bare? Photographer: Carlos Santa Maria

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Daring and dainty all at once. If you can pull off wearing this dress, by all means rock it like a fussy baby

Be careful how you sit in this dress. It is extra mini and uber sexy. The red stripes add to its Trini flavour

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Tribe Ice

he Carnival season isn’t off and running until Tribe Ice T kicks off. On January 5th, fans of the band as well as fete lovers in general flocked to the country’s capital for

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the event. ICE stands for Insane Cooler Experience and by all accounts this party was one of the greatest cooler parties in a long time. The Tribe committee kept patrons pleased with great performances by the country’s leading soca stars including Nadia Batson, Machel Montano and Kerwin Dubois. This party started the Carnival season right and we look forward to more action from Tribe and all the other fete promoters.

She kept the free shots coming

Arveyann still has it

The look on his face is priceless

Machel seemed happier than ever

They seldom come hotter

Look At People!!!

Ladies of the Tribe

Russell was in the mix

Current culture curators mingle

Machel seemed happier than ever

An awesome foursome

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Vintage

he EEEmpire took to Club Zen for their upscale ode to retro fashion and partying aptly titled Vintage. Patrons came out in T full support of the theme as they wore classically inspired pieces

from the past. The promoters ensured a strong DJ cast kept the vibes flowing and everyone partied the night away reminiscent of the epic swing days in the roaring 20’s. ET&T grasped the opportunity to get some pics and we have them posted on our social media platforms. However, you can also get a sneak peek here.

One girl keeps duckface alive

Real retro flair

Rocking her vintage look

Three friends hang out

Classic throwback beauty

They mixed modern and old school styles

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A classic black look

Dapper

Cute chicks

In a gear

Sleek and stylish


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Knock Out

he whole world looks forward to Christmas for different reasons, but there are also those who look forward to Boxing T Day for the early morning event Knock Out. This Malice Enter-

tainment staple was epic in 2012 and 2013 did not disappoint either. A great girl to guy ratio was just one of the elements that made this ocean party prime. Everything else fell into place nicely as well to make this event one to remember. Peep the pics. A full gallery can be found on facebook or our website.

Two friends pose

Nice

He enjoyed the vibe

That is what you call Get Tru

Short shorts rule!

Dressed for a boat ride

Oh yes!

Simple and smiling

Homies converge

There were all types of ladies on board

Oh my!

Sexy shorts

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Jam World Live

nigmatic and ever fiery Jamaican danceE hall superstar Capleton visited our shores in late 2013. The singer has one of the most

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potent conscious catalogues of our era and fans of the star did not want to miss the opportunity to see him live. The event developed out of popular DJ S. Carter’s Sunday radio program Jam World. The Fireman performed his usual energy laden set while the show also featured Jamaican songbird Tanya Stephens. As usual, ET&T was there to capture the action.

A happy female fan

Holding the order

Celebrity couple sighting

Asher alert!

HMA

A Millien sighting

Ready for the Jamming

Blaze does MC duty

You don’t say…

Modeling

Trademark Capleton

Time for your close up

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A fan of the fireman

A pleased promoter

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YOU WOULDN’T UNDERSTAND!

Buss Out (Quick exit)

How you left the bar right after your wife called


Lucky 7

hose that attended the intimate affair called Lucky 7 at the end of 2013 had reason to feel lucky. There were beautiful girls on hand T and the drinks kept flowing till the dance was done. There were sev-

eral celebrity sightings throughout the event as well and ET&T was there to capture it all as it occurred. More girls than guys, plus great entertainment and busy barmen characterized this event. Here are ssome photos.

In a group, but not groupies

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Jahmoun and Chucky were inside

Surely he could crack a smile

Two dudes try to look sexy

Getting their pic on

Chilling on the inside

Aww…

– Smiling ladies

Happy like pappy

Posing with drink in hand

Not bad

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events

Merry Lil Ones

here is nothing like the sight of a happy child to put you in a good mood. EspecialT ly after all the atrocities against children that

have been happening in the country locally. During the Christmas season one popular event promoter decided to give back to the kids with his annual junior Christmas party. The event saw children enjoy a variety of games and treats and there was a visit from Santa as well. ET&T loves the kids, so we visited the event to share in their happy moment and spread the joy to our readers and fans.

Showing us some love

Like father, like son

Providding a support system

Chilling with her son

Santa looking for a wife

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Receiving a hamper

Cool bouncy castle

How cute

Adorable

Having fun with her balloon


producer PROFILE Full Name: Derron La Croix Age: 26 Instruments Played: Keyboard Programs/Methods/tools of choice: FL Studio and Protools Years in the Biz: Ten (10) Producer Mentors: Beebo of Lion’s Den Beat Catalogue: The Red Wine Riddim and Size 10 riddim, Chromatics’ Hitmaker as well as various ads for clients such as Coca Cola, LLB, ILP and a Jazz Fest sponsor ad. He also contributed to the score of a Tempo documentary on the Summit of the Americas. Noteworthy Clients: Chromatics and Highway Records, Ziggy Rankin, Maximums Dan, Orlando Octave, Raskal, King David, Bunji Garlin, King Thayo and many more. Strengths: Creating signature lush backdrops and hard-hitting drums. Specialties: Hip hop, Dancehall, R&B and Pop.

Goals: To work with a lot more international artists and gain global exposure. What to look out for: His first ever instrumental mixtape entitled The Furnace Vol.1 and a lot of releases for this year from various artistes. Twitter @dllpro1 IG: dllpro1

We ketch yuh dancing and cocking up yuh foot like yuh in aerobics class. De vibes cyar done!

We ketch yuh scraping the soup cup like yuh wish it had a hidden compartment. Oh Gorsh… It done, Get a next one.

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That’s what soca will do to you. This girls is completely lost in the moment and she got caught in the midst of her ecstasy.


Hoping For A Better 2014 T

he year has come and gone and trust us when we say that it was one of the most taxing periods the Fashion Police have faced. The scourge of chest and neck powdery contraband still exists. Rolly Polly’s are still rocking horizontal stripes and there is a whole heap of other crap that would make the fashion Gods want to smite us. However, there is hope. We would gladly be out of jobs if fashion felons were to clean up their act in 2014. Until it becomes a reality,we’ve got our eyes on you

This young lady tried to go for the ‘cute boot’ look in all black at a recent party. Her failure was wearing contrary pink sun glasses with her outfit. The mismatched and oversized shades definitely failed especially as day turned to dusk and she kept wearing them. Maybe it belonged to her friend in the pink.

So you leave your house to hit a party in a seethrough lace top knowing fully well that the bra underneath is a bright red. Now your “headlights” have become stop lights, but you are not stopping. Lock up!

ISLAND CELEBRITIES

paparazzi Ricardo Drue and Patrice Roberts look on at performances during Saucy’s Birthday Bash

Mr. Famous is flanked by models at the Jlehsiek Monday Wear launch

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celeb profile

Neymar

Name: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior Age: 21 (February 5th, 1992) Profession: Soccer player Claim to Fame: Neymar started out in the youth team of Santos, where he was immediately deemed as a future star player. He entered the academy in 1999 and caught the attention of the coaching staff at once. He is considered to be a clever player who displays nice touches, has an eye for goal

and great shot power. For ten years, the forward went through all the “ranks” in the Santos youth system, until he was ready to perform at the higher level. In 2009, the head coach selected Neymar for the first squad. Despite the absence of playing experience at professional level, the young forward was quick to establish himself as a self-confident footballer able to perform as one of the playmakers. These qualities made Neymar a

desirable player for powerful European clubs to have at their disposal. Despite the huge amount of proposals to buy Neymar’s contract out, the club’s management refused them all. Santos preferred to keep him at the club. After grabbing a pro contract in 2009, Neymar started seeing first team daylight soon, becoming an essential player in the squad. He also got a taste of trophy winning, being repeatedly voted the best player and the top scorer of the club. He racked up more than 50 goals for the Brazilian side.

After years of speculation on his future, Neymar finally joined Barcelona in May 2013 for an undisclosed fee. His international debut happened in 2009, when the forward took part in 3 games for the Brazil U-17 team. The 2010/2011 season was lined with 7 appearances made and 9 goals netted for the U-20 squad. In 2010, Neymar was granted his debut for the Brazil senior squad. He had a lot of successful runs with his national side, appearing more than 45 times and amassing almost 30 goals.

movies

Science-Fiction Fare to Start the New Year T

he two movies featured here are Sci-Fi thrillers which have recently captured the attention of the movie-loving world. The first film is gaining popularity due to its recent trailer release, while the second hits theatres at month’s end. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes picks up where its predecessor left off. In the film, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves shortlived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as

Earth's dominant species. Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Gary Oldman are some of the actors in this Matt Reeves film.

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I, Frankenstein Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein's creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality. From the creators of the hit supernatural saga, "Underworld,"comes the action thriller "I, Frankenstein," written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie based on the graphic novel "I, Frankenstein" by Kevin Grievous, and brought to life by a cast that includes Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.


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