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Plan for the weekend, but also check out the novel and exciting happenings that took place on these days in history. If you have any interesting factoids of your own, share them with us by tweeting @thewkndr #wkndhstry.

Father of modern jazz piano born December 28, 1903 The father of modern jazz piano, Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines was born. From a musical family, Hines had planned to follow in his father’s footsteps and play the cornet but he wound up taking classical piano lessons instead. Hines would end up working with other greats such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughn among others.

Hong Kong slaughters chickens December 29, 1997 In 1997 the first known case of H5N1 ‘bird flu’ infected humans in Hong Kong leaving six dead before the ministry in Hong Kong began the systematic killing of their entire poultry population, approximately 1.25 million chickens were killed to prevent the spreading of this disease. Chicken imports were also suspended from mainland China.

Frank Sinatra records My Way December 30, 1968 Frank Sinatra recorded My Way the song that would become one of his most popular songs from the later days of his life. The song was written by Paul Anka and reached number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the UK the song spent a record 75 weeks inside the Top 40. Listen to My Way here.

New Year, New You


on’t let your resolution to be fit and healthy for 2013 get thrown out with the Christmas gift wrapping. You can start the new year off right by making exercise a part of your weekend plans. With no work on these days, being ‘too busy’ should not be

an excuse.

Our fitness partner, Core Studios, has relocated to Units 4 -5, Sovereign North at 29 Barbican Road. The new studio is in a central location and provides ample parking and a modern

facility. There are a variety of classes offered, including zumba, yoga and spinning, among others. Make some healthy changes and encourage your friends to do the same. Fitness is a lifestyle, not a fad, so while the weekends are usually for indulging, you can indulge guilt-free by committing to good fitness habits. Core Studios is open Mondays to Fridays from 5am to 9pm and on Saturdays from 7:30am to 2pm.



ucked away in the corner of 96 Hope Road, in the same complex where Medusa is located, is the recently opened Café Moment. The welcoming atmosphere is evident as soon as you walk through the door and you are greeted with a smile. Café Moment is a unique business in that is primarily a platform to give the local artistic community exposure. While still a new endeavour, the owners have big plans to showcase upcoming artists and musicians with weekend shows and performances. All about ‘living in the moment’, many of the items on the menu are on constant rotation, allowing people to have a different experience each time they step inside. Café Moment is also a part of the Be Good, Be of Significance Foundation and 10 per cent of their profits will go towards charity.

stats Full Name Randall Richards Age 23 Claim to Fame Winner of the 2011 Smirnoff Double Take Photography Competition

randy richards

Naecia, Randy and Michelle having a photo op.

Look! It’s Imani!

what do you do for a living? I would want to say something profound like ‘I capture moments in time or memories or something of the sorts’ (and I do, lol) but really, I take and make photographs. I do what I love.

What are your weekends usually like? My weekends are normally pretty hectic. On a regular weekend, it’s last minute calls for jobs and shoots, hopping from one event to the next, all over Kingston and sometimes Ocho Rios and Mobay and back. Between all that, I have to find time to read and keep up with some of my favourite websites, hang out with my girl and my friends, too.

What is the most unusual weekend experience you’ve ever had? The most unusual, hmmmmm... I’m not sure if it was on the weekend, but my friends and I were shooting video for Kingston Be Wise and we went up into a helicopter and

Randy and Naecia chilling at Chilitos

flew all over Kingston. It showed me how small Jamaica really was.

Where did you spend your most interesting weekend and what made it so? My most interesting weekend was perhaps when a friend of mine and I went to shoot a wedding in Negril. We had to travel light on camera gear and pretend that we were cousins of the family to circumvent the hotel’s ridiculous photography fees. We were so good at pretending that the father of the groom actually believed we were cousins and no one made him any wiser till after we left. It doesn’t even end there. We were then stuck at the hotel way into the early hours of the morning, got kicked out because we only had a day pass and then our ride couldn’t pick us up, so we walked the entire Negril strip trying to get a taxi. We then ended up in Lucea and I saw a colleague from Kingston, then we had to catch a bus an hour later to Mobay... My weekends can be unpredictable; that’s what makes it so interesting.

wkndr recap We’ve picked our favourite issues for 2012. Did your faves make the cut? Let us know. Tweet us with the hashtag #wkndrrecap or post on our Facebook wall.


Altered Fridays Ratchet Edition Tony’s Bar, 5 Chelsea Ave 10pm ADM: $800

wknd movies Jack Reacher (A-16)

saturday FRIDAY Bluetini Fridays Café Blue 6pm-9pm ADM: Free Marcus I Returns; the Gift of Good Music Redbones Blues Café 9pm ADM: $700 An Evening with Willard White, Robeson Re-Explored Jamaica College Auditorium, Old Hope Road. 6:30pm-9:30pm ADM: $3,500 (presold); $4,000 (at the gate); $6,000 (VIP) Twisted Spiritz Black Christmas Caymanas Polo Club 10pm ADM: $2,500 (presold); $3,000 (at the gate); $4,500 (top shelf and food)

Bookophilia Celebrity Children’s Storytime (with Kiki) Bookophilia, 92 Hope Rd 11am ADM: Free Part proceeds from Saturday’s sales go to Mona Rehab

The Ball Tony’s Bar, 5 Chelsea Ave 8pm ADM: $500

Roots Revolution 6B Skyline Dr, Jacks Hill (enter from Papine side) 9pm ADM: $600

Uber’s Models and Bottles Club Privilege 10pm ADM: $1,000 (ladies); $2,000 (men)

Carib 5 5:10pm and 8:35pm Palace Cineplex 8:45pm Palace Multiplex 6pm and 9pm (additional 3pm showing on Saturday and Sunday) Odeon Cineplex 5:15pm and 8:15pm

Django Unchained (A-18) Carib 5 4:35pm and 8:30pm Palace Multiplex 9pm

Parental Guidance (PG-13) Carib 5 5:20pm and 8:40pm Palace Cineplex 2:30pm and 5:40pm Palace Multiplex 3:15pm, 6:15pm and 9:15pm

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3D (A-16) Carib 5 4:30pm and 8:30pm Palace Cineplex 5pm and 8:20pm Palace Multiplex 5:30pm (showing 9:15pm on Friday and 9:20pm on Saturday and Sunday) Odeon Cineplex 4:50pm and 8:20pm

Wreck-It Ralph in 3D (U) Carib 5 5:10pm and 8:20pm Palace Cineplex 2:45pm (additional 5:30pm showing on Friday) Palace Multiplex 6pm (additional 3pm showing on Saturday and Sunday)

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away in 3D (U) Palace Multiplex 3pm

Mega Club Yush


National Indoor Sports Centre 10pm ADM: $2,500 (presold); $3,000 (at the gate); $4,500 (VIP upper deck presold); $5,000 (food and top shelf inclusive)


sunday Euphoria Booze Cruise Dock Euphoria, 38 Port Royal St 1pm ADM: $5,000 (email for tickets)

Big Cups Solaris Estate, Bull Bay 2pm ADM: $6,000

Fairfield Theatre 8pm ADM: $1,500

Stages Theatre 8:30pm ADM: $1,400

Krosses Stages Theatre 8:30pm ADM: $1,400

Boy Blue Theatre Place 8:30 pm ADM: $1,400

LTM Pantomime 2012/13: Skoolaz Little Theatre 4:30pm ADM: $1,200

Glass Slippaz CentreStage Theatre 5pm and 8pm ADM: $1,400

Dangerous Ambitions Little Little Theatre 5 pm and 8:30pm ADM: $1,400