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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.

Luther Vandross wins four Grammys February 8, 2004 The late Luther Ronzoni Vandross copped four of the night’s big awards at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004: R&B Album of the Year, Male R&B Vocalist, Song of the Year for Dance with My Father and Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for The Closer I Get to You with Beyonce. Vandross died in July 2005 at age 54.

Longest Animated Series February 9, 1997 The Simpsons surpassed The Flintstones as the longest-running prime time animated series in the US television history. The series first hit US screens in December 1989 and, in 2009, it surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest-running American prime time scripted television programme. The Simpsons Movie was released in 2007 and grossed more than US$527 million.

England gets first black sheriff February 10,1989 Jamaican-born Tony Robinson became Nottingham, England’s first black Sherriff in 1989. He left Jamaica for Britain in 1960 and worked as a bus driver with Nottingham City Transport for 25 years before venturing into local politics as a Councillor. Another Jamaican, Merlita Bryan, currently holds the prestigious position.

Ruth Royes Conkarah

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ebruary is a big month for reggae. Not only was the legend Bob Marley born this month, but it is also celebrated as Reggae and Black History Month in Jamaica. Bookophilia and have partnered to host a free concert at the store this evening at 6:30pm.

The show is dubbed ‘Mic Check’ Open Mic and, as the name suggests, allows amateur performers to take to the stage and show off their skills in between the performances by the guest acts. The line-up for the show includes Conkarah, Ruth Royes and Zuri Marley. Poets and musicians are welcome to share their work, but the amateur performance spots will be administered on a first, come first served basis. Bookophilia is located at 92 Hope Road, Kingston 6. Zuri Marley

Birth name: Nicholas Murray DOB: January 31, 1985 Has performed in: Canada (Toronto, Niagara Falls), United Kingdom (London), United States (New York) Other passions: Film and cinematography

What has been one of your best weekends? This past weekend has been pretty intense. I can’t say I didn’t enjoy it. We went clubbing – different bars, all of my friends celebrating my birthday and stuff like that and wrapping it up with a nice beach flex; then, some of Mummy’s good home cooking on Sunday evening.

What are some of your favourite spots to eat, get a drink and/or chill out on the weekends? Devon House, CRU, Macau, East Japanese, Bikkles in Sovereign and New Leaf, then going to the beach and having fish there. Another place is Manhattan in New Kingston, they have a pool table and it’s just a nice, chill vibe, so I’ve been going quite frequently. My favourite place to chill out is my backyard. We have a little alcove, so a lot of my friends come over on the weekend to play games and hangout.

Where has your most memorable performance been? Perhaps New York; it was in October and I got to perform with Gentleman. We were performing on the same night and went there as a team. The lineup included myself, Gentleman and Richie Stephens and we all did a little performance. He endorsed me on stage and the crowd was really receptive. He gave my performance good feedback, so that made it a memorable experience.

Peplums are flattering for any figure because they define your waist and give the illusion of an hourglass shape.

Abandon the heavy jewellery for the night and add sparkle with sequined pants.

An olive green buttondown is a great way to introduce the military trend to your wardrobe.

Invest in a great pair of leather boots. They are durable and only get better with age.

kingston nightlife Now that the work week is over, it’s time to express yourself with some wknd style. These looks are great for the Kingston nightlife.

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@Khymi BDay celebrations begin with CSharp concert and ends somewhere on a beach sipping a cold coconut #mywknd @Mello_mel27 Getting ready to experience another brand of crazy at family game night later! :) #mywknd @ArtoGraphTomz Excited about the wknd! :) Want 2 see @dreandkj live tonight n hopefully go 2 d Groundation lecture on Sunday. #mywknd @KandiiLeena Friday night of #mywknd homework and chocolate milk.

Strawberry Daiquiri 3 cups ice ¼ cup white sugar 2 ounces frozen strawberries 1 tablespoon lime juice ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup and 2 tablespoons rum 2 tablespoons lemon-lime flavoured carbonated beverage Blend together ice, sugar and strawberries. Add lime juice, lemon juice, rum and lemon-lime soda. Blend until smooth, pour into glasses and serve. (4 servings) Recipe from

wknd movies

Alice: The Musical Philip Sherlock Centre 7:30pm ADM: $1,200

Appleton Uber’s Girls Night Out Club Privilege 9pm ADM: $1,000 (female); $2,000 (male)

FRIDAY Off-Road Challenge Barbican Square 12pm-6pm ADM: Free

Open Mic: Mic Check Bookophilia, 92 Old Hope Road 6:30pm ADM: Free

Baby with the Bathwater Dennis Scott Theatre, School of Drama, 1 Arthur Wint Dr 7:30pm ADM: $400 (students with ID); $800 (regular)

LTM Pantomime 2012/13: Skoolaz Little Theatre 7:30pm ADM: $1,200

Conscious Reggae Party Redbones Blues Cafe 9:30pm ADM: $800 (contributions will be accepted in aid of Alpha Boys Home)

saturday Off-Road Challenge Barbican Square 12pm-6pm ADM: Free

Alice: The Musical Philip Sherlock Centre 4pm and 7:30pm ADM: $1,200

Baby with the Bathwater Dennis Scott Theatre, School of Drama, 1 Arthur Wint Dr 7:30pm ADM: $400 (students with ID); $800 (regular)

Bullet to the Head (A-18) Carib 5 5:30pm and 8:25pm Palace Cineplex 5:45pm and 8:40pm Palace Multiplex 6:15pm and 9:15pm Odeon Cineplex 5pm and 8pm

Mama (A-18) Carib 5 5:20pm and 8:15pm Palace Cineplex 8:30pm Palace Multiplex (additional 6pm showing on Friday) 9pm Odeon Cineplex (additional 5:15pm showing on Friday) 8:15pm

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters in 3D (A-18) Carib 5 5:30pm and 8:30pm Palace Multiplex 6:15pm and 9:15pm

Gangster Squad (A-18) Carib 5 8:15pm

Wreck it Ralph in 3D (G) Odeon Cineplex 5:15pm (Saturday and Sunday only) Palace Multiplex 6:00pm (Saturday and Sunday only)

Parental Guidance (PG-13) Palace Cineplex 2:50pm (Saturday and Sunday only)

Identity Thief (A-18)

Hotel Transylvania in 3D (G)

Carib 5 5:15pm Palace Cineplex 5:40pm Palace Multiplex 6pm

Palace Cineplex 2:40pm (Saturday and Sunday only)

The Last Stand (A-18) Carib 5 5:20pm and 8:20pm Palace Multiplex 9pm

LTM Pantomime 2012/13: Skoolaz Little Theatre 7:30pm ADM: $1,200

Two Can Play


Pantry Playhouse 8pm ADM: $1,200

Jamaican Reggae godfather, Robert Nesta Marley, would have turned 68 earlier this month. Today, we pay tribute with this wkndr playlist  of our favourite Marley tracks. We’ll excuse you while you light it up in memory of this iron, lion music legend.


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Trenchtown Rock Is This Love Get Up, Stand Up Positive Vibration Could You Be Loved Jammin Kinky Reggae One Love Turn Your Lights Down Low 10. No Woman No Cry

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

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

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

sunday Off-Road Challenge Barbican Square 12pm-6pm ADM: Free

Jamaica Music Museum presents Grounation Jamaica and the Global Perspective: Music, Culture & Badness Institute of Jamaica Lecture Hall, 10-16 East St 2pm ADM: Free (Contributions are welcome)

Reggae Evolution Puls8, Pulse Complex, 38A Trafalgar Road 7pm (gates open); 8pm (showtime) ADM: $1,500 (presold); $2,000 (at the gate)

King of Hearts Club Privilege 10pm ADM: $1,500

LINQ: Bottles and Cocktails The Estate, Chancery Hall 10pm- 3am ADM: $1,000 (RSVP: inthelinq@live. com for guest list addition, address and directions)



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