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Mark Strand Theatre opens April 12, 1914 In 1914, the Mark Strand Theatre first opened to the public in the heart of Manhattan’s Theatre District. This began the culture of movie theaters as we know it. Prior to that, motion-picture exhibitors showed their offerings on storefronts also known as nickelodeons.

Tiger Woods’ First big win April 13, 1997 A 21-year-old Tiger Woods won his first major golf tournament at the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. The 1997 competition was won by a record 12 strokes, which to date was also the greatest performance by a professional golfer in more than a century.

the Titanic sinks April 14, 1912 It is just before midnight and the RMS Titanic has hit the iceberg that sends the largest and most luxurious ocean liner of it’s time and most of its passengers to their doom.The sinking of the ship however led to great improvements being made in the areas of sea safety regulations.

Name: Leighton Paul Walsh MC - Major Lazer

DOB: May 3, 1976

Favorite genre of music: Old soul music (Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra) and old, old Reggae (Studio 1, old Jacob Miller and you know, old Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, back when they were teenagers)

What’s the best part about your weekend? The best part of my weekend is knowing I can wake up late as hell! The worst part of my weekend is waking up and knowing I have to catch a flight, I hate that.

If money wasn’t an option where would you go and why? I’m content with this planet, so I don’t wanna go to another planet. I don’t know how much it would cost to go to purgatory and just hang out for a little while, but for sure heaven.

And which country? So on this planet, the only place I would wanna go that I haven’t been already would have to be, well I really wanna go to Haiti but that’s an easy thing, I’ve been everywhere man, the only place I haven’t been to is Eithiopia. It’s historical, it’s what most people consider the origin of man. I wanna go to other parts of Africa too, like I wanna go to Sierra Leone where I believe a lot of our Jamaican slave ancestors are from, and some of those African places that slave history comes from, all of that. But definitely Eithiopia.

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The first one was Guyana, I DJ-ed for the Easter event at the sea wall and that was a Black Chiney event and it was maybe ten thousand people. Guyana’s a poor country and the sea wall is a huge wall, I’m talking about super huge wall, and there were so many people wanting to see Black Chiney that you could see them somehow scaling this wall, that’s like three stories high and then just dropping off the wall, just jumping down. And we were just like ‘Oh my God, these people are going to kill themselves, just to see us.’ The second one, would be Trinidad carnival, the first year that I went and I played on a truck and I had DJed all day long, I had burned my right arm, third degree from the sun. When the music start touch you you just don’t realize that four hours just went by, you just out there in the sun. I was there in the truck and the sun is just burning on one side of the truck so my arm literally scabbed and of course as a brown man I’m supposed to put on some form of skin protection but I was just too into it. And at the end me and two of my bredrins sat on the truck, we were on the last truck that year and the last truck usually gets all the people who were on the early truck, they keep coming back and I just remember us sitting there and just looking at thousands and thousands and thousands of people. I’m looking at people until I can’t see people anymore. It was night and I don’t mean to get all dramatic but it was just one of those moments where it was like wow, I’m so glad to be alive and doing what I do. I just leaned back on the truck and looked into the stars and I could hear the music pumping and I just zoned out completely and it was just one of the best moments of my life. And the third one, the most important one, would be when I got to Ibiza, Spain with Major Lazer and we rented a villa on top of a mountain and the villa had this roof terrace and it had a 360-degree view and I was just in Ibiza and I cant believe that this yute from Molynes Road, how far I have come. To be somebody who just used to walk up and down Half-Way Tree selling cassettes, to now be on top of a building in Ibiza, looking at the entire island, it was just the best moment of my life.

Darlin’ Do Not Fear by Brett Dennen

Sorry by The Dream Bird Machine

feat. Alesia by DJ Snake

Music Sounds Better With You by Stardust Lady (Hear Me Tonight) by Modjo Follow Me

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The New Hope Zoo Have you taken a trip to the newly renovated Zoo at Hope Gardens? The Zoo of yesteryear was a staple in many of lives on weekends. Today, it has been transformed as if by magic into a state-of-the-art facility with new animals walking, crawling and flying in everyday -- the latest addition includes three zebras with monkeys and lions slated for arrival later this year. The grounds are immaculately manicured, animal housing upgraded and gazebos have been strategically set up across the compound to facilitate relaxing, meetings or small parties.

A $25m partnership with FLOW will yield a technology-driven Learning and Resource Centre which will be the centrepiece of the zoo’s education programme and will enable integration with the science curriculum in Jamaica’s schools.

Go experience the new Zoo. Highly recommended by the wkndr.

Summer Caliente The ‘Summer Caliente’ is a signature drink brought to us by St. Aublyn Kidd of Top Shelf Professional Food & Beverage Service. Kidd, the 2010 Appleton Showcase champion has been in the professional bartending game for over 7 years and leads the team at Top Shelf. 1 oz Cocomania ½ oz Peach Schnapps 1½ oz Pure Country Cherry Juice ¼ oz Lime Juice 1 oz Appleton Genesis ½ oz Blue Curaçao Liqueur ½ oz Pure Country Orange Juice 3 thin slivers Scotch Bonnet Pepper Combine the first four ingredients in a shaker. Serve over ice in a cocktail glass. Mix and shake the latter four ingredients. Add to glass. Garnish with a scotch bonnet pepper.



Saltfish Fritters Recipe with a twist brought to courtesy of Chef Oji Jaja of Ashebre Modern Caribbean Cuisine.



1 cup saltfish (presoaked, blanched and flaked) 2 cups self rising flour 2 cups water 2 cups vegetable oil 0.5 cup onion (small diced) 0.5 cup red bell pepper (small diced) 0.5 cup yellow bell pepper (small diced) 1 tbsp garlic (minced) 0.5 tsp scotch bonnet pepper (chopped) 0.5 tsp fresh thyme (chopped fine) 0.5 tsp allspice (ground) salt (to taste)

In a heavy saucepan or deep fryer, preheat oil to medium. Combine flour, saltfish, onion, peppers, garlic, thyme and allspice. Add water, one cup at a time, until a paste is achieved. Adjust seasoning and let stand for thirty (30) minutes. Using a spoon or scoop, carefully drop one (1) ounce portions directly into the hot oil (be careful not to overcrowd the pan). Once a golden brown colour is achieved, remove from the oil and place on a paper towel to absorb excess oil. Store in a warm place without being covered. Serve with your choice of accompaniment.

College Fridays QUAD New Kingston 10pm-4am

Friday ‘Spread Your Hands and Leh Go’ Fridays Manhattan Bar (formerly Carlos’ Cafe) 22 Belmont Rd 5pm-12am ADM: Free EMC School of Dance presents Dancestry Edna Manley College 8pm ADM: $800 (under 12yo); $1,000 (presold); $1,200 (at the gate) MVP Fridays Pulse Complex 8pm-2am ADM: Free (2 for 1 cue specials all night) Jason Lee Worton Acoustic Redbones Blues Cafe 9:30pm ADM: $500

Radioactive Fridays Club Eras New Kingston 10pm-4am Uber Club Privilege 10pm-4am Jamaica Kidney Kids Fundraiser Fiction Night Club 10pm ADM: $1,000 (Call 391-5680 or 296-9922 to reserve tickets. Proceeds from tickets purchased from these numbers go towards the Jamaican Kidney Kids Foundation)

saturday Western Consciousness Festival of Reggae and Conscious Music 6pm (gates open); 8pm (showtime) ADM: $1,600 (presold); $2,000 (at the gate); $3,000 (VIP) (Tickets: Big M Hardware,Tan Tan Pastry (Mobay) Pier 1, Fairview Texaco, Best Care Pharmacy and El Paso)

Portmore Dancehall Awards Club Entyce Oak Plaza, Portmore 7pm ADM: Free EMC School of Dance presents Dancestry Edna Manley College 8pm ADM: $800 (under 12yo); $1,000 (presold); $1,200 (at the gate) Tailwind ‘Frolic’ Constant Spring Golf Club 8pm-2am ADM: $2,500 (presold); $3,000 (at the gate) Magnum Container SatdazsThe Mardi Gras Edition Gee Wee Car Park 1A Caledonia Avenue, 8pm-2am ADM: Free (women); $300 (after midnight) The CAMEO Life QUAD, New Kingston 10pm-4am ULTRA++ Fiction Lounge 10pm-4am




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sunday Yoga Posture Clinic Afya Yoga Studio 2D Bamboo Ave 1pm-4pm ADM: $3,000 (early bird); $3,500 (on the day of the event) St. Ann Carnival Richmond Jerk Centre Priory 2pm-10pm EMC School of Dance presents Dancestry (Gala Night) Edna Manley College 5pm ADM: $1,000 (under 12yo); $1,200 (presold); $1,500 (at the gate)

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St. Andrew High School Dance Troupe’s “Dance Fusion” The Garden Theatre - SAHS 6pm ADM: $800 (presold); $1,000 (at the gate) Wet Sundaze Auto Vision 6pm-2am



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