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FIDEL CASTRO RESIGNS April 19, 2011 Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba’s central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE April 20, 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.

RASTAFARI MOVEMENT April 21, 1966 Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.

Mario Evon Name: Mario Evon Singer

Studied at: Berklee College of Music

musical influences: Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, Bob Marley

What do you do? I’m a musician, singer-songwriter, who happens to be a medical doctor.

How do you typically spend your weekends? I go partying sometimes, I like to dance a lot, interestingly enough.Typical weekend, Friday night could be MVP on the party scene. I like to link up with my parents, that usually happens on a Sunday. Because I don’t live with them anymore so I go visit them on Sundays, eat some Sunday dinner if that’s there. Catch up with them and hang out for a while. Sometimes I go to the beach on Sunday, I love to go to Ft Clarence every now and again to eat some fish and festival. A Saturday might just be an extension of a partying, or sometimes we just go out and eat. We go and have drinks, go to Cru, or go to The Pub. We’ll go to Market Place, I like Chinese Food, and I do like Pan Chicken, so Northside Plaza.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? Brazil right now, it reminds me of Jamaica. And probably is different but seems diverse in terms of class range, you have a rich and a poor and in terms of racial mix up. It’s all very interesting to me, so I’ve been very curious to go there for a while.

What has been your most memorable performance? One of my most memorable performances was performing on Amateur Night at The Apollo in Harlem, New York. The audience is allowed to boo so if you’re good they cheer you, if you suck they boo you and then The Sandman comes out. The new person’s called The Executioner but I made it to the final round and that place is intense. If you look weird, if you make a mistake, they will boo your butt off the stage. So making it to the final round was intense but just being at The Apollo, in The Apollo, rubbing their Tree of Hope as they call it, which is some tree from Harlem that they cut down and keep in the theatre, it’s a legendary tree, if you don’t rub the tree they’ll boo you. Being on the stage, and winning twice and then tying for third and placing in the finals, It was intense and it’s definitely high up there on the memorable experiences.

Glistening Waters Couture Necklace by Duane Bennett

Boy against the Blue Wall by Rico

Liguanea Art Festival Sunday, April 21 will mark a decade of celebrating Jamaican art at the annual Liguanea Art Festival. This year’s event will feature more than 80 artists, some you might already be familiar with and others just waiting for you to discover your new favourite artist. The art on display and for sale will take a variety of forms, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, photography and jewellery. Almost anything you can think of to satisfy your artistic palate. The event will be held at Liguanea Plaza, 134 Old Hope Rd from 10am until 8pm. Admission is free and food and refreshments will be available for sale. Suitable for all ages, this is definitely a family-friendly wkndr recommended event! Kingston Lighthouse by Peter Brown

P I N K LEMONADE Ingredients 1 (12-oz.) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed 3 (12-oz.) bottles beer (not dark), chilled 3/4 cup vodka, chilled Ice Garnishes: fresh cranberries, citrus slices Preparation 1. Stir together first 3 ingredients. 2. Serve over ice. 3. Garnish, if desired.



Almond Encrusted Fish ingredients


Mango Salsa

2. Sauté the shallot until just starting to brown then add garlic, ginger and zest and cook another minute or two until fragrant. Add the remaining sauce ingredients, stirring for a minute, then blend to desired consistency. Return to pan and heat slowly until sauce thickens.

2 pieces mahi mahi fillets 1 cup crushed almonds 1 mango, peeled, finely chopped ½ scotch bonnet, finely chopped 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped Splash of lime juice Pinch of salt

Basil Coconut Sauce

1 medium shallot, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced ¼ teaspoon lemon zest ¼ teaspoon lime zest 1 teaspoon grated ginger ½ cup coconut milk ¼ cup water 1 teaspoon soy sauce ½ teaspoon fish sauce ½ cup packed basil, chopped ¼ cup cilantro, chopped

1. Mix mango, scotch bonnet, cilantro, lime juice, and a pinch of salt.

3. Heat some oil in a heavy bottom pan over medium high heat. 4. Press fish into almonds, flipping over and pressing again to get a good coating. 5. Cook fish in pan, flipping once after approximately 7- 8 minutes depending on size. Be careful not to burn the almonds and reduce heat if necessary. 6. Spoon sauce onto plate, top with fish and mango salsa. Serve with a side of rice. Recipe courtesy of Jodian Jaghai, Sous Chef, Hermosa Cove, Ocho Rios Follow her @camronjade

Friday Black as Cole Live Red Bones Blues Cafe 9:30pm ADM: $500 Paternal Instinct The Pantry Playhouse 8pm ADM: $1,400 MVP Fridays Pulse Complex, 38A Trafalgar Rd 8pm-2am ADM: Free (2 for 1 cue specials all night) College Fridays QUAD, New Kingston 10pm-4am ADM: $1,000 (ladies free before 12:30am)

Radioactive Fridays Club Eras, New Kingston 10pm-4am ADM: $500; Ladies free before 12:30

Skoolaz The National Pantomime 4:30 PM For bookings: 926-6129/926-6603

Uber Club Privilege 10pm-4am ADM: Ladies $1,000 (2-4-1 before 1Am); Men $2,000

BOOM Energy: Flips & Splits, Shorts & Sneaks

saturday Jake’s Treasure Beach Off-Road Triathlon Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth

Edition Limelight Entertainment Complex ADM: $300 (Women 2 for 1 before 7:30pm)

sunday Liguanea Festival of Fine Art & Photography Liguanea Plaza, Matilda’s Corner 10am-8pm

Art Fresh 2013 The Mutual Gallery and Art Centre 10:30am-3pm Soca Spillova 15 West Kings House Road 4pm-2am Liquid Fantasy 18 Dulwich Drive, Kingston 8 6pm - 2am ADM: $1,000 presold, $1,500 at the gate

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