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Song competition has $10k in prizes

Song competition has $10k in prizes

| 16/10/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Caymanian musicians who enter the 2019 National Song Competition during Pirates Week could win $5,000 if their song is judged the best this year, with second and third runner-up prizes of $3,000 and $2,000. “This exciting cultural event aims to showcase the best talent in the Cayman Islands,” said Melanie McField, Pirates […]

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Governor opens Sunrise recording studio

Governor opens Sunrise recording studio

| 23/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper officially opened a state-of-the-art multi-media production studio at the Sunrise Adult Training Centre (SRC) in West Bay during a recent tour of the facility. The studio, which was fully funded by the Aall Foundation, one of SRC’s longest-standing supporters, will not only benefit the clients at Sunrise but may […]

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John Gray cellist named Young Musician of the Year

John Gray cellist named Young Musician of the Year

| 07/05/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Cellist Dequan Smith of John Gray High School took home the first-place trophy at the 12th annual Butterfield Young Musician of the Year finals, held Saturday, 4 May, at the Prospect Playhouse. There were 11 finalists competing on the night from seven of Cayman’s public and private schools, with each one performing […]

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Celebrate culture at Red Sky

Celebrate culture at Red Sky

| 27/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The seventh annual Red Sky at Night multi-cultural arts fair is taking place this Saturday, 2 March. Presented by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) on the grounds of the F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre, the fair, an anchor event for the Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts (Cayfest), will run from […]

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Up close with: Chambria Dalhouse

Up close with: Chambria Dalhouse

| 22/02/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Chambria Dalhouse, at age 18, has already accomplished an impressive amount. As a boxer, she has represented the Cayman Islands internationally, taking gold at the 2017 Caribbean Development Championships held in St Lucia, and reaching the quarterfinals that same year at the Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas. She is also a […]

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Cayman Arts Festival offers something extra

Cayman Arts Festival offers something extra

| 17/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 2019 eXtra Cayman Arts Festival (CAF), set for 5-9 February, will showcase both international and local musical talent and, for the first time, CAF and Jubilate will be hosting a fringe event featuring students from their after-school programmes. Among the performers planned for the festival are the Island Brass Quintet, British […]

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Carollers perform at Government House

Carollers perform at Government House

| 27/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper and his wife, Elisabeth, recently hosted a Christmas carol party at Government House, their last official function for 2018. Those invited to the 18 December event passed by the residence’s eight-foot Norway spruce Christmas tree and a tiny hand-knitted nativity scene (a Roper family favourite), on their way to […]

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‘Red Violinist’ to perform at Cayman Arts Festival

‘Red Violinist’ to perform at Cayman Arts Festival

| 29/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Renowned soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn, who is known as the ‘Red Violinist’, will be joining musicians from New York City and Cayman-based pianist Glen Inanga to perform this weekend as part of Cayman Arts Festival (CAF) events. The New York Quintet, also featuring Arturo Delmoni (violin) and Michael Roth (viola), from the New […]

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CNCF celebrates release of folk music album

CNCF celebrates release of folk music album

| 24/08/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) held a launch party to celebrate the release of a double album of Caymanian folk music, featuring the Cayman Islands Folk Singers and North Side Kitchen Band. About 200 people attended the event for the CD, “Come Back Home”, held Thursday, 16 August at Grand Old […]

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CNCF releases album of Caymanian folk music

CNCF releases album of Caymanian folk music

| 01/08/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman National Cultural Foundation will be releasing a double CD of traditional music, “Come Back Home”, featuring the Cayman Islands Folk Singers and North Side Kitchen Band. The official release will be marked by a launch party set for Thursday, 16 August. Tickets for the event, which is open to the […]

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Cayman set to celebrate arts and culture

Cayman set to celebrate arts and culture

| 09/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayfest, the Cayman Islands National Festival of Arts, raises its curtains this month, showcasing the cultural diversity and artistic talent in the community. The event, which features various activities over a 10-day period, kicks off with the National Arts & Culture Awards and culminates with Red Sky at Night, the festival’s signature […]

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Young Musician winners visit Juilliard

Young Musician winners visit Juilliard

| 21/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): As part of their prizes, the winners of Butterfield’s Young Musician of the Year competition for 2016 and 2017 were treated to a trip to New York City to visit The Juilliard School, accompanied by their mothers. Marcos Bertran, this year’s winner, plays the alto saxophone and Daniela Granados, the 2016 winner, plays the […]

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Sunrise Centre performs The Sound of Music

Sunrise Centre performs The Sound of Music

| 04/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Clients from the Sunrise Adult Training Centre (SATC) took part in a production of The Sound of Music at the Harquail Theatre Wednesday, 21 June. At the show, artwork by the clients was also on sale in the lobby. Additionally, acting director Kimberley Voaden presented a Sunrise Shining Star Award plaque to assistant […]

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Sax player judged top young musician

Sax player judged top young musician

| 06/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Saxophonist Marcos Bertran, from St Ignatius High School, took home top honours in the 10th Annual Butterfield Young Musician of the Year competition, which was held Saturday, 1 April 2017 at the Prospect Playhouse. Vocalist Liana DaCosta, from Cayman Prep and High School, was the runner up. Returning judges Stephanie Williams and […]

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Red Sky set to light up the night

Red Sky set to light up the night

| 24/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The fifth annual Red Sky at Night, the celebration of Caymanian arts and culture, takes place tomorrow (25 February) on the grounds of the Harquail Theatre. One of the anchor events of Cayfest, the Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts, and a favourite of artisans and attendees alike, the event, running […]

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Volunteers needed for Red Sky

Volunteers needed for Red Sky

| 03/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For the fifth year, Red Sky at Night, which is produced by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF), will offer an evening of performing and visual arts on Saturday, 25 February. As one of the anchor events of Cayfest, the Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts, Red Sky offers dance, music, […]

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Arts Festival showcases international and homegrown talent

Arts Festival showcases international and homegrown talent

| 02/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 2017 eXtra Cayman Arts Festival (CAF), set for 9-11 February, will feature world-class performers Dama Trio from Italy and the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble with Helen Sung, with “fringe” events showcasing local musicians and other artists, including the Cayman Youth Choir and two young vocalists – David Brown and Isabella Rooney.

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UCCI and US university co-host Christmas concert

UCCI and US university co-host Christmas concert

| 25/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) is partnering with West Chester University (WCU), the largest of 14 state universities in Pennsylvania, for a one-night-only concert unlike anything that has ever been staged here. Slated for Saturday, 10 December, at both the Crescent in Camana Bay and the West Chester campus, […]

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