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Monday, September 25, 2023


Hollywood Comes to USVI; Cane Bay Film Industry Workforce Training Program Now Taking Applications

Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz, international award-winning filmmaker has announced the launch of the Cane Bay Films LLC Film Industry Workforce Training Program™©. It has partnered with the USVI Government.

Miss USVI to Compete at International Miss Earth 2023 Pageant

All are invited to follow her journey on social media and send her words of encouragement and support as she aims to bring the Miss Earth crown home to the Virgin Islands.

81C to Open Photography Exhibit by Sycroix (Sharimar Cruz) on Oct. 6

“From Here” features a prominent full-scale exhibition of photography by Virgin Islands photographer Sycroix (Sharimar Cruz). The opening reception will be held on Oct. 6.

O.D. Alexander Reviews ‘I Paved the Way for Real Divas’ by Arthur Petersen

Arthur Petersen is a product of the Virgin Islands Public Schools and has worked as a paraprofessional for 20 years. He explores the world of select women in classical music from the early 1800s to the present. The book is divided into three parts.

81C to Present Pop-up Exhibition by Veronica Leinenbach; Amelie Mancini Exhibit Continues

81C presents an art exhibition pop-up for local artist Veronica Leinenbach on view in the 81C Coffee + Wine Bar from noon to 8 p.m., Sept. 5-15.

Navigating the Ups and Downs of Breastfeeding Is Thursday’s ‘Dinner With A Doctor’ Topic

Healthcare professionals and their maternity clients have a chance to learn how to successfully nourish their babies with breast milk. The topic for Thursday’s 'Dinner with a Doctor' coincides with National Breastfeeding Month. 

Liberty Foundation Awards $5,000 to United Jazz Foundation for Education Program

With school coming back in session, United Jazz Foundation is kicking off its VI Youth Ensemble music education program for underserved teens in St. Thomas thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Liberty Foundation.

CMCARTS “Freedom” Exhibit – Last Day Saturday!

The “Freedom” Exhibit opened in the upstairs gallery at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts on Aug. 5 to an enthusiastic crowd of art lovers. The group of artists exhibiting are mostly women, with the youngest member, a 15-year-old young man, and three short-film production teams. The collective energies of the participating artists produced a show that will have its last viewing when the doors open Saturday at 9 a.m.

Review: “Masqueraders, Musicians and the Old Time St. Croix Christmas Festival”

O.D. Alexander reviews “Masqueraders, Musicians and the Old Time St. Croix Christmas Festival” by Dr. Karen C. Thurland.

King of the Wing Raises Nearly $25,000 to V.I. Children’s Museum

The check presentation ceremony for the 12th annual King of the Wing contest took place on Monday, Aug. 14, at 1 p.m., at the V.I. Children's Museum (VICM) on St. Thomas.

Department of Tourism Releases Dates for 2023-2024 Crucian Christmas Festival

Now in its 71st year, the Crucian Christmas Festival represents the island's longstanding cross-cultural influence, combining Caribbean, African, Spanish and Dutch influences to showcase a unique experience like no other in the region.

King of the Wing Winners to Represent the USVI at National Buffalo Wing Festival

Chef Isaac Buckner and his team from The Tap Room / St. John Brewers will now be attempting to bring home another trophy, this time from the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Orchard Park, New York.

Barbara Talley and Radiance Talley to Host Poetry Event on Race, Unity and Humanity

The event will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5, at Bahá'í National Center at 129 Estate Contant.

Come Home to St. Croix 2023 Opens at Whim Museum

Come Home to St. Croix is a very “inclusive celebration” that was started 13 years ago in 2011 by the Landmarks Society of St. Croix. On Sunday afternoon, in the heat of the day, folks found their way to the celebration on the grounds of the Whim Plantation Museum.

V.I. Salsa Festival Heats Up Starting July 25

St. Croix will be flooded with Latin music, food and dance starting Tuesday when the Virgin Islands Salsa Festival opens to spotlight the culture and raise funds for the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix.

81C to Hold Opening of Amelie Mancini’s “Out There And In Here” Exhibition on July 22

81 will present “Out There And In Here” - The Mute Poetry and Inner Landscapes of Amelie Mancini. The exhibition opening party will be held from 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 22, at the gallery..

Beat the Heat and Celebrate Christmas in July

Saturday, shop owners in Palm Passage in downtown Charlotte Amalie will hold a “Christmas in July” event from noon to 5 p.m.

Poem “At What Price?” by Sandra C. Bradley

The Source Arts & Literature section highlights the work of our creative readers.

Nova Gomez Is the New Little Miss USVI

Nova Angellyn Gomez is a vibrant and talented 4-year-old who is making waves as the reigning Little Miss USVI.

‘Portal’ Celebrates 175th Anniversary of VI Emancipation With Poetry and Photography

As part of this celebration, Tiphanie Yanique and Stephanie Hanlon, with the support of the Virgin Islands Head Curator Monica Marin, have crafted a book of poetry and photography called “Portal.”



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