Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 6th 2015 Contents With respect to Sparrow s
60th anniversary in the calyp-
so arena, SWCBI has taken the
opportunity to present the
Mighty Sparrow at the
Lumiere Lounge, Newtown,
(opposite the Australian High
Commission s Office), on Feb-
ruary 12. Also expected to per-
form are Pelham Goddard &
Roots, Dane Gulston, Colin
"CJ" Jackman and Poser.
Promoter Dwight "Bodell"
Noel said: "I would like to let
the record show that the Mighty
Sparrow is all well and good
and could go to another mile-
"I would like the public to
come out and support this giant
of an artiste who has promoted
calypso for over 60 years and
did it his way."
Noel added: "Although some
may say that Sparrow should
stop singing Saltfish, I would
also like to tell your readers that
Frank Sinatra sang I Did It My
Way for over 25 years, which
was placed in his contract by
promoters and was given US$1.2
million per engagement. In
places like Holland and many
European countries Sparrow is
always requested to sing Salt-
fish, a staple in calypso.
"Of course Sparrow s money
is not like Sinatra s, but the
respect for that song and the
man has always been there
overseas. I would like to see Tri-
nis give this great man even
more respect and support."
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The all-inclusive fete train continues to be
on track with Fatima College Old Boys Union
holding its 12th annual event tomorrow
evening at the college on Mucurapo Road, St
This year s fete is brand new and three of
the nation s top DJs will also be in attendance
as will be St James Tripolians Steel Orchestra
which will be closing off the fete with sweet
pan music providing a jump-up for patrons.
Patrons are assured of sumptuous, mouth-
watering dishes as never before, and top-of-
the-line, premium liquor. Dinner will again be
available in the Grand Central Ballroom which
will be appropriately decorated.
For the women who wish to change from
heels to flat footwear, necessary arrangements
have been made so that they can leave their
heels in the care of the old boys and collect
them at the end of the fete.
The décor this year promises to be something
to behold and patrons are asked to wear white,
with a touch of blue. They will be dancing
under a massive beautiful chandelier. Free park-
ing will be available in the Hasely Crawford
National Stadium, Fatima Grounds and Mucu-
rapo Senior Comprehensive, with adequate
security on hand.
All proceeds from this fete and other fund-
raising ventures are channelled towards edu-
cation, sport and developmental programmes
in the college. In 2011, funds facilitated the
construction of a mezzanine floor in the college
hall so that the school s 900 population could
be accommodated; in 2012, the college library
was totally refurbished. In 2013, a two-storey
block, costing over $4 million, was constructed
to accommodate Form VI students.
Sparrow comes back home
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Though not an educational institution,
but a charitable organisation nonetheless,
Lions Club of Port-of-Spain Central will
host its 18th annual Class Is Class all-inclu-
sive Carnival dance entitled Mama Dis is
Mas on February 14, from 4--10 pm.
Venue is the Lions Cultural Centre, Fitz
Blackman Drive, Port-of-Spain, with music
by Roy Cape All Stars featuring Blaxx; Dil-
e-Nadan; Samsara D Band; Scrunter s Pan
Groove and DJ Scoobie.
From a relatively small start in 1998, this
party has become a "sold-out, must-be-
there" affair. To ensure the comfortable
accommodation of loyal patrons, the club
refuses to succumb to pressure to "oversell"
Refreshments consist of two premium bars,
a cocktail bar, creole and Chinese meals, Kan-
hai roti, gyros, bake and shark, corn soup,
crab-stuffed dumplings, wantons, accras and
Secure parking for patrons vehicles round
off what is arguably the best event for the
season. At a contribution of $600 per patron,
this all-inclusive event remains one of the
more affordable on the Carnival calendar.
In accordance with the Constitution and
By-Laws of Lions Clubs International, all
proceeds will be channelled back into the
club s community to assist many worthwhile
The Carnival dance is the club s major
annual fund-raising event with an anticipated
attendance of 1,000-1,200 patrons.
For tickets, contact any member of
the Club or call 623-ROAR.
Class is class
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