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CHARLESTON — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has launched a vigorous summer campaign to market the islands’ unique carnival and festivals. Following the passage of Legislative Act 8153, Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte now has the department actively promoting and managing festival tourism with a busy summer schedule in place

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CHRISTIANSTED — Cane Bay Films is pleased to announce that filmmaker Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz’s recent short film, Soléne won the Special Jury Award at the International Outfest Film Festival, Dominican Republic! Bermúdez-Ruiz stated, “It was truly a great honor to receive this award and we are sincerely grateful to Outfest for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Staged readings will take place by island resident actors in St. Thomas on Saturday. The readings have been gleaned from plays that were submitted for this year’s New Playwrights Festival at the Pistarckle Theater. The event takes place Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Pistarckle Theater at

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GREENVILLE, Illinois — How do you put the story of your journey from freshman to graduating senior into a modern song that wins university awards? Kandis Gumbs, who is graduating tomorrow from Greenville University in Illinois after earning a bachelor’s degree in commercial music, has won two awards this week

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Pressure BussPipe is the road march champion for the 2019 St. Thomas carnival. BussPipe is the first reggae artist to win this annual contest, beating all comers with his soca song called “Do it And Done.” The song was released on the Busspipe Records label two months

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The premiere weekend for the final play of the Pistarckle Theater 2018-19 Season will be Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, 8 p.m. featuring the “engrossing, provocative” drama “Doubt,” written by John Patrick Shanley, and directed by Pistarckle’s Resident Director Frank Bartolucci.  Additional performances are Friday

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas-Water Island Administrator Avery Lewis said he would like to acknowledge and commend all the people and agencies that worked tirelessly to make Carnival 2019 a resounding success. Administrator Lewis recognizes that success is the result of a community of persons working together to achieve a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Pistarckle Theater said there will be auditions on Sunday, May 5th and Monday, May 6th at 6 p.m. at the theater in the far back of Tillett Gardens for its 5th Annual New Playwright Festival (NPF). Because this is a staged reading with script in hand, there

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and Lt. Governor Tregenza Roach opened the St. Thomas Food, Arts and Crafts Fair on Wednesday which showcased the “growing variety and diversity of Virgin Islands culture.” “As you walk around today you’re going to be running into all kinds of friends and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. kickstarted Carnival 2019 on St. Thomas with the official opening of the Carnival Village themed “Coggie’s Musical Ville” on Friday. This marked the first time Governor Bryan ceremoniously opened the Carnival Village on St. Thomas for residents and visitors to experience. “Such a

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