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Bandleader Stanley Jacobs CHRISTIANSTED – The Smithsonian Institution is releasing a quelbe music album by Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights as part of its Black History Celebration in February. According to the online magazine Jazz News, the album called “Quelbe! Music of the U.S. Virgin Islands is scheduled to

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ACCUSED OF MONEY LAUNDERING: Guy Wildenstein PARIS — International art dealer Guy Wildenstein went on trial in Paris Monday on charges of tax fraud and money laundering, after two relatives tipped off investigators about the family’s financial dealings — prompting authorities to demand a staggering 553 million euros ($602 million)

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Artist Victor Cepeda of St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – A 20-year-old St. Croix native who is best-known for his colorful murals all over the island is getting his own solo art show here starting this weekend. Victor Cepeda, aka the “Mural Man,” told the Virgin Islands Free Press that the show

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It’s official. Maroon 5 announced Friday that their North American tour would begin next fall. But their world tour will include Theron and Timothy Thomas of R. City – whose song “Locked Away” – features M5 lead singer Adam Levine The 26-date tour of North America kicks off in San

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PORT OF SPAIN – A new book which puts contemporary Caribbean architecture in the spotlight will be published in Trinidad this month. The book, Contemporary Caribbean Architecture, by Trinidadian architect, Brian Lewis of acla:works, is a collector’s limited edition, large-format publication, showcasing 50 design projects throughout the English and French-speaking

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R. City performs on the Late Late Show NEW YORK – The St. Thomas dynamic R&B duo R. City performed their smash hit “Locked Away” on Tuesday night’s Late Late Show on CBS. Theron and Timothy Thomas, who make up R. City (formerly Rock City) were featured as the musical

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   Peter Jackson of St. Croix CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Black celebrities of the 19th Century were shown some of the same courtesies as their white counterparts. And it is their rare, distinctive portraits that are starting to get the attention of people on the U.S. mainland. Especially St. Croix’s first

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                 Andre Veloz of St. Croix BANGOR – The St. Croix-born singer-songwriter Andre Veloz headlines the American Folk Festival in Maine this weekend, bringing her own form of “Dominican blues” to Stephen King’s hometown. Although she was born in the Virgin Islands, Veloz was raised in the Dominican Republic, where

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Rashawn Ross posing with store owner CAMDEN, New Jersey — When St. Thomas-born musician Rashawn Ross goes shopping for a new trumpet – people tend to notice. He is – to put it delicately – hard to miss if you were to see him in public. So when the Dave Matthews

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iicky Belmontes, 43, artist CHARLOTTE AMALIE – iicky Belmontes first fell in love with fashion, in part, by seeing sailors bring Lee jeans to St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he grew up — sometimes Levi’s, if he was lucky. Now, he distresses denim himself, using tools like

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