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  • 01:02

    Remembering Carnival Traditions

    in Culture

    The first carnival was staged in 1912 during the final years of Danish occupation and lapsed during World War I. Revived in 1952, carnival has become the second largest festival in the Caribbean.


    A month-long series of dazzling pageants and talent shows is held to choose royalty to rein over the festival. Fun events such as a boat race, Greased Pig Contest and Toddlers Derby entertain everyone at the festivities.


    A series of elimination contests to crown top performers are called Calypso Tents. Calypsonions offer satirical commentary on the state of the islands, oftentimes mocking the shenanigans of politicians. Other popular events held during Carnival is j'ouvert, a morning jump up, a food fair presenting the islands’ best traditional eats and a competition to crown the King and Queen of the parade troupes.


    A children's and adult’s parade close the lively month with brilliantly costumed and decorated troupes and floats. ~ Courtesy of VI Dept. of Tourism at www.visitusvi.com/culture_history


     

  • 01:01

    Remembering Carnival Traditions, Part II

    in Culture

    The first carnival was staged in 1912 during the final years of Danish occupation and lapsed during World War I. Revived in 1952, carnival has become the second largest festival in the Caribbean.


    A month-long series of dazzling pageants and talent shows is held to choose royalty to rein over the festival. Fun events such as a boat race, Greased Pig Contest and Toddlers Derby entertain everyone at the festivities.


    A series of elimination contests to crown top performers are called Calypso Tents. Calypsonions offer satirical commentary on the state of the islands, oftentimes mocking the shenanigans of politicians. Other popular events held during Carnival is j'ouvert, a morning jump up, a food fair presenting the islands’ best traditional eats and a competition to crown the King and Queen of the parade troupes.


    A children's and adult’s parade close the lively month with brilliantly costumed and decorated troupes and floats.
    ~ Courtesy of VI Dept. of Tourism at www.visitusvi.com/culture_history

  • Carnival Royalty in the Virgin Islands

    in Culture

    St. Croix hosts its Carnival between Christmas and Three Kings Day. The Crucian Christmas Carnival (formerly called Festival) sees events in both Christiansted and Frederiksted including calypso shows, Latin music venues, food fairs, horse races, parades, and the village.


    Who is the royalty representing St. Croix this year? Who were the past royalties of the Virgin Islands? Why is there royalty in the Carnivals of the Virgin Islands? How and when did it come about? What is its history? Was it celebrated in the days of the Danish West Indies? 


    Do you know the answer to any of these questions? Call in at 347-237-4374 and share your comments or ask your questions. The Doctor may know the answers but loves interacting with you, the listeners!


    Now, some changes to announce!



    Effective January 3, 2015 the show has been expanded to a full hour.
    However, the schedule has been changed to the first, the fourth, and sometimes, the fifth Saturday monthly. 


    We extend our invitation to our 6 f-words: faithful, friendly, family, friends, followers, and fans!


    Please jump onboard and pass the word!

  • 00:56

    La Cage aux Palm Springs? Meet the cast of Carnival Cabaret!

    in Current Events

    Nicholas Snow hosts masters of celebrity female impersonation, cast and crew members of Palm Springs' hit dinner show, Carnival Cabaret, starring James GYPSY Haake and produced by Dan Gore and his team.  Also joining the broadcast, Alfie Pettit aka Arial Trampway, a new cast member and a powerhouse behind the April 1st, 2015 special edition of Carnival Cabaret to raise money for Gypsy's star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame.  The show opened at Oscar's Cafe & Bar the last week of 2014, and sold out to primarily straight, wealthy conservative audiences for whom it's novelty appeal is strongest. It's been renewed twice with the aim of keeping the crowds entertained indefinitely.  Performers rotate, gracing the stage (via impersonation) have been Marilyn, Liza, Pink, Katy Perry, Joan Rivers, Reba and Madonna.


    Nicholas Snow Live, produced and hosted by Nicholas Snow.  Over 1.7 million downloads in just over 2-1/2 years.  The show's motto: "Connecting the Circuitry of Humanity."


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  • 00:39

    The Betrayal Papers - Part VI - The Chicago Connection

    in Politics Conservative

    This, the sixth and final installment of The Betrayal Papers, will explore various projects, schemes, and associations that tie Obama and his associates together.  A preponderance of these project are based out of Chicago, the crossroad of the global Left, Islamic “civilization jihad,” and the Communist mafia.  The themes to observe in each case are deception, greed, and power.


    To have any chance to retain our freedoms and personal safety, we must recognize the depth of the treason from within; we must name the perpetrators and conquer them before they end America.

  • 00:31

    Crucian Carnival, Then and Now

    in Culture

    St. Croix hosts its Carnival Festival between Christmas and New Year. The Crucian Christmas Carnival (formerly called Festival) sees events in both Christiansted and Frederiksted including calypso shows, Latin music venues, food fairs, horse races, parades, and the village.


    But how were Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Three Kings Day celebrated in the days of the Danish West Indies? Or, were they?


    The Doctor knows! And will spill the beans today.

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  • 00:29

    Consummate Fitness Professional: Starting & Growing Your Training Business VI

    in Health

    After being in the health & fitness industry for the past 9 years, I have been asked many questions about becoming a personal trainer. Many health conscious people aspire to be great influencers of change in their world, so it's no surprise that a career in personal training comes to mind first. But, it can be overwhelming just to figure out what education is needed, certifications are required, business licenses to apply for and how to just get going. I'm going to take the next 4-5 episodes to discuss a number of things to consider to be a successful and well-rounded personal trainer. Today I discuss:


    -The do's and don'ts of personal training


    -Miscellaneous wrap up

  • 02:04

    Travis and Vic's Drunken Horror Adventures: Tom McLoughlin & Darcy DeMoss

    in Entertainment

    On May 4th, the “Louisville Town Drunks” return to talk to a legend when it comes to Friday the 13th…Tom McLoughlin! For fans of the Friday the 13th series, Tom McLoughlin should be very familiar as he directed one of the favorites of the entire series in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. We’ll talk about a variety of subjects beyond just the scope of Friday the 13th Part 6, but of course Friday the 13th Part VI will be a major topic on this very special edition of Travis & Vic’s Drunken Horror Adventures!


    In addition to Tom McLoughlin, Darcy DeMoss, "Nikki" from Friday the 13th Part VI will also join us. This is a can't miss show!


    Our email is tandvhorror@gmail.com


    You can find us discussing the show along with some horror-related topics on Twitter @TravNVicHorror


    You can find Travis on Twitter @PhenomenalTLD


    You can find Vic on Twitter @vicvonerich


    When things get out of control…that’s when you’ll want to check our YouTube channel as we do EXCLUSIVE  “Travis and Vic’s Drunken Horror Adventures” videos on there from time to time as well. Subscribe to TandVHorror and watch the chaos take place.


    Last, but not least, give us a “like” on Facebook at: Facebook.com/travisnvichorror

  • 00:31

    Pay It Forward Essay Winners at Leonard Dober Elementary School

    in Writing

    Winners of the Pay It Forward Essay: Today we get to interview and showcase the students of Ms Leteshia Fahie-Breedy's class who won in the Pay It Forward essay contest.


    Mission Statement: “At Leonard Dober Elementary School, we believe that learning is on-going and inter-related. We believe that all children can learn. It is our responsibility to find their learning styles, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and meet their needs. We are committed to preparing our students for a changing world; therefore, we will prepare them to think critically and solve problems. In order to do this, a partnership will be fostered between home, school, and community.”


    About Leonard Dober Elementary School: “As well as offering a high quality of teaching and extra-curricular activities to our students, we also have a commitment to ensure that our students receive the best guidance and support to insure they feel happy and safe here and are therefore able to thrive and achieve academically.”


    Student of the Month Awards: The selected winners of the Dober Award have displayed model student behavior. They have all maintained good grades and are always on their best behavior.


    Key persons: Ms LaVerne Lake Davis, coordinator of Pay It Forward USVI; Juelis Hodge, Dept. of Education-Pay It Forward liasion.


    Contact Leonard Dober Elementary School at: 9 and 10 Kronprindens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802 | Phone: 340-774-5874 | Fax: 340-774-5253