Art and Music in Western Civilization

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Art and Music in Western Civilization

At Wayne State University in urban Detroit, Michigan, students enjoy the benefits of studying at a large research institution while retaining the personalized attention of a small liberal arts college.

The College of Liberal Arts offers majors, minors, and co-majors across 15 departments and 18 programs, providing a broad-based liberal arts education.

Each unit within the College includes a dedicated advising staff to assist students in planning a course of study and to help make that important bridge from college to career. Come and discover the Liberal Arts at Wayne State University. HUM 1010 Introduction to Art and Music in Western Civilization 4 credits. A Visual & Performing Arts course

From ancient Greek civilization to modern times, attention is focused on architecture, painting, sculpture, and music. Carefully selected examples from the visual arts and music placed in appropriate contexts from antiquity to the present. Museum and listening assignments supplement lectures.
HUM 1020
Experiencing the Arts-Looking at Art and Listening to Music 3-4 credits. A Visual & Performing Arts course

Developing the skills to experience (look, listen, read) such artistic media as art, music, and poetry. Considering how such skills relate to the manner in which meaning is communicated. [MORE about the 3-credit version] [More about the 4-credit version]

HUM 1030 Exploring the Arts in Detroit 4 Credits. A Visual & Performing Arts course

Explores the arts in Detroit and the metropolitan area: Detroit’s famous buildings and monuments, the Detroit Institute of arts, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and other cultural centers and institutions. A lecture-field work format assures maximum opportunity for direct access and experience.

HUM 1130 Practicum in Humanities 1 Credit.

Expand your knowledge and pursue an area of special interest in the humanities by enrolling in a one-credit Practicum (directed study) related to a topic introduced in HUM 1010, HUM 1020, HUM 1030, HUM 2100, or HUM 2110. (Prerequisite/Corequisite: HUM 1010, HUM 1020, HUM 1030, HUM 2100, HUM 2110.) May be taken while concurrently enrolled or after having successfully completed any one of these five courses.

HUM 2000 Reading and Writing About the Arts 3 credits. Experience and enjoy the arts while improving your writing skills.

Examination of ways in which various modes of expression (e.g. painting, music, and drama) and related examples of expository (critical) prose communicate meaning for the purpose of improving analytical skills and writing ability. (Prerequisite ENG 1020.) [MORE]

HUM 2100 Ancient-Medieval Literature and the Arts 4 credits. A Philosophy & Letters course

Encounter and learn great art, drama, and epic poetry. Examines relationships among the arts and connections between art and ideas from antiquity to the Renaissance. [MORE]

HUM 2200 Sophomore Honors Colloquium in Humanities 4 credits (maximum 8 credits). A Philosophy & Letters course

Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Open only to students in the Honors Program. Topics to be announced in the schedule of classes.

HUM 2500 (LBS 2500) Images of Labor in the Arts and Literature 4 credits. Diverse history of labor as reflected in the popular arts (film, songs, stories, and graphics.)

HUM 3990 Credit 1-3 (maximum 3).

Advanced directed study in a particular area of the humanities. (Prerequistie: Written consent of the Humanities director. Open primarily to juniors and seniors.)

This course fulfills the Visual and Performing Arts component of the Humanities Group Requirement, of the University-wide Program in General Education.

Course Description:

Humanities 101 focuses on monuments of art and music from the Graeco-Roman period to modern times. But the course is more than a simple survey: it stresses “arts and ideas.” While a chronological structure provides the framework for organizing and presenting materials, a consistent effort is made to relate examples of art and music from the past to later adaptations and to explore the significance of these influences on contemporary thought and value.

Thus key works of art and music are examined from the viewpoints of their own unique beauty and structure, their particular expression of the culture from which they originate, and their influence on present culture. Furthermore, the course attempts to show the continuities as well as the differences in artistic expression from earliest period through modern times.

Even casual inspection of our present environment reveals the continuing influence of works of architecture, paintings, sculpture, and music from earlier times and distant place. Architecture, the most “social” and “utilitarian” of the arts, provides a wide range of examples of modern buildings that employ (in literal or modified forms) Graeco-Roman, Early Christian, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque characteristics. Indeed, these historic styles are reflected in Detroit and in the Metropolitan Area.

In paintings and sculpture, as well as in music, the powerful pull of the past also manifests itself clearly. Frescoes, mosaics, and varieties of paintings are living parts of our culture Ñ as seen in galleries, museums, educational institutions, shopping malls, and private homes. Sculpture, as an aesthetic and urban expression, is present in many architectural and public places. And the music of the past takes its place along side of “new music”; this is manifested in concerts, recordings, and in the programming of radio and television.

Moreover, musicians and listeners find renewed interest in older musical forms, such as medieval motets and Baroque opera, and these works thereby exert discernible influences on contemporary practice.

Humanities 101 begins with the examination of artistic and musical products in themselves and in the context of the social forms and cultural values in which they were created. It is on this foundation that the second principal aim of the course is constructed: demonstrating how the arts of the past continue to play an important role in our lives today. Relationships between “classic monuments” and subsequent adaptations are explored from a variety of perspective: formal, stylistic, and thematic, for example.

Texts and Materials Texts and materials may vary from term to term. Those cited below are to be considered representative examples.

About Humanities

About Humanities

About Humanities

By providing a range of interdisciplinary courses in comparative arts, the Humanities Program offers you the opportunity to explore, understand and appreciate the arts, and to evaluate their importance to life – especially how artists and their ideas evoke self-discovery and promote self-knowledge. Faculty member encourage classroom discussions which examine the value of arts in historical and contemporary contexts, explore the significance of the arts in urban settings, and reveal the unique way in which all of the arts express and embody meaning.

Emphasis is placed on discovering relationships among art, music, poetry, literature, history and philosophy from both topical/theoretical and historical perspectives. Leonardo da Vinci once stated that “knowledge has its origins in our perspectives.” With that in mind, we investigate the various ways in which experience underlies all of the arts and humanistic disciplines and seek answers to such essential questions as: What qualities are shared by all of the arts and humanities? What characteristics are unique to each?

Artists, musicians, thinkers and writers of a particular era are linked by bonds of chronology and context. But artists, musicians, thinkers and writers – from every place and from all eras – are also linked by a shared commitment to creativity. The study of Humanities addresses and investigates these several types of bonds.

In exploring such varying relationships, you will develop and enhance verbal, perceptual and intellectuals skills which well serve you well in whatever future career you may choose. Join us! Be rewarded by acquiring a fuller knowledge and a more broadly based appreciation of humanity’s most important thoughts and artifacts.

Humanities Spring Break in Paris is a fabulous opportunity to learn while you experience some of the most famous art, architecture, food, shopping, and history in the world.

Subject Area: Humanities

Level: Undergraduate Curriculum:
Humanities 3990, Directed Study (1-3 credits), is open to students by permission of the Humanities Program Director. All students will complete pre-departure orientation materials as well as a series of assignments and journal entries while in Paris. Students who register for two or three credits will select a topic, submit it for approval, and do research both before and during the trip. They will write a paper (length depends upon the number of credits) upon their return.

Regardless of the number of credits for which a student is enrolled, everyone participating in the Paris trip will visit all the sites on the group’s itinerary. Special arrangements can be made with the directors of the trip, for the purpose of visiting sites more relevant to topics for research papers.

Before the trip, you will complete orientation modules on Blackboard: You will take a brief Knowledge Survey, design a chronological chart that shows an overview of French history, write a short essay related to the chronological chart, fill out answers to two projects to be done at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and complete a checkup of architectural terms.
Depending upon how familiar you are with painting, sculpture, and architecture, the orientation modules should take a minimum of eight hours to complete. However, you should do one or two a week, in order to allow yourself to reflect upon and absorb the information.

As we leave Detroit, you will be given a journal to be filled in during the trip. Some of it will be as specific as following floor plans while you walk through a church; some of it will be as open-ended as describing what you personally observe about night life in Paris. Also you will be issued a single-use camera and a list of places (and types of places) to have yourself photographed while in Paris. Both will be turned in on the return flight.

If you are taking the course for two or three credits, you will hand in an outline and bibliograpy before the trip. You will work on your paper while we are in Paris, as well as after our return., Directed Study (1-3 credits), is open to students by permission of the Humanities Program Director. All students will complete pre-departure orientation materials as well as a series of assignments and journal entries while in Paris. Students who register for two or three credits will select a topic, submit it for approval, and do research both before and during the trip. They will write a paper (length depends upon the number of credits) upon their return.
Regardless of the number of credits for which a student is enrolled, everyone participating in the Paris trip will visit all the sites on the group’s itinerary. Special arrangements can be made with the directors of the trip, for the purpose of visiting sites more relevant to topics for research papers.

Cost:
$1950. Cost includes airfare, hotel, continental breakfast, museum entrances, travel insurance, guides, and administrative fees. Program fees may change due to unexpected increases in airline surcharges. If this occurs, those fees will be passed on to program participants.
Meet your class at the Detroit airport in the early evening. Board your transatlantic flight bound for the city of lights!

Friday, March 10
After checking into your hotel and grabbing a bite to eat, hop onto the Métro for a trip to “where
it all began” — the Gothic style of architecture, that is, at the dazzling Basilica of St. Denis, on the outskirts of Paris. Study the architecture, and view the tombs of centuries of kings of France (their final resting place until Revolutionaries dumped their bodies into nearby pits). After taking the Métro back to the hotel for a brief rest, the group will have dinner together at a nearby restaurant. Bon appétit!

Saturday, March 11
Begin this morning with a stunning view of Paris’ most famous structure, the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World’s Fair. After taking pictures, board a bateau for a cruise down the Seine River. You’ll get a great overview of the city and catch a glimpse of almost all of Paris’ famous sites. You’ll make your way to the center of Paris for a tour of
the area, including the famed “Latin Quarter,” the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Sainte Chapelle, by one of Paris’ best guides. From lunchtime on, the time is yours. You can climb the steps of Notre Dame for a gargoyle’s-eye view of Paris, visit numerous medieval churches and museums, or the cell in the prison where Marie Antoinette was held. You may do some shopping in the posh Ile St.Louis or in the trendy Latin Quarter. Visit Père Lachaise cemetery, the final resting places of authors, poets, artists, and musicians from Chopin to Jim Morrison. The possibilities are endless.

Sunday, March 12
Wake up early and join a group of classmates on a tour to Versailles, the hunting lodge-turned-palace by the Sun King, Louis XIV. Enjoy lavishly decorated rooms, exquisite gardens, and the little village built for Marie Antoinette so that she could escape palace life by pretending to be a milkmaid. Or, if you prefer, spend a leisurely morning at your hotel or attend mass at Notre Dame, and then visit Versailles in the afternoon.

Monday, March 13
This morning, visit the Louvre, a palace-turned-­museum that houses over 30,000 pieces of classical art from all over the world. After viewing the Louvre’s most famous piece, the Mona Lisa, and scores of other Renaissance treasures, you may find yourself face to face with Egyptian mummies or ancient Iraqi palace guards carved in stone. Your class will view some pieces together, and then you will have the rest of the day and evening to get lost in the Louvre, to visit the World War II Exhibit at Napoleon’s Tomb (required, but on your own time), and to escape to one of Paris’ many other attractions such as the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, or Les Invalides. Come face-to-face with hundreds of bones of Paris’ past nameless residents by visiting the Catacombs. Or, if you’d like a break from the norm, rent bikes in the Bois de Boulogne and bike through ancient forests and past picturesque lakes.

Tuesday, March 14
Today’s focus will be on Impressionist art. Begin the day strolling along the narrow, cobblestone streets of the Montmartre area. You’ll see many of the Impressionists’ houses and old haunts. Spend some time checking out the cheap souvenirs. After a quick visit to the Dali museum or a leisurely lunch in a ­local café, travel with the class to the Musée d’Orsay, which picks up where the Louvre leaves off. Enjoy the architecture of this fantastic museum, which was once a train station, along with treasures by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, van Gogh, Cézanne, Gaugin, and ­others. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own, at the museum or elsewhere.

Wednesday, March 15
Begin the day viewing the sites in the Marais district, a swamp transformed into the most coveted residential area for 17th-century Parisian aristocrats. See Victor Hugo’s home, and enjoy a pastry (or two!) from one of the many local bakeries. Walk through time as you visit the Hotel Carnavalet, each room representing a different period in French History. Spend the early afternoon surrounded by Europe’s greatest collection of Modern art in the Pompidou Center. Finish the time together with a trip to La Défense, where you can view ultra-modern architecture. The rest of the afternoon is yours—you may choose to visit another museum, such as the Picasso Museum or the Rodin Museum, or work on your individual project.

Thursday, March 16
Today is yours. You may wish to join an optional excursion to Normandy to see World War II memorials,or the famous Bayeux Tapestry. You may want to take train to Auvers-sur-Oise to visit Van Gogh’s haunts, which were inspirations for some of his paintings, or you may simply choose to relax and work on your project.

Friday, March 17
Travel via train to Chartres, a picturesque French village overshadowed by Chartres Cathdral, arguably Europe’s best example of Gothic architecture. After an enlightening tour, have lunch in one of the local restaurants before catching your train back to Paris. The remainder of the day is yours to visit your favorite places one last time, and to say your goodbyes to one of the world’s most enchanting cities.

Saturday, March 18 After breakfast, travel to the airport and catch your flight back to Detroit.

Please note that you are required to pay tuition for 1-3 credit hours at your appropriate rate, payable through the normal tuition payment process. For more information, click here.

A non-refundable program deposit of $300 is required within 14 days of accepting admission into the program. Notifications will occur via U.S. postal mail and e-mail.

Priority Application Deadline: 5 p.m., December 5, 2005

Grants: Students are encouraged to apply for WSU’s Global Grant to offset some of their program expenses. Applications can be found here. Payment Information:The non-refundable deposit of $300 is due within 14 days of accepting admission into the program.

The remaining three payments of $550 are due November 28, January 4, and January 23.

The deposit and all payments are to be made out to Wayne State University. The deposit and all payments can be made by check, money order, Visa and MasterCard. Students wanting to pay program fees with either a Visa or MasterCard must print out the credit card authorization form and submit it to the office with the appropriate information.

Additionally, you are required to pay tuition for 1-3 credit hours at your appropriate rate which is payable through the normal tuition payment process.

Cancellation Policy: Participants who wish to cancel must do so in writing by mail or e-mail. Notifications should be sent

Participants are responsible for all program fees until notification is received by Study Abroad and Global Programs. Refunds are subject to the refund policy as listed below.

Refund Policy:
The $300 deposit is non-refundable. The Office of Study Abroad and Global Programs guarantees space on the program for participants upon receipt of the confirmation deposit. At that point, the Office of Study Abroad and Global Programs incurs non-recoverable costs. Therefore, any participant who cancels at any time after the confirmation deposit has been received will be responsible for the deposit in addition to the following, upon cancellation from the program:

Cancellation Period Refund

The Dorset Street Bar

The Dorset Street Bar

The Dorset Street Bar

DEJECTED BUT NOT DEFEATED

A prominent farmer on the east coast surveys damage done to his field after the severe flood waters that ravaged the areas last week Tuesday and Wednesday, perhaps unbeknownst to the majority of Saint Lucian. Water was well over the level of the road as indicated by the farmer. According to James Smith, the silting of the Mamiku River and the mangrove swamp nearby, after Hurricane Debbie a decade ago, have made the area very vulnerable to flooding.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO OUR NOVEMBER FRIENDS

Our very popular birthday list continues to build up every month. If you feel that you or a friend have been left out, please let us know and we would be glad to share with the rest of the community. According to Mathaline and Junia’s list, birthday anniversary greetings go out to the following;

TRICIA IS A TOP STUDENT AT MICOUD SECONDARY SCHOOL

Tricia Charlery of La Pointe (A sur Base) received certificates for Office Procedure and Food and Nutrition. Way to go Tricia!!! Congratulations and best wishes from the Mon Repos Youth and Sports Council. Keep up the good performance.

BECAUSE OF THE WATERS OF THE FLOOD

A sight that bears testimony to a healthy field. Despite the flood waters this field remarkably survived – phenomenon which in the worst of times would bring some pride to the hearts of the grower and the banana company. The Mamiku plain is one of the most productive on the east cost.

DAY AFTER “MON REPOS DAY”

Mon Repos Day was celebrated two weeks after Jounee Kweyol, and in just about the same spot. Unlike Jounee Kweyol which was planned over a period of months for a one day programme, this weekend programme does not take much planning. Primarily organanized by PowerPlus together with the Brewery and Spirit Houses that provide tents and local entrepreneurs, the activity is usually three day street jam. Like Jounee Kweyol very few voluntary groups were seen taking advantage of fund-raising. Look out for La Pointe Day in December.

Greetings from Diamonites Community Organisation, we are currently a youth based organisation from Diamond Village located on the Windward side of St. Vincent. we are currently involed in education , Sports and culture & youth development etc. we are planning a group exchange camp for next end of july 2005 . we are thinking of travelling to your country, so that is why we are asking for the contact person names responsible for a group(community based youth Organisation) in your country.so that we can start to develop a link. Also that we down here can begin to look for Sponsorship.

this information is needed most urgently. Find attached information about Diamonites Thank you in advance for your kind consideration. MON REPOS SCHOOL LINKED TO BRISTOL SCHOOL IN ENGLAND

The Ministry of education, Human Resource Development, Youth and Sports, initiated an international school link in the academic year 2001/2002. Mrs. Leonise Francois: Deputy Chief Education officer for Instruction identified and invited seventeen schools in the island of Saint Lucia, to become participants as international school link members. Out of seventeen schools that attended that first meeting at the District Two Education Office in Castries, only six schools persevered. Mon Repos R. C. Combined School was one of these.
Hence, the school link between St. Bonaventure’s R. C. Primary School in Bristol, England and the Mon Repos R. C. Combined School in Mon Repos, Saint Lucia was formed.

The Principals of the two schools first made contact by telephone. In that first year 2002/2003, the Principals shared a brief description of their schools and the services offered, and confirmed the interest in creating and maintaining the link. They also explored ways in which their schools could mutually benefit.
Second, pen pals were established among the students of Grade 4 in 2002/2003. They exchanged school, class and student photographs. Students were quite excited as they ventured on this novel experience.
In 2003/2004, two sets of students became involved in the project, the new Grade 4 students and the previous set, who were then promoted to Grade 5. In October of that year too, Mrs. Lucille Charles, the principal of St. Bonaventure’s R. C. primary School, along with Coco, the Grade 4 class mascot, visited the Mon Repos R. C. Combined School. There was great enthusiasm among the students, siblings, parents/guardians, teachers, principal and other individuals in the community. Bristol had come to Mon Repos. The visiting principal had a “bird’s eye view” of the similarities and differences of the two schools.
In the academic year 2004/2005, the first cohort of students were promoted to Grade 6, the second to Grade 5, and the third set, those who were promoted to Grade 4, became the students directly involved in the linkage. Thus commenced the third year.
In September 2004, Mrs. Majorie Serieux, the Principal of the Mon Repos R. C. Combined School, paid a reciprocal visit to St. Bonaventure’s R. C. Primary School.

Despite the geographical distance, there are striking similarities between the schools. There are also marked differences, which served as eyes openers, and which propelled each school to strive towards putting measures in place to help students to appreciate and celebrate diversity, to develop awareness of becoming global citizens, to achieve greater student success, and to prepare students to function effectively anywhere on this planet earth.
October of 2004 welcomed the arrival of two teachers from St. Bonaventure’s R. C. Primary School: Mrs. Helen Brooks and Miss Jane Graham, Grade 4 and Grade 6 teachers respectively. These two teachers shared their experiences in Literacy and Numeracy with the teachers and educators in the district.

They also had the experience of teaching single handedly the Grade 4 and Grade 6 students. That was their first exposure to teaching in the Caribbean, and in particular, Saint Lucia. It was a novel and exciting experience for them. Among the many experiences, they attended a Teacher appreciation function, organized by the Education Officer for District 5, Mr. Winston C. Blanchard.
Consequently, a reciprocal visit from the saint Lucian teachers involved in the link is expected. Meanwhile, the students are eagerly awaiting their turn to travel. Thus far, the Bristol/Saint Lucia link has been significant in terms of mutual professional, educational and personal growth.

In conclusion, the British Government must be recognized and thanked for funding of the project. Special thanks go to Ms. Jill Ritchie, who is the coordinator of the project in England. It is hoped that it can be made possible for her to travel to Saint Lucia, to experience first hand the links she so successfully co-ordinates. Finally, hats off to the Ministry of education in Saint Lucia for making it possible for the Bristol/St. Lucia School link to materialize.

Contributed by Marjorie Serieux

JAHNA, HER MUM THERESA A PAST STUDENT OF THE MICOUD SECONDARY AND SISTER DAWN PAST STUDENT OF VIEUX FORT SECONDARY . DAWN HERSELF IS AN OUTSTANDING STUDENT AND SPORTS WOMAN. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEE WHETHER JAHNA WILL OUTSHINE DAWN

JAHNA PICKS UP FOUR AT MICOUD SECONDARY SCHOOL AWARDS CEREMONY

Jahna Joseph of Coolie Town Patience, a Form Two student of the Micoud Secondary was the receipient of four awards when the school held its Award Ceremony on Friday November 12, 2004. With the cloudy conditition and threat of rain the ceremony was moved to the Pentecostal Church next door, instead of the open school ground. Jahna’s Awards included;(1) Top Performer in French (2) Best Behaved Student (3) Merit Student – 70% average and above (71.80) (4)Student of the Year for Form 1 (last year). Monrepossports.org congratulates Jahna on her acheivement and encourages her to keep up the standard.

SEWENAL BAND

No public festival would be complete in Mon Repos without the performance of a Sewenal Band. On hand on this occasion was Reggie, Shark and company.

JOUNEE KWEYOL A LA STELLA

One of the more attractive vendors stall at the Mon Repos venue of Jounee Kweyol 2004. Never mind the zinc sheets, Stella went through a lot of hard work together with her son to ensure that she came up with a commodity appropriate for the occasion. Of course it helped a lot to know that her beatiful baby sister Michelle was around.

Ribbons of Blue goes to the Big Apple

Ribbons of Blue actors Elpha Neptune (Mandy, the ungrateful daughter) and
Kenty Ramdatt (Romanus, her fiancee) are getting set for their role under
the critical eyes of New York’s producers and film distributors Come next weekend it’s gonna be lights, camera, action for local acting group Vizion Des Larvi, led by former teacher Mathurine Emmanuel, when its award winning film Ribbons of Blue gets a screening at the New York Film
Festival.

The group, made up primarily of young persons from Desruisseaux, began
staging productions at church events and to raise funds for needy persons in the community.

Their first filmed production was an anti-drug project Tears in the Valley, commissioned by the Substance Abuse Secretariat. The public response was so overwhelming Emmanuel decided to continue with a self-financed
project-Ribbons of Blue which went on to capture the blue ribbon in the best local film award at last year’s M&C Fine Arts Awards. In the film, Emmanuel, who is the main actress, the director and screenwriter, delivers a riveting performance in her portrayal of a single mother’s struggles and sacrifices to raise an ungrateful daughter who is
ashamed of her mother’s humble status. The screening in New York takes place on November 13 at Village East Cinema,
181 2nd Avenue at 12th Street. Copies of the movie are available at the Sunshine Book Store and Book Salon
in Castries. It is available on VHS and DVD. Ribbons of Blue will also be screened at the Cannes Festival in May 2005.
For more information on the screening interested persons can log on to the Ribbons of Blue goes to the Big Apple
Ribbons of Blue actors Elpha Neptune (Mandy, the ungrateful daughter) and Kenty Ramdatt (Romanus, her fiancee) are getting set for their role under the critical eyes of New York’s producers and film distributors Come next weekend it’s gonna be lights, camera, action for local acting group Vizion Des Larvi, led by former teacher Mathurine Emmanuel, when its award winning film Ribbons of Blue gets a screening at the New York FilmFestival. The group, made up primarily of young persons from Desruisseaux, beganstaging productions at church events and to raise funds for needy persons in the community.
Their first filmed production was an anti-drug project Tears in the Valley,
commissioned by the Substance Abuse Secretariat. The public response was sooverwhelming Emmanuel decided to continue with a self-financedproject-Ribbons of Blue which went on to capture the blue ribbon in the bestlocal film award at last year’s M&C Fine Arts Awards.
In the film, Emmanuel, who is the main actress, the director and screenwriter, delivers a riveting performance in her portrayal of a single
mother’s struggles and sacrifices to raise an ungrateful daughter who is ashamed of her mother’s humble status.
The screening in New York takes place on November 13 at Village East Cinema, 181 2nd Avenue at 12th Street. Copies of the movie are available at the Sunshine Book Store and Book Salon in Castries. It is available on VHS and DVD. Ribbons of Blue will also be screened at the Cannes Festival in May 2005. For more information on the screening interested persons can log on to the website

LA CHICA BONITA!!

Our Cuban-trained phamacist Gail, in a very colourful Madras outfit, after church service.

SESSENE AND GOVERNOR GENERAL

Grand Old Dame and national cultural icon, Sessene Descartes along with the first lady Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General of Saint Lucia in a special moment after church service on Sunday Oct. 31. Septima Joseph ( Ma Paris) is in the background. The stucture was built mainly by Zephrinus Robinson and Alton Lewis.

MOTHER AND BLOSSOM

This unnamed but regular visitor to our website, together with her June- born daugher named BLOSSOM. The mother celebrated her birthday in October and was anxious to receive a photograph taken a few days ago but we had no other means of getting it to her.

LOCAL DOMINO CHAMPIONSHIP CONTINUES ON FRIDAY NIGHT A ROSEMADIN IN PATIENCE

The third leg of the Mon Repos Inter-community open pairs Domino Competition continues this Friday night with the Patience leg scheduled to take place at Rosemardine’s Place. So far, two zones have been completed. In Mon Repos South, Linus Dorville and Peter Mathurin won at Bab’s Place (Gracia’s) in Grass Street, while Antoine Serieux and Bertrand Robinson won the Lumbard zone last Friday. The other zones are Upper La Pointe (John Henry (Matthis) Place, Mon Repos North (Boysie’s Place), Lower La Pointe (Solomon’s Place-Vagas) and Messis in Malgretoute. The Grand Finals is set for Sunday the 12th of December. This is the third year that the competition is being held. Teams will play for cash prizes and for the Eddie Gaston Trophy.
Meanwhile a grand domino-rama and footballorama is set for Sunday 28th November at the Patience Playing Field. More details will be given later.