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Tennis Cup Series Under-18 Tournament to Start May 13 at Buccaneer Hotel

Hundreds of junior tennis players, coaches and tournament officials will begin arriving on St. Croix this weekend for the first-ever USVI Cup, an International Tennis Federation (ITF)-sanctioned tournament. Boys and girls (under-18) will compete in back-to-back tournaments, scheduled for May 13-18 and May 20-25 on St. Croix.

Virgin Islander Wins Two University Music Awards

After earning a bachelor's degree in commercial music, Gumbs has won two awards this week for her original song "New Chapters." The song has won the 2019 Greenville University Music Awards for ‘Best Female Vocalist’ and ‘Best Original Song of the Year.’

St. John Festival Applications Available Beginning

St. John Festival applications are available at the St. John Tourism Office for all vendor, parade and booth applicants.

Local Author to Participate in African American Children’s Book Fair

Charlene Abramson Joseph, author of “The Vienna Cake Mystery,” will participate in the 7th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair on May 11 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Md.

Symposium of Caribbean Art Music Unites Musicians and Scholars

Sessions included presentations of academic papers, talks by regional composers and concerts. Performances included local traditional music from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and pieces recently composed for the concert hall.

Pistarckle Announces Winners of 14th Annual Vento Shakespeare Festival

The Top Ensemble Honorees of the 2019 14th Annual Vento Shakespeare Festival, presented by Pistarckle Theater, were the eight students of the St. Croix Educational Complex, guided by teacher Alicia Ramos.

First Lady to Host Easter Jamboree Events for V.I. Children

Bryan’s team of volunteers have planned activities including Easter egg hunts, storytelling, face painting, games, entertainment and photo opportunities for the youngsters with the First Lady and the Easter Bunny.

What is a Virgin Islander? V.I. Studies Collective to Host Forum Series

The V.I. Studies Collective -- a group of scholars, artists, and community advocates -- invites the community to a series of public forums on...

St. Croix Author Pens Tome on Sportsmanship for Children

St. Croix native Mark Nixon has written a new picture book on sportsmanship for children ages 8 to 11 or grades 3 to 6 titled "You Can’t Always Win – The Good Loser." It discusses good sportsmanship at the end of games, contests, sports and academic endeavors. 
In a scene from 'Mamma Mia,' Donna and the Dynamos reminisce about the '70s, from left: Tanya played by Mayah Russell, Donna played by Avery White, Rosie played by Carolyn Grimm. (Elisa McKay photo)

GHCD’s ‘Mamma Mia!’ Sells Out Opening Weekend

Good Hope Country Day School students performed “Mamma Mia!” to a sold-out audience at Friday’s opening night. The musical attracted community members of all ages to the first of six shows scheduled for two weekends at the Caribbean Community Theatre in Orange Grove, Christiansted.

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