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Tales of a Jazz Singer - Upcoming Show and How I Got My Nickname Lady Jazz

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Academy 32 owner Yiannis Hadjiloizou is a shining musical talent and maestro who is organising the 5th anniversary of his venue on June 3rd in old Nicosia with the Cyprus Academy of Music Big Band, and I'm delighted to be guest singer, along with classical singer George Ioannou.

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Thought for Today - Freedom Cannot Exist in Chaos

Freedom is a state of mind and it needs order and discipline to manifest it in your life. This may be a contradiction for you but freedom cannot exist in chaos. When your mind is occupied with anger, frustration and fear when you not follow up with what you have promised yourself to do, there is no space for creativity, love and harmony.

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Soulart making our souls float on a Sunday morning


soulartThis Sunday morning of Healing with Art - an Introduction to Soulart with Catt Kyriakou turned out to be a personal favourite of mine! And it seems safe to say everyone else’s. We’ve already had some lovely and very ‘soulful’ events with Catt who’s been coming all the way from Ayia Napa to see us. Especially the evening during which she explained how she does her Soulart to help others ‘heal’ had me fascinated. I find any kind of art has something healing about it - to me it is photography which makes me feel like I’ve gone off ‘to elsewhere’ to take a break... and from now on also painting with pastels!

Korean Week Marked in Cyprus

The Korean Embassy celebrates the 20th anniversary of diplomacy between the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Cyprus with a series of events showcasing the Korean culture and promoting the relations between the two countries. All events are open to the public and the entrance is free.

At Home with Pets – Introducing George

animal welfare cyprusIt’s been a lovely week in our household and I’ve finally sat down to write and tell you all about it. I’m sitting here surrounded by pups and kittens, with a glass of chilled wine and listening to the wonderful new CD ‘All of Me’ by Swing/Jazz singer Michael Antoniou. Do check out his website ( or listen to a sample ( and treat yourselves to his album.

Back in early March I received a message about a pup rescued in Limassol, found by the side of the road, paralyzed in the hind legs, fractured pelvic bone, torn ligaments, deep wounds from dragging and scared. The person who found him wanted a second opinion before deciding whether to ‘save’ him so he was brought up to Nicosia by a volunteer. As soon as I saw this little 1½ year old pup looking at me with sorrowful ‘help me’ eyes I knew that I had to do whatever I could for him.

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Tweeting the night away at Mary’s

twitterFriday’s presentation and workshop ‘10 Twitter Power Hacks’ by Social Media Manager Charli Day was yet again something totally different to be featured at Mary’s.  I had actually organized the event out of purely egoistical reasons as my personal relationship with Twitter has been ambivalent at best. And it turned out I was not the only one who just ‘didn’t quite get it’.

Tales of a Jazz Singer - In Tribute to B.B. King, RIP

bbking"I believe everybody's had the blues at one time or another." B.B. King.

I was sad when I heard B.B. King had died, and felt the same way as I did when Stevie Ray Vaughn passed away, only consoled by the knowledge that his music will live on forever in my and millions of others' hearts.

Anyone who's had the blues and turned on B.B. King has felt comforted by his music and the sweet sound of Lucille, as he called his guitar. He inspired generation after generation of guitarists and was an example to all musicians who aspire to play that most deceptively simple and deeply emotionally complex genre of music - the blues.

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