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Songwriter Eleni Skarpari Releases Debut Album 'Heart of Stone'

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Eleni Skarpari's band Echo Wants Her Voice Back is known on the London music scene for the lead singer's phenomenal voice and folk noir style, and this summer, the Greek-Cypriot singer came home to launch her debut CD 'Heart of Stone'.

A letter from the past - remembering Cyprus' heritage of war

cyprus sarah fenwickI was eight years old when I wrote my first impassioned letter about how shocked I was about the attempt to assassinate President Makarios and the ensuing invasion of Cyprus in 1974. Dear Mum, I wrote, isn't it horrible that they tried to kill the president?

The terrible situation experienced by the Greek-and-Turkish Cypriot refugees during the 1974 invasion by Turkey awoke in me the awareness that it is very important to stand up for human rights, and is one of the reasons I entered journalism. The first letter I wrote to the Cyprus Weekly about the need for peace on our island was published sometime back in 1991, and I've never stopped reminding everyone of the need for peace.

Limassol Pensioner Killed in Road Accident

road safety cyprusDamianos Roumbas, 75, was killed in a road accident on July 19th on the Limassol-Platres road, after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a sign on the side of the road, said police.

The pensioner was rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries in Limassol General a few hours later.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

In related news, drivers under the influence of alcohol are set to receive 300 euro fines and a penalty of three points from the police and up to six points from the courts.

Can't Keep Up? Three Blog Ideas for Your Next Post

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Can't find time in your busy schedule to sit down and write a blog? You're not alone, so here are three suggestions to take inspiration on the fly and communicate with your friends, family and likeminded people.

1. Share your latest book experience

Q&A with Founders Sarah Fenwick, Pawel Mandalian

sarah fenwickIn 2009, (CNR) was launched to fill a gap in the media market, a gap shaped like an independent, quality source of accurate journalism, with an extensive blogging platform for enthusiastic writers.

Sarah Fenwick and Pawel Mandalian founded CNR with a simple vision: to make the media more accessible to writers who need mainstream exposure, and to provide balanced reports on current affairs and breaking news.

What do the founders have to say now that it is 2015? Read on for a quick Q&A with Pawel Mandalian and Sarah Fenwick (pictured above).

Jazz Singer Sarah Fenwick Appears on National TV Show Entechnos - Video

Renowned jazz singer Sarah Fenwick and brilliant guitarist Marinos Neofytou appeared on national television show Entechnos to perform their new songs from the just-launched CD 'Jazz Origins'.

Sarah Fenwick has recorded five Jazz CDs, the most recent is ‘Jazz Origins’ with Cypriot guitarist Marinos Neophytou, which goes to the roots of jazz with 11 original songs that tap into Latin, Blues, Ethnic, and Lullaby.

A Jazz Singer's Tales - My New CD Jazz Origins is a Dream Come True

sarah fenwick jazz singerI always dreamed of being a jazz singer, and 24 years ago, I started singing professionally and was lucky enough to be supported by many hundreds of people, including musicians, fans, venues, and the media. I thank every single one of them for being part of my journey so far.

Last month, I released my new CD Jazz Origins, written with brilliant guitarist and composer Marinos Neofytou, with whom I have developed a very creative musical partnership. This is our second CD as a duet, the first one was called Jazz Way and was a collection of standards and two original blues songs arranged by Marinos.

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