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The Northern Territory news Fri 4 Dec 2009



The Northern Territory news Fri 4 Dec 2009

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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Friday, December 4, 2009 45 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:4-DEGE:45 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ENCOREPERFORMANCE:AfricanGospel Choirmembers Leasy Debra Poe (front) and (from left) Roderick Coleman, Joseph Semonic Autridge, George Jerue and Trokon Karyee are looking forward to a return performance in Darwin. Picture: JUSTIN SANSON Clap those hands and shake hips to the beat ByANNIE SANSON AFTER an incredibly successful first concert at the Darwin Festival earlier this year, the African gospel choir will be back on stage this weekend. Choir leader Roderick Coleman said the groupwas overwhelmed by their previous show, part of the Darwin Festival. We performed at Christ Church Cathedral and the crowd of people whowanted to see us couldnt fit into the building, he said. Sowe had people sitting in trees and climbing on the roof just to glimpse a look at our performance it was just overwhelming, unbelievable. Everyone clapped and cheered and the atmosphere was great. We had choirmembers joining us for the concert fromSydney and Perth and a few of themdecided to stay in Darwin andmoved up here after experiencing the great spirits in Darwin. Just in time for the festive season the 21members of the African choir will be back on stage on Sundaywith a passionate show of traditional Liberian gospel songs performed in the African dialects Baffa andGio and lots of English gospel songs. We have a fewChristmas carols in the repertoire as well to put people in the spirit of Christmas, Coleman said. The two hour showwill hook people on the beats,make them clap their hands, shake their hips and enjoy the atmosphere. Thewhole choir is looking forward to giving Darwinites back a bit of the enthusiasm they gave us at our Festival concert. Darwins AfricanGospel Choir will be performing at the Salvation ArmyChurch on Lee Point Rd, Anula, from9.30am to 11.30amon Sunday. Entry is by gold coin donation. NOMINEES:Hall &Oates Lady Gaga, Beyonce in race for top Grammy LOSANGELES: Beyonces Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) and LadyGagasPoker Face are amongGrammy contenders for song of the year. Those songs, alongwith Taylor Swifts You Belong WithMe,MaxwellsPretty Wings and the Kings of LeonsUse Somebody, were the first nominees announced for the 2010 Grammys onWednesday, as the Recording Academy unveiled a handful of nominations for its 109 categories during a primetimeCBS special. Also nominatedwere the Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, MGMT, Darryl Hall & John Oates and The Fray for best pop performance by a duo or group. It was the second year in a row that the Recording Academy revealed its nominees during a televised concert; in the past, they had been announced during amorning news conference. ButWednesdays special gave nominees the chance to perform, such as the Black Eyed Peas, who performed their ubiquitous hit I Gotta Feeling, aswell as provided face time for CBS stars, like LL Cool J, the rapper-actor who is the star ofNCIS: Los Angeles. Other performers on the show includedNick Jonas and The Administration, R&B croonerMaxwell and country duo Sugarland. Balibo banned by sensitive censors CANTHANDLETHETRUTH:Anthony LaPaglia inBalibo CENSORShave banned screening of the acclaimed AustralianmovieBalibo in Indonesia. Themovie, about the death of five Australian newsmen at Balibo in East Timor in 1975, was filmed in Darwin, Litchfield and East Timor. It was due to be screened as part of Jakartas international film festival this weekend. But censors have deemed it does notmeet their standards and have banned its release. Indonesias official line has been that themovie is a work of fiction and they have consistentlymaintained the five menwere killed in crossfire and not deliberately shot dead by Indonesian forces as they invaded East Timor. But a NSWcoronial inquiry ruled the journalists were killed to stop them reporting on the conflict and an AFPwar crimes inquiry is now underway into the incident. The Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Clubwas also due to screen themovie on Tuesday but, on legal advice, cancelled the screening. It means that pirated copiesmay be the only way for Indonesian audiences to see themovie.

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