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Cardi B married in secret?

Cardi B. Credit: Cardi B Twitter/@iamcardib

The new queen of rap, who has brought us songs such as: ‘Bodak Yellow’ and more recently: ‘I Like It’ has taken to twitter to shoot down false claims that she is having a baby ‘out of wedlock’.
It is a well known fact that the Bronx rapper is in a relationship with Migos star Offset and is also carrying his child.

Recently she has been receiving some backlash from media outlets, online trolls and also her own fans due to the fact that she is having a baby but isn’t married. (Come on guys it’s 2018)

Invasion of Privacy

Her debut studio album is titled ‘Invasion of Privacy’ and Cardi took to twitter to explain why.
She released a statement from her official Twitter page on the 26th of June saying:
“This is why i name my album “invasion of privacy” cause people will do the most to be nosey about your life .Welp f**k it .”

Attached to this tweet was a screenshot from her notes where she had written this statement:

Cardi B's Twitter Statement

Cardi B’s Twitter Statement

The couple went public with a ‘surprise engagement’ in October of last year, however – it turns out they’ve been married the whole time!

Social media and her fans (coined the ‘bardigang’) went crazy, no one could understand how they had kept it so quiet, but its all out in the open now. Looks like Cardi B and Offset are set to be maybe the cutest rap family yet? (Sorry Beyonce and Jay Z)

Debut Album Success

With all this drama constantly going on in her life Cardi B still managed to smash it with her debut album with her latest single ‘I Like It’ featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny hitting number 5 on the WW Itunes Music Chart. An update account on twitter @BardiUpdates stated: “Cardi B is now the only artist in the world to have 2 of the top 5 best selling songs in the world.”

Everything seems to be ‘Gucci’ for Cardi B at the moment with a successful debut album, married, baby on the way. But how long will it last? Nicki Minaj has recently dropped her latest album with several songs becoming popular very quicky.

Is Nicki coming to get her crown back or will Cardi keep it?

Let me know what you think at on Twitter @EllenfromNNN!

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Cast Revealed For Cahoots NI’s University of Wonder and Imagination

A stunning array of Northern Ireland talent has been gathered to present Cahoots NI’s immersive digital theatre experience with the aim of bringing the magic and joy of theatre to young audiences at home.

The University of Wonder and Imagination is an hour-long interactive digital theatre production that allows audiences to effectively direct the performance, based on their interaction with the performers.

In this ambitious and innovative undertaking, actors, magicians and composers will be part of the Cahoots NI team broadcasting from an extensive, purpose-built set in Belfast, where magic and illusion have no boundaries.

From Belfast to Ballycastle, from Bangor to Armagh, all have assembled to help families enjoy the theatre experience, this time with a tremendous twist.

The show will have its Northern Ireland premiere as part of this year’s Belfast International Arts Festival running from October 22nd – 25th and 29th – November 1.

The cast includes actors Sean Kearns (Newry), Hugh Brown (Bangor), Philippa O’Hara (Belfast), Lata Sharma (Bangor) and magician Caolan McBride (Armagh).

Also involved with the show is composer, sound designer and musical director Garth McConaghie (Ballycastle).

Artistic Director and Creator of University of Wonder and Imagination, Paul Bosco McEneaney, said he was delighted to have so much talent for the show.

“We are thrilled to be opening the doors of the University of Wonder and Imagination for enrolment, with such an array of Northern Ireland’s best contributing,” he said.

“Now, more than ever, we want to capture the sheer joy and wonder that theatre and live performance brings young audiences, something we so desperately miss being able to provide at this time.

“Developing this production has allowed us to explore a completely new channel through which to bring magic and illusion to children and their families via digital technology. The choices our audiences make live, during the event, will shape their unique theatre experience – and that’s hugely exciting for us.”

The show will have its Northern Ireland premiere as part of this year’s Belfast International Arts Festival running from October 22nd – 25th and 29th – November 1.

Speaking of the show Hugh Brown said: “A huge amount of effort is going into the development of this show on all levels. From writing and development, vision and production, technology and design there is a crack team of individuals working together to produce what I believe will be hugely entertaining and a theatrical revelation in these unusual and testing times.”

Limited to pre-booked audience numbers per performance, guests will assemble with their fellow University students and, led by the mysterious Professor Bamberg, will embark on a journey where nothing is quite what it seems.

Sean Kearns said he was excited to be part of the ambitious undertaking.

“The wonderfully frightening thing about this project is that the format is new to all of us, so we are all discovering it together,” he said.

“Technically the show is enormous, and we are still figuring out what can be achieved. As the University Motto states ‘In Imagination we Trust and in Wonder We Must’.”

Audiences will interact with lively lecturers, experience themed rooms filled with illusion and encounter problems and puzzles in an attempt to unlock magical powers and graduate with flying colours.

Magician Caolan McBride said: “From a magician’s point of view there were things I hadn’t seen done anywhere before and I knew early on that something special was happening.”

Philippa O’Hara added : “It feels like we’re entering a new frontier of online theatre due to Covid-19 and Cahoots are diving headfirst into this new world.”

Composer Garth McConaghie said Cahoots NI are bringing the theatre directly to people in their own homes.

“The fact that we are pushing technical boundaries in exploring new ways to tell stories and present theatre.”

Radio star Lata Sharma, said that even the cast were daunted at first by the scale of the show.

“When I first heard about the format, it was a little scrambled in my head but as I read through the script and began to recite it out loud, it all began to fall into place.”

Speaking of the technology being implemented to show The University of Wonder and Imagination Paul McEneaney said: “The technology we are using for the production is intricate, but it will be seamlessly blended with physical sets and magical illusions.

“Our audiences haven’t seen anything like this from Cahoots NI before, and we believe it will be a fun-filled, thrilling experience for children, for their families and for our cast and crew to be a part of.”

The University of Wonder and Imagination is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

For more information go to cahootsni.com or follow Cahoots NI on social media #UniversityofWonder #CahootsNI

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Newry Actor Sean Kearns Stars In Cahoots NI’s New Online Show

Newry born actor and performer, Sean Kearns, is set to star in Cahoots NI’s latest immersive magical digital theatre experience.

The University of Wonder and Imagination is an hour-long interactive digital theatre production that allows audiences to effectively direct the performance, based on their interaction with the performers from the comfort of their own home.

In this ambitious and innovative undertaking, Sean will be part of the Cahoots NI team broadcasting from an extensive, purpose-built set in Belfast, where magic and illusion have no boundaries.

Sean said that he was looking forward to taking part, and can’t wait until audiences get to experience it.

“The sheer scale of this show and the technical wizardry required to bring it to fruition is what excited me,” he said.

“From my initial chat with Cahoots NI Artistic Director Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney it became very clear how passionate he was about bringing a different style of on-line performance to life.

“The wonderfully frightening thing about this project is that the format is new to all of us, so we are all discovering it together. Technically the show is enormous, and we are still figuring out what can be achieved. As the University Motto states ‘In Imagination we Trust and in Wonder We Must’.”

The show will have it’s Northern Ireland premiere as part of this year’s Belfast International Arts Festival running from October 22nd – 25th and 29th – November 1.

The 55-year-old is no stranger to the ambitious productions of the theatre company.

“I have previously worked with Cahoots on Two Christmas at The Mac Belfast, playing Rocombollo in Pinocchio and Stan the shoemaker in The Elves and the Shoemaker, he said.

“I love working with Cahoots as Paul really knows who his target audience is, I love being in a rehearsal room with him helping him bring to reality the myriad of incredible ideas he has flying around his head.”

For Sean this is the latest in a long line of successes.

“I didn’t go to drama school so the fact that I have performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company for two seasons plus two seasons at Shakespeare’s Globe,” he explained. “I have appeared in the West End in Billy Elliot, The 39 Steps, The Commitments, Wicked and the comedy About a Bank Robbery.”

Other credits include the hit TV show, Ballykissangel and the film Angela’s Ashes.

Limited to pre-booked audience numbers per performance, guests of the University of Wonder and Imagination will assemble with their fellow University students and, led by the mysterious Professor Bamberg, will embark on a journey where nothing is quite what it seems.

Audiences will interact with lively lecturers, experience themed rooms filled with illusion and encounter problems and puzzles in an attempt to unlock magical powers and graduate with flying colours.

Speaking about the new production, Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney, Creator/Director of The University of Wonder and Imagination, and Artistic Director of Cahoots NI, said: “We are thrilled to be opening the doors of the University of Wonder and Imagination for enrolment.

“Now, more than ever, we want to capture the sheer joy and wonder that theatre and live performance brings young audiences, something we so desperately miss being able to provide at this time. We have worked hard to create an experience that would act as a first step to bridge the gap between young people and live theatre that can be enjoyed at home.

“Developing this production has allowed us to explore a completely new channel through which to bring magic and illusion to children and their families via digital technology. The choices our audiences make live, during the event, will shape their unique theatre experience – and that’s hugely exciting for us.

“The technology we are using for the production is intricate, but it will be seamlessly blended with physical sets and magical illusions. Our audiences haven’t seen anything like this from Cahoots NI before, and we believe it will be a fun-filled, thrilling experience for children, for their families and for our cast and crew to be a part of.”

The University of Wonder and Imagination is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Caoileann Curry-Thompson, Arts Development Officer for Drama and Dance, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, said: “Despite the enormous challenges presented to the Arts as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cahoots NI continues to offer audiences world-class children’s theatre with their latest show, The University of Wonder and Imagination, this Autumn.
“This latest show promises to be a wonder to behold! The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is hugely proud to support this terrific production which will be enjoyed by many online, helping to bring great art to everyone.”

Cahoots NI is at the forefront of Northern Irish theatre and is the leading professional theatre company producing work for children. Since beginning operations in 2001, Cahoots NI has produced original, critically acclaimed work for children including Under the Hawthorn Tree, Secrets of Space, Shh! We have a Plan and has toured its work internationally including in China and the USA.

For more information go to cahootsni.com or follow Cahoots NI on social media #UniversityofWonder #CahootsNI

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