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Friday, June 29, 2001 at 12:00am

Caribbean fest at Centennial Park

Get ready to groove as The First Annual Music City Caribbean Festival throws out sweet vibes 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Park.

Entertainment and food at the free event will have a Caribbean flair. Reggae bands, tropical fashion shows, arts and crafts and Caribbean sport displays will all be a part of the event. The festival's highlight will be a performance by international artist and Jamaica native, Dean Stephens.

Proceeds will benefit the National Kidney Foundation, the Jason Foundation and Teaching Kids to Dream Foundation.

For information, call Franz Wiggan Sr. at 329-1999.

Political humorist to speak today

Political humorist and speechwriter Liz Carpenter will speak at a meeting of the Downtown Kiwanis Club at 11:30 a.m. today in the Cumberland Club at Nashville City Center.

Carpenter is the woman behind former President Lyndon B. Johnson's speeches. She also served as press secretary to Lady Bird Johnson.

Carpenter will share quips from her fourth book, Start With A Laugh: An Insider's Guide to Roasts, Toasts, Eulogies and Other Speeches. The book is not only a source for how to write speeches, but is a reflection on the 50 years of speechwriting Carpenter has under her belt.

"If you do any kind of public speaking, this should be your bible," Dave Barry, columnist and author said.

Music tutoring

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