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Late Night Lit 2: Big People Business

Late Night Lit 2 brought sexy poetry, prose and drama to Kingston Book Fest 2016

Touting itself as a night of searing words, the second staging of Late Night Lit staked its claim on Redbones’ full house recently, with a multi-angled exploration of the romantic and other adult concerns.

The Literary Love Continues: Love Affair With Literature 5

Olive Senior Reads at Love Affair With Literature, Kingston Book Fest 2016

In the beginning was the word, and the word was loved. So, once again lovers of the literary heeded the call and streamed into the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre to share in yet another Love Affair With Literature, the opening event of the 2016 Kingston Book Festival.

A Clash of Black Bodies: Barrington Watson in Conversation with Tribe Sankofa

Tribe Sankofa performs Black Bodies against the backdrop of Barrington Watson

Since the introduction of the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme, one of its most intriguing elements has been how they strive to match the day’s entertainment with the exhibition. Sometimes the link is casual, even tenuous.

Magic and Mayhem in Patrick Brown’s Duppy Whisperer

Patrick Brown's Duppy Whisperer conjures humour & class politics from obeah

It would not have been surprising if audience members at Wednesday’s staging of Patrick Brown’s Duppy Whisperer had left post production, wheeling or issuing salts as proverbial guards against the conjurings they had witnessed.

Johnny Daley Goes Live

Christopher 'Johnny' Daley

A life of poverty is no laughing matter ... unless you are a comedian, then it makes for hilarious fodder for your routine.

Poets Pay Tribute to Don Drummond

Raymond Mair, Mervyn Morris, Jerry Small, Lorna Goodison & Kwame Dawes on Don D

Five Jamaican poets gathered to explore and celebrate the nature and impact of iconic trombonist Don Drummond, whose music and tragic fate have inspired many poetic verses.

Marlon James on Writing, Marley and Obsessions with Chatting Bad

Marlon James delivered the 2016 Bob Marley Lecture

One of the important weapons in the arsenal of any DJ worth their salt is the fluent self-praise that he or she can ram dancehall and cork party.

Bio of Don Drummond Gets Jamaican Launch for Groundation 2016

Heather Augustyn author of Don Drummond the Genius and the Tragedy

“I wrote this book because Roger Steffens once told me that there are over 500 books on Bob Marley, but not one book on Don Drummond,” explained Heather Augustyn.

A 'Nice' Evening of Music With the NDTC

Chris Walker's 'Rough Drafts' brought a breathtaking close to Music of the NDTC

Chris Walker’s ‘Rough Drafts’ provided a breathtaking end to The Music of the NDTC, recently staged at the Little Theatre in Kingston.

Seven Shades of Woman Boasts a Deep Pool of Talent

Veronique Smith and Julene Robinson in Brian Johnson's Bullying

Seven Shades of Woman at the Philip Sherlock Centre in Kingston presented a deep pool of acting talent.

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