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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.

Riffing on Masculinity: National Gallery of Jamaica's Masculinities Exhibition

Masculinities

An exploration of Jamaican masculinity, or more accurately, masculinities, now covers the walls of the National Gallery of Jamaica.

Barbed Wires, Picket Fences and Pop-Up Art

Phillip Thomas

This is the age of pop-ups, when entities shed the restrictive confines of specific brick and mortar spaces and chose mobility instead. The visual arts in Jamaica have now joined that movement with the introduction of Red Easel.

Ratoon - Well-Intentioned But Disappointing

Erna Brodber's Ratoon staged by the Edna Manley College

Erna Brodber’s play Ratoon is a clear relative of the celebrated writer’s seminal novel Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home though it is obviously not quite an adaptation. Jane and Louisa is a complex novel that is a hard to understand.

Riot Act - A Musical of Historic Proportions

Riot Act explores Tacky's act of revolution

Riot Act is the latest play written and directed by Michael Holgate. The musical was recently staged at the Philip Sherlock Centre by the University Players.

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