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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.

Fresh Words From the Caribbean - Bocas at 2015 Brooklyn Book Fest

Vladimir Lucien and Tiphanie Yanique bringing 'fresh' poetry to Brooklyn

“What really thrills us is finding the new voices, the new writers,” declared Nicholas Laughlin, Programming Director of the Bocas Literary Fest. The occasion was The Word is Fresh, the festival’s third incursion into the Brooklyn Book Festival.

National Gallery of Jamaica Crackles with Young Talent 2015

The National Gallery of Jamaica bubbles with the energies of Young Talent 2015

Once again the downstairs galleries of the National Gallery of Jamaica in downtown Kingston are crackling with the vibrant energies of ten of Jamaica’s emerging artists.

Poems of Politics and Pum-Pum: Seh Sup'm August Edition

Skygrass brought Seh Sup'm: Poetry and Live Music to a mellow close

The August edition of Seh Sup’m Poetry and Live Music peppered Redbones the Blues Cafe with live and recorded music as well as diverse poetry that ranged from politics to pum-pum. 

Samson and Di Liar: A Humourous Take on Homelessness

Tony 'Paleface' Hendriks and Ricky Rowe in the comedy Samson and Di Liar

The homeless who ‘litter’ the streets of Kingston are often seen as little more than society’s flotsam cluttering our gullies and sidewalks. They are obstacles to be avoided and certainly not smelt.

National Dance Theatre Company 2015 - Bearing Exciting Fruit

Troy Powell's 'Unscathed' in NDTC 2015 Season

The 2015 season of dance from the National Dance Theatre Company contains a refreshing and energetic breadth of dances from young choreographers producing what is possibly the company’s most diverse show in several years.

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