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Erna Brodber Presents Something Big With 'Nothing's Mat'

Dr, Erna Brodber author of Nothing's Mat

Nothing’s Mat, the newest novel from the pen of Dr. Erna Brodber recently made its debut. Dr. Brodber’s reading revealed a novel that might be slight in size but seems to be offering up weighty in its content.

Edna Manley SVA Exhibition 2015 - From the Artful to the Ordinary

Designs by 2015 Final Year Students at Edna Manley School of Visual Art

The Edna Manley School of the Visual Arts recently graduated its largest, if not its most striking, cohort in a decade. The exhibition curated from the students’ final art projects opened on Saturday, June 6, 2015 and features the work of 55 artists.

The UWI Singers Dives into History With Opera on Morant Bay Rebellion

George William Gordon and Paul Bogle get the operatic treatment in 1865

Jamaican history is replete with the stories from which great operas can be made, whether they be tales of high romance, intrigue or heroism and the great tragedies that most often becomes heroes (possibly because we often don’t know they are heroic until we kill them).

A Gallery of Her Own: National Gallery of Jamaica Presents Seven Striking Female Artists

Two women examine Jasmine Thomas-Girvan's Grow Wings My Love, Grow Wings

The National Gallery of Jamaica opened Explorations 3: Seven Women Artists last Sunday. The subtitle ‘Seven Women Artists’ is awkward and shambles uncomfortably off the tongue. This discomfiture evident in the very name is deliberate.

Talking Trees 2015: A Few Fine Moments But Less Than the Sum of Its Parts

Lorna Goodison closes off Talking Trees 2015

The Labour Day weekend journey from Kingston, through the hills of Manchester and winding down to the St. Elizabeth seaside has become a tradition for many of Jamaica‘s lit lovers. Usually, its to get to the Calabash Literary Festival, which is now unfortunately biennial.

God of Carnage: A Great Cocktail of a Comedy

God of Carnage - Jean Paul Menou, Deanne Allgrove, Julene Robinson, Alwyn Scott

Staging a great play is pretty much like creating a good cocktail: it’s all about the right ingredients in the right proportion. Since re-introducing the University Players, Director Brian Heap has usually stuck with a great recipe, that has often produced delicious results.

Island of Dance: Diverse Array of Dance for Arts in the Park

Fire and drums brought Arts in the Park to a blazing finish

The rich diversity of the contemporary Jamaican dance scene was put on display at the fourth Arts in the Park event at Hope Gardens in Kingston on Sunday.

The Poet Paints Philosophy: An Earl McKenzie Exhibition

Earl McKenzie's exhibition currently at the UWI

Every Sunday morning Earl McKenzie listens to the Mass in B Minor, a symphony composed by the famous Johann Sebastian Bach.

Furry Tales: Fun and Quirky Story for Children

Furry Tales: A quirky tale of missing tails

Joel Doty’s Furry Tales is a story of two tales or rather: what happens to tails when tales go awry.

Fun and Joke Aside: Laughter Taken With a Pinch of Salt

Owen Blakka Ellis and Michael Abrahams at 'Fun and Joke Aside'

The Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona, partnered with Blue Moon Publishing to explore the serious side of comedy with two of Jamaica's leading comedians Owen Blakka Ellis and Michael Abrahams at the event Fun and Joke As

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