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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.

Explorations III - Five Women Artists on Their Art

Four Women Artists: Explorations III Artist Talk

To close off the Explorations III: Seven Women Artists exhibition which is now facing its final few days, the National Gallery of Jamaica created an ‘Artist Talk’, allowing five of the seven women to share the ideas and motivations behind their eloquent works, as well as provide a bit

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).

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