Arts & Culture

Acting up a storm


WHEN David Crosgill entered the EXED Community College 13 years ago, he had his mind set on a career in the tourism industry. It was not long before he had a change of heart. “It just wasn’t for me. I switched to the performing arts and did drama,” the 29- year-old told the Jamai ... Read More

Yasus Afari Spotlight on teachers at Poetry in Motion
THE 12th Poetry in Motion show takes place today at Manchester Golf Club in Mandeville. This year's ... Read More

Lines and shapes featured
prominently in Dimensions
performed by Kerry-Ann
Henry and Mark Phinn. Nettleford remembered in song, dance
THE Rex Nettleford Foundation, established in memory of the academic and cultural figure, continues ... Read More

Dr Michael Bucknor (left), head of the Department of Literatures in English at the University of
the West Indies, Mona campus, speaking with Professor Mervyn Morris (right), Jamaica’s Poet
Laureate, at his latest book, Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture, at Lecture Theatre
3, University of the West Indies, on Tuesday. Looking on is Professor Eddie Baugh. Prof Morris launches ‘Miss Lou’ book
PROFESSOR Mervyn Morris, Jamaica's Poet Laureate, launched his latest book, Miss Lou: Louise Bennett ... Read More

In Living Memory

Sunday, February 01, 2015    

Lounging in her kitschy
installation was New Local
Space (NLS) artist-in-residence
— the Grenada-based Malaika

GRENADA-BASED artist Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe -- six weeks in residence at the New Local Space (NLS) initiative -- hosted the opening of her exhibition, May Nothing Stay Hidden, to rave reviews last weekend. The exhibition, sponsored by Three Sixty Degrees, TrueSelf Centre of Being and private benefactors, had the artist using her Jamaican-born immigrant grandfather Derryck Brooks-Smith-Lowe, a retired research chemist and educator, who now calls Brooklyn, New York home, as her muse and tackl ... Read More

Harris's Ol' Fyah Stick for Theatre Place

Friday, January 23, 2015    

Deon Silvera, Dahlia Harris and Christoper ‘Johnny’ Daley in a
scene from Ol’ Fyah Stick.

IT'S a popular saying, 'Ol' fyah stick easy fi ketch' but according to playwright Dahlia Harris when there's someone throwing water on the flames, rekindling lost love may be harder than you think. That's the premise which drives her latest project Ol' Fyah Stick which opened at Theatre Place in St Andrew last night. Comedic legend Volier 'Maffie' Johnson leads the cast in the romantic comedy. He is joined by Deon Silvera, Harris and Chris 'Johnny' Daley who alternates with Desmond Dennis. H ... Read More

A sense of SELF

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer Writer | Sunday, January 11, 2015    

(L) SELF’s founder Eisenhower
‘Stowie’ Williams speaking to
the audience at the group’s
41st anniversary held at Cecil’s
Restaurant in Spanish Town, St
Catherine, recently

SPANISH Town's SELF Theatrical Movement celebrated its 41st anniversary on December 27 with a reunion at Cecil's Restaurant in the Old Capital. The event was hosted by former member Yolanda 'Mitsy' Gardener. It was a stroll down memory lane as a number of SELF's founding members recalled their involvement in the artistic company. Some of them also performed. Including dub poet Nabbie Natural, who performed his poem, The SELF in You. Comedian/poet Pink Panther (Earl Vasselle), now a resident in ... Read More



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