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Historical Opera 1865 Racks Up 15 Actor Boy Nominations

UWI Singer's 1865 leads the pack with 15 Actor Boy nominations

Come April 4, when the curtains open on the 2015 Actor Boy Awards, the air will be full of anticipation, as some 20 productions contend for coveted prizes in 21 categories.

Magic and Mayhem in Patrick Brown’s Duppy Whisperer

Patrick Brown's Duppy Whisperer conjures humour & class politics from obeah

It would not have been surprising if audience members at Wednesday’s staging of Patrick Brown’s Duppy Whisperer had left post production, wheeling or issuing salts as proverbial guards against the conjurings they had witnessed.

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.

Trinidadian Born Novelist André Alexis Wins Scotiabank Giller Prize 2015

Trinidadian-born Andre Alexis wins 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Trinidadian-born novelist André Alexis’ Fifteen Dogs has scooped up Canada’s biggest literary award, The Scotiabank Giller Prize. His victory comes a mere two weeks after winning the 2015 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

Riddim Twins Sly and Robbie Get Gold Musgrave Award

Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare receive Gold Musgrave Medals

Renowned producers, Lowell ‘Sly’ Dunbar and Robert ‘Robbie’ Shakespeare, dubbed the ‘riddim twins’ for their collaborative efforts inside the studio and on the stage, will join scholar and novelist Orlando Patterson as the recipients of and the 2015 gold Musgrave Medals.

Jamaican Marlon James Wins 2015 Man Booker Prize

Marlon James cops the 2015 Man Booker Prize

“Pile them up, a character says repeatedly and Marlon does just that. Pile them up: language, imagery, technique, imagination. All fresh, all exciting. This is a writer to watch out for.” 

Actress Michael Hyatt on her Journey to Self-Worth and Success

Michael Hyatt

“I think I remember this space,” Michael Hyatt says. She is on stage at the Dennis Scott Studio Theatre at the Edna Manley College in Kingston. She recalls one of her earliest encounters with this arts, as a participant in a summer school programme.

When Three's Company: Camille Davis, Sakina Deer and Sharee Elise on Their Adventures in Theatre

The many roles of Sakina Deer, Sharee Elise and Camille Davis

In what seems to be an act of theatrical serendipity three of Jamaica’s most celebrated young actresses, Camille Davis, Sakina Deer and Sharee Elise all stepped on to the Jamaican commercial stage in 2004-2005.

Jimmy Cliff on His Musical Roots and Upcoming Songs

Jimmy Cliff Opens Reggae Talks 2015

Iconic reggae singer Jimmy Cliff provided fans with an evening of music and musings to kick off the March Reggae Talks, coordinated by Professor Carolyn Cooper and hosted by the Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona.

The Poet With Soft Things to Sell - Tanya Shirley, Merchant of Feathers

Tanya Shirley reads from The Merchant of Feathers

The lecture theatre at the new Faculty of Medical Sciences complex echoed with music, poetry and praise as Tanya Shirley’s sophomore collection The Merchant of Feathers was ushered into the world.

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