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Jamaica Cops Commonwealth Regional Prizes

Alecia McKenzie

Jamaica copped both regional prizes in the 2012 Commonwealth writing competitions: the Commonwealth Book Prize - snagged by Alecia McKenzie for her novel Sweetheart, and the Commonwealth Short story prize - earned by Diana McCaulay for her piece ‘The Dolphin Catcher’.

The Avengers, A Really Super Flick

The Avengers

To say The Avengers packs a whallop, is to make a great understatement.  Written and directed by Joss Whedon, the movie is a fantastic combination of slick writing, a fast-paced (albeit by the numbers) plot and lots of action mixed together with a good helping of physical a

Ity and Fancy Cat Show Promises to go 'Large and Live'

Ity and Fancy Cat

The fifth season of the sketch comedy series The Ity and Fancy Cat Show, featuring the comedy duo Ity and Fancy Cat was launched on Wednesday night at the Fiction Lounge in Kingston.

Hustle and Grow: Alric Brown on the Art and Business of Film

Alick Brown talks to Jamaican filmmakers about making it in the business

As much as it is an art form, film is also a business and filmmakers. So, Jamaican born filmmaker Alrick Brown, director of the Sundance Award wining film Kinyarwanda, was invited by the Calabash Literary Trust to share insights with members of the Jamaican film industry.

Earl Lovelace Cops OCM Bocas Prize 2012

Earl Lovelace accepts Bocas Prize 2012 from Marina Salandy-Brown & Dawn Thomas

Earl Lovelace strode off with the OMC Bocas Prize 2012 for his latest novel Is Just A Movie.

Marley: Good to the Last Beat

Marley movie poster

Bob Marley is one of the most influential and intriguing figures of the 20th century. So, the making of a documentary about Bob Marley’s life is therefore a highly anticipated event, especially when that premiere takes place in Kingston.

Dance Umbrella - Choreographing the Diversity of Jamaica’s Dance

'Sulkari' Performed by NDTC

For four days in March over a dozen dance companies, studios, dance crews, high school dance troupes and independent dancers of Jamaica wove intricate patterns across the stage of the Phillip Sherlock Centre for the Performing Arts, University of the West Indies, Mona.

Celebrating Barry Watson -The NGJ's Barrington: A Retrospective

Catalogue Cover of Barrington: A Retrospective

The exhibition Barrington: A Retrospective, currently underway at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston is beautifully timed for the commemoration of Jamaica’s 50th year of independence as Watson’s paintings provide a marvelous prism through which to gaze at the nation.

Last Call Cops Actor Boy 2011 Top Award

Cast and Crew of Last Call

The musical Last Call danced away with the award for Production at the 22nd Actor Boy Awards which was staged by the International Theatre Institute Jamaica Centre on Monday, April 2, 2012.

Where is My Father - An Entertaining and Thought Provoking Drama

Nadean Rawlins in Where is My Father

Douglas Prout and Basil Dawkins have teamed up once again, and this time they have come very close to creating magic. Where Is My Father is an energetic gripping drama that is easily one of the must sees of this year’s theatre season.

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