JCDC Hosts Mega Art Exhibition at JCC

Posted by Kori Solomon
March 15, 2015

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture will officially launch the 2015 JCDC Jamaica Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition on Sunday, March 15 at the Jamaica Conference Centre. The exhibition will remain until Sunday, March 29, 2015. Ther...

Dawkins' Hot Spot Joins Caribbean Writers Series

Posted by Kori Solomon
March 14, 2015
Basil Dawkins (centre) along with actors Earl Brown, Sheryn Hylton-Parker, Ruth Ho-Shing and Director Robin Baston

According to Poet Laureate Professor Mervyn Morris “Basil Dawkins is one of the most successful Jamaican dramatists, the author of more than twenty plays.” The recent publication of his award-winning script /Hot Spot/ by Hodder Education (formerly published by Pearson), has now added this...

Game-Changing Regional Art Conference

Posted by Kori Solomon
March 05, 2015
Photos taken by Sammy Davis

*Game-Changing Regional Art Conference on Sustainability in Caribbean Visual Arts held in Barbados February 27 and 28 2015.* * * *St. George, Barbados, March 4, 2015* — The visual arts conference, “Tilting Axis: Within and Beyond the Caribbean--Shifting Models of Sustainability and Conne...

Review: Saving Alligator High

Posted by Kori Solomon
March 05, 2015
Saving Alligator High receives 12 nominations including nods for the entire cast

Going by the name of the production, one would anticipate scenes of rowdy children in an uncontrollable school population requiring strong doses of discipline to whip them back into respectable form. The audience was instead given a peek into the lives of teachers struggling to survive in an...

Owen Blakka Ellis - Riding the Poetic ‘Riddim’

Posted by Kori Solomon
February 27, 2015
Owen Blakka Ellis in performance

*Kingston, Jamaica*: Having built a long and worthwhile reputation as a purveyor of “kin teeth” actor and comedian Owen Blakka Ellis is unveiling another side, with the launch of his first full collection of poems, Riddim & Riddles, at Redbones the Blues Café on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, a...

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