The funeral of Skatalite member Lloyd George Brevett was a small, intimate affair at the University of the West Indies Mona Chapel yesterday. His widow, Ruth Brevett, found it difficult to hold it together and broke down on numerous occasions. The great man was gone.
The Institute of Jamaica has collaborated with the Culture Health Arts Sports and Education Fund (CHASE) to launch Jamaica's first virtual museum.
Music is a universal language. That language spoke loudly on Saturday night.Beautifully composed music from as far as Israel and Japan performed by representatives and non-representatives of these countries filled the chapel of the University of the West Indies, Mona.
As part of the Calabash tradition, notable writers are often interviewed. This is usually done in an open setting in full view and hearing of the audience. At the festival this year, Kwame Dawes did an interview with Orlando Patterson. Patterson, who is currently a professor of sociology at Harvard, is Jamaican.
It is now official. Cedella Marley, celebrated designer and daughter of reggae legend Bob Marley, will show the Jamaica Olympic collection, designed for Puma, at Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW) on Saturday.
Here are some more places for you to check out as you try to balance your budgets for what could be a very expensive stay.
While the countdown has begun for Jamaica's 50th jubilee in August, Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60 years on the throne. Yesterday, a 1,000-plus boat flotilla sailed down the River Thames - the biggest pageant on the river for 350 years.
It seemed as if the twisted experience over the years had only been building up to the 10th anniversary celebrations of Twisted Spirits on Saturday night at the Caymanas Polo Club.
Gloria Lannaman's hit play of the late 1970s, Stanley, Fay, Pularchie and P is being remounted to much anticipation. The production is sure to capture the imagination of a wide cross-section of society.