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Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Local galleries flew flags at half mast this year to mourn the passing of three Jamaican painters - Albert Huie, Seya Parboosingh and Dawn Scott - all of whom contributed to the golden age of the country's art.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

If you still haven't found the right Christmas gifts for those hard-to-shop-for persons on your list, here's an idea for you - get them some genuine works of art! The National Gallery in Kingston might very well be the place to get all you need.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Usually, big-name authors plug their books on a nationwide book tour. United States President Barack Obama took a lower-key approach last Friday, reading selections from his new children's book to a group of delighted second-graders in suburban Virginia.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to announce that it has received a painting by internationally renowned Spanish artist, José Manuel Ciria, which was donated to its permanent collection by the artist. The handover of this work took place at the residence of the Spanish ambassador, H.E. Celsa Nuño on Tuesday, December 14...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The following is part two of our four-part series of excerpts from Marcia Forbes' Music, Media and Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's nearly here! Yes, Christmas is so close, you can almost smell the sorrel and ham. Of course, children look forward to this time of year more than anyone and, all around Kingston and St Andrew, store owners and street vendors have stocked up on the staples of every child's festive wish list - toys!

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Associated Press:For Maya Angelou, the holidays bring family and friends to the table to eat, to laugh and to one-up each other."This is a time when people get to 'show out,' as my grandmother used to say," says Angelou, poet, memoirist and civil-rights...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A number of Jamaican writers have contributed to A Lime Jewel, an anthology of poems and short stories in aid of Haiti. The book, published by London Meetup Group, was launched on October 26.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):The nose rarely figures in the sensory experience of a museum visitor. That is about to change at one New York City museum.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Today, we begin a four-part series of excerpts from Marcia Forbes' Music, Media & Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica. The book is available islandwide. See part two next Sunday.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP): It's quite a nest egg. John James Audubon's Birds of America, a rare blend of art, natural history and craftsmanship, fetched more than US$10 million at auction last Tuesday, making it the world's most expensive published book.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The National Gallery of Jamaica will participate in Christmas in the City on Wednesday, December 15.To mark the occasion, the gallery will extend its opening hours to 10 p.m., which will give members of the public additional time to view permanent...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Inner City Girl, the work of Meadowbrook High School teacher, Colleen Smith-Dennis, is again in the spotlight.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

'Animal passport to thwart thieves,' read a headline two Fridays ago. A second paragraph quote says, among other things, "It will obviously show in Jenny's cow passport that Jenny cow was sired through this bull and who owns the cow".

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Steve Oddman's hand quivered as he looked down at the gun he was holding.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

To the man who is hungry; It is a big plate of food; The homeless sees; A nice warm bed to sleep in. The scholar sees a big house; An expensive car.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The grounds of St Catherine Preparatory School were recently covered in lavender, white and blue.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ANNISTON, Alabama (AP):Librarians in Anniston, Alabama said they knew someone was stealing thousands of dollars worth of books, and now they believe they know who did it - a jobless woman who likes to read.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP): A terminally ill financial executive has a book deal.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Another year is at an end With it our troubles we send

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two years I stuck around; Working for Mr. Brown; Waiting to be crowned; But nothing came around; No zinc fences in my town.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While doing research for his book, Jamaica Fi Real: Beauty, Vibes and Culture, Kevin O'Brien Chang said he was determined to clear up some of the misconceptions that have sullied Jamaican history.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's premier national art exhibition, the National Biennial, will open its 2010 showing at the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) on December 12 at 11 a.m.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The yard of which Papa was the man, was the site of many a food feast, for, in Papa's house, there was food.

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We're at Cipriani Downtown, West Broadway and Broome Street, sitting outdoors since the October weather is still mild, though it's 10 p.m. We watch the arrival of skinny women in slacks, furry, trimmed tops, and high, high heels. Then two men arrive, press a button and, slowly, an iron stairway descends.

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