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Published:Sunday | July 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

On June 19 I saw the performance of a lifetime, Kevin Spacey as Richard III at the Old Vic, only the second night's performance and he was magnificent! Every word of Shakespeare fell from his lips as though he were speaking everyday English - nothing stilted, nothing artificial - so natural that the staging with modern clothes seemed appropriate.

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A riveting and engaging new Anglican hymnal designed for liturgical worship in churches across the Caribbean has just been released, and early reactions to this compilation suggest that the publication is destined to be a runaway hit among church congregations in the region.

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Although the annual late May stagings are over, a decade of readings and music has indelibly stamped Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, 'Calabash country'.

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Many persons living in and around the communities of Discovery Bay and Runaway Bay in St Ann have felt starved of the cultural activities available in Kingston.

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Christine Craig's Poems is a double serving from Peepal Tree Press, the more recent collection, 'All Things Bright', getting first billing, and 'Quadrille for Tigers' (first published in...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Ian Randle Publishers is set to break new ground this August when it releases the first Caribbean-published textbook that is accompanied by web-based tools for interactive student learning.

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation has partnered with Dream Entertainment, promoter of Smirnoff Dream Weekend, a two-day party series staged in Negril during the Independence holiday period, to upgrade three...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Andrew Blake is as proud a Jamaican as you'll ever meet. He can't pinpoint a specific reason, he is that way, but boasts of being patriotic all his life.

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Sometimes I feel as if I don't belong here anymore

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A book left open

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Oh Jamaica!

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Tears of a sinner

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Holy Thursday 1963 was not the peaceful worship day residents of Coral Gardens, St James had envisaged.

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The following article is part of a series prepared by the Jamaica China Friendship Association.When the Chinese first came to Jamaica, they were forced to improvise and make do with the foodstuff they were able to find here, as the supplies that they...

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A JAMAICAN on a lawn bowls green is as unlikely as a heatwave in the North Pole. Just as rare is the sight of a black man taking part in the sedate pastime of lawn bowls.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

First there was singing and deejaying, then cracking jokes, dance and fashion. Now the competitive format which has made steady gains in the performing arts comes to the fine arts with Battleart, a one-day competition among young painters which takes place at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Kingston on Hope Road, St Andrew, on July 30.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

It's easy to forget that they're just children when Jemarc Walters, Adrian Brown and Xavier Brown start speaking. Their ability to discuss complex issues like economics, crime and social welfare is impressive and, more importantly, is being put to good use.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

When a young woman hits a deer with her car on a lonely coast road in Maine, Mike Bowditch, a 25-year-old game warden, gets the call. But when he arrives at the scene, he finds only a car with a smashed front end. Both the woman and the carcass are gone.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Cuba is getting more visitors, including a 20 per cent uptick in the number of Americans, but tourism income hasn't recovered from the sharp downturn caused by the global financial crisis, new government statistics say.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Nick Heller, the main character in Joseph Finder's Vanished, returns in the author's new thriller, Buried Secrets. It will hold readers' attention from beginning to end.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Principles of Accounts for Caribbean Examinations is primarily for students preparing for CSEC exams.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

LITTLE FALLS, NJ (AP)Yogi Berra is most often remembered for his earnest and unintentionally hilarious views on life, but his baseball acumen was legendary, according to someone who is fairly well versed on the subject."There's a lot of stuff that...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP):A stranded emperor penguin was moved to a zoo last Friday and scheduled for surgery, as the young bird's health worsened in the New Zealand winter that is much warmer than its species' Antarctic home.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Katharine and Frederick Merrill married young and impulsively in the early 1940s. Over the next two decades, Katharine discovers her husband's depression and problems with alcohol, and worries about his mental health but remains dedicated to the promise of her marriage's early days.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gregory Williams' (HOD) avant-garde entry, aptly called 'Birdrageous', in last Sunday's competition at Saint International's Fashionblock, was a hands-down winner from the moment it entered the runway, modelled by its creator's muse, Stacey Anderson.

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