Archive | March, 2011

‘Confessions’ – A satirical twist on domestic violence

30 March 2011

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‘Confessions’ – A satirical twist on domestic violence

Directed by theatre veteran David Tulloch, “Confessions” is a satirical comedy that explores domestic abuse. The script is atypical, with the conventional gender roles being reversed as it relates to victim and abuser. Martin (Jean-Paul Menou), a househusband who suffers physical and emotional duress at the hands of his new wife, Ann (Stephanie Hazle), ponders the genesis of his […]

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Sex and spirituality in ‘Brother Man’

26 March 2011

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Sex and spirituality in ‘Brother Man’

Roger Mais’ 1954 novel “Brother Man” explores several important themes and issues, many of which came to the fore during the recent Cocktails & Pages book club discussion on the seminal literary work. However, the area of interest that stirred the most passionate debate centred on the relationship between the righteous titular character and Minette, […]

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Pree10: Soca Queen Alison Hinds

19 March 2011

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Pree10: Soca Queen Alison Hinds

Earlier this year, soca queen Alison Hinds delighted local audiences at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival in Montego Bay and the Rebirth concert and beach party in Ocho Rios. While she’s not on the Bacchanal Jamaica line-up this year, the Barbadian sensation will definitely be returning to the island for at least another show […]

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Glitz and glitches at EME Awards

14 March 2011

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Glitz and glitches at EME Awards

While Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess deserves much kudos for developing the concept of the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards, which seeks to honour and celebrate the best of Jamaican entertainment with true red carpet panache, the actual execution of the event continues to draw criticism for its many glitches and organisational deficiencies that […]

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Impressive new space for The Face Place

10 March 2011

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Impressive new space for The Face Place

Tucked away off the bustling and busy thoroughfare of Hope Road in St. Andrew, The Face Place Salon is sitting pretty in its new and impressive space on Carvalho Drive. The relocation from its previous spot on Constant Spring Road took place last November, and the salon’s director Marie Simone Hall-Smith recently staged an official […]

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Samuels stars in starting line-up for Cavs

10 March 2011

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Samuels stars in starting line-up for Cavs

The mix of plaudits and apologies are coming fast and thick for Jamaican NBA player Samardo Samuels. The basketball pundits who initially described the Cleveland Cavaliers’ three-year, US$2.3 million signing of the undrafted power forward as a “headscratcher” are now retracting their statements after witnessing his recent performances as a member of the team’s starting […]

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