Arts & Entertainment

Stronger Together – Music for Life Concert To Help Saint Lucian Artistes

Press Release:- On Friday June 12,2020, A Coalition of Saint Lucia’s Music Industry Partners and Practitioners hosted the benefit-concert, 'Stronger Together- Music for Life', live on Calabash TV, in aid of Saint Lucian artistes. The concert featured an eclectic blend...

LDT Pays Tribute To Late Patron Denise Joyce Auguste

Press Release:- Les Danseurs Traditionnels De Ste. Lucie (LDT) is immensely saddened by the loss of its “Patron,” musician, educator and sports personality Denise Joyce Auguste. Ms. Auguste was our Patron for the last three (3) years having been installed on...

Shaggy Pushes For US Visas For Bounty, Beenie

Jamaica Gleaner:- On the heels of last weekend’s titanic clash between dancehall artistes Beenie Man and Bounty Killer that captured the attention of international fans, media outlets, and industry players, there is a push for the two to be reissued...

Saint Lucia Mourns Passing of Folk Music Pioneer Denise Joyce Auguste

Press Release:- It is with great sadness that the Nation received the news of the passing of local music icon Denise Joyce Auguste. Ms. Auguste’s contribution to chorale and folk music has been immeasurable and she was instrumental in the...

Folk Research Centre Saddened By Passing Of Joyce Auguste

Press Release:- The Msgr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre (FRC) is saddened by the passing of Ms. Joyce  Auguste eminent folklorist and one of the pioneers in the production and recording of Saint Lucia folk music. Joyce’s relationship with the Folk...

US Rapper’s $200k Charity Donation Rejected

BBC News:- Rapper 6ix9ine has had a $200,000 (£163,000) donation to a children's charity rejected. The No Kid Hungry campaign said it has a policy of rejecting funding from donors who do not fit with its values. The rapper, who was recently...

Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneer Little Richard Dies

BBC News:- Pioneering rock 'n' roll singer Little Richard has died at the age of 87, the musician's family has confirmed. Little Richard's hits included Good Golly Miss Molly, which made the UK charts in 1958. The Beatles, Elton John and...

‘My Boy Lollipop’ Singer Dies At 73

The Sun:- “My Boy Lollipop” singer Millie Small has died from a stroke at age 73. The Jamaican star passed away in England this week, her heartbroken pal confirmed Wednesday. Chris Blackwell, who co-produced the hit song, said: “I would say she’s...

Black Author Wins Pulitzer Prize

BBC News:- US author Colson Whitehead has become only the fourth writer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction twice. The African-American author was honoured for The Nickel Boys, which chronicles the abuse of black boys at a juvenile...

Slumdog Millionaire Actor Dies

BBC News:-Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, known internationally for roles in Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World, has died at the age of 53. Khan was known for his nuanced and understated performances, with many calling him one of India's most talented...

My Father Is No Longer There – Anderson Reynolds Jako Books, 2019 – A Review

by John Robert Lee Among several works published by Saint Lucian writers in 2019 – poetry, novels, history, biographies, memoirs – one of the most unique and moving was My Father is no longer there by Anderson Reynolds. Reynolds has published...

Bob Andy, Dead At 75

Jamaica Observer:- ARGUABLY one of reggae's most prolific songwriters, Bob Andy passed away peacefully at his St Andrew residence yesterday. The singer, who was battling cancer, was 75 years old. Singer Marcia Griffiths, who recorded several of Bob Andy-penned songs, confirmed...

Saint Lucia Carnival 2020 Postponed

Press Release:- Taking full account of the economic and public health implications associated with the spread and containment of COVID-19, the Government of Saint Lucia held several consultations with representatives of the carnival community, regarding the best possible strategy...

Saint Lucian Artistes Support COVID-19 Education

Press Release:- Through a collaboration driven by the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF),a small group of A-listers from Saint Lucia’s music sector havelent their voice to the call for vigilance and personal responsibility in the fight to minimize the potential impact...

Country Music Star Kenny Rogers Dies

BBC:- American country music legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81. A family representative said he "passed away peacefully at home from natural causes". Rogers topped pop and country charts during the 1970s and 1980s, and won three Grammy awards. Known for his...

Saint Lucia Jazz Festival 2020 Updates

Tickets for the 2020 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival produced in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center are available via www.stlucia.org/jazz. In addition, hotels and resorts throughout Saint Lucia are offering packages with special rates, tickets and more. Details can be...

PM’s Independence Ball To Fund Even More Charities

Press Release:-  It’s become the most sought-after ticket on Saint Lucia’s Independence calendar of events: The Annual Prime Minister’s Independence Ball.  Since inception in 2017, this charitable fundraiser event has helped 23 charities and organizations, in the process distributing well...

John Robert Lee’s new Pierrot Is Published

Press Release:- Saint Lucian writer John Robert Lee’s latest poetry collection titled Pierrot has been published by Peepal Tree Press in the United Kingdom. This is the third book published by Peepal Tree for the author, the others being elemental (2008)...

FRC Issues Call For Papers

Press Release:-  The Msgr Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre and the Harold Simmons Folk Academy, organisers of the 8th FRC Saint Lucia Studies Conference to be held from Wednesday June 24th to Friday June 26th 2020, invite persons interested...

Play Inspired By Botham Jean Murder Being Staged

NBCDFW:- It has been almost six months since the world watched the murder trial of Amber Guyger, the fired Dallas police officer, who was found guilty of murdering her neighbor Botham Jean in his own apartment. Now, a new play, inspired...

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