Arts & Entertainment

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...

Kirk Douglas, Hollywood Legend, Dies At 103

BBC News:- Actor Kirk Douglas, whose Hollywood career spanned seven decades, has died aged 103. The stage and screen actor was well-known for a range of roles, including the 1960 classic Spartacus, in which he played the titular character. Born in...

FRC Mourns Death Of Edward Kamau Brathwaite

Press Release:- The Monsignor Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre (FRC) joins the world in mourning the loss of an irreplaceable Caribbean Icon, Edward Kamau Brathwaite. Brathwaite is the acclaimed father of ‘nation language’, who in all his work – creative,...

Barbadian Poet Edward Kamau Brathwaite Dies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Noted Barbadian poet and historian, Edward Kamau Brathwaite, died on Tuesday. He was 89 years old. Brathwaite, widely considered as one of the major voices in the Caribbean literary, was a professor of Comparative Literature at...

Calypso Legacy Independence Edition Back Again!

Press Release:- Legacy Calypso is back with another night of nostalgia, which is sure to have you singing and dancing the night away, as the performers take you down memory lane. On February 8, 2020, the biggest names in Looshan Kaiso...

Kirk Elliott Inducted Into TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

Press Release:-  Internationally acclaimed St Lucia Photographer Kirk Elliott recently saw his St Lucia Photo Tour inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. Elliott created the St Lucia Photo Tour in 2014 and this unique and novel visitor experience went...

Assou Square Hailed a Success

After a comprehensive review of the Assou Square 2020 last week, Castries Mayor Peterson Francis has applauded key stakeholders for their role in making the event a success. According to a release from the Mayor's office, tt a post mortem...

Walcott Open House

Press Release:- The Saint Lucia National Trust under the kind patronage of the Nobel Laureate Festival Committee presented KINDLING: Under Walcott's Light, on Monday 13th January 2020 in the courtyard of Walcott House at No. 17 Chaussée Road at...

Row Over White Models’ Cornrow Wigs

BBC News:- Japanese fashion brand Comme Des Garçons has been accused of cultural appropriation after white models took to its runway wearing cornrow wigs. The wigs were part of the company's men's autumn and winter collection on show as part of...

Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Lineup Announced At Toronto Event

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority hosted a kick off event in Toronto to announce the line up for the 2020 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival. The event produced in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center. "We celebrated with media and industry partners,...

2020 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

Press Release:- At the 2020 Jazz Congress conference held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on January 13, Saint Lucia Tourism Authority and Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the official dates and artist lineup for the 2020...

Construction Of Music Recording Studio In Gros Islet Begins

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced the official commencement of the construction of the Gros Islet Music Recording Studio. "Looking forward to the opportunities which will be created for local musicians and producers upon the completion of this project," Chastanet...

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