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Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

Barbadian slave becomes flying assistant

Books: You need to get out of here. You don’t know where. You just have to go to another room, maybe, or another building, another town, across the world. You need to get out of here but, as in the new novel “ Washington Black” by Esi Edugyan, be careful, and mindful that you don’t run away from yourself. Comment

JUSTICE THROUGH MUSIC

JUSTICE THROUGH MUSIC

Music: French-Caribbean blues band Delgres is performing the final New York show of their tour on Sept. 25. The concert at Joe’s Pub in Manhattan, will feature the three-member band playing tunes from their recently released album, “Mo Jodi,” and its a chance for them to showcase the diversity of the album, said the lead vocalist. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Arts & Theater: Jamaica scored cool points with both genders in the nation by elevating the profile of one woman with installation of a statue erected in her honor. Comment

Independent & Foreign Films

Movies: American Dresser (Unrated) Buddy adventure about a grieving widower (Tom Berenger) who talks his BFF (Keith David) into joining him on a cross-country motorcycle trip from New York to the West Coast. Supporting cast includes Bruce Dern, Gina Gershon and Penelope Ann Miller. Comment
Movies: Gilda Radner (1946-1989) was best known as an original cast member of Saturday Night Live. In fact, she was the very first of the “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” hired back in 1975 by the show’s creator / producer, Lorne Michaels. Comment

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

VINCY CULTURE ALIVE

VINCY CULTURE ALIVE

Music: The United Vincie Cultural Group of Brooklyn (UVCGB) on Saturday held another very successful cultural show in Brooklyn in its continuing efforts in raising funds to assist, with medical supplies, hospitals and health centers in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

Trini ‘nanny’ film for international film fest

Movies: A new short film briefly examining the life of a Caribbean nanny is set to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival next week. Trinidadian-Canadian filmmaker Ian Harnarine’s film “Caroni,” follows a Trinidadian nanny living and working in New York City and trying to keep in touch with her young daughter back home. The film sheds light on the visible group, whose stories outside of work go unheard of and unexplored, said Harnarine. Comment
Arts & Theater: J’Ouvert City International announced the results of the Brooklyn J’Ouvert 2018 judging and Roy Pierre & Associates was named the first the prize winner in Fancy Mas for their portrayal of “All Hands On Deck (A Sailor is a Sailor).” This marks the 17th time that Roy Pierre & Associates has taken first place. Comment

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