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Jamaica is a musical with a book by Yip Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Harold Arlen. Harburg was blacklisted in Hollywood at the time of the writing of the musical. Set on a small island off the coast of Jamaica, the musical tells about a simple island community fighting to avoid being overrun by American commercialism.



Arlen's music parodies the popular form of Calypso, which was in vogue in the 1950s, largely as a result of the popularity of Harry Belafonte, for whom the musical was originally written. Belafonte withdrew from the production due to illness, and the musical was then tailored around the talents of Lena Horne.


New Marketing Campaign Launched for 'My Bible Says the Darndest Things'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Much of the biblical record, as what Pricely Francis believes, contravenes modern day concepts of morality, decency and civility. Francis thinks that ruling a society by biblical mores would jeopardize gains in gender relations, freedom of conscience and speech, human rights, personal autonomy and civilized behavior. Francis shines light on the unthinkable and politically incorrect things stated in the Bible in his book 'My Bible Says the Darndest Things' (published by Trafford Publishing). (more...)

Riverside Theatre Presents Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present Noel Coward's uproarious comedy, Private Lives, which performs on the Stark Stage from January 31 - February 19, 2017. Private Lives is sponsored by Bobbie Olsen and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group. (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Kathleen Turner, John Early & Kate Berlant, Love Bites and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

A lot of duo power is coming up these next couple weeks at Joe's Pub at the Public. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Announces Resident Companies to Comprise the Center's Cultural Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center today announced the names of the 11 regional non-profit organizations that will form the Center's resident companies. This Cultural Alliance is comprised of highly regarded performing arts organizations based in South Florida. Each will offer exciting individual performances, while also collaborating on special events and educational programming. (more...)

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Lantz and Kargul's 'Victorian Passions'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul will present another of their popular Valentine's Day concerts at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland on Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

2017 United Ink No Limits Tattoo Expo at Resorts World Casino NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

From Friday, March 31st through Sunday April 2nd at Resorts World Casino join international artists from the U.S., U.K., Italy, France, Portugal, Italy and more alongside thousands of music, art and tattoo lovers for the United Ink No Limits Tattoo Expo! (more...)

Dance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine in SATIN & SWING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

SOULSKIN Dance is proud to present a brand new work SATIN & SWING as part of their 4th Season in San Francisco. Artistic Director and Choreographer Adrianna Thompson seeks to engage audiences in a study of two eras, the 1920s and the present. Dance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine, transporting us back to the 1920s. Glitz and glam sparkle from the dingy corners of a speakeasy. Raucous jazz blares, bringing bejeweled and sequined dancing flapper girls to life. An evening of indulgence has begun. The entry notes of Prince's 'Erotic City' ring in your ears, an echo from another time. Suddenly you notice the writing on the wall. The crash of overindulgence is imminent. (more...)

JAMAICA NIGHT SONG by M. Patricia Patterson is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

As a child, the late M. Patricia Patterson and her cousins spent their summer holidays on her grandparent's farm in the West Indies. Memories of this time evolved into her inspiration for 'Jamaica NIGHT SONG' (published by Xlibris). (more...)

2Q16 Latin America Mobile Operator Forecast, 2002 - 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

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SOULSKIN Dance to Present SATIN & SWING in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

SOULSKIN Dance will present a brand new work SATIN & SWING as part of their 4th Season in San Francisco. (more...)

'Two Years Journey, The Rise from Leukemia and Aneurysm to the Opportunity of a Life Time: Healed Survivor' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Without sign or symptom, Derrick Harding's life was changed when he was diagnosed with acute leukemia. The cancer forced Harding into hospitalization where his medical challenges mounted with a fall that resulted in a severed carotid artery and an aneurysm. Harding shares his intense medical journey in 'Two Years Journey, The Rise from Leukemia and Aneurysm to the Opportunity of a Lifetime: Healed Survivor.' (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Glenn Turner Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Confirmed this morning, well-loved Broadway performer Glenn Turner passed away. Best known for his role as Little Moe in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, his Broadway career began when he replaced the role of Butch in A CHORUS LINE in 1975. (more...)

Brooklyn Center Presents National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica with 3 New York Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with the much-anticipated return of National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8pm and on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3pm. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Celebrates Harry Belafonte's 90th Birthday with Release of 'When Colors Come Together'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is celebrating the 90th birthday of the iconic American singer/songwriter/actor/social activist/cultural ambassador Harry Belafonte (born March 1, 1927) with the release ofWhen Colors Come Together... The Legacy of Harry Belafonteon Friday, February 24, 2017. (more...)

Tottenham vs Manchester City on NBC Sports' Premier League Coverage
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Second-place Tottenham visit fifth-place Manchester City this Saturday, Jan. 21, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO, highlighting NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage this week. (more...)

Ozomatli to Debut Their New Album 'Non-Stop' With Exclusive Show at Troubadour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Multi-Grammy Award winning Latin-Fusion band Ozomatli will be debuting their highly anticipated new album, Non-Stop, at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood on Tuesday May 2, 2017. (more...)

HGS Celebrates Grand Opening of 4th Customer Service Center in Jamaica
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

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Paul Hillman Releases BROKEN FOR A BLESSING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

'Broken For A Blessing': an engaging and easily understood guide for those who feel broken to turn the hurt into a blessing for themselves and others. 'Broken For A Blessing' is the creation of published author, Paul Hillman, retired professional boxer and ordained minister from beautiful Jamaica. (more...)

Flow Partners with Manchester United To Bring the 'FA Cup Trophy' To The Caribbean
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

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Americans Will Head to Beach and International Destinations in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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Prizm Art Fair Closes With Strongest Sales To Date
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Prizm Art Fair 4th edition occurred November 29- December 11, with over 2,000  people in attendance to see artwork by over 40 artists from 8 countries, including France, Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, St. Martin, and Trinidad and Tobago. (more...)

Liverpool Visits Manchester United on NBC Sports & Telemundo, 1/15
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Second-place Liverpool visit Manchester United in a clash of English football's two most successful clubs this Sunday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. (more...)

IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre To Perform At POW! WOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre is excited to announce their appearance at the opening block party of the 2017 Pow! Wow! on February 11. Dancers from IONA's inventive production 'Paint By Number' will appear at the Kaka'ako event from 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. at Agora and on the street. Audience members will be a part of the interactive experience, getting to paint the dancers. (more...)

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery Presents IMPRESSIONS, 2/9-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery presents Impressions: African American artists and their connection to African Art, an exhibition featuring the works of Andrea Chung, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Robert Pruitt as well as select pieces from the San Diego Mesa College African Art collection. (more...)

12 Olympic Gold Medalists Highlight the 110th Millrose Games This Saturday
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Coverage of the 2017 USATF Indoor Championship Series continues with the 110th Millrose Games, the third event in the series, this Saturday, Feb. 11, at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC from Armory Track & Field Center in New York, N.Y. The field for the Millrose Games features 57 Olympians and 19 Olympic medalists, including 12 Olympic gold medalists. (more...)

NBC Sports Presents PREMIER LEAGUE Matchup - Liverpool vs. Tottenham, 2/11
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Fifth-place Liverpool host second-place Tottenham this Saturday, Feb. 11, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO, highlighting this week's Premier League coverage. (more...)

USA Masters Track Championships Return To Albuquerque, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The USA Track & Field Masters Championship return to Albuquerque Friday through Sunday February 17-19 after last year's unprecedented forty-four world and American records set at the Albuquerque championship, with competitors 30-99 years old. Over 600 of the country's best older athletes include Olympians, world champions, NFL players, and entertainers including a jazz great (Nolan Shaheed, M65, Pasadena, CA, who has been the lead for Stevie Wonder and Count Basie and played in the Emmys and The Voice). (more...)

National Gallery of Jamaica Hosts the Jamaica Biennial 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Open to the public from Tuesday, February 28 to Sunday, May 28, 2017, the 2017 Jamaica Biennial is organized by the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ), the largest and oldest public art museum in the Anglophone Caribbean. (more...)

Chef Spotlight: Wenford Patrick Simpson of BB KINGS BLUES CLUB in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 23, 2017

Chef Wenford Patrick Simpson of BB Kings Blues Club, the popular spot in the heart of Broadway, is in our 'Chef Spotlight.' (more...)

XLI Technologies, Inc. Gaining Momentum, Cancelling Caribbean Territory and Getting Back 4.7 Million Shares of Stock
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

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Brian Reid Shares 'Jesus Christ, The Supreme Sacrifice'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

'Jesus Christ, The Supreme Sacrifice': an in-depth study of sacrifice throughout religious history. 'Jesus Christ, The Supreme Sacrifice' is the creation of published author Brian Reid, Th.D., a minister of the Gospel who has served his faith in many capacities, including men's fellowship president, Sunday school teacher, youth committee and missionary. Born in Jamaica, Dr. Reid accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1990. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea v Swansea City, 2/25
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Following the FA Cup break, NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage returns, kicking off this Saturday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN (more...)

'Digicel 2030' Global Transformation Programme Begins
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

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Nattali Rize Announces New Album 'Rebel Frequency'; Pre-Order Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Working across multiple continents, Nattali Rize continues her mission to empower and inspire collective freedom through her upcoming debut full-length release Rebel Frequency (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces New Staff, Board and Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Co-Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the addition of eight new company members to Strawdog Theatre's ensemble including Chelsea Wilson, board president; Leah Barish, managing director; Virginia Head, director of individual giving; Cara Beth Heath, literary manager and Kamille Dawkins, Ashley Ann Woods, Raquel Adorno and Elly Green, ensemble members. (more...)

Adura Onashile and Scottish Theatre Producers Present EXPENSIVE SHIT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

This bold four-hander, featuring the music and dance of Fela Kuti's Afrobeat genre, revolves around the life and experiences of Tolu, a toilet attendant, and her relationship to the women around her. The story moves from Glasgow, where Tolu is working in a toilet for tips, flashing back to the legendary Shrine Club in 90s Lagos, where a younger Tolu dreams of becoming a dancer in the revolutionary band of Fela Kuti. (more...)

Scholastic To Publish Activism Book By 12 Year Old
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Scholastic (SCHL), the global children's publishing, education, and media company, has acquired world rights to an activism book written by Marley Dias, the 12 year-old social activist behind #1000BlackGirlBooksan international movement to collect and donate children's books that feature Black girls as the lead character.Marley is using her voice to advocate for social justice, a commitment reflected by her ambitious life goals: she dreams of becoming an editor of her very own magazine and plans to use media to spread positive messages and to perpetuate more socially conscious pop culture. The book will be published in Spring 2018 by Scholastic Press. (more...)

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery Presents IMPRESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery presents Impressions: African American artists and their connection to African Art, an exhibition featuring the works of Andrea Chung, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Robert Pruitt as well as select pieces from the San Diego Mesa College African Art collection. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals with CHIGGER FOOT BOYS at Tara Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Patricia Cumper, renowned playwright and former Artistic Director of Talawa Theatre, draws inspiration from personal and historical stories in her latest play, set in a rum bar by the docks in Kingston, Jamaica 1914. (more...)

Cable & Wireless Reports Preliminary Results for the Period Ended December 31, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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Five Boroughs Music Festival Presents East of the River on 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) presents the adventurous world-music ensemble East of the River in their new program, SULTANA: Music of the Sephardic Diaspora, on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park https://us.vocuspr.com/Publish/3318684/vcsPRAsset_3318684_88987_0d249e23-ca40-4948-bb45-e6b83ee4ecb9_0.jpegSlope, Brooklyn.  (more...)

Urbano Project Announces Bilingual Music, Art and Activism Series at Libreria Donceles
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Urbano Project has announced a series of bilingual salon-like gatherings to be held at Libreria Donceles, a participatory art installation and meeting place for the community. (more...)

TLC to Premiere All-New Season of GHOST BROTHERS, 3/10
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

TLC is ready to be scared silly, announcing a new season of GHOST BROTHERS premiering next month during its Friday night supernatural strand. (more...)

Russell Simmons Invites New Yorkers Of All Backgrounds To Stand In Solidarity With American Muslims In Times Square On February 19 To Declare 'Today, I Am A Muslim Too'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

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Russell Simmons Invites New Yorkers Of All Backgrounds To Stand In Solidarity With American Muslims In Times Square, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

New Yorkers of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds are being asked to gather on Sunday, February 19th, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm in New York's Times Square, (at the corner of 48thStreet & Broadway, Manhattan) and join hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons and prominent religious leaders to declare their solidarity with American Muslims who have recently been impacted by discriminatory rhetoric and a travel ban by the Trump Administration. (more...)

PLAYSTUDIOS Adds Couples Resorts, Jamaica to In-Game Rewards Offering
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

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February is Smoking at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

February is jam packed at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, starting off with a tribute to some of the world's most celebrated artists lost in 2016 by local singer/songwriter Tim Rose. Jazz songstress Karrin Allyson makes her Blue Note Hawaii debut for four nights, followed by soulful GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter Marc Cohn. Other notable artists include Mike Izon, Tsun Hui Hung, Meleana Brown, Maryanne Ito, Tavana, Donavon Frankenreiter, Max V, Willie K, Blayne Asing, Israel Vibration & Roots Radics, Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole and DeAndre Brackensick. (more...)

Elaine Mselle Announces A LITTLE BOOK FO LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

'A Little Book of Love': a precious glimpse into a true man of God, who dedicated his life to prayer and helping others in his quest to do God's work on earth. (more...)

Joy Walker Pens HE DID IT ALL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Joy Walker was born and raised in Jamaica. She left Jamaica to start a new life in the States at the age of twenty-six. She had five sons, and she now has thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. All of her grandchildren and her great-grandchild were born and raised in the United States. She wants to be a role model and a great grandmother for them. She devotes her time to the Lord and her family and friends. That is why she wrote this book, to share her joy. 'He Did It All': an amazing story of Joy's hardship and how God has made something beautiful out of her life. (more...)

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