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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.

BWW Interview: Reji Woods, Portrait of an Actor/Cabaret Producer
by Marakay Rogers - May 29, 2016

Reji Woods, a Lancaster area stage and song fixture, has a full plate this summer, with his PORTRAIT OF A LADY series and two summer shows in Philadelphia and Vermont. He talks about producing and performing at the same time. (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Sets June Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, June begins with one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in recent history, Christopher Cross, followed by a Reggae Meets Jazz series with Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express, contemporary jazz instrumentalist group Acoustic Alchemy and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton. June also brings a host of local talent including Adagio, Willie K, Paula Fuga, Darren Benitez, Hotclub of Hulaville, Rolando Sanchez, Little Albert and Jake Shimabukuro. Blue Note Hawaii also continues Gospel Brunch every Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. show time and doors opening at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

FATAL ODDS by John F. Dobbyn is Available in Hardcover and Digital Format
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Oceanview Publishing Releases Fatal Odds by John F. Dobbyn in Hardcover and Digital Format. (Mystery/Suspense, $26.95, ISBN: 978-1608091997, 352 pages, 8/2/16). (more...)

NeON Arts Sets Upcoming Public Events Celebrating Student Work
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute in partnership with the Department of Probation (DOP) today announced nine public events across all five boroughs of New York City in May and June celebrating creative work by members of the community as part of NeON Arts, a citywide arts education initiative. (more...)

by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 will combine to present over 13 live hours of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, presented by Kindle, from National Harbor, Md., on May 25 and 26. (more...)

Digicel And Huawei Technologies Successfully Test 10 Gbps Broadband In Jamaica
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016


Big Apple Circus to Welcome Guest Ringmaster NYC Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Big Apple Circus welcomes Guest Ringmaster New York City Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik to the Big Top on May 21, 2016 at 4:30pm for the company's 38th season with the Queens Premiere of its all-new show, The GrandTour. (more...)

The Skatalites Set for the Fox Theatre This September
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Skatalites will play in concert at the Fox Theatre on September 20th, 2016. (more...)

Soccer's 'Copa America Centenario' Semi-Finals & Final Match to be Shown Live in Select U.S. Theaters
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2016

In celebration of 100 years of Copa America, the 2016 Copa America Centenario, the Championship of the Americas, will be staged outside of South America for the first time ever this summer. (more...)

Make Music New York to Celebrate 10th Anniversary This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Make Music New York will celebrate its 10th year with a dazzling array of more than 1,000 free concerts in outdoor public spaces across the city on Tuesday, June 21 from 10 am to 9 pm. (more...)

SolarWinds Launches Industry's First Technology Created to Bridge the Visibility Gap of Hybrid IT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016


Rox in Sox 2016 Set for 7/30 in Portland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, Rox in Sox, will host a free festival of children's music and reading, on Saturday, July 30, 10 am to 3 pm. Headlining this year's festival will be OzoKidz, the percussive, world-beat family band of Ozomatli, who will be in town for a show for grown-ups at the Aladdin the evening prior, July 29th. The Portland shows are part of Ozomatli's national concert tour. (more...)

Debra Ehrhardt's COCK TALES Set for Santa Monica Playouse, 7/30-9/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

?Cock Tales: Shame on Me! From award-winning solo artist and writer of the internationally acclaimed Jamaica Farewell, comes Debra Ehrhardt's new play, Cock Tales: Shame on Me!  The 80-minute show is based on true stories of up close and personal encounters with those very complicated members of the opposite sex. Ms Ehrhardt's colorful history of a lifetime of encounters with a world full of testosterone-fueled gentlemen--and not-so-gentle-men-has given her plenty of "source material" from which to create a memorable evening of theater.  From her early years as a young girl raised in a religious family, through her sexual awakening as a young adult, she takes us on a bumpy ride over a funny, sexy and emotionally rocky road. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Sets 2016-17 Professional Training Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Artistic Director Les Waters has introduced the 2016-2017 Professional Training Company (formally known as the Apprentice/Intern Company). (more...)

National Geographic Live Speaker Series Announced for Benaroya Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Subscriptions are on sale now for the upcoming 20th Season of the Seattle National Geographic Live Speaker Series presented by the Seattle Symphony. Demand for the series has grown each year; and all presentations for all six lectures in the 2016-2017 season will be in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Single event tickets go on sale August 13 at 10am. (more...)

Asma Ishaq, President of Jusuru International, Appointed to Direct...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016


BWW Review: May the Best Man Win in COCK at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by Kristen Morale - Jun 30, 2016

Written by British playwright Mike Bartlett and directed by Jeffry George, Cock comes to WHAT's stage and continues in the tradition of bringing very heartfelt, existentially direct productions to a Cape Cod audience. With such a blunt title as this play is given, the audience risks coming to an immediate conclusion as to what they are to expect in the coming hours; yet, WHAT's repertoire has thrown quite a few surprises everyone's way thus far by making the title's become primary themes of what is about to ensue - that which envelops the play/musical and its characters, whether or not it is tangibly on stage for the duration of the show. So saying, Cock is more about externalizing what is typically an internal battle: one with ourselves. (more...)

Bahama Breeze Kicks off Orlando's Reggae Fest on International Reggae Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

This summer, you don't have to go all the way to the Islands to celebrate International Reggae Day on July 1 st. Bahama Breeze's Reggae Fest, kicking off on International Reggae Day, will bring the 'don't worry, be happy' attitude to life with the sounds, tastes, sights and vibes of Jamaica. (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro and More Coming Up This July at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, July is heating up with music legend David Crosby, ground-breaking fusion artist, Robert Glasper, chart-topping funk and R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne and multi-platinum vocalist Joan Osborne. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

BURLINGTON, N.J., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ With the State of Florida touting five consecutive years of record breaking tourism, there are bound to be some pretty quirky vacation tales coming from the Sunshine State. (more...)

Captain Tilly Park Undergoes $1.2 Million Reconstruction
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

?NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, will join Council Member Rory Lancman to celebrate a reconstructed landscape and drainage improvements at Captain Tilly Park in Jamaica, Queens. (more...)

ONE World Sports Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Hero Caribbean Premier League
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), heralded as the 'Biggest Party in Sport', is coming to ONE World Sports, beginning June 29 at 9:00 PM ET. ONE World Sports, America's Network for Global Sports, will air the Hero CPL, a franchise-based T20 cricket tournament that combines cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere, two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life. ONE World Sports partnership with the Hero CPL marks the first time the league will air on U.S. television and all matches will be shown live in late afternoon or in primetime. (more...)

2016 UNICEF Snowflake Ball to Honor UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

On November 29th, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host its annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball. The event will commemorate UNICEF's 70th anniversary and honor UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry and Philanthropist Moll Anderson for their extraordinary commitment to put children first. (more...)

Fathom Events & FOX Sports Present 'Copa America Centenario' Semi-Finals Live in U.S. Theaters
by Movies News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Featuring 16 national teams from the Americas, the centennial edition of the Copa America – the 2016 “Copa America Centenario” – made soccer history this month all across the United States. (more...)

Melody Richard Releases DANCING LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Author Melody Richard lives a happy life with her family and she spends most of her time taking care of them and giving them all her love. But sometimes she still feels the pain of a past life, a life where she was abused and treated in a most inhumane fashion. In 'Dancing Love' (published by Xlibris) the author recounts her years of suffering and how she was able to survive these harsh experiences. (more...)

Local Acts Line Up at the Fabulous Fox's Curtain Call Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

?Curtain Call Lounge at the Fabulous Fox Theatre is excited to announce a summer entertainment lineup that will feature renowned local acts. (more...)

Natasha E. Davis Pens #BEUNLEASHED
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Author Natasha E. Davis shares her 10 years of intensive business success to readers in her new book, 'UNLEASH Your MILLIONAIRE MINDSET AND BUILD YOUR BRAND' (published by Xlibris). A single-manual called a university of success, the book seeks to shorten the learning curve for new entrepreneurs, remove frustrations for existing business owners and advance the business community. (more...)

REVOLT Disrupts The Upfronts With 'Social Match' Measurement Strategy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016


YPC of NYC to Perform Pre-Curtain Concert for Classical Theater of Harlem's MACBETH in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The award-winning Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC), known for bringing children of diverse ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds together through a program of musical excellence, community and educational initiatives under Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Nuñez, will give a one-hour preview of its summer tour concert program on Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus GarveyPark (enter at 124th Street and Fifth Avenue and walk south to the venue). (more...)

Matt Cardle, Elkie Brooks and Toots And The Maytals Among Line-up at The Marlowe Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

From jazz and classic soul to the gentlest melodies in folk ballads, there is a truly diverse line-up ahead at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. (more...)

BWW Review: Pearls of Talent Abound In THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Herbert Paine - Jun 13, 2016

SPECTACULAR is the key word for Valley Youth Theatre's current production of DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, directed by Bobb Cooper and featuring enough pearls of talent to fill an oyster bed or two. Karol Cooper's lavish costumes, Dori Brown's sets, Mike Eddy's lighting, Mark Fearey's orchestra all add up to an exhilarating hit for the family. (more...)

Official: Ophelia Lovibond, Cornelius Booth & More to Join Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Further cast members are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

Flow's TV Services Reach New Heights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016


The USA Masters Track Championships Comes to Grand Rapids, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The nation's best will be competing at the USA Track & Field Masters Championships at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI, Thursday through Sunday, July 14-17. Forty current world champions and approximately 100 defending US champions are among 1018 athletes who will take part in 2560 events, including 104 participants from Michigan in 187 events, with many Grand Rapids area stars. (more...)

Hottest Articles on for 6/26/2016 - 7/3/2016
by BWW - Jul 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on from 6/26/2016 - 7/3/2016. (more...)

Double Edge Theatre Adds Benefit Performance of ONCE A BLUE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Double Edge Theatre announced that it will add a special benefit performance of the sold-out Once a Blue Moon (Cada Luna Azul) on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 8pm. Proceeds from this special performance will help support DE's free Latin American Spectacle performance this September in Springfield, MA, presented by Springfield City Mosaic. This weekend of free performances will feature over fifty Springfield youth performing alongside the artists of Double Edge. (more...)

Michael C. Hall & Todd Almond, Brasil Summerfest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from tomorrow, July 27, through August 7, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Olympic Medalists Sanya Richards-Ross & Trey Hardee Join NBC OLYMPICS Coverage
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross and 2012 Olympic decathlon silver medalist Trey Hardee will join NBC Olympics' coverage of track and field at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. The Opening Ceremony is next Friday, August 5 on NBC. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Danza, Now in 'Residence' at 54 Below
by Adrienne Onofri - Jul 25, 2016

The beloved sitcom star ups his musical theater cred with a summer-long engagement at the midtown cabaret. (more...)

Festival Latino to Celebrate 20th Anniversary This August in Bicentennial Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

?Festival Latino, the largest Latin event in Ohio, marks its 20th anniversary in 2016. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Sophia Taylor shares a step-by-step process for growing and caring for naturally long hair. Using her personal experiences, she tells how she battled her 'bad' hair and how she devised a way to increase her hair's length and keep it healthy, the way nature intended, in 'Black Girls Can Grow Naturally Long Hair' (published by iUniverse). (more...)

MoneyGram Foundation and First Book to Deliver Thousands of Books to Children in Jamaica
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ MoneyGram (MGI), a global provider of innovative money transfer services, along with U.S.-based nonprofit First Book, recentlycelebrated a $15,000 grant donation from the MoneyGram Foundation that will provide funds to the Child Resiliency Program. The money will help buy 10,000 new, age appropriate and culturally relevant books from the First Book Global Marketplace and the First Book National Book Bank. (more...)

Harbourfront Centre to Welcome Return of ISLAND SOUL During Caribbean Carnival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Harbourfront Centre is excited to announce the return of Island Soul, during the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, with a focus on a renaissance of Caribbean culture and traditions, July 29 - August 1. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Perform at Inaugural Jamaica Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform in the inaugural The Jamaica Dance Festival on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 6:45pm at Rufus King Park, 150-29 Jamaica Ave, New York, 11435. (more...)

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Makes True Love Merry at Door Shakespeare
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 18, 2016

'The course of true love never did run smooth' quotes William Shakespeare in his popular comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Door Shakespeare heightens that famous line in this rousing, high energy romp at Bjorklunden Garden in Baileys Harbor this summer. Former Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director and Door County resident Joseph Hanreddy personally stamps Shakespeare's forest fairies and lover's magic with an inventive blend of mayhem that includes some countryfied music for the audience's pleasure. (more...)

Lady Rizo, Ghost Quartet, Alexis & the Samurai & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running July 20-31, 2016. Scroll down or visit for details! (more...)

Gia Yee & Toshon King Shoot Music Videos for Reggae Tracks on 'Quench the Fear' EP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

United States based singer Gia Yee recently visited Jamaica to team up with Jamaican Reggae Artiste Toshon King to Promote their debut EP 'Quench the Fear', which was officially released under their labels, One Heart Entertainment LLC & Toshon King Productions, in May 2016. (more...)

Michael A. Scott, MS. Shares THE BERMUDA AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Michael A. Scott, MS. shares a thrilling self-revealing of his remarkable experiences in his book exposing 'The Bermuda Affair' (published by Trafford Publishing). Candid and concise, this publication shows readers the quick and swift execution of justice, filled with intrigue and issues involving 'the work of the invisible arm of the justice system.' (more...)

Monumental Outdoor Artwork by Katharina Grosse Opens This Weekend on Rockaway Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

MoMA PS1 presents Rockaway!, a site-specific outdoor installation by artist Katharina Grosse (Germany, b. 1961). (more...)

REINHABITING THE VILLAGE ebook and Paperback is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Created and curated by Jamaica Stevens and Executive Produced by Keyframe-Entertainment, the 'ReInhabiting the Village: CoCreating our Future' ebook is now available for download with iBooks on Mac or iOS devices, and with iTunes. 'ReInhabiting the Village' is a book and online community hub project showcasing the work of twelve Visionary Artists and over sixty contributing authors sharing their experience, best sustainable living practices, strategies and resources to empower communities through practical wisdom and inspiring perspectives. Authors include Charles Eisenstein, Ian MacKenzie, David Sugalski (aka The Polish Ambassador) and ALIA, to name a few. (more...)

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