‘Tan Tan’ plays for Alpha – Carpentry accident led Edward Thornton to trumpet | Entertainment

Trumpeter Edward ‘Tan Tan’ Thornton went to the Alpha Boys’ School (now Alpha Institute) on South Camp Road in 1945, and kept a place at the ‘old boys’ home’ even after finishing school in 1951, as the nuns who ran Alpha made room for some former students. By then, Thornton was playing at the Bournemouth Club, as famed for its concerts as providing a safe swimming space. Now that he has recorded Just As It Is as part of The Alpharians (all Alpha graduates, including keyboard player Ervin ‘Alla’ Lloyd…

Entertainment a high point at Grace Jamaican Jerk Fest | Entertainment

In January, Melissa and Hank Hyatt vacationed in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Virginia-based couple fell in love with the culture so much that they journeyed to Washington, DC for the third staging of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on Sunday. After indulging in scrumptious plates of ripe plantains, oxtail, and curried chicken, the duo was ready to take in the anticipated performance from vintage group Third World. Like the Hyatts, the hundreds of patrons at the RFK Stadium Festival lawn were not disappointed, as the band delivered a riveting performance…

The National Theatre Live presents ‘Hamlet’ this Sunday at Palace Cineplex | Entertainment

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Hamlet is directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, The National Theatre Live: Hamlet will be showing…

TAG | You're it!

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag. They have been playing since the first grade, risking their safety, jobs and relationships to take each other down with the battle cry… Source link

Superfly | One last hustle | Entertainment

Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene. His team must now organise the biggest money heist so they will never have to ‘hustle’ again. The stakes are high as they ramp up sales, but one small blunder can threaten the whole operation before he can make his exit. Visionary music video producer Director X takes the helm behind the lens to shift the 1972 original film’s setting from urban Harlem to modern-day Atlanta. The film stars Trevor Jackson (Youngblood Priest), Jennifer Morrison (Detective Mason), Michael Kenneth…

Big heart, small crowd close Ocho Rios Jazz Fest | Entertainment

Complete with a premium stocked bar and a food station serving a full Sunday-style dinner, the organisers of the 29th instalment of the Jamaica Ocho Rios Jazz Festival closing day came prepared. Much of the small audience that gathered at the bandstand at Hope Gardens kept to the fringes of the park under the shade of trees, leaving the front of the stage empty. “It’s not really a small audience – it’s because it’s a big park it looks small. But it’s been a whole week of activities, and they’ve…

Incredibles 2 (3D) – Back to Work | Entertainment

Everyone’s favourite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2; but this time, Helen (Academy Award winner Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of ‘normal’ life. It’s a tough transition for everyone and to make matters worse, the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (Academy Award) nominee Samuel L. Jackson) must…

Chart Watch: Sting, Shaggy a number one combination | Entertainment

  Sting and Shaggy are a number one combination for yet another week on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart as their ‘44/876’ has held on to the top spot for the listing valid up to Saturday, June 16. However, the remixes version of the album, which was number 10 last week, has dropped out of the chart after a single appearance. It is a good week for Jamaican performers in terms of volume, if not all in terms of high placements, as Ziggy Marley, Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, Kabaka Pyramid…

Councillor wants Lacovia Bridge fixed | News

Christopher Williams, councillor for the Santa Cruz Division, has called for the rails on the Lacovia bridge to be repaired. “I would like the National Works Agency to carry out immediate work to have the dislodged sections of the rails replaced without delay,” Williams said. The bridge’s security rains were knocked off several years ago as a result of a motor vehicle accident. “I thought that when the contract to rehabilitate the Gutter to Tombstone road segment, the replacement of the rails was part of the works to be done,”…

Focus on bikers – Westmoreland cops move to cut road crashes | News

The Westmoreland police say they will be increasing their road-safety enforcement operations to crack down on motorcyclists who are in violation of traffic laws. “It has been a challenge to manage the number of motorbikes that we have in the parish,” said Senior Superintendent Gary McKenzie, commanding officer for the Westmoreland Police Division. Ten persons have died in road crashes in Westmoreland since the start of the year, a drastic reduction from the 33 recorded over the corresponding period last year. “We had a slowing down this year on the…