Entertainment

New Sutherland/Holness series to air on CBC-TV

Alex Kingston (Rafy photo)
By Admin 05.10.2016

By RON FANFAIR A new eight-part serial drama created by former Share photographer Sudz Sutherland and his wife Jen Holness will launch on October 10 at 9 p.m. on CBC-TV. ‘Shoot the Messenger’ follows a young journalist who, while working …

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Black artistes inducted into Brampton Arts Walk of Fame

Reggae singer Exco Levi and Brampton councillor Jeff Bowman.
By Admin 28.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Watching a beautiful Black woman receive a standing ovation for gracefully walking on stage was Othalie Graham’s inspiration to become an opera singer. She was in her early teens when her late Jamaican-born father, Gifford Graham, took …

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CTFF incubator program ‘an opportunity to shine’ for filmmakers

Alain Bidard (l), Kafi Kareem Farrell and Juliette McCawley
By Admin 14.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Just days before Martinique’s first feature-length animation makes its North American premiere at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF), “Battledream Chronicle” – an animated science-fiction series adapted from the film of the same name – captured “The …

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Youths laud benefits of summer fashion initiative

Sergeant Tiffany Castell with TFA chief executive officer Jason Cameron.
By Admin 07.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR While at the Youth Day creative arts festival at Dundas Square last July, Deangela Provo picked up a flyer from the Toronto Fashion Academy (TFA) booth advertising a one-month summer youth fashion initiative. With funding from Pro …

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Movie on the Obamas’ first date premieres in T.O.

Southside with You
By Admin 24.08.2016

Southside With You, a movie inspired by U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama’s first date, will begin an exclusive engagement in Toronto at select theatres this Friday, August 25. The movie recounts the eventful summer day …

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Young artists to showcase talent at Honey Jam

Haviah Mighty
By Admin 10.08.2016

By RON FANFAIR At a very early age, it was evident that Sanae Paris was destined for artistic stardom. “She was singing, dancing and acting at age two and when she reached four, I enrolled her in dance classes with …

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Mas’ veterans, newcomers enjoy carnival festivities

Husband and wife Anthony and Ashley McDowel came from Florida to play mas' in Toronto.
By Admin 03.08.2016

By RON FANFAIR Standing on the sidelines watching his wife play mas’ in the Toronto Caribbean Carnival was no longer an option for Anthony McDowel. He donned a costume and joined her and thousands of revellers at the 49th annual …

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Marvin L. Ishmael nominated for a Gemini Award

MARVIN L. ISHMAEL (left) and SUGAR SAMMY.
By Admin 03.08.2016

Veteran actor Marvin L. Ishmael has been nominated for a Gemini Award (Prix Gémeaux). Ishmael, an assistant professor of theatre (acting) at the Academy for the Performing Arts, University of Trinidad & Tobago, was nominated for his role in the …

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JAMBANA One World Festival to provide fun for entire family

Exco Levi
By Admin 27.07.2016

The JAMBANA One World Festival has become a must-attend event on the summer calendar. Designed around the Village experience, the family-friendly event offers world-class entertainment, engaging activities for children, business opportunities in the Travel and Trade Village, information on living …

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