Tuesday, 11 October 2011

ON THE SCENE: Harry Belafonte + Barbara Blake-Hannah + PM Bruce Golding + Simon & Neville + Dulé Hill

PRIME TIME: Celebrating the arrival of the brand new season of his hit USA comedy Psych, Jamerican actor Dulé Hill was in high spirits in the company of mom Jennifer (right) and Tony-winning actress Phylicia Rashad at last Thursday's premiere party at the Ziegfield Theatre in New York City. Psych is now entering its sixth season.

CULTURE BEAT: New York natives Claire Livingstone and Patricia Klausner of the visiting Global Arts Initiative (GAIN) team, along with a staffer of Tivoli High, chatted with TV J's Simon and Neville about the nature of their visit to the island on Monday morning's Smile Jamaica. The GAIN reps were in Jamaica to collaborate with Roktowa on a series of local arts-based programmes.

LIVING LEGENDS: Actor Danny Glover plants a congratulatory kiss on fellow artist, activist and humanitarian Harry Belafonte at the screening of Belafonte's new HBO documentary Sing Your Song at the Apollo Theatre in New York last Thursday evening.

IN REEL TIME: Canadian filmmaker George Tait, who has attended every Reggae Film Festival since its inception in 2008, recently presented copies of his film Destination Jamaica, which was first screened at the 2009 staging of the annual fest, to director of the National Library of Jamaica, Valerie Francis and Jamaica's culture minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange (centre), while RFF organizer Barbara Blake-Hannah shares in the moment.

BRITISH INVASION: At a courtesy call at Jamaica House on Monday, PM Bruce Golding (right) is seen here greeting members of a British delegation: Director of the Department for International Development, Ian McKendry (left); British High Commissioner, Howard Johnson (2nd left) and the UK Minister of State for International Development, Alan Duncan.

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