The Talk Up Yout' Tour made its first stop at Tivoli Gardens High last week, with hostess/conceptualizer Emprezz Golding (centre) leading the charge. Deejay Assassin (far right) served as a panellist, alongside staff and members of the student body for a discussion that centred on everything from gun violence to teenage pregnancy to the influence of agencies like the media on impressionable young Jamaican minds.
The iconic big-screen musical The Sound of Music is getting a makeover. Among the stars tapped to headline: country star Carrie Underwood has been selected to play Fraulein Maria, while Tony winner Audra McDonald will play Mother Abbess, the leader of the Nonnberg Abbey. The musical, originally made famous on Broadway, will be revived thanks to NBC. Other notable cast additions include Laura Benati and Christian Borle. It's slated to air on the network on December 5.