Friday, 18 October 2013

CATCH THE BUZZ: Toots Hibbert among star-packed ISC judging panel + Karl Wiliams' Not About Eve earns Audelco noms in New York

POWER PLAY: The acclaim and accolades keep pouring in for Karl Williams' searing family drama Not About Eve, whose latest revival (a Manhattan success) has picked up a pair of nominations in the 2013 Audelco Recognition Awards, the only established awards for professional Black theatre in New York. While Williams is among the Best Playwright nominees, the show's cast is up for Outstanding Ensemble. Winners will be announced Nov. 18.

MUSIC & LYRICS: Reggae legend Toots Hibbert is among the judges for the 2013 International Songwriting Competition (ISC), which has extended its deadline to Nov. 4. This year's judging panel, which "reflects the pinnacle of success in contemporary music" also includes such notable names as Nas, Tom Waite, Martina McBride, Dido, Selena Gomez and Michael W. Smith. The ISC is open to amateur and pro songwriters, and entries are accepted online via

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