TALL ORDER: Nov. 1, Kingston. One of the most stylish and talented young women working in contemporary reggae gospel, J-Cee put in a showstopping performance at Judith Gayle's album launch on Saturday night. Following her stint on stage, we spotted her heading backstage to take a five.
POWER OF TWO: Nov. 1, Kingston. Dr. Monika Lawrence (right) relishes any and every opportunity to pay tribute to her late mentor Prof. Rex Nettleford. Posing alongside co-presenter/panellist Dr. Maria Smith, Lawrence stood out among the friends and former colleagues who participated in "Two of a Mind," a symposium dedicated to the memory and dynamic legacies of Nettleford and Dr. Barry Chevannes, staged over the weekend by the Institute of Jamaica.
BY THE BOOK: Nov. 1, Kingston. During Saturday's leg of the two-day symposium, UWI lecturer Dr. Michael Barnett presented a copy of his book Rastafari in the New Millennium: A Rastafari Reader (Syracuse University Press), new in paperback, to Paulette Chevannes, widow of Dr. Barry Chevannes, whose research and writings on Rastafarianism and Jamaican culture have influenced countless present-day scholars, including Barnett.
WHAT WE HAVE: Nov. 2, Kingston. From the prolific pen of Actor Boy and Thespy-winning auteur David Tulloch comes the spiky marital drama Sins of the Flesh, which had its premiere over the weekend at the Green Gables Theatre. Centred on a young couple who find their once-blissful union subsumed by infidelity and corporate ambition, the plays stars Orrin Scott-Stewart (Paternal Instinct) and exciting newcomer Renee Williams — both pictured above — who swap lines with costars Belinda Reid and Michael 'Stringbeans' Nicholson. You can read TALLAWAH's full-length review of the show when it's posted this week.