Thursday, 7 May 2015

OUT & ABOUT: Greg Thames + Leonie Forbes + Usain Bolt + Stephen Price + Donna Hart + Lamine Diack + Dr. Michael Abrahams + Shaggy

JUST US GIRLS: May 6, St. Andrew. Culture lovers, friends and well-wishers came out in their numbers to the Pantry Playhouse on Wednesday evening to help first-time author and poet Donna Hart (centre) celebrate the official release of her sell-published anthology of dialect verse Mek Wi Laugh and Talk. Among the leading ladies in attendance were Leonie Forbes (left) and Yvonne Sweeney, sharing a candid shot here with the Florida-based lady-of-the-hour, who told TALLAWAH of the rural St. Mary roots that inspired most of the poems, "I come from a very remote part of St. Mary, but we enjoyed living there. We loved country life!" (Photo: TALLAWAH)

MORNING PEOPLE: May 4, United States. The production team at the Z100 Studios in New York City clearly had a blast hosting reggae-dancehall megastar Shaggy, who dropped by the station on Monday for a live chat with host Elvis Duran on Duran's popular morning show. The Ranch Entertainment honcho wrapped his visit with a round of picture-taking with the crew. From left, Bethany Watson, Shaggy, Danielle Manero, Duran and Skeery Jones. (Photo: Zimbio.com)

KIDDING AROUND: May 4, Kingston. "I travel a lot for inspiration," says seasoned stage director Greg Thames, whose sixth creative collaboration with Father HoLung & Friends, the reggaefied Old Testament musical King David, begins previews for school audiences at the National Arena on May 7, featuring an enormous cast of regulars, fresh faces, and several young children. King David plays at the Arena through the 17th. (Photo: TALLAWAH)

PARENTAL GUIDANCE: May 3, Kingston. There was much to take in at last Sunday's well-attended Baby, Bump and Beyond Parenting Expo at the Jamaica Pegasus, including the insightful 'Dads on Duty' seminar with panellists Dr. Michael Abrahams (left) and Stephen Price and moderator Rebecca Harper. "When boys grow up seeing their dad being respectful to their mother they become men who do the same," Dr. Abrahams told the attentive audience. "As men it is essential that we provide a positive example for the kids to follow." (Photo: TALLAWAH)

REASON TO SMILE: May 1, Bahamas. Usain Bolt's exploits at last weekend's IAAF World Athletics Relays in Nassau, Bahamas included not only a record-shattering anchor leg for Team Jamaica's Men's 4X100M squad and press conferences, but also an encounter with enduring President of the IAAF Lamine Diack at the Atlantis Hotel. Meanwhile, to coincide with the World's Fastest Man's retirement from the sport in 2017, a docu-film is currently in the works from co-directors Gabe and Ben Turner (2013's One Direction: This Is Us). (Photo: Zimbio.com)




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