PLAYING THE FIELD: In case theatergoers are wondering why they haven't heard from Keiran King in almost two years that's because these days King is busy pursuing higher education. The provocative playwright, who's written and produced sophisticated gems like Mr. & Mrs. Blacke, Taboo and Last Call - all staged at Mona's Philip Sherlock Centre via his own Backstory Productions - is reportedly in he throes of studying for a Master's degree out in California, while keeping his finger on the pulse of Jamaican pop culture and news-based hot topics. This past Sunday, he published a cheeky, well-reasoned column (about taxation and the lottery) in The Sunday Gleaner's In Focus, which has left folks wondering if he'll become a weekly contributor. "Keiran marches to the beat of his own drum," a source tells TALLAWAH. "You never know what to expect."
AT HIS OWN PACE: Though Michael O'Hara has a couple more teenage years left he's already look ahead to and planning for life as a responsible adult making his way in the big leagues. "Five years from now I want to get my Masters in Business. I'm looking forward to making the Jamaican Olympic team and to just make my family, friends and country proud," the junior sprint champion and Calabar High senior tells Sleek Magazine. "The 18-year-old, who dominated the Class One sprint double at Champs earlier this year, says his daily training regimen has become a fail-proof one. "I get up in the mornings, have some fruits, alongside a healthy breakfast. Then start my training programme. I usually take time from that just to talk with my friends then jump right back into training." In the end, Michael reflects, only his best is good enough. "Knowing that you did yourself proud, that I made myself proud. Having an Olympic medal, that's the greatest inspiration for me."