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  • Caribbean odyssey a harrowing and humorous tale

    Caribbean odyssey a harrowing and humorous tale
    "Jamaica, Farewell" a show title with a judiciously placed comma but very little in the way of a set or other trappings, is one woman's first-person story of her determination to leave the Caribbean island of her birth and find her way to a new life in...
  • SuperHeavy mixes up Jagger rock, Marley rhythms and more

    SuperHeavy mixes up Jagger rock, Marley rhythms and more
    On a recent summer day at the Paramount lot, the five members of the group SuperHeavy played along to a recording of their first single, "Miracle Worker," as a camera crane swooped over an assembled crowd of a few hundred and the music boomed. Onstage...
  • Recipe: Sterling daiquiri

    Recipe: Sterling daiquiri
      Sterling daiquiri Total time: 20 minutes, plus steeping and cooling times for the agua de jamaica Servings: 1 Note: Adapted from Allan Katz, Cana Rum Bar. Dried hibiscus flowers and canela (Mexican cinnamon sticks) are available at Latino markets....
  • Berlin Film Festival: Bob Marley documentary unveiled

     
    A long-awaited Bob Marley documentary premiered Sunday at Berlin’s International Film Festival, and -- people get ready -- will open in U.S. theaters April 20 after playing Austin's South by Southwest festival in March. Though Martin Scorsese and...
  • Clearing hurdles no obstacle for Riley

    Clearing hurdles no obstacle for Riley
    Andrew Riley agreed with a laugh that any race that needs more than the straightaway might as well be a marathon as far as he is concerned. That's why the University of Illinois 110-meter high hurdles champion never has tried the 400 hurdles. "I don't...
  • Did Yohan Blake just make it seem dopey to watch track?

    Did Yohan Blake just make it seem dopey to watch track?
    Dare I say that Yohan Blake would have won the world title in the 100 meters last month even if Jamaican compatriot and defending champion and world record-holder Usain Bolt had not been disqualified for a false start? That doesn't seem like such a risky...
  • Critic's Choice: Offbeat burgers

    Critic's Choice: Offbeat burgers
    There is no shortage of burgers in this town, whether classic or updated (you know, with truffles or bleu cheese or Parmesan crisps). But the truly offbeat burger shines in some unexpected places. Looking for a halal chicken tikka burger? A soul turkey...
  • Man convicted of 1998 killing of German tourist in Santa Monica

     
    A man who fled to Jamaica after the 1998 killing of a German tourist in Santa Monica was convicted Monday of murder in connection with the crime....
  • U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay beats 100-meter world record holder Usain Bolt in Stockholm

     
    U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay handed world record holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica his first 100-meter loss in more than two years at the IAAF Diamond League DN Galan meet Friday in Stockholm. Gay held a narrow lead over Bolt halfway......
  • Tourism to Jamaica drops after drug-lord clashes

     
    The drop is blamed on clashes between supporters of Coke and government forces in late May, which left 76 people dead over several days. Foriegners on Jamaica's tourist beaches were not considered in danger during the battles, but the violence brought...
  • From the Vaults: 'The Black Swan' (1942)

     
    The current Natalie Portman film is not, perhaps, technically a remake of this movie. Instead of dueling ballerinas, the 1942 film features dueling pirates. Instead of the "Dying Swan" dance, there is a big battle at sea with cannons. And......
  • Buju Banton convicted on cocaine charges, faces at least 15 years

     
    Buju Banton has been convicted on cocaine-related drug charges in Florida. Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton faces at least 15 years in federal prison....