• Artist Highlight

    Interview with Lauren K. Alleyne- author of “Difficult Fruit”

    I recently had the wonderful opportunity to interview Lauren K. Alleyne, the author of “Difficult Fruit”, a gripping poetic collage of her life’s journey thus far. It is compelling in its earnestness and rich in vibrant imagery. The interview went as follows: 1.Where are you from? I am from cane fields and Convent, mango trees and cocoyea brooms; from my parents and my siblings, from the sea. I am from steel pan and calypso, Panorama and Parliament take overs. I am from David Rudder and Ras Shorty I. I am from pelau and roti, Mario’s and KFC. I am from ‘not enough’ and ‘make do’, from cut tail and church…

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    MA’s Playhouse Artist highlight

    MA’s Playhouse artistic associate R’kardo St Von will be belting out his cool jazz tones when he opens for Tesanne Chin in the Tobago Jazz Experience 2014.  R’kardo who was showcased in MA’s Playhouse “Nostalgia: Memories of a Topical Past” and more recently, “A Tribute to the Masters, A Kaiso Jazz Experience”,  grew up in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. His passion for music and performance was developed by an eclectic exposure to different genres from the early age of 8. R’kardo holds a BA in Theatre Arts from New York’s Marymount Manhattan College, jazz performance and musical theatre training from New York’s Musical Theatre Works Tony nominated director Lonny Price, and work with…