| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:21 AM
When Jamaican jazz singer Myrna Hague steps onstage, she always tries to tell a story.
"I want to pass a lot of emotion, and I want the audience to get that from me. That I am not there just to be there," says Hague, also known as Jamaica's first lady...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
In 2006, the Baltimore funk-jam band Pigeons Playing Ping Pong started from a modest and typical beginning: Two new friends — Greg Ormont and Jeremy Schon — playing acoustic guitar together in a University of Maryland dorm room. The duo took...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 2:39 PM
After a trip to Jamaica, a pair of local women landed at Midway International Airport on Friday with about $36,000 worth of cocaine wrapped in condoms and stored in body cavities, authorities said.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine alerted...
| Jun 12, 2014
As a part of the third-annual Connecticut Music Awards, we asked readers in April to vote for their favorite bands and artists from around the state. Here are the results. Thanks for voting, and congratulations to the winners.
Album of the Year: James...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:22 AM
When Jamaican vocalist/deejay Dennis Alcapone performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1973, the Scottish emcee introduced him as, "the king of talkover music." That host seemed enthusiastic, but also looked slightly clueless on the footage of that gig....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:38 PM
As Ziggy Marley sat in his home recording studio, he took out a scrap of paper and thought about what would become his fifth solo studio album. He jotted down life experiences and feelings about freedom and love.
Those ideas provided the seeds for...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Patrice Wymore Flynn, a film and television actress who appeared opposite Frank Sinatra in the original "Ocean's Eleven" but earned wider notice for her real-life role as the last wife of matinee idol Errol Flynn died Saturday at her home in Portland,...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:29 PM
The 11th annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival will boast a new venue and a broad range of musical talent. The celebration Monday will take place at the South Florida Fairgrounds, far from its previous home in downtown West Palm Beach....
| May 6, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Scientist Megan Rolf need not reinvent the wheel ("Breeding animals to stand the heat," May 5). In the 1950s, my father, Allan O.S. Keeling, developed the Jamaica Red Poll breed, along with other Jamaican cattle breeders.
His imported Red Poll beef...
| May 29, 2014
| 1:25 PM
If her brother had his way, Brittney Chambers would be a soccer star instead of dominating Apopka's flag football field.
"Soccer is big over there in Jamaica," Chambers said of her brother Ian, who was born and lives on the Caribbean island. "He used to...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:00 AM
1619: 20 black indentured servants arrive at Jamestown, Va.
1620: Pilgrims land at Plymouth, Mass.
1640-1680: Beginning of large-scale African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar production.
1650: Connecticut becomes second American...