entertainment/encyclopedia_ on_ caribbean.jpgNEW JERSEY—A  Cuban-born author in the United States, has released an encyclopedia which overviews the lives and works of Caribbean authors and gives special attention to the political, cultural, and historical contexts in which region’s authors have lived and worked.
 Danilo Figueredo, library director at Bloomfield College in New Jersey, has introduced the lives of Caribbean authors to the public with the release of the two volume “Encyclopedia of Caribbean Literature”. With over 700 entries, the book was written over three years, with contributions from over 40 experts. The encyclopedia is accessible to students and the general reader.
ImageImageThe 78th Annual Academy Awards were held on March.5. The biggest surprise of the evening was that “Crash” the tale of people of different races crashing into each other as they go about their daily lives in Los Angeles, beat out the gay cowboy love story “Brokeback Mountain” in the Best Picture race.

Bob Marley
Bob Marley
Fresh off a pair of wins at the Grammy awards earlier this month, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley will be one of the headline acts at Jam Rock, the 13th annual Marley fest on Feb. 25 at Bayfront Park in Miami.

The event is a celebration of the legacy of Damian Marley’s father, reggae legend Bob Marley, who died in 1981.
Hot Shot Album
Shaggy, the local lad who made it big, will be among the headliners at the 10th annual Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival set for Jan.26-28 at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Club Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica.