Posts In Category

Art News

Art NewsAt VIFreepNational NewsSt. Croix News

                 Andre Veloz of St. Croix BANGOR – The St. Croix-born singer-songwriter Andre Veloz headlines the American Folk Festival in Maine this weekend, bringing her own form of “Dominican blues” to Stephen King’s hometown. Although she was born in the Virgin Islands, Veloz was raised in the Dominican Republic, where

Read More
Art NewsAt VIFreepSt. Thomas News

Rashawn Ross posing with store owner CAMDEN, New Jersey — When St. Thomas-born musician Rashawn Ross goes shopping for a new trumpet – people tend to notice. He is – to put it delicately – hard to miss if you were to see him in public. So when the Dave Matthews

Read More
Art NewsAt VIFreepSt. Thomas News

iicky Belmontes, 43, artist CHARLOTTE AMALIE – iicky Belmontes first fell in love with fashion, in part, by seeing sailors bring Lee jeans to St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he grew up — sometimes Levi’s, if he was lucky. Now, he distresses denim himself, using tools like

Read More
Art NewsAt VIFreepSt. Croix News

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. – There was a friend of mine, early on, who said, ‘Paint what you love.’” Andrew Moore leaned against a corner table in his Harthaven gallery, surrounded by his own work on one of the first warm days of the season. Behind him hung a nearly life-sized

Read More
Art NewsAt VIFreepSt. Thomas News

“The Marriage of Opposites” (Simon & Schuster), by Alice Hoffman  Midway through Alice Hoffman’s latest novel, the mother of the great impressionist painter Camille Pissarro takes her 2-week-old son into the forest to find a medicine man she hopes can cure him of the malady that has kept him from

Read More
Art NewsAt VIFreepEntertainment NewsSt. Thomas News

ATLANTA – The St. Thomas brothers who make up the musical due Rock City gave an interview to The Idolator’s Chris Williot yesterday. Theron and Timothy Thomas – who spoke at the University of the Virgin Islands Man-Up Male Empowerment Conference this year – were candid when they spoke with Williot

Read More
Art NewsAt VIFreepBlack History NewsCaribbean NewsEducation NewsSt. Thomas News

“Land of Love and Drowning” (Riverhead Books), by Tiphanie Yanique CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the people on the U.S. mainland, if they think about the U.S. Virgin Islands at all, they think of rum punches, tropical resorts and hurricanes. Tiphanie Yanique’s debut novel, “Land of Love and Drowning,” is a

Read More
2016 Presidential ElectionArt NewsCaribbean NewsEntertainment News

“Sugar Cane Alley” 1983 PORT OF SPAIN — The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival has unveiled its first selections for this year’s edition of the Festival with the announcement that ten classic Caribbean films will form part of the 2015 lineup. These ten films will screen in a special sidebar

Read More
Art NewsAt VIFreepSt. John News

DRUNK BAY, St. John — Deep within the human psyche lies a need to create. From simple prehistoric cave paintings depicting deer, bears and cats to modern street art with a message, humans have left artistic marks in myriad ways through the millenniums. On St. John, a relatively new tradition

Read More
Art NewsAt VIFreepInternational News

  Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 and in her short-lived life became one of the most important Mexican icons, not only with her paintings, but with her strong, outspoken and enduring personality. Kahlo met fellow painter Diego Rivera, and they got married when she was 22 into

Read More