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Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

This Halloween, Jamaicans can get in on the spooky Hallmark and candy fun from the Puzzle IT Escape Game. From October 26 to 31, self-stylised sleuths and those with an adventurous streak can test their logic with the Puzzle IT Escape Game - the...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Adidjah Palmer, aka Vybz Kartel, perhaps had the most scintillating murder trail in Jamaica in recent years. However, there was another trial which had the nation in a vice-grip, awaiting the verdict. It was the 1992 Mary Lynch murder trial.Now,...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Years ago, veteran session guitarist Earl 'Chinna' Smith acted as musical director for a project that has since evolved from its initial intent. It is now being re-imagined and will be internationally distributed by a French film company.Chinna told...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For anyone who may have missed or thoroughly enjoyed it, Basil Dawkins' Uptown Bangarang, is back this weekend for a three-day seven-show revival.Revivals are few, and it's a risk the playwright is well aware of. "The risk of doing a revival is that...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

On October 21, Park Lane will be closed in honour of Merritone Turntable Sound.Announced by Councillor Lee Clarke during the media launch of the 28th Merritone Reunion and Family Homecoming, this will be in an effort to highlight and preserve the...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

King Jammy's latest album is one for the record books. Reviving the voice of Dennis Brown, the pioneer producer combines the vocals of the late, beloved singer with a star-studded tracklist of features from contemporary reggae and dancehall artistes...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

After a two-year hiatus, the return of Keesing LIVE was a well supported one. Organiser of the live music experience, musician Charmaine Limonius, shared that she was grateful for the turnout, but she also had reservations, and revelations that at...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

From October 5 to 15, Merritone will celebrate the 28th annual Merritone Reunion and Family Homecoming with a variety of events. This year's celebration will take place in Kingston and Melia Braco Resort in Rio Bueno, Trelawny."This year is the most...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Reggae legend Bob Marley will be the subject of an upcoming Netflix docu-series, investigating some of music's biggest unsolved mysteries. The eight-episode project, called ReMastered, will be available on the streaming service on October 12, with...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The Ashe Company has a long-standing reputation of carrying their talents to the far corners of the globe - and this year is no different. Celebrating their silver anniversary, the famed local performing arts troupe is preparing to fly off to...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For it's initial run, Patrick Brown's Right Girl, Wrong Address booked more than 250 performances since its Boxing Day (December 26) opening last year. The comedy has been revived at the Centerstage Theatre in New Kingston for a limited run, and...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Now cancer free and fully devoted to his career, Sheldon Senior has landed the cover of one of the world's most reputable reggae magazines: IRIEMAG. In a nine-page spread, the aspiring reggae artiste recalls his odyssey from Mandeville, Manchester,...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

With his 'Skystarter' ideology, rising reggae star Evaflow has taken a full-bodied approach to developing his music, his branding, and his fan base. Though it's early days yet, he says that his focused research and meticulous methods are already...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

National Gallery West, the Montego Bay branch of the National Gallery of Jamaica, is currently home to the I Shall Return Again exhibition. Inspired by the Claude McKay poem I Shall Return, the exhibition located at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre,...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:11 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Motivated by her mother's whiplash words, Marguerite Orane has titled her second book Forget It - What's The Point? The book chronicles her experience living in Canada for over 10 years and demonstrates how her mother's utterances have ultimately...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Noted by many music insiders as on one of the greatest album of all time, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has stood the test of time. Having kicked off its 20th anniversary tour in the United States in June, local reggae star Protoje finds himself...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

When a popular dancer's social media goes a little quiet, it is likely they are tied up in airport lines or busy leading classes, with no time for photographs. But for Amanyea Stines, her silence was due to the most unfortunate reason for a career...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The musical selection was just as flavourful and vibrant as the dishes serves at A Taste of Africa 2, a celebration of Enkutatash, the Ethiopian New Year. The event, hosted by Motherland Promotions of the Twelve Tribes of Israel at Clieveden Road,...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The US Labor Day weekend became a celebration for the Caribbean theatre community. Iconic comedy duo Oliver Samuels and Volier 'Maffy' Johnson, in the company of Audrey Reid and Dennis Titus, premiered 56 East Avenue.Whirlwind Entertainment CEO...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has publicly expressed his distaste for modern dancehall music. Declaring himself a man more attune to melody, Seaga believes that if it cannot be whistled, it is not music."He's right," Delroy Pottinger told The...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For this month, Italian-Jamaican reggae artiste Alborosie can put his feet up and rest from what has been a hectic touring schedule.Since its release in June, Alborosie's sixth studio album, Unbreakable: Alborosie Meets The Wailers United, has kept...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

At just six years old, little Ajahne Reid is already a big winner. She won a gold medal in her age group (five to seven) for dance from the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held in Long Beach, California, earlier this summer.Ajahne...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

With a common notion that art is not valued and the industries maintained in a fashion which closes the gate on young, innovative creators, music producer and restaurateur Alexx Antaeus is working to change that.Since February, he has maintained a...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

When this month's issue of POP Magazine hits newsstands, 18-year-old Saint model Christine Willis will grace the covers. And while it's not uncommon for Jamaican models to hold the title of cover girl, this cover was actually shot in Jamaica. Shot...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Avenues of entrepreneurship are paved with innovation by those who uncover ways to solve problems we didn't realise existed. A new delivery service in town is built into the bar culture and offers comfort to those who would rather party at home."...

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