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

With support from the US Embassy, the British Council, the Canadian High Commission, and the Jamaica Tourist Board, among others, Calabash Literary Festival will return to the Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, from June 1-3, 2018.This year's festival,...

Published:Tuesday | April 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Road March Sunday was almost a disaster for some revellers marching with the Bacchanal Jamaica band. Those who purchased carnival packages from Ubiquitous Jamaica were disadvantaged by costumes falling apart, delayed costume deliveries, and, in some...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Bacchanal Jamaica's 2018 parade, took on the road in real veteran style this year.Despite complaints from some revellers about the late delivery of costumes and the inaccessibility of Bacchanal directors, patrons of the band made their way around...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Mickey Haughton-James has passed the reins of the Miss Jamaica World franchise to accomplished playwright Aston Cooke and veteran entertainment specialist Weston Haughton.Cooke is the recipient of 10 national Actor Boy ward, for outstanding...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:09 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

With intent to celebrate independently produced series created for the Internet, the Annual Indie Series Awards (ISA) were born.Today, at The Colony Theatre in Los Angeles, California, the awards ceremony will see its ninth year, complete with...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

This year's treatment of the Actor Boy Awards was meant to show appreciation for those players behind the scenes. Moments during the programme were taken to thank propmasters, wardrobe misters and mistresses, the stage managers and stage hands who...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-year-old UWI student Shauntel Walters and her fellow youth leader, Krystal Ball, recently returned home from Russia.From March 11 to 21, they were among 34 youth delegates chosen to represent the Caribbean region at the First Post Festival in...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Local creatives have develop their own brands with distinct images, ambience and sounds and have found themselves invited to curate reggae and/or dancehall culture in foreign spaces. Like Canadian rap star Drake developed his own camp of artistes,...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In the 1970's, Jacob Miller's career was comparable to Bob Marley's. With his life cut short by a tragic motorcycle accident, therein lies the fantasy that Jamaica would have launched two universally acknowledged reggae music icons. His sudden death...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

It's spring time, and thespians know what that means. Technicians, engineers, prop-masters and the players they support will gather to uncover which performers and ensembles tickled fancies and pulled at the heartstrings of Jamaican audiences in...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Many women were sent into a tailspin after the release of Fade (by recording artiste Teyana Taylor), Kanye West's sweaty gym-set music video featuring G.O.O.D Music.The music video was focalised by Taylor's ample buttocks and defined physique as she...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Like her parents Tommy Cowan and Carlene Davis, Naomi Cowan is immediately associated with gospel music. Her mother and father's music careers began at the cusp of reggae and dancehall's international popularity, before the couple dedicated their...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In March, local filmmaker Adjani Salmon will premiere 'Dreaming Whilst Black', the first dramatic production of his (and friends) company called 4Quarter Films. The story goes: 'Dissatisfied with his work, Kwabena (played by Salmon) risks everything...

Published:Thursday | March 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

"Everyone is in high anticipation of what will ensue because the first one was E-P-I-C!," Director of Xaymaca International Kandi King told The Gleaner.Jason Facey, a patron at the first staging of the Xaymaca International Cooler Cruise, posted a...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:08 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Film fans will be familiar with the visage of Eric Roberts. His angular face topped with thick waves of salt and pepper hair, usually presents the portrait of a protagonist's adversary, a highly placed authoritative figure, or a darkly handsome foil...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

There is scarcely a demographic on the Western contemporary filmscape who would be unfamiliar with the visage of Eric Roberts. To many, he is the actor who brought to life characters from King of the Gypsies (1978), The Dark Knight (2008), The...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For this Reggae Month, the Government of Jamaica ascribed the theme 'Peace, Love, Reggae'.During the recent Prime Minister's Reception, an event intended to take place annually, Prime Minister Andrew Holness fully endorsed the month-long celebration...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

A big truck was parked on the lawns of the Liguanea Club. It was the focal point; it was the stage; it was an appropriate decorative appointment for So-Kah, the season, opening event for Xaymaca International.On Sunday, exactly seven weeks before...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In celebrating his 40th anniversary in the business of deejaying indigenous Jamaican music, David Rodigan visited the island, performing at Dubwise alongside King Jammy and Yaadcore on the weekend. As customary, he also took the opportunity to link...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The home of iconic director Perry Henzell (The Harder They Come), 10a West King's House Road, was once again the venue for the ever-expanding Dubwise. Founded by Protoje, Yaadcore and Jason Panton five years ago, the event has since taken flight,...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

However, the nucleus of all the celebrations took place at 56 Hope Road, the official Kingston compound of the global ambassador.The venue space was open to the public from 10 a.m. to engage the public with panel discussions, sale of wares and other...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Have you tuned in to the Jamaican film industry activity lately? What do you think of the JAMPRO-led film-focused initiatives?I admit I am not as tuned in to new developments in the industry as I'd like to be. That said, I believe any effort made by...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Based in the Manor Park area, 53-years-old taxi driver Kenneth George Harris has decided to follow his once latent dream of becoming a recording artiste. With the carnival season around the corner, the career driver hopes to make a memorable debut...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Being recognised by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in any capacity is one goal of many western-based television-focused thespians and creators. Being gainfully employed as a thespian or a creator in Los Angeles is another. Young...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Hard Wine: The Ultimate Soca Experience has become a staple event for college kids. Originating from the University of the West Indies, Irvine Hall, the event developed the reputation of abating tabanca, pulling soca-loving students into a high-...

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