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Stories by Stephanie Lyew

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 7:16 PMStephanie Lyew

For the 11 years that it has been in operation, every year Chilitos celebrates Cinco de Mayo, but this year will be bigger than ever.  Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for ‘Fifth of May’, is an annual celebration observed in...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 2:39 PMStephanie Lyew

With the theme song, "Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica", doing very well for the campaign - speaking about the proper disposal of garbage, and awareness for the environment, environmentalists are calling for similar music. Written and produced by Jeremy...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Adjunct lecturer and reggae music aficionado, Alpha Obika, presented the challenge to the students enrolled in Producing Culture: Music, Events and Festivals at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, to plan and execute an event with meaning...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:43 AMStephanie Lyew

Manchester- born and raised recording artiste Denieze Anderson, never imagined that her music would have been aired on international television.  Anderson, who has adopted the stage name Jane MacGizmo, has released three singles; '...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 4:50 PMStephanie Lyew

The Ministry of Tourism, has reported a 14.1 per cent increase in visitor arrivals to Jamaica in the first week of April, ahead of the carnival celebrations, in comparison to the same period last year. Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett,...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 6:13 PMStephanie Lyew

SUBHEAD: Artistes shares memory of Winnie Mandela Two years ago reggae singer, Queen Ifrica travelled to South Africa to share the Joe Burke Theatre stage with Hugh Masekela, a musician who is proclaimed the ‘father of South African Jazz...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 3:58 PMStephanie Lyew

“It is a formula that has been working,” said veteran producer, Mikie Bennett when The Gleaner asked if doing a cover song makes for an effective promotional strategy or overshadows the talent of upcoming artistes. Often,...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Scotland-born tubist and specialist in brass instruments, Fraser Russell landed on the island last Monday night and headed straight into a tutoring session with the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ) the next day.According to executive...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

"We are not the US$200 to US$1,200 carnival," said Julianne Lee, director of Jamaica Carnival.Regardless of preparations to participate as one of the four bands to take the streets of Kingston on April 8, Lee says a lack of funding has immobilised...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 3:40 PMStephanie Lyew

No woes about reaching the big four-zero here! VH1’s Atlanta Exes, TV/film actress and comedian Torrei Hart, is currently in Jamaica and is set to host her birthday celebration tonight inside the Triple Century Sports Bar in...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

With the performing arts, music and theatre being the main medium for messages to be delivered, in recent times the Christian community has been crying out for the support of faith-based films.Christian playwrights and filmmakers like Cleveland O....

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The Dance Society of Campion College, in its seventh season of dance in July 2017, used the art to convey the message of having national pride by accepting the experiences and talents that have made Jamaica stand out on the international stages....

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The demand for mento bands skyrocketed during the Christmas season, leaving the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) to conclude that there is still life in this style of Jamaican folk music that influenced ska and reggae."Mento was a...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Sting is very jovial and even more happy to be back in Jamaica. It is the second time that the artiste is on the island, and he remembers the beauty, the energy among other things as he asks, "if The Gleaner has arrived to meet"."The newspaper kept...

Published:Saturday | January 6, 2018 | 12:03 AMStephanie Lyew

Prior to rehearsals for tonight's Shaggy and Friends concert, entertainers Wyclef Jean, Sting and the man himself, Shaggy, took some time to tour the Bustamante Hospital for Children, leaving the international recording artistes, further in awe....

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

FamFun Entertainment, organisers of Funfest: The Unique Family Festival, always knows how to put the fun in family. However, the event that is staged with an open-door policy for all, remarkably seemed to have caught the attention of more fathers...

Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2018 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew

There was surely no long talking as ticket holders docked their vehicles at downtown Kingston's waterfront last Friday for their inclusive premium drinks and copious amounts of soca music, chased with other genres, at The Gift of Soca....

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew

"Women should never allow two words or any word that speaks about size to define who they are," says Hollice 'Mr Killa' Mapp, Grenadian artiste who became popular for his 2013 soca hit, Rolly Polly.When the artiste released the song approaching...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Like most great ideas, Genesis Praise-Fest was inspired by friendship, history and the desire to create a meaningful experience when first held at the Karram Speid Auditorium on the Merl Grove High School grounds in 1986.The inaugural staging marked...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

There's something that is awe-inspiring about a recording artiste that can write music, play more than one instrument, understands production and also assume the role of a disc jockey if needed.Craig Parks, son of legendary bass player Lloyd Parks,...

Published:Wednesday | December 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

From the looks of the Christmas Eve staging of Yush, anyone could logically conclude that the crowd was predominantly made up of females in their late 20s. And although not many in attendance attempted to dress in accordance the era that the party...

Published:Tuesday | December 26, 2017 | 1:08 AMStephanie Lyew

  High off his stellar performance at the recent Prime Minister’s Youth Awards, Ding Dong is the headline act for today's Family Extravaganza at the Hope Botanical Gardens. “Everybody know me a mad people and it...

Published:Monday | December 25, 2017 | 12:28 AMStephanie Lyew

It’s not an official holiday like Independence Day (August 6), but the Flag Fest Group has started its on the road and social media promotions for party-goers to get their flags ready for March 2018. But it’s not only about...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

For more than 30 years the Dr Lloyd Cole Children's Christmas Treat, exclusively funded by the physician, has been a staple event for the residents of Standpipe, St Andrew.Families take to the holiday get-together, but there is even more special...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:03 AMStephanie Lyew

A Saturday in downtown Kingston is not as busy as individuals may think it is. At least, that's what event coordinator and entrepreneur Maelle Johnston has observed.Johnston has acquired...

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