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Stories by Stephanie Lyew

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...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

In 2018, Rebel Salute will celebrate 25 years of building and unifying the reggae community. Members of the government, local industry players, and members of private sector gathered at the Montego Bay Suite at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel for the show...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The Little Theatre Movement (LTM) is warmed up for the big and small challenges of dancehall life as they near the end of the last rehearsal week for this year's national pantomime, which opens on Boxing Day at the Little Theatre.Dapper Dan the...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The Rebel Salute Foundation has partnered with the British Council to provide educational opportunities for three Jamaican students."The idea is that the young people will have opportunities to have hands on experience and training in sound...

Published:Monday | December 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Getting a jump on the jingle bells, concerts and night-life sessions to start over this week until the new year, Dorothy Satchwell, founder of the MistyBlue Cancer Care Foundation, has garnered the support from her own multiplicity of reggae stars...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Many of the newer Jamaican music talents are focused on crossing over' (getting recognition in major, mostly English-speaking markets) to advance their music careers beyond the local scene. Hence the market is flooded with songs or collaborations...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

In this year's fourth staging, the annual Kingston Music Week has seen growth beyond the expectations of the organisers and patrons. For 2017, the aim was to host a series of original events that captured the influence of music as an attraction to...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Amindi K. Fro$t, Tessellated and Valleyz' mindlessly catchy lyrics and addictive music may have had people dancing to their almost one-year-old single, Pine and Ginger, rather than analysing its lyrics.Last December, Valleyz, a young producer from...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Unlike other Caribbean countries such as St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago, where soca music is deeply rooted in their culture, carnival in Jamaica portrays only a fraction of what the celebration represents....

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Compared to other start-up events masking a similar concept to Hitz at the Mill, hosted by Hitz92FM, the live reggae party, shows potential to grow into something of a larger nature - even outside of Kingston Music Week.It is the first time that the...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Germany-based non-profit organisation, HELP Jamaica is seeking new partners and projects to benefit inner city communities in the new year. Over five years ago, its first HELP Jamaica Educational Centre (recently branded the Cassava Piece...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew

Going beyond the simple measures for raising funds for school development and transformation, the Immaculate Conception High School (ICHS) hosted its annual fair last Saturday with an artiste-filled show under the theme, Millennia - The Iconic Era....

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The promoters of the Rastafari RootzFest, at the Long Bay Beach Park in Negril, are stepping up the promotion of the three-day-into-night ganja festival by inviting more prominent names from the local and international scene.Member of the board of...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Gospel music has in many ways influenced other forms of music and vice versa, including reggae, dancehall and alternative, which has resulted in a relationship between the genres known as contemporary gospel. However, it is a genre that is often...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:03 AMStephanie Lyew

Many would think having a family name that has a legacy attached to it and even reckoned as royalty in some countries would make one feel high, but it's quite the opposite for Alex Marley."I didn't like that it (the Marley name) was the first thing...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

After purchasing a costume to jump in one of the popular bands and attending all the pre-carnival fetes like J'Ouvert and the Bacchanal series, one may find their personal finances have dwindled or receive a credit card statement requiring hours of...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Janelle 'Jin' Forde, a young Barbadian/Trinidadian designer, won over the hearts of those keeping a keen eye on the costumes at the Xodus Carnival band launch last Saturday. While the main sections of the band's League of Angels its overall theme...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Dream Entertainment and YUMA served up a slice of heaven during Saturday's Xodus band launch at 36 Hope Road, St Andrew, unveiling their costumes under the theme 'League of Angels'.Kamal Bankay, chairman of the National Carnival Committee, told The...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Denyque has taken on a challenge for 2018: to design costumes for carnival brand Xaymaca International. The singer is founder of swimsuit brand WETswim, so she is familiar with the ins and outs of designing.Her section is Majesty by Denyque, chosen...

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