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Stories by Stephanie Lyew

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Just like the Japanese have found a fascination with our dancehall culture, the reverse has happened, as Jamaicans are becoming increasingly interested in aspects of the Japanese culture.Karaoke is one popular pastime that originated in Japan. The...

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

The past 10 years have been eventful for writer Gloria Malcolm-Foster, also former principal of the Buff Bay All-Age School, Portland. In 2012, Malcolm-Foster resigned and returned to her husband's hometown in Trelawny, because of abnormal levels of...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 4:30 PMStephanie Lyew

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has expressed “deepest regrets and condolences” at the death of fashion designer and video director Dexter 3D Pottinger. The popular fashion icon,...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew

Night Vision Media Limited recently premiered their Jamaican anime series, Abeeku and the Maroons, inside Annex 2 of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication.The trailer opened with the idyllic sound of crickets chirping, accompanying the...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The sidewalks on Hillcrest Avenue were recently filled with cars as persons made their way to The Haven at number 12, to catch a view of the eclectic line-up of musical misfits, Arii Lopez, No-Maddz and the host and headliner for the evening's...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

International bow-tie day is an annual salute to the underrated male closet accessory, celebrated on August 28.Heineken has been part of a few Jamaican companies that continue to make an event out of the occasion.On Monday evening, Heineken invited...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Normally when an individual plugs in their headphones into a device to listen to music, they become detached from the world, but the emerging silent party trend is quite the opposite."Persons partying in groups, do express concern relating to...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:17 AMStephanie Lyew

Digital platforms on which artistes worldwide are able to share their music have seen significant growth in recent years. These platforms include Spotify, VEVO and Pandora which are used to support the streaming,...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:16 AMStephanie Lyew

Many persons would be familiar with Cabbie Chronicles, a short Jamaican animated film that showed the complexities of Jamaican life through the eyes of an old school cab driver, which was released more than seven years ago. Until now, there has not...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Earlier this week, 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution hosted its first public Digital Music Awards at the Knutsford Court Hotel.The aim of 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution, has been to create awareness in digital media, including online streaming,...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Naomi Cowan is publicly launching a career in Jamaica's entertainment industry, this time as a recording artiste and musician.Cowan has been living in Toronto, Canada, having successfully completed a master's degree programme in digital media at...

Published:Monday | August 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Two years after Jamaican gospel recording artiste Wayne Buchanan rebranded himself as Jai Kingston, instead of simply Jai, he has returned to songwriting, recording and producing tracks, pending the release of his sophomore album, His Voice.It has...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The voice of reggae-dancehall recording artiste Charly Black cannot be mistaken for any other. His signature sounds and intro style contrasts well with the sultry voice of male singer-songwriter Dasu on the newly released single Turn Back Time."The...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The energy at the Creative Writing Workshop, hosted by SenYAcum Edutainment, as part of the activities of the seventh annual Jamaica Poetry Festival, outweighed the number of attendees. Though it was not selective to one age group, both children and...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Opposition spokesperson on Entertainment Natalie Neita has said that more should be done by way of improving the social influences of the sector if the country is to see some positive changes. This effort, however, will require all hands on deck."We...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

His brothers, Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley and Julian 'JuJu' Marley, are involved in the medical marijuana industry in the United States. The latest album released by Jr Gong features a song, Medication, which is a collaboration with Stephen Marley...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew

Over the past couple of days, persons took to social media broadcasting a video of the, Earth A Run Red singer, Richie Spice, falling offstage during a performance. The event that the incident occurred was in Sligoville, St Catherine a few days...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

With more than 270,000 followers on Instagram and many scrutinising her social-media pages, Jada Kingdom, familiarly called Ms Kingdom, has no plans to stop now.The recently released video for her single, Love Situations, has caught the attention of...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The album, Stony Hill, has been released approximately one year after Stephen Marley's Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life.It features three vocal collaborations between the two brothers. Medication, Grown...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Jimmy Cliff's words were on point when he sang 'we come together when the feeling's right' in the popular single, Reggae Nights.And although Cliff was not part of the line-up at the Jamaica 55 Kingston Reggae Night, the mood of the evening was just...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 2:10 PMStephanie Lyew

    The family of the King of Reggae, has shaped many talented musicians and business-minded savants. And the spirit and creativeness of Robert Nesta Marley, continues to live on through his family. This legacy along with his...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The combination of the colours black, emerald (green) and gold is symbolic to the national flag but also represents ideals. Together, they play an important role in our lives, reminding us of our traditions, the culture, a certain time of year and...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Entertainment has proven to be one of the most prolific industries within Jamaica since Independence. The most popular forms of entertainment have persisted, evolving with technology, ruling governments and culture over the last 55 years.Both the...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

It appears that not many persons are dashing about seeking to get a fashionable in the national colours, for festival."The excitement does not exist anymore," said Coleen Mills, a nail technician on Barry Street in downtown, Kingston."We just want...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

With the Emancipendence event diary filled with parties to attend, it makes the decision of where to go a difficult one. But Blu Sky 1's Utopia 'Azure' at Pearly Beach in Ocho Rios, St Ann, was definitely not one to be missed.Despite the humidity of...

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