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Stories by Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

While the family and schoolmates of Rovene Charles continue to mourn, reggae/dancehall artiste Marlon 'Dotta Coppa' Morsby has taken it upon himself to write, record and release a song dedicated to the eight-year-old boy, who succumbed to the...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In previous years, the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has given financial support for Reggae Month which, according to its executive director, Dr Carey Wallace, amounts to over $8 million.Dr Wallace explained that according to records the TEF has...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

From Waterford in Portmore to the Kingston 12 community of Craig Town, Javal Matthew Paul Lewis has been chasing his dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.Lewis, 22, is presently one of the few actively practising ballet dancers with the...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Fan-proclaimed dancehall princess Shenseea is not sitting around waiting for opportunities to land in her lap. Like in the game of ludo - or 'loodi' as Jamaicans would call it - the artiste is throwing double sixes and making moves for the win on...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

At a time when most Americans have been exposed to a more pop-influenced style of reggae music, New Kingston (a band comprised of a father and his three sons out of New York), is dedicated to the preservation of Jamaican reggae and its message.Even...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Over the years, Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) and its partners have managed to establish February as the official month to celebrate reggae music and its practitioners. With taglines such as From di Root, to di World in 2011; Reggae 50...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In celebration of its three-year anniversary, the InPulse Art Project launched an exhibition on Saturday at Studio 174 in Downtown Kingston with live entertainment provided by The pH5 band.The visual art learning and creation platform for expression...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Alpha Institute remains grateful to Corporate Jamaica for the support given throughout its 138 years in existence, and is especially touched by persons who reach out individually to donate time, energy, and money to assist with the various...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The commercialisation of carnival bands and high cost of costumes has not affected the sales. Directors of Xaymaca International, Xodus and Bacchanal Jamaica, have expressed that the interest has grown not only locally, but also from overseas...

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

While many female artistes in Jamaica are focused on climbing to the top, and doing so quickly, none of that seems to matter to the reggae-rocking old soul that is Joelle Clarke, or, as most people know her, Jovi Rockwell.The reggae genre, with its...

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

Members of Boys' Town have long been convinced that Trench Town and surrounding communities are in need of a library and museum dedicated to its history.The long wait is nearly over. Well, so says Junior Lincoln, president of the Boys' Town Old Boys...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

From Fly Away, released in 2011, to Picture in 2017, Rebel Salute patrons can be certain that reggae soulstress Ikaya will have an entertaining selection of songs from her catalogue for them to sing along with and rock to tomorrow night.But as...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Kingdom Empowerment and Deliverance Ministries International (KEDMI) is preparing to officially open its doors at 30 Dunrobin Avenue this Sunday. The 100-member church, which has been operating for two months, is headed by Pastor Jermaine Laing."In...

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