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Stories by Kimberley Small

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The MPM Waste Management Limited (WML), the corporate arm of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), has expressed concern regarding the increase in pedestrian traffic and consequent littering on Carnival Sunday.The Sunday Gleaner...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

January means more to the proprietors of Pulse Investments than being the first month of a new calendar year. It is the anniversary marker of an outstanding Caribbean modelling agency.Kingsley Cooper, his daughter (and successor), Safia Cooper, and...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Cooler fete culture has been on the rise in Kingston, Jamaica. The practice of bringing your own bottle, or carrying your own cooler full of liquor, moved from the occasional lawn and pool party into events held on stadium lawns. The Sunday...

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Every year, the purpose of the party favour is restored anew. Sequins, confetti, noisemakers and cardboard accessories have become celebratory signifiers, a necessary feature of fanfare.On Saturday, Syndicate Events hosted their annual New Year's...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:12 AMKimberley Small

It is supposed that it has never happened, that a Jamaican hold the position of chairman for the Reggae Grammy Committee. In light of the recent complaining of reggae star Freddie McGregor, industry professionals Jerome Hamilton (head of Headline...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

When one considers the reach of indigenous Jamaican music, namely reggae and dancehall, and the influence it has on contemporary popular music, in a cyclic argument, they have been consistently referred to as genres that have been underserved for...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Likely contested by the concurrent staging of another live musical affair, the All Spice Food and Music Festival only managed to pull a small gathering of patrons.It is arguable that the All Spice Food and Music Festival saw its success in the fact...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

A crew of three has been island-hopping across the Caribbean on a mission to capture the various sounds and presentations of emerging recording artistes, with the support of the governments and film industry of Newfoundland and Labrador. From The...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In the upward climb to establish a Jamaican film industry, there arises the perennial question of who the target market truly is. With the proposed introduction of island-wide touring by film and television series producer Lennie Little-White arose...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The organ, a fixture of the Catholic Church, stood silent and unattended as the bandstand at St Richard's Catholic Church was fashioned to accommodate a collection of Jamaica's instrumentalist 'elders', who gathered in melody and harmony to pay...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

From a selection process that began as early as May 2016, The Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation will host the 13th staging of the Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards on Friday, November 25, 2016, at The Jamaica Pegasus...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Though his musical background was put on hold while relocating to Jamaica, Greek restaurateur Alexx Antaeus has been leading a double life - between managing his restaurant on Hope Road to working in his decorated studio in Manhattan, New York.On...

Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The recent release of the low-budget feature-length production by Lennie Little-White, It's a Family Affair, has sparked conversations about re-introducing an idea discontinued decades ago, perhaps due to leaps in technological advancement. Little-...

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Since its beginning in 2009, the Wickie Wackie Live concert series offered regularly programmed reggae music, performed at the pleasure of those some would refer to as catalysts for the so-called Reggae Revival. What began as a monthly concert...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Everyone was offered bright yellow, smiley face and butter cookies upon entering the Worthington at the Spanish Court Hotel recently. The open bar offered icicles, melting in a choice of rum or champagne, while DJ DuziGordon offered blends between...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Amid the hubbub of entertainer Spice's embarrassing performance recently at the National Indoor Sports Centre, at a gala celebration for Jamaican athletes who participated in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Ibo Cooper has weighed in on the self-...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

World traveller and budding songstress Delphine has made the decision to root her reggae music career in the birthplace of the genre. She was born in Burgundy, France, and at age 10 decided that her pursuits would be in the arts. After gaining an...

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In a recent article published on Vogue.com, Jamaica's newest 'it-girl', Alicia Burke, is called 'The Model Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren and Dolce...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Life as a touring musician appears glamorous and comes with a busyness that is unique to the celebrated. It is usually when forced to slow down that they begin to notice things as they are.Craigy T, formerly of international reggae/dancehall group T...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

"The surfers are all on edge right now," offered Billy Mystic (of the Mystic Revealers reggae band) after exchanging pleasantries during an interview with The Sunday Gleaner on Thursday, an hour before sunset, as Hurricane Matthew grew in strength...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

"Over the years, Tommy would keep having conversations with me about Bob and - even conversations as to how Bob reacted towards a particular thing. And out of that, we did a single called Hey Brother Bob," said Carlene Davis, who recently visited...

Published:Monday | September 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Rainfall had some participants running a bit late, but it hardly deterred the supporters of this year's Colour Me Happy 5K Run/Walk and after-party.From Hope Gardens, along Hope Road and through Hope Pastures, approximately 1,500 persons clad mostly...

Published:Monday | September 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

More and more often, in the contemporary design of the music industry, producers have become the foremost figures in the industry. Usually behind the scenes, it was not customary to highlight the producer before the vocalists. Lately, in following...

Published:Sunday | September 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

"When you cut hair, you will never go hungry. You can work anywhere as long as there are people."That quote, taken from Offori 'Tupac' Mensah, a barber from Accra, Ghana, rings true when applied to the advancement of his own career and the careers...

Published:Sunday | September 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Even though he was not part of the original cast of characters, but the self-proclaimed King of the Dancehall, Moses Davis, more popularly known as Beenie Man, participates as narrator of his 'namesake', the Nick Cannon-directed film, scheduled to...

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