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Stories by Kimberley Small

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 6:10 PMKimberley Small

Since she appeared on the scene, singer-songwriter Sevana's career has enjoyed relative success. Earlier this year, the 'Carry You' singer, opened for Protoje and the Indiggnation band across eight cities in the United Kingdom...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:00 AMKimberley Small

The fifth annual Greater August Town Film Festival (GATFFEST) closed the curtains on nine days of regionally themed film screenings with an awards ceremony at the University of the West Indies on Saturday. Seventy-three films, screened over nine...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AMKimberley Small

The 2017 GATFFEST Film Festival continued on Sunday in honour of the community which birthed the inaugural event. The August Town Benefit screening offered a kaleidoscopic summation of the wide-ranging content, offered throughout the festival's 10...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 6:00 AMKimberley Small

Allan Powell premiered his debut short film during Thursday's opening night gala of the 2017 GATFFEST Film Festival, held at the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Teaching Complex, UWI, Mona. The documentary, Children of the Incursion, was produced by...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 6:00 AMKimberley Small

On August 23, 2008, Spragga Benz suffered a parent's nightmare. The dancehall artiste suddenly lost the son named after him, Carlton Grant Junior.His son, more affectionately known as Carlyle, was fatally shot, allegedly by policemen, in downtown...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 6:45 PMKimberley Small

Voting members of the Recording Academy should no longer expect a ballot package at their doorstep for the annual selection of the American music industry's top players. The Grammys have decided to embrace the technological wave. This year,...

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 6:00 AMKimberley Small

The promise of Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW) 2017's Best of the Best theme was delivered through the presence of three of the agency's model successes on Sunday night at Villa Ronai, Old Stony Hill Road, St Andrew. Meant to display the longevity of...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 6:00 AMKimberley Small

In the contemporary music space, a recording artiste's physical presence as an entertainer is among the top priorities for fans. These days, social media has presented a simpler way for artistes to maintain their presence in their fans' space.With...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 6:00 AMKimberley Small

Estelle's Love Like Ours, featuring Tarrus Riley, will have it's exclusive world premiere today, Monday, June 5, on The Gleaner's website, jamaica-gleaner.com. "I want people to know it's not about the reggae and dancehall wave that's happening...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 6:00 AMKimberley Small

Though popularly known for her accent-inflected international hit song American Boy, British-born Grammy-award winning singer Estelle is gearing up for the release of a brand-new album.Born to a Senegalese father and a Grenadian mother, the afro-...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 6:00 AMKimberley Small

Reggae singer Sophia Brown recently hosted the launch of her third album titled Change.A swanky event, which took place at KGN10 Bar and Grill, 1B Hillview Avenue, off Eastwood Park Road, the sultry songstress treated fans to more than a taste of...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 5:10 PMKimberley Small

Fans of live music have over the years decried the absence of regularly utilised live music spaces. The Gleaner, recently visited a space attempting to fill that void; Reggae Yard, at Jojo's Jerk Pit. The venue has endeavoured to respond...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

The Reggae Revival Concert and Beach Party was the highlight event of the one-week Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival, which ends tomorrow. As the name suggests, the concert was heralded by some of Jamaica's contemporary reggae artistes affiliated with the...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

At the Reggae Revival Concert and Beach Party, which took place at The Boardwalk Village, Negril, on Saturday night, Sevana delivered a seasoned performance. The young singer recently concluded her first international tour, opening for Protoje and...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 5:31 PMKimberley Small

Crew Love, the six hour afternoon jam session orchestrated by the Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival team was impeded, but not completely interrupted by inclement weather. At about 3 p.m., approximately halfway through the festivities, the rain came,...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 5:07 PMKimberley Small

  The production of Idris Elba's directorial debut has begun. Elba was recently spotted in Jamaica, apparently scouting filming locations for the feature film, Yardie. The film is based on the 1992 debut novel by Jamaican-born British...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

The inaugural staging of the weeklong Tmrw.Today Festival, like many other events this week, was threatened by intense islandwide rainfall. However, promoters say the festival commenced as planned yesterday."Most of the acts have already arrived on...

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 5:54 PMKimberley Small

Set to begin today, the inaugural staging of the weeklong, Tmrw.Today Festival, will go on as planned despite heavy rains earlier this week. Promoters of the festival told The Gleaner, that the international response has been great and "most...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

GATFFEST began as an initiative of the UWI Community Film Project and Centre for Tourism and Policy Research to encourage the development of what some consider an underserved skill set. It was designed to serve as a platform for local and...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

With tabanca setting in for bacchanalists and fÍterans across Jamaica, proprietors of the parade of feathers, bedazzlement, and half-nakedness have already begun laying the groundwork for 2018."We are making sure to keep the momentum going, through...

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

While confined to a wheelchair, long-time reggae crooner Frankie Paul still managed to demonstrate formidable talent during a fundraiser at House of Dancehall, Cargill Avenue, St Andrew, late last year. These days, the resonance of Paul's voice has...

Published:Tuesday | May 9, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

France, arguably the fashion capital of the world, has officially banned 'unhealthy' female models in an attempt to curb unrealistic body images portrayed in media that negatively influence young women. Legislation which came into effect earlier...

Published:Monday | May 8, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

In preparation for the summer season and the anticipated increase in social and entertainment events across the island, Emilio Ebanks, public relations officer, Jamaica Fire Brigade, has reiterated that event planners and promoters of every public...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 5:00 AMKimberley Small

Though it seems that Taj Francis's career graduated to astronomical levels in little or no time, the visual artist declares that his path to success was carefully crafted.Francis explained to The Sunday Gleaner, that his success as a visual artist...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 4:00 AMKimberley Small

Most artistes who have had a major record label behind them have managed to find success, especially abroad. Success, however, often comes via the turning of well-oiled machines that promise ultimate output in sound quality, image management, and...

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