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Stories by Kimberley Small

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In last year's staging of the International Reggae Poster Competition, it was observed that there were no Jamaican entrants. Final selection jury panellist Jason Panton is not concerned by the absence of Jamaican artists in the competition, as he...

Published:Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 4:39 PMKimberley Small

Last week, the International Reggae Poster Competition (IRPC) closed submissions for this year's competition. For the sixth year, artists and graphic designers across the world produced images paying respect to all of Jamaica's...

Published:Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

"There's a really interesting convergence of voices of black women at Calabash this year just a range of them from all over the world. Something is happening in the literary world where women's voices are tackling urgent and difficult subjects, and...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

DJ Richie R.A.S., has made his name in the local space as one of the go-to deejays for bringing a 'real-good' soca vibe. Starting out like many Jamaican deejays, specialising in mixing...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

There are some who call Xaymaca International the 'smallest band with the biggest heart', but one director contests this notion. The lone female serving on a board of directors (total of seven) declared that size is not a concern for Xaymaca."We don...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In this steadfast and recently expanded carnival segment of the entertainment industry, aficionados have focused much of their attention on patrons in and around the nation's capital.However, two event promoters noticed...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

For centuries, the Sistine Chapel has remained a leading example of timeless art, representing the religious histories associated with Christianity. As The Ward Theatre undergoes its latest renovation, one can suppose the decision to have artist...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 4:26 PMKimberley Small

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the 50th anniversary of the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA) on the Mona Campus, the University Classical and Jazz Ensemble (CAJE) will...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Master decorative painting artist, colour consultant, muralist, and custom furniture designer Chalik Campbell has been selected to lend his expert hand to the renovation of the Ward Theatre.To revitalise the historic building's interior, Campbell...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

After suffering a major heart attack in December 2017, beloved actress Rosie Murray's road to recovery is paved by the prayers, charity and the unexpected support of the vibrant theatre community.Following the news of two nominations for this year's...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In the 40th year since the release of Bob Marley's romantic album Kaya, the legend's slang for cannabis has become a branding tool in the ongoing campaign to legalise the herb. Many of the sons of the global reggae icon have put action to Tuff Gong'...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:01 AMKimberley Small

Dreaming Whilst Black, a web series written and directed by Jamaica-born filmmaker Adjani Salmon, will premiere in six major cities - Shanghai, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Miami and Kingston on Sunday. "If we can make this work, if I...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

For the upcoming Actor Boy Awards, well-rounded thespian Maya Wilkinson can celebrate. Having her start in the local theatre as an actor and writer, Wilkinson told The Sunday Gleaner that the aim of her debut theatrical production, Heist, was to...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Weaving between art and his own reality, Jamaican filmmaker Adjani Salmon's creative motivations stem from his own experiences. Now based in the UK, Salmon is poised to flex his creative muscles with the upcoming release of Dreaming Whilst Black a...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Last year, the film community was abuzz with activity: from the television premiere of the short web series Losing Patience to the partly locally filmed directorial debut of British filmmaker Idris Elba.This year, American director Joshua Coates, in...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

There is an ongoing debate about the relevance of the Grammy awards, particularly in respect of its representation of ethnic music genres.In an article published in Billboard magazine, written by Gail Mitchell, it was revealed through anonymous...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 10:12 PMKimberley Small

Of the US$20,000 requested, the GoFundMe account dedicated to Rosie Murray is approaching a close, nearing the halfway mark with a tally of USD$9,774 ($1.2 million JMD).  Last December, the Actor Boy-nominated actress, suffered a major heart...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Two of the four Jamaican actors cast in Idris Elba's directorial debut, will head to the Sundance Film Festival, set for January 18-28 in Park City, Utah, for the world premiere of the feature film, 'Yardie.'Based on the novel written by Jamaican...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

'Shaggy and Friends' is as literal a title the charity concert could have. For the 'Boombastic' superstar, all it takes is a phone call to gather world-class performers biennially on one stage for a single night, to entertain in support of the...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The 7th Harbour Beach Park will not host another event for at least a month. Mugz, Big Cups, Shore, and Daydreams are some of the events which have utilised the Palisadoes road venue in Kingston. However, the road pileup for Monday night's staging...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Kingston's progression as a competitive creative city appears promising when comparing the municipality's activities over the last two years. In December 2015, Kingston was the first Caribbean city to be appointed to the UNESCO Creative Cities...

Published:Monday | December 25, 2017 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small

Sean Kingston has returned from the US to his roots. The international music star recently purchased a home in Jamaica and has also brought with him a number of traditions. Earlier this year, the singer/rapper/record producer ...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Considering Jamaica's proximity to the equator, most Jamaicans cannot relate to Bing Crosby's White Christmas. Regardless, the festivities carry on and to help you get fully immersed in the Yuletide holiday, we have compiled a playlist of Christmas...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Yaadcore is the tastemaker responsible for the Dubwise series, the reggae representative co-host of VP Records' new mix show Studio 17, and also wears the hat of resident DJ of Protoje's In.Digg.Nation collective. The producer has planned one final...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In the earlier part of last month, Kingston-based digital dancehall collective Equiknoxx told The Gleaner about the release of their 2016 debut instrumental dancehall album called Bird Power Sound, an ongoing online radio show and curating dancehall...

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