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Stories by Kimberley Small

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Walshy Fire of Major Lazer has put on blazing performances and produced scorching tracks.Today, he gives The Gleaner a peep into his creative mind.1: Is there a secret to retaining enough energy to tour as extensively and tirelessly as Major Lazer...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

A number of mainstream female personalities can to some degree, attribute success to their participation in reality-television programming.Celebrity legacy kids Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie became magazine and tabloid favourites during the...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small

Whether by fateful design, or simply art imitating life, Maya Wilkinson’s theatrical debut resembles her first attempt in production as a child. The theatre bug bit young Maya at age nine in Wakefield, Trelawny, where she recalls...

Published:Friday | September 8, 2017 | 12:51 AMKimberley Small

On Tuesday night Cru Bar and Kitchen's usual after-work crowd was accompanied by some musicians and celebrities to announce the release of yet another new song called Live Your Life. What separates Live Your Life from other songs which have...

Published:Monday | August 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The tradition of local beauty pageantry, watching women parade in bikinis and bedazzled gowns, has been a staple, standard part of the deal. For many patrons, the excitement lies within the breath-baiting interview segment. For others, the highlight...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Perry Henzell is often called upon as one of Jamaica's more strident and pioneering feature filmmakers since the release of the sensational The Harder They Come. Lennie Little-White, Franklyn St Juste, Paul Campbell, 'Sonny T', and even Britain-born...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Xaymaca International's directors are following up on their own suggestions."I would encourage that we begin planning as soon as our Carnival 2017 has ended. This is the only way for us to fully maximise our potential," director Andrew Bellamy told...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

"At first glance, people who are uninitiated into dancehall see it as a sexual thing. And it is. You can't really divorce it from sexuality. But it's almost transcending and making sexuality so aggressive that it's giving all the power back to the...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The big question for most film-makers is how to get it distributed. The majority of local box office sales are generated from importing primarily Hollywood films in local theatres.Last November, Lennie Little-White presented the idea of bolstering...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Taking a film from script paper to celluloid (or DCT formatting), from pre-production to post-production, the journey is often described as a life-changing, enlightening and harrowing ordeal. After it leaves the hands of film editors, sound...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The creator of India's first reggae sound system, Taru Dalmia, says he yearn for the opportunity to work with the likes of Chronixx and Kabaka Pyramid."We voice a lot of dubplates with both Jamaican and Indian artistes. Some are voiced on new...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Tribe Sankofa, a local performing arts collective, will journey to Barbados on Friday for the Carifesta XIII Symposium.Founded and artistically directed by Fabian Thomas, Tribe Sankofa was established in 2011. They describe themselves as a...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 6:38 PMKimberley Small

Spartan Health Club, franchise holder for Miss Jamaica World, have denied all claims of being aware of Shaneke William's hazy past. Once accused of aiding and abetting rape and sexual touching of a minor, Williams entered the...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In a recent interview with The Gleaner, Yaniq Walford, organiser of Bass Odyssey presents Jamaica Sound System Festival 2017, said: "Sound systems thrived for decades because it appealed to Jamaican people, and altering it is what will kill it ...,...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

For the past 28 years (on the second weekend in August), Bass Odyssey has celebrated its anniversary as a sound system. This year marks the third in a new five-year business projection, developed by the event's organiser, Yaniq Walford, which...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

This weekend, Bass Odyssey celebrates its 28th anniversary as a sound system with the biggest dancehall street event of the year. Three years ago, the anniversary event was renamed Jamaica Sound System Festival. With two years remaining in the...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Mainly outfitted in fancy swimsuits, sheer coveralls, stylish sandals, and cut-off shorts, patrons of SPF Forever Beach Party, were not prepared for a thunderstorm.The promoter's original intent of a fire-infused event was thwarted by a surprise...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Many decry the 'culture-vultures' cashing in on indigenous Jamaican music without acknowledgement of its origins, but there are those who see the benefit of the sound rumbling across the globe.Entertainment consultant Jerome Hamilton, founder of...

Published:Saturday | August 5, 2017 | 12:01 AMKimberley Small

Whether you measure success in wages or personal satisfaction, at the end of the day, if you do not take the time to enjoy the fruits of your labour, it becomes more of a stress than a success.From this notion, Usain Bolt is the perfect example of...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Once upon a time, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) events were the main ones on the entertainment calendar this time of year. However, by all accounts, the celebration of Jamaica's Independence has evolved from generation to generation...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Twelve years since the release of the Grammy Award-winning Welcome to Jamrock, Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley, released his fourth album, Stony Hill, on his birthday, July 21. The promotional path of this album release was accompanied by the news of the...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Local film-makers have decried the anaemic presence of local fictive televised content.These days, the tone has shifted with young film-makers advocating that it is not merely an appetite for foreign product that is starving local content. Instead,...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

With prayers that the skies remain clear, this fifth instalment of Credit Unions Gosplash will take place on Tuesday, August 1 on Sugarman's Beach, Hellshire, Portmore, St Catherine.Along with the prayers come a promise of top class entertainment...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 5:03 PMKimberley Small

The music video for Protoje's latest single, Blood Money, landed online earlier this week, with a lauding premiere on the internationally acclaimed Pigeons and Planes music news platform. Described as a lyrically vivid piece, immediate reviews...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In a move that holds personal, historical significance, Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley released his highly anticipated studio album called Stony Hill on Friday, July 21, his 38th birthday.With announcements for the project hitting the press as early as...

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