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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...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

With the support of a dedicated management team and corporate backing, recording artiste Shenseea seems fast on the rise to dancehall stardom.Like many aspiring artistes before her, the young entertainer performed on the small stage at Reggae...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:04 AMKimberley Small

Local dancehall artistes usually measure the vitality of their performance and lyrical alacrity through clashing. In December 2012, Marlon Plunkett, better known as KipRich, made headlines after winning a clash against the notoriously agile in...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Free distribution of content through the Internet is destroying the traditional business model for the media. "Content is disappearing," said Cordel Green, executive director of the Broadcasting Commission, during a recent Gleaner editor's Forum at...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

On Monday, July 10, the Little Theatre Movement (LTM) family learned that architect and dedicated theatre designer Michael Lorde had passed away.He had been ill for a short time, and died suddenly at Andrews Memorial Hospital where he had gone for...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Unlike Tifa and her sunglasses line, Jesse Royal's Rockers NYC collaboration or Buju Banton's upcoming clothing line, OMI is continuing with his slow and steady approach to entertain-ment and lifestyle industry ventures."I wouldn't just launch...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

On Saturday night, the National Arena was a makeshift concert hall filled with the sound of familiar rocksteady melodies along with classic rhythm and blues, as is customary with The Original Startime. Spearheaded by Michael Barnett, the concert...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

From being clash rivals in high school (although they studied at different institutions), Royal Blu and Runkus are to perform at a string of festivals, for their Class Is In tour.The young artistes will be sharing stages in Switzerland, the...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The careers of Chronixx, Jesse Royal and Kabaka Pyramid are following resembling trajectories.The three, dubbed part of a 'Reggae Revivalist' movement, have enjoyed careers that have taken them across the world, as they continue on an upward move,...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

A suggestion by film commissioner Renee Robinson last November has recently been reinforced by Professor Ian Boxill, dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. At the concluding event at this year's...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 3:10 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 4:45 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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...

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