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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

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: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: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...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The FiWi Jamaica Programme, was birthed by the motivation of music industry veterans as they attempt to create stability within the industry by documenting processes and techniques that will educate young people on how to become successful musicians...

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

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will be making a two-pronged effort, inviting the public to partake in celebrating the 97th birthday of one of Jamaica's most revered, the late Hon Louise Bennett-Coverley, OM, OJ, MBE.More...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Four years ago, the Gungo Walk World Alternative Music and Arts Festival opened its gates for the low cost of $100.Testament to its relative success, the festival has carried on, this time with major sponsors and endorsements - performances...

Published:Sunday | September 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

This month, the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) will be leading delegations to two prominent film promotion platforms: the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the Trinidad...

Published:Monday | August 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

This year's coronation of Miss Universe Jamaica on Saturday, August 27, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, was a comedy of errors and coincidences. There was a country plunged into darkness due to a widespread blackout, a half-empty...

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Now that the 2016 Olympics have ended and Jamaica House in Rio closed, at last Thursday's post-event press conference Jason Hall, deputy director of tourism, said more than 20,000 persons visited the Jamaican base during its 11-day run. It had a...

Published:Friday | August 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

After a lengthy struggle with back and prostate health issues, saxophonist Felix 'Deadly Headley' Bennett passed away at home on Sunday, August 21. He has left a list of accomplishments that testify to his music career's longevity and being an '...

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Mark Clennon, a 26-year-old Jamaica-born singer based in Toronto, Canada, says, "My goal as an artiste is to create something that hasn't been heard before or to take something and make it my own."With just two songs - Blood and Don't Die - uploaded...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

"Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?" This quote from Lillian Hellman, serves as the lynchpin for her book to be released today by Jamaica-born, New York based, Audrey Thomas, Esq.A mother of nine and thrice...

Published:Wednesday | August 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Local dancer Michael Graham, more popularly known as Crazy Hype, has had his dance move, MVP, featured in the latest music video of International R...

Published:Sunday | August 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

LATONYA STYLE, the owner and manager of DanceJa Studio in Liguanea, has been a prominent figure on the Jamaican dance scene, playing the role of unofficial ambassador of dancehall through structured dance and cultural workshops targeting Europeans...

Published:Tuesday | August 9, 2016 | 12:15 AMKimberley Small

Friday's Reggae to Rio concert, organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), was designed as a tribute to the Jamaican athletes competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. However, it coincided with the live transmission of...

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 12:27 AMKimberley Small

EVERYONE CALLS him Sherkhan, like the villainous tiger in the classic children’s story The Jungle Book. With a taste for the ferocious, he sports tiger stripes, tattooed on his upper arm. He even named his record label Tiger Records. But the...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Emancipation Day promised a slew of activities for many Jamaicans. Beaches are usually quilted with towels, sand in the air from frolicking children and a variety of ballers. Markland 'Action' Edwards of Action Entertainment had the same idea as...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

On Monday, July 25, dancehall came to the fore during the Fox hit series So You Think You Can Dance. Michael Graham, more popularly known as Crazy Hype, acted as a kind of catalyst in catapulting dancehall and the dance style into a space where it...

Published:Friday | July 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Gone is the familiar funky 'F', hanging outside the two-storey building that once housed Famous Nightclub. On Saturday, July 2, True Jem Management reopened the second-storey doors and replaced the funky 'F' with an 'H' for Hive, Portmore's new...

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

"I'm here in Philadelphia to show my support for the Democratic National Party, and I leave for Jamaica tomorrow!" Vivica A. Fox, excitedly told The Gleaner. "It's a three-peat!" she said laughing.This makes the third year that the actress has...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

It has become a standard that our media personalities now extend themselves beyond the standard English language and often resort to Patois as a way to 'get the point across'.Miss Lou managed to push the use of Patios to the forefront, popularising...

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