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Stories by Kimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For their seventh staging, the GATFFEST Film festival returns with expansive ideas in action. This year, the largest community film festival in the Caribbean will add two particularly special elements – a film market and a pitch competition, both...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:21 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Daniel Craig, the lead actor in Bond 25, the James Bond film being shot in Jamaica, reportedly hurt himself while running in a scene during filming in Portland. Craig had to be flown out of the island for x-rays, treatment, rest and recovery. A...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For the Orange Economy to exist beyond an idea, it must first be acknowledged that the cultural and creative industries exist and are thriving but that they do so as in their categorisations – separated. “The industry itself is, unfortunately, not...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:29 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The areas of music, dance, animation, artificial intelligence, acting, and publishing all have something in common: they fit neatly under the umbrella of the emerging Orange Economy. Heeding an international call to seed the Orange Economy to...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:07 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The days of boasting about making it only to the top of the Billboard Charts are numbered. There is a new standard-bearer in town – one that is similarly regarded as an everlasting authority in music media and news. On Monday, May 13, Rolling...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 1:09 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For its 40th anniversary, VP Records is making everything a big deal, including the release of Rising Stars alumnus Chris Martin’s sophomore album, And Then. Last Friday evening, the label took over multiple platforms for the album...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:08 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Haile Selassie High School’s music and performing arts programme has received a facelift. Thanks to the Bob Marley Foundation, the students and their music teacher, Tino McDermott, can now gather in the...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:32 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

As revellers flood the streets of the Corporate Area on Sunday, they will be accompanied by a fleet of huge trailers. Since carnival road march began in Jamaica almost 30 years ago, Zoukie Trucking Services Limited has been a constant. According...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:20 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

If Kes The Band intended to prove the power of soca by introducing a new element of live bands, multiple genres and satisfied revellers to the Jamaican carnival season, then they succeeded. For the inaugural instalment of Tuesday On The Rock in...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:07 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Following last month’s untimely passing of co-franchise holder of the Miss Jamaica World competition, Aston Cooke, there have been necessary changes in the entity’s leadership structure. While Weston Haughton retains the franchise holder position...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:15 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Next Tuesday, Kes The Band will make a cross-national cultural stand in Kingston, taking over the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre to host their first instalment of the twin-nation’s native ‘Tuesday on the Rocks (TOTR’s) concert. While...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:07 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

To enhance others’ understanding of Japanese arts and culture, the Japan Foundation collaborates with overseas museums on a wide range of exhibitions, from traditional to contemporary arts. They have collaborated with the National Museum Jamaica,...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

On Thursday night, the efforts of the Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) over the past three years finally paid off. Four hundred patrons filled the Courtleigh Auditorium for the sold-out Kingston premiere screening of the four...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:24 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For its third staging, KingstOOn Animation Festival proved what they began touting in 2013 - that the local animation industry is robust with talent and poised to expand globally. On Sunday, at the close of the three-day long event, animators from...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:08 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Many will consider DJ Hot Lipz an inspiration. At 49 years old, she ­decided to learn how to spin and mix records – a testament to the fact that it is never too late to realise a dream. Known in her private life as Janette Armstrong, the UK native...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:24 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Tony Hendriks’ Shoot The Girl, one of the first five short films selected in the JAMPRO/PROPELLA short film initiative in 2016, has been awarded yet again – this time to the tune of $500,000. Hendriks again pitched the project last Friday, at the...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Globally, racism is at the forefront of many conversations. While in the US issues of police brutality against African Americans and violent displays of Islamophobia are rampant, people in the Caribbean sometimes deal with an insidious attitude...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:28 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Defiant against the Jamaican film stereotype, Storm Saulter’s latest feature film, Sprinter, goes against the grain. The film is framed in tropical, lush cinematography that, while still capturing greenery and the sea, avoids the resort-life trope...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:07 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Among the three active animation studios, small operators, and freelancers, there are an estimated 30 to 50 animators in Jamaica. During a recent Gleaner Editors’ Forum, animation specialist and KingstOOn Animation Festival conceptualiser, Robert...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:08 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

At the second instalment of the INDIGGO Conference, held on Saturday at the Courtleigh Auditorium, there was an ­influx of tertiary-level students at varying stages of study, as well as corporate professionals, all eager to get insight on ­turning...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

I t was a trip around the world and back again for local dancer Shakespear, who, last month, hopped on a flight from Montego Bay to Germany, then on to Belgium, before finally landing in New Delhi, India. Known for his dance moves and signature...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:07 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For its 37th anniversary, the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) returns to Jamaica for the fourth time. Heralded as a global event with a pan-African fanbase, it has been held in New York, Chicago, and Trinidad and Tobago. The...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:18 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The first show in Buju Banton’s Long Walk To Freedom tour demonstrates that life after incarceration can be fulfilling. When the recently released artiste stood centre-stage before a packed stadium, picking up right where he left off, there was at...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Lennie Little-White's next masterpiece may not be a long-running series with hundreds of episodes aired across the Caribbean, but it will stand the test of time as part of Jamaica's audiovisual historical archives. The veteran film-maker recently...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 11:08 PMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The Collection MoDA Runway had an enviable reputation. The event expertly mimicked standard behaviour of international fashion houses, like the notorious practice of starting on time. Such behaviours have marked this couture-clad occasion as the...

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