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Stories by Kimberley Small/Staff Reporter

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...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Almost 40 years after his death, the world remains fascinated by Bob Marley's assassination attempt. Marley's attempted murder has been the subject of notable re-visits with more to come.French author Loulou Dedola, is the latest to attempt tackling...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Head Concussion Records, owned by Jamaican dancehall, rap and trap producer Tarik 'Rvssian' Johnston, has signed a partnership deal with music giant Interscope Geffen A...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The annual GATFFEST Film Festival is a gargantuan effort. Over the past week, there have been community film screenings planned and executed in Trench Town, Nannyville and Port Royal. The festival continues this week with Japanese Film Night, two...

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