Sun | Dec 17, 2017

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Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

With a hectic overseas schedule, which not only includes performances of his hit plays, but also frequent guest appearances at events kept in his honour, Oliver Samuels does not get the opportunity to tour the...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

From ramen-making with a Japanese to exploring the secret of sacred tattoos in Thailand, and even kayaking in the lakes of Dublin, Scotland, the popular virtual bed and breakfast AirBnB now offers their guests 'experiences', as designed by their...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

One of the most hotly debated topics in music circles concerns the first recording that was ever done in Jamaica's popular music, other than mento. Mento, which some refer to as Jamaican calypso, and which was very popular along with the American...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Renaissance Disco kicks off the Yuletide season with its Christmas party, which is to be held at Mas Camp in Kingston on December 22. By reputation, it should be one of the events to remember this Christmas as it features the likes of Bishop Escobar...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Without saxophonist Dean Fraser's urging, Tarrus Riley would not have recorded Beware, the song that ended up as the third track on his 2006 VP Records album Parables. The song of caution to the innocent to keep an eye out for the wanton killers is...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Last December, veteran reggae singer Freddie McGregor, sent tongues wagging when he boldly expressed his displeasure at the annual picks for the Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards. In an article published in The Gleaner, on December 20, 2016, he...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

I can't pinpoint when I first saw Beres Hammond perform, but I know that a Western Consciousness concert at Llandilo, Westmoreland, was the first time I saw him sing Live On with Marcia Griffiths.And that, my goodly folks, is unforgettable. Much...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:07 AM

1. What is your favourite Christmas memory?Going to Sting with my father to see Buju Banton for the first time. Dis a Buju for we. That was the year them keep two Sting. (Tarrus Riley's father is singer Jimmy Riley. The two collaborated on a version...

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

Tribe Sankofa's presentations have gone political. In 2015, the performing arts troupe acknowledged the Mario Deane incident (in which the young man died after being beaten at a police station, after being arrested for a spliff) to highlight the...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

The first documentary on the Rastafari movement made in Jamaica was celebrated with a screening and discussion at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, last Friday. Made in 1977, Jah Lives is a 40-minute, black and white film produced by...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It is that end-of-year season again, when there is a mixture of family and fun - staying home for dinner with the family and heading out to party. Despite a decline in the number of large-scale concerts, or stage shows, including the absence of...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Organisers of the Wickie Wackie Music Festival, which was scheduled for last Saturday but postponed due to persistent showers, are putting measures in place to ensure that, rain or shine, it takes place tomorrow.Demar Gayle of Raging Fyah told The...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Many of the newer Jamaican music talents are focused on crossing over' (getting recognition in major, mostly English-speaking markets) to advance their music careers beyond the local scene. Hence the market is flooded with songs or collaborations...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Last month, Garfield 'Chin' Bourne revealed his plan to put on display various recognisable elements associated with dancehall and sound system culture at the 16th staging of Miami's Art Basel. At the veteran deejay's curation, called 'Let There Be...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Dub poet Malachi Smith has performed in Taiwan, St Kitts and Nevis, Canada, South Africa, Colombia, Nicaragua, "all over the United States" (where he lives), and, of course, repeatedly in the land of his birth, Jamaica.Still, his school tour of...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

After year end 2017, The Palace Amusement Company will no longer accept Palace Card at the cinemas. Patrons have until December 31, 2017, to close out their cards.The company's online ticketing system remains a viable option for savvy moviegoers....

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Captured live from the stage in Moscow, The Nutcracker makes it way to Palace Cineplex on Sunday, December 17, at 11: 30 a.m. for another spectacular encore.The Nutcracker is a captivating and timeless story worldwide, boasting music by Tchaikovsky...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A new generation of intergalactic heroes and foes is rising. Having taken her first steps into the world, Rey (Daisy Ridley) must now join forces with the galactic heroes and legends in an adventure which unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Palace Amusement Company (1912) Limited, and its agency, Virgen Advertising Limited, wish for you our valued patrons a blessed and blissful holiday season.Join us during this festive period for the best movie options for family and friends, as...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Tribal Seeds, the band from San Diego, California, founded by brothers Steven and Tony-Ray Jacobs, is heading into the 2017 Christmas season on top of the Billboard Reggae Charts.Their Roots Party set has hit number one in its chart debut and sits...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) concluded its 55th anniversary celebration on an emerald note, at the Little Theatre, recently.Titled The Music of NDTC - The Emerald Edition, the concert showcased the talented singers and orchestra of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

With the dawning of a new year, a new era awaits the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC). One of its long-standing members, principal dancer and more recently the artistic director, Barry Moncrieffe, will retire at the end of this month.Last...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Renaissance Disco is set to return to the Christmas party roster this year with what promises to be an epic showing by the veteran sound system.After a four-year hiatus, the brand promises a thrilling pre-Christmas experience for partygoers on...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

One of the most versatile individuals in the entertainment business, Della Reese, passed away on November 19, following close on the heels of Fats Domino, who made the transition 27 days earlier.The multi-talented black female sensation amazingly...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Kanye West is going to make his debut appearance on the Kardashian Christmas card.The 40-year-old rapper married Kim Kardashian West back in 2014 after he started dating her in 2012, but despite being husband and wife for over three years and the...

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