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Published:Monday | June 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Reggae Sumfest 2011 is all ready to go and members of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean showed......

Published:Monday | June 27, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Thirty-five-year-old HEART Trust/National Training Agency trainee Judith Appleby described last Sunday's staging of Fashionblock as the "happiest day of my life". The Saint International-staged event is held annually and steals the streets ...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The following article published, last week in the Arts and Education section, is being republished because a technical glitch resulted in several sentences being deleted in the print edition.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

International performing arts group ASHE will host its first edutainment camp called Summer Swag and Celebrity Fiesta from July 4-29, at its new home at Youth Centre Jamaica, 8 Cargill Avenue, Kingston 10.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Sleng Teng rhythm of 1985 is a landmark moment in Jamaican music history. The first popular rhythm for which no musicians were used to play instruments live in studio and also earned Wayne Smith his enduring nickname, which morphed into the name of his music production label, came from a Casio keyboard.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Dr L'Antoinette Stines describes next weekend's SOULJAZZ by L'Acadco as a mini-season, but a major production. With single shows on Saturday and Sunday at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of the West Indies, Mona, in terms of length it is about as short as a dance season can get.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Good news seems to come in triplets for fast-rising reggae artiste Hezron. The artiste, who completed one of his best performances on the hit series Plug N Play earlier this month, currently has several hit songs receiving tremendous airplay on most of Jamaica's top radio stations.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

It is coincidental, but appropriate, that the first Green 4 Life Eco-Music Festival takes place on Saturday, July 2, a day after International Reggae Day 2011. Green 4 Life will be at Rivfalls, Maggoty, St Elizabeth.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

It has been all of six years since Noddy Virtue's impassioned singing, million-watt grin and irrepressibly upbeat attitude helped create the peak of 'Digicel Rising Stars' frenzy. Since then, he has been one of the few graduates of the popular talent show to make inroads into the tough local stage-show and recording arena.

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The season finale of The Blackburns of Royal Palm Estate tonight means that, for the next few months, local television screens could be devoid of locally produced dramas or comedies. Since 1994, when Royal Palm Estate became 'must-watch tv', local drama or comedy series have not mushroomed as expected.

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Twenty-one consumers of Red Stripe Bold and a friend each will stand out from all others at Reggae Sumfest this year. For each night of the reggae festival, seven Facebook fans of Red Stripe Bold will be rewarded with the very best seats in the house.

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The number of children gathered in the Information Centre of the Urban Development Corporation's (UDC) downtown Kingston office last week Saturday morning would have been unusual for an art exhibition run by the National Gallery of Jamaica.

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

79-year-old St Mary native takes a trip homeChristopher SerjuGleaner WriterPORT MARIA, St Mary:WHEN HE left for America some 30 years ago, Ivan McCook had already done a lifetime of active duty, having earned the name 'Barber' for his decades of cutting...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Anyone who knows Copeland Forbes well will tell you he is rarely at a loss for words. On Monday, during a ceremony honouring him and singer Freddie McGregor at the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston, reggae's best-known manager lived up to his reputation.

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM

John Holt and Romain Virgo are among the reggae elites who will ignite the Cinnamon Hill grounds in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, at the first annual International Reggae Wine Festival on August 13.

Published:Friday | June 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Feonia Williams got the nickname 'Fuel' from emerging performer Roshida Rose about three years ago. "She said everywhere she goes she hears about me. She said, 'you are the fuel. I am going to call you Fuel'," Williams told The Gleaner....

Published:Friday | June 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Water is defined by many as essential for living and, by extension, a source of life. Fittingly, Jamaica's premier water themed event, The Water Party, has over the years done well to epitomise this at each staging, as it...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Beauty queen and former Digicel Rising Stars host Yendi Phillipps will launch her foundation on Sunday the Fiction Nightclub, starting at 6 p.m.In keeping with the mandate 'Beauty With a Purpose', throughout the night 15 of Phillipps' gowns, worn...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

In a release to media yesterday, The Uprising Roots Band announced that its headquarters had burnt to the ground. "Today, The Uprising Roots Band suffered a tragic and dramatic loss as our headquarters crumbled to ashes after a fire," a release...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Singers Beres Hammond, Gregory Isaacs and Erroll 'ET' Webster are to be honoured at this year's Reggae Sumfest.Hammond returns to Sumfest after a three-year hiatus and will be given an award from Summerfest Productions, organisers of Reggae Sumfest.

Published:Friday | June 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Take a break from weeping into your beer after the disappointing week of cricket and football and enjoy the beautiful people and places who were all winners last week.

Published:Friday | June 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Internationally acclaimed Jamaican producer Donovan 'Don Corleon' Bennett unleashed his highly anticipated dub album, Dub In HD, on his very own label, Don Corleon Records.

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Beautiful women, cricket vibes and the Dream team gets ready to rumble with Smirnoff.

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Tru-Juice has not only maintained a winning combination of products and services, but also with their recent alignment with the upcoming premier party series - Dream Weekend....

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans will have an opportunity on Sunday to acknowledge and celebrate Jamaica's high-ranking netball team, the Sunshine Girls, as a massive road-show is being planned for them....

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