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Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The JAMPRO Film Commission has committed to answering the call to action given by the Economic Growth Council for five per cent growth in four years (5-in-4).In January 2017, approximately one year after acquiring the position of film commissioner,...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Blindness may appear to be an impediment that could hamper the progress of an entertainer in his or her pursuits of excellence. But history has proven that persons, especially those with talent, have easily brushed aside disabilities and impediments...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

"There are a few things in life that are certain," says Kurt Riley, "the future, growth, and change.""The Techniques label that our dad, the late Winston Riley, started, has cemented its name in music history by adding its contribution to the...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Compared to other start-up events masking a similar concept to Hitz at the Mill, hosted by Hitz92FM, the live reggae party, shows potential to grow into something of a larger nature - even outside of Kingston Music Week.It is the first time that the...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

The Meaning of Christmas came easily to Barrington Gardiner, the acrostic song flowing "through my brain, into my hands, on to the paper," as he tells The Sunday Gleaner.So he wrote a line for each letter of the time of year when little children...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

In 1980, Bob Marley and The Wailers performed at the Rufaro Stadium in Mbare after the British flag was lowered at midnight, when the clock ticked over the 17th into the 18th and a racist Rhodesia became an independent Zimbabwe.The newly named...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:01 AMMel Cooke

Last week's Mas Camp, Kingston, leg of Chronixx's Chronology tour, made a huge impact, not only in terms of the audience turnout, but also his performance. And that goes not only for him but Protoje as well, both putting on extended showings with...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:01 AM

Supreme Ventures' multi-jurisdictional game, Super Lotto, is announcing that it has hit the $250 million mark, just in time to make someone happy for the season."It's the right season to buy those Super Lotto jackpot tickets. The game is an...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Party, a new release from Vybz Kartel, has made the top 10 of the iTunes listing of reggae albums, holding the number nine spot early yesterday. Among the tracks on the set are Poco Man Skank, Keep Him, High School Dropout and Taxi. The release date...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Germany-based non-profit organisation, HELP Jamaica is seeking new partners and projects to benefit inner city communities in the new year. Over five years ago, its first HELP Jamaica Educational Centre (recently branded the Cassava Piece...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It's about more than just getting dolled up and heading out to see your favourite entertainers in action. It's about more than just the food.It's about saving lives. And just in case anyone forgot the true purpose of the Shaggy and Friends concert,...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

Musical youth were up front and centre in two temporally overlapping concerts on Sunday. The National Youth Orchestra's (NYOJ) Musical Enlightenment at St Joseph's Teachers' College was scheduled for 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The Edna Manley College of...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Next month, actress Shantol Jackson will make her big screen debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Idris Elba's directorial debut, Yardie. The young starlet was also recently honoured with the Prime Minister's...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Fri, Dec 8St AndrewSeal Team V1 Entertainment presents Mask and Moscato Midnight Masquerade at American Int'l School of Kingston, 2 College Green Ave, Kgn 6. Music by DJs News, Jimmy Q, Flabba Dabba...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Recently, a select group of persons rode the train to happiness with Karen Booker, the Dezign Diva.Booker and her team hosted an exclusive event at the Jamaica Railway Station, downtown Kingston, incorporating history, beauty, interior design, and...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Live Wyya never intended to be a 'backing band' - providing music for vocalists at concert appearances - in the long term. Co-founder, bass guitarist Carl 'C-Wyya' Edwards, said doing that was a strategy to get to perform their own music,...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Live Wyya Band's single, Never Love Again, which is slated for official release to start off 2018, shows promise on two levels. One is the quality of the song and the other, the lyrical content which, though not literally a pledge of better...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:23 AM

John Mayer has been hospitalised for an "emergency appendectomy".The 40-year-old musician was rushed to a hospital in New Orleans on Tuesday morning, as he is in desperate need of the operation which will remove his appendix.Although no reason has...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Her music is not reggae, but in the recurring ad-libs is the undeniable inflection of Jamaican patois, as Zuri, mumble-sings what her 'mama said' and 'lick yo' head'.Zuri, daughter of Grammy Award winning reggae artiste Ziggy Marley, has begun to...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

He was the people's last choice for prime minister. Now, he is their last hope, as Hitler and his army loom in on Britain during World War II.Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman is Winston Churchill in the latest war drama film Darkest Hour, which...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, embarking on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George's displeasure, has invited the new professor, Nick and his wife Honey to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Thirteen years after the death of pioneering music producer Clement Dodd, his Studio One imprint has the top set on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for the week ending December 16.The #1 Sound from the Vaults Vol. 1 makes its debut in the top spot...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

'Come Mek We Laaf' was the clarion call from the Best Care Foundation and a number of Jamaicans responded. They arrived as the shadows of the late Sunday afternoon fell on the Old Hope Road-...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

On the heels of Trueversation - the successful single with Queen Ifrica and Damian Marley, local producer Rickman Warren (who also previously produced and remixed Jah Cure's, Never Say Never) and his Jamplified Records outfit have notched a cross-...

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