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Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMMelville Cooke

On Friday night at the Talk of the Town Restaurant at Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, high above the damp city streets, The Jamaica National (JN) Group presented its first corporate branding campaign.One of the group's more prominent...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew ï Gleaner Writer

Thought-provoking, open-ended fine art through the medium of photography is what persons can expect at Double Xposure, hosted by Art Gallery Decor VIII on November 5. The exhibition features the photographic works of Lesli-Ann Belnavis and Michael...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Entries for the 2018 roster of competitions put on by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) are now open.The competitions now open for entry are the Festival of Performing Arts, Jamaica Gospel Song Competition, the Jamaica Children's...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy

In 1993, there was a movie called Groundhog Day. It starred Bill Murray and was directed by Harold Ramis. It was about a weatherman who gets stuck repeating the same day over and over, waking up to the same song as the day restarts. Since then, a...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Levi Roots may take comfort in getting to do twice as many songs on Friday night at Redbones Blues Cafe, New Kingston, as he did the previous week.However, since the first time around Music and Food was staged on Friday, October 20, he got to do a...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Tyrese Gibson checked himself into hospital after experiencing pains in his chest. The 38-year-old actor decided to attend a medical facility in Los Angeles last Thursday night after he started to feel dehydrated, TMZ reports.Tyrese has undergone...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:03 AMStephanie Lyew

Rebel Salute has managed to continue under the theme of the preservation of reggae without having a monotonous presentation of the music and entertainment reflecting that part of Jamaica's culture.It began in 1994 in Mandeville as a small concert to...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Winston Riley's contribution to the Jamaican entertainment business transcends the boundaries of just being the leader and vocalist with the successful 1960s rocksteady vocal group The Techniques. Riley's stretch spanned an unbelievable 40-odd years...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Cherine Anderson sings Kingston State of Mind with a riveting intensity, whether she is giving a face to the murder toll ("Another man lose him life tonight/babymother she a bawl Jesus Christ") or, in a higher pitch, questioning the existence of the...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaica's poet laureate Lorna Goodison, is seeking to get more young people actively involved in poetry writing with a new initiative.Partnering with the Helen Zell's Writer's Program at the University of Michigan (where she taught for a number of...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

When the turntable duo of Alric and Boyd was formed, the reverberations of radio divestment were still being felt on Jamaica's media landscape, with IRIE FM all of two years old, there was still a JBC FM Stereo and the voices of persons like Buju...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

By all appearances, the television series adaptation of Marlon James's beloved, Man Booker prize-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings is in worthy hands.Following the recent announcement that Melina Matsoukas will sit in the director's chair...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

As CB Foods gets ready to host its annual PAN 2017 event, tomorrow at the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre, motorists are being advised of several traffic changes being made to accommodate the event.Between the hours of 5 a.m., on Sunday and 3 a.m. on...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

New Jersey's multi-award winning reggae deejay, Ras Emmanuel, has earned yet another feather in his cap.The artiste who hails from White Marl in St Catherine, Jamaica, recently received a proclamation for reggae ambassador for New Jersey, the first...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

A couple days ago I was reading an interview (published in February) with selector David Rodigan in The Guardian, about his autobiography, My Life in Reggae.The article ends with Rodigan saying "I'm just waiting for the Jamaican artistes to start...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Millie Small is among several outstanding Jamaican recording artistes who celebrate birthdays in October. Others include Peter Tosh, Hopeton Lewis, Luciano, Shaggy, George Nooks, Jah Cure, Ziggy Marley, Linval Thompson, Gyptian, and Chronixx.In a...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 10:49 AM

Sat, Oct 21KgnMelody presents Drinkers Drink-Up at the corner of Bond and Blunt streets. Music by a popular disco.FUTURE EVENTSSat, Oct 28St AndrewMarlene Dancing Queen presents her birthnight bash called Gold and White 50th Edition, Only the Strong...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

According to Dr Keino Senior, a dean at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA), "Preconceived notions of the (low) value of the arts and their seeming lack of viability, sustainability, and income-generating capacity...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Singer Lymie Murray says that on his birthday, Tuesday, October 24, he maintained his commitment to his art just like any other day."If it is Christmas, Easter or my birthday, we are true to the cause of music," Murray said. So, throughout the day,...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

A relief ship full of supplies recently left Jamaican shores and is making passage to the hurricane-ravaged island of Dominica.Continuing on this charitable track, but with a more local focus, some musicians have banded together for a cause closer...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae singer Sophia Brown has a career spanning two decades and three albums. She is most popularly known for the songs Let It Be Me and Gimme That Good Love. Despite a long presence in the industry, Brown has remained relatively low-key and not...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Somewhere during the shooting of the 1997 movie, Dancehall Queen, someone asked a then 13-year-old Cherine Anderson if she was going into acting or singing. Co-director of the film about how a higgler by day, Marcia (Audrey Reid) became a dancehall...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae singer Sophia Brown is on the road to recovery after undergoing surgery on her left knee earlier this month. The singer, who celebrated her 46th birthday last Friday, says despite being in immense pain, she is grateful for life. Brown was...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Today marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of Randolph Samuel Williams, CD, known more fondly as Ranny Williams or 'Mass Ran'.In honour of his life and work, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Known for high-energy nights, fun and excitement, the Ribbiz Ultra Lounge is promising a memorable and 'scary' Halloween come this Saturday, October 28.Plans are afoot to mesmerise the crowd with earth-shattering sounds by DJ Kryptic and Chaddy G....

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