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Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

This year is shaping up to be a big one for the local gospel industry – in terms of album releases from major artistes. In addition to Kevin Downswell hitting the road again for his successful Realignment Tour later this summer, to coincide with...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Gospel artiste Kevin Downswell is not a man ever short on words, or air from the diaphragm. Last week, the performer invited a small group of close friends and relatives to gather in a private listening session for not one, but two singles. In...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Your Day Is Tomorrow is the latest production to be adding to the continuously growing library of locally made short films. Written and produced by Sosiessia Nixon, the film is also produced by iKon Media, a busy production house that has flown...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

A well-known rule in storytelling is to write what you know. Writer and producer Sosiessia Nixon followed that rule with the script for her third short film, Your Day Is Tomorrow, an iKon Media Film production. Starring popular YouTube personality...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Despite not naming the notorious deejay Vybz Kartel, recording artiste Diana King has criticised Jamaica’s penal system for allowing dangerous convicts to release songs and albums and sustain successful music careers behind bars. King, herself a...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

In effort to send their patrons home a little earlier than they’re accustomed to, Rebel Salute organisers are imposing strict time slots for some performers, as short as 15 minutes. As some revel in their moment in the spotlight, and sometimes...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:27 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Recent news that dancehall artiste Flourgon and his legal team have reached a settlement in their US$300-million lawsuit against international pop star Miley Cyrus has understandably stirred applause and congratulations throughout the dancehall and...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Just before his daughter’s second birthday, studio engineer Orville ‘Rorey’ Baker started a search for reggae music to build her listening library. However, this dad had a hard time finding music that he deemed suitable for his little one’s...

Published:Monday | December 30, 2019 | 12:33 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

As they gear up to celebrate their 20th march through Kingston, Bacchanal Jamaica closed the decade with Rum for Christmas, the first of its kind. Decor comprising shiny blue and silver fabric, and one patron sporting a Santa Claus hat, were the...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:23 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Under the theme ‘The Magic of Christmas’, the Sickle Cell Unit (SCU) feted over 80 children (15 years and under) and 50 adults during its seventh annual Christmas Treat. Held on Thursday, December 19, the treat was a well-thought-out affair and...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For yet another Boxing Day, The Ward Theatre stands empty of the traditional eye-­widening, heart-pounding festivities that usually come with the Pantomime. Facilitated by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation, the theatre is in the...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:27 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Local film production is on a steady incline, and the Ashe Company will not be left in the valley. The standard-bearing performing-arts troupe is usually commanding a live stage with its actors, singers, musicians, and dancers. However, early next...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Hailed as the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation’s (KSAMC) marquee event of the year, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in St William Grant Park – the finale extravaganza of an agency which has consistently pushed a mandate to ‘...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:25 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Rebel Salute 2020 promises to be an international event, not only because nearly half of its patrons may be flying in from abroad for the two-day festival, but the Barrett family team has once again secured regional and international entertainers....

Published:Thursday | December 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

In its 26-year history, Rebel Salute has grown from strength to strength, all the while maintaining its Rastafari-friendly design of clean, conscious reggae music by a mix of veterans and newcomers, served up with mouthfuls of Pan-African...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:18 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Third World guitarist Cat Coore doesn’t have to think too far back to recall a most memorable Christmas. In fact, the musician grinningly told The Gleaner, without much thought, that one of his best Christmases happened just last year. The band...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Hawaii is as far away as the other side of the world, but the Pacific islands cluster bears acute similarities to the Caribbean – particularly Jamaica. Kaya, band leader of The Lambsbread, painted a clear picture. “Coconuts, mangoes, breadfruit,...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Stringent military practice and protocol were evident in the planning of the Jamaica Defence Force’s (JDF) Open-Air Carol Service at Up Park Camp on Tuesday evening. The audience was asked not to applaud after items, to turn off their cell phones,...

Published:Monday | December 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The national costume for Miss Universe Jamaica 2019 was based on the Jamaican legend Annie Palmer, the infamous White Witch of Rose Hall, and immediately, the social-media-using public blasted the choice as tone-deaf, inappropriate, and insensitive...

Published:Saturday | December 7, 2019 | 12:28 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has hit back at criticism from noted composer Peter Ashbourne that the orchestra pit at the famed Ward Theatre would be scrapped, describing his fears as unfounded. Town Clerk Robert Hill and...

Published:Saturday | December 7, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Filmmakers need funding for all kinds of reasons, and the top-three recipients of GATFFEST’s first-pitch competition (which took place at the festival’s first film market earlier this year) reveal that though trodding the same path to a summer...

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:17 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

In collaboration with Palace Amusement, popular American actress Victoria Rowell will be hosting a benefit screening of her film Jacqueline and Jilly. With the screening scheduled to take place at Palace Cineplex, Sovereign Centre, starting at 5:30...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:52 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The team undertaking a multimillion-dollar overhaul of the decrepit Ward Theatre has been criticised for failing to retain the iconic building’s core character and for not having sufficient dialogue with musicians and performers. The nub of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:19 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Before Santa Claus became the universal Christmastime marketing tool, planted at shopping malls and plazas across the world, children heard tales of the generous Father Christmas. Those children, usually from rural towns and villages, were...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Local film production company Have A Bawl Productions Limited recently optioned film adaptation rights for the beloved Jamaican novel, Escape to Last Man Peak, written by Jean D’Costa. Analisa Chapman, intellectual property and entertainment law...

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