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Published:Friday | February 5, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Celebrated for its discovery of and work with some of the top runway models – men and women like Oraine Barrett and Nadine Willis – Kingsley Cooper’s Pulse has pioneered a modern modelling industry in Jamaica and throughout the wider Caribbean....

Published:Friday | February 5, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Afro-dancehall sensation Stonebwoy, whose given name is Livingstone Etse Satekla, does not show signs of slowing down any time soon. He’s been on the move, travelling and getting his business together even throughout the global health crisis. One...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:18 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

A true global ambassador for culture, peace, and educating people through music, Stonebwoy has become one of the most recognisable performers to emerge out of West Africa. He is an idiosyncratic talent who is defying boundaries, and through music,...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

For many reggae and dancehall recording artistes, achieving mainstream success has opened a gateway to establishing homes in the foreign countries or bustling cities where their music has experienced a breakthrough. Los Angeles, New York City,...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“There are many layers of roots intertwined making up [reggae’s] history,” these are the words of Reshma B, who, from one interview with record producer Clive Chin, unearthed stories which once combined metamorphosed into the fertile feature-length...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2021 | 12:19 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The shift towards digital and online has resulted in a major reduction in social interaction and play for children – even more so in the past year. According to Levene Sheriff, marketing officer of Pizza Hut Jamaica, toys are still integral for the...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2021 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

There’s a mysterious air about Daniel ‘Chino’ McGregor as he sits around a small studio setup awaiting the guests who RSVP’d to be part of an intimate virtual listening session for his latest project, Process earlier this week. It’s an apt title....

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:30 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The camera shutters of many independent photographers remain closed — some to the detriment of their studios as the restrictions on all events remain in effect. According to Stefen Ewers, some businesses lend themselves better to working remotely,...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2021 | 4:20 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Last Thursday, Jamaica lost one of its most gifted photographers, said Collin Reid, a fellow lens man and friend of the late Peter Ferguson. “If I were to name the top five within our field, Peter would have to be in the list, and one of the things...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

As the popular adage goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” and the Trinidad-based event production company Caesar’s Army has taken the time to lay the necessary building blocks as it creates and maintains an empire within the Caribbean carnival...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

With the wearing of face masks being mandatory, in an attempt to reduce the spread of coronavirus, event organiser and registered dietician Terrel Pencle conceptualised a way to marry his passions for party planning, healthy living and giving back...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

His theatre career, fuelled by his involvement in the local pantomime, brought him several local honours including the Silver Musgrave Medal for his contribution to the field of culture and the Order of Distinction from the Government of Jamaica in...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The independent artiste sector has been booming globally, as more individuals aspiring to have a career in music are finding simpler avenues to become recognised. Notably, however, the definition of what makes an artiste “independent” is ambiguous...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Tahirah Scott-Anderson comes across as quick-witted, philosophical, free-spirited and self-aware in the things she says as much as how she expresses it – whether in speaking or singing. Spending most of her time with her studies in aquatic and...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Dancers who document their work on paper are continuously trying to teach a language that is not easily written, dance instructor and choreography Latonya Dillon, or Latonya Style, as she is known in professional circles, tells The Gleaner. “Some...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The international KFC initiative ‘Add Hope’ through which franchises of the restaurant giant in various markets across the globe donate both cash and meals to persons in need, has expanded locally to encompass more than feeding programmes. Their...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The rush to move performance courses online is over but there are still educators in the field who are facing challenges with the new norm of distance learning, most of which has to do with fostering self-expression in students virtually, says...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Ghetto Youths International has wrapped up 2020 with the fourth instalment of the hits-filled Set Up Shop compilation for reggae lovers worldwide. The label, which is owned and operated by Marley brothers, Damian ‘Jr Gong’, Julian and Stephen...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

For just about everyone in the entertainment industry who attempted to start their engines in 2020, there was limited fuel to drive their creative vehicles to the places they wanted them to reach. But for a handful, there was just enough to roll...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Revered by her peers as a go-getter and master strategist, Tameka Chevannes, has used her role as a public relations and marketing consultant to move roadblocks for several entertainers over the past decade. She established her company, ZaZa...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:17 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Audio systems engineer and designer Ricardo ‘Ricky’ Aikman has always been one who prides himself on standing on his own two feet — from touring with entertainers to providing expertise to several production companies in the arts and entertainment...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

A sign saying ‘Welcome to Trench Town, Home of Reggae Music’ greets persons driving into the community that is credited as the birthplace of rocksteady and reggae. However, if you happen to visit with Ian ‘Ity’ Ellis, the welcome will probably...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Guardian Life held its annual year-end party via Zoom. The generally large celebration – involving key stakeholders, employees, customers, clients and brokers; sumptuous fare; décor; gifts and entertainment – was done differently in light of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2020 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

While they have definitely celebrated the holidays together as a pair in the past, 2020 is the first year Coppershot Disco’s Daniel Moreno and fiancée, Tanhoi Sinclair, will ring in their first Christmas together as parents. The two entertainment...

Published:Monday | December 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The season of Advent has been transformed into a season of inventions as many corporate companies have had to rethink their original plans to fête staff, business clients and customers in order to create COVID-safe alternatives to show their...

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