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Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For the next instalment of Live From Kingston, entrepreneur Jason Panton and reggae artiste Protoje, have curated a line-up like never before. On December 22 at Skyline Levels, Koffee, Lila Ike, Naomi Cowan and Yanah will headline the concert that...

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

On Saturday, December 1, the Red Fashion Film Festival invited designers and film-makers to the Courtleigh Auditorium to recognise World AIDS Day in a fashionable and cinematic way - building awareness and sensitivity around the issue.The programme'...

Published:Monday | December 3, 2018 | 12:12 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

It's an easy assumption that when tourists visit Jamaica they are seeking to immerse themselves in the lively music culture. Five years ago, the RJRGLEANER Communications Group Kingston Music Week (KMW) festival concept arose from a want for more live music events...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Even if his delicately smooth falsetto has not been a constant on the local reggae-music scene, I-Wayne has never slowed down. In today's edition of 5 Questions With, the vocalist, known for his romantic melodies, reveals that he is constantly on...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Boston-based Mighty Mystic, real name Kevin Holness, is gearing up for the release of his fourth studio album - Enter The Mystic. As a member of one of the most prominent families in Jamaica, the reggae singer has dedicated his entire career to...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Tami Williams nabs Prime Minister's Youth Award - reveals Hollywood dreamsCurrently the only Jamaican model listed on Models.com top 50 in the world, last Saturday, Tami Williams collected the Prime Minister's Youth Award for International...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Kingston Creative continues their crusade this Sunday, at the monthly Artwalk and Market Street activities in downtown Kingston, this time under the theme, 'Digital Meets Art'. Included will be digital exhibitions, an augmented reality experience...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Over the past two years, four entrepreneurial Wolmer's Boys' School past students have proven that cleanliness is vital, particularly on the party scene. From their experience on the dancehall and concert scene, they conceived a business idea, which...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

When Destiny hit the local silver screen in 2014, it enjoyed an unprecedented run. Written, directed and executive produced by Jeremy Whittaker, the film's local success promoted the idea that the industry is ready to expand. Fours years later,...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In spite of last year's mishaps, in 2019, Bacchanal Jamaica will celebrate their 20th year on the road in the spirit of the undefeated. Last Saturday night, the veteran band declared themselves unconquerable as they moved from their Mas Camp home...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The first step in local actress Kimberly Patterson's career was a big one, and the others that follow have not diminished in size.While she maintains a full-time job as an aesthetician, Patterson is well on her way to becoming a full-fledged...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Fortified by commitment and embroiled in passion, the Company Dance Theatre celebrates its 30th season of dance this weekend with Umcimbi. Umcimbi is a Zulu word, meaning a gathering or an event.The company's reputation of staging simultaneously...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

A Touch of France 2018 was a smorgasbord of Francocentric activities. The expo invited international chefs, world-renowned musicians, and haute couture fashion designers for cultural exchange with various local industry players and aspirants. One...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

After 50 years, the Tallawah Dramatic Arts Festival continues to serve as a springboard for young Caribbean nationals into the professional theatre world.Hosted at Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts on the University of the West Indies,...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The Carnival season has officially kicked off, and Xaymaca International is the first through the gates when they unveiled their section at Sabina Park on Saturday.Previously tagged as the 'smallest band with the biggest heart', the three-year-old...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In the wake of American comedian Mike Epps' recent headlining bomb on the island, local comedian Chris 'Johnny' Daley is steadily pressing along the path to integrating stand-up comedy culture into regular recreational programming in Jamaica.The...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In the modern-day music industry, artistes must com-pound the count of physical album sales with streaming numbers. Knowing this, it would be in any recording artiste's best interest to digitally distribute their music via a streaming platform,...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

During the album launch of Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum's The Heart of Jamaica on Tuesday night, creative director Mikey Bennett revealed that the project has already achieved some positively inspiring reactions from the international community....

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Under the creative direction of music producer Mikey Bennett, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has produced their very first reggae album called The Heart of Jamaica. From the veteran vocal stylings of Pluto Shervington to the energetic rhymes of Ding...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:08 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Last Friday, Grammy award winning keyboardist Llamar 'Riff Raff' Brown, released the Love Train Riddim, on his Nebilus Records Label. The label's official debut riddim features a slew of celebrated and emerging dancehall and reggae artistes. Even...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Once again, reggae melody and lyrics have appeared on an international marketing campaign, this time for major American clothing and apparel brand - The Gap.Over the weekend, The Gap launched their 2018 holiday advertising campaign entitled, 'The...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Heading into its third year in the live-event market, the Tmrw. Tday Culture Festival has already caught the attention of major international platforms. Combining yoga, cannabis forums, holistic gastronomy, and reggae and dub music galore, the west...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

At a joint press conference held at the Spanish Court Hotel yesterday, stakeholders gathered in a show of support for the continuing efforts of the Carnival in Jamaica brand. It was a collaborative effort between the Ministries of Tourism and...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

During the third annual Peter Tosh Tribute Concert held at the Pulse Complex on Trafalgar Road on Saturday, some young reggae acts voiced their support for the legalisation of the recreational use of cannabis.With Canada recently becoming the second...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In response to the state of emergency (SOE) affecting the Trench Town, Kingston area, the opening events of the Cinema Paradise Portie Film Festival slated for the Ambassador Theatre on Thursday, November 1 have been relocated. The VIP launch and...

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