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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...

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

Recent recipient of a gold Musgrave Medal and renowned musician Peter Ashbourne dreams of putting on a reggae opera.The production involved in an opera is similar to that of a Broadway musical - there are dozens of actors, dancers, singers and crew...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

This Halloween, Jamaicans can get in on the spooky Hallmark and candy fun from the Puzzle IT Escape Game. From October 26 to 31, self-stylised sleuths and those with an adventurous streak can test their logic with the Puzzle IT Escape Game - the...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Adidjah Palmer, aka Vybz Kartel, perhaps had the most scintillating murder trail in Jamaica in recent years. However, there was another trial which had the nation in a vice-grip, awaiting the verdict. It was the 1992 Mary Lynch murder trial.Now,...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Years ago, veteran session guitarist Earl 'Chinna' Smith acted as musical director for a project that has since evolved from its initial intent. It is now being re-imagined and will be internationally distributed by a French film company.Chinna told...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For anyone who may have missed or thoroughly enjoyed it, Basil Dawkins' Uptown Bangarang, is back this weekend for a three-day seven-show revival.Revivals are few, and it's a risk the playwright is well aware of. "The risk of doing a revival is that...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

On October 21, Park Lane will be closed in honour of Merritone Turntable Sound.Announced by Councillor Lee Clarke during the media launch of the 28th Merritone Reunion and Family Homecoming, this will be in an effort to highlight and preserve the...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

King Jammy's latest album is one for the record books. Reviving the voice of Dennis Brown, the pioneer producer combines the vocals of the late, beloved singer with a star-studded tracklist of features from contemporary reggae and dancehall artistes...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

After a two-year hiatus, the return of Keesing LIVE was a well supported one. Organiser of the live music experience, musician Charmaine Limonius, shared that she was grateful for the turnout, but she also had reservations, and revelations that at...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

From October 5 to 15, Merritone will celebrate the 28th annual Merritone Reunion and Family Homecoming with a variety of events. This year's celebration will take place in Kingston and Melia Braco Resort in Rio Bueno, Trelawny."This year is the most...

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