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Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Great Huts Resort in Boston Bay, Portland, is positioning itself to become the Mecca of recreation and wholesome entertainment for both local and international visitors.The last such activity in that thrust was the Jamaican Arts Odyssey - a three-...

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

The organisers of Kingston Creative Art Walk are dedicated to continuously providing free guided tours in the developing art district of downtown Kingston. Meant to keep rhythm as the heartbeat of the city, the aggregation of artists and their wares...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born, London-based filmmaker Adjani Salmon has been enjoying an overwhelmingly positive response to the release of his web series, Dreaming whilst Black. "The response is good, better than I thought. You don't really think of the impact...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:14 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Like the recording academy which has a nominations cycle, and Hollywood with their string of summer blockbusters, it seems the local theatre scene also has its cycle.For those who are looking to hit the theatres this weekend, there are currently no...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Those who have caught on to the wave, know that 100 Hope Road is the place to be on Tuesday nights to grab a drink and a bellyful of laughs.Well-known comedian Christopher 'Johnny' Daley, produces Johnny Daley's Comedy Bar - a weekly presentation of...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Throughout their careers, the Pablo siblings, Addis and Isis, have steadfastly payed homage to the legacy of the family patriarch - Augustus. To celebrate their father's recent birthday (June 21), the melodica player, alongside his disc-jockey...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The mission of the GATFFEST Film Festival is to produce content that has the potential to galvanise underdeveloped communities and encourage disenfranchised youth to action. This year's submissions produced just that and then some - with genres...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican producer Jon FX, real name, John Crawford, is making major moves in the music industry, particularly in the international music market. Last year, he was the producer behind Sizzla Kalonji's charting success I'm Yours, which entered both...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

As many international pop stars continue to incorporate elements of Jamaican dancehall or reggae into their music, renowned powerhouse Christina Aguilera has joined the list with her latest album. On June 15, the pop star released her album,...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Veteran singer Marcia Griffiths is at it again with her recently released single Queen of Paradise, produced by legendary duo of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and written by next-generation reggae star - Chronixx.It was after Chronixx released...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

On the tail of May's second annual Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival, a week-long 'festi-vacation' of consciousness, conviction, and growth through wellness, music, art, nature, and natural therapies, is the 26th Reggae Sumfest. Sumfest 2018 takes place in...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Earlier this week, reggae star Protoje dropped the video for his latest love jam Bout Noon. In anticipation of his upcoming album to be launched later this month, and the celebration of his birthday, The Gleaner reached out to the Sudden Flight...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Those who attended the Korean production, Delicious Korean Musical, Chef, went home with a bellyfull of laughs. Co-hosted by the Korea Foundation and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jamaica, on Tuesday night, the Courtleigh Auditorium was...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Complete with a premium stocked bar and a food station serving a full Sunday-style dinner, the organisers of the 29th instalment of the Jamaica Ocho Rios Jazz Festival closing day came prepared.Much of the small audience that gathered at the...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

While most persons will go to the movies on a Monday or Tuesday to take advantage of the two for one special, e-commerce platform Brawta Living has partnered with Palace Amusement, to encourage movie-goers to take a trip to the silver screen every...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

To sound off the beginning of Caribbean American Heritage Month and its accompanying film festival, the US Embassy hosted a screening of the documentary film Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess, about Jamaica's only National Heroine, now '...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Case of the Ex! was expected to be a comedy that explored that awkward, annoying situation of a past relationship that refuses to stay there. However, the production managed to present a story that while overlaid on the love triangle trope,...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Last weekend, in the spirit of the Wynwood Arts District of Miami, the first staging of Kingston Creative Art Walk invited the attention of over 100 patrons. Organised by Karib F.U.N.K. (a non-profit social-enterprise and development organisation...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

As a selector, Yaadcore has maintained a reputation of frequently flying across Europe, the United States and booking multiple shows in Africa, taking the Dubwise brand with him. Founded by Protoje, Yaadcore and Jason Panton five years ago, the...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

From the roof of the JN Financial Centre, Haining Road, last Tuesday, Kevin Downswell Ministries gave a taste of the anticipated talents on display at the listening session for Realignment - The Live Encounter, and the launch of Realignment Chapter...

Published:Tuesday | May 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Spice is at the top of her game. With a recurring role on popular reality series Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and in the midst of flitting from one airport to the next for strings of performances, the international dancehall artiste sometimes locks away...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

All it takes are a few good men and women. With a US$300-million lawsuit on the books, six lawyers from three United States law firms have banded together in an attempt to bring the proprietors of Big Music to justice.The figure is a drop in the...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Knutsford Boulevard was chock-full of the fashion-forward patrons, and maintained the current afro-futurist trend for the 14th staging of Saint International's Fashion Block.Despite the two hours-late start of the show, patrons remained seated (for...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

On Monday, the media launch of Saint International's Style Week came with hefty support from government officials and affiliates.Out in a show of support was deputy chief executive officer of the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC),...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Over the past few years, the musical Hamilton has taken Broadway by storm. Written by first-generation Puerto Rican-American Lin-Manuel Miranda, the cast is chock-full of people of colour playing the roles of the founding fathers (and mothers) of...

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