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Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Shawn Antoine is pure talent - and definitely one that has earned the respect of the music fraternity because of his willpower and support of the movement to make good music....

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Using nothing but black electrical tape, Miami-raised entrepreneur Joel Alvarez has made a thriving business out of doing intricate art on nude models. The Black Tape Project has been around for 10 years, providing Alvarez with the opportunity to...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

It was an intimate and friendly atmosphere at Murray's Fish and Jerk Hut in Clarendon on Thursday, to celebrate the dark smooth liquid - rum.It was a hot and airless night, on National Rum Day, presenting an evening of live music and sweet cocktails...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Fredrick Lyn is one of few Jamaicans working in visual effects (known as VFX) in the international film industry. Lyn left Jamaica in 2011 to attend the Art institute of Vancouver to study 3D modelling for games and animation.In his relatively short...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In the spirit of Jamaica's motto, 'Out of Many, One People', Anime Nerds of Jamaica (ANJ) has continued in its thrust to stage events that focus on the fusion of Japanese and Jamaican culture.One such event is the very popular Anime Picnic. It is...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Wayne J's newest single, Better Days, is not meant to be just another song in the child star's musical catalogue.The 15-year-old deejay, who was raised in Waterhouse and currently attends Hydel High School in St Catherine, makes a winning blend of...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

New York-based producer and recording artiste Emilio 'Track Starr' Bowens has been floating around the hip hop and dancehall faternity for some time, dropping singles, remixes, or freestyle projects that have garnered the attention of major labels...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

At the beginning of the '90s, a six-foot tall young man going through puberty, was granted the opportunity to be the face of high-fashion campaigns and travel the world. Never did he imagine that one day he would be cast in popular international...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The upscale all-white party Daydreams has been going on from its start at Solaris Estate, St Thomas, and eventually in Ocho Rios, for approximately 12 years. Daydreams' organisers Wright Image Entertainment, have also expanded its market to Florida...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

For American actress and producer Vivica A. Fox, "Jamaica is my tropical getaway." The award-winning actress has travelled to the island annually for the past five years for either work or vacation - sometimes a combination of both.She says it is...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Cherine Anderson uses the word 'fluid' to describe her journey from the entertainment industry to managing a business.Anderson started out as an actress while still a teenager in Dancehall Queen (1997) and One Love (2003), then toured the world as a...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Combining its original concert model with a few changes to the overall setting, Action Entertainment is expecting that Gosplash will attract an even wider audience, including conventional worshippers.Under the theme 'The Worship Encounter', the...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Garreth M. Daley is a veteran in Jamaica's film industry with almost two decades of work under his belt. Spending much of his life behind the scenes shooting commercials, music videos, and documentaries, Daley's career story board includes live...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Shelley Sykes-Coley has been writing professionally in her previous capacity as a marketing specialist for over 20 years - but for the last five years has invested time and energy into her first publication.The book, Chat 'Bout!: An Anthology of...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The recurring question on Sunday night the reason for the Escarpment Road New Testament Church entering the JCDC's Festival Song Competition instead of utilising the platform of the Gospel Song Competition.The group stood out with 47 out of a total...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The break in 2017 of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition seems to have resulted in the largest audience to Sunday's finals since the competition was launched in 1966.Sunday evening's finals at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre started off on...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Reggae Sumfest small stage has introduced a few of the fiercest names in reggae and dancehall to a wide music-loving audience and has even acted as the platform to 'buss big'. The list includes reggae entertainers Warrior King, Bushman and...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Over the years, there have been many memorable events promoting Jamaica's culture through music. Outside of the artistes, there is one other individual who is very instrumental in doing that - the disc jockey or DJ - who pulls guests to the dance...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Balance seems to be the key to Josef 'Joe' Bogdanovich's youthful energy, as he has adopted a more holistic approach to life. As the principal of Reggae Sumfest and Downsound Entertainment,...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Two weeks before the scheduled release of the all-female album Big Woman Tingz, Diana King's ThinkLikeAGirl (TLAG) label has discontinued its association with the project. The project was conceptualised less than a year ago by the Girls Using Ubuntu...

Published:Saturday | July 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

There is no better time to learn about your culture, history, and identity than during the summer break . That is what Lesley-Gail Atkinson Swaby, PhD student at the University of the West Indies (UWI), is using to attract persons to the inaugural...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

On the surface, Upendi Jamaica's attempt to dissect life into different colours in the production Prism did not achieve what it was meant to. Budding director, performing and literary artist 19-year-old Orlando Heslop, alongside a team of...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

"Reggae and dancehall is in a class by itself," Capleton reasoned. The lyrics, messages, rhythms and the images of the artistes, he says, are so idiosyncratic to the Jamaican culture that the music becomes the definition of strength and the brand....

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

It's easy to find Caribbean restaurateurs in New York, harder to find ones that have the authentic flavours that the islands are known for. Having beans and rice does not really sound that visually appealing to the average Jamaican roaming the...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York, was filled with members of the Caribbean diaspora and reggae lovers from all over the state on Sunday, awaiting the entertainers billed to perform at 'Groovin' In The Park 2018'. The festival has had a...

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