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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...

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

As Lady Saw, she was called a sexual goddess, a lyrical mastermind, and the queen of the dancehall. To this day, her music is still loved and she remains one of the outstanding contributors to the genre, having paved the way for other females...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Renowned author Rachel Manley recently did a reading of her first fictional novel - The Black Peacock (Cormorant Books) - during the 2018 launch of the Calabash Literary Festival. Best known for her historical trilogy, Manley's aptitude for poetic...

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The Sunday-morning festivities at The Verandah in Clarendon could have easily been dampened with warnings of an impeding weather system. But rain or shine, patrons showed their commitment to Wright Image and Murray's Farms' luxurious Chillin' party...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Grammy-nominated band Raging Fyah is prepped for another short tour in the US soon. For ten days, the five-man strong group will be headlining their own shows in Texas, Arizona, and other sections of the west coast. "We'll be finishing off at Cali...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

With the goal being to develop Reggae Sumfest to rival mega-fests like Coachella (California, USA), AfroPunk (started in Brooklyn, New York, USA) or Glastonbury (England), by inviting a pilgrimage of reggae and dancehall music lovers to Montego Bay...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Diana King's ThinkLikeAGirl Music (TLAG) record label will be distributing an all-woman compilation album called Big Woman Tingz. TLAG operates like a network, which has a connected and formed a conglomerate of young Jamaican female singers free of...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The man who gave us 'Nuh Compatible' has more talents than his songs reveal. The versatile entertainer has a very soft spot and on special occasions you can find him cooking for the homeless. What more do you want to know about Bugle. Today we tell...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The LargeUp brand began as a passion project, a dedicated Caribbean culture website and creative agency with the mandate to deliver positive, fresh and culturally impactful news and views from the Caribbean and the diaspora. These days, the platform...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Local thespian David Tulloch has observed that the rules and guidelines determining the formally accepted parameters of proper theatrical practices do really sell well with the Jamaican audience. He, instead, is determined to develop his own style...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Under potentially tragic circumstances, Rosie Murray successfully galvanised the local theatre industry to rally behind her in what may have been her darkest days.Last December, the renowned actress suffered a serious heart attack requiring surgery...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Indie Allen has been on the rise for years, and continues on his journey to becoming an acclaimed reggae artiste in his own right.Before his solo career, Indie was the lead singer of Phuzzion a band of young musicians from the Edna Manley College...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

With a vision to bring progressive under-ground talents to the fore, Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival will return to Seven Mile Beach, Negril, from May 1-6 as the premier multifaceted destination experience where yoga, house music and reggae music...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

At the recent launch of Calabash Lit Up, Rachel Manley gave the very first reading from her debut fiction novel - The Black Peacock."Rachel Manley is a poet," artistic director of the festival, Kwame Dawes, said before opening the floor to the award...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Michael Dawson is well known for his work in the dancehall community.As the CEO of Whirlwind Entertainment, Dawson wears many hats as the entity owns House of Dancehall (located at 6 Cargill Avenue); Ghetto People Publishing (publishers of The Voice...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:04 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The Danny Williams School for the Deaf has become the third institution graced by the charitable service of Miss Universe Jamaica 2018 Davina Bennett. Bright and early on Saturday morning, Bennett, along with a volunteer group, visited the Papine,...

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

With support from the US Embassy, the British Council, the Canadian High Commission, and the Jamaica Tourist Board, among others, Calabash Literary Festival will return to the Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, from June 1-3, 2018.This year's festival,...

Published:Tuesday | April 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Road March Sunday was almost a disaster for some revellers marching with the Bacchanal Jamaica band. Those who purchased carnival packages from Ubiquitous Jamaica were disadvantaged by costumes falling apart, delayed costume deliveries, and, in some...

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

Bacchanal Jamaica's 2018 parade, took on the road in real veteran style this year.Despite complaints from some revellers about the late delivery of costumes and the inaccessibility of Bacchanal directors, patrons of the band made their way around...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Mickey Haughton-James has passed the reins of the Miss Jamaica World franchise to accomplished playwright Aston Cooke and veteran entertainment specialist Weston Haughton.Cooke is the recipient of 10 national Actor Boy ward, for outstanding...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:09 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

With intent to celebrate independently produced series created for the Internet, the Annual Indie Series Awards (ISA) were born.Today, at The Colony Theatre in Los Angeles, California, the awards ceremony will see its ninth year, complete with...

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

This year's treatment of the Actor Boy Awards was meant to show appreciation for those players behind the scenes. Moments during the programme were taken to thank propmasters, wardrobe misters and mistresses, the stage managers and stage hands who...

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

Twenty-year-old UWI student Shauntel Walters and her fellow youth leader, Krystal Ball, recently returned home from Russia.From March 11 to 21, they were among 34 youth delegates chosen to represent the Caribbean region at the First Post Festival in...

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