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Stories by Kimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Now cancer free and fully devoted to his career, Sheldon Senior has landed the cover of one of the world's most reputable reggae magazines: IRIEMAG. In a nine-page spread, the aspiring reggae artiste recalls his odyssey from Mandeville, Manchester,...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

With his 'Skystarter' ideology, rising reggae star Evaflow has taken a full-bodied approach to developing his music, his branding, and his fan base. Though it's early days yet, he says that his focused research and meticulous methods are already...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

National Gallery West, the Montego Bay branch of the National Gallery of Jamaica, is currently home to the I Shall Return Again exhibition. Inspired by the Claude McKay poem I Shall Return, the exhibition located at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre,...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:11 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Motivated by her mother's whiplash words, Marguerite Orane has titled her second book Forget It - What's The Point? The book chronicles her experience living in Canada for over 10 years and demonstrates how her mother's utterances have ultimately...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Noted by many music insiders as on one of the greatest album of all time, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has stood the test of time. Having kicked off its 20th anniversary tour in the United States in June, local reggae star Protoje finds himself...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

When a popular dancer's social media goes a little quiet, it is likely they are tied up in airport lines or busy leading classes, with no time for photographs. But for Amanyea Stines, her silence was due to the most unfortunate reason for a career...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The musical selection was just as flavourful and vibrant as the dishes serves at A Taste of Africa 2, a celebration of Enkutatash, the Ethiopian New Year. The event, hosted by Motherland Promotions of the Twelve Tribes of Israel at Clieveden Road,...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The US Labor Day weekend became a celebration for the Caribbean theatre community. Iconic comedy duo Oliver Samuels and Volier 'Maffy' Johnson, in the company of Audrey Reid and Dennis Titus, premiered 56 East Avenue.Whirlwind Entertainment CEO...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has publicly expressed his distaste for modern dancehall music. Declaring himself a man more attune to melody, Seaga believes that if it cannot be whistled, it is not music."He's right," Delroy Pottinger told The...

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

For this month, Italian-Jamaican reggae artiste Alborosie can put his feet up and rest from what has been a hectic touring schedule.Since its release in June, Alborosie's sixth studio album, Unbreakable: Alborosie Meets The Wailers United, has kept...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

At just six years old, little Ajahne Reid is already a big winner. She won a gold medal in her age group (five to seven) for dance from the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held in Long Beach, California, earlier this summer.Ajahne...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

With a common notion that art is not valued and the industries maintained in a fashion which closes the gate on young, innovative creators, music producer and restaurateur Alexx Antaeus is working to change that.Since February, he has maintained a...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

When this month's issue of POP Magazine hits newsstands, 18-year-old Saint model Christine Willis will grace the covers. And while it's not uncommon for Jamaican models to hold the title of cover girl, this cover was actually shot in Jamaica. Shot...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Avenues of entrepreneurship are paved with innovation by those who uncover ways to solve problems we didn't realise existed. A new delivery service in town is built into the bar culture and offers comfort to those who would rather party at home."...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Europeans arriving in Jamaica discovered a purple blooming tree they called 'lignum vitae', which translates to 'wood of life'. In archaic medicinal practices, the plant and its leaves were used to treat a variety of illness. Today, the tree bears a...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In 2015, Misty Copeland gained worldwide attention when she became the first African-American principal of the famed American Ballet Company. Tomorrow and Saturday, she will perform in the island for the first time. PliÈ for the Arts, in partnership...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:08 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

On September 24, a year to the day of his Healing concert, Denver 'Feluke' Smith will host the launch of his seven track EP - Insight.This anniversary event, is not just a matter of picking up where he left off. "I'd say it's understanding what I'm...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The Phoenix Theatre on Haining Road is quickly becoming a convenient place for aspirant thespians. Though aged and faded, is functional - and perhaps a perfect venue to flex infantile muscles and begin learning on the curve.Earlier this month, the...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Richie Loop leapt into the public eye after the release of his wildly successful single, My Cupp (in 2010). Now, nearly a decade later, the dancehall producer and songwriter continues his pursuit of super stardom. Last weekend, Loop found himself...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

During Rototom Sunsplash's Reggae University 2018, reggae impresario Gussie Clarke led a panel discussion titled 'Dub Evolution - Dub's Past, Present and Future', focusing on the release of his Dub Anthology - a box set of over 70 dub recordings.The...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In Hollywood or on Broadway in the United States, aspiring thespians ought to find themselves attending as many open-call auditions as possible until they land their role of a lifetime. Though Jamaica is not awash with such opportunities, they do...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Last year was a rough one for LaTifa Brown, better known as the feisty recording artiste Tifa.Nevertheless, she appears to be making the best of the tumult with the release of her debut album, Curry Goat...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For the third time in its 16-year history, the YOA Orchestra of the Americas has recruited a Jamaican into its ranks. Darren Young, viola player and musical director of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ), recently wrapped up a...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

"Behold I do a new thing; now it shall spring forth," reads part of Isaiah 43:19. Singer Alaine quoted the verse under the Instagram post in which she announced that she had been baptised. In the image, she stands gleefully along a seashore beside...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

'Edutainment' appears to be the new order of the day for local traditional performance groups.In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the ASHE performance troupe hosted their annual summer school programme. Later this year, they will invite...

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