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Stories by Kimberley Small

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

A round of applause erupted at the arrivals patio of the Norman Manley International Airport as the purple-clad members of deCarteret College Choir emerged. Parents, teachers, and schoolmates had gathered to welcome the award-winning group home from...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The grand finals of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) festival Song competition takes place tonight after a one-year hiatus, but one aspiring artiste will be out of the running for the top prize after being previously selected in...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 1:44 PMKimberley Small

It was announced this morning that the effervescent, consistently contributing local jazz talent Suzanne Couch has succumbed to stage four breast cancer in Mexico. As a result of her persistent, palpable good nature, the singer's death...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

As the adage goes, 'The apple doesn't fall far from the tree'. But if there are two trees, the harvest from the orchard is bound to be bountiful.In almost every sector of the local music industry, many will be familiar with the name Peter Ashbourne...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In 2010, then Prime Minister the Hon Bruce Golding was incensed at the appearance of graffiti defacing premises in Denham Town and Tivoli Gardens in west Kingston. The affront triggered a chain reaction, which eventually led to members of the...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

As the United States celebrates the genius of persons like Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, Jamaican popular music history also boasts its own arsenal of visually impaired or blind musical successes.As Fab Five and Unique Vision bands carry on in this...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

A team of six lawyers from three law firms, were recently in the island at a Gleaner's Editor's Forum representing Michael May, more popularly known as Flourgon.Stephen Drummond and JoAnn Squillace of the law firm Drummond and Squillace were...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The ultimate goal of filmmaker Toni Morgan Haye is to show the world all the breathtaking stories Jamaica has to tell, and it seems her chance is coming much sooner than anticipated. Last year, Morgan Haye became the first Jamaican director to debut...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

"My Jesus walks on water. My Jesus calms the sea. He's a healer and a restorer - just take one look at me. Just look at me!"This is a line from one of the songs from Minister Marion Hall's upcoming album. Formerly known as 'Lady Saw', she has taken...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

"How do I get it all done? No skylarking! Just get it done."To understand Sezi is to know that she does everything she wants to do. With a music career that seems to have stopped and restarted, singer-songwriter Sarah Silvera has always been on the...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 5:36 PMKimberley Small

For those seeking to dive headfirst into film production with a chance to win J$25,000, Go Jamaica 2018 — Film Rush is coming up next weekend.  Frame of Reference, in association with the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In last year's staging of the International Reggae Poster Competition, it was observed that there were no Jamaican entrants. Final selection jury panellist Jason Panton is not concerned by the absence of Jamaican artists in the competition, as he...

Published:Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 4:39 PMKimberley Small

Last week, the International Reggae Poster Competition (IRPC) closed submissions for this year's competition. For the sixth year, artists and graphic designers across the world produced images paying respect to all of Jamaica's...

Published:Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

"There's a really interesting convergence of voices of black women at Calabash this year just a range of them from all over the world. Something is happening in the literary world where women's voices are tackling urgent and difficult subjects, and...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

DJ Richie R.A.S., has made his name in the local space as one of the go-to deejays for bringing a 'real-good' soca vibe. Starting out like many Jamaican deejays, specialising in mixing...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

There are some who call Xaymaca International the 'smallest band with the biggest heart', but one director contests this notion. The lone female serving on a board of directors (total of seven) declared that size is not a concern for Xaymaca."We don...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In this steadfast and recently expanded carnival segment of the entertainment industry, aficionados have focused much of their attention on patrons in and around the nation's capital.However, two event promoters noticed...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

For centuries, the Sistine Chapel has remained a leading example of timeless art, representing the religious histories associated with Christianity. As The Ward Theatre undergoes its latest renovation, one can suppose the decision to have artist...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 4:26 PMKimberley Small

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the 50th anniversary of the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA) on the Mona Campus, the University Classical and Jazz Ensemble (CAJE) will...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Master decorative painting artist, colour consultant, muralist, and custom furniture designer Chalik Campbell has been selected to lend his expert hand to the renovation of the Ward Theatre.To revitalise the historic building's interior, Campbell...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

After suffering a major heart attack in December 2017, beloved actress Rosie Murray's road to recovery is paved by the prayers, charity and the unexpected support of the vibrant theatre community.Following the news of two nominations for this year's...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In the 40th year since the release of Bob Marley's romantic album Kaya, the legend's slang for cannabis has become a branding tool in the ongoing campaign to legalise the herb. Many of the sons of the global reggae icon have put action to Tuff Gong'...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:01 AMKimberley Small

Dreaming Whilst Black, a web series written and directed by Jamaica-born filmmaker Adjani Salmon, will premiere in six major cities - Shanghai, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Miami and Kingston on Sunday. "If we can make this work, if I...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

For the upcoming Actor Boy Awards, well-rounded thespian Maya Wilkinson can celebrate. Having her start in the local theatre as an actor and writer, Wilkinson told The Sunday Gleaner that the aim of her debut theatrical production, Heist, was to...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Weaving between art and his own reality, Jamaican filmmaker Adjani Salmon's creative motivations stem from his own experiences. Now based in the UK, Salmon is poised to flex his creative muscles with the upcoming release of Dreaming Whilst Black a...

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