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Tip-tap-toe-ing on Jamaica’s dance scene – Samantha Strachan follows the rhythm of her feet

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner WriterStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer At least once a month, the sound of happy feet striking the laminate floors at the Dance Jamaica Academy can be heard from a distance. That’s because dancer and dance teacher Samantha Strachan is … Continue reading

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INDIGGO Conference – ‘#TheExposureCall’

By Kimberley Small/Gleaner Writer Last year, one vital member of Protoje’s In.Digg.Nation team harnessed her strengths in organisation and communication to execute the first-ever INDIGGO Conference. Jamila Pinto is at it again, venturing into the second instalment on Saturday,… …read … Continue reading

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La Fille du Régiment this Sunday at Palace Cineplex

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks – including the show-stopping tenor aria Ah! Mes amis … Pour mon âme, with its nine high Cs in Gaetana Donizetti’s charming opera, … Continue reading

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For the Reckord | Reggae Month brought entertainment and introspection

By Michael Reckord/Gleaner Writer Two of the events that I attended during February – Reggae Month – offered, like the month (as a whole), both entertainment and occasions for introspection. The more thought-provoking event was the Jamaica Music Museum’s Grounation … Continue reading

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Julian Marley speaks on Reggae Month and ‘As I Am’

By Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer With Reggae Month just concluded, singer Julian Marley says he feels that the time has come for an entire year to be officially declared the International Year of Reggae Music. “Maybe because I’m not there … Continue reading

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Dancehall highlighted as part of Reggae’s Gold

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer To select only 50 contributors to the development and evolution of reggae music was probably an extremely challenging task for the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and its committee for the Reggae Gold Awards, … Continue reading

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Brothers allegedly paid to attack Jussie Smollett apologise

The brothers allegedly paid to stage an attack on Jussie Smollett have issued a public apology. Abimbola ‘Abel’ Osundairo and Olabinjo Ola Osundairo have spoken of their “tremendous regret” at being involved in the scandal and said sorry for the… … Continue reading

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2019 Magnum Xplosion series announced

Earning itself the title of ‘the official drink of dancehall’, in Jamaica, Magnum Tonic has now expanded this narrative throughout the Caribbean and has announced a re-energised continuation for 2019. With 2019 stagings slated for Guyana, Barbados… …read more Source:: … Continue reading

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Epican jumps on board with Xodus

The carnival season has begun, and Jamaica’s first legal cannabis outlet, Epican, is ensuring that it is part of the excitement. “As Epican continues to evolve as a brand, so does Xodus. With that evolution comes greater growth and improvement; … Continue reading

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Nicholson wants more investment in local content

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer Michael Nicholson, one of Jamaica’s top local actors, who has been branded primarily as a comedian, has taken on the role of a father in the 30-minute television drama Real Friends, which has returned for its … Continue reading

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