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  • 'Classics' lives up to billing

    June 19, 2018 5:26 AM 1

    The breadth and depth of the talent pool that exists in Jamaican, as it relates to the performing arts, is more than meets the eye. For the past 14 years, the Kingston chapter of Soroptimist International has staged Classics in June, a concert featuring local performers who do not factor on the popular music scene, but their talent is no less potent

  • Not bad, but not Incredible too

    June 18, 2018 4:43 AM 3

    an outdated sitcom, it's best to note that while the first film had palpable family drama, its sequel is almost entirely a comedy. This is most notably, as it relates to Jack-Jack, the youngest of the family. His newfound powers make for a bulk of the film's material dealing with Mr Incredible as a stay-at-home Dad. I appreciated that Mr Incredible never

  • Footloose pulls massive crowd

    June 16, 2018 1:42 PM 3

    It was no easy task trying to get into the Mas Camp for the Short Shorts edition of the Stones Ginger Wine Footloose retro party recently. It was the first staging since the start of the year, but once patrons got on the inside, any inconveniences experienced on the outside were quickly forgotten, as the music was enough to take patrons on a journey

  • Chase Cross for court today

    June 15, 2018 7:30 AM 5

    Deejay Chase Cross, cousin to Mavado, is scheduled to appear at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree today after being re-arrested on Monday. According to the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the deejay will be answering to charges of assault occasioning bodily harm. It was last Friday that Cross

  • Easy does it for Sycure

    June 15, 2018 7:30 AM 4

    Most dancehall artistes are eager to burst out of the gates in the quest for fame and fortune. Singjay Sycure prefers to take things slow and easy. The Manchester native recorded his first demo at age 16 while still in high school. But Farewell, his debut song, was officially released only two years ago. Hold On, co-produced by Sashain Records and Big Laugh

  • 'The Will' a perfect theme song for charity concert

    June 15, 2018 5:13 AM 8

    When the curtains came down on the 2018 staging of the Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity concert, the audience made their exit to the lively rhythm of the show's theme song, The Will. The Will was written by Ewan Simpson, musical director of the National Dance Theatre Company, and Oshin Levy, lead vocalist for the gospel group Levy's Heritage

  • Carpentry accident led Edward Thornton to trumpet

    June 13, 2018 5:15 AM 12

    Trumpeter Edward 'Tan Tan' Thornton went to the Alpha Boys' School (now Alpha Institute) on South Camp Road in 1945, and kept a place at the 'old boys' home' even after finishing school in 1951, as the nuns who ran Alpha made room for some former students. By then, Thornton was playing at the Bournemouth Club, as famed for its concerts as providing a safe swimming

  • Chart Watch: Sting, Shaggy a number one combination

    June 12, 2018 5:34 PM 13

    Sting and Shaggy are a number one combination for yet another week on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart as their ‘44/876’ has held on to the top spot for the listing valid up to Saturday, June 16. However, the remixes version of the album, which was number 10 last week, has dropped out of the chart after a single appearance. It is a good week for Jamaican

  • Katchafire lights up Billboard

    June 12, 2018 5:58 AM 7

    Katchafire, the five-member New Zealand roots-reggae band, earned its fourth title on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with Legacy. The 12-track set was released on June 1 by Universal New Zealand, and enterned the chart at number three with first-week sales of 515 copies. Katchafire, which formed in 2000 as a Bob Marley tribute band, previously charted

  • High Hopes bares the soul

    June 11, 2018 5:38 AM 5

    US reggae band High Hopes is optimistic their latest single, Taken Souls , could be their breakthrough song. Slated for release on Friday, Taken Souls is a collaboration with Sizzla. It'll be on the Platinum Camp imprint. “The collaboration came about when me and Mr Biggs (CEO for Platinum Camp) were having a conversation and a Sizzla song came on Pandora