Archive | November, 2010

Sting-ing for peace

30 November 2010

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Sting-ing for peace

Lyrical artillery has always found a home at Sting, the “greatest one night reggae show on earth” staged every year on December 26, but the entertainers on this year’s bill will once again be asked to leave their words of war at the entrance and eschew onstage confrontations as the promoters attempt to deliver a […]

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Maroon 5 all the way live for Jazzfest

29 November 2010

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Maroon 5 all the way live for Jazzfest

It’s going to get even harder for many local fans of Maroon 5 to breathe following the recent announcement that the Los Angeles-based pop-rockers will be in the line-up for the 15th staging of the JAMAICA Jazz & Blues Festival in January 2011 at the Greenfield (Trelawny Multi-purpose) Stadium. Aficionados of the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum […]

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Better Mus Come: Art, Truth and Politics

21 November 2010

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Better Mus Come: Art, Truth and Politics

Artistic expression, it is often said, represents a search for truth. In his quest to tell compelling Jamaican stories, filmmaker Storm Saulter has turned his unflinching lens on an unsavoury truth in the film Better Mus’ Come, a truth anchored in the reality of political violence across the decades. Through eyes of many inner-city residents, […]

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Babyface’s night, but local acts ruled

21 November 2010

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Babyface’s night, but local acts ruled

“An Evening with Kenny ‘BabyFace’ Edmonds”, which was staged at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) on November 13, kicked off with the high-energy act of the night  – the award-winning Silver Birds Steel Orchestra, who mesmerised the audience from the start to the end of their set. The patrons were  truly  captivated by the […]

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Belle brings balance to Base Kingston

14 November 2010

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Belle brings balance to Base Kingston

Songstress and fashionista Tami Chynn and designer Lubica have teamed up to launch the the boutique store Belle, which will provide stylish yet affordable couture and accessories for women in a shared space with  Base Kingston, the trendy lifestyle store in Upper St. Andrew that caters to the upwardly mobile man. The ladies explained that […]

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Fare game with CA$H CAB

12 November 2010

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Fare game with CA$H CAB

Telecoms company Claro has upped its marketing ante by sponsoring CA$H CAB, the latest game show to hit local television. The programme, which originated in the UK, features a specially outfitted cab that is used to pick up unassuming passengers as they go about their normal business. Once in the CA$H CAB, participating passengers become […]

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Jovi Rocks!

7 November 2010

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Jovi Rocks!

Arriving at Red Bones Blues Cafe some time after 11 p.m. on November 5 only allowed for the viewing of the final scheduled performance of the night by Jovi Rockwell, who graced the stage to eager applause and cheers following performances by Katherine ‘Crimson Heart Replica’ Williams and Sarah ‘Sezi’ Silvera at the show billed […]

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Play Jamaica – ‘Moore’ fun and games online

6 November 2010

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Play Jamaica – ‘Moore’ fun and games online

Ryan and Gregory Moore are founders of the savvy gaming website www.playjamaica.com. In this, the first article in the PreeTECH series, Pree Jamaica caught up with the ‘Brothers Moore’ to discuss the inception and implementation of an idea that has ‘caught fire’ – the enthusiastically embraced and now rapidly growing trend of local online gaming. […]

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Mika Häkkinen gears down in Jamaica

4 November 2010

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Mika Häkkinen gears down in Jamaica

Retired Finnish racer Mika Häkkinen, the two-time Formula One champion and formidable rival to the dominant Michael Schumacher – regarded as the best driver the sport has ever seen, recently visited Jamaica to rev up support for the Johnnie Walker “Join the Pact” campaign against drinking and driving. Mika made a public appearance on November […]

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