Archive | July, 2012

‘Home Again’ at Pegasus Gallery

31 July 2012

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‘Home Again’ at Pegasus Gallery

Veteran journalist and fine artist Thorold Demercado marked his return to the land of his birth with his second solo exhibition titled “Home Again” at The Jamaica Pegasus Gallery in New Kingston on Tuesday, July 24. Having been domiciled in England since 1996, where he worked for the Financial Times and The Voice, Thorold is […]

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Exotic Cars ‘N’ Fashion

29 July 2012

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Exotic Cars ‘N’ Fashion

BMW Innovation Club, in collaboration with the Lacartin Model Agency, staged a car and fashion show dubbed “Exotic Cars ‘N’ Fashion” on July 22 at Gee Wee Restaurant on Caledonia Road in Kingston. The event featured an impressive range of BMWs, as well as sweet rides on from other clubs such as Skunk Nation. Engines […]

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High grades for Skygrass

29 July 2012

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High grades for Skygrass

Skygrass, the band formerly known as Blu Grass in the Sky, scored impressive marks for their performance at Redbones Blues Café on Friday, July 20, as they served up their signature blend of genres to a very appreciative crowd. During their entertaining set, the band succeeded in straddling the worlds of reggae, rock and dancehall […]

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Scenes from Makka Pro 2012

28 July 2012

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Scenes from Makka Pro 2012

Armed with their boards and a shared passion for the sport, local and international surfers descended on Makka Beach in Southaven, Yallahs, St. Thomas on July 21 & 22 to master the waves and secure bragging rights, cash and Western Atlantic Pro Surf tour points at the 6th staging of the Makka Pro surfing competition, […]

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Sexy meets classy at ‘The Collections’

23 July 2012

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Sexy meets classy at ‘The Collections’

New York-based swimwear designer Red Carter, Slovakia-born Jamaica-based designer Lubica and Jamaican men’s designer Dexter Huxtable from Spokes Apparel were the featured couturiers at the inaugural staging of “The Collections” last month at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel by fashionista and businesswoman Kerry-Ann Clarke of Kerry manwomanhome. The event, sponsored by Audi through local exclusive dealers […]

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Art of the Caribbean in NYC

17 July 2012

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Art of the Caribbean in NYC

Ebony G. Patterson, Dudley Irons, Renee Cox, Edna Manley, Albert Huie and Isaac Mendes Belisario are among the Jamaican artists featured in the ongoing “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” exhibition in New York, which is organised by El Museo del Barrio in collaboration with the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem. […]

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Shama surfs to victory at Roselle

15 July 2012

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Shama surfs to victory at Roselle

Shama Beckford won the first event of the 2012 Jamaica Surfing Association’s (JSA) National Junior Surfing Championship Series, which was held at the Roselle surfing beach in St Thomas on July 7. Akeem Taylor finished second, while Ivah Wilmot secured third place. Last year’s junior champion Garren Pryce was forth, and Conrad Smith and Okeen […]

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Son of a Champion

15 July 2012

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Son of a Champion

Patrons of the arts have only a week remaining to view O’Neil Lawrence’s exhibition “Son of a Champion” at the Mutual Gallery in New Kingston. The first solo showing for the young graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, the exhibition consists of 15 works on black-and-white digital photo print […]

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Sean Paul delivers the ‘Tomahawk Technique’

15 July 2012

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Sean Paul delivers the ‘Tomahawk Technique’

The official Caribbean launch of Sean Paul’s fifth studio album “Tomahawk Technique” in June represented another milestone in what is shaping up to be a great year for the international dancehall star. In addition to his production work, partnering with Remy Martin, staging Dutty Fridays, rocking MTV’s Titanic Sounds and tying the knot with his […]

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Two kings reign at ‘Groovin’ in the Park’

14 July 2012

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Two kings reign at ‘Groovin’ in the Park’

(Queens, New York) – Beenie Man, the self-proclaimed ‘King of the Dancehall’, and Beres Hammond, the undisputed ‘King of Lovers’ Rock’, royally entertained the crowd at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York on July 1 at the inaugural ‘Groovin’ in the Park’ concert, which also featured strong performances from Gladys Knight, the ‘Empress of […]

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Jubilant return for Calabash

7 July 2012

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Jubilant return for Calabash

Following a one-year hiatus in 2011, the celebrated Calabash International Literary Festival made its much anticipated return this year and comfortably reclaimed its place as the premier literary festival in the region, if not the world. From May 28 to 31, the idyllic and disarmingly charming seaside town of Treasure Beach welcomed the island’s literati, […]

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