Archive | August, 2012

New Caribbean Cinema rising with ‘Ring Di Alarm’

30 August 2012

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New Caribbean Cinema rising with ‘Ring Di Alarm’

It wasn’t so long ago, as Michelle Serieux recalls it, that she met with Storm Saulter under the serene shade of a poui tree at Hope Gardens in St. Andrew to discuss a vision for independent filmmaking in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. This vision, framed by a strong spirit of collaboration and camaraderie, galvanised […]

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Denyque dazzles in first solo show

22 August 2012

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Denyque dazzles in first solo show

Redbones Blues Café was abuzz with excitement on August 17, as the patrons who packed into the venue eagerly anticipated the performance of the lovely songstress Denyque at her first headline show. Dressed in a sexy, close-fitting black romper, the ascendant starlet’s disarming smile, effervescent personality and delightful talent easily won over the crowd from […]

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Tifa takes over Tracks and Records

20 August 2012

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Tifa takes over Tracks and Records

Dancehall princess Tifa was the centre of attention at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records on August 14, as she served up an entertaining set at the weekly “Behind the Screen” series sponsored by Red Stripe. She didn’t need to “spell out” why her musical stock continues to steadily soar – the strength of her performance, […]

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50 years of art and nationhood

19 August 2012

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50 years of art and nationhood

The works of renowned Jamaican painter Alexander Cooper are currently on display at the Mutual Gallery and Art Centre at an exhibition titled “Alexander Cooper: 50 Years – Then and Now”. The exhibition, which runs from August 16 to September 7, is a double celebration that casts the spotlight on Cooper’s distinguished career and outstanding […]

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Colourful ‘cosplay’ at Anime Nation

12 August 2012

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Colourful ‘cosplay’ at Anime Nation

Being among the uninitiated, Pree Jamaica didn’t quite know what to expect at Anime Nation 2012, which was staged at Waterfalls in Liguanea on August 10. Once inside the venue, the event billed as a Japanese Anime Convention transported us to a culturally rich space that linked Jamaica to Japan and resonated with creativity, camaraderie, […]

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Celebrating Jamaica 50

7 August 2012

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Celebrating Jamaica 50

The national colours of gold, black and green dominated the streets of Jamaica in an overwhelming show of national pride that marked the spectacular celebration of the island’s 50th anniversary of independence from Britain. The festivities climaxed with the staging of the Grand Gala at the National Stadium on August 6, which was preceded by […]

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Courtney Washington stylin’ on South Ave

5 August 2012

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Courtney Washington stylin’ on South Ave

Jamaican-born international fashion designer Courtney Washington hosted the grand opening of his showroom on July 28 at its trendy South Avenue location. Specially invited guests and patrons were invited to preview the Jamaica 50 Collection and tour the atelier while sipping on fabulous cocktails courtesy of Caribbean producers. The fashion designer and entrepreneur, who has […]

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