Archive | January, 2013

Japanese Calendar Exhibition 2013

31 January 2013

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Japanese Calendar Exhibition 2013

The appreciation of Japanese culture by an increasing number of Jamaicans was recently affirmed, as a steady and enthusiastic crowd turned out to experience an exhibition of Japanese Calendars at the Sovereign Shopping Centre on Saturday, January 26, 2013. The event was organised by the Embassy of Japan with the support of the Japan International […]

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Jamaica Jazz and Blues ends on dynamic note

31 January 2013

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Jamaica Jazz and Blues ends on dynamic note

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2013 ended on a dynamic note with a steady climax of Jazz, reggae and R&B performances from artistes such as John Legend, Dionne Warwick, Monica, Romain Virgo and Chronixx. The three day Festival, held at the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium from January 24-26, highlighted the diversity of performers that make […]

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Mary J Blige gives her all at Jamaica Jazz

31 January 2013

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Mary J Blige gives her all at Jamaica Jazz

She hit the stage with a regal groove that ignited the Jamaica Jazz & Blues crowd on January 25, and from that point on there was no holding back, as Mary J Blige uncompromisingly shared her art and her heart with the thousands of patrons gathered in the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium. Always as real as it […]

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Kemetic Yoga in the Sunken Gardens

22 January 2013

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Kemetic Yoga in the Sunken Gardens

For a few hours in the afternoon on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, the Sunken Gardens at Hope Gardens in St. Andrew was transformed into a yoga sanctuary that celebrated the Kemetic yoga system, which is based on the timeless tradition of ancient Egypt (called Kemet by the original inhabitants). Dubbed Soul Yoga Fest Jamaica, the […]

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Pree10: The ‘Feare’ Factor – Miss Jamaica UK 2012 – 2013

21 January 2013

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Pree10: The ‘Feare’ Factor – Miss Jamaica UK 2012 – 2013

Since winning the Miss Jamaica UK pageant at the Camden Centre in London in December last year, 21-year-old beauty Gemma Feare has been representing the birthplace of her parents with perfect poise, pride and grace. The Business Management and Commercial Law graduate of the University of Westminster was recently in Jamaica, where she met with […]

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Diversity, dynamism at National Biennial

20 January 2013

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Diversity, dynamism at National Biennial

The 2012 edition of the National Biennial, which commenced on December 9 at the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) and will run until March 9, is a must see for Jamaicans as well as visitors to the island. Featuring 126 works by 86 artists, as well as the NGJ’s permanent exhibitions, the National Biennial is […]

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Opening night at Rebel Salute 2013

19 January 2013

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Opening night at Rebel Salute 2013

Music-induced euphoria swept across Richmond Estate in Priory, St. Ann during the masterful performance of lovers’ rock royalty Beres Hammond on the opening night of the 20th staging of Rebel Salute on January 18, 2013. By the time singing sensation Tarrus Riley picked up the mantle and proceeded to delight the crowd with a high-quality […]

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‘Better Mus’ Come’ seals distribution deal

17 January 2013

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‘Better Mus’ Come’ seals distribution deal

Following two successful years on the international film festival circuit, Storm Saulter’s critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning Jamaican feature film “Better Mus’ Come” continues to maintain its impressive momentum into 2013 with the inking of a multi-platform distribution deal in the United States with the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), under its newly formed label […]

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Reggae’s finest for Jazz and Blues opening night

14 January 2013

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Reggae’s finest for Jazz and Blues opening night

Third World, Ken Boothe, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Coco Tea and Fab 5 are among the reggae music luminaries confirmed for the opening night of the 2013 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival on Thursday, January 24 at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium. Other stalwarts in the star-studded line-up of reggae’s finest artistes include Leroy Sibbles, Ernie […]

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Blige, Bolton, Warwick and Legend for Jazz and Blues 2013

5 January 2013

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Blige, Bolton, Warwick and Legend for Jazz and Blues 2013

Five-time Grammy Award-winning music legend Dionne Warwick, hip-hop soul queen Mary J. Blige, soft rock balladeer Michael Bolton and R&B sensations John Legend and Monica are among the headliners for the 17th staging of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, which is set to take place from January 24 to 26, 2013 at the Trelawny […]

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Treasure trove at Grosvenor Fair

2 January 2013

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Treasure trove at Grosvenor Fair

All things eclectic, intricately beautiful, artistic, unusual and unique were on display at the Grosvenor Christmas Fair on December 8 and 9 at Grosvenor Galleries in St. Andrew. The exquisite items on show included jewellery, pottery, orchids, bonsai, woodcraft, photography, personalised henna tattoos, aromatherapy products, antiques, handmade soaps, ceramics, candles, mosaics, paintings, stained glass, leather […]

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