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Score to settle

A New York promoter will crown Beenie Man or Vybz Kartel King of The Dancehall following The Settlement, a two-part dance scheduled for New York in May and June. Both will feature sound system selectors playing songs of both deejays throughout the events. Walford Stewart is organiser of the dances which take place May 18...

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A bellyful of wins

Belly Woman, a production by the School of Drama at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, was the big winner at Monday’s Actor Boy Awards held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. The drama walked away with six awards — Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design, Best...

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‘Jolly good’ show

If British film-maker Rick Elgood has his way, a film on mento band, The Jolly Boys, could be released in July. Elgood, road manager of the band for the last 10 years, is currently editing the film and will be heading into final stages of post-production in a few weeks. The project, he noted, evolved...

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Promoters get special’ deal

Party promoters are expected to pay an addition “special fee” of $20,000 to $30,000 to cover clean-up costs, according Mayor of Kingston and St Andrew Delroy Williams. The new agreement came out of a meeting between Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) and event promoters in Kingston last Tuesday. “We all agreed that the...

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J’can in New York

When Russian-born, American ballet choreographer George Balanchine co-founded the New York City Ballet over 70 years ago, little did he know that a dancer with strong Jamaican roots would rise among its ranks. Today, Christopher Grant is one of the up-and-coming male dancers with the renowned ballet company. The 23-year-old may have been born in...

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‘Sumfest stays put’

Organisers of Reggae Sumfest have no plans to relocate amid size concerns given the announcement that Buju Banton, Beres Hammond, and Chronixx are this year’s headliners. The festival is scheduled for Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay, St James, for July 14-20. The concerts are slated for the final two days. There have been...

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Shaggy returns to roots

THE old Shaggy is back. The two-time, Grammy-winning artiste, who is still in the throes of success with 44/876, his album with Sting, returns to his musical roots with Wah Gwaan?!, scheduled for release on May 10. This album was being recorded and produced at the same time as his project with Sting. “Wi still...

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Pulse goes global

Pulse is taking its brand global. The company, known for its agency which has launched the careers of several Jamaican models, will spread its wings in what it describes as a quantum leap into a new dimension. This move will see Pulse forming strategic alliances with key partners in Africa, the United States and Caribbean....

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C’bar, KC unite in song

The rivalry between Kingston College and Calabar High School has dominated news cycles in recent weeks, but last Sunday they lifted their voices in unison at the 10th anniversary of Calabar’s Evening of Musical Excellence at that school’s auditorium. Michael Roofe, chairman of the management committee at Calabar, was happy to have Kingston College as...

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The Boxer experience

A portion of the works of art collected by late art historian and scholar, Dr David Boxer, is set to go on auction come tomorrow. The event, to be held at Boxer’s former residence on Devon Road in St Andrew, is being organised by the trustees of his estate and will feature over one hundred...

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