Pulse Schools Model Search winner off to Paris

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The Pulse Schools Model Search, which concluded last October, is already showing results. This past week, the winner of the inaugural competition, Kamaria Powell, flew to Paris to complete assignments for one of France’s luxury design houses. The…

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British High Commission stages song competition

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The British High Commission in Jamaica will stage its second ‘Songs of the UK in JA’ competition to unearth new talent.The competition invites Jamaicans 18 years and over to enter, performing a song by a UK artiste or group. The submission of…

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Krayoon Carnival more than a band, it’s a movement

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Unlike the Cayman Islands, Barbados, St Lucia, and the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica never had a carnival tradition before the ’90s - first introduced on the University of the West Indies, Mona campus by students coming from these…

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Vuitton’s Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswear

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PARIS (AP):Louis Vuitton’s designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the graffitied streets of New York in a dramatic menswear ode to Michael Jackson.Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European…

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For the Reckord | Veteran playwrights Gloudon and Dawkins continue to deliver

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A great test of quality is longevity; the longer something lasts, the better it is deemed to be. Since playwrights are judged similarly, it follows that Barbara Gloudon and Basil Dawkins are among our best.Gloudon has written and produced more than…

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Tony Rebel gets key to Hilton, Jewel Resorts

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Patrick ‘Tony Rebel’ Barrett, whose Rebel Salute show has been sponsored over the years by Jewel Resorts and Hilton Rose Hall, was awarded the Key to the Resorts at the show’s international media launch at Jewel Dunn’s River on Wednesday night….

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5 Questions with Koffee

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Like Dorothy down a psychedelic yellow brick road, shining gold with each step, 18-year-old reggae singjay Koffee is charting her own path in the music industry. In almost a year, she has already become a local household name, with a steadily…

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Buju promises energetic set

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Grammy-winning superstar Buju Banton has promised to deliver an energetic 90-minute set at the Kingston leg of the Long Walk to Freedom tour on March 16.The artiste, who has not performed in Jamaica for nearly a decade, promised fans in a recorded…

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‘What Goes Around’ - a mix bag of emotions

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It was a series of interesting twists, and in the end, the player gets played. That’s how the story unfolded in Aisha Davis and David Tulloch’s What Goes Around, now showing at the Blue Room at the Phoenix Theatre Complex on Haining Road in New…

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Alica Keys to host Grammy

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NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she’ll be there as a host. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the February 10 show for the first time. The Grammys will air…

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