A spiritual awakening cometh | Entertainment

Roots reggae fans and followers of the doctrine of Rastafari may readily recall Two Sevens Clash, Culture’s debut album. Released in 1976, the album was produced following a prophecy of Marcus Garvey that posited there would be chaos when ‘sevens met’ (presumably July 7, 1977). Spiritual is motivated by a similar reverence to great teachers of the past. He is also into numerology, with seven being his favourite number. “I come from seven. I do things in sevens. My knowledge comes from the seventh son of Adam, who is the…

Tarrus Riley heads to UWI – ‘Singy-Singy’ to discuss crime at special lecture | Entertainment

Singy-Singy, Tarrus Riley, is set to walk into the hallowed halls of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, next Friday, to discuss the culture of violence in Jamaica. Riley is slated to speak on the topic: The Rise and Fall of Rude Boys: A Conversation on Grave Yard with Tarrus Riley at the Institute of Caribbean Studies. “Countries at war have fewer deaths per capita than Jamaica. That is something that should never be the case,” Dr Sonjah Stanley Niaah, head of the Institute of Caribbean Studies and…

‘Dapper Dan the Anansi Man’ awaiting the rush | Entertainment

Since its opening in December, the support for the Little Theatre Movement’s pantomime, Dapper Dan the Anansi Man, has ebbed and flowed But that is the nature of theatre, according to veteran playwright and producer, Barbara Gloudon. “It will pick up as we go along. We’re not shut down; we just have to wait on the build,” she told The Gleaner yesterday. Dapper Dan the Anansi Man opened on Boxing Day, 2017, at the Little Theatre. It is scheduled to run to the end of May. “We don’t get the…

Partnerships, handouts and Jamaica popular music | Entertainment

Last weekend’s staging of Rebel Salute, the 25th anniversary of deejay Tony Rebel’s birthday celebration which has grown into a globally significant two-day music and lifestyle festival, and the proposed Music Walk of Fame outside Emancipation Park have an admirable quality in common. The organisers of Rebel Salute, once Flames Productions which has grown into the Organic H.E.A.R.T. Group of Companies, have consistently put their own money into the event, which has now attracted staple sponsorship at the state level from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). And the Jamaica Association…

Bitcoin Is Not An Investment And Not A Currency: Author Jeffrey Robinson | CNBC

Jeffrey Robinson, author of “bitcoin: The Naked Truth,” discusses the skepticism about bitcoin, digital currency regulation and the future of cryptocurrencies. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News…

Cryptocurrency Investors Brace For Regulation Crackdown | CNBC

CNBC’s Seema Mody speaks with Blocktower Capital’s Ari Paul about where bitcoin could go as potential regulations from SEC and South Korea loom. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow…

No worries – Promoters give state of emergency thumbs up | Entertainment

Promoters in St James seems to be upbeat about the state of emergency that was declared in the crime-infested parish yesterday. Rather than being worried about the potential decrease in patrons at upcoming and weekly entertainment events, some promoters are welcoming the initiative.  Robert Russell, operator of Pier 1 and CEO of Summerfest Productions Limited, said that he fully supports the state of emergency, but hopes that it will not affect his list of entertainment events. “I am not certain if I will be affected because I am not certain…