Stories in sync – Dale Elliot’s real-life story comes to life with on-screen role | Entertainment

When director Storm Saulter came up with the storyline for Sprinter, he had no idea fate would align the stars in his universe so that the actor he chose to bring the story’s main character to life would fit seamlessly into his vision. It is every director’s dream that an actor will embody the character they are playing, so much so that it becomes difficult for them to separate their roles from real life. Fate made the latter possible for Saulter, as the story of his main character, Akeem Sharp,…

New streaming app to focus on Jamaican content | Entertainment

With streaming platforms becoming increasingly popular as a promotional tool for entertainers, one Jamaican company has decided to step into the ever-growing world of music streaming. Bazzle Amusement Social Communication has launched its CueLineUp app, which will allow artistes to add their tracks to the various playlists for a small fee of J$1,000. Speaking with The Gleaner, communications specialist at Bazzle Amusement Basil Jones Jr explained that while platforms such as YouTube may be more popular and offer artistes a platform to promote their music free of cost, Jamaican content…

Keeping Calabash alive | Entertainment

If the views of novelist Colin Channer, one of the co-founders of the Calabash International Literary Festival, had prevailed, the 2018 would not have taken place. Channer had wanted it to end after its 10th annual staging in 2011. That’s what he had originally planned with the other co-founders, Kwame Dawes and Justine Henzell. “Colin felt we should stop at a high point,” Dawes revealed to me on day two of the recently concluded festival in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth. We were in the bookshop stocked with event-related books, beside…

Stories in sync-Dale Elliot’s real life story comes to life with onscreen role | Entertainment

When director Storm Saulter came up with the storyline for Sprinter, he had no idea fate would align the stars in his universe so that the actor he chose to bring the story’s main character to life would fit seamlessly into his vision. It is every director’s dream that an actor will embody the character they are playing, so much so that it becomes difficult for them to separate their roles from real life. Fate made the latter possible for Saulter, as the story of his main character, Akeem Sharp,…

A bellyfull of the Delicious Korean Musical, Chef! | Entertainment

Those who attended the Korean production, Delicious Korean Musical, Chef, went home with a bellyfull of laughs. Co-hosted by the Korea Foundation and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jamaica, on Tuesday night, the Courtleigh Auditorium was filled with patrons fully engaged in the well-choreographed, creative and hilarious production. “There are certain items that people need, like shelter, clothing and the most universal of all – food. In every single country in the world, people eat. Especially nowadays, people are interested in food from other countries. That’s why the…

Saint nabs exclusive international photo shoots | Entertainment

Continuing their love affair with Saint Inter-national, powerful insiders from the international fashion media hit The Rock for the recently wrapped Saint International’s Style Week and did a series of exclusive editorial shoots with Saint models. Jetting into Jamaica were NOWFASHION Editor-at-Large Elisabeta Tudor, and photographer Fanny Viguier from Paris; photographer Casey Jeffers and stylist Rick Nelson from New York for V Magazine; renowned photography duo Sean + Seng, and highly respected casting director Larissa Gunn, London POP Magazine; and models.com‘s senior editor Irene Felix and photographer Amandla Barnett Baraka.…

Gussie Clarke goes large with ‘Dub Anthology’ | Entertainment

Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke is not one to do things in small measures. For example, in the 1990s, his Music Works complex on Windsor Avenue, St Andrew, was a multi-studio facility at a time when producers in Jamaica were generally dreaming of setting up a place to squeeze in a mixing board and a couple of speakers. Then, this year, he did a double handful of versions of Even a Gangster Falls in Love by Kevy the Artiste. So, what to expect of a dub release from the man who has…

Saint nabs exclusive international photoshoots | Entertainment

Continuing their love affair with Saint Inter-national, powerful insiders from the international fashion media hit The Rock for the recently wrapped Saint International’s Style Week and did a series of exclusive editorial shoots with Saint models. Jetting into Jamaica were NOWFASHION Editor-at- Large Elisabeta Tudor, and photographer Fanny Viguier from Paris; photographer Casey Jeffers and stylist Rick Nelson from New York for V Magazine; renowned photography duo Sean + Seng, and highly respected casting director Larissa Gunn, London POP Magazine; and models.com‘s senior editor Irene Felix and photographer Amandla Barnett…

CD Review: Gussie Clarke goes large with Dub Anthology | Entertainment

Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke is not one to do things in small measures. For example, in the 1990s, his Music Works complex on Windsor Avenue, St Andrew, was a multi-studio facility at a time when producers in Jamaica were generally dreaming of setting up a place to squeeze in a mixing board and a couple of speakers. Then, this year, he did a double handful of versions of Even a Gangster Falls in Love by Kevy the Artiste. So, what to expect of a dub release from the man who has…

Inner Circle to embark on international tour for 50th anniversary | Entertainment

It is an accomplishment when any artiste/musician survives in the entertainment industry for more than a decade, much less five. But the Bad Boys of reggae, Inner Circle, have done it and continue to. The internationally renowned reggae group is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary in music, and to mark the historic occasion they have several activities planned, including a huge international tour. Dubbed ‘Rockas 50’, the tour is expected to span more than 26 countries, with more than 40 shows. Speaking with The Gleaner about the tour, founding…