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…

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 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.…

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…

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…

‘Tan Tan’ plays for Alpha – Carpentry accident led Edward Thornton to trumpet | Entertainment

Trumpeter Edward ‘Tan Tan’ Thornton went to the Alpha Boys’ School (now Alpha Institute) on South Camp Road in 1945, and kept a place at the ‘old boys’ home’ even after finishing school in 1951, as the nuns who ran Alpha made room for some former students. By then, Thornton was playing at the Bournemouth Club, as famed for its concerts as providing a safe swimming space. Now that he has recorded Just As It Is as part of The Alpharians (all Alpha graduates, including keyboard player Ervin ‘Alla’ Lloyd…

Entertainment a high point at Grace Jamaican Jerk Fest | Entertainment

In January, Melissa and Hank Hyatt vacationed in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Virginia-based couple fell in love with the culture so much that they journeyed to Washington, DC for the third staging of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on Sunday. After indulging in scrumptious plates of ripe plantains, oxtail, and curried chicken, the duo was ready to take in the anticipated performance from vintage group Third World. Like the Hyatts, the hundreds of patrons at the RFK Stadium Festival lawn were not disappointed, as the band delivered a riveting performance…

Incredibles 2 (3D) – Back to Work | Entertainment

Everyone’s favourite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2; but this time, Helen (Academy Award winner Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of ‘normal’ life. It’s a tough transition for everyone and to make matters worse, the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (Academy Award) nominee Samuel L. Jackson) must…

Big heart, small crowd close Ocho Rios Jazz Fest | Entertainment

Complete with a premium stocked bar and a food station serving a full Sunday-style dinner, the organisers of the 29th instalment of the Jamaica Ocho Rios Jazz Festival closing day came prepared. Much of the small audience that gathered at the bandstand at Hope Gardens kept to the fringes of the park under the shade of trees, leaving the front of the stage empty. “It’s not really a small audience – it’s because it’s a big park it looks small. But it’s been a whole week of activities, and they’ve…

Superfly | One last hustle | Entertainment

Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene. His team must now organise the biggest money heist so they will never have to ‘hustle’ again. The stakes are high as they ramp up sales, but one small blunder can threaten the whole operation before he can make his exit. Visionary music video producer Director X takes the helm behind the lens to shift the 1972 original film’s setting from urban Harlem to modern-day Atlanta. The film stars Trevor Jackson (Youngblood Priest), Jennifer Morrison (Detective Mason), Michael Kenneth…