It's "Kelly & Blakka" for Lady Rennae's Mek Wi Laugh Tuesdays

Posted by Emx Media Group on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 In : Entertainment 

No, it's not a new comedy duo, but rather it's the double threat of new sensation and a legendary star.

 

After a resounding start last week, where hundreds of patrons came out to witness the success of the new movement in entertainment, the weekly food-inclusive live comedy series Lady Rennae's Mek Wi Laugh returns with comedy legend Owen 'Blakka' Ellis as well as newcomer Andrew Kelly.

 

Last week's event, featuring Leighton Smith and Kathy Grant, left a jam-packed audience at Puls8 in ...


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Bolt, Blake & the Battle of the Brands

Posted by Emx Media Group on Monday, July 16, 2012 In : Sports 
In a sequence somehow unthinkable for many, Usain Bolt was beaten - not once, but twice – both times by Yohan Blake.


Those attempting to downplay the shocker as just a coincidental anomaly may be correct from a purely athletic standpoint(time will tell) but are missing the bigger picture – the brand picture. Bolt’s reported US20m earnings last year rest primarily on the confidence vested in him by major brands, Jamaican and otherwise. Whilst the double loss is certainly not a disaster on...

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From Letters to Words with Courtney John

Posted by Emx Media Group on Thursday, June 21, 2012 In : Entertainment 
 While his catalog thus far betrays no allegiance to any specific genre, singer Courtney John does admit to a "soft spot" for one particular variant.
"'You could say I was bitten by the rocksteady bug," he relates. "It's still a very under-appreciated genre. It kind of fell under the shadow of the emergent reggae of Marley, Tosh et al between the late 60s and early 70s. It was our soul music"

That huge movement of  "Jamaican Soul" as the artiste puts it is enjoying one of its best resurgences y...
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Jamaican Icons

Posted by Therese Morris on Saturday, February 11, 2012 In : Lifestyle 

Harry Belafonte

Though born in the US, Harry Belafonte has always identified strongly with his Jamaican heritage. The son of Melvine (nee Love) – a housekeeper (of Jamaican descent) – and Harold George Belafonte, Sr., a native of Martinique who worked as chef in the Royal Navy, he lived for a time with his grandmother in Jamaica. On his return to New York City, He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. Be...


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Blind Officer Opens New Window on Life

Posted by Therese Morris on Sunday, December 4, 2011 In : Lifestyle 

Press release: "a courageous walk in the dark

Career law enforcement officer Rohan Brown has recently added author to his resume, with the publication of his partial memoir, “A Courageous Walk in the Dark.”

 

A police officer for over 17 years, Brown gradually lost sight in both eyes, a development which challenged him severely. In “A Courageous Walk” he details the nature and extent of those challenges, but also how faith and the support of key associates (wife, family and friends...


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Jamaica Arts Odyssey: Exchanging Realities

Posted by Emx Group on Monday, July 25, 2011

              

What is there to discover in Jamaican art? What pleasures can it hold for the "average" person, caught up in the bustle and whirl of trying to make a living? To pause even to glance at works of art may be seen as a strain, much less to discuss said works and their potential impact on our lives.

Yet that was exactly what drew a number of Jamaicans of all ages (but mainly younger persons, 30 and under), who gathered at various venues over the course of about a week in a ve...
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