PREMIER OF “JAMAICAN MAFIA” SET FOR DECEMBER 2014—11/08/14
Jamaicans will have the chance to see the premiere of the film “Jamaican Mafia” in Kingston on December 4, 2014, which will take place in Cross Roads’ Carib Theater. There will also be a showing
in Montego Bay on December 7, 2014. The producers of the film will host a second staging of their Exclusive Party series close to the premiere showings. At the event, guests will have a change to meet with the cast and crew of the film. An official date for the party has not yet been announced.
UPRISING ROOTS BAND TO RELEASE ALBUM IN 2015—11/09/14
In spite of a 2011 fire that gutted the headquarters of the Uprising Roots Band, the group plans to release a new album in 2015. The studio album is called “Black To I Roots in Jamaica.” It will be the group’s second album release in three years and is meant to illustrate the growth and maturation of the band’s members as a result of their experiences with the 2011 fire.
WILLIAMSON TO PERFORM FOR PARISH FOUNDATION—11/11/14
Paul Williamson, Jamaican tenor, will perform at the Festum Sancti Andreae to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the St. Andrew Parish Church. The musical evening and benefit banquet is hosted by the St. Andrew Parish Foundation and will be held on December 2, 2014 t the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. It will feature Paul Williamson, Jamaican-born tenor, and Allison Arrends, Canadian soprano. Proceeds will benefit the social outreach programs of the church.
SPANISH TOWN GETS NEW FILM FESTIVAL—11/12/14
The government of Jamaica should invest more in its people and encourage them to develop their communities, says Craig “Amaziyah” Kirkland, film director. Kirkland is organization the first staging of the Films, Arts, Music and Entertainment Festival, also known as the STAR FAME Festival, in Spanish Town on November 22, 2014. He says the festival represents a step toward finding hidden potential among the people of the community.