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January 2011

Happening on the Edge 2011

Smokin’ Jacket LIVE 3 is on next Monday, February 7 and promises to be as cool and eclectic as the previous two have been. Smokin Jacket 3 features Tessanne Chin, Blue Grass, Munga, Donahue Jarrett, Cat Coore and DJ Engineroom. Tessanne has just released “In Between Words”, her new album

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Books

Well, it seems the dust has settled and no one has stepped in to rescue/resuscitate Calabash again as happened last year when the government decided to cough up more money so the show could go on. I’m still surprised that such a great idea will be no more. Calabash did

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Good Food

Seems a new specialty foods store will be opening up soon on Hillcrest Ave selling wines, cheeses and olives…sounds yummy! Will keep you posted!

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Happening on the Edge 2010

Altered Fridays offers the “the ultimate alternative club experience” featuring a wide mix of musical styles, Metal, Alternative, Classic Rock, House, Electro Pop, Industrial and Trance in a club atmosphere with great live band performances by Jamaica’s leading alternative artistes. Patrons are able to party in an “ALTERED” state, whatever

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Fashion

Kingston’s newest thrift shop “Back on the Rack” is open again on January 29 with great bargains! Back on the Rack is located at  28 Collins Green Ave, off Half Way Tree Rd. All proceeds go to Fr. Richard Ho Lung’s Missionaries of the Poor.

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Current Affairs

This post was contributed by Madeleine Bair, a UC Berkeley Human Rights Center Multimedia Fellow. Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) launched its first documentary, “Victim’s Voices” in December to a crowd of more than 300 to commemorate International Human Rights Day. The documentary chronicles the struggles of three women who have fought painstakingly to get

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Current Affairs

According to CNN, Jamaica is the third coolest nationality in the world, after Brazil which was number one and Singapore, ranked number two. Not sure what they were thinking about Singapore…but read more at CNN and see bottom half of list  here.

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Good Food

Here’s a link to a video of our very own JuicyChef  Jacqui Sinclair talking about Meatless Mondays in Jamaica and why it’s a good idea to go veggie a few days a week. Support the meatless movement by going meatless on Mondays! Find JuicyChef on facebook Photos contributed by Jacqui Sinclair.

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Happening on the Edge 2011Music

The National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica will be performing on Saturday, January 22, at the Courtleigh Auditorium, at 8 pm. This concert marks the closure of the Regional Training Workshop ‘Music for Social Change’, which has brought together instructors and directors from the three Caribbean orchestra programmes for social development:

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EntrepreneursInterviews

On a recent visit to Jamaica’s south coast I sat down with Giuliano Pignataro to talk to him about his company, Treading Lightly Developments, and his “green construction” project in Treasure Beach. YardEdge: So what is Treading Lightly Developments (TLD) all about? Giuliano: We are trying to set an example

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