Entertainment professionals with disabilities fight for inclusion

An L.A. lab creating a pipeline for expertise with disabilities went digital this 12 months — just one of the couple of activities that COVID-19 produced far more accessible.

In its next yr, RespectAbility’s Summer season Lab for Enjoyment Industry experts With Disabilities connects folks intrigued in — and with expertise in — progress, generation and postproduction (consider: writers, directors, producers, cinematographersand animators) with leaders in the business, and with a single a different.

By switching to 15 virtual sessions (in put of past year’s in-particular person 10), the lab grew to become a lot easier for people with actual

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Big Night Entertainment Group Announces Launch of Big Night Talent

Nation’s Preeminent Amusement & Hospitality Corporation Debuts a Initial-of-its-Type Enterprise Strategically Built to Support Artists in Controlling All Sides of Their Job

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current: Aug thirteen, 2020 01:00 EDT


Major Evening Amusement Group, one particular of the nation’s preeminent amusement and hospitality companies, announced right now the launch of Major Evening Talent (BNT), a first-of-its-type enterprise strategically built to assist artists in controlling all aspects of their occupations amid the problems and turbulency of present day creative industries.

BNT was fashioned to aid emerging and founded expertise acquire and sustain long lasting, affluent,

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National Gallery screens ‘Children of Babylon’ Sunday | Entertainment

On Sunday, the Countrywide Gallery of Jamaica will at the time yet again host its digital Past Sundays programme on their YouTube channel. The gallery will be screening Youngsters of Babylon, which will be launched on the internet at one:30 p.m., adopted by a are living problem-and-solution YouTube discussion at 3:45 p.m. with production group member Cheryl Ryman.

A Jamaican-created movie, Youngsters of Babylon is about lifestyle, love and tragedy. It explores Jamaica as a metaphorical Babylon that has more to it than the conventional world perceptions of the Rastaman, rum, reggae and ganja. The story follows a solid

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Robbie Shakespeare, Family Man named among ‘Rolling Stone’ top 50 bassists | Entertainment

Two of Jamaica’s best bass players, Robbie Shakespeare – a single fifty percent of the prolific ‘riddim twins’ Sly and Robbie – and Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett, have been named amid a Best fifty listing of finest bassists from across the world. The fifty Greatest Bassists of All Time listing, compiled by the prestigious Rolling Stone journal, sees the Jamaicans showing at amount 17 and amount 28, respectively.

When The Gleaner achieved out to the Grammy award-winning Robbie Shakespeare, he explained he was humbled by the recognition, “Bwoy, I respect the point that other individuals seeking in can see what

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Five Questions with … Ian ‘Ity’ Ellis | Entertainment

Ian ‘Ity’ Ellis is a name that, when stated, has the potential to quickly set a smile on anyone’s experience. Right after all, as a expert comic, he has been evoking laughter for a lot more than two decades. But Ellis, a Christian, an astute businessman, a brother and a father, is a great deal a lot more than fulfills the eye. He describes himself as passionate, prolific and prayerful. But those people adjectives do not adequately sum up the male he is and offers only but a tiny glimpse into why he is so loved and highly regarded in

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Veteran musicians release debut EP ‘Yardie’ – ATF goes ‘Live in the Rehearsal Room’ | Entertainment

Someday in 2015, a collective of seasoned musicians pooled their enormous skills to sort the ATF Band, with the mentioned reason of respiration new existence into the regional and worldwide scene, soon after citing “a void of authenticity and genuine appreciate and respect for the music”. 5 several years later, they are excitedly dropping their really initially EP.

ATF, which, believe that it or not, implies After the Truth, includes Herbie Harris (founder) on keys and vocals Stephen ‘Leeven’ Lee on drums and vocals Courtland ‘Gizmo’ White on guitar and vocals and Lyndon ‘Ace’ Webb on bass and vocals. “We

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Buju Banton and Kartel land on Billboard Reggae charts | Entertainment

Buju Banton has landed in the selection two location on the Billboard Reggae chart this 7 days. In accordance to knowledge from the Nielsen New music/MRC Knowledge, Upside Down 2020, which was unveiled on June 26, sold two,995 copies to début in the location only bested in revenue by Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Legend: Ideal of Bob Marley and the Wailers album that continues to maintain the chart’s major placement.

Banton’s album, which showcased collaborations from intercontinental weighty hitters Pharell Williams and John Legend, has been receiving rave reviews on line considering the fact that its launch. Critics have

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It wasn’t us! – Fridays At the Devon promoter says his event is not the one under scrutiny | Entertainment

Chad Williams, promoter of the preferred ‘Fridays At the Devon’ party, needs to crystal clear up speculations that his event was the one particular that caused the temporary shut-down of Devon House earlier this week. In an interview with The Gleaner, Williams says people have been producing connections with his event and the one particular beneath investigation and he needs to make the difference.

“I hear people have been declaring that Fridays At the Devon was the event being held at Devon House previous week that [is] creating all the uproar, and I just want to say that is totally

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ASHE keeps ‘TABS’ | Entertainment

For far more than two many years, the ASHE Performing Arts team has been working with amusement to educate. Through productions these kinds of as Risk-free, Silly or What!, Vibes in the Globe of Sexuality and their musical dubbed Full Circle, ASHE has tackled the troubles of safe and sound sex, masculinity and relationship in the fashionable environment. As they go on to fulfil their mandate of ‘edutaining’, ASHE has embarked on a new outreach programme dubbed The TABS Venture (Communicate About Yuh Enterprise Safely) in which they inspire youthful folks to communicate out about the troubles that have an

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Tommy Cowan cheers on Festival Song finalists – Won in 1967 with ‘Baba Boom Time’ | Entertainment

In 1967, a group referred to as The Jamaicans, which comprised Tommy Cowan, Norris Weir, Owen Hylton and Martin Williams, won the Competition Song Level of competition, with a song titled Baba Boom Time. The gain secured for the group tours of the Caribbean, Canada and the United States and this put them on a trajectory to worldwide success.

Tommy Cowan, in an job interview with The Gleaner, recalled these halcyon times. “When we won with Baba Boom Time, we have been coming off two years of being victorious as winners of the Pop and Mento competitions and experienced

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