Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | March 1, 2009
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Clean lyrics for Songwriters' Boot Camp
With dancehall lyrics being scolded by the Broadcasting Commission's tongue of purification, the artistes are being pressed to produce material without delving into derogatory diatribes.

From booms to bans, eventful reggae month comes to an end
The 2009 Reggae Month will be remembered as much for its celebrations as the ban on some dancehall songs by the Broadcasting Commission.

STORY OF THE SONG: 'Ram Goat Liver' makes mannish water ...And Pluto Shervington's first hit
In 1974, while Ernie Smith was on his way to the Federal Records (now Tuff Gong) on Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston, he saw an accident. When he got to the studio he told Pluto Shervington about it.

'Slumdog Millionaire': a filthy rich production
A film opened on Wednesday set in India, funded by British production companies, revolving around the Indian version of a British television show, and filmed in India by a British director with Indian actors speaking both Hindi and English. Got that?

Bennett - Producer/performer extraordinaire
Although the figures only begin to tell the story, they are impressive. Douglas Bennett has been chairman of the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) since 1981. In 1983, he founded and has been chairman of its daughter company, the Jamaica Junior Theatre (JJT), since then.

Mel: a mighty man with stronger lyrics
Don't be fooled by his topknot hairstyle. Mel Cooke is a man of no small order. His mind is as powerful as his build, but his pen is even mightier.

Visiting 'The Planet of Junior Brown' - Canada contributes film to Black History Month celebrations
Before The Planet of Junior Brown was shown at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, UWI, Mona, last Monday evening, director Clement Virgo told the audience he had not seen it in about six years. And when the 1997...

'Money Worries', a comedic quake
Paul O. Beale's Money Worries is a comedic quake produced by the contact between an absurd plate and a farcical plate. The result of this clash of comedic forms has created a flow of fine acting and a vibration of laughter on a magnitude scale.

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