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Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Legacy Comedy and Music Show is shaping up to be one not to be missed, according to its organiser, Kurt Legacy. The lawns of Devon House are set to come alive tomorrow as they serve up an unforgettable all-inclusive experience.Speaking with The...

Published:Tuesday | January 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Last year was seen as a breakthrough year for many women in the local music space. Both the reggae and dancehall genre saw a number a females making waves in the entertainment industry. On the reggae scene, acts such as Koffee, Sevana, Lila Ike and...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

There were three events happening simultaneously at the waterfront in downtown Kingston on New Year's Eve, but despite seeing the other events as competition, organisers of Marquee Entertainment's Midnight at Bal Harbour welcomed the multiple events...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

St Thomas has often been referred to as the forgotten parish, but on Saturday night into Sunday morning, the parish took centre stage as it hosted the inaugural Unruly Fest. Spearheaded by a son of the soil, the event brought out thousands of...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Homeless persons living on the streets of the Corporate Area will soon benefit from a state-of-the-art drop-in centre equipped to cater to their specific needs.The Ministry of Local Government and the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

A small team from SK Exclusive Mobile Detailing and the National Council of Drug Abuse is planning to put some smiles on the faces of street persons across the Corporate Area tomorrow, December 23.The project, called 'Tek It To Dem,' aims to feed...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Despite losing their title sponsors this year, organisers of the annual Ghetto Splash managed to put together an entertainment package that left every patron fully satisfied.The Waterhouse Mini Stadium was jam-packed on Tuesday night as patrons from...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

There is a new band in town hoping to have an impact on the reggae landscape. They call themselves Roots From the Clay, and although they may not be based in Jamaica, lead singer Aria Wilson believes the band has what it takes to make its mark on...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Andrew Roach, co-director of the recently staged play 'The Innocence of Guilt: The Mary Lynch Story, has swung back at critics who claim the theatrical piece is lending support to a convicted murderer. The play's run at the Jamaican Shopping Club...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-three-old Kadijah Robinson has won the hearts of her fellow Jamaicans following her top-five placement at the recent Miss World competition.The pageant finals, which were held in Sanya, China, last Saturday, saw more than 100 women across the...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Organisers promised an evening of music, dance and worship that would stir the soul and lift the spirits, and that's exactly what they delivered. Candlelight 2018, hosted by Movements Dance Company of Jamaica and the Holy Cross Church at Stephanie...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Belly-busting laughter filled the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium on Sunday at the 14th annual installation of the Come Mek We Laaf charity event.With a line-up that included some of Jamaica's best comedians, as well as two acts out of Trinidad and...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Having increased to two shows last year, the Best Care Foundation is this year reverting to hosting one charity show.Speaking with The Gleaner, Everett Lewis, director of the foundation, explained that having done well in Kingston over the years,...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Raveen Dadlani, founder and managing director of local jewellery company Island Trinketz, said he had no hesitation when he was asked to work alongside Cedella Marley on a special project.The project would see Dadlani and Marley coming together to...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

A new music group is on the rise on the local scene. The group, which consists of Kool Johnny Kool, Krysi Webb and Kamau Imhotep, go by the name Kuzikk, and they believe they have what it takes to be the next big thing out of Jamaica.Speaking with...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The 2019 Carnival season has officially begun. With all three bands in the island expected to roll out their costumes before the end of the month, the soca scene is heating up. As Jamaica gets ready to be transformed into a soca kingdom, the battle...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

This week's Five Questions With ... features up-and-coming artiste Kim Nain.Nain, who is signed to artiste manager Shelly Curran, could be considered by many as an academic. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Technology and a...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

A simple run through in the comments section on YouTube under songs such as Vybz Kartel and Black Ryno's Gaza Christmas; Mavado, Flexx and Savage's Gully Christmas; or Tommy Lee Sparta's Shelly Christmas is enough to tell you that music lovers want...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

If was a send-off fit for the 'Queen of comedy', that unfolded at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium last Saturday afternoon. The late Elva Ruddock gave the world the gift of laughter, so even as loved ones gathered to celebrate her life, mourning was...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Tibetan Cultural Centre in Toronto, Canada, will be the venue for the milestone anniversary of Irish and Chin's World Clash series.Set to take place on Saturday, November 17, the iconic World Clash will feature some of the biggest and 'baddest'...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Singer Richie Stephens is sending a message to his fellow Jamaicans in his latest single - Concrete Jungle. The track, which was released recently, speaks about survival tactics people employ as they try to stay alive in their concrete jungles....

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Although still not fully recovered from injuries she sustained in a car accident last year, reggae singer Sophia Brown is declaring that she is mentally ready to perform at back-to-back shows in the United States later this month.Brown is scheduled...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Afrobeat is a musical genre that has been experiencing tremendous growth on the global music scene over the past few years. It involves the combination of elements of West African musical styles such as fuji music with American funk and jazz...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

There is always more than one side to a story, and for Mary Doyley Lynch, that could not be any more true. The woman, whose murder trial in 1992 captivated an entire nation, sat in the audience at the Jamaica Shopping Club Theatre on Sunday night as...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

With less than 30 days to go until the Jamaica Music Conference (JMC) gets under way in Kingston, anticipation is building. The conference, which is set to discuss important issues facing the music industry, will see many music luminaries acting as...

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