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Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:26 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The school of Drama at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts had the most nominations going into Monday night’s 29th staging of the annual Actor Boy Awards, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. The School of Drama’...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

It was a ‘Yesterday’ with a different flavour inside Mas Camp on Saturday night as dancehall and reggae tracks from the 90s were fused with a few soca tracks of yesteryear. The first instalment of the show for 2019 promised to unleash some early...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

There was belly-busting, tear-jerking laughter inside the Phoenix Theatre on Sunday night as comedian Dufton Shepherd delivered a superb one-man comedy special to a sold-out crowd. Shepherd, who was celebrating his 10-year anniversary in comedy,...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

After four decades in the music industry, internationally renowned reggae band Third World is still in the business of setting trends and breaking new ground. Having realised how rapidly the reggae scene has been growing in Hawaii, the group...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In March 2016, actress Camille Davis decided she was done with the things of the ‘world’ and started her journey with Christ. Although she has been met with her fair share of trials over the past three years, Davis says she has no regrets about...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:24 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

A sea of emotions swept over the audience at Tuesday night’s staging of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) award ceremony, as the all-female reggae group, the I-Threes, reunited to collect the evening’s Iconic Award (for a duo/group...

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Ever since Spice released her Black Hypocrisy single late last year, she’s had plans of using the song as a catalyst for change. She toyed with various ideas on how to spread the song’s message, as she wanted to make a lasting impact on people...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:33 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

According to the organisers of the annual Dennis Brown Tribute Concert, this Sunday’s event will be more than a tribute to a musical genius as they will also be paying homage to the man behind the hits. Junior Lincoln, chairman of the Dennis Brown...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

  The advent of social media has allowed celebrities the opportunity to connect intimately with their fans. But while social media has brought communication between celebrities and their fans to a peak, the interactions have not always been...

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...

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