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

The Wolmer's Dance Troupe is promising a lot of action onstage for their 28th season of dance. Set for September 28-30 at the Little Theatre, the annual event is expected to deliver its usual high-energy performances as the troupe puts the final...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:15 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Krystal Tomlinson has always had a knack for persuading people to tap into their true potential. As a motivational speaker, she has offered words of encouragement through different platforms.Seeing how she is able to positively impact the lives of...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

When Keesing LIVE returns from its two-year hiatus on Saturday, September 29, the entertainment package promises to give patrons their money's worth. Already booked for the event are 2009 Digicel Rising Stars winner Shuga, along with Chris...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In this week's edition of Five Questions With, we get to know dancer Blacka Di Danca. He has been making waves on the international scene, and was recently featured in Janet Jackson's Made For Now music video. He considers himself an ambassador as...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Visually impaired record producers Shavane 'Escallibah' Daley and Askel have joined forces to produce a new rhythm compilation - The Sweet Dreams project. The compilation is expected to feature a slew of up-and-coming recording artistes.Highlighting...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The National Gallery of Jamaica's Last Sundays programme set for tomorrow will present an exciting mix of the visual and performing arts.Songstress Nickeisha Barnes, who placed third in the Digicel Rising Stars competition back in 2006, is expected...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

While it is one of the most lucrative music markets, Jamaican entertainers are being encouraged to focus on markets outside of the US for their international break. Julian Jones-Griffiths, manager of deejay Charly Black, said, "If entertainers want...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

American reggae artiste Tenor Blue is batting for reggae music to tackle new topics in order to be more successful. According to the US-based R...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Lila Ike is a name that has been making the rounds on the local and international reggae circuit in recent times. The singer has been mesmerising music lovers with a sound and flow that come almost effortlessly and a style unique to the woman she is...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:03 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In 2016, internationally renowned singer Sister Nancy, was honoured by the Queens of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies (QORIHC) for her contributions to the music industry.Come August 24, it will be Sister Nancy's time to give back as she partners...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Esh and Jemere Morgan, sons of Mojo and Gramps Morgan, respectively, are paving their own way in music, propelled by the rich legacy of their family.Born into a musical family, the pair have an inside knowledge of the music business that other young...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Up-and-coming artiste Tessellated is still reeling from a great showing at the most recent staging of 100 Live. Known for his popular Pine and Ginger song, Tassellated had the grounds of 100 on Hope Road rocking as he delivered an entertaining...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Earlier this year, the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) announced the appointment of Marlon Simms as its new artistic director. Today, the dance company is scheduled to begin its 56th season of dance, marking Simms' first official season in the...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:13 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Sixty-four-year-old Macklin McLune says only death will keep her away from Reggae Sumfest. McLune has been going to the annual festival for the past 10 years and is yet to be disappointed by the quality of the entertainment. McLune told The Gleaner...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:12 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In 2017, Reggae Sumfest expanded its entertainment package to offer patrons a week's worth of activities. Seeking to make the festival more competitive with other major reggae festivals across the globe, the Sumfest team said the move was to show...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Tariq St Patrick may be the character everyone loves to hate on the TV drama Power. But the teenager who plays him - Michael Rainey Jr - says he couldn't be more different from Ghost's troubled son.The TV star is currently in Jamaica, where he has...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

She's had an illustrious career that has allowed her to not only cross the paths of numerous reggae stars, but one that gave her the opportunity to work with some of them.She has done work with the likes of Garnett Silk, John Holt, Pluto Shervington...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

With Croatia hoping to hold the coveted World Cup Trophy for the first time and France wanting to make it their first win since 1998, Football Fantasy was always going to be an exciting event. Held on the lawns of the Hope Zoo, which were...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Best Care Foundation is gearing up to host their annual Gala Dinner and Cabaret today at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.Partnering with Jamaica National again for this year's event, organisers say the entertainment package this year will be just as...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has expressed sorrow at the passing of well-known Jamaican singer, pianist, composer and producer Suzanne Couch, who was equally known locally as an experienced caterer.In a release...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The writing was perhaps on the wall, as the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre pulled a bumper-to-bumper crowd for the last two stagings of the Pan Chicken finals. Based on the overwhelming support the competition has received over the years, and with a...

Published:Saturday | July 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Tivoli Dance Troupe will wrap up its 27th season of dance tomorrow at the Little Theatre in St Andrew with an explosive show.Speaking with the The Gleaner about the group's 27 years as one of the premiere dance institutions in the island, the...

Published:Monday | July 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Yesterday, July 1, was observed as International Reggae Day (IRD) across the world. And while there were several activities planned to commemorate the day, the celebrations seemed to be far more grand on the international level than it did on the...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Supreme Team Limited, the promoters of the popular Sandz party series, has acquired popular nightclub Fiction and will be spearheading operations when the popular hotspot reopens.In a statement sent to The Gleaner, the new owners of the space in...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Fast-rising American-based stand-up comedian Shuler King is set to make his Jamaican debut this month at the popular weekly comedy series - Johnny LIVE Comedy Bar in Kingston.The series, held on Tuesday nights at 100 Hope Road, has cemented itself...

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