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Stories by Akeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

This year, Maurice Johnson, more popularly known as 'Jack Scorpio', is celebrating 50 years in music. To mark his golden jubilee, he will be hosting a series of events to reward the persons who have helped him to achieve this milestone.Since the...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

With a mission of turning teenagers and upcoming artistes who would sing about guns away from a life of crime, Eugene Pitter created the Just for Peace Initiative (JFPI) in Spanish Town 11 years ago.Pitter, who told The Gleaner that more than 100...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

Whenever on the campaign trail, or other political events such as rallies, both political parties tend to employ the services of popular entertainers.In recent weeks, artistes such as Teejay, Rygin King and Wayne Marshall have graced political...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:10 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

Veteran producer, Gussie Clarke is urging entertainers who enter the various Jamaican talent competitions broadcast on free-to-air television to go out into the real world and try to rival the top artistes afterwards. "You no longer rising star, yu...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

In 1968, Maurice Johnson, more popularly known as Jack Scorpio, started out in the industry by playing music at his home on Headley Avenue in Drewsland, St Andrew, on an instrument he called 'Dulcemina'."I started a sound name Special Hi, and the...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

In the aftermath of a devastating Hurricane Gilbert that caused widespread destruction across Jamaica after it hit on September 12, 1988, singer Lloyd Lovindeer documented the experiences of many persons on the island in his song Wild Gilbert....

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

The offspring of three reggae stalwarts are once again uniting to create a single that they hope will help catapult their careers. Imeru Tafari (Queen Ifrika's son), Sizzla Kalonji's son Meleeku, and Garnett Silk Jnr are in the process of making a...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

'Yardie', a crime drama set in Jamaica and London, has barely hit screens, and already, there are talks of a sequel.Speaking on Talk Radio in the United Kingdom, the film's director, Idris Elba, said that he wanted to make a Jamaican Godfather...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Gender, Entertainment and Sport has gifted reggae singer Etana with a grant of US$5,000 (J$630,000) to support her 32-city tour of the United States. Some Jamaicans were incensed by the Government's alottment of over half a million...

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