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Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A joint initiative of the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) dubbed Museums Connect has awarded seven grants to 15 museum partners globally, including Jamaica. The project...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Following the removal of Jewish reggae artiste Matisyahu on Monday from one of Spain's biggest reggae festivals, the Rototom Sunsplash Music Festival, there have been new developments. The Gleaner has learnt that on Wednesday, festival organisers...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ) ended their 2015 summer camp in fine style on Friday, hosting a free concert at the Camperdown High School, Kingston. The venue was small, but there was nothing little about the talent on display as the...

Published:Monday | August 17, 2015 | 12:01 AMShereita Grizzle

During preparations prior to the release of his last album, gospel artiste Kevin Downswell thought it a brilliant idea to do a pamphlet to help promote the musical compilation. However, the five-page pamphlet he had in mind turned into a 100-page...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

More than 150 Jamaicans are to receive national honours during the 2015 National Honours and Awards ceremony to be held at King's House in October. Among the list of honourees are several persons from the creative industries who will be awarded for...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

After a record-breaking three-month run in Jamaica late last year and a successful premiere in the United Sates in March, Jeremy Whittaker's breakout film, Destiny, had its United Kingdom (UK) premiere over the Independence weekend.According to a...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaican opera singer, Sir Willard White, is the recipient of the National Chorale of Jamaica's Medal of Excellence. The honour was presented to the internationally renowned musician by the Governor General His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

They have been around for more than two decades, and have grown tremendously since being established. Still, the Ashe Performing Arts Company is looking towards expansion. They believe edutainment is one of the most powerful tools in today's society...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaica's proud and free celebrations came to an end in fine style as the festivities marking the country's 53rd year of Independence culminated with a grand spectacle at the National Stadium on Thursday.Scores of Jamaicans turned up at the venue...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Str8 Edge Classic Dancers from Kingston are the 2015 World Reggae Dance Champions. The group emerged winners from an elite group of 16 finalists who danced their hearts out on stage at the grand finale on Wednesday night.Starting at 8:30 p.m. to a...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Emancipation Park was opened in July 2002 by former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson as a symbol of the country's freedom. Situated in the heart of New Kingston, the park came alive on Saturday evening as scores of patrons descended on the grounds to...

Published:Sunday | August 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James, which chronicles the story of the attempted assassination of reggae legend Bob Marley, has made the longlist for the prestigious Man Booker Prize. The announcement, made on Wednesday, lists James'...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Rita Marley, widow of late reggae legend, Bob Marley, has been named as this year's honouree by the African Women of Excellence Awards (AWEA) committee. Will receive this year's prestigious Living Legends Award.In a statement sent to The Gleaner,...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2015 | 2:14 PMShereita Grizzle

Although it got off to a late start guests who turned up to see HUSH-the children’s musical on Thursday waited patiently and by night’s end it was clear why. Produced by the ASHE performing arts group, the show held at the Vibes Theatre...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2015 | 12:01 AMShereita Grizzle

On Saturday, July 18, the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Hope Road came alive as the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) hosted the 2015 World Reggae Dance Championship semi-final. For more reasons than one, it was a show I will...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

As part of its efforts to get public participation in this year's Emancipendence celebrations, the Ministry of Youth and Culture has added a discussion forum to the list of activities scheduled to take place during the August 1 - 5 period.Dubbed...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Tuff Gong International is launching its 'Masters Vault' series with the release of an album by the late reggae crooner Tyrone Taylor.According to a press release sent to The Gleaner, the album titled Totally Tyrone, originally recorded and released...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Grammy award-winning reggae veteran, Burning Spear, is the latest entertainer to file a lawsuit against an international music company over royalties.Born Winston Rodney,...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

On Saturday night, 'worldlians' and worshippers alike offered up praises to the Creator all night long at the inaugural Kevin Downswell Live at Keesing. At the entrance, patrons got a taste of what it would be like on that great day, because...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Last week, strong protests from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community led the organisers of one of Canada's biggest reggae events, the Edmonton Reggae Festival, to establish a...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

On Saturday, August 8, two-time world sound system champion Bass Odyssey from St Ann, will celebrate 26 years in the business with its annual Sound System Festival at Plantation Cove in Richmond, St Ann. The announcement was made by Bass Odyssey's...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Blue Mountain Music has inked a publishing deal with Skip Marley, the grandson of Bob Marley.In a press release sent to The Gleaner, Tuff Gong International stated that the worldwide publishing agreement will cover all works from Skip's upcoming...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

In August, steel bands from all over the world will come together in Trinidad as the country plays host to the inaugural staging of the International Panorama Competition. Jamaica will be represented by the UWI Panoridim Steel Orchestra.Steel bands...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

There were many issues discussed at the recent inaugural Jamaica Film Festival, but one of the topics film-makers were most interested in was music in films. On the final day of workshops, the connection was addressed at length, as panellists...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Shattered Mind won Best Narrative Short at the recently concluded Jamaica Film Festival. Inspired by true events, it chronicles the life of misplaced teenager Zhane Rain, who struggles with a traumatic past and suffers from nightmares and...

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