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Published:Monday | November 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Best Care Foundation is gearing up to host its annual Come Mek Wi Laaf family-friendly comedy on Sunday, December 4.Scheduled for the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College, the show is expected to serve up its usual dose of laughter with...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2016 | 12:25 AMShereita Grizzle

Music lovers got a treat over the weekend as the Mico University College Alumni Association held their evening of musical excellence at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston.The concert which was held in aid of outfitting two SMART classrooms on...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Guitarist Lamont 'Monty' Savory is hoping for a Crime-Free Christmas and has already started putting plans in place to ensure that fellow Jamaicans share in that dream.The crime situation currently grappling the island has weighed heavily on Savory'...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The home of the late reggae legend Bob Marley will come alive on December 3 with a huge musical celebration commemorating the 40th anniversary of the historic Smile Jamaica Concert.The concert is part of the Bob Marley Museum's plans to honour the...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Based on the success of Pan 2016, hosted by CB Foods last Sunday, it seems the annual competition may have found a permanent home at the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre, according to brand manager of CB Foods Alicia Bogues.In an interview with The...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Sound systems have played an integral role in the development of the Jamaican culture since the 1950s. However, in recent times, there has been an outcry among industry insiders who say the sound system culture that the world has become accustomed...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Korean reggae duo Skull and HaHa, believes that their recent collaborations with some of the biggest names in reggae music has led their career into overdrive.In a recent interview with The Sunday Gleaner, the pair revealed that they recently did...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Queen Ifrica and Hezron are two of the acts set to perform at the 'Entertainers Against Crime and Violence' concert expected to take place in St James on December 4.Both artistes, who hail from the parish, told The Sunday Gleaner, that when they...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It's all systems go for the Institute of Jamaica's (IOJ) annual Heritage Fest.Set to take place this Friday at the IOJ's head office on East Street in downtown Kingston, the cultural celebration, now in its third year, is expected to bring some new...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) has announced that there will be no Musgrave Medal Awards ceremony this year. The new date for the ceremony is May 2017. In an interview with The Gleaner, Jossette Ricketts-Blake, public relations officer at the IOJ,...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Approximately four months ago, renowned drummer Junior 'Bird' Baillie suffered a heart attack which nearly killed him. Bird was unconscious when he was taken to the University Hospital of the West Indies, as his heart had stopped beating. Though the...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2016 | 12:28 AMShereita Grizzle

It was a star-studded affair on Wednesday night as scores of specially invited guests turned up at Pulse’s home on Trafalgar Road in New Kingston for the VIP launch of the Peter Tosh Museum. Among the guests were Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Bob Marley's 1976 Range Rover is being restored and will be available exclusively to guests at the famous Geejam Hotel within a year.Jon Baker, one of Jamaica's most respected hoteliers and co-founder of Geejam Collection, is the man behind the...

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

All is set for tomorrow's opening of the Peter Tosh Museum at 38 Trafalgar Rd, New Kingston, to an invited audience. It will include Prime Minister Andrew Holness,who is expected to open the museum officially.Private-sector business interests will...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Last year's staging of a national film festival stirred excitement among key industry players and was described by many as the start of great things to come. However, that excitement has quickly faded as news came that the event has been...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) and the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) are happy with the outcome of their PROPELLA initiative, after the five short films selected in the first installment of the project enjoyed huge...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaican actress, director and producer, Sherando Cupid-Ferril, has her sights set on helping to move Jamaica's film industry to a place where it can actively compete on the international market.Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner, in a recent...

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

'Digicel Rising Star' 2016 winner, Elton Earlington already has his sights set on making it big in the music industry.Clearly overwhelmed, an emotional Earlington, who won the title after nine attempts, told The Gleaner that he never gave up because...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Veteran entertainer Frankie Paul wants his fans to know that he is alive and well. This, after photos of him began circulating on the Internet earlier this week suggesting that the singer was on his death bed.A clearly upset Frankie Paul told The...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Marley family and Tuff Gong Music are yet to release a statement addressing the lawsuit being filed against the latter by Allan 'Skill' Cole, one-time manager of the late reggae icon, Bob Marley.Amid reports in several international media...

Published:Sunday | September 18, 2016 | 12:35 AMShereita Grizzle

Father Ricard Ho Lung and his Missionaries of the Poor team are putting on the final touches for the highly anticipated return of their theatrical production, MOSES. But even as the opening day inches closer, Father wants the Jamaican audience to...

Published:Sunday | September 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Marley Music Room, which will benefit students from under-resourced communities in the Corporate Area, was officially opened in an intimate ceremony at the GraceKennedy/Parade Gardens Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)...

Published:Monday | September 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Local entertainers have been encouraged to capitalise on the recent resurgence of dancehall in mainstream media overseas. Dancers, too, are being urged to take advantage of the opportunities that come with dancehall being thrust back into the...

Published:Sunday | September 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaican musicians and entertainers in the hospitality sector are today upset as they believe that they are being denied a livelihood in their own country.This follows claims that major hotel owners have been replacing them as the main source of...

Published:Sunday | September 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Just like the Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (JACAP) and the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS) are set up for musical performing artistes, the local popular dance fraternity believes there...

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