Jamaica Gleaner Entertainment
Published: Monday Sunday | December 13, 2009
Unlikely combination, Rebel Salute gets fizz from Pepsi
There will be five extra letters in the name of the huge annual concert at Port Kaiser Sports Club, St Elizabeth, when it is presented on January 16. Read More...STORY OF THE SONG: Santa ghetto query meant for all seasons
Tommy Cowan wrote Santa Claus (Do You Ever Come To The Ghetto?) for the supposed season of good cheer more than 25 years ago, but he saw its relevance extending beyond the season of parties,... Read More...Christmas song adds good cheer to Carlene Davis' catalogue
Carlene Davis is sure that she first performed Santa Claus (Do You Ever Come To The Ghetto?) live at one of the several concerts in rural towns that she was doing at the time.She pointed out that... Read More...Rebel Salute gets $500,000 from JTB
Earlier this year, a US$500,000 sponsorship of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) ruffled more than a few feathers. Read More...Amy, Beyoncé, Kanye made decade's best albums
NEW YORK (AP):The first decade of the new millennium produced some amazing albums, CDs that should go down with the best works of art. Read More...NO 'HOLIDAY' for Ding Dong: Artiste/dancer/producer busy building résumé
When dancer-turned recording artiste-turned producer Ding Dong takes the stage at the upcoming Shaggy and Friends Dare to Care concert on January 2, 2010, he likely won't need a band, or even a track, to perform Holiday, his massive hit featuring C-Sharp's Chevaughn Clayton. Read More...Hollywood counters reality with decade of escapism
LOS ANGELES (AP):Hollywood picked the right decade to go over the rainbow.In an era that brought harsh reality home with the war on terror and an economy gone bust, Hollywood became more of a dream factory than ever, embracing fantastic escapism at a... Read More...The perfect 'Travelling Companion' for you
OLD-timers love to reminisce on the days when Jamaican disc jockeys had indiscriminate tastes. They not only heard Jamaican music, but got a taste of opera singer Mario Lanza or the country and western ballads of Marty Robbins. Read More...MUSIC REVIEW: Cloud hangs over Chris Brown's latest CD
If you listen to Chris Brown's Graffiti in a vacuum, you will hear a solid, entertaining album, with a good balance of pillow talk, club grooves, heartfelt ballads and swagger anthems. Read More...Eastwood, Freeman back in saddle for 'Invictus'
LOS ANGELES (AP):Nelson Mandela made clear that Morgan Freeman was the man he would want to play him in a film.When it came time to play Mandela in Invictus, Freeman told producing partner Lori McCreary that he had two men in mind to direct the film,... Read More...Movie Review: Eastwood continues late-period streak
Invictus is a sports film that is more about what's happening in the stands than on the playing field.It's South Africa in 1990 and change - as seen in the first scene of the film - is literally coming down the street. Read More...