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Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 6:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):The hulking machines of Transformers are no longer box office behemoths in North America. But they're still big in China.Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth instalment in the Hasbro series, scored a franchise-low...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 6:00 AMMel Cooke

Ahead of the organisation's 20th anniversary gathering (called a 'sit-in') of the Vinyl Records Collectors Association (VRCA) in St Andrew and St Catherine late last month, the organisation's Michael 'Louis' Owens dismissed any misconceptions of...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:00 AMDamian Levy

It's been 10 years since the first Transformers film was released in cinemas. Since then, we've watched the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons wage on, getting grander and grander with each film. With Transformers: The Last Knight, I...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:00 AMKimberley Small

The fifth annual Greater August Town Film Festival (GATFFEST) closed the curtains on nine days of regionally themed film screenings with an awards ceremony at the University of the West Indies on Saturday. Seventy-three films, screened over nine...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Chairman of the ISSA Trust Foundation Paul Issa is pleased with the support received for Saturday's For the Children charity concert. Held at Couples San Souci Resorts, St Ann, it pulled a huge crowd and allowed the foundation to meet its target of...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:00 AM

With tickets costing $10,000 and $2,000, patrons certainly got their money's worth as the ISSA Trust Foundation delivered a night of world-class entertainment on Saturday.Although there were only three artistes billed for the night, they were enough...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:12 AMKimberly Small

Visual artist Matthew McCarthy has grown his reputation so much so that his 'graffiti' is invited into historical European spaces for exhibition. His experience has expanded such that, at '20-something' years old, McCarthy has been asked to do a...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:08 AMShereita Grizzle

Next month, Reggae Sumfest will celebrate its 25th anniversary. As the world gears up to once again once again turns its eyes to the reggae capital of the world, The Sunday Gleaner reflects on the legacy of one of the greatest reggae shows on...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AMRoy Black

The Manhattans belongs to an exclusive fraternity of four-part harmony soul groups that emerged in the early 1970s in the United States. The Spinners, The Chi-Lites, The Stylistics and The O'Jays were others that stood out as harmony kingpins.Led...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AMMel Cooke

As the country's murder rate reaches gastronomical (yes, I meant gastronomical and not astronomical, as we are full to overflowing and totally fed up), I have waited for someone to get up and point the finger at the usual culprit, Jamaican popular...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AMMelville Cooke

Cham's Lawless set has made the Billboard Reggae Chart for the week ending July 1, 2017. It is at number seven, a place below Morgan Heritage's Avrakedabra, which has moves up two places from last week's number six slot.Cham's set features Get Drunk...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:43 PMShereita Grizzle

  The Ashe Company is gearing up for another busy summer. The performing arts group kick started its season of activities on Saturday with the official launch of its summer production, Rumpelstiltskin: The Musical. For the first time ever, the...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:24 AMMichael Reckord

Jazz lovers have a new space,Terra Nova Hotel’s Regency Bar & Lounge.  Last Wednesday saw the inaugural Jazz After Dark in the classy, comfortable room. The hotel's general manager Roderic Crawford, a band led by...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:11 AM

Rihanna has helped a fan overcome heartbreak.The 29-year-old singer received a direct message on Twitter from a fan asking how to get over a particularly upsetting break-up. The Work hitmaker took the time to respond, telling the fan their sadness "...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:10 AM

Kanye West reportedly wants "five or six" children with Kim Kardashian West.The 36 year-old reality star was warned by doctors against falling pregnant again after giving birth to the couple's two children, four year-old daughter North, and 18 month...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:10 AM

The Jamaican Folk Singers starts its most recent installation of its Uplift Jamaica all island tour this weekend - June 24 and 25 - with performances in Kingston. T tour involves the group touring Jamaica giving free concerts and other performances...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:03 AM

Sound Fest Vibez in the Par on Saturday, July 30, in Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York, is being staged by Irish and Chin and Irie Jam Radio. The second annual event features the entertainment of 16 sounds, six guest artistes and three segments all...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AMKimberley Small

The 2017 GATFFEST Film Festival continued on Sunday in honour of the community which birthed the inaugural event. The August Town Benefit screening offered a kaleidoscopic summation of the wide-ranging content, offered throughout the festival's 10...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AM

The Met's 2017 Summer Encores, featuring select performances from the groundbreaking Live in HD series, will play in more than 300 cinemas across the United States, in addition to international theatres around the globe, including Jamaica.The Met:...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:00 AMMarcia Rowe

For approximately two hours, all eyes were glued to the stage at the Little Theatre on Tom Redcam Avenue.The focus of attention was the effective use of lighting, colourful costumes, spectacular set brought to life by dancers of diverse age groups....

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:00 AM

Great vibe was in ample supply as the 'Love Doctor', Romain Virgo, proved his stardom, and then some, at Appleton Estate Signature Nights at Kaluga Kafe in Old Harbour.Virgo led patrons through his hour-long set as they rocked to the melodious notes...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:00 AM

Andre 'Dre Tosh' McIntosh is set to release his second single entitled Don't You Worry, on iTunes and Spotify this Friday (June 23) along with Capleton's, You Body Good; Queen Ifrica's, Tell the People the Truth; Sizzla's, Live Inna Love; Frankie...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:16 PM

  Tonight, VP Records and B.B. Kings Blues Club will present a night of international roots reggae and dub, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the historic U.K., reggae label, Greensleeves Records. On Wednesday, June 21, ...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:03 AMRoy Black

The long-running Heineken Startime series of stage shows, now known as Startime, has built a reputation for itself that is unmatched anywhere in Jamaica's music business.It has the distinction of being the catalyst in the resurgence, worldwide, of...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AM

Gerard Butler stars as Dane Jensen, a Chicago-based headhunter who after many years of building his career is finally on his way to achieving his lifelong goal of taking over his work company.However, when his 10-year-old son becomes terminally ill...

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