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Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Come next February, Orange Street will get a facelift when Rockers International Records rolls out its refurbished building under the name Rockers International Vinyls and Museum. The historical site, founded by veteran reggae singer Horace '...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

During the third annual Peter Tosh Tribute Concert held at the Pulse Complex on Trafalgar Road on Saturday, some young reggae acts voiced their support for the legalisation of the recreational use of cannabis.With Canada recently becoming the second...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hope River turned pink as it flowed through Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on Friday night when Agent Sasco delivered the final performance to top off a powerful evening of testimonies by women and music by men in support of the fight against breast...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/ Gleaner Writer

On Saturday night, friends, family and fans of the late great Peter Tosh gathered for a star-studded concert experience at the Pulse Complex, Trafalgar Road, New Kingston, in celebration of the staunch cannabis advocate's birthday. Now in its third...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

At the beginning of A Star Is Born, you're swept up in the life of a rock star. The blinding lights, oppressive speakers, mob-like crowd. Bradley Cooper takes the stage as Jackson Maine, and it's clear that, despite the toll it takes, nothing...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:10 AMMel Cooke

Donovan Germain of Penthouse Records had wanted Dennis Brown to do a song for his label a long time before reggae's Crown Prince happened into the studio in the 1990s. "I always asked Dennis, 'When you going to do a song for Penthouse," Germain told...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

One year and five months ago, Jamaican photographer Patrick Planter landed in Zurich, Switzerland. He was understandably nervous, having been catapulted across the world into a new culture with new people and new languages. Nevertheless, he planned...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

When Clement Seymour Dodd purchased The End nightclub from former Jamaican footballer Noel Toppin. Ironically, it was the beginning of the second and most important phase of his career.With the help of his father - who was a building contractor...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Over the next six weeks, our new feature, The Reel, will explore the industry, highlight the players and the...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

As a contestant in the Digicel Rising Stars competition, one of the weekly tasks for the contestants in the top 10 is campaigning for votes. For Diel, visiting secondary schools was part of his strategy to not only increase his chances of moving on...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Not many operas demand as much from actors as Giuseppe Verdi's Aida. Portraying the complexity of a brutally realistic love triangle that corresponds equally with obligations to public duty can be a daunting task. But that was not the case for...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Reggae artiste Bushman, who on Thursday night walked away with the Stepping Razor Award at the Peter Tosh Awards Gala, says he plans to use the accolade as motivation to continue making good music."When I entered the music industry 23 years ago, it...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

The memory of the late reggae icon, Peter Tosh, is deeply rooted in his community of Belmont in Westmoreland, where people continue to sing his praises more than three decades after his passing."His name is as big as Bob Marley, because the songs he...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Niambe McIntosh was five years old when her father, reggae icon Peter Tosh, was shot and killed. For her, his memory lives on in the stories her mother and nine siblings shared with her as a child."Being his youngest child, I don't have many...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Tarrus Riley has been a force to be reckoned with in the music industry, both locally and internationally. The superstar comes from a musical background, as his father, the late Jimmy Riley, was a well-respected entertainer. Having grown up in a...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Social issues were highlighted by two productions mounted in the corporate Area over the weekend: Ancestral Shadows at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA) at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and Natasha Gordon's debut...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:33 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

After a five-year wait, singer Tarrus Riley is ready to release his next compilation. His last album was Love Situations in 2014The album, which has yet to be titled, is slated for release early next year, and he told The Gleaner that it will see...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In response to the state of emergency (SOE) affecting the Trench Town, Kingston area, the opening events of the Cinema Paradise Portie Film Festival slated for the Ambassador Theatre on Thursday, November 1 have been relocated. The VIP launch and...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Recent recipient of a gold Musgrave Medal and renowned musician Peter Ashbourne dreams of putting on a reggae opera.The production involved in an opera is similar to that of a Broadway musical - there are dozens of actors, dancers, singers and crew...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Janet Jackson will receive this year's Global Icon Award at MTV's European Music Awards.The 52-year-old singer who also received the Icon Award at this year's Billboard Music Awards will be honoured at the star-studded ceremony on November 4 in...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:39 AMShereita Grizzle

The first week of the Skeleton Fresh Tour Live took place in Montego Bay two weeks ago, with the aim to revive the live music scene across the island, to promote Jamaica as a premiere tourist destination through music. The series, which is set...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/ Gleaner Writer

The public's response to the restaging of a presentation of Jamaican dance through the ages, From Den Till Now, has left much to be desired.Put on by Orville Hall of Dance Xpressions, the musical was originally scheduled to run for the entire month...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, predominantly black neighbourhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The disconnect between Starr's worlds, and the versions of...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

He is back, and she is ready! Golden Globe Award winner Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode in the movie that will have everyone screaming. It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and tenor Roberto Alagna join forces for Saint-Saens's biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Mark your calendars for the encore performance of this sensual French opera playing exclusively at Palace...

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