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Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Reggae artiste Prestige built his recording career on an anti-war and spread love agenda back in the 1990s, which soared with his debut Big Time Murderer, recorded on the music powerhouse label Black Scorpio. Back then he was popularly known by the...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Trained as a classical musician, Aaron Nigel Smith’s path in music was set. “If someone put a drum or a guitar in my hand and told me to ‘jam out’, I couldn’t do it,” Smith told The Gleaner as he recalled his childhood. “All my knowledge was...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Veteran dancehall artiste, Chaka Demus has been igniting the local and international music scenes since catapulting to fame in the 90s with his ‘other half’, Pliers. Having been well supported over the years by music lovers across the globe, the...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:17 AM

In August, British singer Adele received backlash when she posted a picture on Instagram dressed in a Jamaican flag bikini top and with her hair in Bantu knots, or ‘Chiney bumps’ as they are called in Jamaica. She was celebrating the Notting Hill...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

It is no secret that the already thin line that exists between highly sexualised dancehall content and full-on soft porn has eroded even further, as more dancehall entertainers say that they are embracing their sexuality, sometimes in eye-popping...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:13 AM

To assist in making this experience enjoyable for everyone, here are a few suggestions on what to expect when you arrive: • As is the required protocol everywhere now, we would like you to wear your mask for entry and when speaking to our staff...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:13 AM

For further details on half off, new showtimes, held-over films and weekend matinees, check us out at www.palaceamusement.com

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Patrons are required to wear masks and observe social distancing in queues at the box office and concession. A maximum of four persons from the same household may sit together as a group. Individual patrons or groups will be separated by a gap of...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Drive-in cinema is trending and movie fans are excited about all the options it brings. Here are some of the reasons to love the drive-in: • You can watch the movie from the privacy of your own vehicle. • A chance to enjoy quality films on the big...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Freaky is a slasher comedy directed by Christopher Landon from a screenplay by Landon and Michael Kennedy. Jason Blum serves as a producer under his Blumhouse Productions banner. Vince Vaughn stars as a killer, who ends up in the body of a teenage...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:12 AM

With trouble brewing in a small Midwestern town after a group of teenagers mysteriously disappear, a retired police officer takes it upon himself and launches an investigation. As he struggles to make sense of local rumours claiming that the prime...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:07 AM

Musician Dalton Browne, a member of the famous musical Browne siblings, has been hospitalised after suffering a massive heart attack last Saturday. His family stated in a release that the guitarist is preparing to undergo quadruple bypass surgery...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Godfrey ‘Bobby’ Anderson, the son of late, great, reggae singer and songwriter Bob Andy, said his father often used a line of American singer Frank Sinatra’s popular song My Way to describe his life’s journey. “My father would say that ‘like ole...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 4:21 PM

Dancehall artiste Beenie Man has taken to social media asking for prayers as he continues to come to terms with the death of his mother, Lilieth Sewell. On Sunday, videos circulated on social media showing Beenie Man, apparently fainting at the graveside.

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:17 AM

Pharaoh, in Cecil B. DeMille’s film The Ten Commandments, might have made the decree, “So let it be written. So let it be done.” But it is the philosophies of Haile Selassie and Marcus Garvey that have played a significant role in the life and...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:16 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Ever since the passing of reggae pioneer Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, various members of his family and the entertainment fraternity have paid heartfelt tribute to the legend on multiple platforms. The most recent comes from his granddaughter,...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:15 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Irwine Clare was hit hard by Mark ‘Buju Banton’ Myrie’s comments about the coronavirus (COVID-19). The New York radio host told The Gleaner that while the dancehall superstar’s utterances by no means surprised him, they were tough to...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:14 AM

After more than 50 years in the business, Eric Donaldson says that he is not ready to retire. The reggae icon released his 28th album, entitled I am in Love, in July and recently received national recognition for his contribution to Jamaican music...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“The feminist in me was able to express myself as a powerful female and not feeling downgraded from a male perspective.” These are the words of dance choreographer and performer Kimiko Miller in the introduction of episode three of the Netflix...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The first round of Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) eliminations was an emotional one for applicants and the franchise holders, who set out to select 10 prospective contestants for this year’s competition to make a total of 15 with the regional queens....

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Technical difficulties and inclement weather caused Palace Amusement to postpone Friday’s grand opening of their New Kingston Drive-In Cinema, but only for 24 hours. Having sorted through the technical glitches and with the rains having...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 2:35 PMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter -

Palace Amusement welcomed its first patrons last night at an intimate but successful first night of operations at its New Kingston drive-in cinema. Inclement weather and technical difficulties forced the company to abandon the grand opening on...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:12 PMSherita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

With the Recording Academy’s announcement that the 2021 Grammy Award nominees will be made public on November 24, the usual chatter of who will get their shot at the golden gramophone has ensued. Locally, names like Buju Banton, the late Frederick...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:16 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Marley scion Ziggy admitted to The Sunday Gleaner in a recent interview that while contemplating producing his latest album, he found himself in a bit of a quandary as it related to the path he should take and the themes he should explore. “With...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Artistes from across the Caribbean and the diaspora are set to thrill fans at a free concert on Sunday, organised by the New Jersey-based Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD). Dubbed the Lincoln Park Caribana, the event brings the curtain...

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