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Published:Monday | April 24, 2017 | 4:00 AMDamian Levy

Perhaps refreshingly, albeit regrettably, Unforgettable, is a reminder that, yes, bad movies do still exist. Although, with one so aggressively bad as this one, it almost seems done out of spite. Unforgettable is the story of Julia, played by...

Published:Monday | April 24, 2017 | 4:00 AMCurtis Campbell

XODUS CARNIVAL, in its first year, managed to make a good impression despite not necessarily pulling the same numbers usually associated with having a single road march. The parade commenced just after 10 a.m. along East King’s House Road and saw ...

Published:Monday | April 24, 2017 | 4:00 AMTickoya Joseph

It was by no means a trial run for first-timers Xaymaca on the road on Carnival Sunday. They came, they saw, they conquered.The out-of-many-one band rolled out a few minutes after 10 a.m. from the Knusford Express parking area with the threat of...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:55 PM

Culture Minister Olivia Babsy and Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams rubbed shoulders with revellers as Carnival road marches made their way past Devon House in St Andrew this afternoon.

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:03 AM

After weeks of momentum-building events, soca junkies will take today to the streets of Kingston and St Andrew in their  bright-feathered costumes or ripped t-shirts hugging the notes of the popular beats of carnival 2017. Here are a few...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:35 AMKimberley Small

It is carnival Sunday, and as revellers get ready to flood some of the major roadways in the Corporate Area with an unprecedented four bands being on parade today, the police have advised that there will be major traffic changes that will affect...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:02 AMCurtis Campbell

Veteran recording artistes Chaka Demus and Pliers have partnered with Half Pint and Dignitary Stylish to collaborate for a four-the-hard-way record titled Money Man Skank.The record sees Half Pint remixing his classic Money Man Skank record, which...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:02 AMRoy Black

Last Sunday's Music Diaries highlighted the role played by several Jamaican rocksteady groups in helping to establish the genre as the most rhythmically pleasing music form experienced by Jamaicans. The beat, which had its heyday between late 1966...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:02 AMMel Cooke

Dawn Penn wrote the words of You Don't Love Me (popularly known as No, No, No, which the vocals begin with and is, along with the title, part of the refrain) when she was experiencing the painful aftermath of love. Responding to The Sunday Gleaner,...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:02 AM

You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) has made singer Dawn Penn well known, but the song's performer could have had a different name. She told The Sunday Gleaner that "my first public performance was when I entered the Jamaica Independence Festival...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Many may remember Anita Antoinette, the Jamaica-born singer who stole the hearts of countless Jamaicans when she entered The Voice competition in 2014.It was just two seasons after Jamaica's songbird, Tessanne Chin, had won the competition, and the...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:00 AM

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica (POJ) will stage its annual Spring Concert Season on May 6 and 7 at the University Chapel, Mona.A feature of this year's programme will be the collaboration with the highly acclaimed University Singers, who are...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:00 AM

Jamaica Youth Theatre (JYT) is one of two Caribbean groups selected and invited to participate in the prestigious Aberdeen International Youth Festival 2017 - a festival of youth arts and one of Scotland's major international cultural events....

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:00 AM

Almost one-third of the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for the week of April 29, 2017 are new to the listing. Four of the 15 albums listed are being ranked for the first time and there are two re-entries. All this results in major movement - mainly...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:00 AM

Keznamdi has made a strong debut on the iTunes Reggae Albums chart, his Skyline Levels, Vol. 1 set placing third on the listing for just before 10 a.m. yesterday. Ahead of it are the standard Legend quinella by Bob Marley and the Wailers, the...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:17 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP):For Prince fans, today's one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and celebration.Prince's home base in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen is marking the anniversary...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:00 AMMichael Reckord

The last two productions I saw took audiences back to the middle of the last century, one in a serious way and the other comically. The former, Errol John's Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, a production of the Edna Manley College's School of Drama, has...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:00 AM

Conceptualised as an ode to the musical artistry of Adidja 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer, 'Strictly Addi' will be held on Saturday, June 24.Now in its fourth staging, Strictly Addi has grown from a club setting to a packed...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:00 AM

Anna Netrebko returns to the Met in her acclaimed interpretation of the heroine Tatiana in Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy Eugene Onegin. Robin Ticciati conducts all performances of Deborah Warner's production, which also stars Peter Mattei as Onegin...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:00 AM

MOVIESSee the gripping drama Silence, showing at the cinemas this weekend.REGGAE YOGACheck out weekly Reggae Yoga class tomorrow at Bikram Yoga Studio, 17 Latham Ave, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Adm: Single class $3,500.REAL FUNDrink up at Real People Do...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:00 AM

today april 21St AndrewBacchanal J'OuvertBacchanal Jamaica 2017's Bacchanal J'Ouvert and Road March from Mas Camp, National Stadium. Featuring Kes the Band.St AndrewCelebrating HIM's visitThe Twelve Tribes of Israel celebrates the Anniversary of...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:00 AMMel Cooke

Tonight, the Twelve Tribes of Israel will celebrate the anniversary of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie's 1966 visit to Jamaica through an avenue the entity is well versed in - song.The organisation's representative, Ashes Issachar, told The...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:00 AM

Early B, the late standout on Kilamanjario sound system and whose One Wheel Wheelie is an early 1980s hit record, put the Haile Selassie's April 21, 1966, arrival in Jamaica into the dancehall record. He starts Visit of the King with speech, placing...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:00 AM

As part of her 'Pieces of the Past' series in The Gleaner, Rebecca Tortello wrote about the reaction to Haile Selassie's arrival in Jamaica:"The heat that rose from the tarmac of Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport was nothing compared to...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 4:00 AM

I am deeply interested in the use of Jamaican popular music as a means of communication. This includes advertising by the numerous corporate entities that utilise existing recordings or have some done specifically for their campaigns, as well as...

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