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Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Conroy Cooper, the first leader for the legendary Fab 5 band, has passed. Conroy, who was the older brother of Asley ’Grub’ Cooper, the band’s drummer, was found dead at his home in Kingston on Friday evening. In an interview with The Gleaner, Grub...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:20 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Gareth Stuart is the kind of 10-year-old who you can sit down and have a conversation with for hours and not be bored. Seriously, just choose a topic – from sports to academics to religion to, of course, music, which, right now is his passion – and...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:19 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Imagine a superhero film that has all of the characters you’ve known and loved for over a decade coming together for an ensemble film unlike anything you’ve seen before for one stunning conclusion. If you thought of Avengers: Endgame, you could...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:18 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

June is the month when Pulse presents its Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW) for local and international fashion houses to showcase their latest collections in fashion capital Kingston. When one thinks of the runway, the vision is most often of models...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:24 AM

NEW YORK (AP): At 75 and after a five-decade-long career, Julio Iglesias keeps performing internationally, driven by his passion and, above all, a relentless discipline. It’s something the Spanish crooner says he had to learn early on, after a...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:22 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

He labelled himself ‘The Voice of The People’, and in a real sense, that’s what he was. Rarely would he find himself in a position where he could defend the underdog (physically) or the underprivileged and refuse to do so. Prince Buster grew up...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:18 AM

The comedic duo of Owen ‘Blakka’ Ellis and Ian ‘Ity’ Ellis found out there were brothers when they were adults. Blakka, 59, grew up on First Street in Arnett Gardens while ‘Ity’ was raised across the road in the neighbouring community of Rema. “I...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru - Gleaner Writer

“I call him ‘Pops’ or ‘Great One’, and he calls me ‘Rasta’,” says singer Christopher Martin of his father, Cleveland, who, he says with gratitude, was there for him “from Jump Street”. Martin says that as far back as he can remember, his father has...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:17 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

The names papa, father, and daddy are often viewed as terms of endearment, symbolising stability, leadership, expereience, and wisdom. Though they are commonly used in a biological context, exceptions are made for father-figures, religious leaders...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Being a parent is hard, but being a parent while manoeuvring a full-time job as an artiste is even more challenging. But some fathers on the local entertainment scene make the job look easy. Their children decided to celebrate them today by sending...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Most children of entertainers grow up with a love for the industry. When you are the child of musical icons like dancehall’s first king, Yellowman, and reggae’s premiere romancer Beres Hammond, following their footsteps into the industry seems...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:23 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

With Reggae Sumfest one month away, festival organiser Josef Bogdanovich is happy with the way his online ticket sales are moving and is making the bold declaration that he and his team are “totally ready”. “Everything is in order,” a pleased...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:19 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry for more than two decades, felt the love back from her musical sisters as she...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:17 AM

These days, Madonna is wearing an eyepatch for dubious reasons. But it’s her ears that seem to have failed her. The shape-shifting Queen of Pop has missed badly with Madame X, a needy, trying-too-hard mess of an album that sounds like Madonna threw...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:34 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Marie Sano is known on the dancehall circuit as selector Bad Gyal Marie. The selector told The Gleaner that ever since her first trip to Jamaica when she was 19 years old, she knew she wanted to immerse herself in Kingston’s nightlife, and the...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Legendary record producer Winston ‘Niney the Observer’ Holness is cautiously making his way back into the game, and he is excited about his soon-to-be-released single on his Observer label. Recorded at his studio on Lyndhurst Road, the single...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Multidisciplinary (drama, song, dance) performing artist Queen Zion Ites (real name Alison Morgan) and author Tami Tsansai (real name Tameka Coley) are in a race to make it to Africa. Both need US$4,000 each by Sunday in order to make it to the...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:17 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. The House Judiciary Subcommittee...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Reggae singer Christopher Martin didn’t always want to become an entertainer. It was his dream to become a chemical engineer, and he studied hard and did all the requisite subjects that would have prepared him for this job. Advanced math, pure...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:10 AMMichael Reckord/Contributor

Last Sunday, the seven one-person productions of approximately 40 minutes each by the 2019 final-year students of the Edna Manley College’s School of Drama came to an end. The productions were marked by fine acting – with each of the performers...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Skateboarding has been popular since the ‘80s, when it spawned its own culture labelled the ‘skate punk’ culture, with prime influences riveted in art, fashion and music. Though it has been portrayed as a rebellious form of recreation firmly tied...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:17 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Famed gospel singer Kevin Downswell is gearing up to grace multiple stages for the third instalment of his Realignment tour – Realignment Chapter 3. More than a caravan of evangelists performing at multiple locations across the island, the tour...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:10 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

When Seattle-based frontman Davin Michael Stedman first came to Jamaica, he wasn’t sure he would find a connection. But when the musician landed in 2016, in the midst of Reggae Month, he got much more than he bargained for. On his very first day,...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:09 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

“Everywhere I go now in the streets, they say ‘DJ Naz! Sound killa!’” a very elated DJ Naz told The Gleaner. She won the first matchup in this year’s season of Guinness Sounds of Greatness, held recently in Ocho Rios. The victory has left the...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Portmore, you’re the star this summer. Our team is working long hours, and poring over all the intricate details to ensure that when we open our doors to welcome you in, you’ll be transported to a world far beyond your expectation. Here’s a peek at...

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