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Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Have you ever been at a stage show that consists of acoustic performances by your favourite recording artistes backed by a band? No prerecorded music, just the sweet melody created by a bass player, drummer, guitarist and saxophonist. Wasn't the...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

The 1971 Movie Star marked a move into independence for singer Errol Dunkley after recording for Prince Buster and Joe Gibbs, among other producers. Like many performers, Dunkley was dissatisfied with the returns, and he partnered with a talented...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The ultimate goal of filmmaker Toni Morgan Haye is to show the world all the breathtaking stories Jamaica has to tell, and it seems her chance is coming much sooner than anticipated. Last year, Morgan Haye became the first Jamaican director to debut...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

A team of six lawyers from three law firms, were recently in the island at a Gleaner's Editor's Forum representing Michael May, more popularly known as Flourgon.Stephen Drummond and JoAnn Squillace of the law firm Drummond and Squillace were...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

As the entertainment fraternity continues to come to grips with the loss of one of its own - Niko Chromatic - his death has rehashed arguments surrounding the need for entertainers to not only take better care of themselves, but to be financially...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

After negotiating traffic barriers in the west Kingston zone of special operations (ZOSO), which soldiers readily move as the marked Gleaner vehicle approaches, then going through Trench Town, The Sunday Gleaner's recent day across Kingston with...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Blindness is often looked at as an impediment to progress by the sighted, but for some blind persons, it is more of a motivational tool.One person who has used blindness for motivation is Steveland Morris, better known as Stevie Wonder, who, for 55...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

It may just be my lack of exposure and currency, but it appears that there are fewer large drawings of Jamaican popular music performers on walls around Kingston (at least, the places that I frequent). While I am sure that there is healthy does of...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Calling Reggae Sumfest the epitome of Brand Jamaica, Director of Tourism Donovon White says the annual music festival is now one of the main pull factors bringing visitors to Jamaica.Addressing a roomful of industry players and media personalities...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Michael Jackson is to be honoured by the city of Detroit by having a street named after him.The late singer and his brothers became synonymous with the Motor City in 1969 when they were signed as The Jackson 5 to Berry Gordy's Motown label, which...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:12 AMAnthony Turner/Contributor

New York:Agent Sasco, Tanya Stephens, singer Mikey Spice and dancehall icon Yellowman are the headliners announced for the second annual Oracabessa Bliss Festival the signature event of Irie Jam's 25th anniversary celebration.It has been a few...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:12 AM

Rondell Positive released his latest song, Stressless Dance, at the launch of the ninth staging of Heart Praise Worship Fest, at the Courtleigh hotel on Tuesday."The inspiration for Stressless Dance is my 1-year-old daughter Reign, who is actually...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:11 AM

Despair, determination and desperation are at the centre of Simon Stone's interpretation of the 84-year old play, Yerma, which invites the audience to rethink womanhood, motherhood and traditional roles.Playing live this Sunday at Palace Cineplex,...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

There are tears in the 15 minutes of Kinto, shed by lead actor Sekai Smart-Macaulay, when the really hard times as a windshield washer literally hit him in the form of a group of thugs who rob and beat him in New Kingston, just after he happily buys...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Recording artiste Renee Reid, known as Rre, though not as popular as some other females in the industry, has been making steady moves in her career. These moves that have allowed her to reap some level of success, and she is acknowledged by many as...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/ Gleaner Writer

"I was born and raised in Trench Town," educator, actor, comedian and poet Owen 'Blakka' Ellis said. "And I lived there until I was 16, when our house was firebombed in a political upheaval that changed the entire community forever."That was the...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York:Reggae artiste Omar Riley, more popularly known as Tarrus Riley, will received an international award from New York-based Garvey School, an institution which was named after Jamaica's first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey.The award...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Deejay Michael 'Flourgon' May's We Run Things is listed by discogs.com as having been released in 1988 by the Redman International label as a seven-inch single. However, after his lawsuit against American singer Miley Cyrus for her use of the phrase...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In the field of international relations, the arts can be used as a form of 'soft diplomacy', given their unifying quality. It makes good sense, therefore, that the United States Embassy in Jamaica is calling on its strong arts culture to celebrate...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

On Monday, the media launch of Saint International's Style Week came with hefty support from government officials and affiliates.Out in a show of support was deputy chief executive officer of the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC),...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:04 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer Sugar Minott passed away close to eight years ago, and since then his family has been determined to secure his musical legacy. As part of their plans to build on his brand, two new albums with never-before-released music from the late...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMMelville Cooke/Gleaner Writer

At first, you wait on the lead (and film's title) character Kinto to speak, then you accept that he will not and neither will most of the characters in the short film which was screened at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts,...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After surviving a near-fatal bovine attack foul-mouthed mutant Wade Wilson (aka Deadpool) struggles to fulfil his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender, while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. Set in contemporary London, a young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After two consecutive weeks and wide-scale changes on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, stability has returned to the listing valid up to Saturday, May19.Two weeks ago, the new entries and projects returning to prominence...

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