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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...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:10 AM

 Carmen is as passionate and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one-act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:10 AM

In this psychological horror-thriller from Tate Taylor and Blumhouse, a lonely woman, Sue Ann (Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer), who struggles with social rejection, befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house....

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:10 AM

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organisation. The movie is directed by F. Gary.Executive...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:09 AMKimberley Small/ - Staff Reporter

The University Singers, or better yet, the ‘Universatile Singers,’ are wearing this new stylistic description with poise, flair, and attitude at the opening of this year’s concert season at the Philip Sherlock Centre at The University of the West...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

A dimly lit path leading to a garden filled with aromatic perennial flowers and picturesque water features welcomed guests into the Pavilion Garden (Hope Gardens) for an evening of frolic and reflection called Toast. It’s for good reason that the...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:13 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

On his way out of the National indoor Sports Centre after the closing act – Roy Rayon a delighted former prime minister P.J. Patterson stopped long enough to give his assessment of the just-concluded Powerful Women and men perform for charity...

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

ATLANTA (AP): An Atlanta rapper’s take on country music has inspired a mostly non-verbal autistic boy in Minnesota to sing. Lil Nas X has found huge success with the song, Old Town Road. It has sparked controversy, spawned a clothing line, made...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/ - Gleaner Writer

Have you ever heard of a play that was so rib-tickling funny that the producer had to actually cut out an entire scene because the ongoing peals of laughter from the audience were making the production go into overtime? Well, that is exactly what...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:29 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Delroy! Delroy! Yes Grandmaaaaa! All inna me deep sleep sometime Rasta me hear the woman a call me like a haunting voice from hell Yeah mon, me cya sleep in peace, the woman voice just a ring inna me ears suh Delroy! Delroy! Yes...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Singer Liam Gallagher thinks aliens might have played a role in the formation of Oasis. The 46-year-old rocker, who starred in the iconic band from 1991 until their acrimonious split in 2009, has suggested that aliens could’ve played a major role...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:25 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

The Gareth Edwards-directed 2014’s Godzilla is by no means a bad film. That may not come as a ringing endorsement, but it makes sense given the impact that film had on the cinema goers of the world. While praised for its sombre tone and...

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