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Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:12 AMMelville Cooke/Gleaner Writer

While the Jamaican theatre season opens on Boxing Day with the curtains going up on a slew of new productions, playwright Basil Dawkins will put Maas Mat Comes to Town on stage at the Little Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Avenue, St Andrew, a day after....

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Last weekend, the award-winning Jamaica Youth Chorale (JYC) celebrated 10 years of growth in friendship, music, and imagination at its concert, Lux Aeterna - A Christmas Special. Held at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, and also in...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Last Friday night, the 2018 Rastafari Rootz Fest unfolded against a backdrop of blazing spliffs and bubbling ganga pipes. A great contrast to the days when reggae legend Jacob Miller would sing "tired fi lick chalice inna bush," -...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For the past 20 years a quiet cultural exchange has been taking place between Aubagne, France, and Rockfort - an east Kingston, Jamaica, community wincing through pangs of gang violence. Despite the occasional 'criminal' flare-ups, a group of French...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Each December, art fairs pop up in Miami, Florida, for a week. Art Basel, a contemporary fair which invites celebrities from all over the world, is the most popular - and this year Jamaican fine artist Ebony G. Patterson was the premier fair's...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Andrew Roach, co-director of the recently staged play 'The Innocence of Guilt: The Mary Lynch Story, has swung back at critics who claim the theatrical piece is lending support to a convicted murderer. The play's run at the Jamaican Shopping Club...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/ Gleaner Writer

Since his debut on the big screen in 2002, there have been eight films featuring the wall-crawler known as Spider-Man, played by three different actors and all telling largely the same story. Young Peter Parker, socially...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, and Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert were mentioned in last week's article as being largely responsible for placing reggae music in the international spotlight. Consequently, a few weeks ago, the United Nations Educational...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Francis Asiedu, who is more popularly known as DJ Bloodline Franco, will be having a homecoming of sorts this December, and he can't wait for it to happen...

 

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Chillin' at the Serengeti has only been open for a few weeks, but the restaurant has quickly proved itself a worthy performance space.On Thursday's staging of 'Appleton Estate's Signature Nights', dedicated fans of Keznamdi and Tarrus Riley filled...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

The month of December is quite celebratory with all the excitement and joyous atmosphere that abounds as Christmas is upon us. But for Novlyn 'Lovey' Banton, December carries an air of melancholy as it signifies the tragic death of her fiance,...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

In recent times, the music industry has been inundated with the term reggae revival. Artistes such as Chronixx, Protoje, and his Indignation team, Iba Mahr, Jesse Royal, Kabaka Pyramid, Jah 9 and to a lesser extent Etana and Tarrus Riley, have been...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-three-old Kadijah Robinson has won the hearts of her fellow Jamaicans following her top-five placement at the recent Miss World competition.The pageant finals, which were held in Sanya, China, last Saturday, saw more than 100 women across the...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Wolfgang Mozart composed one of his most popular musical pieces, Ordinary of the Mass, in 1779. But as early as the 19th century, it was widely referred to as Coronation Mass, "after becoming the preferred music for royal and imperial coronations"....

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:15 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Since Kumar Bent split from the popular reggae band Raging Fyah, the former frontman has been toiling in studio. And today, December 14, fans can finally get a listen to Kumar's first solo release, called It's Alright. In addition to rolling out new...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

After walking the straight, safe road of orthodoxy for the past decade, St Lucian film-maker Michelle Serieux has swerved towards the cliff of idealism and experimentation. Will the turn take her to the fame and fortune that most in her profession...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It was a very large audience that attended the annual Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) annual carol service, on Tuesday. Through familiar and unfamiliar carols, lively musical selections, and well-read passages from the Bible, they were reminded of the...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/ Gleaner Writer

Before the year is out, New Wave will execute one more event - for the benefit of the less fortunate in Kingston. On Sunday, December 16, the creative brand will be hosting its annual charity event, Celebrity Closet, at the ATL Showroom.Under the...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A creative milestone was reached on Tuesday at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston, with the Mediamix Doctor Bird Awards 2018 presented to luminaries in the creative industries.After the president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica,...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Celebrating 10 years of music and imagination with purpose, the Jamaica Youth Chorale (JYC) will be hosting a special Christmas concert dubbed 'Lux Aeterna - Eternal Light' - in memory of past member Ayala Bennett.On the nights of December 15 and 16...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This week's Five Questions With, features one of Jamaica's brightest, young ambassadors. She just made the country proud by showcasing the best of the island's culture on one of the biggest stages in the world. Her name is Khadijah Robinson....

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican culture has once again taken centre stage, this time at the world's largest contemporary art fair, Art Basel.For the second consecutive year, the popular artists convention included the 'Let There Be Reggae' exhibition.Local photographer...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:"Fantastic", "awe-Inspiring" and "excellent" were just a few of the words patrons used to describe First Dance Studios' staging of 'The Circus' this past weekend.First Dance's sixth annual showcase, staged at the Iberostar Rose Hall...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Reggae aficionados are in for a night to remember from the Billboard-charted 'Mr Singy Singy' himself, reggae artiste Tarrus Riley. The newly opened Chillin' Serengeti at Hope Zoo in Kingston will come alive today to offer live music lovers an...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Veteran singer Junior Reid is not new to international projects. His repertoire boasts numerous collaborations with foreign acts like The Game on the 2006 track It's Okay, and other singles with acts like Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys and Fabulous. This...

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