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Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:21 AMShereita Grizzle - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Seventeen-year-old Jamaican multi-instrumentalist, Joseph Davis, has been compared to American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder. His ability to effortlessly deliver impressive vocal arrangements, accompanied by outstanding instrumentation, has set...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:21 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

Everyone knows Norma Brown-Bell as a broadcaster extraordinaire and a Wolmer’s old girl who doesn’t stop repping for the maroon and gold. But the dynamite of a lady is also a record producer. It doesn’t matter that she has produced only one record...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:21 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Connections are a constant obstacle in the career paths Sanjay is set on. A recording artiste and popular television host, he is often seen only as the latter. “My career as a recording artiste or musician is definitely a work in progress because...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

On the final day of Reggae and Black History Month, controversial US rapper, Kanye West, will be honoured with an award named in honour of Jamaica’s first national hero and the leader of the pan-Africanism movement, which sought to unify and...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:11 AM

What does a French naval ship commanding officer and a multiple award-winning London hairstylist share in common? Both make the shortlist of guests appearing on the newest episode of Rolling with Deiwght Peters this Sunday on Television Jamaica (...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:10 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Ta-Nehisi Coates, the acclaimed essayist and novelist who expanded the world of Wakanda for Marvel comics, will write the script for a new Superman film from Warner Bros. The studio announced Friday that Coates will pen the...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:09 AM

There is some good news for Jamaican producers and performers facing financial hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Local performance rights organisation JAMMS (Jamaica Music Society) has announced a closer collaboration with a similar...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Music producer Jeremy Harding says local support is needed for Spotify to impact streaming numbers for Jamaican artistes and podcasters. On Monday, the popular streaming platform announced that it would be expanding to more than 80 new markets,...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In Ce’Cile’s at-home studio, where she usually spends most of her time, the bookshelf is running out of space. During our interview, she could be heard walking from one end of her house to the next to share the names of the books one can read if...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2021 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

What does the release of a new dancehall/reggae EP and the description “newly baptised Christian” have in common, other than the word ‘new’? Alicai Harley. The proud ‘yard gyal inna Britain’, born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in London,...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2021 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The mindset that drove Dwayne Morris as a curious teenager to play around with an old piano in the corner of Frome Technical’s auditorium still guides him in his endeavours as a music educator and executive in the entertainment industry. The...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2021 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The body of legendary toaster Ewart ‘U-Roy’ Beckford will not lie in state at the National Arena as reported in some sections of the media, the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport confirmed to The Gleaner. “There will not be a...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When award-winning Jamaican actor David Heron speaks of the late Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, it’s hard to believe that the two have never met. Having not met Toots is a regret for Heron, who described the legendary musician as one of his all-time...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

A snazzy play on words accompanied by the storied footprints in the sand of time are some of the elements that comprise the graphics for Calabash 2022, scheduled to be held from May 27 – 29. ‘For Word’, the theme for the Calabash International...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 10:37 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Total disbelief was the reaction from Jamaican reggae artiste Damion Darrel Warren, best known as 'Teacha Dee', when he was advised that his song, Rastafari Way, had been chosen for use in the new James Bond flick, No Time to Die. Rastafari Way was...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:21 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The stage is an unusual place for a rose to bloom, but come next week, Manchester musician Bunny Rose will blossom at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival as he brings his acute musical talent to the world stage. Aiming to do so in fine style, Rose...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:10 AM

The International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), the event which celebrates the best of reggae and world music, will, on Sunday, May 2, present a stellar virtual gala to honour musicians and industry professionals for their creativity and...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Patrons are required to wear masks and observe social distancing in queues at the box office and concession. A maximum of four persons from the same household may sit together as a group. Individual patrons or groups will be separated by a gap of...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:07 AM

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Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:07 AM

From Lionsgate Pictures and the director of The Bourne Identity and The Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman) comes this sci-fi adventure set in the not-too-distant future. Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland – Spider Man 3) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley – Star Wars...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Half-off Monday to Thursday Wednesdays and Thursdays have been added to half-off days. Now you, your friends and family may enjoy the half-off special Monday to Thursday at all Carib 5, New Kingston Drive-In and Sunshine Palace. Weekend car...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:06 AM

Wrong Turn opens at Carib 5, and Sunshine Palace. Tom and Jerry continues at New Kingston Drive-In.

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:06 AM

Deep in the backwoods of Virginia, unimaginable terror awaits as Jen (Charlotte Vega) and her friends decide to go hiking on the Appalachian Trail. Despite warnings, the hikers stray off the trail into unforbidden land inhabited by The Foundation,...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 3:55 PM

NEW YORK ( AP ): Bobby Shmurda, a once up-and-coming rapper, thanks to a hit music video that popularised the Shmoney dance, was paroled on Tuesday after spending more than four years behind bars for a drug gang conviction. Authorities...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 2:35 PM

The organisers of Calabash have announced that the popular literary festival will not take place this year as planned. "We have taken the difficult but necessary decision to stage the next Calabash in 2022," organisers shared in a tweet. Though...

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