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Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This week's Billboard Reggae Charts, valid for up to Saturday, November 17, has a slew of new entries, one of which has landed in the top spot.Of the three new entries dancehall artiste Spice continues to trend with her Captured mixtape holding the...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Wayne Marshall, who has been enjoying new-found success with the release of his hit single, Glory to God, will join the Chamber Ensemble of the Immaculate Conception High School in aid of the Franciscan Ministries for a concert dubbed 'Classical...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CALABASAS, California (AP):Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl doesn't want firefighters battling the California wildfires to go hungry.Grohl served his backbeat barbeque at Fire Station 68 in Calabasas on Monday night. Firefighters, who have been...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. will work as judges in a new Netflix competition series looking for the next big hip-hop star.Netflix announced that Rhythm + Flow will debut next fall. John Legend, who has won Emmy and Tony awards...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California:Michael Buble says though his cancer-stricken son aspires to have superhuman powers, he's already a superhero in his eyes."He loves Spiderman, he loves Superman, but they are not real," Buble said of five-year-old Noah. "I...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP)In time for her 60th birthday, Barbie has a new collaborator bringing her wide-ranging style to life for humans.One of the largest sellers of vintage-inspired clothes, Unique Vintage, is working with Barbie parent Mattel on the first...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The Carnival season has officially kicked off, and Xaymaca International is the first through the gates when they unveiled their section at Sabina Park on Saturday.Previously tagged as the 'smallest band with the biggest heart', the three-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Come Boxing Day (December 26,2018), there will be an expansion in the age range of thespians normally seen on stage when the curtains rise on the annual calendar of Jamaican theatrical productions.While DJ Piper and the Rat Pak is not currently...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After its official launch in July, to celebrate Desnoes and Geddes (D & G) 100th anniversary, Jamaican radio airplay for The Journey With Stripe EP has been far below what its funders had hoped for...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A surprise visit from the 'Doctor', Beenie Man, made Jamaica Night at Destiny Villa in St Ann one to remember for Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and a few of his specially invited guests.The boxer, who is in Jamaica for vacation, at a...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

If was a send-off fit for the 'Queen of comedy', that unfolded at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium last Saturday afternoon. The late Elva Ruddock gave the world the gift of laughter, so even as loved ones gathered to celebrate her life, mourning was...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Admiral Bailey gave all the instructions for the dance move called the 'butterfly' that Carlene Smith is credited for popularising in 1992. Anyone who knows the '90s dancehall track Butterfly will not be able to resist mouthing the lyrics as they...

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

It starts out as a routine mission. In 1944, a year before WWII ends, United States military forces are sent to dismantle a German signal jammer located in a church. They are to get in, take out the device, and get out. However, when only a few...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Patrons had to settle for an abbreviated show when A St Mary Mi Come From ended prematurely at the National Arena in Kingston on Saturday night.At minutes to 3 a.m., the show's principal , Capleton, took to the stage and told the half-full venue, "...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

In today's entertainment industry, image seems to be everything. Women take special care in their appearance to look a part, the end result an industry permeated by myriad female artistes as thick, human-sized dolls - 'luxury dolls'.International...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

The recent passing of the legendary Jamaican boxer Bunny Grant, revives memories of another great Alton Ellis.Both gentlemen grew up in Trench Town and rubbed shoulders during the '40s and '50s. The Boys' Town Youth Club, which also housed a boxing...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:When The Sunday Gleaner team arrived at the Pitfour Nyahbinghi Centre in St James, the drumming had already begun, and the words from Bob Marley's Rastaman Chant, 'Babylon You Throne Gone Down' felt like music for the soul.Gathered on...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Today, we continue our feature - The Reel - which explores the industry, highlights the player and the...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The name Marcia Aitken may not mean much to the new generation of reggae and dancehall music aficionados, but once the songs I'm Still in Love With You Boy and My Man are mentioned, some of the lyrical history starts to resurface. Both tracks became...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

The late Gregory Isaacs' African Museum facility, close to the intersection of Red Hills Road and Red Hills Boulevard, St Andrew, housed the Poor People's Recording Studio (PPRS), which his widow, June Isaacs, describes as serving the community. "He...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In the wake of American comedian Mike Epps' recent headlining bomb on the island, local comedian Chris 'Johnny' Daley is steadily pressing along the path to integrating stand-up comedy culture into regular recreational programming in Jamaica.The...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Lady Gaga has called for more to be done in supporting artistes with mental-health conditions.The 32-year-old singer, opened up about her own mental health crisis, as she accepted a Patron Award at the Screen Actors Guild -American Federation of...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Four weeks ago, 71-year-old reggae icon Bunny 'Jah B' Wailer suffered a minor stroke. But according to his manager Maxine Stowe, "despite the situation, the entertainer is not showing any signs of dismay", she told The Gleaner.Stowe told The Gleaner...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

While conferences usually take place in a formal setting, the organisers of the Jamaica Music Conference have decided that this year's event will be "more of a treat" to the participants."It is public information that the nature of the local...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Tibetan Cultural Centre in Toronto, Canada, will be the venue for the milestone anniversary of Irish and Chin's World Clash series.Set to take place on Saturday, November 17, the iconic World Clash will feature some of the biggest and 'baddest'...

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