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Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:09 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The International Ocho Rios Jazz Festival is a labour of love for its organiser, Myrna Hague. But the self-proclaimed defender of music has found this year, the 29th staging, particularly challenging. “When you have huge challenges, you have to...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Today, The Gleaner presents the first in its five-part series exploring the underground substance abuse culture in the entertainment space and its implications. While many Jamaican entertainers have fallen victim to drug abuse, Gem Myers is...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For the Orange Economy to exist beyond an idea, it must first be acknowledged that the cultural and creative industries exist and are thriving but that they do so as in their categorisations – separated. “The industry itself is, unfortunately, not...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:31 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

On May 11, the day that marked 38 years since the passing of reggae legend Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley, the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) held its glitzy 37th staging at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. And, quite...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:31 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

No one liked being a kid when they were one. Everyone couldn’t wait until they were big. Being big means staying up late, and eating what you want, and for Marsai Martin’s Jordan Sanders, it means a life without bullying. Fast-forward years later,...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:26 AM

For Jamaican cinematographer Christopher Thomas, it was his hours spent at the Carib cinema in Cross Roads, watching movies with friends, that ignited what would become a long and lasting love affair with film. Thomas, who now resides in Finland...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:25 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Karen Smith is from a musical family. Her mother Barbara plays the organ, and has been the organist at the St James Parish Church for over 30 years. Her 24-year-old daughter Courtni Jackson is studying music performance in jazz and...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:22 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Motherhood is described as a journey that encapsulates the best of times and the worst of times. Many mothers have described raising children as the scariest yet most exciting thing they’ve ever done. With no manual available on how to tackle the...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:22 AMRoy Black

Jamaica has a rich legacy of songwriting talents in popular music. To many, Bob Marley may be the first to come to mind. But whereas Marley wrote mainly in prose, there were others who delved deep into rhythmic poetry to express their innermost...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:19 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

A tenement yard in the ’60s or 2019 remains an underdeveloped space, rich with sounds of all kinds. As he laid in his room on First Street in Trench Town, Vincent ‘Tata’ Ford heard the cry of a mother whose son had been arrested and charged with...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:18 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer and ­philanthropist – matriarch of the Marley family – Rita Marley is often referred to as the ‘Mother of Reggae’ as she was ­married to the ‘Father of Reggae’, Robert Nesta Marley, and is the mother of some of this ­generation’s...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:16 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

There is more than a ray of hope on the horizon for peOPLE in the creative and cultural industries who have been yearning for an injection of capital to power their businesses. Banking interests are now taking what some say is a long-overdue...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Hollywood’s movie culture created the term ‘triple threat’, to describe performers who are equally gifted with the three most prominent entertainment talents – acting, singing and dancing. Last weekend at The Phoenix Theatre in New Kingston, 25-...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:15 AM

The annual spring concert season of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica (POJ), which takes place next weekend at the University Chapel at The University of The West Indies (UWI) Mona campus, promises to be a high-quality instrumental and...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:29 AM

The Issa Trust Foundation (ITF) and Couples Resorts, in association with the RJR/GLEANER Communications Group, present ‘An Evening with Air Supply...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:29 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The areas of music, dance, animation, artificial intelligence, acting, and publishing all have something in common: they fit neatly under the umbrella of the emerging Orange Economy. Heeding an international call to seed the Orange Economy to...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:28 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Deborah Dugan, the CEO of Bono’s (RED) organisation, has been named president and CEO of the Recording Academy, becoming the first woman appointed to lead the organisation. The academy announced on Wednesday that Dugan will succeed...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Dean Ivanhoe Fraser is no ordinary mortal. A saxophonist extraordinaire, he has contributed to hundreds of reggae recordings since the mid-’70s and has worked with the best singers and instrumentalists in the music industry. According to his...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:07 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The days of boasting about making it only to the top of the Billboard Charts are numbered. There is a new standard-bearer in town – one that is similarly regarded as an everlasting authority in music media and news. On Monday, May 13, Rolling...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

There’s a new Jamaican film in the marketplace, but instead of having a name that is directly linked to the island, in a surprising twist, the movie is titled MADE In New York. But, as the multifaceted producer Phillip Warmington tells The Gleaner...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

The second staging of Let Praises Rise gospel concert is bringing entertainment with a purpose to St James on Saturday, at the Montego Bay High School. Orchestrated by the Vera Philanthropic Praise Foundation, the event will have part proceeds...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:06 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

After seeing the beautiful artwork and the excellent singing, dancing and acting from the girls of the Convent of Mercy Academy (popularly called ‘Alpha’) on Saturday afternoon, patrons of the school’s Evening of the Arts would surely have...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:19 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Queens, NY: He is the biggest and most accomplished artiste to have been booked to grace the stage of Groovin’ In The Park. In the event’s 9th year, crooner Michael Bolton will join lovers rock king Beres Hammond as the festival unfolds on Sunday,...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:05 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

The ska scene mushroomed in Jamaica in the ’50s and ’60s, with acts like Derrick Morgan, Desmond Dekker and Prince Buster at the fore. The genre was birthed as early producers and sound system operators like Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd sought to...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Firebrand reggae ‘messenjah’, Luciano, was in full social-consciousness mode on Sunday night at the St Luke’s church’s annual charity concert, Reggae, Jazz and Blues Go Gospel. Lamenting that he has ‘never seen so much wickedness from the day...

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