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Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A St Mary Mi Come From, the long-running charity show that has been staged in the eastern parish of St Mary since its inception in 2000, has been relocated to Kingston.This year's show, scheduled for November 10, will be held at the National Arena...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

In 1968, Maurice Johnson, more popularly known as Jack Scorpio, started out in the industry by playing music at his home on Headley Avenue in Drewsland, St Andrew, on an instrument he called 'Dulcemina'."I started a sound name Special Hi, and the...

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

Last Friday was the 99th birthday of cultural icon Louise Bennett-Coverley. A birthday celebration held in her honour at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) was attended by only a handful of the college's...

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

The musical selection was just as flavourful and vibrant as the dishes serves at A Taste of Africa 2, a celebration of Enkutatash, the Ethiopian New Year. The event, hosted by Motherland Promotions of the Twelve Tribes of Israel at Clieveden Road,...

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

NEW YORK (AP):Rihanna unleashed the wild beast in a lush tropical land that turned to arid desert, with women of all shapes, sizes and colours writhing, cackling, frolicking and stalking like animals in lace, fishnet and satin that shined in jewel...

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

The God is Standing By singer said that despite his legal troubles, his career has not been severely impacted as he is still able to do music. He also said that he has a plethora of bookings lined up. George Nooks released an album last month.Get to...

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

On July 28, 2018, a foundational contributor to the seedbed of expert Jamaican instrumentalists was lost.On that day, Carmen Verity, nee Lauren, the first person to teach the recorder in Jamaica and founding member of the Jamaica Recorder Society,...

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

For the fifth year, the Tight Lines beach party at Doctor's Cave Beach will be the pinnacle celebration to close out the 57th annual Montego Bay Yacht Club International Marlin tournament on October 5."I know your Tight Lines beach party is as...

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

Men wanting to take aim at international modelling will get a chance to compete for the top title in the new edition of Pulse's Caribbean Model Search Reality TV. The long-running TV series will highlight male models for the first time in its...

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

NEW YORK (AP):Rap has easily dominated the pop charts and streaming services in the last few years, and that's reflected at the 2018 American Music Awards (AMAs).Drake and Cardi B are the leaders, with eight nominations each - earning bids in both...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 11:13 PMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

New York-based Jamaican independent singer and songwriter, Urica Rose has made it back on the American Rock/ Alternative Airplay charts.The very confident and bubbly talent, who also plays the guitar, is now sitting at the No. 89 spot on the Airplay...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In their 51st year, the Jamaican Folk Singers are trying their hand at spreading more than good cheer via pristine harmonies and choreographed swaying.With hopes of delivering education through entertainment, the choir group presents a thematically...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The system failed, but she won't! Riley North (Jennifer Garner) awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Stephanie (Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick) is a mommy vlogger and widow raising a grade-school-age son (Miles). Her life changed completely the day she met Emily, a glamorous career woman whose son Nicky (Ian Ho) is in Miles' class. The two...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The most lethal hunters of the universe are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

In the aftermath of a devastating Hurricane Gilbert that caused widespread destruction across Jamaica after it hit on September 12, 1988, singer Lloyd Lovindeer documented the experiences of many persons on the island in his song Wild Gilbert....

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The US Labor Day weekend became a celebration for the Caribbean theatre community. Iconic comedy duo Oliver Samuels and Volier 'Maffy' Johnson, in the company of Audrey Reid and Dennis Titus, premiered 56 East Avenue.Whirlwind Entertainment CEO...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has publicly expressed his distaste for modern dancehall music. Declaring himself a man more attune to melody, Seaga believes that if it cannot be whistled, it is not music."He's right," Delroy Pottinger told The...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):An autopsy has been completed, but the cause of death is not yet clear for hip-hop star Mac Miller, who was found dead in his Los Angeles home last week.Los Angeles County coroner's spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said Monday that...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:58 AMStephanie Lyew

Royal Palm Estate (along with its spin-off, The Blackburns) is the longest-running television series in Jamaican history, and possibly the Caribbean’s. It was a staple in Jamaican homes on a Sunday night from 1994 until it hit a roadblock in...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Alliance, Monster Shack Crew, Gaza and the Portmore Empire, Gully and JOP (or 4th Generation). A few years ago, most popular dancehall artistes were aligned to one of these camps.Rodney 'Bounty Killer' Price, has always been known for taking in...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Movies bring in audiences in different ways. Some have an influential director with a distinct and striking style. Some have a leading role played by a name that inspires absolute credulity. Others have a premise so intriguing, so incredible, and so...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The United Kingdom's interest in reggae music has existed for decades. In February 2017, Toddla T visited the island with BBC 1Xtra and organised a freshman cypher with upcoming local artistes. Shenseea, Lila Ike, Leno Banton, and Blvk H3ro were...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

The impact of the high exchange rate of the United States dollar in relation to the Jamaican dollar has been described by government and banking sources as having no real negative effect on the Jamaican economy. Be that as it may, the stark reality...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Once you start dancing with Member of Parliament for Eastern St Thomas Dr Fenton Ferguson, it's almost impossible to stop.The sprightly politician who is a lover of ska, reggae and rocksteady, is very knowledgeable of the genres, and...

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