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

Very popular in the 1970s and 1980s, roots plays (Jamaican sex farces) lost popularity for a while, but now they seem to be making a comeback.Over the weekend, I saw one of the four or five currently on our stages, the RBT Productions presentation...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TODAYSt AnnRebel Salute (Night One) at Grizzly's Plantation Cove. Featuring Third World, Cocoa Tea, Richie Spice, Anthony B, Agent Sasco, JC Lodge, Tony Rebel, Glacia Robinson, Jesse Royal, Big Youth, King Sound, Bushman, Bugle, Charly Black, Jah...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MoviesTaraji P Henson stars in Proud Mary , showing at the cinemas this weekend.Friday FunCheck out Instinct Fridays - Soca Season at Instinct Proving Grounds, (Skateland) in Half-Way Tree starting at 8 p.m. Admission/Contribution: $1000 at the gate...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMSimone Morgan-Lindo/ Gleaner Writer

What are some of your plans for 2018?We are going to deliver a new musical innovation that has never been done in music before. We are doing an EPX which will be 10 or 11 remixes of the same song, done by the same artistes. We will be featuring a...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMSimone Morgan-Lindo/ Gleaner Writer

Discussions are under way between the organisers of the annual Groovin' in the Park concert and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to have a time extension for this year's staging.In a recent interview with The Gleaner, CEO of...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Singer Freddie McGregor, who counts So I'll Wait For You, Big Ship, Push Come to Shove and Prophecy among his decades of popular recordings, knows a thing or two or more about Rebel Salute.He told The Gleaner he performed on the first one in 1994...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle

May 5, 2018, that’s the date for the final staging of vintage stage show, The Original Startime, formerly known as Heineken Startime. The event dubbed, The Original Startime: Final Chapter, is scheduled to be held at Mas Camp and will be the...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Kingdom Empowerment and Deliverance Ministries International (KEDMI) is preparing to officially open its doors at 30 Dunrobin Avenue this Sunday. The 100-member church, which has been operating for two months, is headed by Pastor Jermaine Laing."In...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a viable solution to overpopulation. Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) quickly opt to abandon their stressful lives to get small and move to a new...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Golden Globe Award winner Taraji P. Henson is armed and dangerous in Sony Pictures newest flick, Proud Mary. The reigning queen of the hit TV series Empire plays a ruthless hit woman working for an organised crime family in Boston. The anti-heroine'...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Post is a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Theatre Live: Salome will be showing at Palace Multiplex in Montego Bay only.The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley's Stony Hill album has made it two from two for 2018, again claiming the top spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts for this week, ending Saturday, January 13. It is also closing in on a half-year on the chart, having spent 24...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:03 AMMarcia Rowe

  On the surface, David Tulloch’s attempt at catharsis, in Jamaica Sweeter, did not go as he may have intended. The playwright’s goal was hindered by too many stereotypical characters and their non-descript settings. However,...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/ Gleaner Writer

In recent years corporate companies have been finding new and unique ways of pushing their brands, and incorporating products into music videos of well known entertainers is one of them. The latter is known as product placement, and while it is not...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

The house lights go down and an audience waits in darkness to be enveloped in the theatre's magic. Soon enough, the stage is lit and, to go with the sights, sounds in sync with the actors' and actresses' dialogue and actions. There is someone off...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy

To say that Molly's Game has been done before is a bit of a misleading statement. The film is about the titular Molly Bloom, a young woman who, as the film puts it, "built a multi billion empire"centred around running a high stakes poker game. While...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Premium placement did not translate into premium display of enjoyment at Shaggy and Friends 2018, and rapper Wyclef Jean let his irritation known in no uncertain terms on Sunday morning on Jamaica House's lawns.After doing his 911 and Buju Baton's...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In between deejays Aidonia and Capleton performing yesterday morning to close the concert on Jamaica House's lawns, Shaggy explained the absence of American rapper Fetty Wap.The non-appearance was connected to the concern for children's health, the...

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

The cause - supporting the Bustamante Hospital for Children - and line-up, from Police rocker Sting, through to dancehall young gun Dexta Daps, for Shaggy and Friends 2018, were outstanding.And so was the setting, as the lawns of Jamaica House, St...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Tony Rebel recorded Fresh Vegetable to satisfy an insistent Penthouse Records producer, Donovan Germain. And although Germain pressed him for a quarter of a year to put vocals to a rhythm on which Beres Hammond had done the enduring ode to a man's...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

The days of vinyl records have seen a plethora of international hits from across the globe, with countries like the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), and Jamaica being among the front runners.In an interview published in The Sunday...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

At the December launch of Rebel Salute 2018, which takes place on January 12 and 13 at Grizzly's Plantation Cove, St Ann, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, put some figures to the festival which has grown...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Sting is very jovial and even more happy to be back in Jamaica. It is the second time that the artiste is on the island, and he remembers the beauty, the energy among other things as he asks, "if The Gleaner has arrived to meet"."The newspaper kept...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

From 24 stagings of his birthday celebration at four venues in three parishes, deejay Tony Rebel has had some standout moments.1994: "When me and Garnet Silk went to Mandeville and rain fall and we went around to Fayor's. When we got there, we saw...

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