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Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

It is an accomplishment when any artiste/musician survives in the entertainment industry for more than a decade, much less five. But the Bad Boys of reggae, Inner Circle, have done it and continue to.The internationally renowned reggae group is this...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:15 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Trumpeter Edward 'Tan Tan' Thornton went to the Alpha Boys' School (now Alpha Institute) on South Camp Road in 1945, and kept a place at the 'old boys' home' even after finishing school in 1951, as the nuns who ran Alpha made room for some former...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Complete with a premium stocked bar and a food station serving a full Sunday-style dinner, the organisers of the 29th instalment of the Jamaica Ocho Rios Jazz Festival closing day came prepared.Much of the small audience that gathered at the...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene. His team must now organise the biggest money heist so they will never have to 'hustle' again. The stakes are high as they ramp up sales, but one small blunder can threaten the...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Everyone's favourite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2; but this time, Helen (Academy Award winner Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy.As a country arms itself for war, a family...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In January, Melissa and Hank Hyatt vacationed in Montego Bay, Jamaica.The Virginia-based couple fell in love with the culture so much that they journeyed to Washington, DC for the third staging of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on Sunday. After...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag. They have been playing since the first grade, risking their safety, jobs and relationships to take each other down with the battle cry...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:34 PMMel Cooke

  Sting and Shaggy are a number one combination for yet another week on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart as their ‘44/876’ has held on to the top spot for the listing valid up to Saturday, June 16. However, the remixes version of...

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

As an audio-mixing engineer, Orlando Sinclair was presented with recordings of voices and music, which he was responsible for shaping into a cohesive, compelling song. Now that he is making his debut as a play director with Young...

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

Orlando Sinclair, play producer who will make his debut as a director with Young & Wreckless later this month, is clear about his financial objective as he is not into the business of theatre to lose money...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The well-supported Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity showed signs of maturity this year. At Sunday's staging, the acts were consistently of excellent standard. There was, too, a nice blend of the performing arts (dance, drama and music)....

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:09 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

When you're young, it's hard to feel like you don't have all the answers. All your life you're told the world is your oyster - nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams; if you work hard, you can do anything! Yet the truth is, not everyone is...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The penultimate show of the week-long Ocho Rios Jazz Festival was another illustration that Kingston is in fact worthy of being one of UNESCO's designated Creative Cities of Music.Held in corroboration with The Jamaica Music Museum, the historic...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:An ultimate performance by spirited showman Romain Virgo, closed the curtains on Sandals Resorts' 10th anniversary Ultimate Award last Thursday night at Sandals South Coast in Westmoreland.Renowned for his stage presence, Virgo used...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/ Gleaner Writer

Over the past year, there has been enormous growth in interest in local talent for the international film industry - as directors of short movies and TV series and casting companies have sought out both seasoned and fresh talent from the island....

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:53 AMRoy Black

It was Christmas Eve 1954, and a full house waited feverishly at the city auditorium in Houston Texas for the appearance of America’s most promising vocal talent. Against the backdrop of festive activities, a gunshot rang out, sending...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Irie Souljah wrote the lyrics to his song Who is the Immigrant, which appears on his 2015 album Immigrant, after watchin g scenes of Africans trying to get to his home country - Spain. At the time, he was living in Stony...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Amid the sounds of car horns, reggae music blaring from nearby speakers inside Life Yard on Fleet Street, and the enthusiastic screams from children at a nearby school hinting at its dismissal, flute-maker and musician Andre France emits rich...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

With only one year under their belt, the promising all-male band, 8, whose music while staying true to the traditional sound of 1970s reggae combines an edgy, organic sound that is all their own. The young men have garnered the attention of industry...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Award-winning gospel singer Brotha George has released his latest album, You Will Rise, which he believes is Grammy, inspired by recent trials that brought him even closer to God.Alongside the title song, the 12-track album comprises some quality...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

"For Jamaicans to say Warrior King has been away for a while may be accurate, but it is in no way a disrespect to my country," Warrior King told The Gleaner.The reggae singer said that he acknowledges the fact that more than 90 per cent of the songs...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

I tried to talk to John Holt about the writing and recording of Police in Helicopter, one of thepro-marijuana anthems, a few years before he died in 2014. The initial call was answered and I explained what I wanted, but subsequent calls went...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Storm Saulter, renowned local director, is aiming to move away from the stereotypical storyline with his new movie, Sprinter. Speaking at the media briefing for the film, Saulter said there is a need to move away from the 'life or death' stories...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican-born fashion designer Hope Wade has always had big dreams. But none of them included having her design making it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.Wade has been designing for over 20 years, and was one of the top three...

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