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Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Noris Weir, lead vocalist of The Jamaicans - a popular rock steady vocal group of the 1960s - died at his home in Fort St Lucie, Florida, on Friday, November 16. He was 72 years old. Though the cause of death has not yet been confirmed, it is...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Kingston Creative continues their crusade this Sunday, at the monthly Artwalk and Market Street activities in downtown Kingston, this time under the theme, 'Digital Meets Art'. Included will be digital exhibitions, an augmented reality experience...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The hours before and after school as well as holiday breaks provide opportunities for children to engage in activities that build confidence. This includes not only academics, but the creative arts both within the school grounds and community-based....

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING (AP):The Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana apologised for insulting remarks about China it allegedly made in exchanges on Instagram, but claimed its accounts had been hacked...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The 2019 Carnival season has officially begun. With all three bands in the island expected to roll out their costumes before the end of the month, the soca scene is heating up. As Jamaica gets ready to be transformed into a soca kingdom, the battle...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:02 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Being confident was not always a strong suit for actress Camille Davis. The Jamaican actress known for her roles in the plays Saving Alligator High and Class of '73 says she struggled to find her self-worth and the courage to enter into film,...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Come next year, there will be more options for those wishing to enter jazz pieces in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) dance competition. The current 'jazz' category, will be broken down into three areas - traditional jazz,...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Over the past two years, four entrepreneurial Wolmer's Boys' School past students have proven that cleanliness is vital, particularly on the party scene. From their experience on the dancehall and concert scene, they conceived a business idea, which...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Trinidad and Tobago soca songstress Fay-Ann Lyons makes it her duty to continue the legacy of her father - veteran calypsonian Superblue. Having been exposed to music from childhood, her passion to create and share that love for her culture came...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

When Destiny hit the local silver screen in 2014, it enjoyed an unprecedented run. Written, directed and executive produced by Jeremy Whittaker, the film's local success promoted the idea that the industry is ready to expand. Fours years later,...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For decades, social analysts have highlighted the need for young men in Jamaica's low-income communities to be consistently engaged in social intervention programmes. They have also emphasised the effects of cultural exchange in broadening one's...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Being cast as the villain Soviet boxer Ivan Drago in Rocky IV launched Dolph Lundgren's acting career. But he had a brainier path if that didn't work out.The 61-year old actor holds a master's degree in chemical engineering, and was on a Fulbright...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 6:14 PMKimberley Small

The Jamaican music industry has long reaped the benefits of talent searches. For instance, it was the Tastee Talent Contest that first exposed the talent and showmanship of entertainers such as Yellowman, Beenie Man, Papa San and Mr Vegas. Though...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

How does a love song develop into a party hit?Bounty Killer can help answer that. The veteran deejay teamed up with rapper Wyclef Jean in 1998 to produce a song called Ain't Nobody with R...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It was a relaxing evening listening to great music. From classical to ska was delivered by the Jamaica Military Band to a very appreciative audience, against the lush backdrop of Hope Botanical Gardens on Sunday."The band is fantastic," Donald...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Robin HoodPacked with gritty battlefield exploits and mind-blowing fight choreography, Robin Hood finds Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton), a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Academy Award(r)winner, Jamie Foxx) returning from The...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WidowsFour women, a heist, and one hell of a ride! Widows is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Johnny English Strikes AgainRowan Atkinson returns as the much-loved clumsy secret agent in Johnny English Strikes Again. When a cyberattack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, the country's only hope is called out of...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Disney's Ralph Breaks the InternetVideo-game bad guy Ralph (voice of Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave Litwak's video arcade behind to venture into the uncharted, expansive...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

It was the financial group's first attempt to meld the social and cultural history of Jamaica along with its own story, in the form of a live show. The chorale De Cho-R'us, which opened the show, definitely set the pace for its theme, 'Celebrating...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If anyone needs a model for how to put out a successful Christmas album, look no further than everyone's latest EGOT winner John Legend.On the modestly titled A Legendary Christmas, the singer mixes old chestnuts and new tunes, switches tempos from...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, was deemed a likely danger to the community and denied bail earlier this week after a prosecutor said there was evidence that he directed or participated in multiple acts of violence as part of a deadly gang.US...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSimone Morgan Lindo/Gleaner Writer

In 2000, members of the Black Star Band went to Mexico to work in the hotels as musicians - little did they know that they would eventually called the country homeThey are currently one of the most popular reggae band in the country. "We really didn...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Provocative costumes, graceful lines and powerful extensions encapsulated The Company Dance Theatre (CDT) 30th Season of Dance.Aptly themed 'Umcimbi Celebration', one of the founding members, Tony Henry, noted in the programme - "30 years is no...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

A steel orchestra that can make it past five years in Jamaica has a chance at long-term survival. After a decade, you become a bona fide franchise. Such is the story of Silver Birds Steel Orchestra, which celebrated it 11th anniversary over the...

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