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Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Salim Browne and Krysten Henry came to the bass guitar via different paths. Henry started out playing keyboards, like her mother, but tells The Gleaner: "I was always watching my father playing bass. I felt like I was playing the keyboard for...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

John Krasinski was "very nervous" directing his wife Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place. The 38-year-old actor-and-filmmaker has admitted that he was most anxious about working with the 35-year-old star - with whom he has four year-old Hazel and two year-...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

As the film festival season kicks into high gear, Jamaican filmmakers have made a notable contribution to the content pool and begun taking steps towards international fame.Some of these filmmakers had the support of programmes like JAFTA PROPELLA (...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

In 1985, deejay Jah Thomas did Shoulder Move, which encourages the listener to "get inna de groove an yu do shoulder move" as part of a full-body engagement with the music to which they were listening. The feet, the waistline ("to de bassline") and...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Two Fridays ago we observed the 99th birth anniversary of Louise Bennett-Coverley - folklorist, actress, vocalist, comedienne, author, poet and one of Jamaica's most cherished national treasures. She became famous for her dialect verses done in...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Entertainers Shaggy and Ziggy Marley have been touted among the Jamaican acts who may make the shortlist for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. Popcaan, Protoje, Agent Sasco and Etana, who all produced solid albums this year, are also said to...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Celebs turned out to help Rihanna's Diamond Ball shine in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry's white-hot and must-attend parties - all while raising money for charity.The pop star, fashionista, and makeup mogul held...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:11 AM

Reggae artiste Protoje says the Government should do more for entertainment. In an interview done by Stephen Cooper last Wednesday in the US, the artiste said the state continues to ask a lot of Jamaican entertainers even as it fails to provide an...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

"The international community had always been more welcoming of our music, which seems to be our biggest disadvantage right now," said Sean 'Sinimax' Maxam, the most outspoken of the four. Kemar 'Zeeno' McFarlane, Kedo 'Baak' Witter and Andre '...

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....

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