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Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Despite calls for the two-hour extension for entertainment events to be carried over into Reggae Month, the amendment to the Noise Abatement Act was reversed. Although some parties remain unhappy about the decision, key industry players say the...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:11 AM

Eminem waited 17 years to perform at the Oscars because the “younger him” didn’t feel a show like that would “understand” him. The 47-year-old rapper finally performed as a surprise act at the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:09 AM

Thirteen promising orators will represent their high schools at the sixth annual Rita Marley Foundation (JA) Public Speaking Competition, slated for February 14 at The University of the West Indies, Mona. This year’s competition will be judged by a...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle

He may have dubbed himself the Unruly Boss, but front-running dancehall artiste Popcaan has a mindset these days that is the complete opposite. In a recent television interview, the entertainer revealed that, having made mistakes early on in his...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:07 AM

Best Picture Parasite Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix, Joker Best Actress Renée Zellweger, Judy Best Supporting Actor Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Best Supporting Actress Laura Dern, Marriage Story Best Director Bong Joon-ho,...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega, Sonic The Hedgehog tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom team...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:06 AM

When famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae, hurt, angry and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, she soon finds herself delving into her mother’s...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:22 AM

Bong Joon-ho apologised to engravers at the Oscars after winning four awards on Sunday night The Parasite director – whose film won gongs in four categories, including Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature, Best Director and Best...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:20 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Reggae Month activities are not just focused solely in the corporate area. Thanks to Kumar Bent, live music lovers of the breadbasket parish of St Elizabeth, the musician’s home parish, are invited to lace up their boots and join the trek on Kumar’...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:19 AMYasmine Peru/ - Senior Gleaner Writer

Dressed in a canary yellow outfit, topped with a black cap, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff totally ignored the stage and, instead, stood directly in front of the first row to deliver his intimate, but too-short set at the Stella Maris auditorium on...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

An electrifying roster of musical talent lit up the gardens of The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Sunday, for The Lions Club of Kingston’s 12th annual XII Musical Delights. Supported by Bare Essentials, reggae-rocksteady-ska band, Althea Hewitt, Leroy...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

After a decade-long court battle with musical giant Downsound Records, dub poet DYCR is ready to get his career back on track. In an interview with The Gleaner, the entertainer says despite the fact that so much has changed in the industry over the...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:19 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The ‘Founding Father of Hip Hop’ is a title that the Jamaican creator of the genre wears very well, and he laughs when asked how it feels to be so acknowledged. “Despite everything, I have never forgotten my roots,” DJ Kool Herc told The Gleaner...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:16 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Picture this: being at the centre of the busy Emancipation Park surrounded by Poinciana trees with the night sky being the only thing looking down at you, decorated with the sound of children’s laughter in the distance, and the voices and music...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:16 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Upon opening, the film shows promise. The tale of Doctor Dolittle and his wife traversing the world unfolds in beautifully simple animation. It’s a touching beginning to what is otherwise a turgid and unmitigated disaster of a film. After a...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:14 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Imagine getting a call from the foundation of one of Jamaica’s greatest musicians letting you know his family have been noticing your work and would love to have you create a mural in honour of his 75th birthday? That was the reality of local...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

As recording artistes, sometimes it becomes necessary to take a step back in order to move two steps forward. That aptly describes the path of Jamaica-born gospel singer K Anthony, who is presently based overseas. His emergence on local grounds...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:33 AMTeino Evans/Editor-at-large

‘The more, the merrier’. That is the word from industry insiders, as Reggae Sunsplash gets ready to return this November after a 14-year absence. They are, however, warning that, with limited resources, sponsors and a common pool of artistes to...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:29 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

As the world celebrated the 75th birthday of one of the world’s greatest musicians last Thursday, attendees at a public symposium were given some sound business advice as panellists analysed Bob Marley’s rise to fame and the structures he put in...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:28 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange, who was instrumental in having the then National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (NARAS), currently the Recording Academy, establish the reggae category in 1985, believes it...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Within the last decade, gospel music has appeared to break free of barriers with regard to the style and space in which it is presented so much so that the vessels of praise and worship, the recording artistes, are being invited to larger platforms...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:13 AMMarcia Rowe - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is a country pulsating with music from a revolving minefield of talent. From it has emerged our endemic reggae music, and, by extension, dancehall – music that has seen many incarnations during its decades of existence. For foundation...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In dancehall music, sex appeal sells, and female artistes have been known to use it as a strong marketing tool. Producers and fans alike tend to be more attracted to the women with greater sex appeal and sometimes can eliminate the older women, who...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

It was a whole mood inside 56 Hope Road on Thursday. The occasion was the celebration of reggae legend Bob Marley’s 75th birthday, and his widow, Rita, was out to share in the adulation by family, fans and friends. Every big-up sent out to Bob was...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:12 AMRoy Black/Contributor

Amid a dazzling display of artwork depicting a mural of 24 Studio One icons, Clement Seymour ‘Coxsone’ Dodd was eulogised on Wednesday, January 29, for the work he did in laying the foundation on which Jamaica’s reggae music now stands. The...

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