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Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Lila Ike is a name that has been making the rounds on the local and international reggae circuit in recent times. The singer has been mesmerising music lovers with a sound and flow that come almost effortlessly and a style unique to the woman she is...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I've looked around all over town And I'm so lonely and so blue I've looked around and all over But I can't find nobody like you, you, you, yeah NEW YORK (AP):Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul who sang with matchless style on such classics as...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 2:45 PM

Legendary entertainer Clarence ‘Count Prince’ Miller, died this morning in London, England today from cancer. He was 83 years old.  Count Prince was a giant of Jamaican entertainment. Whether its for his iconic...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:25 AMKimberly Small

Following its opening three weekends ago, David Tulloch's erotic play Sugar Daddy has, not surprisingly, garnered a lot of attention. With a promise of profanity and nudity, the players made good – and harbour nary an inkling of regret...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:03 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In 2016, internationally renowned singer Sister Nancy, was honoured by the Queens of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies (QORIHC) for her contributions to the music industry.Come August 24, it will be Sister Nancy's time to give back as she partners...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

Today makes it 41 years since the death of Elvis Presley. And whether you like him or not, the mere mention of his name will always cause raised eyebrows - resentment, acceptance, love or hate, depending on your perception of him.Riding on the back...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Yaniq Walford and Michael Barnett generally engage with different aspects of Jamaican popular music. The former immersed in dancehall events as an integral part of Bass Odyssey sound system, and the latter famed for his organisation of the Startime...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Roots Reggae fans have come to know Kevor 'Var' Williams as a powerful vocalist through his work with the Inna De Yard collective and the Pentateuch Movement.The young crooner is now stepping out on his own starting with a new single titled Praises...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:10 AMMel Cooke

The Billboard Chart of top reggae albums does not have a star beside a particular full-length project each week and identify it as the greatest comeback set of the current listing. If it did, Sting and Shaggy’s joint effort would take it...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:10 AM

The ultimate test of friendship unfolds in The Spy Who Dumped Me, when two unsuspecting friends Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon) travel to Europe to fulfil an undercover mission.  The two thirty-year-old women are thrust...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The most beloved characters of all time reunite to help their childhood friend, Christopher Robin, rediscover the joy of life. In the heartwarming live action adventure, Disney's Christopher Robin is now a family man living in London. His mundane...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A murder mystery like no other reveals in The National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, the show critics are calling "astonishing and unmissable."Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears' dead dog. It...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Since 2010, Michael Barnett has staged close to 50 Let's Go Dancin' parties in Jamaica - some of them charity-based for organisations such as the Kiwanis Club.Before it crosses the half century mark, the series will make its debut in Atlanta - in...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Using the wood of our national flower (Lignum Vitae) to express his creativity, has won Clarendonian Conrad Stone, first place in the 2018 Jamaica Visual Arts Competition.With entries received in seven categories: painting, photography, drawing,...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

When he wanted to get into a rehabilitation centre to deal with his drug addiction, Errol Fabien was a well-known entertainment figure in his home country, Trinidad and Tobago. As it turned out, it was the actor and comedian's popularity that proved...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Owen 'Blakka' Ellis laughs as he says Errol Fabien "never answer we" when he and Samara Johnson tried to engage him during the approximately two hours it took them to walk from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, to Emancipation Park, New...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For the third time in its 16-year history, the YOA Orchestra of the Americas has recruited a Jamaican into its ranks. Darren Young, viola player and musical director of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ), recently wrapped up a...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Cedella Marley, the eldest daughter of the Honourable Robert Nesta 'Bob' Marley, has donated a rare set of Marley albums from her personal collection to the Jamaica50 Time Capsule. The capsule will be sealed at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), to be...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Running the Jamaica's Best School Band (JBSB) competition brought singer and songwriter Rayven Amani within audition range of the theatre, although she did not get the role she went to Fairfield Theatre in Montego Bay, St James, to try out for."I...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 9:16 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Fredrick Lyn is one of few Jamaicans working in visual effects (known as VFX) in the international film industry. Lyn left Jamaica in 2011 to attend the Art institute of Vancouver to study 3D modelling for games and animation.In his relatively short...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

For the last five years or so, we've been singing the same tired old song - "Superhero movies are dying." Pretty soon, audiences will be exhausted with men in capes and women in tights. While the biggest movies continue to feature those same...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Her siblings gathered around her, all together "on the same piece of earth" for the first time in 20 years, as Nadine Jarrett asked the persons who filled the Vera Moody Hall at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts to...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

The years following Jamaica's inaugural Independence in 1962 were turbulent ones, especially in Kingston.One would have expected that with attaining Independence, the nation would be in a united state, and crime would be on the decline. But quite...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The life of an acrobat starts in the gymnasium, learning the basics - splits and flips - until they can master the harder, hair-raising stunts. But aerialist Sheinnek Mahabee of Soul Dynamics Circus took a different route.Ten years ago, facing the...

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