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Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Over the next six weeks, our new feature, The Reel, will explore the industry, highlight the players and the...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

As a contestant in the Digicel Rising Stars competition, one of the weekly tasks for the contestants in the top 10 is campaigning for votes. For Diel, visiting secondary schools was part of his strategy to not only increase his chances of moving on...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Not many operas demand as much from actors as Giuseppe Verdi's Aida. Portraying the complexity of a brutally realistic love triangle that corresponds equally with obligations to public duty can be a daunting task. But that was not the case for...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Reggae artiste Bushman, who on Thursday night walked away with the Stepping Razor Award at the Peter Tosh Awards Gala, says he plans to use the accolade as motivation to continue making good music."When I entered the music industry 23 years ago, it...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

The memory of the late reggae icon, Peter Tosh, is deeply rooted in his community of Belmont in Westmoreland, where people continue to sing his praises more than three decades after his passing."His name is as big as Bob Marley, because the songs he...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Niambe McIntosh was five years old when her father, reggae icon Peter Tosh, was shot and killed. For her, his memory lives on in the stories her mother and nine siblings shared with her as a child."Being his youngest child, I don't have many...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Tarrus Riley has been a force to be reckoned with in the music industry, both locally and internationally. The superstar comes from a musical background, as his father, the late Jimmy Riley, was a well-respected entertainer. Having grown up in a...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Social issues were highlighted by two productions mounted in the corporate Area over the weekend: Ancestral Shadows at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA) at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and Natasha Gordon's debut...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:33 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

After a five-year wait, singer Tarrus Riley is ready to release his next compilation. His last album was Love Situations in 2014The album, which has yet to be titled, is slated for release early next year, and he told The Gleaner that it will see...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In response to the state of emergency (SOE) affecting the Trench Town, Kingston area, the opening events of the Cinema Paradise Portie Film Festival slated for the Ambassador Theatre on Thursday, November 1 have been relocated. The VIP launch and...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Recent recipient of a gold Musgrave Medal and renowned musician Peter Ashbourne dreams of putting on a reggae opera.The production involved in an opera is similar to that of a Broadway musical - there are dozens of actors, dancers, singers and crew...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Janet Jackson will receive this year's Global Icon Award at MTV's European Music Awards.The 52-year-old singer who also received the Icon Award at this year's Billboard Music Awards will be honoured at the star-studded ceremony on November 4 in...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:39 AMShereita Grizzle

The first week of the Skeleton Fresh Tour Live took place in Montego Bay two weeks ago, with the aim to revive the live music scene across the island, to promote Jamaica as a premiere tourist destination through music. The series, which is set...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/ Gleaner Writer

The public's response to the restaging of a presentation of Jamaican dance through the ages, From Den Till Now, has left much to be desired.Put on by Orville Hall of Dance Xpressions, the musical was originally scheduled to run for the entire month...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, predominantly black neighbourhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The disconnect between Starr's worlds, and the versions of...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

He is back, and she is ready! Golden Globe Award winner Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode in the movie that will have everyone screaming. It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and tenor Roberto Alagna join forces for Saint-Saens's biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Mark your calendars for the encore performance of this sensual French opera playing exclusively at Palace...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Like a thriving stock market, most of the entries on this week's Reggae Album chart valid until Saturday, October 20, have gone up. The only album that has fallen one spot this week is Estelle's Lovers Rock, which moves from sixth to seventh.Sting...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

The premise of Nine Night is obvious from the early lines. Set in England, it opened at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts last weekend and continues this Friday through Sunday, October 21. It lies in the British accent of...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The voices and instruments at the Revival Time Music Festival (RTMF) could be heard from the streets - blending secular sounds with the uplifting, rhythmic yet traditional revivalist message inside the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Sunday....

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Among the pomp and pageantry that usually accompany the annual national honours and awards ceremony, representatives of the music fraternity took their place of pride at yesterday's event.This year, singer, actor and human-rights activist Harry...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:22 AMMarcia Rowe

Richie Stephens says he is saddened by the absence of ska on Jamaican's musical platforms. “We are not celebrating our music here, and it saddens me. I think there is a place for it. It is a well rated music, put ska on a jazz...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:07 AMMarcia Rowe

The pre-show drizzle, accompanied by a low turn out, did not prevent a high quality performance to be delivered on Saturday, the first of the three days of the 2018 Heritage Fest Concerts held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last Saturday, Kimberly Hyatt celebrated her 27th birthday and it was extra special as the day before she had won a vinyl record of Beres Hammond's new album - Never Ending. Clutching the record to her chest, she smiled from ear to ear as she...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

When I first heard of Smallfoot the animated picture about a yeti named Migo that has his world turned upside down at the sighting of a human, or as he calls it, a 'smallfoot', I was admittedly intrigued. It seemed the type of premise the very best...

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