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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....

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The US Labor Day weekend became a celebration for the Caribbean theatre community. Iconic comedy duo Oliver Samuels and Volier 'Maffy' Johnson, in the company of Audrey Reid and Dennis Titus, premiered 56 East Avenue.Whirlwind Entertainment CEO...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has publicly expressed his distaste for modern dancehall music. Declaring himself a man more attune to melody, Seaga believes that if it cannot be whistled, it is not music."He's right," Delroy Pottinger told The...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):An autopsy has been completed, but the cause of death is not yet clear for hip-hop star Mac Miller, who was found dead in his Los Angeles home last week.Los Angeles County coroner's spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said Monday that...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:58 AMStephanie Lyew

Royal Palm Estate (along with its spin-off, The Blackburns) is the longest-running television series in Jamaican history, and possibly the Caribbean’s. It was a staple in Jamaican homes on a Sunday night from 1994 until it hit a roadblock in...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Alliance, Monster Shack Crew, Gaza and the Portmore Empire, Gully and JOP (or 4th Generation). A few years ago, most popular dancehall artistes were aligned to one of these camps.Rodney 'Bounty Killer' Price, has always been known for taking in...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Movies bring in audiences in different ways. Some have an influential director with a distinct and striking style. Some have a leading role played by a name that inspires absolute credulity. Others have a premise so intriguing, so incredible, and so...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The United Kingdom's interest in reggae music has existed for decades. In February 2017, Toddla T visited the island with BBC 1Xtra and organised a freshman cypher with upcoming local artistes. Shenseea, Lila Ike, Leno Banton, and Blvk H3ro were...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

The impact of the high exchange rate of the United States dollar in relation to the Jamaican dollar has been described by government and banking sources as having no real negative effect on the Jamaican economy. Be that as it may, the stark reality...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Once you start dancing with Member of Parliament for Eastern St Thomas Dr Fenton Ferguson, it's almost impossible to stop.The sprightly politician who is a lover of ska, reggae and rocksteady, is very knowledgeable of the genres, and...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Even while inspiring people through her book to overcome their fears and pursue their dreams, Krystal Tomlinson wanted to do more. She started a competition series titled 'Fear Less, Do More', partnering with Jamaica National Small Business Loans...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters

Throughout their careers, some dancehall artistes purchase flashy cars and name-brand clothes as they enjoy the lavish lifestyle that many of them sing about. But one financial expert is encouraging them to think about securing their future before...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Chalice band's Revival Time opens their 1986 Crossfire album, but when it was recorded (most likely at Music Mountain, where most of the tracks for Crossfire were laid), the name they intended was 'Revival Style'. That is what Wayne Armond has in...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ernie Smith will bring musical pleasure at this year' s Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) Living Legacy Awards.Slated for September 28, this year's awardees are four Jamaicans who have made significant contributions to nation-building....

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

"It is a weird balance between being a writer and a recording artiste," Stephanie Hava Wallace, told The Gleaner. There have been periods where the singer/songwriter had disappeared from the scene, leaving fans to question her whereabouts. But part...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters /Gleaner Writer

After dancehall duo Twin of Twins released volume 10 of the hugely popular Stir It Up series in 2013, Volume 11 did not come out until four years later. Patrick 'Curly Loxx' Gaynor told The Gleaner that during the hiatus, he was going through some...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Vince Vaughn has reportedly been charged with DUI, after being arrested in California almost three months ago.The Hollywood star was arrested at a checkpoint in Manhattan Beach on June 10, with the police accusing Vaughn of being uncooperative when...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Retired communications specialist and current agricultural journalist Hugh Martin has started a third career - novel writing.His first novel, For All My Pains, a 82,000-word work, came out earlier this year. His second, the JCDC medal-winning...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Being a successful dancer certainly seems to has its perks - countless doting followers, and a lifestyle that affords the opportunity to travel overseas - and has attracted a lot of young people to the profession. But Chevoy 'Kool Ravers' Grant says...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small /Gleaner Writer

Bishop Robert McIntosh of Maranatha Ministries has spent the past seven years trying to bring Jesus In The City Parade to Kingston, Jamaica. On October 27, his dream will become a reality when an amalgamation of churches will march en masse to the...

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