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Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Today and tomorrow (July 12 and 13, will be two important days - perhaps the most important so far, in the life of the nearly 10-year-old Jamaica Youth Chorale (JYC). On those days, the group will be competing in the 2018 World Choir Games in...

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

Kingsley 'King Omar' Goodison, who stages the annual Tribute to the Greats, says that "at 21 you are of age. You can leave your parents' house and be a man or woman. You are mature". Not that the combination of an awards ceremony, concert and dance...

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

The organisers of Kingston Creative Art Walk are dedicated to continuously providing free guided tours in the developing art district of downtown Kingston. Meant to keep rhythm as the heartbeat of the city, the aggregation of artists and their wares...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Katy Perry gave Bebe Rexha advice on dealing with social media trolls, after the 28-year-old singer got upset by some of the comments she'd received on her Twitter page. The Chained to the Rhythm hitmaker - who she was touring with, advised her to...

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

The big stage performances, which begin at 4 p.m. with the Young Ambassadors and go through to closing performer Papa San for a slated 11 p.m. end, will naturally be the focal point of the large audience expected for Saturday's Fun in the Son 2018....

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The writing was perhaps on the wall, as the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre pulled a bumper-to-bumper crowd for the last two stagings of the Pan Chicken finals. Based on the overwhelming support the competition has received over the years, and with a...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Balance seems to be the key to Josef 'Joe' Bogdanovich's youthful energy, as he has adopted a more holistic approach to life. As the principal of Reggae Sumfest and Downsound Entertainment,...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ray Breslin (Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone) manages an elite team of security specialists trained in the art of breaking people out of the world's most impenetrable prisons. But when one of his team members goes missing...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary Entertainment's Skyscraper as Will Sawyer, former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and US war veteran, who now assesses security for skyscraper buildings. He's on assignment in China...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Met Summer Encores continue with Verdi's Il Trovatore this Sunday at Palace CineplexGuiseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore, a tale of mistaken identities, revenge and jealousy, shows this Sunday, 11:30 a.m. at Palace Cineplex. Soprano Anna Netrebko's...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Patrons are advised that sales of Movie Vouchers are suspended until further notice. Palace Amusement regrets any inconvenience this may cause and wishes to assure patrons that Movie Vouchers already purchased will be accepted at all box offices.

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 11:26 AMMel Cooke

   New entries stop ‘Stony Hill’ short of 52-week chart run Protoje’s new release A Matter of Time, has entered the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, valid for up to Saturday, July 14, in fine style - ...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Singer Bushman's first album, Nyah Man Chant, was produced by Steely and Clevie and released on Greensleeves. Among the songs on it are Call The Hearse, the multi-artiste Remember the Days and Grow Your Natty. Seven years later, the Signs set, put...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

After straddling the risks of insurance as branch manager of Globe Insurance Co, Montego Bay, and the risk of theatre in the Montego Bay Little Theatre Movement (MBLTM), director and actor Douglas Prout has lived in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, for...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

'Accurate' is Kabaka Pyramid's watchword, which sometimes punctuates his performances (and there was the Accurate mixtape of 2016, produced by Walshy Fire of the Major Lazer outfit ). And it could apply to the extension of his vocal skills in...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born, London-based filmmaker Adjani Salmon has been enjoying an overwhelmingly positive response to the release of his web series, Dreaming whilst Black. "The response is good, better than I thought. You don't really think of the impact...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

How many times have you watched a movie, all the way to the end, and it was an ending you could've easily predicted?This isn't all bad though. Just like the rhythm of a song plays on our recognition of patterns, so too does the script of a film....

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Two weeks before the scheduled release of the all-female album Big Woman Tingz, Diana King's ThinkLikeAGirl (TLAG) label has discontinued its association with the project. The project was conceptualised less than a year ago by the Girls Using Ubuntu...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Reggae Artiste Kabaka Pyramid does not wait until the World Cup to follow football (although he has been a Germany supporter since 1994). And it was while watching a game between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF in 2014 that he wrote the lyrics to...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Singjay Asadenaki does not put 'Wailer' on his recordings, the most recent of which was the early June release Rockin', done with Aza Lineage. It is the organisers of concerts, on which he performs (he was on Rebel Salute 2018 in January) who often...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Musicians have often been neglected and sidelined whenever the success of a recording is announced. The singers are the ones who, almost invariably, get the credit and are showered with unending praise for a job well done. This situation is...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Before there was ska, rocksteady, reggae or dancehall, there was mento - traditional folk music with African and Europeans influences.Some musicologists and veteran musicians may even argue that without the prevalence of mento in the 1940s, all...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small

Amid the recurring reports of producers and filmmakers laying the groundwork for the development of the local industry, there is Patricia Scarlett.Jamaican-born but raised in Montreal Canada, this filmmaker is interested in exploring hybridity and...

Published:Saturday | July 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Sometimes the do-overs can have hilarious unintended side effects, although they may not be funny to some of the people involved. Many years ago when Many Rivers to Cross was well established as the signature song of one particular Rising Stars...

Published:Saturday | July 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Tivoli Dance Troupe will wrap up its 27th season of dance tomorrow at the Little Theatre in St Andrew with an explosive show.Speaking with the The Gleaner about the group's 27 years as one of the premiere dance institutions in the island, the...

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