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Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:13 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Serengeti at Hope Zoo was flooded with positive vibrations on Saturday night as the lyrically potent Agent Sasco officially launched his latest album. Sweet music flowed from the banks of Hope River as the 14-track compilation blared from...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

If you asked your typical moviegoer how many times they go to the cinema a year, the answer is likely to be counted on one hand.Of that number, you can bet that the usual suspects will be a superhero movie, the Oscar movie everyone else said they...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Damian Jr Gong Marley has another feather in his producer's hat as he will be the executive producer for the next album of the accomplished Third World band.Last Friday, the stalwart reggae band released Loving You Is Easy, the first single from the...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Talk about soul singers, and the name Aretha Franklin readily comes to mind. There were others before her like James Brown - dubbed the godfather of soul, Lavern Baker, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and Solomon Burke - all black entertainers.The Church...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

On an afternoon in 1988 when producer Gussie Clarke had recently finalised construction of his Music Works Studio at 56 Slipe Road, Kingston, singer Gregory 'The Cool Ruler' Isaacs rode a motorcycle on to the premises. He did not come for anything...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The group of curious onlookers gathered around 32-year-old police officer Andre Gillespie at the Transport Centre in Half-Way Tree. His weapon of choice was the saxophone, and he had those around him swaying from side to side to his rendition of Ed...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It was an intimate affair as friends, family, clients, and well-wishers, came out to support Marguerite Orane at the launch of her second book, Forget it! What's the point?.The Temple of Light Centre for Spiritual Living served as the perfect...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

There was a full house at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Thursday night for the private screening of UK-Jamaican film - The Intent 2: The Come Up. The crime-drama film, which will be available on Netflix, features dancehall's Unruly...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

From October 5 to 15, Merritone will celebrate the 28th annual Merritone Reunion and Family Homecoming with a variety of events. This year's celebration will take place in Kingston and Melia Braco Resort in Rio Bueno, Trelawny."This year is the most...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This week's instalment of the exciting Caribbean Model Search (CMS) TV series which airs tonight on TVJ, will, see added star power in the form of supermodel Oraine Barrett.The highly successful male model brings a wealth of experience to the series...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Today being the final Friday of the month, the free monthly Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) lunch-hour concert - featuring drama, dance or music - would normally be on. Instead, it was held a week earlier as a musical show, Mikey Bennett and Friends in...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

From Michael Jackson's hits to romantic ballads to the Flairy dance, guests at the official opening of the renovated Puerto Seco Beach in St Ann enjoyed a dazzling mix of musical offerings. The mood by the poolside changed from reflective to lively...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In this week's edition of Five Questions with ... we speak to the executive director of the Ashe performing arts group, Conroy Wilson.A past student of St George's College, Wilson has used the performing arts as vehicle to success. The man who is...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

From the minute a woman takes an interest in the local music industry, she enters a male-dominated world. Industry professionals will say that for every five male recording artistes, there is one female, and over two-thirds of the performers on the...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Reggae legend Bob Marley will be the subject of an upcoming Netflix docu-series, investigating some of music's biggest unsolved mysteries. The eight-episode project, called ReMastered, will be available on the streaming service on October 12, with...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Barbra Streisand has given Lady Gaga her seal of approval for her performance in the remake of A Star Is Born.The 76-year-old Hollywood legend played Ally, the same part as Gaga in the 1976 version of the film, and though she hasn't watched the...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ATLANTA (AP):Rapper T.I. took a stroll through one of the toughest neighbourhoods in Atlanta, as children on school buses screamed his name, several motorists honked their horns and men asked for a selfie.Bankhead, an impoverished area known in the...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The Ashe Company has a long-standing reputation of carrying their talents to the far corners of the globe - and this year is no different. Celebrating their silver anniversary, the famed local performing arts troupe is preparing to fly off to...

Published:Thursday | September 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

"My body is intact ... my brain is still working, the only thing that is missing is the ability to see," Derrick McCarthy told The Gleaner.The former National Dance Theatre Company member, performance arts teacher, dance tutor and choreographer lost...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.Director and writer Dan...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Comedy sensations Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish team up for the ultimate comedic explosion, Night School, which follows a group of adults who set out to earn their GEDs.Teddy Walker is a successful salesman whose life takes a startling...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unpredictable places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in its Walls.The...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Rosario Dawson has banned her daughter from using social media. The Daredevil actress refuses to let her 15-year-old daughter Lola have a mobile phone, as she thinks she should be focusing on "developing" herself rather than what she presents online...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP):Yesterday, Bill Cosby left a Pennsylvania courtroom in handcuffs to begin serving a three-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. Earlier, a judge declared Bill Cosby a "sexually violent predator" before the...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

On the other side of the Atlantic, reggae, dub and dancehall have long been recognised as the foundation to the scenes that created underground rave, drum and bass and another genre known as grime in the United Kingdom.With that recognition, a few...

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