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Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After accepting entrepreneur and CEO Christian Grey's proposal, Anastasia Steele fully embraces her luxury life and her husband's controlling nature. Just as the Greys begin to revel in their new life, believing they've left the adversary behind,...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

South African soprano Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite American tenor, Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing Una furtiva lagrima. Bartlett Sher's production is...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The only two solo Jamaican artistes on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, valid up to Saturday, February 10, have both maintained their placing from last week's listing.Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley's Stony Hill, which took the Grammy Award for Best...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

The theme of this year's staging of the Grounation series each Sunday in February at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), East Street, Kingston, is 'Garvey's Ghost: Muse, Cultural Arts, Aesthetics, Freedom Sounds'. Although a part of all aspects of the...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Artistes are today being encouraged to develop their entrepreneurial skills as the music business is much more than just recording tracks and performing onstage.A riveting discussion surrounding the music business and entrepreneurship took place at...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A full day of activities is planned for today at 56 Hope Road, in recognition of the reggae icon's 73rd birthday.From 7 a.m.-10 a.m., there will be an invitation-only opening ceremony, with tributes including song of the Abeng, items by the Mona...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

For the last half of this decade, I have been blessed with the avoidance of a particular film series called The Maze Runner. When The Maze Runner came out, I ran the other way. When The Scorch Trials blazed into cinemas, the flames did not reach me...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Celine Dion shakes her late husband's hand "every night" before a concert.The 49-year-old singer was devastated when Rene Angeli - the father of her sons, Rene-Charles, 17 years old, and seven-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy - died of cancer in 2016...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/ Gleaner Writer

Part of the annual Dis Poem Wordz & Agro Festival is an exchange of organic seeds among participants, those who are determined to not have genetically modified organisms dominate agriculture bringing along seeds to trade with others of the same mindset...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMIsaacs read Mills & Boon romance books

Today, a blue plaque will be placed at deceased singer Gregory Isaacs' home on Sunrise Crescent, St Andrew. The ceremony is slated to begin at 11 a.m.Widow of the 'Cool Ruler', June Isaacs, told The Gleaner that the marker will be placed "on behalf...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/ Gleaner Writer

As the world prepares to mark the 73rd anniversary of Bob Marley's birth tomorrow, many persons can't help but wonder what the Gong would be singing about today, had his life not been cut short by cancer 37 years ago. Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley, Bob's...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:05 AM

Gospel artiste Kevin Downswell decided to take the themes of thankfulness and starting anew to the next level. Using his talent and medium of expression - music - he found a way to bring those themes to life.I Feel Like Running is a classic. It's an...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:05 AMMel Cooke

  June Isaacs, widow of the ‘Cool Ruler’ whose lovers rock classics include Top Ten and Night Nurse in a catalogue that also includes the defiant One Man Against The World and possibly the confessional Hard Drugs, smiled a lot...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Vintage -music lovers are in for a treat as the line-up for the final Original Startime stage show boasts some of Jamaica's most popular music veterans.The curtains are set to come down on one of Jamaica's longest-running live shows on Saturday, May...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

It took a long time before June knew that the man who introduced himself to her as 'Tooth' at Randy's record store, North Parade, Kingston, was the singer whose song she dropped her coins and selected on the jukebox in Portland. It took a concert at...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last week's Music Diaries focused on four of the better-known recording artistes who were born in the month of February and who helped to make the month a standout one in the world of entertainment. But notwithstanding the monumental roles they...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Reggae artiste Michael Prophet, real name Michael George Haynes, was laid to rest in London, England, on Thursday, February 1. It was the start of Reggae Month. His funeral service took place at the New Testament Church of God, Arcadian Gardens in...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Germany, it would seem, is leading the way for Europe, earning a massive reputation for itself in Jamaica, especially with the quality and authenticity of its sound. Step up one of the leaders of the gang, Silly Walks. Consisting of Oliver Schrader...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) has announced the appointment of Marlon Simms as its new artistic director.Taking up the post in January of this year, Simms becomes the fourth artistic director of the NDTC since it was co-founded by Rex...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMMelville Cooke/Gleaner Writer

The Bob Marley Museum at 56 Hope Road, St Andrew, remains the top tourist draw in the Jamaican capital (although, strictly speaking, it is not located in Kingston). Up to the turn of the current decade it was the only game in town, as far as...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Grace Jones, Bloodlight and Bami, tells a compelling story: Maas P, a devout Pentecostal Christian, did not believe in sparing the rod and spoiling the child. He disciplined his step-grandchildren with Bible and rod, simultaneously. Grace Jones, her...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Ibo Cooper said that he is longing for the day when Reggae Month will bring about the kind of buzz that could boost the country's economy in a significant way."I'm dreaming of a Reggae Month where thousands of visitors flock the island to...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Mark Lipsky, the man who assisted with the production of a musical collaboration between Shabba Ranks and Eddie Murphy titled I Was a King, has inked a deal for the production of the upcoming film, So Enticing, which is slated to be shot in Jamaica...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Have you tuned in to the Jamaican film industry activity lately? What do you think of the JAMPRO-led film-focused initiatives?I admit I am not as tuned in to new developments in the industry as I'd like to be. That said, I believe any effort made by...

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