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Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:28 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Deborah Dugan, the CEO of Bono’s (RED) organisation, has been named president and CEO of the Recording Academy, becoming the first woman appointed to lead the organisation. The academy announced on Wednesday that Dugan will succeed...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Dean Ivanhoe Fraser is no ordinary mortal. A saxophonist extraordinaire, he has contributed to hundreds of reggae recordings since the mid-’70s and has worked with the best singers and instrumentalists in the music industry. According to his...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:07 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The days of boasting about making it only to the top of the Billboard Charts are numbered. There is a new standard-bearer in town – one that is similarly regarded as an everlasting authority in music media and news. On Monday, May 13, Rolling...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

There’s a new Jamaican film in the marketplace, but instead of having a name that is directly linked to the island, in a surprising twist, the movie is titled MADE In New York. But, as the multifaceted producer Phillip Warmington tells The Gleaner...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

The second staging of Let Praises Rise gospel concert is bringing entertainment with a purpose to St James on Saturday, at the Montego Bay High School. Orchestrated by the Vera Philanthropic Praise Foundation, the event will have part proceeds...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:06 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

After seeing the beautiful artwork and the excellent singing, dancing and acting from the girls of the Convent of Mercy Academy (popularly called ‘Alpha’) on Saturday afternoon, patrons of the school’s Evening of the Arts would surely have...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:19 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Queens, NY: He is the biggest and most accomplished artiste to have been booked to grace the stage of Groovin’ In The Park. In the event’s 9th year, crooner Michael Bolton will join lovers rock king Beres Hammond as the festival unfolds on Sunday,...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:05 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

The ska scene mushroomed in Jamaica in the ’50s and ’60s, with acts like Derrick Morgan, Desmond Dekker and Prince Buster at the fore. The genre was birthed as early producers and sound system operators like Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd sought to...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Firebrand reggae ‘messenjah’, Luciano, was in full social-consciousness mode on Sunday night at the St Luke’s church’s annual charity concert, Reggae, Jazz and Blues Go Gospel. Lamenting that he has ‘never seen so much wickedness from the day...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano KaritaMattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Aladdin is a musical fantasy directed by Guy Ritchie, from a screenplay co-written with John August, (Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Big Fish (2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The film...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:10 AM

At the heart of this hilarious comedy about an epic romantic mismatch is the premise of a charming fairy tale for our times. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is a bold, brilliant woman about to run for leader of the world. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own children are drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. La Llorona, Spanish for the weeping woman, is based on popular Latin American...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:06 AM

The 2019 National Festival of the Performing Arts ended on a high note last week, after hundreds of gold-medal parish finalists from across the island journeyed to Kingston to compete for the national title in the areas of Traditional Folk Forms,...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:15 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Fueled by their love for music in the ’70s, a group of friends embarked on a mission to share and promote chorale and orchestral music, across Jamaica. On Sunday, four of them – Carole Reid, Marilyn Brice-McDonald, Easton Lee, and Winston Ewart –...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Honey-sweet vocals and smooth, coordinated dance moves were part of a musical voyage captained by evergreen R...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 1:09 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For its 40th anniversary, VP Records is making everything a big deal, including the release of Rising Stars alumnus Chris Martin’s sophomore album, And Then. Last Friday evening, the label took over multiple platforms for the album...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite the pressure that he is undergoing from his government, Ugandan pop star and politician Bobi Wine will definitely have his chance to appear on the Rebel Salute stage in 2020. “I just got off the phone with him,” reggae artiste and owner of...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:12 AM

For many, last week’s Avengers Endgame was the peak of blockbuster cinema. Everything from the early days of Jaws and Star Wars paved the way for the monstrous display of superheroics that landed in theatres. A real example that even though it’s...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 11:47 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" has crossed the $2 billion mark at the global box office in record time and is leaving newcomers in its dust. The Walt Disney Co. estimates Sunday that the Marvel blockbuster has added $145.8...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:20 AMJacob Gilles - Contributor

A cache of long-lost Bob Marley live recordings, which lay in a damp basement for 40 years, is to be auctioned after being restored. Experts predict the 10 two-inch ‘reel-to-reel’ 24 track analogue tapes could easily raise hundreds of thousands of...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reorter

Neisha Yen-Jones was just 19 years old when she lost her older sister, Farrah Amoy Tamieka Jones. Her sister had her sights set on a career in the performing arts. But before those dreams could be realised, Farrah died from multiple sclerosis. Yen-...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:15 AM

NEW YORK (AP) : Phillip Youmans was just 17 and finishing high school when he completed his lyrical debut feature film, Burning Cane. Now, his movie has won the top award at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival. Burning Cane won three awards at Tribeca...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:14 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

A staple at your typical Afrocentric-themed event is book dealer Kirk Scarlett, with his station of meticulously laid out Pan-African books ready to feed the mind. Popularly known as I-Nation (and the streets’ minister of education), Scarlett has...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:14 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

As most musicians are focused on growing their Spotify, Apple Music, or Deezer libraries, there are still those who prefer the analog ­approach to music distribution. Behind the advent of MP3 ­players, compact discs, and cassette tapes, there were...

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