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Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Passers-by on East Street may not even look twice at the empty parking lot on Water Lane. The lot is controlled by Earl 'Chinna' Smith - the man whose guitar riffs and runs have been immortalised in the music of reggae's global ambassador, Bob...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Entertainers ending up in careers they never intended is quite widespread in early Jamaican popular music. Cecil Bustamante Campbell, better known as Prince Buster, dreamt of being the greatest sound system operator in the land. That dream ended...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Moving the music industry from an informal institution to a proper business models, is again at the forefront of discussions in the entertainment industry.This followed a recent claim made by a St Lucian songwriter against Grammy-nominated singer Jah...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

On Wednesday, October 10, poet Dr Jean Binta Breeze will receive a Silver Musgrave Medal at the Institute of Jamaica. She began writing poetry in the 1970s, initially having Dennis Scott at the School of Drama look them over and then Mervyn Morris (...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNashauna Lalah

It takes only a few minutes of being in his company to notice that he is almost always humming. After nearly 40 years in the music business, making melodies is as natural as breathing for Beres Hammond.As he gets ready to release his latest album -...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

The Stars R Us concert series, which started in October 2000 at Mas Camp (then on Oxford Road, New Kingston), focuses largely on performers who were clicking with concert audiences and swiping hit song content from everyday happenings,long before...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

On October 21, Park Lane will be closed in honour of Merritone Turntable Sound.Announced by Councillor Lee Clarke during the media launch of the 28th Merritone Reunion and Family Homecoming, this will be in an effort to highlight and preserve the...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For anyone who may have missed or thoroughly enjoyed it, Basil Dawkins' Uptown Bangarang, is back this weekend for a three-day seven-show revival.Revivals are few, and it's a risk the playwright is well aware of. "The risk of doing a revival is that...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:10 AMMichael Reckord

Last week, Professor Clinton Hutton told an audience at the University of the West Indies, "I'm trying to find a way to link with younger people ... so I'm writing a novel." He followed up that announcement by reading a poem he'd written recently.Dr...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

With a mission of turning teenagers and upcoming artistes who would sing about guns away from a life of crime, Eugene Pitter created the Just for Peace Initiative (JFPI) in Spanish Town 11 years ago.Pitter, who told The Gleaner that more than 100...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Months, weeks and hours of learning, training and developing skills will come down to one moment for the contestants in the first Pulse School Model Search. Tomorrow, the question of who will take top honours and earn this inaugural title will be...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

He's one of the most beloved and widely respected entertainers Jamaica has ever produced. Beres Hammond has been making instant classics and 'mashing up' stage shows and concerts at home and across the world for nearly 40 years. With a new album,...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

King Jammy's latest album is one for the record books. Reviving the voice of Dennis Brown, the pioneer producer combines the vocals of the late, beloved singer with a star-studded tracklist of features from contemporary reggae and dancehall artistes...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:03 AM

Despite the state of emergency affecting a number of neighbourhoods in downtown Kingston, on Sunday it was abuzz with activities, courtesy of the Kingston Creative Artwalk and the National Gallery.People from all walks of life poured into the...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Femi Oyeniran and Nicky 'Slimting' Walker - directors of The Intent 2: The Come Up, say they are looking to invest more in Jamaica's film industry. Oyeniran and Walker were speaking at the private screening of the movie at the Courtleigh auditorium...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

After a two-year hiatus, the return of Keesing LIVE was a well supported one. Organiser of the live music experience, musician Charmaine Limonius, shared that she was grateful for the turnout, but she also had reservations, and revelations that at...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

VenomThe world has enough superheroes! One of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex and vicious characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.Following a scandal, journalist Eddie Brock...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The family of the late reggae great Peter Tosh has much to celebrate this month. Apart from it being the birthday of the family patriarch, last Thursday, the family welcomed home his youngest son who had been in the hospital for one and a half years...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Signalling to the disc jockey to turn up the volume, former Prime Minister Edward Seaga got to his feet and showed all present in Lecture Theatre 50 at the University of the Technology (UTech), Jamaica, that he can still 'buss a move' as he danced...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Owen 'Blakka' Ellis saw a picture of his Uncle Alton Ellis, inside singer Freddie McGregor's Big Ship studio in Havendale. His uncle had hits that included; Rocksteady, Muriel, and Willow Tree. He and the group of students he accompanied, along with...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:13 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The Barbara McDaniel-led Wolmer's Dance Troupe (WDT) and Dance Theatre Xaymaca (DTX) laid out a feast on Saturday captivating set, lively costumes and vibrant dances, all served on the stage of The Little Theatre in Kingston. The experience was...

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...

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