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Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:10 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

David Rodigan, Rory Stone Love, and Delano and Jazzy T from Renaissance Disco headlined a groovy reggae party last Saturday night at a pre-opening event at Kaya Herb House on Lady Musgrave Road. Organisers aimed for an authentic dance hall, and...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:34 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

A notice last week informing Hope Gardens of the discontinuance of a lawsuit filed against them by residents of Hope Pastures has allowed the space to be reopened as a venue for entertainment events. In an exclusive interview, Hugh Anthony Porter...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:32 AM

Entries for the 2020 National Festival of the Performing Arts, hosted by Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), are now open and will close on Friday, November 29, and, as the agency prepares for the next cycle, it is hosting a series of...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:30 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Dimensions, the eight-song EP from Grammy-nominated reggae singer Etana, had its official release last Friday, and when The Gleaner spoke to her on the eve of the release, she was full of exuberance. “This EP is really highly anticipated. There are...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:26 AM

The Gossip Girl reboot will feature “non-white leads” and have “a lot of queer content”. In July, it was confirmed that the hit HBO show’s creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage had struck up a deal with the new streaming service HBO Max,...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Lauryn Hill has won a lawsuit against her cousin. The 44-year-old singer sued Gerald Hill last year after he failed to pay back a US$65,000 loan she gave him in June 2017 and, after he still didn’t pay a penny towards the sum, a judge has now ruled...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Her last date with disaster? That of having accepted to work as Santa’s elf for a department store. However, she meets Tom and her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true....

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:21 AM

When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie’s Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all. Charlie’s Angels is an American action comedy directed by Elizabeth Banks, who...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:18 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Artistes, producers, songwriters, selectors, videographers, dancers, stylists and other creative talent involved in the production, marketing and promotion of reggae music will, next week, be able to learn more about new ­opportunities in reggae...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:16 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Many worry that American reggae bands are stealing the spotlight from local stars. This is not necessarily always the case. For the Texas-based drum-and-bass duo, The San Antones, their love and knowledge of our music got deeper because celebrated...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

As it continues on an arduous journey to develop from fledgling to full-form, eyes have been trained on the local film industry. For the next few weeks, those eyes will be set alight with entertainment, and in the future, film buffs will be able to...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Alicia Keys wants people to be free to express their “masculine and feminine energies”. The Empire State of Mind singer was left saddened when her four-year-old son Genesis decided he didn’t want the rainbow manicure he’d asked for because the...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:21 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

In a time when technology allows the layman access to high-end cameras and cell phones, playwrights, directors and their actors often suffer the pains of piracy. Bootlegging is a common ailment plaguing the theatre and film spaces, and has cost...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:20 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Xodus Carnival is the second of three bands to launch for Jamaica’s 2020 carnival season, raising the bar even higher with its extravagant production held last Saturday. A rope dancer in silver, moving against the dark sky on a riser, was the first...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:19 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Gospel concerts are on the increase in Jamaica, especially in the Corporate Area. The producers seem to work from similar scripts; that is, bring in an international act and have a few local gospel artistes who engage mainly the younger members of...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:14 AM

The late Whitney Houston’s best friend has confirmed speculation she had a physical relationship with the singer. Robyn Crawford first met the I Will Always Love You hitmaker – who died seven years ago aged 48 – when she was 19 and Whitney was 17...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Tyler Perry was “running from poverty” during the early years of his career. The 50-year-old star – who is now one of the best paid men in the entertainment industry – has admitted that his relentless worth ethic stems from his ­modest beginnings...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:19 AMBy Damian Levy/Gleaner Writer

It should come as no ­surprise that there is another Terminator film among us. Despite the last iteration being surmised as a failure by both ­critics and audiences, it was nevertheless saved by an enthusiastic international market that can’t get...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:16 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

British radio disc jockey and celebrated sound clash champion, David Rodigan has sounded off on an uncomfortable conversation, with an unsettling conclusion. As veterans and newcomers struggle to find ­common ground between the classic,...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:15 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

United Kingdom-based Afrobeat producer Benjybwoy says that dancehall’s overused themes of slackness and violence are becoming “stale”, whereas, Afrobeat, which borrows the best of dancehall, is seen as happy. Out of an abundance of concern, the...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The sounds of meditational chants and drums, beating like a healthy heart, echo from the suburban roadway of Hillcrest Avenue in St Andrew. It serves as an invitation to passers-by to follow the pounding to a circle of positive energy at the home...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:28 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

News that reggae music is being replaced by Afrobeats on United Kingdom radio stations has turned the local entertainment industry on its head. Selectors, producers, artistes, and radio disc jocks alike have all been weighing in on the issue that...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:19 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

Once considered Perry Henzell’s only feature film, The Harder They Come is hailed as a classic by film lovers and critics all over the world, across generations. Now, old reels that were lost have been found, and over 40 years after its start,...

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