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Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With over six decades of countless shows, multiple albums, and a great friendship between them, pianist Monty Alexander and guitarist Ernie Ranglin will combine their musical prowess in a charity concert organised by the McCam Child Care and...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As part of the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, The Jamaica Music Museum will present Twin Double: The Art of Two, a concert featuring two different duos comprising four leading figures in jazz. Engaging in musical dialogue will be Americans Stephen Scott...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

While most persons will go to the movies on a Monday or Tuesday to take advantage of the two for one special, e-commerce platform Brawta Living has partnered with Palace Amusement, to encourage movie-goers to take a trip to the silver screen every...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/ Gleaner Writer

Lindo has been working in the Jamaican music industry since the mid-70s, recording Black History in 1978, with producer Mikey Dread. Following his initial hit, Lindo began performing on the Blackstar International Sound System. He performed...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The sweet, smoky aroma of jerk flavours will be mixed with the pulsating beats of one of Jamaica's most iconic bands Third World.The delicious offering of this combo is just one of the many delights for patrons at the third staging of the Grace...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sat, June 9KingstonBadbull Boss 37th birthday celebration, cake sale and stage show is at Badbull Studio, 24 Georges Lane. Tickets: $600. Special guests: Beenie Man, Likkle D and Baby Trish.Shawn Di Barber, in association with Unique Family,...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Cristy Barber, a Grammy-nominated music producer and vice-president of Creative Planning & Development at Downsound Entertainment, will receive the Blue & Bougie Impact Award in New York, USA, on Sunday, July 15...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

On the surface, having the media launch of CFW Resort Fashion Week 2019 last Friday seemed premature. However, "a year is not early", Kingsley Cooper, chairman of Pulse, which stages Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW), pointed out to The Gleaner. "It is a...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

On his 2000 album Unchained Spirit, Buju Banton sings Sudan for the beleaguered African country. In Land of Promise, Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley and Nas' remake of Dennis Brown's Promised Land on the 2010 Distant Relatives album, Marley delights in the...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

To sound off the beginning of Caribbean American Heritage Month and its accompanying film festival, the US Embassy hosted a screening of the documentary film Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess, about Jamaica's only National Heroine, now '...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Contributor

Reggae artiste Freddie McGregor has bought a tour bus in the United States. McGregor told The Gleaner that for his upcoming US tour, it simply was more cost-effective to buy a tour bus, rather than spend thousands of dollars on each occasion to rent...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Dr Myrna Hague-Bradshaw, organiser of the Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival and Franklyn D Resort (FDR) in Runaway Bay, St Ann, may have discovered a partnership - sweet jazz music and appetising cuisine. That was the order of the day as...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Summer has not officially begun but the temperature's already shot up 8 degrees with the A-lister cast in the scene stealing action, adventure, comedy Ocean's 8.Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchet, along with Anne...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This is the incredible but mostly true story of four confounded young men who mistook their lives for a movie and attempted one of the most daring heists in US history. American Animals takes the thrill of the heist genre and turns...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

For the first time in the festival's 26-year history, Reggae Sumfest will be going cashless. The announcement was made yesterday morning at Downsound Entertainment's headquarters on Belmont Road, New Kingston. Sumfest has partnered with global...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:23 PM

Kabaka Pyramid’s debut album, Kontraband, has debuted at number three on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, which holds up to Saturday, June 6. In the process, it has nabbed the Greatest Gainer of the Week honours. But if there was a prize...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Calabash's Friday after-hours session Midnight Ravers Live Concert, which featured up and coming reggae recording artiste out of Protoje's Indiggnation camp, Lila Ike, followed by Naomi Cowan, the daughter of Tommy Cowan and Carlene Davis and the...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Calabash International Literary Festival is famous for a few things, although for some persons, it rarely brings to mind anything other than poetry and prose. The waves against the shore, the gusto of the aspiring poets who impulsively line up...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Case of the Ex! was expected to be a comedy that explored that awkward, annoying situation of a past relationship that refuses to stay there. However, the production managed to present a story that while overlaid on the love triangle trope,...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Last weekend, in the spirit of the Wynwood Arts District of Miami, the first staging of Kingston Creative Art Walk invited the attention of over 100 patrons. Organised by Karib F.U.N.K. (a non-profit social-enterprise and development organisation...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Sunday, June 10, is the day Jamaicans will get to see some of its most powerful men and women in action at the National Indoor Sports Centre, Arthur Wint Drive, St Andrew.Founder of the annual event Powerful Women...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

They say love makes us do crazy things. For fiances Tami Oldman and Richard Sharp, the couple at the heart of the film Adrift, that means embarking on a month-long sail across the ocean after having only known each other for five months. Depending...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/ Gleaner Writer

"As a firefighter, the people know you always have to out fires, but sometimes you just have to bun a fire, too," said Professor Carolyn Cooper, MC for the open-mic sessions at the 2018 Calabash International Literary Festival in Treasure Beach, St...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Pulse has an innovative idea for Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW) 2019 and shared it with the media and fashion connoisseurs at a semiformal glitzy affair at Pulse Rooms at Trafalgar Road, New Kingston, on Friday. The three hours of pleasantries...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In 2010, then Prime Minister the Hon Bruce Golding was incensed at the appearance of graffiti defacing premises in Denham Town and Tivoli Gardens in west Kingston. The affront triggered a chain reaction, which eventually led to members of the...

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