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Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Kate Winslet was among the big winners at the Hollywood Film Awards - and celebrated by kissing Allison Janney on stage.The actress, who starred in Mountain Between Us, was presented with the Best Actress award by Shailene Woodley for her role in...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

On Saturday, Yaadcore, founder of the prolific Dubwise series, managed to congregate the majority of those performers we have come to know as the Reggae Revivalists - and then some.The promise of Chronixx as the evening's toastmaster galvanised the...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Gavin 'Gavsborg' Blair, Jordan 'Time Cow' Chung, Shanique Marie, Bobby Blackbird and Kemikal Splash make up Equiknoxx Music. These contributors share an ideal - that dancehall music is potently universal from its roots to branches, and that real...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy

After being mostly absent from the silver screen for the last two years, Thor: Ragnarok sees the return of the God of Thunder - quite unlike we've seen him before.The movie opens up with the Norse God covered in chains and describing a plot to...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

The world of entertainment recently lost another stalwart in Fats Domino, on October 24, this year.If ever there was a man of whom it could truly be said pioneered Rock 'n' Roll music, it must be Domino.Most musicologists and music aficionados of...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Naomi Cowan, daughter of Tommy Cowan and Carlene Davis, hosted a single-release party and fundraiser in Toronto, Canada.Organised by The Blue Hummingbird group, the event was held in the heart of downtown Toronto at The Pint Public House. Cowan...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Al Green, the soulful voice of For The Good Times and Love and Happiness, who turned a preacher man and gospel singer, was a favourite of a very young George Nooks. He was so enthused that as a schoolboy he...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

November is Drug Awareness Month, and the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is working hard to get more of Jamaica's youth as well as public figures on board with the ongoing Youth Ganja Public Education Campaign.Paulette Smith, NCDA's director...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Stella Maris Dance Ensemble's 24th Season of Dance opened yesterday at the Little Theatre.The season promises to be a programme of various movements to excite, stimulate, and satisfy and will showcase a wide range of dance styles aimed at...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Following huge collaborations last year with the likes of Stephen Marley and Sizzla, one half of Korean reggae duo Skull and HaHa has embarked on a solo career.Skull, in an interview with The Sunday Gleaner, said that although the pair still makes...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

A walk down Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, in June 2017 was an aural trek through Jamaican popular music. From Tony Gregory's Gypsy to Gyptian's Hold You, songs by Tarrus Riley, Vybz Kartel, and Konshens, among others, Jamaican music...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

With a stellar catalogue and undeniable showmanship to his credit, the dancehall doctor Beenie Man will take centre stage at 'Live At The Devon' on Thursday, November 9, for an intimate unplugged performance at the Reggae Mill Bar in Devon House.The...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

It would be remiss of me to not remind those who would forget (deliberately or otherwise), as we often do when people have done good but remember mishaps readily, or simply do not know of Worrell King's efforts to preserve Peter Tosh's presence in...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

There tend to be very few surprises about the iTunes ranking of top reggae albums, as the digital platform's users who have a taste for Jamaican popular music are nothing if not consistent. Positions may change, a new release may make an impact but...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:05 PM

Sat, Oct 21KgnMelody presents Drinkers Drink-Up at the corner of Bond and Blunt streets. Music by a popular disco.FUTURE EVENTSSat, Oct 28St AndrewMarlene Dancing Queen presents her birthnight bash called Gold and White 50th Edition, Only the Strong...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

This is a big week for two top-class storytellers, Dr Jean Small and Amina Blackwood Meeks. On Sunday Small launched a book of her short stories at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA), University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona,...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

The fifth annual Jamaica Music Conference takes place from next Thursday (November 9) to Sunday, November 12. While Joan Webley, member of the local conference's management committee, notes its growth, she is hoping that its impact will extend well...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

1. Why do you think the international community has been so attracted to dancehall over the past few years?Ding Dong: It's the dancehall culture, but it's not everything they're interested in. They see the loophole, where our country nah invest in...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

On his birthday, Tuesday, October 31, singer George Nooks took time out of his routine - and the city - to give thanks for getting to another chronological milestone. It was a long weekend away leading up to the special day and Nooks appreciated...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Before announcing the shortlist of entrants for this year's Lignum Vitae Writing Awards, chair of the Jamaican Writers Society (JAWS), Tanya Batson-Savage, underscored the importance of recognising - and rewarding - excellence in literature."Awards...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Drumming is also a feature of music therapy. It is used extensively in the music therapy field. Jamaica Field Service Project (JASFP) focuses on drumming, especially in parishes where traditional drumming culture is still thriving"It can be very...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Marching Orders by Hawaiian outfit The Green has debuted at N0.1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for the week ending November 11, 2017.The deposed number one for the previous two weeks running, Jesse Royal's Lily of da Valley, is now at N0.3,...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Once a child enters the pre-kindergarten stages of life, he or she is introduced to music (for some it is as early as in the womb).Nursery rhymes are created from stories recorded over instruments combined to make ear-catching rhythms that even a...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

You know his name, you know his voice and he knows your sins. Jigsaw, the gruesome prosecutor is back after being 'dead' for over a decade. Bodies are surfacing, bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, and law enforcement jostles about to...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms rebel against the challenges and expectations of moms during Christmas. With kids to please, endless amounts of shopping and nagging families to contend with, Christmas is one of the most complex times...

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