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Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:32 AM

Actor Seth Rogen says Beyoncé got a standing ovation “for just existing” at the Lion King world premiere. The 37-year-old superstar – who lends her voice to the role of Nala in the new adaptation of the Disney classic – was in attendance at the...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:22 AM

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Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:20 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

For anyone who has ever had the dream of going to Africa, but is unable to do so for whatever reason, dub poet Ras Takura says he will go on your behalf, particularly to the Pan African Historical Festival (PANAFEST) in Ghana. The event will...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:19 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

When a young Carey Sayles entered a singing competition at his primary school, it was really because his first-grade teacher had recognised his talent and was determined that he would sing – and sing loudly, too. She even locked him in the...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:16 AM
Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Andre Nelson, who is best known in entertainment circles as MC Nuffy, has been present on the dancehall scene since 1995. The ‘Daggering dance’ inventor has played various role in the industry, from dancer to DJ. In the early 2000s, the maverick...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:09 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

“That was epic, crazy! Fight all bruk out! People ah fight fi picture! People ah play tug-o-war wid mi shirt! The people at Carib must be upset because we block up the whole of the place,” lead actor Kadeem Wilson excitedly told The Gleaner. The...

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

For its ‘last Sunday’ event in June, the National Gallery treated its audience to a performance by one of the most influential personalities in Jamaican popular music, Winston ‘Sparrow’ Martin. Leading a quartet called the Skasonics, Martin...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

This Jamaican artiste spiced up his reggae music offering with personable lyrics and memorable hooks, and with a name that signifies his love for the environment, Nature – or Nature Ellis as he currently goes by – has used elements of nature as...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The music industry has proven that it can be tough and unfair. For many, staying ahead of the game means being in the public eye, even through stressful personal challenges. But music industry professionals agree that refusing to take a timeout is...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:25 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Canadian singer, Snow, is not a man who is easily influenced by the noise. His words and actions delineate that he does what he wants to do, when he wants to do it. Interestingly, when it comes to his love affair with reggae and dancehall music, he...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Whoopi Goldberg feels “very, very lucky” to be alive after being hospitalised for almost a month. The 63-year-old actress fell ill with what she thought was a cold last autumn, but in February this year, she was diagnosed with pneumonia in both...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:23 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

When Etana’s Reggae Forever World Tour leaves the Oland Roots Festival in Sweden, it will see the Grammy-nominated singer heading for Montego Bay, Jamaica, where she has a date with destiny. It’s called Reggae Sumfest, a festival whose stage she...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:21 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Kemar Highcon’s sauce seems to contain the perfect ingredients for corporate outfits Digicel and Pizza Hut, as he is now their latest ambassador. A remake of his breakout single, So Saucy, serves as the jingle for Pizza Hut’s Pepperoni Cheesy...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:19 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Emirates NBD, one of the largest banking groups in the Middle East, is on a fraud-awareness campaign, an admirable and necessary action as scamming rears its formidable head. However, what’s intriguing about this particular campaign is that the...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:18 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Online film and television streaming platforms are not new. In fact, they are plentiful. But that isn’t stopping a group of Jamaican entrepreneurs from going after a piece of the steaming streaming pie. Globally, online consumers have developed...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Grief is something every individual will have to contend with at one point or another in their life. Until now, the only grief that Oraine Frater was familiar with had come from dancing – a result of long hours spent practising to point his toes...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:10 AM

21st Century Cinema is changing the world. Here in Jamaica, we are in step and we are getting closer to the blockbuster event of the year. Stay tuned and be the first to know when we are ready for action! Summer never looked better, with the...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Gillian Anderson ( X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James ( Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, encoring at Palace Cineplex, Sunday, July 14. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing, Legend. True star of...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the most feared assassins on the planet. Anna is an English-language French action thriller written, produced and directed...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Terrier Max is coping with some major life changes. His owner is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and mutt Duke encounter canine-­...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Grammy-nominated band Raging Fyah is embarking on their Better Tomorrow US Summer Tour, supporting their latest single and music video of the same name. The tour kicks off tomorow and concludes on August 10 at VP Records 40th Anniversary Concert at...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:14 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

While some female entertainers will nip and tuck their facial features or go under the knife for bodily enhancements, veteran singer Nadine Sutherland is going the natural route, refusing to do any surgical procedure in an attempt to stall the...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Band leader of Ruff Kutt, Donovan ‘Benji’ Belnavis, says that providing the musical support to a huge festival like Reggae Sumfest comes with a lot of weight, but it’s a journey that he and the other band members thoroughly enjoy. “It’s a matter...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Lighthouse Productions is making their theatrical debut with Behind the Pulpit, a Christian comedy-drama exploring gender roles in the Church, and which the producers hope will spark social change. Coming to Phoenix Theatre in New Kingston on July...

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