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Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Don’t get it twisted, Nia Orea is not a cookie-and-cream type of girl. And while the music trailblazer cannot explain the origin of her chosen stage name, she is certain that there is no affiliation with the popular cream-filled snack. “It is...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Following last week’s Labour Day activities at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) senior medical officer Dr Garth McDonald is urging local celebrities to adopt different sections of the health facility. He explained that despite some significant...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s fifth prime minister, Edward Seaga, has had an illustrious political career. He served as Jamaica’s prime minister from 1980-1989, and spent more than four decades as the member of parliament for West Kingston. He was also leader of the...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Jamaica’s favourite singjay, Koffee, has already infiltrated numerous spaces. These days, all disc jockeys have at least one of her songs on their playlist. Young children and grandparents happily hum along to Toast and Ragamuffin ... and Blazin’s...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Music videos have been a cornerstone of music consumption for decades. Local productions are frequent and numerous but often very similar – until now. With its international premiere on TheFADER.com on Monday, young rising reggae entertainer Royal...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:30 AM

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play featuring a fictitious exploration of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party. Written by Academy Award-nominated writer David Hare (The Reader, NT Live: Skylight), it was captured live at the National Theatre and...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:16 AM

British broadcaster Sir David Rodigan had a lot to say about Jamaica’s reggae revival being championed by emerging artistes like Protoje, Chronixx, Lila Ike and Koffee, and the new flavour they bring to the genre. “I think these young roots...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:13 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Oliver Samuels is celebrating his 70th birthday this year. Many of Oliver’s fans are in awe as to how young, fit and vibrant he looks. In a now viral video on Facebook, when asked about his agelessness, the comedy icon fired back, “Mi nuh walk...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:09 AM

If you are a resident of Portmore, the magic of cinema is coming to your doorstep. Sunshine Palace will wow you with a multi-screen facility boasting 21st-century technology, including digital laser projection, new Christie Digital Xenon...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Some friendships transcend lifetimes. In this sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog’s Purpose, beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined....

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Following the global success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island comes the next chapter in Warner Bros Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:07 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Patrons attending the 27th staging of Reggae Sumfest will have the opportunity to pay for goods at the festival without using cash. Mastercard, for the second consecutive year, has partnered with the festival organisers to ensure safety, security,...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:19 AM

For more than a century, steel mills churning along Pittsburgh’s three rivers helped define the region as one of the world’s largest steel-making capitals until the collapse of the industry in the ’80s. Now, ruins of the industry loom massive and...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:15 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

The phrase ‘a little child shall lead them’ certainly applies to Damijae McCalla, who just turned 11. A student of Mona Preparatory School, he scooped up an armful of awards at the recently concluded Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC)...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 12:28 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

The name ‘Doris Von Kappelhoff’ may mean very little to most people, but once the name ‘Doris Day’ (her stage name) is mentioned, it immediately stirs up all sorts of musical and theatrical extravagances to those who were around during her heyday....

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 12:28 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican theatre icon Oliver Samuels created comedic pandemonium across the New York tri-state region over the past two weekends with his latest production, titled 56 East Avenue. The two-hour production was a continuous bellyful of raucous...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 12:28 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Clish Gittens is a visual anthropologist. That means he applies his skills and education in fine arts to communicate his passion for people, culture and environment. The young film-maker from Barbados has taken a deep dive into advocacy for the...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 12:27 AM

The 60-year-old Queen of Pop will release her new album, Madame X – her 14th studio LP to date – next month, and although her older children Lourdes, 22; Rocco, 18; David, 13; and Mercy, 13, aren’t bothered by their mom’s fame, six-year-old Estere...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 12:27 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Once again, Disney has seen fit to release another live action remake of one of its classic animated films. This time, it’s the story of Aladdin, the love story of a street rat, a princess, and a big blue genie to help them along the way. While the...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Earlier this year, iconic reggae entertainer, Buju Banton, announced the launch of his foundation aimed at providing support to the nation’s youth that are in need. Buju Banton affirmed then, “I know what it is for a child to go without basic...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:19 AMRoy Black

The contribution to Jamaica made by entertainers whose origins lie outside of our shores is not well documented in Jamaica’s music history. Jamaica’s rich musical heritage, however, owes a lot to these aliens. Two of the earliest to have made...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

When a young, impressionable, ingénue named Marcia Griffiths set off on her journey in reggae music, she had no idea whatsoever that half a century later, she would be living the words of her own song, which has become an anthem: “ I shall sing,...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:11 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

With many major entertainment events, there comes the issue of waste. Earlier this year, carnival bands campaigned about reducing plastic consumption by walking with your own party cups and providing biodegradable lunchboxes for the thousands of...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Male entertainers and their seeming lack of respect for women, has long been a hot topic on the music scene. The lyrics of certain songs within the dancehall space have come under the scrutiny for what many have described as the degradation of the...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:25 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Like Labour Day projects, gospel is participatory, and a gospel concert has more to do with galvanising the audience than with the individual entertainers or songs. Last Thursday’s Praise and Worship Concert, presented by the Ministry of Culture,...

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