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Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Professor Ralston 'Rex' Nettleford would have turned 85 years old on February 3 this year. He passed away in the United States in 2010, a day before his birthday, and so while the annual tribute staged by the Rex Nettleford Foundation marks his date...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Today, as part of our Reggae Month Feature, The Gleaner continues its series on persons who contributed to Jamaican popular music who died in February. Last week we looked back at former Third World lead singer, William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke. Today it...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In this week's edition of Five Questions with... we feature one of Jamaica's leading music producers, Donovan Germain. Germain, who established himself as a forced to be reckoned with in music from as early as the 1970s, is still one of the most in...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After 25 years of working in what they call "edutainment" - education through entertainment - The Ashe Company has produced a book showing the tools and techniques they use.Your Empowerment GPA, which is both a self-help book and a text to be used...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 10:12 PMKimberley Small

Of the US$20,000 requested, the GoFundMe account dedicated to Rosie Murray is approaching a close, nearing the halfway mark with a tally of USD$9,774 ($1.2 million JMD).  Last December, the Actor Boy-nominated actress, suffered a major heart...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

There are elements of the video for Samory I's version of, Is It Because I'm Black (a song originally done by Syl Johnson from the USA, with Jamaica's Ken Boothe doing a superb rendition) which are familiar. However, the detailing of a video which...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Williams/Gleaner Writer

Traditional and contemporary dances of Africa, will take over the lawns of the View of the Ocean Resorts on Mammee Bay Estates in St Ann, from February 15 - 18 when the third annual Jamaica African Dance Arts and Culture (JADAC) Festival unfolds....

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

However, the nucleus of all the celebrations took place at 56 Hope Road, the official Kingston compound of the global ambassador.The venue space was open to the public from 10 a.m. to engage the public with panel discussions, sale of wares and other...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

During the celebration of a long-time friend's birthday, well-known Jamaican actress Rosie Murray suffered a major heart attack.It was on December 29, 2017, after the chaos of Christmas; during the lull between then and the New Year, that Murray...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMSimone Morgan Lindo/Gleaner Writer

Last Friday, reggae singer Dennis Brown would have celebrated his 61st birthday.Throughout his career, Brown recorded more than 75 albums and was one of the major stars of lovers rock. But before he was dubbed the 'Crown Prince of Reggae', he was a...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

The last of three letters identifying the subject of Monday evening's listening session at Gussie Clarke's Anchor Studios turned out to have a double meaning.As a mathematical symbol, the 'X' added to 'EP' meant multiples, as those gathered in the...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

More than once, producer Gussie Clarke utilised alliteration in describing the qualities which Kevy the Artist possesses, which have encouraged him to invest so heavily in Even a Gangster Falls in Love. There were three Ms - 'marketable, manageable...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Shape of Water has been nominated for 13 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. The film also copped Golden Globe Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay from seven...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After accepting entrepreneur and CEO Christian Grey's proposal, Anastasia Steele fully embraces her luxury life and her husband's controlling nature. Just as the Greys begin to revel in their new life, believing they've left the adversary behind,...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

South African soprano Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite American tenor, Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing Una furtiva lagrima. Bartlett Sher's production is...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The only two solo Jamaican artistes on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, valid up to Saturday, February 10, have both maintained their placing from last week's listing.Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley's Stony Hill, which took the Grammy Award for Best...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

The theme of this year's staging of the Grounation series each Sunday in February at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), East Street, Kingston, is 'Garvey's Ghost: Muse, Cultural Arts, Aesthetics, Freedom Sounds'. Although a part of all aspects of the...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Artistes are today being encouraged to develop their entrepreneurial skills as the music business is much more than just recording tracks and performing onstage.A riveting discussion surrounding the music business and entrepreneurship took place at...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A full day of activities is planned for today at 56 Hope Road, in recognition of the reggae icon's 73rd birthday.From 7 a.m.-10 a.m., there will be an invitation-only opening ceremony, with tributes including song of the Abeng, items by the Mona...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

For the last half of this decade, I have been blessed with the avoidance of a particular film series called The Maze Runner. When The Maze Runner came out, I ran the other way. When The Scorch Trials blazed into cinemas, the flames did not reach me...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Celine Dion shakes her late husband's hand "every night" before a concert.The 49-year-old singer was devastated when Rene Angeli - the father of her sons, Rene-Charles, 17 years old, and seven-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy - died of cancer in 2016...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/ Gleaner Writer

Part of the annual Dis Poem Wordz & Agro Festival is an exchange of organic seeds among participants, those who are determined to not have genetically modified organisms dominate agriculture bringing along seeds to trade with others of the same mindset...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMIsaacs read Mills & Boon romance books

Today, a blue plaque will be placed at deceased singer Gregory Isaacs' home on Sunrise Crescent, St Andrew. The ceremony is slated to begin at 11 a.m.Widow of the 'Cool Ruler', June Isaacs, told The Gleaner that the marker will be placed "on behalf...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/ Gleaner Writer

As the world prepares to mark the 73rd anniversary of Bob Marley's birth tomorrow, many persons can't help but wonder what the Gong would be singing about today, had his life not been cut short by cancer 37 years ago. Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley, Bob's...

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