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Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/ Gleaner Writer

On Saturday, September 22, Richie Stephens, Stitchie, JC Lodge, Junie Ranks, Papa Biggy, Little Pinchers, Souvenir and Gyal Idiot will be performing at the Lithonia City Park in Atlanta, Georgia, with proceeds from the event earmarked for Jamaica....

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

When Keesing LIVE returns from its two-year hiatus on Saturday, September 29, the entertainment package promises to give patrons their money's worth. Already booked for the event are 2009 Digicel Rising Stars winner Shuga, along with Chris...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Whether sitting in the driver's seat of a car between Montego Bay and Kingston or sitting in the passenger seat of an aeroplane from Canada to Jamaica, Douglas Prout has long been accustomed to making extended round trips to direct theatrical...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/ Gleaner Writer

In the company of the film's local cast and crew members, Palace Cineplex housed a private screening of Idris Elba's directorial debut, Yardie.Led by British actor Aml Ameen and Jamaican Shantol Jackson, the film is positioned to be marked as one...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

When this month's issue of POP Magazine hits newsstands, 18-year-old Saint model Christine Willis will grace the covers. And while it's not uncommon for Jamaican models to hold the title of cover girl, this cover was actually shot in Jamaica. Shot...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

The offspring of three reggae stalwarts are once again uniting to create a single that they hope will help catapult their careers. Imeru Tafari (Queen Ifrika's son), Sizzla Kalonji's son Meleeku, and Garnett Silk Jnr are in the process of making a...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/ Gleaner Writer

It was like any other Wednesday night. I walked into a mostly empty cinema and found my seat in the centre of the room. I was there to do a job.I wouldn't be there otherwise. Still something told me not to be so cynical. Maybe it wouldn't be as bad...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle /Gleaner Writer

Khadijah Robinson is Miss Jamaica World 2018. On a night that saw 15 other ladies competing for the crown, Robinson, a physiotherapist , held off stiff competition on Saturday to walk away with the opportunity to represent Jamaica at the global...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:08 AMMel Cooke

Whether the action was on the small black and white television screen at home or in the cinema where the dangers loomed much larger in...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Former bass player of Byron Lee and the Dragonaires Courtney Robb Sr says that although he isn't in the best of health, he refuses to give up on music.When the Sunday Gleaner last spoke to Robb Sr back in 2015, he was distressed about rumours of his...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

As we continue our focus on the six candidates vying for the four vice-presidential seats of the People's National Party (PNP), five- term Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Western Dr Wykeham McNeill this week takes a seat in the musical chair....

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Last week's article on Lord Creator highlighted one of the notable features of early Jamaican popular music the impact that entertainers who were not born in Jamaica had on the development of the Island's music.There are no fewer than a dozen...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Former president and preachers joined a parade of pop stars on Friday in a singing, hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force for musical and political change and a steadfast friend.In...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

'Yardie', a crime drama set in Jamaica and London, has barely hit screens, and already, there are talks of a sequel.Speaking on Talk Radio in the United Kingdom, the film's director, Idris Elba, said that he wanted to make a Jamaican Godfather...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberely Small/Gleaner Writer

Grammy award winning singer Estelle, has gone the reggae route, or perhaps the West Indian route for her fifth album - Lovers Rock. Set for release on September 7, the album serves as more than just a recognition of the artiste's heritage - the...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:13 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

"Professor Sylvia Wynter is offering us in the early 21st Century, her vision of a new understanding of what it means to be human," says Dr Anthony Bayani Rodriguez - Scholar-in-Residence (2017-18) at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Europeans arriving in Jamaica discovered a purple blooming tree they called 'lignum vitae', which translates to 'wood of life'. In archaic medicinal practices, the plant and its leaves were used to treat a variety of illness. Today, the tree bears a...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In this week's edition of Five Questions With, we get to know dancer Blacka Di Danca. He has been making waves on the international scene, and was recently featured in Janet Jackson's Made For Now music video. He considers himself an ambassador as...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Reggae warrior Richie Spice has been dazzling audiences at home and abroad this summer. Most recently, he and his Element Band closed Irie FM's 26th Annual Marcus Garvey Tribute with a spectacular set. Afterwards, the host dub poet Yasus Afari, led...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Avenues of entrepreneurship are paved with innovation by those who uncover ways to solve problems we didn't realise existed. A new delivery service in town is built into the bar culture and offers comfort to those who would rather party at home."...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Singer Khalia is making strides with her latest single, One Dance. Produced by Tony Kelly, the song features dancehall artiste I-Octane. It is currently at number two on the Manchester International Music Reggae Chart, which airs on Northern...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The eighth annual Cinema Paradise Portie Film Festival is set to be a blockbuster weekend. From November 1- 4, the event will offer patrons screenings, premieres and the opportunity for movie buffs to mingle with international industry players. It...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Pokerface hitmaker admits that it has been tough for her in the spotlight and it has left her feeling insecure and alone. "It's very lonely being a performer. There's a certain loneliness that I feel - that I'm the only one who does what I do....

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Visually impaired record producers Shavane 'Escallibah' Daley and Askel have joined forces to produce a new rhythm compilation - The Sweet Dreams project. The compilation is expected to feature a slew of up-and-coming recording artistes.Highlighting...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York:We are just a few weeks away from the September 30 deadline for eligibility for the 2019 Grammy Awards 'Reggae Album of the Year' submission, and already pundits are making predictions as to which albums will make the shortlist. The voting...

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