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Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:13 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

In the roaring 70s Red Hills Road in St Andrew played host to an endless number of night clubs and was the acknowledged hip strip for city Kingston. In fact, two of Jamaica’s musical legends trace their genesis to Red Hills Road and the clubs with...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:12 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Richard Roache is a name most synonymous with artiste management, but what is not so well known is the fact that he is also an experienced producer. Last year, when he released his latest riddim, Believe, Roache wanted to be a source of inspiration...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:11 AM

Miss Jamaica World, coach, mentor, volunteer and philanthropist, Joan McDonald, is stepping into a new role, which she is embracing as yet another opportunity to help others to “still live a wonderful life”. McDonald, who was crowned winner of the...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:11 AM

Merritone Disco, which is this year celebrating 70 musical years, kept their promise to give a little financial assistance to four persons in the entertainment industry, with funds donated by the Merritone family during their virtual celebration on...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett, leader of reggae group The Wailers fell ill in 2016, his son, Aston Jr took over the musical reigns. On advice from his father, Barret Jr’s first mission as band leader was to get the original members of the band...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:09 AM

Nick Cannon and Brittany Bell have welcomed their second child together. The 33-year-old model, who has Golden, three, with Nick, has taken to social media to announce the arrival of Powerful Queen Cannon. Alongside some family photos, Brittany...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:08 AM

Kourtney Kardashian has been discussing autosexuality on her website. The 41-year-old reality TV star invited Casey Tanner, a therapist, writer, and founder of QueerSexTherapy, to speak to her lifestyle site Poosh about autosexuality, which is...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

For film-maker Saeed Thomas, falling in love with arts and entertainment was as simple as it could get. He was a student at The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, hanging out at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts when...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica aims to figure out how to safely resume activities in the entertainment industry amid the global coronavirus pandemic, virtual set-ups are becoming more widespread. One company that is exploring this potential is Clearsound Production...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

In what feels like the blink of an eye, Jason Panton’s son has gone from pre-school to music production. Known widely as the principal of the international roots-reggae outfit Dubwise Jamaica, Panton has a wealth of experience in arts and...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:11 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Jhené Aiko is rapping on the phone. When the R...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:11 AM

CHICAGO (AP): A federal judge on Tuesday again delayed R Kelly’s trial in Chicago on child pornography and other charges because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, postponing it to next year. The 53-year-old R...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

In May, popular comedic duo Ity and Fancy Cat tested the online waters when they presented their first virtual show, Laugh Online. Having ironed out the intricacies of hosting events in that space, the duo is getting ready to serve up another heavy...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

On the weekend of November 20, Merritone Disco celebrated a milestone 70 years of great music, 30 years of Merritone Family Fun Day, and the birthday of a legend, Winston ‘Merritone’ Blake, who would have turned 80 on November 19. The event,...

Published:Friday | December 25, 2020 | 11:16 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer -

At this time of the year, the headlines would be shouting, ‘All systems go for GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza’, the exciting Christmas Day reggae and dancehall show staged annually by the media personality. However, for the first time in 20...

Published:Friday | December 25, 2020 | 10:21 AM

TODAY Christmas in the Islands One-Hour Special Shaggy will host a one-hour Christmas in the Islands special, on Television Jamaica at 9:05 p.m. and on CVM Television at 9 p.m. on Christmas Day. It will also be streamed via Shaggy's...

Published:Friday | December 25, 2020 | 9:05 AM

For veteran broadcaster and lecturer, Fae Ellington, Christmas is about spending time with family. This Christmas she will be joining her 92-year-old mother and her 90-year-old uncle for the holidays at her childhood residence in Smithsville,...

Published:Friday | December 25, 2020 | 10:29 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter -

Reggae sensation Romain Virgo welcomed his twin girls to the world on his birthday — January 24. At the time, he shared a sweet photo of the pair's little feet as he revealed that he and his wife, Elizabeth, were overcome with joy at their latest...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:19 AM

NEW YORK (AP): For the past decade, the Hallmark Channel has been a reliable destination for holiday programming. And in a year when many are home bound because of the COVID-19 pandemic, network executives say there’s been a craving for the feel-...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Reggae songbird Yvonne Sterling likened the crisis at her New Haven home to “being alive and going through hell”. Sterling’s home was severely flooded when the St Andrew community was ravaged by rains from Hurricane Eta’s outer bands. Six weeks...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Walt Disney Co veteran Alan Bergman has been named chairman of Disney Studios, the company said on Monday. Bergman will be succeeding Alan Horn, who will remain chief creative officer. Horn and Bergman have been operating as co-chairs since May...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Guardian Life held its annual year-end party via Zoom. The generally large celebration – involving key stakeholders, employees, customers, clients and brokers; sumptuous fare; décor; gifts and entertainment – was done differently in light of the...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Another gospel entertainer has come out to remind people of the ‘reason for the season’. “All isn’t lost but as a people we do [forget],” said Chozenn. The reggae-gospel artiste was speaking to The Gleaner about people losing the understanding of...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:08 AMSandena James/Gleaner Writer

There is one Christmas delight that brings Jamaican households together each year: the traditional fruit cake. And, for Jamaican actress Rosie Murray, it brought her through her weakest point. Murray, a seasoned performer, suffered a major heart...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2020 | 12:15 AM

For New York-based dancehall selector DJ Lava, this will be the first Christmas without his mother. Lava’s mother, Yvonne Taylor, passed away in April. Christmas, he recalls, was her favourite season. Lava told The Gleaner that although he wasn’t...

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