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Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Calabash's Friday after-hours session Midnight Ravers Live Concert, which featured up and coming reggae recording artiste out of Protoje's Indiggnation camp, Lila Ike, followed by Naomi Cowan, the daughter of Tommy Cowan and Carlene Davis and the...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Calabash International Literary Festival is famous for a few things, although for some persons, it rarely brings to mind anything other than poetry and prose. The waves against the shore, the gusto of the aspiring poets who impulsively line up...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Case of the Ex! was expected to be a comedy that explored that awkward, annoying situation of a past relationship that refuses to stay there. However, the production managed to present a story that while overlaid on the love triangle trope,...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Last weekend, in the spirit of the Wynwood Arts District of Miami, the first staging of Kingston Creative Art Walk invited the attention of over 100 patrons. Organised by Karib F.U.N.K. (a non-profit social-enterprise and development organisation...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Sunday, June 10, is the day Jamaicans will get to see some of its most powerful men and women in action at the National Indoor Sports Centre, Arthur Wint Drive, St Andrew.Founder of the annual event Powerful Women...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

They say love makes us do crazy things. For fiances Tami Oldman and Richard Sharp, the couple at the heart of the film Adrift, that means embarking on a month-long sail across the ocean after having only known each other for five months. Depending...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/ Gleaner Writer

"As a firefighter, the people know you always have to out fires, but sometimes you just have to bun a fire, too," said Professor Carolyn Cooper, MC for the open-mic sessions at the 2018 Calabash International Literary Festival in Treasure Beach, St...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Pulse has an innovative idea for Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW) 2019 and shared it with the media and fashion connoisseurs at a semiformal glitzy affair at Pulse Rooms at Trafalgar Road, New Kingston, on Friday. The three hours of pleasantries...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

In 2010, then Prime Minister the Hon Bruce Golding was incensed at the appearance of graffiti defacing premises in Denham Town and Tivoli Gardens in west Kingston. The affront triggered a chain reaction, which eventually led to members of the...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Imagine having to consume a meal of cream crackers and plantain, or rice, peas, and chicken - blended. That is the burden that master percussionist and songwriter Denver 'Feluke' Smith had to bear over the past six months.Feluke left Jamaica for...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Skatalites members Johnny 'Dizzy' Moore (trumpeter) and Lester Sterling (saxophonist), as well as musical mentors Winston 'Sparrow' Martin, Victor Hemans, and saxophonist Nicholas Laraque, are just a few of the more popular musicians who honed their...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

The Drifters vocal group of the early 1960s was easily the most exciting and popular group of singers in popular music during that period. Those who were around at the time will well recall the impact they had on the music scene and on the charts,...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Celebrations are currently in order for the 60-year milestone of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Band. The year was 1958, in the month of May, when the JCF had its inaugural performance at Fort Charles in Port Royal, Kingston. That same year,...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Irish and Chin World Clash series is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. And at a time when there are numerous concerns surrounding the depletion of sound systems across the Caribbean and the possible imminent death of sound clashes,...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):The estate of Michael Jackson sued ABC and parent company Disney on Wednesday, saying a two-hour documentary on the singer's last days improperly used the King of Pop's songs, music videos and movies.The lawsuit filed in federal...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ariana Grande feels "inspired" by the LGBT Community.The 24-year-old singer has penned a note to the community which encompasses people including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in honour of Gay Pride Month, in which...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

In yesterday's Gleaner publication, Downsound Records' Josef Bogdanovich said that going all-Jamaican with Reggae Sumfest has not hurt the company financially, although he noted that Jamaican acts were not cheap to hire. I enthusiastically applauded...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The top 10 performers in the 2018 Jamaica Festival Song Competition will hit the road today, marking the beginning of a the 2018 Festival Song Road Show, a month-long, cross-island display of their performance skills. Organised by the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

This year will mark the third since Reggae Sumfest's organisers decided to pull the plug on International Night at the annual festival. When the news was first announced, many were sceptical, with some going as far as to say the decision would...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

There was a time when Robert 'Toney' Owens (the first, as he emphasises to distinguish himself from others of the same name in the music business) stopped releasing songs that he had produced. "For about 10 years, I stopped putting out music," he...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

As a selector, Yaadcore has maintained a reputation of frequently flying across Europe, the United States and booking multiple shows in Africa, taking the Dubwise brand with him. Founded by Protoje, Yaadcore and Jason Panton five years ago, the...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMMelville Cooke/Gleaner Writer

On his debut album Kontraband (launched officially last Friday at the Bob Marley Museum), Kabaka Pyramid focuses extensively on protest messages. That can be an over-hackneyed approach and wear very thin very quickly, but not in this case. Kabaka...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ziggy Marley leads three new albums in the top five of the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for this week, ending Saturday, June 2, making a number one debut with Rebellion Rises. The other new sets in the top half of the listing are Iration's self-...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

From the roof of the JN Financial Centre, Haining Road, last Tuesday, Kevin Downswell Ministries gave a taste of the anticipated talents on display at the listening session for Realignment - The Live Encounter, and the launch of Realignment Chapter...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Cherrytree Music Company and Live Nation have announced that Sting and Shaggy will embark on a North American tour after they wrap up their tour of Europe this summer.The tour kicks off in Miami on September 15 at The Fillmore Miami Beach, in...

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