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Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): There is hardly any violence in the Ted Bundy movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which premieres on Netflix tomorrow, staring Zac Efron as the notorious serial killer. It was a deliberate choice on the part of film...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:15 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Fans of jazz who gathered on the east lawns of the iconic Devon House on Waterloo Road in St Andrew were treated to a feast of pure and avant-garde jazz, in celebration of International Jazz Day 2019. Organised by the Edna Manley College of the...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

If anybody had asked Freddie McGregor four years ago if there was hope for reggae music, his answer would have been iffy. But today, the veteran singer is excited that there is a great resurgence of interest in reggae music, and is confident that...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:14 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Barack and Michelle Obama on Tuesday unveiled a slate of projects they are preparing for Netflix – a year after the former president and first lady signed a deal with the streaming platform. The Obamas’ production company, Higher...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:14 AMMarcia Erskine/Contributor

It was like a ‘Homecoming’ for Buju Banton in Barbados. From his arrival on Friday, April 26 to his performance at the Kensington Oval the following day, many of the fans who cheered him on his arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:08 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Haile Selassie High School’s music and performing arts programme has received a facelift. Thanks to the Bob Marley Foundation, the students and their music teacher, Tino McDermott, can now gather in the...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Moviegoers have long enjoyed the National Anthem montage played before each film, showing at Palace Amusement Cinemas. Liquid Light Digital, the award-winning Jamaican Film and Animation Production company responsible for the production of the...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Set in a seaside town in the south of Russia, The Golden Age is a satirical take on the political and cultural change in 1920s Europe. The Golden Age cabaret is a popular nightly haunt where Rita, a young dancer, and her partner, Jacques, entertain...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:29 AM

In 1970, Los Angeles, the legendary ghost La Llorona is stalking the night – and the children. Latin-born American social worker Anna Tate-Garcia is called on to investigate the disappearance of two children, but while on the case, ignores the...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Dreams are coming true for Scott and Annie Russell (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good), when they purchase the perfect home in the upscale Napa Valley from a lonely widower named Charlie (Dennis Quaid). Now the happily married couple can move to the...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

When St Luke’s Church in Cross Roads hosted the inaugural staging of their Reggae, Jazz...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Sprinter, the film directed by Jamaican Storm Saulter, opened in theatres across the US last Wednesday, and executive producers Jada Pinkett-Smith and her husband, Will Smith, took to their respective Instagram accounts to ramp up support for the...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:05 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Singer and musician Richie Stephens is upping the ante on his mission to popularise Jamaican music in new spaces and places. Alongside his Ska Nation band, the trailblazer toured Europe last year and exposed ska music in countries like Italy, where...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Trinidadian recording artiste Fay-Ann Lyons, in her song Girls, sings, “Carnival is woman, carnival is girls, girls, girls”. But, masquerades across the globe have harvested greater support and interest from men with each staging. Many men are...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:30 AMStephanie Lyew, Shereita Grizzle, Kimberley Small/Gleaner Writers

The carnival season in Jamaica climaxed in a colourful spectacle on the streets of the Corporate Area yesterday, with the highly anticipated road march bringing down the curtains on a calendar that had been chock-full of events. The three bands...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:23 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

There are many films that try to be epic. Some do it through mind-blowing special effects, and others do it through chilling drama, designed to leave you in awe and possibly without words for what you’ve seen. There are a few films that have...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

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Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 4:01 PM

From the Golden Bali to Red Hot Roses costumes, Xodus Carnival is a mass of feathers from the various bands under the Cosmopolitan theme. But some revellers came out to wine in their own costumes.  Jin Forde, hailing from Barbados, is the...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:59 PM

Forty-one year old Michelle Bourne said having experienced the Carnival vibe from a road march years ago, she knew this year she had to allow her children the same experience. Bourne was seen chipping down Knutsford Boulevard with her three...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 11:55 AM

The music trucks seemed ready, and there were a few revellers who arrived on time for the Xodus Carnival road march. But when the clock struck 9.30 a.m, the scheduled time for the revellers to depart Jamaica Collge, nothing happened. 

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 9:51 AM

There is already heavy police presence on the streets of St Andrew for today's Carnival road march. Some 8,000 revellers aligned with three bands, will spend most of the day on the roads to the beats of music blaring from mobile sound systems.

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:20 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

As thousands of revellers take to the streets of Kingston today for Carnival Road March, halfway across the world in Singapore, Suka Suka Sundays – a free reggae street party and jerk festival – will already be in full...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:18 AM

This year’s carnival activities are believed to have pumped more than J$1 billion into the Jamaican economy. Kamal Bankay, chairman of the National Carnival in Jamaica stakeholders committee, under the Sports and Entertainment Network of the...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:17 AMRoy Black

Jamaica has given the world six major genres of music: mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, and dancehall. That is nothing short of amazing when one considers the island’s geographical size and population. Most countries of comparable size in the...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

With the birth of his Big Ship Records, legendary reggae singer Freddie McGregor was dubbed the ‘Captain of the Big Ship’, a moniker he wears with pride, especially considering that his children are numbered among the vessel’s able-bodied crew. And...

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