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Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae singer Sophia Brown has a career spanning two decades and three albums. She is most popularly known for the songs Let It Be Me and Gimme That Good Love. Despite a long presence in the industry, Brown has remained relatively low-key and not...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Somewhere during the shooting of the 1997 movie, Dancehall Queen, someone asked a then 13-year-old Cherine Anderson if she was going into acting or singing. Co-director of the film about how a higgler by day, Marcia (Audrey Reid) became a dancehall...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae singer Sophia Brown is on the road to recovery after undergoing surgery on her left knee earlier this month. The singer, who celebrated her 46th birthday last Friday, says despite being in immense pain, she is grateful for life. Brown was...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Today marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of Randolph Samuel Williams, CD, known more fondly as Ranny Williams or 'Mass Ran'.In honour of his life and work, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Known for high-energy nights, fun and excitement, the Ribbiz Ultra Lounge is promising a memorable and 'scary' Halloween come this Saturday, October 28.Plans are afoot to mesmerise the crowd with earth-shattering sounds by DJ Kryptic and Chaddy G....

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

The strength of Natalie Corthesy's poetry collection, fried green plantains (2017, Nasara Publishing), lies in its reframing of the familiar to vividly convey the poet's opinion, while nudging the reader from accustomed viewpoints.However, it is not...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Smirnoff Kgn 5 is set to celebrate their third anniversary on Saturday.This staging will be themed 'Los Blancos', an all-white edition.The St Lucia car park in New Kingston will be transformed into the Smirnoff Kgn 5 'Uptown Street Dance' - the...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 1:58 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP): Fats Domino, the amiable rock 'n' roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, has died. He was 89. Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The recently held 'Caribbean Day of Giving' #CaribbeanDayofGiving mediathon, to assist Caribbean countries hit by recent hurricanes, was deemed a successful venture with widespread collaboration from the Caribbean diaspora media fraternity.The...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Reggae star Gyptian has teamed up with two-time Grammy awardee Jon Secada for a remake of the Latin star's 1992 hit, Just Another Day.The single, released at the end of September, was produced by Kemar McGregor, who combined elements of reggae,...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Palace Amusement will discontinue the use of Palace Cards, effective December 21, 2017. Patrons are urged to note that they have until the aforementioned date to utilise funds on their Palace Cards.All major credit and debit cards are still...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Earth was hit with a series of catastrophic weather events in the past, that wiped out entire cities. The world's leaders then came together to create a massive satellite system to control future natural disasters. But something has gone wrong when...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Suburbicon is seemingly the American utopia of all communities in the 1950s. With perfectly manicured lawns, cheery neighbourhood greetings and idyllic people living idyllic lives, what could possibly go wrong?This tranquil surface masks a...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Mark Wahlberg hopes God will forgive him for his turn as a porn star in the 1997 film Boogie Nights.Wahlberg told the Chicago Tribune ahead of an event with Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich on Friday that he hopes "that God is a movie fan and also...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

As he speaks about the fourth annual Heritage Fest, which takes place this Friday in Kingston, centred around the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) on East Street, the organisation's executive director, Vivian Crawford, says "it is just memory, memory,...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

November 11, 2017 is the date set for the inaugural charity concert, 'Sanchez and Friends - Keeping it Real', organised by St Andrew Technical high school (STATHS) and its various alumni associations.The concert is being staged in aid of the...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Minister of culture, gender affairs, entertainment and sport, Olivia Grange, has commenced discussions with members of the Rastafarian community in Jamaica on the issue of the preservation of Rastafarian intangible cultural heritage.The dialogue...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

It was unfortunate, for a moment, that Mikayla 'Koffee' Simpson was not called back for sixth form at Ardenne high school. Her mother told The Gleaner that her disappointment was momentary, and her pride proven in just a matter of months. With hopes...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

About a year ago, Hezron sang at a friend's wedding in the city he is from - Montego Bay, St James. He met a lady there, and during a lively conversation, she suddenly got serious. The talk took a turn towards rising crime in the city. That, in turn...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Peter Tosh Music Festival extended itself from celebrating the man, to become a McIntosh family affair, demonstrating an apparently undying legacy.While the festival pulled the support of many local music industry greats, the celebration also...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Health, Home and Garden Expo (HHG) is back for its 11th staging and promises to be three days of non-stop fun and entertainment, promoting positive vibes for positive living.This weekend, October 27-29, the National Arena will be the stage for a...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

To the casual dancehall/reggae listener, the name Nyla may not grab their attention as quickly as hearing Brick and Lace. The former girl group member-turned-solo artiste is one-third of the singing trio formed with sisters Tasha and Nyanda,...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Hon Neville Livingstone, more popularly known as 'Bunny Wailer', was bestowed with the Order of Merit (OM) on National Heroes Day. Wailer who has already received the Order of Distinction (Commander class, CD) and the Order of Jamaica (OJ), says...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Last Thursday night, Peter Tosh's estate holders and museum curators hosted a gala event at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston, on Tosh's birthday. Following the format of the tribute concert held last year, Kingsley Cooper used the opportunity...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy

By the time this review is published, it will have been 3 days since I saw Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. Three days since I questioned why I decided to give my time, my attention, and pay the price of admission for what presented itself as...

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