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Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Soprano Sonya Yoncheva stars in the title role of the Met's new production of Puccini's Tosca. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo is Cavaradossi, baritone Zeljko Lucic is Scarpia, and Emmanuel Villaume conducts Sir David McVicar's sumptuous new staging which...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In the aftermath of the 2018 Grammy Awards, at which it took home the prize for Best Reggae Album, Stony Hill has gained four places on the Billboard chart of top reggae albums. The Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley set has now crossed the half-year mark on...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Being recognised by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in any capacity is one goal of many western-based television-focused thespians and creators. Being gainfully employed as a thespian or a creator in Los Angeles is another. Young...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Lover's Leap resounds folkloric in the eardrums of many Jamaicans; the story of a couple plunging into certain death, or as tells the tale, into an eternal life together. Over many years, management of the physical location of the centuries-old tale...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Recording artiste Tarrus Riley says there must be all hands on deck if Jamaica is to successfully fight the scourge of crime and violence."It's going to take the collective effort of everyone to spark some kind of change. It's going to take all of...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

There are dozens of movies that delve into the criminal psyche. They take predators and monsters and turn them into people. The best of these movies take a man of the law and an outlaw, places them side by side and bets you can't spot the difference...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A year before he chose Zion in 1981, Jamaica's most famous son Robert Nesta Marley, OM hailed the transformation of Rhodesia into Zimbabwe with a stirring performance at the Independence Day celebrations in Salisbury. On April 21,1978 at the One...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

To show their commitment to Marley's life, legacy and cultural significance, Grant said Irie Jam Radio will host an 'earthstrong' celebration, billed 'The Birth of A King', on Tuesday, February 6, at SOB7s Club in Manhattan.The event will feature...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJerome Reynolds/Gleaner Writer

Rain can't stop soca, but the GG can. Soca lovers and fete-a-holics have a popular saying, that the rain only stops a cricket match, not a soca party.Rain or shine, the fun must go on. That's usually true, but not so last Friday night when Governor...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMSimone Morgan-Lindo/Gleaner Writer

International reggae act Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley bagged his fourth Grammy Award after he was announced winner of the Best Reggae Grammy category yesterday. Marley won for his Stony Hill album released last year.Challenging Marley's Stony Hill album...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Only one letter - the last - has changed in the initialism for the broad-based organisation represents persons involved in the business of music in Jamaica. However, it indicates a new leadership as singer Karen Smith has replaced long-time...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

At a time when a major quibble with the Grammy Award in the Reggae category is that it is not presented during the live television broadcast, it may be difficult to imagine the euphoria that there was a reggae category in the first instance.Mallory...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The influx of overseas performers in north coast hotels is an unresolved issue which the Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliates Union (JFMAU) has its sights squarely set on.The union's president, Karen Smith, told The Sunday Gleaner, "the...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Today marks the 60th staging of the annual Grammy Awards and the 33rd year since the reggae category was included.The first Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album went to Black Uhuru for their album, Anthem, in 1985. Back then, the category was called...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMSimone Morgan-Lindo

The stage is set for tonight's Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. The albums going up against each other are Chronology by Chronixx, Stony Hill by Damian Marley, Avrakedabra by Morgan Heritage, Lost in Paradise by Common Kings and...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

From Waterford in Portmore to the Kingston 12 community of Craig Town, Javal Matthew Paul Lewis has been chasing his dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.Lewis, 22, is presently one of the few actively practising ballet dancers with the...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

"Call de police for me Tell dem it's a state of emergency." John Wayne, mid-1980s on the Sleng Teng riddim I look forward to Reggae Month each year, not least of all because there tends to be a number of discussions during which persons who have had...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Bunji Garlin and Shenseea have collaborated on a song that is being released right in time for the 2018 carnival season.The song, which is a remix to Bunji Garlin's 2017 hit single Big Bad Soca, will be out on Friday. Produced by Jus Now, the fusion...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's first entertainment centre is set for construction in Montego Bay, St James.In making the announcement this week, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said that the project would enhance the local entertainment and tourism industries. He...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

At a time when most Americans have been exposed to a more pop-influenced style of reggae music, New Kingston (a band comprised of a father and his three sons out of New York), is dedicated to the preservation of Jamaican reggae and its message.Even...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Hard Wine: The Ultimate Soca Experience has become a staple event for college kids. Originating from the University of the West Indies, Irvine Hall, the event developed the reputation of abating tabanca, pulling soca-loving students into a high-...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Fan-proclaimed dancehall princess Shenseea is not sitting around waiting for opportunities to land in her lap. Like in the game of ludo - or 'loodi' as Jamaicans would call it - the artiste is throwing double sixes and making moves for the win on...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fri, Jan 26St AnnDweet And Done at Amnesia Night Club, Ocho Rios. Music by: Bass Oddessy and Fire Redz from Florida. Adm: $1000. VIP; $2000. Ladies 2 for 1 before 12.Kingston and St AndrewGlamour Girlz Promotion in association with Lillian presents...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord /Gleaner Writer

This year, Ntukuma The Storytelling Foundation of Jamaica plans to focus on promoting historical literacy about the island's culture and heritage. That decision was taken by members during a meeting at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Library last...

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