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Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There seems to be no end in sight to the reign of Shaggy and Sting's 44/876, as the two find themselves again on the Billboard Reggae Charts for week ending September 1. This week's top spot makes it a total of 11 weeks at the number one spot after...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Last weekend, the curtain came down on an almost monthlong celebration of Jamaican's 56th anniversary in Washington, DC, Syracuse, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.The activities kicked off at the Jamaican Association of Maryland on August 4,...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Sunday's staging of The National Gallery of Jamaica's monthly event, Last Sunday, was a resounding success. Guest performer Nikeisha Barnes was not only a magnet to the large audience, but also treated them to an outstanding performance. Her...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

After an hour-long exhilarating performance at the Kingston-based National Gallery of Jamaica Last Sunday series, Nikeisha Barnes spoke of her plans to The Gleaner, attributing her amazing performance to a number of factors, which includes resting...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The Phoenix Theatre on Haining Road is quickly becoming a convenient place for aspirant thespians. Though aged and faded, is functional - and perhaps a perfect venue to flex infantile muscles and begin learning on the curve.Earlier this month, the...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Demi Lovato's alleged drug dealer claims that she "knew the risks" of taking drugs.Brandon Johnson revealed that Demi, 26, called him and asked him to come over to her house in the early hours of July 24 and said that she "100 per cent knew what she...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small

It takes a lot of energy and resources to turn a hashtag into a movement. It takes even more to turn that into an economically viable, culturally contributing entity. For Kingston Creative, the wheels have been oiled and the sails...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy

'Crazy Rich Asians' is the story of Rachel Chu, played by Constance Wu, a Chinese American immigrant who is smitten with her dashing boyfriend Nick Young, played by Henry Golding.When Nick asks Rachel to accompany him home to Singapore for a wedding...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereitta Grizzle

Nineteen-year-old Emily Madison, Miss Heaven's Fesco, is Miss Universe Jamaica 2018. Madison, a past student of Campion College, walked away with the prestigious crown after an intense night of competition at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Friday...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Catherine Hall was alive with the sounds of laughter and sweet, sweet reggae music as comedian Christopher 'Johnny' Daley and artistes D'Burnz and Bugle lit up the stage at the opening of Mobay's newest hot spot - 100 Mobay.Dubbed a night of '00...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It has been just over a month since Instagram launched its newest feature - IG TV (Instagram TV) - and already, the video application is being touted as the best thing to happen to social media.The days of a mere 60-second video are over as IG TV...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Behind the conservation and powerful image of Dr Angela Brown Burke is a down-to-earth individual who appreciates speaking about Jamaica's entertainment industry, while openly admitting that she is in no way an entertainer.Brown Burke is the only...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

When Trinidad-born Kenrick Patrick, better known as Lord Creator, was passing through Jamaica in 1962, making Jamaica his home was the furthest thing from his mind.He was actually on a Caribbean tour with a group of musicians when he stopped in...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMKam-Au-Amen

To attend the Rototom Sunsplash Reggae festival in Benicassim, Spain, is to be granted a privilege to witness the result of Europeans, Asians, Africans, and a few other native people who have willingly subscribed to a lifestyle shaped and packaged...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

For the past year, reggae artiste Sophia Brown has been missing from the music scene. But her absence was not of her own doing. In July 2017, Brown met in a car accident - one that brought her to death's door.Although her injuries caused her immense...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/ Gleaner Writer

Some members of corporate Jamaica have listened to the call for help in developing the arts and are assisting with funding.One such organisation is the C.B Facey Foundation (CBFF), which, for the past five years, has been connecting with charities,...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The National Gallery of Jamaica's Last Sundays programme set for tomorrow will present an exciting mix of the visual and performing arts.Songstress Nickeisha Barnes, who placed third in the Digicel Rising Stars competition back in 2006, is expected...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This Saturday, August 25, Folly Oval in Portland brings the heat with 35 pan chicken vendors from the parishes of St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew, St Catherine, St Ann, St Mary, Portland and Trelawny. Each will showcase their culinary skills at...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord /Gleaner Writer

In a better-late-than-never sort of case, King's College London is honouring 90-year-old Jamaican alumnus Sylvia Wynter on three occasions this year. It refers to her as "one of the most important and influential thinkers and public intellectuals of...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

If there's one thing that is missing from Jamaica's music it is definitely not the show of patriotism. Ska, reggae and dancehall music are the doors to the spiritual era that each dominate, and the patriotism of the artistes from each genre is one...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It's a typical summer day at Pulse Fashion and Beauty Centre on Trafalgar road, and the excitement and energy of eager high-school students permeates the air.High-energy music booms from a speaker as teenagers line up to take their turn strutting...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Multi-award-winning Nigerian Afropop singer songwriter Yemi Alade has been riding on waves throughout the Caribbean. Africa's biggest female artiste, she has been an Afrobeat favourite in Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad, Dominica and St Lucia, with a...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It's the Reggae Showcase at Sandals South Coast, and with eyes closed, feet firmly planted on the stage, and both palms gripping the microphone as though her life depended on it, Althia Sinclair delivered a soulful rendition of Bob Marley's No Woman...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Shawn Antoine is pure talent - and definitely one that has earned the respect of the music fraternity because of his willpower and support of the movement to make good music....

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In the middle of a street dance, under flashing lights, a man stands wearing a multicoloured, almost scary mask. Well, the first thing a Jamaican may ask is, who is this poppy show, and what is his purpose in the dancehall space? Known for his...

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