Sun | Nov 17, 2019

Entertainment

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:22 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Prior to receiving his National Award at King’s House yesterday, actor Glen ‘Titus’ Campbell said that he asked permission to do the official shuffle as he collected the nation’s sixth honour – the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer. “I...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:20 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

For gospel singer and motivational speaker Jekalyn Carr, the inaugural staging of the ‘I Love Gospel Jamaica’ concert was yet another opportunity to inspire. “I believe that my lane is to inspire people. I write music that tells them who they are...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“We flew 17 hours to be present to collect our award – from Chile to Miami to Jamaica straight to King’s House, where we got properly dressed in the medical tent,” said Roger Lewis, one of the founding members of Inner Circle Band. For over 50...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 5:04 PM

Approximately nine entertainment industry professionals were honoured today at the Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of the National Honours and Awards 2019.

 

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Kim Kardashian West celebrated her upcoming 39th birthday with a dinner party last Saturday. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, whose actual birthday is today, was joined by close friends and family – minus her mother Kris Jenner, who was at...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Prince Harry has suggested he could move to Africa with his wife Duchess Meghan and their son Archie. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently went on a tour of the continent and in last night’s ITV documentary Harry...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:15 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

On August 6, when a friend sent Patrick Roberts a simple text that said “congrats”, he had absolutely no idea what the person was talking about. He subsequently learned that his name had appeared in The Gleaner as one of the candidates who would...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:14 AM

It’s no secret that Hollywood is a business that makes billions every year on one defining principle – nostalgia. Movies are made to tell stories that resonate with audiences. Ones that reflect our reality while also elevating them to something...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The projector screen at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records rolled up and almost immediately members of the audience at the first of the R...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 1:34 AMRoy Black

The 1972 release of I’ll Take You There remains one of the most popular recordings ever to emerge from the American Recording Industry. Performed by the soul-gospel family band, The Staple Singers for Stax Records, and done in the R...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 1:30 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

Starting this week, two beloved music events will join forces for a new kind of Wednesday night. Collaborating with Gabre Selassie’s scenesetting event, the groovy, multigenre musicians responsible for the Thursday night open-mic jam sessions at...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 1:29 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

With the influence of big-name producers like Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Sprinter got the Hollywood treatment on every level, including music. Recently, the motion picture soundtrack hit the shelves with a line-up featuring Jamaican and...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 1:25 AMDave Rodney - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Typically, musicians tend to stay in their lane. So an artiste who is branded a dancehall icon won’t typically be on an excursion into jazz, and vice versa. However, New York-based Jamaican artiste, known as desmond (with a lower case ‘d’), is a...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:12 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Ever since Kanye West announced that he would be turning to Christ, there have been doubts surrounding his sincerity. Questions about whether his decision was real or just a ploy to push album sales spread like wildfire. There have also been...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Reggae and dancehall acts Rygin King, I-Wayne, Natty King and Vershon are among the entertainers who will grace the stage at the inaugural two-day “inna city culture and music fest” to be held in Tivoli Gardens today and tomorrow. Dubbed Stage...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:19 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

When veteran entertainer Sanchez takes command of the microphone tonight at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records at Marketplace, it will be against the backdrop of an illustrious 32-year career. Popularly proclaimed the ‘Prince of Lovers Rock’, Sanchez...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The seeds for Reap Records, nurtured by Maia Chung, were sown two years ago. A noteworthy advocate of local culture and its purpose on the global scale, Chung said she has her sights set on reaping talent and setting records on the entertainment...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 4:35 PM

Entertainment executive, Maxine Stowe, the manager of the only living Wailer, Bunny Wailer, is not comfortable with the fact that Kanye West is being allowed to stage his pop up Sunday Service in Jamaica on Heroes Weekend, which is...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 3:42 PM

Kanye West's enigmatic personality has attracted renewed attention with his decision to stage his Sunday Service concert in Kingston, Jamaica this evening. It’s the first international edition of the pop-up concert series.

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:26 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

There were more than 60 offerings – including workshops, lecture demonstrations, performances and exhibitions – at last week’s 2019 Edna Manley College of the Visual...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Peter Tosh’s 75th birthday celebrations began last night with the annual Black Tie Awards Gala, held at The Pulse Suites at Villa Ronai, Stony Hill. The 2019 award recipients were Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, Cedella Marley, Steve DeAngelo and Douglas...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:16 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

When Tivoli Gardens High School Track Corporation celebrates the school’s 50th anniversary with a banquet honouring the 50 most outstanding alumni, numbered among that select group will be ’80s deejay Papa Michigan. A student of the institution...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:11 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Though Bermudan EDM DJ and producer Noise Cans’ perpetual masquerade is a direct cultural reference to the Gombey tradition of his home island, his musical motivations and impressions remain deeply rooted in Jamaican soil. And so, long attracted to...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Today Sour Grapes, written by Craig McNally, takes the Swallowfield Chapel stage today at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for its outreach programme Youth Reaching Youth. Sour Grapes is a dramatic production about God’s power to transform our sour grapes...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Deborah ‘Debbie’ Bissoon is a name that, when mentioned, reverberates throughout the entire entertainment industry. One of the few ‘female bosses’ in the music sphere, Bissoon wears multiple hats – from TV and radio host to emcee extraordinare to,...

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