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Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It is trouble on a train for Michael MacCauley, an insurance agent whose daily commute becomes anything but routine. After being confronted by a mysterious stranger (Vera Farmiga), Michael is blackmailed into finding the identity of a passenger on...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Set in 1971 New York, 30 years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves, after finding out that the theatre where they used to perform is about to be demolished.Directed...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The most awkward explorer, Tadeo Jones, returns to the charge! After discovering a new city, Tadeo and his team embark on a search for the gold necklace of King Midas. Their adventure changes course when Sara is kidnapped by a millionaire who is...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The demand for mento bands skyrocketed during the Christmas season, leaving the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) to conclude that there is still life in this style of Jamaican folk music that influenced ska and reggae."Mento was a...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Members of Boys' Town have long been convinced that Trench Town and surrounding communities are in need of a library and museum dedicated to its history.The long wait is nearly over. Well, so says Junior Lincoln, president of the Boys' Town Old Boys...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Just as he set foot in the elevator, the fellow passenger's eyes fixed on Akeem Mignott."Is this the actor?" the passenger asked. Mignott responded with a wide smile, "Yes, the actor." Their conversation was short and polite, ending with the...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

While many female artistes in Jamaica are focused on climbing to the top, and doing so quickly, none of that seems to matter to the reggae-rocking old soul that is Joelle Clarke, or, as most people know her, Jovi Rockwell.The reggae genre, with its...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Timothy Bloom, who is known for his Grammy winning productions for Chris Brown's Fame and Neyo Because of You, arrived in the island over the weekend to work on projects with international reggae duo Orisha Sound...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Contributor

What would you do if you had all the money in the world? That's a question that for most people, remains purely hypothetical, but in 1973, that was the reality of J. Paul Getty. The film touts Getty's wealth as being more than has ever been owned in...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

It's more than just the music, it's the experience. That is what, patrons revealed, keeps them coming back, as they celebrated 25 years of the annual reggae music festival at Grizzlys Plantation Cove in St Ann over the weekend.It was two days of...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

It was clear from the reaction of the audience when entertainers like Big Youth, King Sounds, Tony Rebel, J.C. Lodge and Marcia Griffiths hit the stage, that the crowd was there for authentic reggae music.Earlier entertainers like Chevaughn, Vershon...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Liam Gallagher has received his first solo BRIT Awards nomination, while his older brother Noel Gallagher was snubbed.Former Oasis lead singer Liam will compete against Ed Sheeran, Loyle Carner, Rag'n'Bone Man and Stormzy for British Male Solo...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tom Cruise has returned to the London set of Mission: Impossible 6 to film the same stunt he broke his ankle working on last year.On Saturday, the 55-year-old actor was spotted shooting a scene, which involved him running across the top of...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Close to the end of Pimento and Hot Pepper: The Story of Mento Music, the connection between Elephant Man's Chaka Chaka and the melody of Sammy Dead is clearly illustrated, even before the documentary's narrative reasserts a point made close to the...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The art of storytelling is missing from the music. That was the sentiment shared by veteran entertainer Professor Nuts, as he encouraged young entertainers to make music for the long haul.In an interview with The Sunday Gleaner, the Inna Di Bus...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Sam Cooke, Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd, Elvis Presley and David Ruffin - all have two things in common. They were all early outstanding performers in the entertainment business and they were all born in the month of January. So, as we progress...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

While Fab Five's hit soca song, Ringroad Jam, was literally centred on the road march centerpiece of carnival annually at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, it took a confluence of circumstances - and lots of time - to have it eventually...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

It is standard to see persons running or walking as briskly as they can along the jogging trail inside Emancipation Park, New Kingston, sweat dripping and sinews taut as they look outwards to a fixed image of their target distance. If the Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

As the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes and Affiliates (JAVAA) turns the corner into its 15th year, chairman Frankie Campbell identifies the death insurance...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

I have told this story in this space before, so those who have read about a trip to the Bob Marley Museum in the mid-1990s when I shouted out "lie!", skip to paragraph three.So there I was, in the courtyard of 56 Hope Road, St Andrew, among a group...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It was baptism in the world of theatre for five Ardenne High School grade 13 students, who had to plan and implement a project for Unit 1 of Performing Arts, a course at the CAPE level in the Caribbean Council Examination (CXC). The experience...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMSimone Morgan-Lindo/ Gleaner Writer

In 2015, reggae crooner Freddie McGregor left his musical imprint on Rebel Salute, held at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in St Ann. From the moment the Big Ship captain sang his first lines, it was evident that a lot of preparation went into his set as...

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

From Fly Away, released in 2011, to Picture in 2017, Rebel Salute patrons can be certain that reggae soulstress Ikaya will have an entertaining selection of songs from her catalogue for them to sing along with and rock to tomorrow night.But as...

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

Very popular in the 1970s and 1980s, roots plays (Jamaican sex farces) lost popularity for a while, but now they seem to be making a comeback.Over the weekend, I saw one of the four or five currently on our stages, the RBT Productions presentation...

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

TODAYSt AnnRebel Salute (Night One) at Grizzly's Plantation Cove. Featuring Third World, Cocoa Tea, Richie Spice, Anthony B, Agent Sasco, JC Lodge, Tony Rebel, Glacia Robinson, Jesse Royal, Big Youth, King Sound, Bushman, Bugle, Charly Black, Jah...

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