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Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:22 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Reggae icon Bob Marley has been honoured with his own, dedicated, radio station on SiriusXM. The new station, launched on December 3 on SiriusXM radios (channel 19) and on the SiriusXM app, is called Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio and it will play...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:17 AM

A Questlove-directed documentary about the other major music event of the summer of 1969 and documentaries about the creators of Sesame Street and the coronavirus pandemic in China are among the 72 feature films debuting at the 2021 Sundance Film...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:13 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

If yellow heart is synonymous with the insides of a breadfruit, then you can bet your bottom dollar that the Jamaican film Sweet Yellow Heart represents all things local and all things culture. “Jamaicans distinguish breadfruit by their inside...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:12 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The numeral five is playing out its significance in the life of legendary reggae band Fab 5 this year, and, as some love to say, ‘numbers don’t lie’. Last November marked 50 years since the Frankie Campbell-led aggregation started its musical...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Sunday JN ‘Together We’re Strong’ fundraising concert Children in places of safety and other people in vulnerable groups are to receive some cheer this Christmas when The Jamaica National (JN) Group stages a virtual fundraising concert on...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Leading a career in the fashion industry, Miqueal-Symone Williams has been in the eyes of the public for a few years. From magazines to international runways, her experiences in the spotlight have helped reinforce the values her parents instilled...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:07 AM

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP): Quarrel, rape, adultery. Tricky, greedy, sycophantic. Chinese singer Tan Weiwei chants each word methodically in a two-line string of vulgarities and insults. The 16 words in her new song share something in common: The...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:07 AM

LONDON (AP): Tom Cruise launched an expletive-laden rant at colleagues on the set of his latest Mission: Impossible movie, after he reportedly spotted two workers failing to respect social-distancing rules. In audio released by The Sun, the 58-year...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:23 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Pioneering reggae singer and musician Albert Griffiths of roots band The Gladiators has died, his former manager, Cabel ‘Jeffrey’ Stephenson, told The Gleaner. Griffiths, who had been ailing for some time, passed away on Wednesday morning at his...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:17 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Her vivacious, outspoken, and irrepressible personality has made hostess extraordinaire Miss Kitty one of the most in-demand talents in her field. In fact, watching her come to life on stage, one would not have guessed that the entertainment...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:16 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): This year’s inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and film-makers of colour as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent short film thriller, classic musicals and an...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

He sings that he could “talk himself into sacred places”, and in fact, this silver-tongued devil of a musician, who goes by the name Masego, did just that with the collaboration with dancehall pop princess Shenseea, spitting lyrics as smoothly as...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:11 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): Common Sense Networks will launch a new streaming platform dedicated to kids with age-appropriate content. The media company announced on Tuesday that the free streaming platform, called Sensical, is expected to launch next year....

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:24 AM

Patrons are required to wear masks and observe social distancing in queues at the box office and concession. A maximum of four persons from the same household may sit together as a group. Individual patrons or groups will be separated by a gap of...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:23 AM

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Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:23 AM

Civil War veteran, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Oscar winner Tom Hanks), is committed to returning a young girl, Johanna, (Helena Zengel) who was stolen by natives as an infant, to her last remaining family. News of the World is an American...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:23 AM

Set in the 1980s, Wonder Woman’s new big-screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes – Max Lord and The Cheetah. Patty Jenkins returns as director and Gal Gadot reprises the title role in Wonder Woman 1984, Warner Bros Pictures’ follow-up...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:21 AM

NEW YORK (AP): A decade after publishing his memoir Decoded, Jay-Z is forming a more lasting partnership with the book industry. Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by the rapper, is starting an imprint with Random House called Roc Lit...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:16 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Double the talent equals double the success for Richard Nattoo, one of 40 selected awardees for the CATAPULT Consultancy Voucher Programme and a recipient of the Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence in the category of Arts and...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:14 AM

Shaggy thinks serving in the military has helped him in the music business. The 52-year-old star enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1988, and while his military experience would appear to have little relevance to his current career, he...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:13 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican Christmas is one like no other, especially when some of those uniquely Jamaican Christmas songs are factored into the equation. The essence of it will always surround the word ‘family’. And that ‘irie’, familial feeling is exactly what...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Tributes have been pouring in for pioneering black singer and country music legend Charley Pride, who passed away last Saturday in his home city of Dallas, Texas, from complications of COVID-19. Dolly Parton, who sang the duet God’s Coloring...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The story of the Grinch who stole Christmas has been re-purposed and re-told countless times over the past five decades. But this Yuletide season, Jamaicans at home and abroad will get to experience the storyline in a way that connects uniquely...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:07 AM

The Jamaica National Group will seek to raise funds for children in places of safety, and other vulnerable persons, while it lifts the spirits of Jamaicans during the Yuletide season with a grand Christmas concert next Sunday, December 20. Dubbed ‘...

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