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Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Childish Gambino urged his fans to put their phones down as he headlined the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday. The This Is America star told those who had gathered to watch his set at the music festival in Indio, California,...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Selena Gomez performed live for the first time in over a year as she joined DJ Snake at Coachella festival. The Hearts Wants What It Wants hitmaker was joined by Cardi B at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, on...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:12 AM

If there was ever a time for Hellboy to make a grand re-entrance, it’s right now. The Avengers are reaching their end, and The Justice League is all but disbanded. At a time when it feels like superheroes are everywhere, there seems to be space...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Rita Marley Foundation has, since 2013, held annual essay competitions for high-school students. However, this year, secondary-school students will be able to submit entries for the first songwriting competition. Although the I-Threes singer...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:07 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

To enhance others’ understanding of Japanese arts and culture, the Japan Foundation collaborates with overseas museums on a wide range of exhibitions, from traditional to contemporary arts. They have collaborated with the National Museum Jamaica,...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Of the multitude of musical influences that have an effect on Jamaica’s musical styles, American rhythm and blues music has, arguably, left the most lasting impact. Reggae music has been widely regarded as a variation of rhythm and blues, although...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

In May 2013, the reggae-loving world was shocked when it was reported that Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert – the frontman of the legendary reggae group Toots and Maytals, had been struck with a 1.75-litre vodka bottle, squarely in the forehead,...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Originating in Trinidad and Tobago, calypso music, or kaiso, is characterised by social or political commentary and/or satirical lyrics sung to ballad-style rhythms. This quickly became the soundtrack of the twin island’s carnival celebrations. As...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:13 AM

If the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS) has its way – and more than likely, it will – performers and musicians will soon be able to claim their share of the delicious copyright pie. In a move that general manager Evon Mullings says is long overdue,...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:12 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

It is hard to not to be captivated by the four-octave vocal range of Julie Andrews as she runs on a hill belting out, “The hills are alive with the sound of music …” A 1965 classic, The Sound of Music film cemented Andrews as not only a gifted...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:14 AM

The world’s oldest and best known collegiate acappella group, the Whiffenpoofs, are set to perform in Jamaica for the first time on May 3. Every year, the most talented senior Yale students are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs. The Whiffs...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:13 AM

The annual Actor Boy Awards (ABA) are back on track, set to take place on Monday at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. The 2019 staging of the awards, which recognises excellence in local theatre, was originally set for April 1, at The...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

On Thursday night, the efforts of the Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) over the past three years finally paid off. Four hundred patrons filled the Courtleigh Auditorium for the sold-out Kingston premiere screening of the four...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:43 AM

Chance the Rapper has thanked his pregnant wife for her support. The 25-year-old rapper has praised Kirsten Corley – with whom he already has three-year-old daughter Kensli – for allowing him to give his upcoming album all his attention, even...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:41 AM

P Diddy has apologised to Alex Rodriguez after leaving a flirty comment on one of Jennifer Lopez’s Instagram posts. The I’ll Be Missing You hitmaker – who dated the Dinero singer for two years until 2001 – caused a stir in January after commenting...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:23 AM

In celebration of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations’ (ICCR) Foundation Day last Tuesday evening, it was announced that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) developed to facilitate cultural exchanges in music, dance, theatre, art exhibitions...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Late last month, a heated social-media debate erupted following the leak of Spice’s alleged booking fees. It is claimed that the ‘Queen of Dancehall’ was charging US$18,000 per show. The leaked document also stated that Spice’s rider includes five...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Evon Mullings, managing director of the 1,000-member strong Jamaica Music Society, JAMMS, is proud of the achievements of the not-for-profit organisation in it relatively short existence, and currently has plans to significantly elevate the profile...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:12 AM

There’s not really that much of a debate as to whether or not Shal Marshall has the banging soca anthem for carnival 2019. The song, called Splinters, has every reason to be. It has been creating havoc, mayhem – call it what you will – without...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:09 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) mounted their Easter concert last Sunday – a whole two weeks early. Perhaps not unrelated to the premature staging, there were challenges, but as the famous show biz saying goes, “The show must go on.”...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Back in the days when Lady Saw and Sampalue were a team – she was the artiste and he was the famous dancehall producer who was instrumental in helping to launch her career, and also her manager – they did many collaborations on Sampalue’s Diamond...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:17 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): Felicity Huffman is an Emmy-winning actress and has several buzzy upcoming projects, but her career faces a pivotal moment because of her real-life role in the college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman may be sent to prison...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:15 AM

The Classical and Jazz Ensemble (CAJE) of The University of the West Indies (UWI), and the UWI Vocal Group and Wind Ensemble, will be staging its annual concert – Uncajed Melodies V, at the Philip Sherlock Centre for The Creative Arts, this...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:09 AM

With no intention to abandon his established career and reputation as a globetrotting reggae and dub selector, Yaadcore is ready to take his musical ambitions to another level. Last year, the selector added producer to his skill set – with the...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:27 AM

Set in 1946, post-World War II Germany, Rachael Morgan (Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the...

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