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Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:12 AM

From three-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline's bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.It is the year 2045, and...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:12 AM

Julie, Kayla and Sam are three high-school seniors who make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night.Lisa (Leslie Mann, The Other Woman, This Is 40), Mitchell (John Cena, Trainwreck, Sisters) and Hunter (Ike Barinholtz, Neighbours, Suicide Squad...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:12 AM

The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brought hope to many, comes to life on the big screen. Growing up in Greenville, Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:03 AM

The newly formed ILoveMoBay Foundation will this Friday bring a lot of love to the Old Hospital Park, in the Second City, with a special screening of the Disney animated film Zootopia. The film is the first of a free-admission monthly movie series...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Finalists from this year's Rita Marley Foundation's Public Speaking competition, and finalists from last year's essay competition, recently got the rare opportunity to have discussions with the heads of the top universities in the island.Students...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Indie Allen has been on the rise for years, and continues on his journey to becoming an acclaimed reggae artiste in his own right.Before his solo career, Indie was the lead singer of Phuzzion a band of young musicians from the Edna Manley College...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In addition to musical entertainment, attendees at the upcoming Tmrw. Tday culture fest will be led by international champions of wellness, global activism, and cannabis and alternative therapy movements. Running from May 1- 6 what is fast becoming...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff are icons whose music is loved and adored by fans worldwide. Jamaica has also produced several successful DJs who have garnered international prominence including Sean Paul, Shaggy, Mavado, Buju Banton, Shabba...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

What a difference a week makes, when music which originates in Jamaica is being put out fast, furiously and spiritually. The last is because the new number one is Original Love by Christafari the US group which announces its blend of faiths in its...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Two of Jamaica's leading performing groups, the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) and the University Singers, were on stage on Easter Sunday morning and afternoon, respectively. The NDTC performed at the Little Theatre in its 37th Morning of...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:07 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

The audience at the fourth presentation of Uncaged Melodies, the annual concert by the Classical and Jazz Ensemble (CAGE) led by University of the West Indies Music Fellow Peter Ashbourne, got a special treat. They heard the very first public...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

With humour, audience member engagement, audiovisuals and his obvious passion, Pierre Lemaire, dean of the School of Drama at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, engaged participants yesterday morning, as he explained three...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica (POJ) will have Jamaica's highly acclaimed singer Karen Smith, as its special guest at their Spring Concert season on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, at the Swallowfield Chapel.Smith will showcase her...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

While matters of intellectual property are relevant year-round, to a country with Jamaica's prodigious creative output, this week there will be an especially strong focus as the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) marks Intellectual Property...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 3:08 PMkimberley small

Denying the likelihood of the beloved dance hall group ever getting back together, Craigy T of the disbanded dance hall group T.O.K recently engaged in another union. On the weekend, the recently-solo dancehall artiste tied the knot with...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Fresh off a wildly successful tour of London, singer Romain Virgo is still on a musical high after Lovesick debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for the week ending April 14.Although the album fell to number four last week,...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:05 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Drum Festival made its Emancipation Park debut last year, and as music development specialist Avory Crooks-Campbell puts it, "we had such a good time we are back this year". And today's event will...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Grammy-nominated artiste Sizzla already has his own foundation and is working on completing a museum.Sizzla told The Gleaner he has always prided himself on giving back to his people and the museum is just another means of ensuring his philanthropic...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:02 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The lyrics, "I gave you no roses, no romance, no candlelight and slow dance/That's just how it is, but maybe we can try again" are from the 1983 R...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Reggae legend Freddie McGregor did his first tour of the United States almost 30 years ago. That first outing was in 1989 with Dennis Brown and Lt Stitchie. With their tour manager being Copeland Forbes, the itinerary covered the four corners of the...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Of the infinite sources that could inspire filmmakers and captivate audiences, the last thing I ever expected was to see a full-length feature film about the video game Rampage. Sure, movies have been made on a simple premise before, but Rampage was...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Eminem has been sober for 10 years. The Lose Yourself hitmaker took to his Twitter account over the weekend to announce that it has been a decade since he last touched drugs and alcohol. Alongside a photo of his sobriety coin, he wrote: "Celebrated...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

By 1972, singer Errol Dunkley had established a track record of turning out popular songs. Movie Star (remade by Wayne Wonder and Buju Banton in the early 1990s) had hit the year before, and You'll Never Know had started the decade strongly for...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the One Love Peace Concert, which took place at the National Stadium on Saturday April 22, 1978. It was an evening like none other when the fate of a nation embroiled in political turmoil seemed to be resting on...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

"How do I get it all done? No skylarking! Just get it done."To understand Sezi is to know that she does everything she wants to do. With a music career that seems to have stopped and restarted, singer-songwriter Sarah Silvera has always been on the...

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