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

He is back, and she is ready! Golden Globe Award winner Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode in the movie that will have everyone screaming. It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from...

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

Mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and tenor Roberto Alagna join forces for Saint-Saens's biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Mark your calendars for the encore performance of this sensual French opera playing exclusively at Palace...

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

Like a thriving stock market, most of the entries on this week's Reggae Album chart valid until Saturday, October 20, have gone up. The only album that has fallen one spot this week is Estelle's Lovers Rock, which moves from sixth to seventh.Sting...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

The premise of Nine Night is obvious from the early lines. Set in England, it opened at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts last weekend and continues this Friday through Sunday, October 21. It lies in the British accent of...

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

The voices and instruments at the Revival Time Music Festival (RTMF) could be heard from the streets - blending secular sounds with the uplifting, rhythmic yet traditional revivalist message inside the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Sunday....

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Among the pomp and pageantry that usually accompany the annual national honours and awards ceremony, representatives of the music fraternity took their place of pride at yesterday's event.This year, singer, actor and human-rights activist Harry...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:22 AMMarcia Rowe

Richie Stephens says he is saddened by the absence of ska on Jamaican's musical platforms. “We are not celebrating our music here, and it saddens me. I think there is a place for it. It is a well rated music, put ska on a jazz...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:07 AMMarcia Rowe

The pre-show drizzle, accompanied by a low turn out, did not prevent a high quality performance to be delivered on Saturday, the first of the three days of the 2018 Heritage Fest Concerts held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment...

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

Last Saturday, Kimberly Hyatt celebrated her 27th birthday and it was extra special as the day before she had won a vinyl record of Beres Hammond's new album - Never Ending. Clutching the record to her chest, she smiled from ear to ear as she...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

When I first heard of Smallfoot the animated picture about a yeti named Migo that has his world turned upside down at the sighting of a human, or as he calls it, a 'smallfoot', I was admittedly intrigued. It seemed the type of premise the very best...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Over the next six weeks, our new feature, The Reel, will explore the industry, highlight the players and the...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill and Mel Cooke

The cover of Third World's 1977 album 96o in the Shade is permanently etched in the mind of broadcaster, singer, and producer Patrick LaFayette, who is now blind. He enthusiastically describes the "stick man" who is central to the cover art, and,...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Though confined to a wheelchair, Dr Jean 'Binta' Breeze rose to her feet to collect her silver Musgrave Medal at the presentation ceremony at the Institute of Jamaica on East Street on Wednesday.Breeze was among 10 individuals awarded the Musgrave...

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

The imprisonment of Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert shortly after he won the inaugural Festival Song Competition is viewed by the singer as a deliberate attempt to sabotage his career.The singer was imprisoned at the Richmond Farm prison on a marijuana...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Walshy Fire, a member of the popular EDM and dancehall-reggae-influenced group Major Lazer, has expanded his scope with the release of his latest project. Walshy Fire and The Expanders Present Thanks For Life, which was launched on Friday, is a...

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

A music video is a short film that ties song and imagery together and is produced by an entertainer for promotional purposes. While music videos primarily market an artiste's work and also promote the talent of the director, they are not the only...

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

Heroes by the band Chalice is a song of longing for iconic figures of resistance and protest from three societies, tied together by the commonality of a negative black experience. It starts in the city that Chalice's Wayne Armond arrived in by air...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberely Small

While rain pelted the Corporate Area on Thursday, inside the TVJ studios on Lyndhurst Road was warm and cozy as VP records and specially invited guests celebrated the launch of Beres Hammond's new album - Never Ending.But not only was it the album...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After three successful stagings since January, The Apollo Series is set to return on Saturday, October 20. The Haven, where the event is held at 12 Hillcrest Avenue, will come alive again as rising artistes Eva Flow, Jeeby Lyricist and Yeza take the...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The nation's fifth-highest honour will be conferred on Grace Jones at King's House on Monday. The Jamaica-born international superstar is among four persons who will become a member of the Order of Jamaica (OJ).Godfrey Dyer will also be conferred...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

"How is it so difficult for the Government of Jamaica to build a place that is adequate to present reggae music as how it is supposed to be presented?" That is the question being asked by Mutabaruka, noted dub poet, musician and social commentator....

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

When Omar Reid, aka 'Reido', began working on the music video for his song Football Style, it took on a life of its own. What was originally supposed to be a three-minute video, evolved into a six-minute documentary merging sport and music.In...

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

When Minister Joan Flemmings walked on to the stage of the first concert she was booked to perform at some 20 years ago, the music stopped and her microphone was switched off as she sang the first verse.At the time, she was the lead singer of Joan...

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

When it comes to the work of the National Gallery of Jamaica and Quilt Performing Arts, the use of space is crucial. Both entities are currently exploring the use of non-traditional spaces.This was explained to me by Quilt's founder and artistic...

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

Beres Hammond said that Jamaica is yet to fully capitalise on the brand of music it has given the world - reggae.The veteran crooner, who releases his new album Never Ending today, said: "What Jamaica don't realise is that we are playing with our...

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