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Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:06 AM

The 2019 National Festival of the Performing Arts ended on a high note last week, after hundreds of gold-medal parish finalists from across the island journeyed to Kingston to compete for the national title in the areas of Traditional Folk Forms,...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:15 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Fueled by their love for music in the ’70s, a group of friends embarked on a mission to share and promote chorale and orchestral music, across Jamaica. On Sunday, four of them – Carole Reid, Marilyn Brice-McDonald, Easton Lee, and Winston Ewart –...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Honey-sweet vocals and smooth, coordinated dance moves were part of a musical voyage captained by evergreen R...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 1:09 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For its 40th anniversary, VP Records is making everything a big deal, including the release of Rising Stars alumnus Chris Martin’s sophomore album, And Then. Last Friday evening, the label took over multiple platforms for the album...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite the pressure that he is undergoing from his government, Ugandan pop star and politician Bobi Wine will definitely have his chance to appear on the Rebel Salute stage in 2020. “I just got off the phone with him,” reggae artiste and owner of...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:12 AM

For many, last week’s Avengers Endgame was the peak of blockbuster cinema. Everything from the early days of Jaws and Star Wars paved the way for the monstrous display of superheroics that landed in theatres. A real example that even though it’s...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 11:47 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" has crossed the $2 billion mark at the global box office in record time and is leaving newcomers in its dust. The Walt Disney Co. estimates Sunday that the Marvel blockbuster has added $145.8...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:20 AMJacob Gilles - Contributor

A cache of long-lost Bob Marley live recordings, which lay in a damp basement for 40 years, is to be auctioned after being restored. Experts predict the 10 two-inch ‘reel-to-reel’ 24 track analogue tapes could easily raise hundreds of thousands of...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reorter

Neisha Yen-Jones was just 19 years old when she lost her older sister, Farrah Amoy Tamieka Jones. Her sister had her sights set on a career in the performing arts. But before those dreams could be realised, Farrah died from multiple sclerosis. Yen-...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:15 AM

NEW YORK (AP) : Phillip Youmans was just 17 and finishing high school when he completed his lyrical debut feature film, Burning Cane. Now, his movie has won the top award at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival. Burning Cane won three awards at Tribeca...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:14 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

A staple at your typical Afrocentric-themed event is book dealer Kirk Scarlett, with his station of meticulously laid out Pan-African books ready to feed the mind. Popularly known as I-Nation (and the streets’ minister of education), Scarlett has...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:14 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

As most musicians are focused on growing their Spotify, Apple Music, or Deezer libraries, there are still those who prefer the analog ­approach to music distribution. Behind the advent of MP3 ­players, compact discs, and cassette tapes, there were...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:09 AMRoy Black

Alerth Bedasse, one of the main exponents of mento music, and his sidekick Everard Williams, a mento songwriting genius, have a lot to say about the resistance meted out by the government of the day and other stakeholders to the lyrics of their...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:18 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Lazarus Chigwandali, a Malawian street musician with albinism, was once lured into a car. He was kidnapped, and the plan was to cut up his body and sell his parts to witch doctors, who would use them in potions thought to bring good...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Once you have seen and heard her, you will never forget her. Ask anyone who has seen South African recording artiste Lorraine Klassen on stage, and they would be sure to describe her as the one with the electrifying stage presence and dynamic...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:07 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Artistic director of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), Marlon Simms, wants people to know that Professor Rex Nettleford’s legacy lives on. “It is alive, and we have a new generation of dancers and persons who are still willing to give to...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:28 AM

As the CEO of perhaps one of the most popular PR firms, Destine Media, Ronnie Tomlinson has helped a number of dancehall and reggae artistes establish themselves on both the local and international circuits. She has been the ‘wind beneath the...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:27 AM
Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:23 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

In the convoluted world of entertainment, there are still some small things that are no-brainers. For example, if when choosing a moniker, everybody around you is constantly trying to silence your chatter by telling you to “shush”, then it simply...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:12 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma was arrested Wednesday on charges of attacking a reality show castmate at a New York concert venue, a new round of legal trouble for a rapper still on parole from a 2007 shooting. Her lawyer, Dawn...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:12 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Tomorrow, May 4, reggae superstar, Jacob Miller, lead singer of the Inner Circle band, would have celebrated his 67th birthday. Much has been said and written about the man, who was poised to become a giant in the reggae industry, but who lost his...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:11 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

“It’s been 10 years since we began,” said Greg Simms, founder and principal director of the Jamaica Youth Chorale, as he acknowledged the audience’s enthusiastic cheers and applause for the group at the University Chapel, Mona, on Sunday. “We must...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:11 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Reggae artiste Keida has beaten writer’s block, and is back in the game. She has partnered with the multifaceted producer and artiste Roe Summerz, and intends to make a splash on May 10, with the release of the baile-funk/reggaeton inflected...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Eight years ago, Singaporean artiste Masia One was a ghostwriter in Hollywood working for some of the biggest names in rap and hip hop, including Dr Dre, Pharell and The Game. This was not exactly architecture, in which she holds a bachelor’s...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): There is hardly any violence in the Ted Bundy movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which premieres on Netflix tomorrow, staring Zac Efron as the notorious serial killer. It was a deliberate choice on the part of film...

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