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Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The openers for the first staging of One Night Stand at the Hope Zoo on Saturday night were the up-and-coming 8 band, who said that they felt privileged to have warmed the stage for veteran band Chalice. They also got great feedback from the...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

A movie's job is to tell a story. Sometimes that story can be about the characters in it or the world it's set in, or it can be a metaphor for something greater. Of course, it doesn't matter what the story is. It only matters how well the story is...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Perhaps the most defining moment in Jamaica's popular music history came with the release of the recording Oh Carolina in 1959. It was a landmark single in the development of Jamaica's modern music - the first that moved away from the then current...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Those who frequent the reggae revival scene in the corporate area would be familiar with the artiste Mortimer. Currently a part of Ovastand Entertainment, his new single, Careful, has been receiving some positive feedback. But young Mortimer's...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

Word-of-mouth marketing is what No-Maddz member Everaldo Creary is crediting for the group's international demand. The now reggae-dub duo has been making the rounds at several international festivals this year, most recently, the Disko Africa Film...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

"The blood of African kings run in my vein,Here inna Jamaica, rebellious offspring.We got a warrior spirit inside,From that time we cyaa change.An dis ya warrior spirit inside,It come fi break every shackle and chain.Man a Shaka Zulu pickney,Nkrumah...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 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. Today we continue our feature The Reel - which explores the industry, highlights the player and the...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

With a 'no retreat, no surrender' attitude, street painter Basil Clayton has been creating eye-catching artwork since he resigned from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) 20 years ago.Armed with his brushes, paints and canvas, he has been painting along...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Whether painting a beautiful landscape, doing the choreography for a dance, or writing the lyrics for the next hit single, a career in the creative industry is emotionally driven and time-consuming.For painter Afyah Prendergast, being able to create...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP):Items owned by Tupac Shakur have been donated to Temple University, including a bullet-dented golden medallion the rapper was wearing in 1994 when he was shot five times. The rapper's items will be on display at the school's main...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The launch of Rastafari Rootzfest 2018, which took place at the Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road on Wednesday, was filled with informative and passionate speeches, as well as captivating performances by reggae singers Richie Spice and Lila Ike - two...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

"Living in the wild wild west, it's not easy to stay alive. Living in the wild wild west, it's not safe to go outside."These are some of the lyrics from Indie Allen's latest single, The West, which speaks about the crime affecting his home parish of...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

One theory holds that drama had its beginning in religious ritual, with one branch - entertainment drama - eventually becoming the largest. That would mean that theatre and religion have been linked for thousands of years. Certainly, they have been...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Party For A CauseHelp raise funds for former Reggae Boy Luton Shelton at Good Fridays #DoItForLuton at The Serengeti at Hope Zoo, tonight. Admission: free before 10 p.m., $1,000 after. Donations taken at the gate.SocaWuk up at Hard Wine at Mas Camp...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Writer

Reggae singer Naomi Cowan refuses to limit herself with just one aspiration. As she pushes the pedal to advance her music career, she totes around other fundamental aspects of her life philanthropy, her faith and making her parents, reggae...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TodayJamaica Inn presents their Annual Backgammon Tournament. Showcase your skills to win a share of the over $1 million in cash and prizes. Games starts today and ends on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.TomorrowThe Stella Maris Dance Ensemble celebrates...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Lila Ike describes her performance at last year's Rastafari Rootzfest as mediocre. Not because she did not have the best lyrics or sound, but she was overcome with anxiety."It wasn't my best performance - I allowed myself to get nervous. As a young...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:08 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Last Friday, Grammy award winning keyboardist Llamar 'Riff Raff' Brown, released the Love Train Riddim, on his Nebilus Records Label. The label's official debut riddim features a slew of celebrated and emerging dancehall and reggae artistes. Even...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Where does a preening, pansexual rock god get his powers? The Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody traces his sonorous majesty to an unlikely place - his back teeth.Mercury, nee Farrokh Bulsara, was born with four extra incisors, giving him a...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:16 AMJanet Silvera

​Some of Jamaica's top reggae and dancehall artistes, were at their musical best performing at the annual 'Open Ear' acoustic concert, held last Friday at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Last Thursday, the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, celebrated theatre practitioner, comedian and Garveyite Ranny Williams, a day before his October 26 birthday. The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) website states that...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Saint International's model Romaine Dixon has created fashion history with his appearance in the just-released Dior Homme global advertising campaign. Dixon became the first Jamaican male model to be featured by the iconic French label. The campaign...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Once again, reggae melody and lyrics have appeared on an international marketing campaign, this time for major American clothing and apparel brand - The Gap.Over the weekend, The Gap launched their 2018 holiday advertising campaign entitled, 'The...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Witness the final battle that changed the second great war. Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis headlines this pulse-pounding epic about the courage of China's citizens during WWII. As a US Army colonel (Willis) trains Chinese aviators to battle...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The highly anticipated story of the legendary Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury arrives on the big screen and promises to 'rock you'. Bohemian Rhapsody is an epic celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury....

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