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Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:10 AMMel Cooke

The Billboard Chart of top reggae albums does not have a star beside a particular full-length project each week and identify it as the greatest comeback set of the current listing. If it did, Sting and Shaggy’s joint effort would take it...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:10 AM

The ultimate test of friendship unfolds in The Spy Who Dumped Me, when two unsuspecting friends Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon) travel to Europe to fulfil an undercover mission.  The two thirty-year-old women are thrust...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The most beloved characters of all time reunite to help their childhood friend, Christopher Robin, rediscover the joy of life. In the heartwarming live action adventure, Disney's Christopher Robin is now a family man living in London. His mundane...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A murder mystery like no other reveals in The National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, the show critics are calling "astonishing and unmissable."Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears' dead dog. It...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Since 2010, Michael Barnett has staged close to 50 Let's Go Dancin' parties in Jamaica - some of them charity-based for organisations such as the Kiwanis Club.Before it crosses the half century mark, the series will make its debut in Atlanta - in...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Using the wood of our national flower (Lignum Vitae) to express his creativity, has won Clarendonian Conrad Stone, first place in the 2018 Jamaica Visual Arts Competition.With entries received in seven categories: painting, photography, drawing,...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

When he wanted to get into a rehabilitation centre to deal with his drug addiction, Errol Fabien was a well-known entertainment figure in his home country, Trinidad and Tobago. As it turned out, it was the actor and comedian's popularity that proved...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Owen 'Blakka' Ellis laughs as he says Errol Fabien "never answer we" when he and Samara Johnson tried to engage him during the approximately two hours it took them to walk from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, to Emancipation Park, New...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For the third time in its 16-year history, the YOA Orchestra of the Americas has recruited a Jamaican into its ranks. Darren Young, viola player and musical director of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ), recently wrapped up a...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Cedella Marley, the eldest daughter of the Honourable Robert Nesta 'Bob' Marley, has donated a rare set of Marley albums from her personal collection to the Jamaica50 Time Capsule. The capsule will be sealed at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), to be...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Running the Jamaica's Best School Band (JBSB) competition brought singer and songwriter Rayven Amani within audition range of the theatre, although she did not get the role she went to Fairfield Theatre in Montego Bay, St James, to try out for."I...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 9:16 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Fredrick Lyn is one of few Jamaicans working in visual effects (known as VFX) in the international film industry. Lyn left Jamaica in 2011 to attend the Art institute of Vancouver to study 3D modelling for games and animation.In his relatively short...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

For the last five years or so, we've been singing the same tired old song - "Superhero movies are dying." Pretty soon, audiences will be exhausted with men in capes and women in tights. While the biggest movies continue to feature those same...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Her siblings gathered around her, all together "on the same piece of earth" for the first time in 20 years, as Nadine Jarrett asked the persons who filled the Vera Moody Hall at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts to...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

The years following Jamaica's inaugural Independence in 1962 were turbulent ones, especially in Kingston.One would have expected that with attaining Independence, the nation would be in a united state, and crime would be on the decline. But quite...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The life of an acrobat starts in the gymnasium, learning the basics - splits and flips - until they can master the harder, hair-raising stunts. But aerialist Sheinnek Mahabee of Soul Dynamics Circus took a different route.Ten years ago, facing the...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The six candidates seeking to fill the four vice presidential seats in the People's National Party (PNP) have been invited to speak about their entertainment tastes. Damion Crawford is the second candidate to sit in the musical 'hot seat' and to...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Your Honour is Pluto Shervington's enduring courtroom music drama about being caught in the closet of a woman's home by her very angry husband, who beats him badly. Written from the first-person point of view, Your Honour makes for humorous listening, but it was not funny for Shervington, who made a full confession to The Sunday Gleaner...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

"Where does slackness come from.Mi no know But a mi dem a put de blame pon Where does slackness come from Mi no know But nobody nah ask Yellowman."- Shabba Ranks I am surprised that there has not yet been a hue and cry over Yellowman being named an...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

'Edutainment' appears to be the new order of the day for local traditional performance groups.In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the ASHE performance troupe hosted their annual summer school programme. Later this year, they will invite...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Runkus and Royal Blu have similar but still very separate styles and attitudes, and though the duo used to enter lyrical battles against each other during their high-school careers, today, these next-generation 'reggae revivalists' would rather...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

"Behold I do a new thing; now it shall spring forth," reads part of Isaiah 43:19. Singer Alaine quoted the verse under the Instagram post in which she announced that she had been baptised. In the image, she stands gleefully along a seashore beside...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Esh and Jemere Morgan, sons of Mojo and Gramps Morgan, respectively, are paving their own way in music, propelled by the rich legacy of their family.Born into a musical family, the pair have an inside knowledge of the music business that other young...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

After being involved in theatre for 26 years, including working in commercial theatre for 19, David Tulloch has at last decided to "own" the profession.At his desk in the Phoenix Theatre complex on Haining Road, he told me, "In the past, I just said...

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