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Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Both Belly Woman, the current production at the Edna Manley College's School of Drama, and the recently concluded Jamaica Dance Umbrella (JDU) dance festival at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA), Mona, give their audiences a...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A great mix of iconic singers and rappers marks the roll-out of Jazz in the Gardens for its 13th season this weekend. The event which runs for two days, March 17-18, remains at the Miami Dolphins home field, recently renamed the Hard Rock Stadium,...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Romain Virgo is reggae's first sizzling salvo to be confirmed for Groovin' In The Park 2018, North America's premier reggae and R...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

The page on the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus's website inviting persons to 'Explore UWI' presents striking images of a number of the campus's physical landmarks. The old aqueduct appears more than once, the pictures' captions...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Music Museum, in association with the National Library of Jamaica, is proud to present a new cultural series titled 'Four Women'.In commemoration of Women's History Month (March 2018), Four Women will celebrate the legacies of four...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Gregory Simms now serves as the director of events management and production at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC). He oversees all JCDC national, state, and commemorative activities, including National independence and emancipation...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:01 AMKimberley Small

Dreaming Whilst Black, a web series written and directed by Jamaica-born filmmaker Adjani Salmon, will premiere in six major cities - Shanghai, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Miami and Kingston on Sunday. "If we can make this work, if I...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

In making a hook-up in the flesh between music performers and their often far-flung audiences, the Internet - specifically social media - is proving to be an invaluable tool in data-driven touring.Adam Davis of the US-based Skyline Artists Agency,...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:09 AMMel Cooke

As the State pushes to restore the old city from the waterfront northwards, where King Street meets South Parade, a church operation has begun to extend the life of an instrument which in part symbolises another renewal of the capital - its...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Met: Live in HD continued its 12th season Saturday with its live transmission of Rossini's rarely performed masterpiece Semiramide. It was seen live on more than 900 screens. An estimated additional 70,000 people saw it live on 800 screens in 37...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A Hebrew with the unusual gift of strength must respond properly to the call of God on his life to lead his people out of enslavement. Samson is a man of incredible strength who nonetheless could not escape tragedy. His supernatural strength and...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dr Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. When criminals intrude his home and brutally attack his wife and young daughter, Kersey becomes obsessed with delivering vigilante justice to the...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There are parts of Belly Woman, the theatrical production which opened on Friday to anchor the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts' Founders Week observances, which are painful to watch.At least one - the ritualised sexual...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Dorraine Reid wets her feet as director in good form, marshaling the Omaall 'Maja Bless' Wright script over two weekends at the Dennis Scott Studio Theatre, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. She has multiple theatre roles (...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Snoop Dogg, one of rap's OGs, has a gospel double album out. Yes, that's right: The D-O-Double-G is doing G-O-D.A humble, peace-loving, family-centred Snoop emerges on the 32-track double album Bible of Love. He quotes from the Book of Isaiah "No...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dancehall superstar Beenie Man is set to headline the Dominica Republic leg of BRT Weekend, which is scheduled for May 3 - 6 in Punta Cana."Beenie Man is definitely looking forward to this engagement. BRT Weekend has become a staple on the social...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:06 AM

Culture Executive Maxine Isis Stowe says the Administrator General's Department (AGD) does not have the capacity to handle the estates of entertainers, especially where it concerns the management of the intellectual property and businesses that many...

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

"Obviously, entertainers should have a will. By having a will when you die, it helps with the seamless transition of property or for worldly possessions to be transferred to who you want it to be transferred to," said Frankie Campbell, chairman of...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) has launched its 2018 calendar, which features the ladies of the Draw Team. The launch took place at the Lotto Super Store in Clock Tower Plaza, Half-Way-Tree, recently.The ladies of the Supreme Ventures Draw Team,...

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

It only took four years, but the saga of Anna and Christian is finally at an end. What started as a tawdry and seductive affair, now finds itself caught up in the most daring adventure of all - lifelong partnership, far more frightening than...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It was all about partying, whining, and soaking up the soca vibe and atmosphere at Xaymaca International's Cooler Cruise on Saturday on Ocean Boulevard on the Kingston waterfront downtown.With all the build-up and hype from last year's inaugural...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

'No real man can live without a womanLike night to day is a woman to her manShe's essential to his purpose and his missionA good woman is a glory to her manShe'll never take the power, she'll make him a better manEvery great man has a virtuous woman...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Scotland-born tubist and specialist in brass instruments, Fraser Russell landed on the island last Monday night and headed straight into a tutoring session with the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ) the next day.According to executive...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

His career in acting may have come about purely by chance, but after performing with the National Dance Theatre Company as a singer for more than two decades, it's safe to say that Earle Brown is a lover of the performing arts.In an interview with...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Tony 'Paleface' Hendriks, who is currently concentrating on writing film scripts, left Jamaica in 2001 to explore stand-up comedy opportunities in England. The actor and comedian was well known in Jamaica, not only on the stage but also on screen...

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