Western Bureau: Fast-rising reggae and dancehall entertainer I-Octane easily stole the show at the Fuel Cell Energy Drink's Honouring Dancehall Heroes fête at The Jungle in Negril over the Heroes weekend....
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP): A re-styled version of the Elvis Presley hit Suspicious Minds hit radio stations on Monday, part of an album being released later this year featuring newer, more contemporary takes on many of his hits.
LOS ANGELES (AP): Johnny Knoxville and his 'Jackass' gang are even bigger hits in three dimensions.Jackass 3D, their latest big-screen collection of crazy stunts and antics, opened with a whopping $50 million, soaring past the debuts of their first two...
WINE LESSONS FROM HARDY'S - As we get in gear for the sixth annual Gleaner-sponsored Restaurant Week, Hardy's, one of the sponsors, is making sure diners understand the wines they will select at dinner during the week of November 13-21.
If a great dance show is characterized by the choice of music, vibrantly coloured costumes, creative exploration of spaces and fantastic extension of the body, then Esor Dance Ensemble's 5th season of dance titled Images was a success.
There are many faces to dancehall deejay Spice. Known to her friends and family as Grace Hamilton, Spice is on one level an astute businesswoman, on another, a raunchy deejay, and, on yet another, a mother and soon-to-be wife.
The Gleaner continues to keep its eye on the Miss World competition, more specifically Chantal Raymond. Not just her chances at victory, but her experiences in China. She has been writing a series of missives to her countrymen about those experiences.
With a recent Black Enterprise Magazine article, and a feature of his video, Lest We Forget, on BET last Sunday, David Minott who goes by the stage name David M, is currently making headway on the international music scene.
Tony Rebel along with artists pooled their efforts to aid in research and care for children with Down's Syndrome. Rebel, a surprise guest performer, at the Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union League (JCCUL) Credit Union Week launch party, also has a child with Down's Syndrome and thought the cause worthy.
In 2007, music instructor Dean Barnett started a band as part of a social outreach project for children attending high schools in Kingston's inner cities. That band - The Silver Birds Steel Orchestra - has now blossomed into an award-winning squad of 40 talented musicians and performers.
It is not often that a girl plucked from obscurity pops up on billboards, buses and advertising boards in stores across major cities in the United States. But this is the reality for Sedene Blake, the young Jamaican model discovered by Pulse and who began her international modelling career just under a year ago.
Molière's Tartuffe has been enjoying its limited run at the Philip Sherlock Centre, University of the West Indies. Unfortunately, that run is close to its end. However, for those who cannot make Tartuffe this weekend...