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Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:23 AM

An animated version of Charles Addams’ series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family. The Addams Family is a 3D computer-animated comedy horror directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan and stars the voices of Oscar Isaac, Academy Award...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Hymn Marley is the latest Marley family member to offer a musical body of work, with the release of his five-track debut digital EP, In My Head. The 26-year old son of multiple-Grammy winner Stephen, and grandson of musical legends Bob and Rita,...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

An incredible young talent with a stupendous set of pipes, the quintessential ‘one man woman’, a sultry singer with music in her DNA, and a band with decades of showmanship under its belt, all converged inside the ballroom of The Jamaica Pegasus...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:26 AM

After a brief, meaningful spiritual hiatus from the limelight, and in the pursuit of bridging secular and gospel music, the prolific artiste Lt Stitchie has released his 22nd album. Stitchie said that the project, Masterclass, which is co-produced...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:20 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Imagine your child, one year before his high-school graduation, announcing that he wants to migrate to another country to study dance. It may not be the simplest wish to grant, but for Joshua Craigie’s parents, their son was already living the...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:16 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

“I have been through the fire,” vocalist Maranto declared as he took to the stage to close a concert held in his honour at the Jamaica College Auditorium in Kingston on Sunday. It was a powerful yet sombre statement considering the fact that...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Local theatre professionals have been telling the stories of and for the voiceless for many years, where ‘making light’ of a situation takes on a new definition. Writer, actress and producer Trudy Bell, best known for her roles as Melcita in the...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Rain couldn’t stop the show, and on Saturday night, dancehall fans dutifully assembled at House of Dancehall, Cargill Avenue, to celebrate sound system, Killamanjarro’s milestone 50th anniversary. It was a night when the music really did all the...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:24 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

After being out of the music business for 40 years, legendary singer, producer and songwriter Dandy Livingstone has made a resurgence with a brand-new single, released in April 2019. Titled, They Call Us Legends, the song is currently available on...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:18 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

There have been many comic-book villains to grace the silver screen, each of them ranging somewhere between instantly forgettable and memorably iconic. Those who fall towards the latter usually get more than one incarnation. The pinnacle of these...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:15 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Do It For The Culture, the last crew unveiled for the upcoming Red Bull Culture Clash, could shape up to be a musical force to be reckoned with. According to crew member DJ Bambino, this collection of artistes, musicians, and producers was not put...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

International artistes don’t always come to Jamaica to promote themselves to the local audience. Sometimes, they come to find the legendary musicians and studios. Former West Indian cricketer Omari Banks, hailing from Anguilla, recently visited the...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

As a multi-instrumentalist with the capacity to play wind, string, keys and percussion instruments, Shekinah Ade-Gold, has discovered new ways to overcome the psychological chaos that clouds his mental space. It has been a long and winding road of...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The best things in life are not always free, says Evel Mante, director of the Eastern Rangers Marching Band. The almost five-year-old music organisation is home to approximately 85 members, inclusive of dancers, choreographers, aspiring composers...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 2:15 PMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: History was created on Monday, September 30, with the official launch of My Turn Radio, an all-female disc jocks radio platform. The station, whose playlist includes reggae and dancehall music, is the brainchild of New York-based...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:26 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

For the upcoming Red Bull Culture Clash, which will be hosted in Kingston, Jamaica, for the first time, the general consensus among the participants is that the event may turn out to be much more than just a clash. As the brand puts energy behind a...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:26 AMSade Gardner - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“It’s E to the L to the V to the A!” – Elva Ruddock’s classic introductory line. But with her contagious laugh, liberated wit, diversified wigs, ‘house and land’ handbags, and apologetic authenticity, the comedienne did not need any introduction....

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:24 AMRoy Black

Jamaica’s earliest music pioneers on the international circuit were Owen Gray, Laurel Aitken, Wilfred ‘Jackie’ Edwards, Millie Small, and the calypsonian, Lord Flea. The name ‘Millie Small’ may perhaps be the best known owing to the immense...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Going for the gold in the music industry can be compared to the 400 metres hurdles. It’s all about learning to hurdle challenges, and in keeping an eye on the prize, individuals must stay in their own lane. Veteran producer Robert ‘Bobby Digital...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:12 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

Inspired by Beyoncé’s Before I Let Go choreography challenge launched some months ago, local dancer Shamara Spencer conceptualised her own. Choreography challenges are a social media staple, and as the world continues to feel that ripple effects of...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:10 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

With major projects, major drawbacks are par for the course. Regardless of the challenges that have so far hindered the We Are Tomorrow Foundation’s development in Jamaica, its founder, multi-Grammy Award winning musician and composer, Pablo...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Veteran singer and producer Glenmore Brown, whose roots reggae rhythms inspired several musicians in the 1970s, from Big Youth to Gregory Isaacs, has died at the age of 75. Brown, who was known as “God Son” and “Rhythm Master” by colleagues, passed...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:08 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

After several years of singing for Father Ho Lung and Friends and Mustard Seed, Dimario McDowell continues to ply his talent for charity. On Sunday, he and some friends delivered a money-worth-spending experience at the Stella Maris St Vincent de...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Bronx, NY: At a time when some of the stakeholders in the music industry in Jamaica are complaining that their livelihood is under threat with the enforcement of the Noise Abatement Act, New York rolled out the red carpet for some of the biggest...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:26 AM

‘A St Mary Mi Come From’, the charity event staged annually by deejay Capleton, will not be held this year, the organisers have confirmed. Plans had been in place for the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) award-winning event to be held in...

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