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Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Singer Alaine Laughton says she has always had a deep connection with God, so when she felt the nudge to get baptised last July, she made the leap of faith without hesitation. Almost a year into her Christian walk, the singer says she has no...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Khalid charmed us on his debut album by singing about being young, dumb and broke. None of that is accurate on his excellent sophomore effort. The pop-soul-R...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:24 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Tony Hendriks’ Shoot The Girl, one of the first five short films selected in the JAMPRO/PROPELLA short film initiative in 2016, has been awarded yet again – this time to the tune of $500,000. Hendriks again pitched the project last Friday, at the...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:17 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP): Country star Brad Paisley took the controls of a backhoe to dig up the first pile of dirt in the space that will become a free grocery store to support needy families in Nashville, Tennessee. Paisley donned a cowboy hat-shaped...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:16 AM

After many dangers, toils and snares, the long-lost Aretha Franklin concert film, Amazing Grace, has finally seen the light. And good Lord, is it good. Filmed over two sessions in January 1972 at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in the...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Music and business have always been combined passions for Tyler Chung, more popularly known as DJ Tyler. There’s no saying that the affable son of popular entertainment and business mogul, Brian ‘Ribbie’ Chung, has not used his father’s industry...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:14 AM

There are many learning opportunities available at the KingstOOn Animation Festival, scheduled for April 5-7. And as the weekend concludes with an awards ceremony for young animators and artists, there will be presentations and demonstrations from...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Music and business have always been a combined passion for Tyler Chung, more commonly known as DJ Tyler. There is no doubt that the son of popular business mogul Ribbie Chung, has used his father’s industry connections to his advantage, but the ‘...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

NASSAU BAHAMAS: The last time Mark ‘Buju Banton’ Myrie performed to a Bahamian audience, he was hailed a star. Last Saturday night when he returned at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium in Nassau, the former star easily moved from his dancehall genre...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

There was belly-busting, tear-jerking laughter inside the Phoenix Theatre on Sunday night as comedian Dufton Shepherd delivered a superb one-man comedy special to a sold-out crowd. Shepherd, who was celebrating his 10-year anniversary in comedy,...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Reggae Sumfest officially kicked off their launch tour on the twin-island republic of Trinidad...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:15 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It was a long trek down a somewhat lonely road, which led to the new venue of the inaugural St Thomas Heritage and Poetry Festival at My Beach, in Prospect in the parish, on Sunday. The event, which was initially slated to be held at the popular...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Post-World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:11 AM

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s wilful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:10 AM

In this action-packed, nail-biting fistfights and firepower flick, a crime syndicate places a hit contract on a billionaire’s daughter, making her the target of an elite assassin squad. A small band of down-and-out mercenaries strive to protect her...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Globally, racism is at the forefront of many conversations. While in the US issues of police brutality against African Americans and violent displays of Islamophobia are rampant, people in the Caribbean sometimes deal with an insidious attitude...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:15 AM

New York: On Saturday night, New Jersey’s King Shine sound came out victorious over Brooklyn’s Kosmik Movements and Platinum Kids from the Bronx, to become the very first World Fight Club (WFC) champion. Set to the backdrop of Brooklyn, North...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:10 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The Christ Church of Vineyard Town’s concert, which pulled a full house and with a galaxy of musical acts, was an event worth experiencing. Pastor of the church, Reverend Father Sean Major-Campbell, was very pleased, telling The Gleaner, “I think...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 11:17 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Rapper Nipsey Hussle, was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood, plunging the entertainment industry in mourining. He was 33. Police said Hussle was one...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:15 AM

The 99 Problems hitmaker took to the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and, watched by his wife Beyoncé – who was wearing a white suit – he paid tribute to his spouse, his beloved mother, Gloria Carter, and his elderly grandmother, Hattie...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:15 AM

There’s something missing from Dumbo. On the face of it, this live action reimagining of the 1941 animated film of the same name has all the makings of an emotional juggernaut. It’s hard not to look into the crisp blue eyes of a big-eared, baby...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In the usual Saint International and Campari style, the Jamaica Avant Garde Designer of the Year event, ‘The Red Glamour Celebration’, brought out the perfect mix of fashion industry executives and influencers to its finals held at the Courtleigh...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:12 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: As the Lent season draws closer, Jamaicans will have an opportunity to see the story of the week before Jesus Christ’s crucifixion in a different format with the showcasing of the 48-year-old Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Nineties dancehall entertainers Errol ‘Jigsy’ King, Mr Easy, Mega Banton, and Lushy Banton will soon embark on a city-hopping tour across the eastern American states. The deejays are kicking things off on Memorial Day weekend in May, in North and...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 2:27 AMRoy Black

The practice in Jamaica of political parties using popular recordings as campaign songs to bolster their campaigns has become widespread over the years. Perhaps the earliest instance was in 1960 when Clancy Eccles (one of the earliest Studio One...

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