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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...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

New Wave Jamaica has become known for hosting live music sessions with burgeoning recording artistes. But the vision is much more than that. Fully bent on extracting a wholesome definition of the term 'creative' to include those who sing, play...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

As the world becomes fully immersed with the ubiquitous influence of Jamaican dancehall sounds and culture throughout western mainstream pop charts, the indigenous music form continues to permeate other popular music scenes.Two years ago, local...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Many Jamaicans are familiar with film director Storm Saulter. Since the release of his politically charged and constantly revisited feature film Better Mus' Come, Saulter has enjoyed steady progression in his career, and is poised to break through...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

This weekend, singer Pluto Shervington will be one of the performers at the 2018 Merritone Family Funday in New York City, USA, leaving his Miami, Florida, base for yet another of the many performances he does all over the world. With the annual...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

David Schwimmer is joining the cast of Will & Grace. The former Friends star is set to take on the recurring role of Grace's new love interest in a reported five-episode arch for him and Debra Messing...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In the spirit of Jamaica's motto, 'Out of Many, One People', Anime Nerds of Jamaica (ANJ) has continued in its thrust to stage events that focus on the fusion of Japanese and Jamaican culture.One such event is the very popular Anime Picnic. It is...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Yaniq Walford makes a distinction between Bass Odyssey Entertainment putting on Saturday's Jamaica Sound System Festival at Grizzly's Plantation Cove and Bass Odyssey sound system participating in the celebration of its renamed anniversary event. It...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Wayne J's newest single, Better Days, is not meant to be just another song in the child star's musical catalogue.The 15-year-old deejay, who was raised in Waterhouse and currently attends Hydel High School in St Catherine, makes a winning blend of...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Friends of Hope Institute will be collaborating with the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) during its 2018 Season of Dance for a benefit performance to support the Hope Institute Hospital this Friday, August 10.Located in the Elletson Flats...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Adapted from Alexandra Bracken's young adult novel series of the same name, The Darkest Minds follows a group of teens who are imprisoned by an adult world that fears the secret powers of anyone under 18.Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Teen Titans are coming to the big screen, and this time, they are going big! Teen Titans Go! To the Movies finds our egocentric, wildly satirical superheroes in their first feature film extravaganza - a fresh,...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A deep-sea submersible with its crew trapped inside is being attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, that now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific.With time running out, expert deep-sea...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Metropolitan Opera presents an encore of Puccini's Turnadot, at Palace Cineplex on Sunday, August 12, at 11:30 a.m.Nina Stemme, one of opera's greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

This year's Grand Gala's overarching theme was One Love, One Family, and attracted approximately 30,000 attendees.The packed stadium was focused on the midfield filled with performances as they outlined the development of Jamaica - from the...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 10:37 AMMel Cooke

  When it comes to the Billboard Reggae Album charts, a week is ages, especially in the heat of summer when the new releases are fast, furious — and sometimes fleeting. Through all the flurry, Sting and Shaggy are proving resilient with...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

New York-based producer and recording artiste Emilio 'Track Starr' Bowens has been floating around the hip hop and dancehall faternity for some time, dropping singles, remixes, or freestyle projects that have garnered the attention of major labels...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

At the beginning of the '90s, a six-foot tall young man going through puberty, was granted the opportunity to be the face of high-fashion campaigns and travel the world. Never did he imagine that one day he would be cast in popular international...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The top 10 finalists in this year's Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Gospel Song Competition made a last-ditch attempt for the top prize on Sunday at the National Arena in Kingston.They commenced their quest with an attention-grabbing...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

As he speaks to The Gleaner about participating in the 2018 Rototom Sunsplash, Festival producer Augustus 'Gussie' Clarke (whose music group includes the Anchor Recording Studio and Dubplate Music Publishers) emphasises innovation. And it is this...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The upscale all-white party Daydreams has been going on from its start at Solaris Estate, St Thomas, and eventually in Ocho Rios, for approximately 12 years. Daydreams' organisers Wright Image Entertainment, have also expanded its market to Florida...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Unlike other competitions that sometimes incite contention, the National Arena erupted with pleasant applause after Team Ultimate was announced winner of World Reggae Dance Competition 2018.Hosted by the perpetually effervescent Jennifer 'Jenny...

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