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Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:17 AM

Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing Music to Be Murdered By yesterday. The follow-up to 2018’s Kamikaze – also released without warning – was announced on Twitter just after midnight. The Detroit rapper also released a new...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Tonight Rebel Salute will witness a glorious Dubplate Display with two selectors who have a lot of sauce – the legendary sound man Jack Scorpio of Black Scorpio fame and Dynamq, the Sudanese Child, also known as the notorious River Nile Crocodile...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 7:40 PMStephanie Lyew

This evening, thousands of music lovers will make the pilgrimage to Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann, for night one of the 27th staging of Rebel Salute, a showcase of roots reggae and culturally themed dancehall...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 6:21 PM

This evening, thousands of music lovers will make the pilgrimage to Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann, for night one of the 27th staging of Rebel Salute, a showcase of roots reggae and culturally themed dancehall.

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 11:55 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan, who the company announced Thursday was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer, saying: “What has been reported is not nearly the story that...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Roots reggae singer and environmentalist, Chezidek, may appear to have been absent from the music scene for a minute, but the artiste says that’s not really so. “It’s just that the people appreciate me more in other places outside of here (Jamaica...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:14 AM

When media personality Debbie Bissoon started the No Violence in Love campaign back in February 2017, she hoped there wouldn’t be the need to push promotions for the initiative again so soon. But, with the monster that is gender-based violence...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:12 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

The Cathedral Singers of Ontario, Canada, and their organists flew out of the island on Monday after helping out two local churches for 10 days. A spokesman said they all had a “wonderful time”. Members of the group conducted workshops with local...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:10 AMAnthony Turner/Contributor

New York: Shaggy proclaimed “it wasn’t me” on his 2000 smash hit single from his multiplatinum studio album Hot Shot, but it seems the reggae/dancehall superstar is everywhere these days. It Wasn’t Me is featured prominently on China, a catchy,...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:08 AM

It was in 1985 that reggae singer Von Wayne Charles, more popularly known as Wayne Wonder, released his first single. Titled Long and Lasting Love, it could very well have been a case of speaking something into being. Wayne’s professional and...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:12 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Your Day Is Tomorrow is the latest production to be adding to the continuously growing library of locally made short films. Written and produced by Sosiessia Nixon, the film is also produced by iKon Media, a busy production house that has flown...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Rap music accounts for a large percentage of music being streamed in the United States, and despite the claim of some local producers that the fusion of that genre with dancehall will not be a successful one, there are artistes like Maryland-born...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:25 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

A well-known rule in storytelling is to write what you know. Writer and producer Sosiessia Nixon followed that rule with the script for her third short film, Your Day Is Tomorrow, an iKon Media Film production. Starring popular YouTube personality...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:16 AM

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre-World War I environment...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:16 AM

After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian, who is sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of an...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Dr John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor in 19th-century England. His only companionship comes from an array of exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis. But when young Queen Victoria becomes gravely ill,...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Marcus and Mike have to confront new issues (career changes and midlife crises), as they join the newly created elite team AMMO of the Miami Police Department to take down the ruthless Armando Armas, the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel. Bad...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

While the norm is for a spike in bookings as the date draws closer to the event, the accommodation sector in St Ann is already hailing the impact that Rebel Salute is having on business. Last Friday, chairperson for the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Tanaania Tracey is steadily becoming one of Jamaica’s most dynamic contributors to Google’s video-hosting behemoth, YouTube, as she operates her page on the platform that now has over 30,000 subscribers. Seeing the young social media influencer and...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:14 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Directors of the film, Bad Boys for Life, made good on their promise to have Jamaican reggae group, Inner Circle, be part of one of their US movie premieres. Members of the band were present at Sunday’s blue-carpet affair held at the Regal South...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:09 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

When stand-up comedian Leighton Smith takes the stage, his audience is guaranteed a wide range of riveting satires. The stories are creatively worded, and, with clinical precision, they find the targeted funny bones. Smith’s very effective, non-...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:05 AM

Joker leads the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards with 11 nods. The DC Comics origin tale will contest for the coveted Best Picture accolade alongside Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917 – which follow narrowly behind with 10 spots on...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:35 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

When Martin Scorcese compared superhero movies to theme park rides, he did so attracting the ire of fans the world over. Though his comments weren’t unfounded, I couldn’t help but find them reductive. A theme park ride has little story, character...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Several small manufacturers are hoping that their products will make it to Rebel Salute this weekend and give them much-needed exposure. The two-day festival, which has acted as a source of income for St Ann artisans in previous years, promises...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

From unknowing rookie to dance instructor, Jason Chau’s training in the art of dancehall moves served as an eye-opener for the Australian, who said he was informed that dancehall is a controversial sub-genre of music and a medium for lyricists and...

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