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Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:14 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

From the use of an appealing backdrop, colourful costumes, well-defined choreography to amazing delivery of beautifully arranged songs, the University Chorale concert was indeed a performance spectrum. The feat was the result of commitment and...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:08 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Many will consider DJ Hot Lipz an inspiration. At 49 years old, she ­decided to learn how to spin and mix records – a testament to the fact that it is never too late to realise a dream. Known in her private life as Janette Armstrong, the UK native...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Neville Livingston, more popularly known as Bunny Wailer, turns 72 on Wednesday, and while there will be a private celebration with family at his St Andrew home, also on the roster is the second edition of Rootsman Skankin, the ‘I-lebration Of...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Racks In the Middle rapper Nipsey Hussle tragically died last week at the age of 33 after being shot and his long-time partner, Lauren London, has paid tribute to her late boyfriend as she vowed to “always represent for her king to the fullest”....

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Tony Jaa. Tiger Hu Chen. Iko Uwais. Three names that have redefined martial arts cinema over the past two decades, finally together in one explosive motion picture. It’s the kind of movie that seems surreal until it’s ­actually put to film. With...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:17 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Visually-impaired producer, Poye ‘Buka’ Robinson, is a strong believer in the power of music and its role as an inspirational tool that may be used to elevate individuals facing challenges in the same way it helped him to overcome the tragedy of...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Visually-impaired producer, Poye “Buka” Robinson, is a strong believer in the power of music and its role as an inspirational tool which may be used to elevate individuals facing challenges, in the same way it helped him to overcome the tragedy of...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

It was a ‘Yesterday’ with a different flavour inside Mas Camp on Saturday night as dancehall and reggae tracks from the 90s were fused with a few soca tracks of yesteryear. The first instalment of the show for 2019 promised to unleash some early...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

When Ken Boothe saunters onto any stage, in any part of the globe, microphone in hand, intent on performing until the sweat trickles down his forehead and snakes down his back, the legendary reggae singer is larger than life and has fans eating out...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:16 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

Origins, one of five in the first JAFTA PROPELLA cohort, caused a stir in the local industry following its premiere screening in 2016. Though it has only been screened locally a few times since, the short film has a following that will be...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:11 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

When singer Aza Lineage turned up at King Jammy’s St Lucia Road recording studio last year, she found herself in a time warp – auditioning for the veteran producer on the street before gaining access to the premises. This was the process other...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

At 50, Mr Boombastic – Orville “Shaggy” Burrell – is proving that he’s still fantastic. He’s winning Grammys, enjoying sold-out concerts across the world, and leading the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) nominations with all...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:06 AM

While he declined to elaborate on the specifics, reggae artiste Nesbeth stressed that “pressing projects in the pipeline” was the reason for postponing his scheduled month-long tour of Europe. Nesbeth, who should have left the island last...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:05 AM

The KingstOOn Animation Festival has invited a swathe of international industry players to share their experience and expertise at this year’s festival, currently on at the University of Technology, Jamaica. One such presenter is film producer...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Bescenta is an example of slow and steady wins the race. The reggae singer emerged in early 2000 with strong ambitions that manifested through socially conscious lyrics primarily focused on motivating youths. He received his first breakthrough...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:23 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

They left some of the biggest names in the music industry to return to the place they call home. The original members of Buju Banton’s Til Siloah band, are back with him, and the words that comes from their mouths is a rendition of Half Pint’s One...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Still on a high from Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival, Machel Montano remains a pillar of energy as he prepares to fly across the waters to Jamaica this month to participate in Jamaica carnival. The soca artiste has a special connection with the...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:17 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

The current exhibition mounted at the National Gallery is proof of the continued international growth of Jamaica’s fame and, specifically, the popularity of our music. Figures tell the story. displayed in the exhibition, which comprises entries in...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:13 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Sophie Turner wore her waterproof mascara. The actress knew there would be a lot of crying. She and the rest of the cast of Game of Thrones descended on Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday to bid farewell to the HBO hit show after...

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...

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