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Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

The Capital of Casual - Negril - came alive as thousands descended on the north coast to the shore of Cayenne Beach for the Dream Live Concert to kick-start Dream Weekend 2018.The concert is the first of 10 events being staged over five days of...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Two of Fabian Thomas' favourite expressions are that he's "led by spirit" and "There are no accidents" in life. It seems, then, that spirit has deliberately led him into what he calls "an intense period" in his life. Happily, the intensity is not...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ian 'Ity' Ellis can come up with and deliver a joke at the snap of a finger engaging in snappy dialogue with Alton 'Fancy Cat' Hardware as half of the Ity...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/ Gleaner Writer

Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2018 Ackera Gowie describes herself as a woman of faith.Gowie, who held off an intense bout of competition on Wednesday night to become the next Festival Queen, told The Gleaner that she gave up her job to seek the...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Katy Perry has visited an eight-year-old girl who was forced to miss a concert after undergoing surgery on a brain tumour. The 33-year-old singer decided to visit Grace Moores - who had brain surgery last week after being diagnosed with a tumour in...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small and Alicia Barrett/Gleaner Writers

The Emancipation Jubilee in Seville, St Ann, on Tuesday night was a showcase of Jamaican history through dance, music and theatre. Dinkie Minie, Bruckins, Junkanoo and even the Gully Creeper and Fling Yuh Shoulder dance moves opened the concert...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Escorted by young civilians garbed in bright colours, flickers of candlelight bouncing from their faces, government leaders and other official representatives were led around the grounds of Seville Great House, St Ann, in a vigil simultaneously...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Hertford Folk and Cultural Group has been regularly invited to perform at the annual Seville Emancipation Jubilee in St. Ann. This year, the group returned to the Seville Great House with a full complement, which still includes four foundation...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It is1979 and young Donna embarks on a series of adventures throughout Europe after graduating from Oxford University. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam - the latter with whom she falls in love - but he's also the...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

'Furiously exciting', 'A pulse-quickening political tragedy', 'Visceral and politically urgent'. Critics are raving about Nicholas Hytner's timely revival of William Shakespeare's Julius Cesar.A struggle between the conflicting demands of friendship...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

When Barbadian singer and saxophonist Arturo Tappin played Bill Clinton, a lover and player of the saxophone, the former United States president was "impressed". This was relayed to The Gleaner on Sunday, shortly before Tappin took to the stage set...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Psalmist, worship leader, and multi-Marlin Award winner Chevelle Franklyn has been booked for one of the United Kingdom's' biggest gospel music festivals, The Big Buzz. It takes place on August 26 in Chatham, Kent, England. The event, which is...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Last weekend, the current Jambiz production Right Girl, Wrong Address was advertised for Kingston and Ocho Rios. In 'town', as Jamaica's capital and urban St Andrew are commonly called, it was scheduled for Jambiz's Centrestage Theatre base in New...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 3:08 PMStephanie Lyew

Former Third World percussionist Irvin 'Carrot' Jarrett has died at the age of 69. Jarrett died earlier today at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in Kingston. He fathered five children and was married to his soul mate, Alisia...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

On Saturday,  Sunnation Jamaica went all out for UWI Chancellor’s Week - hosting an elegant breakfast party at the Oriental Gardens at the University of the West Indies. Dressed head to toe in white, each patron was guested...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Madonna plans to celebrate her 60th birthday with a fundraiser for orphans and children in Malawi.The 59-year-old singer, who turns 60 on August 16, has joined forces with Facebook for the fundraiser, which is due to run from Monday until August 31....

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This year's Emancipation Jubilee concert will feature an exciting line-up of acts, including 2018 Jamaica Festival Song Winner Nazzle Man; the Charles Town Maroons; the Port Morant Kumina Group; and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission gold...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kanye West's father has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The Bound 2 hitmaker has decided to cancel any plans he had in place in order to help out with his beloved dad, Ray West, after he found out he had the disease.According to TMZ, Ray is...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Alexx Gallimore, better known as Alexx A-Game, has been on a solo mission, pounding the pavements of the local and international music circuit for the past four years. He first came to public attention in 2012 as the lead vocalist for the promising...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

It is a long-held view that soca music is seasonal and restricted to tropical environments squashed with sequinned, feathered and gyrating bodies. However, the genre has made its debut in the presumably modest Middle East.On July 16, calypso artiste...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Music group Rockaz Elements has teamed up once more with international producer Berta Records Production to produce a track called, Love On The Third Floor. The song showcases a different side of the group, whose unconventional reggae sound has won...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

In the annals of cinema, there have been a few films that not only define the genre, but aggressively elevate it.Audiences accept a certain standard. A level that films just aren't able to pass. Perhaps it's because of the technology of the time, or...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small

There exists in the minds of a few the idea to build a fully equipped skate park in Jamaica. With a steady beating heart in Bull Bay, the small skateboarding community has got a surge of energy, sparked by a welcome makeover.Skaters catching air...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The fusion of African drums and mento rhythms were happy preludes to the emancipation of African slaves in the British West Indies in 1834.Congregation, gatherings, and idle chatter by slaves on the plantations were prohibited by slave masters for...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

As this year's Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) celebrations get into high gear with the approach of the Grand Gala and other celebrations surrounding our independence, songs such as Eric Donaldson's Land of my birth and Roy Rayon's...

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