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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...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Today we close our 10-part series Band Stand focusing on the tradition of Duppy bands.Traditionally, 'nine-nights' or 'dead yard' give people the time to gather and mourn the death of a loved one. There is food bread is baked, fish is fried, and...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

Kingsley Goodison has declared that one of the most satisfying moments in his 21 years at the helm of the annual Tributes to The Greats Awards Show and Dance was what he called the "Australian Connection".Speaking to me on the radio last Saturday...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

For American actress and producer Vivica A. Fox, "Jamaica is my tropical getaway." The award-winning actress has travelled to the island annually for the past five years for either work or vacation - sometimes a combination of both.She says it is...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Up-and-coming artiste Tessellated is still reeling from a great showing at the most recent staging of 100 Live. Known for his popular Pine and Ginger song, Tassellated had the grounds of 100 on Hope Road rocking as he delivered an entertaining...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Cherine Anderson uses the word 'fluid' to describe her journey from the entertainment industry to managing a business.Anderson started out as an actress while still a teenager in Dancehall Queen (1997) and One Love (2003), then toured the world as a...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

The large letters at the top of the flyer for Case of the EX, showing at Jamaica Shopping Club Theatre on Cargill Avenue, states that the play was written and directed by Dahlia Harris. But that's less than half of the story.Harris is also one of...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

June Isaacs, wife of the late Gregory Isaacs, has confirmed that the annual celebrations associated with his birthday on July 15 has, for the past few years, been sidelined - owing to a number of factors.She expanded in a recent interview, stating...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Earlier this year, the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) announced the appointment of Marlon Simms as its new artistic director. Today, the dance company is scheduled to begin its 56th season of dance, marking Simms' first official season in the...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kingston andSt AndrewZwarde as Foxy presents Shark Inna Plate fish fry/birthday party and bar opening at Mugs Place, Mt James. Music by Red Diamond. Pics by ShotVideo.Fridays After-Work Link Up with special guest selector DJ Edson from Kool FM and...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After more than 20 years as staff tutor in drama and head of the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Dr Brian Heap will be retiring from the post at the end of July. He will also be stepping...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Combining its original concert model with a few changes to the overall setting, Action Entertainment is expecting that Gosplash will attract an even wider audience, including conventional worshippers.Under the theme 'The Worship Encounter', the...

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