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Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Painted Fun Party at Painted: F ê te City at Sabina Park on Saturday, October 5, from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission: $3,500 presold, $4,500 at the gate, $6,000 VIP Dry Zone. Birthday Bash Celebrate with Teejay at Uptop Boss Birthday Braff at...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Even when the lights go off and the cameras stop rolling, Dufton ‘Duffy’ Shepherd is still reeling out jokes. There is neither strained effort nor flusters in his delivery. His humorous take on just about anything is the fruit of more than 10 years...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:20 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

As admission prices for regular theatrical productions continue to rise, the end-of-month free shows at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) and the National Gallery (NG) become more precious. People turned out in large numbers for both the BOJ’s Comedy Hour...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:19 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

There is a kind of fire which roars from mega reggae star Sizzla Kalonji when he speaks about the impact and importance of learning. He has spent most of his life deeply engaged in acquiring and mastering various skills, and has no intentions of...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 4:45 PM

LONDON (AP) — Musician and songwriter Bob Marley has been honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque at the west London address where he and his band the Wailers lived in 1977. The Jamaica-born reggae star joins John Lennon, Freddie...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:27 AM

The feature documentary Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes, which tells the story of the birth of reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica, and of one man’s quest to rescue a treasure trove of tapes that were abandoned in 1977 , will premiere at Nashville...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:25 AM

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Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Castle on the Hill hitmaker Ed Sheeran paid himself over £17 million last year. Ed Sheeran Limited – the company that handles his earnings from songwriting and records - make a huge £32.6 million over the last 12 months, a profit of £19.26...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:15 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Alice Li won the hearts of the patrons who attended the Miss Global International Talent segment at Hard Rock Café last Thursday, and two days later she did a double flip, capturing first place in the minds of the judges. A...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:15 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican actress Samantha Thompson is challenging fat stereotypes in her directorial debut, Beauty...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:14 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

As a happy result of this year’s KingsTOON Animation Festival, Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary season will take a bite out of Jamaican culture. From the animation and design studio, Listen Mi Caribbean, the beloved children’s show, starring the...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:14 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

“I’ve come into a space where I just believe that nothing happens before its time, and I feel like people are hearing me now, because I’m so seasoned and ready. When people hear me now I’m not only a singer, but an entertainer. I know who I am, I...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:14 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Singer Michael Dawkins is hoping to expand his horizons through a recent collaborative effort with longtime Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Solomon Childs. The track, dubbed Revenge, was released last month as part of the compilation album, How it Goes, by...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:26 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): Tyler Perry remembered shedding tears when he saw an Atlanta highway exit bearing the name of his television and film studio for the first time. The actor-director-writer believes he might have the same emotions during the grand...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:24 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

The death of Jamaican dancehall artiste and actor Louie Rankin has sent shock waves and made headlines around the world. Rankin’s peers in the entertainment and film industries have since paid tribute to a “cultural icon.” Entertainer and actor...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:23 AM

National Theatre Live’s Hamlet encores at Palace Cineplex this Sunday Benedict Cumberbatch plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Fleck wears two masks, the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:24 AMKimberley Small /Staff Reporter

Storytelling is the simplest and perhaps the most compelling and pervasive forms of dramatic activity. That may be why ‘Long Story Short’ has quickly blossomed from just an idea into a celebrity-supported monthly event. Conceptualised by actor...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:18 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Little Theatre stage served less as a setting and more as a state of mind when the Wolmer’s Dance Troupe took centrestage last weekend for their 29th Season of Dance, aptly named ‘Sense of Peace’. The production, an 18-piece repertoire of dance...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Entertainment group BPO Talentz, born out of Jamaica’s business processing outsourcing (BPO) sector, has launched a talent competition, BPO – Better Prepare Or-else, which seeks to uncover and showcase the talents of the employees of the BPO sector...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:17 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Father Ho Lung and Friends successfully gave life to the complicated story of the prophet Isaiah in a kaleidoscope of special effects, brilliantly designed costumes, set, props, and lighting, complemented by incredible singing, believable acting,...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:16 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: After being off the airwaves for almost eight months, Kirk Nelson, aka ‘Captain Kirk,’ the renowned ‘bad boy’ of radio, has taken up residence at Supa Jamz radio in Palm Beach, South Florida, hosting the Captain Kirk Show. ‘The...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:14 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Imagine a movie about an outcast main character, typically a young child or an adolescent, who has a particular vocation that he’s especially skilled at, but may or may not be the root of his ostracism. After the main character goes to his secluded...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:26 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In a bid to set the record straight and not appear reactionary, president of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), Ewan Simpson, says that for close to two years, his organisation has been in discussion with the Ministry of Culture,...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:21 AMSade Gardner - Sunday Gleaner Writer

For years, players in the entertainment industry have voiced their frustration with the government, owing to the 2:00 a.m. cut-off time stipulated in the Noise Abatement Act. Tensions have heightened over the past few weeks, with Jamaica Sound...

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