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Stories by Anthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Over the past 50 years, Jamaica has had success with locally produced movies like The Harder They Come (1972); Smile Orange (1976); Dancehall Queen (1997), Third World Cop (1999); and Shottas (2002), which, for the most part, focused on themes...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Reggae crooner Beres Hammond closed out his fourth consecutive sold-out tri-state area concert for 2022 last Saturday at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury in Long Island, New York, with an electrifying performance that some fans say may be his best...

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2022 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEWYORK: Miracle baby Nigy Boy, aka Nigel Hector, whose mom was given the damning diagnosis by doctors in 2001 that her soon-to-be-born son would not survive outside of the womb, has not only survived but has thrived, even going viral on social...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Veteran producer Noel Christano Browne, a member of the ‘70s sibling group the Browne Bunch, which included his brothers Glen, Danny, Clevie and the late Dalton, will be laid to rest on Friday, October 28, in the United Kingdom (UK). Noel, who has...

Published:Monday | October 17, 2022 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Award-winning broadcaster, Kirk ‘Captain Kirk’ Nelson, of 107.9 FM in South Florida is among a growing list of Jamaican media practitioners in the diaspora who have voiced strong support for the recent ban by the Broadcasting Commission of...

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2022 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess, a veteran broadcaster with almost 30 years of experience, was over the weekend presented with a proclamation from Brooklyn Assemblyman Brian Cunningham, who serves the 43rd District in New York, USA. The US...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

A packed house showed up at the Regional Headquarters at UWI Mona for the launch of Patricia Chin’s book, My Reggae Music Journey. Chin is co-founder and CEO of the New York-based reggae label, VP Records, and she is currently in Jamaica for a...

Published:Wednesday | August 17, 2022 | 12:10 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: Trevor Blake, who coined the word ‘Merritone’, the first Jamaican sound system to venture overseas, taking “merri music” to cities such as London, Miami, Ft Lauderdale, New York, Hartford, Toronto, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle,...

Published:Wednesday | August 10, 2022 | 12:08 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Orlando Stuart Morgan, former lead singer of American R...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2022 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

“I am King of Reggae Bassline,” veteran singer Leroy Sibbles proclaimed as he fired up the crowd at the recently held Westchester Reggae Festival at the Capitol Theater in New York. “Every prominent Jamaican singer – past and present – is on a...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | 12:09 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Groovin’ In The Park, New York City’s premier reggae and R...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2022 | 12:05 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York-based Jamaican celebrity chef-event promoter Omar Walters beamed a million-dollar smile as he proudly proclaimed ‘I do’ three Sundays ago to his blushing bride Sade Brown at the posh Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, NJ. The...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2022 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

American singer Pia Renee, who first garnered national spotlight in the USA in 2007 when she auditioned for American Idol, is booked to perform at an all-star reggae summer event on May 28, in Chicago. The event, billed ‘Dubahdeh’, features Wayne...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2022 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: While Reggae Queen Marcia Griffiths has had international success recording collaborations with Studio One veterans Bob Marley ( Oh My Darling); Tony Gregory ( You’re Mine) and Bob Andy ( Always Together), one regret she has had in her...

Published:Monday | April 11, 2022 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

“I am a Rastaman Christian!” So says 79-year-old nyahbinghi singer Ras Michael in a recent interview with The Gleaner. Michael’s spiritual belief has come full circle, having grown up with his Christian mother, converted to Rastafari in the ‘50s....

Published:Thursday | April 7, 2022 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: New York event organiser, Conroy Allison, recently announced that it is the end of the road for the annual Merritone Family Fun day NYC, the largest Caribbean Family Fun Day in the USA. Allison said that the “significant changes” which came...

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: In the late 1980s, long before social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and TikTok were widespread, Jamaican born music executive and talent advocate Karen Mason proved she was a branding prodigy, creating successful marketing...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Arthur, the longest-running children’s animated television series in the US, which airs on PBS TV and features the voice of Grammy Award-winning artiste Ziggy Marley on the theme song Believe in Yourself, will celebrate its 25th...

Published:Monday | December 6, 2021 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: With the recent announcement by Barbados of 33-year-old pop superstar Rihanna as a national hero, Jamaicans in the diaspora have started to amplify calls for Reggae King Bob Marley to be installed as the eighth national hero of Jamaica....

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Jamaican jazz veteran Monty Alexander was last Friday bestowed with a US Proclamation from Westchester County (NY) Executive George Latimer. The presentation took place at the Westchester Music Experience concert at the Tarrytown Music Hall...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2021 | 12:08 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Jamaican jazz great Monty Alexander, who discovered the piano at the age of four, is ranked as the fifth-greatest jazz pianist in The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time (Hal Leonard Publishing). At age 77, he is still touring and...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 12:40 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: You Can Get it If You Really Want, a rocksteady song that was released in 1970 by reggae singer Jimmy Cliff, is now being used in a brand new E*TRADE TV commercial, Everest Fund, which premiered nationally in the USA on mainstream TV stations...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:08 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: After a two-year hiatus due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Groovin’ In The Park, New York City’s premier reggae and R...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2021 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

It is all systems go this Saturday for the Ardenne Alumni Association Atlanta Chapter (AAAAC) Summer Concert Fundraising Virtual Telethon, that will seek to raise money to support the scholarship programme, which is a four-year scholarship for two...

Published:Monday | June 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

A one woman, animated digital stage play, which stars award-winning, Toronto-based, Jamaican film producer, director and actress Sandy Daley, will be screened virtually in Canada at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival. The annual event, slated for...

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