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Stories by Sade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

While some entertainers who migrate opt to explore other genres or neglect their Jamaican roots, selector Dwayne ‘DJ Lava’ Beswick, who moved to the United States more than two decades ago, has made it his duty to promote dancehall music. “Mi born...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

His name is imprinted on several singles released in recent months, but producer Troyton Hinds feels a special connection to the Healing Project, which premiered in July. The seven-track compilation signifies his debut gospel production with gospel...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer Delando Colley is not preoccupied with the glitz and glamour of the fast lane. Having thrilled audiences as a contestant in the Digicel Rising Stars talent competition in 2011, he has been steadily carving his name in the industry and...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Persons will grieve differently. Some may cry or isolate themselves, others may pick up a new hobby or lean on their spirituality, while a combination of efforts may work best for others. For Kenneth Phillips, writing a song about his daughter, J...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

At just 22-years-old, Fabian Dreckett is playing his part in uplifting and empowering others through his performing arts troupe and company, Stars Theatre. Established in October 2017, the outfit comprises 29 members of varied proficiencies in...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:18 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer Joshua is claiming all that belongs to him in his latest single Fi Mi Piece. The track, produced by Positive Energy Productions, chronicles the artiste’s plight in attaining mainstream ­recognition in a career that spans three decades...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Growing up in the volatile Rockfort area in east Kingston, Richard White, despite being gifted with a soul-stirring voice, had ambitions of becoming a lawyer. His dreams, however, were hindered by the hands of poverty, so White pursued a music...

Published:Tuesday | August 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

When Spice was born at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine, Jamaica was celebrating its 20th birthday as an independent nation. Now a grown woman and a leading entertainer, Spice, whose given name is Grace Hamilton, is today basking in the...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:44 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

When American singer Natural Onyx stepped into The Gleaner offices yesterday evening, an aura of peace enveloped her. Her message was clear. Her mission in Jamaica is to promote oneness and “good vibrations”, all of which will be unleashed tonight...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:23 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Festivals and major concerts are usually prided on their big-ticket headliners, but there is a new festival that is highlighting, instead, the unsung and the up-and-coming talent. Ba-Jam Music Festival will host its inaugural staging in Bridgetown...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Dancehall artiste, Kemar Highcon, is living proof that there is power in perseverance. When he decided to pursue a music career six years ago, there was nothing in the world that could stop him, not even his physical address. The deejay, who is...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:14 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Veteran dancehall toaster Daddy Lizard has been giving back to his Park Lane community since getting his major break in the 1980s. Not only has his hit songs like Boonoonus and Run Girl Run put the community on the map, he has also set up a...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

While some female entertainers will nip and tuck their facial features or go under the knife for bodily enhancements, veteran singer Nadine Sutherland is going the natural route, refusing to do any surgical procedure in an attempt to stall the...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Teen sensation Koffee is expected to join the five rostered females of Reggae Sumfest, which unfolds in Montego Bay, St James, later this month. The 19-year-old, who is scheduled to perform on Night 1 at the festival, first broke the news during...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Delroy! Delroy! Yes Grandmaaaaa! All inna me deep sleep sometime Rasta me hear the woman a call me like a haunting voice from hell Yeah mon, me cya sleep in peace, the woman voice just a ring inna me ears suh Delroy! Delroy! Yes...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Jamaican entertainer Vanessa Bling has been enjoying chart success lately, with her third EP Still Standing re-entering the reggae album Billboard chart, after peaking at number three when released last September. The Independent Ladies singer is...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:25 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

When Texas college student Abby Johnson shows up at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic to volunteer, protesters are unreservedly belittling patients, with one even shouting “Baby killer!” But in the midst of the protesters stand Shawn Carney and...

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