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Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Wesrok may be all country on stage, but the businessman and singer has a big heart, demonstrated by the establishment of the Downtown Youth Development Foundation, a charity started by him and the wider business community in the downtown Kingston...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:08 AM

Genre: Crime Amsterdam, the latest film from acclaimed writer/director David O. Russell, is a fascinating and richly intricate tale that brilliantly weaves historical fact with fiction for a timely, cinematic experience. 20th Century Studios’ and...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:08 AM

NEW YORK (AP): After holding Emancipation in limbo following Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards in March, Apple will release the actor’s next big project this December. In the fallout of Smith’s smack of the comedian, the fate...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:07 AMAaliyah Cuningham/Gleaner Writer

Though she did not take the top spot in the finale of Sunday’s ‘Digicel Rising Stars’ competition, Oshene Watson still has plans to continue pursuing music. The contest’s only female finalist, Watson, who placed third, said she is focused on...

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Developing a love for singing back in primary school, 17-year-old Mozein Sutherland fought tooth and nail to emerge the victor of the 2022 ‘Digicel Rising Stars’ competition. “It was go hard, or go home,” he told The Gleaner of his mindset leading...

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Ding Dong’s 42nd birthday party was the place to be on Saturday night. And though the saying goes, ‘when it rains, it pours’, the cloudy skies and showers were not a threat to the dancehall entertainer, whose mission was to make the best of the...

Published:Monday | October 3, 2022 | 12:07 AM

A new date has been set for the inaugural Karen Smith Memorial Scholarship Concert. The event, which was originally slated for Sunday, September 25, had to be postponed due to the inclement weather associated with the passage of Tropical Storm...

Published:Monday | October 3, 2022 | 12:07 AM

New York: Jewish-born, Brooklyn native Nolan and the all-female reggae band International Women In Reggae (IWIR) have joined forces on the new reggae single, Truth B’ Told, in time for the 2022 United States of America midterm elections on...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2022 | 10:54 PM

Mozein Sutherland, a 17-year-old attacking midfielder on the Camperdown High School football team, is the winner of Season 18 of 'Digicel Rising Stars'. The announcement was made a short while ago by host Terri-Karelle Reid. The producer's pick,...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2022 | 6:59 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Shortly after taking the 2019 Digicel Rising Stars title, Sherlon Russell experienced his first roadblock: the pandemic. It resulted in many cancelled gigs, and for the 25-year-old, was a reason to find a new strategy to get his name on the music...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2022 | 12:10 AMMichael Reckord - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Educators were plentiful at the launch of Opal Palmer Adisa’s latest book, The Storyteller’s Return: Story Poems. Hence, the abundant praise that flowed for the book might well have been thought of as “high marks,” especially by the author, herself...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Recording artiste and songwriter Nyanda Thorbourne has her hands full. She has been balancing being a mother, running a household, family life, a recording career, and a business, which evolved out of being part of the popular group Brick...

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

George Malcolm Walker, co-producer of Hairport, the winner of the 2022 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Fi Wi Short Film Competition, says he believes that Jamaica has all the tools necessary to create and export exceptional films and...

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

With scores of patrons braving the possibility of severe weather conditions affecting the island resulting from what is now Hurricane Ian, the first staging of the Soca+ Festival, under the I Love Soca brand, got on with plenty of vibes and few...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:11 AM

Tributes have continued to pour in for the late rap legend Coolio. The Gangsta’s Paradise hitmaker’s long-time manager, Jarez Posey, confirmed that the rap legend, who was 59, was found dead at a friend’s house in Los Angeles on Wednesday after...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:11 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): A man and his 17-year-old son were charged Thursday with murder in the fatal shooting of rapper PnB Rock at a South Los Angeles restaurant, authorities said. Freddie Lee Trone, 40, who has yet to be arrested, and his son, who...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:07 AM

Lupita Nyong’o finds it easy to become “frazzled and stressed” on set. The 39-year-old actress has recently finished shooting the role of Nakia in the upcoming superhero movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever but admitted that she often feels a sense...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:07 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer -

Making a historical epic is tricky. While the words “based on a true story” will always invoke intrigue, most true stories don’t have the narrative throughline needed for a satisfying major motion picture. Liberties get taken to flesh out the plot...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer - -

Nigerian afro-pop superstar Yemi Alade is bubbling her way into the hearts of dancehall music lovers. She has declared her love for Jamaican musical genres and looks to collaborate with many more reggae-dancehall artistes before the year ends....

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

When the members of the legendary Toots and the Maytals band announced last December that they would be changing their name to oBessa, they vowed to pull out all the stops by “bringing the best of Toots and the Maytals experience and unveiling...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

On every season of ‘Digicel Rising Stars’, there is always one contestant who leaves at least two of the judges speechless as they prepare their critiques. For Season 18, which ends on Sunday, it has been hard to pinpoint the one contestant primed...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:10 AM

NEW YORK (AP): A federal judge signalled on Wednesday that she plans to order disgraced R...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:09 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): Two people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of rapper PnB Rock and Los Angeles police were searching Wednesday for a third suspect they warned should be considered armed and dangerous. The Philadelphia...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 10:49 PM

LOS ANGELES ( AP ): Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop's biggest names of the 1990s with hits including Gangsta 's Paradise and Fantastic Voyage, died Wednesday at age 59, his manager said. Coolio died at the Los Angeles home of a...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

UK-born recording artiste Stefflon Don is preparing for the release of her Island 54 album and has expressed an interest in working with more music professionals from Jamaica. In a recent interview with The Gleaner, she said that while the word ‘...

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