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Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 3:12 PM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Award-winning “Squid Game” actor Oh Young-soo will stand trial on charges of indecent assault after a woman accused him of inappropriately touching her in 2017, a South Korean court said. The district...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Beauty queen-turned-recording artiste Toni-Ann Singh “feels it in her soul” that her move towards a career in music could be her next adventure, and according to fans, with her recent collaboration with dancehall entertainer Popcaan, she may be...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP): A massive immersive experience celebrating Bob Marley is heading for its US premiere early next year, complete with photographs, lots of music, and even a pair of the reggae giant’s footwear. The multi-room exhibit ‘Bob Marley: One...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 1:41 PM

Former Xaymaca International Director Kandi King has reassured masqueraders in a social media post that she is advocating for people who registered with the band for the 2020 carnival season. “Let me first acknowledge that a response of any kind...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 12:09 AM

Dancehall artiste Mavado is celebrating his birthday today and ready to hit the stage in New York for his annual birthday celebration. Dubbed as ‘The Return’, the highly anticipated concert, set to take place on Saturday, December 10, is sparking a...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 12:09 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Clarence Gilyard Jr, a popular supporting actor whose credits include the blockbuster films Die Hard and Top Gun and the hit television series Matlock and Walker, Texas Ranger, has died at age 66. His death was announced this week...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 1:22 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Five years ago, St Lucians Tylor ‘Ryie’ Auguste and Jean-Atem ‘Luja’ Farah, known popularly as the singing duo Lu City, secured a place in the Machel Montano Music Academy, participated and came out on top after three gruelling days of songwriting...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 12:07 AM

BLACK PANTHER – WAKANDA FOREVER continues to reign globally and here in Jamaica on Palace Amusement screens. It is a must-see! Don’t miss out on this cultural phenomenon, showing at all cinemas. In the wake of King T’Challa’s death, Queen Ramonda...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 9:24 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian and Ye have reached a settlement in their divorce, averting a trial that had been set for next month, court documents filed Tuesday showed. The former couple and their attorneys filed documents...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 7:50 PM

LOS ANGELES ( AP ): Kim Kardashian and Ye have reached a settlement in their divorce, averting a trial that had been set for next month, court documents filed Tuesday showed. The former couple and their attorneys filed documents asking for a...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

When an icon like Beres Hammond has an event as one of his “must attend”, then clearly something is very right. Hammond was numbered among the fans who were present at last Saturday night’s staging of Stars ‘R’ Us at the Ranny Williams Centre on...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Band launch season in Jamaica has officially started as carnival steadily approaches, and directors of popular Miami-based GenX Carnival are ready to get a new truck on the road to add to the Jamaican experience and become one of the top players of...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2022 | 12:07 AM

Nick Carter is “thankful” to be able to spend time with family following the death of his younger brother, Aaron. The pop star was found dead earlier this month at the age of 34, and now Backstreet Boys singer Nick, 42, who was on tour with the...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMAaliyah Cunningham /Gleaner Writer

Ashanti and Ja Rule certainly did not disappoint the hundreds of patrons who poured into the Sabina Park venue for Mega YUSH held Saturday night. Giving an hourlong performance of some of their greatest hits, the dynamic duo worked the stage and...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2022 | 12:06 AM

The inaugural staging of Fall Muzik Fest, which was held in South Florida two weekends ago as a tribute to the late Jamaican songbird Karen Smith, was a classy affair, with not one, not two, but four Jamaican entertainers, including Karen’s...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Even as his multiplatinum-selling song, Cheerleader, was still breaking records and he was in the spotlight, reggae singer OMI, quietly found his personal cheerleader, tied the knot, and expanded his family. The notoriously private entertainer...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2022 | 12:10 AMJulian ‘Jingles’ Reynolds, Dr Dennis Howard and Roy Black - Contributors

Jamaica has made significant contributions to global popular culture despite its small size. A testimony to this fact is that in 2015, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Kingston, the creative...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

After a long hiatus from the stages and studios, Damian Moss-Solomon, a former member of the acclaimed dancehall collective Dutty Cup Crew, has returned to the scene. The reggae-dancehall entertainer, who performs under the moniker Mossy Kid, has...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 10:29 AM

Dancehall music is a valuable part of Jamaica’s culture and a means through which its people have shared their experiences and aspirations for decades. Sound systems like Bodyguard, established in 1988, have helped to expand the genre’s reach to...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The family of late keyboard genius, Tyrone Downie, is requesting that all who attend his thanksgiving service today at the Chapel of St Augustine of Hippo at Kingston College, 2a North Street, dress in cheerful colours. Downie, a past student of...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 10:29 AM

Alkaline is set to release a six-track EP to close out 2022. The Ripple EFFX is slated for release on December 9. The project, which is executively produced by Kereena Beckford, sees the artiste partnering with several track producers, namely...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 10:25 PM

Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh and dancehall artiste Popcaan are set to release a single together. The track, Next to Me, is set for release on Wednesday, November 30, a post of the single's cover art on Singh and Popcaan's social media indicated...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 9:00 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer - -

From sending social media into a frenzy with the newest slang, ‘Kotch E Hat A Lie’, to dropping hit tracks and dominating the airwaves, dancehall artiste Valiant is living the dream. Though many may have come to know him from a viral TikTok,...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Noted director and playwright Basil Dawkins is hoping to make the celebration of late actress, broadcaster and producer, Leonie Forbes, an annual event. Dawkins spoke with The Gleaner at the Leonie Forbes Cultural Tribute, held at the Little...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:07 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Unsurprisingly, movies tend to romanticise movie-making. The magic of make-believe is oftentimes lamented on with a rose-tinted lens. The opening of She Said features a young woman working on a movie set. By her bright eyes, it’s clear she’s...

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