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Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:11 AM

Offset “misses everything” about Takeoff. The tragic rap star - who was known for creating hits such as Versace and Bad and Boujee alongside his cousin Offset and his uncle Quavo as part of hip hop group Migos - was shot dead earlier this month at...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:11 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): Gladys Knight recalls Christmas as more than a family affair when she was growing up in Atlanta. “Because Mom and Dad were the way they were, they would just embrace all the kids in the neighborhood,” said the legendary singer....

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Between 8:15 p.m. on Saturday when the Little Theatre’s stage curtain opened and 10:15 p.m. when it closed, the near-capacity audience was treated to a joy-filled dance show. Yes, there was an intermission between the six dances of the first half...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:08 AM

Jamaican cinemagoers eagerly awaited this film and they are loving it…the stakes are high and the verdict is in – Black Panther – Wakanda Forever delivers on all levels...a must-see! Don’t miss out on this cultural phenomenon, showing at all Palace...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:07 AM

Quentin Tarantino has defended his use of the N-word in his movies. The 59-year-old director, who has been at the helm of Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction during his illustrious career, has dismissed the controversy...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:07 AM

Actor and producer Malik Yoba and playwright David Heron are celebrating the success of their staged reading production of Heron’s award-winning courtroom drama, Against His Will, held recently at the world-famous Apollo Soundstage in New York....

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2022 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Youth Chorale (JYC) is set to make a spectacular return to the stage this Christmas. The Gregory Simms-led award-winning collective will stage their concert dubbed ‘Christmas Joy’ on December 3 and 4 at the Philip Sherlock Centre for...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2022 | 12:10 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Yet another call has been made on Government to provide Jamaica with a purpose-built centre for the performing arts. It came on Sunday from a leading theatre practitioner – actor, director, educator and performing arts group leader Fabian Thomas....

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Xodus launched its 2023 band presentation ‘Sweet Treats’ on Saturday night at the Mona Hockey Field in St Andrew. The band, which has been proclaimed the biggest band on the road since it first touched the streets of Kingston in 2017, set its...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:07 AM

As anticipation builds ahead of the opening of entries for the 2023 National Festival the Performing Arts Competitions, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has kick-started the season with a series of regional online workshops geared...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2022 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/ - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The year was 2002. Queen Elizabeth II had visited and infamously dined in darkness after two power outages at King’s House in February; 15-year-old Usain Bolt emerged in the World Junior Championships in Athletics held in July in Kingston, winning...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2022 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

Before the term ‘power couple’ was even thought of, vocal duo Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths, known simply as ‘Bob and Marcia’, were the “young, gifted and black” boy and girl who embodied the phrase. Fast-forward to the present and enter Lukie D...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:06 AM

The Public Theater has announced casting for the world premiere of The Harder They Come, a musical adaptation of the classic Jamaican film produced and directed by Perry Henzell and co-written with Trevor Rhone. Fifty years after the film...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:05 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

The Ntukuma Storytelling Foundation of Jamaica’s annual storytelling week has so far been fun-filled. It culminates on Sunday afternoon in the Island Village complex, Ocho Rios, with more of the eating, drinking and storytelling that has marked the...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:11 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The attorney representing Anna-Sharé Blake – more popularly known as reggae singer Sevana – said he and his client are satisfied with the sentence of $300,000 or two years’ imprisonment handed down by a judge on Thursday in a death-...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:09 AM

Reggae singer Sevana, who pleaded guilty to a charge of death by dangerous driving and was given a $300,000 fine or two years in prison, is reportedly feeling good about the outcome of the sentencing, but bad about the incident, and is taking time...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Family, extended family and well-wishers gathered at St Margaret’s Church in Liguanea on Thursday for a royal send-off for Leonie Evadne Forbes, a woman who was honoured as “first and foremost a queen … full stop”. There seemed to be hardly enough...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer - -

Tifa has immersed herself in a rewarding career of recording music and performing for more than a decade. And yet, she still manages to surprise the crowd, generation after generation. She has one of the most powerful voices and personalities in...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:06 AM

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP): A man charged with arranging the killing of Young Dolph pleaded not guilty on Thursday — one year after the rapper and record label owner was ambushed and shot to death while buying cookies at a bakery in his hometown of...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:06 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

How do you follow up on a cultural phenomenon? The task that lie ahead for director Ryan Coogler seemed insurmountable. Making a movie of any kind is a miracle, but the sequel to a film that spoke to an under-represented voice, a voice that...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Reggae artiste Blvk H3ro is looking forward to making the most of the Grammy red carpet when he arrives at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles – with his Jamaica flag – on February 5 next year. It is actually something he sang about in one of his...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 12:08 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): Director Euzhan Palcy has made history more than a few times in her four decades in the movie business. She was the first black woman to direct a film produced by a major studio (MGM’s A Dry White Season), the first black...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

With the announcement on Tuesday afternoon that albums by Shaggy, Sean Paul, Koffee, Protoje and Kabaka Pyramid all received Grammy nominations, Grammy-nominated producer and music executive Cristy Barber is shouting loud and proud. The five reggae...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:10 AM

In the wake of King T’Challa’s death, Queen Ramonda (Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:09 AM

Dance aficionados are in for a treat when The Company Dance Theatre (CDT), the legacy company formed to honour Tony Wilson, founder of the Company Dance Theatre in 1988, hosts its inaugural season of dance, ‘Legacy’, this weekend, November 19 and...

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