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Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:07 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): Beyoncé has propelled herself into the highest Grammy echelon: The star singer claimed a leading nine nominations Tuesday, making her tied — with her husband Jay-Z – as the most nominated music act in the history of the awards...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:06 AM

In an innovative move, the National Chorale of Jamaica (NCOJ) will place the youth at centre stage at the opening of its gala season on Wednesday, November 16, at 7 p.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Half-Way Tree with Classics for the Youth...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 1:47 PM

Jamaica reggae artiste Koffee has scored a Grammy nomination for her debut album, Gifted. The announcement was made a short while ago by singer-songwriter John Legend by during the 65th GRAMMY Awards Nominations Announcement live stream. The 22-...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 2:02 PM

LOS ANGELES ( AP ): The Recording Academy will announce nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards on Tuesday with some significant additions. The academy earlier this year five new categories including Songwriter of the Year to honour music’s best...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:08 AM

Russia bans 100 Canadians, including Jim Carrey MOSCOW (AP): Russia’s foreign ministry announced on Monday that 100 Canadians have been added to the list of people banned from entering the country, in response to sanctions against Russia by...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Grammy season gets into high gear today with the announcement of the nominees at noon eastern time on Live.GRAMMY.com and the Recording Academy’s social channels. Grammy watchers locally are focused on the Best Reggae Album category, in which 67...

Published:Monday | November 14, 2022 | 6:25 PM

NEW YORK (AP): A representative for Roberta Flack announced on Monday that the Grammy-winning musician has ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and can no longer sing. The progressive disease “has made it impossible to sing and not...

Published:Monday | November 14, 2022 | 11:17 AM

NEW YORK (AP): John Aniston, the Emmy-winning star of the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives and father of Jennifer Aniston, has died at age 89. The actor's daughter posted a tribute to him Monday morning on Instagram, announcing that he had...

Published:Monday | November 14, 2022 | 12:07 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

NY: It was an unusually mild November night in New York City. But, the celebratory energy inside the Sony Hall near Times Square felt like New Year’s Eve as reggae’s beloved ambassadors, Third World, unleased an unforgettable performance on...

Published:Monday | November 14, 2022 | 12:07 AM

For those who knew Clarence Royes, his name may now always likely conjure up images of a man who embraced the human condition through his plays, films, music videos and popular television Christmas time series, ‘Greetings Across the World’. A...

Published:Monday | November 14, 2022 | 12:06 AM

A limited edition, deluxe box set of Bob Marley...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

‘Yo Izy, are you kidding me?’ “There is no joke about it,” IzyBeats answered in an interview with The Sunday Gleaner, alluding to his debut album Edgehill, which is slated to be released in 2023. In 2017, IzyBeats joined the roster of international...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A new album from Fredddie McGregor is like a breath of fresh air, and it is no coincidence that that is the title of the 13-track project which is set to be released early next year. And, leading up to the release, McGregor will be on a progressive...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMMichael Reckord - Sunday Gleaner Writer

There was loud applause and cheering as the Immaculate Conception High School Symphony Orchestra (ICHS SO) ended the first of its two concerts at Jamaica College last Sunday. The audience loved the show, and one comment to The Sunday Gleaner was in...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2022 | 12:05 AMMichael Reckord - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Every aspiring writer has seen the memo “Always have pen and paper handy to make notes”. Humroy Whyte has followed the advice, and he always has paper or a book with him to record his observations and thoughts on life happening around him. He makes...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2022 | 2:49 PM

Hours before the start of a New York City gala to raise funds to build a health clinic for the children of St Ann, the promoters of the event have declared that the Sony Hall event, scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start on Saturday, is sold out....

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2022 | 11:22 AM

ATLANTA ( AP ): Fans celebrated the musical legacy of slain rapper Takeoff on Friday at a memorial service in Atlanta, near where the artiste grew up, that drew Justin Bieber, Drake and other big names in the music industry. Takeoff, part of the...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2022 | 11:14 AMMichael Reckord - Sunday Gleaner Writer

"I guess the intended impact was one of transcendence." That was the reply from theatre director-designer Eugene Williams when asked about the concept behind his latest production. The show, Company Song, based on four plays and 22 poems by Dennis...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew and Krysta Anderson/Gleaner Writers

Platinum- and diamond-selling artiste, Charly Black, is taking former beauty queen-turned-recording artiste, Ria Rania, to school. Not that she needs to be taught or anything he said, as he discovered the on-the-rise performer is not only...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Dancehall entertainer Rygin King has no qualms about getting back on stage. In fact, a week ago, he announced to his more than 670,000 followers via Instagram that the United States (US) leg of the Therapy Tour would begin on November 24. The...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2022 | 12:05 AM

Award-winning reggae soul band, Leon...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 10:36 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Revellers are in for a special experience come November 19 during the Xodus Sweet Treats launch following the announcement that two of the island's biggest carnival bands, Xodus Carnival and Bacchanal Jamaica, have joined forces for Carnival in...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 4:30 PM

Two of Jamaica's carnival bands, Xodus and Bacchanal Jamaica, have joined forces for Carnival in Jamaica next year. The parties inked an agreement today. The unison will make Xodus, already Jamaica's biggest band even, stronger...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:58 AM

Fans of the slain rapper Takeoff, a member of the hip-hop trio Migos who was shot and killed a week ago, will gather today to celebrate the 28-year-old’s life and musical contributions. Alicia Keys and Justin Bieber are expected to perform at the...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:57 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Veteran reggae and dancehall artiste Buju Banton is calling for the development of more mentorship in the music industry and the wider society. According to Banton, it is the duty of those who have come before to transfer knowledge to the new...

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