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Published:Sunday | October 16, 2022 | 12:07 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Angela Lansbury’s 75-year career included beloved musicals on stage, iron-fisted matriarchs on film, singing the theme song for the animated movie Beauty and the Beast, being made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II and the creation of one...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2022 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

V. Rocket International has the distinction of being “the only sound that goes to the moon”, so it’s only right that the legendary sound system, which was started in the UK in 1964, should have its own documentary chronicling its supersonic journey...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Twelve years after he succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 60 while in London, a book about the life of international recording artiste and songwriter Gregory ‘Cool Ruler’ Isaacs is in the making and should hit the shelves by January 2023....

Published:Saturday | October 15, 2022 | 8:25 PM

Dancehall artiste Shaneil Muir collapsed today in her home city of Montego Bay while at the A...

Published:Saturday | October 15, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

LowLow Records principal and multi-instrumentalist Thilo ‘TEKA’ Jacks is on a high, having been able to connect long-time collaborator, reggae artiste Cali P and Germany-born rapper JuJu Rogers on a revolutionary single. “It was an honour to have...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2022 | 3:44 PM

LONDON ( AP ): Robbie Coltrane, the baby-faced comedian and character actor whose hundreds of roles included a crime-solving psychologist on the TV series Cracker and the gentle half-giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies, has died. He was 72...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2022 | 12:07 AM

NEW YORK (AP): JPMorgan Chase and Kanye West are ending their business relationship, as the hip-hop star remains embroiled in controversy over his recent antisemitic comments. The letter ending West’s relationship with JPMorgan was tweeted...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2022 | 12:06 AM

California (AP): Netflix next month will unveil the first version of its video streaming service with ads, giving cost-conscious viewers a chance to watch most of its shows at a steep discount in exchange for putting up with commercial...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Stating that “a systemic failure has occurred”, executive director of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ), Cordell Green, is of the opinion that the gatekeepers for radio and television should be embarrassed that the regulatory body has...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2022 | 12:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Actor Cuba Gooding Jr resolved his New York City forcible touching case on Thursday with a guilty plea to a lesser charge and no jail time after complying with the terms of a conditional plea agreement reached in April. Prosecutor...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

It’s been four years since Michael Myers was last seen. Laurie Strode has lost her daughter and devotes her life to moving past the trauma she’s endured since the fateful night in 1978 when the Bogeyman came to her door. She makes the best out of a...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2022 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer - -

Recording superstar Kranium has a knack for piloting dancehall music and culture into the future on his own terms. In the industry, there are artistes who respect the craft and take the time to learn it. That’s Kranium. He respects the music so...

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2022 | 2:55 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. resolved his New York City forcible touching case Thursday with a guilty plea to a lesser charge and no jail time after complying with the terms of a conditional plea agreement reached in April...

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2022 | 12:08 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Social media personality, Juliet ‘Julie Mango’ Bodley, who is known for her hilarious skits that detail the Jamaican experience as well as her advocacy for mental health awareness, is now exploring another talent, having released her very first...

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2022 | 12:07 AM

The Fun In The Son festival returns for another exciting staging on October 15 at the Pembroke Hall High School in Kingston. Tommy Cowan, co-conceptualiser of the event, says this year promises to be memorable. “We are still feeling the effects of...

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

By the end of the concert at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) last Sunday, a few things were accepted as fact: on that great resurrection morn, Karen Smith will be the leader of the ‘Jerusalem Choir’; the spirit...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2022 | 12:07 AM

After 45 years, the most acclaimed horror franchise in film history reaches its terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers, in a final confrontation unlike any captured on-screen...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2022 | 3:02 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Angela Lansbury, the big-eyed, scene-stealing British actress who kicked up her heels in the Broadway musicals “Mame” and “Gypsy” and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher in the...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2022 | 12:09 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

In 2010, veteran dancehall artiste Harry Toddler spoke to the underrepresentation of women in dancehall with the single Too Many Men, with Chi Ching Ching. Speaking with The Gleaner in a recent interview, he explained that he still holds that view...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2022 | 12:09 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Kanye West once suggested slavery was a choice. He called the COVID-19 vaccine “the mark of the beast”. Earlier this month, he was criticised for wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ T-shirt to his collection at Paris Fashion Week. Now the...

Published:Monday | October 10, 2022 | 10:49 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West's Twitter and Instagram accounts have been locked because of antisemitic posts from the rapper, now known legally as Ye. Spokespersons for Twitter and Instagram parent company Meta said Sunday that Ye posted...

Published:Monday | October 10, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Gospel dancehall artiste Chozenn was a top winner at the 2022 Sterling Gospel Music Awards’ (SGMA) diamond celebration, which was presented on Saturday at The Ambassadors, located on Hagley Park Road in Kingston. He won two awards, including Male...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMMichael Reckord - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Irony is at the heart of all good drama. So it was appropriate that the man who has become Jamaica’s most prolific dramatist was pushed, perhaps not kicking and screaming but certainly protesting, into theatre. Basil Dawkins has so far written more...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2022 | 12:05 AM

There’s an undeniable pride that fills the hearts of Jamaicans to see our country represented on the big screen. Positioned as the location of choice for many international productions, Jamaica, the beautiful island of vibrant people, has been...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2022 | 10:57 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

There is no doubt that when it comes to talent in Jamaica, there is a big pool, but according to television host and music industry insider Donovan ‘JR’ Watkis, there is a bigger knowledge gap as it relates to strategies for turning entertainment...

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