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Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The year 2002 was the last time dancehall artiste Bounty Killer released an album. The project, dubbed Ghetto Dictionary, was a critically acclaimed double album that earned the artiste a Grammy nomination. Almost a decade later, the entertainer...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Gospel music professional Dr Delroy Lingo will receive the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award (also called the President’s Call to Service Award) from the Heart Bible Institute University on December 4 for his volunteerism and service to his...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:10 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Most people know him for I Believe I Can Fly, the 1996 singalong hit that became an inspirational anthem played at school graduations, weddings and in advertisements. Or possibly for a stinging parody by comedian Dave Chappelle....

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:09 AM

Dear Patrons: Team Palace would like to thank you sincerely for your support and understanding while we navigate these difficult times. Our indoor cinemas - Carib 5, Sunshine Palace and Palace Multiplex - are open for your entertainment in a...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:08 AM

AN EPIC adventure about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong, who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse, Spirit Untamed is the next chapter in the beloved story from DreamWorks Animation. Lucky Prescott (...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:07 AM

COMING Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a young child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom, 'Respect' is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice and become the...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:07 AM

COMING Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Oscar nominee, Samuel L. Jackson) after he discovered her in the aftermath of a massacre in Saigon Anna (Maggie Q) has been trained to be the world’s most skilled contract killer....

Published:Tuesday | August 17, 2021 | 11:02 PM

Comedian and actor Oliver Samuels and dub poet and activist Linton Kwesi Johnson are to receive honorary degrees from the Mona campus of The University of West Indies (UWI) during graduation ceremonies in November. Olympian Alia Atkinson and...

Published:Tuesday | August 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaica’s first national hero, is revered in reggae and Rastafari circles, and as a result, songs abound that pay tribute to the visionary, the black nationalist and the leader of the Pan-Africanism movement. Among the many...

Published:Monday | August 16, 2021 | 12:48 AM

The family of late reggae icon Toots Hibbert says they have nothing to do with the cancellation of what is being referred to as “a purported tribute concert” scheduled to take place in London at the Round House on September 4. “It has been...

Published:Monday | August 16, 2021 | 12:48 AM

Jada Pinkett Smith has started working on her tattoo sleeve. The 49-year-old actress has said it’s her dream to have an arm full of tattoos by the time she’s 60, as she unveiled her latest inking on Instagram on Sunday. Pinkett Smith’s tattoo...

Published:Monday | August 16, 2021 | 12:47 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When it comes to his roots, rapper Safaree Samuels is as patriotic as they come. The American artiste is of Jamaican heritage and seizes every opportunity to put the black, gold and green on display. For him, being Jamaican is a blessing he does...

Published:Monday | August 16, 2021 | 12:47 AM

Players in media and entertainment are urging international brands to use more Jamaican talent when showcasing Brand Jamaica in their movies, commercials, and other forms of media content. This was the call from young professionals who were...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

In the history of reggae music, slick-singing groups have always been a big thing, and so, too, has been the revolving door that has seen members come and go at will, but one group solidly bucked the trend and has proven that diamonds are indeed...

Published:Sunday | August 15, 2021 | 12:06 AM

Jennifer Hudson was fresh off her Oscar win for Dreamgirls when she was summoned to meet Aretha Franklin in 2007. The two singers had technically met before when Hudson, freshly cut from ‘American Idol’, opened for Franklin at a show in Indiana....

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Glory Music CEO, Tommy Cowan, was recently recognised with the Good Neighbor Legend Award at the ninth staging of the gospel festival, Fun in the Son, Bronx, and the producer and festival promoter is giving all the glory to God. “I give honour to...

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The ASHE Company is looking to expand the cast of its hit YouTube series, CHILL. According to ASHE’s executive director, Conroy Wilson, CHILL garnered so much attention in its début series earlier this year that people have been clamouring to join...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer - -

A quick look at Trudy Bell’s social media pages shows that she is an actress, writer, producer, influencer and emcee, but in reality, she is all that and more. Bell is the tell-it-like-it-is churchgoer, Sister Passion, who has gained for herself a...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:08 AM

CHICAGO (AP): Chicago health officials on Thursday reported 203 cases of COVID-19 connected to Lollapalooza, casting it as a number that was anticipated and not yet linked to any hospitalisations or deaths. “Nothing unexpected here,” Department...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Idris Elba is one of the best leading men working today. He’s got the suave demeanour of James Bond, as well as the physicality of Superman. He’s also the type to deliver an inspiring speech in one film and a terrifying one in the next. Adept at...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:07 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

For the uninitiated, comic books can be incomprehensible. They’re chock-full of strange elements. Yet beneath the trippy visuals and concepts lie undeniable humanity in its characters and their stories. The Suicide Squad is a film that embraces...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Al Hardwicke Kassi, the booking agent who has represented Toots and the Maytals in the United Kingdom for the last 20 years, insists that it was a cease-and-desist letter from the estate of the late Maytals frontman that has resulted in the...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The story of reggae music is one that is best told by those who lived it, and for that reason, ska, rocksteady and reggae icon Jimmy Cliff will be writing the true story of the music. “So many of the books about reggae are written by foreigners. I...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2021 | 12:08 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): After weeks of guest hosts on ‘Jeopardy!’ that included celebrities from TV, sports and journalism, the daily syndicated quiz show chose its executive producer, Mike Richards, as the successor to beloved host Alex Trebek. But...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2021 | 12:08 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas says joining forces with Global Citizen to help headline its upcoming day-long global concert, aimed at creating positive change, was a no- brainer for him. “Headlining the show in France is super...

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