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Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Monte Blake of Merritone - the oldest continuously active sound system in the world - is clear about his objective for the outfit formed by his father Val, and continued by his sons in the next 24 months. "My goal is to get Merritone to that magic...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

The Medal of Appreciation by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to Anthony 'Chips' Richards, for services to Jamaica in the field of music last April, seemed to have opened new doors for him, while widening his scope of endeavours to keep Jamaica in...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For the 70th anniversary of the founding of the University of the West Indies, the Chancellor's Week has taken on a new life, and is sure to be one of the highlights of the institution's year-long celebration of '70 years of service: 70 years of...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

She's had an illustrious career that has allowed her to not only cross the paths of numerous reggae stars, but one that gave her the opportunity to work with some of them.She has done work with the likes of Garnett Silk, John Holt, Pluto Shervington...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Last week, Raging Fyah band's lead singer Kumar Bent announced that he is quitting the group, which earned a Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination in 2017 for Everlasting. The band is slated to perform next Saturday at Reggae Sumfest's Reggae Night,...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Equalizer 2Academy Award winner Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when it's someone he...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Behind every tradition lies a revolution. On Independence Day, the rise of a country's 12 hours of annual lawlessness commences. This movement began as a simple experiment by the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA). To push the crime rate below...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hotel Transylvania 3It is summer, and everyone needs a vacation. Our favourite monster family embarks on a luxury monster cruise to give Drac a break from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel.It's smooth sailing for the monster pack as...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Shelley Sykes-Coley has been writing professionally in her previous capacity as a marketing specialist for over 20 years - but for the last five years has invested time and energy into her first publication.The book, Chat 'Bout!: An Anthology of...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The recurring question on Sunday night the reason for the Escarpment Road New Testament Church entering the JCDC's Festival Song Competition instead of utilising the platform of the Gospel Song Competition.The group stood out with 47 out of a total...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Clarence 'Count Prince' Miller, particularly renowned for his humorous song Mule Train, is ill in England. Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, former Jamaican high commissioner to England, made the revelations Monday evening, as she addressed the gathering for...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Aloun Assamba's long-term support of Jamaican popular music was evident at Monday's official launch of Tribute to the Greats 2018, held at Strathairn Avenue, St Andrew.But while Assamba spoke warmly of her experiences with Jamaican music while...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

With Croatia hoping to hold the coveted World Cup Trophy for the first time and France wanting to make it their first win since 1998, Football Fantasy was always going to be an exciting event. Held on the lawns of the Hope Zoo, which were...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, beer giant Red Stripe has taken on the tag-line 'Stand Up For Your Stripe', with the release of the Journey With Stripe EP chronicling the history and development of Jamaican music from mento to dancehall.The...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The break in 2017 of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition seems to have resulted in the largest audience to Sunday's finals since the competition was launched in 1966.Sunday evening's finals at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre started off on...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Heather Robinson-Foreman is jump-starting her career in the theatre. The 'first-time' playwright make her local theatrical debut with the premiere of Jumpstaat on August 24. Though she has penned plays before, this marks the first time Robinson-...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:09 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Fun in the Son continued to be a magnet for believers and non-believers on Saturday at National Heroes Park, Kingston. The usual slow early support blossomed into a packed evening, fuelled by powerhouse performances from some of Jamaica's...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:09 AMKimberley Small/ Gleaner Writer

As the Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival settles in as an annual event on the Jamaican entertainment and lifestyle calendars, the event's conceptualiser Kevin Bourke has developed more confidence in making his dreams reality. The Negril-based EDM, reggae...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:09 AM

Music and dance are great tools of communication. Not surprisingly, at Saturday's Jamaica Fun in the Son 2018, organisers Glory Music used them to reach the unsaved young people. Carlene Davis, one of the organisers of the popular event, believes "...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Throughout Ant-Man And The Wasp, I couldn't shake the overwhelming feeling of familiarity. Not just because this is the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but because the film felt like something I had seen thousands of times before. It...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Demi Moore cracked jokes about her marriage to Bruce Willis during his Comedy Central roast in Los Angeles last week. The 55-year-old actress and the 63-year-old actor, who have three daughters together, divorced in 2000 but have remained close...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Rita Ora would "love" to star in a horror movie. The 27-year-old beauty, who has previously appeared in the 50 Shades franchise, has revealed she would jump at the chance to appear in more films, even though music remains her first priority.She...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Want to enjoy the likes of Damian Marley, Maxi Priest and Beres Hammond in concert? Answer the following question and win two tickets to Reggae Sumfest 2018's Reggae Night on Saturday.QUESTION: Lady Saw was crowned the...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

There was a time, 15 years ago, when road work in Three Miles, St Andrew, was in the news, just as it is now when an ultra-modern network being constructed to handle the high volume of traffic on one of the Jamaican capital's gateways.It is on the...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The grand finals of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) festival Song competition takes place tonight after a one-year hiatus, but one aspiring artiste will be out of the running for the top prize after being previously selected in...

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