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Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:30 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

An alter ego is defined in popular culture as an alternate personality. From Beyoncé (Sasha Fierce) to Nicki Minaj (Barbie, Roman) to local artistes like Spice (Grace Hamilton), some of the most popular music personalities across the world have...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:28 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

In the midst of this paradigm, where Jamaican music has once again been thrust into the limelight as a globally popular sound and influence, discussions have emerged from watchful players holding the indigenous treasures of reggae and dancehall...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:27 AMSade Gardner - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The sun pelts as Half Pint signals to The Sunday Gleaner from the top floor of his Oaklands Apartments residence in St Andrew. His small frame complements his thick, knee-length dreadlocks which swing as he walks to give us his ‘greetings’. “Bwoy...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:17 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

It has been instilled in most Jamaicans from the earliest days of childhood that some words are forbidden; simply put, they are ‘bad words’. From the word that means female dog (that has earned the definition of a lewd female) to the various “...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Winston Powell, owner of the immortal sound Stone Love, is today standing up on a platform of moral integrity, as he rallies against calls for Jamaican bad words to be made ‘legit’ in the dancehall space, more specifically, during sound clashes....

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:13 AMRoy Black

In the years following 1962, while Jamaica was still basking in the euphoria of Independence celebrations, The Beatles were kicking up a storm on the other side of the Atlantic. With 20 No.1 hits to their credit, they became the biggest sensation...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With the pervasiveness of the Internet, musing industry players are finding more ways to capitalise on the benefits of using this platform to market their goods and services. Michael Campbell, whose organisation provides electronic tickets, or e-...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Jussie Smollett is considering suing the city of Chicago. The Empire star had been accused of having orchestrated a racist and homophobic attack on himself back in January, and although he had the case against him dropped in March, local officials...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Stormzy has offered two more black students a scholarship at Cambridge. The Vossi Bop hitmaker’s programme was launched last year to encourage people of all backgrounds to strive for the best education possible. And now the 26-year-old grime star...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Jamaica’s top retro party, Strictly 2K, returns on Friday, October 18 to Mas Camp in Kingston. The Strictly Team plans to deliver a brand new concept which pays homage to Vybz Kartel and Rvssians’ hit single Straight jeans N Fitted. Dj and promoter...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:11 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Even a year after placing second in the now defunct Magnum Kings and Queens competition, Bad Gyal Jade refuses to fade into the background and be labelled another has-been. She prides herself as the young dancehall queen, adding that there is no...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Give these two a soca rhythm and it will come to life with the effervescent tapping of their drumsticks. Modupe Onilu and Rhys Thompson, or together called Boom Boom Room, come from the island where the steel pan originates, but the instrument of...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:22 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

For several decades, the National Pantomime, staged by the Little Theatre Movement (LTM), held pride of place on Jamaica’s annual entertainment calendar. But in spite of its national acclaim, Jamaica’s noble theatre institution seems to have lost...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:20 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Rising reggae star Runkus, has a new song out, and for this project, he goes back to the drawing board. Titled 99%, it is Runkus’ first solo release this year, and it was driven by some self-evaluation which took him back to his roots. “My last...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:19 AM

A new documentary ­defending Michael Jackson against alleged child sex-abuse allegations has been released. The hour-long film, titled Chase The Truth, has been created to defend the late King of Pop following the controversial Leaving Neverland...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:18 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Deejay Unknown Gringo is curating his debut EP, The Return of the Unknown Gringo, which he hopes will transcend beyond local soil and showcase his talent. For this reason, he revealed that the seven-track set (already four tracks in) will stray...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:18 AMKimberley Small / Staff Reporter

Later this year, the Miss World finals will return to London, England – a place seasoned with Caribbean heritage and a historically lucky location for Miss Jamaica World. London is the capital where Cindy Breakspeare wowed the judges and was...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:17 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Starface has never been one to think inside the box where her style of music is concerned. According to the singjay, “I’m not going to be stuck in one place because at the end of the day, you don’t know where you’re going to get the hits from. That...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Rum Day Celebration This year’s National Rum Day celebrations will culminate today with a free concert, Appleton Estate Murray’s Chillin’ in Clarendon, which will feature performances to remember by entertainers Maxi Priest and Wayne Marshall...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Celebrate Rum Rum Flex Friday ‘International Rum Day Celebration’ takes place at the Regency Bar and Lounge, Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, today from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Music by DJ Rio and DJ Cruise. There will be complimentary shots for guests who...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:12 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

The venue is crammed. The lights go down, and excitement permeates the space. The MC announces the entertainer you’ve been dying to see, and low drums, teased by the backing band, add to your anticipation. This is it, this is the moment you got...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The sound of Patrice Roberts’ Sweet Fuh Days chimes in, and then, almost instantly, the ‘pumping’ of White Chocolate’s waistline starts. Persons may question the name ‘White Chocolate’, but Josh Butler welcomes the moniker and is, in every sense, a...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:06 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Shakespeare’s much-quoted admonition “To thine own self be true” was a dominant theme of stage and television actress Michael Hyatt’s talk at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) recently. While addressing the advertised topic, “Actualizing an...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:05 AM

Reggae stalwart, Maxi Priest, has promised a performance to remember when he takes the stage at this year’s National Rum Day celebrations at Appleton Estate Murray’s Chillin’ in Clarendon today. The event, which is free to the public, begins at 9 p...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:22 AM

All five boroughs were represented at VP Records’ 40th anniversary concert staged recently at Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage. The 5,500-capacity crowd was treated to what is being called “the best reggae concert of summer 2019”, even...

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