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Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:12 AM

With just seven songs in 28 minutes, Chaka Khan’s Hello Happiness is a little bundle of joy emphasis on little. But you shouldn’t feel short-changed. Consider it, instead, as a corrective to all those over-long, overblown...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Once everything was awesome, now everything is bleak! The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box official phenomenon that started it all, The Lego Movie 2, reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all-new action-packed...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Reggae artiste Protoje has described the Government, organisers of Reggae Month, as “dinosaurs” who ignore booking trending conscious artistes to the detriment of developing the music economy. He also blasted Government for not...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Kingston Creative has made it their life’s mission to “make downtown Kingston a vibrant centre for creatives and creative entrepreneurship in the Caribbean”. With that mantra in mind, and in recognition of Reggae Month, the group...

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 7:53 PM

The social media pages of Jamaican athlete Asafa Powell have been overflowing with congratulatory messages following his weekend marriage to Canadian model, Alyshia Miller. Powell, who formerly held the world record for the 100 metres and...

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:06 AM

The Jamaica Music Museum’s Grounation series for Reggae Month continued on Sunday under the broad theme ‘As Free as We Want to Be – Dance

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Organisers of the Red Rose for Gregory concert are already in talks with R&B sensation Brian McKnight to headline next year’s event.

Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 2:03 AM

J’ouvert has always assumed an important role in the carnival season in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Grenada and here in Jamaica. There are currently about three separate local J’Ouvert events, but for 2019, carnival in Jamaica, Real...

Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 2:02 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

From the visionary minds of James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez comes a film that is very much of two minds. It’s the story of a young cyborg girl trying to find her place in the world, and the tale of her coming of age. It is also the story...

Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 1:59 AM

Alcoholic brands are major sponsors of entertainment activities locally.

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:23 AM

NEW YORK (AP): So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what did she get? A prophecy on her life. No joke. King was shopping around – “sometimes people will say, ‘You at the 99-cent store?’ I like a bargain too...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:21 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

It is well documented that reggae and dancehall artistes have long had a love/hate ­relationship with radio, the most effective medium through which their songs are connected to the world. Many a singer and ­deejay have been known to throw...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:20 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Music fans who are passionate about the rhythm & blues genre will immediately recognise the captivating and soulful tones of music legend Teddy Pendergrass. Based on music statistics, Pendergrass’ catalogue of hit anthems is just as...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:16 AMRoy Black

Jamaica has a long tradition of songs that have been banned from the airwaves or have created a societal furore because of their sexually suggestive lyrics, promotion of violence and murder, or criticism of the status quo. The promotion of...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:15 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Advancement in technology at the turn of the new millennium has offered more ways in which artistes can expose their talent. Entertainers can even act as their own distributors thanks to social media and digital ­platforms like Itunes...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

  The advent of social media has allowed celebrities the opportunity to connect intimately with their fans. But while social media has brought communication between celebrities and their fans to a peak, the interactions have not always been...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:02 AM

A remembrance service and musical tribute will be held for music pioneer Joel ‘Bunny’ Brown on Sunday, March 3 at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre on Hope Road, St Andrew. Reports are that Brown’s body has already been cremated,...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:14 AM

LONDON (AP) : Andrea Levy, a prize-winning novelist who chronicled the hopes and horrors experienced by the post-World War II generation of Jamaican immigrants in Britain, has died. She was 62, and had suffered from cancer. One of the first black...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:12 AM

The demise of the annual Montego Bay-based Jazz and Blues Festival has left music enthusiasts hungry for an event of similar style and content, to fill that void. According to Wallace Wyndham, marketing director for the annual Red Rose for Gregory...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The song Ms Melanin has been burning up the local airwaves for the past few weeks. The track, which features diamond-selling artiste Charly Black, is the brainchild of singer Neeqah, who, on her way to self-love, had to overcome criticism she...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:11 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Hip-hop star Lil’ Kim slayed as a blonde at The Blonds, performing her new song, Go Awff, to close the design duo’s New York Fashion Week show, inspired by Scarface and other classic gangster movies. David and...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Sweet melodies and flawless harmonies echoed from the grounds of the British High Commission last Saturday as six songbirds put forward t

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