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Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:19 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

In an imaginative production currently running at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), the ancient art of storytelling is being used as a vehicle for both education and entertainment. Audiences in the institute’s auditorium today and next Wednesday will...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:18 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Today The Gleaner continues High Note , a five-part series exploring the substance abuse culture in reggae and dancehall, with singer Ernie Smith sharing his story of alcohol abuse, and beating the habit. “It made me feel better when I was...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The ‘Now Trending’ chart on the Audiomack streaming service’s home page remains one of the most active and frequently updated charts in the digital realm – on-the-hour updates to be exact. The chart is created from a diverse list of artistes, both...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:05 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Vowing to give reggae music a major platform in North, South and Central America, Jamaica-born entertainer and promoter, Kass Smith says his upcoming Riviera Nayarit International Reggae Festival is poised to “connect all the dots...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:21 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Daniel Craig, the lead actor in Bond 25, the James Bond film being shot in Jamaica, reportedly hurt himself while running in a scene during filming in Portland. Craig had to be flown out of the island for x-rays, treatment, rest and recovery. A...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:19 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Gregory Isaacs once described his cocaine use as the greatest college he had ever attended, yet the one with the most expensive tuition. On the sidelines witnessing his deleterious education, was his wife June, who confirmed his substance abuse...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:18 AM

The opera takes place between 1789 and 1794 in Paris in the town of Compiègne in northeastern France, the site of the Carmelite nuns’ convent. Its historical basis is the martyrdom of a group of 16 Carmélite nuns and lay sisters from Compiègne, who...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Charlotte Field (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for ... well, mostly everything. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen)...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:17 AM

There are repercussions when rules are broken. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run and the stakes are high ... life or death. A global open contract of US$14 million is on his head and he’s being hunted like an animal. John has broken a cardinal...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:09 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The International Ocho Rios Jazz Festival is a labour of love for its organiser, Myrna Hague. But the self-proclaimed defender of music has found this year, the 29th staging, particularly challenging. “When you have huge challenges, you have to...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Today, The Gleaner presents the first in its five-part series exploring the underground substance abuse culture in the entertainment space and its implications. While many Jamaican entertainers have fallen victim to drug abuse, Gem Myers is...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For the Orange Economy to exist beyond an idea, it must first be acknowledged that the cultural and creative industries exist and are thriving but that they do so as in their categorisations – separated. “The industry itself is, unfortunately, not...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:31 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

On May 11, the day that marked 38 years since the passing of reggae legend Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley, the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) held its glitzy 37th staging at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. And, quite...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:31 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

No one liked being a kid when they were one. Everyone couldn’t wait until they were big. Being big means staying up late, and eating what you want, and for Marsai Martin’s Jordan Sanders, it means a life without bullying. Fast-forward years later,...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:26 AM

For Jamaican cinematographer Christopher Thomas, it was his hours spent at the Carib cinema in Cross Roads, watching movies with friends, that ignited what would become a long and lasting love affair with film. Thomas, who now resides in Finland...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:25 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Karen Smith is from a musical family. Her mother Barbara plays the organ, and has been the organist at the St James Parish Church for over 30 years. Her 24-year-old daughter Courtni Jackson is studying music performance in jazz and...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:22 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Motherhood is described as a journey that encapsulates the best of times and the worst of times. Many mothers have described raising children as the scariest yet most exciting thing they’ve ever done. With no manual available on how to tackle the...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:22 AMRoy Black

Jamaica has a rich legacy of songwriting talents in popular music. To many, Bob Marley may be the first to come to mind. But whereas Marley wrote mainly in prose, there were others who delved deep into rhythmic poetry to express their innermost...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:19 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

A tenement yard in the ’60s or 2019 remains an underdeveloped space, rich with sounds of all kinds. As he laid in his room on First Street in Trench Town, Vincent ‘Tata’ Ford heard the cry of a mother whose son had been arrested and charged with...

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

Reggae singer and ­philanthropist – matriarch of the Marley family – Rita Marley is often referred to as the ‘Mother of Reggae’ as she was ­married to the ‘Father of Reggae’, Robert Nesta Marley, and is the mother of some of this ­generation’s...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:16 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

There is more than a ray of hope on the horizon for peOPLE in the creative and cultural industries who have been yearning for an injection of capital to power their businesses. Banking interests are now taking what some say is a long-overdue...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Hollywood’s movie culture created the term ‘triple threat’, to describe performers who are equally gifted with the three most prominent entertainment talents – acting, singing and dancing. Last weekend at The Phoenix Theatre in New Kingston, 25-...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:15 AM

The annual spring concert season of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica (POJ), which takes place next weekend at the University Chapel at The University of The West Indies (UWI) Mona campus, promises to be a high-quality instrumental and...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:29 AM

The Issa Trust Foundation (ITF) and Couples Resorts, in association with the RJR/GLEANER Communications Group, present ‘An Evening with Air Supply...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:29 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The areas of music, dance, animation, artificial intelligence, acting, and publishing all have something in common: they fit neatly under the umbrella of the emerging Orange Economy. Heeding an international call to seed the Orange Economy to...

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