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Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:09 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

There was a definite focus on youth at this year’s Talking Trees Literary Fiesta in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth. Dr Christine Marrett, conceptualiser of the event and owner of Two Seasons Guest House, where it was held, told me that her intention...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

The month of June has always been very special for entertainer Roy Rayon. It’s his birth month, and this year, in particular, as he celebrates a special anniversary, his loved ones will be pulling out all the stops to ensure that Mr Festival has a...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:17 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

As Father’s Day approaches, the conversations about the seeming prevalence of ‘deadbeat’ dads comes up. Reacting directly to the notion that most fathers fall into that category, entertainer Wayne Marshall and director Mykal Cushnie have come...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:12 AMAnthony Turner/Contributor

New York: It has been over 20 years since roots harmony trio Mighty Diamonds last performed at an outdoor festival in New York – home to the largest population of Jamaicans living outside of Jamaica. The group returns to blaze the Big Apple outdoor...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

While dub poet Cherry Natural was not surprised that she actually won the Mutabaruka Award for Best Spoken Word Poet at the recent International Reggae And World Music Awards (IRAWMA), she told The Gleaner that she didn’t really have high...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

The arts have long been revered as a field that encourages and appreciates human expression. In a sordid plot twist, several art students at the esteemed Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts have come forward in a recent exposé...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:23 AM

The European Union Film Festival is back for 2019, and in addition to the usual screenings in the Corporate Area, this year films will be shown in St Elizabeth and St James. Twelve movies from 12 European Union (EU) member states will be shown...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The seats are in and the comfort level is a fantasy come to life. Enjoy luxurious recliners exclusively in Cinema 4, or your own private rockers in the box seat option in any cinema – take your pick. The legroom is spacious everywhere, 40 inches...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Academy Award®-winner Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, although social opposites, find they have a lot in common in their roles as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to get the ultimate revenge on men who have...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:16 AM

This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic Dark Phoenix. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Women in jazz, the theme for the 2019 edition of the Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival, which began at Franklyn D Resort in Runaway Bay on Sunday, is meant to be more than just a premise. Singer extraordinaire and show promoter, Myrna...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:09 AM

The ‘80s was a golden decade for dancehall music. Dancehall emerged as a globally resonant genre, and women like Shelly Thunder had their slice of the pie. But since then, she has been silent. One of the reasons is that she has not lived in Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:05 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Jamaican entertainer Vanessa Bling has been enjoying chart success lately, with her third EP Still Standing re-entering the reggae album Billboard chart, after peaking at number three when released last September. The Independent Ladies singer is...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Some of the best voices in Jamaica are not often heard on records. Take, for example, Chetenge (Cheryl Clarke), who was simply awesome at the opening day of the 2019 Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival at Franklyn D. Resort in Runaway Bay...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:14 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The smalleR of the two performance spaces at Phoenix Theatre on Haining road, The Blue Room, is the perfect choice for a production that demands the audience to get intimate. When Faithy Lynch staged her one-woman show in the miniature playhouse,...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The sunshine city of Portmore is expected to stake its claim on the entertainment scene in a few weeks when Palace Amusement opens its fourth location. Boasting four auditoriums with lounge chairs, silver screens, and the latest in digital laser...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:22 AM

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Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:21 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

At least 2,000 patrons were treated to world class entertainment in the name of charity at the second biennial An Evening with Air Supply and Third World. Their voices filled the lawns of the Couples San Souci resort in Ocho Rios, St Ann, as the...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:21 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Pokémon is a beloved property the world over. It takes a simple concept, the combination of a young adventurer and his super powered companion, who set off on an adventure full of danger, thrills, and the occasional touching moment. Thus far,...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:22 AMRoy Black

Edward Seaga had a multifaceted career that traversed anthropological endeavours, politics, music, and sports. But contrary to what many may think, his greatest ambition as a youngster was to become a nuclear physicist. He explained this when I...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:21 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

Last weekend, Richard Nattoo invited his peers to the Blank Space at the Trade Centre on Red Hills Road to see his art exhibition, Fragility, and to listen to the artwork’s accompanying songs. Along with the symmetrical, colourful presentation of...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

The annual ‘Classics in June’ fundraising charity concert has made its name as a showcase for the talent that exists locally in the classical music sphere. For the past 15 years, it has been a ray of hope that the genre, although not native to the...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

Imagine Dennis Brown on the Reggae Sumfest stage in July with his classic opening number Here I Come and pearly white smile … Or better yet, Garnet Silk joining Buju Banton on stage on his Long Walk to Freedom tour. For several years, deceased...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Perhaps the first fascinating thing that anybody will learn about award-winning, sound system selector Dynamq is that he’s a refugee. And just for clarity, he is a real-life refugee from the Sudan. Dynamq, who refers to himself as The Sudanese...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:12 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Select passages read by entertainers Wayne Marshall and Carlene Davis, along with the honoree’s manager, Philip Clarke, gave insight into the personality, trials, joys and struggles of legendary Jamaican rocksteady and reggae singer, Ken Boothe....

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