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Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Spoken word performer, George the Poet, firmly believes that social media have helped poetry thrive. The poet’s comments came in a BBC News article on World Poetry Day, celebrated annually on March 21 since the United Nations Educational,...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:05 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Thief in the Night, the upcoming debut album from producer-turned-artiste T’Jean, speaks volumes to his musical journey and mission. Widely known as a producer affiliated with Grafton Studios, UIM Records and his own label, Izreal Records, T’Jean...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Horror has had its fair share of creatures – creatures from black lagoons, wolfmen, and men in masks. Each one is iconic in its own right, but the best ones give us some insight into how we view the world and, in some cases, ourselves. The latter...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:08 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

At the second instalment of the INDIGGO Conference, held on Saturday at the Courtleigh Auditorium, there was an ­influx of tertiary-level students at varying stages of study, as well as corporate professionals, all eager to get insight on ­turning...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

What started out as a song dedicated to his wife after seeing her disappointment when Donald Trump won the United States (US) election in October 2016 has morphed into an entire album, and now, singer Aaron Nigel Smith is celebrating the project’s...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:19 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

In recognition of National Poetry Day on March 21, the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ), in association with Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison, hosted the second cycle of its celebration and award ceremony for local poets at the Knutsford Court Hotel...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:18 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

CEO of Gemagination Studios Gemmar McFarlane suffers from a touch of imposter syndrome because despite pre-conceived notions of film directors, the young film-maker readily admits that he is not very good at handling cameras. “I didn’t go to film...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

I t was a trip around the world and back again for local dancer Shakespear, who, last month, hopped on a flight from Montego Bay to Germany, then on to Belgium, before finally landing in New Delhi, India. Known for his dance moves and signature...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:12 AMRoy Black

Last Sunday, March 17, marked 100 years since the birth of Nathaniel Adams Coles, better known as Nat King Cole, in 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. It is an important milestone that conjures up memories of a man who many thought was the best...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Music, for singer-songwriter Tressan Michelle Barnett, stands out like a heatwave in the hottest season of the year. It’s no wonder the Jamaica-born singer uses the sobriquet ‘SumeRR’, with an emphasis on the letter ‘r’, which rolls off the tongue...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:09 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

Iset Sankofa has introduced a new Kingston subculture, and in just a few years, has established herself as a beacon to those seeking a music space steeped in rhythm, dance, and an afro-centric ambiance. Now, she’s planning to broadcast her eclectic...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:10 AMKimberley Small/Staff Writer

Local animators and illustrators should ready their sketch pads, tablets and laptops – and gear up for next month’s return of the KingstOOn Animation Festival. Created for the benefit of a fledgling animation industry, KingstOOn features workshops...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

A few months after last year’s inaugural staging of Professionals in Concert, Rite Moves Entertainment embarked on yet another creative venture to prepare sponsors, students and staff of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) for the next...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Reggae gospel artiste Chozenn has said that his recent International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) nomination is simply a manifestation of the fruits of his labour and a confirmation of his mandate. On Wednesday morning, a jubilant Chozenn...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:20 AMYasmine Peru/ - Senior Gleaner Writer

Reggae artiste Anthony B is so excited about his latest project that he is doing somersaults. The fire-chanting Rastafarian singer has written a book, and it has nothing to do with Rasta, reggae, roots or weed. It’s all about romance. In fact, this...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

More female artistes across the reggae and dancehall genres will be getting the chance to shine at a major music festival this year. Promoters of Reggae Sumfest have revealed that the 2019 line-up will include more female artistes as they believe...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Professor Kwame Dawes is one of two Jamaicans among the eight recipients of this year’s prestigious Windham-Campbell Prizes. The literary award recognises writers from across the globe for their outstanding work in fiction, non-fiction, drama and...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:12 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

There seems to have been a communication failure among the three performing arts schools at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, with all three having overlapping productions last weekend. And the Buju Banton concert just down...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:07 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For its 37th anniversary, the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) returns to Jamaica for the fourth time. Heralded as a global event with a pan-African fanbase, it has been held in New York, Chicago, and Trinidad and Tobago. The...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has said that Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom concert, held on Saturday, has proven that reggae music is still one of Jamaica’s main attractions. Speaking with The...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Singer-songwriter Yanah has been honing her craft since the release of her debut single So Shy in 2017. Born Hanay Lawrence, she is currently busy writing, recording and performing in and around numerous local entertainment spaces to get the word...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:10 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Between 1738 and 1740, the Jamaican Maroons battled the British for their freedom. Centuries later, Dr Andrew Marshall, at the request of Steven Woodham, conductor of the Immaculate Conception High School (ICHS) Symphony Orchestra, composed a...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:18 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The first show in Buju Banton’s Long Walk To Freedom tour demonstrates that life after incarceration can be fulfilling. When the recently released artiste stood centre-stage before a packed stadium, picking up right where he left off, there was at...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Elder statesman in reggae music Bunny Wailer is still recuperating from a stroke and will not be ready to take the stage until 2020. Jah B, as the only living member of the iconic Wailer is also called, recently returned from a five-week stint in...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke stars as the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid in this Lionsgate Films’ release directed by Vincent D’Onofrio.

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