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Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:26 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Come Monday, October 21, veteran producer Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke will be conferred the Order of Distinction (OD) in the rank of commander, for distinguished contribution in the field of music. Having done his due diligence in the entertainment...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:23 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Lyrically powerful and possessing the maturity of any entertainer seasoned in the music industry, Kevinna Melbourne makes it known that she is here to make a change. The recent winner of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Children’s...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Lady Gaga has been accused of stealing Shallow from another songwriter. The 33-year-old star – who co-wrote the song from her movie, A Star is Born, with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt – has been threatened with legal action from...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:18 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer Joshua is claiming all that belongs to him in his latest single Fi Mi Piece. The track, produced by Positive Energy Productions, chronicles the artiste’s plight in attaining mainstream ­recognition in a career that spans three decades...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:11 AM

On Thursday, award-winning Billboard producer Ainsley ‘Notnice’ Morris of Notnice Records launched his first ‘non-riddim’ album, Kyng Midas, in collaboration with global music distribution company ONErpm. The album features 18 original tracks with...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:37 AM

Friday DJ Antsman and Top Floor Events present Loud at 12 Molynes Road. Music by DJ Mac, Bishop Escobar, and Renaissance. Admission: $1,000 presold $1,500 at the gate. Saturday Woodleigh Sports Complex in Clarendon is the venue for this...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:37 AMKimberley Small / Staff Reporter

Each year, on Heroes Day, Jamaicans gather around their television sets to watch the parade across the lawns of King’s House to see who has accomplished enough to be recognised by the nation. This year, the tradition continues, and will include...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Pool Party Don’t miss Wata War’s 1st Anniversary ‘Fashion Pon Di Pool’ at Harbour View Poolside tonight. Music by Mad Dawg, Junior Flava, Hattaklaps, and Vaughny Vicious. Admission: $500 (ladies 2 for 1 before 11 p.m.). Drink Out Link up at...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:21 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Months after releasing his visual album Wicked Walls, lashing out against psychological and physical walls used to separate people, singer Ras Michael Junior says he has been banned from the United States (US) and is asking US President Donald...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:21 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

On a recent, culture-packed day at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange announced plans to further enhance the institution’s cultural potency. The gallery should have “a thrilling...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Bridgetown, BARBADOS: The Crop Over season in Barbados was one of the busiest periods for six-time Soca Monarch winner Rickey ‘Lil Rick’ Reid, best known for his enviable ‘wuk up’ energy, earning himself the infamous moniker ‘Hypadawg’. It has...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:05 AM

Internationally renowned surfer and skateboarder, Elishama “Shama” Beckford, having signed a deal with Hurley in 2018, has teamed up with the sports clothing giant to release a fashion line. It was unveiled on Thursday, July 25, at a pop-up shop...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:24 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

In front of a capacity crowd clad in black, green, and gold, the celebrations of Jamaica’s 57th anniversary of Independence unfolded on Tuesday evening at the National Stadium, with what can best be described using the term which has taken on a...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:23 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

While attending Bridgeport High School in Portmore, St Catherine, a young Roje Robinson had aspirations of one day holding down a job with Jamaica’s Cabinet. He had his heart set on becoming the minister of finance. And while he did, in fact, make...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Veteran singers Leroy Sibbles, who rose to fame during the ‘Golden Era’ of reggae, and Marcia Aitken, who burst on the scene as a teenager with her 1977 hit single, I’m Still in Love with You Boy, are both confirmed as performers at the 21st annual...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:21 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The 67th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon came to a climax on Independence night with some exciting stage performances, the highlight of which was a heart-rending performance from singer George Nooks. Going...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Jameela Jamil wanted to “punch herself” after missing three phone calls from the Duchess of Sussex. The 33-year-old actress featured on the cover of Vogue’s Forces of Change issue, thanks to her ‘I Weigh’ movement, and wrote an essay about gender...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:25 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Bridgetown, BARBADOS: The recurring message of Crop Over was “play more local soca”. Barbados’ music industry professionals, from recording artistes and producers to disc jockeys, were encouraged to promote what belongs to them, and, for the...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The Metropolitan Opera presents a rebroadcast of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, from the 2006 to 2007 season, at Palace Cineplex on Sunday, August 11. Rossini’s madcap comedy receives a spirited production by Tony Award-winning director...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:16 AM

A mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu picks up a grizzled detective who is hot on the trail of a sadistic, blood thirsty terrorist and finds himself thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he has to keep his wits, himself unharmed, and work with his...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:12 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

Growing up in the volatile Rockfort area in east Kingston, Richard White, despite being gifted with a soul-stirring voice, had ambitions of becoming a lawyer. His dreams, however, were hindered by the hands of poverty, so White pursued a music...

Published:Tuesday | August 6, 2019 | 12:21 AMMarcia Rowe and Sade Gardner/ - Gleaner Writers

Joanna Walker, the 2019 Jamaica Gospel Song competition winner, is no stranger to competitions. She has entered a number of song competitions over the years, but this is the first time she has entered the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (...

Published:Tuesday | August 6, 2019 | 12:17 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Last week’s finale for ASHE’s annual summer school programme was fantastic for two reasons. It showcased some of Jamaica’s next multifaceted talents; and it showed that the children had a willing, engaged audience – which actually spilled out of...

Published:Tuesday | August 6, 2019 | 12:11 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

When Spice was born at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine, Jamaica was celebrating its 20th birthday as an independent nation. Now a grown woman and a leading entertainer, Spice, whose given name is Grace Hamilton, is today basking in the...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 10:39 AM

The hotbed of culture that is Barbados Crop Over, a period of not much sleep, is wide awake this morning for its finale– Grand Kadooment Day throughout the streets of Bridgetown.

 

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