Sun | Mar 24, 2019

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Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:08 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Because March has been designated Literatures in English Month at the University of the West Indies, Mona, numerous activities have been taking place. One was a book launch by performance poet Richard ‘Dingo’ Dingwall on Sunday in the Neville hall...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:18 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

It has been proven throughout musical history that a song’s recording date bears little significance to its full potential. Earth a Run Red, a one-drop single depicting social conditions, was a 1998 production recorded by Richie Spice that only hit...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:13 AM

For its special Record Store Day titles for 2019, VP Records reaches into its early history and two of its important sublabels. A seven-record box set of seven-inch singles on the collectible Roots From The Yard label highlights the early years of...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:12 AM

HBO television series Game of Thrones (GOT) left fans speechless after the final episode of Season 7 aired in August 2017. The medieval fantasy has become a phenomenon since the series premiered in 2011, with a primary plot line of a ­never-ending...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:11 AM

The Ignition hitmaker, who was recently charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, sat down for an interview with Gayle King last week, in which he ranted at the camera, paced the room, and grew increasingly heated as he...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:09 AM

The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, giving way to heated passions, and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love. La Bayadère is one of the greatest works of classical...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control - all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Jean-Claude Van Damme shines in this gritty action thriller set in a crime-ridden barrio of Washington, D.C. When ruthless drug lord Rincon and his MS-13 gang recruit 10-year-old Miguel to work as a runner, big brother Lucas is desperate to keep...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Reeling from his brother’s shooting death when he was a child, Dennis Campbell, aka ‘D’, is hired by Jamaican crime lord and reggae producer, King Fox to deliver a package of cocaine to British gangster, Rico who resides in the Hackney district of...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s tourism industry can benefit from the addition of the Jamaica Rum Festival (JRF) to its annual calendar of events, and the inaugural staging seems to have put it right in the travel agent and tourist spotlight. According to Valon Thorpe,...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:06 AM

The first movement of the Kongkongkraba (Abeng) Symphony, a first of its kind, was first performed in a two-stop tour held in 2016. Three years later, the Immaculate Conception High School (ICHS) Symphony Orchestra, still under the baton of veteran...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

Award-winning film-maker Peter Webber came to Jamaica about two years ago on the invitation of reggae singer Winston McAnuff. They met following an Inna De Yard concert, and conversation flowed into the hospitality that has become a defining...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Day two of the Jamaica Rum Festival has earned the reputation of being a diversified portrayal of the island’s culture that not only includes a celebration of rum, food, and local musical genres, but also for its strong spirituality. For many...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru

As March 16 approaches, for Buju Banton’s first show in Jamaica in over 10 years, his co-manager, Donovan Germain, is hailing the artiste’s exceptional talent. Germain, who has managed Buju for decades and produced several hit songs with him,...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Orange ‘Beat’ Street in downtown Kingston came alive at the end of Reggae Month as ‘Meet Us On Beat Street’ unfolded in all its glory with a buzz of activities that attracted locals and music-loving visitors from around the world utilising the hop-...

Published:Monday | March 11, 2019 | 12:47 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

To the uninitiated, a spirits festival, especially one focused on rum, might seem like an excuse to partake in drinking alcoholic cocktails and fall into an inebriated state where all inhibitions are dismissed. As appealing as that may sound to...

Published:Monday | March 11, 2019 | 12:46 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Blasting her way into cinemas on International Women’s Day no less, Captain Marvel is the first female led superhero film to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It may have taken 11 years to get here, but the intergalactic hero has been...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:32 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Annie Lennox has a sweet dream – that the world will embrace the term global feminism and continue to push for the advancement of women’s rights around the globe. The iconic singer and activist teamed with Apple Music to launch a...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:31 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Malaika, Mahari and Mikaili Foster have been inseparable from birth. The 16-year-old triplets have formed the gospel music group, ‘The Foster Triplets’. The Westmoreland natives were born to Markquin and Nicole Foster, who have raised their...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:29 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer -

The heels are long gone, the last sound system is packing up and patrons are heading to the exit where the ‘soup woman’ and ‘jerk chicken man’ eagerly wait to satiate tormented appetites. This is the usual tale at any dance session or party – men...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Last week’s article made mention of Millie Small as the first Jamaican artiste who made the world stop and look at Jamaica as an emerging musical powerhouse with her recording of My Boy Lollipop. But in all fairness, there were other Jamaicans...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:23 AM

CHICAGO (AP): R&B singer R. Kelly was released from a Chicago jail after someone paid US$161,000 in back child support for him...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In March 2016, actress Camille Davis decided she was done with the things of the ‘world’ and started her journey with Christ. Although she has been met with her fair share of trials over the past three years, Davis says she has no regrets about...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Editor

While in Jamaica to minister at the Andrews Seventh-day Adventist Chapel and perform at a fundraiser at the UWI Chapel, Vilroy McBean, manager of the Aeolians, Oakwood University’s premier touring ensemble, made the time to host a master class for...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner WriterStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

At least once a month, the sound of happy feet striking the laminate floors at the Dance Jamaica Academy can be heard from a distance. That’s because dancer and dance teacher Samantha Strachan is teaching tap-dancing. Strachan has been tap-dancing...

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