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Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

If there is one thing for sure about Keiva di Diva, it is that she is the life of any party. This proved true when she pulled a full house to her 40th birthday party celebration last week at the Rhythm Bistro Lounge in St Andrew. The dancer-turned-...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:24 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

A sea of emotions swept over the audience at Tuesday night’s staging of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) award ceremony, as the all-female reggae group, the I-Threes, reunited to collect the evening’s Iconic Award (for a duo/group...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:20 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

It was Startime meets Stars ‘R’ Us, inside the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre on Sunday, as friends of veteran singer, Noel ‘Bunny’ Brown, united to pay tribute to him in song, at a remembrance service that will long be remembered. Organised by the...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:11 AM

We were unable to have repeat showings of the Oscar-winning film ‘Green Book’ last week because of complications with the distribution process. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers, as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:10 AM

The directorial debut of well-known actor Idris Elba, Yardie is a British crime drama based on the novel of the same name by Jamaica-born writer Victor Headley. Heading the cast is AmlEysan Ameen, a British actor of Jamaican parentage.

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:09 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

There is an ethereal mystique about Ras-I’s Crazy Over You. The jazz-laced production, which incorporates blues chords, impregnated by brass instruments, also features poetic contributions from artistes Runkus and Royal Blu. Co-produced by his Ras-...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

For Mason Di Emperor & The Rebel Soulz band, good music should always be a vessel for spreading messages of love and togetherness...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Entertainment minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says her ministry will be applying to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for World Heritage designations and inscriptions of other genres of music. UNESCO,...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew /Gleaner Writer

From her glamorous wardrobe changes, which were only surpassed by her amazing vocals and on-stage charisma, Jamaica’s First Lady of Jazz, Myrna Hague, dazzled the audience at the Courtleigh Auditorium last Saturday, leaving one patron to exclaim...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Art lovers have an opportunity to view the latest exhibition of the works of international painter and art professor Bryan McFarlane. The exhibition, titled ‘New Beginnings’ , will run from March 9 to 30 at the Gene Pearson Gallery at R-Hotel, 2...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:12 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Throughout the history of cinema, there have been several monumental friendships: Sam and Frodo, Thelma and Louise, Bill and Ted. Now, the world has to say goodbye to one more, as H ow To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World concludes the age-old...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:06 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

It is upon Garth Fagan’s insistence that The Lion King on Broadway repeatedly visits Jamaica to source talent to include in their astronomically successful, perpetually touring, award-winning theatrical production. The Jamaican choreographer has...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:06 AMKareem LaTouche/Gleaner Writer

In Untold Stories, Buju seized the opportunity to speak on a post-independent Jamaica and the economic plights of the poor, making possible reference to the mass migration of many wealthy Jamaicans in the ‘70s who left the country due to political...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Nominations are open for the 2019 Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) awards. The public has been invited to vote for the Breakthrough Artiste and the Song of the Year awards. Lila Ike, Naomi Cowan, Jada Kingdom, Rygin King, and Teejay have...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:17 AM

While pursuing a career as an accomplished jazz musician, Dr Myrna Hague-Bradshaw’s societal concerns and contributions stretch beyond the cabaret stage. This multifaceted woman splits her time between the stage life, academics, and advocacy. Had...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:16 AMKareem LaTouche - Contributor

Buju was always an artiste I wanted to interview, and I tried several times, but he was customarily hard to pin down. However, after the release of his long-awaited dancehall album Too Bad, in 2006, he seemed to be more open to doing interviews....

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:16 AMRoy Black

Millie Small narrowly missed out on being numbered among an elite group of Jamaican singers who made it to No.1 on the British charts. Possessing a slender, sprucy, high-pitched voice, with good looks to match, the Clarendon-born teenager made...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:13 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

When Merritone sound-system principal Monte Blake was describing a vinyl record, he stopped for a moment, almost in awe, before romanticising the audio format. “It was so personal. It was like a girl, you could hold her,” he told The Sunday...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:12 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

Built by a lifetime of travel, art, advocacy and a trip to the edge and back, Myrna Hague-Bradshaw has proven her magnetism. Time and again, dedicated patrons flock to her jazz concerts, festivals and benefits to bask in the rolling, easy but...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

To select only 50 contributors to the development and evolution of reggae music was probably an extremely challenging task for the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and its committee for the Reggae Gold Awards, says Copeland...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:13 AM

The brothers allegedly paid to stage an attack on Jussie Smollett have issued a public apology. Abimbola ‘Abel’ Osundairo and Olabinjo Ola Osundairo have spoken of their “tremendous regret” at being involved in the scandal and said sorry for the...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Earning itself the title of ‘the official drink of dancehall’, in Jamaica, Magnum Tonic has now expanded this narrative throughout the Caribbean and has announced a re-energised continuation for 2019. With 2019 stagings slated for Guyana, Barbados...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:12 AM

The carnival season has begun, and Jamaica’s first legal cannabis outlet, Epican, is ensuring that it is part of the excitement. “As Epican continues to evolve as a brand, so does Xodus. With that evolution comes greater growth and improvement; we...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:43 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Michael Nicholson, one of Jamaica’s top local actors, who has been branded primarily as a comedian, has taken on the role of a father in the 30-minute television drama Real Friends, which has returned for its second season on Television Jamaica (...

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