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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.

 

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:22 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Dynamix Team are the 2019 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) World Reggae Dance champions. The six-member squad, which won the competition in 2016, turned back competition from 10 other dance crews last Friday night, including an all-...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:21 AM

It’s not uncommon for a huge franchise to break things down into a spin-off or two in its later years. Fast and Furious has been going strong for about the length of the Harry Potter saga, so it makes sense to try something new. In the span of...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:18 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Bridgetown, BARBADOS: The euphoric and literally breathtaking experience of playing mas before the dawn can be found at any J’Ouvert, or as they call it in Barbados, Foreday Morning March. If you are not a fan of marching in the mid-afternoon...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:21 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

It is a universally accepted idea that reggae music is freedom music, that the essence of the genre is founded in our people’s ­resistance to oppressive empires and colonial ideologies. For some, that idea is a bit restrictive because ­resistance...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:19 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Bridgetown, BARBADOS: For many partygoers, the idea of waking up in the early hours of the morning to attend a fête may be a test of both physical and mental endurance. However, with the emergence of breakfast parties, especially during the...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Miguel Collins, more popularly known as Sizzla Kalonji, is one of two entertainers who will be honoured by the Government at this year’s staging of the Grand Gala on Independence Day, August 6. Kalonji will be recognised, alongside Rita Marley, for...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:12 AMRoy Black

Derrick Morgan’s call for unity in his ska recording, Forward March, done in late 1962, was a most important directive in song that ought to have been embraced by the nation, which a couple months earlier had decided to determine its own destiny by...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:09 AMDave Rodney - Gleaner Writer

Last week, Jamaica lost a cultural giant, Elaine Perkins, who was indisputably the queen of Jamaican radio drama for over two decades, from the 1960s to the 1980s. Elaine, 84, the widow of the late popular radio host and Gleaner columnist Wilmot...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:13 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It was a historic moment on Thursday, Emancipation Day, when Khamara Wright, a sous chef from St Catherine, ended her parish’s 29-year drought in the National Festival Queen Competition. Miss Kingston and St. Andrew, Annakay Hudson, placed second,...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau Energised by the delicious jerk food, the thousands of patrons who descended on the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay last Thursday for the 10th edition of the city’s Jerk and Food Festival, also got their fill in...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:29 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Bridgetown, BARBADOS: The sounds of Pluto Shervington’s I Man Born Yah echoed through the speakers of the catamaran on which the The Gleaner set sail early on Emancipation morning on our first get-together to celebrate Crop Over, the most popular...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:28 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

After receiving high merits and distinctions in all of the graded Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) piano exams, two talented Jamaican teenage pianists are booked to fly off to the USA shortly for further studies. Sixteen-year-...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:16 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

There was no more room, not even a foothold in the doorway, to house all the bodies trying to get into ASHE’s makeshift Vibez Theatre for their summer school musical finale, Island In The Sun. Some patrons even had to be turned away at the door,...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:16 AM

After-work Jam Vibes After Work – A First-Friday Series, hosted by Chec Boss, on the lawns of Print Big, Lot 2 Naggo Head Industrial Complex, Portmore. Music by Hypnotic Sound. Admission: Bring a business card. Bike Fest Head out for the...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

After 47 years in the music business, Anthony Richards, also known as ‘Chips’, is still spreading Jamaica’s reggae and dancehall genres on the global scale. The former marketing and promotions manager of Trojan Records, the British record label...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:12 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Slim Flex’s affinity for Jamaican music is just as striking as his amusing attempts at speaking Jamaican Patois. The Afrobeat act recalled entertaining his village in Ghana as a child with nothing but palm trees, makeshift instruments, and his...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Prior to taking on the role of marketing director, Dream Entertainment’s Carlos Philpotts was overseeing the activities on digital platforms that involved management of social media promotion and purchases. So, it can be stated that it is not an...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Let the dream begin! Dream Weekend kicks off on Friday with Twisted Spiritz, featuring Spice, at Wavz, Negril, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. The ‘Fireman’, Capleton, is set to ignite crowd favourite Yush at Cayenne Beach, Negril, on Saturday from 10 p....

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