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Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:09 AMRoy Black

Alerth Bedasse, one of the main exponents of mento music, and his sidekick Everard Williams, a mento songwriting genius, have a lot to say about the resistance meted out by the government of the day and other stakeholders to the lyrics of their...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:18 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Lazarus Chigwandali, a Malawian street musician with albinism, was once lured into a car. He was kidnapped, and the plan was to cut up his body and sell his parts to witch doctors, who would use them in potions thought to bring good...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Once you have seen and heard her, you will never forget her. Ask anyone who has seen South African recording artiste Lorraine Klassen on stage, and they would be sure to describe her as the one with the electrifying stage presence and dynamic...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:07 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Artistic director of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), Marlon Simms, wants people to know that Professor Rex Nettleford’s legacy lives on. “It is alive, and we have a new generation of dancers and persons who are still willing to give to...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:28 AM

As the CEO of perhaps one of the most popular PR firms, Destine Media, Ronnie Tomlinson has helped a number of dancehall and reggae artistes establish themselves on both the local and international circuits. She has been the ‘wind beneath the...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:27 AM
Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:23 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

In the convoluted world of entertainment, there are still some small things that are no-brainers. For example, if when choosing a moniker, everybody around you is constantly trying to silence your chatter by telling you to “shush”, then it simply...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:12 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma was arrested Wednesday on charges of attacking a reality show castmate at a New York concert venue, a new round of legal trouble for a rapper still on parole from a 2007 shooting. Her lawyer, Dawn...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:12 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Tomorrow, May 4, reggae superstar, Jacob Miller, lead singer of the Inner Circle band, would have celebrated his 67th birthday. Much has been said and written about the man, who was poised to become a giant in the reggae industry, but who lost his...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:11 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

“It’s been 10 years since we began,” said Greg Simms, founder and principal director of the Jamaica Youth Chorale, as he acknowledged the audience’s enthusiastic cheers and applause for the group at the University Chapel, Mona, on Sunday. “We must...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:11 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Reggae artiste Keida has beaten writer’s block, and is back in the game. She has partnered with the multifaceted producer and artiste Roe Summerz, and intends to make a splash on May 10, with the release of the baile-funk/reggaeton inflected...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Eight years ago, Singaporean artiste Masia One was a ghostwriter in Hollywood working for some of the biggest names in rap and hip hop, including Dr Dre, Pharell and The Game. This was not exactly architecture, in which she holds a bachelor’s...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:19 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): There is hardly any violence in the Ted Bundy movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which premieres on Netflix tomorrow, staring Zac Efron as the notorious serial killer. It was a deliberate choice on the part of film...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:15 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Fans of jazz who gathered on the east lawns of the iconic Devon House on Waterloo Road in St Andrew were treated to a feast of pure and avant-garde jazz, in celebration of International Jazz Day 2019. Organised by the Edna Manley College of the...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

If anybody had asked Freddie McGregor four years ago if there was hope for reggae music, his answer would have been iffy. But today, the veteran singer is excited that there is a great resurgence of interest in reggae music, and is confident that...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:14 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Barack and Michelle Obama on Tuesday unveiled a slate of projects they are preparing for Netflix – a year after the former president and first lady signed a deal with the streaming platform. The Obamas’ production company, Higher...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:14 AMMarcia Erskine/Contributor

It was like a ‘Homecoming’ for Buju Banton in Barbados. From his arrival on Friday, April 26 to his performance at the Kensington Oval the following day, many of the fans who cheered him on his arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:08 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Haile Selassie High School’s music and performing arts programme has received a facelift. Thanks to the Bob Marley Foundation, the students and their music teacher, Tino McDermott, can now gather in the...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Moviegoers have long enjoyed the National Anthem montage played before each film, showing at Palace Amusement Cinemas. Liquid Light Digital, the award-winning Jamaican Film and Animation Production company responsible for the production of the...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Set in a seaside town in the south of Russia, The Golden Age is a satirical take on the political and cultural change in 1920s Europe. The Golden Age cabaret is a popular nightly haunt where Rita, a young dancer, and her partner, Jacques, entertain...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:29 AM

In 1970, Los Angeles, the legendary ghost La Llorona is stalking the night – and the children. Latin-born American social worker Anna Tate-Garcia is called on to investigate the disappearance of two children, but while on the case, ignores the...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Dreams are coming true for Scott and Annie Russell (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good), when they purchase the perfect home in the upscale Napa Valley from a lonely widower named Charlie (Dennis Quaid). Now the happily married couple can move to the...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

When St Luke’s Church in Cross Roads hosted the inaugural staging of their Reggae, Jazz...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Sprinter, the film directed by Jamaican Storm Saulter, opened in theatres across the US last Wednesday, and executive producers Jada Pinkett-Smith and her husband, Will Smith, took to their respective Instagram accounts to ramp up support for the...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:05 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Singer and musician Richie Stephens is upping the ante on his mission to popularise Jamaican music in new spaces and places. Alongside his Ska Nation band, the trailblazer toured Europe last year and exposed ska music in countries like Italy, where...

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