Sun | Aug 18, 2019

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Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:07 AM

From The Old Vic in London, Academy Award®winner Sally Field ( Steel Magnolias, Brothers and Sisters) and Bill Pullman ( The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Hervin ‘Blvk Hero’ Bailey and Jason ‘Written’ Wright, two members of tribute group The Wailers Trio – which also comprises Abijah Asadenaki Livingston, son of Bunny Wailer – were not prepared for the encore performance that was demanded by guests...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:06 AM

An ex-enforcer for a local crime syndicate has vowed to exact retribution on his mob bosses after 22 years of wrongful imprisonment. The only thing diverting his violent plans is a new-found relationship to his beloved son. A Score to Settle is an...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:05 AM

Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity. Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw is an action film directed by David Leitch and written by...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:14 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Laughter is medicine, and for the many who flocked the Courtleigh Auditorium on Sunday, the prescription administered by four featured stand-up comedians – Dufton ‘Duffy’ Shepherd, Leighton Smith, Chris ‘Johnny’ Daley, and Lemon – was good. The New...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:13 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP): Don’t ask Brian McKnight where he has been. That question is really telling, he says, because his true fans know where to find him. “That question tells me you don’t really follow me on Instagram and you’re not really in tune with...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:13 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Since revealing a slimmer physique in 2015, Macka Diamond has received ‘props’ on her transformation and is ready to share her diet and fitness tips in an upcoming YouTube channel dubbed ‘Naturally Happy’. Set to premiere in two months time, the...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:13 AM

BEVERLY HILLS, CalifORNIA (AP): 50 Cent said he thinks Power being overlooked by the Emmys over the years is racial despite the success of the popular Starz series, which has a predominantly black cast. “I like to say it’s racial. That’s the easy...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:25 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

With footballer Kyle Butler as chief executive officer and Leon Bailey as chief financial officer, Craig Butler plans to stand in the background as the advisor behind some serious plans for the latest entertainment brand, Empire Entertainment....

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:21 AM

The thanksgiving service for the life of reggae and rocksteady singer Pat Kelly will be held on Saturday, August 17, at the Boulevard Baptist Church, Washington Boulevard, St Andrew, starting at 11 a.m. His widow, Ingrid ‘Jackie’ Kelly, told The...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

It was a vuvuzela-blowing, shoulder-rubbing affair on the grounds of the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Saturday night as the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) hosted the finals of its Festival Song Competition. By the...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Everton Hardweare, more popularly known in the music sphere as Singing Melody, has been noticeably missing from the entertainment scene. But, in a recent interview with The Gleaner, the reggae and lover’s rock singer revealed that his absence was...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:09 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

In the past year alone, there have been two live-action Disney remakes, both of which took different approaches to the idea of remaking a beloved animated classic. The first, Dumbo, took elements of the original story and reconfigured them to suit...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:07 AM

August Mawnin’ Market – August 1 On Emancipation Day, Thursday, August 1, the Jamaica 57 Independence Festival Village, located on the grounds of the National Arena in Kingston, opens bright and early at 7 o’ clock with the annual August Mawnin...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Chauntae Pink is shaking things up with her style and lyrical flow. The New York (NY)-born entertainer, a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theatre, Film and Television, fuses Afropunk, poetic pop and a modern twist...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Reggae Ambassadors Third World are set to release their 22nd studio album titled More Work to Be Done on August 16. Produced by multi-Grammy-award-winning artist-producer Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, it features Chronixx, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal,...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:23 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Producer-turned-artiste Esco is one of several reggae artistes involved in a musical campaign against the effects of climate change. Describing climate change as “a global crisis”, the artiste said he was contacted to do a track that would create...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Orange is the New Black has launched a charity in the name of one of the show’s beloved characters. The Poussey Washington Fund – which is named after the character Poussey Washington – will offer micro-loans to released convicts to help them...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:15 AMSade Gardner - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaica, once the pioneer for providing platforms to showcase our own talent, has been reduced to three major music festivals annually, Rebel Salute, the International Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, and the recently concluded Reggae Sumfest. On the...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:12 AMRoy Black

The month of July is littered with the birthdates of outstanding Jamaican entertainers who have made invaluable contributions to the development of early Jamaican popular music. One such is Roy Shirley, who was born in Kingston on July 18, 1944....

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:11 AMKimberley Small - Gleaner Writer

Record-breaking reports follow the close of last week’s Reggae Sumfest. Calculations from Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett’s office are that based on average room night’s stay of locals and visitors and taxes, the music festival generated J$1...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

The deadline for applications to the newly added Bachelor of Arts in Music and Performance programme at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, closes next Wednesday, July 31, and the spaces that remain are dwindling, says Dr Sonjah Stanley...

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2019 | 12:19 AM

The National Arena grounds will be transformed into the Jamaica 57 Independence Festival Village as it has been designated the cultural hub for the 2019 Independence celebratory activities. In keeping with this year’s Independence theme, ‘Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2019 | 12:07 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

The original awards ceremony for veterans of Jamaica’s popular music, dubbed Tributes to The Greats, takes place at Curphey Place, Up Park Camp, today beginning at 8pm. Now in its 22nd year, the annual show is a one-of-a-kind event that seeks to...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:47 AM

Without giving patrons a chance to catch their collective breaths, Reggae Sumfest organisers are already in preparation mode for the 2020 staging of the event. Downsound Entertainment (DSE) boss Joe Bogdanovich said that all the necessary...

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