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Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:12 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

When spoken-word artist Ras Takura started the Dis Poem Wordz...

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Reggae singer Chris Martin has teamed with the New York-based Kulture Movement on their #NoDisrespect Campaign, a project which aims to educate the youth on behaviours that garner respect, without resorting to violence. As part of the campaign,...

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:06 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican celebrity chef and contemporary gourmet guru Patrick Simpson will turn up the heat in New York on Sunday, March 10. The chef’s creativity will be on display at the next edition of Blue...

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Ever since Spice released her Black Hypocrisy single late last year, she’s had plans of using the song as a catalyst for change. She toyed with various ideas on how to spread the song’s message, as she wanted to make a lasting impact on people...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:16 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

With controversy swirling around criticism that students from The University of the West Indies law faculty have been facing as a result of depicting dancehall outfits as a part of their annual Law Week celebrations in Reggae Month, the dean of...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Bay-C, formerly of the well-known and currently defunct dancehall group T.O.K., is the latest entertainer to fall victim to thieves. The entertainer said he parked his gold Toyota Prado on Widcombe (more popularly known as Mountain Spring) on...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:11 AM

The legendary DJ Kurt Riley of Jamaica will headline the upcoming Magnum Xplosion Club Tour that will be taking place next month in Belize. The tour, which kicks off on March 6, will see Riley making stops in Belmopan, Belize City and San Pedro....

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Emilia Clark says the final season of Game of Thrones will “shock people”. The 32-year-old actress stars as Daenerys Targaryen in the hit fantasy HBO show, and has said the eighth and final season – which is set to air in April – is “going to be...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:10 AM

BERLIN (AP): A German concert arena cancelled its contract yesterday with the organiser of an R. Kelly tour, days after the R...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Claudene Gordon, who hails from Dover in St Mary, is ecstatic that she is finally on the road to gaining international recognition for her intricate, handcrafted, macramé brand, ClaudeneG. Not only has her collections been featured in stores...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Green Book, the story of the unlikely friendship between a bigoted bouncer and a virtuoso black musician, was named Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday. The film also picked up wins for Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:08 AM

She puts fun in funeral! Madea and the gang are back for one final celebration. The plots centres on a joyous family reunion that becomes a nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Fighting With My Family is a heartwarming comedy based on the incredible true story of WWE Superstar Paige™. Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Welcome to Berk! Life here is amazing. Dragons used to be a problem, but now, they have all moved in. This is the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history. From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Six years ago, Guyanese reggae singer Mark Batson had given up on his music career. The 34-year-old, who has been performing since the age of five, said he grew frustrated at what he describes as a difficult industry, and lost his enthusiasm to...

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:18 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Tickets for Protoje’s ‘A Matter of Time’ live concert, which originally reserved the bandshell inside Hope Botanical Gardens were sold out, not once, but twice before Saturday night. With a larger number of patrons anticipated to attend, the...

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

The return of the free Dennis Brown Tribute Concert on Sunday night attracted double the crowd at the Kingston waterfront than the tribute concert staged for the icon last year. Brown’s cousin, Prynce David Royal, sang the organiser’s praises,...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:26 AM

The twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, which has been selected as the first place to kick off the Reggae Sumfest launch parties for 2019, also enjoys another first. It’s the first time that the reggae festival will have a launch in that...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Jimmy James, former lead singer of The Vagabonds, which was one of Jamaica’s leading bands, will be flying to Jamaica from his London home base to perform at the Simply Myrna cabaret show on Saturday, March 2, at the Courtleigh Auditorium, New...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:20 AMJerome Reynolds/Assistant Editor - Online

Soca lovers debuted their waistlines and party vibe at the curtain-raiser event for carnival band Xodus last Saturday morning. The botanical grounds of the Sunken Gardens in St Andrew were transformed into a fêters’ soirée for the Debut Breakfast...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:19 AM

The planning committee for the Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity show has paid tribute to theatre giant, award-winning playwright, and co-franchise holder of Miss Jamaica World, Aston Cooke, who passed away on Friday. The committee, in...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:18 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Every year, Jamaicans wait with bated breath to hear the winner of the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, either through traditional media or online sources. This is the case as the award is given during an untelevised pre-ceremony, along with...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:18 AM

The year is 2014. The LEGO Movie explodes into cinemas and despite naysayers and jaded filmgoers, there’s proof that a movie about toys can in fact work. Everything is awesome. Fast-forward half a ­decade later and finally, the second instalment...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:11 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Sunday saw a diverse blend of guests attending the world premiere of the documentary Journey, Break Every Rule, a tribute to former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at the historic Carib 5 cinema in Cross Roads, Kingston. Remarks from Simpson...

Published:Sunday | February 24, 2019 | 12:30 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer -

When Bob Marley sang about the natural mystic blowing through the air, he didn’t envision that four decades later, his granddaughter – Mystic – would somehow embody the soul and spirit of that song. A singer, songwriter and musician, Mystic, the 20...

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