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Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Twelve Tribes of Israel member Orthodox Issachar will be one of the performers at tonight’s live acoustic segment to be held at the entity’s Hope Road headquarters in St Andrew. The roots-reggae singer, who divides his time between Canada and...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Not only has Mr Vegas experimented with a wide range of music genres – from the Caribbean’s frequently played dancehall, reggae and soca to the international tones of Afrobeat and R...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Harvey Weinstein admitted that he is “not a saint” – but stressed he wasn’t a “sinner”, either. Audio of a call between the disgraced movie mogul and journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey – who were behind the October 2017 New York Times exposé...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:11 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Failing to make a crowd laugh, or ‘bombing’, is a rite of passage awaiting every comedian. But instead of throwing in the towel or being discouraged, comic Christopher ‘Johnny’ Daley says those in the field should “grow” a thick skin and use the...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:06 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

The academic year drawing to a close at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA) of the UWI, Mona campus has been an eventful one for acting head Michael Holgate. Opened in 1968, the centre technically marked its 50th year in 2018,...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:24 AM

S printer, celebrated Jamaican director Storm Saulter’s coming-of-age story, which follows 17-year-old Rastafarian track athlete Akeem Sharp, will open in cinemas in Kingston, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios on July 3, and will be the opening film at...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:11 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Neo-roots reggae singer, Samory I, is as busy as his forebears. With no ambition for accolades, the soulful singer wishes instead to push his message of equality for all. As he jets off for a European summer tour, with stops in seven countries,...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Make no mistake, disc jockey Russell ‘Russ Buss’ Gordon, the youngest official member of Coppershot Sound, is not the most predictable in the field. The son of a Christian mother, this graduate of Campion College, who is currently preparing to...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Come next month, the Ashe Company will head to Florida for an exciting 2-for-1 musical showcase, dubbed ‘Boonoonoonoos’, which is scheduled for July 20 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami. According to the group’s executive director, Conroy...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:28 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Possibly an attempt to satisfy the curiosity of eager fans waiting to hear the fate of their favourite MI5 agent, the producers of ‘Bond 25’ have released ‘first look’ or behind-the-scenes footage of the upcoming, yet-to-be-titled film. Curiously,...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:28 AM

The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programming for June 30 will feature the return of the International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC) charity auction for the first time since the exhibition debuted in 2012. Featuring select international...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:23 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

For renowned comedian Drew Thomas, humour is serious business. Thomas believes that he is a vessel to be used and if he can make others laugh, then his living will not be in vain. “Life is rough enough, and if I can make you laugh and take the pain...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:22 AMKimberly Small/Staff Reporter

With its emergence starting in the 1920s, it is undeniable that Mexico’s film industry is fully formed, boasting a repertoire of award-winning directors like Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Gonzales Iñárritu. This year, with the...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:21 AM

A teenage boy is set to be Jamaica’s next track-and-field sensation but his race is not a sure bet. The award-winning film Sprinter, directed by Jamaica’s own Storm Saulter, with screenplay by Jamaica’s Robert A. Maylor, showcases the island’s...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artefacts room in their home, placing her ‘safely’ behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:10 AM
Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:14 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The corporate area stop of Kevin Downswell’s Realignment tour was more than a concert. It was a session in spiritual upliftment, induced by moving songs of praise delivered by local and international gospel artistes. Held at the Ranny Williams...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Grammy award-winning reggae artiste Buju Banton is expected to energise Geneva, Switzerland, when he makes his appearance as one of the main acts on this year’s Border Splash benefit concert. The event, set to be held at the SEG Geneva Arena on...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Barracks Entertainment Production Company will officially open the doors to its new home and youth theatre hub, the Barracks Theatre, this Friday, June 28, with a gala performance of their newest play, Ananda Alert. Beginning at 8 p.m., the evening...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Soulja Boy won’t be charged for allegedly kidnapping a woman. Cops carried out a raid at his home in February to investigate a claim that the Crank That rapper had kidnapped and assaulted his girlfriend. He was then sentenced to eight months in...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Joe Bogdanovich, owner and producer of the Reggae Sumfest festival, has expressed shock and sadness at the death of Bahamian musician Mdeez, who was booked to perform on Festival Night One at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay. “We were informed last...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Janet Jackson says her brother Michael Jackson’s legacy “will continue” through his music. The 53-year-old star has chosen not to comment on the controversial Finding Neverland documentary, which features allegations from Wade Robson and James...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Actor, talk show host and consumer advocate Vernon Derby feels that dancehall and reggae artistes can play a significant role in bringing about a change. Artistes will be encouraged to perform songs which can uplift the people of Jamaica and the...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

If there’s one thing Hollywood does well, it’s milking a franchise for all of its worth, before eventually moving on to the next big thing, as soon as the audience is ready to put it out to pasture. At least, that’s how it used to be. Nowadays, a...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:23 AMKimberly Small/Staff Reporter

Last weekend, the audience at GATFFEST’s inaugural Film Pitch competition left The University of the West Indies (UWI) Assembly Hall with a bellyful of nachos and cheese, popcorn, and stories. Tales of a sentient prosthetic leg, a guerilla...

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