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Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Late last month, a heated social-media debate erupted following the leak of Spice’s alleged booking fees. It is claimed that the ‘Queen of Dancehall’ was charging US$18,000 per show. The leaked document also stated that Spice’s rider includes five...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Evon Mullings, managing director of the 1,000-member strong Jamaica Music Society, JAMMS, is proud of the achievements of the not-for-profit organisation in it relatively short existence, and currently has plans to significantly elevate the profile...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:12 AM

There’s not really that much of a debate as to whether or not Shal Marshall has the banging soca anthem for carnival 2019. The song, called Splinters, has every reason to be. It has been creating havoc, mayhem – call it what you will – without...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:09 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) mounted their Easter concert last Sunday – a whole two weeks early. Perhaps not unrelated to the premature staging, there were challenges, but as the famous show biz saying goes, “The show must go on.”...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Back in the days when Lady Saw and Sampalue were a team – she was the artiste and he was the famous dancehall producer who was instrumental in helping to launch her career, and also her manager – they did many collaborations on Sampalue’s Diamond...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:17 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): Felicity Huffman is an Emmy-winning actress and has several buzzy upcoming projects, but her career faces a pivotal moment because of her real-life role in the college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman may be sent to prison...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:15 AM

The Classical and Jazz Ensemble (CAJE) of The University of the West Indies (UWI), and the UWI Vocal Group and Wind Ensemble, will be staging its annual concert – Uncajed Melodies V, at the Philip Sherlock Centre for The Creative Arts, this...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:09 AM

With no intention to abandon his established career and reputation as a globetrotting reggae and dub selector, Yaadcore is ready to take his musical ambitions to another level. Last year, the selector added producer to his skill set – with the...

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

Set in 1946, post-World War II Germany, Rachael Morgan (Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Fiery and dangerous, deeply intimate Captured live from the National Theatre in the UK, and Tony Award winners Ralph Fiennes (Academy Award nominee, Schindler’s List and The English Patient) and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their young children Ellie and Gage relocate to a remote woodland house on the outskirts of Boston....

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Hellboy is back and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mignola’s seminal work, this action-packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour, Stranger Things), called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants....

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:24 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For its third staging, KingstOOn Animation Festival proved what they began touting in 2013 - that the local animation industry is robust with talent and poised to expand globally. On Sunday, at the close of the three-day long event, animators from...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:13 AM

It was 45 years ago when Sista Sensi first visited Jamaica, a place her spirit knew as home, and the Wisconsin native has not been the same since. An entertainer who has made reggae her music of choice, Sensi quietly rebukes those who would accuse...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:11 AM

After four well-received novels about LAPD homicide cop Elouise ‘Lou’ Norton, Rachel Howzell Hall confidently delivers a highly entertaining standalone that pays homage to Agatha Christie while finding its own individual approach. Hall’s They All...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:14 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

From the use of an appealing backdrop, colourful costumes, well-defined choreography to amazing delivery of beautifully arranged songs, the University Chorale concert was indeed a performance spectrum. The feat was the result of commitment and...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:08 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Many will consider DJ Hot Lipz an inspiration. At 49 years old, she ­decided to learn how to spin and mix records – a testament to the fact that it is never too late to realise a dream. Known in her private life as Janette Armstrong, the UK native...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Neville Livingston, more popularly known as Bunny Wailer, turns 72 on Wednesday, and while there will be a private celebration with family at his St Andrew home, also on the roster is the second edition of Rootsman Skankin, the ‘I-lebration Of...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Racks In the Middle rapper Nipsey Hussle tragically died last week at the age of 33 after being shot and his long-time partner, Lauren London, has paid tribute to her late boyfriend as she vowed to “always represent for her king to the fullest”....

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Tony Jaa. Tiger Hu Chen. Iko Uwais. Three names that have redefined martial arts cinema over the past two decades, finally together in one explosive motion picture. It’s the kind of movie that seems surreal until it’s ­actually put to film. With...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:17 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Visually-impaired producer, Poye ‘Buka’ Robinson, is a strong believer in the power of music and its role as an inspirational tool that may be used to elevate individuals facing challenges in the same way it helped him to overcome the tragedy of...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Visually-impaired producer, Poye “Buka” Robinson, is a strong believer in the power of music and its role as an inspirational tool which may be used to elevate individuals facing challenges, in the same way it helped him to overcome the tragedy of...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

It was a ‘Yesterday’ with a different flavour inside Mas Camp on Saturday night as dancehall and reggae tracks from the 90s were fused with a few soca tracks of yesteryear. The first instalment of the show for 2019 promised to unleash some early...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:18 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

When Ken Boothe saunters onto any stage, in any part of the globe, microphone in hand, intent on performing until the sweat trickles down his forehead and snakes down his back, the legendary reggae singer is larger than life and has fans eating out...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:16 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

Origins, one of five in the first JAFTA PROPELLA cohort, caused a stir in the local industry following its premiere screening in 2016. Though it has only been screened locally a few times since, the short film has a following that will be...

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