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Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:11 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

When singer Aza Lineage turned up at King Jammy’s St Lucia Road recording studio last year, she found herself in a time warp – auditioning for the veteran producer on the street before gaining access to the premises. This was the process other...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

At 50, Mr Boombastic – Orville “Shaggy” Burrell – is proving that he’s still fantastic. He’s winning Grammys, enjoying sold-out concerts across the world, and leading the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) nominations with all...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:06 AM

While he declined to elaborate on the specifics, reggae artiste Nesbeth stressed that “pressing projects in the pipeline” was the reason for postponing his scheduled month-long tour of Europe. Nesbeth, who should have left the island last...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:05 AM

The KingstOOn Animation Festival has invited a swathe of international industry players to share their experience and expertise at this year’s festival, currently on at the University of Technology, Jamaica. One such presenter is film producer...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Bescenta is an example of slow and steady wins the race. The reggae singer emerged in early 2000 with strong ambitions that manifested through socially conscious lyrics primarily focused on motivating youths. He received his first breakthrough...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:23 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

They left some of the biggest names in the music industry to return to the place they call home. The original members of Buju Banton’s Til Siloah band, are back with him, and the words that comes from their mouths is a rendition of Half Pint’s One...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Still on a high from Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival, Machel Montano remains a pillar of energy as he prepares to fly across the waters to Jamaica this month to participate in Jamaica carnival. The soca artiste has a special connection with the...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:17 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

The current exhibition mounted at the National Gallery is proof of the continued international growth of Jamaica’s fame and, specifically, the popularity of our music. Figures tell the story. displayed in the exhibition, which comprises entries in...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:13 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Sophie Turner wore her waterproof mascara. The actress knew there would be a lot of crying. She and the rest of the cast of Game of Thrones descended on Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday to bid farewell to the HBO hit show after...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Singer Alaine Laughton says she has always had a deep connection with God, so when she felt the nudge to get baptised last July, she made the leap of faith without hesitation. Almost a year into her Christian walk, the singer says she has no...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Khalid charmed us on his debut album by singing about being young, dumb and broke. None of that is accurate on his excellent sophomore effort. The pop-soul-R...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:24 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Tony Hendriks’ Shoot The Girl, one of the first five short films selected in the JAMPRO/PROPELLA short film initiative in 2016, has been awarded yet again – this time to the tune of $500,000. Hendriks again pitched the project last Friday, at the...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:17 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP): Country star Brad Paisley took the controls of a backhoe to dig up the first pile of dirt in the space that will become a free grocery store to support needy families in Nashville, Tennessee. Paisley donned a cowboy hat-shaped...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:16 AM

After many dangers, toils and snares, the long-lost Aretha Franklin concert film, Amazing Grace, has finally seen the light. And good Lord, is it good. Filmed over two sessions in January 1972 at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in the...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Music and business have always been combined passions for Tyler Chung, more popularly known as DJ Tyler. There’s no saying that the affable son of popular entertainment and business mogul, Brian ‘Ribbie’ Chung, has not used his father’s industry...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:14 AM

There are many learning opportunities available at the KingstOOn Animation Festival, scheduled for April 5-7. And as the weekend concludes with an awards ceremony for young animators and artists, there will be presentations and demonstrations from...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Music and business have always been a combined passion for Tyler Chung, more commonly known as DJ Tyler. There is no doubt that the son of popular business mogul Ribbie Chung, has used his father’s industry connections to his advantage, but the ‘...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:07 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

NASSAU BAHAMAS: The last time Mark ‘Buju Banton’ Myrie performed to a Bahamian audience, he was hailed a star. Last Saturday night when he returned at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium in Nassau, the former star easily moved from his dancehall genre...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

There was belly-busting, tear-jerking laughter inside the Phoenix Theatre on Sunday night as comedian Dufton Shepherd delivered a superb one-man comedy special to a sold-out crowd. Shepherd, who was celebrating his 10-year anniversary in comedy,...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Reggae Sumfest officially kicked off their launch tour on the twin-island republic of Trinidad...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:15 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It was a long trek down a somewhat lonely road, which led to the new venue of the inaugural St Thomas Heritage and Poetry Festival at My Beach, in Prospect in the parish, on Sunday. The event, which was initially slated to be held at the popular...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Post-World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:11 AM

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s wilful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:10 AM

In this action-packed, nail-biting fistfights and firepower flick, a crime syndicate places a hit contract on a billionaire’s daughter, making her the target of an elite assassin squad. A small band of down-and-out mercenaries strive to protect her...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Globally, racism is at the forefront of many conversations. While in the US issues of police brutality against African Americans and violent displays of Islamophobia are rampant, people in the Caribbean sometimes deal with an insidious attitude...

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