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Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:25 AM

American gospel singer Jonathan Nelson, has been booked as the headline act for Leharia Ministries’ Joyful Noise concert, to be staged at the Montego Bay Community College auditorium on Sunday, July 28. His Jamaican counterpart, gospel reggae...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:22 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It was a dance show of the highest calibre, especially for a local high-school production. From the spectacle of costumes, set and props, to some amazing dance formations, beautiful body extensions and gripping display of emotions, the talented...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Veteran selector Oneil ‘Foota Hype’ Thomas ended his protracted hiatus from the local dancehall space in fine style when he combined his selecting skills and his social media bravado, churning out non-stop excitement as he ‘shelled...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

“In the dark places of human ignorance, it’s Thy hands that guide me. The light that light the pathway of desolation and lead I to a land of plenty. I have perceived thee from afar and the spirit within me yearns unto Thee, oh Almighty One. Soweth...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Dance and music are deeply rooted in Chicago-born Stacy Letrice’s life. Her father, who she says is a lover of all types of music, is the person responsible for exposing her to music of African and Caribbean origin. “As a little girl, my dad...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau says the Game of Thrones’ cast were left “upset” by the backlash from the final season. Some fans were left disappointed when the HBO fantasy drama came to an end earlier this year, and many even signed a petition calling for...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Ed Sheeran wants to “get back to Africa”. The 28-year-old musician previously spent some time backpacking through Ghana when he took a break from the spotlight before releasing his hit album, Divide, in 2017, and has said that he’s keen to head...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Vittorio Grigolo are the young bohemians in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of Puccini’s ever-popular masterpiece. Sunshine Palace – stay tuned. The best is yet to come.

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:08 AM

A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators. Crawl is a horror film directed by Alexandre Aja and written by Michael and...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:07 AM

A quirky and successful optometrist in the twilight of her life turns to her friends for help in finding social fulfilment, but she has ignored one particular place within. The cast includes Torrie Hart, Omar Gooding (Baby Boy), Trae Ireland,...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:07 AM

A musical fantasy about the epic human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. Rocketman is a biographical musical based on the life of musician Elton John. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, it stars Taron Egerton as John, with...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

This is a story of never say never. Reggae artiste Blvk H3ro, and those close to him, would never have anticipated that the scatting, do-wopping, perpetually swankily dressed performer would take on a cover. “I’m not really a cover artiste. I don...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:34 AMRoshea Masters/Gleaner Writer

Unsure if Disney Channel has already cast the role of Sebastian the crab in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, Oliver Samuels is hopeful that he will be considered. The Jamaican ‘King of Comedy’ said that if he is selected to play the...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:15 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Many thought that when social-media application Vine bit the dust a few years ago, its demise would have brought down with it the popular personalities who had built reputations and fan bases there with often hilarious six-second-long videos. What...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Before the second season of Ring Games premiered on TVJ last Saturday, July 13, the production team thought it important to host a private screening with sponsors and specially invited guests. The television studio at TVJ was on Friday transformed...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:23 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Gregory Anthony Isaacs, OD, reggae’s undeniably ‘Cool Ruler’, would have celebrated his 69th birthday today, and according to his widow, June, he had a birthday ritual that he would follow, and a huge part of that involved a birthday cake – or...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:22 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While Reggae Sumfest is set to feature close to 50 of the biggest names in reggae and dancehall, if one should go by the responses from many of the overseas fans pouring into the island for the one-week festival, it would appear...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:22 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Besides directing a story in a powerful way to stimulate a wide range of emotions in the target audience, a screenwriter and producer must know how to win the approval of potential sponsors to not only fund the production, but drive long-term...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:19 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Many Rastafarians do not celebrate personal birthdays. Global reggae music star Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, may fall into that group’s majority – according to the artiste’s long-time collaborator, music producer Donovan Germaine....

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:18 AM

After his stint fighting Thanos, dying, then coming back to life, Peter Parker is back in his friendly neighbourhood. A place he’d like to stay for as long as possible. From a character whose entire motivation for the last four films has been ‘...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:07 AM

When was the last time Buju Banton performed at Reggae Sumfest? Please call 876-922-3400 ext. 6329 from 12-12:30 p.m.

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:22 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter

At 30 years old, Mikhail Morris has compiled an impressive repertoire, one that continues to stun even him. A street dancer, his career officially took off when he competed on talent show Dancing Dynamites and placed second on his second attempt...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

For an aspiring artiste, music festivals are especially useful in building a career, and nobody knows this better than Toronto-based, independent artiste Chelsea Stewart. She is billed as an opening act for the upcoming Reggae Sumfest Festival...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

A live band smoothly transitions from Chronixx’s Legend to Freddie McGregor’s I Was Born A Winner, and a sense of pride and accomplishment pervades the air. Then comes a remake of Busy Signal’s Stay So, quite the jump but still fitting to the...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Itopia Life Herb House, the second medical cannabis dispensary to open in Kingston and the fourth in the entire island, has found its space at the home of Jamaica’s artsy Henzell family on West Kings House Road. the newly launched company will be...

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