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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...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:09 AMRoy Black

Dennis Brown was just 12, going on 13, when he emerged on the entertainment scene in a most unusual way. He grew up with his father, Arthur, a scriptwriter and actor who took young Dennis along with him to many of his performances. The influence of...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Coincidentally, NDTC’s 57th anniversary aligns with Jamaica’s 57th anniversary of independence from the British empire. As a matter of course, the company will show appreciation of the nation’s popular culture by reviving choreography from the...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Senior FAME FM disc jockey DJ Denvo recently conducted a one-week disc jockey summer camp geared at teaching youth to create rhythms. “One of the things I’ve noticed with the kids is that they have shown enthusiasm for music. They’re now working...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:13 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Two dazzling young entertainers, Skinny Fabulous, the energetic soca artiste from St Vincent & the Grenadines; and Stylo G, the Spanish Town-born reggae fusion recording artiste who is based in Britain, will spearhead the delivery...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:10 AM

The Rita Marley Foundation, Jamaica, recently announced the winners of its inaugural songwriting competition, which targetted students attending high schools across Jamaica. The theme, ‘Strong Black Women and Their Role in History’ which was...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:34 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

‘Stop the war on dads’ was the message sent by reggae singer Queen Ifrica in a lengthy Instagram post on Wednesday. “Give good fathers a chance to be in their children lives, one of the reasons why our men are the way they are is because of us...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:32 AM

Actor Seth Rogen says Beyoncé got a standing ovation “for just existing” at the Lion King world premiere. The 37-year-old superstar – who lends her voice to the role of Nala in the new adaptation of the Disney classic – was in attendance at the...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Who is this singer and what year did she perform at Reggae Sumfest? Please call 876-922-3400 EXT 6329 12 - 12:30pm

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:20 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

For anyone who has ever had the dream of going to Africa, but is unable to do so for whatever reason, dub poet Ras Takura says he will go on your behalf, particularly to the Pan African Historical Festival (PANAFEST) in Ghana. The event will...

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