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Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Fast-rising American-based stand-up comedian Shuler King is set to make his Jamaican debut this month at the popular weekly comedy series - Johnny LIVE Comedy Bar in Kingston.The series, held on Tuesday nights at 100 Hope Road, has cemented itself...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Embassy of Spain in Jamaica is gearing up to host two free concerts aimed at strengthening cultural connections between both countries.Dubbed West Winds - a Musical Experience, the shows based on West Side Story, will take place this Saturday at...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

With streaming platforms becoming increasingly popular as a promotional tool for entertainers, one Jamaican company has decided to step into the ever-growing world of music streaming. Bazzle Amusement Social Communication has launched its CueLineUp...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

When director Storm Saulter came up with the storyline for Sprinter, he had no idea fate would align the stars in his universe so that the actor he chose to bring the story's main character to life would fit seamlessly into his vision.It is every...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

It is an accomplishment when any artiste/musician survives in the entertainment industry for more than a decade, much less five. But the Bad Boys of reggae, Inner Circle, have done it and continue to.The internationally renowned reggae group is this...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Storm Saulter, renowned local director, is aiming to move away from the stereotypical storyline with his new movie, Sprinter. Speaking at the media briefing for the film, Saulter said there is a need to move away from the 'life or death' stories...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

For the first time in the festival's 26-year history, Reggae Sumfest will be going cashless. The announcement was made yesterday morning at Downsound Entertainment's headquarters on Belmont Road, New Kingston. Sumfest has partnered with global...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Sunday, June 10, is the day Jamaicans will get to see some of its most powerful men and women in action at the National Indoor Sports Centre, Arthur Wint Drive, St Andrew.Founder of the annual event Powerful Women...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Irish and Chin World Clash series is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. And at a time when there are numerous concerns surrounding the depletion of sound systems across the Caribbean and the possible imminent death of sound clashes,...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

This year will mark the third since Reggae Sumfest's organisers decided to pull the plug on International Night at the annual festival. When the news was first announced, many were sceptical, with some going as far as to say the decision would...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Cherrytree Music Company and Live Nation have announced that Sting and Shaggy will embark on a North American tour after they wrap up their tour of Europe this summer.The tour kicks off in Miami on September 15 at The Fillmore Miami Beach, in...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Summer is just around the corner, and if you're looking for a programme keen on edutainment, then the Ashe Company has just the thing for you.Speaking with The Gleaner, company director Conroy Wilson encourages parents to enrol their children in...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Executive director of the Broadcasting Commission, Cordel Green, says that in trying to regulate content companies run the risk of infringing on people's rights. This comes against the background of Spotify's recent decision on not promoting songs...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The 'No Violence In Love' campaign, launched in 2017 to bring awareness to and reinforce positive images in the minds of the Jamaican population in general, this year narrowed its focus to high school girls with the launch of the 'No Violence In...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Recording artiste Renee Reid, known as Rre, though not as popular as some other females in the industry, has been making steady moves in her career. These moves that have allowed her to reap some level of success, and she is acknowledged by many as...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:04 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer Sugar Minott passed away close to eight years ago, and since then his family has been determined to secure his musical legacy. As part of their plans to build on his brand, two new albums with never-before-released music from the late...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Donisha Prendergast, granddaughter of late reggae legend Bob Marley, has secured lawyers to represent her when she brings a case against California's Rialto Police Department.Civil-rights attorneys Jasmine Rand of Rand Law, L.L.C., and Benjamin...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

A date has been set for Dream Entertainment's newest venture - Dream Weekend Cruise. Slated for March 10-15, 2019, the excitement level is almost at fever pitch. Cabins are expected to be sold off quickly when pre-sold tickets go on sale today.Dream...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Early signs of showers on Sunday evening threatened to put a damper on Jazz 'n' Cabaret in the Gardens, but the Lord held his hand, and the show went on as scheduled with no interruptions.The lawns of The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston,...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2017, Dainalyn Swaby, is happy with the success of her national project. The initiative, a youth-based entrepreneurial project dubbed 'Learn. Earn. Return', has to date helped more than 40 teenagers and young adults...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Finalists from this year's Rita Marley Foundation's Public Speaking competition, and finalists from last year's essay competition, recently got the rare opportunity to have discussions with the heads of the top universities in the island.Students...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Fresh off a wildly successful tour of London, singer Romain Virgo is still on a musical high after Lovesick debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for the week ending April 14.Although the album fell to number four last week,...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Grammy-nominated artiste Sizzla already has his own foundation and is working on completing a museum.Sizzla told The Gleaner he has always prided himself on giving back to his people and the museum is just another means of ensuring his philanthropic...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

A family set which will see sons of the late reggae legend Bob Marley sharing the stage is being planned for Kaya Fest, slated for April 28 and 29. Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani are expected to perform together at the two-day event...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

When it comes to empowering youth, Miss Kingston and St Andrew Festival Queen, Daina Dyer, decided to shy away from the usual with her parish project.Instead of focusing on female empowerment, Dyer has decided to centre her project on grooming the...

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