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Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

If was a send-off fit for the 'Queen of comedy', that unfolded at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium last Saturday afternoon. The late Elva Ruddock gave the world the gift of laughter, so even as loved ones gathered to celebrate her life, mourning was...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Tibetan Cultural Centre in Toronto, Canada, will be the venue for the milestone anniversary of Irish and Chin's World Clash series.Set to take place on Saturday, November 17, the iconic World Clash will feature some of the biggest and 'baddest'...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Singer Richie Stephens is sending a message to his fellow Jamaicans in his latest single - Concrete Jungle. The track, which was released recently, speaks about survival tactics people employ as they try to stay alive in their concrete jungles....

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Although still not fully recovered from injuries she sustained in a car accident last year, reggae singer Sophia Brown is declaring that she is mentally ready to perform at back-to-back shows in the United States later this month.Brown is scheduled...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Afrobeat is a musical genre that has been experiencing tremendous growth on the global music scene over the past few years. It involves the combination of elements of West African musical styles such as fuji music with American funk and jazz...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

There is always more than one side to a story, and for Mary Doyley Lynch, that could not be any more true. The woman, whose murder trial in 1992 captivated an entire nation, sat in the audience at the Jamaica Shopping Club Theatre on Sunday night as...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

With less than 30 days to go until the Jamaica Music Conference (JMC) gets under way in Kingston, anticipation is building. The conference, which is set to discuss important issues facing the music industry, will see many music luminaries acting as...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Tarrus Riley has been a force to be reckoned with in the music industry, both locally and internationally. The superstar comes from a musical background, as his father, the late Jimmy Riley, was a well-respected entertainer. Having grown up in a...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:33 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

After a five-year wait, singer Tarrus Riley is ready to release his next compilation. His last album was Love Situations in 2014The album, which has yet to be titled, is slated for release early next year, and he told The Gleaner that it will see...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Rita Marley Foundation (JA) is gearing up to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their annual public speaking competition.Slated for February 15, 2019, manager of the Rita Marley Foundation (JA), Rosemary Duncan, says the fifth anniversary will...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Femi Oyeniran and Nicky 'Slimting' Walker - directors of The Intent 2: The Come Up, say they are looking to invest more in Jamaica's film industry. Oyeniran and Walker were speaking at the private screening of the movie at the Courtleigh auditorium...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:13 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Serengeti at Hope Zoo was flooded with positive vibrations on Saturday night as the lyrically potent Agent Sasco officially launched his latest album. Sweet music flowed from the banks of Hope River as the 14-track compilation blared from...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

There was a full house at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Thursday night for the private screening of UK-Jamaican film - The Intent 2: The Come Up. The crime-drama film, which will be available on Netflix, features dancehall's Unruly...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In this week's edition of Five Questions with ... we speak to the executive director of the Ashe performing arts group, Conroy Wilson.A past student of St George's College, Wilson has used the performing arts as vehicle to success. The man who is...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:12 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

All it takes is one song to completely change an entertainer's life. For Wayne Marshall it couldn't be any truer, as the artiste continues to enjoy huge success from his hit single 'Glory To God'. Not only did the track reintroduce Marshall to the...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison was among a group of writers who received the 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize from Yale University earlier this year. Goodison and seven other creative minds were honoured for their literary achievements and...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Wolmer's Dance Troupe is promising a lot of action onstage for their 28th season of dance. Set for September 28-30 at the Little Theatre, the annual event is expected to deliver its usual high-energy performances as the troupe puts the final...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:15 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Krystal Tomlinson has always had a knack for persuading people to tap into their true potential. As a motivational speaker, she has offered words of encouragement through different platforms.Seeing how she is able to positively impact the lives of...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

When Keesing LIVE returns from its two-year hiatus on Saturday, September 29, the entertainment package promises to give patrons their money's worth. Already booked for the event are 2009 Digicel Rising Stars winner Shuga, along with Chris...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In this week's edition of Five Questions With, we get to know dancer Blacka Di Danca. He has been making waves on the international scene, and was recently featured in Janet Jackson's Made For Now music video. He considers himself an ambassador as...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Visually impaired record producers Shavane 'Escallibah' Daley and Askel have joined forces to produce a new rhythm compilation - The Sweet Dreams project. The compilation is expected to feature a slew of up-and-coming recording artistes.Highlighting...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The National Gallery of Jamaica's Last Sundays programme set for tomorrow will present an exciting mix of the visual and performing arts.Songstress Nickeisha Barnes, who placed third in the Digicel Rising Stars competition back in 2006, is expected...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

While it is one of the most lucrative music markets, Jamaican entertainers are being encouraged to focus on markets outside of the US for their international break. Julian Jones-Griffiths, manager of deejay Charly Black, said, "If entertainers want...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

American reggae artiste Tenor Blue is batting for reggae music to tackle new topics in order to be more successful. According to the US-based R...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Lila Ike is a name that has been making the rounds on the local and international reggae circuit in recent times. The singer has been mesmerising music lovers with a sound and flow that come almost effortlessly and a style unique to the woman she is...

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