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Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

Regarded as one of Jamaica's great cultural assets, dancehall music originated in the '70s and in many ways mirrored the socioeconomic realities of Kingston's inner-city communities. The genre, an upbeat or digitalised version of its predecessor,...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Local comic book fans will be happy to know that there is a Jamaican playing alongside Marvel's gritty, take-no-prisoners superhero The Punisher on the popular Netflix streaming platform.Jamaican Jason R. Moore portrays the trusted, confident Curtis...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

The 11 bestselling singles of all time sold between 16 and 50 million copies.1. Leading the pack is the Ivin Berlin composition White Christmas. After more than 75 years, it remains unchallenged with sales of over 50 million copies worldwide.It was...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Maybe it's the variety of activities offered, or the chance to get close to top reggae and dancehall artistes, that led to the Welcome to Jamrock Cruise (WTJRC) being sold out before its sixth staging, according to Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley....

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

One morning, June Isaacs woke up to a pleasant surprise - literally - from her husband Gregory. He was playing his guitar and singing "I woke up this morning to a pleasant surprise". It was the beginning of the R...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 3:53 PM

Luciano, the Messenger, is usually a crowd favourite. The reggae music veteran has set foot on innumerable stages, so much so that it's difficult for him to put a confident count on exactly how many times he has performed at Rebel Salute...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 10:35 AMKimberely Small

Fast-rising entertainer, Koffee, a self-described ragamuffin, stole the hearts of patrons on Friday's first night of Rebel Salute 2019 held at  Grizzly's Plantation Cove in St Ann.  At the conclusion of a...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The Pulse Schools Model Search, which concluded last October, is already showing results. This past week, the winner of the inaugural competition, Kamaria Powell, flew to Paris to complete assignments for one of France's luxury design houses. The...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):Louis Vuitton's designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the graffitied streets of New York in a dramatic menswear ode to Michael Jackson.Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The British High Commission in Jamaica will stage its second 'Songs of the UK in JA' competition to unearth new talent.The competition invites Jamaicans 18 years and over to enter, performing a song by a UK artiste or group. The submission of...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Unlike the Cayman Islands, Barbados, St Lucia, and the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica never had a carnival tradition before the '90s - first introduced on the University of the West Indies, Mona campus by students coming from these...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord /Gleaner Writer

A great test of quality is longevity; the longer something lasts, the better it is deemed to be. Since playwrights are judged similarly, it follows that Barbara Gloudon and Basil Dawkins are among our best.Gloudon has written and produced more than...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Like Dorothy down a psychedelic yellow brick road, shining gold with each step, 18-year-old reggae singjay Koffee is charting her own path in the music industry. In almost a year, she has already become a local household name, with a steadily...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Grammy-winning superstar Buju Banton has promised to deliver an energetic 90-minute set at the Kingston leg of the Long Walk to Freedom tour on March 16.The artiste, who has not performed in Jamaica for nearly a decade, promised fans in a recorded...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Patrick 'Tony Rebel' Barrett, whose Rebel Salute show has been sponsored over the years by Jewel Resorts and Hilton Rose Hall, was awarded the Key to the Resorts at the show's international media launch at Jewel Dunn's River on Wednesday night....

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:21 PM

The website for tickets to Buju Banton's Long Walk to Freedom concert crashed this morning minutes after it went live. Tickets went on sale on bujubanton.com at 11 o'clock for the long-awaited Jamaican leg of the entertainer’s concert...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:05 AMAssociateP

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she'll be there as a host. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the February 10 show for the first time. The Grammys will air...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It was a series of interesting twists, and in the end, the player gets played. That's how the story unfolded in Aisha Davis and David Tulloch's What Goes Around, now showing at the Blue Room at the Phoenix Theatre Complex on Haining Road in New...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Samuel L. Jackson's Elijah Price, or 'Mr Glass', as he prefers to be called, was by far the most compelling part of M. Night Shyamalan's slow-burn, comic-book send-up Unbreakable. A brilliant, tortured manipulator and superhero enthusiast, suffering...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business. In the lawsuit filed on Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles, Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, says that her father, Ronald Fenty, and...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:20 AM

This Sunday January 13, 2019, 11: 30 am at Palace Cineplex, witness the work that marks a turning point in the genre and is the oldest and longest surviving of the classical ballets known...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Inspired by a true story, The Upside is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralysed billionaire (Academy Award nominee Bryan Cranston).Phillip is a...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:19 AM

The remarkable story of one endearing dog's journey home after she is separated from her beloved human hits the big screen.When Lucas Ray rescued his puppy Bella, he knew his life would change forever. Smuggling her into his building...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Glass brings together the narratives of M. Night Shyamalan's blockbusters (Unbreakable and Split) in one explosive thriller. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn, as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The Met: Live in HD presents an encore of Cilea's 'Adriana Lecouvreur', at Palace Cineplex on Sunday, January 20, 2019.For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love...

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