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Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:11 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Motivated by her mother's whiplash words, Marguerite Orane has titled her second book Forget It - What's The Point? The book chronicles her experience living in Canada for over 10 years and demonstrates how her mother's utterances have ultimately...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:04 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

There is a certain standard and quality of music that reggae and dancehall lovers expect - rhythm-driven tracks matched with lyrics that either speak out against injustices or highlight the artiste's journey and success.Agent Sasco is not...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The music of deceased entertainers should maintain a presence on social media to keep their contributors to Jamaica's culture trending. This is according to Grammy-nominated producer Cristy Barber, and Cordel Green, executive director of the...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Agent Sasco has built an extraordinary rÈsumÈ in reggae and dancehall crafting music. Despite these accomplishments, the artiste is relentlessly modest.The reggae/dancehall artiste told The Gleaner that he is aware that people familiar with his work...

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 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Thirty-five thousand lives. Ninety minutes. No extra time! From the producers of Den of Thieves and The Foreigner, Dave Bautista stars as an ex-soldier forced into action when armed terrorists take control of a packed football stadium.WWE superstar...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Met: Live in HD 2018-19 season in cinemas begins on October 14, 2018, with encore showings only at Palace Cineplex, Sovereign Centre, Liguanea.Opera fans will be delighted with the first of the eleven transmissions and what promises to be one of...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/ Gleaner Writer

Digicel Rising Stars winners Romain Virgo and Christopher Martin have become household names, launching successful music careers after walking away with the title. Another former winner is making big moves on the international scene.Dalton Harris...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Noted by many music insiders as on one of the greatest album of all time, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has stood the test of time. Having kicked off its 20th anniversary tour in the United States in June, local reggae star Protoje finds himself...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Teaching practiCe is part and parcel of the potential educator's training process. However, while every teacher is in effect making a presentation every time they step into a classroom and face the students, teachers involved in drama finds...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

After over 60 years in the music business, ska legends Stranger Cole and Derrick Morgan have remained very active and are enjoying the most successful period of their entire career.This is mind-boggling when one recalls the astronomical levels to...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:10 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

Veteran producer, Gussie Clarke is urging entertainers who enter the various Jamaican talent competitions broadcast on free-to-air television to go out into the real world and try to rival the top artistes afterwards. "You no longer rising star, yu...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Entertainers and music industry professionals are set to gather in Kingston from November 15 - 18 for the 2018 Jamaica Music Conference (JMC). The conference, now in its sixth year, is slated to offer a series of enlightening and resourceful panel...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

When a popular dancer's social media goes a little quiet, it is likely they are tied up in airport lines or busy leading classes, with no time for photographs. But for Amanyea Stines, her silence was due to the most unfortunate reason for a career...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/ Gleaner Writer

If you've not seen the original 1987 Predator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger covered in mud and fighting an invisible space hunter, then you have missed out on one of the most invigorating, well shot and intelligent (by comparison) action films of...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Salim Browne and Krysten Henry came to the bass guitar via different paths. Henry started out playing keyboards, like her mother, but tells The Gleaner: "I was always watching my father playing bass. I felt like I was playing the keyboard for...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

John Krasinski was "very nervous" directing his wife Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place. The 38-year-old actor-and-filmmaker has admitted that he was most anxious about working with the 35-year-old star - with whom he has four year-old Hazel and two year-...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

As the film festival season kicks into high gear, Jamaican filmmakers have made a notable contribution to the content pool and begun taking steps towards international fame.Some of these filmmakers had the support of programmes like JAFTA PROPELLA (...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

In 1985, deejay Jah Thomas did Shoulder Move, which encourages the listener to "get inna de groove an yu do shoulder move" as part of a full-body engagement with the music to which they were listening. The feet, the waistline ("to de bassline") and...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Two Fridays ago we observed the 99th birth anniversary of Louise Bennett-Coverley - folklorist, actress, vocalist, comedienne, author, poet and one of Jamaica's most cherished national treasures. She became famous for her dialect verses done in...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Entertainers Shaggy and Ziggy Marley have been touted among the Jamaican acts who may make the shortlist for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. Popcaan, Protoje, Agent Sasco and Etana, who all produced solid albums this year, are also said to...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Celebs turned out to help Rihanna's Diamond Ball shine in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry's white-hot and must-attend parties - all while raising money for charity.The pop star, fashionista, and makeup mogul held...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:11 AM

Reggae artiste Protoje says the Government should do more for entertainment. In an interview done by Stephen Cooper last Wednesday in the US, the artiste said the state continues to ask a lot of Jamaican entertainers even as it fails to provide an...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

"The international community had always been more welcoming of our music, which seems to be our biggest disadvantage right now," said Sean 'Sinimax' Maxam, the most outspoken of the four. Kemar 'Zeeno' McFarlane, Kedo 'Baak' Witter and Andre '...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A St Mary Mi Come From, the long-running charity show that has been staged in the eastern parish of St Mary since its inception in 2000, has been relocated to Kingston.This year's show, scheduled for November 10, will be held at the National Arena...

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