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Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy

Before terror strikes the cinema, there's nothing I'd like to see more than a hard-hitting revenge story, mixed with a tense political drama.Good thing this week saw the release of The Foreigner, a hard-...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

This summer, Jesse Royal hit the promotional trail, tilling soil in preparation for the October release of his debut album, Lily of Da Valley. The long-awaited 14-track production re-positions hits the 'Small Axe' has become known for, like Finally...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Parents across Jamaica will be familiar with the required recorder text book, Caribbean Beginner's Workbook for Soprano or Tenor Recorder.Author of the music work and practise book, which had many prep- and primary-school children tooting scales for...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Professional actor Owen 'Blakka' Ellis is widely regarded as one of the Caribbean's top comedic entertainers. But many are the hats that he wears.The established comedian has been a songwriter, percussionist and backing vocalist for dub poet Oku...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Patrick Anthony Brown is a familiar name. Not simply in how frequent it may appear in a local birth registry, but it is a name emblazoned on posters and flyers of local comedy theatre.Today, Brown is...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

New Zealand is one such country that has experienced an increase in tourist activity since the revelation that the sprawling, majestic shots of the terrain in The Lord of the Rings were captured there. Between Oregon and Vancouver, the Twilight...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

One of the noticeable features of early popular music is the many outstanding artistes who have not lived past the age of 30 years.Otis Redding, perhaps soul music's most celebrated legend, died at age 26. He died after ignoring weather warnings,...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

With the month's focus on cancer, The Sunday Gleaner revisits the tale of a man who put its effects into song.Richard 'Influential' Powell's 2009 song, Cancer, reverberates from his parents' graves, the idea germinating as he rode a bicycle away...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Although Influential started writing the lyrics of Cancer in his mind while his mother was still alive, most of the song came after she had been buried. It was not, however, the easiest song to commit to paper.The progress was halted by his tears....

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

There are some numbers that stand out about Argentina, one of the perennial football World Cup contenders for many a Jamaican (in addition to that other South American nations). It is home to Ushuaia which, at over 54 degrees south, is widely...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

From the loader man hustling passengers into cars they would probably have taken anyway to the market vendors enticing people to buy their produce in Coronation Market, Jamaica is full of theatrics.However, there is a formal part of the...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It has taken three 2017 releases to join four long-standing staples on the iTunes Reggae Albums Chart, but for the first time in many a moon, albums by Jamaican performers comprise the majority of the full-length sets on the listing.This was up to...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Jamaica-born, Brooklyn-based reggae artiste Bucky Ital is set to wed the love of his life today.Bucky Ital, whose real name is Uhan Pearson, hails from Westmoreland. He attended the Frome Technical high school before migrating to New York, and he's...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:01 AMStephanie Lyew

Dancehall recording artiste, Kareem Dawkins, better known as QQ, is all about serenading the females and climbing to a new high in the music industry...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

The Government has restarted the Values and Attitudes programme launched in the 1990s by Prime Minister P.J. Patterson. It was revived in February 2014 by Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites as the Respect Agenda campaign and endorsed by current...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Hezron has never had a birthday party. It is his wife, Christine Rochester Clarke, who often has to remind him that the date is coming up - as she did ahead of last Thursday.They planned to go out on the town, but with rain and traffic jams, it...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Glowing PartySoak up the fun at Bliss Glowing Lights on a City Night Edition at Club Foreplay, Gem Palace Building, 47 Main Street, Ocho Rios, on Saturday, October 14, starting at 7 p.m. Admission: $500, free for Club Foreplay membersRetroParty at...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

FRIDAYPIER PRESSURE: At Pier 1, Montego Bay, St. James. Enjoy Appleton signature blend drink specials all nigh.SATURDAY & SUNDAYFrenchmen Weekend at Pearly Beach Ocho Rios. Three amazing parties: Toasted Breakfast Party, Saturday 5am - 12pm; Nitecap...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

There was a time when Marlon Samuda helped provide meals for homeless people in Cross Roads, St Andrew, and downtown Kingston. Then a Hillel Academy student, Samuda told The Gleaner he...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

During Peter Tosh's solo career, the reggae musician contracted with the Rolling Stones Record Label through which his album, Bush Doctor, and singles - Wanted Dread or Alive and Mystic Man - were released.A relationship developed with Tosh and...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

After perfect matrimonial bliss, newly-weds Michael (Steven Bishop) and Maddison Roland (Annie Ilonzeh) revel in their seemingly perfect marriage until Michael begins to show his abusive and controlling ways. Reaching her...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In Bellini's supreme tragedy, Sondra Radvanovsky is the tormented High Priestess of Gaul - Norma, who has secretly broken her vows to love Pollione, the roman commander. Pollione is no longer in love with Norma and is now in love with the young...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Met Opera's music director emeritus, James Levine, conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor's production of Mozart's masterpiece Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute). Francisco Araiza is the young prince Tamino, who finds...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Six little ponies embark on an epic journey that takes them far away from the only home they know, after being invaded by the sinister Storm King, who wants to steal their magic. The film features the voices of eight-time...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

For the next four months, Montegonians will get in on the action with alternative content when Palace Multiplex shows your favourite National Theatre Live plays, starting this Thursday at 6 p.m. with a must-see encore of Obsession starring Jude Law...

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