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Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

With the performing arts, music and theatre being the main medium for messages to be delivered, in recent times the Christian community has been crying out for the support of faith-based films.Christian playwrights and filmmakers like Cleveland O....

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Monte Blake of Merritone, the oldest continuously operational sound system in the world, was pleasantly surprised when a radio DJ called him to say that Cynthia Schloss's song Surround Me With Love was among listeners' top 10 songs for Valentine's...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Dub poet, musician, educator, cultural historian, and radio personality, Mutabaruka has been singled out for international recognition at the upcoming Black Royalty African Heritage Expo, in the United States. Muta will be awarded a 'Lifetime...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

As we continue to recognise and celebrate the birthdays of entertainers who were born in Black History Month (February), we pay tribute to Nancy Wilson, perhaps the earliest and only performer in popular music, who has also had an impact on the jazz...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MUCH EXCITEMENT has surrounded the release of Black Panther, from the dazzling red carpet premieres which took place in LA, South Korea, London, and New York to the many fundraising campaigns to get underprivileged kids to watch the film and...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

In the accustomed scheme of things, Reggae Month ends and the multiple day Kingston Book Festival begins, the throb of drum and bass succeeded by the rustling of pages.Last year, though, the artistic cycle was broken, as the Book Industry...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

With tomorrow's Jamaica Reggae Industry Association Honour Awards signalling that Reggae Month 2018 is almost over, as usual, I wonder what has been accomplished.Or, more to the point, what has been transferred from one generation of music makers to...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

Tony Mack may perhaps be the unsung hero in Jamaica's entertainment business who wears the most hats. Among other things, he is an MC who sings, a recording artiste, a record producer, a talent scout, an author, a percussionist, a backup singer and...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

At tomorrow's 2018 Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) Honour Awards, outstanding contributors to a wide range of the multifaceted entertainment business will be recognised at the Courtleigh Auditorium, New Kingston. With a standard position...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Known for hits like, I Swear, Poor People Cry, Gash Dem, and the Cherine Anderson duet, Coming Over Tonight, reggae/dancehall entertainer Chuck Fenda aka The Living Fire, aka the Poor People Defender, is in the spotlight this week. The Gleaner,...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

From solo vocalists Dusty Springfield to Amy Winehouse, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran, the duo Wham!, the Spice Girls quartet and One Direction quintet, self-contained outfits like The Beatles and Rolling Stones (whose Salt of the Earth is a staple toast...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/ Gleaner Writer

On this final Friday in Reggae Month 2018, The Gleaner ends its series on outstanding contributors to Jamaican music who died in February. We started with William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke (who died on February 2, 2014). Next was Wayne 'Sleng Teng' Smith...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

For this Reggae Month, the Government of Jamaica ascribed the theme 'Peace, Love, Reggae'.During the recent Prime Minister's Reception, an event intended to take place annually, Prime Minister Andrew Holness fully endorsed the month-long celebration...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

The powerful and enduring influence that National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey has had on Jamaican music - our composers, instrumentalists, and singers - was examined in an hour-long presentation by Jamaica Music Museum director-curator Herbie Miller...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

FRI, Feb 23Kingston and St. AndrewNick presents Premiere Cookout and Day Rave at Clubs Corner, Fitzgerald Avenue, Kingston 13. Music by: Hiya Links. Tickets $1,200 $1,500Obi Ranks and Nana presents Black History Celebration at Red Light Settlement,...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Local reggae acts Capleton, Lutan Fyah, and up-and-coming talents Dann-I, Koffee, King Fragrance, and Jah9 are gearing up for the 15th staging of Jamaica's ganja festival, aptly dubbed 'Stepping High'.Operated by the Connell family in Negril, the...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MusicListen to your favourite tunes at Shush Headphone Party, tonight at 1A Hillview Avenue, women two-for-one before 1 a.m.Plaza PartyHead downtown for Pan Di Plaza: Dung-A-Town, Ocean Boulevard on Saturday, February 24, starting at 8 p.m.Drink...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

February 23Kingston and St AndrewUWI Carnival Band Launch at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, 6 p.m.February 24Kingston and St AndrewXodus opening fÍte, Debut, at ATL Autobahn from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.February 25Kingston and St...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/ Gleaner Writer

As the dancehall-soca song by Trevor Off Key and Allison Hinds says, 'it's never too late for carnival', and Downtown Carnival promoter, O'Neil Smith, trusts that having a positive outlook will bring forth a road march in the heart of Kingston on...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"Artistes like Tifa, Bounty Killer, and Spice have also performed in the past at Downtown Carnival, and regardless of the widely accepted idea that carnival is on soca, it is focused on local culture because the participants understand that every...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips and Michael Fabiano star in Puccini's timeless masterwork of emotional manipulation, La BohÈme.Set in Paris where a group of struggling artists live in destitute slum conditions, the determination to celebrate love...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Alexandre Dumas's novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier's work of rare beauty and...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Annie and Max's regular couples' game night takes an unexpected turn when Max's brother, Brooks, arranges a Murder Mystery Party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. Driven by their competitive nature and desire to win the '...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Roman J. Israel, Esq is set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Academy Award winner Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defence attorney who possesses an encyclopaedic brain and a...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

On Saturday, the Jamaica Theological Seminary (JTS) on West Avenue, St Andrew, will move into the mood of Reggae Month 2018 with a symposium themed, 'Caribbean...

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