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Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:24 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

Amazing and fantastic, were the words of choice from fulfilled patrons who attended Saturday evening’s ‘Uncajed Melodies V’, the annual concert staged by the Classical and Jazz Ensemble (CAJE) of The University of the West Indies (UWI), and the UWI...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:15 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Next Tuesday, Kes The Band will make a cross-national cultural stand in Kingston, taking over the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre to host their first instalment of the twin-nation’s native ‘Tuesday on the Rocks (TOTR’s) concert. While...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:10 AMKimberley Small/ - Staff Reporter

As a 22-year-old college student, Greg Simms had a dream – he wanted his own choir, filled with friends. Ten years later, he is now referred as principal director and artistic curator of the Jamaica Youth Chorale. This spring, the choir will...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:26 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The school of Drama at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts had the most nominations going into Monday night’s 29th staging of the annual Actor Boy Awards, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. The School of Drama’...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:25 AMDave Rodney and Anthony Turner/Gleaner Writers

Can Buju Banton, Jamaica’s Grammy-winning reggae icon, return to the United Sates to perform again? Can he, once again, electrify stages at concert venues in the land that locked him away behind bars for seven years on drug charges, almost...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:24 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

It was the simmering dancehall hit, Who Am I (Sim Simma), that introduced dancehall sensation Anthony Moses Davis, or as many would know him, Beenie Man, to the world. Recorded and released in 1997, the playful confidence of the deejay is showcased...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Five years ago, Grammy Award-winning artiste Sean Paul rocked the Billboard Latin Music Awards with an opening performance alongside the group Wisin with their song Baby Danger. And he is set to light up the stage again this year. Yesterday morning...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:14 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Joy and disappointment are always present at any competition, and Sunday’s staging of Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) Drum Fest 2019 was no different. Even as the Louise Bennett Gardens Theatre on Hope Road reverberated to the...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:12 AM

R&B singer Ashanti has revealed she was working with Nipsey Hussle before his death...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:11 AM

2D admission prices Carib Adult rates: Regular/Box/Sky $1,200/$1,600 Children rates: Regular/Box/Sky $700/$1,000 Cineplex Adult rates: Regular/Box/Sky $1,200/$1,600 Children rates: Regular/Box/Sky $700/$1,000 Multiplex Adult rates: Regular...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Advance tickets for Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Endgame (3D)’, are now on sale at all locations. Get yours now!

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:10 AM

On her 16th birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the spell of the evil and powerful Fairy Carabosse and succumbs to a deep slumber of 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairy-tale ballet performed by the...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Billy Batson is an abandoned teenager, and an annoyance to Child Services and the authorities with his persistent search for his lost mother. In his latest foster home, Billy makes a new friend, Freddy, and finds himself selected by the Wizard...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:11 AM

People the world over have been gripped by Game of Thrones since Jaime Lannister pushed Brandon Stark from the tower, crippling him. It is fascinating that one action between two characters catalysed the most intense political, fantastical power...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

It was a real birthday I-lebration for reggae elder statesman Bunny Wailer (Jah B) as fans and loved ones gathered at Rebel T International’s HQ in Kingston on Saturday night for his 72nd birthday. The last surviving member of the three most famous...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Childish Gambino urged his fans to put their phones down as he headlined the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday. The This Is America star told those who had gathered to watch his set at the music festival in Indio, California,...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Selena Gomez performed live for the first time in over a year as she joined DJ Snake at Coachella festival. The Hearts Wants What It Wants hitmaker was joined by Cardi B at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, on...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:12 AM

If there was ever a time for Hellboy to make a grand re-entrance, it’s right now. The Avengers are reaching their end, and The Justice League is all but disbanded. At a time when it feels like superheroes are everywhere, there seems to be space...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Rita Marley Foundation has, since 2013, held annual essay competitions for high-school students. However, this year, secondary-school students will be able to submit entries for the first songwriting competition. Although the I-Threes singer...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:07 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

To enhance others’ understanding of Japanese arts and culture, the Japan Foundation collaborates with overseas museums on a wide range of exhibitions, from traditional to contemporary arts. They have collaborated with the National Museum Jamaica,...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Of the multitude of musical influences that have an effect on Jamaica’s musical styles, American rhythm and blues music has, arguably, left the most lasting impact. Reggae music has been widely regarded as a variation of rhythm and blues, although...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

In May 2013, the reggae-loving world was shocked when it was reported that Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert – the frontman of the legendary reggae group Toots and Maytals, had been struck with a 1.75-litre vodka bottle, squarely in the forehead,...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Originating in Trinidad and Tobago, calypso music, or kaiso, is characterised by social or political commentary and/or satirical lyrics sung to ballad-style rhythms. This quickly became the soundtrack of the twin island’s carnival celebrations. As...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:13 AM

If the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS) has its way – and more than likely, it will – performers and musicians will soon be able to claim their share of the delicious copyright pie. In a move that general manager Evon Mullings says is long overdue,...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:12 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

It is hard to not to be captivated by the four-octave vocal range of Julie Andrews as she runs on a hill belting out, “The hills are alive with the sound of music …” A 1965 classic, The Sound of Music film cemented Andrews as not only a gifted...

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