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Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

On a recent Junior Schools' Challenge quiz show, a student was asked what genre of music Nat King Cole was best known for. The answer given was 'classical', but, was ruled incorrect by the quiz master, who gave the answer as 'jazz'. The answers may...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

Bass guitarist and leader of Lloyd Parkes and We The People Band, Lloyd Parkes, mentally flips through an immense catalogue of recordings as the outfit heads towards marking 44 years on stage and in studio. Naturally, many of them are with the late...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

While Jamaica's colourful musical wheel doesn't typically include the blues, Iron Kyte, a blues-rock band made up of four bourgeoning musicians, has dared to colour outside the lines.Iron Kyte (formerly called Skaibrid) is made up of Brendon Wesley...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Today we continue our feature The Reel, which explores the industry and highlights the players and the...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In Jamaica, it is easy to get lost in the mix of street dance, especially for a dancer who is trying to introduce new styles or create a merger between dancehall and other genres.For this reason, Red Bull has selected 16 dancers across the island to...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The first step in local actress Kimberly Patterson's career was a big one, and the others that follow have not diminished in size.While she maintains a full-time job as an aesthetician, Patterson is well on her way to becoming a full-fledged...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Fortified by commitment and embroiled in passion, the Company Dance Theatre celebrates its 30th season of dance this weekend with Umcimbi. Umcimbi is a Zulu word, meaning a gathering or an event.The company's reputation of staging simultaneously...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

A Touch of France 2018 was a smorgasbord of Francocentric activities. The expo invited international chefs, world-renowned musicians, and haute couture fashion designers for cultural exchange with various local industry players and aspirants. One...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

In a fascinating mix of documentary and fiction, director and screenplay writer Olivier Babinet takes us on a journey of poverty, love, friendships, religion, drugs and politics from the perspectives of 11 children, including teenagers of varied...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

This week's Five Questions With ... features up-and-coming artiste Kim Nain.Nain, who is signed to artiste manager Shelly Curran, could be considered by many as an academic. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Technology and a...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican theatre was greatly augmented with the formation of the Sistren Theatre Collective in 1977. It saw female street cleaners in the Government's Crash programme crashing into a brand-new, undreamt-of career as they transformed themselves into...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The show that brought viewers drama, excitement and hilarity will serve up a final dose of excitement today when the series comes to a close.Produced by Pulse, the model-focused reality-TV programme has been a big hit this season with a new...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Although only two months into his post, French Ambassador to Jamaica Denys Wibaux was intrigued by the Jamaican interest in the French language and cuisine. The ambassador was speaking at the launch of Francophone Film Festival and screening of the...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:18 AM

Glamour and high fashion reigned last Saturday evening as Saint International, stomped the runway at The Touch of France La Hot Couture show at the Spanish Court Hotel's Worthington tents.The stylishly chic event which had an enviable guest list of...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 11:08 PMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The Collection MoDA Runway had an enviable reputation. The event expertly mimicked standard behaviour of international fashion houses, like the notorious practice of starting on time. Such behaviours have marked this couture-clad occasion as the...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

A simple run through in the comments section on YouTube under songs such as Vybz Kartel and Black Ryno's Gaza Christmas; Mavado, Flexx and Savage's Gully Christmas; or Tommy Lee Sparta's Shelly Christmas is enough to tell you that music lovers want...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Walt Disney Pictures adaption of the celebrated classic The Nutcracker is breathtaking cinema at its best and an epitome of the world of magical fantasy so emblematic of this near-century-old...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Wands up and dark wizards down! Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald sees Albus Dumbledore and his former student Newt Scamander fight against a dark and powerful Grindelwald's plans of raising...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Who is she? Why does she do it? Nico Muhly's musical drama answers all the questions from Winston Graham's 1961 novel. The story's baffling central character is a glamorous and troubled woman in late-1950s England who moves from job to job, changing...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It became easy, in recent years, to dismiss him as the wisecracking grandpa of the American comic book - a past-his-prime gimmick who cameoed alongside Earth's angstiest superheroes in the high-grossing Marvel blockbusters of the past decade.But...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has been hospitalised with breathing problems that began after a guest performance with Billy Joel in New York.Perry's publicists said in a statement that the musician is alert and responsive in the...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

After 50 years, the Tallawah Dramatic Arts Festival continues to serve as a springboard for young Caribbean nationals into the professional theatre world.Hosted at Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts on the University of the West Indies,...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Cocoa Tea has not lost any of the necessary ingredients for stirring up a good performance. This was evident at Saturday's staging of St Mary Mi Come From, held at the National Arena in Kingston.The Settle Down singer had the crowd singing every...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This week's Billboard Reggae Charts, valid for up to Saturday, November 17, has a slew of new entries, one of which has landed in the top spot.Of the three new entries dancehall artiste Spice continues to trend with her Captured mixtape holding the...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Wayne Marshall, who has been enjoying new-found success with the release of his hit single, Glory to God, will join the Chamber Ensemble of the Immaculate Conception High School in aid of the Franciscan Ministries for a concert dubbed 'Classical...

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