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Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Reggae Sumfest officially kicked off their launch tour on the twin-island republic of Trinidad...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:15 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

It was a long trek down a somewhat lonely road, which led to the new venue of the inaugural St Thomas Heritage and Poetry Festival at My Beach, in Prospect in the parish, on Sunday. The event, which was initially slated to be held at the popular...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Post-World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:11 AM

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s wilful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:10 AM

In this action-packed, nail-biting fistfights and firepower flick, a crime syndicate places a hit contract on a billionaire’s daughter, making her the target of an elite assassin squad. A small band of down-and-out mercenaries strive to protect her...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Globally, racism is at the forefront of many conversations. While in the US issues of police brutality against African Americans and violent displays of Islamophobia are rampant, people in the Caribbean sometimes deal with an insidious attitude...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:15 AM

New York: On Saturday night, New Jersey’s King Shine sound came out victorious over Brooklyn’s Kosmik Movements and Platinum Kids from the Bronx, to become the very first World Fight Club (WFC) champion. Set to the backdrop of Brooklyn, North...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:10 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The Christ Church of Vineyard Town’s concert, which pulled a full house and with a galaxy of musical acts, was an event worth experiencing. Pastor of the church, Reverend Father Sean Major-Campbell, was very pleased, telling The Gleaner, “I think...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 11:17 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Rapper Nipsey Hussle, was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood, plunging the entertainment industry in mourining. He was 33. Police said Hussle was one...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:15 AM

The 99 Problems hitmaker took to the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and, watched by his wife Beyoncé – who was wearing a white suit – he paid tribute to his spouse, his beloved mother, Gloria Carter, and his elderly grandmother, Hattie...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:15 AM

There’s something missing from Dumbo. On the face of it, this live action reimagining of the 1941 animated film of the same name has all the makings of an emotional juggernaut. It’s hard not to look into the crisp blue eyes of a big-eared, baby...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In the usual Saint International and Campari style, the Jamaica Avant Garde Designer of the Year event, ‘The Red Glamour Celebration’, brought out the perfect mix of fashion industry executives and influencers to its finals held at the Courtleigh...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:12 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: As the Lent season draws closer, Jamaicans will have an opportunity to see the story of the week before Jesus Christ’s crucifixion in a different format with the showcasing of the 48-year-old Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Nineties dancehall entertainers Errol ‘Jigsy’ King, Mr Easy, Mega Banton, and Lushy Banton will soon embark on a city-hopping tour across the eastern American states. The deejays are kicking things off on Memorial Day weekend in May, in North and...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 2:27 AMRoy Black

The practice in Jamaica of political parties using popular recordings as campaign songs to bolster their campaigns has become widespread over the years. Perhaps the earliest instance was in 1960 when Clancy Eccles (one of the earliest Studio One...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:17 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

These days, Love & Hip Hop star Safaree Samuels is in Jamaica a lot. But it is not all about sand and sea for the ‘yardie’. In addition to enjoying the natural beauty with his fiancée, Erica Mena, and stopping by the local street dances...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:16 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

“Attack! attack! Attack! “No ... I need more of a crescendo ... let’s go back. Stop! Let’s clean up the rhythmic pattern. It’s not so good. This is a well-written work. Let’s sink our teeth into it ...” It was an obviously inspired Steven...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Internationally based dub poet Sonsie X always has a passion for writing. Bringing words to life comes naturally to her, but she never dreamt of making a career out of it. For her, writing was simply an outlet. Of course, she profited from selling...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:09 AMKimberley Small - Staff Reporter -

Many musicians toil away in the studio in hopes of becoming the next Billboard chart-topping, Grammy-winning, platinum plaque superstar. Dancehall vocalist and producer Damone ‘DeeWunn’ Walker, formerly of Ward 21, is content to toil away in his...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

When esteemed music producer Michael ‘Mikie’ Bennett talks about veteran deejay Shabba Ranks, his eyes light up. The two first met in 1988 after Ranks completed a recording session with producer Lloyd ‘King Jammy’ James, and Bennett said he...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:05 AM

There is no stopping the steady climb of reggae artiste Koffee. Last week, following a screening at the SXSW Festival, it was revealed that her hit song, Toast , will be part of the soundtrack for the horror movie Us, written and directed by...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Several big-name acts have pledged to give freely of their time and talent to the inaugural Stars On A Mission charity concert to be hosted by the Christ Church of Vineyard Town on Sunday at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium at Jamaica College, Old...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:08 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: On Thursday, Grammy awardee and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee James ‘Jimmy Cliff’ Chambers, OM, had more accolades bestowed on him with the renaming of Gloucester Avenue in Montego Bay, St James, to Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Caribbean Airlines on Wednesday showcased its partnership as the presenting sponsor of Reggae Sumfest by unveiling the festival’s logo on one of its 737 aircraft. The aircraft will fly across the airline’s network of 20 destinations. “As one of...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Rapper and reality-television star Safaree Samuels has long embraced his Jamaican roots. Currently based in the United States, the performer has been in his homeland for a few weeks and keeping his fans updated on his trip, posting photos of his...

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