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Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Time Magazine named four journalists and a news-paper yesterday as its 2018 Person of the Year for standing up for the truth in the face of persecution and violence.The group, which Time calls the 'Guardians,' includes slain Saudi...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Thousands of years after civilisation was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. A mysterious young...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Spider-...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sales for Michelle Obama's memoir have topped three million, and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019."Becoming," published four weeks ago, is among the fastest-selling non fiction books in history, and already among the best-...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):A journal entry penned when Shameik Moore was a teenager laid out one of his dreams - to play Spider-Man on the big screen. That dream is now partially realised, with Moore serving as the voice of the webslinger in the new animated...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Kathie Lee Gifford will put aside her morning glass of wine and step away from NBC's 'Today' show in April.NBC News chief Noah Oppen-heim told staffers yesterday morning that Gifford will leave the show after 11 years of getting up...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

 The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu​1 Nicky Jam and J Balvin 'X'': Nicky Jam and J Balvin's 'X' is not just the Latin song of the year - it is Simply The Song of the Year. A year after the uber successful Despacito, comes 'X' a fusion of Latin, reggae and dancehall sounds and the...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):A study organised by Time's Up, the organisation formed to promote gender equality, has found that female-led films consistently outperform male-led movies at the box office.The study analysed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Mark Anthony Myrie's children have a lot of lost time to make up for. Speaking to his daughter, Jodian Myrie, weeks before his release, she reiterated how special it would be for each of his 17 children.Having been separated from her father for 10...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Live United Concert 4, which was held last Saturday, featured an impressive line-up of Jamaican vocalists who delivered A-class performances. The audience had a treat.Wayne Marshall was the closing act, and one of the most enjoyed. Among the...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Although given the title of King of the Dancehall, Beenie Man's versatility as an entertainer has afforded him the privilege of being added to various carnivals across the Caribbean. The featured entertainer for the launch of One World Rebellion's...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Scores of Jamaicans were eagerly awaiting Banton's arrival in the island as they camped out at the Norman Manley International Airport last Friday to welcome 'The Gargamel' home.Home. A foreign word for the Untold Stories singer, who has spent close...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

In 2018, The Incredibles, made a comeback, and Mary Poppins is set to make a return this Christmas. These long-awaited sequels have been a mixed bag of varying quality. On one hand, you have your Blade Runner 2049, and Halloween that feel purposeful...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

Documenting Jamaican artistes on tour is not a new concept. Artistic director Neville Garrick became a close friend of reggae jewel Bob Marley, during the 1970s and 1980s, and often travelled with him, capturing some of the most prolific and...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Fuse ODG invites all Africans of the diaspora - Afro-Caribbean, African-Americans, and British-Africans - to 'come home'.Last month, the Ghanaian-English recording artiste released his latest single, Bra Fie (Come Home), featuring Damian 'Jr Gong'...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The recent announcement that Jamaica's reggae music has been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of cultural treasures that must be safeguarded, is welcome news for Jamaica and the Jamaican...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMMelville Cooke

On Thursday, November 29, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) added reggae music to its list of intangible cultural heritage that deserve protection and promotion. It was five decades after The Maytals...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton

Stephanie Black, one of the three persons called by the defence in Buju Banton's drug trial in 2011, says that she is ashamed of her country's justice system. Black, a film-maker, and entertainers Gramps Morgan and Stephen Marley were character...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Year after year, it has been lamented that international acts dominate the Billboard Reggae Charts and the Grammy nominations.However, this year's list of nominees for Best Reggae Album of the Year has completely changed that. Unlike last cycle,...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:59 AMStephanie Lyew

Europe seems to be the new meeting place for Jamaican dancers. Dancers and choreographers like Dance Jamaica Academy’s founder, Latonya Style; Lonsdale ‘Boysie’ Guy, who received his training from the popular Gerald ‘...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Jazz great Mica Paris was as enthralled by her audience as they were with her. They were also equally impressed by the competence of pianist Lloyd Shirley, assigned to play alongside the jazz sensation on Tuesday night at Hanover...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

Preparations were in high gear for the return of Buju Banton at Gargamel Recording Studio, which is located off Red Hills Road in St Andrew, yesterday. A woman was seen busy wiping down the walls, while technicians were installing Internet and...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 7:31 PMNashauna Lalah

The Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston was the centre of all activity — as far as reggae music lovers are concerned — moments ago, as dancehall-turned reggae superstar Mark 'Buju Banton' Myrie touched down after...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 2:27 PM

The United States embassy in Kingston is tight-lipped about when reggae superstar Buju Banton will be returned to the country. Buju was released from the McRae Correctional institution, where he spent the last eight years, on...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 9:34 AM

The highly anticipated Grammy nominations for 2019 have been announced, and the reggae category has a predominantly all local line up. The nominees for Best Reggae Album are: As The World Turns by Black Uhuru; Reggae Forever by Etana; Rebellion...

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