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Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 2:03 AM

J’ouvert has always assumed an important role in the carnival season in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Grenada and here in Jamaica. There are currently about three separate local J’Ouvert events, but for 2019, carnival in Jamaica, Real...

Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 2:02 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

From the visionary minds of James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez comes a film that is very much of two minds. It’s the story of a young cyborg girl trying to find her place in the world, and the tale of her coming of age. It is also the story...

Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 1:59 AM

Alcoholic brands are major sponsors of entertainment activities locally.

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:23 AM

NEW YORK (AP): So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what did she get? A prophecy on her life. No joke. King was shopping around – “sometimes people will say, ‘You at the 99-cent store?’ I like a bargain too...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:21 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

It is well documented that reggae and dancehall artistes have long had a love/hate ­relationship with radio, the most effective medium through which their songs are connected to the world. Many a singer and ­deejay have been known to throw...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:20 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Music fans who are passionate about the rhythm & blues genre will immediately recognise the captivating and soulful tones of music legend Teddy Pendergrass. Based on music statistics, Pendergrass’ catalogue of hit anthems is just as...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:16 AMRoy Black

Jamaica has a long tradition of songs that have been banned from the airwaves or have created a societal furore because of their sexually suggestive lyrics, promotion of violence and murder, or criticism of the status quo. The promotion of...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:15 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Advancement in technology at the turn of the new millennium has offered more ways in which artistes can expose their talent. Entertainers can even act as their own distributors thanks to social media and digital ­platforms like Itunes...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

  The advent of social media has allowed celebrities the opportunity to connect intimately with their fans. But while social media has brought communication between celebrities and their fans to a peak, the interactions have not always been...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:02 AM

A remembrance service and musical tribute will be held for music pioneer Joel ‘Bunny’ Brown on Sunday, March 3 at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre on Hope Road, St Andrew. Reports are that Brown’s body has already been cremated,...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:14 AM

LONDON (AP) : Andrea Levy, a prize-winning novelist who chronicled the hopes and horrors experienced by the post-World War II generation of Jamaican immigrants in Britain, has died. She was 62, and had suffered from cancer. One of the first black...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:13 AM

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:12 AM

The demise of the annual Montego Bay-based Jazz and Blues Festival has left music enthusiasts hungry for an event of similar style and content, to fill that void. According to Wallace Wyndham, marketing director for the annual Red Rose for Gregory...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The song Ms Melanin has been burning up the local airwaves for the past few weeks. The track, which features diamond-selling artiste Charly Black, is the brainchild of singer Neeqah, who, on her way to self-love, had to overcome criticism she...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:11 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Hip-hop star Lil’ Kim slayed as a blonde at The Blonds, performing her new song, Go Awff, to close the design duo’s New York Fashion Week show, inspired by Scarface and other classic gangster movies. David and...

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Sweet melodies and flawless harmonies echoed from the grounds of the British High Commission last Saturday as six songbirds put forward t

Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:08 AM

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Published:Friday | February 15, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Little Orphan Annie keeps getting reincarnated. She was named way back in 1885 in a poem by James Whitcomb Riley, but her current persona was only shaped in 1924 by Harold Gray for his daily comic strip in the New York Daily News. Between a...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:15 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): Stevie Wonder jammed with his harmonica, John Legend crooned while playing the piano, and Ciara pranced onstage dressed like Rick James on Tuesday night at Motown Records’ 60th anniversary concert. Wonder closed out the all-...

Published:Thursday | February 14, 2019 | 12:08 AM

It may be a practice as old as time – flirting and courting a women using poetry that samples the lyrics of popular songs...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:24 AM

As Jamaica celebrates Reggae Month, and The University of the West Indies (UWI) marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Reggae Studies Unit, the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) will host the sixth Biennial Global Reggae...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:21 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Marlon James is in search of a definition. “Myths are so suffused with monsters. It makes me think of the Latin root of monsters, ‘monstrum’. What does ‘monstrum’ mean?” the novelist asks, seated...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Cervantes’ hero comes to life in the Bolshoi’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and SemyonChudin lead the spectacular cast of...

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