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Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

In Hollywood or on Broadway in the United States, aspiring thespians ought to find themselves attending as many open-call auditions as possible until they land their role of a lifetime. Though Jamaica is not awash with such opportunities, they do...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Williams/Gleaner Writer

There were many rib-tickling punchlines from the performers and a few outbursts, smiles, and giggles from the audience. It was an evening of fun, but it was not comedy central. It was the 8th Annual Jamaica Poetry Festival at the Ranny Williams...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The historic stage of the Little Theatre in Kingston came alive on Saturday with fine acting, singing, and dancing, colourful costumes, and dynamic lighting.Over the years, Father Ho Lung and Friends have fused popular Bible stories with the...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Last year was a rough one for LaTifa Brown, better known as the feisty recording artiste Tifa.Nevertheless, she appears to be making the best of the tumult with the release of her debut album, Curry Goat...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

While it is one of the most lucrative music markets, Jamaican entertainers are being encouraged to focus on markets outside of the US for their international break. Julian Jones-Griffiths, manager of deejay Charly Black, said, "If entertainers want...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Using nothing but black electrical tape, Miami-raised entrepreneur Joel Alvarez has made a thriving business out of doing intricate art on nude models. The Black Tape Project has been around for 10 years, providing Alvarez with the opportunity to...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:11 AMKimberley Small/ Gleaner Writer

Following the releases of Sevana's Sometime Love, Lila Ike's Second Chance and Protoje's fourth album, A Matter of Time, the In. Digg. Nation team now adds another song to this year's roster of releases. But unlike the camp's other performing...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

As the title suggests, Disney's Christopher Robin is not the familiar story of a boy and his adventures in the 100 acre wood. Instead, the film is all about what happened to that boy when he grew up. The film follows not Christopher Robin the...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small

In promoting its new vintage clothing line, Levi's has recruited the looks of Unga Barunga, well-known producer and drummer of Notice Productions, along with up-and-coming reggae eccentric Blvk H3ro. "They just wanted a few images based on the film...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black


Rhythm and Blues (R&B), which has been around since the 1940s, is widely regarded as the earliest and most influential music genre to have had an impact on popular music...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

There are a lot of tracks on the Gussie Clarke-curated Dub Anthology. Over 70 of them. But when he put out the multidisc collection, initially Clarke was still not satisfied and went back to add a visual element with Dub Talks, gathering a number of...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Opposition Spokesperson on Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell has been to approximately 20 carnivals in the past 23 years - essentially the same number of years that he has been involved in politics."I believe in balance. I do not consider myself a...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Football is one of the games regularly played at National Heroes Park, Kingston, which hosted Fun in the Son in 2016 and 2018. Despite the sport played on open fields being the same, the venue's name for another Fun in the Son event held recently -...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

American reggae artiste Tenor Blue is batting for reggae music to tackle new topics in order to be more successful. According to the US-based R...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Somebody has got to be making money from the number of music events being held in Jamaica - and not only the providers of mood-enhancing accessories - alcohol, marijuana, blow-up pools (for the wild water editions), see-through blouses and slingshot...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

It was an intimate and friendly atmosphere at Murray's Fish and Jerk Hut in Clarendon on Thursday, to celebrate the dark smooth liquid - rum.It was a hot and airless night, on National Rum Day, presenting an evening of live music and sweet cocktails...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:10 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

David Tulloch was in his office in the Phoenix Theatre complex on Haining Road, and still in his church clothes on the Sunday morning when I interviewed him about The Blue Room. He has turned the small space - originally a conference room - into a...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Lila Ike is a name that has been making the rounds on the local and international reggae circuit in recent times. The singer has been mesmerising music lovers with a sound and flow that come almost effortlessly and a style unique to the woman she is...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I've looked around all over town And I'm so lonely and so blue I've looked around and all over But I can't find nobody like you, you, you, yeah NEW YORK (AP):Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul who sang with matchless style on such classics as...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 2:45 PM

Legendary entertainer Clarence ‘Count Prince’ Miller, died this morning in London, England today from cancer. He was 83 years old.  Count Prince was a giant of Jamaican entertainment. Whether its for his iconic...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:25 AMKimberly Small

Following its opening three weekends ago, David Tulloch's erotic play Sugar Daddy has, not surprisingly, garnered a lot of attention. With a promise of profanity and nudity, the players made good – and harbour nary an inkling of regret...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:03 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In 2016, internationally renowned singer Sister Nancy, was honoured by the Queens of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies (QORIHC) for her contributions to the music industry.Come August 24, it will be Sister Nancy's time to give back as she partners...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

Today makes it 41 years since the death of Elvis Presley. And whether you like him or not, the mere mention of his name will always cause raised eyebrows - resentment, acceptance, love or hate, depending on your perception of him.Riding on the back...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Yaniq Walford and Michael Barnett generally engage with different aspects of Jamaican popular music. The former immersed in dancehall events as an integral part of Bass Odyssey sound system, and the latter famed for his organisation of the Startime...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Roots Reggae fans have come to know Kevor 'Var' Williams as a powerful vocalist through his work with the Inna De Yard collective and the Pentateuch Movement.The young crooner is now stepping out on his own starting with a new single titled Praises...

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