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Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

From a pool of 1,060 entrants from 68 countries, the top 100 posters of the sixth annual International Reggae Poster competition has five wins from Jamaica. According to co-founder Maria Papaefstathiou, a number of the submissions this year came...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/ Gleaner Writer

There were no Jamaican entrants in last year's annual International Reggae Poster Competition (IRPC). All that changed this year with 20 Jamaican entrants, four of whom placed in the top 100 winners."We are very pleased with the number of posters we...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMSherita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The finals of the 11th season of Magnum Kings and Queens of the Dancehall promised a night of non-stop action and top-class entertainment - and that's exactly what was delivered on Saturday night.There was threat of rain earlier in the day, but the...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Knutsford Boulevard was chock-full of the fashion-forward patrons, and maintained the current afro-futurist trend for the 14th staging of Saint International's Fashion Block.Despite the two hours-late start of the show, patrons remained seated (for...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Each Boxing Day, Jamaica's year-end commercial theatre season opens with a slew of productions with extended runs well into the new year, when they are joined by other productions of varying run lengths.In addition to the major commercial theatrical...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:55 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

The year is 2016. In a time of civil war and the dawn of justice, superhero movies are less like escapist fantasy and more like grim reflections of our day-to-day lives. Batman became a torturer, Captain America an enemy of the state. Enter the merc...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

From the recording studios in the United States to the cool 'rainforests' in Port Antonio, international hitmakers, including Grammy award-winning artiste Drake, top British Breakthrough Act Dua Lipa, and 2018 Juno Award winner Jamaican Shawn Mendes...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Groovin' in the Park has announced the addition of a Women Of Reggae segment to this year's event, which unfolds at Roy Wilkins Park in New York, USA, on Sunday, June 24. The package will now include songbirds JC Lodge, Pam Hall and Marcia Aitken....

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On the heels of Dat A Gwaan Jamaica: Remix, writer/director Dahlia Harris of DMH Productions has brought to the stage what could be another humour-filled presentation. Instead of a revue, theatre fans can plan their date nights around a romantic...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Dating is challenging. There are dates that start out with sparks but burn out faster than a cigarette, and other matches thought to have been made in heaven could easily be compared to hell. Those are the types of experiences that storyteller...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Have you ever been at a stage show that consists of acoustic performances by your favourite recording artistes backed by a band? No prerecorded music, just the sweet melody created by a bass player, drummer, guitarist and saxophonist. Wasn't the...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

The 1971 Movie Star marked a move into independence for singer Errol Dunkley after recording for Prince Buster and Joe Gibbs, among other producers. Like many performers, Dunkley was dissatisfied with the returns, and he partnered with a talented...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The ultimate goal of filmmaker Toni Morgan Haye is to show the world all the breathtaking stories Jamaica has to tell, and it seems her chance is coming much sooner than anticipated. Last year, Morgan Haye became the first Jamaican director to debut...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

A team of six lawyers from three law firms, were recently in the island at a Gleaner's Editor's Forum representing Michael May, more popularly known as Flourgon.Stephen Drummond and JoAnn Squillace of the law firm Drummond and Squillace were...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

As the entertainment fraternity continues to come to grips with the loss of one of its own - Niko Chromatic - his death has rehashed arguments surrounding the need for entertainers to not only take better care of themselves, but to be financially...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

After negotiating traffic barriers in the west Kingston zone of special operations (ZOSO), which soldiers readily move as the marked Gleaner vehicle approaches, then going through Trench Town, The Sunday Gleaner's recent day across Kingston with...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Blindness is often looked at as an impediment to progress by the sighted, but for some blind persons, it is more of a motivational tool.One person who has used blindness for motivation is Steveland Morris, better known as Stevie Wonder, who, for 55...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

It may just be my lack of exposure and currency, but it appears that there are fewer large drawings of Jamaican popular music performers on walls around Kingston (at least, the places that I frequent). While I am sure that there is healthy does of...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Calling Reggae Sumfest the epitome of Brand Jamaica, Director of Tourism Donovon White says the annual music festival is now one of the main pull factors bringing visitors to Jamaica.Addressing a roomful of industry players and media personalities...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Michael Jackson is to be honoured by the city of Detroit by having a street named after him.The late singer and his brothers became synonymous with the Motor City in 1969 when they were signed as The Jackson 5 to Berry Gordy's Motown label, which...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:12 AMAnthony Turner/Contributor

New York:Agent Sasco, Tanya Stephens, singer Mikey Spice and dancehall icon Yellowman are the headliners announced for the second annual Oracabessa Bliss Festival the signature event of Irie Jam's 25th anniversary celebration.It has been a few...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:12 AM

Rondell Positive released his latest song, Stressless Dance, at the launch of the ninth staging of Heart Praise Worship Fest, at the Courtleigh hotel on Tuesday."The inspiration for Stressless Dance is my 1-year-old daughter Reign, who is actually...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:11 AM

Despair, determination and desperation are at the centre of Simon Stone's interpretation of the 84-year old play, Yerma, which invites the audience to rethink womanhood, motherhood and traditional roles.Playing live this Sunday at Palace Cineplex,...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

There are tears in the 15 minutes of Kinto, shed by lead actor Sekai Smart-Macaulay, when the really hard times as a windshield washer literally hit him in the form of a group of thugs who rob and beat him in New Kingston, just after he happily buys...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Recording artiste Renee Reid, known as Rre, though not as popular as some other females in the industry, has been making steady moves in her career. These moves that have allowed her to reap some level of success, and she is acknowledged by many as...

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