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Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Tariq St Patrick may be the character everyone loves to hate on the TV drama Power. But the teenager who plays him - Michael Rainey Jr - says he couldn't be more different from Ghost's troubled son.The TV star is currently in Jamaica, where he has...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

She's had an illustrious career that has allowed her to not only cross the paths of numerous reggae stars, but one that gave her the opportunity to work with some of them.She has done work with the likes of Garnett Silk, John Holt, Pluto Shervington...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

With Croatia hoping to hold the coveted World Cup Trophy for the first time and France wanting to make it their first win since 1998, Football Fantasy was always going to be an exciting event. Held on the lawns of the Hope Zoo, which were...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Best Care Foundation is gearing up to host their annual Gala Dinner and Cabaret today at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.Partnering with Jamaica National again for this year's event, organisers say the entertainment package this year will be just as...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has expressed sorrow at the passing of well-known Jamaican singer, pianist, composer and producer Suzanne Couch, who was equally known locally as an experienced caterer.In a release...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The writing was perhaps on the wall, as the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre pulled a bumper-to-bumper crowd for the last two stagings of the Pan Chicken finals. Based on the overwhelming support the competition has received over the years, and with a...

Published:Saturday | July 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Tivoli Dance Troupe will wrap up its 27th season of dance tomorrow at the Little Theatre in St Andrew with an explosive show.Speaking with the The Gleaner about the group's 27 years as one of the premiere dance institutions in the island, the...

Published:Monday | July 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Yesterday, July 1, was observed as International Reggae Day (IRD) across the world. And while there were several activities planned to commemorate the day, the celebrations seemed to be far more grand on the international level than it did on the...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Supreme Team Limited, the promoters of the popular Sandz party series, has acquired popular nightclub Fiction and will be spearheading operations when the popular hotspot reopens.In a statement sent to The Gleaner, the new owners of the space in...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Fast-rising American-based stand-up comedian Shuler King is set to make his Jamaican debut this month at the popular weekly comedy series - Johnny LIVE Comedy Bar in Kingston.The series, held on Tuesday nights at 100 Hope Road, has cemented itself...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Embassy of Spain in Jamaica is gearing up to host two free concerts aimed at strengthening cultural connections between both countries.Dubbed West Winds - a Musical Experience, the shows based on West Side Story, will take place this Saturday at...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

With streaming platforms becoming increasingly popular as a promotional tool for entertainers, one Jamaican company has decided to step into the ever-growing world of music streaming. Bazzle Amusement Social Communication has launched its CueLineUp...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

When director Storm Saulter came up with the storyline for Sprinter, he had no idea fate would align the stars in his universe so that the actor he chose to bring the story's main character to life would fit seamlessly into his vision.It is every...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

It is an accomplishment when any artiste/musician survives in the entertainment industry for more than a decade, much less five. But the Bad Boys of reggae, Inner Circle, have done it and continue to.The internationally renowned reggae group is this...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Storm Saulter, renowned local director, is aiming to move away from the stereotypical storyline with his new movie, Sprinter. Speaking at the media briefing for the film, Saulter said there is a need to move away from the 'life or death' stories...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

For the first time in the festival's 26-year history, Reggae Sumfest will be going cashless. The announcement was made yesterday morning at Downsound Entertainment's headquarters on Belmont Road, New Kingston. Sumfest has partnered with global...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Sunday, June 10, is the day Jamaicans will get to see some of its most powerful men and women in action at the National Indoor Sports Centre, Arthur Wint Drive, St Andrew.Founder of the annual event Powerful Women...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Irish and Chin World Clash series is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. And at a time when there are numerous concerns surrounding the depletion of sound systems across the Caribbean and the possible imminent death of sound clashes,...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

This year will mark the third since Reggae Sumfest's organisers decided to pull the plug on International Night at the annual festival. When the news was first announced, many were sceptical, with some going as far as to say the decision would...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Cherrytree Music Company and Live Nation have announced that Sting and Shaggy will embark on a North American tour after they wrap up their tour of Europe this summer.The tour kicks off in Miami on September 15 at The Fillmore Miami Beach, in...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Summer is just around the corner, and if you're looking for a programme keen on edutainment, then the Ashe Company has just the thing for you.Speaking with The Gleaner, company director Conroy Wilson encourages parents to enrol their children in...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Executive director of the Broadcasting Commission, Cordel Green, says that in trying to regulate content companies run the risk of infringing on people's rights. This comes against the background of Spotify's recent decision on not promoting songs...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The 'No Violence In Love' campaign, launched in 2017 to bring awareness to and reinforce positive images in the minds of the Jamaican population in general, this year narrowed its focus to high school girls with the launch of the 'No Violence In...

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...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:04 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer Sugar Minott passed away close to eight years ago, and since then his family has been determined to secure his musical legacy. As part of their plans to build on his brand, two new albums with never-before-released music from the late...

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