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Stories by Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | December 19, 2022 | 12:48 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The promoters of Six.Five.Eight held at Marketplace Entertainment Centre for the Arts Limited (MECA) on a Friday night can claim bragging rights for being an event that provides a signature and premium Jamaican experience with international appeal...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2022 | 1:37 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“Relax inna the sun an’ drink a Red Stripe beer, tek a puff off a me spliff and blow the smoke inna the air. A listen reggae music ‘pon a old barber chair, a look back inna life and a give thanks to be here. Consider meself lucky, although me...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2022 | 12:22 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born actor and recording artiste Everton Dennis, more popularly known as E-Dee the Real Dancehall Celebrity, is celebrating a 10-year-long journey in the film industry. Dennis’ debut film, a biopic titled Out The Gate, premiered in theatres...

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2022 | 12:57 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer-songwriter Tarrus Riley is not about to compete with the packed calendar of events this weekend. He is focused on providing a star-studded showcase of wholesome entertainment with the return of Tarrus Riley and Friends, centred around...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2022 | 12:54 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-four hours on the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise was hardly enough time for an adventure but, for persons who joined the festivities on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas last Friday when the ship docked at Freeport in Montego Bay, it...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Ten-year-old Mikaya Sinclair never imagined being credited on any of her father’s albums as an artiste or songwriter but is currently relishing her abilities with the release of Golden Spoon Maroon. Affectionately called ‘Mik’, she is featured on...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Beauty queen-turned-recording artiste Toni-Ann Singh “feels it in her soul” that her move towards a career in music could be her next adventure, and according to fans, with her recent collaboration with dancehall entertainer Popcaan, she may be...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 1:22 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Five years ago, St Lucians Tylor ‘Ryie’ Auguste and Jean-Atem ‘Luja’ Farah, known popularly as the singing duo Lu City, secured a place in the Machel Montano Music Academy, participated and came out on top after three gruelling days of songwriting...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Band launch season in Jamaica has officially started as carnival steadily approaches, and directors of popular Miami-based GenX Carnival are ready to get a new truck on the road to add to the Jamaican experience and become one of the top players of...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Xodus Carnival’s Sweet Treats showroom is slated to open its doors this weekend, but already hopeful revellers have been having a sugar rush over the various designs modelled at the recent band launch. More than 10 designers are contributing to the...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In Jamaica, a seafood boil, which is popular in southern cities of America like New Orleans in Louisiana, and South Carolina, have fast become a must-have. The idea of gathering around a large platter of boiled shellfish, with a group of persons to...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The sharing of a meal can form part of a love story, a memorable family occasion, and the way people connect and reconnect. Join me in uncovering some of the best spots in Jamaica to enjoy a meal with the person of your choice. Put on your best...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2022 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Youth Chorale (JYC) is set to make a spectacular return to the stage this Christmas. The Gregory Simms-led award-winning collective will stage their concert dubbed ‘Christmas Joy’ on December 3 and 4 at the Philip Sherlock Centre for...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Xodus launched its 2023 band presentation ‘Sweet Treats’ on Saturday night at the Mona Hockey Field in St Andrew. The band, which has been proclaimed the biggest band on the road since it first touched the streets of Kingston in 2017, set its...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Dancehall entertainer Rygin King has no qualms about getting back on stage. In fact, a week ago, he announced to his more than 670,000 followers via Instagram that the United States (US) leg of the Therapy Tour would begin on November 24. The...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Dancehall artiste, Baby Tash, is a big girl now, and has the degree to show it. She was one of more than 4,000 students from the Class of 2022 who were conferred with degrees, diplomas and certificates by The University of the West Indies (UWI),...

Published:Saturday | November 5, 2022 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Fast-rising dancehall entertainer Skeng has relished one of the most memorable breakout years as a newcomer, and his Beast of the Era launch held at Di Lot on Constant Spring Road was expected to be the “event of the season”, but this was not to...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

All wines may not be created equal, but there’s no need for the snobbery – and Kerry Jones emphasises this with every sip she takes from her goblet. The Bottega Jamaica representative and AU Trading Company Limited owner recently welcomed wine...

Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

These days, 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist, music educator and performer Kamoy Gordon has set lists down to a science. A savant on the violin, pulling on the heartstrings of those who were present at the 2022 Live with Flair Luncheon, was...

Published:Monday | October 31, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Members of Jamaica’s entertainment industry continue to pay tribute to Donna-Lee Donaldson and Aneka ‘Slickiana’ Townsend, and by so doing have joined a large community of social media influencers, their families and friends in mourning their...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Breaking away from the alté music that helped to usher his name into the industry, Joeboy is now reshaping Afrobeats by encapsulating all the elements of his personality and everything about the modern music, including the dancehall genre, without...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

At nine years old, Warrior King had a goal to pursue medical studies to become a doctor, but at the same time he was the ideal candidate for a career in music, having realised he had a creative mind and a talent for the performing arts. “I was a...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Chief executive officer of Shoeaholics Limited, Jillan Aimable, is determined to introduce and make the brand which offers custom and ready-made footwear, as well as matching accessories, number one across the entire Caribbean region. The...

Published:Saturday | October 15, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

LowLow Records principal and multi-instrumentalist Thilo ‘TEKA’ Jacks is on a high, having been able to connect long-time collaborator, reggae artiste Cali P and Germany-born rapper JuJu Rogers on a revolutionary single. “It was an honour to have...

Published:Monday | October 10, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Gospel dancehall artiste Chozenn was a top winner at the 2022 Sterling Gospel Music Awards’ (SGMA) diamond celebration, which was presented on Saturday at The Ambassadors, located on Hagley Park Road in Kingston. He won two awards, including Male...

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