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Stories by Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Since the release of his first studio album, Stage One, in 2000, reggae-dancehall recording artiste Sean Paul hasn’t slowed down. Last year, he dropped the Grammy-nominated Live N Livin. Now, he is gearing up to release his eighth studio album,...

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

The Carnival Stakeholders Committee held its first meeting yesterday to discuss possible dates for Carnival in Jamaica 2022. With the events sector seeing some signs of returning to normality, several submissions have been tabled by the directors...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

International recording artiste Rob Diesel is still pumped about breaking into the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Top 100 Charts after releasing the single Rasta in America (Fly Ras) nearly one month ago. The entertainer held a peak position at number 93 and...

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

With a career spanning over three decades, Beenie Man has created an undisputed and unmissable wave. The Grammy Award-winning artiste’s contributions to Jamaican culture are forever etched in history, and he continues to be a guiding force in the...

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Marriage is an adventure. It is a dazzling place Liane Chung never knew she would end up. When she first met her prince, Adam Barakat, on a night out on the town with friends back in 2013, the two never made it past the brief introductions. It was...

Published:Monday | March 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Global musical powerhouse, Sean Paul, kicked off his US-leg of the Scorcha Tour inside Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida last Friday. It has been two years since the artiste has toured having spent the pandemic period in Jamaica with his family, who...

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

With what can be described as a no-frills restaurant, a short walk from the centre of Falmouth’s busy town and the historic port, Peppers Jerk Centre boasts unexpected flavour and a secret spicy rub that combines to make a fiery menu to feast on....

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The non-fungible token (NFT) wave is booming in the finance sector but also capturing lots of attention across the art, film and music industries, where many creatives are participating in more ways than one, in the digital marketplace. Gramps...

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2022 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Spanning a range of musical genres, including rhythm and blues, soul, classical and jazz, the late Nina Simone was renowned for using her musical platform to send culturally significant messages. Her words empowered women and men alike, as much of...

Published:Thursday | February 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

With journalism being one of her majors in college, and the other international relations, it was no surprise when Tosh Alexander-Simmonds revealed what she had been up to outside of music these past two years. “I have always known that I wanted to...

Published:Saturday | February 19, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

No musical protester, Tony Curtis has long been influenced by the sounds of rhythms and blues, jazz and soul of the 1970s through to the 1990s, and has managed to send sobering messages, covering deeply entrenched social issues through his...

Published:Friday | February 18, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Whoever said that talking too much was a crime was obviously not a talker. Dahlia Walker-Huntington recalls often being punished in prep school for always speaking, but as she matured, she realised it was that same gift of gab that would help in...

Published:Wednesday | February 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Black Angel Foundation has entered its third year of its scholarship awards. Organised as a means of carrying on the legacy of their son and brother, Joseph ‘Black Angel’ Buchanan, who was a musician, songwriter, producer and record label owner...

Published:Tuesday | February 8, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Weeks leading up to their nuptials, Alan Bent and Vanessa Wadsworth would jokingly talk about a rainy day actually being good luck for their wedding ceremony, which was originally planned to be an outdoor affair. As luck would have it, the date of...

Published:Saturday | February 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Grief has struck the family of former member of The Aces, James Wilson Samuels, known popopularly as ‘Winston’ Samuels, as they mourn the musician’s death. According to Edward Delroy Bradshaw, he took his brother to the Burlington Medical Centre...

Published:Friday | February 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

She says when you see her, you see dancehall. Pamputtae is a cultural force who has routinely defied societal norms and transformed the way people perceive her strength and craft. Three minutes into a conversation with this prolific dancehall diva...

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Choreographer, dance instructor and founder of Dance Jamaica Academy Latonya Dillon, known professionally as Latonya Style, has relaunched her awards show after a 10-year hiatus. The Dance JA Awards made its return a week ago after it was put on...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

With the opening of its doors, Milin Jamaica Real Estate had been looking for a window to get involved in the community and assist the most vulnerable members of society. Operating for a little under two years, the team has found what they are...

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

Worlds away from his music recording career, Gentleman now owns, and lives, on a farm located in Spain. In search of a more simplistic and fulfilling lifestyle, the singer relocated his family from the city of Cologne in Germany, to the hills on...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The beautiful tapestry stitched together to make the Robinsons’ love story begins at Peter Forte’s tailor shop in the Half-Way Tree Arcade. Mercy-Ann Copeland, fashion designer and owner of Mercy J Fashions, was only there to meet a friend, but...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

We are on day 671 of the pandemic and Moyann is not running out of ideas to keep her audience on the tip of their toes. Two weeks ago, the fast-rising female dancehall entertainer dropped her music video for her new single, Big Tingz, but before...

Published:Thursday | January 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The book that was 2021 has ended, but some of the eventful stories making up the chapters are forever etched in our minds. It was a challenging year punctuated by tear-jerking losses, but it also saw several wins ­– oh yes, and weddings! Stories of...

Published:Wednesday | January 5, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In the middle of a divorce, illness and unemployment, Kadian Snow was often left to wonder how she would afford basic necessities. During this time, she recognised that conversations became awkward when it led to menstruation and her struggles with...

Published:Monday | December 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Independent acts in the dancehall space usually have a specific season to break. In the past, there would be one authentic dancehall song or artiste that rules the global charts but in recent times, more productions have had a chance to shine, and...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Season Two of the fantasy drama television series, The Witcher, has a new addition. Jamaican actress Julene Robinson, who plays a barmaid, stands out in the fictional storyline – which is filled with actors speaking in their European accents –...

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