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Published:Thursday | December 23, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Youth Chorale (JYC) is looking forward to performing in the new year, after two years of being absent from the stage. Greg Simms, principal director and founder of the JYC, says the chorale landscape worldwide has been altered because...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

For Stonebwoy to accept a title that many dancehall recording artistes have been trying to claim for more than a decade, means he knows and understands the culture he is representing. The Ghanaian recording artiste was proclaimed the ‘Prince of...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Country-reggae entertainer Wesrok has ventured into the beauty industry with the opening of a unisex salon where he is dedicated to serving “celebrities and persons who want to live the life of a celebrity and want to be treated as such”. Not...

Published:Saturday | December 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Recording artiste Devin Di Dakta’s philosophy on life and love is, “Never to waste time on perfection or else nothing will be, and it’s best to be than to be perfect”. In a recent interview with The Gleaner, the Psych Ward lyricist shared that most...

Published:Friday | December 17, 2021 | 7:18 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Recording artiste Jah Vinci is probably one of the most mysterious male entertainers of his time. Aside from being involved in a few lyrical wars with other reggae-dancehall acts, he has managed not to make a public spectacle out of any conflict...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Christmas is what you make it. Come December 25, don’t let it only be about having a dinner that will have that health-conscious cousin of yours cheat her diet by going for seconds or about concocting a sorrel drink and fruitcake with the right...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

To appreciate how much cookshops contribute to a community and the values that the men or women behind the door pass on to its customers daily, take a trip to Sonny’s Cook Shop one morning. Sonny is selling more than a cup of tea to the young man...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Once upon a time, there was a girl and boy who loved each other. Unlike most fairy-tale movies that start out that way, Dennay Haughton found her real-life Prince Charming in Tyreese Briscoe, who she says knows how to treat her like a princess. “...

Published:Monday | December 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“My eyes welled up having received the news that my musical brother passed,” said Wailing Souls founding member Lloyd ‘Bread’ McDonald of his reaction to hearing that former bandmate Rudolph ‘Garth’ Dennis had died. Not only did the reggae...

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Elsa Jarrett is an adventurous nature lover and has always had her sights on soaring as an entrepreneur. With more time on her hands, instead of purchasing house plants, she did some research and started to grow them. “Firstly, I fell in love with...

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

When Bradley Richards thinks about his childhood spent watching his mother Erica Badley getting ready to take on the busy day, he fondly recalls her love for the finer things in life. He also recalls how hard she worked to fill her closets with...

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Local start-up Green Gourmet has a lot on its plate – correction – a lot in its bowls. It’s one of the newest restaurants on the block, promoting a healthy lifestyle with a menu that offers a wide range of meals, most of which are primarily served...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2021 | 9:50 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“Not your grandma’s hand soap” is a statement that Tafari Roberts stands by even though her brand, Rove, was inspired by her own grandmother and mother, who she describes as the typical hard-working Jamaican matriarchs. “Because of my grandma and...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Drumming to the beat of the holiday season, Island Kings is eager to spread some cheer the best way they know how. The all-male trio’s drive first drew attention with the release of a cover of Yaksta’s hit single Ambition recorded in a car. Now...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Projexx’s smooth style of serenading women and being able to maintain the respect of the strong male personalities in the music industry earns him more than one stripe. As an emerging artiste trying to erase the status quo of the music permeating...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Twenty Tivoli Gardens High School students were gifted with tablets purchased through alumni donations at a special handover ceremony last Tuesday. Addressing the ceremony, Cleve Laing, president of the Tivoli Gardens High School Alumni Track...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Somewhere in-between the imagination of a seven-year-old boy playing the role of a talk-show host entertaining an audience of stuffed animals and action figures in his childhood bedroom, and being a distinguished sports journalist, interviewing...

Published:Monday | November 29, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Ghanaian hitmaker Stonebwoy has been in a “happy” mood. He has contributed to three albums nominated in the Best Reggae Album category for the 64th annual Grammy Awards, and there were no other words to describe how he was feeling at the time of...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

When the origin and meaning of your surname is composed of the words ‘home’ and ‘power’ and your first name and even nickname translates to God’s grace and peace, it may seem serendipitous to find yourself in the world bringing something into the...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Songwriter, performer and recording artiste Jesse Royal circumvented the traditional record deal at an early stage in his career, opting first to pursue music on his own terms. Hailing from the rural farming community of Maroon Town in the parish...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Over 25 local artists will showcase their art collections today at the Art Gallery Décor VIII in a one-day exhibition dubbed Artist Way. The Kingston-based boutique art gallery is known for highlighting works – from older masters to the eclectic...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Through his music career and volunteerism, Cleve Aman Laing, better known by the moniker Lt Stitchie, has educated many through his messages of determination, righteousness and unity, making him one of the most respected artistes of the reggae-...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Queen of Dancehall Spice could hardly catch her breath after singer-songwriter Carly Pearce announced that her debut album 10 was nominated for a Best Reggae Album Grammy. The full list of nominees include Pamoja by Etana, Positive Vibration by...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Two of Marcia Griffiths’ sons have poured their hearts out to her and sent messages of love on behalf of the family as they celebrate her 72nd birthday today. According to Errol Thompson Jr, the eldest of Griffiths’ three sons for singer-...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Kimberley Johnson has always been spurred by excitement. More than anything, Gary Dockery always wanted an experience of fulfilment with a woman he loved. Kimberley is that woman, and she knew that adventure was just a doorstep away when she...

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