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Published:Friday | June 9, 2023 | 12:56 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Former host of Top Chef, model, actress, author and activist, Padma Lakshmi, graced the stage at the Calabash International Literary Festival in St Elizabeth last month to talk all things food and travel with Kei Miller. The respected food writer,...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2023 | 1:20 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Dancehall artiste Tifa is back on the scene after taking some time to do some work in the background. Now revamped and ready for the spotlight, she told The Gleaner that this period in her career is all about adding more fun to the dancehall music...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2023 | 12:57 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

As artistes all over the world strive to reinvent themselves, dancer-turned-recording artiste Amanyea is taking on new horizons in music as she stands as one of the first Jamaican performers to dive into the realms of the musical genre Amapiano...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2023 | 9:18 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

The 2023 staging of the Calabash International Literary Festival held in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, over the weekend was a shining display of the vibrancy and vigour within the literary and creative space. Following a five-year hiatus, due to...

Published:Monday | May 29, 2023 | 12:44 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

The moon, high in the sky, glistened on Treasure Beach Friday night as the Calabash International Literary Festival returned to St Elizabeth after a five-year hiatus. Moving ‘For-Word’ into the three-day event, Friday Night’s Calabashment: Live and...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2023 | 12:48 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Lawyer-turned-content creator and reality series host Rushane ‘RushCam’ Campbell is usually telling others to ‘pack up’. This week he sits with Five Questions to unpack a little about his style and experiences as the returning host of The Social...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2023 | 12:31 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

In the age of digital supremacy, people all across the globe have witnessed a rise in creativity and content creation. One person who has made a name for himself in this digital environment is Jamaican influencer Rohan ‘Quite’ Perry. With his...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2023 | 1:03 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

It is officially a wrap on season two of The Social House and the local reality TV series that brought smiles and a bellyful of laughter to millions of viewers on YouTube every Wednesday has crowned its ‘ruler’ Tonya ‘Ton Travels’ Williams....

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2023 | 12:37 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Many Jamaicans regard Alaine as one of the island’s best singers, but what some might not know is that for all the beautiful music she has given across her two-decades-long career, she does not recall receiving any award. The singer/songwriter has...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2023 | 12:21 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Not your ordinary ‘roots girl’, singjay Yeza is gearing up to show off what she really means when she says her catchphrase ‘rude girl roots’ on her upcoming debut album, Star of the East. Hoping to give fans a better idea of who she is beyond what...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2023 | 1:06 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

What’s a soft glam? Think of it as a step in-between natural make-up and full glam. It focuses on natural lips, glowing skin, diffused eye shadow, and tamed eyebrows. We connected with Gabrielle Waite, chief executive officer of GabbyGlam Co and...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2023 | 12:35 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Donning a tailored tuxedo, paired with polished dress shoes, Jamaican stylist and costume director, Cyprian Thomas, confidently made his way to centrestage at the Philip Sherlock Centre for Creative Arts, to be presented with an award from L’Acadco...

Published:Tuesday | May 2, 2023 | 1:02 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

The 40th season of Daaance presented by L’Acadco, titled ‘Kalunga’, can be summed up in just one word: extraordinary. From beginning to end, the pieces captivated the silent, but watchful audience that gathered for the presentation’s gala night on...

Published:Monday | May 1, 2023 | 12:25 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

With the last staging of the Actor Boy Awards being held virtually in May 2020, come next month it will be three years since the theatre community has come together to celebrate their achievements and present awards to outstanding members and...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2023 | 12:58 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Dr Terri-Karelle Reid, Kalilah Reynolds and Gabrielle Waite on Monday evening were honoured by Flair for their work and contribution in the fields of media and communication, business and beauty, respectively. Excited to be gracing the red carpet...

Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2023 | 2:33 PMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

April will probably go down as the one of the hardest months for up-and-coming recording artiste Monifa Goss who lost her mother earlier this month. But with the support of members of the music fraternity, she may be able to find some peace and...

Published:Tuesday | April 25, 2023 | 12:53 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

The St Mary High School is the season 10 winner of the Jamaica’s Best School Band Competition. The group wowed the judges with a medley of reggae and dancehall tunes and walked away with the first-place cash prize of $300,000, among other awards....

Published:Monday | April 24, 2023 | 12:54 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Deno Crazy is all about paying it forward. Last Thursday, the comedian-turned-entertainer gave back to his alma mater, Ewarton High School, in a big way. Through partnership with Western Sports and part proceeds from the event Polo Fi Days, Deno...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2023 | 12:40 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Rising dancehall star, Topmann, has been making waves in the music business with his catchy lyrics that have thousands of fans confidently reciting the tunes whenever he graces the stage. Known for tunes such as Gyal Code and Cash Ready, the young...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2023 | 1:15 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Carnival returned fully 2023 and it saw a merger of Xodus and Bacchanal, as well as newcomers in the form of Yard Mas and GenXS. Having been the last band to officially launch, Yard Mas Carnival masqueraders were not disappointed when it came to...

Published:Saturday | April 8, 2023 | 1:02 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

American rapper Rick Ross has always been vocal about intentionally pursuing his dreams, and the Aston Martin singer is encouraging local artistes to do the same, as they could just be one small step away from hitting their goal. “All the Jamaican...

Published:Monday | April 3, 2023 | 12:48 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Bacchanal Friday was the perfect way to get the weekend into full swing as revellers from all backgrounds came out ready to soak up the good vibes that permeated the venue. As first-time attendees and longtime supporters came out in their numbers,...

Published:Friday | March 31, 2023 | 1:09 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

If you attended fêtes this carnival season, then it is very likely that you have experienced the dynamic juggling of one of Jamaica’s best soca DJs – DJ Bloodline Franco. Bringing all the vibes and dropping all the baddest tunes that make it...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2023 | 12:52 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

The inaugural staging of the Jamaica Poetry and Music Symposium is set for this Sunday at the Institute of Jamaica. This staging will be held under the theme ‘Taking Ownership and Responsibility – Transforming Lives, Shaping Our Future’, and...

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