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Published:Saturday | March 16, 2024 | 12:10 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York-based Elite Weekend executives have selected ‘Sub-10 King’, Asafa Powell, as the recipient of the 2024 Bleu...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2024 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Veteran reggae singer Pluto Shervington, who died last Friday morning at a hospital in Florida, where he resided, was, up until the time of his passing, in discussions about upcoming performances. Former 93.5FM, WVIP radio host and party promoter...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2024 | 12:09 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

“Jamaica, we are excited to be home and we plan to deliver an upscale, premium party series like we do in the Big Apple,” is the message from New York Elite Weekend executive Sephron Mair, who spoke at the launch at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2023 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee has announced that he is retiring from the reggaeton genre to serve Jesus Christ. The Puerto Rican artiste, born Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, is one of more than 150 defendants named in producer Cleveland ‘Clevie’...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2023 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: New York-based actress, humanitarian and radio personality Sheron Hamilton-Pearson was on cloud nine last week when The Gleaner spoke with her by phone about her appearance in the iconic 1976 UK film, Pressure. The film has been remastered by...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2023 | 12:08 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

September 11 (9/11) has special significance for millions of Americans who lost family members in the World Trade Center attack. For Celeste Sade Hibbert-McMahon, it is significant, as it’s the anniversary of the death of her beloved granddad,...

Published:Monday | August 21, 2023 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: “This has to be the best backyard party ever!” exclaimed New York radio host David ‘Fat Forward’ Warren during soca star Crazy’s exhilarating performance. Seventy-eight-year-old Crazy, widely regarded as one of the kings of soca music, was in...

Published:Monday | August 21, 2023 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Westchester, NY: Seven years ago, Luciano, known for celebrated hits like One Way Ticket, Your World Or Mine, It’s Me Again Jah and Lord Give Me Strength, had his US visa and work permit revoked. It was a dark day for the reggae industry, but...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2023 | 12:08 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

The newly minted Street Gospel rhythm, which was released on the Pot of Gold/VPAL imprints, features a collection of some of Jamaica’s biggest and most accomplished gospel and secular artistes on a six-song EP. Among the acts are Kevin Downswell...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2023 | 12:25 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Radio broadcasters on WVIP 93.5 FM in New York, listeners and Jamaican businesses who rely on the station to market and promote their products and services are reeling in shock by news that the entity has been sold. The New York-based,...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2023 | 12:22 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

UNITED STATES: Jamaica-born, Texas school administrator Nicola Myers Gardere has been named interim principal of Marlin High School in Marlin, an institution which has been struggling to maintain standard academic levels among its students. Last...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2023 | 12:22 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Team Jamaica Bickle (JTB), Inc, a New York-based not-for-profit organisation which provides support for Jamaican athletes competing at the annual Penn Relays in the USA, will host its annual ‘Bickle Breakfast’ today, Saturday, May 27, at St Luke’s...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2023 | 12:16 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Korean American business entrepreneur Joanna Chung loves Jamaica! She confesses to being enamoured by the beautiful beaches and lush vegetation of the island. She gushed about the Jamaican people, the rich culture and her love for reggae...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2023 | 12:38 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: In today’s world of reggae and dancehall, an explosive force of entertainment energy is the sound clash. This lyrical battle is a firing line of beats, classic hits, future hits and a perfectly timed barrage of specials. It is a sonic war...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2023 | 12:36 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Earlier this month Beaches Resort premiered a new 30-second television commercial, using the song Calm Down by Nigerian Afrobeats rapper Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema. The television spot with actor Carlos Everette first aired nationally...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2023 | 1:16 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Groovin’ In The Park, North America’s premier reggae and R...

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2023 | 12:57 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Reggae is in the history books once again! For the first time in Jamaica’s history, iconic songs by Reggae King Robert Nesta Marley and Reggae Queen Marcia Griffiths are featured in television ads that are airing currently in the United States...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2023 | 1:04 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Twenty-one-year old visually impaired, New York-based reggae singer Nigy Boy has never performed in Jamaica. All that will change on Saturday, January 21, when he makes his debut performance alongside music giants like Luciano, Ghanian reggae...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2022 | 1:00 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

The expectations were high after word circulated in Montego Bay that ‘dancehall doctor’ Beenie Man was billed as the featured performer for Saturday night’s closeout party for the much-anticipated One Love Weekend. Beenie Man was tasked with...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Over the past 50 years, Jamaica has had success with locally produced movies like The Harder They Come (1972); Smile Orange (1976); Dancehall Queen (1997), Third World Cop (1999); and Shottas (2002), which, for the most part, focused on themes...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Reggae crooner Beres Hammond closed out his fourth consecutive sold-out tri-state area concert for 2022 last Saturday at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury in Long Island, New York, with an electrifying performance that some fans say may be his best...

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2022 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEWYORK: Miracle baby Nigy Boy, aka Nigel Hector, whose mom was given the damning diagnosis by doctors in 2001 that her soon-to-be-born son would not survive outside of the womb, has not only survived but has thrived, even going viral on social...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Veteran producer Noel Christano Browne, a member of the ‘70s sibling group the Browne Bunch, which included his brothers Glen, Danny, Clevie and the late Dalton, will be laid to rest on Friday, October 28, in the United Kingdom (UK). Noel, who has...

Published:Monday | October 17, 2022 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Award-winning broadcaster, Kirk ‘Captain Kirk’ Nelson, of 107.9 FM in South Florida is among a growing list of Jamaican media practitioners in the diaspora who have voiced strong support for the recent ban by the Broadcasting Commission of...

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2022 | 12:06 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess, a veteran broadcaster with almost 30 years of experience, was over the weekend presented with a proclamation from Brooklyn Assemblyman Brian Cunningham, who serves the 43rd District in New York, USA. The US...

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