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Stories by Sade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2022 | 12:10 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Long before he had multiple businesses and mega artistes on his roster, Romeich Major was running errands for dancehall quartet TOK. “TOK [would] call mi and seh to go pay dah bill deh or we link up a studio and mi just deh deh and do certain...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2022 | 12:09 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Chief Marketing Officer at Miami Broward Carnival Committee John Beckford is encouraging those who never fancied carnival to look beyond the glitz and ‘palancing’ and consider its economic benefits. The team is currently in the island to support...

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2022 | 12:11 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

“It truly is a wonderful honour,” esteemed actress Sheryl Lee Ralph told The Sunday Gleaner about her Black Reel Awards nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress. The nod, given for role in the comedic hit series Abbott Elementary, is among...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2022 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Jamaican thespian Desmond Dennis is one of six people worldwide to be accepted into the London Academy of Music...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2022 | 12:11 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

( It’s Father’s Day in the year of Jamaica 60 and as part of the Jubilee celebrations, The Sunday Gleaner’s Entertainment section is featuring the sound system culture, which was born in Jamaica in the late 40s and 50s through the creativity of the...

Published:Sunday | June 12, 2022 | 12:09 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Dancehall icon Bounty Killer will be doted on in a celebratory Made in JamRoc concert today to mark his 50th birthday. The Digicel-hosted event, dubbed ‘It’s a Party’ (a toast to his 1998 hip hop banger featuring Free, Cocoa Brovaz and Nona Hendryx...

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2022 | 12:10 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Whirlwind Entertainment is set to launch the Jamaica International Podcast Network tomorrow night at the MECA in Kingston. The company established MECA’s Yaad TV Network, which will host the podcast platform for availability on ROKU, Apple TV,...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2022 | 12:31 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

“Every single thing takes hard work and dedication. You have to stay focused.” That was part of the message Mr Lexx had for grade six students at the Allman Town Primary School in Kingston on Thursday. The entertainer, who is embracing new hats...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Should Sandra-Lee Smith enter a party and see someone wearing her ensemble, she’s leaving. Better yet, “If I travel or go to a store in Jamaica and there’s only two or three pieces (of something I love), I grab all of them because I want to have...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Highlights are abundant when Winston ‘Sparrow’ Martin reflects on his 60-year career in music, but, overall, he says “God has shown me the purpose I was made for and I give thanks for the strength that I get to do what I must to help people, and to...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Bodies saunter through a room bearing The Roots 77 art exhibition on Tuesday evening at The Bob Marley Museum in Kingston. Some eyes are hypnotised by the artworks, while other eyes make four with the respective artists who were selected from an...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

(For this special Mother’s Day celebration during the year of Jamaica 60, the Entertainment Desk is featuring some of the women who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of music and culture.) Sonia Pottinger’s professional story...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

(For this special Mother’s Day celebration during the year of Jamaica 60, the Entertainment Desk is featuring some of the women who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of music and culture.) She never had any biological children...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2022 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

There is an unspoken protocol to gather at the front of the stage whenever Tanya Stephens comes out, and it was no different when she headlined the second staging of Bamboo Splash Lawn’s ‘Acoustic Live’ series in St Andrew last Thursday. Adorned...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:10 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Gratitude is at the base of Yaksta’s reaction to receiving the award for Song of the Year at the recently held Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) Honour Awards. The public-vote category included his 2021 hit Ambition; Koffee’s West Indies...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

When something is underproduced, the choice exists to complain or create. Atlanta-based artiste Michael Star picked the latter after experiencing a slew of parties where patrons didn’t get lost in movement. The result of his problem solving is Tun...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2022 | 12:13 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Dressed in white and gold, the family of late reggae pioneer Denroy Morgan resembled a large choir of angels as they serenaded their father with his 1981 classic, I’ll Do Anything For You. The moment, captured at the National Indoor Sports Centre...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2022 | 12:12 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Reggae ambassadors Third World will headline the exclusive inaugural Reggae GP event at the Bamboo Gallery in South Florida on May 8. The event, conceptualised by Third World member Rupert Bent III, will be an afterparty for the F1 Grand Prix...

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2022 | 12:09 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Wherever you see Kazayah, you just may see flowers. She explained that the nature theme symbolises her growth as an artiste, and she’s surely blooming on her new single, Sweet. Produced by Wadadah II, Jinda Singh and Lance West, Sweet shows a...

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2022 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

These days, describing Agent Sasco as just a dancehall artiste is quite a disservice. He has had one of the most impressive evolutions in the reggae and dancehall space, from his music career and philanthropic lifestyle to his university studies,...

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2022 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Circa November, travel blogger Heidi Hanna’s hearty laughs fill up a snowy, white wonderland of Lapland, Finland, where she’s experiencing a sledge ride with huskies. The moment, documented in an online video post, not only marked her first...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:11 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

In 1999, producer Anastas ‘Pupa Nas-T’ Hackett got tingles while making Work, recorded by soca star Denise Belfon. He associates the feeling with a sure hit song, which he said he felt when he heard Shenseea’s Lick, which samples the track. Lick...

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2022 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Dancehall veteran Yellowman is gearing up to kickstart the third leg of his ‘No More War’ tour across the United States. The tour is scheduled to commence in March and will again see the deejay being on the road with his daughter singer, K’Reema,...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2021 | 12:11 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

“Man, I don’t know how you make it without God, seriously,” a beaming Pastor Sara Cowan-Conner told The Sunday Gleaner. She was talking about her dad, esteemed producer and musician Tommy Cowan, beating physical illness twice in the ‘90s and giving...

Published:Friday | December 17, 2021 | 7:26 PMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Dancehall artiste Spice has been making her début on various international platforms this year like The Wendy Williams Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live with her Go Down Deh hit with Sean Paul and Shaggy. As the year culminates, she's done it again,...

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