Sat | Aug 13, 2022

Stories by Stephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2022 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Michael Nicholson, easily one of Jamaica’s renowned actors and comedians, was celebrated by friends and family last Wednesday as he turned 60 at a nautical-themed dinner party. “I’m truly surprised,” he said after catching his breath, having...

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2022 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Teejay is changing the way he approaches the music industry. Ahead of the release of the long-awaited Rags To Riches album, the reggae-dancehall entertainer is taking the time to make connections, and in doing so, giving more of himself, he said in...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“It’s not about keeping up an image; the fashion industry – being in front of the cameras on and off the runway – can be exhausting at times. There will be people who tease and make fun of you, but be yourself, be the individual that makes fun of...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A kaleidoscope of colours, the pageantry of costumes, craft and designs and clean-cut fun. Byron Lee envisioned the streets of Jamaica painted with people of all ages, adorned in all the colours of the earth, the revelry, and at the centre of it...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Legendary cultural ‘toaster’ Manley Augustus Buchanan, more popularly known as Big Youth, is always reggae red carpet ready. He is a benchmark for signature style and flair in the reggae music landscape, but reminds youths that “image is not what...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2022 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

( 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 19, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

( 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...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2022 | 8:03 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Dancehall sweetheart Samantha J appears ready to get back into the music industry ring, and she’s throwing punches. With new-found drive and energy, and dare we mention it, a fit bod, the recording artiste who gave birth to her son, Trillion, in...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2022 | 12:41 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A consummate follow-up to his 2021 Grammy Award-nominated album, Sean Paul’s Scorcha is a light-footed strut around the dancehall playground. The highly acclaimed reggae and dancehall artiste quickly transitions from one theme to the next; from...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Thriving in a smoky blur of local acts crossing over into the pop realm, fusing the sounds of reggae and dancehall with other genres and capturing the attention of the techie generation is the multi-hyphenate Indie Allen, who not only captured but...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In a moment when all her goals seemed possible, Esther Antoine nearly lost her mind and then her life. The unexpected death of her youngest child in 2008 left the singer, songwriter, author and her family in a daze as it was discovered that the...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The people of the Caribbean became creative in preserving African traditions over the years, fashioning new words, and recombining and recreating the sounds of the percussions, essentially defying colonial bans on the traditional cylindrical drums...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As Trinidad and Tobago’s government continues to question the total revenue generated by the National Carnival Commission from its $15 million investment in its ‘Taste of Carnival’ season that ended on March 1, one native is celebrating success and...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Demarco’s influence lies not only in the fact that he has made an unforgettable mark on a generation of recording artistes, penning, performing and producing songs, but also because he has managed to maintain his relevance with an audience known to...

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

California-based musician, disc jockey, and actor Lennox Brown, known simply as Lennox B, knows how to get into character. With over a decade of experience, working as a stand-in for actors such as Blade superstar Wesley Snipes, two-time Golden...

Published:Sunday | March 13, 2022 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With almost $45 million riding on his latest investment, chief executive officer of the label formerly called UIM Records, Andrew Myrie, is optimistic about the prospects. “I dedicated approximately 12 years of my music production career to UIM. I...

Published:Sunday | March 13, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Licensed beauty therapist and entrepreneur Kareen Lamme has produced a buzzworthy documentary that makes viewers do a double-take. With a reputation for using her clients as muses and transforming them into her idea of art, she tackled a challenge...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Reggae-dancehall artiste KipRich says, for the season of Lent, he will be making an effort to drop his habit of procrastination and is hopeful that he can overcome it thereafter. At the core of the Christian practice of Lent, which lasts for 40...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

It’s not uncommon to find producers and songwriters taking a stab at the music industry as recording artistes – and sometimes it happens in reverse. A good 14 years after writing and co-producing Sean Paul’s hot track Temperature, alongside Rohan ‘...

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The expectation of the local entertainment industry is that it will return to some level of normality in the current year as it relates to gathering restrictions and the approval of permits for events. Carlene Smith, known more popularly as...

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With any film star, there’s the actor, and then there’s the persona. Leon Robinson, or ‘Just Leon’ as he has humbly preferred to be credited over the years, has always had an interest in cultivating the latter. Most Jamaicans had been introduced to...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

More than a month after Opposition Senator Floyd Morris called for a motion for Usain Bolt to be declared a national hero, the Jamaican sprint legend said that he is humbled to know there are people who hold him in such high regard but that he...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

No matter the role, Kimberly Huie trusts herself to embody the character and deliver. The Jamaican-born actress recently landed a role in the new drama series, Kings of Napa, a role which seems to have been made for her. “I learned of the project...

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Thirty years and more than 60 albums later, Luciano has cemented his name as one of the most successful and consistent reggae recording artistes of all time. Picking up countless accolades, from receiving the Key to Kansas City in 1999 and being...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2021 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“I can’t remember the exact year. It was in Africa. I was on a flight with Shaggy and a few other industry professionals, and the private airplane was hijacked,” said well-known producer, musician, and record label owner Christopher Birch. It was...

Pages

Subscribe to Stephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer