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Stories by Yasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2024 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Bad Boys: Ride Or Die, the fourth instalment in Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s Bad Boys franchise, hit theatres last Friday, and as exciting as the film is anticipated to be, of equal import is the fact that Smith has returned to the music scene...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2024 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Spragga Benz “came, saw and conquered” definitely sounds clichéd , but that’s exactly what the veteran dancehall entertainer and actor did when he performed at the Guinness Sounds of Greatness event on Thursday at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records....

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2024 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

It was just a few months ago that singer Nigy Boy literally rocked the continent and ensnared females across the globe with a honeyed infidelity message that they all seemed to hug up: “Caring is sharing”. The viral single Continent, on Rvssian’s...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2024 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A film with a fascinating title — Raised by Goats — now has the distinction of being the first Jamaican project to be selected for the La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Francais programme to be held at the 77th staging of the prestigious Festival De...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2024 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Thirty-six years ago, a young Beres Hammond released the song Let Me Help You Smile, a single which fans have dubbed “a real classic” but which has rarely been played. Fast-forward to the present and the story is being retold in the best way...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2024 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Following the briefest of conversations with plus-size model, Tricia Campbell, one thing becomes apparent, she is big on God. Despite that, however, it was still a bit startling to hear how she snugly fit in the divine and her meeting with...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2024 | 11:26 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The estate of Bob Marley is among a list of powerful music industry entities and persons who are pushing back against the irresponsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) which, they say, has the potential to be “catastrophic” and could “degrade...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2024 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

When legendary musician, Carlton ‘Santa’ Davis was informed that he had been selected to receive the prestigious Reggae Gold Award at the end of February, he was excited, but, alas, he was unable to travel to Jamaica to collect it in person because...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2024 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Some things are not that hard to ‘maths out’. For example, if a producer gives Shuga a rhythm that is particularly inspiring and she has some hard truths to tell, she’s going to chat. And that’s exactly what she has done on her latest single, The...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2024 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

When Lisa Evers, a two-time EMMY Award winner and FOX5 TV news reporter/host of Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers, focuses the cameras on a story, one can be sure that it will definitely be well worth the time to watch. A few years ago, Evers...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2024 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Romain Virgo’s album launch on Thursday at the AC Hotel Kingston was a vibe. Despite the short notice – Wednesday for Thursday – media, colleagues, family, friends and fans showed up to celebrate the unveiling of Virgo’s fourth studio album, The...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2024 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

When Bob Marley and the Wailers played at their largest ever UK concert at the Crystal Palace Bowl on June 7, 1980, numbered among the record-breaking 30,000 people which turned out to watch him perform was his son, Julian. The youngster, who had...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2024 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

On February 11, pioneering ska, mento and rocksteady singer, Count Owen joined the elite club of nonagenarians and he couldn’t be happier or more full of gratitude. The Count celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by family, and, to top it off, he...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2024 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

It was a few minutes to 11 a.m. last Wednesday when Denyque was sent a WhatsApp message checking on her state of readiness for an 11 o’clock interview. Her sassy response came back fast and unpretentious: “Born ready.” As Gen Z-ers would say in...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2024 | 12:16 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With 10 days left to go, the countdown for the hottest movie ticket for 2024 (so far) can well and truly begin. Bob Marley: One Love, opens on February 14, “at a theatre near you”, as the folks in commercials would say, and it would seem that...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2024 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Prior to receiving an email from Paramount Pictures that the producers of the Bob Marley: One Love biopic were inviting him to audition for a role, musician and singer, Hector Lewis didn’t know anything about the documentary which is based on the...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2023 | 6:17 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Come December 26, the Pantomime Company will present Skoolaz 3.0, the first full length, face-to-face, Boxing Day production since the pandemic. A reboot that is straight out of the panto guide book, it also sends a signal that pantomime is here...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2023 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Sting co-founder Isaiah Laing is quietly adamant that his announcement of retirement after 40 years is no gimmick nor some kind of twisted PR ploy. Laing, who ruefully acknowledged that those of his generation may be seen as “dinosaurs”, genuinely...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2023 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

When the 30th staging of roots concert Rebel Salute – which has “the preservation of reggae” as its mandate – unfolds in St Ann, among the 30 acts to perform over two nights in January 2024 will be Grammy –nominated musician, composer, arranger,...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2023 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Generation of Kings, Masicka’s sophomore album, but the first under Def Jam Recordings – the international label to which he signed earlier this year – is available now on all major streaming platforms and has been showing lots of muscle. Fans...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2023 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Legendary dancehall artiste Bounty Killer is enjoying the London weather, rain and all, and he is wearing lots of smiles. It’s been 15 years since he last trod those streets – not by his own choice – and he has major plans in place. Top of his...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2023 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Last Thursday’s passing of outspoken legendary musician and educator Ibo Cooper has been described by many as a huge loss to the reggae world. Cooper’s former Third World Band members have hailed him as “Jamaica’s finest” and Minister of Culture,...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2023 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“A little man from rural St Ann fighting the biggest recording label in the world in the Supreme Court of the United States of America.” That is how 78-year-old Chase the Devil singer, Max Romeo, described his £12.3 million/US$15m lawsuit against...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2023 | 12:12 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The name Sharon Schroeter is synonymous with ‘Digicel Rising Stars’ (DRS), and that’s not surprising. Shroeter – or ‘Auntie Sharon’ as the contestants call her – has been with the talent competition since its inception 19 years ago, and she’s not...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2023 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Undeniably, the Billboard Latin Music Awards are huge, and when a dancehall artiste is nominated in the Crossover Artiste of the Year category, that is a top shelf, history-making achievement. The Billboard Latin Music Awards celebrate and...

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