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Published:Thursday | July 18, 2024 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Internationally acclaimed singer Judy Mowatt is completely distancing herself from an online advertisement in which she appears to be endorsing a drug used for hypertension, and is begging persons not to fall prey to it as it is a scam powered by...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2024 | 7:49 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

It was in 1980 that Kingsley Cooper and fellow attorney Hilary Phillips started Pulse, a company that would develop the talents of several well-known models and which became a global force. Four decades later, at a memorial service for Cooper,...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2024 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Victory is sweet and nobody knows that better than this year’s Festival Song Competition winner, Candy Isaacs. In a highly competitive year when all 10 finalists had songs which Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission,...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2024 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The countdown is on for the Magnum Tonic Wine-powered Reggae Sumfest Global Sound Clash which unfolds next Wednesday at the Catherine Hall Stadium in Montego Bay. Chris Dymond, the “mouthpiece” of the well-decorated Code Red Sound System, which...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2024 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Sibling group Morgan Heritage has been nominated for this year’s Caribbean Music Awards in the Album of the Year, (Reggae) category, for The Homeland, an album that the group says it “took a chance on in terms of the musical experimentation”. A...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2024 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Greater August Town Film Project, which expanded into GATFFEST (the Greater August Town Film Festival), started with a vision to provide a platform for the graduates of the UWI Community Film Project “to unveil their cinematic creations”....

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2024 | 12:51 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The world of fashion and entertainment is mourning the passing of founder and chairman of Pulse Investments Limited, businessman and lawyer, Kingsley Cooper. The fashion and modelling luminary died Tuesday night in Florida where he had been...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2024 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

In 2020, Govana shared his talent with the world on his début album with a weirdly captivating name: Humans and Monsters Are Not the Same. Not surprisingly, it hit No. 2 on the iTunes Reggae Albums chart and secured a place in dancehall history for...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2024 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

If there’s ever a date that Chalice’s Wayne Armond is giving the ‘boombastic side-eye’, it’s May 11. In this social media driven era, it’s only too easy to picture a laughter-inducing meme depicting this reality. But there’s nothing funny “ha-ha”...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2024 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

In celebration of the life of Desi Jones, those whose lives the master drummer touched filled inside the church as well as the grounds of the Holy Trinity Cathedral on North Street in Kingston on Monday to say their final farewell. The soulful...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2024 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

A photo of two sporting legends, Chris Gayle and Kylian Mbappe, at the Monaco Grand Prix, has gone viral on X (formerly Twitter) for all the right reasons. The superstar batsman, who is also a recording artiste known as the Universe Boss, made...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2024 | 3:03 PMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Buju Banton sent the reggae music loving world into a frenzy when it was revealled early in May that he had got back his visa to travel to the United States. All questions as to whether or not the visa was just a regular visitor's visa or a work...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2024 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

With two of Saturday night’s major acts – Busta Rhymes and Keyshia Cole – pulling out at the last minute, the organisers of Sashi Live went into damage control mode, opted for honesty by informing patrons of the news, and by Sunday morning there...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2024 | 11:00 PMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Sashi Executive, Catherine Goodall, has confirmed to The Gleaner that in the wake of patrons vigorously demanding refunds, following the absence of international headliners Busta Rhymes and Keyshia Cole, her team is looking into the matter. "...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2024 | 12:07 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

A reggae festival which has been held in Europe for 29 years, makes its way ‘home’ to Jamaica to celebrate its 30th anniversary with two days of festivities. The Reggae Jam International Festival out of Germany has joined cultural hands and musical...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2024 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

For some fans, just hearing the name Professor Nuts is enough to make them chuckle. The entertainer has played a vital role in the development of popular Jamaican music and is acknowledged as one of the first Jamaican artistes to infuse comedy with...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2024 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

It was 11:12 p.m. on Sunday night when diva of the disco era, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King – clad in full black and full of energy – stepped firmly on to the Ranny Williams stage and kicked it old school style, new school style and everything in...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2024 | 1:49 PMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The news of the sudden passing of drummer Desi Jones on Saturday evening has left many in shock and tears, even as they pause to honour him with flowing tributes. Jones, 65, was pronounced dead at hospital in Kingston after he was rushed there by a...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2024 | 9:41 PMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Veteran drummer, Desi Jones, has died. He was 65. His wife confirmed to The Gleaner that Jones passed away this evening after being found unresponsive at home. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead. An emotional Mrs Jones was...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2024 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Caribbean King of Comedy is a title that Majah Hype feels honoured to hold and he can recall his mother actually planting a seed that would undoubtedly germinate as he matured. As a child, she would laugh at his antics and tell him, “Majah, you are...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2024 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Remone Watson, the 2023 ‘Digicel Rising Stars’ (DRS) winner, is one of the acts on the upcoming St Kitts Music Festival, and he couldn’t be happier. “This is the biggest show outside of Jamaica for me,” the 21-year-old singer shared...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2024 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

In a social media post last Friday evening after it was revealed that he was in Florida, Buju Banton made the post that fans were waiting for ever since he was seen in an Instagram Live earlier over on DJ Khaled’s platform. “Long was the road....

Published:Friday | May 3, 2024 | 12:15 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

What many thought was impossible has come through. Grammy Award-winning reggae and dancehall artiste Buju Banton is now in the United States of America, having been granted a visa to enter that country. Buju Banton was deported to Jamaica on...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2024 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The first line of his bio states: “Glenroy Anthony Smith was born in Kingston, Jamaica on May 1, 1945, and raised in St Ann”, and it goes on to give an interesting and detailed history of the singer who thousands have come to know and love as Ernie...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2024 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

On Tuesday night, the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston was festive in every sense of the word when a bustling Kingston Night Market met International Jazz Day and locked the city. Vendors and an overflowing house of patrons...

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