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Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

What does Jamaica celebrate? Reggae music, dance and dancehall, visuals arts, literature, food - just to name a few themes of festivals held on the island.Besides being fun and entertaining, well-managed festivals and events offer a host of social...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The annual GATFFEST Film Festival is a gargantuan effort. Over the past week, there have been community film screenings planned and executed in Trench Town, Nannyville and Port Royal. The festival continues this week with Japanese Film Night, two...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Actress Karen Harriott closed off her latest stage role as Pam in Something Fishy, written by Angela Jarrett, on Father's Day at the Little Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Avenue, on Sunday. During intermission, The Gleaner saw an appreciable number of...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

On the tail of May's second annual Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival, a week-long 'festi-vacation' of consciousness, conviction, and growth through wellness, music, art, nature, and natural therapies, is the 26th Reggae Sumfest. Sumfest 2018 takes place in...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

There are some things that Rhode Island native DJ Paul Michael says cannot be compared - the skills of the legendary David Rodigan with his own and the reggae-dancehall culture in New York to that of Jamaica.It is not uncommon for him to be likened...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

At long last the Incredibles are back. Fans had to sit by aan outdated sitcom, it's best to note that while the first film had palpable family drama, its sequel is almost entirely a comedy. This is most notably, as it relates to Jack-Jack, the...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The Company Dance Theatre, The Tony Wilson School of Modern Dance and Adult Evening Classes form The Dance Centre, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Each branch will be celebrating this milestone in their respective seasons of dance...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On Thursday, the courtyard of the Grogge Shoppe at Devon House in St Andrew will come alive with music as Jamaica joins with several countries around the world to celebrate FÍte de la Musique - World Music Day. On Music Day, people are encouraged to...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Spice Girls' reunion tour has been called off. The girl group - comprising Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton, and Geri Horner - was set to reunite for a huge world tour that would have netted them £30 million each. But it has...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Zahra Warner was only eight when her father - Bajan theatre director and writer Earl Warner passed away but she remembers their primary relationship and grew up on the knowledge of his work in the Caribbean.The 27-year-old drama therapist says that...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

As the adage goes, 'The apple doesn't fall far from the tree'. But if there are two trees, the harvest from the orchard is bound to be bountiful.In almost every sector of the local music industry, many will be familiar with the name Peter Ashbourne...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Growing up along Orange Street in downtown Kingston - the heart of Jamaica's popular music during its embryonic stage - I was privileged to be among some of the greats who created the foundation music of ska and rocksteady. Music Street and Beat...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Crafting an image to accompany their sound has largely become the focus for contemporary musicians. But the only signature image some will ever own is a silhouette behind bright stage lights. The world's most fanatical music lover attending numerous...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Today is Father's Day, and while many are gearing up to treat their fathers to breakfast in bed, take him out for lunch or dinner or shower him with gifts, others are left with just memories because their fathers are no longer with them in the flesh...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

As a committed non-football fan, the next few weeks of World Cup 2018 frenzy mean very little to me. Sure, there will be the moments that make an impression - the spectacular free kicks, the hot girls in the stands who stretch the names of the...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Occasionally, the peri-pheral matters - the AOB (any other business) items on the agenda - turn out to be more important than the major ones. Arguably, that's what happened with two musical concerts in Kingston on June 3. The National Youth...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK:Several months ago, rap icon and music industry executive Jay-Z sent his private jet from the United States to the continent of Africa to fetch Damian Marley. Jay-Z was gambling on a smash single collaboration with Bob Marley's youngest son...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Singer Denroy Morgan did the 1981 smash single I'll Do Anything for You. Some of his 32 children are in the Grammy-winning band Morgan Heritage. As a member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church of North and South America, Morgan is acutely aware...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:13 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

When the curtains came down on the 2018 staging of the Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity concert, the audience made their exit to the lively rhythm of the show's theme song, The Will.The Will was written by Ewan Simpson, musical director of...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:13 AM

To be or not to be? Is the burning question in the outstanding performance of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, Hamlet. This amazing production has been experienced by over half a million people worldwide, and will be shown in Jamaica, exclusively at...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:13 AM

On Father's Day, some of the island's leading gospel artistes will be putting on a free concert for 3,000 young men between the ages of 15 and 25, from inner-city communities. The event, dubbed Meet A Father, Change a Life, will be held at the...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

With streaming platforms becoming increasingly popular as a promotional tool for entertainers, one Jamaican company has decided to step into the ever-growing world of music streaming. Bazzle Amusement Social Communication has launched its CueLineUp...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If the views of novelist Colin Channer, one of the co-founders of the Calabash International Literary Festival, had prevailed, the 2018 would not have taken place. Channer had wanted it to end after its 10th annual staging in 2011. That's what he...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

When director Storm Saulter came up with the storyline for Sprinter, he had no idea fate would align the stars in his universe so that the actor he chose to bring the story's main character to life would fit seamlessly into his vision.It is every...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Earlier this week, reggae star Protoje dropped the video for his latest love jam Bout Noon. In anticipation of his upcoming album to be launched later this month, and the celebration of his birthday, The Gleaner reached out to the Sudden Flight...

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